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JAMES THOMAS BRYAN (2.3) is son of Samuel Bryan, Sr. (2) and Margaret Bryan.  A 1947 letter from Cornelia (Moore) Redfield states that “Samuel Bryan and his brother, James Bryan came to Tennessee from North Carolina.”  This is substantiated by “Humphreys County, Tennessee” which states that the “Bryans came to Tennessee from North Carolina.”  It further states that “James Bryan was born December 1, 1799 in North Carolina” and that “James married Sarah Richards or Richardsons.”  A 1950 letter from Claude Stephenson states that his “mother has been told by her people that her grandfather, James Bryan, had a brother by the name of Samuel Bryan.”  It further states “the following information comes from Mother’s Family Bible:  James Bryan, departed this life, August 10, 1846, aged 46 years, 8 months and 10 days.  Sally Bryan, departed this life, July 10, 1861, aged 61 years, 7 months and 10 days.”  This means that both James and Sally were born on the same day, December 1, 1799.  According to a family group sheet by Martha (Mobley) McGill, James “Thomas” Bryan was born on December 1, 1799 in North Carolina.  James and Sarah Bryan were the parents of at least nine children:

  James R. Bryan, b. 1826, Tennessee
  Mary Louisa Bryan (2.3.2), b. 1828, Tennessee
  Samuel Bryan, b. 1828, Tennessee
  Francis Marion Bryan (2.3.4), b. March 16, 1830, Maury County, Tennessee
  Nancy J. Bryan, b. 1832, Tennessee
  Amanda M. Bryan (2.3.6), b. January 5, 1834, Tennessee
  Sarah Bryan, b. 1835, Tennessee
  Virginia Bryan (2.3.8), b. 1839, Tennessee
  Tennessee Bryan, b. 1840, Tennessee

In 1830, James “Bryant” and his family were living in Davidson County, Tennessee.  Both James “Bryant” and Samuel “Bryant” were listed in District 17 of the 1843 Maury County, Tennessee Tax Lists.  James owned 190 acres valued at $1,800.  According to “Maury County Chancery Court Records,” James Bryan, Sr. died on September 18, 1846.  A 1947 letter from Cornelia (Moore) Redfield states that James “died on August 10, 1846 at Little Lot, Tennessee” and “was buried in the cemetery there.”  In 1850, Sarah “Bryant” and her children were living in Maury County, Tennessee.  A 1947 letter from Cornelia (Moore) Redfield states that “Sarah died July 10, 1861 at Little Lot, Tennessee” and “was buried in the cemetery there.”

James R. Bryan married and had one son.  James R. Bryan died prior to 1885.  Samuel Bryan died prior to 1885 and left no children.  On March 18, 1852, Nancy J. “Bryant” married Thomas Samuel “Bryant” in Maury County, Tennessee.  For additional information on the descendants of Thomas and Nancy Bryan, see the sketch of Thomas Samuel Bryan (3.4).  Sarah Bryan married C. Hughes.  On January 9, 1867, a Sarah “Bryant” married a Charles M. Hughes in Maury County, Tennessee.  It is not known if this refers to Sarah Bryan, daughter of James and Sarah Bryan.  On July 12, 1857, Tennessee Bryan married William B. McCord in Maury County, Tennessee.

References:  1)  1830 Census, Davidson County, Tennessee;  2)  Maury County, Tennessee Tax Lists, 1843;  3)  1850 Census, Maury County, Tennessee;  4)  Answer to Complaint, T. J. Bryan vs. C. Hughes, 1885;  5)  Letter, Cornelia (Moore) Redfield to Martha (Mobley) McGill, March 25, 1947;  6)  Letter, Claude Stephenson to C. D. Stephenson, October 16, 1950;  7)  Family Group Sheet by Martha (Mobley) McGill;  8)  “Maury County Chancery Court Records, 1810 - 1860,” Page 52;  9)  “The Maury Genealogist,” Volume 2, 1973, Page 92;  10)  “Humphreys County, Tennessee,” 1979, Page 408;  11)  “Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee,” by Edythe R. Whitley, 1982

