Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bathsheba Crudup Fowler 1783-1852

Big Buck Rd. Carroll County Tenn
Harris Cemetery is on this road.
People often wonder where their ancestors are buried as is the case of Bathsheba Crudup Fowler (1873-1852) who was married to Bullard Fowler.  Her parents were Josiah Crudup and Elizabeth Ruth Battle.    Bathsheba is my husband's 4th great grand aunt.  I can't prove it but I think it's highly probable that Bathsheba was buried in the Harris Family Cemetery in Carroll County Tennessee.  In the 1850 census of Carroll County Tennessee Bathsheba is listed as living in the household of Elizabeth B.(Battle) Harris, Thomas L.(Larkin) Harris, Virginia F. Harris, and Susan M. Harris.   Bathsheba dies just two years later.

This is what's left of Harris Cemetery.
There are a few bases.  The headstones
have been lost through vandalism.

How was Bathsheba connected to the Harris family?  Elizabeth B. Harris was the daughter of Solomon Ruffin Perry and Mary Louise Crudup, all of North Carolina.  Elizabeth Battle Perry married Williamson Harris, once again of North Carolina.  Elizabeth's mother, Mary Louise Crudup was the sister of Bathsheba Crudup Fowler which makes Bathsheba Crudup Fowler the aunt of Elizabeth Battle Perry Harris.  The Harris' along with several other related family members moved from North Carolina to Carroll County in the early 1800's.

The Harris' had their own small family cemetery which is still in existence but has been vandalized and damaged over the years so that only a few bases are left.  Based on past transcriptions of the cemetery the following people were known to be interred at Harris Cemetery but there is a good chance several more are there as well:
One of the few bases left at the cemetery.
Williamson Harris (1782 - 1840) Williamson is the earliest known burial in the cemetery.
Elizabeth Battle Perry Harris (1795 - 1870) wife of Williamson Harris
Haywood F. Harris (1824-1870) Son of Williamson and Elizabeth Harris
Elizabeth Hairston Woods Harris (1826-1860) wife of Haywood F. Harris
Mary F. Harris (dates unknown and married to an unknown Harris)
Hattie M. Hillsman (1871-1876) and Sallie J. Hillsman (1880-1886) The Hillsman family lived near the Harris family and were related because Elizabeth B. Harris' sister was Mary Arendale Crudup Perry.  She married Reddick Hillsman.  Reddick and Mary Hillsman are buried  in the small Hillsman family cemetery located about a half mile from the Harris cemetery.

The family link from Harris to Moran is through Harriet Harris, the daughter of Williamson and Elizabeth Harris.  She married John Henderson Moran.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

1901, The Lame Lion's Cub...John Warwick Daniel Jr

In 1901, James Henderson Moran III received an invitation to attend the wedding of his good friend John W. Daniel Jr.

John Warwick Daniel Jr was the son of John Warwick Daniel Sr, a prominent attorney and politician of Lynchburg, Virginia.  John Sr. had served as a Major in the Confederate States and received a debilitating wound at the Battle of the Wilderness which is where he got his nickname, The Lame Lion of Lynchburg.  He represented the state of Virginia in the US House and Senate. He ran for Governor for the state of Virginia but failed to win the election. 

John Jr. was engaged to Mary Edna Bishop, the daughter of a prominent physician in Washington D.C.  They were married in 1901 and had a daughter in 1907 named Mary Edna Eleanor Daniel.  Cadet John Warwick Daniel Jr was photographed by renowned Lynchburg photographer, Adam H. Plecker. Another photograph, done in profile, of John Jr resides at the Lynchburg Museum.

John Warwick Daniel Jr.
Photographed by Adam H. Plecker

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Man Afraid of His Horse, Native American Photograph

The Morans loved to travel.  During one of their many trips some of the Morans took a "grand tour" of the west, at least once and possibly several times.  Many of the Moran kinfolk were living in Texas and Oklahoma, probably good stopping points on their way west. However, at some point they must have found their way to South Dakota, which is likely since some of their Shumate family were living in Denver, because one of the most interesting photographs we have is signed by "Man Afraid of His Horse" and inscribed "What E'er it be that not impossible 'He'"

You can Google "Man Afraid of His Horse" and find a lot of information about a father and son known as "Old Man Afraid of His Horses" and "Young Man Afraid of His Horses".  And there are images of both the Older and Younger "Man" but so far I have not found one like this picture.  Is he the younger "Man Afraid of His Horse" or is he someone else?  Oh and if you're like me you might think that the name is referring to the man is afraid of his own horse but that is not the case.  Quite the reverse actually.  It means that the man is so feared by others that even the sight of his horse is enough to inspire fear in others.

What e'er it be that not impossible "He"
"Man Afraid of His Horse"
The inscription is rather cryptic as well.  "What e'er it be that not impossible 'He'".  The only reference that comes remotely close is from a poem by Englishman Richard Crenshaw, 1612- 1649 entitled Wishes to his (Supposed) Mistress.  It starts out like this...."Who e'er she be That not impossible she That shall command my heart and me".  Was "Man" showing the viewer that he was educated?

If anyone can tell us more about this picture we would be most appreciative.