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Martin Andrew Tolley

  • Birth 5 Jan 1862 Decatur County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 22 Feb 1952 Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Darden, Henderson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 100771836

He married Sophronia Ann Fisher, daughter of Charles W. Fisher and Sorriney Ann Gooden, 25 Jan 1883, in Decatur Co Tennessee

Father of:
• Martha J Tolley
• Andrew Jackson Tolley
• Grace Gertrude Tolley
• Myrtle Beatrice Tolley
• Wesley Tolley
Martin Herbert Tolley
Rachel Sophronia Tolley Blankenship
Neila Mae Tolley Carrington
Charlie Arthur Tolley
James Gordon Tolley
William Madison Tolley
Susanna Tolley Tubbs

"Father" footstone

Son of Arthur Tolley and Morning Rushing

MARTIN ANDREW TOLLEY , son of the late Arthur and Morning Tolley was born January 5, 1862 (Decatur County) and died February 22, 1952, age 90 years, 1 month, 17 days. He married Sofronia Ann Fisher Jan. 25, 1883, who passed away, December 29, 1949, after living happily together for almost 67 years To this union were born 12 children: 6 girls, Martha Jane, who died in infancy, Anna Tubbs, Rachel Blankenship, Neila Mae Carrington, Gracie Wilkins, and Myrtle Essary, and 6 boys: Andrew, William, Charlie, Wesley, Herbert, and Gordon, all of whom survive. He is also survived by one brother, Sam Tolley, Parsons, Tenn, and one half-sister, Ellen Tolley Gross, Perryville, Tenn; 47 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; a number of nephews and nieces and a host of friends who mourn his departure. He professed faith in Christ in early life and united with the Mt. Lebanon Methodist Church about 1886 and remained a faithful member of it until 1917 when he and his wife joined the eleven children and united with the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church and were baptized at the same time with the 2 youngest, to which he was faithful to the end.* He was a successful farmer and also ran a country store, mill, and blacksmith shop** from 1905 until 1940 when he retired on account of his age.



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  • Created by: Marie Ward Mills
  • Added: 15 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100771836
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Andrew Tolley (5 Jan 1862–22 Feb 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100771836, citing Mount Ararat Cemetery, Darden, Henderson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Marie Ward Mills (contributor 47707594) .