Benjamin Jesse Souther

M, b. 12 October 1902, d. 7 February 1962
Benjamin Jesse Souther|b. 12 Oct 1902\nd. 7 Feb 1962|p497.htm#i14881|Homer Hayes Souther|b. 24 Dec 1881\nd. 1946|p381.htm#i11426|Mary Elizabeth Plott|b. 1882|p382.htm#i11441|John P. Souther|b. 23 Sep 1858\nd. 15 Dec 1933|p379.htm#i11357|Martha C. Brown|b. 2 May 1861\nd. 5 Sep 1933|p379.htm#i11366|||||||
     Benjamin Jesse Souther was born on 12 October 1902 at Georgia.1 He was the son of Homer Hayes Souther and Mary Elizabeth Plott.1 Benjamin Jesse Souther married Minnie Faye Dills. Benjamin Jesse Souther died on 7 February 1962 at age 59. He was buried at New Bridge Cemetery, Gainesville, Hall, Georgia. He was described as [not mine] on 18 October 2008 at [30671954].

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 58, E.D. 93, Sheet 5, Line 94.

Ruby E. Souther

F
Ruby E. Souther||p497.htm#i14882|Homer Hayes Souther|b. 24 Dec 1881\nd. 1946|p381.htm#i11426|Mary Elizabeth Plott|b. 1882|p382.htm#i11441|John P. Souther|b. 23 Sep 1858\nd. 15 Dec 1933|p379.htm#i11357|Martha C. Brown|b. 2 May 1861\nd. 5 Sep 1933|p379.htm#i11366|||||||
     Ruby E. Souther is the daughter of Homer Hayes Souther and Mary Elizabeth Plott.1

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 58, E.D. 93, Sheet 5, Line 94.

Mittie M. Souther

F, b. 1912
Mittie M. Souther|b. 1912|p497.htm#i14883|Homer Hayes Souther|b. 24 Dec 1881\nd. 1946|p381.htm#i11426|Mary Elizabeth Plott|b. 1882|p382.htm#i11441|John P. Souther|b. 23 Sep 1858\nd. 15 Dec 1933|p379.htm#i11357|Martha C. Brown|b. 2 May 1861\nd. 5 Sep 1933|p379.htm#i11366|||||||
     Mittie M. Souther was born in 1912 at Georgia.1 She was the daughter of Homer Hayes Souther and Mary Elizabeth Plott.1 Mittie M. Souther appeared on the census of 1920 at Hall County, Georgia.1

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 58, E.D. 93, Sheet 5, Line 94.

Washington Watts

M
     Washington Watts married Nancy.

Child of Washington Watts and Nancy

Nancy

F
     Nancy married Washington Watts. Her married name was Watts.

Child of Nancy and Washington Watts

Donia Souther

F, b. 1877, d. 1920
     Donia Souther was buried at Cherry Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas. She was born in 1877. She died in 1920.

Amelia S. Gibson

F, b. circa 1818
     Amelia S. Gibson was born circa 1818. Amelia S. Gibson was also known as Amelia S. Gilson. She married Thomas Souther Blanchard, son of Porter Blanchard and Anna Stickney Souther, on 5 August 1849 at Ipswich, Massachusetts.1 Her married name was Blanchard.

Citations

  1. [S569] Web Page, http://www.rootsweb.com - world connect.

Sarah B. Souther

F, b. 1914, d. 1958
Sarah B. Souther|b. 1914\nd. 1958|p497.htm#i14888|John W. Souther|b. 23 Jul 1880\nd. 18 Oct 1921|p336.htm#i10073|Allie Malenda Jackson|b. 7 Mar 1887\nd. 3 Nov 1968|p338.htm#i10111|George T. Souther|b. 11 Mar 1859\nd. 6 Feb 1916|p336.htm#i10067|Malinda E. Denning|b. 11 Jun 1859\nd. 20 May 1892|p336.htm#i10071|||||||
     Sarah B. Souther was born in 1914 at Georgia.1 She was the daughter of John W. Souther and Allie Malenda Jackson.1 Sarah B. Souther appeared on the census of 1920 at Gray, Georgia.1 She married Hope Register.2 Her married name was Register. Sarah B. Souther died in 1958.2

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 66, E.D. 133, Sheet 6, Line 29.
  2. [S508] Mildred Ann (Foster) Souther, MA(F)S, e-mail, dated 7 Apr 2003 with attachment, George Thomas.doc. <e-mail address>

Paul Stevens

M
Paul Stevens||p497.htm#i14889|J. William Stevens||p375.htm#i11236|Mary Caroline Souther|b. 7 Sep 1886\nd. bt 1976 - 1977|p373.htm#i11177|||||||John J. Souther|b. 3 Apr 1854\nd. 1925|p372.htm#i11139|Eliza A. Wheeler|b. Apr 1868|p373.htm#i11175|
     Paul Stevens is the son of J. William Stevens and Mary Caroline Souther.1

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 4, E.D. 7, Sheet 4, Line 26.

