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20, 1908, at Eldorado, Ark., dau. of Annie White and Andrew Thomas Ellison.
See Historical Section.

2873. (Jeorge Jay; m. Helen Kerr, b. Oct. 29, 1913.

5303. Jay Kerr" b. Aug. 16, 1946.

5304. George Barkley.

2874. Elizabeth Ann; m. A. C. Beall.

2875. Cleo Elizabeth, dau. of David Tuthill; m. Louie Henry, b. June 12,
1898, son of Dora Jergens and Henry Clinton Crowl.

(Dau.) Carol Lou Crowl, b. July 24, 1937.

2876. Jack Harry; m. (1) Hannah Irene, b. Oct. 25, 1908. Div. (2) Mildred
Hays in 1942.

5305. Jack Lee, b. June 22, 1930.

5306. David Heath, b. Aug. 1, 1933.

5307. Cleo Patricia, ta. Sept. 29, 1935.

2879. Kussell Hall, son of Harry Hall; m. Sept. 11, 1934, Lucie Eleanor
Voorhies. Russell is an attorney.

5308. Russell WiLson, b. April 25, 1937.

2880. Bruce Hall; m. June 12. 1937, Carol Benjamin Manwaring.

5309. Bruce. Jr., b. Sept. 12, 1940.

5310. Robert Manwaring, b. Feb. 11, 1942.

5311. Carol Bradford, b. Jan. 29, 1944. Encino, Calif.

2881. Elizal>eth Hall; m. June 6, 194 2, Alden Wellington Hammond.

Martha Elizabeth, b. Sept. 13. 1946.

John Alden. b. Dec. 2, 1944.

David Atwater and Stuart Oliver, b. May 18, 1949.

2882. Henry Kent. Jr.. m. Wilma A., b. 1913. dau. of Lon Bess.

5313. Christine-Anita, b. 1945.

5314. Cherry Lynn, b. 194 7.

5315. Colleen Bess, b. 1950.



268 ATWATER GENEALOGY

2883. Christine Eli/.alM'th; m. Alford Escoffiev.
t Son I Alford.

2891. Kovc«* M., son of Daniel Augustus; m. Ginerva Innosenzi, b. 1917.

5316. Marilvn G.. b. 1943.

5317. Sandra Gale. b. 1944. Salem. N. Y.

2891a. Blanche E.. b. 1920, dau. of Daniel; m. Ross William Powell, b.
1920. Civil Service editor. Blanche is a court reporter.

2915. Wilt(»n S., son of Samuel C; unm.

2916. Kavnutnd \V.. m. Opal Worthington. b. Feb. 4, 1907.

5318. Donald R., b. Aug. 15. 1927.

5319. Audrey Atwater. b. June 12. 1929; m. Donald \V.. son of Robert F.
Thayer of Oak Harbor; b. Nov. 27, 1927. Audrey and Donald are
teachers. (Dau.) Kathy Ann. b. July 17, 1953 in Japan. Miamis-
bury, Ohio.

2917. "Murtun \.*, son of Samuel; farmer at Oak Harbor.

2918. Beatrice, dau. of James Orlen; m. (1) George Wood; (2) Fred J.
Moore divorced. Beatrice was a medical social worker with Wayne Co. dept.
of social welfare for past 17 years. She d. April 8, 1955.

2919. Ivonelhi, m. Michael C. Wirries, b. Dec. 10. 1903.

Donald Atwater*. b. April 11. 1930. Student. Universitv of Detroit.
Paul Michael, b. July 11. 1933; m. Leona Fern. b. Aug. 8. 1933. Children:

Michael Andrew, b. June 21, 1952. Virginia Mary, b. Julv 26. 1953.

James Allan, b. June 29, 1955.
Claranne, b. Feb. 19, 1938; music teacher.
Angela Katherine, b. June 12, 1944.

2921. Dwight Preston*, son of Frederick Watson.

2922. >irginia, m. Cowan of Samariscotta, Maine.

2923. .lune, m. Cowan of Samariscotta. Maine.

