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ZADOCK BERRY OLLIFF (1.3.4.6) is the son of Allen Zadock Olliff and Elizabeth Forsythe (Williams) Olliff.  Zadock was born on February 11, 1864 in Brooks County, Georgia.  On December 28, 1892, Zadock Olliff married Ida Victoria O. Watson in Brooks County, Georgia.  Ida was born on November 1, 1871 in Georgia and is the daughter of Allen Watson and Mary Elizabeth Watson.  Berry and Ida Olliff settled about ten miles northeast of Quitman, Georgia near the town of Morven, Georgia.  Their first home was a double-pen log house.  Later, they built a large frame house which is still standing.  Berry was a deacon in the Pauline Baptist Church and was also a member of the Morven Masonic Lodge.  For many years, Berry served as a trustee of the Morven School where their children received their education.  From 1900 to 1920, Zadock and Ida Olliff were living in Brooks County, Georgia.  Zadock and Ida Olliff were the parents of five children:

  Allen Zadock Olliff (1.3.4.6.1), b. March 11, 1894, Brooks County, Georgia
  Thomas Watson Olliff (1.3.4.6.2), b. July 14, 1896, Brooks County, Georgia
  Harley Olliff (1.3.4.6.3), b. May 18, 1898, Brooks County, Georgia
  May Agnes Olliff, b. June 2, 1901, Brooks County, Georgia
  Thelma Lee Olliff, b. February 26, 1910, Brooks County, Georgia

Ida (Watson) Olliff died on October 31, 1928 following a long illness and Zadock Berry Olliff died on April 25, 1942.  Both were buried in the Pauline Baptist Church Cemetery near Morven, Georgia.  On June 19, 1929, May Olliff married Talley Lawson in Valdosta, Georgia.  Talley was born on September 6, 1888 in Hahira, Georgia.  Talley Lawson has been President of the Commercial Banking Company since its organization in 1929 and also has farming interests.  Talley and Agnes Lawson have two children:  -  Quenton Talley Lawson, b. January 16, 1931,  -  Ida Jo Ann Lawson, b. February 11, 1936.  On October 20, 1960, Quenton Lawson married Eleanor Joan Walton of Griffin, Georgia.  Eleanor was born on June 26, 1938.  Quenton and Eleanor live in Valdosta, Georgia where Quenton is a Urologist.  Quenton and Eleanor Lawson have three children:  -  Quenton Talley Lawson, Jr., b. November 27, 1964,  -  John Allen Lawson (twin), b. February 16, 1966,  -  William Reid Lawson (twin), b. February 16, 1966.  On October 16, 1966, Ida Jo Lawson married Paul Raymond Little.  Paul and Ida Little live in Titusville, Florida where Ida teaches Spanish in the Brevard County School System.

After her father’s death, Thelma Olliff married Autrie Owen Jones and they lived near Morven, Georgia.  Autrie served in World War II and was wounded in France in 1945.  He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.  Autrie and Thelma Jones have no children.

References:  1)  1900, 1910 and 1920 Censuses, Brooks County, Georgia;  2)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  3)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991

ALLEN ZADOCK OLLIFF (1.3.4.6.1) is the son of Zadock Berry Olliff and Ida Victoria (Watson) Olliff.  Allen was born on March 11, 1894 in Brooks County, Georgia.  Allen Olliff married Abbye Phillips and they were the parents of two children:

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  Frances Evelyn Olliff, b. April 11, 1917, Morven, Georgia
  Walter Berry Olliff, b. February 5, 1918, Morven, Georgia

Allen Olliff worked in the bank at Morven, Georgia for several years and later went into the mercantile business there.  Abbye (Phillips) Olliff died several years after her two children were born.  In the early 1920’s, Allen Olliff moved to Wauchula, Florida where he married a second time to Matred Carlton (born August 18, 1905).  Allen and Matred Olliff were the parents of one son:

  Robert Zadock Olliff, b. July 11, 1933

In 1967, Allen Olliff and his son, Robert Olliff, were in the citrus and ranching business together at Wauchula, Florida.  Frances “Evelyn” Olliff taught school for several years and then married Albert T. Nelson (born August 10, 1919) of Saint Petersburg, Florida.  Albert and Evelyn Nelson have two children (adopted):  -  Albert Nelson,  -  David Nelson.

In 1941, Walter Olliff entered the Marine Corps where he served as a Second Lieutenant.  Walter was wounded at Guadalcanal on September 24, 1941.  During his convalescence, Walter Olliff married Mary Stinac on March 28, 1942.  Mary was born on October 15, 1917 in Claxon, Kentucky.  Walter and Mary Olliff have four children:  -  Linda Beth Olliff, b. June 24, 1945,  -  Kath Olliff, b. May 3, 1947,  -  Patty Jo Olliff, b. November 27, 1950,  -  Walter Berry Olliff, Jr., b. June 12, 1954.  In 1965, Walter and Mary Olliff were living in Wauchula, Florida.  On October 16, 1965, Linda Olliff married Tully Hoyt Carlton.  Robert Zadock Olliff married Martha Moffett (born March 15, 1931 in Arkansas) and they have one son:  -  Robert Zadock Olliff, Jr., b. February 2, 1955.  Robert Olliff, Sr. died in October of 1973.  Robert Olliff, Jr. died in June of 1981.

