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1860 Census, Roane County, Tennessee


Dist. 4, Roane County, Tennessee, 29 Jun 1860, Lenoir PO
p.147a, dwelling number 689, family number 629
Peters  John W.          38  m w  farmer  /$500  TN
        Reuby            41  f w                 TN  cannot R/W
        Washington B.    17  m w  farming        TN  attended school
        Wm. E.           16  m w  farming        TN  (twins)
        Joh H.           16  m w  farming        TN  (twins)
        James F.         14  m w                 TN  (twins)
        Mary J.          14  m w                 TN  (twins)
        Charles N.       10  m w                 TN
        Thomas J.         8  m w                 TN  attended school
        Martha A.         7  f w                 TN
        Sarah E.          5  f w                 TN
        Amanda B.      8/12  f w                 TN

John H. Peters age 16 was my second great grandfather who later married my second great grandmother Hulda Asberine (Asberine) Cross.

John W. Peters age 38 and Ruby Smith age 41 were my third great grandparents.  John W. Peters was the son of Henry Peters Jr. and Jane EnglandRuby Smith's parents are unknown.

It is difficult to tell from the microfilm if Charles was Charles N. or Charles W., but subsequent records show that his name was Charles Nelson Peters.


Dist. 5, Roane County, Tennessee, 11 Jul 1860, Loudon PO
p.155a, dwelling number 811, family number 749
Cowden  Wilburn  37  m w  miller  /$150  TN
        Mary     36  f w                 TN  cannot R/W
        Sam'l    13  m w                 TN  attended school
        Len      12  m w                 TN  attended school
        James    10  m w                 TN  attended school

This was one of my Sevier County families who had moved to Roane County.

Mary (Polly) Catlett was the daughter of Samuel Catlett and Hannah, and the granddaughter of my fifth great grandparents Reuben Catlett and unknown.  Wilburn Maybery Cowden Sr. was the son of Leonard (Len) Cowden and unknown.


Dist. 5, Roane County, Tennessee, 12 Jul 1860, Loudon PO
p.158a, dwelling number 855, family number 793
Roberson  James W.     41  m w  farmer  $3500/$800  TN
          Nancy A.     35  f w                      TN
          Lucinda      16  f w                      TN  attended school
          Rebecca      14  f w                      TN  attended school
          Fleming      12  m w                      TN  attended school
          Wm E.         6  m w                      TN  attended school
          Thomas J.     2  m w                      TN
          Elizabeth  4/12  f w                      TN
Peters    Wm. H.       22  m w  laborer             TN
Roberson  John H.      10  m w                      TN

William Henry Harrison Peters age 22 was the son of Tobias Peters Jr. and Louisa Henderson, and the grandson of Tobias Peters Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Scarborough.


Dist. 11, Roane County, Tennessee, 8 Jun 1860, Cross King PO
p.201a, dwelling number 1497, family number 1396
Cross  James B.   37  m w  horse handler?  /$175  TN
       Nancy      33  f w                         TN
       Wm. F.     12  m w                         TN
       James A.    8  m w                         TN
       George W.   5  m w                         TN
       Thos. M.    2  m w                         TN

I do not recognize this James Cross.


Dist. 14, Roane County, Tennessee, 4 Aug 1860, Oliver Springs PO
p.234a, dwelling number 2004, family number 1855
Cross  Danl.         34  m w  farming  $550/$300  TN
       Avis          22  f w                      TN  cannot R/W
       Elizabeth A.   8  f w                      TN  attended school
       Emilene J.     6  f w                      TN
       John H.        4  m w                      TN
       Babe        6/12  m w                      TN
       Adam          66  m w  farmer              TN  cannot R/W

I do not recognize this Daniel Cross.


Dist. 14, Roane County, Tennessee, 4 Aug 1860, Oliver Springs PO
p.234a, dwelling number 2005, family number 1856
May  Michael     44  m w  blacksmith  TN
     Lydia       44  f w              TN
     Mary C.     22  f w              TN
     Abraham     21  m w  blacksmith  TN
     Elizabeth   19  f w              TN
     Jacob       17  m w              TN
     Delila      14  f w              TN
     Michael C.  12  m w              TN
     Eli          9  m w              TN

Michael May Jr. age 44 was the son of Michael May Sr. and Catharine Detemer, and the grandson of my fifth great grandparents Thomas May Sr. and Maria Catherine Emerich.  As such, Michael May Sr. was the brother of my fourth great grandmother Margarethe Elizabeth (Peggy) May, and Michael May Jr. was the first cousin of my third great grandmother Anna F. Messamore.

