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1840 Census, Anderson County, Tennessee


p.5a, line 14, 1840, Anderson County, Tennessee
Robt. H. Lea  0010101-0210201, 1 male slave 21-24, 10 people total, 4 in agriculture

 00-04   0  0  1836-1840
 05-09   0  2  1831-1835
 10-14   1  1  1826-1830
 15-19   0  0  1821-1825
 20-29   1  2  1811-1820  Jesse Lea, Catherine Lea
 30-39   0  0  1801-1810
 40-49   1  1  1791-1800  Robert H. Lea

Jesse L. Lea married Harriet Tandy in 1846 in Johnson County, Missouri.  Catherine Lea married John Wesley Peters in 1841 in Anderson County, Tennessee.  Jesse L. Lea, Catherine Lea, and John Wesley Peters all moved to Johnson County, Missouri in 1844.  Robert H. Lea may also be found on the 1850 census for Johnson County.  I assume that he moved at the same time as the rest of the family.  Indeed, as the head of the Lea family, he probably lead the expedition.


p.5a, line 20, 1840, Anderson County, Tennessee
William Smith  0100001-103101

 00-04   0  1  1836-1840
 05-09   1  0  1831-1835
 10-14   0  3  1826-1830
 15-19   0  1  1821-1825
 20-29   0  0  1811-1820
 30-39   0  1  1801-1810
 40-49   1     1791-1800  William Smith


p.6a, line 23, 1840, Anderson County, Tennessee
John Cross  210101-010001

 00-04   2  0  1836-1840  William Cross, Alfred Cross
 05-09   1  1  1831-1835  Brittain W. Cross, Mary Jane Cross
 10-14   0  0  1826-1830
 15-19   1  0  1821-1825
 20-29   0  0  1811-1820
 30-39   1  1  1801-1810  John Cross, Mary Ann Shinlever

John Cross, son of Brittain/Britton Cross and Mary (Polly) Parks, born 15 Sep 1803 in Anderson County.


p.8, line 7, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Jonathan Scarbrough  0001201-12220010001


 00-04  1836-1840  0  1  Sefrony G. Scarbrough
 05-09  1831-1835  0  2  Lucretia Matilda Scarbrough
 10-14  1826-1830  0  2  Urana Prudence (Urany or Raney) Scarbrough
 15-19  1821-1825  1  2  Preastley King (King) Scarbrough
 20-29  1811-1820  2  0  Epicurean Calvin (Eppy) Scarbrough, Aeneas William Scarbrough
 30-39  1801-1810  0  0
 40-49  1791-1800  1  1  Jonathan Lupton Scarbrough Sr., Elizabeth Nunely
 50-59  1781-1790     0
 60-69  1771-1780     0
 70-79  1761-1770     1

Jonathan Lupton Scarbrough Sr. was the son of William Scarbrough and Mahala (Emily) Wood.  I am not descended from Jonathan, but a number of his descendants married into various of my families.  For example, Jonathan's grandson Tolbert Ross (Ross) Scarbrough married Cordelia Rene (Cordie) Cole who was the sister of my great grandmother Sallie Jane Cole.  Lucille (Curly) Holloway and Edna Pearl Holloway were Jonathan's second great granddaughters.

William Scarbrough was one of the Scarbroughs who along with Henry Peters Sr. and Tobias Peters Sr. moved to Anderson County, Tennessee from Greenbrier County, Virginia in 1797.  Jonathan Lupton Scarbrough himself was born in Greenbrier County and was two years old at the time of the move to Tennessee.


p.8, line 10, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Willaim B. Smith  0200201-001001

 00-04  1836-1840  0  0
 05-09  1831-1835  2  0
 10-14  1826-1830  0  1
 15-19  1821-1825  0  0
 20-29  1811-1820  2  0
 30-39  1801-1810  0  1
 40-49  1791-1800  1     William B. Smith

My third great grandparents were John W. Peters and Ruby Smith who were married on 26 Jun 1840.  A John W. Peters was living two houses away from William B. Smith in 1840 (see below).  However, Ruby was born about 1816, and she does not seem to appear either in the home of William B. Smith nor in the home of John W. Peters.  So Ruby's parents remain a great mystery.


p.8, line 12, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
John W. Peters  00001-0

 00-04  1836-1840  0  0
 05-09  1831-1835  0
 10-14  1826-1830  0
 15-19  1821-1825  0
 20-29  1811-1820  1     John W. Peters

This John W. Peters may have been my third great grandfather who married my third great grandmother Ruby Smith.  John W. Peters married Ruby Smith on 26 Jun 1840.  John who married Ruby was born about 1822 in Tennessee.  If this was the John who married Ruby, he appears not to have been married yet at the time of the census.  Also, the age of this John W. Peters does not quite match the age of my John W. Peters.

