Buried in Elmwood Cemetary, Birmingham, Alabama, grave #45530,
lot # 1132, blk.39. Grave is between Dixie W. Humphrey and Anne Collier Stowe.
Freight bill found in Deadman Bible believe to be when Richard Deadman moved his family to Birmingham from Tuscumbia. Reads as follows:
June 19, 1905
5 bundles household goods
1 case stove
1 bundle pots
Note re: David D. Deadman's date of death.
A telegram found in the Deadman Bible read as follows.
Western Union Telegram March 9, 1896
Father is worse. Can you come. Send Bill word.
Answer by nine tonight.
Some of the records of Philip is spelled Dedman and some Deadman, but as this (Dedman) spelling was carried down with his descendants I will use Dedman.
Philip Dedman was probably born in York County, Virginia, (date not found) son of Christopher and Alice Deadmon (Deadman) of York County. He made his will, 7 February 1718, York County, VA., and it was probated in 1721 in York County.
Taken from the book of Anna Laura (Deadmon) Griffith:
Christopher Dedman was in York County in 1648, possible earlier. His descendants lived there until 1770, when a great-grandson, Samuel Dedman heired land from his father, Philip Dedman, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and his family moved there in 1770. it was in the late 1820's or early 1830's when the Dedmans migrated to Tennessee; John and William Dedman lived in Hickman and Maury Counties, Tenn. Some others went to Alabama and other states...the Dedman-deadmans are now in almost every state.
The date and place of birth of Christopher Deadmon has not been found at this date, but early records in Virginia show that Christo(pher) Deadmon was arrested to answer suit of George Ludlowe, Esq. and attended court but there was no prosecution against him, (York County Colonial Abstracts, by Fleet-Northumberland County records, 1648)
York County, Virginia, Deeds, Wills, Orders, etc. Microfilm #4, 5 show that Christopher Deadmon, 28 December 1670 by William Baker, 75 acres of land in Yorke Parish. He was also mentioned in the Counties of Rappahanocke and Northumberland, Virginia.
Christopher Deadmon married Alice ____, (last name not found) and gave here power of attorney on 28 February, 1669. (p. 492 #347 York Co.) He may have been in poor health at that time; he died in 1679 York County, Virginia, and can be obtained from the Virginia Archives.
Christopher and Alice Deadmon had only one child that I have found.
A letter from Marianne Ryan revealed the following:
I recently received a letter from Wanda Colvin who is also a descendent of Christopher Deadman. In 1995 she went to England on a genealogy tour and was able to find a record for a Christopher Dedman in Suffolk County who married a Ann Marten. The info is as follows.
Born ca 1620 At Babergh, Neilond, Suffolk Co., Eng.
Married July 27, 1640 At Clare Parish, Suffolk Co., Eng. To Ann Marten
This is exciting news for me and it may get us a little closer to making the connection we seek. Now I know where Christopher Deadman came from.
[NI00071] I received the information on Phillip Dedman from .................. I am including it here with this Phillip.. I am not 100% sure that this Phillip is the son of Samuel Dedman and Eleanor Howard... However, it is the only Phillip I have that fits the time frame... One should prove this relationship before accepting it as fact...
Notes from Anna Laura (Deadmon) Griffith from her book published in 1983:
I did not prove that this Thomas Deadmond was the son of Samuel Dedman, but I believe that he is because this Thomas had the same birthdate as Samuel Dedman's son Thomas, and I have not found any other Thomas that could be his son. If anyone knows if this is correct or not.. please write to me or Mary Lyons. This is the only child of Samuel Dedman that was not proven.
The following information on this family was sent to me by Mrs. Mary K. Lyons, Rt. 1 Box 160 A, Sandoval, Illinois. This is from the results of her 15 yeas of research, with the help of others. This her research and not the work of this author. My special thanks to her for allowing me to print all of it.
Thomas Deadmond, born 1784, married Elizabeth Milliron: tradition says she was born in Frankfort, Germany on the Rhine River, and that her mother's maiden name was Burger. We know Thomas and his family lived in Bedford Co., VA, Orange Co., NC and "Middle Tenn" before settling in Marion Co., IL. Thomas died on the land in which he had planned on staying just one winter; the Deadmond cemetery is located on this land, and 152 years later some of his descendents are still there. Thomas ran a trading post and was a Justice of the Peace. The Deadmond Bible is owned by Riley Deadmond, which list the b. and d. records of the family. (all the above came from the book printed by Anna Laura Griffith)
The following information came from the book written by Anna Laura (Deadmon) Griffith, published in 1983.
The Dedman ( Deadmon) family was one of the earlier Virginia settlers and can be found as early as 1635-----possibly earlier there.
The first permanent settlers in Virginia were Englishmen of the Elizabethan era, and the counties were named by these men after their homeland shires; York, Charles City, Henrico, Warwick, etc.
The County of York where we find our Dedman ancestor was first visited by the Englishmen in 1607, but was officially Virginia territory in 1634 by act of the General Assembly. York County was first called Charles River in honor of Prince Charles, later King Charles I, of England, and in 1642 the name was changed from Charles River to York County, after James, Duke of York, later King James II, of England. York County is a narrow strip of land 30 miles long and 5 miles wide, borders on the east by the Chesapeak Bay and on the northeast by the York river.
I found this name spelled in several variations; Dedman, Dedmon, Deadmon, Deadman, Deadmond, Dodman, Debnam, etc. They were all of the same lineage. I used the spelling as each family did in early records, and as they now spell their name.
Many courthouses burned in the 1800's, and among them was the Hickman County, Tenn., and Graves County, Kentucky Courthouse. Many old important records are lost forever; however, some old records can still be found on Micro-film in the State Archives -- Anna Laura Griffith
[NI00303] Elder L.A. Brown was a Circuit Rider Minister
[NI00476] In the 1870 Census for Mecklenburg County, VA, Johnson A. Puryear and his new wife, Ellen Dedman, were living with her mother & sister and renting land from Ursula Dedman to farm on. (Note) This is somewhat of an assumption, and a little more research needs to be done, before accepting as fact.. I found the information on the Puryear Family Home Page at: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/p/u/r/John-L-Puryear/BOOK-0001/0003-0010.html#IND153REF121
Family research to say the least is difficult. Once you get beyond your personal knowledge, it is at best, subject to error. Facts are often not facts!!! We often depend upon the research and or memory of others. We don't all agree. Much of this material is from other sources. I try to give credit (or blame) whenever possible.
I have connected the two major lines of the Deadman family, by the creation of Unknown Deadman and also Chrisfather and Johnsfather Deadman. We do not know for sure that these families connect at all. However, research does place John and Christopher in Suffolk, England near the same time... I believe some day we will find the missing piece of the puzzle... My purpose of creating these unknown individuals is to maintain all the names in one data base and make it easier to find when I receive inquiries. Do not assume that this is correct..
Most of the information I have concerning the Christopher Deadman Lineage came from the book written by Anna Laura (Deadmon) Griffith in 1983. Also, Marriane Ryan has been a great source of help in this research..
I do not claim to be a genealogist... In fact, I probably am probably not a good researcher... although, I try... I depend upon good folks like many of you to
do the research. I try to use what little time and ability I may have to
produce the web page and Newsletter. My project has grown, far beyond my
intended expectation... I began just to print my grandchildren a book about
their "granddaddy", but in the process I have uncovered the "sleeping
giant"... don't get me wrong, I am enjoying every moment of it....
I established the Dedmon Family Home Page on the internet in order that I could be found, rather than me trying to find everyone... It has worked!!!! I hear from new people every day... However, when I began, I depended upon my memory too much and failed to document all my sources. Therefore, I am having to
re-look some of the older documents sent me, in order to answer all the inquiries I receive.
As to the John Deadman Lineage, I am indebted to Jim Dedmon of Fresno, CA; Ken Horn of Fairfield, CA; Danny McBee of Gastonia, NC; Gordon Black of Ringgold, GA; John Henson of Chattanooga, TN and my mother, Ruby Dickson Dedmon (who is a descendant of Hannah Dedmon).
The origin of our name:
Different sources list the Dedmon family from Holland, Germany and England. They all may be right. My personal belief is that if you trace it far enough our origin would be the Garden of Eden and our grandparents Adam and Eve!!!
The following is taken from one of those certificates you order from the Historical Research Center:
The English Surname Dedmon, along with Deadman, Debnam, Dedman, Debman, etc., is a variant of Debenham, a place name in the county of Suffolk. The origin is "of Debenham, a parish in the diocese of Norwich, and is absoultely certain, that Deadman, Dedman, and Dedmon are variants. The steps of corruption were as follows: Debenham, Debnam, Deadnam, Deadman, Deadmon, Dedmon. It is another case of imitation, for which there is such a strange tendency in nomenclature and hunderds of examples are found including Putman for Puttenham; Twyman for Twineham; Buckmon for Buckenham; and Cotman for Cottenham. Translated literally from old English words, we have "homestead by a deep river".
We read in the hundred rolls of 1273 for the county of Huntingdon of one John de Debenham, and again in the same record for the year 1279, are the references to another John de Debenham. The Hearth tax rolls for Suffolk refer to Robert Debenham, Debnam in 1674, along with Francis Debnam, Deadman; John Deadman, and Thomas Dednum, in 1688 Martha Harris, sister to Samuel Deadman was buried at St. Dionis Backchurch, and in 1706 Samuel Debnam's burial record is also recorded.