2924. John Terrill. son of John James (1649-1703), b. in Ashtabula, Ohio.
m. Mildred Morse, b. April 26, 1922. Direct descendant on mother's siiie from
Samuel B. John.son and on father's side from Sanuiel B. Morse; b. Steubenville,
Ohio. John is a member of Sigma Nu, National Sales Executive Club, Mer-
chants & Mfgrs. Assn. and American Concrete Institute.

5320. Le.slie Ann. b. March 21. 1948.

2926. Euhi, dau. of Ralph W.; m. Jacob L. Schoch.

Caroline Atwater, b. Dec. 24. 1932; m. Lt. O. Haytien Owens. Jr.

Peter Wolcott. b. Oct. 29, 1934. (U.S. Navy) Sarah Jane. b. March 30, 1937.

2927. IJalph Willis, Jr., m. Marie Nellis, b. June 19. 1908.

Charl(jlle, b. July 26, 1928; m. Alison Darrow. Chil.: Barbara Charlotte,

Robert Alli.son, Shervl Llyn.
P.aij)h Willi.s III. b. Aug. 16. Ut.'iO; m. Beatrice Jane Duxbury, b. March 17,

1931. dau. of Alyce Rosina Granish and Charles Duxbuiy.

5321. Ralph IV. b. Aug. 13. 1950.

5322. Charles Kevin, b. Aug. 22. 1951.
5324. Craig Kimberly, b. Sept. 24. 1953.

2928. ("arl rre<leri«k. son of Ralph W.; m. Ruth Hurdonan, 1). Oct. 22, 1911.

5325. Marion, b. March 2, 1932; m. Jud.son Horton Greene, b. Sept. 10,
1927. (Dau.) Jennifer Sue. b. Dec. 21, 1952.

5326. Nancy, b. 1931.

5327. Sally, b. 1933.

5328. Clay. b. Oct. 9, 1950.

2»2». Donahl Kenneth, son of Kenneth Reynolds; m. Anabelle, b. Oct. 26,
1927. dau. <.f Frances Dalbrink and Edwin C. Purtell, in Los Angeles. Donald
is with Burroughs Corp. Menlo Park, Calif.

5329. F:dwin Donald, b. May 17, 19.54.



ATWATER GENEALOGY 269

5016. Carolyn Kyder, dau. of Benjamin Leonard, m. Kenneth Gerald, son
of Florence Grossmack, of Thornville, Ohio and Gabriel Merland Critton of
Columbus, Ohio. (d. 1944) (Chil.) Kenneth Gerald, Jr., b. Nov. 20, 194 7.
Benjamin Atwater, b. Sept. 2. 1952.

5027. Frank, son of Wilfred Milton, m. Helen , b. Aug:. 7, 1923.

5028. Franklin W., b. Oct. 7, 1942.

5029. Helen J., b. May 2, 1946.

5030. Marian L., b. March 6, 1948.

5031. Gail Anne. b. June 7, 1951.

50.32. William Sheldon, son of Hercy, m. March 13, 1938, Evelyn Barnes.

5035. Judith Ana, b. Nov. 29, 1938.

5036. Shirley Jean, b. Nov. 4, 1941.

5037. Elva May, b. May 23, 1945.

5038. Ronald William, b. Nov. 13, 1946.

5039. Gary Lee, b. Aug. 26, 1949.

5034. Francis Hercy, son of Hercy, m. Hazel Eileen, b. July 17, 1918.
Pamela Gay, b. Nov. 21, 1947.

5040. Paul Vernon, son of Shelden, m. Marietta McDonald on Jan. 27, 194 2.
5041. Diane Lee, b. March 31, 1946.

5042. Verla Joan, dau. of Shelden. m. Orley Wolker on May 26, 19.50.
( Chil. ) Robert Dale, b. Feb. 3, 1955.

5050. Florence Louise, dau. of Harold D., m. Ryder. (Child) Evelyn

Grace, b. Jan. 9, 1942.

5051. Phyllis Elizabeth, dau. of Harold D., m. April 20, 1946, Herman
Franklyn Parker, Jr., b. March 13, 1922, an auto engr. & in WW H. Children:
Douglas Byron, b. Jan. 14. 1949. Christine Louise, b. Oct. 31, 1953.

5054. Virginia Louise, dau. of Harry A., m. Crusius. Chil.: Carolyn

Jean, b. Sept. 6, 1947. Richard Allen, b. Jan. 9, 1949.