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MARY LOUISA BRYAN (2.3.2) is the daughter of James T. Bryan and Sarah Bryan.  Louisa was born in 1828 in Tennessee.  On October 2, 1845, Louisa Bryan married Erastus Carl Smith (born 1825 in Tennessee) in Maury County, Tennessee.  In 1850, Erastus and Louisa Smith were living near Louisa’s mother and her aunt, Charlotte, in Maury County, Tennessee.  In 1860, “A. C.” and Louisa Smith were living in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Erastus and Louisa Smith were the parents of at least six children:

  James H. Smith (2.3.2.1), b. 1849, Maury County, Tennessee
  Alice Catherine Smith (2.3.2.2), b. October 8, 1852, Humphreys Co., Tennessee
  Erastus P. N. Smith, b. 1854, Humphreys County, Tennessee
  Leander Smith
  Laura Henrietta Smith (2.3.2.5), b. January 31, 1858, Humphreys Co., Tennessee
  Felix A. J. Smith, b. 1862, Tennessee

Louisa (Bryan) Smith died prior to 1880 and was buried in the Bryant Cemetery on Hurricane Creek near Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.  On October 23, 1880, Erastus Smith married a second time to Nancy Carter Bowman.  Erastus Carl Smith died in 1888 and was buried in the Bryant Cemetery near Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.  Florence Smith married Leslie Baxter.  Florence (Smith) Baxter died in Missouri.  James “Dan” Smith married a woman whose first name was Ada and they lived in Missouri.  Milton Smith died prior to 1913.

References:  1)  1850 Census, Maury County, Tennessee;  2)  “Humphreys County, Tennessee,” 1979, Page 408;  3)  “Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee,” by Edythe R. Whitley, 1982;  4)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

JAMES H. SMITH (2.3.2.1) is the son of Erastus Carl Smith and Mary Louisa (Bryan) Smith.  James was born in 1849 in Maury County, Tennessee.  James H. Smith married Elizabeth Taylor of Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Elizabeth was born in 1848 and is the daughter of John Taylor and Jane Taylor.  James and Elizabeth Smith were the parents of three children:

  Florence H. Smith, b. 1876, Tennessee
  James D. Smith, b. 1878, Tennessee
  Milton Smith, b. 1880, Tennessee

In 1880, James and Elizabeth Smith were living in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  James H. Smith died on January 5, 1913 in Molton, Missouri.

References:  1)  1880 Census, Humphreys County, Tennessee;  2)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

ALICE CATHERINE SMITH (2.3.2.2) is the daughter of Erastus Carl Smith and Mary Louisa (Bryan) Smith.  Alice was born on October 8, 1852 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Alice Smith married James C. Downey (born 1821 in South Carolina).  James was previously married and had at least one son:  John W. Downey (born 1864 in Tennessee).  James and Alice Downey were the parents of three children:

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  Sallie Louisa Downey, b. March 10, 1876, Tennessee
  Lenora Santifi Downey, b. May 16, 1880, Tennessee
  Jimmie Ann Downey (2.3.2.2.3), b. April, 1884, Humphreys County, Tennessee

In 1880, James and Alice Downey were living in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  From 1900 to 1910, Alice (Smith) Downey was living in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Alice (Smith) Downey died on March 25, 1933 and was buried in the Wyly Cemetery at Waverly, Tennessee.  In 1895, Sallie Downey married Charles Milton Ingram (born 1860 in Tennessee) and they had ten children:  -  Roy Ingram, b. 1902, Tennessee,  -  Brian Ingram, b. 1904, Tennessee,  -  Robert T. Ingram, b. 1906, Tennessee,  -  Mary Ingram (twin), b. 1909, Tennessee,  -  Martha Ingram (twin), b. 1909, Tennessee,  -  Lucille Ingram,  -  Harris Ingram,  -  J. T. Ingram,  -  Albert Ingram,  -  Catherine Ingram.  In 1910, “Milton C.” and Sallie Ingram were living in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Charles M. Ingram died in 1922 and Sallie (Downey) Ingram died on April 13, 1957.  Roy Ingram married Clayte Wiggins.  Roy Ingram married a second time to Novella Hickman.  Brian Ingram married Lillian Durham.  Robert Ingram married Jean Turner (still living in 1987).  Mary Ingram married Hershel Plant.  Martha “Mattie” Ingram married Vance Cooley.  J. T. Ingram married Gertie Wofford.