The wedding of Rice Deadman to Mary Shawbridge was celebrated at St. George's church, Hanover Square, London in the year 1783, and in 1799, James, the son of James Deadman, "a soldier", was baptized at Canterbury Cathereral.
The name of Thomas Debnan, of Winton, North Carolina, born in 1858, is listed in Burkes American Families, among the landed Gentry and traced back to John Buckner Debnam, who left England in 1794 and settled in Norfolk, BA, becoming the founder of this family.
Notes from Jim Dedmon: Evolution of our name was: Deadman, Dedman and Dedmon. There have been other variations, such as the family in Chattanooga, TN who put a "D" on the end... Dedmond, so their mail wouldn't get mixed up with other relatives.
The name Deadman apparently doesn't mean a "Dead Man", but a man from Debenham (Saxton meaning, "Deep River Homestead", in Suffolk), Saxon meaning "South Forks" country, England, which is near the North Sea in South East England, West of Cambridge and North of London. -- "American Surnames" by Elsdon C. Smith
Gordon's mother (Alice Alma Walker) died when he was six months old. He was reared by his aunt, (Tony Walker) and Charles Cline. In fact he went by Gordon Cline until he was about ten years old. He never knew his father until he was about thirteen. On one occasion when he was walking to visit an aunt, he was picked up by a couple in a wagon. They were Olin and Pearl Vess and when he told them who he was, they told him where his father (Thomas Judson Dedmon) lived and took him to see him. Gordon later met the daughter of Pearl Vess, who was Ruby Dickson. The rest is history as they were married on July 21, 1938.
[NI00484] Dr. Charles W. Stevenson of Ringgold, GA, brought Leroy into this world after he slept in his car all night awaiting his arrival. He charged 25.00 for the delivery.
George Dickson is buried at Dogwood Cemetery and his tomb stone has his name spelled Dixon. It is not certain when the Dickson's began spelling their name Dixon.
John Marion Dickson and Rosa Elisa Gentry were first cousins. As Rosa was the daughter of David Mc Dickson's sister.
Apparently McCarter and McAuthur are the same. Family research reveals that some of the "ole timers" probably with an Irish accent would "slur" McCarter as they said it, making it sound McAuthur.
The first three children of Hannah were reported to be by a Jesse Dedman. Joseph, William R. and Thomas V., were raised by Thomas IV and Polly Linkhorn Dedmon. Noted on Joseph's daughters filing for Cherokee Indian Roll, she indicated his (Joseph) father was Jesse Dedman and mother was Hannah Dedmon. She also claimed Jesse was born in Germany. His other (Joseph) daughter Mae Blair filled for the Indian Roll as well. However, she indicated Jesse was her grandfather and he was born in NC.
Hannah's children came to Georgia with Thomas and Polly. Subsequently, Hannah also migrated to Georgia with her boy friend, David McCarter (McAuther) Dickson (who admitted he was probably the father of Calvin, Hannah's fourth child). After Hannah and David Mc married, Calvin lived with them and went by the name Calvin Dedmon Dickson.
There is some disagreement as to whose daughter Hannah was. There may be evidence that she was the daughter of Thomas and Polly since her children lived with them. However, Ruby Dickson Dedmon, wife of Gordon Lee, and also a descendant of Hannah, says the family of her day said she was the sister of William D. Dedmon. Which would make her the daughter of William Dedmon and the niece of Thomas.
The following is a letter that was written by some family member shortly after 1880: "People who are still sensitive about things that came about many years ago which to me is immaterial, for instance, you are correct in the fact that you did not find D.M.C. (David) and great grandma Hannah Dedmon in Georgia in the 1850 census, neither did I. In fact, I did not find them anywhere in the 1850 census records. Next let me say that D.M.C. and Hannah were almost hald (sic) into court in Catoosa County for their actions, probably living together or something so they were ordered either to marry or get out if I remember correctly, anyway they were not listed in Georgia in the census, where they were I have no idea. They were married according to the Bible in 1850 and yes Hannah's son C. was born in 1847, in fact prior to her marriage she bore four illegitimate children and D.M.C. claimed the last one which was C. and the C. stood for Calvin and he was born in 1847. He was listed in the 1850 census in the home of Thomas Dedmon, Hannah's father along with his older brothers, sons of Hannah, in the 1860 census he living with D.M.C. and Hannah, listed as Calvin, and yes Calvin Dickson returned to the Confederate Army in his fathers place. All of which there has been no record, did he die in battle, did he survive the war and decide his parents cared nothing for him, did he go to Texas, did he go North, I do not know, the story goes D.M.C. or David was troubled about this deed, so we say, as long as he lived."
My mother, Ruby Dickson Dedmon, told me that her grandfather, John Marion Dickson, was with his father, David Mc Dickson, the night he died. He called for Cal all night, saying if his life had been better Cal might not have left home. (ld)
The Grandfather of Harold Dickson
Alice Carolyn Dedmon was named for her grandmother Alice Alma Walker. When it was time for her to be born the family sent for Dr. Charles Stevenson, but he did not arrive until after she did. Her grandmother, Pearl Templeton Dickson, Vess and a grand aunt, Rachael Black, assisted in her birth.
Alma Ruth was the first of Gordon and Ruby's children to be born at Dr. Stevenson's clinic in Ringgold. Although Dr. Stevenson delivered all five of the children. Alma Ruth was not named for her grandmother Alice Alma Walker. The reason being that her parents were unaware of her grandmother's name being Alma. However, the fact remains that Alma Ruth's sister, Alice Carolyn was named for her grandmother.
1945, JUNE 30. Dedmon, Thomas Judson, 64 died in a local hospital Friday morning (June 29). He is survived by four sons, James and Woodrow Dedmon of Chattanooga, Paul Dedmon, Gordon Dedmon, Graysville, GA. Three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Edna) Capehart of Dalton, GA. Mrs. James (Ruth) Boyd Jr. and Mrs. Bill (Pauline) Turner of Chattanooga. Eleven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs Tom Ezell of Trion GA. and Mrs. Emory Campbell of Tunnel Hill, GA. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Ebenezer Baptist church, conducted by the Revs. P.S. Woody, John W. Cummings and Edward E. Grant, burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. The body is at the home of his son James Dedmon, 1911 Beech St. Arrangements are by National Funeral Home.
Personal Note: Thomas Judson is my grandfather. He was hit by a car on my birthday, June 27, 1945. This is also the day my dad, Gordon Dedmon, left for the army. He was drafted just before the end of WW II. Thomas Judson died two days later. My mother had to get her cousin Alex Dickson to drive us to Macon, GA and bring dad back to Chattanooga.
William Dedmon donated the land the the Hickory Grove Baptist Church was founded on, at the foot of Taylor's Ridge -- Danny McBee
Family tradition says Mary Wells was part Indian. We have been unable thus far to establish this from her mother's (Daffron) side of the family. There have been some Wells found that might suggest her father Alexander T. Wells was of Indian descent.
Herbert died at age 57 while living at Villa Rica Georgia. He was retired from ICU Americus TNT plant. He was a member of the Standifer Gap Baptist Church. His obituary stated he had three brothers and one sister. They must have been either half or step as his mother Myrtle Painter remarried after her divorce from Herbert father, James Dedmon. His birth certificate shows middle name to be Windson, but he always used Winston.
[NI00590] After Berlin died, Cynthia went to Freed-Hardeman College as a Dorm Supervisor, where she lived until she died in 1972.
After their marriage, they moved to Akron, OH.
Elgin Templeton died at the age of 88 in Hutcheson Memorial Hospital in Fort Oglethorp, GA and buried at Lafayette Memory Gardens in Lafayette, GA. He spent his life as a farmer in Catoosa and Walker County. He was a Deacon at Sunnyside Baptist Church.
Darrell and Mildred came through Springfield, TN when my brother Bill and I lived there. Realizing that I lived there they decided to try to find me. An old woman was walking beside the road and they pulled over and asked her if they knew Leroy Dedmon. She replied, "Yes, he's my preacher, but he is out of town, but his brother lives here." She then got in the car with them and directed them to Bill's house. The announced to the other family members that to find Leroy just ask the first person you see!!!!
[NI00611] J.D. and Alice were married by John Morgan. Witnesses to the ceremony were: Emory Campbell, Eula Gillian and Esther Templeton
George Leroy Templeton is not exactly my (George Leroy Dedmon) namesake. When I was born, mother selected George after her father George Dickson. She told my father (Gordon Lee Dedmon) to select the second name. He selected Leroy after the Lee in his and the Roy from Edward Roy Cline (his cousin). At the time my grandmother (Pearl Templeton Dickson Vess) was extremely pleased. It was later that my father learned that Pearl's father was in fact George Leroy. He was known as G.L. or Lee Templeton.
Records show that Thomas W. was a dentist in Ringgold, GA in the 1880 census. He received his license to practice medicine in March 1884 in Scott County, AR. He was a physician in a small town of Winfield, AR.
Will was killed by being thrown from a horse at sixteen years old. (Notes from Jim Dedmon)
Notes from Jim Dedmon: "Thomas III led 26 families of Tories from Maryland to North Carolina. Among those families were those of his two brothers, Edmond and Exekiel. This migration transpired in 1764. The reason for leaving Maryland was the Patriots confiscated their land."
