The Ancestors and Cousins of Tracy Lynn DeVault

Person Page 1,035

Jonathan Gross1,2

M, #25851, b. 1813

Parents

FatherJacob Gross, II (b. 1790, d. 21 May 1872)
MotherSarah Farrington (b. 12 December 1792, d. July 1888)
Pedigree Link

Family:

DaughterLucinda Gross+ (b. 1843, d. 1908)

BASIC FACTS

Jonathan Gross was born in 1813 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1,2
Jonathan Gross had reference number 26271.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book
  2. [S6157] Genealogy prepared by John (email address)

Milton B. Gross1

M, #25852, b. 1817

Parents

FatherJacob Gross, II (b. 1790, d. 21 May 1872)
MotherSarah Farrington (b. 12 December 1792, d. July 1888)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Milton B. Gross was born in 1817 in Tennessee.1
Milton B. Gross had reference number 26272.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Child #7 Gross1

U, #25853, b. between 1820 and 1825

Parents

FatherJacob Gross, II (b. 1790, d. 21 May 1872)
MotherSarah Farrington (b. 12 December 1792, d. July 1888)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Child #7 Gross was born between 1820 and 1825 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1
Child #7 Gross had reference number 26273.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

John Webb1

M, #25854
Pedigree Link

Family: Sarah Unknown

DaughterMollie C. Webb+ (b. 19 June 1867, d. 14 February 1914)

BASIC FACTS

John Webb had reference number 26274.

Citations

  1. [S4137] Email from Allie (Griffith) Nelson dated May 10, 2005

Child #10 Gross1

U, #25855, b. between 1825 and 1830

Parents

FatherJacob Gross, II (b. 1790, d. 21 May 1872)
MotherSarah Farrington (b. 12 December 1792, d. July 1888)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Child #10 Gross was born between 1825 and 1830 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1
Child #10 Gross had reference number 26275.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Sarah A. Gross1,2

F, #25856, b. 1829

Parents

FatherJacob Gross, II (b. 1790, d. 21 May 1872)
MotherSarah Farrington (b. 12 December 1792, d. July 1888)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Sarah A. Gross was born in 1829.1
Sarah A. Gross had reference number 26276.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book
  2. [S6157] Genealogy prepared by John (email address)

Jacob R. Gross1

M, #25857, b. 20 January 1832

Parents

FatherJacob Gross, II (b. 1790, d. 21 May 1872)
MotherSarah Farrington (b. 12 December 1792, d. July 1888)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Jacob R. Gross was born on 20 January 1832 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1,2
Jacob R. Gross had reference number 26277.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book
  2. [S6157] Genealogy prepared by John (email address)

Elizabeth Gross1

F, #25858, b. 1842

Parents

FatherJacob Gross, II (b. 1790, d. 21 May 1872)
MotherSarah Farrington (b. 12 December 1792, d. July 1888)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Elizabeth Gross was born in 1842 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1
Elizabeth Gross had reference number 26278.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Sarah Ann Cross1

F, #25859, b. 1836

Parents

FatherWilliam King Cross (b. 14 July 1814, d. 17 October 1893)
MotherLouisiana Louzenia, Loozenia Gross (b. 1818, d. 1861)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Sarah Ann Cross was born in 1836.1
Sarah Ann Cross had reference number 26279.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Nancy Cross1

F, #25860, b. 1838

Parents

FatherWilliam King Cross (b. 14 July 1814, d. 17 October 1893)
MotherLouisiana Louzenia, Loozenia Gross (b. 1818, d. 1861)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Nancy Cross was born in 1838 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1
Nancy Cross had reference number 26280.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Jacob Gross Cross1

M, #25861, b. 1 January 1840

Parents

FatherWilliam King Cross (b. 14 July 1814, d. 17 October 1893)
MotherLouisiana Louzenia, Loozenia Gross (b. 1818, d. 1861)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Jacob Gross Cross was born on 1 January 1840.1
Jacob Gross Cross had reference number 26281.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Susan R. Cross1

F, #25862, b. 1843

Parents

FatherWilliam King Cross (b. 14 July 1814, d. 17 October 1893)
MotherLouisiana Louzenia, Loozenia Gross (b. 1818, d. 1861)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Susan R. Cross was born in 1843.1
Susan R. Cross had reference number 26282.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Emeline Cross1

F, #25863, b. 1844

Parents

FatherWilliam King Cross (b. 14 July 1814, d. 17 October 1893)
MotherLouisiana Louzenia, Loozenia Gross (b. 1818, d. 1861)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Emeline Cross was born in 1844 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1
Emeline Cross had reference number 26283.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

William Carter Cross1

M, #25864, b. 17 February 1851

Parents

FatherWilliam King Cross (b. 14 July 1814, d. 17 October 1893)
MotherLouisiana Louzenia, Loozenia Gross (b. 1818, d. 1861)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

William Carter Cross was born on 17 February 1851.1
William Carter Cross had reference number 26284.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Eldridge A. Cross1

F, #25865, b. 1854

Parents

FatherWilliam King Cross (b. 14 July 1814, d. 17 October 1893)
MotherLouisiana Louzenia, Loozenia Gross (b. 1818, d. 1861)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Eldridge A. Cross was born in 1854 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1
Eldridge A. Cross had reference number 26285.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Isaac "Ike" Cross1

