Rev. 1 Nov. 2005, Gen. 260

 

DESCENDANTS OF MARY GRAVES AND JOHN LUTHER

OF RANDOLPH CO., NC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Mary (“Polly”) Graves (1) was born about 1803 in NC, and died after 8 June 1880, probably in Randolph Co., NC.  She married John Luther, son of George Luther and Elizabeth Auman, on 29 Jan. 1818 in Randolph Co., NC.  Joshua Craven was the bondsman and Jesse Harper, the witness.  John was born about 1795 in NC, and died after 1870, probably in Randolph Co., NC.

Siblings of John were:  George Jr., Michael, Betsey, Solomon, Charles, and Israel.

This family was listed on the 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses in Randolph Co., NC.  In 1880, daughter Visa was the head of the household.  Their children were born in NC.

It is believed that Mary was descended from John Graves and Margery Harvey (genealogy 77), but that has not been proven.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Luther

+2.  William Luther, b.c. 1824, m. Rachel Modlin, 9 March 1847, d. before 1880.

+3.  Jordan Luther, b.c. 1827, m. Hannah VonCannon, 29 July 1856, d.c. 1886.

  4.  Louisa (“Visa”) Luther, b.c. 1829, probably never married, d. after 1900.  On the 1900 census in Randolph Co., her birth date was recorded as June 1834; her 36 year old niece, Margaret M. Luther lived with her.  This may be Maggie Luther, dau. of William and Rachel.

  5.  Margary M. Luther, b.c. 1829, m. David Jackson, 30 Aug. 1866 (Randolph Co., NC, Book 2, p. 107), d. after 1880.  This appears to be the same David Jackson who m(2) [Sarah] Martitia Luther (#11), 28 Aug. 1898 (Randolph Co., NC, Book 5, p. 153).  She was recorded as Margary, 21, in 1850, Madge, 24, in 1860, Margaret [Jackson], 39, in 1870, and Margary M. [Jackson], 50,. in 1880, all in Randolph Co., NC).  No children.  David was b.c. 1839 (or Aug. 1836 according to the 1900 census, d. after 1910.

  6.  James Luther, b.c. 1834; listed on the 1850 census.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF MARY GRAVES (1) AND JOHN LUTHER

William Luther (2) was born about 1824 in NC, and died before 1880.  He married Rachel Modlin on 9 March 1847 in Randolph Co., NC.  She was born about 1827 in NC, and died before 1880.  This family was recorded on the 1850-1870 censuses in Randolph Co., NC.  Their children were born in Randolph Co., NC; the minor children were living with other families in 1880.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Luther

+7.  James Hillary Luther, b.c. 1849, m. Millicent Ann Jackson, 21 Sept. 1879, d. before 1900.

+8.  Henry Luther, b. 11 April 1849, m. Martha J. Newsome, 25 Sept. 1874, d. 10 July 1930.

+9.  Alson Luther, b. July 1854, m. Celia Annie Lassiter, 22 July 1886, d. after 1930.

  10.  Anson Luther, b.c. 1854.  Not listed on the 1870 census.

+11.  Sarah Martitia Luther, b.c. 1858, m. David Jackson, 28 Aug. 1898, d. 1 March 1910.

+12.  John Luther, b.c. 1859, m. Francenia Cornelia Russell, 27 Sept. 1888, d. before 1920.

  13.  Lina Luther, b.c. 1861.

  14.  Maggie Luther, b.c. 1863, d. 18 Sept. 1920 (Randolph Co., NC).

+15.  Mary Luther, b. May 1866, m. Daniel A. Hancock, 18 March 1894, d. after 1930.

+16.  Tildon Luther, b.c. 1868 (or March 1870), m. Mary Jane Williams, 13 Sept. 1891, d. 7 Feb. 1938.