The situation is complicated by the fact that there were two John W. Peters marriages in Anderson County in the 1840 timeframe.  One of the marriages was John W. Peters to Catherine Lea and the other one was John W. Peters to Ruby Smith.  I don't know if this was the John W. Peters who married Catherine Lea, the John W. Peters who married Ruby Smith, or yet a third John W. Peters.

John W. Peters married Catherine Lea on 26 Jan 1841.  So they should not have been listed as a couple on the 1840 census.


p.8, line 13, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Stephen Bradley  000020001-001311001

 00-04  1836-1840  0  0
 05-09  1831-1835  0  0
 10-14  1826-1830  0  1  Margaret Bradley
 15-19  1821-1825  0  3  Nancy M. Bradley, Agnes Bradley
 20-29  1811-1820  2  1  Samuel Bradley
 30-39  1801-1810  0  1  Jane Bradley
 40-49  1791-1800  0  0
 50-59  1781-1790  0  0
 60-69  1771-1780  1  1  Stephen Bradley, Margaret Taylor

Nancy M. Bradley married George D. Messamore about 1857.  George was the son of James Messamore and Sarah (Sary) Heath.  James was the brother of my third great grandmother Anna F. Messamore.


p.8a, line 14, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Eligah Cross  2110001-010001

 00-04  2 0  1836-1840 Franklin M. Cross, Pemberton G. Cross
 05-09  1 1  1831-1835 Jacob B. Cross, Mary C. Cross
 10-14  1 0  1826-1830 John T. Cross
 15-19  0 0  1821-1825
 20-29  0 0  1811-1820
 30-39  0 1  1801-1810 Mary Winters
 40-49  1    1791-1800 Elijah Cross

Elijah Cross was the son of my fourth great grandfather William Cross the Revolutionary War drummer boy.  As such, Elijah was the brother of my third great grandfather Alfred Carter Cross.  I believe Elijah's mother's name was Mary, but this is not proven.  Mary (Polly) Winters was the daughter of Moses Wineters Jr. and Elizabeth Jane Charleton.  It's not totally clear which generation anglicized the Wineters spelling (German, I think) to Winters.


p.10a, line 8, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Susannah Moore  0-0010001001

 00-04  0 0  1836-1840
 05-09  0 0  1831-1835
 10-14  0 1  1826-1830
 15-19  0 0  1821-1825
 20-29  0 0  1811-1820
 30-39  0 0  1801-1810
 40-49  0 1  1791-1800
 50-59  0 0  1781-1790
 60-69  0 0  1771-1780
 70-79  0 0  1761-1770  Susannah Epperson

Susannah Epperson age 70-79 was my fifth great grandmother.  In 1840, Susannah was the widow of my fifth great grandfather James C. Moore Sr.

Susannah was the daughter of Robert Epperson and Elizabeth Lewallen.


p.11, line 23, 1840, Anderson County, Tennessee
  William Cross  00001-10001

    00-04   0    1  1836-1840  Mary R. Cross
    05-09   0    0  1831-1835
    10-14   0    0  1826-1830
    15-19   0    0  1821-1825
    20-29   1    1  1811-1820  William Cross, Jane Black

William Cross was the son of Brittain Cross and Mary (Polly) Parks.  William Cross and Jane Black were married 12 May 1836 in Anderson County.  William was the brother of Alfred Cross who married Jane's sister Elizabeth Black.  This would be the other Alfred Cross, not the one who was the father of my second great grandmother Hulda Asberine Cross.


p.11, line 25, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Thos. Peters  0001201-00120001

  00-04  0  0  1836-1840
  05-09  0  0  1831-1835
  10-14  0  1  1826-1830  Susan Emily Peters
  15-19  1  2  1821-1825  William F. Peters, Mary Peters
  20-29  2  0  1811-1820  John Wesley Peters, Henry Clark (Clark) Peters
  30-39  0  0  1801-1810
  40-49  1  0  1791-1800  Thomas Peters
  50-59     1  1781-1790  Sarah (Sallie) England

Thomas Peters and Sarah (Sallie) England were my fourth great grandparents.  Thomas was the son of Henry Peters Sr. and Mary WiatteSarah (Sallie) England was the daughter of John England and Vesta Zipporah Choate.