5055. Elizabeth >Iarie. dau. of Harry A., m. Capithorne. Children:

Robert Stephen, b. July 10, 1950. David Atwater, b. June 28. 1953.

5059. Alexander T.. son of Thomas; m. Mildred, b. Feb. 7, 1928.

5064. Mary Barbara, b. June 29, 1950.

5065. Patricia Ellen, b. March 10, 1953.

.5060. Affnes Mary, dau. of Thomas; m. Herbert Joseph Marryatt, son of
Herbert and Agnes f. Marryatt, b. Feb. 12, 1918. (Child) Deborah Geraldine.
b. May 13, 1954.

5061. Veronica E., dau. of Thomas, m. James Herbert Wallace, b. April
21, 1925. (Child) Gary James, b. Aug. 26. 1952.

5070. Harlen H., son of Charles Barge, m. Delma B.. b. Nov. 29, 1908.

5073. Joanne Rose, b. Dec. 29, 1934.

5074. Donna Marie, b. Dec. 29, 1937.

5075. Theresa Kay, b. Aug:. 20, 1940.

5071. Robert Barge, son of Charles Barge, m. Ruth Davis, b. April 10, 1912.

5076. Robert Charles, b. Jan. 15, 1939.

5078. Horace Brewster, son of Walter Hull, m. Eleanor Davenport, dau. of
Henry Wireman and Ellen Davenport Cook. b. June 17. 1907.

5079. Horace Brewster, Jr., b. April 19, 1931.

5080. Eleanor Davenport, b. Aug. 24, 1934; d. Aug. 3, 1951.

Horace Brewster, Sr., President Scott-Atwater Mfg. Co., Outboard Motor.
with Bail-A-Matic, Minneapolis, Minn.

5091. Claire Branche, dau. of A.G.C. (2364); b. Jan. 31. 1933; m. —

Stuart.

5337. David Scott, b. April 14, 1954.



5107.


1920.


5271.


5272.


5273.


5274.


5275.



270 ATWATER GENEALOGY

5103. Martha Martin, m. Aug. 17. 1946; John Bodine Duncan, b. Jan. 12.
1918, son ut Mathena Beeknian Bodine and John Peter Duncan.

Martha Beekman, b. Sept. 23. 1947.
Elizabeth Penfiekl, b. Feb. 25, 1950.
Ann Sterhng. b. June 9. 1952.
Robert Atwater. b. Feb. 11. 1955.

5104. Constance Avery, July 10. 1949 m. Dr. Edwaid, Jr., b. Dec. 11, 1926.
son of Helen Burt and Dr. Edward Joseph Bowser of York, Pa.

John Joseph, b. Sept. 11, 1951.
David Burt, b. Dec. 17, 1953.

5105. John Bancroft, b. Aug. 25, 1929.

5106. David Sterling, b. July 16, 1932, sons of Reginald Myers.

liobert. b. April 19. 1919. son of Leroy; m. Muriel Thompson, b. Feb.

Robert Thompson, b. May 31. 1940.
David LeRov, b. April 7, 1941.
Cheryl Jane, b. May 20. 1944.
Frederick Matheson. b. Sept. 3, 1946.
Carl Barrett, b. Feb. 3, 1950.

5114. Cieorjje Konald, son of Donald M.; b. July 24, 1917; m. Esther Maxine,
b. Dec. 27, 1920, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Booth of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

5115. Sharon Marie, b. Jan. 20. 1943.
Lloyd Wayne, b. April 23, 1946.

5116. LaVerne George, b. Dec. 10. 1952.

5117. Isahcllc Khira, b. April 28. 1919; m. Robert G., b. Aug. 5, 1917. son
of Peter Chadin of Marion. Iowa.

Cheryl Lee. b. Jan. 24, 1944.

5118. Harold Klery, son of Donald M.. m. Nov. 29, 1917, Inez Marie, dau.
of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Zenisek.

5119. Donald Ernest, b. Nov. 14, 1948.

5120. Kenneth James, b. May 24, 1950.

5121. Dianne Marie, b. March 2. 1953.

5122. Marcia Jean. b. March 20, 1955.

5207. Nora .May, b. Sept. 15, 1926, dau. of Bernard LeRoy, m. William
Eugene Olson, son of William and Virginia Olson, b. Aug. 23, 1925. Children:
Roger Paul, b. June 3, 1946. Sherlee Ann, b. Dec. 19, 1948. Susan Carol, b.
Oct. 21. 1952.

