Friday, November 20, 2009

Bell 28 Stem-Potts

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28.R Wilson Stem & 29. Drusilla Potts {… TN}

6/15/1824 [or 1821], R Wilson born in Henry Co., TN the s/o 56. James Stem & 57. Sarah Bullock. [It is possible Wilson is a son of John Stem, brother of James. The census data eliminates him as a son of Asa. He best fits the James Stem data – but James did not name his sons in his will. The other indicator is that the 2nd son of Wilson appears to have the names of his grandfathers.]
9/20/1820, Drusilla born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, the d/o 58. Oswald Potts and 59. Rachel Canon.
No.57:(S) 1830 Census, Wilson m<10.
1830, Drusilla lives with her family in Bedford Co. (S) See No.58 1830 Census, f:5<10.
1840, Drusilla lives with her family in Henry Co. (S) See No.58 1840 Census, f:15<20.
2/5/1845 in Henry Co., TN, Wilson married Drusilla.
1845, (S) Tax List, Henry Co., Dist6. “Willson Stern”. Distr6 was between Paris and Springville. Oswell Potts, wife Drusilla’s father, is also in this list.
11/27/1850, (S) 1850 Census, TN, Henry Co., Distr1. Wilson is a farmer whose real estate is valued at $200.
7/11/1860, (S) 1860 Census, TN, Henry Co., Manleyville PO. n: Wilson is a farmer whose real estate is valued at $500, and his personal estate at $560.
8/19/1870, (S) 1870 Census, TN, Benton Co., Dist8, Camden PO. Wilson is a farmer whose real estate is valued at $400, and his personal estate at $300. J O, Lafayette, and William all work on the farm. He lives next to a probably-related Potts family.
6/9/1880, (S) 1880 Census, TN, Benton Co., Distr8. Wilson is a farmer. William works on the farm. Drusilla’s parents born in SC.
6/29/1888 Drusilla died. Burial in Sugar Creek Cem., [aka McRae’s Chapel], Benton Co., TN. (S) Gravestone.
Wilson died. He is buried with Druscilla.

Children of Wilson and Drusilla:

i. Issac Newton Stem, born 1/12/1846 in TN.
No.28:(S) 1850 Census.
No.28:(S) 1860 Census.
9/4/1868, “I N” died in Henry Co., buried in Sugar Creek Cem. (S) Gravestone.

ii. James Oswald Stem, born 11/20/1848 in Henry Co., TN. (S) Death Certificate.
No.28:(S) 1850 Census.
No.28:(S) 1860 Census.
No.28:(S) 1870 Census. n: “J O”.
~1871 James 1st married Hester Wright Bevil, born 1850 in TN.
6/16/1880, (S) 1880 Census, TN, Benton Co., Dist4. James is a farmer. “Charley Bevel” living next to them is probably Hester’s brother. The dates of birth of the children are reversed.
Bef. 9/1881 Hester died.
9/25/1881 James 2nd married Maggie Benton, born 10/1847. (S) Marriage License, Benton Co. Archives, Camden, TN. The ceremony was performed by Rev E. N. Williams, Ordained Elder of the M. E. Church; the same as for his sister Mary.
6/13/1900, (S) 1900 Census, TN, Benton Co. James & Margaret live next to son Robert & Lina. Neither wife has had children.
4/26/1910, (S) 1910 Census, TN, Benton Co. James & Margaret have no children. Son Robert [apparently a widow] and his 3 sons live with them.
2/1930, Margarett died, buried with James.
4/17/1930, (S) 1930 Census, TN, Benton Co., Dist8. James is a wd. living with his son Robert who also is a wd.
11/15/1932 James died; buried in Sugar Creek Cem. (S) Death Certificate. At his death he was a widowed farmer. R D Stem of Big Sandy [his son] identified James’ father as R W Stem, born in MS, and mother as Drusilla Potts, born in Madison Co.
Children of Hester:
Joseph Lafayette Stem, born 9/15/1872 in TN. (S) 1880 Census.
Joe married Hattie ?, born 1877 in TN.
(S) 1900 Census, TN, Benton Co. Joseph & Hattie have a 6-month old daughter.
Robert D Stem, born 2/1874 in TN. (S) 1880 Census.
6/4/1899 he married Lina Beevil, born 11/1877 in TN. (S) Marriage License, Co. Archives, Camden, TN.
1917, Robert operated a sorghum mill in Bedford Co.
12/10/1932 he signed the death certificate of his father.