Idell Souther

F
Idell Souther||p497.htm#i14890|Joseph Francis Souther|b. 21 Jan 1892|p382.htm#i11451|Lanier Hatcher|b. 29 Nov 1893\nd. 20 Jan 1987|p383.htm#i11464|Joseph N. Souther|b. 29 Sep 1861\nd. 18 Jun 1922|p379.htm#i11358|Eldorado Swain|b. 6 Mar 1867\nd. 10 Nov 1948|p379.htm#i11367|||||||
     Idell Souther is the daughter of Joseph Francis Souther and Lanier Hatcher.1

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 58, E.D. 98, Sheet 16, Line 9.

Bernice Souther

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Bernice Souther||p497.htm#i14891|Joseph Francis Souther|b. 21 Jan 1892|p382.htm#i11451|Lanier Hatcher|b. 29 Nov 1893\nd. 20 Jan 1987|p383.htm#i11464|Joseph N. Souther|b. 29 Sep 1861\nd. 18 Jun 1922|p379.htm#i11358|Eldorado Swain|b. 6 Mar 1867\nd. 10 Nov 1948|p379.htm#i11367|||||||
     Bernice Souther is the daughter of Joseph Francis Souther and Lanier Hatcher.1

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 58, E.D. 98, Sheet 16, Line 9.

Charles Souther Delvin

M, b. 12 July 1878
     Charles Souther Delvin was born on 12 July 1878. He lived at Worcester, Massachusetts.1 According to his World War I Draft Registration Card, Charles registered in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Citations

  1. [S981] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Card.

Ruth Nelly Souther

F, b. 1915, d. 24 February 2002
Ruth Nelly Souther|b. 1915\nd. 24 Feb 2002|p497.htm#i14893|Lucius Jefferson Souther|b. 17 Oct 1889\nd. 6 Apr 1970|p370.htm#i11094|Mary Jane Richardson|b. 1895|p370.htm#i11097|Jesse W. Souther|b. 14 Sep 1868\nd. 25 Oct 1949|p370.htm#i11085|Margaret E. Smith|b. 15 Mar 1865\nd. 13 Dec 1937|p370.htm#i11093|||||||
     Ruth Nelly Souther was born in 1915 at Georgia.1 She was the daughter of Lucius Jefferson Souther and Mary Jane Richardson.1 Ruth Nelly Souther appeared on the census of 1920 at Whitfield County, Georgia.1 She died on 24 February 2002.2 She was buried at Deep Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalton, Georgia.2 Ruth never married. She was a public school teacher for 46 years and a Sunday School teacher for 70 years, from 1927-1997! She is buried in Deep Springs Baptist Church cemetery in Dalton, Georgia.2

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 105, E.D. 192, Sheet 6, Line 98.
  2. [S560] E-Mail, from George Jason Souther, dated 18 Jul 2002. <e-mail address>

D. Lance Souther

M

Clarence H. Souther

M, b. 13 August 1917, d. 14 November 2003
Clarence H. Souther|b. 13 Aug 1917\nd. 14 Nov 2003|p497.htm#i14895|Lucius Jefferson Souther|b. 17 Oct 1889\nd. 6 Apr 1970|p370.htm#i11094|Mary Jane Richardson|b. 1895|p370.htm#i11097|Jesse W. Souther|b. 14 Sep 1868\nd. 25 Oct 1949|p370.htm#i11085|Margaret E. Smith|b. 15 Mar 1865\nd. 13 Dec 1937|p370.htm#i11093|||||||
     His Social Security Number was 252-24-5426. Clarence H. Souther was born on 13 August 1917 at Georgia.1 He was the son of Lucius Jefferson Souther and Mary Jane Richardson.1 Clarence H. Souther appeared on the census of 1920 at Whitfield County, Georgia.1 He married Thelma Thomas in 1941.2,3 Clarence H. Souther died on 14 November 2003 at Chattanooga, Georgia, at age 86.3 He was obituary Clarence H. Souther, 86, of the Pleasant Grove community, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucius and Mary Richardson Souther; one sister, Ruth Souther; brother, Dennis Souther.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Thelma Thomas Souther; children, Sam and Fontaine Souther, Sally and Gary Fortenberry; grandchildren, Matt Souther, Melanie and Coby Larson; sister, Anne Addis; one brother, George Souther; nieces and nephews.
The funeral is Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Grove Level Baptist Church Building Fund or The Gideons International.
Arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, 2801 Cleveland Road, Dalton. Call 706-259-7455 for further information. on 16 November 2003 at Daily Citizen. He was buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens, Whitfield County, Georgia.3 Clarence is also survived by two other grandchildren: Melanie and Coby LARSON. Clarence is buried in Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 105, E.D. 192, Sheet 6, Line 98.
  2. [S560] E-Mail, from Joan (Souther) Runyan, dated 17Dec 2001, with "Descendants of Jesse Wilbur Souther" attachment.
  3. [S603] Obituary, Daily Citizen, 16 Nov 2003, Chattanooga, Georgia.

Anne Souther

F, b. 1920, d. 9 July 2010
Anne Souther|b. 1920\nd. 9 Jul 2010|p497.htm#i14896|Lucius Jefferson Souther|b. 17 Oct 1889\nd. 6 Apr 1970|p370.htm#i11094|Mary Jane Richardson|b. 1895|p370.htm#i11097|Jesse W. Souther|b. 14 Sep 1868\nd. 25 Oct 1949|p370.htm#i11085|Margaret E. Smith|b. 15 Mar 1865\nd. 13 Dec 1937|p370.htm#i11093|||||||
     Anne Souther was obituary Anne Souther Addis, age 90, of the Dogwood Valley Community passed away Friday, July 9, 2010 at Quinton Memorial Health Care Center.