5208. .Mary Bess. b. Aug. 11, 1931. dau. of Bernard LeRoy, m. Carl W.
Bellamy, Jr.. .son of Carl W. and Glena Bellamy, b. March 13, 1925. a teacher
and coach. U.S. Army, WW II. Chil.: Larry Atwater, b. Feb. 7, 1950. Maria
Fern, b. Nov. 14. 1951. Candace Diane, b. Oct. 2. 1952.

5330. Jam-t .Mae, b. Dec. 24, 1928, m. George Francis, b. 1928, .son of Helen
.Matthews and George Francis McKnight.

5331. Laura June, b. June 21, 1931; m. Donald John Blakeley. Korean War
Veteran, woiindf<l at Piunkcr Hill; received l'uri)le Hcait; Presidential Citation;
U.S.A. Pres. Unit Citation, etc.

Donna June. b. March 16. 1954.

5332. Jane Patrlchi. b. April 25. 1918; B.A. University of Kan.sas, 19:59:
Gamma Phi P«ta Sorority; m. April 19. 1941. James McClure. b. May :{(), 1918.
son of Margaret Mabie and James McClurr Tinklepaugh of Kansas City, Kan.
Janie.s, Jr., insurance adjuster; B.S. University of Kansas, Mem. I*hi Delta
Theta an<l Blue Goo.se International.

John Harry, b. March 21. 1944.
David James, b. .June 4, 1946.
Ann Elizabeth, b. June 6, 1949.



ATVVATER GENEALOGY 271

5333. William (lurr, b. Jan. 15, 1922, son of Harry Arthur: m. Virginia
Poteet, b. Feb. 3, 1924, dau. of Allan A. Poteet, b. Kansas City, Mo. Virginia
has an A.B. from Univ. of Missouri, 1945; Wellesley, 1941-1942; Junior League,
Kansas City. William was Lt. Commander, USNR. World War II 1942-1946;
presently Executive Officer reserve Attack Squadron; City Councilman im
Charter 1951-53; B.S. University of Kansas, 1947.

5334. Richard Windsor, b. July 21, 1948.

5335. Susan Allan, b. Sept. 18. 1950.

5336. Carol Jane, b. Feb. 17, 1953.



THE SOUTHERN BRANCH



2930. Moses Atwater, son of Titus; m. Amy Wilson, b. in 1775; d. Dec. 11,
1852. She was the dau. of John Wilson. According to the probate records in
Hillsboro, N. C, her children deeded to their brother Jehiel "land tliat was be-
queathed their mother by John Wilson, her father." This was in 1838. Moses
lived near Hillsboro on a farm he bought from Titus, and d. Sept. 13, 1836.
They are buried in the family plot not far from Cedar Grove, N. C.

2931. Wilson, b. Dec. 3, 1797.

2932. Edmond Brower, b. May 27, 1804.

2933. Lois, b. Jan. 25, 1809.

2934. Jahaza, b. March 10, 1810.

2935. Celia, b. 1815.

2936. Jehiel, b. March 17, 1817.

SECOND GENERATION

2931. Wilson, son of Moses; m. Dec. 23, 1819, Eleanor McCauley. He was
a local preacher, M. E. church. South. He d. July 31, 1885.

2937. Wesley, b. June 14, 1821.

2938. Martha, b. April 28, 1823.

2939. Matthew, b. April 28, 1825.

2940. Jane, b. April 11, 1818; m. Britlain Edwards.

2941. Mary Christena. b. Dec. 29, 1829.

2942. CeUa, b. Jan. 5, 1883; d. 1905, unm.

2943. Lois Elizabeth.

2944. Eliza Amy.

2945. John F., b. Aug. 2, 1839.

2946. Sarah A., b. Maich 2, 1841.

2932. Edmund Brower, son of Moses; m. Martha Snipes, b. June 15, 1808;
d. April 23, 1858; (2) Sept. 27, 1860, Nancy A. Moore, b. Dec. 19, 1822; d.
Nov. 10, 1900. He d. Jan. 1, 1893, in Thomaston, Ga. Before the Civil War he
had amassed a large fortime, but the devastation swept it away, but his
indomitable energy prevailed and at the time of his death he had recovered
so much he was in comfortable circumstances.