Thomas was the great grandfather of my Alva Edward Peters, but it is not a paternal line.  Rather, the line was Thomas, father of Zipporah Peters, mother of Hulda Cross, mother of Alva Peters.  Zipporah married in 1840, probably before the census was taken.


p.11, line 28, 1840, Anderson County, Tennessee
Alfred Cross  00001-00001

 00-04  0  0  1836-1840
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  1  1811-1820  Alfred Carter Cross, Zipporah Peters

Alfred Carter Cross and Zipporah Peters were my third great grandparents.  They were the parents of my second great grandmother Hulda Asberine Cross and the grandparents of of my great grandfather Alva Edward PetersAlfred was 30 years old and Zipporah was 26 years old in 1840.  They were married 2 May 1840.


p.11, line 31, 1840, Anderson County, Tennessee
Add. Leath  10001-10001  1 engaged in agriculture

 00-04  1  1  1836-1840  William F. Leath, Mary Ann Leath
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  1  1811-1820  Adison Leath, Nancy Ann Cross

Nancy Ann Cross age 20-29 was the daughter of my fourth great grandfather William Cross the Revolutionary War drummer boy.  As such, Nancy was the sister of my third great grandfather Alfred Carter Cross.

Adison Leath was one of the people who proved William Cross's will, and there subsequently were some years when Adison's father Willis Leath paid the taxes on the portion of William's land that was inherited by Nancy Ann Cross.  Adison's mother was Ruth (Ruthy) Keith.


p.13a, line 6, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Wesly Peters  20001-0001, 4 people total, 1 engaged in agriculture

  00-04  2  0  1836-1840  Elijah Franklin Peters, Leander J. Peters
  05-09  0  0  1831-1835
  10-14  0  0  1826-1830
  15-19  0  1  1821-1825  Katherine Paul
  20-29  1     1811-1820  Wesley M. Peters

Wesley M. Peters was the son of Tobias Peters Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Scarborough.  He was born in 1816.  His wife Katherine Paul was born 2 May 1820.  They were married 26 Jun 1836 in Anderson County.


p.14, line 15, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
John Altum  20001-100001

  00-04  2  1  1836-1840  Spencer Altum, John C. Altum, Susannah Ann (Annie) Altum
  05-09  0  0  1831-1835
  10-14  0  0  1826-1830
  15-19  0  0  1821-1825
  20-29  1  0  1811-1820  John Altum
  30-39     1  1801-1810  Obedience Hall

John Altum and Obedience Hall were the parents of Susannah Ann (Annie) Altum who married James Messamore.  John Altum died before the 1850 census, so this census entry is currently the best indication I have for his birth date.


p.14, line 20, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
George Scarbrough   10001 - 1101


p.14, line 25, 1840, Anderson County, Tennessee
Wm. Cross  0000000001-00103

   00-04   0    0  1836-1840
   05-09   0    0  1831-1835
   10-14   0    1  1826-1830  Emilia Jane Cross
   15-19   0    0  1821-1825
   20-29   0    3  1811-1820  Elizabeth Cross, Mary Cross, Amanda Melvina Cross
   30-39   0       1801-1810
   40-49   0       1791-1800
   50-59   0       1781-1790
   60-69   0       1771-1780
   70-79   1       1761-1770  William Cross

William Cross the Revolutionary War drummer boy was my fourth great grandfather.  I believe that Elizabeth and Amanda Melvina were his daughters.  Mary is a tougher puzzle.  Jane Cross and Safrona C. Cross were Mary's heirs.  Safrona wasn't born until 1843.  The question is, who (and where) was the father.


p.14, line 26, 1840, Anderson County, Tennessee
Jesse Cross  011001-0000010001

  00-04  0  0  1836-1840
  05-09  1  0  1831-1835  William R. Cross
  10-14  1  0  1826-1830  John E. Cross
  15-19  0  0  1821-1825
  20-29  0  0  1811-1820
  30-39  1  1  1801-1810  Jesse C. Cross, Amelia (Milly) England
  40-49     0  1791-1800
  50-59     0  1781-1790
  60-69     0  1771-1780
  70-79     1  1761-1770  Vesta Zipporah Choate

Jesse C. Cross was the son of my fourth great grandfather William Cross the Revolutionary War drummer boy.  As such, Jesse was the brother of my third great grandfather Alfred Carter Cross.

