by James Ragon of Jackson, Tennessee

[supplemented just a bit by Marsha Cope Huie]

 

Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle & wife Tirzah Scott McCorkle

 

The following is from the work of  James Ragon of Jackson, Tennessee.  James has kindly allowed me to reproduce his work.  James Ragon is married to Natalie Cockroft (Ragon), a descendant of James Scott McCorkle of Newbern, and his father, Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle & RAH’s wife, Tirzah Scott McCorkle.  The following is his work, not mine, although I have added editorial comments and James Ragon, bless him, has allowed me to mix up my work with his.--  Marsha Cope Huie:

 

Descendants of Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle

Generation No. 1

      1.  Robert Andrew Hope4 McCorkle  (Robert McCorkle & 2nd wife Margaret “Peggy” Morrison,3 Alexander McCorkle2, ?James McCorkle? or ?Matthew McCorkle? or ? Samuel McCorkle; this “Samuel McCorkle” name is unproven as our ancestor and not in our West Tennessee family records1). Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle was born 23 March 1807 in Rowan County, NC, and died 26 September 1873 in Yorkville, Gibson Co., Tenn.  He married Tirzah Scott on  04 December 1828 in Gibson Co., Tennessee, in the newly opened Western District.  Tirzah Scott was a daughter of James Scott and Sarah Dickey (Scott), each born 1777.  She, Tirzah Scott McCorkle, was born 23 September 1806 in SC, and died 27 August 1865 west of Yorkville, over the line from Gibson Co. into Dyer County, Tennessee. This Sarah Dickey Scott (Mrs. James Scott) was a daughter of John Dickey & wife Sarah Robinson (Dickey) of York District, South Carolina.

 

The following is from Marsha Cope Huie, a great-granddaughter of John Edwin McCorkle through Sophie King McCorkle Huie and Marsha’s father Howard EWING Huie.  John Edwin McCorkle was a first cousin to James Scott McCorkle, M.D.:

LEMALSAMAC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, CHURCHTON, Dyer County, Tennessee:

Lemalsamac is a rural church in Dyer County with a long history dating back to 1847.

The charter members of the church were:

1- 2       “JemJehiel Morrison McCorkle and wife “Betsy” Elizabeth Smith McCorkle;

3-4        Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle and wife Tirzah Scott McCorkle;

4-5        Sarah McCorkle Algea; and husband Jonathan Algea (J.T. Algea--shouldn’t this be “J F Algea? It should if Sarah McCorkle m. Jno. Francis Algea as James Ragon writes infra--  I think I’ve read that they are buried in the Poplar Grove Cemetery by the r.r. tracks just east of Newbern];

            Sarah McCorkle Algea was a daughter to RAH & Tirzah S. McCorkle.  – RAH was not happy with his son-in-law Jno. Francis Algea during the Civil War, although he did not make a value judgment. This is what he wrote, postmarked “Yorkville, Tennessee,” to his sister Elmira on 2 Sept. 1863, in a footnote below:[5][3]  

6.    Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle (Mrs. Edwin A. McCorkle)  -- Her husband Edwin A. [Alexander or Archibald?] McCorkle, who did not die until 1853, is not listed as a charter member; perhaps he remained a Presbyterian (?) although we know from one of RAH McCorkle’s letters to their sister Elmira that Edwin acted as a deacon for the family gathering.  A letter from RAH McCorkle to Elmira Sloan McCorkle Roache in January 1853 apprising her of the death of their brother Edwin A. McCorkle told her that for the past 3 years they had been having church services, seldom with preaching. RAH wrote that Edwin was their most efficient deacon at the family church services.  Robert A H. McCorkle’s mother Margaret Morrison McCorkle left us correspondence clearly showing that she remained a Presbyterian; she, Margaret Morrison McCorkle did not die until 1848, just 5 years before the death of her grandson Edwin A. McCorkle.

7.     “Peggy” Margaret Thomas Dickey [A daughter of Elizabeth Purviance and William Thomas, Peggy Thomas (Dickey) was a sister to Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle, inter alia.  Peggy Thomas Dickey is the one who gave the land on which Lemalsamac Church was built];                  and

8.     Lemuel Locke Scott, a brother to Tirzah Scott McCorkle; husband of Margaret Permelia McCorkle, Permelia being a daughter of Robert McCorkle & Margaret “Peggy” Morrison (McCorkle).  Did Margaret Permelia McCorkle (Scott) remain a Presbyterian? I think she joined the Christian Church/Church of Christ.

The name Lemalsamac was coined by R.A.H. McCorkle.  The names of charter members were: Lem - from Lemuel Scott; Al - from J.F. Algea; Sa - from Sarah McCorkle [Algea]; and Mac - from McCorkle.

 

Elmira Sloan McCorkle Roache, born 1799, and husband Dr. Stephen Roach; their children, Addison Roache and Quincy Roache. Elmira was a sister of the writer, RAH McCorkle.

 

Locke L. McCorkle, son of Jehiel Morrison McCorkle, the son having been evidently killed in Civil War, Battle of Atlanta

Lemuel Locke Scott & Lemuel Scott's son James Scott. Lemuel Scott is the "Lem" in "Lemalsamac" Christian Church - Church of Christ.

David Purviance McCorkle & one of his wives: Margaret Scott McCorkle, who died in 1862. I think Margaret Scott McCorkle was D P McCorkle’s 1st wife. Another wife was née Jackson.  --  David Purviance McCorkle was a nephew of the writer RAH McCorkle & a son of Edwin A. McCorkle & Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle.

Sue McCorkle (Mrs. McNail). A daughter of the writer RAH McCorkle.

Howard Harris Roache, killed from wound incurred at Battle of Shiloh; buried in McCorkle Cemetery, Dyer Co., Tennessee. Howard was a nephew of the writer & son of the addressee.

John Edwin McCorkle, nephew of the writer & son of Edwin Alexander McCorkle & Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle.

Finis A. McCorkle, nephew of the writer & son of Edwin Alexander McCorkle & Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle; twin to “Tina” Latina McCorkle Gregory.

Tina McCorkle, that is, Latina Elmira McCorkle, later Mrs. John T. Gregory, & daughter of Edwin Alexander McCorkle & Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle.

"Lizza" Elizabeth McCorkle Reeves (later Mrs. Hiram [or was it Wyatt?] Reeves of Gadsden, Tennessee) & daughter of Edwin Alexander McCorkle & Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle.

Parents of the writer HRA McCorkle were early immigrants to Dyer County: Robert McCorkle & 2nd wife Margaret Morrison (McCorkle).

James [Scott] McCorkle of Newbern, a son of the writer (as was Joseph Smith McCorkle of Yorkville also a son), "is married to Miss Clemment of Weakly County" – Lizzie Obedience Clement McCorkle.

 

Yorkville, Tenn., Jan. 12th 1863

 

My dearly beloved Sister,

 

Yours and the Dr. Was brought from Hickman [Kentucky] last week. I embrace this the first opportunity to reply. I have not received any thing from [your son] Addison [Roache] nor [his wife] Emily. I am glad they got mine, am sorry I did not get theirs. I recd one from [your son] Quincy [Roache] and a little scrap from Becca, and answered them immediately, communication was then cut off, and there have no letters passed since I had not thought of sending by Hickman.

 

 After the Federals got possession of our country and the Rail Road, we became subject to their orders, and were faring tolerably well. True, Jay-hawking was rather annoying, but it might have been worse, when the spirit of guerrillaism sprung up in Dyer, then we fared badly. There have been three little fights in Dyer, which for a while seemed to restore order, but when the Federal army went further south in to Missippy, we were again annoyed by bands. You have no doubt heard of Forrests Raid into Gibson, destroying the R.R. burning a vast amount of property. The Dept's [depots] were all burned [barred?], the Citizens guns been taken by the Federals. They were all burned up. A considerable effort was made to enforce "the conscript," but very few went with them; The Federals have again got the control, they are very much exasperated, their requirements are much more rigid. They are living on the citizens. They will have the cars running through again in a very few days. We hope then to be somewhat relieved. Forest got away safely tho lossed many of his horses and men, and several cannons.

 

 We have no means of news from the wars, only through the Northern papers, to which you have easier access than we. How many of our dear friends have fallen at our Old Murphreesborough God only knows. We learn Eddy died after they left Tupalo, perhaps in Alabama. Locke [McCorkle] went with them to Ky. and the last certain news was, he was left at Georgetown sick. The Northern papers give a list of names of sick southern soldiers, who died in Harrodsburg Ky. among whom, there is a L.J. [L.Q?] McCorkle. It

is not impossible for it to be L.L., that would make it Locke. [Locke McCorkle was mortally wounded at the Battle of Atlanta–Marsha Cope Huie.]

 

 Our health has been good this winter. James [Scott McCorkle, my son] is married to Miss Clemment of Weakly Co. They are in the Office in our yard, have charge of the Academy 55 scollars. She has a sister boarding with in taking lessons on the Piana. Sue [a daughter, Sue McCorkle McNail] has been studying only three months and can perform respectably. You will excuse me for getting her a Piana. They expect to have an examination exhibition and concert the 30th and 31. Inst. [instance, that is, January 30th & 31st ].

Uncle Lem's James is dead. [Lemuel Locke Scott 's?, but Lemuel Locke Scott was a brother-in-law to RAH McCOrkle, the writer of this letter, so this doesn't make sense; I don't know who Uncle Lem was.] David's Marg. also. [David Purviance McCorkle's wife Margaret Scott is dead, also.] David has 2 children, boy & girl.

 

I have placed a marble stone at Howard's [Elmira Roache's son’s] head & feet, his name, age, & death–and whose son he was. We have some of his hair and will enclose it to you. I would send you a copy of his last letter to Sue [Susan McCorkle McNail] but she is not here and I can't get it, but you shall have it if the way keeps open.

 

 John's [the writer's nephew John Edwin McCorkle 's] health is still very bad. [John E. McCorkle had contracted dysentery at the Columbus, Ky., battlefield.] Finis [A. McCorkle] & Tina [McCorkle, later Mrs. John Gregory--twins] will live with David [their uncle, David Purviance McCorkle; Finis & Tina's parents had died, their parents being Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle & Edwin Alexander McCorkle].

