Family Ties

The connection of families buried at Snow Hill through marriage.

This paragraph is just one example of how a Bassett was traced down to Sidney Allen:

Daisy Bassett was daughter of J. W. Bassett & Ida Henderson whose brother married Millie Ann Hayes, daughter of Solomon Hays who had a daughter Mary who married John Price who had a daughter Margaret Barcena Price who married A. D. Lunsford who had a son, G. C. Lunsford, who married Clara Dailey. Clara’s sister married Robert L. Hunt who was a brother to Gladys Hunt who married Gus Presley whose mother Della Traylor who was a sister to Ethel Traylor who married Clay Russell, Sr who had a daughter, Jennie, who married L. E. Allen, Sr. who had a son named, Sidney Allen. This is the connection to the Bassett family from the Allen family

Since Sidney Allen made the contribution for this research, I’ll start with him and work down. The related families are in random order and the family name is Bold print.

Sidney Allen is the son of Jennie Russell and L. E. Allen, Sr.

Jennie Russell is the daughter of Clay Russell, Sr. so this is the connection to the Russell family.

Grace Lillian Russell married Rufus Richards making a connection to the Richards family. Grace Lillian and Rufus had a daughter, Mary, who married James Stansell making a connection to the Stansell family. Rufus Richards had a sister Della Pauline Richards who married Audie L. Owens who is buried at Snow Hill and this makes the connection tot he Owens family.

Clay Russell, Sr. married Ethel Traylor so here is the tie to all in the Traylor family.

Clay and Ethel also had a son, George Traylor Russell, who was one of the original developers of the Snow Hill Perpetual Care Fund along with Gus Presley.

Ethel had a sister, China Adella Traylor, who married William Robert Presley so here is the tie to the Presley family.

John T. Presley married Martha Jane Daniel who was born in 1796 and she has the oldest date of birth of any grave at Snow Hill. They had a daughter, Charlotte, who married Dr. James F. Wilkinson, one of the earliest doctors in Snow Hill, so this makes a connection to the Wilkinson family.

China Adella Presley and W. R. Presley had a son, Augustus R. “Gus” Presley, Sr who married Gladys Hunt so this is the connection to the Hunt family.

Gladys Hunt Presley had a brother, Robert L. Hunt, Sr. who married Bessie Daily so this is the connection to the Daily family.

Bessie Daily Hunt had a sister, Clara Daily, who married George C. Lunsford so this is the connection to the Lunsford family.

George C. Lunsford’s father was A. D. Lunsford who was married to Margaret Barcena Price so this is the connection to the Price family.

Margaret Price Lunsford’s father was John Price who married Mary Hayes so this is the connection to the Hayes Family.

Gladys Hunt Presley had a brother, Grady Hunt, who was married to Elizabeth Galloupe. Elizabeth had a sister, Velma, who married Tom Smith which makes a connection to the Smith Family.

Tom Smith had a brother, Otis Monroe “Babe” Smith who had a daughter, Lou Ella, who married Frank Sloan Caldwell so this is the connection to the Caldwell family.

Tom Smith had another daughter, Eunice, who married George Hillmann and they had a daughter, Mari Lynn Player Hillmann so this makes the connection to the Hillmann family

Tom had another daughter, Evie Lorena, who married Onza Justiss so this makes a connection to the Justiss family.

Leonard Justiss married Velma Walker so this made a connection to the Walker family.

Velma Walker had a sister, Nora Lee, who married Billy L. McCauley and this makes a connection to the McCauley family.

Babe Smith had a daughter, Hattie Faye, who married a Welch and this makes a connection to the Welch family.

Gertrude Justiss was married to a Smelser so this makes a connection to the Smelser family.

Cattie Justiss, wife of George W. Tigert, Sr. was related to Onza Justiss so this makes a connection to the Tigert family.

George W. Tigert, Sr had a son, Joe, who married Thelma Carruth so this makes a connection to the Carruth family.

J. W. Tigert married Lila Clifton Nelson making a connection to the Nelson family.

Lila Nelson’s parents were James Nelson and Mary Gilpin. Mary Gilpin had a sister, Hallie, who married a Parham making a Parham family connection.

Sara Justiss married Victor Howell, who had a son, Abb Howell, who is the father of James Howell and this is the connection to the Howell family.

Abb Howell’s second wife was Thelma Coffey and this is the connection to the Coffey family. Thelma was the daughter of Luther Coffey and Mattie Russell who was a daughter of Whitfield Russell.

Clay L. Russell, Sr. is the son of Whitfield L. Russell who married Eugenia Jennie Wall so this is the connection to the Wall family.

Eugenia Jennie Wall was married four times and is buried at Snow Hill as Mrs. E. J. Holmes so this is a relation to the Holmes family.

Eugenia Jennie Wall was also married to James P. Colley so this is the connection to the Colley family. The two McMillin graves are related to the Wall family and the connection to the McMillin family is explained below. It is said that William Henry Johnson was orphaned at about age 2 and raised by Littleberry McMillin and his wife Luraney Wall McMillin. Hayes Johnson was a son of William Henry Johnson and Josephine Hayes Johnson. Hayes was a brother to Willie Lowe Johnson Justiss (thanks to JoyLynn Justiss Edwards for the corrections to this paragraph).

