Note for: John S. Shoun, 28 JUN 1793 - 25 NOV 1883 Index
John S. Shoun was the most well to do of Leonard's sons. Everyone in the family in trouble went to John S. for assistance and received it. John S. Shoun had a farm on Little Doe. It was further up Doe Creek further east than the farms of his 5 brothers and about 4 miles west of Mountain City, TN He left this farm to 2 of his sons, Peter P. who received the home place, and Samuel E. The farm was partitioned in 1890 and each received more than 300 acres. Peters home was north and Samuels home south of Doe Creek. John S. married Susan Baker 4-4-1816. They had 7 sons and 5 girls. Hiley Campbell was probably his second wife but if so they had no children.
1850 Johnson County Census: John S. Shown 56, Green 19, Louisa L 18, Peter P. 17, Jemime Amanda 15, Samuel E 14, Susannah M 12
Note for: Leonard Shoun, 10 NOV 1771 - 9 JUN 1845 Index
Place: Merchant/Forge/FarmerIndividual Note:
After Leonard and Barbara married, they immediately came over the mountains to the area of Shouns, Mountain City, TN.
Leonard built an forge and produced iron for farm equipment and tools.
All of Leonard's children settled and married in or near Johnson County.
Leonard had a large farm at Shouns. He had another larger area of land on Doe Creek . Both were good farm land. Leonard had several slaves. He owned a country store and an iron forge at Shouns. He had the supplies for his store hauled from Baltimore, MD, a distance of nearly 400 miles and it was reported to take 6 months to make a round trip.
He had his pig iron hauled to Lynchburg, Va a distance of 225 miles.
Leonard was illiterate. Whenever his name is mentioned, the story is usually told that he kept his own mercantile records using symbols. once he charge a customer for a cheese when the mad had purchased a grindstone and Leonard had neglected to put a hole in the center of the circle. The men are supposed to have nearly come to blows before they reasoned the explanation.
Leonard's sister Sally was the first wife of Jacob Schlemp, Leonard's wife's brother.
One record says that Leonard and Barbara came to what is now Johnson County in 1792 "Barbara carrying their first son, unborn, and Leonard carrying an ax, a pick and a bundle of clothing." He was 19 and she was 17 years old.
WILL OF LEONARD SHOUN,
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN: I, Leonard Shoun of the County of Johnson and the State of Tennessee being of sound and perfect mind and memory, BLESSED BE GOD, do this 6th day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty one, do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all others Wills by me at any time made.
FIRST: I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of my moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executors.
SECONDLY: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Barbary to have and enjoy peaceable during her natural life, then to be disposed of as hereinafter mentioned, the brick house, kitchen, barn and all other out houses all the lands here where I now live and all entrys of lands that I now own and all the Negroes that I now own together with their increase and all the cash that may be on hands and all the debts that may be owing and all the farming tools and smith tools of every kind and description and all the property of every description and all the property of every description except such as I have herein bequeathed to my other heirs. I hereby empower my beloved wife Barbary to sell either one of all of the Negroes if she may wish to do so, by first calling on my Executors to aid and assist in such sale or sales of said Negroes and all the grain and products of every description that may be on said farm must remain on it for the use and comfort of my beloved wife, Barbary.
THIRDLY: I give and bequeath to my two youngest sons (ie) David H. and Eliher to have peaceable and full possession of all my lands above named after the death of my beloved wife, Barbary and not before (viz) David H. Must have possession of the Brick house and kitchen for the first ten years and Eliher to have possession of all my buildings at the cross roads the same length of time, then change possession and continue to change every ten years during life, and all the farming and smith tools of every kind to be equally divided D. H. & Eliher and one wagon and gearing and one truck wagon to equally belong to them both and all the kitchen furniture to be equally divided between them and David H. to have one charrey press and one secretary and Eliher to have one Bureau and l desk and one clock and each one to have one bedstead and furniture to the same and each one to have one cow and calf and six sheep and one sow and pigs and killing hogs what my Executors may think sufficient for one years support.
FOURTHLY: I give and bequeath to my daughter Susannah two bed steads with their furniture to the same, one small and one large spinning wheel, one bureau known by the Hyath Bureau, one horse beast, saddle and bridle to be worth between eighty and one hundred dollars, two cows and calves or cows with calf and twenty dollars worth of kitchen furniture.
