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Descendants of Francis Ballenger
Submitted by James Crews mjcrews@brightok.net

Generation No. 1

1.  FRANCIS1 BALLENGER was born Abt. 1734 in Prince William,  VA.  He married SARAH CONNOR.

Child of FRANCIS BALLENGER and SARAH CONNOR is:
2. i. FRANCES2 BALLINGER, b. 05 June, 1756, VA; d. 03 November, 1826, Greenville, South Carolina.

Generation No. 2

2.  FRANCES2 BALLINGER (FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 05 June, 1756 in VA, and died 03 November, 1826 in Greenville, South Carolina.  She married HENRY MACHEN, JR. 06 November, 1772 in Prince William, VA, son of HENRY MACHEN and GRACE GREENWOOD.

Notes for HENRY MACHEN, JR.:
     Henry Machen, Jr. was born December 19, 1745 in Virginia.   We found the Machen family listed there among the Quakers.  They practiced the Quaker faith.  Henry Machen's father was Henry Machen.  We do not have information at this time on his mother. 
     Henry, Jr.  was a Revolutionary Soldier and moved to Greenville, South Carolina.  He married Frances Ballinger before 1773.  I have just been given some information on the Ballingers which links them back to England.   I have not had time to check it out, but, if it is true, her father was also named Francis.  There were two more generations listed in this material.
     I found a copy of Henry's will at Greenville, South Carolina.   His father's will was filed in both Virginia and South Carolina.
     Henry Machan, Jr. died on December 10, 1821 in Greenville, South Carolina.  Frances died November 3, 1826 also in Greenville.

Sources: Will of Henry Machen, South Carolina Census Records, 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820   

More About HENRY MACHEN, JR.:
Fact 1: RS-Sgt-SC  South Carolina Revolutionary Soldiers, Sailors, Patriots  7 Descenden
Fact 2: Lived in Greenville, S.C., 1792

Children of FRANCES BALLINGER and HENRY MACHEN are:
i. JAMES3 MACHEN, b. 21 September, 1773.
ii. THOMAS MACHEN, b. 01 April, 1775; d. 17 July, 1775.
iii. HENRY MACHEN III, b. 08 May, 1776.
iv. JOHN MACHEN, b. 24 June, 1777; d. 06 May, 1817.
v. JUDITH MACHEN, b. 10 November, 1778.
vi. MARY (POLLY) MACHEN, b. 17 May, 1781.
vii. ELIZABETH MACHEN, b. 14 May, 1782.
viii. MARGARET (PEGGY) MACHEN, b. 22 December, 1783.
ix. HANNAH MACHEN, b. 15 April, 1785.
x. FRANCES BALLINGER MACHEN, b. 28 February, 1787; d. Bef. 1792, S.C..
xi. SARAH (SALLY) MACHEN, b. 16 May, 1789.
3. xii. FRANCES BALLINGER MACHEN, b. 04 March, 1792, Greenville, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1879, Placerville, California or El Dorado, California.
xiii. EDWARD B. MACHEN, b. 24 March, 1791; d. 15 April, 1818.
xiv. GRACE G. MACHEN, b. 22 June, 1796; d. 03 December, 1820.
xv. NANCY K. MACHEN, b. 09 August, 1798.

Generation No. 3

3.  FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN (FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 04 March, 1792 in Greenville, South Carolina, and died Abt. 1879 in Placerville, California or El Dorado, California.  She married JABEZ GALT Bef. 1813 in South Carolina, son of JAMES GALT.

Notes for JABEZ GALT:
     Jabez Galt was born on April 19, 1789 in Newberry, South Carolina, the son of James Galt and an unknown spouse.  He married Frances Ballinger Machen before 1813. Frances was born on March 4, 1792 in Greenville, South Carolina.   She was the daughter of Henry Machen, Jr. and Frances Ballenger.  The family moved to Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia around 1842-43.  Jabez was a merchant.
 

     The Galts were very active in the Baptist Church.  A spokes person at the church office said there had been Galts taking an active part there from the time of their arrival in Cherokee County to the present.  Most of those years one of them had served as church Treasurer
.
     Jabez Galt died October 1, 1850.  He was buried in Canton.    After the death of her husband, Franges went to California on a wagon train.   Her son, Henry Galt, was traveling west also.  Frances died in California about 1789 though I have written all around where she supposed to have been,
    The Galt's son Joel took over his father's business and was a very successful merchant.  One Galt descendant has some letters pertaining to John Gilland.

SOURCES:  "History of Cherokee County"; South Carolina Census Index,es: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840;  Cherokee County, Georgia Census Records 1850.   Letters from Mrs. McGruder in Canton, Georgia;  Telephone conversatin with Larue Roberts, descendant of the Galt family

More About JABEZ GALT:
Fact 1: 1850, Will, Book B, pg. 35 & 36

Children of FRANCES MACHEN and JABEZ GALT are:
4. i. MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, b. 01 April, 1813, South Carolina; d. 27 March, 1881, Cassville, Bartow County, Georgia.
ii. JOHN R. GALT, b. 11 October, 1814, South Carolina; d. 14 July, 1876, Altoona, Ga..
5. iii. JOEL LEWIS GALT, b. 26 June, 1817, South Carolina; d. 18 March, 1873, Canton, Cherokee Co., Ga..
iv. EDWARD BALLINGER MACHEN GALT, b. 01 October, 1819, South Carolina; d. Acworth, Ga..
v. HENRY J. GALT, b. 14 August, 1822, South Carolina; d. 17 March, 1852, on the pacific Ocean, California.

More About HENRY J. GALT:
Fact 1: 1850, Census Cherokee Co., Ga. lists Henry J. Galt, Physician

vi. FRANCES WILBURN GALT, b. 01 February, 1825, South Carolina; d. 26 October, 1858, Cherokee Co., Ga..
vii. JABEZ L. GALT, b. 19 April, 1828, South Carolina; d. 24 June, 1831, Canton, Cherokee Co., Ga..
viii. THOMAS A. GALT, b. 01 June, 1830, South Carolina; d. 20 December, 1890, Eldorado, CA; m. UNKNOWN, 20 October, 1855.
ix. LELAND LANDRUM GALT, b. 01 September, 1832, South Carolina; d. 09 July, 1855, Spring Place, Ga..

Generation No. 4

4.  MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT (FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 01 April, 1813 in South Carolina, and died 27 March, 1881 in Cassville, Bartow County, Georgia.  She married JOHN GILLILAND VERNON 15 September, 1831 in Spartenburg, Spartenburg Co. South Carolina, son of JAMES VERNON and MARGARET JORDAN.

Notes for JOHN GILLILAND VERNON:
     John Gilliland Vernon was born in Welford , South Carolina in 1808. He was the son of James Vernon and Margaret Jordan. John married Margaret Machen Galt  in Spartenburg, South Carolina on September 15, 1831. Margaret was born in South Carolina on April 1, 1813, the daughter of Jabez Galt and Frances Ballinger Machen. The couple lived in Spartenburg for several years.  John's occupation at that time is unknown.  The 1840 South
Carolina Census shows them to be in Spartenburg.  He was shown to be Administrator of his brother, Andrew J. Vernon's Will in 1841-42 in Spartenburg.

     Around 1843 the Vernon's joined Margaret's family and other settlers from the Spartenburg area  in moving to the newly opened area of Georgia left vacant when the Indians were marched to Oklahoma. John's name was found on the applicant's list for Bounty Land.Sometime before 1844 the Vernon family moved to Cassville, Georgia  where we find them on the 1850 Georgia Census. John's occupation was listed as a farmer.

      According to information learned from a cousin, Larue Roberts, who descended from John's wife's family, the Galt's,  John was an over-seer on a large plantation prior to and during the Civil War. The owner was a Mr. Brown. Toward the end of the war valuable items were buried or hidden well to prevent them being stolen by looters. It seems,  according to family stories, that Sherman's men came through the area where this plantation was located. They asked where valuables were located and John refused to tell them. The soldiers hung him on the gate-posts and left him for dead. The slaves who had remained loyal to John cut him down after the soldiers left and saved his life.  Carol Taggert, a cousin who descends from John G. Vernon through Franklin DeFae  and John Hudson Vernon says this fits with stories she heard her grandfather tell about things being hidden during the Civil War.  According to records I have located John was also a member of  the Home Guard during the Civil War.

     Another Galt , Margaret McGruder, told me she has letters concerning John Gilliland Vernon found in the attic at her home in Cassville. I hope to obtain copies of these one day.  She lives in a Galt family home.  According to this same cousin the Vernon family were members of the Baptist Church.  John had joined with his wife, Margaret,  as her family were Baptists.

     The 1870 Georgia Census lists John as a Stock Trader as does the 1880 one.  Both of these show him living in the same house as his son, Franklin DeFae.  In 1880 they were  living in Cherokee County, Georgia.

     Margaret Machen Galt died on March 27, 1881.  I was given this date also for the death of John Gilliland, but it may be incorrect according to Carol Ann Taggert Moran who has information leading us to believe John Gilliland gave the history of his family at a Vernon family reunion held in South Carolina in the 1890's.  

SOURCES: South Carolina Census Records, 1830, 1840. "History of Spartenburg County". Bartow County, Georgia Census Records, 1850. Cherokee County Georgia Census Records, 1860, 1870, 1880. Information given by
Selma Lamberson in notes received July 5, 1985. Larue Roberts, Galt cousins, and Carol Ann Taggert Moran.

More About JOHN GILLILAND VERNON:
Fact 1: 1880, Stamp Creek, Ga. Census Records indicate  age 71 and living with son.
Fact 2: Occupation above census, Stock Trader.

Children of MARGARET GALT and JOHN VERNON are:
i. ISABELLA CAROLINE5 VERNON, b. Abt. 1833, Spartenburg, Spartenburg Co. South Carolina; d. 08 August, 1881; m. WILLIAM C. LOUGHMILLER/LECKMILLER, 10 January, 1850, Cherokee County, Georgia    Book B Pg. 45.
ii. SON VERNON, b. 17 December, 1833, Spartenburg, S.C.; d. Abt. 1833, Spartenburg, S.C. died at birth.

More About SON VERNON:
Fact 1: Died at birth or shortly after

iii. ELIZABETH ANN VERNON, b. Abt. 1836, Spartenburg, S.C.; m. WYLY P. FARNSWORTH, 02 October, 1856, Georgia.
6. iv. FRANKLIN DEFAE VERNON, b. 07 October, 1838, Spartenburg, Spartenburg Co. South Carolina; d. 14 August, 1918, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
v. GEORGIA ANN EUGENIA VERNON, b. Abt. 1840, South Carolina; m. REV. A. B. WILSON, 14 April, 1873, Georgia.
vi. FRANCES MARGARET VERNON, b. Abt. 1842, South Carolina; d. 11 March, 1872, Georgia                     No life record.
7. vii. MARY ELIZA VERNON, b. 16 September, 1844, Cassville,Georgia; d. 14 January, 1930.
viii. AMANDA GALT VERNON, b. Abt. 1845, Cassville,Georgia; d. 07 August, 1871, Georgia                     No life record; m. NEVER MARRIED.
ix. SARAH CORNELIA VERNON, b. Abt. 1847, Georgia; d. 10 February, 1876; m. JAMES P. ALEXANDER, 23 December, 1874, Georgia.
x. JOHN LELAND VERNON, b. Abt. 1849, Georgia; d. 02 October, 1879, Georgia; m. DORA A. GAINES, 13 December, 1876, Georgia.

Notes for JOHN LELAND VERNON:
 

8. xi. JABEZ GALT VERNON, b. 02 May, 1851, Canton, Georgia; d. 05 April, 1937, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..
xii. SON VERNON, b. Georgia                     No life record.

5.  JOEL LEWIS4 GALT (FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 26 June, 1817 in South Carolina, and died 18 March, 1873 in Canton, Cherokee Co., Ga..  He married MALINDA CAROLINE GRESHAM in Canton, Cherokee Co., Ga..

More About JOEL LEWIS GALT:
Fact 1: 1870, Census Records Canton, Cherokee Co., Ga., occupation, Farmer

Children of JOEL GALT and MALINDA GRESHAM are:
i. MARGARET A.5 GALT.
ii. JABEZ GALT, b. Abt. 1851.
iii. ADA C. GALT, b. Abt. 1854.
iv. FRANCES GALT, b. Abt. 1857.
v. MILDRED GALT, b. Abt. 1859.
vi. WILLIAM GALT, b. Abt. 1862.

Generation No. 5

6.  FRANKLIN DEFAE5 VERNON (MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 07 October, 1838 in Spartenburg, Spartenburg Co. South Carolina, and died 14 August, 1918 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married ELIZA THORNTON HUDSON 27 November, 1867 in unknown, daughter of HUDSON and UNKNOWN.

Notes for FRANKLIN DEFAE VERNON:
     Franklin DeFae Vernon was born in Spartenburg, South Carolina on October 7, 1838.  He was the son of John Gilliland Vernon and Margaret Machan Galt.   Franklin moved with his family to Cherokee County, Georgia at a young age.  He grew up in Cherokee County and was a young man at the time the Civil War began. Franklin enlisted in the CSA and served for the duration of the war.  He was a Private in Civil War-Company B, "Canton Infantry". 
      Franklin married Eliza Thornton Hudson on November 27, 1867 according to family records given to me by Selma Lamberson. This also agrees with the date Foster Vernon had in research he did on the family history.   No record of their marriage has been located at this time and no one knows where the Vernons were married.   We have also been unable to find any information on Eliza's  parents.   The 1900 and the 1880 Census records both say she was born in Tennessee and that her parents were born in Kentucky.  At this time we are leaning toward her being related to Hudsons who were in Ballard and McCracken County, Kentucky as some of them moved to Tennessee.  However, this is still speculation at this point.  It has also been suggested by a fellow researcher that the name may have been Hutson rather than Hudson.  At any rate, this is still an unsolved puzzle.
      Franklin and Eliza were found on the 1880 Census records at Wolf Run District # 1041, Stamp Creek, Georgia.  At that time Franklin's age was given as 35 and Eliza's as 27.  Franklin's father, John Gilliland Vernon, was found listed on this census in the same household.  Margaret Machan Galt Vernon was not listed with them.  It is a mystery where she was at this time as her date of death was not until 1881.  Both Franklin and John Gilliland Vernon's occupations were listed as Stock trader.  (This would have been livestock).
      Franklin and Eliza decided to move to Florida sometime around 1899-1900.  Eliza was found on the 1900 Bartow County Census along with Carroll, Mamie Irene, Hortense, and Frank.  Franklin must have been in Florida by then preparing a place for his family to move.  Sometime in the early 1900's, Eliza traveled with her remaining children to Tampa, Florida by train.  The family settled on a farm located on old Hi way 301 (now known as Harney Road)  in the Harney Community.  They lived in a large two story house on the top of a hill.  This house burned about 1933.  There was an orange grove beside and in back of the house but it is not known whether the Vernons planted this or whether it was already in existence when they moved in.
      Franklin and Eliza donated land for a school to be built on the Southwest corner of their property.  Their children,Hortense and Frank, and perhaps Mamie Irene attended this school which would also be attended by the Frank Vernon children in later years.  The property eventually reverted back to the Vernons after the school was closed.
      Franklin and Eliza also purchased land across Hi way 301 from their home property.   It  extended over a mile down the highway and took in the property across from Hillsborough United Methodist Church.  The church did not exist at that time.  It is not known how many acres they eventually owned.   A part of this property was  planted in orange groves.   Sunnybrook Dairy farm is located on a part of this property today.   It was all sold after the death of Frank and Lila Vernon and none of it remains in the family today.
       The Vernons raised their children in the Baptist faith.  It is not known what church their membership was located.    Franklin was a tall man.  His hair was dark in younger years but was white in the picture I have seen.  Eliza also appeared to be a tall woman and had white hair in the picture.
      The Vernons had eight children, seven of whom grew to adulthood.  They are mentioned later in this book.  One son, Frank McClintock Vernon, was born on April 15, 1881 and died about 1887.  The cause of his death is not known.   Selma Matthews Lamberson came to live with the Vernons after the death of her mother, Georgia Eliza Vernon Matthews, eldest daughter of the Vernons,   in 1903.  She remained with them until they died and then lived on in the house with the Frank Vernon family.
      Eliza died on March 25, 1915 and Franklin on August 14, 1918.  They are buried in Jackson Heights Cemetery.  There graves are marked.

SOURCES:  Selma Lamberson Fincher Matthews, Mary T. Vernon Copeland.   Hillsborough County Land Records,  Jackson Heights Cemetery Records, Grave site pictures.

More About FRANKLIN DEFAE VERNON:
Fact 1: 1880, Census Wolf Run Dist. # 1041, Stamp Creek, Ga.
Fact 2: Occupation listed as stock trader, age 35, Elia, 27
Fact 3: Civil War-Company B, "Canton Infantry", Private

More About ELIZA THORNTON HUDSON:
Fact 13: Buried in Jackson Heights Cemetary, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl.

Children of FRANKLIN VERNON and ELIZA HUDSON are:
9. i. GEORGIA ELIZA6 VERNON, b. 14 October, 1870, Stamp, Creek,Bartow, County, Georgia; d. 01 April, 1903, Georgia.
10. ii. JOHN HUDSON VERNON, b. 07 February, 1873, Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia; d. 07 January, 1950, Tifton, Georgia.
11. iii. JAMES ALEXANDER/ALTON VERNON, b. 16 September, 1876, Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia; d. 26 April, 1947, Wichita Falls,Texas.
12. iv. CARROLL ROWELL VERNON, b. 28 September, 1879, Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia; d. 22 September, 1959, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
v. FRANK MCCLINTOCK VERNON, b. 15 April, 1881, Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia; d. Abt. 1887, Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia.
13. vi. MAMIE IRENE VERNON, b. 23 July, 1884, Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia; d. 22 June, 1961, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
14. vii. HORTENSE ELIZABETH/ MORRIS VERNON, b. 23 March, 1889, Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia; d. 12 April, 1975, Tallahassee, Fl..
15. viii. FRANK WILLARD VERNON, b. 16 November, 1893, Stamp Creek Georgia; d. 16 July, 1963, Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.

7.  MARY ELIZA5 VERNON (MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 16 September, 1844 in Cassville,Georgia, and died 14 January, 1930.  She married ALEXANDER HALE 01 December, 1870 in Georgia.

Notes for MARY ELIZA VERNON:
     Mary Eliza Vernon was the daughter of John Gilliland Vernon and Margaret Machen Galt.  She was born in  Cassville on September 16, 1844, the first of their children to be born in Georgia. 
    

     Mary Eliza married Alexander Hale in Georgia on December 1, 1870.  Little is known of their life together at this time.  We do know they had two children:
    

     Vernon Hale had no children.  It is uncertain whether he married.  The date of his death is unknown but he is believed to have been a    young man.

     Margaret Hale had no children.  It is also uncertain whether she ever married.  The date of her death is unknown.

     Mary Eliza died on January 14, 1930 in Georgia.  We have no record of Alexander Hales death.  Place of burial is unknown.

SOURCES:  Selma Lamberson, Mary T. Vernon Copeland


Children of MARY VERNON and ALEXANDER HALE are:
i. VERNON6 HALE, d. Died Single.
ii. MARGARET HALE, d. Died Single.

8.  JABEZ GALT5 VERNON (MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 02 May, 1851 in Canton, Georgia, and died 05 April, 1937 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..  He married GEORGIA ANN DAVIS CARTER 16 December, 1878 in Georgia, daughter of JAMES E. CARTER.

