Smith County, Texas
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Basil HUMAN came to Tyler, Texas in 1853 from Morgan County, GA where he had a store. He was born 5 Apr 1813 probably in Elbert County, GA. He was the son of Jessiah Groves HUMAN and Sarah WOODS. Jessiah Groves Human was a preacher in Jackson County, GA. He was born 1 Mar 1791 in Elbert County, GA and died 12 Oct 1864 in Jackson County, GA. He married Sarah Woods 19 Jul 1810. Sarah was born in North Carolina and she died 8 Jan 1845 in Jackson County, GA. I do not know who Jessiah's parents are but he is the grandson of Bazzle and Isabella HUMAN of Elbert County, GA. Bazzle and his wife came from Maryland to Georgia stopping off in Caswell County, NC, where Bazzle and his son Alexander enlisted in the Revolutionary War.
Basil had 26 children by 2 wives. Only 14 lived to marry and have children. He married first Emmaliza GLORE, 17 Aug 1836 in Madison County, Georgia. Emmaliza was the daughter of Abner GLORE.
His children by Emmaliza are:
Basil was married to Amanda Matilda ELLIS, 14 Jun 1864, in Tyler, Smith County, TX.
Children by Amanda are:
An advertisement for P. Balder & B. A. Human appears in the Tyler Democrat Reporter, 7 Oct 1876. It states that they are fashionable boot and shoe makers - located on the south side of the public square.
Basil had a brother that lived in Tyler and is listed on the1860 Smith County Census (103a), Josiah G. HUMAN. He moved to Wills Point, TX, and he was a partner in a drug store with a man named Bruce.
Basil died 4 Mar 1885 in Tyler, TX, and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery.
My great great grandfather, Jessie Gray HUMAN, was the first son of Basil & Emmaliza HUMAN.
He had a shoe store and grocery store in Tyler, Smith County, TX.
Jessie Gray Human married 4 times. His first 2 wives were sisters. S. Kizzie NULL and Permelia NULL, daughters of John NULL and Sarah BURCHOLTS. His third wife was Mary Virginia McDONALD, daughter of Charles Baker McDONALD and Francis M. RUBLE, and fourth wife was Emma Lenora JARMON. Family tradition is that Jesse Gray was in the Civil War in Missouri making shoes for the soldiers when the war ended. He rode a mule back to Tyler only find his wife, Kizzie had died when their baby was born. Her sister, Permelia was taking care of the baby, Jesse Marcus. Permelia saw him coming down the road and she grabbed the baby and said, "You can not have him he is mine."
Child of Jessie Gray Human and S. Kizzie Null:
Children of Jessie Gray Human and Permelia Null:
Children of Jessie Gray Human and Mary Virginia McDonald:
Children of Jessie Gray Human and Emma Lenora Jarman:
Jesse Gray died 15 May 1918 in Calera, Oklahoma.
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