FIFTHLY: I give and bequeath to my grandson, James L. the son of Daughter, Catherine, one good horse, saddle and bridle worth between eighty and one hundred dollars, and all his wearing clothes with one new Sunday suit, worth not less than fifty dollars.
S1XTHLY: All the remainder of my property, both real and personal of every description that is not herein named must be sold at the proper time by my Executors for cash or a six or twelve months credit as they may think best and to be divided amongst my lawful heirs as follows: (viz) My Executors must make an equal division of all the proceeds of the sale or sales after first paying all lawful expenses, except my daughter Elizabeth, Catherine, Susannah and Louisa Leah, deceased, daughter Elizabeth must have one hundred dollars, but if she should become a wife on or before distribution of said estate then she must have one hundred dollars additional, and her husband to have up his notes I now hold on him. Daughter, Catherine equal part must be divided equally between her and her daughter Elizabeth and her son James L, Susannah an equal part must be divided one-half to her, her other half to be divided between her two children, and daughter Louisa Leah, deceased, her equal share must be equally divided among her three children, except my children should raise and school those three orphan children if so they must have fifty dollars out of it for each orphan so raised and schooled.
LASTLY: I give and bequeath to my son in law, John N. Maddon, one dollar to be paid out of the proceeds of my estate. I do hereby nominate and appoint my three sons, (viz) John S., Andrew and Isaac my Executors.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I do to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this 6th day of December, A.. D., 1841.
Leonard x Shoun (Seal)
WITNESS: M. M. Wagner
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY to JOHN S. AND ANDREW SHOUN, EXECUTORS OF LEONARD SHOWN, DECEASED Page 19 STATE OF TENNESSEE} JOHNSON COUNTY } COUNTY COURT, AUGUST TERM, 1845.
WHEREAS it appears to the Court here, that Leonard Shoun, late of said County is dead and hath made his last Will and testament in writing in which he has appointed John S. Shoun, and Andrew Shoun, his Executors to the same which will hath been exhibited into Court and proved as the law directs. It is therefore ordered by the Court that Letters Testamentary of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of said deceased issue to the said John S. Shoun and Andrew Shoun, they having been qualified according to law, these are therefore to empower you the said John S. Shoun and Andrew Shoun to enter into and into your possession take wheresoever the same may be found and a true and perfect inventory to make and return into our next County Court and the just debts of the said Leonard Shoun, deceased to pay and also well and truly pay and deliver all the legacies contained and specified in said will and testament, as far as the said goods and chattels and credits will thereunto extend and the law charges.
WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Alfred T. Wilson, Clerk of our said Court do hereto subscribe my name and affix the seal of my office, at office in the town of Taylorsville the 6th day of August, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and forty five and the 70th of our independence.
Frederick County, MD Evangelical Lutheran Church christening record says John Leonardt Schaun christened December 11 1771, parents Isaac and Margaritha.
1810- David Wagoner, Leonard Shown, Richard Estiss, Zachariah Campbell, Sen. and Henry Hammond to view and lay off a road on the east side of Rones Creek.
Note for: Johann Simon Frederick Slemp, 2 APR 1737 - 1807 Index
Date: 22 APR 1737
Place: Kendel, Germersheim, Rheinland-PfalzIndividual Note:
Parish Records from Kandel:
April 12, 1737
Ober Candel Der Georg Simon Schlempens burger und ehelich hausfraunen Anna Margaretha gebornen Zangemeisterin sohnlein ex legitimo Johann Friedrich genemen worden. Der gevatter war Johann Friederich Studer burger yu Ober Candel: den gosler ober Anna Margaretha Zangmeister der Johannes Aangmeister ehelich hausfrau zu.
Survey Book I, Wythe Co., VA. page 331
Surveyed for Federick Slimp, 250 acres of land by virtue of an entry made in the Surveyors office of Montgomery County the 17th of June 1783. Certificate from the Countys of for the district of Washington and Montgomery Countys for 250 acres lying in Wythe County on the head waters of the South Fork of Holston.
Frederick Slemp served as a Private in Capt. William Love's Company, Montgomery Co., VA. during the Revolutionary War. (Va. Hist. Mag. XLVII No. 2
Frederick Slemp's name is located on a Smyth County monument to Rev War patriots in front of the Courthouse.