Lenora Downey married Oce Craft and they had three children:  -  Homer Craft, b. May 3, 1899,  -  Pearl Craft, b. September 15, 1904,  -  Ruby Craft, b. 1919.  Lenora (Downey) Craft died on February 9, 1955.  Homer Craft died on May 23, 1932.  Pearl Craft died on April 3, 1966.  Ruby Craft married Carroll “Buddy” Hedge and they had one son:  -  Jerry Hedge.  Jerry Hedge married Estelle Curtis and they have two children:  -  Loretta Hedge,  -  Phillip Hedge.

References:  1)  1880, 1900 and 1910 Census, Humphreys County, Tennessee;  2)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

JIMMIE ANN DOWNEY (2.3.2.2.3) is the daughter of James C. Downey and Alice Catherine (Smith) Downey.  Jimmie was born in April, 1884 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Jimmie Ann Downey married Alsey Mitchell and they were the parents of three children:

  Alabama Mitchell, b. 1905, Tennessee
  Alice Lee Mitchell, b. 1907, Tennessee
  Boyd Mitchell, b. June 25, 1909, Tennessee

Alsey Mitchell died and was buried in Waverly, Tennessee.  In 1910, Jimmie (Downey) Mitchell was living with her mother, Alice, in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Jimmie married a second time to Edward Choate (born 1888).  Edward Choate was previously married and had one daughter:  Stella Mai Choate (born 1908).  Edward and Jimmie Choate had one son:  -  Paul Edward Choate, b. 1917.  Edward Choate died in 1961 and Jimmie Ann (Downey) Choate died on April 25, 1969.  Bamie Mitchell married W. H. Flippo and they had one child:  -  Bobby Flippo.  Bamie (Mitchell) Flippo died in 1943.  Bobby Flippo married Joe Thomas and they live in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Alice Mitchell married Clyde Waggoner and they had no children.  Clyde and Alice Waggoner lived in Nashville, Tennessee.  Alice (Mitchell) Waggoner died on January 15, 1983.  Boyd Mitchell married Molly Yaggi and they have two children:  -  Jo Ann Mitchell,  -  Brenda Joyce Mitchell.  In 1987, Boyd Mitchell was living in New Johnsonville, Tennessee.  Jo Ann Mitchell married Ewell Lampley and they live in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Brenda Mitchell married a Mr. McDonald and lives in Houston, Texas.  Stella Mai Choate married William Heel Johnson.  For additional information on the descendants of William and Stella Johnson, see the sketch of William Heel Johnson (2.3.2.5.2.4).  Paul Choate married Ellen Lee Evans.  Paul Choate lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Reference:  1)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

LAURA HENRIETTA SMITH (2.3.2.5) is the daughter of Erastus Carl Smith and Mary Louisa (Bryan) Smith.  Laura was born on January 31, 1858 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  On March 23, 1875, Laura Smith married James Calvin Heel.  James was born on January 28, 1844 and is the son of John B. Heel (an Irish immigrant) and Mary Heel.  James and Laura Heel were the parents of eleven children:

  Mary Louisa Heel, b. 1876, Tennessee
  Annie Elizabeth Heel (2.3.2.5.2), b. August 3, 1877, Tennessee
  Jessie Heel (2.3.2.5.3), b. November 9, 1878, Tennessee
  Franklin B. Heel, b. October, 1881, Humphreys County, Tennessee
  Martha Ella Heel, b. August 12, 1883, Humphreys County, Tennessee
  John Edward Heel, b. April, 1887, Humphreys County, Tennessee
  William Lee Heel, b. March, 1889, Humphreys County, Tennessee
  Thomas A. Heel (2.3.2.5.8), b. March, 1891, Humphreys County, Tennessee
  George Hugh Heel, b. January 5, 1893, Humphreys County, Tennessee
  Ollie Bell Heel, b. December, 1895, Humphreys County, Tennessee
  Robert M. Heel, b. October, 1897, Humphreys County, Tennessee