Notes for JABEZ GALT VERNON:
     Jabez Galt Vernon was the son of John Gilliland Vernon and Margaret Machen Galt. He grew up in Cherokee and Bartow counties in Georgia.  Jabez   married Georgia Ann DeWitt Davis Carter in Georgia December 16, 1876.   "Jabe", as he was known, was a merchant after moving to Florida about 1900.   According to my mother, Mary T. Vernon Copeland , he owned and operated a store on 7th Avenue in Tampa, Florida.  Carole Taggert Moran, his great granddaughter says it was a Cigar Store.  Jabe and Georgia Ann are buried in Jackson Heights Cemetary in Tampa, Florida. 
     The children of Jabez and Georgia Ann were:

1.  Ida Vernon was born December 8, 1881 in Georgia.  She married Buford Greene in 1903.

2.  Jim Vernon was born August 21, 1883 in Georgia.  She married Cliff Dodgen.

3.  Anton Galt Vernon was born October 24, 1885 in Carrolton, Georgia.  He married Lois Lillian Dudley on October 11, 1908 in Dalton, Georgia.  They continued to live at Dalton for some time as all of their children except one were born there.   Anton Galt Vernon and his wife died at Jacksonville, Florida and are buried in Valdosta, Georgia.  Anton and Lois had the following children:

      1. Buneta Pauline Vernon was born on November 25, 1909.   She died on December 30 1909.

       2. Anton Galt Vernon, Jr., was born on August 11, 1911 in Dalton, Georgia.  He married Willie Mae Collins, a native of Brooks County, Georgia,  on May 27, 1931 in Adel, Georgia.  They lived at Cherry Lake, Florida for a number of years where Mr. Vernon operated a dairy farm.  Mrs. Vernon worked for Sears of Tallahassee and retired from there. The Vernons moved to Screven, Georgia about 1977.   A.G.  was a member of the Screven First Baptist Church and a member and past Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge #1, F.A.M. of Augusta.  A.G. died on March 20, 1982 in Screven and was buried in the Screven City Cemetary.  Willie Mae was also a member of Screven First Baptist Church.  She died on December 9, 1995 in Screven and is also buried in Screven City Cemetary.  A.G. and Willie Mae have one son:
1.Anton Galt Vernon III, who is called "Andy", was born on March 31, 1932 in Kathleen, Florida.  He married Lorraine Edenfield, daughter of N.J. Edenfield and Thelma Westberry, on August 12, 1967 in Brunswick, Georgia.  Lorraine was born on July 18, 1935 in Jesup, Wayne Co.,  Georgia.  Andy and Lorraine reside in Screven, Georgia.  They have one son:
           1. Anton Galt Vernon, IV was born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia on December 15, 1969.  "Tony"   resides in Norman, Oklahoma.

     3. Travis George Vernon was born October 5, 1913.  He died a tragic accidental death in 1940.  Travis never married.

     4. Foster Carter Vernon was born on May 8, 1915.  He enlisted in the armed forces and was a prisoner of was for about ten years.  He was interred in China.  Foster married Daphne Murier Higgitt on October 27, 1937 in Shanghai China.  They were divorced in 1946.  Foster then married Myrtice Salter in 1946.  He and Myrtice have two children:
                      1.   Helen Lois Vernon was born on September 14, 1946 in Waycross, Georgia.  Her husband's surname   is Fridy.    
                      2.   Alicia Katherine Vernon was bon on March 23, 1948 in Waycross, Georgia.  Her husband's surname is  Knoll.

4.  Mary Hale Vernon was born April 7, 1892 in Georgia.  She married Wallace M. Pritchard in Tampa, Florida on November 6, 1919.  Mary Hale died June 29, 1978 in Tampa.
                  1.   Wallace Prichard was born about 1920.   No other  information has been learned.
                  2.   Mary Vernon Prichard was born about 1922.  She married Adrian Blanton.   He was a minister and   served at the Northeast United Methodist Church for a number of years.  We do not have information on other places he may have served.  We have also been told he taught at a Bible College in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area in later years.   I have attempted, on numerous occasions, to reach the Blantons without success.  The last time I tried their phone had been disconnected  

5.  Carter Vernon was born in Georgia.  Nothing is known about him except that he died single at a young age.   

SOURCES: Mary Vernon Copeland, Census Records:1900, Bartow County, Georgia; 1910, Hillsborough County, Florida; Carol Taggert Moran. Bible Records of Anton Galt Vernon and Lillian Lois Dudley,  Ge neology Records completed by Foster Vernon,  Special thanks to Lorraine Edenfield Vernon for sending information and giving me tips on obtaining other sources.

Children of JABEZ VERNON and GEORGIA CARTER are:
i. IDA E.6 VERNON, b. 08 December, 1881, Georgia; m. BUFORD GREENE, 1903.
ii. JIM W. VERNON, b. 21 August, 1883, Georgia; m. CLIFF DODGEN.
16. iii. ANTON GALT VERNON, b. 24 October, 1885, Carrolton, Georgia; d. 19 April, 1964, Jacksonville, Florida  buried Valdosta, Ga..
17. iv. MARY HALE VERNON, b. 07 April, 1892, Georgia; d. 29 June, 1978, Hillsborough County, Florida.
v. CARTER VERNON, b. March 1894; d. Died single.

Generation No. 6

9.  GEORGIA ELIZA6 VERNON (FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 14 October, 1870 in Stamp, Creek,Bartow, County, Georgia, and died 01 April, 1903 in Georgia.  She married WILLIAM AMOS MATTHEWS in Stamp Creek, Georgia.

Notes for GEORGIA ELIZA VERNON:
     Georgia Eliza Vernon, daughter of Franklin DeFae Vernon and Eliza Thornton Hudson, was born on October 14, 1870.  She was born in Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia.
     Georgia Eliza married William Amos Matthews in Georgia,  He was born on July 27, 1866 in Georgia.  The couple were presumably married at Stamp Creek or in Bartow County, Georgia about 1887-88.  William Amos was a planter and grew cotton.  The couple lived in  Georgia.  Georgia Ann died on April 1, 1903 and he died on March 4, 1938.
     Three children were born to Georgia Ann and William Amos: 

1.  Wallace Franklin was born on October 9, 1889 in Bartow County, Georgia.   He married Wyolene Fincher on October 18, 1921 in Waleska, Georgia.  Wyolene, daughter of Elias Alexander Fincher and Emma Jane Atherton .  She was the sister of Cora Fincher, wife of John Hudson Vernon.   John Hudson was also an uncle to Fincher Matthews.  Wallace died on August 24, 1990 in Tifon, Georgia.  Wallace and Wyolene had the following children:

      1.   Wallace Franklin Matthews, Jr. was born June 1, 1923.  He married Sara Forehand, daughter of William J. Forehand and Ethel
             in Sylvester, Georgia.  Wallace and Sara's children are:
1.  Wayne Matthews
2.  Deborah Jane Matthews- married first ---Ham, and then ---Painter
      2.  Fincher Matthews was born on March 5, 1925 in Tift County, Georgia.  He married 1.   Ivadell Thomason on June 7, 1960 in Spray, North Carolina.  Ivadell was born on October 17, 1922 in Spray, North Carolina, the daughter of Monsie Jones Thomason and Callie Hubbard.  She died on February 28, 1993.  Fincher married 2.  a widow, Joan Fawley Goff.  She is the daughter of Herbert P. Fawley and Esther Kron and was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.   Fincher has no children.      

2.  Fred Matthews'  birth date is unknown.  He married Ethel Bowen on March 2, 1919.  Fred died on June 6, 1943.  Ethel died in Tifton, Georgia, date unknown.    Fred and Ethel had three children:
     1.  Billy married Anith.  He died in Macon, Georgia.   No other information is known.
     2.  Ralph was born in 1923.  No other information available.
     3.  Frances-No information

3.  Selma Vernon Matthews was born on October 10, 1902 in Georgia.  Selma went to live with her grandparents, Franklin DeFae  and Eliza T. Vernon, in Hillsborough County, Florida after the death of her mother in 1904.  She stayed on in Florida and lived with Frank and Lila Vernon after the death of her grandparents.   Selma married Clarence Everett Lamberson on September 5, 1926 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  The Lambersons resided in Tampa for a time and then moved to north Florida.  Clarence became ill and died on September 9, 1950.  Selma remained in north Florida for a time and then returned to Tampa where she resided for many years.   Selma died about 1993 in Port St. Jo, Florida.  Selma and Clarence had the following children:
     1.  Everett Lamberson was a missionary to Brazil for many years.  He married in Brazil and has a son who lives there with his mother.
     2.   Dick Lamberson lives in Port St. Jo, Florida.   His granddaughter in-law Sarah, wife of Mark Lamberson is also working on the Vernon Genealogy. 
     3.  Barbara Ann Lamberson attended Florida Southern College.   She was Secretary to the Florida Conference Youth Director while she was a student at Florida Southern.  She married 1.  Frank Smith, a United Methodist minister.   They had three children.  Barbara Ann married 2. -----, another minister.   They have no children.

SOURCES:  Selma Lamberson, Sarah Lamberson, Fincher Matthews, Mary T. Vernon Copeland   

More About GEORGIA ELIZA VERNON:
Fact 1: Died from complications of childbirth

More About WILLIAM AMOS MATTHEWS:
Fact 1: Grew cotton in Georgia

Children of GEORGIA VERNON and WILLIAM MATTHEWS are:
18. i. WALLACE FRANKLIN7 MATTHEWS, b. 09 October, 1889, Bartow County, Georgia; d. 24 August, 1990, Tifton, Georgia.
19. ii. FRED WILLIAM MATTHEWS, d. 06 June, 1943.
20. iii. SELMA VERNON MATTHEWS, b. 10 October, 1902, Livingston, Georgia; d. 08 January, New Port Richey, Florida.

10.  JOHN HUDSON6 VERNON (FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 07 February, 1873 in Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia, and died 07 January, 1950 in Tifton, Georgia.   He married CORA MAE FINCHER 14 February, 1900 in Georgia, daughter of ELIAS FINCHER and EMMA ATHERTON.

Notes for JOHN HUDSON VERNON:
     John Hudson Vernon was born on February 7, 1873, the son of Franklin DeFae Vernon and Eliza Thornton Hudson.  He was born in Stamp Creek, Georgia.  "Hudson", as John Hudson was known,  married Cora Fincher on February 14, 1900.  Cora was born in Waleska, Georgia.  Her parents were Elias R. Fincher and Emma J. ?.  Hudson and Cora   resided for a time in Hillsborough County, Florida where their first child was born in 1905.  They were living  in Tifton, Georgia by 1907 when there second child was born.  Hudson   was a cattle dealer.

     Hudson and Cora had four children:

1. Lyda Mae Vernon was born on January 11, 1905 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.   She married Lyon B. Hutchinson on September 20, 1928.  Lyle was also a cattle dealer.  They moved to Kentucky.  Lyon died, date unknown.  Lyda Mae is now in a nursing home in Kentucky.   Lyda Mae and Lyon have two children:
     1.  Elizabeth Zachari married Herbert A. Zachari, Jr.   recently retired from teaching.  She resides in Louisville,  Kentucky.
     2.  Son -  resides in Kentucky.

2. James Hudson Vernon was born on February 19. 1907 in Tifton, Georgia.  James died, unmarried, on September 24, 1928 in Tift County, Georgia.

3. Frank Atherton Vernon was born on February 13, 1910 in Tifton, Georgia.  He married Elizabeth Vorhaner (spelling may be incorrect) on February 21, 1930 in Kentucky.   Frank had one eye shot out on a dove field and then went on to become a surgeon in spite of his loss of an eye.  He practiced in Pikeville, Kentucky.  Frank was killed in an auto accident on his way home from the hospital after doing surgery about 1:00 or 2:00 AM on September 9, 1956.

4.  Robert Olin Vernon was born on November 23, 1914 in Tifton, Georgia.   Robert was killed in an accident on July 1, 1930.

Children of JOHN VERNON and CORA FINCHER are:
21. i. LYDA MAE7 VERNON, b. 11 January, 1905, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..
ii. JAMES HUDSON VERNON, b. 19 February, 1907, Dalton, Ga.; d. 24 February, 1928, Died Unmarried, Tift County, Georgia.

More About JAMES HUDSON VERNON:
Fact 1: Accidental death on job

22. iii. FRANK ATHERTON VERNON, b. 13 February, 1910, Dalton, Ga.; d. 09 September, 1956, Pikeville, Kentucky.
iv. ROBERT OLIN VERNON, b. 23 November, 1914, Dalton, Ga.; d. 01 July, 1930, Tifton, Ga.      died in accident, unmarried.

More About ROBERT OLIN VERNON:
Fact 1: 1930, Died in accident

11.  JAMES ALEXANDER/ALTON6 VERNON (FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 16 September, 1876 in Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia, and died 26 April, 1947 in Wichita Falls,Texas.  He married MAUDE MILLER 23 December, 1899.

Notes for JAMES ALEXANDER/ALTON VERNON:
     "Jim" Vernon was born in Stamp Creek, Ga., the son of Franklin DeFae Vernon and Eliza Thornton Hudson.
He grew  to manhood in Stamp Creek. Jim moved to Texas  where he was a cattle dealer. No history is known about Jim's wife, Maude Miller, other than her name. They were married on December 23, 1899. The couple
lived near Wichita Falls in Vernon, Texas. Vernon, Texas was named after  Jim. No children were born of this
union. Jim died in 1947 and was buried in Texas.

    "Uncle Jim," as the authors mother calls him, sent the Frank Vernon children a Shetland pony who they promptly  named Seven-Spot due to her having seven white spots.. The children rode her until they all out grew her and then the grandchildren had a turn at every family gathering. Seven-Spot lived on the Vernon farm until she died sometime after the ripe old age of thirty-seven.

Information from Mary Vernon Copeland, Selma Lamberson, and Bartow Co., Ga. Census Records.

More About JAMES ALEXANDER/ALTON VERNON:
Fact 1: Lived in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Fact 2: Was a cattle dealer

Child of JAMES VERNON and MAUDE MILLER is:
i. NO CHILDREN BORN TO JIM7 VERNON.

12.  CARROLL ROWELL6 VERNON (FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 28 September, 1879 in Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia, and died 22 September, 1959 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married (1) MARGARET SMITH in Tampa, Hillsborough, Co., Florida.   He married (2) RUBY BOULLY 15 October, 1913 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, daughter of _____________BOULLY and NANCY PHILLIPS.

Notes for CARROLL ROWELL VERNON:
    

     Carroll Rowell Vernon was born in Stamp Creek, Ga., The son of Franklin DeFae Vernon and Elizia Thornton Hudson, September 28, 1879.He grew to manhood   in Stamp Creek and moved to Hillsborough Co., Fl. about 1900 with his parents and others.
  

     Carroll married Ruby Boully in 1913.  No history is known about her except she was the sister of Charlie Matthews who lived in the Harney, Fl. area. Carroll and Ruby had one daughter, Sybil,  who married Morgan J. Foley. The Vernon's also had a stillborn child according to information from Selma Lamberson. Carroll and Ruby were divorced sometime before 1921..

     Carroll Vernon operated a grocery store and meat shop in Ybor City for many years. Later he moved his store to Lake Avenue. Carroll cut meat to sell as did most grocers of the era. I recall going to his store and always being
given a piece of candy.

     Mr. Vernon was married to Margaret Smith in 1927. No history is known about her other than she had a son named Scott who was born abt. 1919-1920. This couple were also divorced. Carroll had an apartment house which he ran in addition to his store during this time.

     In later years Carroll lived with Frank and Lila Mary Vernon in Harney. After he became ill he went to stay with his sister, Irene Seeley,  who cared for him until his death in 1959 at the age of eighty.

     "Uncle Carroll"  was over six feet tall with a slender build. He had blue eyes and a medium complexion.  When the author first remembers him he was close to sixty-five years old and had white hair. He carried himself very erectly and was a very quiet, soft-spoken man. 
     Carroll was very much a home-body.  When his brother, Jim, died Melvin Vernon was driving Carroll and his father, Frank Vernon to Texas for the funeral.  They got to Louisianna and Carroll very quietly gave instructions to take him to the bus station.  He had gone as far as he could stand it and was ready to return home.  He did just that. 

SOURCES: Mary T. Vernon Copeland, Selma Lamberson, Sybil Foley, Hillsborough County Marriage Records, Census Records, Bartow County, Ga.
   


Children of CARROLL VERNON and RUBY BOULLY are:
i. BERNIECE JUNE7 VERNON, b. 1914, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl.; d. 1914, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl.   (Stillborn).
23. ii. SYBIL VERNON, b. 06 March, 1916, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

13.  MAMIE IRENE6 VERNON (FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 23 July, 1884 in Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia, and died 22 June, 1961 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married HARRY J. SEELEY 25 November, 1902 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Notes for MAMIE IRENE VERNON:
     Mamie Irene Vernon was born on July 23, 1884 in Stamp Creek, Georgia.  She was the daughter of Franklin DeFae Vernon and Eliza Thornton Vernon.   She was found on the 1900 Georgia Census living with her mother, Carroll Vernon, Hortense Vernon, and Frank Vernon.  She traveled with them to Tampa, Florida on a train to join her father who had gone ahead to arrange a place for the family to live.   Mamie Irene was about sixteen years old at that time.

     "Aunt Irene" as we knew her in the family, met Harry J. Seeley after moving to Tampa and married him on November 25, 1902.  Nothing is known about Harry's birth date or parentage at this time.  The Seeley's resided in Tampa and raised three boys and a girl.

     Gordon Seeley, eldest son of Mamie and Harry, operated a drive-in restaurant in Tampa for many years.  The author and other "children" of my generation remember going to "Seeley's" to get Chicken Baskets as a special treat.  Nothing is known at this time about Gordon wife and family except that he had at least one son.  Gordon died in March 1980.

     Lana Seeley was the only daughter of Mamie and Harry.   She married and had a son.  We have no information on her husband.    Nothing else is known about her.

     Harry J. Seeley, Jr. also operated a restaurant.  His was a steak place.  Harry married and it is believed Harry had a son, Harry, III.   Nothing else is known about him.  Harry died but the date is not known at this time.

     Adrian Seeley was the youngest child of Mamie and Harry J. Seeley.  He died as a young man.

     Aunt Irene took care of her older brother Carroll when he became ill.  He lived with her until he died.  Irene died on June 22, 1961.   The date of Harry J. Seeley's death is unknown.

     More research needs to be done on this family.

SOURCES:  Mary T. Vernon Copeland, Melvin W. Vernon, Jr., Nancy Vernon Wilson, and Jane Vernon Kato.
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Children of MAMIE VERNON and HARRY SEELEY are:
i. GORDON LEE7 SEELEY, b. Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl.; d. March 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl.; m. ELIZA HARKE.

More About GORDON LEE SEELEY:
Fact 1: Ran Seely's Drive-in and later Seely's Restaurant

24. ii. LANA SEELEY.
25. iii. HARRY J. SEELEY, JR..
iv. VERNON SEELEY, d. Died Young.

14.  HORTENSE ELIZABETH/ MORRIS6 VERNON (FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 23 March, 1889 in Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia, and died 12 April, 1975 in Tallahassee, Fl..   She married ALBERT HAMILTON ST. JOHN 16 June, 1909 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Notes for HORTENSE ELIZABETH/ MORRIS VERNON:
     Hortense Elizabeth Morris Vernon daughter of Franklin DeFae Vernon and Eliza Thornton Hudson, was born on March 23, 1889 in Stamp Creek, Bartow County, Georgia.  She was found on the 1900 Bartow County, Georgia Census along with her mother, her sister, Mamie, and brothers, Frank and Carroll.  Hortense was eleven years old when the family moved to Hillsborough County, Florida.
 

     Hortense, along with her brother, Frank, attended the one-room school at Harney, Florida on property donated by her father,  Her nieces and nephews would later attend this same school.  The family lived in a large two story house built on top of a hill about a half a mile away from the school.  The Vernon farm and the school were located on old Highway 301 north of Tampa.  The Frank Willard Vernon family lived in the house until it burned about 1931.

     Albert Hamilton St. John, born April 7, 1883 married Hortense on June 16, 1909 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  It is not known where they lived in their early married life but they  resided near Jacksonville Florida for a long time.  Albert was the Tax Assessor for Duval County for many years.  Hortense took over the position for a time after his death in Jacksonville on October 5, 1945.

     The St.John's had three children:

     Mary Elizabeth St. John was born on November 11, 1911.   She married ------ and had a daughter.  Mary Elizabeth was ill for a long time.  The date of her marriage, her husbands name and the name/names of her child/children are unknown.  The date of her death is not known.

     Nelle Vernon St. John was born on October 12, 1916.  Her husband was -------Rhoden.  She  resided in Tallahassee with her family for many years.  No other information is available on them at this time.

     Albert Hamilton St. John, Jr. was born on March 31, 1922.   He married but we do not know the name of his spouse.  Albert died, date unknown.   No further information is available.