 

Jordan (or Jordon) Luther (3) was born about 1827 in NC, and died in 1886 in TN.  He married Hannah Voncannon, daughter of Jacob Voncannon and Nancy Hammond, on 29 July 1856 in Wilkes Co., NC.  She was born 22 March 1836 in Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC, and died 16 Jan. 1928 in Buntown, TN.  The family was recorded on the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Randolph Co., NC and the 1880 census in Carter Co., TN.  On the 1860 census, Jordan and Hannah were recorded with Filmore and Elmira.  In the next household, Edmond Modlin and his wife Martha [Owens], were recorded with their children Filmore and Elmira.  Hannah was recorded on the 1900 census as a 62-year old widow still in Carter Co., TN.  She stated that all seven of her seven children were living.  In 1910, Hannah stated that seven of her eight children were living, which is in conflict with the census records on this family.  Their first eight children were born in NC and the last two in TN.  In 1910 and 1920, Hannah and sons Jerry and Charlie lived in Carter Co., TN.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Luther

  17.  Filmore Luther, b.c. 1854.

  18.  Elmira Luther, b.c. 1856.

  19.  Luzena Luther, b.c. 1858.

+20.  Delphina Luther, b. 25 Jan. 1859, m. James Wiley Bunton, c. 1880, d. 30 Jan. 1944.

+21.  Cornelia Melissa Luther, b.c. 1864, never married, d. 1882.

  22.  Thomas Winston Luther, b. 1866.

  23.  Jeremiah G. Luther, b. 13 Nov. 1869, d. 12 Dec. 1947 (Elk Mills, Carter Co., TN).

  24.  Oreann (or Ora) A. Luther, b. 1875.

  25.  Charles Alex Luther, b. 12 Dec. 1879, d. 2 June 1947 (Buntown, TN).

  26.  William Luther, b. 25 July 1885 (Elk Mills, TN), d. 23 July 1910 (Elk Mills, TN).

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM LUTHER (2) AND RACHEL MODLIN

James Hillary Luther (7) was born about 1849 in Randolph Co., NC, and died before 1900.  He married Millicent Ann Jackson on 21 Sept. 1879 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 4, p. 71).  They were recorded on the 1880 census in Randolph Co., NC.  She was born about 1853 in NC, and died after 1910.  She was recorded as a 40-year old widow on the 1900 census in Randolph Co., NC; she stated that her only child was still living.  In 1910, son Benjamin was the head of the household and Millie was recorded as 46 years old.  She stated that five of her five children were living, but this appears to be incorrect.  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

+27.  Benjamin Harrison Luther, b. 6 March 1889, m. Loretta Mae Vuncannon, 22 Dec. 1912, d. 22 Nov. 1954.

 

Henry Luther (8) was born 11 April 1849, died 10 July 1930, and was buried in High Pine Church Cem., all in Randolph Co., NC.  He married Martha J. Newsome on 25 Sept. 1874 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 4, p. 21).  She was born 28 April 1846 in NC, and died 28 May 1932 in Randolph Co., NC.  Their children were born in Randolph Co., NC.  In the 1880 census taken in June 1880, Henry was listed as age 24 and Martha as 35, Mary L. was 5, Nancy J., 2, and Francis A. 3/12.  On the 1900 census, Martha claimed to have been born in March 1852; she stated that all four of her four children.  A son, William F. Luther, age 10, was listed in the 1880 census for the family; he may have been Martha’s son from a previous marriage.  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

+28.  Mary L. Luther, b.c. 1875 (or Aug. 1876), m. Josiah Newsom (or Newsome), 16 Feb. 1896, d. 16 Feb. 1946.

  29.  Nancy Jane Luther, b.c. 1878 (or 17 March 1876), m. Alson T. Jarrell, 7 May 1905 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 7 April 1966.  He was b. 17 Dec. 1871, d. 26 Dec. 1936 (Pender, NC).

  30.  Francis A. Luther [female], b. March 1880.

  31.  Rhodema Luther, b. 1 Aug. 1883, m. Arlie R. Voncannon, 25 Dec. 1906 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 4 Oct. 1958 (Randolph Co., NC).  He was b. 24 June 1883, son of Ransom Voncannon and Mary Jane Luther (Genealogy 77), and d. 26 Dec. 1961 (Randolph Co., NC).

 

Alson Luther (9) was born in July 1854 in NC, and died after 1930, probably in Randolph Co., NC.  He married Celia Ann Lassiter, daughter of John Lassiter and Lydia Henley, on 22 July 1886 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 4, p. 141).  She was born in Jan. 1846, and died between 1920 and 1930.  They were recorded on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses in New Hope Twp., Randolph Co., NC.  On the 1930 census, still in New Hope, Alson was recorded as a 71-year old widower living with his son.  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

+32.  Jesse Henley Luther, b. Aug. 1887, m. Lula Jane Nichols, c. 1912, d. 23 Dec. 1961.