From Rupp's "30,000 names..." Pages 206, 207; Sept. 19, 1949
Palatines and persons from the dutchey of Wirtemberg--on the ship "Patience"; Capt. Hugh Steel; from Rotterdam and Cowes--Joh, Adam Zangmeister and Georg Friederick Zangmeister.
page 338; Oct. 3, 1764 ship "Peggy"; Capt James Albercrombie; Rotterdam Cowes; Inhabitants from Palatine and Wirtemberg including 10 Roman Catholics--Joann Peter Schlemb.
page 361; Oct. 3, 1764 "King of Prussia" Capt. James Robinson;London; 94 passengers--Georg Schlemb.
page 378; Oct 5, 1767 ship "Sally" Master John Osman; Rotterdam Cowes; 116 passengers--Johann Frederich Schlemb. This man is our immigrant progenitor.
"Emigrants from the Palatine to the American Colonies in the 18th Century" by Friedrih Krebs and Milton Rubincam. The PFenn. German Society, Norristown, PA
Page 27: Schlempp, Friedrich, Duchy of Zweibruchen. Who has been a Neulander from Kandel, 1768. Johann Frederich Schlemb arrived on the ship "Sally" Oct. 5, 1767..(S-H I, 715) Strassberger & Hinke Pa. German Pioneers Vol. I
Will: Wythe Co., VA, Will book 1 Pages 380-381
17 February 1807. In the name of God, Amen. I Frederick Slimp of the county of Wythe and State of Virginia being very sick and weak in body but of a perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to the Earth to be buried a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form - First I give and bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved wife the third part of the plantation I now live on with all my household furniture, my Garden and Spring House with my dwelling house during her natural life and after her decease the said Tract to be equally divided between my two youngest sons Frederick and John with all my plantation tools of all kinds forever. I give my granddaughter Caty Low one cow forever. The residue of my stock to be equally divided between my three sons Michael, Frederick and John forever. My part of the Iron Works on Roans Creek which is one third part is to be sold and equally divided between my wife, my four sons and five daughters- Jacob, Michael, Frederick, John my sons and Elizabeth, Ury, Caty, Barbara, Mary my daughters, forever. I also do constitute my wife Mary Executrix with my son Frederick Executor of this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this day and year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and seven. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and delivered by the said Frederick Slimp as his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us
Michael Buster, Christian Reaser, Robert Scott, Margaret Scott
Wythe County Court June Term 1807
The last Will and Testament of Frederick Slimp, decd. was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of Michael Buster, Christian Reaser, Robert Scott and Margaret Scott the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Tester, John P. Matthews, DC.
Note for: Jordan Jurd Davis, 15 JAN 1871 - 6 JUN 1927 Index
Place: Davis Cemetery, Ashe County, NCIndividual Note:
1920 Ashe Census: Horse Creek Township, Jordan age 48, Sarah J. 39, (can't Read or write) Marry 14, Millard 12, Walter 8, Garnie 3 8/12,
next door" Grant Davis 20, Florence Hall (wife) 19
Tombstone: Jordon Davis born Jan. 15, 1871 died June 6 1927
Note for: Edgar Tate Perry, 8 DEC 1914 - 22 FEB 1993 Index
Place: North American RayonBurial:
Place: butler Memorial CemeteryIndividual Note:
Stepmom --- Dorothy Belle Stewart Perry
Tales of Edgar Perry (as told to Jean Perry)
In the mountains of North Carolina about a fourth of a mile from Banner Elk lived the Perry family. Tom, Ellen, the three boys Paul, Robert and Edgar, and a baby sister Marlyn.
Tom and his Father-in-law owned a saw mill. Tom was away from home a lot, making lumber deliveries and working at the sawmill..
The farm house was on 20 acres of land but most of it was a hill side. They had horses, cows, pigs and chickens. The older boys helped farm.
Paul, the oldest, loved school and so did Robert, but Edgar would much rather be on the river banks fishing. Edgar finished the 8th grade.
Their grandmother was called granny Perry ( Mary Ann Messimore Perry) . She lived about 2 miles from Tom.
Their grandparents Vannie and Robert Puckett lived a little ways from Granny Perry.
