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Xo. 66.

Emma Douglass, daughter of Reuben and EH/'a-
beth (b>!\vards) Douglass, married William
Clark. Had children —

195 Jane Clark, marriefl ^Mr. Bone.

196 Reuben Clark. Killed in tlie Confederate Army

197 Charles Clark, married Martha Brown.

198 Elizabeth Clark, married I'.en Harris.

199 Ma!is.>a Clark.

200 William Clark.

201 David Clark:

202 Fdlen Clark, married Dr. Alfred Brown.

203 Edward Clark.



Gkxkalogv of Tin: Douglass Family 213

No. 67,
Alfred IT. l^ouglass, son of James and Catherine
(Collier) Doui^dass, married Lucy r.cnnett ; sec-
ond, Rebecca Fulton. Had children —

204 James S. Douc;"lass, married Caroline Mills.

205 Alexander II. Doui^dass.

206 Caroline Donc^lass, married Thomas ?\ni!er.
Children of second wife —

207 Alfred IF Douolass. jr.

208 David F. Douiila>s.

209 Catherine C. Donc^lass.

210 Flizabeth S. Douj^-lass. married Andrew Edgar.

211 Young" Flmore IJouglass.

Xo. 68.
Matilda G. Douglass, daughter of James and
Catherine (Collier) Douglass, married, first, J.
Cook ; .second, Joel Parri^h. Had child.ren —

212 Catherine C. Cook, married Dr. \\"alker.

213 (Name unknown, married Mr. Farmer.)

214 Adeline Cook, married Mr. r^Iiicher.

215 Marcus Cook.

216 James D. Cook.

217 Henry C. Cook, twin of James D.

No. 70.
Isaac C. Douglass, son of James and C\atherine
(Collier; Douglass, married Fliza linker. Had
children —

218 Louisa Douglass, married O. Cage.

219 Loucelia Douglass, married J. l""ranklin.

220 James Douglass, married Sarah Donovan.

221 ^lary Kate Douglass, marri(;d John V. Ander-

son.

222 Caroline Douglass, married George Ci«ok.

223 Sophis Ann Douglass.

224 Alice Douglass.

225 Isaac P>. Douglass.

226 Amanda I'. Dduiiiass.



214 Historic Sumnkk Couxtv, Tkxx.

No. 71.
James S. Donc,''lass, son of James and Catherine
(Collier) Douglass, married Lucy Searlock. Had
children —

227 William A. Doup^lass. married Caroline \'inson.

228 Rebecca Louisa Douglass,

229 Feliciana Douglass.

230 Isaac Douglass.

231 Thomas S. Douglass.

Xo. yi.
Harry C. Douglass, son of James and Catherine
(Collier) Douglass, married lilizabeth Elliott.
Had children —

232 ^Melissa Douglass.

233 Ellen Douglass.

234 Edward Douglass.

22iZ> Harry Fagan lOouglass.

236 Young A. Douglass,

237 George W. Douglass.

238 Inman Julian Douglass.

239 Robert P. Douglass.

Xo. 71.
Young X"^. Douglass, son of James and Cath-
erine (Collier) Douglass, married Miss B. Raw-
lings. Had children —

240 AN'ashington R. Douglass.

241 James Rufus Douglass.

242 Charles S. Douglass.

243 ]\Iargarett L. Douglass,
2-14 Mary Caroline Douglass.

245 Young X. Douglass, Jr.

Xo. 74.
Robert G. Douglass, son of James anrl Cather-
ine (Collier) Douglass, married Elizabeth lilythe.
Had children —

246 Andrew 1>. Douglass.

247 Catherine C. Doucrlass,



Gkxealogy or tiih: Douglass Family 215

248 Alfred IJicks Don-lass.

249 Martha Douglass.

Xo. 75.
\\'ilHam C. ]3ou,q;la?s, son of James and Cath-
erine (Collier) Doui^lass, married Lucy Scawell.
Had children —
230 \\'illiam Doncjlass.