 

Sarah Martitia Luther (11) was born about 1858 in NC, and died 1 March 1910 in Randolph Co., NC.  She married David Jackson on 28 Aug. 1898 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 5, p. 153).  David was b.c. 1839 (or Aug. 1836 according to the 1900 census) in NC, and  died after 1910.  He first married Margary Luther (#5).  They were recorded on the 1900 census in Randolph Co., NC.  At that time, Martitia said she had been married one year, and that all three of her three children were living.  Living with them was David’s stepdaughter, Dephina Jackson [sic].  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

  33.  Dephina (or Delphina) Luther, b. Dec. 1886.

+34.  James Franklin Luther, b. 19 Nov. 1890, m. Hattie Elma Cox, 18 Feb. 1912, d. 7 July 1969.

 

John Luther (12) was born about 1859 in NC (or May 1855 according to the 1900 census), and died before 1920 in NC.  He may be the John Luther recorded in the NC death records with the death date of 8 Dec. 1917.  He married Frances (or Francena) Cornelia Russell on 27 Sept. 1888 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 4, p. 173).  She was born in Aug. 1854 in NC, and died 1 Sept. 1931 in Pender, NC.  She first married J. Addison Lassiter on 12 April 1877 in Randolph Co., NC.  Their three children were recorded with John and Cornlia [sic] on the 1900 Randolph Co., NC census.  John and Francena were recorded on the 1910 census in Randolph Co., NC; at that time she stated that two of her five children were living.  John Luther and his sister Mary were recorded on the 1880 census with the Lassiter family.  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

+35.  William M. Luther, b. 10 Dec. 1888, m. Martha Ida Phillips, 15 Aug. 1909, d. 29 March 1938.

 

Mary Luther (15) was born in May 1866 in NC, and died after 1930.  She married Daniel A. Hancock on 18 March 1894 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 5, p. 93).  He was born in Feb. 1868 and died 6 Oct. 1952, both in NC.  This family was recorded on the 1900-1930 censuses in Randolph Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Hancock

  36.  Carlie Carson Luther, b. 24 Aug. 1891, d. 9 Jan. 1961 (Davidson Co., NC).

  37.  Cleveland Lenard Luther, b. 20 July 1893.  Date is from his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Randolph Co., NC.

  38.  John Franklin Luther, b. 6 Oct. 1895.  Date is from his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Randolph Co., NC.

  39.  Sarah E. Hancock, b. Dec. 1897.

  40.  Esther Queen Hancock, b. 29 Nov. 1899, m. Allie S. Grose, 23 Sept. 1922 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 20 Dec. 1987 (Randolph Co., NC).

  41.  Elijah M. Hancock, b.c. 1902, d. 26 Nov. 1949 (Pender, NC).

  42.  Walter D. Hancock, b.c. 1905, d. 30 June 1921 (Pender, NC).

  43.  Alvin Lester Hancock, b.c. 1909, d. 29 Sept. 1989 (Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC).

 

Tildon Luther (16) was born about 1868 in NC (or March 1870 according to the 1900 census), and died 7 Feb. 1938 in Pender, NC.  He married Mary Jane Williams on 13 Sept. 1891 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 5, p. 33).  She was born in August 1874 in NC, and died in 1962 in Randolph Co., NC.  They were both buried in High Pine Church Cem., Randolph Co., NC.  This family was listed on the 1900-1930 censuses in Randolph Co., NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

  44.  Minnie B. Luther, b. July 1894.

  45.  Viola Luther, b.c. 1901.

  46.  Boyd Luther, b. 22 May 1903, m. Lillian ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1926, d. Aug. 1964.  She was b. 8 Sept. 1906 (NC), and d. 17 Dec. 1992 (Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC).

  47.  Ulah Luther, b.c. 1911.

  48.  Son, b. 2 April 1914 (Randolph Co., NC).

 

CHILDREN OF JORDAN LUTHER (3) AND HANNAH VONCANNON

Delphina (“Della”) Luther (20) was born 25 Jan. 1859 near Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC, and died 30 Jan. 1944 in Montrose, Montrose Co., CO.  She married James (“Jim”) Wiley Bunten (or Bunton), son of Elijah Bunten and Emily Dugger, about 1880.  He was born 1 Jan. 1858 at Elk Mills, TN, and died 30 Aug. 1943.  They were both buried in the family plot in Montrose, CO.