She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe G. Addis; parents, Lucius & Mary Souther; sister, Ruth Souther; brothers C.H. & Dennis Souther.

She is survived by a daughter & son-in-law Wynelle & Kenneth Wade of Melbourne, FL; two sons & daughter-in-law Lynn Addis and Larry & Barbara Addis all of Ringgold; brother and sister-in-law George & Josephine Souther of Dawnville and sister-in-law Ann Souther of Macon; grandchildren, Tony & Pat Collins, Daniel & Ethel Addis all of Rocky Face; Brent & Donna Miller, Lucretia & Todd Biddle all of Florida, Deborah Addis of Ringgold, Tonya & David Ashley of Chattanooga; special friend B.J. Wright; great grandchildren, Sheaya Biddle, Ashley Miller, Candi & Dewayne Chandler, Lendi Addis & fiancé Justin Hullender, Josh & Priscilla Collins, Andrew & Krista Addis, Kayci & McKinley Barker; great- great grandchildren, Cameron, Paisley, Aiden & Colt; nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Funeral service will be Monday, July 12th at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill with Rev. Daniel Addis officiating. Burial will be in Dunagan Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, July 11th from 4:00 pm until 9:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 5010 Houston Valley Road, Ringgold, GA 30736 or to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Building Fund, 597 Lafayette Road, S.W., Rocky Face, GA 30740.
She appeared on the census of 1920 at Whitfield County, Georgia.1 She was born in 1920 at Georgia.1 She was the daughter of Lucius Jefferson Souther and Mary Jane Richardson.1 Anne Souther married Joseph G. Addis.2 Her married name was Addis. Anne Souther died on 9 July 2010.

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 105, E.D. 192, Sheet 6, Line 98.
  2. [S560] E-Mail, from Joan (Souther) Runyan, dated 17Dec 2001, with "Descendants of Jesse Wilbur Souther" attachment.

Mary Louise Balkcom

F, b. 8 September 1904, d. 22 November 1989
     Mary Louise Balkcom was obituary NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS, STATE OF GEORGIA, JONES COUNTY IN RE:

Louise Balkcom Souther, Estate All creditors of the Estate of Louise Balkcom Souther, deceased, late of Jones County, are hereby notified to render their demands to the undersigned according to law, AND all persons indebted to said estate are required to make payment to me.

This 7th day of February, 2006.
Daniel Lance Souther, Executor of the Estate of Louise Balkcom Souther
c/o Bert King, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 1707 Gray, GA 31032 (478) 986-6000
www.bertking.com (2/16-3/9). She was born on 8 September 1904 at Georgia.1 She married Morgan Brown Souther, son of Jasper Newton Souther and Nancy Ann Moore.1 Her married name was Souther. Mary Louise Balkcom died on 22 November 1989 at age 85.

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 66, E.D. 129, Sheet 3, Line 56.

Nola Souther

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Nola Souther||p497.htm#i14898|Robert Benjamin Souther|b. 1 Dec 1872\nd. 4 Jan 1937|p370.htm#i11089|Mary M. Center|b. 1880\nd. 1974|p452.htm#i13539|John J. Souther|b. 28 Aug 1841\nd. 3 Aug 1919|p357.htm#i10708|Matilda Duckett|b. 1845|p370.htm#i11082|||||||
     Nola Souther is the daughter of Robert Benjamin Souther and Mary M. Center.1

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 52, E.D. 62, Sheet 5, Line 77.

Ida Souther

F
Ida Souther||p497.htm#i14899|Robert Benjamin Souther|b. 1 Dec 1872\nd. 4 Jan 1937|p370.htm#i11089|Mary M. Center|b. 1880\nd. 1974|p452.htm#i13539|John J. Souther|b. 28 Aug 1841\nd. 3 Aug 1919|p357.htm#i10708|Matilda Duckett|b. 1845|p370.htm#i11082|||||||
     Ida Souther is the daughter of Robert Benjamin Souther and Mary M. Center.1

Citations

  1. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 52, E.D. 62, Sheet 5, Line 77.

Ben Madison Souther

M, b. 1901, d. 6 October 1946
Ben Madison Souther|b. 1901\nd. 6 Oct 1946|p497.htm#i14900|George Thomas Souther|b. 11 Mar 1859\nd. 6 Feb 1916|p336.htm#i10067|Nora Lee Slocumb|b. 5 Aug 1872\nd. 24 Jul 1907|p338.htm#i10117|John A. Souther|b. 4 Mar 1821\nd. 3 Sep 1864|p336.htm#i10061|Milly C. Etheridge|b. 19 Feb 1833\nd. 9 Feb 1899|p336.htm#i10063|||||||
     Ben Madison Souther was born in 1901 at Georgia.2 He was the son of George Thomas Souther and Nora Lee Slocumb.1 Ben Madison Souther appeared on the census of 1920 at Fairview Street, Macon, Georgia.2 He died on 6 October 1946 at Macon, Georgia.1 He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Macon, Georgia.1 Ben was the owner of "Ben's Radiator Shop" in Macon, Georgia. He was a member of the Southside Church of Christ. It is believed that he was never married. No wife or children are mentioned in his obituary. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Macon, Georgia.1

Citations

  1. [S508] Mildred Ann (Foster) Souther, MA(F)S, e-mail, dated 7 Apr 2003 with attachment, George Thomas.doc. <e-mail address>
  2. [S882] 1920-GA, Volume 6, E.D. 20, Sheet 9, Line 58.