251 Alatilda Douglass.

252 Ann Douglass.

No. 76.
Thomas C. Douglass, son of James and Cath-
erine (Collier) Douglass, married Francis Can-
trell. Had children —

253 ]\Iary J)ouglass.

254 Kate Douglass.

255 James Douglass.

256 William Douglass.

257 Robert Douglass.

258 Matilda Douglass.

259 Young X. Douglass.

260 Larilda Douglass.

261 Fannie Douglass.

262 Ida l^ouglass.

Xo. 77.
Louisa y. Douglass, daughter of James and
Catherine (Collier) Douglass, married G. W. Al-
len. TTad children —

263 John Allen.

264 Catherine C. Allen.

265 Young \). Allen.

266 Loutiida .\. Allen.

267 Camclla Allen.

rOrKTlI GI^XKRATIO.N.

Xo. 103.
^lary Ann Douglass, daughter oi James and
Rina (Hunt) Douglas>. married Merry C. Ah-
ston. }Tad children —

268 Charles Al)st..n.



21G Historic Shmnkr Couxtv, Tf.xx.

269 Kiininie Abston, married James Bostick.

270 Ann Abston, married John Cantrcll.

271 Jennie Abslon.

272 .Sallie Abston, married Larrey Maney.

273 X'iri^inia Abston.

274 JTenry Abston, married ^Jiss Turner.

275 MolHe Abston, married Harry McClain.

276 Liza Abston.

277 ]^lartlia Abston, married John A. r\Icl'"errin.

No. 104.

Robert B. Douglass, son of James and Rina
(Hunt) Douglass, married Delia A. 2\litehell.
Hail children —

278 Ellen Douglass, married, first. Harvey K.

Top]"); second, S. 11. IIa\'es.

279 Jennie Douglass, married \)v. W. H. Haggard.

280 John Douglass.

281 Frank Douglass, married Polly Cage.

282 Sallie T. Douglass, married Jesse Cage.

283 De^^'^tt Clinton Douglass, niarried B^clle Ben-

der.

284 Henry L. ]3ouglass.

285 Tames Douglass, married ]\lrs. Sd 'field.

286 ':\Iollie Douglass.

287 Eva Douglass.

No. 105.

Albert G. Douglass, son of Jame- and Rina
(Hunt) Douglass, married Doroiha 'rurner.
Had children —

288 SeatMU T. Douglass, married Selina [Matthews.

289 Willie Douglass, married Lady McKinnie.

290 Eliza Dougla>s.

291 . Albert Douglass.

292 Stejdien Douglass.

293 lessie Douglass.



Gkn'kalocv of tup: Douglass Family 217

No. (106.,'

Evalinc Di)U|;lass, flaui^hter of James and Rina
(Hunt) ]3uuQlass, married Cliarles ]joddie. Had
children—

294 Martha lloiUhe, married Henry Davis.

295 lihnorc BodtUe.

296 I^diza I'.od.he.

297 l.izzie lioddie, married \\ illiam H. I^iber.

298 SalHe lioddie, married James Cage.

299 Gcort;e ]jO(ldie:

300 Maria J'.oddie.

After the death of his first wife. Charles Eod-
die married Sue I\lanev. Had children —

301 Maq- P.oddic.

302 Alay IJoddie.

303 l""amiie iioddic.

304 !Monie Boddie.

305 Susie I5oddie.

306 Ella Boddie.

No. 108.

D. W. Clinton Douglass, s«3n of James and Rina
(Hunt) Douglass, married Martha Ann ]\Iurra\'.
Had children —

307 Martha Df»uglass.

308 James Douglass, married Bettie Bright.

309 Nlina Douglass.

310 .Su.-^ie Douglass.

311 William Douglass.

312 Robert Douglass, twin of \\'illianL

No. 278.
Ellen lX:iugia>s. daughler of Robert B. and
Delia A. (Milelk-lli Douglass, married Harvey E.
Top]), tluii .">. II. Hayes. Had children —
31.^ Robert To]*!), married Bi.ttie Walker.

314 ] larvey l\)i)j).

315 Anna Hayes.

316 John Hayes.

317 ]'>ank Haves.



218 Historic Sumxer County, Tenx.

No. 149.