Notes from Danny McBee: "Thomas Deadman was born about 1720 in Baltimore County, Maryland, the son of Thomas and Sarah Edmund Deadman. he was married to Sarah Griffin on October 2, 1749 in that state. He came to Rowan County around 1765 with his brothers, Edmund and Ezekiel. He died in 1771 leaving Sarah a widow with 10 young children. He would have been about 49 years of age and probably died unexpectedly, leaving no will. His wife, Sarah, qualified as the Administrator of his Estate on November 6, 1771. On February 5, 1773, the Estate was settled by distributing one third of the proceeds to the widow and the remaining two thirds to the 10 unnamed children. The next day Sarah requested the court to register her cattle and hog mark indicating that she probably took over the management of the farm with the help of her children. It is believed that there were 3 males and 7 females."
Came to N.C. from Maryland around 1764 with two brothers.
Notes from Jim Dedmon: Mark was a Revolutionary War vet. (Source: Rev. War pension files--abstracts). He fought in the battle of Cowpens and Kings Mountain as well as a number of Indian scrimmages. There were approximately 750 Patriots at the two major battles Mark took part in. One of those Patriots was Daniel Boone's father. Prior to Mark, our ancestors spelled their name Deadman. Mark was the first recorded to spell his name Dedmon.
Thomas and Polly followed their son John L. in migrating from North Carolina to Georgia in 1846. With them came the children of Hannah Dedmon, Joseph, William Rielly, Thomas and Calvin. They settled at E. Chickamauga in Walker County. It is believed that Jessey and Caressy, Thomas and Polly's other children stayed in Rutherford County, NC. It is also believed that many of the Dedmon's in Shelby, NC are the offspring of Jessey. Subsequently, Hannah also migrated to Georgia with her boy friend, David McAuther Dickson.
Very little is known about Jesse and Anna Dedmon, except that he was the son of Mark Dedmon and she was a sister of Baynard McEntire. The 1850 census for Cleveland Count list Jesse Dedmon as a farmer, born in North Carolina, age 45. Other data listed: Anna Dedmon, age 44, female, Hezekiah Dedmon, age 13, male, and Elizabeth Dedmon, age 6, female. It is possible that there were more children. (Sources: 1850 Census, Clevland County, NC). J.D. Dedmon, age 52, is listed as head of household in the 1860 Cleveland County Census with wife Annie, 52 and daughter Elizabeth, 17. Jesse's middle name must have been Daniel as there were other Jesse Daniels in the family. Anna: Anna McEntire was the sister of Raynard McEntire. Anna shows up in the 1860 Cleveland County Census with husband Jesse, age 52, and daughter Elizabeth, age 17. Burgess McEntire was a witness at the wedding of Jesse and Anna McEntire Dedmon's daughter, Cela. Burgess was a brother to Anna. Burgess's wife was Mahulda, born 1812. -- notes from Danny McBee
To say the least this is quite confusing. First, it seems that Mark Dedmon was Jesse's grandfather, not his father. The father of Jesse was Thomas. Also, to make the matter worse, there is a Jesse Deadman, born in 1906 married to Anna Daniels.
John Lane Dedmon was the first to migrate from North Carolina to Walker County, Georgia. He and his wife, Nancy Singletary Dedmon and three of their children, Aroazena C., Catherine, and Mary Jane., settled at Woodstation on the Taylor Ridge Valley between 1834 and1837. He was the constable for many years. -- notes from Danny McBee
Information on Jesse Dedman to this point has not been found. All research thus far indicates that he and Hannah were not married, nor does it show that they were living together. This is what makes genalogy research so difficult. Where there are no facts we can only guess and often we guess wrong. Who was Jesse Dedman?? A question that remains unanswered at this time.....
[NI00819] William Templeton fought in Civil War. Mustered out at Gallatin, Tennessee. Story goes that he got mad at the family and left. (Re: Letter to my grandmother (Pearl Templeton) from Alberta Templeton, grandaughter of James Allison Templeton.
[NI00831] Victor's grave marker at Dogwood Cemetery has no death date. Since he married after Jessie died, it is possible that he is not buried at Dogwood.
February 14, 1999
Enjoyed your website. It's always a pleasure to find cousins, no matter how distant! I too am a descendant of George Washington Templeton through his daughter Martha. Thought you might like to have a little additional info on her. According to the research of another cousin, John Earwood, Martha Isabella Templeton, b. 10 Jan 1847, married Bartley (Bartlett, Barton) J. Earwood 7 Jan 1865, and she died 8 May 1924. Bartley b. 4 Jun 1843 and d. 6 Mar 1914. They are both buried in Cane Creek Cemetery, Fairview, Buncombe Co., NC.
According to http://genforum.familytreemaker.com/templeton, (a message board) information from Iva T. Holder states the parents of George W. Templeton are Absolum Templeton and Susannah Carter.
Thought you might be interested in these tidbits if you don't already have them.
John Earwood is not online but can be reached if you have questions or need additional information at 46 Pine Hill, Fairview, NC 28730-8665. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to share any info I have and so would John.
Thanks again for the gift of your time in research and posting on the website.
I think Mazie (Nazey) may be an Indian. Family tradition has it that Mary Wells was half indian. We are not sure of the spelling of her name. Some of the Daffron researchers think Nazey may be a corruption of Nancy.. Scott Turner submits information from Ruth Dedmon Boyd, daughter of Thomas Judson Dedmon and Essie Orr, that her name was Mazie.
Mollie is buried at Ebenezer
My mother says that it is her understanding that Perry Gentry married his deceased wife's sister.
Charlie B. is buried at Tunnel hill. His headstone says Charlie B. but the footstone says Charley B. is was a private in the US Army in WW II
Molly Cummings was the sister of Jack Cummings (husband of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Walker). Lizzie was the sister of Gordon Dedmon's mother, Alice Walker.
David McCarter (McArthur) Dickson acknowledged that Calvin was probably his child. After David and Hannah married, Calvin begin living with them and was called Calvin Dedmon Dickson. Family tradition says that Calvin enlisted in the Confederate Army in his father's place.
Danny McBee of Gastonia, NC sent the following:
Calvin Dedmon replaced his father, David McCarter Dickson, in the Civil War. The last time he was seen, he was carrying his units flag into the battle of Gettysburg. He was never heard from again. Calvin supposedly deserted his own enlistment to serve his father's enlistment.
(See also notes on Hannah Dedmon)
Mother said she did not know of this child. Must have died young...
It is believed that Lee Dickson went to Maryland where he made his career
Margaret was from Maryland....
Family tradition says that Mark was making moonshine whiskey and was caught by Revenue Officers. He asked if he could go tell his family bye before they took him to jail and while the Officers waited outside his wife told him to run. He went out the back door and as he jumped the fence the Officers shot him in the back and killed him.
Branch of Service: U S Army Reserve
Service No.: 14354970
In a proposal by Glenn Dedmondt, found by Danny McBee, in papers given to him by Francis B. Dedmond, Thomas was listed as the son of John Deadman, Sr. Danny McBee writes: "We must keep in mind that this is just a proposal. It is my (Danny A. McBee) personal opinion that Thomas Deadman I was the son of John Deadman II instead of John Deadman I as the proposal suggest. John Deadman I would have been about 55 years old if this were correct. The Thomas Deadman that Glenn list could possibly be the uncle of Thomas Deadman I".
Ada Dedmon Dancer put the following in her notes to Danny A. McBee: September 26, 1680, Thomas Deadman, Henry Griffin, with 20 other persons were transported to Virginia by Abraham Weeks and Hubh Williams who were awarded 1091 acres back of land purchased by Henry Corbyn (Corbin), esquire, deceased. There is a temptation to associate these names to like names of our ancestors.
Notes from Jim Dedmon: "The Deadman family adventure began in London, England on the year 1674. John Jr. and his two sons, John III and Thomas boarded the Good Ship Charles captained by Bentony Eaton, destination----AMERICA.
The ship and our ancestors arrived at the Baltimore, Maryland port in the Chesapeake Bay in the same year of their embarcation. The Deadman family settled in a small Maryland township, which is today still called Patapsco. It is located about 20 miles northwest of Baltimore. They lived in Patapsco for approximately 100 years. The Deadman's were Tories, loyal to the king of England.
In 1765, the patriots confiscated the Deadman's property because they refused to pledge allegiance to the newly formed government. Twenty-six Tory families, including Thomas Deadman II, migrated to Rowan County, North Carolina. There is a Deadman family cemetery at the fork of the Yadkin River in North Carolina. And, there are volumes of our historical documents in the Rowan County Library at Salisbury. "
Notes from Danny McBee: If the listed children of John Deadman I, are actually his children, there is a gap between 1618 when his daughter Sarah was born and August 19, 1632 when his son John Deadman II was christened. I have listed these as children only because of the proposal of Glenn Dedmondt. They should be proved if anyone whould want to accept them as actual children of John Deadman I.
Ruth Richard (Re'card) states that Abram O. was born in 1845. Records from Danny McBee say 1849.
Tradition says Peggy Dedmon was a witch. She is buried in the Dedmon Cemetery on Taylor's Ridge. Family members say that she moves her grave as it is not always in the same place.
GROVE, Okla. Paul Dolphus Dedmon, 79, Grove, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Dedmon was born March 15, 1917, at Waldron, Ark. He moved to Grove in 1982 from the state of California. He was retired from the investment business in California. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He married Loy Caudill on May 14, 1960, at Carson City, Nev. She survives.
Additional survivors include a sister, Ruth Smedley, Orinda, Calif.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. The Rev. John E. Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery.