At the age of seven, Della had moved with her family to near Butler, Carter Co., TN.  The family had walked the entire distance.  Della had carried her one year old brother, Thomas Winston, over the mountains to the new home.

After a year of farming, Jim went to Colorado.  At that time, the second oil field in the U.S. was developing at Florence, near Coal Creek, CO.  The railroads were expanding west.  The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad advertised in the eastern papers for men to cut timber for ties for the railroad.  They were paying a dollar a day plus room and board.  The company built houses, a boarding house, and a sawmill adjacent to Coal Creek.  Some of the concrete walls still stand.  They called this settlement New Camp.  Later Della and baby Margaret came by rail to join Jim.  Due to circumstances, neither Della nor Jim was ever to see their parents in their beloved Tennessee again.

Twin girls were born:  Lena and Lela.  One died and was buried on a hill in a shoe box.  A huge rock was rolled on top of the little grave to protect it from the wild animals, of which there were many at that time.  The name and date inscribed on the stone was visible until 1983.  It was wild country at that time.  Della often spoke of the fears she experienced.  She told how frightened she was at one time, when she sent her two little girls, three and five, for water from the spring around the bend.  As she watched for them to return, she was horrified to see a mountain lion come down the hill, cross the path, and disappear in the underbrush moments before the girls appeared.  There was always the fear of rattlesnakes.

Later the work ran out.  They moved to the western slope of Colorado, where Jim was regarded as one of the builders of Colorado.

Even though there were many tragedies in their lives, they retained a sunny disposition and had so much love to give.  Their hearts and home were always open to the less fortunate.  They helped raise some of their orphaned and homeless grandchildren.

This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Custer Co., CO and the 1910-1930 censuses in Montrose Co., CO.  Margaret was born in TN and the rest of the children in CO.  (R‑1)

Children - Bunten

+49.  Margaret Bunten, b. Oct. 1881, m(1) Charles French, c. 1897, m(2) William I. Clark, by 1920.

  50.  Lena or Lela Bunten (twin), b. March 1883, died young.

+51.  Bertha Bunten (twin), b. March 1883 renamed from Lena or Lela), m(1) James Quimby Walker, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Pugh.

  52.  Fanny Jones Bunten, b. 25 Sept. 1885, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Blackburn, d. April 1967.  Dates are from the SSDI; last residence was Olathe, Montrose Co., CO.  No children.

+53.  Benjamin Harrison Bunten, b. 15 Nov. 1888, m. Gladys Hubbard, 16 Feb. 1919, d. 30 March 1972.

+54.  Hazel Bessie Bunten, b. June 1892, m(1) Allen B. Comstock, c. 1910, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Meldrum (or Maelrum).

  55.  William Luther Bunten, b. May 1895, killed in a mine accident at age 22.

 

Cornelia Melissa Luther (21) was born about 1864 in Randolph Co., NC, and died in 1882 in TN.  At the age of 15, Cornelia became pregnant by a school teacher, Alfred M. Williams.  Cornelia’s cousin, Julie Von Cannon, was also pregnant by this same teacher.  He married her cousin, Julie, on 26 Oct. 1879.  He was age 29 at marriage, so was born about 1850.

Cornelia and her family moved to Tennessee about 1866.  The baby was born when Cornelia was only 16 years old.  Cornelia and her mother were raising the baby together in TN when Cornelia died in 1882 at the age of 18.  (R‑1)

Children - Luther

+56.  Ellen Melissa Luther, b. 9 July 1880, m. Sidney Washington King, 12 Sept. 1897, d. 1 March 1943.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES H. LUTHER (7) AND MILLICENT A. JACKSON

Benjamin Harrison Luther (27) was born 6 March 1889[1] in Randolph Co., NC, and died 22 Nov. 1954 in NC.  He married Loretta Martha (or Mae) Voncannon, daughter of John Voncannon and Nancy Jane Graves (Genealogy 77), on 22 Dec. 1912 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 6, p. 185).  She was born 12 April 1895 in Randolph Co., NC, and died 28 Dec. 1987 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in Randolph Co., NC and the 1930 census in Harnett Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

  57.  Odessa Marie Luther, b. 13 Oct. 1914.

  58.  James Arthur Luther, b. 21 Sept. 1915.

  59.  Lillian Lee Luther, b. 30 Aug. 1916.

  60.  Daughter, b. and d. 2 Dec. 1917 (Asheboro, NC).

  61.  Curtis Luther, b. 4 Feb. 1919.

  62.  Dorothy Loretta Luther, b. 10 May 1920, d. 6 Oct. 1920.

  63.  Benjamin H. Luther, b. 9 Sept. 1921 (Seagrove, NC), d. 6 Nov. 1921.

  64.  Lonnie Eugene Luther, b. 23 Sept. 1922 (Seagrove, NC), d. 27 Sept. 1922 (listed as B. F. H. Luther on NC death records).