2947. Emeline, b. Sept. 7, 1825.

2948. James W., b. June 24, 1827.

2949. John W.. b. Aug. 16, 1830.

2950. Mary J., b. Aug. 14, 1832.

2951. Thomas J., b. July 1, 1835.

2933. Lois, dau. of Moses; m. John Snipes Strowd, b. Jan. 31, 1809; d.
Nov. 26, 1861. She d. Oct. 25. 1877.

Rosanna, b. Oct. 29, 1830; m. David Dixon.
Moses B., b. May 21, 1832; m. Mary Oldham.
Sarah M., b. Sept. 1, 1835; m. John Allen.

Salina, b. Aug. 9, 1837; d. Aug. 22, 1874; m. Andrew Jackson Wilson, b.
Dec, 1829; d. Nov., 1906.

Sally E., b. July 20, 1857; m. Nov. 11, 1874, Alexander Snipes. They
live in Burlington, N. C.



272 ATWATER GENEALOGi

Hattie. b. Aug. 25, 1876: m. March 24, 1895, James T. Webster;

live at Silver City, N. C.
Jeter, b. Aug. 30. 1878; m. March 3. 1901. Ruth Godfrev. Chil.:
Prince Hubert, b. Aug. 3. 1902; Wm. Clarence, b. March 26.
1905; Marvin Lee, b. Aug. 26. 1907; Allen Gordon, b. Dec. 5.
1909; Minter, b. Feb. 1. 1914; Otto Franklin, b. June 11. 1916;
Henrv. b. March 8, 1918.
Nona. b. Dec. 29. 1880; m. Sept. 19, 1906, Wm. M. Glosson. He d.
April 25, 1913. One son. James Albert, b. Oct. 12, 1907. She ni.
(2) Nov. 25, 1914, Thomas M. Moore. One son, Thomas Howard,
b. April 14. 1916.
Martha, b. May 7, 1883; m. Walter Ivey.
Ola. b. Dec. 27. 1885; m. A. L. Pickard.

Flovd. b. April 28. 1890; m. Aug. 30. 1919, Campbell.

Benjanun. b. Nov. 25. 1892.

Josephine, b. Feb. 5, 1876; d. Aug. 6. 1909; m. Nov. 11. 1896, C. K.

Wrenn. Lived Silver City. N. C. Chil.: Earl Reid. b. Aug. 20.

1897; Nancy Lois. b. Aug. 12, 1899; m. March 23, 1918. John

W. McCauley, merchant. Chapel Hill, N. C.

Alma Harrold. b. Sept. 15, 1902; Mary and Margaret, b. Sept. 22,

1905. Lena Frances, b. June 8. 1908.
Jennie, b. Oct. 20, 1875; m. Robert T. Lea. contractor. Norfolk. Va.
Ella B.. b. March 18. 1861; m. March 15. 1882, A. A. Lambe, mechanic;
lives at Siler Citv. N. C. Children:

Bessie, b. July" 20. 1883; m. July 28, 1912. O. E. Shaw, cashier.

Bank of Broadway. N. C. Chil.: Winifred and Mary Elizabeth.

Lovic Lelon. b. April 15, 1886; m. April 15. 1912, Lelia Headen.

He works in Coca-Cola bottling works, Charlotte. N. C. Chil.:

Lelon, Lesley and Martha Louise.

Clara Irene, b." April 4. 1889; m. June 22, 1911. Rev. E. B. Craven,

N. C. Conference. Chil.: E. B., Jr.; Jack and Mary Stroud.
Mary Byrd, b. Feb. 25. 1892; m. April 1, 1919, Lt. Eugene Allison,

lawyer. Lives at Brevard, N. C.
Mabel", b. Sept. 25, 1894. Trained nurse, Kingston, N. C.
Dwight Wilson, b. Aug. 6, 1897. Graduate Trinity College, now
teller in bank at Broadway, N. C.
Lulu, b. June 22, 1869.
Frank L., b. Sept. 1, 1871; m. Mamie Bradshaw; merchant at Dunn,