In 1880, James and Laura Heel were living in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  James Calvin Heel died on March 19, 1900 and was buried in the Bryant Cemetery in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  From 1900 to 1910, Laura (Smith) Heel was living with her children in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Laura (Smith) Heel died on July 5, 1910 and was buried in the Bryant Cemetery in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  On August 8, 1895, Mary Louise “Lou” Heel married Tom J. Vaden and they had one daughter:  -  Mable Vaden, b. 1896 (died at childbirth).  Lou (Heel) Vaden died in 1910 and was buried in Obion County, Tennessee.  Frank Heel never married and died young.

Martha “Mattie” Heel married Andrew J. “Tobe” Rogers.  Tobe and Mattie Rogers had three children:  -  Kali Hazelle Rogers, b. 1908,  -  Nell Katherine Rogers, b. May 17, 1910,  -  Sibyl Virginia Rogers, b. July 10, 1915.  Mattie (Heel) Rogers died on June 10, 1970.  Kali Rogers married Luther Allen and they have four children:  -  Austin Allen,  -  Calvin Allen,  -  Billy Ray Allen,  -  Mary June Allen.  Nell Rogers married John Westray and they have two children:  -  Betty Christine Westray, b. 1931,  -  Harold Rogers Westray.  Betty Westray died in 1985.  Sibyl Rogers married George L. Hitchcock (born 1921) and they have one son:  -  Roger Gregory Hitchcock, b. July 10, 1944.  Sibyl (Rogers) Hitchcock died on April 22, 1954 and George Hitchcock died in 1958.  Roger Hitchcock married Katherine Louise Sorrow and they have three children:  -  Sibyl Marie Hitchcock,  -  Deborah Kay Hitchcock,  -  Rhonda Christine Hitchcock.

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Eddie Heel never married and died young.  Willie Lee Heel never married and died in 1909.  Willie stuck a nail in her heel and died of blood poisoning on a visit to her sister, Lou (Heel) Vaden, in Obion County, Tennessee and was buried there.  George Heel married Ethel Turner (sister to Bryan Turner who married Laura Johnson) and they had one daughter:  -  Frances Heel.  George Heel died on March 13, 1928.  Ollie Bell Heel was secretly married to George Hillman Page.  Ollie (Heel) Page died on March 8, 1915 and was buried in the Bryant Cemetery in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Robert Heel died in the early 1950’s and was buried in Detroit, Michigan.

References:  1)  1880, 1900 and 1910 Censuses, Humphreys County, Tennessee;  2)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

ANNIE ELIZABETH HEEL (2.3.2.5.2) is the daughter of James Calvin Heel and Laura Henrietta (Smith) Heel.  Annie was born on August 3, 1877 in Tennessee.  On June 2, 1894, Annie Heel married William Jonathan Johnson (born September, 1868 in Tennessee) in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  William and Annie Johnson were the parents of ten children:

  Jessie Eva Johnson (2.3.2.5.2.1), b. May 7, 1895, Tennessee
  Laura Bell Johnson, b. October 22, 1898, Tennessee
  Amanda Lou Johnson (2.3.2.5.2.3), b. September 29, 1900, Tennessee
  William Heel Johnson, b. December 29, 1903, Tennessee
  Nancy May Johnson, b. January 1, 1906, Tennessee
  Mattie Louise Johnson, b. December 31, 1907, Tennessee
  Lillian Ozell Johnson, b. June 8, 1910
  James Andrew Johnson, b. August 26, 1913
  Ruby Lucille Johnson
  Paul Edward Johnson, b. December 9, 1918

From 1900 to 1910, William and Annie Johnson were living in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Annie (Heel) Johnson died on February 12, 1938 and William J. Johnson died in 1943.  Laura Johnson married Bryan Turner (born 1900) and they had three children:  -  Bryan Turner, Jr.,  -  Dorothy Turner,  -  Johnny Turner.  Bryan Turner, Sr. died on July 10, 1969 and Laura (Johnson) Turner died on March 10, 1981.  Bryan Turner, Jr. lost his life at sea during World War II.