There was an Aunt Manarcka Puckett Wooten that they loved and would visit, especially Edgar. Aunt Narkie and Ruben, and their four boys William, Gerney, Carl and Albert . Albert and Edgar were very close.
The Little town of Banner Elk was a nice quiet place. Mr Banner owned a store.
Everyone in Banner Elk knew each other and everyone know Edgar.
When Edgar was a year old he had leakage of the heart. He had to spend a year in bed and of course he was spoiled. Dr Tate cannot be left out for he was the family doctor. Soon Edgar was well and running wild.
Frank Perry, Tomís nephew owned a barber shop. Frank had money so he looked after his grandmother. When Edgar got older, Frank hired him to stay with her at night and he would pay him seven dollars and a half at the end of a year. Every evening Ed would walk to his Granny Perryís house. She and Ed would fuss a lot for she was always afraid he would get hurt.
Ed couldnít find much to do. Sometimes he would climb an apple tree and shake the apples off fast to hear her fuss. The nights were long and cold in the winter and he always helped carry in the firewood and water.
When the year was over, Frank gave him the money. He thought of all the things he could buy but his mother took his money and ordered a suit for him. When it arrived, Edgar was excited until he saw the pants. They looked like his sisters bloomers, but the jacket was alright.
On Saturday his mother told him that he was going to wear his new outfit to Sunday School. And when Sunday morning came, the pants were no where to be found. While his mother was milking the cow, Edgar had put the pants into the fireplace and watched them turn into ashes.
A black family lived a short way from them. Everyone loved Henry and Nora. They were always helping their neighbor s when needed. Edgar would go play with the boys. One day Nora called the children in for lunch. She asked Edgar if he would eat with them. He said no for her hands were dirty. Nora explained to him that it was the color of her skin, that God had made her black and him white. He didnít forget her words. She said that ďI may be black but I have a good heart.Ē It was a lesson well learned.
After that, he was always ready to eat when he was there.
His Uncle Sid lived on back in the mountains. He came for a visit now and then. One day Edgar decided that he wanted to go home with him. After supper, they sat around the fireplace. Uncle Sid took out a plug of tobacco and knife form his pocket. He put a chunk into his mouth and began to chew like it was really good, then he would spit between his finger and every time it would go into the fire. Edgar thought to his self, ď I could do thatĒ. Ed asked him for a chew. Uncle Sid didnít say a word, got out the tobacco and knife and cut off a piece and handed it to him. Ed stuck it back into his jaw and began to chew just like he had seen his Uncle do. He tried to spit into the fire but missed. He kept chewing and spitting and missing. It wasnít long until the fireplace began to move. His uncle caught him as he fell from the chair.
One thing was certain, he would never take another chew of tobacco. He left the tobacco chewing to Uncle Sid.
Edgar loved honey and could never get enough. His Aunt Rose, whom lived about three miles on the other side of Banner Elk, came to visit. She asked her brother if Edgar could come to her house on Saturday and she would give him all the honey he could eat.
So when Saturday came, Edgar was up early and ready to go. It was late in the Summer and hot, but finally he made it. He knocked on the door and there was no answer. He turned the knob. The door was locked. He walked around the house calling Rose. There was no Rose. He saw the bee hives. Now he was hot, tired and angry. He picked up a fence rail from the yard and knocked over a bee hive. After the bees settled he found a pan on the back porch and went back to the hive. He got a slab of honey and walked back to the porch. He sat and ate all of the honey he wanted. He sat the pan on the porch and went over and washed his hands in a creek. Then he walked back home.
Rose told Thomas and he said that she should have been home. She had promised the honey.
One day he and his cousin decided to go fishing instead of going to school. It was a nice day for it. They sneaked the poles out and then dug some worms. They were happy as they walked to the river.
They were sitting there waiting for a fish to bite. All of a sudden a larger boy came from school to get them . But Edgar had made up his mind that he wasnít going to school that day. So when the boy reached for him, Edgar threw a rock and hit the boy on the head. The boy returned to school and Edgar to his fishing.
It seemed that most kids were afraid of their father but not Edgar. His father had never struck him, no matter what he had done. But on this day, his father was plowing the garden while Edgar watched. Suddenly, the horse stopped and the plow hit Tom. Hurt and angry, Tom came out with a lot of cursing. So Edgar had to repeat every one of them. His father didnít say a word.