North Carolina.
Charles E., b. Oct. 13, 1873; d. June 15, 1914; m. Cora Long. Chil.:
Lina, Foy. Charles and Woodrow.
Martha A. E., b. Nov. 27, 1839; m. Carney Clegg.
Marv J., b. Nov. 22. 1843; m. William Petty.
Sidney Snipes, b. July 23. 1846; m. Martha C. Snipes. Children:

Lizzie Lee. m. James F. Womble, no chil.; Fletcher K., b. May 19,
1874. m. Sept. 10, 1902, Willa M. Tysor; he d. April !1. 1!M1.
Children:

Mary Lee, b. Jan. 4, 1904; John Sidney, b. April 1, 1905; Fletcher
Eugene, b. May 15, 1907.
Carl H., m. Feb. 25, 1903, Margaret B. Atwater.

John S., b. Dec. 10, 1881; m. Wilhelmina Craft. Chil.: Eleanor Craft.
Annie Oliver, b. Dec. 24, 1903, Joseph W. Mann. Chil.: Kathryn,
Elizabeth, Annie S., Joseph W., and Mary; living at Greensboro,
N(jrth Carolina.
Clarene.-. b. Sept. 2, 1889.
James Harvey, b. March 8, 1892; m. April 25, 1917, Esther A. Taft.

•J934. .I;ili;i/;i, son of Moses; m. Nov. 11, 1883, Sally Stone. Lived in
in (Jrange luunty, N. C. He died rather suddenly at the home of his son, John
W. Atwater, while in the prime of life. His wif«' died several years prior to this.

2952. Lois A., b. Aug. 25, 1836.

2953. Carney C, b. Oct. 5. 1838.

2954. John W., b. Dec. 27. 1840.

VXirt. ( .11:1. dau. of Moses; m. Charles Pinkney Strowd. They lived near
Chapel Hill. N. C. He d. in the fall of 1888. She d. about 1898.



ATWATER GENEALOGY 273

Isaac, m. Emily Mann.
Edmund, m. Sallie Foust.
Lou, m. John Maynard.

Johnston, m. Adeline Quackenbush, sister of William Quackenbiish. a
noted educator of North Carolina, to whose memory the people of
Scotland county erected a beautiful monument on Court House Square
at Laurinburg, N. C. He was one of the faculty of Bingham School in
this state for a number of years before this.
Annie Amy, b. July 20, 1834; m. William T. Turrentine, b. Aug. 23. 1822;
d. at his home in Orange county, N. C, Oct. 6, 1884. At the age of
nineteen he embraced religion, soon joined the Methodist church, and
continued a consistent member to the end of his days.

Lou Emeline Turrentine, b. Nov. 20, 1857; m. Thomas M. Weaver.
whose children are Mrs. Lizzie Freeland and Miss Lota Weaver,
all living.
Felicia Eliza Turrentine, b. 1859; m. Leroy Craig. Their children:
Ella, Margaret, Gilbert, Johnson and Annie. The mother and son
Johnson are dead.
Samuel Bryant Tiurentine, b. Nov. 15, 1861.

William Ednumd Turrentine, b. Feb. 9, 1865; m. Nora Maynor. Their
children: Vernon and Lena, the latter having married a Mr. Burns.
The mother and father not living.
Eugene Oscar, b. March 17. 1868, m. Miss Docia Riggsbee. Their chil.:

Ernest and Pearle, all living.
Minnie Celia Turrentine, b. April 28, 1871; ni. Malcolm C. Blackwood.
b. May 9, 1872. Their chil.: W. Clarence Blackwood, b. Dec. 26, 1899;
S. Lawrence and A. Louise Blackwood, b. May 5, 1905 ( twins i.
Eugene M. Blackwood, b. Sept. 25, 1907.

2936. Jehiel, son of Moses; m. Dec. 10, 1840, Martha C. dau. of Nathaniel
Warren and Sallie Shaw, b. Aug. 10. 1824. He was a farmer at Chapel Hill.
N. C, and d. Jan. 17, 1876.