Amelia (Milly) England was the daughter of my fifth great grandparents John England and Vesta Zipporah Choate.  As such, Millie was the sister of my fourth great grandfather Titus England and also the sister of my fourth great grandmother Sarah (Sallie) England.

Milly Cross signed an affidavit on 17 Feb 1872 as a part of Thomas Peters pension application for the War of 1812.  The affidavit stated that she had attended the wedding of Thomas Peters and Sarah (Sallie) England in Anderson County, Tennessee in 1812.

The 70-79 year old female appears to have been Milly's mother Vesta Zipporah Choate, widow of John England.


p.14, line 28, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
John England  00001-10001

 00-04  0  1  1836-1840 Vesta Clay England
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  1  1811-1820 John England, Jane (Jennie) Peters

Vesta Clay England was my second great grandmother who married my second great grandfather William ColeJohn England and Jane Peters were my third great grandparents.  Jane Peters was the daughter of Thomas Peters and Sarah (Sallie) EnglandJohn England was the son of Titus England and Elizabeth.  There were a number of Titus Englands.  This was not the Titus England who married Elizabeth Anderson.  This Titus England was the son of John England and Vesta Zipporah Choate.


p.15, line 2, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Lark Hackworth 000001-20001

Larkin Hackworth was the great grandfather of Anne Jo (Jo) Hackworth who married William Birchel (Birchel) Peters.  Uncle Birchel was the brother my grandfather Ernest Lester Peters Sr.  Jo Hackworth is known in the family as Aunt Jo.


p.15, line 7, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Robert Millican  10001-20001

 00-04  1  2  1836-1840  William J. Milligan, Margaret A. Milligan, Mary E. Milligan
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  1  1811-1820  Robert Milligan, Malinda Messamore

Robert Milligan and Malinda Messamore were married 17 Feb 1835 in Anderson County, Tennessee.  Malinda was the daughter of my fourth great grandparents William/Wilhelm Messamore and Margarethe Elizabeth (Peggy) May.  As such, Malinda was the sister of my third great grandmother Anna F. Messamore.


p.16a, line 11, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Michael Clardy  000100001-1001001
                1 male slave 36-54
                6 total, 2 engaged in agriculture

 00-04  0  1  1836-1840  Betsy Jane Clardy
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  1  1  1821-1825
 20-29  0  0  1811-1820
 30-39  0  0  1801-1810
 40-49  0  1  1791-1800  Rebecca Peters
 50-59  1     1881-1790  Michael Clardy

Rebecca Peters was the daughter of Tobias Peters Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Scarborough.  Rebecca was the second wife of Michael Clardy.  I have not yet identified the children age 15-19, but they must have been Michael's children with his first wife Nancy Comer.


p.17, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Andrew England  01112001-2111

  00-04  0  2  1836-1840
  05-09  1  1  1831-1835
  10-14  1  1  1826-1830
  15-19  1  1  1821-1825
  20-29  2     1811-1820
  30-39  0     1801-1810
  40-49  0     1791-1800
  50-59  1     1781-1790  Andrew England


p.19  Hall, David  111001-0100011
p.19  Hall, James  300101-2001    (last entry on p.19)
p.20  Hall, David  00000001001-0  (first entry on p.20)

Ame Hall married Joshua Bray.  I believe she was the daughter of the elder David Hall (the one from p.20).  I believe that the younger David Hall and James Hall were sons of the elder David Hall.


p.20, line 4, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Joshua Bray  21001-00001

 00-04  2  0  1836-1840  Joseph D. Bray, Joshua F. Bray
 05-09  1  0  1831-1835  Thomas P. Bray
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  1  1811-1820  Joshua J. Bray, Anne M. (Annie) Hall

Joshua J. Bray was the son of my fourth great grandparents John Bray and Jane.  As such, Joshua was the brother of my third great grandfather Edward Payne Bray.

