Married but separated. Had one daughter. Worked on railroad and livedin Greenwood Ky. Richard Curtis has Owen Lewis gold signature ringpassed down by Ms. Magolla Lewis which whom Richard became acquainted asteenager and stayed with her in Greenwood ky for couple weeks about 1972
According to June Avera Girdler in May 2004, this Saddie was a stepdaughter of Winnie Lewis. She had married a widower who had a daughterby previous marriage. Brian Lewis had a child by Saddie named Edward.Sam Colyer is reported to have given a cemetery plot for Edward or Saddieto be buried in Somerset Cemetery.spouse:
Sheriff's Sale For Taxes. By virtue of taxes due the State of Kentuckyandspouse: Ballou, Mary Elizabeth (1855 - )
County of Pulaski, I will, on Monday, 30th day of April, 1896, at the
Courthouse door in Somerset, offer for sales the following property:(Read:
Name, Acres of Land, Amt. Tax and Cost):
Sloans Valley District
Barnett, S.V., 20, $3.28
Bowlin, A.J., 100, $3.96
Bryant, W.A., 40, $3.32
Bowlin, John, 40, $3.31
Bray, William, 250, $5.75
Ballou, A.J., 100, (bal) $2.44
Calhoun, E.M., 90, $4.85
Cook, W.G., 50, $4.18
Corder, James, 150, $4.40
Golson, James, 50, $3.51
Hall, J.W., 27, $3.96
Hollers, Levi, 350, $10.40
Hyden, R.D., 55, $4.85
Lewis, W.T., 170, $10.16
Lewis, Levi T., 76, $3.88
Bethel Church Cemetery, Blue John Rd., S Hwy. 27 at Alpine, Pulaski Co.,KY (per Jean Grumbling)
It is thought Mary, his wife was his first cousin
Burial - [place: check Antioch shores cemetery top of Burnside KY]
Per Sam Colyer Diary of 1947, Winnie was living in Bay City Michigan,near Detroit. Sam and his wife Leon (sister to Winnie) traveled to BayCity about once per year to visit. When she died her body was broughtback to Greenwood, KY and buried there evidently per Sam Colyer Diary.Per conversation with Jack Curtis 5/12/04, he remembered that BrianLewis had an illegitimate son by the his niece and daughter of Winnie.spouse: Husband, Unkown Lewis (*1885 - )
spouse: Davis, Novella (*1840 - )
Attorney and Civil War soldier, Tennessee Governor Albert S. Marks wasborn at Owensboro,
Kentucky, on October 16, 1836, the son of Elisha S. Marks. He grew up onhis father's farm in
Daviess County. After the death of his father, Marks received littleformal education but spent as
much time as possible reading fiction, history, biography, and the Greekand Roman classics. When
he was nineteen, Marks moved to Winchester, Tennessee, to accept aposition in the law office of a
relative, Arthur S. Colyar. There he read law and was admitted to the barin 1858. He practiced in
the firm of Colyar, Marks and Frizzell until the outbreak of the CivilWar.
Marks supported the Southern Democratic ticket of Breckinridge and Lanein the presidential
election of 1860. Strongly opposed to secession, he ran as a Unioncandidate for district delegate
to the state convention but was defeated by Peter Turney. When Tennesseevoted to withdraw
from the Union, though, he enlisted in the Confederate army, was electedcaptain, and later
promoted to colonel of the Seventeenth Tennessee Infantry. At the battleof Stones River on
December 31, 1862, Marks was wounded while leading a charge against aFederal battery. As a
result, surgeons amputated his right leg, and he endured a long hospitalconvalescence. When he
recovered, Marks was attached to the staff of General Nathan BedfordForrest as judge advocate
and served in that capacity until the end of the war.
Colonel Marks married Novella Davis, daughter of John R. Davis of WilsonCounty, in April 1863 at
the Marshall County home of her uncle, J. M. Knight. After the war, Marksresumed his law
practice, first with Colyar until 1866, and then with James B.Fitzpatrick and T. D. Gregory until
1870, when he was elected chancellor of the Fourth Chancery Division.
Marks was selected as the Democratic candidate for governor in 1878 andelected that fall. The
most pressing problem of his administration involved the matter of thestate debt, over which the
state was badly divided. At the Democratic convention in 1880, Marksdeclined a nomination for a
second term. Following his term in office, he returned to his home, theOne Hundred Oaks mansion
in Winchester, and resumed his law practice. He continued to be active instate and national
politics, and in 1888 he was a delegate to the Democratic NationalConvention. He died at Nashville
on November 4, 1891.