Irene Mary Warner

F
     Irene Mary Warner married Edwin Marion Souther, son of Owen Thomas Souther and Mary J. Horner, on 26 December 1900.1 Her married name was Souther.

Children of Irene Mary Warner and Edwin Marion Souther

Citations

  1. [S718] Bible-Family, of Mrs. D. W. McEowen, 903 Highland Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701 - copy by the William Boydston Chapter, NSDAR, Gladstone, MO (translation in possession of the DAR Library in Washington, D.C.).

Mary Alice Souther

F, b. 2 February 1904, d. 16 January 1992
Mary Alice Souther|b. 2 Feb 1904\nd. 16 Jan 1992|p497.htm#i14902|Edwin Marion Souther|b. 29 Dec 1875|p439.htm#i13167|Irene Mary Warner||p497.htm#i14901|Owen T. Souther|b. 18 Feb 1841\nd. 1917|p439.htm#i13169|Mary J. Horner|b. 1848|p493.htm#i14770|||||||
     Mary Alice Souther was born on 2 February 1904 at propably, Missouri.1 She was the daughter of Edwin Marion Souther and Irene Mary Warner.1 As of 5 June 1935, Mary Alice Souther was also known as McEowen. She died on 16 January 1992 at age 87. She was buried at Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri. She was described as [not mine] on 3 February 2004 at [8346425].

Citations

  1. [S718] Bible-Family, of Mrs. D. W. McEowen, 903 Highland Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701 - copy by the William Boydston Chapter, NSDAR, Gladstone, MO (translation in possession of the DAR Library in Washington, D.C.).

Harriet Louise Souther

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Harriet Louise Souther||p497.htm#i14903|Edwin Marion Souther|b. 29 Dec 1875|p439.htm#i13167|Irene Mary Warner||p497.htm#i14901|Owen T. Souther|b. 18 Feb 1841\nd. 1917|p439.htm#i13169|Mary J. Horner|b. 1848|p493.htm#i14770|||||||
     Harriet Louise Souther is the daughter of Edwin Marion Souther and Irene Mary Warner.1

Citations

  1. [S718] Bible-Family, of Mrs. D. W. McEowen, 903 Highland Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701 - copy by the William Boydston Chapter, NSDAR, Gladstone, MO (translation in possession of the DAR Library in Washington, D.C.).

Elizabeth Souther

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Elizabeth Souther||p497.htm#i14904|Edwin Marion Souther|b. 29 Dec 1875|p439.htm#i13167|Irene Mary Warner||p497.htm#i14901|Owen T. Souther|b. 18 Feb 1841\nd. 1917|p439.htm#i13169|Mary J. Horner|b. 1848|p493.htm#i14770|||||||
     Elizabeth Souther is the daughter of Edwin Marion Souther and Irene Mary Warner.1

Citations

  1. [S718] Bible-Family, of Mrs. D. W. McEowen, 903 Highland Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701 - copy by the William Boydston Chapter, NSDAR, Gladstone, MO (translation in possession of the DAR Library in Washington, D.C.).

Joseph Souther

M, b. circa 1788, d. between 1821 and 1822
Joseph Souther|b. c 1788\nd. bt 1821 - 1822|p497.htm#i14905|Stephen Souther|b. c 1740|p358.htm#i10736|Mary Bussell|b. c 1745\nd. a 1800|p359.htm#i10742|Henry Souther|b. c 1712\nd. b 17 May 1784|p358.htm#i10734|Juliann|b. c 1715\nd. b 1783|p358.htm#i10735|||||||
     Joseph Souther was Blacksmith / Innkeeper / Storekeeper. He was born circa 1788. He was the son of Stephen Souther and Mary Bussell. Joseph Souther married Margaret Barlow on 25 August 1808 at Barren County, Kentucky.1 Joseph Souther died between 1821 and 1822 at drowned, Barren County, Kentucky.1 Margaret Barlow was born about 1790, probably in Kentucky, and died after 1850. Margaret married on 25 August 1808 in Barren Co Kentucky to Joseph Souther (who drowned in 1821/1822). Other Souther families who lived in Barren County, Kentucky in 1810 had moved there from Wilkes County, North Carolina about 1809 and later returned to North Carolina before 1815. These other North Carolina Souther descended from the Souther of Culpeper/Madison Counties, Virginia who were associated with Hebron Church and the Germanna groups.