William Johnson married Stella Mai Choate and they lived in Detroit, Michigan.  Stella was born in 1908 and is the daughter of Edward Choate.  Edward Choate married a second time to Jimmie Ann Downey (2.3.2.2.3).  William and Stella Johnson had three children:  -  Walter Johnson,  -  James Robert Johnson,  -  Mary Elizabeth Johnson.  William Johnson married a second time Maxine Johnson and they lived in Waverly, Tennessee.  William Johnson died on September 2, 1981.  Mary Elizabeth Johnson married a Mr. Jacob.  Nancy Johnson married Nelson Daniel and they have seven children:  -  Mildred Daniel,  -  Nelson Daniel, Jr.,  -  William David Daniel,  -  Billy Gene Daniel,  -  Nancy Daniel,  -  Martha Daniel,  -  James Edward Daniel.  Mildred Daniel married a Mr. Ritchie.  Nancy Daniel married a Mr. Bailey.  Martha Daniel married a Mr. Hughey.

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Mattie Lois Johnson died on September 13, 1932.  Lillian Ozell Johnson died on November 24, 1982.  James Johnson married Jewell Neblett and they live in White Bluff, Tennessee.  Ruby Johnson married Peter Franklin Bone and they have four children:  -  Glenda Sue Bone,  -  Priscilla Bone,  -  Sandra Bone,  -  Reda Bone.  Glenda Bone married a Mr. Weaver.  Priscilla Bone married a Mr. Fitzgerald.  Sandra Bone married a Mr. Pleasant.  Reda Bone married a Mr. Polk.  Paul Johnson married Marjorie Lee and they live in Nashville, Tennessee.

References:  1)  1900 and 1910 Censuses, Humphreys County, Tennessee;  2)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

JESSIE EVA JOHNSON (2.3.2.5.2.1) is the daughter of William Jonathan Johnson and Annie Elizabeth (Heel) Johnson.  Jessie was born on May 7, 1895 in Tennessee.  Jessie Johnson married Fate May (born 1877) and they were the parents of four children:

  Sarah Elizabeth May, b. 1916
  Robert May, b. 1918
  James Calvin May, b. 1920
  Eunice May, b. 1923

Jessie (Johnson) May died on October 11th (year unknown) and Fate May died in 1940.  Sarah May married Ace VanHee and they had three children:  -  Gere VanHee,  -  Michael VanHee,  -  Kenneth VanHee.  Ace and Sarah VanHee lived in the Detroit, Michigan area.  Sarah (May) VanHee died in 1979.  Robert May married Shirley DeVoll and they had four children:  -  Robert May, Jr.,  -  Larry May,  -  Dennis May,  -  Sandra May.  Robert May, Sr. died in 1974.  James May was the father of three children:  -  Johnny May,  -  Barbara May,  -  Mary Lynn May.  Eunice May married Allen DeVoll and they had six children:  -  Allen DeVoll, Jr.,  -  Betty DeVoll,  -  Georganne DeVoll,  -  Eleanor DeVoll,  -  Barbara DeVoll,  -  Dick DeVoll.

Reference:  1)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

AMANDA LOU JOHNSON (2.3.2.5.2.3) is the daughter of William Jonathan Johnson and Annie Elizabeth (Heel) Johnson.  Amanda was born on September 29, 1900 in Tennessee.  Amanda Johnson married Alfred Walker Rice (born November 8, 1893) and they were the parents of four children:

  Rebecca Ann Rice, b. September 2, 1920
  Margaret Louise Rice (2.3.2.5.2.3.2), b. May 21, 1922
  Earl Walker Rice (twin), b. November 4, 1926
  Ruby Lucille Rice (twin), b. November 4, 1926

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Alfred Rice died on December 31, 1969 and Amanda (Johnson) Rice died on April 24, 1974.  Both were buried in the Rice Cemetery at Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.  Margaret Rice married John Hedge Whitfield, Jr.  For additional information on the descendants of John and Margaret Whitfield, see the sketch of John Hedge Whitfield, Jr. (2.3.6.4.2.1).