Lizza Reaves [Lizzie McCorkle Reeves, Mrs. Hiram Reeves, who removed to Gadsden, near Humboldt, Gibson County, Tennessee] has a fine Son. None of our connection in Gibson or Dyer are in the army unless it is Locke [Locke McCorkle, son of “JemJehiel Morrison McCorkle & Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith].

 

 From what little observation I have been able to make I conclude the mass of those who are at home, are opposed to the war. As to the justice of the war, or its probable termination, every one has his own opinion.   The time was once, when we could boast of the freedom of speech, but it's not prudent here to express too strongly, ones proclivities either way.

 

 My opinion has not in the least changed. But let the termination be as it may, and when it may, our beloved country is ruined. Why is it that the many will be ruled and ruined by the few? "A Nation divided against its self" is obliged to fall. The bearer is waiting.

 

May God bless you sister

 

                                                                                RAH  Mc Corkle.

 

Elmira S. Roache )

 

[Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle is buried in the family McCorkle Cemetery, Dyer Co., Tenn. beside his wife, Tirzah Scott (McCorkle), who was born I think in York District SC to father James Scott, 1777-1853, and 1st wife Sarah Dickey Scott, 1777-1838.]

 

 

End of Marsha Cope Huie’s language.  Now back to James Ragon’s collection of the descendants of RAH & Tirzah Scott McCorkle, with some editorial additions from Marsha:

     

Children of Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle and Tirzah Scott are:

 

+     2              i.   Sarah E.5 McCorkle (Mrs. Jno. Algea), born circa  1829 in Dyer Co., TN; died 11 December 1898. Marsha added: Poplar Grove Cemetery? ]  {Marsha adds:  her full name was Sarah Elmira McCorkle (Algea).}

         3                   ii.   Margaret P. McCorkle, born 11 August 1831; died 02 May 1832. Buried McCorkle Cemetery.

       4             iii.   Addison A. McCorkle, born circa 1833.  –Marsha noted above that RAH McCorkle’s sister Elmira Sloan McCorkle Roach named her oldest son “AddisonRoache. [Marsha  added: Addison A. McCorkle, born 1834 died Jan. 3, 1854.]

 

+     5             iv.   Susan L. McCorkle (McNail), born 08 c. April 1835 in Dyer Co., TN; died 08 August 1923.

+     6              v.   James Scott McCorkle, MD, born 16 October 1837 in Dyer/Gibson County, TN; died 11 March 1904 in Newbern, Dyer County, TN.

       7             vi.   Robert E. McCorkle, born circa 1840. [Marsha added: born 1841; died Jan. 30, 1861.  I think his middle name was Eusebius.]

+     8            vii.   Joseph Smith McCorkle, born abt. 1843; died 1924. [‘Uncle Joe” lived in Yorkville  --  Nota Bene. The name is Mormon. Evidently RAH McCorkle’s foray into Mormonism was before the family's founding of the Lemalsamac Christian Church (circa 1847).]

       9            viii.   Parley Pratt McCorkle, born 28 August 1845   --  [note the Mormon name—died Feb. 12, 1865We don’t know if he was in the war but no record that I’ve seen says he was];

 and

+     10           ix.  [“WLA”] William L. McCorkle, born 31 December 1847; died 12 January 1889  --  [This is the ‘WLA’ “Willie” or William Leander A. McCorkle who married Alice Wells and begot Eudora McCorkle Roberson; parents and daughter Eudora are all buried in the McCorkle Cemetery, with some of the finest tombstones lying therein.

 

Generation No. 2

 

      2.  Sarah Elmira5 McCorkle [Algea] (Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel?1) was born Abt. 1829 in Dyer Co., TN, and died 11 December 1898.  She married Jonathan Francis Algea.  Buried McCorkle Cemetery.

Children of Sarah McCorkle and Jonathan Algea are:

+     11             i.   Fannie Agnes6 Algea [Wharey], born 14 July 1857; died November 1943 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.

       12            ii.   Carrie Algea, born 30 December 1859; died 27 July 1921.

 

 

      5.  Susan L.5 McCorkle (McNail) (Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 08 April 1835 in Dyer Co., TN, and died 08 August 1923.  She married Robert H. McNail, who was born 13 September 1818, and died 04 November 1899.  They are buried in the McCorkle Cemetery

Children of Susan McCorkle and Robert McNail are:

       13             i.   Robert Edward6 McNail, born 18 December 1870; died 03 November 1888. McCorkle Cemetery.

+     14            ii.   Will E. McNail, died 25 August 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.

       15           iii.               McNail m. Kitty Smith. 

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      6.  James Scott5 McCorkle, MD (Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 16 October 1837 in Dyer/Gibson County, TN, and died 11 March 1904 in Newbern, Dyer County, TN.  He married Elizabeth Obedience Clement 14 August 1862 in Weakley county, Tenn, a daughter of Thomas Clement and Martha Herndon.  She was born 05 March 1843 in Weakley Co., TN1, and died 02 October 1919 in Memphis.

Last Will and Testament of Dr. J.S. McCorkle, deceased, as recorded in the Dyer County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Clerk office, probated April 11, 1904, approved April 11, 1904, recorded April 11, 1904.  Tom Ferguson, Clerk.

 

I, J.S. McCorkle of Dyer county and state of Tennesse, being of sound and disposing mind, do make this my last will and testament namely.

First - I desire that all my just debts be paid.  Having heretofore given to my daughters Lula, Mattie and Willie a home each and other valuables, I now will and bequeath to my daughter Iola, my home place on Grayson street, the one I now live on, and her choice of one bed and wardrobe.  I will to my daughter Sallie, the lot on Sycamore street, my Brack Herrin lot on which are the tenement houses.  I will to my beloved wife all the other property real and personal notes & c. (of which I may die seised and possessed, I want her to have free use and benefit of my home place during her natural life, and at her death, it is to be Iola's.  I want Scott Simmons to have my gold watch when he becomes eighteen years of age, if he remains with and takes care of his Mamma and grand Ma.  I now own the following lots in addition to the above mentioned, one on the Lake road north west of Newbern, that Bill Wyatt now occupies, and about five acres (vacant) field north of Newbern, and twelve ft. across the east side of the lot I sold to Simmons Atkins and the vacant lot on Grayson and Johnson street west of Mattie Blanks lot, and two building lots in the town of Kenton, Obion County, I have sold (but at this writing) have received nothing, To Frank Bryan the lot at the S.W. corner of the Cemetery.  All or any of the above mentioned lots and land I will to my wife to use or sell as she may desire and have need of for her support, and I hereby appoint her my executrix to execute this will, with full power to execute and make as good deeds to the lots herein given to her, as much so as I could was I living.  She is not required to give any bond or file any affidavit for same.  She will need I expect the counsel and advice of A.L. Rodgers and S.L. Cockroft in the management of her affairs.  I presume Iola will make her home with her mother, and take care of her at the old home, and at my wife's death, if there is a horse and buggy on hand Iola could have it.  She should have the kitchen furniture, stove and tableware, and her choice of suit of furniture, and two beds and steads beside the one above mentioned, in fact all the furniture will be old, and I want her to have plenty to be comfortable.  The unsold lots I want divided equally between my children, in some way to the best advantage.

 Witness my signature the 15th day of April 1901.

                                                J.S. McCorkle                            [James Scott McCorkle]

Witnesses:

J.S. Chapman

L.B. Spencer

                        CODICIL TO WILL

I, Jas. S. McCorkle, having heretofore made my will now make this as a codicil to the same.  I direct that my brother, Jos. S. McCorkle, sell my interest in a track of two hundred and thirty six acres of land we own jointly in Carroll County, Tennessee.  And I nominate him, and hereby empower him to sell said land and execute to the purchaser a deed the same as if I were doing it myself.  I give to my daughter Sallie the garden lot just north of my residence, instead of the lot on Sycamore street, the lots are simply be exchanged, and I want and give to my daughter Sallie, seven hundred dollars to build a house on said garden lot, but the seven hundred dollars is not to be paid Sallie till after the death of my wife, then it is to be paid out of the lots outside of my home place, which Iola is to have.  I give to my wife the George Blanks lot for her use, but she is to pay Life Insurance for benefit of Ola Mai, and Maurine Blanks, as I have been doing.

I direct my wife to sell the lot on Sycamore Street and empower her to do the same, if any money is needed to finish paying debt on the said Carrol county land.  I give to daughters Sallie and Iola a lot just north ------------ Cooper, in West Newbern.  This March 10th 1904.

                                                Asa Dickey

                                                M.L. Fowlkes

                                                R.H. Gray

 

 

 

James Scott McCorkle, MD, is buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Newbern, Tenn. Death from pneumonia. Medical Doctor.    Elizabeth Obedience Clements: Fairview Cemetery, Newbern, TN. She kept a diary, some of which is on the Dyer County, Tennessee, web site.    

Children of James Scott McCorkle and Elizabeth Clement are:

+     16             i.   Lula May6 McCorkle, born 01 August 1863 in Dyer County, TN; died 05 August 1943 in Blue Mountain, Tippah Co., MS.

         17                 ii.   Nellie H. McCorkle, born 25 November 1865 in Dyer Co., TN; died 07 January 1875 in Dyer Co., TN.  Buried McCorkle Cemetery.

+     18           iii.   Mattie Idell McCorkle, born 11 January 1868 in Newbern, TN; died 01 December 1895 in Newbern, TN.

+     19           iv.   Willie Clay McCorkle, born 06 December 1869 in Dyer Co., Tn.; died 31 August 1907 in Newbern, TN.

       20            v.   Robert A.S. McCorkle, born 04 September 1871 in Dyer Co., TN; died 24 August 1875 in Dyer Co., TN.  Buried McCorkle Cemetery.

         21               vi.    Tirzah C. McCorkle, born 06 November 1873 in Dyer Co., TN; died 07 January 1875 in Dyer Co., TN.  McCorkle Cemetery.

+     22           vii.   Jimmie Iola McCorkle, born 18 October 1875 in Newbern, TN; died 17 August 1907 in Newbern, TN.

+     23          viii.   Sallie A. McCorkle, born 13 October 1878 in Newbern, TN; died 06 November 1916 in Sherman, Texas [north of Dallas].