William was deaf and therefore unable to speak. He is probably the first person I remember meeting who was what we used to call "deaf and dumb". I remember visiting his father's (Victor) house and making home made ice cream on the front porch.
There is some confusion about the name Dixon and Dickson. The best we can tell, Mathis Dickson began spelling his name Dixon and thus all his children spell their Dixon. Also, my grandmother (Pearl Templeton Dickson Vess) had Dixon put Dixon on my grandfather's (George Dickson) gravemarker.
Served in World War II, PFC 199 Ordinace, Depot Company. He was shot by his brother-in-law, Gordon Dean, during an argument.
The following was printed in the Chattanooga Free Press:
MARVIN O. St. CLAIR DIES; POPULAR EX-BUS DRIVER
Marvin O. St. Clair Sr., 55, former Southern Coach lines operator of 2904 13th Aave., died suddenly Friday afternoon. At one time he had been voted by customers as the most popular bus driver in Chattanooga. A former amateur baseball player and coach, for many years he had visited the major league training camps in Florida on his spring vacations. Mr. St. Clair played ball with the old Rail-Lites of the Tennessee Electric Power Co. and later managed teams of adults and boys. He won the city men's championship two consecutive years with his East Lake team. He was a charter member of the East Lake Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie Sue St. Clair, Chattanooga; a daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Taylor, Chattanooga; three sons, Marvin O. St. Clair, Jr., Atlanta; Dan S. St. Clair and David D. St. Clair, both of Chattanooga; a brother. W.O. St. Clair, Guild, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Eldon Turner, Venice Fla., and Mrs. Faye Shipp, Chattanooga; four grandchildren and several neices and nephews.
The body is at the National Funeral Home. Plans to be announced.
OBITUARY: ST. CLAIR - MARVIN O. SR. of 2904 13th Avenue passed away Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday from the East Lake Church of Christ with Minister Everett Fields officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Wirt Gammon, Herbert Boyd, R.L. Clark, P.R. Oligati, Hugh Abercrombie and E.M. Wilkerson. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Southern Coach Lines. The body will remain at the National Funeral Home until one hour before services when it will be taken to the church to lie in state.
Nephew of Sam Wells
Must have died at birth or within the first year of his birth.
Publication Date: February 22, 1991
Source: The Kansas City Star
Obituary: MARTIN A. DEDMON - Martin A. Dedmon, 94, Avondale in Clay County, died Feb. 20, 1991, at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born in Waldron, Ark., and moved to this area in the early 1920s. Mr. Dedmon was a route driver for Sunshine Biscuits Inc. for 30 years before he retired. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include a brother, Herman Dedmon, Mansfield, Ark.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel.
CHATTANOOGA NEWS-FREE PRESS - October 15, 1991
Lucy Eula Edgman Henson of Collegedale, Tenn, died Monday (Oct. 14) in a local hospital. She was 90. Mrs. Henson was born in the Salem Community of Catoosa County, GA, October 20, 1900, and had resided in the Collegedale area for the last 65 years. She was a member of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include one son, John William Henson III, Chattanooga, and three grandchildren, Brenda Henson, Los Angles, Calif., John William Henson IV, M.D., Boston, Mass., and Shandelle Henson, Knoxville, Tenn. Services will be held Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at the Valley View Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, with Pastor Deward Edgmon and Pastor Don Gettys officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbears are Willard Edgemon, W.H. Fortenberry, Victor Jenkins, Farrell Greeson, Farris Haynes, Fred Edgemon, George Watts and Hugh Edgemon. Honarary pallbearers are Eunice Jenkins, Grover Edgmon, John Edgmon, Dorothy Fuller and Fred Fuller.
Infant son died at birth (not named)
E. A. Dedmon was born in Walker County, GA at Mission Ridge. He and his brothers were plalced in the Bonnie Oaks Orphanage in Chattanooga, TN. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps (1924-1928). He served in the Nicaraguan Cpnfilct. He was assigned to the Presidential Guard and went with President Calvin Coolidge when he would go on the Presidential Yacth, THE MAYFLOWER. At one point during his Marine experience he raced against Jesse Owens and outran him! That was prior to Jesse Owens' Olympics Gold Medal. He was chosen to be on the Washington Senators Baseball team, but injured his wrist throwing a stone at a rabbit before the season began and was unable to make the season start. That was about the time he met Cecil Lee Griffith (they married in 1929 in Chattanooga). They were married 64 years. He was in the grocery business (Red Food Stores in Chattanooga) and retired from Winn Dixie Stores in Florida. He died in Tampa, Florida at the age of 89. He was an avid coin collecter and a member of Land O' Lakes Baptist Church.
Cecil Lee Griffith had her first name legally changed to Cecile in the 1980's
Robert Raymond Dedmon was born at Earlinger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He lived in Chattanooga as a youngster and moved to Lutz, Florida in 1960 when in the 4th grade. He has been married to his wife, Marye Cribbs for over 30 years. Marye says he is a very easy-to-get-along-with person. He is very athletic, playing baseball/basketball from youth to present. Robert (Bobby) is a member of the North Boulevard Church of Christ in Tampa, Florida and works as a ComTech with GTE. He began as an installer/repairman in 1963 just out of high school. He was not drafted for Viet Nam because of his pregnant wife. He is a baseball umpire, gardener, traveler and church goer, loving husband and father.
There are many family members who have added the "d" to the end of their name. James Lee Dedmond appears to be one of the first in this particular "branch of the tree. His granddaughter, Cindy Dedmond Johnson wrote the following:
My great grandmother, Ida Lee Cordell, died when my grandfather was six years old and her husband left the children in an orphanage where a few were adopted. My grandfather was never adopted. As an adult he lived near one of his brothers and their mail was always getting mixed up, so my grandfather added the "d" to the end of his last name to make it Dedmond
Moved to Ark
Moved to Musle Shoals Alabama
Yank lived on Plum Run when he and Angie were married. Angies parents, George and Joanfernandez Haught lived on Johnny Cake Run near Metz, W. VA. Yank was a farmer and land clearer. His and Angie's life together was spent mostly on Laurel Run near Farmington, W.VA. Cyrenus (Yank) Toothman's funeral was held in M.E. Church in Farmington, W.VA. Pall bears were: Earl Tuttle, Roy Tuttle, George Hughes, W.F. Wilson, Kenneth Arthur Toothman, and Wilbur Cyrenus Toothman. The funeral directors were J.B. Lazear of Mannington, W.VA and the minister was Rev. C.C. O'Neal.
Elizabeth Angeline (Angie) Haught Toothman's funeral was held in W.F. Jones Funeral Home in Mannington, W.VA. Rev. O.D. Curtis of Methodist church officiated. Pallbearers were: James E. Toothman, Woodrow Clairmont Toothman, Teddy Kyle Toothman, Denzil Fay Toothman, Thomas Lee Murphy and Max Toothman.... all grandsons of hers. She was a member of Flat Run Baptist Church near Mannington, W.VA.
After Berts death, Dessie worked to support her five daughters. She was janitor of Worthington, W.VA Grade School for many years, then ran a store and Post Office at Fourstates, W.VA from 1938 to 1951.
Denzil and Retha Dale were both born in the house on Laurel Run in Farmington, W.VA, where Denzil owned and lived for many years.
Gay and Daisy lived the latter part of his life at East Run and ran a vegetable market between Farmington and Mannington, W.VA on Rte 250
Nancy had a son before her marriage to Big Alec, named Newt Parrish. It is believed she is buried in Old Adam Toothman cemetery. There is a grave by Big Alec with no marker, which could be hers. Sarah, his first wife is buried on the other side of him. Nancy was know to Yank's children as granny.
Old Adam was born in Maryland and Susanna was born in Virginia as were their children (now W. VA). In 1859, according to the census, Adam owned 4500 acres of land. At least 562 acres of this was on Plum Run by 1837.
Notes from Elizabeth France Morgan Tatar:
I have received a clue that leads me to believe that Old Adam's parents were Tetrick and Barbary Toothman. Tetrick died in 1825. They had the following children: Tetro, William, Michael, John, George, Andrew (may be buried in Old Adam Toothman cemetery - died at age 80 in 1878) Christopher, Mary (married an Arnett), Christian (married a Bobs) Elizabeth (married a Kerns) Hannah, Catherine, Sarah, and Barbary. Last four could have married after 1825. There was also a son named Adam. If anyone can confirm or deny this information, I would appreciate knowing it.
A lady in Fairmont, WVA, that has done a lot of work on genealogy, sent me additional information. She says Old Adam Toothman was evidently the son of Tetrick (Tedro, Teter) Toothman. The family came from Maryland into Monogalia County around 1800. Tetrick's will is recorded in Monogalia County, W.VA, written Jan 29, 1825, recorded 1825. Besides the children listed above, there is a Mary Mats (Metz). Since Elizabeth married a Kerns and Old Adam married a Kerns, she thinks the Kerns family came from Maryland also. The two Marys could have had a different second name or could have been a mistake in recording. Mrs. Florence B. Raber Gemondo (80 yrs. old in 1975) of Shinnston, WVA says our Toothmans came from Holland originally. She is a daughter of Albert Raber (Rabor). Mrs. Reuben Word of Carrollton, GA, a descendent of Chris Toothman also thinks the family came from Holland... --(Elizabeth Tatar)
Kyle Toothman contributed the following:
Notes for Johann Deterick Duchman: Johann was known as Frederick, Tetrick and Peter. It is suggested he was married several times.