     Hortense lived in Tallahassee, Florida with her daughter, Nelle for several years before her death on April 12, 1975.

SOURCES:  Selma Lamberson, Mary T. Vernon Copeland 
      

Children of HORTENSE VERNON and ALBERT ST. JOHN are:
i. MARY ELIZABETH7 ST. JOHN, b. 22 November, 1911.
26. ii. NELLE VERNON ST. JOHN, b. 12 October, 1916.
iii. ALBERT HAMILTON ST. JOHN,JR., b. 31 March, 1922; m. UNKNOWN, 16 June, 1949.

15.  FRANK WILLARD6 VERNON (FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 16 November, 1893 in Stamp Creek Georgia, and died 16 July, 1963 in Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.  He married LILA MARY TANNER 01 August, 1915 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, daughter of WILLIAM TANNER and MARY ROBLES.

Notes for FRANK WILLARD VERNON:
     Frank Willard Vernon was born November 16, 1893 in Stamp Creek Georgia, son of Franklin DeFae Vernon and Eliza Thornton Hudson.  He traveled on a   train with his family as a small boy to Hillsborough County, Florida where the family bought property in the Harney area.   Mr. Vernon attended school in Harney and in Tampa, Florida.  He married Lila Mary Tanner ,  daughter of Mary Orphelia/Opelia Robles and  William Charles Tanner on August 1, 1915 in Tampa, Florida. 

    Mr. and Mrs. Vernon resided on the family homestead and he did contract grove work.   During the winter months numerous orders of citrus fruit were picked, packed, and shipped north.    He farmed until 1937 at which time Mr. Vernon began working at Stokely's Canning Plant.   Mr. Vernon worked at the Tampa Shipyard from 1941-1945.  He then worked for Stokely's again for a year or two.   In later years, Mr. Vernon had worm beds and grew vegetables which he sold at his Mule- Driven cane stand.  He also boarded horses.   The dairy farm was leased out.  "Pop" as he was lovingly called by all children around, gave hay-rides at which each child received a large straw hat.  Mrs. Vernon sold Raleigh and Stanley Products, taking orders on the telephone.   In later years she also shelled peas to sell.   A lot of family stories were passed down and words of wisdom exchanged as the older grandchildren sat around Granny's newspaper covered rug when we helped with shelling peas.

   The Vernons, along with  others in their community,  decided they needed a church in the neighborhood.  The people met and decided to build a church building.  They  decided to ask a Presbyterian minister from town to come out to preach for them for one Sunday a month.  Other denominations were also invited to preach whenever they were available.   A Sunday School was organized which met every Sunday.   Afer a number of years a vote was taken as to the denomination the church would be.   The Methodist had the most votes and so the Hillsborough Methodist Church was organized. The members of the other denominations became Methodists.  Mr. Vernon had been a member of the Baptist Church prior to this time.    Mrs. Vernon had grown up in the Methodist Church.

     The Vernons were charter members of Hillsborough Methodist Church and served the church in many  capacities.   Both of them served on the Church Board.   Pop was a church trustee for many years.   Mrs. Vernon sang in the church choir, taught Sunday School Classes and was active in the Women's group.  She occasionally played the piano for church services.  She was always present at the weekly quilting and made many "fancy-work" projects for the church bazaar.  "Pop" usually sat on the back row at church.     He couldn't carry a tune but proudly sang along, his way of praising God.  He was frequently heard to give a loud "Amen".

     Mr. Vernon developed Leukemia in later years.  He took part in experimental treatment programs and was
heard to remark, "I'm doing this for my Grand kids.  " At the time of his death he had lived longer than any patient on record and some of the drugs tested on him would later benefit children.  His doctor notified the family of his case history being written up for a Medical Journal report.

     The Vernons were called Pop and Granny by their grandchildren.    Pop was about six feet tall and was a well proportioned man with striking brown eyes and a ready smile.   In earlier years he liked to hunt.  In later years he grew a big garden, raised fishing worms, raised a few pigs and boarded horses.   Pop loved Cuban Coffee and would stop to buy it any time he was near Ebor City.   He would always warn any of us who might be along with him not to tell "Mama" as he called Granny.   Pop was a big-hearted man who trusted everyone.  He often hired drifters to help with grove work.  On one such occasion a "trusted"  employee stole his truck during the night.    Another one stole his best suit.  There were often as many as six employees at a time who were also boarders.  Granny cooked for all of them.

      Granny was a short, stout woman and had blue eyes.    She liked to fish and to go to the beach.  She could float  on top of the water and would do so for a good length of time, a feat her grandchildren all tried to accomplish .
Granny  Tatted and Crocheted.   She always had several projects in progress and would sit and work on these for hours at a time.  We could all look forward to some kind of "fancy work" for Christmas along with the dollar bill she gave each child.   All the new babies received a tatted cap and booties.  Some of these are still used by Granny's great, great grandchildren.  Granny always had something good to say about anyone we might criticize. 

    Granny and Pop's home was on highway 301 which was paralleled by the railroad tracks.  Drifters often knocked on the door and asked for food.  Granny always found a job for each of them to do and fed them on the back porch.  I don't think she ever turned anyone away.  

   The whole family gathered at Pop and Granny's for most holidays.   Christmas  gatherings are especially memorable.  Everyone took their special foods and the house was filled with much conversation and laughter. Always before gifts were opened, the older grandchildren organized a First Christmas play.  We rummaged in Granny's closet for bathrobes for costumes and dragged the family cradle out to use for a manger.  (The cradle was first used when Mary Thornton was a baby and was given to Granny by an old lady she helped who had no grandchildren.  The cradle is now being used by Jeannine Henderson, granddaughter of Mary Thornton.)   The newest baby was always Baby Jesus.  Pop would make everyone stop whatever they were doing to watch us perform.  No matter how many lines we forgot or how off-key our songs we were praised for our efforts.  We learned from them that families are for loving.

     Mrs. Vernon died on July 1, 1962.   Her death certificate says she died in a Diabetic Coma.  Mr. Vernon died July 16, 1963. Both are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tampa, Florida.

SOURCES:  Hillsborough County Census Records, 1900, 1910, Marriage Records, Hillsborough County, Family
Bible of Lila Mary Tanner Vernon, Personal Information from "Pop" and "Granny". Bartow County, Georgia Census Records, 1900. Information from Mary T. Vernon Copeland, and Marianne Copeland Crews.

More About FRANK WILLARD VERNON:
Fact 1: 1897, Traveled on a Train with family to Florida as a small boy around 1900-1901
Fact 2: Bet. 1941 - 1945, Worked in shipyard in Tampa, Fl.
Fact 3: 1938, Was working at Stokely's Canning Plant, Tampa, Fl.
Fact 4: Bet. 1915 - 1937, Occupation, farmer
Fact 5: Charter member, Hillsborough United Meth. Church
Fact 6: 1963, Buried Rose Hill Cemetary, Tampa, Fl.
Fact 7: Called "Pop" by his grandchildren and many others
Fact 8: Abt. 1951, Developed Leukemia,
Fact 9: Couldn't carry a tune but loved to sing and frequently said "Amen" in church
Fact 12: 16 July, 1963, Died after long time Leukemia
Fact 13: 1963, Buried in Rose Hill Cemetary, Tampa, Fl.

More About LILA MARY TANNER:
Fact 1: Bet. 1888 - 1915, Lived in Tampa, Fl.
Fact 2: Loved to fish and go to the beach
Fact 3: Favorite cousin was Ivy P. Robles
Fact 4: Charter member of Hillsborough United Meth Church
Fact 5: Sang in Church Chior and was present if church doors were open
Fact 6: Attended W.S.C.S. meetings regularly
Fact 7: Quilted weekly with church group
Fact 8: Shelled peas, sold Avon, eggs, Stanley Products  to supplement income.
Fact 9: Always had a "fancywork" project if she was sitting down, these were given away
Fact 10: Was called "Granny" by her grandchildren.
Fact 11: Buried Rose Hill Cemetary, Tampa, Fl.

Children of FRANK VERNON and LILA TANNER are:
27. i. MELVIN WILLARD7 VERNON, b. 23 May, 1917, Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida; d. 31 March, 1983, Land of Lakes, Pasco Co., Fl..
28. ii. MARY THORNTON VERNON, b. 06 July, 1919, Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.
29. iii. DONALD TANNER VERNON, b. 09 October, 1920, Harney, Hillsborough Co., Florida; d. 01 March, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
30. iv. FRANKIE ROBLES VERNON, b. 09 October, 1925, Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida; d. 20 December, 1995, Tulsa, Creek County, Oklahoma.
31. v. WILLIAM DEFAE VERNON, b. 25 May, 1927, Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.

16.  ANTON GALT6 VERNON (JABEZ GALT5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 24 October, 1885 in Carrolton, Georgia, and died 19 April, 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida  buried Valdosta, Ga..   He married LOIS LILLIAN DUDLEY 11 October, 1908 in Dalton, Georgia, daughter of JOHN DUDLEY and SARAH FOSTER.

More About ANTON GALT VERNON:
Fact 1: Buried Valdosta, Georgia

More About LOIS LILLIAN DUDLEY:
Fact 1: Buried Valdosta, Georgia

Children of ANTON VERNON and LOIS DUDLEY are:
i. BUNETA PAULINE7 VERNON, b. 25 November, 1909, Dalton, Waitfield County, Georgia; d. 30 December, 1909, Dalton, Georgia.
32. ii. ANTON GALT VERNON, JR., b. 20 August, 1911, Dalton, Waitfield County, Georgia; d. 20 March, 1982, Screven, Georgia.
iii. TRAVIS GEORGE VERNON, b. 05 October, 1913, Dalton Waitfield County, Georgia; d. 26 April, 1940, Accidental,  Macon, Georgia buried Valdosta, Ga..
33. iv. FOSTER CARTER VERNON, b. 08 May, 1915, Dalton Waitfield County, Georgia; d. 1983, Jacksonville, Fl..
v. NOT NAMED VERNON, b. 24 April, 1917.
34. vi. "LITTLE" LOIS VERNON, b. 26 June, 1919.
35. vii. SARAH CAROLYN VERNON, b. 15 December, 1921, Dalton Waitfield County, Georgia.
36. viii. DOROTHY VERNON, b. 26 October, 1924, Dalton Waitfield County, Georgia.
37. ix. ALMA VERNON, b. 14 August, 1928, Tifton, Tift County, Georgia.

17.  MARY HALE6 VERNON (JABEZ GALT5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 07 April, 1892 in Georgia, and died 29 June, 1978 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married WALLACE M. PRITCHARD 06 November, 1919 in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Children of MARY VERNON and WALLACE PRITCHARD are:
i. WALLACE7 PRITCHARD, b. Abt. 1920.
ii. MARY VERNON PRITCHARD, b. Abt. 1922, Hillsborough County,  Fl.; m. ADRIAN BLANTON.

Generation No. 7

18.  WALLACE FRANKLIN7 MATTHEWS (GEORGIA ELIZA6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 09 October, 1889 in Bartow County, Georgia, and died 24 August, 1990 in Tifton, Georgia.   He married WYOLENE FINCHER 18 October, 1921 in Waleska, Georgia, daughter of ELIAS FINCHER and EMMA ATHERTON.

More About WALLACE FRANKLIN MATTHEWS:
Fact 1: Weent to Tampa and worked for Franklin D. Vernon ao his dairy farm at age 21

Children of WALLACE MATTHEWS and WYOLENE FINCHER are:
38. i. WALLACE FRANKLIN8 MATTHEWS, JR., b. 01 June, 1923, Tift. County, Georgia.
ii. FINCHER MATTHEWS, b. 05 March, 1925, Tift County, Georgia; m. (1) IVADELL THOMASSON, 07 June, 1960, Spray, North Carolina; m. (2) JOAN FAWLEY GOFF, 17 December, 1995, Tifton, Georgia.

More About FINCHER MATTHEWS:
Fact 1: Lives in Tifton, Ga.

19.  FRED WILLIAM7 MATTHEWS (GEORGIA ELIZA6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) died 06 June, 1943.  He married ETHEL BOWEN 02 March, 1919.

Children of FRED MATTHEWS and ETHEL BOWEN are:
i. BILLY8 MATTHEWS, d. Probably Macon, Georgia; m. ANITH.
ii. RALPH MATTHEWS, b. Abt. 1923.
iii. FRANCES MATTHEWS.

20.  SELMA VERNON7 MATTHEWS (GEORGIA ELIZA6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 10 October, 1902 in Livingston, Georgia, and died 08 January in New Port Richey, Florida.   She married CLARENCE EVERETT LAMBERSON 05 September, 1926 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Notes for CLARENCE EVERETT LAMBERSON:
     Clarence Lamberson

Children of SELMA MATTHEWS and CLARENCE LAMBERSON are:
39. i. CLARENCE EVERETT8 LAMBERSON, JR., b. 17 March, 1929, Tampa Hillsborough County, Florida; d. 09 November, 1987, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
40. ii. CLYDE RICHARD (CR) LAMBERSON, b. 11 June, 1931, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
41. iii. BARBARA ANN LAMBERSON, b. 23 November, 1932, Florida.

21.  LYDA MAE7 VERNON (JOHN HUDSON6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 11 January, 1905 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..  She married LYON B. HUTCHERSON 20 September, 1928.

More About LYON B. HUTCHERSON:
Fact 1: OPERATED AUCTION MARKET (CATTLE) in Kentucky

Children of LYDA VERNON and LYON HUTCHERSON are:
i. ELIZABETH ANN8 HUTCHERSON, m. ZACHARI.
ii. BROTHER HUTCHERSON.

22.  FRANK ATHERTON7 VERNON (JOHN HUDSON6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 13 February, 1910 in Dalton, Ga., and died 09 September, 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky.  He married ELIZABETH VORHANER 21 February, 1930.

More About FRANK ATHERTON VERNON:
Fact 1: Occupation Physician
Fact 2: Killed in auto accident While on the way home after doing  surgury.
Fact 3: Had an eye shot out while dove hunting but went on to become a surgeon.

Children of FRANK VERNON and ELIZABETH VORHANER are:
i. ELIZABETH ATHERTON8 VERNON.
ii. FRANCES BOYER VERNON.
iii. MARTHA WOODS VERNON.
iv. ANNE HUDSON VERNON.

23.  SYBIL7 VERNON (CARROLL ROWELL6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 06 March, 1916 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married MORGAN J. FOLEY 12 June, 1938 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, son of JOHN FOLEY and MYRTIA.

More About SYBIL VERNON:
Fact 1: 1934, Graduated Hillsboro High School
Fact 2: 1934-1948-Worked for Associated Stores. W.T. Grant Co., and Maas Brothers
Fact 3: Methodist Church
Fact 4: Says she gets around well and lives in family home at109 East Gladys Street, Tam
Fact 5: Sybil was seven years old when her mother married Lewis Joh.

More About MORGAN J. FOLEY:
Fact 1: 1933, Graduated Hillsboro High School
Fact 2: Occupation Plumber
Fact 3: Methodist Church
Fact 4: Died in his sleep-Buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetary

Child of SYBIL VERNON and MORGAN FOLEY is:
i. NO CHILDREN BORN TO THE8 FOLEYS.

24.  LANA7 SEELEY (MAMIE IRENE6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER).  She married UNKNOWN.

Children of LANA SEELEY and UNKNOWN are:
i. ADRIAN8.
ii. SON.

25.  HARRY J.7 SEELEY, JR. (MAMIE IRENE6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER).  He married DELORES FOSTER.

Children of HARRY SEELEY and DELORES FOSTER are:
i. HARRY J.8 SEELY III.
ii. JAMES R. SEELY.
iii. JADOLIE SEELY.
iv. MARNA A. SEELY.
v. VERNON SEELY.

26.  NELLE VERNON7 ST. JOHN (HORTENSE ELIZABETH/ MORRIS6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 12 October, 1916.  She married RHODEN.

Children of NELLE ST. JOHN and RHODEN are:
i. DAU8 RHODEN.
ii. SON RHODEN.
iii. CHILD RHODEN.

27.  MELVIN WILLARD7 VERNON (FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 23 May, 1917 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida, and died 31 March, 1983 in Land of Lakes, Pasco Co., Fl..  He married (1) EVANELL BEA PERRY 22 February, 1937 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, daughter of SAMUEL PERRY and JANIE MCRAE.  He married (2) MELBA EMILY ANDREWS LAWRENCE 1964 in Hillsborough County, Florida, daughter of EDGAR ANDREWS and EBBA SPITLER.

Notes for MELVIN WILLARD VERNON:
     Melvin Willard Vernon was born on May 23, 1917 in Harney, Florida.  He was the son of Frank Willard Vernon and Mary Lila Tanner.  Melvin's early years were spent on the family farm.  His first school was a one-room school on
property donated by the Vernon Family.  He graduated from Plant City High School in 1936.  Melvin then began a dairy business on the farm owned by his parents.  He married Evanell Bea Perry on February 22, 1937.  Evanell was the daughter of Sam Perry and Janie McRae.  Evanell was born in Tampa, Florida.  She attended school in Jackson Heights and Franklin Junior High School.  Evanell graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1936.
Melvin and Evanell had four children.

     Melvin joined the Hillsborough Methodist Church as a boy.   Evanell was a member of Jackson Heights Missionary Baptist Church and moved her membership to Hillsborough Methodist Church after she married.
Melvin served the church in many capacities and was instrumental in organizing the church's soft ball team.
Evanell was a member of the WSCS and was a Sunday School teacher in the children's department for a number of years.  She also played the piano for church services whenever the need arose.

     Melvin purchased property on the Hillsborough River and built a home and a dairy barn about 1947. He
milked cows there for a number of years.  Around 1955 he bought land near Antioch and moved his dairy
operation.  Melvin and Evanell were divorced in 1963.  He then moved his dairy operation to Pasco County.

     Evanell lived on in the family home for a number of years and then sold it and moved to Lake Thonotosassa.
She  died from cancer on February 24, 1980.  She is buried at Sunset Gardens, Cemetary.

     Melvin married Melba Emily Andrews Lawrence in 1964.   Melba's first husband was Pete Lawrence.  Pete and
Melba had several children whom Melvin adopted.  Melba was the daughter of Edgar Marshall Andrews and Ebba Spitler.  She was born on November 16, 1932 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  Melba moved to Plant City after Melvin's death from a heart attack on March 31, 1983.  He is buried at  Myrtle Hill  Cemetary.    Melba died on March 22, 1997.  Melba is buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetary.

SOURCES: Mary T. Vernon Copeland, Nancy Vernon Wilson, Evelyn Vernon Booth.
More About MELVIN WILLARD VERNON:
Fact 1: Occupation, Dairy Farmer
Fact 2: Member Hillsborough Methodist Church
Fact 12: 31 March, 1983, Died from Heart attack

More About EVANELL BEA PERRY:
Fact 1: Buried in Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa, Hillsborough Co., Fl.

Children of MELVIN VERNON and EVANELL PERRY are:
42. i. MELVIN WILLARD8 VERNON, JR., b. 22 December, 1938, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
43. ii. NANCY LEE VERNON, b. 21 March, 1941, Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.
44. iii. LILA JANE VERNON, b. 06 October, 1943, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
iv. TONI EVANELL VERNON, b. 22 February, 1945, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..

Notes for TONI EVANELL VERNON:
Toni Evanell Vernon was born on February 22, 1945 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.   She is the daughter of Melvin Willard Vernon and Evanell Bea Perry.  Toni was raised on the family farm on Davis Road and attended Thonotosassa Elementary School, Franklin Junior High School, and graduated from King High School in 1963.  Toni united with Hillsborough United Methodist Church as a young teenager.
Toni attended Tampa Business School and then went to work for Jackson Products for 24   years.  She then moved to McMinnville, Tennessee.  She began working for H & R Block and did Book Keeping on the side.  In May of 1998 Toni purchased four H & R Block offices which she continues to oversee.
Toni resides in McMinnville, Tennessee.