 

 

      8.  Joseph Smith5 McCorkle (Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born circa 1843, and died 1924.  He married Mary C. Frazier  [married August 24, 1871]. She was born 1844, and died 1891 in ?Yorkville? Tennessee. Joe McCorkle lived in Yorkville and is buried McCorkle Cemetery, as is Missouri Frazier, sister of  Mrs. Joseph Smith McCorkle.         

Children of Joseph McCorkle and Mary Frazier are:

+     24             i.   Tirzah6 Eulalia McCorkle [Karnes], born 27 July 1873 [1872 ?] in Gibson Co., TN; died 18 May 1922 in Yorkville, TN.

+     25            ii.   Walter Frazier McCorkle, born circa 1875 [Oct. 14, 1874] ; died Unknown.

       26           iii.   Annie Elmira McCorkle, born 17 June 1877 [January 7, 1877] ; died in 14 sep 1934. McCorkle Cemetery.

+     27           iv.   Robert Jesse McCorkle, born abt. January 1880 [February 13, 1880] ; died Unknown.  [Didn’t he move to Missouri, across the Mississippi River?] [Carol McCorkle Branz of Spokane, Washington, his granddaughter [great-granddaughter?], can fill in these blanks for us.]

       28            v.  [ Allen Joseph Scott McCorkle, born December 6, 1882]

 

 

9.                [WLA McCorkle]  William L.5 McCorkle (Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel?1) was born 31 December 1847, and died 12 January 1889McCorkle Cemetery. He married Alice J. Wells, who was born 18 August 1854, and died 30 November 1900 (McCorkle Cemetery). [Their daughter Eudora McCorkle Roberson was a special friend of Sophie King McCorkle Huie. Eudora and Sophie died as young women.  Eudora is buried beside her parents in the McCorkle Cemetery, with larger and more expensive markers than her cousins’.  I’m almost certain this is “William LEANDER McCorkle.”  I think he taught school awhile in the Neboville Community.  And I know he took the census (1880, I think it was) for Yorkville at least once.]

10.            

Child of William McCorkle and Alice Wells is:

       29             i.   Eudora Agnes6 McCorkle (Roberson), born 22 January 1883; died 14 December 1904.  She married Charles Robertson. [At her death she resided in Marshall County, Tennessee, but is buried in the Dyer County McCorkle Cemetery.  – Aunt Beth Huie said Eudora was a special friend of her mother, Sophie King McCorkle Huie, who was Eudora’s cousin. ]

Generation No. 3

      11.  Fannie Agnes6 Algea (Wharey)  (Sarah E.5 McCorkle Algea, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 14 July 1857, and died November 1943 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.  She married James Albert Wharey 24 December 1884 in Gibson Co., Tenn. Children of Fannie Algea and James Wharey are:

 

       30             i.   Lillian Alline7 Wharey, born 14 September 1886 in Gibson Co., TN; died 15 November 1907 in Gibson Co., TN.

 

+     31            ii.   Alta Lorraine Wharey, born 08 October 1887 in Gibson Co., TN; died 02 August 1921 in Chester Co., TN.

 

       32           iii.   John Lipscomb Wharey, born 19 August 1897 in Gibson Co., TN; died 28 December 1972 in Yorkville, Gibson Co., TN.  [John Wharey had one son, “Pinky” Wharey, who, I think, became a jeweler and lived in MemphisJohn Wharey used to sit around the Yorkville store when I, Marsha Cope Huie, was a child.  Story related herein.]

 

      14.  Will E.6 McNail (Susan L.5 McCorkle McNail, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born Unknown, and died 25 August 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.  He married Alice Casey

Children of Will McNail and Alice Casey are:

       33             i.   Claudia7 McNail.

       34            ii.   Bobbie McNail.

       35           iii.   Maurice Moutelle (Montell?) McNail, born Unknown.  – I, Marsha Cope Huie, spoke by telephone with him circa 1984, when he lived in Detroit, Michigan. He never married.

       36           iv.   Clarise McNail.

[     --My Aunt Beth Huie, born 1904, had almost a perfect memory.  Indeed, we have report cards reflecting her perfect grades of 100% at the Yorkville High School from which she graduated.  Aunt Beth told me some sort of story about a “killing” over a farm boundary very close to our Huie land that straddles the Dyer-Gibson County Line. I have a vague memory that she said around 1900, and that the death involved one of the McNails/McCorkles.  I clearly remember that at the same time she related the homicide story she said that the Barham family used to have land by ours. Did she say a Barham-McNail dispute led to a homicide? Or was it a McCorkle-McNail dispute? Oh, how I wish I could remember the good tale. (I hope I’m not libeling one of the deceased McNails.) ]

 

 

      16.  Lula May6 McCorkle (Cockroft) (James Scott McCorkle 5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 01 August 1863 in Dyer County, TN, and died 05 August 1943 in Blue Mountain, Tippah Co., MS.  She married Stansul Leonidas Cockroft 27 December 1880 in Newbern, Dyer County, TN, son of William Cockroft and Mary Sawyer.  He was born 06 December 1852 in Conway, Leake County, MS, and died 09 March 1920 in Larmie, WY. Lula May McCorkle is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Memphis, Tn.

Stansul Leonidas Cockroft received a literary education at the University of Mississippi at Oxford, Ms., and the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio, where he graduated in 1877, as the valedictorian of his class.  After graduation, he was elected superintendent of the Union Seminary at Newbern, Tn., and served three years.  During that time he rendered valuable assistance in establishing the common schol system in Dyer Co., Tn.  While in Lebanon, Oh., he took a partial course in law which he completed during the time he was teaching.  He was admitted to the bar in 1882 and formed a partnership with J.W. Burney at Newbern.  In 1886 he was elected to the office of Attorney General of the 13th Judical Circuit of Tennessee and served until 1902.  This circuit included Hardeman Co., Tn., at that time.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F.K.P., Men's Club, Board of Law Examiners from 1903-1910, and Chairman Board of Elections Commissioners of Shelby Co., in 1906.  He is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis.  Education:  U Mississippi & National Union Seminary.  Teacher and Attorney.

 

     

Children of Lula McCorkle and Stansul Cockroft are:

+     37             i.   James Cicero Pericles7 Cockroft, born 01 April 1882 in Leake County , MS; died 19 August 1929 in Memphis.

+     38            ii.   Beatrice Maie Cockroft, born 30 April 1885 in Dyer Co., Tn.; died 1968 in Stanton, Haywood Co, TN.

+     39           iii.   Elizabeth Veeve Cockroft, born 16 September 1887 in Dyer Co., Tn.; died 23 November 1950 in Memphis.

+     40           iv.   Leonidas Still Cockroft, born 05 March 1890 in Dyer Co., Tn.; died 14 November 1965 in Memphis.

       41            v.   Robert Cormack Cockroft, born 10 March 1895 in Dyer Co., Tn.; died 09 May 1928 in Memphis. He married Bess Bilderback.

       42           vi.   Thelma Lucile Cockroft, born 11 February 1900 in Dyer Co., Tn.; died 20 May 1923.  She married John R. Peeler.

+     43           vii.   William Booth Cockroft, born 12 April 1902 in Dyer Co., Tn.; died 20 March 1987 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.

+     44          viii.   Lula Maurine Cockroft, born 21 July 1905 in Ms.; died 28 August 1956 in Blue Mountain, Mississippi.

 

 

      18.  Mattie Idell6 McCorkle (Blanks) – (James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 11 January 1868 in Newbern, TN, and died 01 December 1895 in Newbern, TN., buried Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee.  She married George Blanks 27 November 1889 in Newbern, TN. 

Children of Mattie McCorkle and George Blanks are:

       45             i.   Iola Mai7 Blanks, born Bef. 1895; died Unknown.  She married S. V. Bryan 1910 in Carroll Co., TN.

       46            ii.   Maurine Blanks, born before 1895; died Unknown.  She married ? Schroder

 

19.           Willie Clay6 McCorkle (Rodgers) (James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel McCorkle [this Samuel McCorkle is not proven as our ancestor as his name does not appear in our West Tenn. family records]1) was born 06 December 1869 in Dyer Co., Tn., and died 31 August 1907 in Newbern, TN (Fairview Cemetery).  She married Albert Laurence Rodgers on the 24th of December 1885.  He was born 02 September 1863, and died 27 February 1931 in Memphis.

20.           Children of Willie McCorkle and Albert Rodgers are:

+     47             i.   Ludith7 Rodgers, born 02 February 1889; died 19 May 1942.

+     48            ii.   Mary Idell Rodgers, born 09 August 1892 in Newbern, TN; died 27 September 1970.

+     49           iii.   Margaret Elizabeth Rodgers, born 19 December 1895; died 27 July 1960 in Memphis, Tennessee.

       50           iv.   Ruth Hazel Rodgers2, born 10 January 1904.

+     51            v.   William Noel Rodgers, born 09 June 1907; died 02 February 1968.

 

      22.  Jimmie Iola6 McCorkle (James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1)3 was born 18 October 1875 in Newbern, TN, and died 17 August 1907 in Newbern, TN.  She married Frank Simmons before 1895.  Iola is buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Newbern, TN. A Child of Jimmie McCorkle and Frank Simmons is:

       52             i.   James Scott7 Simmons, born 09 November 1895; died September 1971 in California.

 

      23.  Sallie A.6 McCorkle (Reeves)  (James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 13 October 1878 in Newbern, TN, and died 06 November 1916 in Sherman, TX.  She married Edgar O. Reeves 20 December 1899 in Newbern, TN.  He was born 31 October 1869 in Ga.4, and died 08 June 1927 in Sherman, TX.  Sallie A. McCorkle is buried in the West Hill Cemetery, Grayson Co., TX, as is Edgar O. Reeves.

Child of Sallie McCorkle and Edgar Reeves is:

+     53             i.   Gladys Iola7 Reeves, born 22 December 1900 in Sherman, TX; died December 1980 in San Antonio, TX.

 

 

      24.  Eulalia Tirzah6 McCorkle (Karnes)  (Joseph Smith5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 27 July 1873 in Gibson Co., TN, and died 18 May 1922 in Yorkville, TN.  McCorkle Cemetery.  She married Thomas Moses Karnes, who was born 1856, and died 1937 (McCorkle Cemetery).  --  John Edwin McCorkle’s 1860 journal, above, mentions a “Carns.”