Martha A. Dou^^lass. (lauL;lUcr of IChnorc and
(J. Dillon) Dou-iass. married Dr. W. 1). Hag-
gard, of Nashville. Had children —
318. Louisa Haggard, married Dr. J. Y. Crawford.

After the death of his lirst wife, Dr. Haggard
married —

No. 279.

Jennie Douglass, daughter of Robert V>. and
Delia A. (2^Iitchell) Douglass, married Hag-
gard. Had children —

319 ^ William Haggard.

320 Robert Haggard. Died in infancy.

321 Douglass Haggard.

No. 288.

Seaton T. Douglass, son of .Albert G. and
Dorothea (Turner) Douglass, married Salina
Matthews. Had children —

.^22 Nellie Douglass.

3>2^ Timiuic Douglass.

324 Seaton Douglass.

325 Seline Douglass.

No. 297.

Lizzie P.oddic, daughter of Evaline (Douglass)
and Charles Boddie, married William H. I'.aber.
Had children —

326 Marv Baber.

327 Kimkall Baber.
32S Lucv ]'.al)er.

329 Sarah I'.aber.

330 Will B.aber.

331 Eva r.aber.

332 Charles Baber.



Al!K,\ll.\M 219



ABRAHAM

Another name lliat deserves to be remembered is lliat
of Abraham, a mulatto beloniLjiiiL; to Colonel Anthony
Bledsoe. General J Jail said of him : "He was a brave,
active and intelli.':;ent fellow, and indeed a good soldier
and marksman." He seems to have been a t^eneral
favorite with the whites. Ik- was ever ready and
anxious for a brn>h with the Indians, and more than
t)ne of them nu-t death betDre his uncrrincij rifle.
What became of him I am unal)le to say. Douiitless
his remains were minci^led with the soil he so bravely
helped to defend, and from which he hcli)ed to clear
the primitive forest. General Hall gives, in his
"Narrative," the following example of the bravery of
Abraham: "He was passing one evening from the
Lick fort up to Greenfield, when right in the thick
canebrake he met two Cherokee chiefs of note, "Matl
Dc^g" and "John Taylor," the latter a half-breed, well
known in Nashville before the war l>roke out, and who
could talk good English. They had been on a visit to
the Shawnees : and having sent on their warriors,
they were on their way by themselves to steal horses
and murder any settler who might fall in their way.
Abraham met them about ten paces off, and instantly
drawing up his gun. he shot the Mad Dog dead in
his tracks, turning himself at once and lleeing lifter
his expldit.



220 Historic Stmnkk Couxtv, Ti:xx.



SOME SUMNKR COUNTIAXS



SAMUIX R. AXDKRSOX.

Brigadier (joiicral Sannicl R. Anderson was l)orn
in Sumner County in 1804. Me was a son of Rolnri
Anderson, a \ irginian. and an officer in the war i->r
independence. J-le received a good education, nutrried
a I\Iiss Trousdale of the same county, servc<l as Lien-
tenant Colonel of the famous ¥\v>t Tenncs-ec. "riie
Blooily First,'" in tlie war with Mexico. C^r May V.
1861, he was commissiuned a ^lajor General in die
State troojis and DrigaiHer (iencral in the yjrovision.il
army of tlie Confederate States on July 9, and on
Augu.<t 5 was assigned to the commantl of a brigade,
which included the First, Scventli and Fourioeniii
Tennessee Kcgiment of infantry for service in i!'.e
mountains of \\ e<t \"irginia under Cieneral Lorin-j.
Later he served under Lee, Jackson, Magruder .''I'd
Aicher. On Xovember 4, 1864, he was recomni!'-
sioned ]>riga(Her General. After the close oi the \\ ar
he returned to Tennessee, and died in Xa^h^i^le vi
1883.

DR. RKD>[oXi) 1). I'.ARRN'.