So far as I know, I have no clear connections to any Barlow, but my family has been associated with Barlow since Germanna days. My interest in Ambrose Barlow (b. 1766) and his daughter Margaret (Barlow) Souther is based on interest in Margaret's Souther descendants, who have been confused with my own Souther lineage. Thus, I am no authority on much of the Barlow family. Still, I can offer the results of some research on Barren County, KY Barlow:

The IGI has caused an error in the reported first marriage for Elizabeth "Betsey" Barlow (of Henry, of Jacob, of Christopher) in Barren County, Kentucky. The marriage instead is for Elizabeth "Betsey" Barlow (of Ambrose, of Adam, of Christopher). The IGI undoubtedly mistranscribed Bush as Burke. The actual bride's identity is clear from the record. "James Bush to Betsy Barlow. Consent of father Ambrose Barlow. Married on 2 March 1811 by John Howe."* This James Bush was actively involved in the 1820s in the estate affairs of Joseph Souther, whose widow Margaret (Barlow) Souther was sister to Betsy (Barlow) Bush. The Bushes lived, at least for a time, in adjacent Monroe County, KY.

Margaret Barlow was still alive, living with a son, in 1850. She had married Joseph Souther, a blacksmith and later innkeeper and storekeeper, in 1808 but had been widowed in about 1821/1822 when he drowned (according to Franklin Gorin) while on a business trip. Joseph Souther was a son of Stephen and Mary "Polly" B. Souther** of Wilkes County, NC and a grandson of Henry Souther of Culpeper County, VA. Joseph Souther had moved to Barren County, KY between 1805 (when he was a taxpayer in Wilkes Co., NC) and 1806 (when he was assessed for 1 poll in Barren County).

Margaret Souther's name appears on Barren Co., KY deeds several times in the early 1820s and in 1835, 1841, 1845. She was not found with her son Dr. William S. Souther (b. 18 Feb 1810) in his 1860 Barren County, KY enumeration but could have been enumerated with her daughter (Mary Ann, b. ca. 1821) or her other son Joseph Souther, Jr. (b. about 1820). Her census data appears below:

1810 Census Barren Co., KY p 19-B. line 6, - Joseph Souther 10310 - 00100.
1820 Barren Co. Ky - page 34, line 15 - Joseph Souther 200010 - 00010 - 3 slaves.
1830 Burke Co., NC - [note that pages are very dim with bad ink plus a bad microfilm exposure.] Margaret Southarin [sic] page 185, line 24 0001-0010001

This household is not necessarily that of the widow of Joseph Souther, but is a family located near her brother-in-law Jesse Souther, her nephew Joseph Souther, and her niece Sarah (Souther) Gilliam. No Margaret Souther appears in Barren or Monroe County, KY in 1830, and no other Margaret Souther appears in Burke County, NC on the 1820 or 1840 census.

1840 Monroe Co., KY p. 260, line 30 - Margaret Souther - 000101-00010001 & 1f slave 10-24; 1 ag; 1 engineering / learned 1850 Census Barren Co. KY p 377 - in home of William Souther is Margaret Souther age 60, b. KY

**There is a family story that Mary B. Souther (born before 1746, widow of Stephen Souther, mother-in-law of Margaret (Barlow) Souther) rode horseback "for many days" to visit "her people in the west" and was gone for many months. It is likely that she arrived with her son Jesse when he moved to Barren County, KY in 1808/9 (she had sold her lands in Wilkes County, NC shortly before). She may have returned with him when he moved to Burke County, NC about 1812.

In addition to her other son Joseph Souther (who moved to Barren County, KY in 1806), she also had a married daughter who moved from Wilkes County, NC to Barren County between 1805 and 1808. Mary B. Souther was of German heritage and was from Culpeper County, VA; it is very remotely possible she was a Barlow before her marriage.1 Biography of William S. Souther and Elizabeth Walbert

William S. Souther was born about 1809 to 1810 in Barren, KY. He was one of 4 known children born to Joseph Souther and Margaret Barlow.

The 1810 Barren County, KY census shows William's parents, Joseph and Margaret, with children Jesse, Joseph, and a married sister.

1820 Barren County, KY census shows Joseph, and the children.

1830 Burke County, NC census shows the family except for William's father, who died. William's mother spent most of the 1820's settling her husbands estate. His mother appears in the census as "Margaret Southarin". It is the female version of Souther in German.

About 1838, the family moved to Monroe country, KY, where Margaret had a brother prominent in local politics, (the Honorable J. S. "Smith" Barlow) and a married sister.

The 1840 Monroe county, KY Census shows the family. There are some questions about this census.

William married Elizabeth Walbert, probably after the 1940 census, on an unknown date and unknown place. Together they had 4 known children. They were;

Joseph B. Souther, born circa 1842 in Ky.
William Smith Souther, born 30 Oct. 1845 in Fountain Run, KY.
James Henry Souther, born 16 Nov. 1850 in Jamestown, KY. He grew up and became a Doctor.
Bettie Souther, born circa 1859 in Ky.

The 1850 Barren County, KY census shows William and Elizabeth, with 3 children and William's mother. The census also lists William's occupation as "Physician".

The 1860 Barren County, KY census shows only William. Where the family is unknown. William was enumerated alone in Barren but in the column for school attendance was "3"- perhaps meaning 3 months in school, or more likely meaning 3 in family had attended school that year (all other nearby heads of household treated similarly in this column, and the column was blank for all nearby children of school age). Thus, *Joseph B. Souther, **William Smith Souther, and ***James Henry Souther probably lived at least a part of 1860 in Barren Co., KY.