Rebecca Rice married Lloyd H. Jones (born October 7, 1920) and they have three children:  -  Zelia Jones,  -  Cheryl Anne Jones,  -  Steven Allan Jones.  Zelia Jones married Ronald Dinwiddie and they have one son:  -  Mathew Dinwiddie.  Ronald and Zelia Dinwiddie live at Mount Pleasant, Tennessee.  Cheryl Jones married Daryl Patterson and they have two children:  -  Scott Patterson,  -  Clint Patterson.  Daryl and Cheryl Patterson divorced and Cheryl lives in Waverly, Tennessee.  Steven Jones is not married and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Earl Rice married Margie Ridings and they have two children:  -  Randolph Walker Rice,  -  Margo Rice.  Earl and Margie Rice live in Nashville, Tennessee.  Margo Rice married a Mr. Inman.  Ruby Rice is not married and lives in Franklin, Tennessee.  Ruby has been connected with South Central Bell for many years.

Reference:  1)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

JESSIE HEEL (2.3.2.5.3) is the daughter of James Calvin Heel and Laura Henrietta (Smith) Heel.  Jessie was born on November 9, 1878 in Tennessee.  In 1903, Jessie Heel married William Harvill Knight (born November 3, 1879 in Tennessee) and they were the parents of three children:

  Lucille Knight, b. January 1, 1904, Tennessee
  James Calvin Knight, b. October 25, 1910
  Winifred Allen Knight, b. October 1, 1912

In 1910, William and Jessie Knight were living in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Jessie (Heel) Knight died on April 15, 1917.  William Knight later married Ollie Weatherspoon (born April 10, 1893) and they had two children:  William Almond Knight (born September 26, 1920 and died on March 14, 1987) and Harold Thomas Knight (born November 5, 1932).  William Harvill Knight died on March 27, 1970.

Lucille Knight married Albert Crockett (born May 19, 1891) and they had two daughters:  -  Minnie Lou Crockett, b. November 24, 1924,  -  Alberta Crockett, b. December 28, 1929.  Albert Crockett died on October 5, 1942.  Minnie Lou Crockett married William M. Green and they had two children:  -  Faustina Green,  -  William Crockett Green.  Minnie later married Edward Gemberling and they live in Florida.  Alberta Crockett married Elbert Myatt and they have two sons:  -  Michael Myatt,  -  Eric Lee Myatt.  James Knight married Mildred James and they had no children.  James Knight died on January 5, 1972.  Winifred Knight married Banty Binkley and they have no children.

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References:  1)  1910 Census, Humphreys County, Tennessee;  2)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

THOMAS A. HEEL (2.3.2.5.8) is the son of James Calvin Heel and Laura Henrietta (Smith) Heel.  Tom was born in March, 1891 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Thomas “Tom” Heel married Lillian Ballard (born 1895 in Tennessee).  Tom and Lillian Heel were the parents of two children:

  Hilma Heel, b. 1915, Tennessee
  Ruth Heel

In 1920, Tom and Lillian Heel were living in Humphreys County, Tennessee.  Tom Heel died in 1945 and was buried in Detroit, Michigan.  Hilma Heel married James Stevenson.  Ruth Heel married Donald Herbst.

References:  1)  1920 Census, Humphreys County, Tennessee;  2)  Letter, Margaret (Rice) Whitfield to Robert Casey, April, 1987

FRANCIS MARION BRYAN (2.3.4) is the son of James T. Bryan and Sarah Bryan.  Francis was born on March 16, 1830 in Maury County, Tennessee.  On November 23, 1858, Francis Marion Bryan married Ann M. Primm in Maury County, Tennessee.  Ann was born on November 2, 1834 in Hickman County, Tennessee and is the daughter of John T. Primm and Cecilia C. (Garrett) Primm.  Francis and Ann Bryan were the parents of four children:

  Thomas James Bryan (2.3.4.1), b. July 17, 1860, Hickman County, Tennessee
  Samuel Hinson Bryan (2.3.4.2), b. May 6, 1862, Hickman County, Tennessee
  Massey Primm Bryan, b. August 4, 1864, Hickman County, Tennessee
  Frances Marion Bryan (2.3.4.4), b. February 9, 1867, Hickman Co., Tennessee

Francis Marion Bryan died on December 29, 1866 in Little Lot, Tennessee and was buried there in Little Lot.  Ann (Primm) Bryan died on September 16, 1868 in Little Lot, Tennessee and was buried there also.  Massey Bryan never married and died on November 10, 1881.