References:  1)  Letter, Thelma (Olliff) Jones to Martin T. Olliff, Jr., April, 1965;  2)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  3)  Social Security Death Index, LDS

THOMAS WATSON OLLIFF (1.3.4.6.2) is the son of Zadock Berry Olliff and Ida Victoria (Watson) Olliff.  Thomas was born on July 14, 1896 in Brooks County, Georgia.  On January 30, 1916, Thomas Olliff married Martha “Mattie” Elizabeth Gay in Brooks County, Georgia.  Mattie was born on May 7, 1893 in Berlin, Georgia.  Thomas and Mattie Olliff farmed about ten miles south of Moultrie, Georgia.  Thomas and Mattie Olliff were the parents of four children:

  Paul Alton Olliff, b. 1919, Georgia
  Julian Lanier Olliff, b. June 22, 1921
  Thomas Watson Olliff, Jr., b. April 28, 1923
  Wilma Nell Olliff

In 1920, Thomas and Mattie Olliff were living in Colquitt County, Georgia.  Thomas Olliff, Sr. died in July of 1985.  Paul Olliff married Lena Mae Jolly and they had two children:  -  Alton Olliff,  -  Mattie Carolyn Olliff.  Paul Olliff died in an accident on July 18, 1947.  Alton Olliff married Mary Ruth Croft.  Carolyn Olliff married Steve Collins and they have one child:  -  Stephane Collins.  Lanier Olliff married Frances Josephine Holden (born August of 1920) and they have three children:  -  Julian Barry Olliff, b. March 3, 1941,  -  Linda Carol Olliff, b. July 22, 1944,  -  Larry Lamar Olliff, b. April 27, 1951.  On June 22, 1962, Julian Barry Olliff married Brenda Frances Miley (born January 31, 1943) and they have one daughter:  -  Karen Frances Olliff, b. November 11, 1963.

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Thomas Olliff, Jr. served in the Navy during World War II and his ship was stationed near New Guinea and the Philippine Islands.  On May 3, 1946, Thomas Olliff, Jr. married May Augusta Davis and they have two children:  -  Zadock Barry Olliff, b. September 1, 1948,  -  Nancy Olliff, b. May 14, 1952.  Wilma Olliff married Glenwood P. Baker and they have three children:  -  Daniel Thomas Baker,  -  Glenda Sue Baker,  -  Wanda Faith Baker.  Glenwood Baker served in the United States Army for twenty years and was stationed for a time in Germany and Korea.  Glenwood retired as a Master Sergeant in December of 1964.

References:  1)  1920 Census, Colquitt County, Georgia;  2)  Letter, Thelma (Olliff) Jones to Martin T. Olliff, Jr., April, 1965;  3)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  4)  Social Security Death Index, LDS;  5)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991

HARLEY OLLIFF (1.3.4.6.3) is the son of Zadock Berry Olliff and Ida Victoria (Watson) Olliff.  Harley was born on May 18, 1898 in Brooks County, Georgia.  On December 26, 1924, Harley Olliff married Mary Etta Wilcox (born January 28, 1897 in Colquitt County, Georgia).  Harley and Mary Olliff settled in Brooks County, Georgia where they farmed.  Harley and Mary Olliff were the parents of three children:

  Ellis Leo Olliff, b. May 6, 1927
  LaRue Olliff, b. October 2, 1929
  Louise Olliff, b. October 18, 1932

On November 21, 1945, Ellis Olliff married Florence Copeland and they have three children:  -  Charlotte Ann Olliff, b. October 29, 1952,  -  Thelma Fay Olliff, b. July 18, 1955,  -  Alice Elizabeth Olliff, b. July 2, 1957.  On December 13, 1947, LaRue Olliff married Asberry Swymer and they have three children:  -  Linda Swymer, b. September 6, 1948,  -  Daniel Swymer, b. April 8, 1950,  -  Judy Swymer, b. May 6, 1952.  In 1951, Louise Olliff married W. T. Kelley and they have three children:  -  Billie Sue Kelley, b. May 29, 1952,  -  Thomas Irvin Kelley, b. September 23, 1954,  -  Emily Kay Kelley, b. September 16, 1956.