William appears in the 1880 Edmonson Co., KY, 11th [Parker] District, vol. 4, ed. 41, sheet 26B, line 33, taken on 26 June 1880. He is noted as being 72 years old and blind. He was living with his son, Joseph, at the time. William may have re-married as well. There is a woman named Rebecca W. that was 61 years old.

This is a picture that is thought to be of him. The inscription on the back of the picture was "Doc Souther, Bob's great___unreadable____". This photo came from Robert Guy Chilcott's photo album. That would correspond to William S. Souther being Robert's Great Grandfather.

There is also a picture that is thought to be of Elizabeth Walbert. It is in the same album and looks to be from the same time period.

Elizabeth Walbert was born on an unknown date or place. The censuses don't give any hint of her birthplace or her parent's birthplace. She was born to the parents of David Walbert and an unknown woman. When and where William Senior and Elizabeth died is unknown at this time.

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Biography of Joseph Souther and Margaret Barlow

There is no known birth date or birthplace for him. He was the son of Stephen Souther.

There is an excellent email that I received from Anne Goodwin, and she described their life story better than I could tell it. So here it is;

"Wouldn't you know it - I've been looking for ten years from someone with your lineage, and when you do pop up, I am so time-constrained that I cannot even react properly. And so it goes. By the way, you'll need to print out this long message in order to fully understand it.

Yes, I am 100% certain there is a connection. Your William Smith Souther is the son of William S. Souther, who was son of Joseph Souther, who was Stephen Souther's son, who was oldest son of Henry Souther (who, so far as we can tell, was the immigrant ancestor to the Germanna area of Virginia). Your Joseph Souther (who was grandfather to the younger William Souther) had married Margaret Barlow, also a descendant of a Germanna family (surname originally Parlur). Margaret (Barlow) Souther's ancestry is known back to Germany. There were intermarriages of a German Smith family and the Barlows, possibly some Smith ancestry too in the Souther family. Also, I think there was a Germanna minister named Smith in Barren County where the Barlows worshipped.

Here is a pertinent marriage record from Barren County: Joseph Souther to Margaret Barlow. Surety [bondsman] Michael Smith. Consent father Ambrose Barlow. Witness Michael Smith, John Sanders. Married 25 August 1808 by John Howe.

As you may know, Monroe County was created from parts of Barren County, KY. However, from deeds, court records, and other accounts, we know your Joseph Souther was a blacksmith, grocer, and tavern keeper (meaning he served meals and rented sleeping quarters) in Glasgow, the county seat of Barren County, and did not live in what became Monroe County. He was the first of the Souther to arrive that area of southern KY - he had been in Wilkes County, North Carolina in 1805 when he was taxed in Captain Rouseau's District, for 200 acres and 1 poll. But in 1806 and later, he appears on the tax rolls and census of Barren County, KY. Soon, though, Joseph was joined in 1808 by a married sister (she moved further west in the 1830s) and by a brother Jesse Souther in 1809. There is a family story suggesting that the aged mother of Joseph and Jesse also came in 1809. They all came to Barren County, KY from Wilkes County, NC.

Jesse Souther, probably with his mother, moved back to NC in 1813 to Burke county in an area that later became McDowell County.

Brothers Jesse and Joseph Souther both appeared on the 1810 Barren County, KY census, as did the married sister. 1810 Barren Co., KY p. 50; Jesse Souther 31010-20010.

1810 Barren Co., KY p 19-B. line 6, Joseph Souther 10310 - 00100. [this is in the town of Glasgow] Joseph was known by court records to have at least two apprentices (blacksmithing) and we think they account for 2 of the three males aged 16-26. The child aged 0-10 is William S. Souther (who was born 18 Feb 1809 or 1810).

Joseph again appeared on the census of 1820 Barren Co. KY - p. 34, line 15 Joseph Souther 200010 - 00010 - 3 slaves. One of the boys aged 0-10 must be William S. Souther. The other may be Joseph, Jr., but possibly could be an apprentice.

Your Joseph Souther died in 1821 or 1822 when he drowned. The fact of the drowning was reported many years later by a publisher (a former neighbor) writing remembrances in a newspaper column. The death date is set between date of a deed in 1821 when Joseph was alive, and the date his death was reported in court. Barren County KY county court, page 472, March term 1822, 5th day, George Wilson versus Joseph Souther, "Defendant has departed life." His heirs were his wife Margaret, and sons William and Joseph, Jr., and daughter Mary Ann. A
biography of a grandson of Joseph, Sr. suggests that William was the oldest son of Joseph Souther and Margaret Barlow - but since the heir Joseph, Jr. is hard to find on a census, it is remotely possible that Joseph, Jr. was the product of a prior marriage in NC by Joseph, Sr. This Joseph, Jr. is significant to me because my Joseph (b. 1800-1802 NC or KY per census) possibly could be identical to Joseph, Jr., rather than being son of Jesse Souther (as is invariably reported by people who as yet have no such proof). Please understand that the likelihood is that my ancestor Joseph born about 1800 really is Jesse's son - but we must always bear in mind the other possibility. Either way, my ancestor Joseph was either a first cousin to William Souther (the father of the William S. Souther you originally asked about), or else was a half-brother - so we are clearly distant relatives. After spending the 1820s settling much of the estate of her husband, Margaret Barlow Souther (Southerin would be the female form of the surname in German - it is almost certain German was her first language), moved to Burke County, NC.