SOURCES:  Nancy Vernon Wilson and Toni Evanell Vernon


Children of MELVIN VERNON and MELBA LAWRENCE are:
45. v. CHARLOTTE VERNON8 (ADOPTED), b. 25 December, 1949, Hillsborough Co, Fl..
46. vi. EVELYN VERNON (ADOPTED), b. 10 August, 1951, Hillsborough Co, Fl..
47. vii. CAROL VERNON (ADOPTED), b. 06 January, 1953, Hillsborough Co, Fl..
48. viii. SHIRLEY VERNON (ADOPTED), b. 28 February, 1956, Hillsborough Co, Fl..
49. ix. HORACE LEE VERNON, b. 12 March, 1960, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..
50. x. HUDSON FRANK VERNON, b. 10 March, 1964, Dade City, Fl..
51. xi. WAYNE WILLARD VERNON, b. 23 March, 1967, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..

28.  MARY THORNTON7 VERNON (FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 06 July, 1919 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married ALLAN FLEMING COPELAND 18 June, 1939 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, son of GEORGE COPELAND and ANNIE MATTOX.

More About MARY THORNTON VERNON:
Fact 1: Bet. 1919 - 1939, Lived on farm with parents at Harney, Fl.
Fact 2: 1939, Worked at Stokely's Packing Plant where she lost her engagement ring   while cann
Fact 3: Bet. 1962 - 1974, Ran a home day care center
Fact 4: Attended one room school at Harney for several terms
Fact 5: 1935, Graduated from Plant City High School
Fact 6: 1935, Made an agreement with Mary Frances Tomberlin and Inez  to celebrate 5th Wedding
Fact 7: Anniversaries togather.
Fact 8: 1989, Celebrated 50th Anniversary in Arcadia, Fl. All children and grandchildren were

Notes for ALLAN FLEMING COPELAND:
     Allan Fleming Copeland was born March 15, 1917 in Odum, Georgia and was the son of George Riley Copeland and Annie Laura Mattox.   He attended schools in Odum and Jesup, Georgia.    From 1935-1939 Allan drove a truck and hauled produce.   He married Mary Thornton Vernon, daughter of Frank Willard Vernon and Lila Mary Tanner on June 18, 1939 at Hillsboro Methodist Church, Harney, Florida.  The couple met when Allan delivered a load of produce to the Vernon farm near Harney.

      Mr. and Mrs. Copeland lived in Odum, Ga.  about six months and then moved to Tampa, Florida.   Mr. Copeland
was employed at Sunnybrook Dairy from 1940-1946.  He then began a dairy business of his own.   The Copeland's moved to Cleveland, Charlotte County, Florida in 1952 and to Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida in 1956, expanding his business each  time they moved.   Mrs. Copeland operated a children's nursury in her home for many years in Arcadia.   Both Mr. and Mrs. Copeland retired in 1974.   In later years, the Copeland's operated a Bed and Breakfast in their home.  Mrs. Copeland still has some guests each winter.

     Mr. Copeland united with Friendship Baptist Church as a boy.   He transferred by letter to Hillsboro Methodist Church where his wife was already a member.   The family transferred membership to Cleveland Methodist Church on moving there and to Trinity Methodist Church following the move to Arcadia.    Mr. Copeland and his wife served on the board and taught Sunday School Classes for many years.   He was a member of the United Methodist Men's Club.    Mrs. Copeland belongs to the United Methodist Women's Group and is an active worker on all projects under taken. She was instumental in organizing the churches' annual Jumble Sale.

     Mr. Copeland was a member of Arcadia Kiwanis Club, and   Desoto County Farm Bureau and was a past president of the local group.    He was a member of the Florida Dairy Association and served as a State Director.   He served one term on the Arcadia City Council.   Mrs. Copeland is a member of the Desoto Memorial Hospital Pink Ladies and has given countless hours volunteering her time and in making jelly and pillows to sell in the gift shop.   The Copeland's delivered Meals on Wheels for several years.

     Mr. Copeland died of Congestive Heart Failure on January 5, 1997.   After cremation, a Memorial Service was held on January 10, 1997 at the Trinity United Methodist Church. 
     Mrs. Copeland resides at 1115 East Cypress Street, Arcadia, Florida, 34266.  She is active at church and often takes extended trips to visit with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

SOURCES: Family Bible of Annie Mattox Copeland, Hillsborough County Marriage Records, Family Bible of Lila Mary Tanner Vernon, Allan F. Copeland, Mary T. Vernon Copeland and personal knowledge of the author,
Marianne C. Crews.

More About ALLAN FLEMING COPELAND:
Cause of Death: Heart Disease
Fact 1: Bet. 1917 - 1934, Lived in Odum, Ga.
Fact 2: Attended schools in Odum and Jessup, Ga.
Fact 3: Bet. 1935 - 1939, Drove a truck and hauled produce.
Fact 4: 1939, Lived in Odum, Ga. abt. 6 mo.
Fact 5: Bet. 1940 - 1951, Lived in Tampa, Fl. Bought farm in 1943.
Fact 6: Bet. 1940 - 1946, Worked for Sunnybrook Dairy
Fact 7: Bet. 1946 - 1973, Dairy farm owner-operator
Fact 8: 18 June, 1939, Mar. by W.D.F. Snipes, M.G., #133795, Hills. Co. , Fl.
Fact 9: Bet. 1940 - 1951, Member Hillsborough United Meth. Church
Fact 10: Bet. 1951 - 1956, MemberMember Cleveland United Meth. Church, Cleveland, Fl.
Fact 11: Bet. 1956 - 1997, Member Trinity United Meth. Church, Arcadia, Fl.
Fact 12: 10 January, 1997, Memorial Service Trinity United Methodist Church, Arcadia, Fl., was cremated.
Fact 13: 05 January, 1997, Died of Congestive Heart Failure; Memorial Service Trinity United Methodist Chur
Medical Information: Allan had Bi-Pass surgury and Gall Bladder surgury.

Children of MARY VERNON and ALLAN COPELAND are:
52. i. MARIANNE8 COPELAND, b. 01 March, 1940, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
53. ii. ALLAN GILBERT COPELAND, b. 02 February, 1941, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
54. iii. EARLE VERNON COPELAND, b. 20 December, 1943, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
55. iv. SANDRA FAYE COPELAND, b. 13 September, 1947, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida; d. 08 September, 1993, Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida.
56. v. CHERYL KAY COPELAND, b. 01 July, 1951, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

29.  DONALD TANNER7 VERNON (FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 09 October, 1920 in Harney, Hillsborough Co., Florida, and died 01 March, 1980 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married MARY BRUBAKER 04 November, 1945 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, daughter of DAVID BRUBAKER and JESSIE ALLRIGHT.

Notes for DONALD TANNER VERNON:
Donald Tanner Vernon was born on October 9, 1920 at Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.   He was the son of Frank Willard Vernon and Lila Mary Tanner.  Donald attended the one room school on property the Vernons had given for the school to be placed on.   He attended high school in Plant City, Florida.
WWII began shortly after Donald completed high school and he enlisted in the United States Army.  After the war was over, Donald began milking cows and moved to Bradenton, Florida where he operated a dairy farm for several years.  He then moved to Punta Gorda, Florida in 1955 where he resided for about one year.  Donald returned to Tampa, Florida about 1956. He was a Metropolitan Insurance for a number of years.    He ran a sandwich route until his death in 1980.
Donald married Mary Brubaker on November 4, 1945 in Tampa, Florida.  Mary is the daughter of David E. Brubaker and Jessie Irene Allright.  Mary was born on September 5, 1928 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
Donald united with Hillsborough United Methodist Church as a boy.  He transferred his membership to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church about 1958.  Mary joined the Catholic Church as a young girl.  While his children were attending OLPH Academy, Donald served as President of P.T.A.
Mary and Donald had nine children, seven of whom lived to adulthood and whose biographies are given elsewhere in this book.
Donald died after a long series of heart problems on March 1, 1980 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He is buried in Garden of Memories Cemetary, Tampa, Florida.   Mary continues to reside in Tampa, Florida.    

SOURCES:  Mary Brubaker Vernon, Maxine Vernon Urquhart, and Mary Thornton Vernon Copeland 

More About DONALD TANNER VERNON:
Fact 12: 01 March, 1980, Died from heart attack
Fact 13: 1980, Buried in Garden Of Memories Cemetary, Tampa, Fl.

Children of DONALD VERNON and MARY BRUBAKER are:
i. MARY LORETTA8 VERNON, b. 30 September, 1948, Tampa, Florida; d. 30 September, 1948, Tampa, Florida   Garden of Memories Cemetary,Tampa.

More About MARY LORETTA VERNON:
Fact 1: 30 September, 1948, Stillborn baby buried in Garden of Memories Cemetary, Tampa, Fl.

57. ii. DONALD DAVID VERNON, b. 10 October, 1950, Bradenton, Manatee Co.,, Florida.
58. iii. STELLA MAXINE VERNON, b. 05 October, 1951, Bradenton, Manatee County, Fl..
iv. ROBERT FRANCIS VERNON, b. 30 April, 1952, Bradenton, Florida; d. 30 April, 1952, Bradenton, Florida  Garden of Memories Cemetary, Tampa.

More About ROBERT FRANCIS VERNON:
Fact 1: 30 April, 1952, Stillborn Baby , buried Garden of Memories Cemetary, Tampa, Fl.

59. v. FRANK WILLARD VERNON II, b. 19 March, 1953, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.
60. vi. JESSIE IRENE VERNON, b. 19 April, 1954, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.
61. vii. THOMAS WILLIAM VERNON, b. 27 August, 1955, Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida.
62. viii. MARY TERESA VERNON, b. 29 April, 1959, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
ix. LAURANCE JOHN VERNON, b. 14 August, 1961, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida; m. MARY KATHERINE MORGAN BLAZAVITCH, 27 November, 1994, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..

Notes for LAURANCE JOHN VERNON:
     Laurance John Vernon was born on August 14, 1961 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He is the son of Donald Tanner Vernon and Mary Brubaker .  Laurance attended schools in Hillsborough County.  He completed Chef's School at Tampa Vo Tech.

     After completing Chef's School, Laurance enlisted in the US Army.  He was discharged after 11 years following an injury.  Laurance returned to Tampa and is employed by Eddy Griffin where he does Stucco Designs.  He has worked on a variety of projects including designs for Kentucky Fried Chicken in various locations.  His job keeps him traveling.

     Laurance married Mary Katherine Morgan Blazavitch on November 27, 1994.  Mary Katherine, born on December 25, 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts, is the daughter of Arthur W. Morgan and Mary Catherine Bullman.

     Laurance and Mary Katherine attend Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

    Mary Katherine had  children from her previous marriage to Mr. Blazavitch.  One of her children died from Leukemia in 1995.

SOURCES:  Mary Brubaker Vernon;  Jessie Vernon Murray;  Maxine Vernon Urquhart 

30.  FRANKIE ROBLES7 VERNON (FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 09 October, 1925 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida, and died 20 December, 1995 in Tulsa, Creek County, Oklahoma.  She married RICHARD BLAIR MEECH 04 September, 1947 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida, son of HART MEECH and REGINA.

More About FRANKIE ROBLES VERNON:
Fact 12: Died from Cancer

Notes for RICHARD BLAIR MEECH:
     Richard B. Meech was born in Pennscola, Florida on February 25, 1920, the son of Hart D Meech and Regina          Reich.  The family moved to the Redfork area of Tulsa, Oklahoma when Richard was a small boy.  He attended Tulsa schools and graduated from Webster High School in 1939.  Dick then attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater for a couple of years.  He was on the football team during this time.

     Dick joined the United States Air Force and was in the Air Force until the end of World War 11.  He met Frankie Robles Vernon while he was stationed at McDill Field in Tampa, Florida.  They were married on September 4, 1947 at Hillsborough Methodist Church, Harney, Florida.  Frankie was the daughter of Frank Willard Vernon and Lila Mary Tanner and was born on October 9, 1925 at Harney, Florida.

     The couple moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and stayed with Dick's family while he completed college at Oklahoma State University.  They then moved to Ft. Worth Texas where their daughter Rosemary was born on March 20, 1951.  They then moved to Nashville, Tennessee where they resided until Dick was called back into the Air Force for the duration of the Korean War.  Frankie returned to Tampa with daughter, Rosemary, while Dick was overseas.

     At the end of the Korean War the Meech's moved back to Tulsa where Dick went to work for American Air Lines.
He worked for American until his retirement some thirty years later.

     Daughters, Teresa, Regina, and Susan were born after the couple returned to Tulsa.

     Frankie attended school in Harney , Temple Terrace, Hillsborough High In Tampa, and graduated from Plant City High School.   She then went to work for Western Union and worked on assignments in San Francisco, California, Chicago, Illinois, and New York, New York as well as in Tampa.  She worked for Sears for a number of years after moving to Tulsa and retired from there.   In later years, Frankie worked for Independent Opportunities providing care for developmentally delayed individuals.  She was the employee of the month shortly before her death.

     Frankie was a member from childhood of the Hillsborough Methodist Church.  After moving to Tulsa she began attending Epworth United Methodist where she taught a Sunday School Class for the handicapped.  She was
instrumental in the formation of this class.  Dick is also a member of Epworth.

     Dick is a member of the Masonic Lodge and also of the Akdar Temple Shrinner Organization.

SOURCES;Bible Records Lila Tanner Vernon,  Marriage Records Hillsborough County Florida,  Frankie Robles Vernon Meech, Richard B. Meech, Rosemary Meech Davis, Mary T. Vernon Copeland and personal knowledge.

Children of FRANKIE VERNON and RICHARD MEECH are:
63. i. ROSEMARY8 MEECH, b. 20 March, 1951, Ft. Worth, Texas.
64. ii. TERESA MEECH, b. 03 August, 1953, Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
65. iii. REGINA DIANE MEECH, b. 07 February, 1956, Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
iv. SUSAN MEECH, b. 30 August, 1963, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Ok..

Notes for SUSAN MEECH:    Susan Meech was born on August 23, 1963, the daughter of Richard B. Meech and Frankie Robles Vernon.  Susie was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
   Susie's early school years were in Sapulpa Schools.  Susie was then enrolled at Hissom for several years where she received job training.  Susie is employed by Hardee's and has been at the same position for a number of years.  She always has a smile and a friendly hello for everyone both at work and elsewhere.
Susie united with Epworth United Methodist Church  when she was a child.  She attends Epworth and is an active member.  She rarely misses a service.  Susie resides in 6331 S 33 W Av. Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74132.

SOURCES;  Frankie Robles Meech, Rosemary Meech Davis, and personal knowledge.

31.  WILLIAM DEFAE7 VERNON (FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 25 May, 1927 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married BETTY JO TANNER 25 January, 1948 in Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida, daughter of JAMES TANNER and MYRTLE MASSEY.

Notes for WILLIAM DEFAE VERNON:
     William DeFae  Vernon was born in Harney, Florida on May 27, 1927, son of Frank Willard Vernon and Mary Lila Tanner.  He was named for both of his grandfathers and was called " Billy De"while he was growing up.    "Bill", as he is now  known to friends and family,   attended schools in Hillsborough County.  His first school was the one-room school known as Harney School  that his father had attended as a boy.  After graduating from Plant City High School, Bill attended The University of Tampa.  He left college for the  US Maritime Service and served as a radio operator and Purser   from 1944-1946.
    Following his Maritime service,  Bill was a dairy owner-operator from 1947-1950 and then sold his herd to begin working for Metropolitan Insurance Company.   He was in personal production for 26 years and for 13 years was a sales manager.   He qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table 5 years and was the number 1 Sales Manager in the Florida Region in 1965.  He qualified for the National Quality Award 25 years.  Bill is a Co-Owner of V & R Insurance and served as President of Associated Investors.  He served as a director of  the Hillsboro Sun Bank for 20 years.  and on the City Council at Plant City.   
     Bill has always been a participant in the community.  He has been a little league coach, is a former officer and director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and is a former City Commissioner for the City of Plant City.  He is a past president of Plant City Lions Club, and a past member of the Hillsborough County Board of Public Instruction.  He served on the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority for 8 years.  He has been a Board Member and Director of the Hillsborough County Fair and Strawberry Festival for over 20 years.  He received the Plant City Civic Clubs 1980 Citizen of the Year Award.
     On January 25, 1948, Bill married Betty Jo Tanner in a garden wedding at her parents home in Plant City, Florida.  Betty Jo, born on April 23, 1927, is the daughter of James Ira Tanner and Myrtle Mae Massey.  She attended school in Plant City and graduated from Plant City High School. She then attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida.  She worked as a first grade teacher for two years, leaving teaching to stay at home with her children.    
     According to an article printed in the Plant City paper on April 1, 1996, Betty Jo Vernon has served as an officer in almost every civic club in Plant City.  She worked on the ARTRAIN committee and was on the Arts Council.  She is an expert china painter but according to the article, says she is, first, and foremost, a homemaker and a grandmother.
     The Vernons are members of First United Methodist Church where they have served on the Administrative Board and Bill is a past Trustee.
     The Vernons received Family of the Year Award for Plant City in 1973.  They have two sons James William Vernon and Christopher Tanner Vernon.

SOURCES:  Bill and Betty Jo Vernon,  Mary T. Vernon Copeland, Plant City Newspaper, April 1, 1996, Hillsborough County Marriage Records.

More About WILLIAM DEFAE VERNON:
Fact 1: Director Hillsboro Bank
Fact 2: Bet. 1959 - 1961, City Commissioner Plant City, Fl.

Children of WILLIAM VERNON and BETTY TANNER are:
66. i. JAMES WILLIAM8 VERNON, b. 10 January, 1949, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
ii. CHRISTOPHER TANNER VERNON, b. 28 December, 1960, Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida; m. TAMARA SUE MEISTER, 12 October, 1996, Marion, Linn County, Iowa.

Notes for CHRISTOPHER TANNER VERNON:
     Christopher Tanner Vernon was born in Plant City, Florida on December 28, 1960.  "Chris" is the son of William DeFae Vernon and Betty Jo Tanner.  He attended schools in Plant City and graduated from Plant City High School.   While still a student at Plant City, Chris excelled at swimming and in water skiing.  Later, Chris skied professionally at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida and at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
  

      Chris attended Florida State University where he graduated Cum Laude and received a B.S. in Finance in 1984.   He then enrolled in Stetson University College of Law and completed his degree in 1987.
 

     Chris married Tamera Sue Meister in Marion, Linn County, Iowa on October 12, 1996.  Tamera is the daughter of Howard Kent Meister and Carol Josephine Bunce.  She was born on November 2, 1966 and grew up in Marion.   Tamera attended schools in Marion and graduated from high school there.  She is employed as a Human Resource person.

     Chris and Tami reside in Naples, Florida where Chris is employed by the law firm of Treiser, Kob,za, and Volpe.
They attend the United Methodist Church.

SOURCES:  Christopher Tanner Vernon, Bill and Betty Jo Vernon          

32.  ANTON GALT7 VERNON, JR. (ANTON GALT6, JABEZ GALT5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 20 August, 1911 in Dalton, Waitfield County, Georgia, and died 20 March, 1982 in Screven, Georgia.   He married WILLIE MAE COLLINS 27 May, 1931 in Adel, Georgia, daughter of JOHN COLLINS and DAISY DAVIS.

Child of ANTON VERNON and WILLIE COLLINS is:
67. i. ANTON G.8 VERNON III, b. 31 March, 1932, Kathleen, Florida.

33.  FOSTER CARTER7 VERNON (ANTON GALT6, JABEZ GALT5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 08 May, 1915 in Dalton Waitfield County, Georgia, and died 1983 in Jacksonville, Fl..  He married (1) DAPHNE MURIER HIGGITT 27 October, 1937 in Shanghai, China  Divorced 1946.   He married (2) MYRTICE SALTER 1946.

Children of FOSTER VERNON and MYRTICE SALTER are:
i. HELEN LOIS8 VERNON, b. 14 September, 1946, Waycross, Georgia; m. FRIDY.
ii. ALICIA KATHERINE VERNON, b. 27 March, 1948, Waycross, Georgia; m. KNOLL.

34.  "LITTLE" LOIS7 VERNON (ANTON GALT6, JABEZ GALT5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 26 June, 1919.  She married (1) EDISON TASEY.  She married (2) NORM MOUM.  She married (3) JAMES RONALD PITTS 03 April, 1937 in Tifton, Tift County, Georgia.

Child of "LITTLE" VERNON and JAMES PITTS is:
i. JAMES RONALD8 PITTS, JR., b. 22 January, 1951.