Reference:  1)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971

ROBERT LEE OLLIFF (1.3.4.8) is the son of Allen Zadock Olliff and Elizabeth Forsythe (Williams) Olliff.  Robert was born on October 31, 1869 in Brooks County, Georgia.  In 1900, “Lee Oliff” was living alone in Brooks County, Georgia.  Robert Olliff and his brother, John, settled near Sharpes, Florida.  Robert Olliff married Willette Forrest of Malabar, Florida.  Willette was a school teacher.  Robert and Willette Olliff were the parents of two children:

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  Forrest Lee Olliff, b. January 19, 1911, Florida
  Louise Olliff, b. 1912, Florida

From 1910 to 1920, Robert and Willette Olliff were living in Brevard County, Florida.  While visiting brothers and sisters, Robert Olliff was stricken with appendicitis.  Robert was operated on in Valdosta, Georgia but died several hours after the operation on September 8, 1921.  Willette (Forrest) Olliff died on July 15, 1946.  Both were buried in Cocoa, Florida.  Forrest Olliff was not mentally normal, having a speech defect and died in a sanitarium on May 3, 1936 at the age of twenty-five.  Forrest Olliff was buried in Cocoa, Florida.  Louise Olliff died around one year of age and was buried in Cocoa, Florida.

References:  1)  1900 Census, Brooks County, Georgia;  2)  1910 and 1920 Censuses, Brevard County, Florida;  3)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  4)  Olliff Chart by Martin T. Olliff, Jr., 1989

ANNA VIRGINIA OLLIFF (1.3.4.9) is the daughter of Allen Zadock Olliff and Elizabeth Forsythe (Williams) Olliff.  Anna was born on December 30, 1871 in Brooks County, Georgia.  Anna was a school teacher before she married.  On December 13, 1896, Anna Olliff married Medford F. Simpson (born October 2, 1867 in Dooly County, Georgia) in Brooks County, Georgia.  Medford and Anna Simpson were the parents of one daughter:

  Connie Simpson (1.3.4.9.1), b. August 24, 1897, Brooks County, Georgia

After the death of Allen Z. Olliff in 1903, Medford and Anna Simpson moved into the “Old Homeplace” with her mother, Elizabeth (Williams) Olliff, and her aunt, Elizabeth Olliff.  Her sister, Laura (Olliff) Morse, also lived on the estate.  In 1910, Medford and Anna Simpson were living in Brooks County, Georgia.  Anna (Olliff) Simpson’s health was poor for many years and she died of tuberculosis on April 25, 1941.  Medford Simpson died of cancer on April 17, 1944.  Both were buried in the Philadelphia Cemetery about four miles east of Quitman, Georgia.

References:  1)  1910 Census, Brooks County, Georgia;  21)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  3)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991

CONNIE SIMPSON (1.3.4.9.1) is the daughter of Medford F. Simpson and Anna Virginia (Olliff) Simpson.  Connie was born on August 24, 1897 in Brooks County, Georgia.  Connie was a stenographer for the clerk of the County Court for about one and one half years, before she married.  On August 24, 1919, Connie Simpson married Allen Thomas Bell (born May 20, 1889 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia) in Brooks County, Georgia.  Allen had recently returned from twenty-two months of service in World War I.  Allen had spent eleven months in France in Company “F” of the the Fifty-second Infantry which fought in the Vosges Mountains and in the Meuse-Argonne sector.  Allen and Connie Bell were the parents of six children:

  Thomas Alton Bell, b. June 29, 1920, Brooks County, Georgia
  Dorothy Lee Bell, b. March 17, 1923, Brooks County, Georgia
  Ralph Simpson Bell, b. September 29, 1925, Brooks County, Georgia
  David Horace Bell, b. September 10, 1928, Brooks County, Georgia
  Hilda Allene Bell, b. May 6, 1930, Brooks County, Georgia
  Roland Erie Bell, b. November 15, 1937, Brooks County, Georgia

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Connie was the heir to the old Allen Zadock Olliff home place.  Allen Bell, Sr. was partially paralyzed for over five years and was a diabetic which required amputation of one leg in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital at Lake City, Florida in April of 1963.  Allen Bell, Sr. died on December 15, 1963 and was buried in the Philadelphia Cemetery.  In 1965, Connie (Simpson) Bell was living in Quitman, Georgia.  On September 7, 1940, Thomas Alton Bell married Prudence Fanette Redding (born August 7, 1920 in Lowndes County, Georgia) and they have two children:  -  Charles Thomas Bell, b. July 17, 1945,  -  Allen Leslie Bell, b. February 12, 1953.  Alton Bell served in the 37th Division during World War II and fought at Luzon Island.  In 1965, Alton Bell was living in Valdosta, Georgia.

On December 10, 1946, Dorothy Bell married Thomas L. Lodge, Jr. (born January 27, 1924) and they have three children:  -  Linda Elaine Lodge, b. March 13, 1949,  -  Larry Thomas Lodge, b. September 7, 1951,  -  Lila Eileen Lodge, b. September 19, 1957.  Thomas and Dorothy Lodge live on the old Allen Zadock Olliff home place, having dismantled the old house, using some of the lumber for a more modern home in the same location.  In 1965, Dorothy (Bell) Lodge was living with her mother in Quitman, Georgia.  Ralph Simpson served in the naval air service during World War II.  Ralph Simpson Bell is not married.