Children of Eulalia McCorkle and Thomas Karnes were:

       54             i.   Joseph Allen7 Karnes, born November 1895; he married Clara Bradley.

       55            ii.   Ruth Dale Karnes, born 1899.

       56           iii.   Thomas Blaine Karnes, born 13 August 1902. Mortician in Gibson Co., Tenn. Father of T.C. Karnes, also a mortician.

       57           iv.   Mary Florine Karnes, born 04 July 1908.

       58            v.   Oscar Abraham Karnes, born 14 November 1908.

       59           vi.   Harry Cecil Karnes, born 23 June 1912 in Yorkville, TN; died 13 December 1993 in Loudon, TN.

 

 

      25.  Walter Frazier6 McCorkle (Joseph Smith McC5, Robert Andrew Hop McC4, Robert McC3, Alexander McC,2 ?Samuel1) was born circa 1875.  He married Cora Mayfield. Children of Walter McCorkle and Cora Mayfield are:

       60             i.   Mary Elizabeth7 McCorkle.

       61            ii.   Doris Jean McCorkle.

 

      27.  Robert Jesse6 McCorkle (Joseph Smith5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born Abt. January 1880, and died Unknown.  He married Vallie Gardner

Children of Robert McCorkle and Vallie Gardner are:

       62             i.   Robert Frazier7 McCorkle.  – [ Daughter: Carol McCorkle Branz of Spokane, Washington. And a son named Robert McCorkle lives in 2006 in Texas.]

       63            ii.   Mary Frances McCorkle

Generation No. 4

      31.  Alta Lorraine7 Wharey (Hardeman) (Fannie Agnes6 Algea, Sarah E.5 McCorkle, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 08 October 1887 in Gibson Co., Tenn, and died 02 August 1921 in Chester Co., TN.  She married Thomas Lon Hardeman 04 January 1910

Child of Alta Wharey and Thomas Hardeman is:

+     64             i.   Carl Wharey8 Hardeman. Died 27 May 1959 in Crowley, Louisiana.

 

      37.  James Cicero Pericles7 Cockroft (Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 01 April 1882 in Leake County , Miss., and died 19 August 1929 in Memphis, TN.  He married Jessie Lee Childress 12 February 1917 in Memphis, TN, daughter of Robert Childress and Emma Duboise.  She was born 20 October 1890 in Olive Branch, Miss., and died 29 February 1980 in Bolivar, Tenn.

James Cicero Pericles Cockroft is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Memphis. Bookkeeper. Jessie Lee Childress is buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Memphis.  Children of James Cockroft and Jessie Childress are:

       65             i.   James Lee8 Cockroft, born December 1917; died 09 January 1919 from influenza in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.    James Lee Cockroft: is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis;

+     66            ii.   Robert Stansul Cockroft, born 03 May 1920 in Memphis;

+     67           iii.   William Scott Cockroft, born 03 October 1922 in Memphis;

+     68           iv.   Natalie Cockroft (Ragon), born 01 October 1928 in Memphis. Lived Hardeman County; moved to Jackson.

 

      38.  Beatrice Maie7 Cockroft (Martin) (Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott McC5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 30 April 1885 in Dyer Co., Tn., and died 1968 in Stanton, Haywood Co, TN5.  She married Dr. Harry Leland MARTIN, Sr6 10 October 1905 in Dyer Co., Tn..  He was born 30 June 1881 in Stanton, Haywood Co., Tn., and died 12 December 1955 in Senatobia, Tate Co, MS7.

Beatrice Mae Cockroft, born April 30, 1885, in Dyersburg, Dyer Co, Tennessee, was the second child of eight born to the Attorney General of the 13th Judicial District of Tennessee, Stansul Leonidas Cockroft and wife Lula Mae McCorkle.   She and her eldest brother, Cicero, went to school in Jackson, Tenn.  Beatrice's grandmother Lizzie Obedience Clements came from Weakley County, then lived in Newbern, Tenn. [John Edwin McCorkle, a 1st cousin of Lizzie’s husband James Scott McCorkle, in his journals often records swimming the Obion River to go visit the Clements family.] In her dairy for 1901, Beatrice Cockrofr (Martin) (when Beatrice was aged 16 years) is mentioned several times:

   Jan 1   - "Beatrice off to school at Jackson."    Jan 26 - "Letter from Beatrice at Jackson that Cicero (her oldest brother) is sick."     Feb 22 - "Beatrice and Cicero cam home on a visit today."

   May  6 - "Mr. Cockroft (Beatrice's father) went to Bolivar to co[u]rt carried Beatrice and Cicero some cake and money."    May 27 - "Helped Lula [Beatrice's mother] off to Jackson to attend commencement as Beatrice and Cicero were there."     June  7 - "All of Lula children went home and she and Beatrice came from Jackson."     June 13 - "Beatrice Cockroft spent the day with us."

   July 17 - "Willie [Beatrice's aunt] having a good dinner cooking for Beatrice Cockroft and a young man from Dyersburg."     Aug 21 - "Beatrice Cockroft came in to see us on the eleven train. Iola (Beatrice's aunt), Beatrice, and Willie went to town trading. Beatrice made a engagement to go to a party, broke it and went with us to prayer meeting."     Aug 22 - "Beatrice and Ludith went to Brother Rodies.  Beatrice then took a ride with Mr. Rosenbloom for two hours.  Mose Rosenbloom and Farris called on Beatrice at Willies."

   Sept 10 - " Beatrice went to Miss to go to school in a female academy.”. (Blue Mountain College for girls in Tippah Co, MS).     Nov 6 - "I helped Lula sew made Beatrice a dress and blue chambray skirt, also cut a dress for Lizzie."     Nov 8 - "I helped Lula sew all day, we finished Lizzies dress and Beatrices."

Beatrice graduated from Blue Mountain College in 1902(?) and attended the American Conservatory of Music of Chicago. On Independence Day, July 4, 1904 Harry Leland Martin, a Baptist minister, proposed marriage to Beatrice and on October 9, 1905, they were married at Blue Mountain, MS.  One anecdote that he likes to tell is that they were married during the middle of a yellow fever scare.  Because of this, train travelers had to present credentials. "We had planned a little trip," he recalls. "I had mine (the papers), but Mrs Martin had forgotten hers.  When we got married, she had brown hair, gray eyes, a light complexion, was 20 and weighed 116. In the rush at the mayor's office, things got a bit confused.  When we gave the papers to the conductor, they read: Hair, gray; eyes, brown; complexion, fair; age, 116; weight, 20."

She was his aide and partner in his ministerial work.  She was his soloist, organist, pianist, and choir director.  She was active in denominational work as Chairman of the North Mississippi Woman's Missionary Union, state trustee for WMU training school at Louisville, KY, and associational superintendent of the WMU, Deer Creek Association, which includes six delta counties and part of a seventh.

Two years after they were married, they moved to Hollandale, Mississippi, where their son, Harry Jr., and daughter Aileen were born.  After four years, they moved to Indianola, MS where they stayed for fourteen years, and Beatrice was instrumental in organizing the 20th -Century Club.  Their final call was to Senatobia, Tate Co, Miss., 1933.  There she was founder and principal of the Vacation Bible School.  Because of their combined efforts, the Church, the Sunday School and the Women's Missionary tripled in membership and the contributions to local and denominational work increased five-fold.

Beatrice lived for 13 years after her husband's death in 1955 with her daughter and son-in-law in Senatobia, MS.  There she died in 1968 and was buried in the Martin family plot in Stanton Cemetary, Stanton, Haywood Co. MS.

 

Dr. Harry Leland MARTIN, Sr. :  Leland was born and raised in Stanton, Haywood Co., Tennessee, the son of Tomas Lyle Martin and Anna Jefferson Byrnes. The 1900 Census for Haywood County, TN shows that he was living with his younger sister Anna Lou and his Mother.  He was licensed to preach when he was 18 years old. His first pastorates were in Newborn (where he probably met his wife, Beatrice), Stanton, Bells, Grand Junction, and later at Rowan Memorial Baptist Church in Memphis, TN.  He attended the Southwestern Baptist University (now Union University), Jackson, TN.  He married Beatrice Mae Cockroft, October 9, 1905 at Blue Mountain, Tippah Co., Mississippi.

     He and Beatrice settled first in Hollandale, Missippi, here his first child was born:  Harry, Jr., in 1908.  He is listed in the World War I registration list for Sunflower Co., MS(1917-1918).  He graduated from the Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

     In 1907, he and his bride of two years took his first Mississippi pastorate at Hollandale.  In 1908, his son, Harry Jr. was born, followed in 1910 by a daughter, Aileen.  In 1912, he served in Indianola, MS.  In the book  "fevers, floods, and faith," the following was described.  "A house on Catchings Street next to the Presbyterian Church, known as the 'Hairston House', was bought for the minister's residence and used until the present pastorium was built.  Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Martin were the first occupants."   In 1921, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS conferred the degree of Doctor of Divinity for "outstanding service as a pastor, evangelist and denominational leader".  Two years later, he was called to the church at Lexinton where, during the next four years, he erected a new church.  In 1931, in Jackson, MS, he was executive secretary for Mississippi Baptist Education Commission. In 1933, he moved to pastor the First Baptist Church, Senatobia, Tate Co, MS, where he retired in 1953. During this time he was very prominent in the Rotary Club, helping to organize the one at Indianola.  In 1936-37 he was district governor of the Rotary International, during which time eleven new clubs were formed.  He was founder and first president of the Senatobia club. His Rotary nickname was Hal.  He also had been Grand Prelate of the Knights Templar, Mississippi Grand Commandery and Grand Chaplain of the Royal Arch Masons of Mississippi.

     Dr. Martin was active in many other areas.  He was a state representative on the Southern Baptist Home Mission Boards, moderator of the Tate County Baptist Association, and a member of the executive board of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.  He held revival services in nearly every Southern State.  He served in many capacities in other organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Community Fund, National War Fund.  He traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and North Africa.