Reference:  1)  Family Group Sheets by Martha (Mobley) McGill

THOMAS JAMES BRYAN (2.3.4.1) is the son of Francis Marion Bryan and Ann M. (Primm) Bryan.  Thomas was born on July 17, 1860 in Hickman County, Tennessee.  On October 18, 1883, Thomas Bryan married Lula Stephenson in Pinewood, Tennessee.  Lula was born on January 15, 1860 in Hickman County, Tennessee.  Thomas and Lula Bryan were the parents of four children:

  Birdie Clara Bryan, b. August 18, 1884, Hickman County, Tennessee
  Felix Primm Bryan (2.3.4.1.2), b. April 2, 1886, Hickman County, Tennessee
  Bessie Lee Bryan, b. September 6, 1887, Hickman County, Tennessee
  Samuel James Bryan, b. April 9, 1894, Hickman County, Tennessee

In 1900, Thomas and Lula Bryan were living in Hickman County, Tennessee.  Thomas James Bryan died on December 6, 1909 in Birmingham, Alabama and was buried there in the Elmwood Cemetery.  In 1910, Lula (Stephenson) Bryan was living in Etowah County, Alabama.  Lula (Stephenson) Bryan died on February 24, 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama and was buried there in the Elmwood Cemetery.  Samuel James Bryan died in August of 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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References:  1)  1900 Census, Hickman County, Tennessee;  2)  1910 Census, Etowah County, Alabama;  3)  Family Group Sheet by Martha (Mobley) McGill

FELIX PRIMM BRYAN (2.3.4.1.2) is the son of Thomas James Bryan and Lula (Stephenson) Bryan.  Felix was born on April 2, 1886 in Hickman County, Tennessee.  In 1920, Felix Bryan and his wife, Myrtie L. Bryan (born 1888 in Alabama), were living in Jefferson County, Alabama.  Felix and Myrtie Bryan were the parents of at least three children:

  Felix M. Bryan, b. 1913, Alabama
  Neal S. Bryan, b. 1915, Alabama
  Martha S. Bryan, b. 1918, Alabama

References:  1)  1920 Census, Jefferson County, Alabama

SAMUEL HINSON BRYAN (2.3.4.2) is the son of Francis Marion Bryan and Ann M. (Primm) Bryan.  Samuel was born on May 6, 1862 in Hickman County, Tennessee.  Samuel Bryan married Elinor Eugene “Jennie” Crutcher (born June, 1870 in Tennessee).  From 1900 to 1910, Samuel and Jennie Bryan were living in Hickman County, Tennessee.  Samuel and Jennie Bryan were the parents of at least six children:

  Ann Ruth Bryan, b. January, 1898, Tennessee
  Mary Lou Bryan, b. August, 1899, Tennessee
  Sam E. Bryan, b. 1902, Hickman County, Tennessee
  Louise C. Bryan, b. 1908, Hickman County, Tennessee
  Frances Bryan, b. 1912, Tennessee
  Harry Bryan, b. 1914, Tennessee

In 1920, Sam and Elinor Bryan were living in Dickson County, Tennessee.  Samuel Bryan died on April 25, 1924.

References:  1)  1900 and 1910 Censuses, Hickman County, Tennessee;  2)  1920 Census, Dickson County, Tennessee;  3)  Family Group Sheets by Martha (Mobley) McGill

FRANCES MARION BRYAN (2.3.4.4) is the daughter of Francis Marion Bryan and Ann M. (Primm) Bryan.  Frances was born on February 9, 1867 in Hickman County, Tennessee.  On November 6, 1886, Frances Bryan married Charles V. Stephenson in Hickman County, Tennessee.  Charles was born on January 29, 1865 in Hickman County, Tennessee and is the son of James Madison Stephenson and Louisa (Daugherty) Stephenson.  Charles was a medical doctor.  From 1900 to 1910, Charlie and Frances Stephenson were living in Hickman County, Tennessee.  Charles and Frances Stephenson were the parents of ten children:

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  Charles Scott Stephenson, b. May 21, 1888, Centerville, Tennessee
  Cullen Bryan Stephenson, b. November, 1889, Centerville, Tennessee
  Cowan Douglas Stephenson, b. February 24, 1891, Centerville, Tennessee
  Claude Barnarde Stephenson, b. November 14, 1892, Centerville, Tennessee
  Annie Louise Stephenson, b. January 26, 1895, Centerville, Tennessee
  Pauline Stephenson, b. November, 1897, Centerville, Tennessee
  Marian Stephenson, b. December, 1898, Centerville, Tennessee
  Frances Elizabeth Stephenson, b. December 30, 1899, Centerville, Tennessee
  C Guy Stephenson, b. February 15, 1901, Centerville, Tennessee
  Robert L. Stephenson, b. 1901, Centerville, Tennessee

Charles Stephenson, Sr. died on May 2, 1942 in Centerville, Tennessee and was buried there in Centerville.  Charles Scott Stephenson married Nomai Atchley.  Charles was a medical doctor and was an Admiral in the United States Navy.  Cullen Stephenson died in infancy.  Cowan Stephenson married Jeanne deCasalis.  Cowan Stephenson served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and remained in England.  Jeanne was known on British radio as “Mrs. Penny Feather” and acted in J. Arthur Rank films with Sir L. Olivier.  Jeanne wrote the play “St. Helena” in which Maurice Evans made his American debut.

On June 29, 1921, Claude Stephenson married Carleen May Petit.  Claude and Carleen Stephenson were the parents of four children:  -  Claude Stephenson, Jr.,  -  Charles Vaughn Stephenson (twin),  -  Tom Stephenson (twin),  -  Carolyn Stephenson.  Claude Stephenson, Sr. lived in Centerville, Tennessee where he was an attorney.  Claude Stephenson, Jr. lived most of his life in Sweden.  Claude Stephenson, Jr. worked for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) where he narrated films and did broadcasting.  Charles Stephenson was a professor at Vanderbuilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  As of 1985, Charles Stephenson was living in Centerville, Tennessee.  In 1999, Charles Stephenson moved to Montreat, North Carolina.  Tom Stephenson lives in Arlington, Texas.  Carolyn Stephenson lives in Kentucky.  In September of 1919, Annie “Louise” Stephenson married Joe William Lovell and they had one daughter who is a medical doctor.  Pauline Stephenson died as a child in 1898.  Frances “Elizabeth” Stephenson never married.  In November of 1922, C Guy Stephenson married Lillian Grace Doughty and they had one daughter:  -  Charles Douglas Stephenson,  -  Frances Julianne Stephenson,  -  Carleen Stephenson,  -  Lillian Stephenson.  C Guy Stephenson graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1922.  C Guy Stephenson lived for over fifty years in Goshen, New York where he was the owner of Goshen Laboratories.  C Guy Stephenson died on January 28, 1998.  Charles D. Stephenson was a medical doctor and had seven children.  Charles D. Stephenson died in 1988 in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Frances Stephenson married Philip Pines in Goshen, New York and they had two daughters.  Frances (Stephenson) Pines died in 1977.  Carleen Stephenson married Oliver Swanson and they had two sons (who live in Colorado) and one daughter who lives in Tuscumbia, Missouri.  Oliver Swanson died in 1995.  As of 1999, Carleen (Stephenson) Swanson was living in St. Louis, Missouri.  Lillian Stephenson married Henry G. Wade and they have three children.  Henry and Lillian Stephenson’s daughter lives in Knoxville, Tennessee and another daughter lives in New Orleans, Lousiana.

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References:  1)  1900 and 1910 Censuses, Hickman County, Tennessee;  2)  Family Group Sheets by Martha (Mobley) McGill;  3)  Telephone Interview, Charles Stephenson by Robert Casey, July, 1985;  4)  Email, Lillian (Stephenson) Wade to Robert Casey, June, 1999