On January 25, 1949, David Bell married Edna Riddle and they had two children:  -  David Allen Bell, b. September 27, 1951,  -  Debra Ann Bell, b. April 16, 1957.  David Bell died of cancer on October 16, 1963 and was buried in the Philadelphia Cemetery.  After David’s death, Edna married a second time to a Mr. Tison.  In 1965, Edna (Riddle) Tison was living in Morven, Georgia.  On February 19, 1949, Hilda Bell married Orris S. Griffin (born August 22, 1927) and they had three children:  -  Thomas Stanton Griffin, b. February 7, 1952,  -  James William Griffin, b. July 10, 1953,  -  Judy Allene Griffin, b. September 16, 1955.  Hilda (Bell) Griffin died of the rare disease (Lupus Erythematosis) on June 24, 1962 and was buried in the Philadelphia Cemetery.  As of 1965, Orris Griffin was living in Moultrie, Georgia.  In 1965, Roland Bell was living in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Roland Erie Bell is not married.

References:  1)  Letter, Connie (Simpson) Bell to Martin T. Olliff, Jr., April, 1965;  2)  Letter to Martin Olliff, Jr., 1965;  3)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  4)  Family Group Sheet, Martin T. Olliff, Jr.;  5)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991

ORREL L. OLLIFF (1.3.4.10) is the daughter of Allen Zadock Olliff and Elizabeth Forsythe (Williams) Olliff.  Orrel was born on May 18, 1873 in Brooks County, Georgia.  In 1889, Orrel Olliff married James E. Patrick (born August 12, 1864 in Georgia).  James and Orrel Patrick were the parents of four children:

  Lee Zadock Patrick, b. May 3, 1893, Brooks County, Georgia
  James Henry Patrick, b. September 23, 1895, Brooks County, Georgia
  Benjamin Patrick, b. May 4, 1897, Brooks County, Georgia
  Joseph Clarence Patrick, b. July, 1897, Brooks County, Georgia

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From 1900 to 1910, James and Orrel Patrick were living in Brooks County, Georgia.  Orrel (Olliff) Patrick died of a sudden heart attack on September 5, 1943 and James E. Patrick died on October 24, 1954.  Both were buried in the Lebanon Cemetery.  Lee Patrick had a childhood injury which left him permanently deformed, one shoulder protruding backward.  Despite his deformity, Lee was socially active and was a good businessman, dealing in farm produce (specially syrup) and was also a fertilizer agent.  Lee Zadock Patrick never married and died on May 27, 1945.

On October 4, 1922, James Patrick married Annie Elizabeth Rizer (born September 19, 1897) in Brooks County, Georgia.  James and Annie Patrick have three children:  -  Roy Avalon Patrick, b. October 7, 1924,  -  James Theron Patrick, b. March 7, 1929,  -  Fay Patrick.  James and Annie Patrick lived in Brooks County, Georgia where they farmed.  In 1965, James Patrick was living in Quitman, Georgia.  In 1965, Roy Patrick living in Jacksonville, Florida.  Roy Patrick married and has one daughter:  -  Brenda Gail Patrick.  In 1965, James T. Patrick was living in Jacksonville, Florida.  James Patrick is not married.  Fay Patrick died of diphtheria when two or three years old.  Benjamin Patrick died on November 18, 1902 at the age of five.  Joseph “Clarence” Patrick married Nina Winters and they had three children:  -  Joseph Clarence Patrick, Jr.,  -  Regina Christelle Patrick,  -  Jack Leverett Patrick.  Nina (Winters) Patrick died in 1964.  In 1965, Joseph Patrick was living in Jacksonville, Florida.

References:  1)  1900 and 1910 Censuses, Brooks County, Georgia;  2)  Letter to Martin Olliff, Jr., 1965;  3)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  4)  Family Group Sheet, Martin T. Olliff;  5)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991

JOANNAH AMANDA OLLIFF (1.3.6) is the daughter of Benjamin Shears Olliff and Elizabeth (Turner) Olliff.  Joannah was born on September 16, 1829 in Georgia.  In 1857, Joannah Olliff married Joseph H. “Jackson” Turner (born 1833 in Georgia) in Macon County, Georgia.  Jackson and Joannah Turner were the parents of at least four children:

  Joseph Benjamin Turner (1.3.6.1), b. December, 1859, Georgia
  Sarah J. “Sallie” Turner, b. June, 1861, Georgia
  Emerson Turner, b. 1864, Georgia
  Emma Turner

In 1860, Jackson and Joannah Turner were living in Dooly County, Georgia.  Joannah’s sister, Margaret E. Olliff, was living with them.  In 1870, Joseph and Joannah Jackson were living in Macon County, Georgia.  In 1900, “Amanda” (Olliff) Jackson was living in Dooly County, Georgia.  Joannah (Olliff) Turner died in 1915.  Sallie Turner married a Mr. Murphy.  In 1910, Sallie (Turner) Murphy was living in Byronsville, Georgia.  Emma Turner married a Mr. Thompson.  In 1910, Emma (Turner) Thompson was living in Live Oak, Florida.

