Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the Henderson Nixon EMMONS Family


Husband: Henderson Nixon EMMONS
Birthdate: February 1842
Birthplace: Old Tishomingo Co., MS
Death date: September 8, 1939
Place of death: TX
Father: Elijah EMMONS, Sr.
Mother: Dorcas unknown

Marriage date: December 31, 1862
Marriage place: McNairy Co., TN

Wife: Rebecca P. JONES
Birthdate: about 1843
Birthplace: AL
Death date: August 21, 1925
Place of death: McNairy Co., TN
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Mother: Malvina unknown

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: William Wesley EMMONS
Sex: M
Birthdate: December 25, 1864
Birthplace: MS
Death date: April 17, 1936
Place of death: Selmer, McNairy Co., TN
Marriage date: January 7, 1884
Marriage place: McNairy Co., TN
Spouse's name: Lina Ann HOPKINS

Child No. 2: Malvin J. EMMONS
Sex: M
Birthdate: about 1866
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Child No. 3: Robert E. EMMONS
Sex: M
Birthdate: January 1868
Birthplace: TN
Death date: June 1, 1934
Place of death: Forrest City, AR
Marriage date: December 1, 1887
Marriage place: McNairy Co., TN
Spouse's name: Martha ARMSTRONG

Child No. 4: Tabitha J. EMMONS
Sex: F
Birthdate: about 1869
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Child No. 5: James L. EMMONS
Sex: M
Birthdate: July 1872
Birthplace: MS
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Marriage date: about 1884
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Spouse's name: Amanda F. unknown

Child No. 6: Mary E. EMMONS
Sex: F
Birthdate: about 1874
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Child No. 7: Fredric "Fred" L. EMMONS
Sex: M
Birthdate: October 1876
Birthplace: McNairy Co., TN
Death date: August 29, 1930
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Marriage date: December 23, 1906
Marriage place: McNairy Co., TN
Spouse's name: Lillie PRATHER

Child No. 8: John N. EMMONS
Sex: M
Birthdate: July 1879
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Child No. 9: Cletus EMMONS
Sex: M
Birthdate: July 1879
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Documentation:
Much of this info was shared with me by Sara Norris.
* 1869-Old Tish. Co., MS persons taxed lists: H.N. Emmons-taxed 50cents for "one rifle, shotgun or army gun, and for males between 21 and 55 years. Total tax was $1.50.
* 1880 McNairy Co., TN census-Dist. 5 household number 262
EMMONS H.N., 37, M W M head TN NC SC farmer
Rebecca 36 F W M wife AL AL AL housekeeper
Luvisa 54 F W S sister TN NC SC assistant housekeeper
William W. 16 M W S son MS TN AL farm hand
Malvin J. 14 M W S son MS TN AL
Robert E. 13 M W S son MS TN AL
Tabitha J. 11 F W S dau. MS TN AL
James L. 8 M W S son TN TN AL
Mary E. 6 F W S son TN TN AL
John N. 1 M W S son TN TN AL
* 1900 McNairy Co., TN census-Dist. 6 household 32
EMMONS Henderson HH W Feb. 1842, age 58, married 36 years TN TN TN
Rebecca WF W blank for date of birth, age 57, AL AL AL
Fred L. S W Oct. 1876 age 22 TN TN AL
Neiaie?, S W July 1879 age 20 TN TN AL
* 1934, June 8th-McNairy Co. Newspaper THE DEATH OF R.E. EMMONS
After we received the sad news of the death of our old friend, Robert Emmons, of Forrest City, AR, we met the only survivor of that once large family, Wes Emmons, a farmer living east of Selmer. Wes told us of the death of his only brother living, so far as he knew, and sorrowfully observed that he was the only one left, unless the youngest child, Nick, as we knew him was living.
The father and mother, Uncle Nick, and "Aunt" Becky, died several years ago, and the memory of these good old people is respected and revered by the many who knew them in life.
"Uncle" Nick was one of the first to operate a livery stable in Selmer, his celebrated livery and sale barn being located on the site where is now seen the calaboose of the town. He was a judge and lover of good horses, and many spanking teams and fancy rigs did he keep in the olden times," in the better days of the Republic," as the late Hon. Chas. A. Miller used to say.
This Emmons family belonged to the pioneers, and the writer well remembers "Uncle" Nick, and his brothers, Art Emmons and "Uncle" Wes, all of them well known to the people of the county and particularly to those of the southern section. Clem Lea married a daughter of Art Emmons and her name was Miss Jane Emmons, she being the mother of Wm. Lea; R.C./O.? Lea, and Mrs. Minnie Downing. The parents are dead and William and Minnie survive, the former living in Selmer, the latter in AR. Many there are who remember, Clem Lea, one of the most famous characters the county ever produced.
The family of "Uncle" Nick are all gone save Wes, and once the children living were Wes, aged now 70, Bob, Jim Fred and Nick, and three daughters.
All of the boys once lived in Selmer or in the community. Bob was one of the most capable men in the employment of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company, in the construction department. Wes was a farmer. Jim was one of Selmer's first barbers, his shop being upstairs in the old, two-story green building, known as the Williams Store on Main Street the building being the one in which the now C.W. Barnes ran a saloon. This was more than forty years ago. Fred was a popular traveling salesman, and Nixon, Jr. a railroad man. He had been gone 22 years, and no word has come from him in this more than a score of years that are gone.
This article is written to call attention to one's fast moving and of the multiplied changes that are daily and yearly occurring.
 

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