Tetric Toothman's Will
In the name of God Amen, I Tetro Toothman being weak in body but of sound mind and perfect memory considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, Blessed be God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manor and form following that is to say first I give and Bequeath unto my two youngest sons Tetro Toothman and William Toothman all my estate both real and personally to wit: the tract of land I now live on and eight acres of land that I purchased of John Evans all my horses cattle sheep hogs farming utensils household and kitchen furniture and all other things appertaining to the place the said Tetro Toothman and William Toothman are bound to give my wife Barbary Toothman comfortable support during her life. Further they the said Tetro and William Toothman, are to pay each of my other children as follows - To my daughter Mary Mats Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses, cattle, sheep, hogs at cash valuation. To my daughter Christina Bobrs Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my son John Toothman Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my daughter Elizabeth Kerns seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my son George Toothman Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my son Andrew Toothman Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my son Christopher Toothman Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my daughter Mary Arnett Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my son Adam Toothman Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my daughter Hannah Toothman Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my daughter Catherine Toothman Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my daughter Sarah Toothman Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation. To my daughter Barbary Toothman Seventy five dollars, one half in cash and the other half in horses cattle sheep hogs at cash valuation.
All the above mentioned legecies are to be paid within seven years after my decease hereby revoking all former wills made by me in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of January 1825.
At a Court held for Monongalia County May term 1825. This will was produced
in court proven by the oath of Rawley Evans and Richard Wells Witnesses there and ordered to be recorded. Attest N. Evans Clk
[NI02010] Christian was also known as Christopher and Christy in some reports - Kyle Toothman
Monongalia County (West) Virginia Marriage Bond Records lists Elizabeth
Duchinan, daughter of Peter Duchinan married John Kern 12/30/1800 - Kyle Tootman
"Bicentennial Church Histories of Marion County" pg 50, In 1841 James Fork
Methodist Church was torn down and a frame Church was built. The deed for the new lot, recorded June 8, 1841, was made by John Toothman and wife Sarah to Joseph Martin, Arthur Watson, John McDougal, John Prichard, and Randolph Robey, as trustees. - submitted by Kyle Toothman
Elsie was a school teacher for several years, having taught at Teverbaugh near Worthington, W.VA and at Four States, W.VA.
I am not absolutely certain that this Mary Jane is the daughter of John L Dedmon. More research needs to be done. The greatest descrepancy is the birth date. One listing shows her born in 1836 (John's daughter). However, it is said that she married a Dedmon and Thomas wife was Mary Jane. Thomas and Mary Jane lived in East Chickamauga. She was in the right place about the right time. So far she is the only Mary Jane I have found married to a Dedmon and Thomas is the only Dedmon I find married to Mary Jane. I visited the graves of Thomas and Mary Jane at the Old Trion Cemetery in Trion, GA. The birth and death dates are from the grave stones. One item of interest is that the stones were new, which indicates that some family members must still be in the area and keeping the graves up.
William Louis Broom was engaged to Margaret (Emma) Dedmon and after she died he began dating and married Caroline "Callie" Dedmon.
John was a scout for the Confederate Army in the battle of Chickamauga. A friend of his was a Cherokee by the name of Nickajack, who was also a scout until they were both captured by the Union Army. They managed to escape, went home to their families never to return to the war. John was a powerful man with large hands, it was said that with one hit of his large fist he could fell a man unless he was leaning against a building.
note: There is a lake on the Tennessee River near Chattanooga name after John's Cherokee friend Nickajack.
John married his first cousin Mary Ann Broom in 1864 . Mary was born August 22nd 1842, died September 19th 1925. She is buried in Chickamauga Cemetery, Chickamauga, Walker County, Georgia. Her parents were James Monroe and Mary Ann `Polly' (Anderson) Broom.
Henry was born March 22nd, 1867 in Whitfield County, Georgia. Died October 10th, 1930 in Walker County, Georgia. Buried in Chickamauga Cemetery.
He was married on January 18th, 1891 to Josephine Jerita Duncan daughter of John Russell and Charity Louiza (Hester) Duncan. Josephine was born November 28th, 1873 in Pulaski County, Little Rock, Ark. Died April 19th, 1956 in Hamilton County, Tennessee buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
After Henry died Josephine married Berry Thomas. They had no children.
Twin to James
James and Thomas were twins
John was born in South Carolina July10th 1810. He was married there about 1830 to Margaret Head who was also born in South Carolina July 27th 1813. It is believed she was the daugther of Henry Head born 1784, and died August 3rd 1848. He is buried beside Margaret in Dogwood Cemetery in grave number 101.
John and Margaret were the parents of eight children. Three of them were born in South Carolina before John moved his family to Georgia. The exact date of their arrival is unknown, but it was between 1835 to 1838. He is first recored in the 1840 census of Walker County Georgia as the head of the household but with another man between age 20 to30 living with this family. This man is believed to be the younger brother of John, James Monroe Broom.
John and Maragret were charter member of Dogwood Baptist Church, Dogwood Valley, Georgia (Walker county now Catoosa County). They are both buried in the cemetery next to the Church, also a son and daughter are buried there, and possibly another daughter of John's by his second wife . It is not known who placed the markers at these graves or who carved the names and dates on them. They are of river or field rock and are most expertly carved. The rock at John's grave was too narrow to accommodate his entire name on the front, so the " M" was carved on the side.
About 1850 John was married to Nancy Jane (Ault) Ivey, a widow with two childern, George and Margaret Ivey, whom she gave to her parents to raise as she was afraid John's childern would mistreat them. John and Nancy had nine children. Family tradition claims John moved his family to the Garmany farm between Chickamauga and Kensington, Georgia. They are recored in the 1850 census living in East Chickamauga. In 1870 John is recored on page 11-subdivision 128-Post Office Fricks Chapel, Geogria. A great-granddaughter, Fannie Ruth Broom-Parrish (Mrs. Pat) of Chickamauga, Georgia stated that
when John died in 1876 he was living on a farm on Bond road, East Chickamauga, now owned by David E. Walker (1974).
The old log house where they lived is still standing and is in good condition (1976).
David has a degree in Industrial Technology
Did not marry
Adopted -name thought to be McAbee. Howard never married
Killed in oil field, never married
James is a minister for the church of Christ
Jerry is a minister for the church of Christ
Fought for North in Civil War
[NI02413] Lived up the hollow from the Oplis Flatt place on Flynn's Creek, Jackson County, TN. Died for accident on a horse near home. Baptized with brother Bill in creek near his home. Close to same place Leamon and Bill were baptized in 1944 (changed clothes in Oplis Flatt's barn nearby). Ben and Mary lived on the OplisFlatt place for some four years before he died.
William was a first cousin to Amanda Jane.
Conrad was an early leader and trustee on deed recorded July 16, 1897 for Mohans Run United Brethren Church - - known as Blacksheare Chapel. The church is now a United Methodist church.
He was a coal miner
Nimrod had half brothers named: John Neer, Ad Neer and Jess Neer. That is why Nimrod was often heard of being Nimrod Neer. He was a farmer by occupation.
He was a farmer and spent most of his life at Flushing, Ohio
The birthdate of Sarah is probably wrong. (could be 1843) according to sibblings dates. This date would make her mother 70 years old when she was born. Sarah Jane spent her laast years with John and Nancy (her sister) Clark.
Twin to Alice Leona Haught
Twin to Anora Celestia Haught
Indications are that Ann Elizabeth Haught was the widow of Peter Haught, who was the son of Henry Haught (a brother to Peter Haught, 1st).
Henry came to America after Peter Haught, 1st and went to the settlement of PH, Ist. Another of PH, 1st brothers, Tobias, had also come to America and was at the South Banch Valley Settlement of Peter 1st. This Tobias, Henry, their nephew (Peter 2nd) and his brother-in-law (Richard Tennent) were in Lord Dunmore's Army in 1774. Three of Henry's sons were in the War of 1812 - John, Nicholas and Peter (first husband of Ann Elizabeth Haught)
Peter died at Fort Meigs on February 23, 1813, leaving Ann Elizabeth a Widow. She later married Joseph Haught (Peter's first cousin)
A Vietnam veteran discharged from the Marines about two weeks before his death.
Dennis was the first Auburndale, Fl boy killed in the Vietnam War.
John took his life by shooting on April 7, 1969
[NI02810] Drowned in Tygert Lake, Grafton, WVA... Buried in Parrish Cemetery on Parrish Run
She is in Marion County, W.VA Centennial baby, being the first baby born in W.Va's Centennial year in Marion County.
Caroline never married, spending most of her life in Flushing, Ohio
Maggie never maried and spent most of her life in Flushing, Ohio
He was a farmer and spent most of his life around Farmington, W.VA.
He was a farmer and spent most of his life at Flushing, Ohio
He never maried and spent most of his life as a farmer at Flushing, Ohio
Thomas Lee was a coal miner and steel worker. Most of his live was spent in Belmont County, Ohio - Adene, Hopedale, Flushing and Toronto. He was retired by 1970
Pearl Duvall's daughter is a nurse in Martins Ferry Hospital
Elvira may also be known as Elvira Neer
Nancy Jane was still living in 1975
Franklin was a twin to Fannie Pearl (Kate) Toothman
Fannie was a twin to Franklin Earl Toothman
Herbert was a twin to Hubert Carl St. Clair
Hubert was a twin to Herbert S. St. Claire
After the death of John Brazleton Shirley, his wife, Ann St. Clair Shirley, moved to Texas and later married her deceased sister's husband, Thomas Ivy, who was also from Jackson County, Alabama.