Redmund 1). Larry was a native ot County Klii';.:^-
IrelancL was a grachiate of Trinit\ Ci'Uege, DuMm.
with the degrees of A. M. and M. I). He wa> a c'a - -
mate of ( ieneral I'ackingham. commrnidcr-in-chiei < :
the r.riti.>h forces at the battle of Xew Orleans. :n-i
was killed. Dr. Larry jiracticed meilicine in Liver]" ••'!
for some time and wa^^ <listinguished fiir b.is >ki!l i-i
surgery. While there he attracted the alieiu;"!! •■■
]*"o\, who <ecin-ed \>>v him a.n a]')pointn"ie:U as -v'^.-ie'
in the lirilish navy, but his party feeling w a> s<.> nne'-i
that he soon resigned and came t'.> .Vmerica. lie tM'-t
settled in Xorth Carolina, then went to Kentucky an-,
read law under lohn C. L.reckinriiiQC. He came i<'



So.Mi-: SuMxr.K Col'ntians 221

Sumner Cduiity. wlicrc ho niarn'od Ali^s J'l'K' Alex-
ander, who was known as the "Cuniherland Ueauiy."
She was a member of the family of .Mcxanders, six (jf
whom were siti^ners of the .Mecklenhur;^' Declaration
of Independence. After coming- to America 1 'r.
P>arr_\' studied law and was f(^r many years rcg^ardcd
as one of the ^^reate-t lawyers in Tennessee. He
accmnulated a lari^e forlmie and left many descend-
ants, some of them now li\'in:^ in Sumner County.

Tt) Dr. r.arry is qiven the honor of introducincr
blue grass into Sumner County in 1800. but not nuich
of it ^vas grown until in 1836, when (General Joscjih
Miller introduced it into general cultivation. Mr.
r.arry ma}- be said to have been the pioneer in rai-ing
blooded stock in Sumner Count}', or in Tennessee. In
1804 he brought from X'irginia the first thorotigh-
bred stallion that appeared in the X'alley of the Cum-
berland — Gray Merlley. I'or more than a century the
Barry family has been one of the most prominent in
the cotuity.

Jl.'DGE TI10M.\S r.ARRY.

Thomas r.arry. son of I^r. I-iedmond 1). 15arr\-. was
born in Sumner County July -. 1807. lie received a
classical education, studied law aiv.l became eminent
in his profession. He was a personal friend of
Andrew Jackson, for whom he cast iiis tirst vote.
He married Sarah H. Pe}ton. who was born in Sum-
ner County in 1812. Rarly in the fifties he was the
Democratic candidate for Congress, but was defeated.
He served two terms in the lower iiouse of the State
Legislature. \\'hen the war broke out in 1861 his
symp;ithies were with the I'nion. and while he took
no part in the Civil War, he contributed very much
toward ameliorating the con<1ition of the families of
men who hail cspou>cd the cause of the South. In
1865 lie was appointed by Governor r.rr)wnlow Chan-
cellor of his division, a position he fdled to the entire
satisfaction of the public tuitil 1869. He died on Mav
23, 1891.



222



Historic Sumxlr Couxtv, Ti:.\.\.



GENERAL WILI.IA.M J:. IJATE, TWEXTV-TJIIRD GOVERNOR.

William Brimaj^-c Date, poldier and statesman, was
born near Ca.-~talian Springs (I'.lcdsoc's I.ickj, Ocio-




Sr.XAiOR \V. H. B.\7E

bcr /, 1826. He was educated at Rural Academy,
working: on his father's farm during;- hi^ vacations.
When lie, the eldest sun, was 15 vears of a^e his



SOMK Su.MXKk CoU.MlAXS 223

father. James 11. Hale, died. After a few years'
work on the farm, wiien he was 18 vears of age he
determined tt;> make his own way in the world. Hi>
first emplr>yment was as clerk on the steamboat
Saladin, the principal owtier of which was "John Uell
of Tennessee," plying; between Nashville and Xew
Orleans.