Anne M. (Annie) Hall was the daughter of David Hall and Obediance Braswell.  Annie's parents were living three houses away (see above).


p.20, line 7, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
James Messamore  12001-102001

 00-04  1  1  1836-1840  Joseph A. Messamore, Margaret Messamore
 05-09  2  0  1831-1835  George D. Messamore, James Messamore
 10-14  0  2  1826-1830  Luticia Messamore, Eliza Louisa (Louisa) Messamore
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  0  1811-1820  Sarah (Sary) Heath
 30-39     1  1801-1810  James Messamore

James Messamore was the son of my fourth great grandparents William/Wilhelm Messamore and Margarethe Elizabeth (Peggy) May.  As such, James was the brother of my third great grandmother Anna F. Messamore who married my third great grandfather Edward Payne Bray.

Sarah (Sary) Heath was the daughter of William Heath and unknown.


p.21a, line 5, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Joseph Bray  10001-10001

 00-04  1  1  1836-1840  John Jacob (Jake) Bray, Elizabeth J. Bray
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  1  1811-1820  Joseph H. Bray, Sarah L. Duncan

Joseph H. Bray was the son of my fourth great grandparents John Bray and Jane.  As such, Joseph was the brother of my third great grandfather Edward Payne Bray.


p.21a, line 7, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
George Moore  10001001-00121001  8 total, 1 engaged in agriculture

 00-04  1  0  1836-1840
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  1  1826-1830
 15-19  0  2  1821-1825
 20-29  1  1  1811-1820
 30-39  0  0  1801-1810
 40-49  0  0  1791-1800
 50-59  1  1  1781-1790  George Moore

George Washington Moore was my fourth great grandfather in Anderson County.  However, I don't know if this was him or not.  The problem is that the 1840 Anderson County census has two George Moores, both about the same age.  Further research will be required to figure out which was which, based on the ages of the children and based on who the neighbors were.


p.21a, line 9, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Alfred England  1221101-101101


p.21a, line 11, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Jacob McGhee  010101-31001

 00-04  0  3  1836-1840  Mary Ann (Polly) McGee
 05-09  1  1  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  1  0  1821-1825
 20-29  0  1  1811-1820  Nancy Teague
 30-39  1     1801-1810  Jacob McGee

Mary Ann (Polly) McGee was born on 7 Jun 1839.  She married Jasper Newton Cobb on 18 Nov 1866 in Sullivan County, Missouri.  Jasper Newton Cobb was the son of Mary (Polly) Peters and James Madison Cobb, and the grandson of Tobias Peters Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Scarborough.  A large contingent of Anderson County folks moved to Missouri in the 1840's, including several Cobbs and Peters.  Jacob McGee and his family were a part of the move, and they moved to Missouri in 1841.


p.23a, line 28, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840, Dist. 8 in 1837 tax list
J. E. Moore  00001-20002  5 people total, 1 engaged in agriculture

 00-04  0  2  1836-1840  Lucinda Jane Moore, Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Moore
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  2  1811-1820  Joseph Elvin Moore, Elizabeth Braden

Joseph Elvin Moore and Elizabeth Braden were my third great grandparents.  I am descended through their daughter Ferriba Salina (Salina) Moore who was not born until 1849.  I do not know who the extra female age 20-29 might have been.

Joseph Elvin Moore was the son of George Washington Moore and Winiford (Winnie) Peak.

Elizabeth Braden was the daughter of John Andrew (Andrew) Braden and Dorothy McNeely.


p.27a, line 3, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Alfred Cross  1001-0001

         male  female

  00-04    1      0    1836-1840  John Allen (Allen) Cross
  05-09    0      0    1831-1835
  10-14    0      0    1826-1830
  15-19    1      1    1821-1825  Alfred Cross, Elizabeth Black

Alfred Cross was the son of Brittain Cross and Mary (Polly) Parks.  Elizabeth (Betty) Black was the daughter of Joseph Black Jr. and Elizabeth (Betty) Henry.  Alfred and Polly were married 1 Jan 1839 in Anderson County, Tennessee.  I have a birth date of 15 Apr 1837 for John Allen (Allen) Cross, but it must have been 15 Apr 1839.  The date comes from his tombstone, and it must have been hard to transcribe.


p.27a, line 21, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Andr. Braden  0011000001-001100001  6 total, 1 engaged in agriculture
                                             1 engaged in manufacture and trades