  65.  Ida Lorina Luther, b. 20 Feb. 1926.

  66.  Jessie Luther, b. 31 Oct. 1928 (Hartnett Co., NC).

  67.  Doris Rea Luther, b. 25 April 1930 (Harnett Co., NC).

  68.  Infant, b. and d. 1932 (Randolph Co.)

  69.  Daughter, b. 11 May 1934 (Lee Co., NC).

 

CHILDREN OF HENRY LUTHER (8) AND MARTHA J. NEWSOME

Mary L. Luther (28) was born in 1875 in NC (or Aug. 1876 according to the 1900 census), and died 16 Feb. 1946 in Pender, NC.  She married Josiah Newsom (or Newsome), son of William Newsom and Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 16 Feb. 1896 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 5, p. 129).  He was born on 11 Nov. 1875[2] in NC, and died 23 Jan. 1954 in North Carolina.  They were both buried in High Pine Church Cem., Randolph Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1900-1930 censuses in Randolph Co., NC; their children were born in NC.  In 1910, Mary stated that five of her four children were living; it probably should have read that four of her five children were living.  (R‑2)

Children - Newsom

  70.  Nettie J. Newsom, b. Aug. 1897.

  71.  Elma Newsom, b. 29 June 1899, m. Carl Luck, 20 Jan. 1939 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 26 April 1991 (Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC).

  72.  Artemas Newsom, b.c. 1904, m. Bessie Irena Dorsett, 6 Feb. 1932 (Randolph Co., NC).

  73.  Vesta (“Vellie”) Newsom, b. 4 May 1906, m. Woodrow Wilson Strider, 9 Nov. 1934 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 24 Oct. 1995.  Bur. High Pine Church Cem.

  74.  Tura Newsom, b. 5 Nov. 1910, d. 26 Nov. 1929 (Randolph Co., NC).

  75.  Vella Newsom, b. 30 June 1914, m. Crola Lee Strider, 23 Feb. 1935 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 7 Oct. 2003 (Asheboro, NC).  Bur. Hopewell Friends Meeting Cem. (Asheboro, NC).

  76.  Clarence Eli Newsom, b.c. 1917 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 26 March 1978.

 

CHILDREN OF ALSON LUTHER (9) AND CELIA A. LASSITER

Jesse Henley Luther (32) was born in Aug. 1887 in Randolph Co., NC, and died 23 Dec. 1961 in Montgomery Co., NC.  He married Lula Jane Nichols about 1912.  She was born about 1890 in NC.  This family was recorded on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Randolph Co., NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

  77.  Jewel Juanita Luther, b. 4 Feb. 1915 (Randolph Co., NC), m. Howard Lammonds, d. 2 Jan. 1990 (Pinehurst, Moore Co., NC).  He was b. 27 Oct. 1907 and d. 24 Feb. 1991.

  78.  Jesse Quentin Luther, b. 27 March 1919 (Randolph Co., NC), d. 5 March 1988 (Troy, Montgomery Co., NC).

  79.  Joanie Hubert Luther, b. 18 Jan. 1922.

 

CHILDREN OF S. MARTITIA LUTHER (11)

James Franklin Luther (34) was born 19 Nov. 1890[3] and died 7 July 1969, both in Randolph Co., NC.  He married Hattie Elma Cox on 18 Feb. 1912 in Randolph Co., NC (Book 6, p. 183).  She was born 22 April 1893 in NC, and died 18 April 1968 in Randolph Co., NC.  They were both buried in High Pine Church Cem., Randolph Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1900-1930 censuses in Randolph Co., NC.  The family does not know who James’s father was; James said that he had a brother Thomas Jones or Jonas and a sister Della.  On the 1900 census, Martitia had stated that all three of her three children were living and Dephina Jackson [sic] lived with her and her husband David Jackson.  She may be the Della that James referred to.  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

  80.  Sylvia Luther, b. 10 April 1909, m. Wilber Gaston Spoon, d. 21 June 1984 (Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC).