Research on the Dedmon family is difficult to say the least. The material contained herein is the result of my work, plus a great deal of help from Jim Dedmon, Gordon Black and many others who have helped them. None of this is written in stone as some of the records were unclear and confusing. Any evidence that shows otherwise will be greatly appreciated.
The surname Dedmon was Deadman until the Revolutionary war vetran, Mark, first spelled his name Dedmon. There have been some other variations such as Deadmon, Dedman, and Dedmond which is the result of the Chattanooga relatives putting the "d" on the end so their mail wouldn't get mixed up with other relatives. The name Deadman probably is not in referrence to a "Dead Man", but a man from Dedenham (Saxon meaning "Deep River Homestead"), in Suffolk (Saxon meaning, "South Forks" country), England, which is near the North Sea in South East England, West of Cambridge, and North of London.
I have been in direct contact with many other Dedmons, who may or may not be in our family tree. I suppose if we go futher back all would be connected. Of course, we are all connected in Adam and Eve.
I have some interesting stories gleaned from these contacts, which will be forthcoming soon.
Thanks for your help.
I may be contacted in one of the following ways:
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Woodstock, GA 30100
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I am beginning this report one generation past John Deadman, Sr. Which will show him in the second generation. We know he had a father since he did exist... we just don't know who he was at the time.
It is a possibility that Catherine Roberts last name was Robards.
In addition to George and Oliver, Perry and his second wife had another baby, but I don't know whether it was a boy or girl.
George Leroy Templeton, Jr. died when he was only 3 days old and buried somewhere in Arkansas.
John Aaron Green never married.
Lawson B. Hambright came to Catoosa County with his wife Britter Holley Whisenant. They built a house at the north end of Houston Valley, near old Ringgold road or Bandy road on a hill overlooking Dry Creek.
James was a dentist in Adairsville, GA
Catherine never married.
Anna B. Stewart was a full bloodied Cherokee Indian.
Lt. Colonal Fredrick Hambright came to America from Germany, with his parents, when he was 11 years old. He is believed to have received a sound education that fitted him well for his activities in later life. About 1755 he moved from Lancaster County, Pa., to Virginia where he married Sarah Hardin. In 1760, he settled near the South Fork of the Catawba River in North Carolina.
As Hambright became immersed in the "America melting pot," he took part in battles against the Indians and the Brittish. He served also in the provincial congress of the State of North Carolina. The value of his services was recognized by promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel of militia.
This rank he held in 1780 when he received such a severe thigh wound in the action at Kings Mountain that he was forced to resign his commission. Finally, on March 9, in 1817, at the age of 90, Hambright died on properth he had purchased in later life in the vicinity of Kings Mountain. He is buried in the old Shiloh Presbyterian Church cemetery, not far from the present park boundary. --- Kings Mountain National Military Park, SC, by George C. Mackenzie (National Park Service Hanbook series #22)
I am assuming that John Hardin Hambright, who served at King's Mt. is the son of Federick and Sarah, since Sarah's maiden name was Hardin.
Fredrick Hambright's Long Creek Home-despite a diligent search the exact location of the Hambright home and the small cemetery where Federick's first wife, Sarah Hardin, was buried, has not been located. The land you see was purchased by Hambright in 1769 and sold by him in 1782. Much of the land later became the property of Joseph Jenkins, who married Elizabeth Hambright, and their descendants. Still House Branch must be the small stream which heads below Rudisill Housing Development and enters Long Creek downstream from the Hwy 275 bridge. --- Gaston-Lincoln County Tours Ininerary
Note: It is an assumption on my part that Elizabeth was the daughter of Federick and Sarah.... (Leroy Dedmon)
Rebecca married Nelson Johnson soon after the death of her mother in 1852, probably in Walker County, GA where her brother George Washington Cavender and his wife Mary, were living. In 1860 Rebecca and Nelson were in Anderson Districk, Whitfield County, GA. Rebecca was killed in an accident involving a run-away horse. --notes by Danny McBee
Also the following children are listed. I have no idea as to why they have their mother's surname.
Hailey Franklin Deadman was killed in a fire with his mother, Catherine in 1846. They are buried in the same grave in the Deadman Family Cemetery off Cherry Hill Road, Davie County, NC --- source: Danny McBee
John S. Deadman's grave marker reads John S. Deadmon. Danny McBee found his grave marker in Jerusalem Township,David County, Mocksville, NC. His marker reads: "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep. Danny also reports that John S. Dedman, age 25, shows up in the 1880 Jerusalem Township census with his wife Alice L., age 19 and daughter Sallie A., born March 1880.
Addie Jane Tolar was very ill with Typhoid fever and James nursed her back to health, but then contracted the fever and died as a result.
The following article was submitted by Danny McBee in August of 1998. He obtained it at the annual Deadman Homecoming. It was printed at the time of Hezekiah's death in 1921.
MR. HEZEKIAH DEDMON DIES AT RIPE AGE 85
One of the Worthiest Men in the County Goes to his Reward-Leaves many
Mr. Hezekiah, better known as "Carr" Dedmon died Monday at his home on the
Shelby-Fallston road at the age of 85 year, 9 months and 27 days. Mr. Dedmond was one of the pioneer citizens of the county who always stood for the right on all occasions and contributed to the upbuilding of the county. Through the eight children surviving, he was the grandfather of 51 and great-grandfather of 54, all of whom call him "blessed" for the splendid name he left them. Being on of the hardest working men in the county, he lived to a ripe old age. In early manhood he gave his heart to God and lived a devoted Christian life. In the four communities of Cleveland where he lived he was always identified with the churches and worked through them for better and higher things. His life was simple, yet loyal and true. He loved his family and his friends and all were devoted to him. Several years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and when he became unable to work, his family and friends gathered at his bedside to minister unto him in his last days. The devotion of his family was conspicuous and a few hours before he died he tried in his feeble voice to thank them and to beckon them to follow on to that heavenly home where there is no death or sorrow.
Mr. Dedmon was married to Leona Roxana Weathers in 1854 and to this union were born nine children, Celia, William, Rufus, Albert, Monroe, Frank, Nora,
Hezekiah, Roxana, all of whom are living except William Dedmon who departed
this life four years ago. His devoted wife died four years ago and his single
son, Hezekiah Jr. remained faithfully at home to minister unto his dear father, doing the work in home and field with the greatest patience and care. Such devotion as Hezekiah displayed is worthy of emulation by other children
to their aged parents.
Mr. Dedmon was one of the founders of the Ross Grove Church, the ground for
which was given by Mrs. Hardin. In his young life when that community was one of the "dark" sections of Cleveland County he built a brush arbor where
services were held and at the gatherings perhaps led more people, did more
public service for religion and education than any other man. His war record
was also one of heroism. As sergeant he was often placed in command of troops and showed mercy for them when they were hungry and over-worked during the trying days around Petersbury, Va.
His funeral was preached by a Confederate comrade, Rev. A. C. Irvin at Ross
Grove Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the interment was in the cemetery
there beside his devoted wife and in the community.
[Danny A. McBee, August 23, 1998]
By W. D. Floyd
To get to this cemetery from Forest City, NC take highway US221A south and go about 8-10 miles until you pass two Cone Mill plants on your right, go on past these and find the school on the right as you are going by the intersection of NC120, take the next left and the cemetery will be on your left.
This is what is left of the town of Cliffside, NC. Before 1960, this was the fourth largest town in Rutherford
County. This was/is a mill town and the housing that used to be here was owned by the mill. They still have a drugstore, a cafe, a bank, a post office and the cemetery. The mill, rather than have to deal with the problems of the time, removed all of the houses. It was a nice little town with many hard working families and lots of them are still around in the county today. It is still a nice little place to visit and reflect on what was.
I started the inventory of the cemetery August 28, 1997 and finished it several days later. It is in three main sections with a fourth new section with only a few graves, I will call it the North Annex. The others are South, Center, and North sections. It was done this way to make it easier to go quickly to a particular grave after looking at the listings. I started the inventory in the southwest corner of the South section.
George changed the spelling of his name to Dedmondt, the present Dedmondts of Tryon NC follow his spelling and pronounciation. Danny McBee said that Robert Dedmondt told him that George changed the spelling because there was another George Dedmond in town and their mail kept getting mixed up.
Tom Black is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Masters in Agricultural Education.
When Addie Jane agreed to marry Edwin Mills, her son Henry Wilber Dedman went to Kentucky to live with his aunt.