 00-04  0  0  1836-1840
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  1  1  1826-1830
 15-19  1  1  1821-1825
 20-29  0  0  1811-1820
 30-39  0  0  1801-1810
 40-49  0  0  1791-1800
 50-59  0  0  1781-1790
 60-69  0  1  1771-1780
 70-79  1     1761-1770  John Andrew (Andrew) Braden, Dorothy McNeely

John Andrew (Andrew) Braden and Dorothy McNeely were my fourth great grandparents.  I have not identified parents for either one of them.  I am descended through their daughter Elizabeth Braden who married Joseph Elvin Moore in 1836.


p.27a, line 22, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
George Moore  10020001-0012101  9 total, 1 engaged in agriculture

 00-04  1  0  1836-1840
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  1  1826-1830
 15-19  2  2  1821-1825
 20-29  0  1  1811-1820
 30-39  0  0  1801-1810
 40-49  0  1  1791-1800
 50-59  0     1781-1790
 60-69  1     1771-1780  George Moore

George Washington Moore was my fourth great grandfather in Anderson County.  However, I don't know if this was him or not.  The problem is that the 1840 Anderson County census has two George Moores, both about the same age.  Further research will be required to figure out which was which, based on the ages of the children and based on who the neighbors were.


p.27a, line 25, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840, Dist. 6 in 1839 tax list
Edwin Bray  00001-2000102001  7 total, 1 engaged in agriculture

 00-04  0  2  1836-1840  Emilia Bray, Rachel Malinda Bray
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  1  1811-1820  Edward Payne Bray, Anna F. Messamore
 30-39     0  1801-1810
 40-49     2  1791-1800  Rachel Bray, Emilia Bray
 50-59     0  1781-1790
 60-69     0  1771-1780
 70-79     1  1761-1770  Jane (widow of John Bray)

Edward Payne Bray and Anna F. Messamore were my third great grandparents.  Edward was the son of my fourth great grandparents John Bray and JaneAnna F. Messamore was the daughter of my fourth great grandparents William/Wilhelm Messamore and Margarethe Elizabeth (Peggy)May.  My second great grandfather Joseph A. Bray was not born until 1849, and hence did not appear in the 1840 census.

Jane was Edward's mother.  The older Rachel and Emilia were his sisters.  The younger Rachel and Emilia were his daughters.


p.28a, line 18, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Titus England  01201001-20002001, 10 people total, 3 engaged in agriculture

 00-04  0  2  1836-1840  Sarah Ann England, Emily J. England
 05-09  1  0  1831-1835  Richard England
 10-14  2  0  1826-1830  William England, Wiley England
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  1  2  1811-1820  James England, Elizabeth England, Susannah England
 30-39  0  0  1801-1810
 40-49  0  0  1791-1800
 50-59  1  1  1781-1790  Titus England, Elizabeth

Titus England was the son of John England and Vesta Zipporah ChoateTitus and his wife Elizabeth were my fourth great grandparents.  My third great grandfather John England, son of Titus and Elizabeth, was already married at the time of the 1840 census.


p.29, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Willis Leath  11211001-1102001


p.29, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Henry Peters  000000001-00002

 00-04  0  0  1836-1840
 05-09  0  0  1831-1835
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  0  0  1821-1825
 20-29  0  2  1811-1820  Katherine Peters, Milly Peters
 30-39  0     1801-1810
 40-49  0     1791-1800
 50-59  0     1781-1790
 60-69  1     1771-1780  Henry Peters Sr.

Henry Peters Sr. was my fifth great grandfather.  Apparently, his wife Mary Wiatt died before 1830.  I am doubly descended from Henry and Mary, being descended both from their son Thomas Peters and also from their son Henry Peters Jr.

The two females were probably daughters Millie Peters born 1795 in Virginia and Katherine Peters born about 1801 in Tennessee.  The two women were listed with the surname Peters in census after 1850.

Another possibility is that either Millie or Katherine was a daughter-in-law.


p.29a, line 11, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
James Scarbrough  120101-210001  9 people total
                                 4 engaged in agriculture

 00-04  1  2  1836-1840  William V. (Will) Scarbrough, Sarah Jane (Jane) Scarbrough, Marian/Mahala Scarbrough
 05-09  2  1  1831-1835  Elizabeth A. Scarbrough
 10-14  0  0  1826-1830
 15-19  1  0  1821-1825  Chesley J. Scarbrough or John W. Scarbrough
 20-29  0  0  1811-1820
 30-39  1  1  1801-1810  James Scarbrough, Anna (Annie) Rice

I'm reasonably sure that this James Scarbrough age 30-40 was the son of David Scarbrough and Elizabeth Anderson, and therefore that this James Scarbrough's wife was Anna (Annie) Rice.  The ages of the children don't match up perfectly to the ages of the children of James Scarbrough and Annie Rice.  But I know of no other James Scarbrough that this could be, and I have found not found James Scarbrough and Annie Rice anywhere else in the 1840 census.