35.  SARAH CAROLYN7 VERNON (ANTON GALT6, JABEZ GALT5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 15 December, 1921 in Dalton Waitfield County, Georgia.  She married JAMES EDWARD TAGGERT 26 April, 1943 in Neosho, Missouri.

Children of SARAH VERNON and JAMES TAGGERT are:
i. CAROL ANN8 TAGGERT, b. 11 May, 1944, Valdosta, Georgia; m. MORAN.
ii. PAMELA JEAN TAGGERT, b. 20 October, 1951.
iii. KIMBERLY TAGGERT.

36.  DOROTHY7 VERNON (ANTON GALT6, JABEZ GALT5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 26 October, 1924 in Dalton Waitfield County, Georgia.  She married WILLIAM HARVEY SIMPSON 14 February, 1944 in San Francisco, California.

Child of DOROTHY VERNON and WILLIAM SIMPSON is:
i. WILLIAM HARVEY8 SIMPSON, b. 31 October, 1949.

37.  ALMA7 VERNON (ANTON GALT6, JABEZ GALT5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 14 August, 1928 in Tifton, Tift County, Georgia.  She married ELVIN FRANCIS SHEALY 26 June, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida..

Children of ALMA VERNON and ELVIN SHEALY are:
i. PATRICIA LYNN8 SHEALY, b. 13 September, 1952.
ii. DAVID SHEALY.

Generation No. 8

38.  WALLACE FRANKLIN8 MATTHEWS, JR. (WALLACE FRANKLIN7, GEORGIA ELIZA6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 01 June, 1923 in Tift. County, Georgia.  He married SARA FOREHAND in Sylvester County, Georgia, daughter of WILLIAM FOREHAND and ETHEL.

More About WALLACE FRANKLIN MATTHEWS, JR.:
Fact 1: Lives in Sattellite Beach, Fl.

Children of WALLACE MATTHEWS and SARA FOREHAND are:
i. WAYNE9 MATTHEWS.
ii. DEBRA JANE MATTHEWS, m. (1) HAM; m. (2) PAINTER.

39.  CLARENCE EVERETT8 LAMBERSON, JR. (SELMA VERNON7 MATTHEWS, GEORGIA ELIZA6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 17 March, 1929 in Tampa Hillsborough County, Florida, and died 09 November, 1987 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  He married (1) NORMA JEAN GREENLAW 15 August, 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida      Were Divorced.  He married (2) ONDINA 1977 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Child of CLARENCE LAMBERSON and ONDINA is:
i. DENNIS9 LAMBERSON, b. 17 March, 1979, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

40.  CLYDE RICHARD (CR)8 LAMBERSON (SELMA VERNON7 MATTHEWS, GEORGIA ELIZA6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 11 June, 1931 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.   He married JEAN JONES 11 June, 1950 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, daughter of WILLIAM JONES and JEANNIE RIDLEY.

Children of CLYDE LAMBERSON and JEAN JONES are:
i. JOHN MARK9 LAMBERSON, b. 19 November, 1956, Florida; m. SARAH.
ii. CAROLE ANNE LAMBERSON, b. 19 March, 1951.
iii. CLYDE RICHARD LAMBERSON, JR., b. 19 March, 1954.

41.  BARBARA ANN8 LAMBERSON (SELMA VERNON7 MATTHEWS, GEORGIA ELIZA6 VERNON, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 23 November, 1932 in Florida.  She married (1) FRANK SMITH Abt. 1955 in Florida.  She married (2) ________WALBURN Abt. 1981.

Children of BARBARA LAMBERSON and FRANK SMITH are:
i. SON9 SMITH.
ii. DAUGHTER SMITH.
iii. GIRL SMITH.

Child of BARBARA LAMBERSON and ________WALBURN is:
iv. NO CHILDREN BY9 ________WALBURN.

42.  MELVIN WILLARD8 VERNON, JR. (MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 22 December, 1938 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married MARY ANN ELIZABETH TYSON 26 March, 1960 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Notes for MELVIN WILLARD VERNON, JR.:
Melvin Willard Vernon, Jr. was born on December 22, 1938 at Harney, Florida. H is the son of Melvin Willard Vernon and Evanell Bea Perry. Melvin grew up on his parent's dairy farm on the Hillsborough River. He
attended Temple Terrace Elementary School, Franklin Junior High School, and graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1956. Melvin then attended The University of Tampa and ABAC in Tifton, Georgia.
Melvin married Mary Ann Elizabeth Tyson on March 23, 1960 at the Hillsborough Methodist Church at Harney.
The couple lived in South Carolina for several years where they ran a dairy farm.   Melvin and Ann were divorced about 1969.
Melvin joined the Hillsborough Methodist Church as a young teen. He was active in the church youth group and
in the Youth For Christ Organization.
Melvin ran a flower shop for a number of years. For the last few years he has worked as a waiter in fine food restaurants.
Melvin and Ann have one daughter, Donya Diane, born October 18, 1962 in South Carolina.   Donya completed high school in Tampa, Florida.  She married Terry Ashe and had three children, Nathaniel, Charles, and Joselyn.  Donya and Terry were divorced and she married Bruce Browning on July 17, 1993.  They have one daughter, Jessica, and one son, Michael.

SOURCES: Melvin Willard Vernon, Jr., Nancy Wilson, Donya Vernon Browning, Bruce Browning, and Marianne Copeland Crews. 

Child of MELVIN VERNON and MARY TYSON is:
68. i. DONYA DIANNE9 VERNON, b. 18 October, 1962, Laurens, South Carolina.

43.  NANCY LEE8 VERNON (MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 21 March, 1941 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married ROBERT ANTHONY WILSON 30 September, 1960 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Notes for ROBERT ANTHONY WILSON:
Robert Anthony Wilson was born on April 25, 1939 in Antioch, Hillsborough County, Florida.   He is the son of Solon Wilson and Ethel Amanda Dykes.  "Bobby" married Nancy Lee Vernon on September 30, 1960 at Hillsborough Methodist Church, Harney, Florida.  Nancy is the daughter of Melvin Willard Vernon and Evanell Bea Perry.   Nancy and Bob have four children.
"Bobby" grew up in Tampa, Florida and graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1957.  He then joined the Army and served as a paratrooper during his tour of duty and spent one year in Korea.  After leaving the Army  Bob worked for  Sea Coast Transportation for thirteen years and then began a freight hauling business which he is still operating.
Nancy grew up on her parent's farm on the Hillsborough River.  She attended Temple Terrace and Thonotosassa Elementary Schools, Franklin Junior High School, and was graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1959.  Nancy worked for GTE for a couple of years and then sold Bee-Line Fashions for a number of years.   She   currently  is a  consultant for Petra Fashions.
Nancy and Bob are active  members of Hillsborough United Methodist Church which Nancy   joined at about age 12.  Bob united with Belmont Heights Advent Christian Church as a teenager.  He transferred his membership to Hillsborough United Methodist Church shortly after he and Nancy were married.  They work wherever needed and have served in various positions on the church board..  Bob is often found frying fish or using the grill for church suppers.  Bob and Nancy's children are also members of Hillsborough United Methodist Church.
Nancy and Bob raised their family in the Antioch community on Thonotosassa Road.   Their children follow.
Cynda Lou Wilson was born on February 16, 1962 in Tampa, Florida.  She  attended Plant City Schools.  She graduated in 1980.  She then attended The University of South Florida.  Cynda married Scott Scheifele on December 3, 1982.  Cynda and Scott have three children, Lucas Cabot , born August 8, 1983; Tyler McRae, born August 13, 1987; and Kortney Quinn, born April 14, 1989.  Cynda and Scott were divorced about 1993.  Cynda resides in the Plant City area.
Caren Bea Wilson was born on July 27, 1963 in Tampa, Florida.  She attended Plant City Schools and graduated in 1981.  She then took classes at Hillsborough Community College.  Caren worked for GTE for a number of years.  She is presently employed by UIT.  She resides on Gallegher Road in the Antioch community.
Connie Marie was born on July 12 1966 in Tampa, Florida.  she also attended Plant City Schools and graduated from Plant City High School in 1982.  She then attended college in Virginia for a year.  Connie received a degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida in 1989.  She worked as a nurse at Brandon Community Hospital.  She is presently employed at GTE.  Connie resides on Gallagher Road in the Antioch community.
Robert Anthony Wilson, Jr. was born on June 7, 1968 in Tampa, Florida.  He attended Plant City schools and was graduated from Plant city High School in 1986.  After graduation Rob began working for Charlie's Plant Farm and worked there for several years.   Rob is now employed by Publix.  He resides in Lakeland, Florida.

SOURCES: Robert Anthony Wilson, Sr., Nancy Wilson,  and Cynda Wilson Scheifele.  

Children of NANCY VERNON and ROBERT WILSON are:
69. i. CYNDA LOU9 WILSON, b. 17 February, 1962, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
ii. CAREN BEA WILSON, b. 27 July, 1963, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..
iii. CONNIE MARIE WILSON, b. 14 July, 1966, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
iv. ROBERT ANTHONY WILSON, JR., b. 07 June, 1968, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

44.  LILA JANE8 VERNON (MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 06 October, 1943 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married ROBERT WAYNE KATO 31 December, 1963 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Notes for ROBERT WAYNE KATO:
Robert Wayne Kato was born on February 16, 1939 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.    Son of Tommy Mason Kato and Winifred Lucile Goodell, he was the second born of five children.  The family lived in Tampa until Wayne was a young teenager at which time the family moved to Thonotosassa, Florida.   Wayne attended Hillsborough County schools and was graduated from Hillsborough High School in June of 1958.
Wayne married Lila Jane Vernon at Hillsborough United Methodist Church, Harney, Florida on December 31, 1963.  Jane was born on October 6, 1943 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida and is the daughter of Melvin Willard Vernon and Evanell Bea Perry.  Jane attended Temple Terrace and Thonotosassa Elementary Schools, Franklin Junior High School, and graduated from Hillsborough High School in June 1961.  She then attended Business University of Tampa and graduated in 1964.
Jane, Wayne and family attended Hillsborough United Methodist Church for many years taking an active part in various church activities.  Jane had joined the church as a young teenager and Wayne united with the church about the time they were married.  Their children are still members of this church.
Immediately after graduation from high school, Wayne went to work for Peninsula Telephone Company which would later be acquired by GTE.  He worked for the telephone company retiring after 35 years.  For 2 1/2 years, Wayne enjoyed retirement only to be called to the ministry in 1996.  Wayne was assigned to the Gibsonton United Methodist Church, Gibsonton, Florida where he continues to serve as a part-time lay minister. 
Jane worked for a short time and then stayed home to raise the couple's four children.    She always had a few cattle and horses.  Jane and Wayne reside on Gallagher Rd. in the Antioch community.
Wendi Sue Kato was born on July 17, 1966 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She attended Hillsborough County Schools and graduated from Plant City High School.   Wendi then attended college in Virginis for one year. She graduated from the University of South Florida and is employed as a CPA. Wendi married Michael Kent Schelb at Hillsborough United Methodist Church on August 8, 1986.  Kent was born on March 18, 1964 and is the son of Roland M. Schelb and Nancy Lee Singletary.  Kent graduated from the University of South Florida and is employed as an Accountant.  The couple are members of Hillsborough United Methodist Church.  They have two children:   Lauren Nicole was born on December 12, 1992 and Alexa Victoria on January 31, 1996.   Both girls were born at Brandon, Florida.  Wendi and Kent reside on Gallagher Rd. in the Antioch community.
Alice Jane Kato was born on August 23, 1969 in Tampa,Florida.  She attended Hillsborough County schools and was graduated from Plant City High School.  Alice married Dale Alan North on February 15, 1992 at the Hillsborough United Methodist Church.   Dale is the son of Avon Elwood North and Isla Hutchinson.  He was born on October 8, 1969 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  Dale attended Hillsborough County Schools.  The couple have two daughters:  Savannah Bailey North was born on May 2, 1995 and Skyler Brook North was born September 28, 1996.  Alice and Dale reside on Gallagher Rd., in the Antioch community.
Tamela "Tammy" Gail Kato was bon December 28, 1971 in Tampa, Florida.  She also attended Hillsborough County Schools and was graduated from Plant City High School.   Tammy married Thomas Funk, son of Robert L. Funk and Barbara Jeter on November 19, 1996,  They were married at the Hillsborough United Methodist Church.  Tom was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania on November 5, 1969.  The couple resides in the Mulberry, Florida  area.
Samuel Wayne Kato was born  August 8, 1974 in Tampa, Florida.  He attended schools in Plant City, Florida and graduated from Plant City High School in 1992.   Sam has attended classes at Hillsborough Community College and is still searching for a career.  He is single and resides with his parents.

SOURCES:  Jane and Wayne Kato, Wendi Kato Schelb, Alice Kato North, Tammy Kato Funk, and Hillsborough County, Florida Marriage Records     


Children of LILA VERNON and ROBERT KATO are:
70. i. WENDI SUE9 KATO, b. 17 July, 1966, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
71. ii. ALICE JANE KATO, b. 23 August, 1969, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
iii. TAMELA (TAMMI) GAIL KATO, b. 28 December, 1971, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida; m. TOM FUNK, 19 November, 1996, Tampa,, Hillsborough County, Florida.
iv. SAMUEL WAYNE KATO, b. 28 August, 1974, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

45.  CHARLOTTE VERNON8 (ADOPTED) (MELVIN WILLARD7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 25 December, 1949 in Hillsborough Co, Fl..  She married CHUCK PHELPS 19 April, 1970 in Georgia.

Notes for CHARLOTTE VERNON (ADOPTED):
     Charlotte Vernon was born on December 25, 1949 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  She is the daughter of Melba Emily Andrews and Pete Lawrence and was adopted by Melvin Willard Vernon after he and Melba were married.  Charlotte graduated from high school in Pasco County.
     Charlotte married Chuck Plelps on April 19, 1970 in Georgia.   Two children were born to the Phelps.
     Belinda Phelps was born in 1971.  She married Jeffrey Freeman in 1990.  Belinda and Jeffrey have two children.  Justin Freeman was born in 1993 and Brooke Freeman in 1996.
     Pamela Phelps was born in 1975.  She married Craig Chandler in 1994.

SOURCES:  Evelyn Vernon Booth

More About CHARLOTTE VERNON (ADOPTED):
Fact 1: 1968, Graduated Pasco County High School
Fact 2: Drove bus for Hillsborough County Schools

Children of CHARLOTTE (ADOPTED) and CHUCK PHELPS are:
72. i. BELINDA9 PHELPS, b. 1971.
ii. PAMELA PHELPS, b. 1975; m. CRAIG CHANDLER, 1994.

46.  EVELYN VERNON8 (ADOPTED) (MELVIN WILLARD7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 10 August, 1951 in Hillsborough Co, Fl..  She married (1) DONALD DAVID VERNON 1971 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl., son of DONALD VERNON and MARY BRUBAKER.   She married (2) JAMES (JIM) BOOTH 14 January, 1978.

Notes for EVELYN VERNON (ADOPTED):
Evelyn Vernon was born on August 10, 1951 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  She is the daughter ofMelba Emily Andrews and Pete Lawrence.  She was adopted by Melvin Vernon after Melba and Melvin were married.  Evelyn attended Hillsborough County schools for a time.  She graduated from a Pasco County High School High School.
Evelyn married Donald David Vernon, son of Donald Tanner Vernon and Mary Brubaker in 1971.   One daughter was born to this couple.  Donnie and Evelyn were later divorced.
Evelyn married James (Jim) Booth on January 14, 1978.  Jim and Evely live at Six Mile Creek.  Evelyn drove a school bus for several years.  Jim operates a trailer moving business and Evely assists him.  The couple have one daughter.
Donna Lee Vernon was born on April 13, 1971.She attended Hillsborough County schools.   After high school Donna Lee recieved a degree from Florida Southern College.   She married Robert Burleson, son of Faye Cannon.  Donna and Robert have one daughter Hayley Paige wo was born January 7, 1997.
Julie Anne Booth was born on January 17, 1979.  She is presently attending Florida Southern College.

SOURCES:  Evelyn Vernon Booth

More About EVELYN VERNON (ADOPTED):
Fact 1: 1969, Graduated Pasco County High School
Fact 2: Turkey Creek Baptist Church
Fact 3: School bus driver Hillsborough Co. many years
Fact 4: Booth Mobile Home Delivery
Fact 5: 3710 S. Drawdy Rd., Plant City, Fl.33566
Fact 6: Grandma Club

Notes for DONALD DAVID VERNON:
Donald David Vernon was born on October 10, 1950, the son of Donald Tanner Vernon and Mary Brubaker.  Donnie was born in Bradenton, Florida.  His early years were spent on his father's dairy farm in Bradenton.  The family moved to Punta Gorda, Florida for a short time in 1955 and then moved back to Tampa, Florida early in 1956.  Donnie attended Catholic elementary schools during his elementary years, Franklin Junior High School, and was graduated from King High School.  While in High school, Donnie was active in Future Farmers of America.  While at Franklin, Donnie was President of the Future Farmers of America.
Donnie married Evelyn Vernon, adopted daughter of Melvin Willard Vernon and Melba Emily Andrews, in 1970.  Evelyn was born on August 10, 1951 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  Donnie and Evelyn have one daughter,  Donna Lee, who was born on April 13, 1971 in Tampa, Florida.  Donnie and Evelyn were divorced prior to 1978.
Donna Lee Vernon married Robert Burleson on October 3, 1994.  They have one daughter, Haley Paige, born January 1, 1997.
Donnie has another daughter, Elaina Dawn, whose mother was Sharon (maiden name unknown).   Elaina was born on August 14, 1984.
Donnie was confirmed in the Catholic Church as a boy.

SOURCES:  Maxine Vernon Urquhart, Evelyn Vernon Booth, Jessie Vernon Murray

Child of EVELYN (ADOPTED) and DONALD VERNON is:
73. i. DONNA LEE9 VERNON, b. 13 April, 1971, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..

Child of EVELYN (ADOPTED) and JAMES BOOTH is:
ii. JULIE ANNE9 BOOTH, b. 14 January, 1979, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..

More About JULIE ANNE BOOTH:
Fact 1: Most Valuable Player Volleyball, Hillsborough Co.
Fact 2: Attending Florida Southern College on a Volleyball Scholarship

47.  CAROL VERNON8 (ADOPTED) (MELVIN WILLARD7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 06 January, 1953 in Hillsborough Co, Fl..  She married JAMES VALENTINE STREER 11 February, 1972, son of JOSEPH STREER and EVELYN STEEN.

Notes for CAROL VERNON (ADOPTED):
Carol Vernon was born on January 6, 1953.  She is the daughter of Melba Emily Andrews and Pete Lawrence.  She was adopted by Melvin Willard Vernon after he and Melba were married.  Carol graduated from Pasco County High School.  She married James Valentine Streer on February 11, 1972.
James is the son of Joseph Streer and Evelyn Streen.
Carol and James have two children.  James Wesley Streer was born on December 21, 1975.  Jeffrey Adam Streer was born on January 28, 1984.

SOURCES:  Evelyn Vernon Booth

Children of CAROL (ADOPTED) and JAMES STREER are:
i. JAMES WESLEY9 STREER, b. 21 December, 1975.
ii. JEFFREY ADAM STREER, b. 28 January, 1984.

48.  SHIRLEY VERNON8 (ADOPTED) (MELVIN WILLARD7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 28 February, 1956 in Hillsborough Co, Fl..  She married --------------WINGO.

Notes for SHIRLEY VERNON (ADOPTED):
Shirley Vernon is the daughter of Melba Emily Andrews and Pete Lawrence.  She was born on February 28, 1956 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  She was adopted by Melvin Willard Vernon after he and Melba were married.Shirley attended school in Pasco County and graduated from Pasco County High School.
Shirley married____________Wingo before 1975.  They  were later divorced.
Three children were born to Shirley.  Angela Kathryn Wingo was born on November 11, 1975 in Frankfurt, Germany.  Angela married Brian Thompson on June 25, 1994.
Tammy Lynn Wingo was born on August 29, 1977 in Frankfurt, Germany.  She married Michael Rhoden on September 14, 1996.
Crystal Dawn Wingo was born on June 22, 1983 in Hinesville, Georgia.