Notes from Kathy Tripp: "I amd uncertain whether Dock is not just a nickname for Charles. He is listed in the 1880 census as 11/12 which would have been the age of Charles who is not listed. He is not listed living with his mother in the 1900 census. However, there are several Dedmon boys named "Dock" who do not seem to have any other name. Perhaps a state census could help resolve this problem"
Article as written in Who's Who in the World, 1971-72:
Dedmon, Emmett, author, b. Auburn, Neb., April 16, 1918; s. Roy Emmett and Cora Christine (Frank) Deadman; A.B., U. Chicago 1939; m. Claire Catherine Lyons, June 19, 1945; 1 son, Jonathan. Asst fgn. editor Chicago Times, 1940; columnist, critic Book Week, lit. supplement Chicago Sun, 1946-47; lit. editor Chicago Sun-Times, 1947, drama critic, 1950 asst, sunday editor, 1953, ast. mng. editor, 1955-58, mng. editor Chicago Sun-Times, 1958-62, exec. editor, 1962-65, editor 1965-68; v.p., editorial dir. Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News, 1968-...;
newspaper mgmt. bd. Field Enterprises, Inc. Served with USAAF, 1940-45; navigation officer, 327th Bomb Squadron, 92d Bomb Group (heavy), 1942-43; flew to England, Aug. 1942; navigation staff officer, asst. A-3 8th Bomber comd., Jan.-June 1943; navigator 336th Squadron, 95th Bomb Group, June-July 1943; shot down over Germany, 1943, held prisoner until 1945. Decorated Air Medal, European Ribbon with 2 bronze stars, Am. Theater Ribbon with 1 bronze star, Am. Def. Medal, Victory Medal. nat. acad. council Valparaiso U; trustee U. of Chicago, Chicago Historical Society; past pres. bd. mgrs. Met. Chicago. YMCA. Mem. Am. Soc. Newspaper Editors (dir.), Soc. Am. Historians, Air Force Assn., Sigma Delta Chi, also Phi kappa Psi, Lutheran Clubs: Chicago Press, Arts, Tavern, Chicago, Commercial, Economic. Author: Duty to Live, 1946; Fabulous Chicago, 1953; Great Enterprises, 1957; A History of the Chicago Club, 1960. Home: 1420 N Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60610. Office: Field Enterprises Inc. 401 N. Wabash Av. Chicago, IL 60611
One place has Eugene listed as George Wallace Hanna
Publication Date: July 06, 1995
Source: Greensboro News & Record
Region: North Carolina
SHELBY - Sarah Lavoy Dedmon Dalton, 81, of 1184 Dalton Dr. died Tuesday, July 4, 1995, at her residence.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Ross Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Daggerhart officiating and burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Born in Cleveland County to the late Jesse Frank and Lottie Wellmon Dedmon, she was married to the late John Woodrow Dalton. She was also a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star of Palm Harbor, Fla.
Survivors include sons, F. Brenard Dalton of Gastonia and Dr. Steve F. Dalton of Jamestown; sister, Eva Carpenter of Shelby; grandchildren, Mary Michel Dalton of High Point, Bryan Dalton of Shelby and Susan Joyner of Greensboro; great-grandchildren, Melanie Michelle Joyner of Greensboro and Dalton Smoot of High Point.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. FRANK MAY
Jerry was killed in auto accident and ended the Major F. Dedmon line
Cora died young and left three little boys
The epitaph on Lester's tombstone reads: "Remember friends as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, soon you will be, Prepare for death and follow me." Re: Danny McBee
Nannie had so many names because her parents thought they were not going
to have any more children.
Buried in No Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Davie County, North
Carolina, Near the town of Fork.
Leroy Pinkney Dedmon, Jr., was born September 14, 1947, in Church Home Hospital, Fayette Street and Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland and later went to Baltimore Public School and to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he played Basketball for Coach Dean Smith. When he finished college in 1971, he was signed by the Utah Stars A.B.A. to play basketball for them but he became sick during the first year and had to return home where it took him most of one year to regain his health. Lee, as he was known, begin to teach school in Gaston County, a Masters Degree. He continued to teach and was assistant principal at Cherryville-Jr. High School and then was appointed Principal at Highland Jr.-Hi-School, at Gastonia, N.C.
Verge Alton, Jr. changed his name to David after his parents divorce. He is a dentist in Spartenburg, SC
Email received from a descendent of Easter Grindle:
On Ancestry. Com, I noticed you had Easter Grindle as an ancestor. Easter is also one of my ancestors through my Grandfather who was the son of John Thomason, who was the son of Young John who was the son of Tobacco John who was son of Young John and Easter. Do you know anything about Easter?
All I have is she was born in Pendleton, SC on Nov. 15, 1803 and died in Union Co, Georgia on Aug. 29, 1895.
Thank you for your time.
Not sure that Nancy's father was John... suggestion by Sue Riddle
Later information from Jackie Dedman confirms that John was Nancy's father
[NI07312] Christian was probably an immigrant from either the Palatine or Wirtemberg ares of Germany, or from Alsace Loraine France. He was listed as a passenger on the ship Dragon, out of Rotterdam, sailing toPlymouth, with shipmaster Daniel Nicholas. He swore allegiance to Britian's King George II at the Court House in Philadephia on Oct. 17, 1749 --- (email from Kyle Toothman)
Larry (Maybe Lawrence) Earl Dedmon died the day he was born. He was a full term baby about 12 pounds. Cord wrapped around his neck (Re: Glenda Tucker)
Verda is a graduate of Berry College and also has a EDS from West Georgia College.
Bill and Bob were twins... Their birth names may have been William and Robert...
This is somewhat of an assumption to say that Anna is the sister to John Colman Gould. It needs to be proved before accepting as a fact.
Emigrated to America in 1685
E-Mail received from Beth Barker: Bb7157@aol.comm
Hello, thanks for responding. The four generations that I know are : Garried Austin Dedmon, Wright Co, Mo., his father Austin Elmer Dedmon, (dec.), his father William Asbury Newton Dedmon, his father was Hartwell P Dedmon, and his father was Seneca K Dedmon, and that is as far back as I know. We were searching for Hartwell P Dedmon's wife who was Amy Adaline Butler Dedmon who was the daughter of Neely and Amy Arina Ozier Butler. She was born in around 1864 in Arkansas. They later moved to Mo. Would like to know where she is buried? Thanks, Beth Bb7157@aol.comm
Hi, I found out a little bit of info tonight. I talked to that lady that we had talked about. She has the Dedmon Bible, it had in there that Senecca died in 1886, and other records state 1888? but the good news is that his mothers name was Mary, but do not know the maiden name. She also told me that Senecca was Indian, possibly Cherokee. Maybe this is why we can not find his father??? Also, she had that Mary died 02-27-1842. And that Senecca was born in Hall County, Ga. She obtained this bible somehow, and she said that she was related to Senecca's daughter Mary. I will let you know if I find any other info. Beth
Hello Leroy, I have some info, I hope it helps. I have boxes of notes that my great aunt had written while she was bedridden, and some of it is hard to read. But I found a note that maybe between us and others we can figure out. She has that Seneca's mother was Mary Fruland, now it could be spelled Frulund, Frielund, Freeland, Frieland?? Something like that. My dad let me borrow the notes and so I am digging away. She died 2-27-1842. She did not know Mary's husbands name. I have a pretty good picture taken off tintype of Seneca and Beady, I will be sending you. Also, Sunday was a pretty day and my dad felt like going for a drive , so we went to the Newton School cemetery in Wright Co, and we found Seneca and Beady's graves. I found it interesting that on his tombstone his name was spelled Sinnaca with no initial? These notes were made by Amy Ellen Dedmon Cauble, who was my grandpa's sister. I hope this helps in the search....Talk to you later, have a great evening! Beth Bb7157@aol.comm
Letter received via Email:
Hello, thanks for responding. The four generations that I know are : Garried Austin Dedmon, Wright Co, Mo., his father Austin Elmer Dedmon, (dec.), his father William Asbury Newton Dedmon, his father was Hartwell P Dedmon, and his father was Seneca K Dedmon, and that is as far back as I know. We were searching for Hartwell P Dedmon's wife who was Amy Adaline Butler Dedmon who was the daughter of Neely and Amy Arina Ozier Butler. She was born in around 1864 in Arkansas. They later moved to Mo. Would like to know where she is buried? Thanks, Beth (Bb7157@aol.com))
[NI08879] J.D. and Margaret had no children, but Margaret had 6 children from a previous marriage.
[NI09094] Johannes is also listed as Dughman -- Assumed to be John Toffman or Tooghman of Greenbrier Co. according to tax lists for 1803 to 1807 also John Toothman with a land grant of 125 acres near Mellon's creek in 1798. - Kyle Toothman
[NI09296] Lewis Changed his last name from Matthews to Mathis when he moved from South Carolina to Georgia, between 1850 and 1860. The rumor is that he changed his name because he didn't want to fight the Civil War.