Granny Perry was always bragging on how good Sid Perry was. And Sid didnít drink. Well, one Christmas, Albert and Edgar talked Sid into going up the mountain to get some moonshine. Coming back it was so cold. Albert and Edgar drank some moonshine to keep warm. They came to a haystack and decided to rest. They talked Sid into taking a drink, then another one so by the time they to Banner Elk, Sid was drunk. Granny was really mad. Edgar was so drunk he couldnít walk forward so he walked across the street backwards. His dad took him home. He was about 15 year old. His father broke a limb from a tree and gave him a whipping. O course his father was sorry, but he never whipped him again.
One day Robert and Paul ( Ed's brother's) were sawing wood. There was Edgar to see how it was done. He sat on one end of the log but got too close. The saw came out of the log and hit him on the leg. They were so frightened of what their dad would do, but Edgar told them he wouldnít tell if they would get him a needle and black thread. He said he would fix it. He sewed it together and put coal oil from the lamp on it. It did heal but left a scar. Tom never knew what happened.
His sister Marlyn love cats. She always had one in her arms. Her favorite one was a black kitten, she named midnight. It was a beauty but it had sore eyes and drainage. One day Cousin Albert came to visit. They were out playing by the creek when midnight came up. Together Edgar and Albert decided to kill it. They promised never to tell. They began hitting the kitten with rocks until it fell over dead. They put the body in the creek. A few hours later, Marlyn began the search for Midnight. She looked everywhere calling his name. She began to cry. So everyone began the search, even Edgar and Albert. The looked up and down the creek. Then Albert broke his promise. He told that Edgar killed the kitten. His mother was so angry. Ellen had her oldest son Paul hold Edgar while Marlyn beat him. When it was over, Ed couldnít stand. He had to crawl to a chair. His father came from the sawmill and wanted to know what was wrong with Edgar but no one would tell.
Edgarís grandfather and dad bought two good horses. Edgar looked at them in the field and decided that he wanted to ride one. So he put some corn on a big rock. When the horse came up to eat it, Edgar got on his back holding to its mane. The horse began to run, and he couldnít get it to stop. They came to an old saw mill, and Edgar fell off.
His dad finally caught the horse. Both the horse and boy were fine.
One day Edgar decided that he wanted to ride the bull. He got him to the same rock and climbed on his back. The old bull took off, and Edgar fell into a creek. Edgarís leg was pinned under him. Out came Granny fussing and was going to tell Tom. Edgar had a sore leg for a while. He didnít ride the bull again.
The next year his grandfather and dad bought two mare horses for $600. Grandpa wanted to pick the one he wanted. His dad didnít. In the end, his grandfather picked his horse. The next morning the horse was dead.
Someone gave Edgar two pigeons. His father didnít like that but didnít say anything. It wasnít long until there were many pigeons.
One day a neighbor, Park Townsend came and talked Edgar into staying out of school to help him drive some cattle into another pasture. He was riding a mule. Edgar got too close to the mule and it kicked him on the leg. He could hardly walk. He was so afraid to tell his father, he made up another story. He said he was in the barn loft feeding his pigeons and fell out hitting a plow point.
A few days later, Edgarís pigeons were all dead. His father had given them salted meat.
A mad dog bit the cow and it took rabies. They killed the cow and burned the barn. They had used the milk and they had to wait to hear from the doctor if they would get rabies. The doctor said that he had never heard of anyone getting rabies from milk. They had to wait a week to see if they got sick. If they were not sick within the week they would be okay
His grandfather and dad were cutting lumber on a mountain. One of the saws broke and they sent word for Edgar to bring the saw from his dadís shop. Edgar started up the mountain. It was hot and he got tired, so he threw the saw over the mountain and went back home.
Paul was taking a load of lumber from the sawmill and Edgar was telling him what to do. Edgar fell and wagon ran over him. He couldnít walk for a while. Later he found out that his back had been broken.
He would get out in the mountains to pick up chestnuts. His uncle Moss took produce to town to sell. Marlyn would have to go with him sometimes. He would put her under the trees that had the small nuts. That way he had more and got more money.
His mother wanted to get away from North Carolina. When Edgar was thirteen, his mother and brother loaded everything onto a truck. The hardest part was trying to get Edgar into the truck. He loved his father and the hill of his home place; but there was nothing he could do, for his father was away working.