SOURCES:  Evelyn Vernon

Children of SHIRLEY (ADOPTED) and --------------WINGO are:
74. i. ANGELA KATHRYN9 WINGO, b. 11 November, 1975, Frankfurt, Germany.
75. ii. TAMMY LYNN WINGO, b. 29 August, 1977, Frankfurt Germany.
iii. CRYSTAL DAWN WINGO, b. 22 June, 1983, Hinesville, Ga..

49.  HORACE LEE8 VERNON (MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 12 March, 1960 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..  He met (1) ANDREA BUELLY 1983.  He married (2) MARLENA WOODFIELD 17 January, 1997, daughter of ANTHONY WOODFIELD and MARIE WHITLEY.

Notes for HORACE LEE VERNON:
Horace Lee Vernon was born on March 12, 1960 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  He attended schools in Brooksville, Florida and graduated from Pasco County High School.
Horace married Marlena Woodfield on January 17, 1997.  Marlena is the daughter of Anthony Woodfield and Marie Whitley.  Horace and his family reside in the greater Tampa area. He has one son.
Chance Vernon was born on March 16, 1990, the son of Horace Lee Vernon and Andrea Buelly.

SOURCES:  Evelyn Vernon Booth

Child of HORACE VERNON and ANDREA BUELLY is:
i. CHANCE9 VERNON, b. 16 March, 1990.

50.  HUDSON FRANK8 VERNON (MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 10 March, 1964 in Dade City, Fl..  He married MICHELLE NELSON 22 June, 1985, daughter of NELSON B.C and LILLEY.

Notes for HUDSON FRANK VERNON:
Hudson Frank Vernon was born on March 10, 1964 in Dade City, Florida.  He is the son of Melvin Willard Vernon and Melba Emily Andrews.  Hudson attended Pasco County Schools and graduated from Pasco County High School.  He married Michelle Nelson, daughter of B. C. Nelson on June 22, 1985.  Michelle was born in Clearwater, Pinellis County, Florida.
Hudson and Michelle reside in Tampa with their  daughter,  Amber Lynn Vernon,   who was born on December 8, 1987.

SOURCES:  Evelyn Vernon Booth

More About HUDSON FRANK VERNON:
Fact 1: Attended Pasco County Schools
Fact 2: Works for A Team Services
Fact 3: 17236 Valencia Drive, Springhill, Fl. 34610

More About MICHELLE NELSON:
Fact 1: Graduated Pasco County High School
Fact 2: Stay at home mom

Child of HUDSON VERNON and MICHELLE NELSON is:
i. AMBER LYNN9 VERNON, b. 08 December, 1987.

51.  WAYNE WILLARD8 VERNON (MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 23 March, 1967 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..  He married CINDY VENEILO 27 July, 1991 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl..

Notes for WAYNE WILLARD VERNON:
Wayne Willard Vernon, son of Melvin Willard Vernon and Melba Emily Andrews, was born on March 27, 1967 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He attended school in Pasco County and  graduated from Pasco County High School .  Wayne played football while in high school.
Wayne married Cindy Veneilo on July 27, 1991 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Cindy and Wayne operate rug cleaning franchises.  At the present time they are living in New Jersey.
Wayne and Cindy have one daughter, Jessica Ann Vernon, who was born on February 9, 1994.

SOURCES:  Evelyn Vernon Booth

More About WAYNE WILLARD VERNON:
Fact 1: Runs a Carpet Cleaning Business
Fact 2: Graduated Pasco County Schools
Fact 3: ph. 610-948-6887

Child of WAYNE VERNON and CINDY VENEILO is:
i. JESSICA ANN9 VERNON, b. 09 February, 1994, Bethesida, Md..

52.  MARIANNE8 COPELAND (MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 01 March, 1940 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married JAMES HOWARD CREWS 14 July, 1957 in Nahunta, Georgia, son of BYRON FRED) and HELEN LINDSAY.

More About MARIANNE COPELAND:
Fact 1: Bet. 1940 - 1951, Lived in Tampa, Fl. and attended schools at Temple Terrace and Thonotosassa, Fl.
Fact 2: Bet. 1951 - 1956, Lived at Cleveland, Fl. and attended Schools in Punta Gorda, Fl.
Fact 3: Bet. 1956 - 1974, Lived in Arcadia, Fl., Graduated Desoto Co. High School, June 6, 1958
Fact 4: 1957, Eloped to Nahunta, Ga.
Fact 5: Abt. 1951, Joined Hillsboro Methodist Church
Fact 6: 1972, Graduated from The University of South Florida
Fact 7: 1972, Taught Second Grade in Arcadia, Fl. 9 weeks
Fact 8: Bet. 1972 - 1974, Taught Kindergarten in Arcadia, Fl.
Fact 9: Bet. 1974 - 1975, Taught Kindergarten in Boliver, Mo.
Fact 10: Bet. 1975 - 1979, Taught in Humansville, Mo.
Fact 11: Bet. 1979 - 1980, Taught Third Grade in Fair Play, Mo.
Fact 12: Bet. 1980 - 1981, Taught Kindergarten in Wheatland, Mo.
Fact 13: Bet. 1981 - 1987, Taught Kindergarten and Sixth Grade at St. John's Catholic School, Yukon, Ok.

Notes for JAMES HOWARD CREWS:
     James Crews was born on April 4, 1938 in Arcadia, Florida.   He is a descendent of the Georgia/ Florida pioneer Crews,  Collins, and Knight families, and is the son of Byron Walton Crews and Helen Hazel Lindsay.   James married Marianne Copeland, daughter of Allen Fleming Copeland and Mary Thornton Vernon on July 14, 1957.  The couple eloped to Nahunta, Georgia.  Marianne was born on March 1, 1940 in Tampa, Florida.

     James was raised in Desoto County and attended schools in both Nocattee and Arcadia.  He graduated in 1957.   He also completed several short-courses in Dairying at The University of Florida.  James was employed for sixteen years at the Copeland Dairy Farm, and managed the dairy for his in-laws.  In 1974 James and his family moved to Humansville, Mo. where he owned and operated his own farm.  The Crews' moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1981, James worked for American Trailers while they  were there.   In 1991 American Trailers closed it's plant and James and Marianne moved to Sand Springs, Oklahoma.   James now works for Superior Hard-Surfacing Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma where he is the Tool Room Manager.

     Marianne's early years were spent in Tampa, Florida .   She moved when about twelve years of age with her parents to Punta Gorda, Florida and to Arcadia, Florida at age sixteen.  Marianne graduated from Desoto County High School in 1958.  She received an A.A. Degree from South Florida Junior College in 1970, and a BA  in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from The University of South Florida in 1974. She has taken graduate courses from Southwest Missour State University, Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma and from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.   Marianne  has been employed as a teacher since 1974 and is presently teaching First Grade at Anderson Elementary School in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.  She has recently written a book,  "Anderson School - The First One Hundred Years".

     James was Baptized and became a member of Trinity United Methodist Church on March 23,1961.   Marianne was Baptized at Hillsboro Methodist church at age eleven.   James and Marianne are presently members of   Mannford United Methodist Church, Mannford Oklahoma and have been active church members in all the communities where they have lived.  James taught a third grade Sunday School Class for nine years at Trinity United Methodist and a junior high class at both Humansville and St. Mark's United Methodist Churches. He also  served on the church board at Trinity, Humansville United Methodist, Humansville, Mo. and St. Mark's United Methodist, Bethany, Oklahoma.   Marianne taught Nursury and Kindergarten Classes at Trinity  and has also served on the board at Trinity, Humansville and First United Methodist Church in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

     James and Marianne presently reside at 3252 S 265 W Av., Sand Springs, Oklahoma. 74063.

     "Jim Crews" was born June 4, 1959 in Arcadia, Florida,  He married  Mahshid Sadafi, born May 8, 1952, Tehran, Iran, on March 1, 1986 in Richardson, Texas.  They have one daughter, Sara, born January 16, 1987.   The family resides at 2332 Regal Rd., Plano, Texas, 29412.  Jim graduated from Humansville High School in 1977.  He attended The University of Missouri-Columbia, and Southwest Missouri State University.  He also attended Richardson Community Colledge and is employed as a Network Technical Engineer at M.C.I. Mahshid received a degree in Psychology from The University of Tehran and Certification in Early Childhood Education from The University of Colorado. She works for Plano Public Schools .

      "Rick" and Barb Crews reside at 407 North Mary, Humansville, Mo., 65674. Rick was born on July 22, 1960 in Arcadia, Florida He graduated from Humansville High School in 1979. Rick is employed by Missouri State Road Department and operates a small engine shop.  Barb was born on September 10 1963 in Muscatine Iowa. She also graduated from Humansville High School in 1982. She is presently working on a Degree in Nursing. The couple  were married at Humansville United Methodist Church on June 21, 1986. They have two children, Lacey Nicole, born September 10, 1987 and Levi Nathaniel born July 13, 1992. The family are members of Humansville United Methodist Church.

     Lila Anne and husband, Garry McDevitt reside with daughter Deidra Faye, born December 14, 1994, at  2805 S Maple Drive, Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Lila was born on July 21, 1962 in Arcadia, Florida. She graduated from Humansville High School in 1980. Garry was born on June 15, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Webster High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1980. Garry then attended Oklahoma Baptist University where he received a B. A. in Theology in 1992 and a Master's in Marital and Family Therapy in 1997. Garry  is the Minister at First Baptist Church in Prue, Oklahoma.  He was employed at Fibercast, Inc. for a number of years as a Draftsman. Lila  works part-time. Lila and Garry were married at Redforks Baptist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 1, 1982.

     Jeannine and husband Scott Henderson reside at 9915 E 114 Place Bixby,Oklahoma, 74008. Jeannine was born on April 28, 1964. She graduated from Putnam City High School in 1982 and received a degree in Accounting from Langston University in 1993 . She  works as a C.P.A. Scott was born on November 21, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Scott graduated from Bixby High School in 1981. He attended Oklahoma State
University and received  a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering in 1985. He got a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering in 1986. Scott  is an Engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers. The couple were married on November 4, 1995 at Sheridan Roads Baptist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Scott and Jeannine are members of Bixby United
Methodist Church .  Scott serves on the church board.  The couple also taught a children's Sunday School class.

SOURCES: James and Marianne Copeland Crews, State of  Florida Birth Records, Brantley County, Georgia Marriage Records, Book 2,  page 201; Jim and Mahshid Sadafi Crews, Rick and Barb Jens Crews, Garry D. and Lila Crews McDevitt, Scott and Jeannine Crews Henderson, Dallas County, Texas Marriage Records, Polk County, Missouri Marriage Records, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Marriage Records.

More About JAMES HOWARD CREWS:
Fact 1: Abt. 1945, Lived on a farm in Nocattee, Fl.
Fact 2: 1944, Attended school in Nocattee, Fl.
Fact 3: Bet. 1945 - 1957, Attended Memorial Elem., West Side Elem. , and Desoto High Schools in Arcadia, F
Fact 4: June 1957, Graduated from Desoto High School, Arcadia, Fl.
Fact 5: 14 July, 1957, Marriage recorded Nahunta, Brantley Co., Ga., Bk. 2, pg. 201
Fact 6: Bet. 1957 - 1974, Resided in Arcadia, Fl. Worked as Dairy Manager
Fact 7: Bet. 1974 - 1981, Operated  dairy farm in Humansville, Mo.
Fact 8: 1981, Moved to Oklahoma City, Ok.Worked for American Trailers
Fact 9: 1990, Moved to Sand Springs, Ok. Worked at Superior Hard Surfacing as Tool Room Manage
Fact 10: 1993, Had a heart attack due to cold temp. and had double bi-pass
Fact 11: 23 March, 1961, Baptized and joined Trinity United Methodist Church
Fact 12: Hair, dark brown, dark brown eyes
Medical Information: Eyes were crossed.  Surgury at age 6.  Heart attack 1993.

Children of MARIANNE COPELAND and JAMES CREWS are:
76. i. JAMES HOWARD9 CREWS, JR., b. 04 June, 1959, Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.
77. ii. RICHARD WAYNE CREWS, b. 22 July, 1960, Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.
78. iii. LILA ANNE CREWS, b. 21 July, 1962, Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.
79. iv. JEANNINE CREWS, b. 28 April, 1964, Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.

53.  ALLAN GILBERT8 COPELAND (MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 02 February, 1941 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married (1) GRACE HICKMAN 30 January, 1960 in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida, daughter of WILLIAM HICKMAN and MINNIE WOMBLE.  He married (2) NANCY JOAN STACY 13 February, 1975 in Jacksonville,Florida.

Notes for ALLAN GILBERT COPELAND:
     Allan Gilbert Copeland was born in Tampa, Florida on February 2, 1941, the son of Allan Fleming Copeland and Mary Thornton Vernon.  His early years were spent on the family farm at Harney, a rural Hillsborough County community.  The family moved to Punta Gorda, Florida in 1952 and to Arcadia, Florida in 1956.  Allan played
High School Football and Baseball 1954-1959.  He graduated from DeSoto County High School on June 5, 1959.

     Allan enlisted in the Navy on June 17, 1959 . He spent the next twenty years in the Navy and served at bases in Jacksonville, Key West,  and San Diego and served tours on various aircraft carriers . Allan retired on April 15, 1978.
     Allan then went to work for Kay and Associates  and worked one year in Maryland and spent a year in Kuwaiit. Afer returning from Kuwaiit he went to work for Gulf Stream Aerospace, Savannah, Georgia,  where he is presently employed.

     Allan married Grace Hickman, daughter of Lloyd Hickman and Minnie Lee Womble in Fort Myers, Florida on
January 30, 1960.  Grace was born August 21, 1940 in Ft. Myers, Florida.    They have three children, Dwayne Allan, who resides in Los Angeles, California, and works in Marketing, Carla Rene'e, who is employed at A T and T and resides in Jacksonville, Florida, and Karen Jean who resides with her family in Middleburg, Florida.  Karen was previously married to Gregory Casselman and has three children, Gregory, Jr., Jacob, and Shellie.  Allan and Grace were divorced in 1975.  Grace resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

     Allan married Nancy Joan Stacy Levine, born May 3, 1944 in Amhurst, Massachusetts, daughter of George Stacy and Eugenie Martin on February 13, 1975.   Nancy has two children, Debra Lynn, and Pamela Ann, daughters of Peter Levine.   Debra is married to Michael Labiche and has daughters Camille and Abigail.   Debbie works in the Neo-Natal ICU at Crawford Long Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.   They reside in Atlanta, Georgia.   
     Pam married Robert  Jackson in November 1997.  Robert was bornm in Maryland.  He is employed as an auto mechanic and Pam is employed by   AAA Auto Club.  They reside in Savannah, Georgia.

     Allan was baptized at about age 11 at Hillsboro United Methodist Church. He and wife, Nancy, are members
of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia.  Allan is active in the Cabrini Men's Club and Nancy
serves on the Social Committee helping to Co-ordinate church events.

     Allan is a member of Zurrebble Masonic Lodge, Savannah, Georgia.  He also belongs to the Savannah area Florida Gator Club in which he is presently serving as President.

     Allan and Nancy reside at 13 Ryerson Dr., Savannah, Georgia, 31419.

SOURCES;  Allan G. Copeland, Marriage records, lee County, Florida,  Mary T. Vernon Copeland, Karen Copeland Castleman, and personal knowledge.

    
More About ALLAN GILBERT COPELAND:
Fact 1: Bet. 1941 - 1952, Lived in Tampa, Fl. and attended school at Temple Terrace and Thonotosassa.
Fact 2: Bet. 1952 - 1956, Attended school at Punta Gorda, Fl. Played football and baseball.
Fact 3: Bet. 1956 - 1959, Attended Desoto County High School; graduated June 4, 1959
Fact 4: 15 June, 1959, Staioned in Key West Jacksonville, San Diego and served tours on various aircra
Fact 5: 15 April, 1978, Retired
Fact 6: Maryland and Kuwaitt
Fact 7: 1980, Gulf Stream Aerospace
Fact 8: Zurrebble Masonic Lodge, Savannah, Ga.
Fact 9: St. Francis  Cabrini Catholic Church, Savannah, Ga.
Fact 10: President Savannah area Florida Gator Club

More About NANCY JOAN STACY:
Fact 1: Savannah New Comer's Club

Children of ALLAN COPELAND and GRACE HICKMAN are:
i. DWAYNE ALLAN9 COPELAND, b. 11 September, 1960, Jacksonville, Fl..

More About DWAYNE ALLAN COPELAND:
Fact 1: Los Angeles

ii. CARLA RENE'E COPELAND, b. 06 November, 1961, Key West, Fl..
80. iii. KAREN JEAN COPELAND, b. 29 March, 1964, San Diego, California.

Children of ALLAN COPELAND and NANCY STACY are:
81. iv. DEBRA LYNN (CHILD OF NANCY)9 COPELAND, b. 03 August, 1964, Savannah,Georgia.
v. PAMELA ANN (CHILD OF NANCY) COPELAND, b. 22 June, 1969; m. ROBERT JACKSON, Savannah, Georgia.

More About PAMELA ANN (CHILD OF NANCY) COPELAND:
Fact 1: Armstrong State College, Triple A

54.  EARLE VERNON8 COPELAND (MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 20 December, 1943 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married (1) FRANCES CHARLOTTE EVANS 09 October, 1965 in San Diego, California, daughter of RIVERS EVANS and BERNICE TODD.  He married (2) PATRICIA LUCILLE WORTHINGTON 16 January, 1989 in Folly Beach, S.C., daughter of WORTHINGTON.

Notes for EARLE VERNON COPELAND:
     Earle Vernon Copeland was born on December 20, 1943 in Tampa, Florida, son of Allan Fleming Copeland and Mary Thornton Vernon.  His early years were spent on the family farm in the Harney Community near Tampa, Florida.  The family moved in 1952 to Punta Gorda, Florida and to Arcadia, Florida in 1956.  Earle graduated from DeSoto County High School in June, 1961.  He then attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia.

     Earle enlisted in the Navy in August, 1963.  He was stationed at bases in San Diego, California, Jacksonville, Florida, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Key West, Florida, Memphis, Tennessee, and Charleston, South Carolina.  He retired in 1989.   He received a B.S. in Special Education from College of Charleston in May, 1993.   He taught at Byrnes High School, Spartenburg, South Carolina.   Earle is presently employed by  Adventure Sightseeing, Charleston,  South Carolina.

     Earle married Frances Charlotte Evans , daughter of Rivers Bufford Evans and Bernice Genelle Todd, on October 9, 1964, in San Diego, California.    Earle and Charlotte have two children.
      Amy Cherie,'was born on January 20, 1968 in Sarasota, Florida.  She married Paul Mosley on May 27, 1979.  Paul son of Suvanice Jackson Mosley and Cora Faye Luke, was born on November 11, 1965.  Amy graduated from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida in 1989  and is employed by AT&T.   Paul graduated from the University of North Florida in 1994.  He is employed in the library at the University of North Florida.  Amy and Paul reside in Jacksonville, Florida. 
      Derek Earle was born on February 8, 1973 in Sarasota, Florida.  He graduated from Jacksonville University  in 1996  and is employed by the Prudential Insurance Company.  Derek also resides in Jacksonville.   Earle and Charlotte were divorced in 1987.  Charlotte is now married to Bruce Robbins and resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

     Earle married Patricia Lucille Worthington Hahn, born June 6, 1955 on January 16, 1988 in Folly Beach, South Carolina.  Patty is the daughter of Lawrence and Peggy Worthington.   Patty graduated from Trident Technical College. She is employed as an R.N. in Charleston, South Carolina.   Patti has three sons who are the children of William King Hahn.   Lawrence is married,   has two children and resides in Charleston.   William is a college student in Raliegh, Missouri and Timothy is in the Navy.

SOURCES: Marianne Copeland Crews, Charlotte Evans Copeland Robins, Earle Copeland, Patricia Worthington Hahn Copeland, Amy Copeland Mosley, and Mary T. Vernon Copeland.

Children of EARLE COPELAND and FRANCES EVANS are:
i. AMY CHERIE'9 COPELAND, b. 20 January, 1968, Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida; m. PAUL MOSLEY, 27 May, 1989, Jacksonville,Florida.