The discrepancies are that Chesley would have been 17 years old in 1840 and John would have been 15 years old, and that I have no record of two males who were born between 1831 and 1835.  My best guess is that either Chesley or John was living elsewhere as a hired hand, and that the two males age 05-09 died before the 1850 census.  Also, they could have been nephews or they could have otherwise been taken care of by James and Annie.

I am not descended from the Scarbroughs, but I have a lot of connections to the Scarbroughs.  In the case of the James Scarbrough family, the connections are as follows:

  • Chesley J. Scarbrough married second my second great grandmother Vesta Clay (Vestie) England.  It was also Vestie's second marriage.
  • John W. Scarbrough married Mary A. (Polly) Peters, daughter of my fourth great grandparents Thomas Peters and Sarah (Sallie) England.
  • Sarah Jane (Jane) Scarbrough married Frances Asbury (Frank) Peters, son of my fourth great grandparents Henry Peters Jr. and Jane England.
  • William V. (Will) Scarbrough married Sarah E. Cross, daughter of my third great grandparents Alfred Carter Cross and Zipporah Peters.

p.29, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
Henry Peters Jr.  1011101-1121001

 00-04  1  1  1836-1840  Arthur C. Peters, Susan H. Peters
 05-09  0  1  1831-1835  Mandy Ann Peters
 10-14  1  2  1826-1830  Francis Asbury Peters, Mary Jane Peters
 15-19  1  1  1821-1825  John W. Peters
 20-29  1  0  1811-1820  Henry Clark Peters
 30-39  0  0  1801-1810
 40-49  1  1  1791-1800  Henry Peters and Jane England

Henry Peters Jr. and Jane England were my fourth great grandparents.  Henry Jr. is a part of my mother's direct paternal line.  We are also descended from Henry's brother Thomas, but our line back to Thomas is not a direct paternal line.

Henry Peters Jr. was the son of Henry Peters Sr. and Mary WiattHenry Jr. was born about 1795 and his wife and Jane was born between 1800 and 1805.

Jane England is currently a brick wall.  I have several England lines in Anderson County.  It seems extremely likely that Jane was connected to one of them, but I have not been able to determine which line, if any, it was.

John W. Peters age 15-19 was my third great grandfather.  John had a first cousin also named John W. Peters.  The "other" John W. Peters was the son of Thomas Peters.  I have had a devil of a time figuring out which John W. Peters was which.  My John W. Peters married Ruby Smith.  The other John W. Peters married Catherine R. Lea.  According to the 1850 census, the John W. Peters who married Ruby Smith born about 1822, and the John W. Peters who married Catherine R. Lea was born about 1815.


p.29, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
William Scarbro  0121101-01100001

 00-05  0  0  1835-1840
 05-10  1  1  1830-1835
 10-15  2  1  1825-1830
 15-20  1  0  1820-1825
 20-30  1  0  1811-1820
 30-40  0  0  1801-1810
 40-50  1  0  1790-1800  William Scarbrough
 50-60     1  1780-1790


p.29, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1840
James Scarbrough   10001-00001

 00-05  1  0  1835-1840
 05-10  0  0  1830-1835
 10-15  0  0  1825-1830
 15-20  0  0  1820-1825
 20-30  1  1  1811-1820


Smith    William   p.5    0100001 - 103101
Smith    Wm        p.10   0000001 - 000000001
Smith    Daniel    p.13   00000001 - 0000001
Smith    Sterling  p.14   110001 - 131001
Smith    Wm        p.21   21001 - 010001
Smith    Samuel    p.24   002101 - 221001
Smith    Banister  p.27   002101 - 001101
Smith    William   p.27   20001 - 00001

John W. Peters married Ruby Smith, and they were my third great grandparents.  It seems likely that one of the above men was Ruby's father, but I have no idea which one (if any) it was.


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