     Dr. Martin died, 12 Dec 1955 in Senatobia, Tate Co, MS of a cerebral hemorrhage shortly after returning home from surgery. Services were held at the First Baptist Church, Senatobia, MS.  Senatobia's mayor, E. W. Varner declared a closing of all businesses for 30 minutes out of respect to Dr. Martin.   He was buried in the family plot at Stanton Cemetary, Stanton, Haywood Co, TN.  --  Dr. Harry Leland MARTIN, Sr.: Occupation: Baptist Minister

     

Children of Beatrice Cockroft and Harry MARTIN are:

+     69             i.   Harry Leland8 MARTIN, Jr., born 28 October 1908 in Hollandale, Humphreys Co, MS; died 23 December 1958 in Arlington Hospital, Arlington, VA.

+     70            ii.   Aileen Martin, born 13 January 1911; died 06 July 1963 in Senatobia, Tate Co, Mississippi.

 

 

      39.  Elizabeth Veeve7 Cockroft (Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 16 September 1887 in Dyer Co., Tn., and died 23 November 1950 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.  She married Lawrence T. Lowrey 02 September 1919 in Blue Mountain, Ms..  He was born 08 August 1888, and died May 1965 in Blue Mountain, Ms.  Lawrence T. Lowrey: President of Blue Mountain College, MS

Children of Elizabeth Cockroft and Lawrence Lowrey are:

       71             i.   Robert Booth8 Lowrey, born 14 August 1920.

+     72            ii.   Jean Lowrey, born 21 September 1924 in Memphis; died 03 February 1992 in Vienna, Virginia.

 

      40.  Leonidas Still7 Cockroft (Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 05 March 1890 in Dyer Co., Tn., and died 14 November 1965 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  He married Lucy Lee Mosley 12 March 1912 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  She was born 1889, and died 25 December 1966 in Memphis.

      Children of Leonidas Cockroft and Lucy Mosley are:

       73             i.   Harry Leland8 Cockroft, born 05 April 1913 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN; died in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  He married

       74            ii.   William Leonidas Cockroft, born 25 May 1915 in Co.; died 1984.

       75           iii.   Rosa May Cockroft, born 04 April 1918; died 27 March 1998 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  She married S.C. Nixon; died 1996 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.

+     76           iv.   Martha Frances Cockroft, born 10 August 1920 in Wyoming; died 29 March 2002 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.

       77            v.   Charles Anson Cockroft, born 07 December 1924 in Co.; died 1934.

       78           vi.   Walter Edward Cockroft, born 24 February 1927 in Co.; died 1944.

 

 

      43.  William Booth7 Cockroft (Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 12 April 1902 in Dyer Co., Tn., and died 20 March 1987 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  He married (1st ) Katherine Hogan 09 October 1929 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  She was born 11 February 1904 in Jackson, Madison Co., Tn., and died 13 February 1938 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  He married (2nd) Gladys Magdalene Blades 30 June 1939 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  She was born 27 February 1913 in Brookhaven, Ms., and died in Memphis, Shelby County, TN. William Booth Cockroft is buried in the Memorial Park, Memphis, TN.       

Children of William Cockroft and Katherine Hogan are:

+     79             i.   Katherine Ann8 Cockroft, born 24 January 1932 in Memphis.

+     80            ii.   Janet Cockroft, born 23 June 1934 in Memphis.

+     81           iii.   Don William Cockroft, born 03 February 1938 in Memphis.

      Child of William Cockroft and Gladys Blades is living in 2003.

 

 

      44.  Lula Maurine7 Cockroft (Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 21 July 1905 in Ms., and died 28 August 1956 in Blue Mountain, Ms..  She married Thomas Norwood Rice 01 December 1931.  He was born Unknown in Madison Co., Tenn., and died in Madison Co., Tenn. Buried Blue Mountain, Mississippi.

     

Children of Lula Cockroft and Thomas Rice are:

+     83             i.   Betty Lucille8 Rice, born 25 September 1932 in Jackson, Madison Co., Tn..

       84            ii.   Harriet Rice.

       85           iii.   Patricia Rice.

       86           iv.   Thomas Rice.

       87            v.   William Rice.

 

 

      47.  Ludith7 Rodgers (Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 02 February 1889, and died 19 May 1942.  He married Alice Meson before 1911.

Children of Ludith Rodgers and Alice Meson are:

       88             i.   R. L.8 Jones, born November 1911.

       89            ii.   William Allison Jones, born 12 May 1912.

       90           iii.   Albert Lawrence Jones, born 16 April 1913.

       91           iv.   Margaret Elizabeth Jones, born 05 May 1914.

       92            v.   Shirley Idelle Jones, born 13 May 1915.

       93           vi.   Bernice Hazel Jones, born 29 March 1917.

       94           vii.   Robert Ludith Jones, born 06 November 1918.

       95          viii.   Clifford Noel Jones, born 23 March 1921.

       96           ix.   Lois Clay Jones, born 09 May 1925.

       97            x.   Allen Roy Jones, born 12 June 1927.

       98           xi.   Warren Jones.

 

 

      48.  Mary Idell7 Rodgers (Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 09 August 1892 in Newbern, TN, and died 27 September 1970.  She married William Lee Sumners Bef. 1916.  He was born 14 November 1878, and died 30 November 1948.  Mary Idell Rodgers SUMNERS is buried in the New Haven Cemetery, Lake County, Tennessee.

      Children of Mary Rodgers and William Sumners are:

+     99             i.   William Rodgers8 Sumners, born 28 October 1916.

+     100          ii.   Edith Adell Sumners, born 19 April 1921; died 22 April 1998.

       101         iii.   Robert Marr Sumners, born 16 June 1928; died 30 September 2002 in Union City, Tenn.

Robert Marr Sumners’ burial: 02 October 2002, New Haven Cemetery, Lake Co., Tenn.

 

      49.  Margaret Elizabeth7 Rodgers (Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 19 December 1895, and died 27 July 1960 in Memphis, TN.  She married Jewel Wesley Slaughter 20 April 1912 in Dyer Co., TN.  Margaret Elizabeth Rodgers is buried in the Memphis Memorial Cemetery.

Child of Margaret Rodgers and Jewel Slaughter is:

+     102           i.   Jewel Wesley8 Slaughter, Jr., born 09 April 1913 in Bardwell, KY; died 19 January 1960 in Memphis.

 

 

      51.  William Noel7 Rodgers (Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 09 June 1907, and died 02 February 1968.  He married Ruth ? Unknown.            

Children of William Rodgers and Ruth ? are:

       103           i.   Pattie8 Rodgers.

       104          ii.   Donald Rodgers.

 

 

      53.  Gladys Iola7 Reeves (Sallie A.6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 22 December 1900 in Sherman, TX, and died December 1980 in San Antonio, TX8.  She married Whitley R. Smith circa1922 in Texas.  He was born 30 June 1901 in Texas, and died 13 June 1977 in San Antonio, TX.

Children of Gladys Reeves and Whitley Smith are:

       105           i.   Reeves8 Smith.

+     106          ii.   Whitley R. Smith, Jr., born circa1925 in Texas.

       107         iii.   Robert L Smith, born circa 1927.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

      64.  Carl Wharey8 Hardeman (Alta Lorraine7 Wharey, Fannie Agnes6 Algea, Sarah E.5 McCorkle (Algea), Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born Unknown, and died 27 May 1959 in Crowley, LA.  He married Mary Ruby Nolan 08 May 1936.   

Children of Carl Hardeman and Mary Nolan are presumed to be living in 2003.

 

      66. Col. Robert Stansul8 Cockroft (James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 03 May 1920 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  He married Ada Herbert Johnson 10 August 1946 in Lexington, Ms., daughter of Henry Johnson and Mary McBee.  She was born 30 January 1920 in Lexington, Ms., and died 09 March 2002 in Columbia, MD.  Robert Cockroft attended the University of Tennesse at Knoxville, Tenn., for two years and transferred to the Universtiy of Michigan, where he earned a BS in Forestry.  Being in ROTC, he entered active duty in 1941 and served in the Tank Corps where he attained the rank of Colonel.  His wife, Ada Herbert Johnson, is buried in the Pohick Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lorton, Virginia.      

Children of Col. Robert Cockroft and Ada Johnson are:

+     114           i.   Alice McBee9 Cockroft, and

       115          ii.   Ada Carolyn Cockroft (Jones) (Brown)

 

      67.  William Scott8 Cockroft (James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 03 October 1922 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  He married Gladys Louise Carpenter 28 August 1953 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  She was born 03 April 1928 in Fulton, Itawamba Co., Miss.

William Scott Cockroft attended Memphis State University before entering the U.S. Navy during WWII where he attained the rack of Lt.JG.  After his discharge he entered the Louisiana State University where he earned a BS in Forestry. Military service: Bet. 1943 - 1946, U.S. Navy.  Occupation: Lumber Broker and Retailer.  Rank: Ensign.   Unit: LST 461

Children of William Cockroft and Gladys Carpenter are:

       116           i.   Carol Ann9 Cockroft (Mrs. Robert Higgins Hughes, Jr.)

+     117          ii.   Susan Kay Cockroft

+     118         iii.   William Scott Cockroft.

 

      68.  Natalie8 Cockroft (James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 01 October 1928 in Memphis, TN.  She married James Hugh Ragon 23 November 1951 in Memphis, TN, son of James Ragon and Oza Dorris.  He was born 25 June 1926 in Memphis, TN. Natalie Cockroft earned a BS in Home Economics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1951. She is a Certified Home Economist; a member of American Dietetics Association; a licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist.  She was Director Food Services WMHI 1976-1991.  She is a member of the DAR: National Society Daughters of American Revolution  #0749730.  She is a mother, housewife, and dietitian.

Her husband, James Hugh Ragon, spent the years 1944-1946 in the US Army, Co. I, 347 Inf. Regt., 87th Inf. Div. And was discharged as S-Sgt.  James Ragon was awarded: 2 Battle Stars , ETO      Combat Infantry Badge; a Bronze Star.  He earned the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 8 June 1950.  Member of: Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Phi (Engineering Honor Society). 1944, U.S. Army    Occupation: Professional Engineer. 