iii. Leonard Lafayette Stem, born 10/1852 in TN.
No.28:(S) 1860 Census.
No.28:(S) 1870 Census. n: “Lafayette”.
8/2/1877, Lafayette married Margarett Ellen Pafford, born 1/1860 in TN. (S) Marriage License, Benton Co. Archives, Camden, TN. [She is the sister of Mary’s husband.]
6/16/1880, (S) 1880 Census, TN, Benton Co., Dist4. Lafayette is a farmer.
1890, Leonard works at Stern & Jackson in Memphis, TN.
1891, Leonard works at Stern & Jackson in Memphis, TN; 320 Poplar Rd.
1891, Leonard registered as a male voter in Benton Co., Distr. 10.
6/20/1900, (S) 1900 Census, TN, Weakley Co. Leonard is a “dry goods” clerk. Margaret has had 6 children, 3 surviving. Daughters Alma & Eva live with them.
4/18/1910, (S) 1910 Census, TN, Benton Co., Camden. Leonard is a “dry goods” clerk. Margaret has had 6 children, 2 surviving – none at home.
1/5/1920, (S) 1920 Census, TN, Benton Co., Camden. Leonard is a salesman at a retail store. They live on Eva road. No children at home.
[Neither found in the 1930 census.]
Children:
Warner Stem, born 1879 in Benton Co., TN. (S) 1880 Census.
Virgie E Stem, born 4/1880 in Benton Co., TN. (S) 1880 Census.
Alma Stem, born 1/1882 in TN. (S) 1900 Census.
Eva Stem, born 2/1883 in TN. (S) 1900 Census.
7/18/1899, she married Lewis W Robbins Jr. (S) Henderson Co., MB4, P55.

iv. Sarah A Stem, born 1854 in TN.
No.28:(S) 1860 Census.
No.28:(S) 1870 Census.

v. William Duncan Stem (No.14), born 7/4/1857 in TN.

vi. Mary Emily Stem, born 5/1860 in TN.
No.28:(S) 1860 Census.
No.28:(S) 1870 Census.
No.28:(S) 1880 Census. n: “Emily”.
12/15/1880 in Benton Co., TN, she married Virgil Pafford, born 4/1858 in Pilot Knob, VA. (S) Marriage License, Benton Co Archives, Camden, TN. [Virgil is the brother of Leonard’s wife.] The ceremony was performed by Rev E. N. Williams, Ordained Elder of the M. E. Church; the same as for her brother James.
1891, Virgil listed as a registered male voter in Benton Co., Dist-5.
6/13/1900, (S) 1900 Census, TN, Davidson Co., Nashville. Virgie, a minister, & Mary live at 204 S Spruce St. Mary has had 9 children, 7 surviving.
4/21/1910, (S) 1910 Census, TN, Lawrence Co., Lawrenceburg. Virgil is a minister. They rent a home on Dellar St. Mary has had 9 children, 6 of which are still living. Both can read and write.
1915, Virgil, Emily, and the two youngest daughters traveled to AZ in hopes of helping Virgil’s failing health.
10/1915, Virgil decided to return to Lexington.
11/1/1916, Rev. Virgil died in Lexington, Henderson Co., TN, buried in the Lexington cemetery. [Lou Pafford Bryant, 1827-1918, Virgil’s mother, shares a triple marker with Virgil and Mary.]
1/15/1920, (S) 1920 Census, TN, Henderson Co., Lexington. A widow, she rents a home at 203 Adams Ave; her daughter Helen and her husband live with her.
1929 Mary died in Lexington, buried with Virgil.
Children:
Willa Nettie Pafford, born 9/1881 in TN. (S) 1900 Census.
10/19/1902, she married John W Stewart. (S) Henderson Co., MB5, P222.
Otis W Pafford, born 6/15/1884 in TN. (S) 1910 Census.
1979 he died in CA.
Willard M Pafford, born 1886 in TN.
1896 he died.
Clarence T Pafford, born 2/1889 in Friendship, TN. (S) 1900,1920 Census.
6/5/1917, (S) WWI Draft Reg., a bookkeeper in Phoenix, AZ.
9/28/1923, he married Mable Clare Albini. (S) Henderson Co., MB12, P192.
1974 he died.
Virginia Pafford, born 1892 in TN. (S) 1910 Census.
Koal Pafford, born 2/1893 in TN. (S) 1900 Census.
Lorena Pafford, born 1895 in TN.
1895 she died.
Mary E Pafford, born 4/1897 in TN. (S) 1900,1910,1920 Census.
Helen C Pafford, born 10/1898 in TN. (S) 1900,1910,1920 Census.
6/21/1918, she married E E Reed. (S) Henderson Co., MB10, P291.
Ruth Evelyn Pafford, born 9/1899 in TN. (S) 1900 Census.
1900 she died.

vii. S J Stem, m, born 1861 in TN.
No.28:(S) 1870 Census.

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