When his father came home, he would find an empty house. Nothing was left except a calf standing in the yard.
His mother and Paul had found a house to rent in Elizabethton. That was Edgarís new home which he hated more than anything.
The times were really hard. Edgar had to help hoe fields of corn for fifty cents a day. He gave the money to his mother to help pay the bills. But each week she would give him enough money to go to a movie and buy a bag of popcorn.
He was so homesick that he began to plan on how he would get back . He began to save his money instead of going to a movie. He would go off with a friend and stay until it was time to go home. It took a long time to save enough money to put his plan into action.
At last the day came He told his friend his plan. He gave him enough of his money to see two movies before he went home. That way Edgar had enough time to get Shell Creek on the train, then walk the rest of the way into Banner Elk.
First, he went to his Aunt Narkieís house, then to his grandfather Puckettís home. He helped with his grandfatherís chores. One night while Edgar was in bed, someone knocked on the door. It was his brother Paul. He had came to take Edgar home. He heard his grandfather say Iíll tell the boy: but if he doesnít want to go, he will not go. When asked Edgar said no. He wanted to stay, so he did
When Tom found out that Edgar was at his grandfatherís house, he went and took him back to the farm. His grandmother Perry was staying with his father now that his mother was gone.
Edgar began to help his father with the work and there was always something that needed doing.
He and his father had to build a new fence around the farm. It was hard work digging the holes and carrying the posts up the mountain, but it took Edgarís mind away from his troubles. He had to grow up fast. All of the hard work made him strong.
He went into town. At Bob Bannerís store window he stopped to see a yellow tie. He wanted it so much , that he went into the store. One of his cousins was there. He was bigger than Edgar and everyone else was afraid of him. When Edgar asked about the tie, his cousin began to laugh and said that yellow was for jealous. About that time, Edgar hit him and knocked him through the window. After it was all over, Mr Banner gave him the tie and a first silver dollar and said Iíve waited a long time to see someone do that.Ē
Note for: Georgia Eugene "Jean" Pierce, 15 AUG 1926 - Index
Note for: William Crumley Pierce, 2 SEP 1880 - 20 FEB 1959 Index
Place: Butler Memorial Cemetery, Carter CountyIndividual Note:
Gave property to Pierce Town Baptist Church
Equalization board for Carter County Aug. 5,1948 election
Justice of the Peace
Elected to the County Court in 1912
1920 Carter County Census: William C. Perce 39, Cora L. Pierce 36, Stella 16, Essie 15, Maud, 13, Dortha y, Gaston 4, Ray 3, Wilburn C. 1
In the Book "Lost Heritage: Old Butler, TN Valley Athority records for people to be moved due to the creation of the lake. page 292 May 1942 William Crumley Pierce: Location: Piercetown, Carter County the second house on the left upon entering the second hollow at Piercetown. Mr Pierce was born and has always resided in this place. Mrs Pierce prior to her marriage was a Miss Pressnell, a sister to Henry Pressnell of Fish Springs. She, too, was born and has always resided in this immediate vicinity. Mr Pierce has 4 brothers and a sister living nearby. In addition, one son, W. C. Pierce lives very near in the same hollow on land given to him by his parents.
There is a son, Gaston, who lives near Little Milligan Church and one married daughter, the wife of R.L. White who lives nearby in the same hollow on land given to her by her parents. Another daughter, Dorothy, the wife of Cecil Oliver, lives next door to the Pierces in a small house rented from Ellis Morley. Lola, a single daughter, is still at home. She recently graduated from Hampton High School and is attending the business school in Elizabethton. Also living at home is Jean, a 16 year old daughter attending Hampton High School.
(Moved home intact to Carderview).
_________W. Crumley Pierce Jr (June), located in Piercetown about half-way up the second hollow. June married Pauline Stout daughter of Jim Stout. The family owns a white frame bungalow, recently built on a half -acre tract of land that was given to them by Mr. Pierce's parents. Mr Pierce has farm experience but for the past 5 years he as worked at NARC (North American Rayon Corp) W. Pierce age 23, Pauline age 20, Relocation: Mr Pierce purchased several lots from the Cobbs Creek Land Company and moved his house intact to Carderview.