In 1S46, when the war \\ith Mexico be.ti^an. Mr.
Bate was in Xew Orleans and enli'ted in a Louisiana
regiment, six months' troops. Wlu^r. his time expired
he joined the Third Tennessee and was made First
Lieutenant and served until the end of the war. Tie
then returned to Sumner County and to the farm.
Soon afterwards he became editor of the Tenth Legion,
published at Gallatin. In 1849 he was elected to the
Lej^islature. lie then entered the law school at Leba-
non, graduated in 1852, and bcp^an practice at Gallatin.
1854 he was elected Attorney (iencral and served two
terms. On January 17. 1856, he married Miss Julia
Peete, of ITuntsville. Ala. In 1860 he was an electtir
on the P>rcckinridp:e ticket. The day after the open-
ing g'un at Fort Sumi)ter was fired. April, 1861. he
enlisted as a ])rivalc in Company 1, Seconrl Tennessee.
Confederate, and was elected Captain, and later was
made Colonel, then a l'.ri.L;adier General, and finally a
Alajor General, serving until the end of the war. In
the battle of .Shiloh he was des])eratcly wounded. In
that battle his cousin. Dr. llumi^hrey r>ate. was
W'Oundcd : his brother. Captain llumphrey lUiie ;
Captain T3'rec. l)rothei"-in-law of Cajitain Hate, and
his cousin, James ^^cl)aniel. were killed. In the battle
of Chickamauga General F.ate was distinguished for
gallantry and had three horses killed imder him. lie
was also con>picuous for his bravery in the battle of
^Mission Ridge, and in the campaigns under Johnston
in Georgia in 1864. b'rom 1862 to the end of the
war General I'ate remained in acti\'0 duty in the field
on crutches, lie wa^ three times wounded and had



224 Historic Sumntr County, Tkxn.

six horses killed under him in hallle. In 1863 he wa-.
tendered the noniinatiitn lor <.iOverncr, hut declined in
a telei^rani that is hi>torie: "Xo. sirs; while an arnieil
foe treads our soil and 1 can tire a shot or draw a
hiade, I will take no civil honors." After the close f>i
the war Ck'neral liate returned to Nashville and re-
sumed the practice of law. In lSf^2 he was elected
Governor and re-elected in 1S84. In ISS" he was
elected l^'nited Stales Senator, anil, hy re-election,
servetl until his death, .March 9, 1905.

The Jiale family originally came from Saxony and
settled in Yorkshire, l-",ni4iand, early in the sixteenth
century. JTiun])hrey iJate, the ancestor of the Amer-
ican branch of the family, came to America at an
early date and settled in lierlie County, Xorlh Caro-
lina, lie married Sarah Le!:;;ate, wlio bore him live
children. The eldest. James, born in 17-17., serveil
throuj^hout the Revolutionary War. In 1876 he
married Alary Sjiiva. Their second child, Humphrey
J '.ate. who was born in 1779. came to Tennessee in
1803 and settled near Bledsoe's Lick, on land? a ])art
of ^\hiclI are still in possession of the family. He
married b^lii^abeth i'. r.rimacje ; they had live children.
.Vfler the deatli of his hrst wife he luarried Anna h".
Weathered, a dauL^hter of Frank Weathered, who
bore him nine children. James Henry Bate, a son of
his first marriage, was born in 1804 and died in 1842.
He married .Vmanda F. Weathered in 1825. Of this
iniion ^\'illiam Brimat^e Bate was born. Senator
r>ate"s daughter Mazie married Thomas F. Mastcn
and resides in Texas. Susie married (^. W. Child-.
They reside in Los An;;clcs. California, the other
two chilflren, both daus^hters, died youn;;.

JUDGK i;. n. liEi.i..

Bennett D. Bell was b'un in Sumner County in

1852. In 1873 he i2^railuateil from iCmory and Jlenry

Colle,L::e. then studied law at Cumberland L'niversi'.N',

s^raduatint;- in 1S78. The follov^ini; vunnner he was



SoMK Sl'mxkr Cou.vtians 225

elected Attorney General of the Ninth circuit, and
after ciijht years returned to practice liis iirofc^-aion.
]n I'^lJO ho was a])pointe(l t<> the jud,L,^eship of the
Xiiuh circuit to till the unexpired term of Jud|L;c
."\Juiiifurd, deceased. In 1<.^02 lie was elected to the
same ofhce. and continued to fill that position initil
Aug;ust. 1908, when he was elcct'.-d to the Supreme
Court of Tennessee. Judc^e P>ell is a ncjjhew of the
late (leneral Tyree J5ell oi thi- Confederate army.

cicNKRAf. tvki:k Ji. ]:i^[.r,, coxki:!)i:r.\ti-..