Rank: S/Sgt.  Unit: Co. I, 347 Infantry Regt. 87 Div. ETO

Children of Natalie Cockroft and James Ragon are:

+     119           i.   William Stansul9 Ragon,

+     120          ii.   James Ray Ragon,.

+     121         iii.   Betty Love Ragon,

+     122          iv.   Joseph Lee Ragon,

+     123          v.   Robert Allan Ragon.

 

      69.  Harry Leland8 MARTIN, Jr. (Beatrice Maie7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 28 October 1908 in Hollandale, Humphreys Co, MS, and died 23 December 1958 in Arlington Hospital, Arlington, VA9.  He married Montez WEEKS 1930.  She was born 08 September 1910 in Doddsville, Sunflower Co, Mississippi. Harry Leland MARTIN, Jr.:  In 1925, Harry graduated from High School at Indianola, Sunflower Co, MS as honor student and class president.  He obtained his BA degree from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS. finishing the four year course in three years as cum laude with athletic honors.  He attended a summer session at the Pulitzer School of Journalism, Columbia University, NY in 1929.  He then was a teacher and coach at Moorehead High School, MS, 1928-9, and Hickory Flat Consolidate High School, MS, 1929-30.  In April 1930, Harry joined the Evening Appeal, then in 1933 the Commercial Appeal newspaper at Memphis, Shelby Co, TN.  He became a columnist and amusements editor with a daily column entitled " Footlights and Flickers". During World War II, he enlisted in the US Navy at Millington NAS, TN.  In 1945, He returned to the Commercial Appeal. Strong in the labor movement, in 1936, he founded and was first president of the Memphis Newspaper Guild.  In 1947, 1949, and again in 1951, he was elected as President of the American Newspaper Guild.  He lost his bid for a fourth term re-election in Sept 1953 by a margin of only 214 votes, 7498 to 7284.  In 1948, President Harry S. Truman appointed him as a delegate to the World Conference on Freedom of Information, in Geneva, Switzerland.  Later in 1948, he was appointed Labor Information Advisor to Ambassador Averell Harriman for the Marshall European Recovery Plan with Headquarters in Paris, France.

 

Representing the American Press, in November, 1948, he attended a conference of the International Organization of Journalists (IOJ) in Communist Budapest, Hungary.  Although this meeting was behind the then Iron Curtain, and he had reason to fear for his life, he walked out of the conference as a protest against the Communist suppression of information freedoms.  After that he was instrumental in founding the IFJ, the International Federation of (Free) Journalists.  He received letters of commendation from President Franklin D.  Roosevelt, President Harry S. Truman, Ambassador Averell Harriman and many others for his efforts to promote freedom of the press.

 

When he resigned August 20, 1953 and left Paris, he and his brother-in-law, Col J. Tom Kizer started a gift import business, Ki-Mart Imports at 2711 Union Extended, Memphis, TN.  Lacking success in this business, in November, 1955, he accepted the position in Washington, DC as National Director of Public Information for the American Red Cross. He died in Washingon, DC from Carcinoma of Ascending colon with metasteses. Services were held at the Baptist Church and he was buried in the Stanton Cemetery family plot, Stanton, Haywood Co, TN.

 

Children of Harry MARTIN and Montez WEEKS are:

+     124           i.   Harry Leland9 MARTIN III, born 26 May 1931 in Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

       125          ii.   Jon Micheal MARTIN, born 11 October 1937 in Baptist Hospital, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN; died 21 November 1937. Lived 1 Month, 10 days

 

 

      70.  Aileen8 Martin (Beatrice Maie7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 13 January 191110, and died 06 July 1963 in Senatobia, Tate Co, MS10.  She married John Tom KIZER on 27th September 1937.  He was born in Sarah, MS.

John Tom KIZER was born in Sarah, MS, just a few miles west of Senatobia, where his father, John Thomas (J.T.), was in the lumber business.  When he was a small boy, the family moved to Senatobia.  Tom graduated from City High School there as valedictorian.  He attended college at the University of Colorado, Denve,r where his two sisters lived.  During the Depression, Tom returned home to help out the family as his father lost everything.  Tom was a Lieutenant in Company A, 106th Quartermaster, 31st Division (the Dixie Division), Mississippi National Guard in Senatobia.  With prospect of War in 1940, he was called to active duty, stationed at Camp BlandingFlorida.

 

Tom spent most of WWII in the South Pacific, and was discharged as a Lt Colonel.  He was a recipient of the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Philippine Government Citation, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Purple Heart.  About the Purple Heart, he liked to say modestly that a bomb was dropped on one side of a palm tree with him passing on the other.  He was so slim that the only wound he received was his wrist, which protruded from behind the tree (true?).

 

Returning to Senatobia, MS he was manager of the local Movie House.  He invested and was partner in Tate-Co Feed Mill and Ki-Co Hatcheries in Senatobia. In 1954, Tom entered into partnership with his brother-in-law, Harry Martin, in the Ki-Martin Co., a high-style import gift business in a completely remodeled studio building at 2711 Union Ave. Extended, Memphis, TN.  Unfortunate circumstances caused the company to close.

 

Tom, with his Uncle-in-law Dr. Bill Cockroft who had a Holiday Inn franchise, built and became innkeeper for the first Inn in Jackson, MS. That alliance, along with his accountant background and new inn experience, led to the formation of a group with Lawrence Rier, Scharles Sutton, and William White.  They formed United Enterprises, which later became United Inns, Inc.  They started with an exclusive franchise to build a group of inns in the Atlanta, Ga., area.

 

With the acquisition of the Gaines Furniture Manufacturing Company, a chain of Mr Pride car washes and the expansion of the Holiday Inns to 38 in ten cities, United Inns went on the New York Stock Exchange.  Dr. Cockroft became chairman of the board, and Tom, board vice chairman.

Child of Aileen Martin and John KIZER is:

+     126           i.   Carolyn Ann9 KIZER.

 

      72.  Jean8 Lowrey (Eek) (Elizabeth Veeve7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 21 September 1924 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN, and died 03 February 1992 in Vienna, Va..  She married Lauris Martin Eek, Jr. 26 July 1952 in Blue Mountain, Ms., son of Lauris Eek and Donna Sisson.  He was born 22 September 1925 in Maryville, Missouri.  Jean Lowrey is buried in the Arlington National Cemetery.

Children of Jean Lowrey and Lauris Eek are:

       127           i.   Lauris Martin9 Eek III,

+     128          ii.   Donna Veeve Eek,

       129         iii.   Jeanne Lawrence Eek.

 

 

      76.  Martha Frances8 Cockroft (Leonidas Still7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 10 August 1920 in Wyoming, and died 29 March 2002 in Memphis. She married (1st) (?) Goad?  She married (2nd ) Al Burchfield.

Children of Martha Cockroft and ? Goad are:

       130           i.   Judy9 Goad,

       131          ii.   Janet Goad.

 

 

      79.  Katherine Ann8 Cockroft (William Booth7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 24 January 1932 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  She married John Howard Lammons 17 March 1951 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  He was born 21 March 1929.

Children of Katherine Cockroft and John Lammons are:

       132           i.   John Howard9 Lammons,

       133          ii.   Katherine Carol Lammons.

 

 

      80.  Janet8 Cockroft (William Booth7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 23 June 1934 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  She married (1) Kenneth Dale Menkel, Jr. circa 1952 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  She married (2) Robert E. Tribble, Jr. circa 1958 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  [an attorney, I think]  She married (3) Frank Virgin in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  He was born 06 April 1914.

Children of Janet Cockroft and Kenneth Menkel are:

       134           i.   Kenneth Dale9 Menkel III,

       135          ii.   William C. Menkel.

Child of Janet Cockroft and Robert Tribble is:

       136           i.   Robert E.9 Tribble III.

 

 

      81.  Don William8 Cockroft (William Booth7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 03 February 1938 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  He married Peggy Hargraves circa 1956 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN.  She was born 22 October 1938.

Children of Don Cockroft and Peggy Hargraves are:

       137           i.   Debra Kay9 Cockroft,

       138          ii.   Don William Cockroft, Jr.,

       139         iii.   Deanne Cockroft.

 

 

      82.  Robert Lawrence8 Cockroft (William Booth7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married Sarah Kathryn Caldwell

Children of Robert Cockroft and Sarah Caldwell are:

       140           i.   Pamela Cile9 Cockroft

       141          ii.   Lawrence Lee Cockroft,.

       142         iii.   Kathryn Blades Cockroft,

 

      83.  Betty Lucille8 Rice (Lula Maurine7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 25 September 1932 in Jackson, Madison Co., Tn..  She married Donald Nathaniel Medlin. He was born 27 February 1930 in Blue Mountain, Ms..

     

Children of Betty Rice and Donald Medlin are:

       143           i.   Donna Maurine9 Medlin,

       144          ii.   Teresa Ann Medlin,

       145         iii.   Patricia Suzanne Medlin

       146          iv.   Sherrilyn Kay Medlin,

       147          v.   Melanie Marie Medlin,

       148          vi.   Betty Margaret Medlin

       149         vii.   Donald Nathaniel Medlin.

 

      99.  William Rodgers8 Sumners (Mary Idell7 Rodgers, Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 28 October 1916.  He married Betty White.         

Child of William Sumners and Betty White is:

       150           i.   Michael Robert9 Sumners.

 

 

      100.  Edith Adell8 Sumners (Tanner)  (Mary Idell7 Rodgers, Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 19 April 1921, and died 22 April 1998.  She married Emerson Beck Tanner  on 11 September 1943.  He was born 17 June 1921.

Children of Edith Sumners and Emerson Tanner are:

+     151           i.   John Sumners9 Tanner, b. 1944;

+     152          ii.   Robert Tyree Tanner; and

+     153         iii.   Rodger Beck Tanner.

 

The following is from the web site of U.S. Congressman John Sumners Tanner:

Biography

Congressman John Tanner has represented Tennessee’s 8th District in west and middle Tennessee since 1989. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the co-founder of a group of moderate to conservative Democrats known as the Blue Dog Coalition, he is considered a leader in the fight to eliminate the $8.6 trillion federal debt. Congressman Tanner also serves on the U.S. delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the civilian arm of the NATO alliance. He is past vice president of the organization and chairs its Economics and Security Committee. Congressman Tanner and his wife, Betty Ann, live in Union City, Tennessee, and have two children and three grandchildren. He and his brothers own an insurance business and farming interests in Tennessee.