More About AMY CHERIE' COPELAND:
Fact 1: 1989, BA English, Jacksonville University
Fact 2: Employed by AT&T

More About PAUL MOSLEY:
Fact 1: 1994, University of North Florida, BS Business
Fact 2: Employed by University of North  Florida Library

ii. DEREK EARLE COPELAND, b. 08 February, 1973, Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida.

More About DEREK EARLE COPELAND:
Fact 1: Attended The University of Miami
Fact 2: Graduated Jacksonville University

55.  SANDRA FAYE8 COPELAND (MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 13 September, 1947 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, and died 08 September, 1993 in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida.  She married TERRY VINCENT BROUGHTON 24 August, 1968 in Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida, son of CHARLES BROUGHTON and LAURA DOROUGH.

More About SANDRA FAYE COPELAND:
Fact 1: 1965, High School
Fact 2: 1969, College Fl. State
Fact 3: Barnett Bank
Fact 4: Founder Academic  Booster Cub, Ft. Myers High School
Fact 5: Trinity.Plant City Meth., First United Meth. Ft. Myers, Bd Trustees
Fact 12: 1993, Died from acute Melonoma
Fact 13: 1993, Memorial Service First United Church, Ft. Myers, Fl. was cremated.

Notes for TERRY VINCENT BROUGHTON:
     Terry Vincent Broughton was born in Lake City, Florida on December 12, 1947, son of Charles Waldron Broughton and Laura Mae Dorough. He graduated from Suwannee High School in 1965. Terry married Sandra Faye Copeland, daughter of Allan F. Copeland and Mary T. Vernon , on August 24, 1968 at Trinity Methodist Church, Arcadia, Florida. Sandra was born on September 13, 1947 in Tampa, Florida.

     Sandra graduated from DeSoto County High School, Arcadia, Florida in 1965. Both Sandra and Terry graduated from Florida State University in 1969. Terry entered the United States Coastguard in 1969. After completing Officer's Training he was stationed in Dubuque, Iowa until 1973. The Broughton's then moved  to Plant City,   Florida where Terry was employed by Metropolitan Insurance Company .During   1977-78 Terry was Legislative Aide to State Representative James Redmond.

     Terry and Sandra lived in Gainesville, Florida, 1978-1980 where Sandra began working for Barnett Bank and Terry attended The University of Florida where he received his Law Degree in 1980.  They then moved to Ft. Myers, Florida where Terry began to practice law and Sandra advanced to Vice President with Barnett Bank.

     Sandra and Terry both united with the United Methodist Church as young people and in fact met while
attending The United Methodist Youth Camp about their Sophomore year in high school.   They transferred membership to churches in the community each time they moved.   Terry and Sandra transferred membership to First United Methodist Church in Ft. Myers about 1980 . Sandra served on the Board of Trustees.  Sandra was a founder of the Academic Booster Club at Ft. Myers High School.

     Sandra died of cancer on September 8, 1993 .  After cremation, a Memorial Service was held at First United Methodist Church in Ft. Myers.   Donations were made to the Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in her memory.

     Terry presently practices law in Ft. Myers and resides in, Bonita Springs, Florida.  The couple's son, Travis, who was born on November 21, 1972 in Dubuque, Iowa,  graduated from the University of Florida.  He worked and resided in Boston for several years.  Travis has recently taken a position with a company in Portland, Oregon.  Daughter, Cara, was born on August 14, 1974 in Plant city, Florida.  She graduated from Florida Southern College in May 1995.  After graduation Cara worked for the American Red Cross in Charlotte, North Caro liana.   Cara  then was given  a Grant for Graduate work to a college in England   to continue her studies for the 1997-98 school term.  She has recently returned home and plans to work in Washington, DC.

SOURCES: Sandra Broughton, Terry Broughton, Cara Broughton, Mary T. Vernon Copeland, Cheryl Copeland
Rule, DeSoto County Marriage Records, and Personal Knowledge.

More About TERRY VINCENT BROUGHTON:
Fact 1: 1965, Suwannee High SChool
Fact 2: 1969, FSU
Fact 3: Bet. 1969 - 1973, US Coastguard
Fact 4: Bet. 1973 - 1978, Plant City Metropolitan-Leg. Aide 77-78
Fact 5: 1978-80 Gainesville Barnett UOF
Fact 6: 1980, Ft. Myers

Children of SANDRA COPELAND and TERRY BROUGHTON are:
i. TRAVIS VICTOR9 BROUGHTON, b. 21 November, 1972, Dubuque, Iowa.
ii. CARA MEREDITH BROUGHTON, b. 14 August, 1974, Plant City, Hillsborough Co., Fl..

56.  CHERYL KAY8 COPELAND (MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 01 July, 1951 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married BRICK RULE 30 June, 1972 in Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida, son of JAMES RULE and DOROTHY LAMB.

Notes for BRICK RULE:
     Brick Rule is the son of James Rule and Dorothy Beatrice Lamb.   He was born in Sarasota, Florida on March
16, 1952.   Brick's early years were spent in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.    He graduated from DeSoto County High School in June, 1970.   Brick then attended Georgia Tech  University before transferring to The University of South Florida.   He graduated from there in 1974 with a degree in Engineering.    Brick then went to work for Florida Power and Light and has held various positions in the company over the years.

     Brick married Cheryl Kay Copeland, daughter of Allan and Mary Vernon Copeland on June  30, 1972 in Arcadia, Florida.   Cheryl was born on July 1, 1951 in Tampa, Florida.   She  graduated from DeSoto County High School
in June, 1969 and received a B.A.. in Special Education from The University of South Florida in 1973.   Cheryl has taught in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties.

     Brick and Cheyl are active members of  Edgewater United Methodist Church, Port Charlotte, Florida.  They
have served in various positions on the church board.

     Brick serves on the board of of Directors of Homeless and Orphan Outreach, Inc.   He coordinates Mission Trips to orphanages in the Dominican Republic.   Brick has been on several of these mission trips Cheryl and his children have accompanied him on some of them.  While in the Dominican Brick and his family have worked on putting in a water supply, building a school and other projects.  All materials are gathered and taken along by the team going along on each project.

     Shara Dawn, daughter of Cheryl and Brick was born in Arcadia, Florida on October 5, 1976.   She completed high
school in 1993 and Charlotte Vocational-Technical Center received a certificate in Early Childhood Education in 1997.   Shara currently lives in Durham, North Carolina.

     Taryn Kay was born on March 18 1979 in Arcadia, Florida.    She graduated from Charlotte High School in 1997. Taryn is currently attending Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida.   Bret was born on June 3, 1983.
He  attends school in Port Charlotte, Florida.

     Cheryl and Brick currently reside in Port Charlotte, Florida.

SOURCES;  Cheryl Copeland Rule, Mary T. Vernon Copeland, Marianne Copeland Crews, and Shara Rule Sorrenson.

Children of CHERYL COPELAND and BRICK RULE are:
i. SHARA DAWN9 RULE, b. 05 October, 1976, Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.
ii. TARYN KAY RULE, b. 18 March, 1979, Arcadia, Desota County, Florida.
iii. BRET ALEXANDER RULE, b. 03 June, 1983, Arcadia, Desota County, Florida.

57.  DONALD DAVID8 VERNON (DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 10 October, 1950 in Bradenton, Manatee Co.,, Florida.  He met (1) SHARON.   He married (2) EVELYN VERNON (ADOPTED) 1971 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl., daughter of MELVIN VERNON and MELBA LAWRENCE.

Notes for DONALD DAVID VERNON:
Donald David Vernon was born on October 10, 1950, the son of Donald Tanner Vernon and Mary Brubaker.  Donnie was born in Bradenton, Florida.  His early years were spent on his father's dairy farm in Bradenton.  The family moved to Punta Gorda, Florida for a short time in 1955 and then moved back to Tampa, Florida early in 1956.  Donnie attended Catholic elementary schools during his elementary years, Franklin Junior High School, and was graduated from King High School.  While in High school, Donnie was active in Future Farmers of America.  While at Franklin, Donnie was President of the Future Farmers of America.
Donnie married Evelyn Vernon, adopted daughter of Melvin Willard Vernon and Melba Emily Andrews, in 1970.  Evelyn was born on August 10, 1951 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  Donnie and Evelyn have one daughter,  Donna Lee, who was born on April 13, 1971 in Tampa, Florida.  Donnie and Evelyn were divorced prior to 1978.
Donna Lee Vernon married Robert Burleson on October 3, 1994.  They have one daughter, Haley Paige, born January 1, 1997.
Donnie has another daughter, Elaina Dawn, whose mother was Sharon (maiden name unknown).   Elaina was born on August 14, 1984.
Donnie was confirmed in the Catholic Church as a boy.

SOURCES:  Maxine Vernon Urquhart, Evelyn Vernon Booth, Jessie Vernon Murray

Notes for EVELYN VERNON (ADOPTED):
Evelyn Vernon was born on August 10, 1951 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  She is the daughter ofMelba Emily Andrews and Pete Lawrence.  She was adopted by Melvin Vernon after Melba and Melvin were married.  Evelyn attended Hillsborough County schools for a time.  She graduated from a Pasco County High School High School.
Evelyn married Donald David Vernon, son of Donald Tanner Vernon and Mary Brubaker in 1971.   One daughter was born to this couple.  Donnie and Evelyn were later divorced.
Evelyn married James (Jim) Booth on January 14, 1978.  Jim and Evely live at Six Mile Creek.  Evelyn drove a school bus for several years.  Jim operates a trailer moving business and Evely assists him.  The couple have one daughter.
Donna Lee Vernon was born on April 13, 1971.She attended Hillsborough County schools.   After high school Donna Lee recieved a degree from Florida Southern College.   She married Robert Burleson, son of Faye Cannon.  Donna and Robert have one daughter Hayley Paige wo was born January 7, 1997.
Julie Anne Booth was born on January 17, 1979.  She is presently attending Florida Southern College.

SOURCES:  Evelyn Vernon Booth

More About EVELYN VERNON (ADOPTED):
Fact 1: 1969, Graduated Pasco County High School
Fact 2: Turkey Creek Baptist Church
Fact 3: School bus driver Hillsborough Co. many years
Fact 4: Booth Mobile Home Delivery
Fact 5: 3710 S. Drawdy Rd., Plant City, Fl.33566
Fact 6: Grandma Club

Child of DONALD VERNON and SHARON is:
i. ELANIA DAWN9 VERNON, b. 14 August, 1984.

Child of DONALD VERNON and EVELYN (ADOPTED) is:
73. ii. DONNA LEE9 VERNON, b. 13 April, 1971, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..

58.  STELLA MAXINE8 VERNON (DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 05 October, 1951 in Bradenton, Manatee County, Fl..  She married KENNETH ALLEN URQUHART 14 February, 1970 in Hillsborough Co, Fl., son of CLYDE URQUHART and MAVIS MITCHELL.

Notes for KENNETH ALLEN URQUHART:
Kenneth Allen Urquhart was born on January 28, 1951 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He is the son of Clyde Herbert Urquhart and Mavis (Sandy) Mitchell.   Kenneth grew up in Hillsborough County and attended Hillsborough County schools.   He graduated from Brandon High School and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp.  He served one year in Viet Nam.
Kenneth married Stella Maxine Vernon on February 14, 1970 in Tampa, Florida.  Maxine is the daughter of Donald Tanner Vernon and Mary Brubaker.  She was born on October 5, 1951 in Bradenton, Florida.  Maxine attended Catholic elementary schools, Franklin Junior High School, and was graduated from King High School in1969.
Kenneth works for GTE.  Maxine is a realtor.  The family attended Nativity Catholic Church for a number of years.  They are now affiliated with St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Kenneth and Maxine have two sons.
Kenneth Allen Urquhart, Jr. was born in Tampa, Florida on May 30, 1973.  He attended schools in Hillsborough County.  Kenneth went to Norwich University in Vermont on a wrestling scholarship.  He then joined the United States Marine Corp and currently holds the rank E5.  He is a Sgt. and is stationed in California.
Kenny married Cynthia Hart on November 27, 1993 in Jefferson, Tennessee.  Cynthia is the daughter of L. Edward Hart and Freda Brown and was born on March 15, 1970.  Kenny and Cynthia have two children.  Kelsey Alise was born on October 6, 1974 and Chastity Carol Hart Urquhart was born on November 11, 1987.  They are currently living in California.
Kris Riley Urquhart was born on June 16, 1978 in Tampa, Florida.  He attended Hillsborough County schools and is currently attending Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee on a wrestling scholarship.

SOURCES:  Mary Brubaker Vernon, Maxine Vernon Urquhart  

Children of STELLA VERNON and KENNETH URQUHART are:
82. i. KENNETH ALLEN9 URQUHART, JR., b. 30 May, 1973, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..
ii. KRIS RILEY URQUHART, b. 16 June, 1978, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..

59.  FRANK WILLARD8 VERNON II (DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 19 March, 1953 in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.  He married (1) DONNA JOYCE RISNOR 11 December, 1971 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..  He married (2) DEBORAH 1980 in Alabama.  He married (3) JEANNETTE Abt. 1992 in Pasco County, Fl., daughter of LANCE EDGEMAN and BARBARA GRAHAM.

Notes for FRANK WILLARD VERNON II:
     Frank Willard Vernon II was born on March 19, 1953 in Bradenton, Manatee county, Florida.  He is the son of Donald Tanner Vernon and Mary Brubaker.   Frank attended parochial schools and graduated from King High School, Tampa, Florida in 1971.

     Following high school graduation Frank landed a job selling cars for Mr. Risnor.  He later began working for Bob Sapp Oldsmobile.  Frank then moved to Mobile, Alabama where he also sold cars.  He worked in Alabama for a few years and then returned to Tampa and to Bob Sapp Oldsmobile.  He continues to be employed there.

     Frank married 1.   Donna Joyce Risnor on December 11, 1971.  They resided in Tampa and later moved to Plant City.
Frank and Donna Joyce were divorced.  They had two childen:

1.  Jennifer Lynn Vernon was born on October 22, 1972.  She is married but I have no information other information on her.
2.  Jason Michael Vernon was bon on June 30, 1977.  No other information.

    Frank married 2.  Deborah in Mobile, Alabama.  They were divorced.  Frank and Deborah have one son:

1.  John Blake Vernon was born in 1982 in Mobile, Alabama.  No other information.

     Frank married 3.  Jeannette Edgemon about 1992 in Pasco County, Florida.  Jeannette was born August 6, 1946, the daughter of Lance Edgeman and Barbara Graham, in Little Rock, Arkansas.  They have no children.

SOURCES:  Mary Brubaker Vernon; Maxine Vernon Urquhart      


Children of FRANK VERNON and DONNA RISNOR are:
i. JENNIFER LYNN9 VERNON, b. 22 October, 1972; m. UNKNOWN, 1991.
ii. JASON MICHAEL VERNON, b. 30 June, 1977.

Child of FRANK VERNON and DEBORAH is:
iii. JOSHUA BLAKE9 VERNON, b. 1982, Mobile Alabama.

60.  JESSIE IRENE8 VERNON (DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 19 April, 1954 in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.  She married ALBERT MURRAY 25 June, 1972 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, son of ALBERT MURRAY.

Notes for JESSIE IRENE VERNON:
     Jessie Irene Vernon was born on April 19, 1954 in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.  She attended parochial elementary schools and was graduated from King High School in Tampa, Florida in June of 1971.

     Jessie married Albert Murray on June 25, 1972 in Tampa, Hillsborough county, Florida.  Albert is the son of Albert Murray.  I have no information on his mother.  Albert was born on January 15, 1952 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  Jessie and Albert moved to Clemson, South Carolina where Albert attended Clemson University on a football scholarship while Jessie worked.   Albert also participated in the R.O.T.C. program while attending Clemson.

     Albert entered the US Army after graduating from Clemson.   They were an army family for the next ten years.  Three years were spent on a tour of duty in Augsburg, Germany where their first two children were born.  They were stationed at Ft. McClellan, Alabama when their third child was born in 1980.   Jessie and Albert were divorced in1981.

     Jessie began working for J C Penny Company, Inc. about 1982.   She has remained with the company and is now a Supervisor over Fine Jewelry, Cosmetics, and Shoes.  Jessie resides in Oxford, Alabama with her children.

1. Donald Albert Murray was born on August 8, 1976 in Augsburg, Germany.  He attended college in McPherson, Kansas for one year and is presently attending college at Jack State in Alabama.

2. Dawn Alicia Murray was born on November 11, 1977 in Augsburg, Germany.  She attended the University of Alabama for one year and is now attending Jack State.

3.  Darryl Alexander Murray was born on June 5, 1980 at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.   He graduated from high school in 1998 and has enlisted in the armed services.

SOURCES:  Mary Brubaker Vernon; Maxine Vernon Urquhart; Jessie Vernon Murray

Children of JESSIE VERNON and ALBERT MURRAY are:
i. DONALD ALBERT9 MURRAY, b. 08 August, 1976, Augsburg, Germany.
ii. DAWN ALICIA MURRAY, b. 11 November, 1977, Augsburg, Germany.
iii. DARRYL ALEXANDER MURRAY, b. 06 May, 1980, Ft. McClellan, Alabama.

61.  THOMAS WILLIAM8 VERNON (DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 27 August, 1955 in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida.  He married ELIZABETH MASSARO 07 November, 1972 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl., daughter of JOSEPH MASSARO and ISABELLA QUESADA.

Notes for THOMAS WILLIAM VERNON:
     Thomas William Vernon was born on August 27, 1955 in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida.  He is the son of Donald Tanner Vernon and Mary Brubaker.   Tommy attended parochial elementary schools in Tampa, King High School, and received his GED.
 

     Soon after completing school, Tommy began working in Tampa on the loading docks.  He has worked his way to being Supervisor of the Truck Drivers, the position he holds at this time.

     Tommy married Elizabeth Massaro on November 7, 1972 in Tampa, Florida.   Liz,  the daughter of Joseph Massaro, Jr. and Isabella Quesada, was born in Tampa, Florida on October 31, 1957.  Liz works as a computer operator for a coin operated telephone company.

     Tommy and Liz have two children:

1. Tina Marie Vernon was born on November 227, 1973 in Tampa, Florida.  She married Jose Valdes and is presently living in Texas where Jose is stationed with the US Army.  They have three children:

           1. Thomas C. Valdes was born February 4, 1993.

           2.  Austin B. Valdes was born July 3, 1994.

          3.  Jessica Valdes was born in 1997.

2. Joseph Henry Vernon was born on July 16, 1976 in Tampa, Florida.  He married Jennifer Hill on July 29, 1995.  They reside in the Tampa area.  Joey and Jennifer have one child:

          1.  Gabrielle Rose was born on October 4, 1995.

SOURCES: Mary Brubaker Vernon;  Maxine Vernon Urquhart;  Jessie Vernon Murray


Children of THOMAS VERNON and ELIZABETH MASSARO are:
83. i. TINA MARIE9 VERNON, b. 27 November, 1973, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..
84. ii. JOSEPH HENRY VERNON, b. 16 July, 1976, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..

62.  MARY TERESA8 VERNON (DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 29 April, 1959 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married RICHARD EDWIN HEIRS 24 February, 1978 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

Notes for MARY TERESA VERNON:
     Mary Teresa Vernon was born on April 29, 1959 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She attended parochial elementary schools and completed the cosmetology course at Tampa Vo Tech.

     Mary Teresa married Richard Edwin Heirs on February 24, 1978 in Tampa, Florida.  Richard was born on May 25, 1959 in Tampa,Florida.

     The couple reside in Tampa where Mary Teresa has worked at a variety of jobs over the years.  Richard is a truck driver.

     Mary Teresa and Richard have two children:

1.  Jacklin Marie Heirs was born on July 10, 1978 in Tampa, Florida.  She resides in Tampa.  Jacklin has one son.

          1. Christian was born in May, 1997 in Tampa, Florida.

2. Richard Thomas Heirs was born October 2, 1979 in Tampa, Florida.  He is better known as "Ricky".  Ricky resides in Tampa.

SOURCES:  Mary Brubaker Vernon; Maxine Vernon Urquhart  

Children of MARY VERNON and RICHARD HEIRS are:
85. i. JACKLIN MARIE9 HEIRS, b. 10 July, 1978, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..
ii. RICHARD THOMAS HEIRS, b. 02 October, 1979, Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..

