Family of John Terry DOUGLAS (13) & Martha Jane MEALS
On 9 May 1886 when James Gray was 33, he married Julie Catherine WILSON, daughter of Henry Thompson WILSON (1823-1910) & Lucinda STORY (1825-1879). Born on 31 Jul 1860 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 77, Julie Catherine died on 9 Jul 1938. Buried in Jul 1938 in Douglas Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Julie".
Obituary: Mrs. Julia Katherine Wilson Douglas was born on July 31, 1860, the sixth child of Lucinda Story and Henry T. Wilson of Henderson County. She died July 9th, 1938, at the age of 77 years. She spent her childhood in this section, and on May 9th, 1886, she was married to James G. Douglas. Eight children were born to this union with three girls and one boy dying in infancy. Surviving children are Oscar, Clarence, and Ruby Douglas Milam. Wilburn died August 12, 1937. Early in life she joined the Methodist Church but later united with the Primitive Baptist Church at Antioch. Elder J.L. Fuller and John Page conducted the funeral services at the Douglas Cemetery. It is indeed a strange coincidence that exactly forty years to the day her husband died leaving her to rear their children and yet this misfortune only served to bring forth her remarkable character and lovable personality. In honest labor and diligent toil, she worked to comfort and protect those she loved.
They had the following children:
43. Louis Bryant DOUGLAS. Born on 25 Oct 1855 in Tennessee. At the age of 79, Louis Bryant died in 1935. Buried in 1935 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in House 108, 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880.
On 11 Jan 1877 when Louis Bryant was 21, he married Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS, daughter of Richard WILLIAMS & Mae FULLER. Born on 29 Nov 1859. At the age of 64, Mary Elizabeth died on 2 Feb 1924. Buried in Feb 1924 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in House 108, 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880. Alias/AKA: "Mollie".
Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Williams was born November 20, 1859, professed faith in Christ in early life, was married to Lewis Douglas January 11, 1877. To their happy union were born seven children, two dying in early life. The spirit of Sister Douglas took its flight back to the God that gave it February 2, 1924, aged 64 years, 2 months and 12 days. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, three boys, R.L. Douglas and Connie Douglas of near the old home in the Eight District and Ollie Douglas of Dundee, Mississippi, and two girls, Mrs. Beulah Holmes and Mrs. Minnie Patton, one own sister, Mrs. Mattie Cavness, three half brothers, Don, Joe, and Ben Williams and a host of friends. Sister Douglas united with the Primitive Baptist Church thirty years ago and lived a consecrated Christian life. She was loyal to her church and not hers only but to all in her surrounding community. She took an active part in all the church work and will be greatly missed in the church and community. She was one of the best neighbors that could be found, was loved and adored by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother. Many will recall the beautiful life of Sister Douglas. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the presence of a large crowd by Rev. J.W. Fowler and the body laid to rest to await the morning of the resurrections.--A Friend.
They had the following children:
44. John Newton DOUGLAS. Born on 5 Apr 1861 in Tennessee. At the age of 71, John Newton died in Tennessee on 7 Oct 1932. Buried in Oct 1932 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 1st District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910.
Will: KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That I , John N. Douglas of Bargerton, Henderson County, Tennessee, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, making null and void all other wills by me at any time made:
1st. I direct that all my bona fide debts of every character, including funeral expenses, be paid promptly after my death by executors hereinafter named.
2nd. I give, devise and bequeath to my son, Lester Douglas all of my farming lands and improvements thereon, lying and being situated in the 1st Civil District of Henderson County, Tennessee, generally bounded and described as follows:
Bounded on the North by the lands of Peter Wheeler; on the South by the lands of W.A. Miller; on the East by the lands of Shoat Utley; on the West by the C.C. Meals lands, containing by estimation 175 acres, one tract of which was purchased by me from Henderson Meals; one tract from Sherman Meals; one tract from Abe Douglas and one tract from Tom Shelton. Also any farming tools or implements owned by me.
I also give and bequeath to my said son Lester Douglas $500.00 stock in the United Grocery Company, Lexington, Tenn.
The principal reason for giving, devising and bequeathing my farming lands to my said son is because he has always lived upon said lands, kept them up in good repair, and has aided my very materially in other ways.
3rd. I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Dora Douglass-Coffman my homeplace at Bargerton, 1st Civil District of Henderson County, Tenn., which property is generally bounded and described as follows:
Bounded on the North by Dora Coffman lands; on the South by the lands of Sam McDaniel; on the East by the lands of Willie Coffman; and on the West by the lands of Dora Coffman, containing about 1.5 acres, generally known as the W.A Bobbit property. Excluding, however, from said tract about 3/4 acre of land on which is located the storehouse and gin, and said 3/4 acre of an acre on which is located said storehouse and gin is not intended or undestood to be devised to my said daughter, Dora Douglass-Coffman.
