STONECIPHER FAMILY


 


STONECIPHER, R.B. "BOOTS" - age 92 of Lake City, left to be with the Lord, Monday, May 19, 2008, surrounded by family and friends at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born March 19, 1916 in Morgan County, TN to the late William Martin and Sarah Bell Stonecipher. Boots was a member at Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City, TN. He was also a member of the Crystal Lodge #616 F&AM and was proud to serve his country in World War II. Boots is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leonard "Fatty" Stonecipher. Survivors: wife of 52 years Gladys Day Stonecipher; brother, Glendean Stonecipher; daughters, Donna Stonecipher Mylott & husband Calvin, Tammy Orick, Tabitha Stonecipher Jerolmack & husband Ian; son, Terry Stonecipher; granddaughters, Tesha Thornell Papik & husband Jimmy, Tasia Orick; great grandchildren, Jimmy "Bootsy", Jesse & Jadon Papik; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends. Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City, TN. Funeral service: 8:00 PM Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the Clear Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Papik and Rev. Don Martin officiating. Interment: 11:00 AM Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Leach Cemetery in Lake City, TN. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the: Clear Branch Baptist Church Building Fund 1030 New Clear Branch Road P.O. Box 490 Lake City, TN 37769. Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.
 Published in the Knoxville News Sentinel on 5/21/2008. 
[Submitted info: Ralph Buford Stonecipher (Boots) was born in Petros, Morgan County..son of William Martin Stonecipher and Sarah Bell....he lived most of his life though in Anderson county.he was our oldest living Stonecipher family member from the Morgan county branch.. he died as a result of a car accident]
  

Betty Jo Weaver 
daughter of James A. Weaver and Mary Cordelia Stonecipher. 
Mary Cordelia d/o Vardeman and Emily Stonecipher


 

MARY RUTH WEAVER
daughter of James A. Weaver and Mary Cordelia Stonecipher...
 

Hazel Langley 
d/o Welda Ernest Langley and Nancy Ethel Stonecipher. 
Married Samuel Fletcher Sweet. 

Nancy Ethel Stonecipher d/o Vardeman Stonecipher and Emily Wilson.
 



Wedding photo of Mary Elizabeth Howe,
d/o of James Woolridge Howe and Myrtle Nell Stonecipher. 
Myrtle was the daughter of Joseph Marion Stonecipher and Sarah Haskins; 
Joseph s/o Vardeman and Emily Wilson Stonecipher.

Lawrence Russell Langley 
s/o Welda Ernest Langley and Nancy Ethel Stonecipher.
 
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The children of Vardman Luther Stonecipher and Emily Wilson:
Hubert Charles Stonecipher
Vada Myrtle Stonecipher
Nathanial Jackson Stonecipher
Mary Cordelia Stonecipher
William Martin Stonecipher
Nancy Ethel Stonecipher
Joseph Marion Stonecipher
 


left to right:
Back row:  Ernest Langley with wife Ethel Stonecipher in front of him
Joseph Stonecipher with wife Sarah "Sally" Haskins in front of him
Vada Stonecipher with Charles Henderson in front of her
Nath Stonecipher with Tressie Patrick in front of her
Hubert Stonecipher 
Mary Stonecipher with James Weaver beside her
Bill Stonecipher in back behind Mary and James Weaver
 
 

The Stonecipher Family
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The children of Vardman Luther Stonecipher and Emily Wilson (who is also in the photo). 
It appears to be taken at Uncle Nate's house during a reunion.  . 
 From left to right are: William Martin; Ethel, Perry Walker, Vada, Nathaniel Jackson, Emily Wilson Stonecipher, Samuel Walter, Joseph Marion, Charles Hubert and Mary.     Photo not dated
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From left to right:
William Martin Stonecipher b. 1/20/1886, Petros, Morgan County; d. 8/29/1969; Briceville, Anderson County; md. Sarah Bell; bd. Leach Cemetery, Anderson County

Nancy Ethel Stonecipher b. 4/27/1892; d. 8/27/1975, Harriman, Roane County; md. Welda Ernest Langley

Perry Walker Stonecipher b. 11/19/1882, Petros, Morgan County; d. 1/28/1948, Egan, Morgan County; md. Bess Chadwick; Rachel Rainwater; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Vada Stonecipher b. 3/25/1889; md. Charles Hubert Henderson

Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher b. 3/26/1894; d. 12/26/1967, Petros, Morgan County; md. Tressie Patrick; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Emily Wilson Stonecipher b. 6/5/1860; d. 11/27/1934; d/o Charles Wilson and Abanatha Farmer Williams; w/o Vardman Luther Stonecipher; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Samuel Walter Stonecipher b. 1/31/1887, Petros, Morgan County; d. 9/24/1937, Briceville, Anderson County, TN; md. Theresa Anislee Kesterson; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Joseph Marion Stonecipher b. 8/25/1881, Petros, Morgan County, d. 9/16/1966, LaFollette, Campbell County; md. Sarah Haskins; bd. Woodlawn Cemetery, Campbell County

Charles Hubert Stonecipher b. 1/27/1896; d. 9/20/1966; Lake City, Anderson County; md. Lucy McElhaney 
Mary Stonecipher b. 3/16/1898; d. 5/8/1961; md. James Arthur Weaver
 

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EMILY WILSON STONECIPHER
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 d/o Charles Wilson and Abanatha Farmer; 
md. Vardman Luther Stonecipher
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THERESA ANISLEE KESTERSON STONECIPHER
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d/o Emsley Jeffers Kesterson and Nancy Elizabeth Taylor; 
md. Samuel Walter Stonecipher.

    STONECIPHER REUNION - 1964 
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Stonecipher reunion used to be held at the old Stonecipher homestead.  This was taken in 1964.  At the far left is my grandmother Vivian Stonecipher Jarmon, I believe Corene Vowell Stonecipher is next to her, Tressie Patrick Stonecipher (wife of Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher), Patsy Sue Jarmon, with her son Joe seated at the table, I don't recognize the next elderly woman and lastly Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher standing at far right.
 


Vardman Luther Stonecipher
 s/o Martin Luther Stonecipher
 and Nancy Melton

md to Emily Wilson
 

Samuel Walter Stonecipher 
s/o Vardman and Emily Wilson Stonecipher
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md to Theresa Annislee "Lee" Kesterson.

Taken at the Stonecipher Reunion in Petros, Morgan County, TN
from left to right:
Theresa Annislee "Lee" Kesterson Stonecipher holding Powell child,
Gladys Malvern Stonecipher Powell holding Powell child, Fred Arnold Powell, Samuel Walter Stonecipher, Joseph Marion Stonecipher, Emily Wilson Stonecipher, Unknown, probably Sarah Margaret Haskins Stonecipher, Myrtle Nell Stonecipher Howe with Howe baby; James Woolridge Howe. 
 Children in front are probably Howe children.

Stonecipher Brothers
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William Martin Stonecipher; Joseph Marion Stonecipher, Samuel Walter Stonecipher
and Hubert Charles Stonecipher.
 


Lucy McElhaney
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born 1/10/1905; died 2/1/1999
 She was the wife of Hubert Charles Stonecipher


UNIDENTIFIED FOLKS 
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If you can identify these folks, please email me


We don't know what these people are..someone thought it was Aunt Julia Ann Stonecipher Kelly, but don't know.


Julia Stonecipher Kelly
 

 


A photo of the old Coalfield Post Office with Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher, wife Mary Ellen Russell and their children Robert Russell and Samuel Martin Stonecipher.
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Photo courtesy of 
Nathan K. Stonecipher

Samuel Martin Stonecipher
 son of Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher and Mary Ellen Russell, 
with wife, Clara Freels

Seated to the left is Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher, behind him is his son, Robert Russell Stonecipher and to the right of him is his other son, Samuel Martin Stonecipher.  To the right is Eugene Griffith, with his son, Russell Griffith.
 
Nathan K. Stonecipher. and his wife, Ellis Mae Darby.

Nathan is the s/o Robert Russell Stonecipher and Nannie Mae Meade.


Courtesy of Nathan K. Stonecipher.


Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher (1866-1934) s/o Martin Luther Stonecipher and Nancy Russell with his prison work crew (he is on the horse) from Brushy Mountain.

Photo Courtesy of Nathan K. Stonecipher of Las Vegas...


Galloway Family Reunion 

28 September 1905- Howell County Gazette

BIG FAMILY REUNION 
 

Descendants of Mrs. Rhoda Galloway Celebrate.... 
{daughter of Daniel Stonecipher and Obedience Brasel}

Had a Large Picnic Dinner Saturday At Home of J.R. Galloway In This City 

The Galloway family, one of the oldest and largest families of Southern Missouri, held a reunion at the home of J.R. Galloway on West Broadway, in this city, Saturday. There were over 100 of the relatives present of Mrs. Rhoda Galloway, the oldest member of this family. This reunion was held to celebrate the 83rd. birthday of Mrs. Galloway. Early in the day relatives of this good old lady began gathering, for they came from all parts of the country. By the time the noon hour had arrived the house and yard were full of the young and older generation. Each family came with well filled baskets and a big dinner was spread on the lawn in the beautiful yard and the celebration in fact was an old fashioned picnic dinner. There was everything good to eat and all did ample justice to the repast. Just before the feast began a group picture of the gathering was taken. 
 