Click here for a shorter version of the biography, suitable for public introductions.

John Tanner was born on September 22, 1944, at the Dyersburg Army Air Base in Halls, Tennessee. He grew up in Obion County and attended public schools in Union City, Tennessee. In 1962, he entered the University of Tennessee at Knoxville on a basketball scholarship and earned a Bachelor's Degree in business administration in 1966. He earned his law degree in 1968 from the University of Tennessee's School of Law.

Rep. Tanner entered the Navy in 1968 and served at the rank of Lieutenant. He received an honorable discharge in 1972 and entered the Tennessee Army National Guard, from which he retired in the fall of 2000 at the rank of Colonel. John currently serves as a member of the U.S. Naval Academy's Board of Visitors and is one of few Members of Congress to have served on the Board of Visitors for the Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy. He has held various business interests, including a law practice and a family-owned general insurance agency.

Tanner served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1976 until 1988 and was sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives in January 1989. John served on the Committee on National Security and the Committee on Science until his appointment in 1997 to the powerful Committee on Ways and Means, where he currently serves on the Subcommittee on Trade and the Subcommittee on Oversight. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus’s Steering and Policy Committee.

Congressman Tanner led the formation of a group of moderate to conservative Democrats known as the Blue Dog Coalition, whose name humorously refers to legendary "yellow-dog Democrats" who had been squeezed so tightly by those on the far left and the far right that they had turned blue. Tanner remains an active leader of the group, which has gained much national recognition for its influence. Tanner co-chairs the Blue Dog Coalition's Budget and Tax Task Force and is an active member of the group's Health and High Tech task forces.

John is Vice President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the civilian arm of the NATO Alliance. The Parliamentary Assembly is made up of legislators from NATO’s member nations and associate member nations, who meet twice annually to discuss international matters of defense, security and economics.

John is also involved with the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, where his conservation work has earned him several awards, including the Outdoor Life Conservation Award for Public Service. He has been recognized for his commitment to a strong national defense by organizations such as the AMVETS, which gave Tanner its prestigious "Silver Bayonet Award." He serves on the Steering Committee for the Congressional Rural Health Care Caucus and is a member of the Mississippi River Caucus, the House Internet Caucus, the New Democrat Coalition, the I-69 Caucus and the House Wireless Caucus, among other organizations.

Tanner has been recognized repeatedly for his commitment to fiscal responsibility by several independent organizations such as The Concord Coalition. At home, his common sense approach to the challenges Americans face and his solution-oriented views on a host of budget, tax and trade issues have won him regular praise from newspapers, including The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, The (Nashville) Tennessean and The Jackson Sun.

John is married to the former Betty Ann Portis of Huntingdon, Tennessee. They have two children, Elizabeth Tanner Atkins and John Portis Tanner, and three grandchildren, Abby Frances Atkins, Tanner Lantrip Atkins and Beck Counce Tanner.

John and Betty Ann live in Union City, where John is an Elder in the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. He is also past president of the Union City Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Al Chymia Shrine in Memphis and a member of the Professional Advisory Board of ALSAC-St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District runs from the northern Memphis suburbs north along the Mississippi River to the Kentucky state line and east to include southern Clarksville before stretching south to Dickson then southwest roughly along Interstate 40 to Shelby County. The 8th District includes all of Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Obion, Stewart, Tipton and Weakley counties, as well as portions of Montgomery and Shelby counties.

 

 

      102.  Jewel Wesley8 Slaughter, Jr. (Margaret Elizabeth7 Rodgers, Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 09 April 1913 in Bardwell, KY, and died 19 January 1960 in Memphis, TN.  He married Mamie Louise Carroll 31 May 1941.  She was born 31 May 1926 in Skeen, Miss.  Jewel Wesley Slaughter, Jr.: Memphis Memorial Cemetery.

      Child of Jewel Slaughter and Mamie Carroll is:

       154           i.   Jo Carroll9 Slaughter.

 

      106.  Whitley R.8 Smith, Jr. (Gladys Iola7 Reeves, Sallie A.6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born Abt. 1925 in TX.  He married Mary Margaret Terry 22 December 1948.  She was born 04 June 1928, and died 1975.

Children of Whitley Smith and Mary Terry are:

       155           i.   Terry9 Smith.

       156          ii.   Whitley R. Smith III.

 

Generation No. 6

      109.  Mary Jeanette9 Hardeman (Carl Wharey8, Alta Lorraine7 Wharey, Fannie Agnes6 Algea, Sarah E.5 McCorkle, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married David Roark Warren in Votow, TX

Children of Mary Hardeman and David Warren are:

       157           i.   Carla Diane10 Warren,

       158          ii.   Mary Elizabeth Warren.

 

 

      114.  Alice McBee9 Cockroft (Robert Stansul8, James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married John Francis Oates, Jr.

Child of Alice Cockroft and John Oates is:

       159           i.   Ada Mary10 Oates,

 

      117.  Susan Kay9 Cockroft (William Scott8, James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married Robert L. Collins, son of Robert Collins and Shirley Hunsucker

Child of Susan Cockroft and Robert Collins is:

       160           i.   Kathryn Scott10 Collins

 

      118.  William Scott9 Cockroft (William Scott8, James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married Ann Elizabeth Wade in Memphis, Shelby County, TN. 

Children of William Cockroft and Ann Wade are:

       161           i.   Kelly Louise10 Cockroft,

       162          ii.   James William Cockroft.

 

 

      119.  William Stansul9 Ragon (Natalie8 Cockroft, James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, TN.  He married Jayne Ann of Bells, TN, daughter of Robert Gaines and Mary Edwards

William Stansul RagonU.S. Army. Special Forces, Medic.  After military service, William attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, TN., where he earned an Associate Degree of Nursing and later graduated from the Seventh-Day Adventist School of Anesthesia in Nashville, TN.  Education: Certificate of Nursing, Univ. of Tennessee at Martin. Military service: U.S. Army.   Occupation: Anesthetist    Rank: Medic   Unit: Special Forces

     

Children of William Ragon and Jayne Gaines are:

       163           i.   William Stansul10 Ragon, M.D.

       164          ii.   Robert Tucker Ragon,

       165          iii.  Mary Kathryn Ragon,

 

 

      120.  James Ray9 Ragon (Natalie8 Cockroft, James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married Mimi Janet Jones daughter of Richard Jones and Betty Shoup.  James Ray Ragon attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he earned an Associate Degree of Nursing and later graduated from the Seventh-Day Adventist School of Anesthesia in Nashville, TN. Certificate of Nursing, Univ. of Tn. Martin    Occupation: Anesthetist

Children of James Ragon and Mimi Jones are:

       166             i.  Kelly Rae10 Ragon,

       167            ii. Janet Rebecca Ragon.

 

      121.  Betty Love9 Ragon (Natalie8 Cockroft, James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott McC5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married James Bruister LeNoir  in Bolivar, Hardeman, TN, son of James LeNoir and Patty Litchfield.  Betty attended Blue Mountian College in Blue Mountian, MS., for two years and then transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA., earning a BS in Physical Therapy.

BS in Physical Therapy, University of Pennsylvania. Occupation: Homemaker and Physical Therapist

Children of Betty Ragon and James LeNoir are:

       168           i.   Joseph McGowen10 LeNoir,

       169          ii.   Jessica Ragon LeNoir,

       170         iii.   Bruister Caleb LeNoir,

       171          iv.   Joshua Blake LeNoir.

 

      122.  Joseph Lee9 Ragon (Natalie8 Cockroft, James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married Renee' Aline Jenkins in Memphis, Shelby County, TN, daughter of Rupert Jenkins and Olivet Sutton

Joseph Lee Ragon attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, TN., for four years before entering the University of Tennessee Medical University at Memphis, earning the MD degree as a Family Practice Physician.

Children of Joseph Ragon and Renee' Jenkins are:

       172           i.   Jonathan David10 Ragon.

       173          ii.   Leslie Renee' Ragon,..

       174         iii.   Paul Joseph Ragon.

 

      123.  Robert Allan9 Ragon (Natalie8 Cockroft, James Cicero Pericles7, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married Amy Lynn Jacobs in Bolivar, Hardeman Co., Tenn., a daughter of Euland Jacobs and Tommie Sain.  Robert Allan Ragon earned a BS inf Mechanical Engineering from the Tennessee Technological University at Cookville. Occupation: Mechanical Engineer and Motorcycle Dealer.

Children of Robert Ragon and Amy Jacobs are:

       175           i.   Jacob Allan10 Ragon,

       176          ii.   Jordon Lynn Ragon.

 

 

      124.  Harry Leland9 MARTIN III (Harry Leland8, Beatrice Maie7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 26 May 1931 in Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN11.  He married Tasca Jean BAILEY 08 August 1953 in Methodist Church, Shreveport, LA.  She was born 07 September 1932 in Pineland, Sabine Co., Texas12.

Harry Leland MARTIN III: Harry (Hal) was born in & lived with his parents in Memphis, until his parents were divorced in 1939.  He moved to Senatobia, Tate Co, Mississippi, to live with his paternal grandparents, Dr. Harry L. Martin, Sr., and Beatrice Mae Cockroft Martin.  In 1949, Hal graduated from Senatobia City High School summa cum laude as valedictorian, with an overall scholastic average of 98%.  He participated in the Marching/Concert Band, the Glee Club, Varsity football, baseball, and debating team.  He was awarded the American Legion Scholastic Medal.  His graduation present was getting to spend the summer with his father in Paris, France.

Hal then attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for two years, where he majored in political science and was president of the sophomore class.  In 1951, Harry, as he is now called, joined the US Air Force, attended their Basic Electronics Course, at Keesler AFB, and Atomic Weapons school at Sandia Base, NM.  He was primarily stationed at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, assigned to the 301st Bomber Squadron, Strategic Air Command, as a Special Weapons Electronics Specialist.