References:  1)  1860 and 1900 Censuses, Dooly County, Georgia;  2)  1870 Census, Macon County, Georgia;  3)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  4)  Marriage Record, Automated Archives, Joannah Olliff to Joseph H. Turner, Macon County, Georgia, 1857

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JOSEPH BENJAMIN TURNER (1.3.6.1) is the son of Joseph H. “Jackson” Turner and Joannah Amanda (Olliff) Turner.  Joseph was born in December of 1859 in Georgia.  In 1900, Joseph Turner and his wife, Lizzie Turner (born September of 1867 in Georgia), were living in Dooly County, Georgia.  Joseph and Lizzie Turner were the parents of at least four daughters:

  Amy M. Turner, b. January, 1887, Georgia
  Ada Turner, b. October, 1889, Georgia
  Estell Turner, b. December, 1894, Georgia
  Miny L. Turner, b. October, 1898, Georgia

Reference:  1)  1900 Census, Dooly County, Georgia

MARY OLLIFF (1.3.7) is the daughter of Benjamin Shears Olliff and Elizabeth (Turner) Olliff.  Mary was born on November 19, 1831 in Georgia.  Mary Olliff married William I. Folsom (born April 11, 1831).  William and Mary Folsom were the parents of two children:

  Susan Elizabeth Folsom (1.3.7.1), b. April 9, 1858, Georgia
  William I. Folsom, Jr. (1.3.7.2), b. August 13, 1862, Brooks County, Georgia

In 1860, William and Mary Folsom were living in Brooks County, Georgia.  William I. Folsom, Sr. was killed in Virginia while serving in the Confederate Army on January 18, 1863.  In 1870, Mary (Olliff) Folsom was living with her children in Brooks County, Georgia.  In 1870, Mary’s sister, Susan Olliff, was living with her.  Mary (Olliff) Folsom married a second time to C. C. Avrett and they had no children.  Mary (Olliff) Avrett died on February 11, 1876.

References:  1)  1860 and 1870 Censuses, Brooks County, Georgia;  2)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971

SUSAN ELIZABETH FOLSOM (1.3.7.1) is the daughter of William I. Folsom and Mary (Olliff) Folsom.  Susan was born on April 9, 1858 in Georgia.  Susan Folsom married Andrew “Dock” Treadaway (born September 7, 1844 in South Carolina) and they were the parents of four children:

  Mary E. Treadaway, b. November 13, 1877, Georgia
  Lula F. Treadaway, b. April 3, 1879, Georgia
  Ira Treadaway (1.3.7.1.3), b. April 21, 1881, Brooks County, Georgia
  Infant, b. August 8, 1883, Brooks County, Georgia

Andrew Treadaway had property in Camilla, Georgia and Susan had property near Quitman, Georgia that she did not wish to leave.  As a result, Andrew sold his property in Camilla and they settled Susan’s home place in Brooks County, Georgia near Quitman.  In 1880, Andrew and Susan Treadaway were living in Brooks County, Georgia.  Susan (Folsom) Treadaway and her newborn infant died on August 9, 1883, Susan dying of typhoid.  Both mother and child were buried in the Concord Cemetery between Quitman and Morven, Georgia.  After Susan’s death, her aunt, Susan Olliff, unmarried, became Andrew’s housekeeper, along with Andrew’s mother, caring for the two children, Lula and Ira.  Around 1891, Andrew Treadaway married a second time to Mary E. Olliff.  Mary was born on September 24, 1863 in Georgia and is the daughter of Allen Zadock Olliff and Elizabeth Forsythe (Williams) Olliff.  For additional information on the descendants of Andrew and Mary Treadaway, see the sketch of Mary E. Olliff (1.3.4.5).  Andrew Treadaway was paralyzed for several years and died on January 28, 1921.

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Mary E. Treadaway died as an infant on September 20, 1878 and was buried in the Concord Cemetery.  On May 20, 1896, Lula Treadaway married Morris J. Simpson (born 1873 in Georgia) in Brooks County, Georgia.  Morris and Lula Simpson had one daughter:  -  Minnie Simpson, b. 1897, Georgia.  Lula (Treadaway) Simpson died in 1906.  In 1910, Morris and his second wife, Millie Simpson, were living in Brooks County, Georgia.  Minnie Simpson married Randall Miley and they had children.  Randall Miley and Minnie (Simpson) Miley were both buried in unmarked graves in the Concord Cemetery near Quitman, Georgia.

