Here is a fragment from the Revolutionary War pension application for Reuben FLETCHER (S5408), (presumed) brother-in-law of Charles BREEDLOVE of Caswell County, North Carolina. Charles was the father of Sarah “Sally” BREEDLOVE, wife of Francis ELLIS. The ELLISes were early Roane County, Tennessee settlers. The fragment indicates that part of FLETCHER's service was as a substitute for Charles BREEDLOVE.
Two direct pioneer ancestors on one page: Francis ELLIS summoned for jury duty Jan 1822, Roane Co, TN; Grey HAGGARD [Gray HAGGARD] summoned for jury duty, Apr 1822, Roane Co, TN. On the same page is Robert S BRASHEARS summoned to jury duty Oct 1822, Roane County, Tennessee. [RS Brashears m Esther DEARMOND. My direct ancestor Robert Samuel BRASHEARS, his namesake, had died abt 1815.] Source: Pioneers of Roane County, Tennessee 1801-1830 (Tax Lists, Muster Rolls, Election Lists, Petitions, Etc.) by Mable HARVEY THORNTON, Rockwood TN: [author], 1965. Page 100. Research of D Giles Loiselle.
Cora Pickens ELLIS GILES
World War I era photo of Virgil Peter KEYLON, son of James Harvey and Mary HAGGARD ELLIS KEYLON. He is shown here (center) on furlough in Tennessee.
Meigs Co, TN WWI Veterans List includes: Keylon, Virgil P(ete) [sic], born 1889, Roane Co., TN. (Source: TSLA Record Group 36, WWI Compiled Service Records, Meigs County, Tennessee, page 12) [Personal research]
Claude Allen KEYLON, 1894-1927, was married twice, once to George W. SENSABOY, by whom she had two girls (Jesse and Frances), and to L.L. CAMPBELL. When Claude died, her half-sister Zee (ELLIS) WEBSTER took in the girls and raised them. We do not know the identity of the women with Claude and her girls in photo; can you help? (That is Claude on the right, the girls in front of her. Note that her name was Claude, *not* Claudia, though that is the name of used for her namesakes in the family.)
Billy Hobbs WEBSTER (born David Hobbs WEBSTER), b Roane Co, TN 1909, d Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN 2001 - son of David WEBSTER and Zerelda Mimms “Zee” ELLIS and husband of Louise (CARROLL) WEBSTER. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Diwan)
Susie Brown Ellis 16 Sep 1875 - 22 Dec 1960 - “We loved you but Jesus loved you more.” Grave marker with photo of Susie on the stone itself, Brown Family Cemetery, Roane Co, TN (photo taken 2006)
2011 Forest Hills Cem - Nancy's presentation
A Fish Story by Nancy. Photo of the large photo copy she mailed me in 2012. Orig is watercolor