His father died when he was quite a youth. He was left to manage his
own and his mother's estates and he proved himself capable of the imder-
taking. His mother lived with him the remainder of her life. He was a notable
peacemaker. He was a big-hearted man, and delighted to relieve the distressed
and unfortunate. At his burial a man was heard to say "The poor man's
friend is gone."

2955. Edmund Warren, b. Feb. 14, 1842.

2956. Sophronia Jane, b. Aug. 19, 1843.

2957. Rufus Henry, b. July 14. 1845.

2958. Mary Catherine, b. May 31, 1850.

2959. John N., b. Aug. 7, 1858.

2960. Martha Virginia, b. April 15, 1861.

2961. James Bobbitt, b. July 16, 1864.

THIRD GENERATION

2937. Wesley, son of WiLson; m. Julia Horton. b. April 24, 1819; lived in
North Carolina." No children. He was killed by a runaway hor.se and d. June
24, 1893. She d. May 10, 1896.

29.38. Martha, dau. of Wilson; m. Aug. 11. 1842. Manly D. Stroud. They
lived in North Carolina.

Lethia Ann. b. March 7. 1844.

Mollie, b. Oct. 27, 1847; m. H. W. Floyd.

Sarah Jane, b. Oct. 24. 1850.

Emma, b. Oct. 31, 1852; m. E. C. Thompson; d. 1854.

Wellons, b. Aug. 24, 1857; m. Dec. 25. 1889, Maggie Thomp.son; d. Aug.

7. 1890. , ., J 1VT

Thomas, b. March 25, I860: m. June, 1908, Katie Edmond.son. He d. Nov.

12, 1915.
Matthew b Feb. 10, 1862; m. Dec. 23, 1885, Delia Andrews.
Martha, b. Jan. 1, 1869; m. Dec. 30, 1888, M. G. Bishop.



274 ATWATER GENEALOGY

2939. Matthew, son of Wilson; m. about 1846. Emily Snipes: d. July 14.
1862; (2» July 9. 1865. Martha Snipes: d. June 19. 1887: (3i Mary Smith, d.
Dec. 20. 1908. He d. May 17. 1904. He lived in Orange county. N. C.. near the
first Atwater settlement. He descended from an ancestry representing the
best yeomanry of the Old North State. He had a large vigorous body, strong
mind, clear thought and sound judgment, positive conviction and im.swerving
determination. His even balanceti temperament avoideti extremes in thought.
word and deed. His program of conduct could havo been expressed in the
motto. "A day's work in a day's time." His well balanced gift of heart and
mind made him a leader in his community. As county commissioner, as state
legislator, and temperance advocate, school official and church worker, he
occupied a position standing unequivocally for what he tliought to be right
and for the public welfare. He was a public spirited citizen. Throughout his
long life he exemplified the sterling traits of character represented bj' the
worthy reputation of the Atwater name.

2962. William B.. b. July 13, 1848.

2963. Marietta, b. Aug. 5, 1850.

2964. Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 22. 1855.

2965. Sophronia Ida, b. Jan. 17, 1857.

2966. Martha Josephine, b. April 10. 1859.

2967. Emil Anzonetta. b. Nov. 1. 1861.
Issue bv second marriage:

2968." Thomas A., b. Nov. 12. 1866.

2969. Margaret Lulu. b. May 30. 1869.

2970. James M., b. May 15. 1872.

2971. Nellie A., b. Nov. 25. 1876.

2941. Miiry Christena, dau. of Wilson; m. Jan. 18. 1859, Samuel Tyson
Womble. She d. Jan. 20. 1908. He lived to be 81 years old. He was a prosperous
farmer and lived in Chatham County. North Carolina.

Rufus Philmer. b. Nov. 16. 1859; m. Sept. 8, 1886, Margaret Lulu. dau. of
Matthew Atwater. They live at Moncure, N. C.

James Flov. b. Aug. 30, 1889; m. June 26, 1916, Nettie MrCnllcns.

One child. May Atwater, b. April 14, 1918.
Martha Roberta, b. July 27, 1892; m. July 23, 1914. Rev. Ernest C.
Durham, of the N. C. Conference M. E. church. South. Two sons,
Ralph Kilgo, b. May 17, 1915; d. Oct. 11. 1916; Dwight Womble, b.
P>b. 20. 1917; Ruth Arden. b. June 27, 1919.
Matthew Guy, b. June 20, 1901.
Joseph Wil.son. b. July 14, 1862; a farmer in Chatham County, N. C; m.
Oct. 18, 1905, Maggie Clegg, dau. of John anti Bettie Atwater Clegg.
Joseph Wilson d. 1949.