  81.  Vellie Mae Luther, b. 9 Dec. 1912.

  82.  Colon Franklin Luther, b. 23 Oct. 1914, d. June 1981 (FL).

  83.  Simeon Stephen Luther, b. 14 Aug. 1917, d. Dec. 1984 (WV).

  84.  Dora Jewel Luther, b. 13 March 1924.

  85.  Clarence Luther, b.c. 1928.

  86.  James Elijah Luther, b. 15 Sept. 1931, d. 2 Feb. 1979.  Bur. High Pine Church Cem.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN LUTHER (12) AND FRANCES R. RUSSELL

William M. Luther (35) was born 10 Dec. 1888[4] in NC, and died 29 March 1938 in Pender, NC.  He married Martha Ida Phillips on 15 Aug. 1909 in Randolph Co., NC.  She was born about 1890 in NC, and died 15 March 1975 in Randolph Co., NC.  This family was recorded on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Randolph Co., NC; their children were born in Randolph Co., NC.  (R‑2)

Children - Luther

  87.  Gertrude Lee Luther, b.c. 1912, m. Raymond A. Duggins, 24 Dec. 1927 (Randolph Co., NC).

  88.  Annie Hazel Luther, b. 10 Aug. 1918.

 

CHILDREN OF DELPHINA LUTHER (20) AND JAMES W. BUNTEN

Margaret Bunten (49) was born in Oct. 1881 in TN.  She first married Charles P. French about 1897.  He was born in July 1876 in OH.  This family was recorded on the 1900 census in Furnas Co., NE and the 1910 census in Montrose Co., CO.  She married second William L. Clark by 1920.  He was born about 1858 in IA.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in San Miguel Co., CO.  (R‑1)

Children - French

  89.  H. Lillian French, b. April 1898 (CO), m. William H. Saunders, c. 1921.

  90.  Edith D. French, b. 30 Jan. 1900 (NE), m. Frank Enderich, c. 1921, d. Oct. 1991.  Dates are from the SSDI.

  91.  Anna M. French, b. 25 Feb. 1902 (NE), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Dunfee, d. April 1988.  Dates are from the SSDI; lived in Montrose, CO.

  92.  Clyde William French, b.c. 1905 (NE).

  93.  Louis M. French, b. 1 June 1907 (CO), m. Florence ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1928, d. July 1970.  Dates are from the SSDI; last residence was Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO.

 

Bertha Bunten (51) was born in March 1883 in CO.  She first married James Quimby Walker.  He was born 21 July 1880 according to his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Fremont Co., CO, and died before 1920.  She was recorded on the 1920 census as a 37-year old widow in Freemont Co., CO; the place of birth for her children’s father was listed as TX.  Their children were born in CO.  She married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Pugh.  (R‑1)

Children - Walker

  94.  Janet Walker, b. 6 April 1902, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Pinyan, d. 1 July 1970 (Los Angeles Co., CA).

  95.  Viola Ola Walker, b. 7 Jan. 1905 (Wetmore, Custer Co., CO), m. Ludie T. Richard, 3 Aug. 1922 (Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO), d. 25 Sept. 1995 (Canon City, Fremont Co., CO).  He was b. 4 July 1898 (Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH), and d. 8 Aug. 1984 (Canon City, CO).

  96.  James R. Walker, b.c. 1908.  Lived with sister Viola in Delta Co., CO in 1930.

  97.  Quimby Walker, b. 11 Nov. 1909, d. Oct. 1983.  Dates are from the SSDI; last residence was Lamar, Prowers Co., CO.

  98.  Harold Walker, b.c. 1912; lived in Southgate, CA.

  99.  Bertha Mae Walker, b.c. 1915, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Luke.

 

Benjamin (“Ben”) Harrison Bunten (53) was born 15 Nov. 1888 in Coal Creek, CO according to his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Montrose Co., CO., and died 30 March 1972 according to the SSDI; his last residence was Cedarridge, Montrose Co., CO.  He married Gladys Hubbard, daughter of Josephus Hubbard and Ada ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 16 Feb. 1919 in Delta, Delta Co., CO.  She was born 15 May 1896 in Mesa, Mesa Co., CO.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in San Miguel Co., CO; Gladys was recorded as the head of the family on the 1930 census in Montrose Co., CO.  (R‑1)

Children - Bunten

  100.  Verona L. Bunten, b. 1919 (CO).

  101.  Harrison Hale Bunten, b. 25 Dec. 1921 (KS), d. Sept. 1976.  Death date is from the SSDI; last residence was Independence, Jackson Co., MO.