 

Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the USAF as Staff Sergeant in 1955, Harry was employed by Philco Corp. as an instructor at Ft. Bliss, Texas, where he taught basic electronics and Nike Ajax/Hercules Missile Tracking Systems.  After four years, Harry transferred to the Air Defense Command Radar Surveillance System, first as a technical representative at Angel's Peak, Las Vegas, Nevada, then as Site Engineer at Mt. Laguna, California.

 

In 1963, Harry transferred to Miles City, MT to work with Lincoln Laboratories, MIT, on the installation and testing of a Large Aperture Seismic Array.  This array consisted to 21 Subarrays, each having 25 seismometers buried several hundred feet in the ground.  Their purpose was to provide a sensitive enough array that would not only detect earth tremors from all over the world, but would be able to differentiate between natural tremors and those caused by underground nuclear explosions.

 

During his assignment to Lincoln Labs, Harry made two trips to Norway to assist in the installation of a Seismic Array.  He was responsible for training the Norwegians in the operation and maintenance of the electronic modules for the array.  His assignment to Lincoln Labs completed, Harry transferred to the Goldstone Deep Space Network Tracking Stations, outside Barstow, California. There he started as an Operation & Maintenance Tech, later as Organizer and Supervisor of a Maintenance & Integration Unit for the entire Complex.

Children of Harry MARTIN and Tasca BAILEY are:

+     177           i.   Montez Aileen10 MARTIN; and

       178          ii.   Harry Leland MARTIN IV.

 

 

      126.  Carolyn Ann9 KIZER (Aileen8 Martin, Beatrice Maie7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born in Memphis.  She married Robert L. KUBLER

Children of Carolyn KIZER and Robert KUBLER are:

       179           i.   Joshua10 KUBLER.

       180          ii.   Erinn KUBLER.

       181         iii.   Daniel KUBLER.

 

 

      128.  Donna Veeve9 Eek (Jean8 Lowrey, Elizabeth Veeve7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) was born 05 June 1957, and died 17 September 2000 in Phoenix, AZ.  She married Dennis Edward McMillen.

      Children of Donna Eek and Dennis McMillen are:

       182           i.   Denise10 McMillen,

       183          ii.   Tim McMillen,

 

      151.  John Sumners9 Tanner (Edith Adell8 Sumners, Mary Idell7 Rodgers, Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married Betty Ann Portis.  John Sumners Tanner: Member of US House of Representatives from the 8th Congressional District of Tennessee:  Elected: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 & 1998. First elected 8 November 1988, succeeding Ed Jones of Yorkville.

Children of John Tanner and Betty Portis are:

+     184           i.   Elizabeth Ann10 Tanner; and

       185          ii.   John Portis Tanner.

 

 

      152.  Robert Tyree9 Tanner (Edith Adell8 Sumners, Mary Idell7 Rodgers, Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married (1st ) Kathy Daniel; and 2nd Rhonda Lynn Clanton.

Children of Robert Tanner and Kathy Daniel are:

       186           i.   Walker Daniel10 Tanner; and

       187          ii.   Wyatt Tyree Tanner.

 

      153.  Rodger Beck9 Tanner (Edith Adell8 Sumners, Mary Idell7 Rodgers, Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel1) married Wanda Kay Daniels.

      Child of Rodger Tanner and Wanda Daniels is:

       188           i.   William Barrett10 Tanner.

 

Generation No. 7

      177.  Montez Aileen10 MARTIN (Harry Leland9, Harry Leland8, Beatrice Maie7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott McCorkle5, Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle4, Robert McCorkle3, Alexander McCorkle2, ?Samuel?1married (1st) Oscar Leonard BINGHAM, Jr., in Barstow , California.  Montez married (2nd) Christopher Moore SCHULTZ in Marine Chapel, Barstow; Christopher Moore Schultz was born in Mobile, Alabama.

Child of Montez MARTIN and Oscar BINGHAM is:

       189           i.   Brenda Larraine11 BINGHAM.

Children of Montez MARTIN and Christopher SCHULTZ are:

+     190           i.   Brenda Larraine11 SCHULTZ; and

+     191          ii.   Christopher Moore SCHULTZ, Jr.;  and

       192         iii.   Tasca Renee SCHULTZ.

 

 

      184.  Elizabeth Ann10 Tanner (John Sumners9, Edith Adell8 Sumners, Mary Idell7 Rodgers, Willie Clay6 McCorkle, James Scott McCorkle5, Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle4, Robert & Margaret Morrison McCorkle3, Alexander2, ?Samuel?1) married Kyle Carter Atkins.

Children of Elizabeth Tanner and Kyle Atkins are:

       193           i.   Abby Francis11 Atkins; and

       194          ii.   Tanner Lantrip Atkins.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

      190.  Brenda Larraine11 SCHULTZ (Montez Aileen10 MARTIN, Harry Leland9, Harry Leland8, Beatrice Maie7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott McCorkle5, Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel? McCorkle1) was born in Apple Valley, CA.  She married Joshua Shane DIAL.

Children of Brenda SCHULTZ and Joshua DIAL are:

       195           i.   Zachary Ryan12 SCHULTZ; and

       196          ii.   Justin Isaac DIAL.

 

      191.  Christopher Moore11 SCHULTZ Jr (Montez Aileen10 MARTIN, Harry Leland9, Harry Leland8, Beatrice Maie7 Cockroft, Lula May6 McCorkle, James Scott5, Robert Andrew Hope4, Robert3, Alexander2, ?Samuel McCorkle? 1) married Feather FRANCIS

Child of Christopher SCHULTZ and Feather FRANCIS is:

       197           i.   Trenton12 FRANCIS.

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                                                                                    Endnotes

[Endnotes to descendants of RAH McCorkle & Tirzah Scott McCorkle, as reported by James Ragon, and edited by Marsha Huie.]

 

1.  The Herndons of the American Revolution, 259.

2.  E.O. Clement McCorkle Diary, 1904.

3.  Will dated: April 1907, Dyer County, TN.

4.  1910 Census of Sherman, Texas.

5.  Reese J. Moses, Cemetery List, Stanton, Haywood Co. TN,  (Maintained by Mrs. Henryette Maxwell Stuart).

6.  Census 1900 - Haywood County, TN,  (United States Census).

7.  Several  "Obituaries of Dr. Harry L. Martin," Memphis Commercial Appeal, Memphis Press Scimitar, Tate County Democrat.

8.  Social Security Index.

9.  Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, Arlington, Virginia,  (Arlington Hospital, Arlington. VA).

10.  Bethesda Cemetery List, Senatobia, MS.

11.  Certificate of Birth, State of Tennessee,  (Division of Vital Statistics, State Department of Health).

12.  Certificate of Birth, Sabine County, State of Texas.

13. Highland Sanitarium, Certificate of Birth. Shreveport, Louisana.

 

[End of James Ragon’s collection of the Descendants of Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle & wife Tirzah Scott McCorkle]

 

 

The above was on Descendants of

 

  I.                    Alexander McCorkle & “Nancy” Montgomery;

 II.                    Robert McCorkle & Margaret Morrison:

III.                   RAH McCorkle & Tirzah Scott;

IV.                   Sarah E. McCorkle m. Jno. Algea;

V.                    Fannie Agnes Algea m. Wharey;  

--Here one must read the Affidavit of her uncle Joseph Smith McCorkle in a prior chapter above in my collection.

VI.                               Alta Lorraine Wharey m. Hardeman. 

 

 – I, Marsha, must digress a moment.

This Hardeman connection may plug Alta Lorraine Wharey (1887-1921] into Freed-Hardeman college in Henderson, Tennessee.

 

                        James Ragon & Natalie Cockroft Ragon of Jackson, Natalie a descendant of RAH McCorkle &  Tirzah Scott McCorkle…. James wrote: 

 

Alta Lorraine 7 Wharey (Hardeman) (Fannie Agnes6 Algea, Sarah E.5 McCorkle, Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle4,  Robert McCorkle3,  Alexander McCorkle 2,  ?Samuel 1) was born 8th  October 1887 in Gibson Co., Tennessee, and died 02 August 1921 in Chester Co., Tennessee.  She married Thomas Lon Hardeman 04 January 1910. ”

 

        I wonder if this is some Freed-Hardeman College connection. Sad to say, Freed-Hardeman College’s narrow-mindedness mushroomed as the 20th century progressed.  A man named Brody Hardeman was a big name in the Church of Christ after the schism from the Christian Church and in my view gave impetus to an unfortunate close-mindedness.  My own paternal grandmother, Sophie King McCorkle (Huie) attended a precursor to Freed-Hardeman College, in Henderson, Tennessee:  Georgia Roberson College or Georgia Robertson College or Georgia Robinson College; somewhere on the farm in Dyer/Gibson County, we have her valedictory address for that college. 

        I relate something here that I could never understand as a child, and still don’t:  John Wharey of Yorkville (19 August 1897- died 1972) was a contemporary and distant cousin of my father, Ewing Huie, 1907-1971. They talked "Church of Christ talk” a lot, and so it would make sense that John Wharey’s sister, Alta Lorraine Wharey would have married a Hardeman kin to Brody Hardeman; although I’m not sure about this.  What I could not understand about the South in general and John Wharey in particular, for he was merely representative of popular sentiment in the 1950s:  John Wharey would smile approvingly when regaling us youngsters with stories of the lynchings in Dyersburg circa 1900.  I was never more proud of my sister Sophie Huie (Cashdollar), then aged 16, than when she called him on this indecency, reflective of the times, at the Yorkville store. I don’t think John Wharey ever spoke to Sophie again.  To my shame, I kept quiet about my beliefs at the Yorkville store. That’s the way it was back in the 1950s. We learned to keep quiet in the South, “we” being women and liberal thinkers who wanted to get along with the empowered structure.] 

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[End of Chapter Five]



[5][3] “…Our health is about as usual.  Tirzah’s cough becomes more troublesomeSarah [McCorkle Algea] with her two children and Susan [McCorkle, later Mrs. McNail] have gone to Mr. Zarecors to day on a visit.  they may meet scouts from either party as they are prowling around every day.  … Joseph [“Joe” Joseph Smith McCorkle] will go to Dyer this winter, and settle on a farm. if he can escape “the Conscript”  --Perhaps Sarah may live with him and  teach school.  Jonathan has been roving round over two years. calls but seldom and then stays but a few minutes.   …”