Mary E. Womble, b. Aug. 24, 1907; m. Willie Williams, tobaconnist.
Jo.seph Wil.son Womble, Jr., b. Jan. 29, 1911; m. Pauline Wright,

school teacher, b. Oct. 10, 1905.
Harvey Clegg. b. Feb. 15, 1913; m. Eleanor Schwien.
Richard Liddell. b. Jan. 24, 1946.
Margaret Elaine, b. Dec. 3. 1949.
James Liddell. b. April 29. 1915; deceased.

Lois Womble. b. Aug. 12. 1917; nur.se. m. Fred Patterson, merchant.
David Dwight, b. April 28, 1919; m. Bertha Reeves.

Earl Atwater, b. Sept. 5. 1924; m. Gladys Oldham, b. Sept. 12, 1926.
(Step-child I James Larry Poe, b. Nov. 13, 1945.
James Fletcher, b. Oct. 13. 1866; a farmer in Lee county; m. Nov. 19.
1892, Lizzie, dau. of Sidney Stroud, of Chatham county. N. C.

294.H. LoIh KH/.abeth. dau. of Wil.son; b. Oct. 23, 1833; m. April 19, 1853,
Jehu Josiah Womble. He d. May 16. 1865. She then m. Nov. 25, 1883, William
Jesse Womble. brother of her first husband. He d. Nov. 20. 1916.

Cornelius Wil.son, b. .March 21. 1851; a farmer an<i merchant in Chathain
county, N. C. ; m. May 25, 1876, Delia, dau. of Alvis Snipes of Chatham
county. N. C. He died Dec. 30. 1938. Delia d. Dec. l.'J, 1921.

William Clement, b. P"eb. 12, 1880; m. Nov. 18. 1904. Lillian Owen, d.
Oct. 8, 1949. Itetired merchant, Winston-Salem. N. C. ( Daus. ) Lois,
m. Fiobert (]reen. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Abernethy of Alexis,
N. C. Chil.: Susan Woinble and Lois Owen, students.



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Juanita, b. May 12, 1910; m. iD Theron L. Snider*, died in
service — South Pacific, Jan. 1946. A building "Snider Hall"
named in his honor and memory at request of his outfit 1018
Engineers. (Dau.) Janet Anita, b. Oct. 2, 1940. (2) James
Green, b. Nov. 10, 1948; son of Mary Green and John Thomas
Watson.

Alvis Marvin, farmer and merchant at Goldston, N. C; b. May 12,
1881; m. Nov. 12, 1904, Enuiia Paschal, Goldston, N. C.
Sarah Louise, b. Nov. 13, 1905.
Linda, b. Oct. 6, 1911.

Mary Byrd, b. Jan. 10, 1883; m. Nov. 28, 1903, Thomas A. Moore, a
farmer of Rockingham county, N. C. She d. Nov. 23, 1919.

Ivev Womblc, b. Sept. 9, 1904; m. Charles Frederick Burton, b.
June 20, 1899. Chil.: Charles, Jr., b. Feb. 18, 19.30. .service in
Korea; senior, Guilford College — business major. John Matthew,
b. May 25, 1933; High Point College; Duke Divinity; student
pastor.

Mary Womble, b. May 3, 1939.
William Benjamin, b. Jan. 17, 1907; m. Nellie Sheffield, b. April
23, 1907, a teacher. William is School Supt. (Son) William
Benjamin, Jr., b. May 10, 1945. Trenton, N. C.
Lucy Delia, b. Feb. 5, 1909; twin to Mary Jewell who d. Aug. 27,
1914. Lucy m. Dec. 26, 1928, John Lee Ross, tobacco farmer, b.
July 8, 1908. Children:

George Thomas,* b. Feb. 4, 1930. m. Virgie Wil.son June, 1955.
William Lee*, b. Aug. 10, 1931.
Betty Jean, b. Oct. 23, 1933; nurse.
John Lillington, b. June 4, 1935.



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