Smith County, Texas

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EVAN PIERSON THEDFORD
and SUSAN MALINDA YOUNGBLOOD

Evan Person Thedford
Susan Malinda Youngblood Thedford

Evan Pierson THEDFORD, son of William THEDFORD and Amanda Jane SATTERFIELD, was born 23 Feb 1827 in Habersham Co., GA.

Pierson married Susan Malinda YOUNGBLOOD 12 Jul 1855 in Smith Co, TX. The daughter of Jacob B. YOUNGBLOOD and Sarah STILL, she was born 27 Sep 1835 in Edgefield District, SC. In 1852 she moved to Smith Co., TX with her family. She was converted and joined the Baptist Church in 1853 and raised her family in accordance with that faith.

To them were born 10 children:

  • 1. Mary Caroline THEDFORD, born 22 Feb 1857; died 6 Feb 1872; buried Seven Leagues Cemetery, Smith Co., TX
  • 2. Pernecy Jane (Necia) THEDFORD, born 12 Dec 1858, TX; died 13 Jan 1896; buried Seven Leagues Cemetery, Smith Co., TX; joined church 1869; married 13 Oct 1878 David Harris SOUTHERLAND, born 25 Jan 1955, died 19 Dec 1910, Smith Co, TX; buried Noonday Cemetery, Smith Co., TX
  • 3. Marion Benjamin THEDFORD, born 28 Mar 1860, TX; died 16 Sep 1871; buried Seven Leagues Cemetery, Smith Co., TX
  • 4. William Elijah THEDFORD, born 2 Feb 1862; died 11 Sep 1938; married 28 Dec 1897 Mattie A. HARRIS, born 22 Mar 1877, died 18 Jul 1953; both buried Beaird Cemetery, Smith Co., TX
  • 5. Sarah Indiana THEDFORD, born 24 Aug 1863; joined church 1883; married 4 Nov 1886
    J. W. RAINEY
  • 6. Lee Andrew THEDFORD, born 5 Dec 1866, TX; died 1912, TX, married 26 Nov 1896 Emma Dora MCMILLAN, born 1876; died 28 Jul 1904; buried Hawthorne Cemetery, Smith Co., TX
  • Married 7 Apr 1907 Ollie Ophelia BEDELL; born 13 Jan 1877; died 2 Mar 1932, Henderson Co, TX; Lee & Ollie buried Chandler Cemetery, Chandler, Henderson Co., TX
  • 7. Jessy Pierson THEDFORD, born 20 Jan 1868, Smith Co., TX; died 5 Apr 1926; married 15 Jan 1899 Jessie Georgia SNEED
  • 8. Julious Jacob THEDFORD, born 28 Aug 1870, TX; died 4 Nov 1891; buried Seven Leagues Cemetery, Smith Co., TX; joined church July 1890
  • 9. P. Idar (Ida) THEDFORD, born 13 Nov 1872, TX; died 1955 buried Seven Leagues Cemetery in unmarked grave; joined church July 1890 Picture
  • 10. John Y. THEDFORD, born 9 Feb 1876, TX; died 25 Jul 1919, joined church 1890; buried Seven Leagues Cemetery, Smith Co., TX Memorial

Pierson died 7 Apr 1882, Smith Co., TX and Susan died 5 Dec 1916. Both are buried in the Seven Leagues Cemetery, Smith Co, TX.

LEE ANDREW THEDFORD

Emma McMillan and Lee Andrew Thedford - Wedding Day - November 26, 1896

Lee Andrew THEDFORD, the son of Evan Pierson THEDFORD and Susan Malinda YOUNGBLOOD, was born 5 Dec 1866, TX. He married Emma Dora MCMILLAN, daughter of John McMILLAN and Martha TURMAN, on 26 Nov 1896, Smith Co., TX. She was born 1876 in Smith Co., TX.

Children of Lee and Emma:

  1. Richard Coke THEDFORD, born 5 Aug 1897. Noonday, TX; died 29 Jun 1969, VanZandt Co., TX; married 23 Mar 1919, VanZandt Co, TX, Maud Ellen CONNER, daughter of William CONNER and Almira PACKWOOD, born, 22 Aug 1899, Dallas, TX; died 11 Aug 1983, VanZandt Co., TX; both buried Edom Cemetery
  2. Hubbard THEDFORD, born 31 Aug 1900, Smith Co., TX; died 31 Oct 1959, Rusk, TX; married 28 Aug 1923 Vivian RICHARDSON, daughter of Frank RICHARDSON and Carrie THOMAS, born 12 May 1905, Van Zandt Co., TX; died 2 Oct 1991, Tyler, TX; both buried Pleasant Retreat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX

Emma died 28 Jul 1904 and is buried Hawthorne Cemetery, Smith Co., TX

On 7 of April 1907 Lee married Ollie Ophelia BEDELL, born 13 Jan 1877.

Children of Lee and Ollie:

  1. Thelma THEDFORD, born 31 Dec 1908
  2. Christel THEDFORD, born 8 Jul 1911, Henderson Co, TX; died 25 Feb 1897; married 1929 Harold Francis MOON, born 12 Jul 1904; died 7 Mar 1992, Houston TX; buried Memorial Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX

Lee died 21 June 1912 (Obituary) and Ollie died 2 March 1932. They are buried in the Chandler Cemetery, Chandler, Henderson Co., TX Obituary

 

MORE PICTURES OF THE E. P. THEDFORD FAMILY

 

SOURCES:

Rick & Janie Featherston - Family Notes

Wilma Thedford - Family notes & information, Pictures, E. P. Thedford Family Bible, Obituary of William Thedford, Obituary of Mrs. S. A. Thedford, Marriage Licence - E. P. Thedford & Susan Youngblood, Promissory Note, Thedford Brothers in the Civil War

Cemetery Records Smith County, Texas, Volume II, Southwest Quarter; East Texas Genealogical Society, 1983

Cemetery Records Smith County, Texas, Volume III, Southwest Quarter; East Texas Genealogical Society, 1984

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas, 1846-1899; East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas, 1900-1926; East Texas Genealogical Society, 1999

Seven Leagues Baptist Church and It's People - Intro - Index - Minutes 1 - Minutes 2

Obituaries - 1800s, 1900s

Smith County TX US Federal Census

 

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