References:  1)  1880 and 1910 Censuses, Brooks County, Georgia;  2)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  3)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991

IRA TREADAWAY (1.3.7.1.3) is the son of Andrew Treadaway and Susan Elizabeth (Folsom) Treadaway.  Ira was born on April 21, 1881 in Brooks County, Georgia.  On July 6, 1905, Ira Treadaway married Sallie Bell Dampier (born January 1, 1887 in Georgia) in Brooks County, Georgia.  Ira and Sallie Treadaway were the parents of three children:

  Ruth Frances Treadaway, b. October 27, 1906, Brooks County, Georgia
  Nina Mae Treadaway, b. May 31, 1908, Brooks County, Georgia
  Sadie Bell Treadaway, b. February 15, 1915, Brooks County, Georgia

In 1910, Ira and Sallie Treadaway were living in Brooks County, Georgia.  Sallie (Dampier) Treadaway died of typhoid complicated with pneumonia on July 3, 1927.  On March 20, 1939, Ira Treadaway married a second time to Ethyl Riser and they had no children.  On August 7, 1928, Ruth Treadaway married James Redding Ramsey (born August 7, 1902 in Brooks County, Georgia) and they have five children:  -  James Redding Ramsey, Jr., b. April 13, 1930,  -  Ira Clayton Ramsey, b. May 13, 1931,  -  Mildred Ruth Ramsey, b. June 25, 1933,  -  William Donald Ramsey, b. December 24, 1935,  -  Charlie Owen Ramsey, b. August 19, 1940.  James and Ruth Ramsey live near Quitman, Georgia where they farm.  Ruth taught school for about four years.  James Ramsey, Jr. married Betty Carolyn Smith (born April 1, 1934) and they have one daughter:  -  Ronda Kay Ramsey.  Ira Clayton Ramsey married Marianne Vinzant Ramsey (born October 13, 1937).  Mildred Ramsey married Alfred Colin McRae (born November 6, 1934) and they have two children:  -  Carol Ann McRae, b. July 2, 1961,  -  Alfred Colin McRae, Jr., b. February 10, 1965.  William Ramsey married Elvaree Coppage (born November 4, 1939) and they have one son:  -  William Donald Ramsey, Jr., b. April 11, 1965.

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On June 10, 1937, Nina Mae Treadaway married Silas Jay Smith (born December 4, 1911 in Forsyth County, Georgia).  Silas and Nina Mae Smith have one son:  -  Silas Jay Smith, Jr., b. September 8, 1943.  Nina Mae taught school from 1927 to 1943 and has been a librarian since 1953.  Silas Smith, Sr. is a school principal.  On March 20, 1939, Sadie Bell Treadaway married Coney Brannon Padgett (born March 25, 1916 in Wheeler County, Georgia) and they have no children.  Coney was in the United States Navy at the time that they were married.  Coney and Sadie Padgett live in Atlanta, Georgia.

References:  1)  1910 Census, Brooks County, Georgia;  2)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  3)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991

WILLIAM I. FOLSOM, JR. (1.3.7.2) is the son of William I. Folsom and Mary (Olliff) Folsom.  William was born on August 13, 1862 in Brooks County, Georgia.  In 1880, William Folsom was living with his sister, Susan, in Brooks County, Georgia.  On December 24, 1889, William Folsom married A. Clementine Shearer (born April 16, 1867 in Georgia) in Brooks County, Georgia.  William and Clementine Folsom were the parents of seven children:

  Mary Lee Folsom, b. November 8, 1890, Brooks County, Georgia
  Jessie Eugnenia Folsom, b. April 16, 1894, Brooks County, Georgia
  Gladys Folsom, b. January 8, 1897, Brooks County, Georgia
  Marion Ruth Folsom, b. February 17, 1900, Brooks County, Georgia
  James Roy Folsom, b. March 27, 1902, Brooks County, Georgia
  William Shearer Folsom (1.3.7.2.6), b. July 5, 1903, Brooks County, Georgia
  Edna Lavinia Folsom, b. January 12, 1906, Brooks County, Georgia

From 1900 to 1910, William and Clementine Folsom were living in Brooks County, Georgia.  William I. Folsom, Jr. died on May 15, 1936 and Clementine (Shearer) Folsom died on November 13, 1947.  On February 16, 1908, Mary Lee Folsom married Foster T. Scott in Brooks County, Georgia.  Foster and Mary Lee Scott had nine children:  -  Wilbur Scott,   -  Roy Scott, b. 1913,  -  William Scott,  -  Sarah Ruth Scott,  -  Eugenia Scott,  -  Jack Scott,  -  Ted Scott,  -  Fred Scott,  -  Malcom Scott.  Mary (Folsom) Scott died on July 31, 1939.  Wilbur Scott died young.  Roy Scott had two daughters that were living in Macon, Georgia in 1965.  Roy Scott died in 1963.  William Scott had one daughter.  In 1965, William Scott was living in Hawthorne, California.  Sarah Scott married a Mr. DeVane and they have three children.  Eugenia Scott married a Mr. Clayton and they have three children.  In 1965, Eugenia was living in Macon, Georgia.  Jack Scott has two children.  In 1965, Jack Scott was living in Macon, Georgia.  Ted Scott has three children.  In 1965, Ted Scott was living in Kentucky.  Fred Scott has five children.  In 1965, Fred Scott was living in California.  Malcom Scott died at the age of six months.