Note for: Cora Luvenia Presnell, 28 SEP 1883 - 24 JAN 1973 Index
Place: Butler Memorial Cemetery, Carter CountyIndividual Note:
Cora told her family that her full name is Cora Luvenia Adaline Lucretia Presnell Pierce
Note for: Thomas Hampton Perry, 20 JAN 1878 - 18 NOV 1960 Index
Place: Balm Cemetery, Banner Elk, NC ( 1 mile east of Banner Elk)Individual Note:
Thomas used to sale produce in Lenior, NC and took it there by wagon, On one trip, Thomas and my grandfather got caught in a snow storm and almost froze.
He worked as a teamster, he worked with horses, He was in charge of the laundry at the hospital. He helped clear the land for Watauga Dam and for my grandfathers home in Butler.
Pension Record dated June 27, 1921: Thomas resided in Kentucky from December 1917 to October 1918. The time before and after that date he lived at Banner Elk, NC
He bought his farm in 1918.
Height 5ft 5 3/4 inches and weight 150 pounds. Dark eyes, dark complexion.
Social Security Account number 237-48-3991
1920 Banner Elk Census: Thomas Perry 40, Farm laborer and "works out", He can't read and write , Ellen 27 can read and write, Paul 12, Robert 9, Edgar 5, Marlene 2 1/2
Note for: Sarah Helen " Ellen" Puckett, 13 JUN 1890 - 1 JUL 1960 Index
In 1927, Sarah Helen Rucker moved her family from Banner Elk, North Carolina to Elizabethton, Tennessee. Her sons, Paul, Robert and Edgar Perry were looking for work at the newly built rayon mills. Paul, Robert and Edgar worked for many years at North American Rayon Corporation. Sarah Helen rented a large house on Elk Avenue and kept boarders as a means of supporting her family. Elk Avenue in 1927 was a dirt road shaded with many big trees, and it had limited stores. The rayon mills, Bemberg and North American , helped Elizabethton grow into a booming small town.
One of Sarah Helen's boarders was June Williams. June was born on Stoney Creek. She moved to town to work in a hosiery mill located on the corner of "E" Street and Sycamore. Girls working in the hosiery mill were as a young as fourteen years old. June Williams and Paul Perry were married in 1929. They had three children.
Sarah Helen furnished her boarding house with iron bedsteads, feather ticking, a pump organ, green ice chest, home made wooden eating table and chairs and a cook stove in the kitchen. She had a pie safe which she used to hide cakes and pies until dinner. Twice a week, the ice man delivered 50 pounds of block ice to put in the ice chest. The women kept a garden, canned in the summer, made lye soap in a kettle in the yard. They sewed sheets, pillow slips and dresses from feed sacks. Sarah Helen often said, "they had to save and use everything because money was a scarce as hen's teeth."
Sarah Helen was married three times. 1st Thomas Perry, 2nd John Wilson and 3rd Martin Rucker.
She was a member of the Daughters of America, Carnations Council 55 and Elk Valley Baptist Church. She died at home after an extended illness.
Note for: Griffin P. Pierce, 11 NOV 1854 - 16 JUN 1934 Index
Place: Pierce-Campbell Cemetery, (Piercetown Rd) Butler, TNIndividual Note:
1900 Carter County Census: Griffin P. Pierce , L.L. 1862 married 23 year (7 children, 7 living) William born 1880, James B. 1882, John R. 1884, Ollie C. 1886, Ethel 1892, David D. 1895, Tina 1897
1910 Carter County Census: Griffin P. Pierce (7 children and 7 living) Sarah J. Pierce (mother in Law) 74 widowed , 4 children and 1 living
1920 Census Carter County: Griffin P, Pierce (farmer) 65, Berry 37 widowed (farm laborer), Sarah J. Pierce, widowed (mother-in- Law) 82
1930 Carter County Census: Griffin P. Pierce, Berry (son)
1905 Store Record at W. C. Pierce's store
Janurary - credit by meat 1.60
January 5 - Leather .13 Springs .05, pop .05, coffee .25, candy .20
January 12 nails .08,
January 22- belt .09,
January 25 - coffee .25
March 1, Paid Dan Pierce 1.72
Paid Haze Pressnell .25
credit by D.G. M. (david garfield matherly)