Tyree 11. I'ell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. .Sep-
tember 6. 1815, moved with his father to Tennosee
in 1S17 and settled on the headvvaters of Station
Cam]) Creek, in Sumner Comity, where he was reared
and educated. His education was received in an oid
lo.^' school-house, under llic tmM'->hip of Seth Thomas,
a noted teacher in his day. Me followed the occupa-
tion of farmer, stock rai>er and trader and became
a man of jirominence in his countv. lie married, in
October, 1841, Mary A. Walton, ni the same ncii^h-
borhood. a daughter of Josiah Walton. In IS.^7 \w
removed to Dyer County and settled near Wwbern.
where he resided until Xovember. 1875. when he
moved to California. He died in Xew Orleans, La..
Auij^ust 30, 1902. and was buried at his luinic in
Fresno County, California, on the anniver>ary vi his
birth, September 6, 1902.

General Hell entered the Confederate scr\ ice as
Ca])tain in the Twelfth Tenne>see Infantry. June 4,
1861. 1 fc commanded the re,!:;:imcnt at the battle-^ of
Belmont and Shiloh. and hail two horses >hot under
him. In July, 18^2, he was jnade Colonel (»f the
re,q:iment, and led it in the Kentucky cam])ai|L;n. lii
1864 he was placed in commaml of a briij^ade in (len-
eral l'\)rrest's division. In the latter part of that
vear he was commissioned Criijadier (it.neral. lie



226 HisTOKic SuMMF.R CouxTv, Tenn.

wa^ ill many ciii^ac^cnicnts. and everywhere cuiulucted
himself with ,i;allanti"y and won the ])raise of his suije-
rior oflicers, incliKhny the i)eerles.s l-orrcst.

COL'XTKSS KUGKXII-. I'.KKTI XATTI.

Tlie most distinguished woman Sumner County has
profhiced was Mi>s luii^enie Hate, dani^liter of Colonel



CouNTKSs ICroKNUi: Bkktinatti (ErcKNiH Hatk)

Ihimjihrey I'.ate. jLj^reat-i^randdau^htcr of l-'rank
\\'eatliered. sister of Major Henry C. J'.ale. of Xa^h-
ville ; of Dr. Humphrey Jiate. of Sumner County:
William Weathered Hate, of St. Auqu.siinc. Texas,
and of Mrs. Allies IClizabeth Wright, of Murfrees-
boro. and cousin of the late Senator William 15. I'aie.



Some Sumxf.r Countiaxs 227

She was horn lu-ar JMcdsoc's Lick on Septemlx-r 6.
1826. Slie was a woman of great intellect, personal
heauty and charm of manner. She received a liheral
edncation and married Council Rogers Bass, a wealthy
i\lissi.sii>pi ])lanler. ]*"our children were horn of this
union, one of whom. Miss FJla, married the Marc|uis
Incisa, an Italian nohlenian, and died a year later.
The other two daughters died before reaching the
years of maturity. Her son. Council R. Bass, jr..
joined the Confederate army when a mere boy and
served under General Forrest in his last campaign.
He died on the home plantation early in 1879. After
the death of her husband Mrs. Bass spent most of
her time in Washington City, where she reigned as a
belle and was famous for her beauty and her mental
accomplishments, and where she met and married the
Italian .\ml)assad(jr, Chevalier l^.crtinatti. She re-
turned with him to Italy, where they lived in the
ancient castle of his family. Castella le ]\Ionte, near
Turin. Count Bertinatti rej)resented his country at
several courts in Europe, and in Turkey, and every-
where his Countess was a social favorite. She was a
personal friend of the mother of the ])resent Oueen
of The Netherlands, and of the ill-fated CarK-tta.
wife of the unfortunate l''jn])eror of Afexico. Maxi-
milian, and received from her a decoration in recogni-
tion of the efi['orts of Count Bertinatti in behalf of
her husband. \\'hile residing in Italy !Madame Ber-
tinatti cultivated her native talent for art, and through
that means added to her fame. After the death ol
her husband Countess Bertinatti made her home in
Italy, but made several visits to her native land, which
she always loved. She left Italy in 1^03 for a hnal
visit, and after spending several months with her
brother and sister, she took up her rcsitlcnce in Xash-
ville, where she died on December 0. 1906, and now
rests with her children in (\'d< Hill Cemetery, at
Georgetown. I). C. During the last nine year> of her
life her unxw Miss I'earl Wright, was her cou>uini