Lydia Simmens age 44 married Michael May Jr. on 18 Feb 1836 in Rockingham County, Virginia.


Dist. 14, Roane County, Tennessee, 24 Aug 1860, Oliver Springs PO
p.234b, dwelling number 2013, family number 1965
Peters Tobias    40  m w  laborer  /$300  TN
       Martha    36  f w                  TN
       Roda M.    7  f w                  TN
       Levi M.    4  m w                  TN
       Elijah     3  m w                  TN
       Benjamin   1  m w                  TN

Tobias Peters Jr. was the son of Tobias Peters Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Scarborough.  Martha Miranda (Marthy) Mays was the daughter of Levi Mays and Elizabeth Henderson.  There is no known connection between the descendants of Tobias Peters Sr. and my own Peters line.

Rhoda Melinda Peters was probably named for Marthy's sister Rhoda.  Levi Mays Peters was probably named for Marthy's father Levi Mays.  Elijah Walker Peters was probably named for Tobias's brother Elijah.  I do not know who Benjamin Leach Peters might have been named for.


Dist. 14, Roane County, Tennessee, 24 Aug 1860, Welcher Mills PO
p.237a, dwelling number 2049, family number 1900
May  Sarah        45  f w  $1500/$600  VA  cannot R/W
     Joseph A.    23  m w  farming     TN
     Fameta F.    22  f w              TN
     Martha M.    20  f w              TN
     Eliza        18  f w              TN
     Sarah A. E.  13  f w              TN
     Thos. W.     16  m w              TN
     Charlie B.   10  f w              TN
     Lydia         7  f w              TN
     Gila          5  f w              TN
     Eli          40  m w              VA  cannot R/W

Sarah May was the daughter of George May and Barbara Van Grundy.  In 1860, she was the widow of Michael May Sr.  I do not know if Sarah and Michael were related.

Michael May Sr. was the son of my fifth great grandparents Thomas May Sr. and Maria Catherine Emerich.  As such, Michael was the brother of my fourth great grandmother Margarethe Elizabeth (Peggy) May.

Eli C. May was Sarah's stepson, being the son of Michael May Sr. and Michael's first wife Catharine Detemer.  It's difficult to be certain which children of Michael May Sr. went with which wife, but I believe that all the other children listed in this census entry were Sarah's children.

The John Webster family was living next door in dwelling number 2050, and Eli C. May married John's daughter Melissa J. Webster in 1861.


Dist. 14, Roane County, Tennessee, 24 Aug 1860, Welcher Mills PO
p.237b, dwelling number 2050, family number 1901
Webster  Jno.          50  m w  farmer  $600/$500  NC
         Elizabeth     45  f w                     NC
         Chas. G.      21  m w  farmer             NC
         Jno. H.       18  m w                     NC
         Wm. R.        16  m w                     NC
         Archabald A.  14  m w                     NC
         Sarah E.      12  f w                     NC
         Rachael M.     9  f w                     NC
         Rebecca F.     8  f w                     NC
         David N.       7  m w                     NC
         Joseph T.      3  m w                     TN
         Melissia J.   21  f w                     NC
         Betsy A.      22  f w                     NC
         Nancy M.      20  f w                     NC

Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Webster age 22 married Thomas Harvey Messamore on 30 May 1868 in Anderson County, Tennessee.  Thomas was the nephew of my third great grandmother Anna F. Messamore.

Melissa Jane (Jane) Webster age 21 married Eli C. May on 29 Apr 1861, probably in Roane County, Tennessee.  Eli was the nephew of my fourth great grandmother Margarethe Elizabeth (Peggy) May.

John Webster's wife was Elizabeth G. Anderson.


Dist. 15, Roane County, Tennessee, 26 Aug 1860, Welcher Mills PO
p.245b, dwelling number 2168, family number 2018
Peters  Catharine  36  f w  /$200    TN
        Elijah F.  21  m w  farming  TN
        Wiley      17  m w           TN
        Sarah      14  f w           TN
        Margaret   13  f w           TN
        Dowell     11  m w           TN
        Mary        8  f w           TN
        Rebecca     4  f w           TN

Catherine Paul was the widow of Wesley M. Peters.  Wesley M. Peters was the son of Tobias Peters Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Scarborough.  There is no known connection between the descendants of Tobias Peters Sr. and my own Peters line.