Dixon, Thomas, Jr., lecturer and author, was born in Cleveland county, N. C., Jan. 11, 1864, son of Thomas and Amada Elizabeth (McAfee) Dixon. His father, a Baptist clergyman, was the son of David and
Susannah (Hambright) Dixon, and his ancestors came from Scotland before the revolution and settled in North and South Carolina. His grandmother, Susannah Hambright, was the daughter of Col. Frederick
Hambright, a native of Prussia, who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1727, and two years later settled in South Carolina. He was a member of the continental congress and a lieutenant-colonel in the revolutionary war, being one of the seven colonels in command at the battle of King's Mountain. Thomas Dixon, Jr. was educated at the Shelby (N.C.) high school and was graduated at Wake Forest College in 1883. He then entered Johns Hopkins University as a special student in history, and in 1884 took up the study of law at the Greensboro (N. C.) Law School, and was graduated there in 1885. He first became known in his state when he was elected to the state legislature at the age of twenty, before he could vote. Admitted to the bar of all the courts in the state, including the United States district court, he practiced one year, and after a brief political career, decided to follow the example of his father and become a preacher. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1886 as pastor of a church at Goldsboro, N. C.; six months later took a church at Raleigh, N. C.; removed to Boston, Mass., in 1887, and the following year accepted a call to the People's Temple (Baptist) in New York City. He was a very strong, earnest and popular preacher, and before the close of his ministry acquired the reputation of attracting larger congregations than any other Protestant preacher in the country. He rose to more than local prominence by his freedom and originality of thought, his vigor of expression, and his independence of action. His sermons were sometimes highly sensational, and on one occasion he was indicted by the grand jury for slander. Many of his pulpit utterances are to be found in the books which he compiled prior to his leaving the pulpit. "Living Problems in Religion and Social Science" (1891); "What is Religion?" (1892); "Sermons on Ingersoll" (1894); and "Failure of Protestantism in New York" (1897). He left the ministry in 1899, and
for four years spent much of his time on the lecture platform. His first book of fiction, "The Leopard's Spots" was published in 1902. It deals with the negro problem, and may be said to be a sequel to "Uncle
Tom's Cabin." It sprang into instant popularity, 100,000 copies having been sold in the first year. This success was followed by a greater one, "The One Woman" (1903), of which the publishers said: "No book
published in recent times has received such a torrent of enthusiastic praises from the leaders of thought;" and in 1905 was published "The Clansman." "Mr. Dixon's hold on his readers," says the Boston "Literary World," "lies in his own brutal frankness and in the bold defiance of criticism, as well as his ability in vivid pictorial description. He loves to tell his story as he wishes it told, and his style,
melodramatic, strained, uneven though it be, is yet strong and vital in parts." A book of essays entitled "The Life Worth Living," was brought out in 1906. Mr. Dixon is a member of the Sons of the American
Revolution. Although maintaining his residence in New York City, most of his time is spent on his estate, "Elmington Manor," at Dixondale, Virginia, on Chesapeake Bay. He was married at Montgomery, Alabama, March 3, 1886, to Harriet, daughter of Dr. N. J. Bussey of Columbus, Ga., and has three children, Jordan, Louise, and Thomas.
The National Cyclopaedia of National Biography (Volume 13, page 189)
[NI09524] John moved from South Carolina to White Co. TN and in 1818 moved to the Sequatchie Valley in TN with Thomas Shirley. He moved to Jackson Co. Alabama about 1823 and died there in 1845.
[NI09526] Jesse and Sarah were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and are buried at Red Hill cemetery in Marion Co. TN. Politically he was a Democrat and for eighteen years was magistrate and also served for some time as chairman of the county court.
[NI09533] He was a well known and honored citizen and member of the farming community of the 3rd District, Marion Co. TN. He was the postmaster at the village of Shirleyton. He was educated in public schools, after which he taught school in Marion Co. TN and Jackson Co. Alabama. He enlisted in Rice's command and Calvary in the Confederate Army at Shellmound June 3, 1862. He was wounded in the left arm, breast and shoulder at the battle of Philadelphia, TN, and went to the home of a friend on the Coosa River in Alabama and stayed five months until he recovered from his wounds. He then rejoined the army at Dalton GA and was all through the Atlanta campaign. He was wounded in the left hand at Noonday church. He served until the close of the war, surrendered with the army near Whiteside TN and was paroled at Nashville May 27, 1865. He then returned to teaching and married Semieramis Andes.
[NI10105] William Harvey Yates served as a member of the state House of Representatives from Catoosa County for eight years. He was electe a member of the Senate from the forty-fourth district shortly before his death.
[NI10134] Bill was born int the Woodstation community at the home of his parents and was named after his Uncle, James Willis Dunn, I... He purchased approximately 160 acres of the original farm and lived there until his death.
Joined the Army July 18, 1950, retired August 1, 1970
Serial Number: RA14364517
Retired Rank: E-8 1ST Sargeant
Boot Camp - Ft. Knox, Ky
Jim has all the above military information on file to give to me later.
Graduated from High School - July 1949, from Reeds High School,
Played on Reeds Basketball Team.
Ruby graduated from Lexington Senior High in 1956.
Buried in No Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Davie County, Near
the town of Fork.
George Foster was a veteran of World War II. He was a bomber gunner in
the air force and was shot down three times over Europe. The third time
he was captured and spent several months in a German POW Camp before
Sam is buried in Lexington City Cemetery, Davidson, NC.
George was an undertaker.
Larry was buried in Forest Hill Memorial Park, Lexington, North Carolina
Nicholas retired as a Staff Sergeant after serving 33 years in the U.S. Army . After his retirement, he worked with the Sherrifff's Department of Davidison County for 17.5 years. He was a life member of the VFW Post 3074 and a member of American Legion Post 8 and Amvets Post 13. He is buried in Sandy Creek Cemetery, Tyro, Davidson, NC.
Gilmer is buried in Sandy Creek Cemetery, Tyro, Davidson County, NC.
Lola loved life and is said to have been a bootlegger. Lived in "Death Valley" in Lexington. Lola was between 95 and 98 years old when she passed away.
The Roster of NC Troops (1861-1865), states that Private A.J. Knootz "was shoot through the head while bravely advancing on the enemy."
Johns family is first listed in the Davidson County Census of 1880. They are not listed in the 1850 or 1860 Davidson County Census.
Was captured by Union forces at Cold Harbor, VA on 3 Jun., 1864, and held prisoner until 3 Jul., 1865, three months after the close of the civil war. He was in the 48th NC Troops, Co H. Rank - Private. In the 1870 Davidson County Census, Kelin age 27, Eliza J. age 21, and a son, C.L. age 2 were living with Kelin's parents in Boone Township.
He was appointed administrator of his Aunt's Magdalena's (Mollie's) estate on 27 Sept., 1875.
Between 19 Nov., 1878 (when they sold the last of their land) and the 1890 Census, Kelin, his wife and family moved to VA according to Douglas Koontz's book.
[NI10553] Played professional baseball
E-mail from Kim Kendall
My gggrandfather, Squire E.Hall, b. 2-14-1838 TN, m. Susan Hill, daughter of John Hill and Sarah Deadman. I don't know much about her or her parents, just that she was half or a quarter Cherokee. I ran across this entry in a database I don't subscribe to so I can't get more info. Does anyone have more info or can point me to a source?
DEADMAN, SARAH S. Married: 1817, OLD ROWAN COUNTY (NOW DAVIE COUNTY) NC - Spouse: HILL, JOHN
Thanks for your help.
Headline: Deana Dedmon
Publication Date: February 19, 1991
Source: The Daily Oklahoman
Obituary: DEDMON Deana, 66, born Aug. 23, 1924, passed away Feb. 17, 1991. Deana was retired from the Dept. of Agriculture. She is survived by husband, Novie of the home; a daughter, Gaye Robinson of Moore; a brother, Chester Fletcher of Norwalk, Ca. and 2 grandchildren, Donnie and Susan. Committal services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Arlington Memory Gardens.
I am not 100% sure that this Glen is the husband of Verona... However, this Glen had a son named Donald.. and according to the following obit, so did Verona...
Headline: Verona E. Dedmon
Publication Date: December 09, 1991
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Region: Pacific Rim; Southern California
Obituary: Verona Elizabeth "Ronnie" Dedmon, 81, founder and operator of Ronnie's Beauty Shop until she sold it in 1989, died Thursday in her home in Chula Vista.
Mrs. Dedmon was born April 16, 1910, in Webster, Ky.
She was a graduate of Sweetwater High School.
For several years she worked in the Lemon Packing House in Chula Vista while she studied to be a beautician. After completing beauty school, she worked for six years in the Bonita Beauty Shop.
She and Glenn Dedmon were married in 1927. They later divorced.
Mrs. Dedmon opened her own business, Ronnie's Beauty Shop, at 357 Broadway, Chula Vista, in 1957. She sold the shop in 1989.
Survivors include her son, Donald Dedmon of El Cajon; two brothers and a sister, Floyd Ater of Chula Vista, Sam Ater of Oregon and Mildred Dumas of King, Texas; three grandchildren, Cindy Gonzalez of San Diego, Richard of Bonita and Candy Shores of Texas; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Glen Abbey Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to Grossmont Hospice, P.O. Box 9004, La Mesa 92044-9004, or UCSD Cancer Research, Medical Center, Office of Development No. 8982, 225 Dickinson St., San Diego 92103-8982.
[NI11021] Martha was a cousin to Drucilla Caroline Black.
Married by Johnny Cummings, first cousin to Gordon. Robert and Edna Capehart witnessed the ceremony. Ruby and her sister Edna had been witnesses to Robert and Edna's wedding, also performed by Johnny Cummings.
Carl was killed in an automobile accident while he and Ruth were visiting relatives in Florida, between Christmas and New Year. He died on December 31, 1961
Don and Ruth met while she was living with her brother Leroy Dedmon. She was also baptized by Leroy into the Church of Christ.
My mother, Ruby V. Dickson and her sister Edna Dickson with with Robert and Edna to the home of Johnny Cummings. Six years later my father and mother were married by Johnny Cummins. Johnny was a first cousin to my father.
Molly married at the age of 15 to Thomas Ezell, who was the preacher where she attended church.
[NF0340] Married by Leroy Dedmon, uncle by marriage
First wedding performed by Leroy Dedmon, cousin to Tommy. Ann was Jane's (Leroy's wife) best friend in High School.
Thomas Deadman was the bondsman at the wedding of Rachel Deadman and John Zerick. Charles Caldwell was the witness.
Married Landrum Edgeman (son of George G.), her first cousin.
Mary Broom and John Broom were first cousins
Second United Church of Christ.
Married by a Justice of the Peace.