4th. I give and devise to my daughter, Claudia Douglass-Williams, $1000.00 Bank Stock owned by me in the Central State Bank, Lexington, Tenn., to be hers absolutelely and as her separate property.
5th. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Josie Douglas $1,000.00 in cash, I already having a contract and agreement with her as to her share in my property, and this provision in my will is in accordance with said agreement that she is to have $1000.00 in cash.
6th. It is my Will that my said children divide equally and satisfactorily among themselves all the household goods, including beds, bed-clothing, furniture and heirlooms, belonging to me individually, without exposing any of said property for sale, and my Executors are directed to turn said property over to them.
7th. I will and direct that my said Executors sell the storehouse and lot on which it is situated and contents thereof, as well as the gin lot, and divide the proceeds equally among my said children, namely: Lester Douglass, Dora Douglass-Coffman, and Claudia Douglass-Williams, and they are hereby authorized and directed to make general warranty deeds conveying real estate.
The gin lot on which a gin is located belongs to me, but is under contract or least to Austin and Lawerence for them to use so long as the gin is operated on the premises, but when it ceases to operate or is abandoned as gin property or removed, the right of possession of said lot reverts to me or my estate, and my Executors my exercise their good judgement as to the proper time for them to make a sale of said gin lot.
8th. If there remains any other property, either personal or real estate which I may own at my death undisposed of above, it is my wish and Will that said property be converted into cash and divided equally among my said children.
9th. If any of the beneficiaries under this Will should contest said Will or any of the provisions thereof or beqeusts thereunder, they shall forfeit their rights to participate under said Will or otherwise in my estate.
Lastly: I nominate and appoint as my Executors J.J. Lawrence and R.L. Douglass.
Witness my signature on this the 27th day of February, 1931.
J. N. Douglass
STATE OF TENNESSEE
Signed by the said John N. Douglass as and for his last Will and Testament is the presence of us, the undersigned, who at his request, and in his sight and presence have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses.
This the 27th day of February, 1931
On 17 Nov 1878 when John Newton was 17, he first married Sarah Catherine MEALS, daughter of William Henderson MEALS Junior (1832-1894) & Sara Ann SINGLETON (1834-1877), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 30 Oct 1862 in Tennessee. At the age of 51, Sarah Catherine died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 27 Feb 1914. Buried in Feb 1914 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 1st District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910.
Obituary: In Loving Memory: Katherine J. Meals was born October 30, 1862, and died February 27, 1914, aged 51 years. On November 17, 1878, she was married to John Douglas who survives. The union was blessed with four children, Dora (Mrs.D.A. Coffman), Claudie (Mrs. T.M. Williams) and one son, W.L. Douglas. One died in infancy. She professed faith in Christ in 1894 and united with Missionary Baptist Church at Mt. Gilead, where she lived a consistent member until the angels conducted her soul to the Church Triumphant.--A Friend
They had the following children:
John Newton second married Josephine ?. Born around 1877 in Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Josie".
45. Tennessee Grant Terry DOUGLAS. Born on 10 Dec 1863 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 82, Tennessee Grant Terry died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 14 Apr 1946. Buried in Apr 1946 in Independence Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Tennie".
Obituary: Tennessee Terry Anderson was born December 10, 1864, and departed this life April 14, 1946, at the age of 81 years, four months and four days. "Tennie" was married to George W. Anderson December 9, 1880. To this union were born nine boys and three girls, namely; J.L., J.H., P., C.A, A.V., Z.B, and B.O. Anderson, one son dying in infancy, and Velmer Anderson, who died August 29, 1944. The girls were Mrs. Lonie Williams, Mrs. Hautie Foster, and Raymelle Anderson. Thirty-seven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and a host of of friends also mourn her passing. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Methodist Church at Sharon. She was a Primitive Baptist in belief and in June, 1934, she moved to the Antioch Baptist Church where she was a member until death. On her deathbed, throughout her intense suffering, she sang, prayed and talked about her sweet rest when this life was over. She lived a useful life, always helping someone, never satisfied to be idle. Her memory will linger with those who knew her. She was laid to rest in Independence Cemetery under a blanket of flowers beside her husband. Bro. W.A. Moody and Bro. Humbert Weir conducted the funeral, with Pafford in charge.
On 10 Dec 1880 when Tennessee Grant Terry was 17, she married George Washington ANDERSON, son of William ANDERSON (1825-) & Rebecca CORBETT (ca1833-). Born on 12 Sep 1855 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 69, George Washington died on 7 Dec 1924. Buried in Dec 1924 in Independence Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Religion: Poplar Springs Methodist Church, Henderson County, Tennessee.
They had the following children:
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