She appears on the census there as 1830 Burke Co., NC Margaret Southarin page 185, line 24 0001-0010001

You may notice that there are only two children - a boy born 1810-1815, and a girl born 1815-1820. We believe the boy is William S. Souther (the one born in 1809 or 1810) and the girl is Mary Ann Souther (we think born late in the year 1820). Other related Souther are nearby.

Jesse Souther 178, line 23 0110101-1100111.
Joseph Souther page 182 10001-001011.
Sarah Gilliam page 193

[Sarah Gilliam is the widowed daughter of Michael Souther. This Michael was born in Virginia between 1760 and 1764 and is the eldest brother of the Joseph Souther (b. 1777-1779) who had married Margaret Barlow; thus, Sarah Gilliam is a niece to Margaret Southerin, and a first cousin to Margaret's son William S. Souther. Michael Souther had moved 1828 from Burke County to Buncombe County, NC. It would be possible that Margaret Southarin and family were tenants occupying a house and lands that Michael Souther had left behind. All of Michael's children already were grown and away from his home]. The Joseph Souther on page 182 is definitely my ancestor Joseph. He likely is the oldest son of Jesse Souther of page 178, but remember that it is possible he was a stepson to Margaret Southerin (my Joseph was NOT mentioned in Jesse Souther's will, even though he supposedly was the oldest child and outlived his father; further, he was never given land or any other recorded gifts, as were the other children of Jesse).

Then, by about 1838, Margaret returned with her children to KY. However, this time she moved to Monroe County, where she had a brother prominent in local politics (the Honorable J. S. "Smith" Barlow) and a married sister. She is shown on the 1840 census:

1840 Monroe Co., KY Margaret Souther, p. 260, line 30, 000101-00010001 &1f slave 10-24; 1 in ag; 1 engineering/learned profession. We believe the learned profession was medicine, and that the male aged 30-40 is William S. Souther, who on later censuses is a physician. We suspect that the male aged 15-20 might be the heir Joseph, Jr. (if he were born at the beginning of the year 1820 - problem is, where was he in 1830?) or that this male could be her nephew or a hired hand. The female aged 15-20 possibly is daughter Mary Ann Souther.

It is with the 1850 census that I can finally directly address your identity concerns on your **William Smith Souther b. 1845.

Here is your family on the census:
1850 Barren Co. KY, p. 377
William Souther 40 b. KY Physician $300 RE
Elizabeth 30
Mary A 12
*Joseph 8
**William 5
Margaret 60 b. KY

I am not certain where the family lived in 1860. The father William Souther was enumerated alone in Barren Co., KY, but in column for school attendance was "3" - perhaps meaning 3 months in school, or more likely meaning 3 in family had attended school that year (all other nearby heads of household treated similarly in this column, and the column was blank for all nearby children of school age). Thus, *Joseph B. Souther, **William Smith Souther, and ***James Henry Souther probably lived at least a part of 1860 in Barren Co., KY. The Mary Ann, b. about 1838, is
of uncertain identity. I will discuss her first:

In all likelihood, this Mary Ann of 1850 is NOT the daughter of William Souther and Elizabeth Walbert, who were reported in an 1880s biography to have had three sons and one daughter (and that one daughter Bettie was b. 1859). If the age given in 1850 is correct, then she may be a niece - that is, perhaps a daughter of his brother Joseph or maybe an illegitimate child of his sister Mary Ann. Margaret Souther's 1840 household (which seems to include her daughter Mary Ann Souther born 1820-25 and son William) fails to include any girls under 10, and William Souther's tax returns 1841-45 list 0 children between ages 5 and 16 in those years. It is also possible that the age of Mary A. is in error, that it should be about 28, and that she instead of being a daughter is rather the sister of William Souther. This explanation is unlikely since the mother is listed at the end of the household, and usually a sister would have appeared after the mother's name. Another less likely explanation is that Elizabeth (Walbert) Souther had previously been married and that this is a stepchild of William. No marriage record for a Mary Ann Souther or Mary Ann Walbert has been found 1850-60 in Barren or Monroe County records, so what became of this person is unclear.

You wrote:

> My William Smith Souther was born on 30 oct 1845 in Fountain Run. It is said that he had two brothers named Henry and Joseph. Henry became a doctor.

**Joseph B, the older brother, lived in Tennessee briefly, but after marriage, he returned to KY. In fact, he was the census taker in 1880 Edmonson County. Here is what I have for Joseph B. Souther:

1870 Sumner Co., TN, 16 Aug 1870, Civil District 14, p 776, Richland Station Post Office, #48/48, beg. line 36:

Sidens, J. S. 66 Farmer $10,000 $1,000 KY
Sidens, Sopha 24 KY
Souther, J. B. 25 KY male
Souther L A 21 KY female

1880 Edmonson Co., KY, 11th [Parker] District, vol 4, e.d. 41, sheet 26B, line 33, taken on 26 June 1880 by Joseph B. Souther:

[note that the information on his family is extremely likely to be correct as he knew it since he himself was the census taker.]