Elijah F. was Elijah Franklin Peters.  Leander J. Peters had already moved out (he was married in 1857).  Wiley was James Wiley Peters.  Sarah was Sarah J. Peters.  Margaret seems also to have been known as Tobitha.  Dowell was Reuben Dowell Peters.  Mary was Mary E. Peters.  Rebecca was Rebecca A. Peters.


Dist. 15, Roane County, Tennessee, 26 Aug 1860, Welcher Mills PO
p.245b, dwelling number 2169, family number 2019
Peters      Leander      22  m w                 TN
            Nancy        16  f w                 TN
Winchester  Isaac L. D.  29  m w  farmer  /$200  TN
            Sinah M.     40  f w                 TN  cannot R/W
            Wm D.         4  m w                 TN

Leander J. Peters was the son of Wesley M. Peters and Catherine Paul.  As such, Leander was the grandson of Tobias Peters Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Scarborough.  In 1860, Catherine Paul was the widow of Wesley M. Peters and was living in dwelling number 2168 next door.  Leander died in the Civil War, so this is the last census in which he appeared.

Nancy Derick Carpenter age 16 was the daughter of Consider (Sid) Carpenter and Susannah Guthrie.  Leander and Nancy were married on 27 Aug 1857 in Morgan County, Tennessee.


Dist. 15, Roane County, Tennessee, 26 Aug 1860, Welcher Mills PO
p.247a, dwelling number 2194, family number 2039
Wyatt  Joseph       44  m w  farmer  $1500/$1000  TN
       Jane         45  f w                       TN
       Saml         15  m w                       TN  attended school
       Eliza        13  f w                       TN  attended school
       Elizabeth    11  f w                       TN  attended school
       Nancy J.      8  f w                       TN  attended school
       Lucinda C.    6  f w                       TN
       Joseph N.     5  m w                       TN
       Parthena C.   4  f w                       TN
       Wm. Y.        1  m w                       TN
       Joseph       78  m w                       VA  cannot R/W

Joseph Wyatt Jr. was the son of Joseph Wyatt Sr. and Nancy Morris.  Joseph Jr's wife was Jane M. Evans.

I have recorded this census entry because there was a deposition by Joseph Wyatt in the Civil War pension file of my third great grandfather John England, and Joseph Wyatt was mentioned in a deposition by Charles M. Smith in the same Civil War pension file.

I'm a little curious that Joseph Wyatt was enumerated in Roane County.  John England was from Anderson County, and the Charles M. Smith deposition said that John England and Joseph Wyatt were from the same county.

An additional reason to record Wyatt family census entries is that my fifth great grandparents in Anderson County, Tennessee were Henry Peters Sr. and Mary WiatteMary Wiatte is a brick wall, and I'm hoping to find other Wyatt families in the vicinity of Anderson County that might connect with her.


Dist. 15, Roane County, Tennessee, 27 Aug 1860, Welcher Mills PO
p.249b, dwelling number 2225, family number 2070
Clevenger  Elihu         30  m w  laborer  /$30  TN
           Elizabeth     25  f w                 TN
           Rachael        5  f w                 TN
           Jane           3  f w                 TN
           Joanna      6/12  f w                 TN

Elizabeth Cate was the daughter of Daniel Hull Cate and Rachel Smith.  So Rachael Clevenger age 5 was probably named for her maternal grandmother Rachael Smith.  Daniel Hull Cate's line goes back to Aaron Cate and Margaret Hull, John Cate and Elizabeth (Betsy) Manard, Charles Cate Sr. and Sarah Baldwin, and my sixth great grandparents Capt. Robert Cate and Elizabeth Wyatt.  So I am only very distantly related to this Cate line.

However, I was really looking at this family because of Rachael Clevenger.  She later married Peter Stalcup and was the mother-in-law of Anna E. (Annie) Bray who married William R. (Will) Stalcup.  Annie was the daughter of my second great grandparents Joseph A. (Joe) Bray and Ferriba Salina (Salina) Moore.  As such, Annie was the sister of my great grandmother Mary Mahala Jane (Mahala or Haley) Bray.


Dist. 16, Roane County, Tennessee, 31 Aug 1860, Webster PO
p.228a, dwelling number 1916, family number 1774
Cross  Absalom       50  m w  farming  /$50  TN  cannot R/W
       Elizabeth     35  f w                 TN  cannot R/W
       Nancy C.      14  f w                 TN  attended school
       Thos. R.      10  m w                 TN  attended school
       Elizabeth F.   9  f w                 TN  attended school
       Danl. J.       7  m w                 TN  attended school
       Mary G.        4  f w                 TN

I do not recognize this Absalom Cross.


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