  102.  Eldon Keith Bunten, b.c. 1924 (MO).

  103.  Lawrie Bunten; lived in Independence, MO.

 

Hazel Bessie Bunten (54) was born in June 1892 in CO.  She first married Allen B. Comstock, son of Alfred Comstock, about 1910.  He was born 12 July 1883 in CO according to his World War I Draft Registration Card filed in Montrose Co., CO.  This family was recorded on the 1920 census in San Miguel Co., CO.  She married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Meldrum (or Maelrum).  (R‑1)

Children - Comstock

  104.  Alfred J. Comstock, b.c. 1911.

  105.  Lester A. Comstock, b.c. 1914.

  106.  Zelda M. Comstock, b.c. 1916; she mysteriously disappeared in San Francisco, CA at age 19.

  107.  William Comstock, b.c. 1919; lived in Daly City, CA.

  108.  Glen Comstock

Children - Meldrum

  109.  Hazel Meldrum; lived in Daly City, CA.

 

CHILDREN OF CORNELIA MELISSA LUTHER (21)

Ellen Melissa Luther (56) was born 9 July 1880 in Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, and died 1 March 1943 in Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.  Ellen was first raised by her mother, Cornelia, and her grandmother, Hannah (Voncannon) Luther.  Ellen was two years old when her mother died.  She was later raised, but not adopted, by the C. M. Culver family of Banner Elk, NC.

She married Sidney Washington King on 12 Sept. 1897 in Banner Elk, Avery Co., NC.  He was born 24 Aug. 1875 in NC, and died 13 Oct. 1930 in Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.  He was a Baptist minister from Watauga Co., NC.  They never stayed one place very long.  They had ten children born in seven different cities in four different states.  They lived in TN, NC, OK, and FL.  They even spent a few years in Canada.  (R‑1)

Children - King

+110.  Jasper Ernest King, b. 7 July 1899, m. Helen Madelene Stothers, 29 Dec. 1927, d. 24 Aug. 1973.

+111.  Mary Cornelia King, b. 9 Sept. 1900, m. William Ashby Ogilvie, 21 May 1921, d. 7 July 1970.

  112.  John Henry Edmund King, b. Oct. 1903 (NC), m. Gertrude ‑‑‑‑‑‑, (Canada), d. June 1951 (Camden, Camden Co., NJ).  Gertrude was a widow; they had no children.

  113.  Walter Pruitt (or Pruett) King, b. 27 Feb. 1905 (NC), never married, d. 3 Feb. 1955 (St. Petersburg, FL).  He was a PFC in Troop F, 14th Cavalry and served 8 years in the army during the 1930’s.  Received a medical discharge and died in the V.A. Hosp. in Bay Pines, FL.

  114.  Wendell Martin King, b. 30 June 1907 (OK), m. Mamie Gaskins (Baker Co., FL), d. 11 Jan. 1959 (Jacksonville, FL).  He owned and operated Community Bakery; they had no children, but he helped raise Mamie’s children from a previous marriage.

  115.  Millington Sherwood King, b. Jan. 1909 (OK), never married, d. 23 April 1980 (Farmington, San Juan Co., NM).

+116.  Donovan Dale King, b. 4 Aug. 1912, m. Virginia Bland, 19 June 1936, d. 9 March 1971.

+117.  Paul Winston King, b. 11 Oct. 1914, m. Wanda Maude Hendricks, 1944, d. 20 Feb. 1984.

  118.  S. W. (“Dubs”) King, b. Oct. 1916 (MacClenny, Baker Co., FL), m(1) Alice G. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Grace Kafka, d. 22 Oct. 1982 (Los Angeles, CA).

+119.  Hettie Louise King, b. 21 Nov. 1922, m. Erman Walker, June 1942.

 

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[1] Full name and date of birth are from his World War I  Draft Registration Card  filed in Randolph Co., NC.

[2] According to his World War I Draft Registration Card  filed in Randolph Co., NC.

[3] Full name and date of birth are from his World War I  Draft Registration Card  filed in Randolph Co., NC

[4] According to his World War I Draft Registration Card  filed in Randolph Co., NC.