Clay L. Russell, Sr. and Eugenia J. Wall had a daughter, Perdie Russell (sister to Clay, Jr.) who married Ed McElroy so this is the connection to the McElroy family.

Ed McElroy was the son of Robert McElroy and Sallie Cason so this is the connection to the Cason family.

Robert and Sallie McElroy had a daughter, Bobbie, who married Mellie Rogers making a Rogers family connection.

Their daughter, Mellie Bob Rogers, married a Lawrence so this is the Lawrence family connection.

Mura Cason Jernigan was the daughter of John Cason making the Jernigan family connection.

Also, Sallie Cason had a brother, John Walter Cason, who married Daily Old so this is the connection to the Old family.

Also, Sallie Cason had a sister, Margaret aka Maggie, who married D. T. “Tom” Wardlow so this is the connection to the Wardlow family.

John M. Cason had a daughter, Emma, who married Henry Talley, who had a son Jack Talley so this is the connection to the Talley family.

Another of his daughters, Ella, married Jim Anderson so this is the tie to the Anderson family.

Griff Cason has a daughter, Mari Anne, who married James Buchanan so this is the connection to the Buchanan family.

Mollie Jane Cason married Clarence P. Johnson so this is the connection to the Johnson family.

Mollie Jane and Clarence Johnson had a daughter, Lula, who married Gilbert Denny so this is the connection to the Denny family.

Jack Cason married Evelyn Cox whose mother Ada Patterson was married to John C. Cox which makes the connection to the Patterson family.

Evelyn’s grandmother was Nancy Caroline Minerva Davis which makes a connection to the Davis family

Mary Hays had a sister, Millie Ann Hays, who had a brother who married John Henderson so this is the connection to the Henderson family.

John Robert Lee “Bob” Henderson was married to Polly Mallonee first and then she married a Ferguson so this is the family connection to the Ferguson family.

Tennie Henderson married Thomas “Dee” Whitaker making a connection to the Whitaker family.

They had a daughter, Gladys Dee Whitaker, who married Earl Wayne Fomby, Sr. so this is the tie to the Fomby family.

Tennie Henderson’s second husband was T. L. Simpson, Sr. and they had Tommy Lee Simpson, Jr. and Simp Henderson Simpson which makes a connection to the Simpson family. Simp married Viva DuBose and they had a daughter, Tillie Ann, who married James Kidwell.

There is an unmarked grave for Mary Pernina Henderson Janes but I find no Mary Pernina Henderson in that family tree but there is quite likely a family relationship. Nautello Ozora is her daughter who is also buried at Snow Hill in an unmarked grave.

John Henderson and Millie Ann Hayes had a daughter, Ida L. Henderson, who married J. W. Bassett so this is the connection to the Bassett family.

J. W. Bassett and Ida Henderson Bassett had a daughter, Daisy Bassett, who married Jeff Montgomery so this is the connection to the Montgomery family.

Gloria Bassett McCain is the mother of Ann McCain Markwith so there is a connection through the Basset family to both McCain and Markwith families.

Lorene Griggs was a Howell so this makes a connection to Griggs family

The families with more than 3 gravestones at Snow Hill are ones I cannot make ties by marriage to are in Red. The Gibson-Mann-Austin family has been very good to support the cemetery as well as the Owens family. If your family is one that is listed in Bold Black then you are related to all the others in bold black. All of the Cherry graves are unmarked. This information on unmarked graves was taken from the Cass County Genealogical Society book of Morris County Cemeteries - South Section.

SearchSurnames
Allen1
Anderson4
Austin1
Bassett5
Batson2
Buchanan2
Caldwell2
Carruth8
Cason34
Chastain4
Cherry5
Clark1
Coffey1
Colley2
Dailey10
Daniel1
Darby3
Davis7
Denny2
Devenport1
Edwards2
Eubanks2
Ferguson1
Flinn2
Fomby4
Gibson7
Gilmore3
Godsey8
Goodwin2
Green1
Griggs1
Groves1
Harris1
Hayes3
Headrick1
Henderson6
Higgins2
Hillman1
Hodge1
Holmes1
Howe3
Howell11
Hunt11
Hunter2
Ikenburg1
Janes2
Jeffcoat3
Jernigan1
Johnson5
Justiss6
Keith2
Lawrence1
Lunsford3
Mann2
Markwith1
McCain1
McCauley4
McElhany1
McElroy10
McHenry3
McKee3
McMillin2
McNeil1
Mitchell3
Montgomery6
Nelson3
O'Neal1
Owens13
Parham1
Patterson7
Peace5
Presley9
Prewitt1
Proctor1
Reese1
Rhodes1
Richards2
Rogers1
Russell9
Sanders4
Saunders1
Simpson1
Smelser1
Smith17
Stevenson1
Stokes1
Talley5
Taylor1
Tigert6
Unknown45
Vanguron1
Vincent2
Walker5
Wardlow5
Washan1
Welch1
Whitaker2
White1
Wilkinson6
Wilks1
Yarbrough1
York3