On April 23, 1916, Jessie Folsom married James T. Ellenberg in Brooks County, Georgia.  James and Jessie Ellenberg have three children:  -  Preston Ellenberg,  -  Myrtle Ellenberg,  -  Robert Neil Ellenberg.  In 1965, Jessie (Folsom) Ellenberg was living in Quitman, Georgia.  Preston Ellenberg has two children:  -  Wilma Ellenberg,  -  Gladys Ellenberg.  Wilma Ellenberg married a Mr. Robertson and they have one son.  Myrtle Ellenberg married Willie Rehberg and they have two sons:  -  Joe Rehberg,  -  Paul Rehberg.  Robert Neil Ellenberg has three children:  -  Stephen Ellenberg (twin), b. 1958,  -  Stewart Ellenberg (twin), b. 1958,  -  Julie Ann Ellenberg, b. 1963.  Gladys Folsom died as a child on June 3, 1899.

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Marion Folsom married Walter Simpson and they had four children:  -  Corinne Simpson,  -  Marie Simpson,  -  Laura Simpson,  -  Norman Simpson.  Marion (Folsom) Simpson died on January 20, 1934.  Corinne Simpson married a Mr. Stone and they have two sons.  Marie Simpson married a Mr. Webb and they have no children.  Laura Simpson married Henry Newsome and they have two children:  -  Carol Sue Newsome,  -  name unknown.  Norman Simpson married Dorothy Albrittin and they have one daughter:  -  Carol Sue Simpson.  Roy Folsom died as an infant on September 15, 1902 and was buried in the Concord Cemetery located between Quitman and Morven, Georgia.

Lavinia Folsom married Thomas Taylor and they had three children:  -  Betty Jean Taylor,  -  Bobbie Taylor,  -  Mary Ann Taylor.  Thomas and Lavinia Taylor lived in Quitman, Georgia.  Lavinia (Folsom) Taylor died on March 14, 1956.  Betty Jean Taylor married Thurmond Waters and they have one daughter:  -  Cindy Waters.  In 1965, Betty (Taylor) Waters was living in Quitman, Georgia.  Bobbie Taylor has two children.  Mary Taylor and her husband, Ben, have one child.  In 1965, Mary was living in South Carolina.

References:  1)  1880, 1900 and 1910 Censuses, Brooks County, Georgia;  2)  Letter, Jessie (Folsom) Ellenberg to Martin T. Olliff, Jr., May, 1965;  3)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  4)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991

WILLIAM SHEARER FOLSOM (1.3.7.2.6) is the son of William I. Folsom, Jr. and A. Clementine (Shearer) Folsom.  William was born on July 5, 1903 in Brooks County, Georgia.  On September 12, 1923, William S. Folsom married Mary Elizabeth Simpson (born September 30, 1906 in Brooks County, Georgia).  William and Mary Folsom live near Quitman, Georgia.  William and Mary Folsom were the parents of four children:

  William Jackson Folsom, b. August 7, 1924, Brooks County, Georgia
  Shearer Griffin Folsom, b. July 24, 1925, Brooks County, Georgia
  Myrtice Lynette Folsom, b. February 2, 1928, Lowndes County, Georgia
  Earl Eugene Folsom, b. February 12, 1932, Brooks County, Georgia

In 1965, William S. Folsom was living in Valdosta, Georgia.  William Jackson Folsom died as a young infant on August 8, 1924.  Shearer Folsom married Leta Mae Register (born April 5, 1929) and they have four children:  -  William Robert Folsom, b. April 29, 1949,  -  Shearer Griffin Folsom, Jr., b. February 13, 1951,  -  Kenneth Lee Folsom, b. August 30, 1953,  -  Karen Folsom, b. January 15, 1959.  Myrtice Folsom married Lacy Carter Connell, Jr. (born May 3, 1925) and they have three children:  -  Donald Eric Connell, b. March 8, 1952,  -  Carl Maxwell Connell, b. September 23, 1954,  -  Delores Connell, b. January 12, 1961.  Earl Folsom married Rosalind Serman (born July 15, 1932) and they have two children:  -  Earl Eugene Folsom, Jr., b. July 17, 1956,  -  Jan Elizabeth Folsom, b. June 11, 1961.

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References:  1)  Letter, Jessie (Folsom) Ellenberg to Martin T. Olliff, Jr., May, 1965;  2)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  3)  Family Group Sheet by Martin T. Olliff, Jr.

MARTHA CAROLINE OLLIFF (1.3.9) is the daughter of Benjamin Shears Olliff and Elizabeth (Turner) Olliff.  Martha and her twin sister, Margaret, were born on February 19, 1836 in Georgia.  On June 27, 1861, Martha Olliff married Phillip W. Calvin McRae in Brooks County, Georgia.  Phillip served in the Brooks County Militia during the Civil War.  Phillip and Martha McRae were the parents of one daughter:

  Mary Cordelia McRae (1.3.9.1), b. June 17, 1862, Brooks County, Georgia

References:  1)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  2)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991

MARY CORDELIA McRAE (1.3.9.1) is the daughter of Phillip W. Calvin McRae and Martha Caroline (Olliff) McRae.  Mary was born on June 17, 1862 in Brooks County, Georgia.  On December 27, 1889, Mary McRae married William B. Gornto, Jr. in Brooks County, Georgia.  William was born on August 1, 1867 in Brooks County, Georgia and is the son of William Blair Gornto (born 1845 in Georgia) and Martha J. (Taylor) Gornto (born 1848).  William and Mary Gornto were the parents of five children:

  William Calvin Gornto (1.3.9.1.1), b. November 2, 1894, Brooks County, Georgia
  Fannie Caroline Gornto, b. August 16, 1897, Brooks County, Georgia
  Joel Cornelius Gornto, b. April 13, 1899, Brooks County, Georgia
  John Colon Gornto (1.3.9.1.4), b. February 13, 1901, Brooks County, Georgia
  Henry Casper Gornto, b. July 1, 1903, Brooks County, Georgia

From 1900 to 1910, William and “Cordelia” Gornto were living in Brooks County, Georgia.  Mary (McRae) Gornto died on November 29, 1949 in Brooks County, Georgia and William B. Gornto died on September 31, 1961 in Georgia.  On January 3, 1915, Fannie Gornto married George Wilkins in Brooks County, Georgia.  George and Fannie Wilkins have two children.  Fannie (Gornto) Wilkins died in 1925.  Joel Gornto died in October, 1976 in Hahira, Georgia.  Henry Gornto died in November, 1974 in Ray City, Georgia.

References:  1)  1900 and 1910 Censuses, Brooks County, Georgia;  2)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  3)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991;  4)  Web Site, Gornto Family, by Tom Waters, June, 2000

WILLIAM CALVIN GORNTO (1.3.9.1.1) is the son of William B. Gornto, Jr. and Mary Cordelia (McRae) Gornto.  William was born on November 2, 1894 in Brooks County, Georgia.  On December 6, 1925, William C. Gornto married Elizabeth Hodges (born August 27, 1899 in Lowndes County, Georgia).  William and Elizabeth Gornto are the parents of four children:

  William Calvin Gornto, Jr., b. September 10, 1926, Suwannee County, Florida
  Margaret Elizabeth Gornto, b. October 23, 1928, Cook County, Georgia
  Betty Marie Gornto, b. December 31, 1933, Lowndes County, Georgia
  Barbara Ruth Gornto, b. March 21, 1938, Lowndes County, Georgia

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William C. Gornto, Sr. died on September 19, 1987 in Hahira, Georgia.  William Gornto, Jr. has six children:  -  Carol Suzanne Gornto,  -  Doris Jean Gornto,  -  Ida Frances Gornto,  -  Eleanor Grace Gornto,  -  Mary Evelyn Gornto,  -  William Calvin Gornto, III.  Margaret Gornto married Eugene Lamar Vann (born August 27, 1926) and they have one son:  -  David Eugene Vann.  On May 3, 1955, Betty Gornto married Cecil Frank Keith, Jr. and they have three children:  -  Cecil Frank Keith, III, b. October 19, 1956,  -  Jeffery Scott Keith, b. September 6, 1965, Jacksonville, Florida,  -  Alan Charles Keith, b. April 15, 1971, Jacksonville, Florida.  Cecil Keith, III died as a child on July 29, 1964.  On May 26, 1963, Barbara Gornto married Ellison Phillip Terry, Jr. (born March, 1940) and they have one son:  -  William Kevin Terry, b. May, 1965.

References:  1)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  2)  Olliff Chart by Martin T. Olliff, Jr., 1989;  3)  Web Site, Gornto Family, by Tom Waters, June, 2000

JOHN COLON GORNTO (1.3.9.1.4) is the son of William B. Gornto, Jr. and Mary Cordelia (McRae) Gornto.  John was born on February 13, 1901 in Brooks County, Georgia.  On November 12, 1925, John Gornto married Rose Delma Folsom.  Rose was born on May 13, 1902 in Cook County, Georgia.  John and Rose Gornto are the parents of two children:

  Raymond Colon Gornto, b. November 9, 1926, Brooks County, Georgia
  James Edgar Gornto, b. November 26, 1933, Cook County, Georgia

John C. Gornto died on November 3, 1974.  On August 15, 1948, Raymond Gornto married Marilyn Williamson and they have two children:  -  Sherry Gornto, b. December 31, 1952,  -  Janet Gornto, b. March 30, 1955.  James Gornto married Vivian Latrelle Bradford (born October 30, 1937) and they have two children:  -  Bruce Edgar Gornto, b. March 20, 1957,  -  Ralph Paul Gornto, b. July 20, 1960, Adel, Georgia.  On April 2, 1983, Ralph Gornto married Rhonda Ann Coleman (born May 23, 1963 in Cook County, Georgia).  Ralph and Rhonda Gornto have two children:  -  Tiffany Renee Gornto, b. August 4, 1987, Brunswick, Virginia,  -  Shelby Ann Gornto, b. October 26, 1990.

References:  1)  “History of the Olliff Family” by Martin Olliff, Jr., 1971;  2)  “Brooks County, Georgia Marriages,” 1991;  3)  Web Site, Gornto Family, by Tom Waters, June, 2000