 

Mrs. Rhoda Galloway, in who=92s honor the celebration was held, came to Howell County with her late husband, G.W. Galloway, in 1857. They came overland from East Tennessee, for in those days there were no railroads in this section. They located on a farm one mile northwest of town, where the elder Mr. Galloway passed away several years ago. 

G.W. Galloway was widely known throughout this section as a minister of the Primitive Baptist church.When the Civil War broke out he enlisted under General McBride and was made a captain. He fought in the battle of Wilson's Creek and two of his sons, Dan and Charles, were in the same battle. His brother, Uncle Jesse Galloway, was also in the same conflict, but fought in the Union army. Shortly afterwards G.W. Galloway was taken a prisoner and with others sent to St. Louis. He was treated as an ordinary prisoner of war, but the other prisoners soon learned that he was a man of great heart. Every Sabbath he preached the gospel to them and they soon learned to love him. Daily the women of St. Louis brought food to the prisoners, and Mr. Galloway often divided his share with a sick prisoner who was in more need of delicacies than he himself. The following year he was exchanged and finally returned to his family to live the remainder of his days in peace. 

Among the older persons present were Uncle Sam Galloway, who resides on Gunter's Valley and is in his 80th. year, and Mrs. M.E. Lasater, of this city. Both are among the early settlers of Howell county, and have a long list of descendants. This is the first time for many years that the Galloway's have been together. All of the eight sons and daughters of Mrs. Rhoda Galloway were present and it was a source of much happiness to her to see them together once more. Mrs. Galloway is still hale and hearty and makes her home in this city with her daughter, Miss Lizzie Galloway, who cares for her. The many friends of this estimable family hope that she shall remain on earth for many more years and live to enjoy other birthday celebrations equally as happy as the one of last Saturday. 

Article taken from the Howell County, MO, GenWeb

(courtesy of Angela Meadows)

Man Stricken at Fire, Dies

Wartburg, Dec 27 - (Special) - The old home of a well known Morgan County family caught fire last night and Nathan J. Stonecipher, who had long lived there, was stricken with a heart attack and died. Mr. Stonecipher, 73, died about 10:30 p.m., while the house was burning, but he did not suffer any burns. He was a retired mine foreman of the Brushy Mountain
Prison coal mines; was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Petros First Baptist Church, and active in the Democratic Party. The fire was believed to have started in the kitchen flue. Mrs.
Stonecipher ran to a neighbor's for heldp. The house and  much in it burned. Fifty-one years ago Mr. Stonecipher had taken his bride to his family home to live. His wife was formerly Tressie Patrick. Mr. Stonecipher also leaves a son, Nathan J. Stonecipher, Jr.; Harriman,
daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Hill of Knoxville and Mrs. Robert Grasmuck of Okinawa, whose husband is a Lieutenant-Commander in the Navy; foster son, Curtis Wilson, Harriman; brother William Stonecipher, Briceville; sister, Mrs. Ethel Langley, Oakdale.
The body is at Schubert Funeral Home.
Knoxville News-Sentinel, Dec 27, 1967



STONECIPHER, MRS. LEE KESTERSON, age 81, passed away Sunday at her home in Briceville. She was the widow of Sam Stonecipher. Survivors: 6 daughters, Mrs. Vivian Jarmon, Mrs. Gladys Powell, Mrs. Faye Hayes, Miss Ovena Stonecipher, and Mrs. Dorothy Schroeder, all of Briceville, Mrs.  Geraldine Hardin, Ringgold, Ga.; 2 sons, Walter A. Stonecipher, at sea with the Merchant Marines; Leroy Stonecipher, Detroit, Mich; 30  grandchildren; 56 great-granchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Briceville; Rev. Ralph Cline and Rev. Albert Seiber officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery in Morgan County. The body is at the home where the family will receive friends. Martin's, Lake City, in charge of arrangements. [Source: Knoxville News Sentinel; March 30, 1976]

Ezra Robert Stinecipher
b. 6/3/1848, Morgan Co, TN,
s/o Henry Hampton Stonecipher and Nancy M. Goddard.
Married:  1st Rebecca Byrd; 
                  2nd, Mary E. Burgess
4/5/1924, Fordland, Webster County, Missouri. 
Served in the 7th Tenn. Mounted Infantry
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Civil War Pension Index


Submitted by Angela Meadows

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