John H. Thweatt, Tennessee State Library and Archives
Suggested Reading(s): Margaret I. Phillips, The Governors of Tennessee(1978).
See Also: BATTLE OF STONES RIVER; ARTHUR S. COLYAR; NATHAN B. FORREST;STATE DEBT
CONTROVERSY; PETER TURNEY
EPHRAIM and MATILDA RICHARDSON MEECEspouse: Richardson, Matilda (1815 - 1853)
EPHRAIM MEECE was born February 4, 1812, in Pulaski County, Kentucky, theson Of JOHN MEECE and CHRISTINA VAUGHT MEECE. EPHRAIM MEECE marriedMATILDA RICHARDSON on April 1, 1835 in Pulaski County, Kentucky, daughterof WILLIAM RICHARDSON AND SALLY GIBSON RICHARDSON. MATILDA was born in1815, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. They had ten children. The 1840 UnitedStates Census for Pulaski County lists EPHRAIM MEECE, age between 20 and30, born in Kentucky with one female age between 20 and 30, one femalechild between 5 and 10, and two children under 5 years old. The 1850census lists EPHRAIM MEECE, age 38, male, occupation as farmer, born inKentucky, with MATILDA and five children. The 1860 census shows EPHRAIMMEECE, 48, male, Baptist Clergyman, Elizabeth, 29, and seven children.The 1970 census lists EPHRAIM MEECE in the Grundy District of PulaskiCounty with wife Elizabeth and one child. The 1980 census has EPHRAIMMEECE, 68, farmer, born in Kentucky.. his father and mother both born inKentucky, wife Lucinda and son Thomas F., 28, and daughter Mary A., 18.Both the 1850 census and the 1860 census show LOUISA as his daughter.MATILDA MEECE wife of EPHRAIM died July 26, 1843, in Pulaski County,Kentucky.
EPHRAIM MEECE married Elizabeth Osbourne, June 10, 1855 and after herdeath he married Lucinda Hargis on July 14, 1871.
In the obituary of his daughter Mary Alice Meece, the writer states that. .."EPHRAIM MEECE ..her father was one of the pioneer Missionary Baptistministers in this county"... William Hargis, who was 84 in 1963, and knewEPHRAIM MEECE, told Dean Hunter, Jr. that EPHRAIM, "had Asthma (or someRespiratory trouble) most of his life". He further told that "EPHRAIMlived on Pittman Creek, preached at the Rocklick Church and the HoundHollow Church (Buck Creek) in a log meeting house, that had a fireplacein it. Union and Confederate roughnecks threw sulphur onto the fire inthe fireplace and all had to leave theachurch. EPHRAIM said that he wouldgive five dollars to know who did it. He was a good 01' soldier, whodidn't fear anything. He was passing a cemetery one dark night and heardan awful noise. He hitched his horse, looked and found a hog had falleninto an open grave, and he then got it out. He lived in Blaze Valley."Pulaski County Vital Statistics show, MATILDA MEECE,
42, married, daughter of WILLIAM RICHARDSON, died June 6, 1853, ofconsumption. Sam Colyer, said his mother LOUISA JANE MEECE COLYER,remembered her father EPHRAIM, "working in his blacksmith shop beforedaylight in the morning. She could hear him pounding in the shop, infront of the house, near the road."
EPHRAIM MEECE, died after 1880, in Pulaski County, Kentucky, and isburied in a grave, that no longer has a headstone, at the RocklickBaptist Church, in Pulaski County.
JOHN MEECE, Sr. JOHN MEECEspouse: Vaught, Christene (~1790 - )
on November 22, May 14, 1868.