Joseph B. Souther 38 KY KY KY head, farming, literate
Lue A. 33 KY KY KY wife, keeping house, literate
James W. 9 KY KY KY son, going to school, attended school, cannot write [but entry marked through]
Oscar 4 KY KY KY son, cannot read or write [but entries marked out]
Gilbert 1 KY KY KY son, cannot read or write [but entries marked out]
William S. 72 KY NC KY father, blind
Rebecca W. 61 TN TN TN mother [compare birthplaces, may be a step-mother].
John 16 KY KY KY black, servant, illiterate

1900 Edmonson Co., KY Parker Magisterial District, Rocky Hill Station, 6 June 1900, S.D. 3, E.D. 35, sheet 4, stamped page 61 B:

Joseph B Sauther 57 Dec 1842 KY KY KY Widower, farmer, 0 unemployment, literate, owns farm outright, #73 on farm schedule.
Willie 29 Sep 1870 TN KY KY son, farm laborer, literate, 0 unemployment
Oscar Y 24 Oct 1875 TX KY KY son, farm laborer, literate, 0 unemployment
Tommie E [C?]18 Oct 1881 KY KY KY son, farm laborer, literate, 4 months unemployed, 4 months school Bettie Easton 41 Mar 1859 KY KY KY
sister, widow, mother of 2 children, 2 living, occupation blank, literate

***Henry Souther is not shown on the 1850 census since he was born 16 Nov 1850 at Jamestown, Barren County, KY. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee (I once worked at Vanderbilt Medical School, so this has always been interesting to me).

KY Genealogy and Biography, 2:212-213, says James was third son of three sons and a daughter born to William S. Souther and Elizabeth Walbert (daughter of David Walbert of Monroe County, KY) Souther. It also says James began medical study in 1874 and attended Vanderbilt Medical School (Nashville, TN) at the age of 24 (1876-7) and graduated February 1878 and immediately located at Three Forks, [Warren County] KY. Article identifies father as a farmer and physician. Three children are William L., Lora H., and John R.

Sandra K. Gorin, 1992, The Glasgow Times volume 2, Gorin Genealogical Publishing, Glasgow [KY], p. 56. A portion of the third page from a fragment of the paper from the 1897-8 time period. An ad on the page is dated 21 April 1898. "Dr. J H Souther and wife of Three Forks were visiting here Monday and Tuesday, but have returned home."

Henry was on 1880 and later census records, but I had not entered them into my database and cannot take the time to dig into my piles of paper records. I think I have a tombstone record on either Henry or Joseph, but again have not yet entered onto my computer.

So far, the middle son William, of William S. and Elizabeth (Walbert) Souther, has been mostly a mystery to me. I've always suspected he moved away from KY, but I had no idea where. Now you have helped me with the info on his later locations.

There are many Souther who passed through MO at times, and a number originated from the Souther who had lived in Wilkes Co., NC in 1800. In fact, my ancestor Joseph Souther (the one b. 1800-1802) by a roundabout means died 1870 in Stone County in southern MO. He had spent the Civil War in Springfield, MO, which is very near to Newton County where Neosho is. Some of his in-laws spent the war years in McDonald County, MO, immediately south of Newton County. And my Joseph's grandsons (who moved back to NC just before the Civil War) repeated the move, this time from Georgia/NC to West Plains in Howell County, MO in 1902. Also, at two different times (1832, late 1840s), some of these Wilkes Co., NC Souther moved to Rush County, IN but did not like that area and moved away. One group from Rush County moved on in 1853 to Macon County in northern Missouri along the Chariton River.

Many of the upper KY Souther (all descended from old Henry Souther d. 1783 of Culpepper County, Virginia through the younger sons Jacob and Michael) later moved west to Illinois and MO also. Mostly, they moved to points north of the line between St. Louis and Kansas City. All of them would be more distantly related to you than are descendants of the Wilkes County, NC branch."2

Child of Joseph Souther and Margaret Barlow

Margaret Barlow

F, b. 1790, d. after 1850
     Margaret Barlow was born in 1790 at probably, Kentucky.1 She married Joseph Souther, son of Stephen Souther and Mary Bussell, on 25 August 1808 at Barren County, Kentucky.1 Her married name was Souther. Margaret Barlow died after 1850.1 Margaret Barlow was born about 1790, probably in Kentucky, and died after 1850. Margaret married on 25 August 1808 in
Barren Co Kentucky to Joseph Souther (who drowned in 1821/1822). Other Souther families who lived in Barren Co Kentucky
in 1810 had moved there from Wilkes Co North Carolina about 1809 and later returned to North Carolina before 1815. These other
North Carolina Southers descended from the Southers of Culpeper/Madison Counties, Virginia who were associated with Hebron
Church and the Germanna groups.

Child of Margaret Barlow and Joseph Souther

Citations

  1. [S569] Web Page, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barlow/…
  2. [S569] Web Page, http://hucek.com/, Pedigree Chart.

Lance Souther

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     Lance Souther is the son of son Souther.

Karen Souther

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     Karen Souther is the daughter of son Souther.

Florisa Yvonne Souther

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     Florisa Yvonne Souther married Waldo Lee Reed. Her married name was Reed.

Waldo Lee Reed

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     Waldo Lee Reed married Florisa Yvonne Souther.
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