63.  ROSEMARY8 MEECH (FRANKIE ROBLES7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 20 March, 1951 in Ft. Worth, Texas.  She married CHARLES RONALD DAVIS 22 August, 1969 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

Notes for CHARLES RONALD DAVIS:
     Charles Ronald Davis was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 14, 1948.  Ron is the son of   James  Davis and  Helen Simmons .   Ron attended school in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Webster High School in 1968.

     Ron married Rosemary Meech on August 22, 1969 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Tulsa,Oklahoma.  Rosemary is the daughter of Richard B. Meech and Frankie Robles Vernon.  Rosemary was born on March 20, 1951 in Ft Worth, Texas.  She attended schools in Tulsa and graduated from Webster High School in 1969.
    

     Ron and Rosemary spent their early married years living near Berryhill.  Their two daughters, Shannon Michelle and Sally Anne were born while the couple lived in Berryhill. Michelle was born on February 3, 1971 and Sally on April 25, 1973.  Ron worked for Superior hard Surfacing during this time, a company he had begun working for while still attending high school.

     Ron and Rosemary moved to Houston, Texas where they lived for several years before returning to Tulsa County.  Ron returned to his position with Superior hard Surfacing.  Rosemary had a drapery business for several years.   She is now employed by  United Video.
     Ron and Rosemary attend Evangelistic Temple in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

     Ron and Rosemary have two daughters.  Shannon Michelle was born on February 3, 1971 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She attended schools in Tulsa and in Houston, Texas.  She graduated through Webster High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Michelle is employed by Independent Opportunities.   She married David Lovell in 1988.  The couple have two children, Steven Andrew and Christopher Allen.  David and Michelle were divorced in 1993.  Michelle married Stephen Ryder on November 8, 1997.  The family attends First United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

     Sally was born on April 25, 1973.  She attended schools in Tulsa and in Houston, Texas.  She graduated in 1990 thought the Abeka Correspondence Program.  Sally then attended System 1 Travel Academy in Houston, Texas. Sally married James Flournoy on March 30 1991.   James and Sally have one daughter, Clarrissa June.  The couple were divorced in 1993.  Sally married John Miller in 1993.  They have one daughter, Pamela Danielle.  Sally and John were divorced in 1997.  Sally and her girls attend Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

SOURCES;  Rosemary Meech Davis, Ron Davis, Michelle Davis Ryder, and Sally Davis Miller.   

Children of ROSEMARY MEECH and CHARLES DAVIS are:
86. i. SHANNON MICHELLE9 DAVIS, b. 03 February, 1971, Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
87. ii. SALLY ANNE DAVIS, b. 25 April, 1973, Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

64.  TERESA8 MEECH (FRANKIE ROBLES7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 03 August, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  She married WALTER RICKEY GRUBB 09 September, 1972 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, son of WARREN GRUBB and NETA HILL.

Notes for WALTER RICKEY GRUBB:
     Walter Ricky Grubb was born on January 4, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Warren Lessie Grubb and Neta Jo Hill.  The family lived between Tulsa and Sand Springs.  Rick attended school in Sand Springs graduating in 1966.   He  attended Northeastern State University at Tahlequah and then was drafted into the United States Army.  Rick took basic training in Fort Polk, La.  He served a year with Advisory Team 96 , IV Corp, Can Tho, South Viet Nam.  He then served six more months at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

     Rick has Indian heritage and is a member of the Cherokee Indian Tribe.  He and his children are listed on the Cherokee rolls.

     Rick married Teresa Meech, daughter of Richard B. Meech and Frankie Robles Vernon on September 9, 1972.  The couple were married at Epworth United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The family still attends Epworth.

    Rick is employed by Dresser Engineering in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

     Teresa was born in Tulsa.  She attended Tulsa schools and graduated from Webster High School.  Teresa has taken classes at Tulsa Junior College.  She is employed at Bama Pie in Tulsa.

Rick and Teresa have two children.  Gregory Matthew was born on February 25, 1977 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Greg attended school in Sand Springs and graduated in 1997.   He is employed by Tulsa Kenworth.  Staci Lynn was born on June 2, 1979 in Tulsa.   She also attended school in Sand Springs and graduated in 1997.   Staci attends Tulsa Junior College and is employed by the Bank of Oklahoma.

SOURCES;  Walter Ricky Grubb, Teresa Meech Grubb
      


Children of TERESA MEECH and WALTER GRUBB are:
i. GREGORY MATTHEW9 GRUBB, b. 25 February, 1977, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Ok..
ii. STACI LYNN GRUBB, b. 02 June, 1979, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Ok..

65.  REGINA DIANE8 MEECH (FRANKIE ROBLES7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 07 February, 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  She married JOHNNY MACK BROWN 18 June, 1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

Notes for JOHNNY MACK BROWN:
     Johnny Mack Brown was born on January 31, 1953 in Stiglar, Oklahoma.  Johnny is the son of       and       .
He attended school in Stiglar and graduated from Stiglar High School in 1971.  Johnny then attended Tulsa University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He also attended Rama Bible College.
 

     Johnny was employed as a Pipe Fitter for many years.  He presently works for   .

     Johnny married Regina Diane Meech on June 18 1977 at the Tulsa Rose Garden, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Regina was born on February 7, 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She is the daughter of Richard B. Meech and Frankie Robles Vernon.
Regina attended school in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Webster High School in 1974.   Regina is presently enrolled in classes at Tulsa Junior College.

     Regina worked for   Bank for several years.   She then stayed home with her children for the next few years.   Regina is presently employed with the Williams Company.

     Johnny and Regina have two children.  Jason was born on May 18, 1977.  He attended school in Sand Springs Oklahoma and graduated in 1995.   Jason presently attends Tulsa University.  Phoebe was born on March 10, 1979.   She also attended Sand Springs schools and graduated in 1997.  Phoebe presently attends Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

  The family attend            Church in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

SOURCES;  Regina Meech Brown, Frankie Vernon Meech, and Johnny Mack Brown.   

Children of REGINA MEECH and JOHNNY BROWN are:
i. JASON ERIC9 BROWN, b. 18 May, 1977, Tulsa, Creek County, Oklahoma.
ii. PHOEBE RENEE BROWN, b. 10 March, 1979, Tulsa, Creek County, Oklahoma.

66.  JAMES WILLIAM8 VERNON (WILLIAM DEFAE7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 10 January, 1949 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married BETTY JANE HETLAND 31 July, 1976 in Plant City, Hillsbourough County, Florida, daughter of LAWRENCE HETLAND and HAZEL MADER.

Notes for JAMES WILLIAM VERNON:
     James William Vernon was born on January 10, 1949 in Tampa, Florida.  He is the son of William DeFae Vernon and Betty Jo Tanner.   "Jim" attended Plant City Schools and graduated from Plant City High School in 1967.   After graduation from high school,  Jim attended Santa Fe Junior College in Gainesville.  He then enlisted in the United States Army.  Jim spent three years in Venezia , Italy in Army Intelligence.  Following his Army Tour Jim attended Old Bennington College in Vermont and received an Associate's Degree.    He managed the Ski Resort at Mt. Snow while he was in Vermont. 
     The next two years were spent at Memphis State University where Jim received a BA in Criminal Justice.  He met Betty Jane Hetland, better known as "Bet" while attending Memphis State.  Bet, who was a Graduate Student at Memphis State, had received a BA in Music from South Dakota State University and had taught music in both South Dakota and in Memphis.  
     Wedding bells rang on July 31, 1976 for Jim and Betty Jane Hetland in Plant City, Florida.  Bet was born on December 20, 1949 in Madison, Lake County, South Dakota.  She is the daughter of Lawrence Milford Hetland and Hazel Claire Mader.
     Jim and Bet moved to Florida shortly before their wedding and Jim   worked for the Polk County Sherriff's Department for several years.  He is now employed by Babcock Corporation in Human Resources.  Bet taught music at Lake Wales for seven years and at Warner State College for four years.  She is now an Executive Senior Director with Mary Kay, Inc. and has received her seventh Pink Cadillac.
     The Vernon's attend St John's United Methodist Church in Lake Wales.  They have two daughters.  Brittany Leigh Vernon was born on May 1, 1981 and is presently a high school senior.  Laura Elizabeth Vernon was born on September 13, 1982.  She is a high school sophomore.

SOURCES: Betty Jo Vernon, Bet Vernon

Children of JAMES VERNON and BETTY HETLAND are:
i. BRITTANY LEIGH9 VERNON, b. 01 May, 1981.
ii. LAURA ELIZABETH VERNON, b. 13 September, 1982.

67.  ANTON G.8 VERNON III (ANTON GALT7, ANTON GALT6, JABEZ GALT5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 31 March, 1932 in Kathleen, Florida.  He married LORRAINE EDENFIELD 12 August, 1967 in Brunswick, Georgia, daughter of NATHANIEL EDENFIELD and LESIETHELMA WESTBERRY.

Child of ANTON VERNON and LORRAINE EDENFIELD is:
i. ANTON G.9 VERNON IV, b. 15 December, 1969, Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia.

Generation No. 9

68.  DONYA DIANNE9 VERNON (MELVIN WILLARD8, MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 18 October, 1962 in Laurens, South Carolina.  She married (1) TERRY L. ASHE.  She married (2) BRUCE EDWARD BROWNING 17 July, 1993 in Tampa Hillsborough County, Florida, son of JACKSON BROWNING and BETTY BARKETT.

Children of DONYA VERNON and TERRY ASHE are:
i. NATHANIEL LEE10 ASHE, b. 26 June, 1984, Elgin Air Force Base, Florida.
ii. CHARLES SEAN ASHE, b. 24 June, 1986, McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
iii. JOSHELYN CANDACE ASHE, b. 12 August, 1988, McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.

Children of DONYA VERNON and BRUCE BROWNING are:
iv. JESSICA DIANNE10 BROWNING, b. 13 May, 1994, Brandon, Florida.
v. MICHAEL CALEB BROWNING, b. 11 November, 1995, Brandon, Florida.

69.  CYNDA LOU9 WILSON (NANCY LEE8 VERNON, MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 17 February, 1962 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.   She married SCOTT LAMAR SCHEIFELE 03 December, 1982 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..

Children of CYNDA WILSON and SCOTT SCHEIFELE are:
i. LUCAS CABOT10 SCHEIFELE, b. 08 August, 1983.
ii. TYLER MCRAE SCHEIFELE, b. 13 August, 1987.
iii. KORTNEY QUINN SCHEIFELE, b. 14 April, 1989.

70.  WENDI SUE9 KATO (LILA JANE8 VERNON, MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 17 July, 1966 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.  She married MICHAEL KENT SCHELB 18 August, 1986 in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Children of WENDI KATO and MICHAEL SCHELB are:
i. LAUREN NICOLE10 SCHELB, b. 17 December, 1992.
ii. ALEXA VICTORIA SCHELB, b. 31 January, 1996.

71.  ALICE JANE9 KATO (LILA JANE8 VERNON, MELVIN WILLARD7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 23 August, 1969 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.   She married DALE ALAN NORTH 15 February, 1992 in Harney, Hillsborough County, Florida, son of ISLA NORTH and AVON ELWOOD.

Children of ALICE KATO and DALE NORTH are:
i. SAVANNAH BAILEY10 NORTH, b. 02 May, 1995.
ii. SKYLER BROOK NORTH, b. 28 September, 1996.

72.  BELINDA9 PHELPS (CHARLOTTE VERNON8 (ADOPTED), MELVIN WILLARD7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 1971.  She married JEFFREY FREEMAN 1990.

Children of BELINDA PHELPS and JEFFREY FREEMAN are:
i. JUSTIN10 FREEMAN, b. 1993.
ii. BROOKE FREEMAN, b. 1996.

73.  DONNA LEE9 VERNON (DONALD DAVID8, DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 13 April, 1971 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..  She married (1) JAMES (JIM) BOOTH 14 January, 1978.  She married (2) ROBERT BURLESON 03 October, 1994 in Plant City, Hillsborough Co., Fl., son of ROBERT BURLESON and FAYE CANNON.

More About DONNA LEE VERNON:
Fact 1: Attended Hillsborough County College and graduated from Florida Souther College

Child of DONNA VERNON and JAMES BOOTH is:
i. JULIE ANNE10 BOOTH, b. 14 January, 1979.

Child of DONNA VERNON and ROBERT BURLESON is:
ii. HALEY PAIGE10 BURLESON, b. 01 January, 1997.

74.  ANGELA KATHRYN9 WINGO (SHIRLEY VERNON8 (ADOPTED), MELVIN WILLARD7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 11 November, 1975 in Frankfurt, Germany.   She married BRIAN THOMPSON 25 June, 1994.

Child of ANGELA WINGO and BRIAN THOMPSON is:
i. CODY PAUL10 THOMPSON, b. 17 February, 1997.

75.  TAMMY LYNN9 WINGO (SHIRLEY VERNON8 (ADOPTED), MELVIN WILLARD7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 29 August, 1977 in Frankfurt Germany.  She married MICHAEL RHODEN 14 September, 1996.

Child of TAMMY WINGO and MICHAEL RHODEN is:
i. KENDAL LYNN10 RHODEN, b. 23 March, 1997.

76.  JAMES HOWARD9 CREWS, JR. (MARIANNE8 COPELAND, MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 04 June, 1959 in Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.   He married MAHSHID SADAFI 01 March, 1986 in Dallas, Dalllas County, Texas, daughter of KARIM SADAFI and NOSTRAT FATTEHI.

More About JAMES HOWARD CREWS, JR.:
Fact 1: Bet. 1959 - 1974, Lived in Arcadia, Fl.; attended Memorial, West Elementary, Desoto Middle School,
Fact 2: Was active in 4-H, played Little League baseball, Red Raider Football, Jr. Varsi
Fact 3: football and attended Trinity United Methodist Church. Active in U.M. Y. F.
Fact 4: 23 March, 1961, Baptized Trinity United Methodist Church, Arcadia, Fl.
Fact 5: Bet. 1974 - 1977, Attended School Humansville High, graduated May, 1977
Fact 6: Bet. 1977 - 1978, Attended The University of Mo., Columbia, Mo.
Fact 7: 1978, Attended Southwest Mo. State University
Fact 8: Bet. 1979 - 1982, Worked as Bricklayer
Fact 9: Bet. 1982 - 1984, Lived in Ok. City, Ok. Worked as Pizza Hut Manager
Fact 10: 1984, Moved to Dallas, Tx.

Child of JAMES CREWS and MAHSHID SADAFI is:
i. SARA10 CREWS, b. 16 January, 1987, Plano, Texas.

77.  RICHARD WAYNE9 CREWS (MARIANNE8 COPELAND, MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 22 July, 1960 in Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.   He married BARBARA JEAN JENS 21 June, 1986 in Humansville, Polk County, Missouri, daughter of JENS and JUDY.

More About RICHARD WAYNE CREWS:
Fact 1: Bet. 1960 - 1974, Lived In Arcadia, Fl. and attended Memorial, West Elementary, and Desoto Middle
Fact 2: 23 March, 1961, Baptized, Trinity United Methodist Church, Arcadia, Florida
Fact 3: 1980, Graduated Humansville High School, Humansville, Mo.

Children of RICHARD CREWS and BARBARA JENS are:
i. LACEY NICOLE10 CREWS, b. 10 September, 1987.
ii. LEVI NATHANIEL CREWS, b. 13 July, 1992.

78.  LILA ANNE9 CREWS (MARIANNE8 COPELAND, MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 21 July, 1962 in Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.  She married GARRY DEAN MCDEVITT 01 January, 1982 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, son of MCDEVITT and PEGGY NAIFEH.

Child of LILA CREWS and GARRY MCDEVITT is:
i. DEIDRA FAYE10 MCDEVITT, b. 14 December, 1994, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

79.  JEANNINE9 CREWS (MARIANNE8 COPELAND, MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 28 April, 1964 in Arcadia, Desoto County, Florida.  She married SCOTT ALAN HENDERSON 05 November, 1994 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, son of DONALD HENDERSON and HELEN CHANCEY.

Child of JEANNINE CREWS and SCOTT HENDERSON is:
i. COLE ALAN10 HENDERSON, b. 24 February, 1998.

80.  KAREN JEAN9 COPELAND (ALLAN GILBERT8, MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 29 March, 1964 in San Diego, California.  She married GREGORY KEVIN CASSELMAN 12 June, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia.

More About KAREN JEAN COPELAND:
Fact 1: Jacksonville

Children of KAREN COPELAND and GREGORY CASSELMAN are:
i. GREGORY KEVIN10 CASSELMAN, JR., b. 19 November, 1982, Gainesville, Fl..
ii. JACOB WADE CASSELMAN, b. 12 January, 1985, Jacksonville, Fl..
iii. SHELLIE CASSELMAN, b. 1988.

81.  DEBRA LYNN (CHILD OF NANCY)9 COPELAND (ALLAN GILBERT8, MARY THORNTON7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 03 August, 1964 in Savannah,Georgia.   She married MICHAEL LABICHE 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia.

More About DEBRA LYNN (CHILD OF NANCY) COPELAND:
Fact 1: Georgia State University
Fact 2: Crawford Long Hospital

Children of DEBRA COPELAND and MICHAEL LABICHE are:
i. CAMILLE CATHERINE10 LABICHE, b. 12 June, 1995.
ii. ABIGAIL LABICHE, b. 25 November, 1996.

82.  KENNETH ALLEN9 URQUHART, JR. (STELLA MAXINE8 VERNON, DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 30 May, 1973 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..   He married CYNTHIA HART 27 November, 1993 in Jefferson City, Tennessee, daughter of L. HART and FREDA BROWN.

Children of KENNETH URQUHART and CYNTHIA HART are:
i. KELSEY ALISE10 URQUHART, b. 06 October, 1994.
ii. CHASTITY CAROL HART URQUHART, b. 11 November, 1987.

83.  TINA MARIE9 VERNON (THOMAS WILLIAM8, DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 27 November, 1973 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..  She married JOSE VALDES.

Children of TINA VERNON and JOSE VALDES are:
i. THOMAS C10 VALDEZ, b. 04 February, 1993.
ii. AUSTIN B VALDEZ, b. 03 July, 1994.
iii. JESSICA VALDEZ, b. 1997.

84.  JOSEPH HENRY9 VERNON (THOMAS WILLIAM8, DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 16 July, 1976 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..  He married JENNIFER HILL 29 July, 1995 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Fl..

Child of JOSEPH VERNON and JENNIFER HILL is:
i. GABRIELLE ROSE10 VERNON, b. 04 October, 1995.

85.  JACKLIN MARIE9 HEIRS (MARY TERESA8 VERNON, DONALD TANNER7, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 10 July, 1978 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co. Fl..

Child of JACKLIN MARIE HEIRS is:
i. CHRISTIAN10 HEIRS, b. May 1997.

86.  SHANNON MICHELLE9 DAVIS (ROSEMARY8 MEECH, FRANKIE ROBLES7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 03 February, 1971 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  She married (1) DAVID ROSS LOVELL 20 August, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  She married (2) STEPHEN WILSON RYDER 08 November, 1997 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

Children of SHANNON DAVIS and DAVID LOVELL are:
i. STEVEN ANDREW10 LOVELL, b. 27 July, 1988.
ii. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN LOVELL, b. 14 April, 1992.

87.  SALLY ANNE9 DAVIS (ROSEMARY8 MEECH, FRANKIE ROBLES7 VERNON, FRANK WILLARD6, FRANKLIN DEFAE5, MARGARET MACHEN4 GALT, FRANCES BALLINGER3 MACHEN, FRANCES2 BALLINGER, FRANCIS1 BALLENGER) was born 25 April, 1973 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  She married (1) JAMES FLOURNOY 30 March, 1991 in Tulsa, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  She married (2) JOHN ELLIS MILLER 20 November, 1993 in Sand Springs, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

Child of SALLY DAVIS and JAMES FLOURNOY is:
i. CLARRISSA JUNE10 FLOURNOY, b. 21 October, 1991.

Child of SALLY DAVIS and JOHN MILLER is:
ii. PAMELA DANIELLE10 MILLER, b. 1994.

 


 

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