228 Historic Sumxek County, Tkxx.

coni])aiii()n. She was wiih licr in Jlaly, aiul after tho
death of her iin>l)anfl returned to America with her.
and was with her when she ihed. Miss Wright nmv
re>ide> in Xashville.

Gi-.ORGi: n.wvsox iu.ackmoki:.

Gcorq'c Dawson Dlackmore Vvas born near i iaL;er>-
town, Maryland, in the montli of Februar\ . 1702, an 1
(hcd in Sumner Comity, Tennessee, Septcmljcr 27,
1833. He was a soldier in the Continental army in
the Revohilionary War, enlistetl December 1'). 1776:
was a corporal in Captain Calmer's company, Secontl
\'iri4inia, commanded by Colonel Spotswood and by
Colonel Fcbigcr; was a Seri^wint in ^larch. 1779;
was ensitrn July 4. 1779, and Lieutenant in I'ebruary.
1781, and served till the clo^e of the war. He was a
prisoner at Charleston in May. 1780. The war rec-
ords of the United States War Department show that
he resiG:ned April 1, 1782. This may be true, yet he
continued in the service elsewhere.

He married Elizal)eth Xecly in Sumner County,
Tennessee, on December 2.^. 1786. She died Decem-
ber 13, 1833. She was a daughter of Captain Alex.
Xeely, who was killed by Indians near Bledsoe's Lick.
Her mother was Elizabeth Montgomery, a sister of
Catherine Montgomery, wife of Colonel Isaac Dledsoe,
the pioneer. He served in the Indian warfare in the
settlement of Sumner County; was a Captain and
commanded a company at Xickajack. George Daw-
son anil Elizabeth (Xeely) Ijlackmore had ten chil-
dren — four sons and si.x daughters. Two of the
daughters, Polly and ]\Iargaret. died in infancy. One,
Elizabeth, never married. Rachel married James
Charlton and reared a large family in Sumner C(junty.
1 hree of her sons removed to Mississippi, where they
died. Two removed to Texas and cme to South
Carolina. Catherine Montgomery Dawson marrietl
Judge Joe C. Ciuild and reared a family of sons and
daughters. Majnr (jeorge Dlackmore Guild and



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ISFrs. CoIdiicI J'.axier Smith of Nn>hvillc, and 'Sirs.
Kittic G. ^'ouni^^ of (jallatin are her children now
livin.l,^ ]unalinc married James JIadley aiul reared
two sons, both dcid. Charles Xeely Blackmore
reared a lar^i,^' family in Snmner Connty. Three of
his sons. Andrew J., James A. and \\'illiani SI. Black-
more, are yet livuij^. Dawson Blackmore died at the
ajj^c of thirt}-six and was unmarried. Dr. James A.
]''iackmore ]i\ed in Simmer Count}- and reared three
children, all of whom are dead. lie died in 1863.
^^'illiam ,AJoni;4omery lilackmore li\cd in Gallatin and
had three sons, two of whom died in infancy. The
other, and yoiuicjest, is Hon. James W. I'.lackmore of
Gallatin, a ])rominent lawyer, and one of the most
useful and beloved citizens of the county. 1 le has
served as Mayor of Gallatin several terms, and two
terms, r883-87, as State Senator. William M. Black-
more married Rachel Jackson Ijarry. daug-htcr of
Kedmond l^illon l^iarry. Pie served as a Captain of


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