I was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1778 and died in PulaskiCounty, Kentucky on He married CHRISTINE VAUGHT in Puiaski (County,Kentucky on January 1, 1811. They had eiaht children. He died on May 14,1868, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. His last will and testament in PulaskiCounty, Kentucky, Will Book 6, page 609, was probated May 19, 1868, is asfoilows:
I, JOHN MEECE, of the County of Pulaski, State of Kentucky, being sickand weak in body, but of sound mind and
disposing memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, andbeing desirous to dispose of all worldly estate as hath pleased God tobless me with, I give, bequeath the same as follows to wit: To my son,Daniel S. Meece, the place OR which he now resides at the price of$350.00, which I have heretofore deeded to him. Also, the balance of atract of land near Grundy, beginning on Samuel Glover's Land-line ofSurvey (50 acres) at S100.00. Beginning at four white oaks hence North 67East, 100 poles, to two white oaks a corner to Glover's Survey, thencewith Meeces' and Hubbies's line to tops of ridge toward John Hunt's tothe conditional corner between Meece and Hunt, thence, a straight line toa white oak, Meeces', Hunt's and Mrs. Thurman's corner, thence, Northwith her line to William Bales' line, East to his corner, thence astraight line to four white oaks. To my son, Joseph Meece, the tract ofland on which he now lives, also a tract of land lying and beyond the Mt.Vernon Road which is also included in a deed which I have heretoforedeeded to him at the price of ~400.00. To my daughter, Loucindy Webb, andher heirs a lot of land binding upon the line betwist myself and JosephThurman, which Line beginning at a sugartree and rock is N65W, which lotof land shail be 4- degrees in width with a parallel Line, South, thefirst name N65W. To my daughters, Elizabeth and Mahala Meece Meece, 20poles each, making 40 poles, exclusive to them and their heirs runningparallel with the above line N65W. To my daughter, Lydia Maginly's heirstowit: John Bunyard, Greenup Alford, and Ellen and William Maginly,Jointly, 20 poles running a parallel line as above N65W across the tractto a stake. To my sons, EPHRIAM and Rufus the balance of the fore saidhome tract of land w'nich is to be equally divided between them. To mysons, Daniel and Josephus, all of my blacksmith tools to make them equalwith EPHRIAM and Rufus in land. The balance of my out estate to Wit: a 50acre survey in partnership with Henry Ashurst lying in Rockcreek River
worth 950.00. Also a tract in partnership with William
Wyatt lying on Troublesome, including the Hinds cabin, worth
512.00. Also, a tract of 500 acres lying on Rockcastle
River commencing on a large rock near the Randall stable near the oldSprings, being a partnership between me and Isaac Taylor running ut theriver binding there on, worth 4100.00. Also, a tract at the head of BoydsBranch called
the Sulphur Springs tract, 50 acres worth 550.00 in
partnership with Isaac Taylor. Also a tract of 20 acres,
lying at the head of Lickcreek waters of Rockcastle, worth
$12.00. Also, 200 acres of land on the waters of Pitman, beginning on aWhite Walnut and Rock standing at the head of the Long Hollow worth9200.00. Also, a tract of 50 acres,
tying on the waters of Buck Creek adjoining Squire Bray, Worth ~12.00.Also, a partnership with Hunt and Vaught of s3OO.OO'acres on the water ofBuck Creek, worth 910.00.
Also, a tract of land on the waters bf Pitman worth $25.00, adjoiningFulcher, also, 25 acres of land patented in the
name of Henry Meece, worth 950.00. Also, a tract of 40
acres in... partnership with Vaught tying joining Meece and
Newell, worth S50.00. The one-half of the above named partnerships tractsof land belonging to me a nd valued as
shown, except the 250 acres survey Isaac Taylor and B. Ping, Partners,and the 300 acres survey, Partners Hunt and
Vaught, one-third of these belong to me and valued as above, all ofwhich, I give to my four sons, EPHRIAM, Daniel,
Rufus, and Josephus, to be equally divided between them, after giving myson ,Daniel S50.00 the most. The balance of
my perishable property to be sold by my executors here in after named,and that proceeds of said sale with any money
that may be in hand equally divided between all of my
children, for which I owe no man a cent.'
I appoint my sons EPHRIAM, and Rufus Meece, My
Executors of this My Last Will and Testament, with power to
make deed to my land, that I may have.sold and not deeded. Given.under myhand and sealed this 22nd Day of April,
1867. signed and sealed as the Last Will and Testament of
said, JOHN MEECE. Witness: H. Gragg His
James M. Cook X Mark Sealed
NEWS: Excerpts from The Somerset Journal, 25 June 1920spouse: Colyer, Charles Granade (1832 - 1910)
Sells More Edens. The Somerset Hardware Co. gives a lit of those whohave
purchased Eden Washing Machines in an "ad' this week. Since the "ad" was
printed the company reports the following sales which should have beenadded:
Kenwick Hotel, Mrs. Chas. Colyer, Newtonian Hotel, and Mrs. J.C. Curtis.