M, #25866, b. 1857

Parents

FatherWilliam King Cross (b. 14 July 1814, d. 17 October 1893)
MotherLouisiana Louzenia, Loozenia Gross (b. 1818, d. 1861)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Isaac "Ike" Cross was born in 1857.1
Isaac "Ike" Cross had reference number 26286.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book

Don Alan Smith1,2

M, #25867

Parents

FatherMaurice Clifton "Clifton or Tip" Smith (b. 14 July 1910, d. 24 November 1984)
MotherFrances Ellen Higgins (b. 13 March 1910, d. 29 April 1951)
Pedigree Link

Citations

  1. [S4322] Email from Don Alan Smith dated June 10, 2008
  2. [S2288] 1940 Census, Tennessee, Bradley County

Francis Louise Sherrill1

F, #25868, b. 10 September 1930, d. 10 December 1936

Parents

FatherBlan Benjamin Sherrill (b. 26 June 1910, d. 5 August 1999)
MotherElma Miller Smith (b. 4 May 1912, d. 10 March 2001)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Francis Louise Sherrill was born on 10 September 1930 in Athens, McMinn Co., Tennessee.2 She died on 10 December 1936, at age 6, in Athens, McMinn Co., Tennessee.3,2 She was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn Co., Tennessee.4
Francis Louise Sherrill had reference number 26288.

GRAVE MARKER

FRANCIS LOUISE
SHERRILL
SEPT. 10, 1930
DEC. 10, 1936.

Citations

  1. [S7074] Genealogy prepared by Shari Bennett (email address), Source Medium: Book
  2. [S5120] Genealogy prepared by awc2001 (Ancestry.com)
  3. [S4322] Email from Don Alan Smith dated June 10, 2008
  4. [S4861] Find A Grave (Internet), Source Medium: Book

Edward Hicks1

M, #25869, b. 1797, d. 1876
Pedigree Link

Family: Annie or Amy Royston (b. 1799)

SonRoyston "Rice" Hicks (b. 23 May 1842, d. 25 November 1903)

BASIC FACTS

Edward Hicks was born in 1797 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1 He died in 1876, at age ~79, in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1
Edward Hicks had reference number 26289.

Citations

  1. [S6209] Genealogy prepared by Joyce Glover (email address)

Annie or Amy Royston1,2

F, #25870, b. 1799
Pedigree Link

Family: Edward Hicks (b. 1797, d. 1876)

SonRoyston "Rice" Hicks (b. 23 May 1842, d. 25 November 1903)

BASIC FACTS

Annie or Amy Royston was born in 1799 in Tennessee.1
Annie or Amy Royston had reference number 26290.

Citations

  1. [S6209] Genealogy prepared by Joyce Glover (email address)
  2. [S4612] Email from Pat Blair dated June 6, 2004

James Webb Masengill1

M, #25871, b. 30 December 1839, d. 5 March 1915

Parents

FatherFelty DeVault Masengill (b. 30 April 1815, d. 30 March 1894)
MotherDeborah Webb (b. 19 March 1811, d. 24 March 1874)
Pedigree Link

Family: Elizabeth Jane Warren (b. 22 August 1840, d. 29 April 1915)

SonGeorge Masengill
SonEli Michael Masengill+ (b. 12 October 1860, d. 27 July 1953)
DaughterIda Kate Masengill (b. about 1861, d. 1861)
SonWilliam Dallas Masengill+ (b. 8 March 1863, d. 9 February 1938)
DaughterElizabeth Jennie Masengill (b. 1866, d. 12 November 1951)

BASIC FACTS

James Webb Masengill was born on 30 December 1839 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1,2,3 He and Elizabeth Jane Warren were married on 18 September 1859.1 He died on 5 March 1915, at age 75, in Morristown, Hamblen Co., Tennessee.1,3 He was buried in New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Surgoinsville, Hawkins Co., Tennessee.4
James Webb Masengill had reference number 26291.

Citations

  1. [S5618] Genealogy prepared by dgaudier (email address)
  2. [S5881] Genealogy prepared by Glenda Frank Foser (email address)
  3. [S7207] Genealogy prepared by Teresa Stevens (Ancestry.com)
  4. [S2890] Cemetery Records - New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Stony Point, Hawkins Co., Tennessee

Felty DeVault Masengill1

M, #25872, b. 30 April 1815, d. 30 March 1894

Parents

FatherHenry "Hal" Massengill (b. 1 October 1758, d. 23 September 1837)
MotherElizabeth Emmert (b. 9 October 1796, d. 28 September 1875)
Pedigree Link

Family: Deborah Webb (b. 19 March 1811, d. 24 March 1874)

SonJames Webb Masengill+ (b. 30 December 1839, d. 5 March 1915)
SonJohn Talbot Masengill (b. 23 July 1849)

BASIC FACTS

Felty DeVault Masengill was born on 30 April 1815 in Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.2 He and Deborah Webb were married on 17 May 1836. He and Martha Mauk were married on 16 December 1875. He died on 30 March 1894, at age 78, in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.2 He was buried in Massengill Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.3
Felty DeVault Masengill had reference number 26292.

From Goodspeed's History of Tennessee - 1887

J. T. and B. F. Masengill, proprietors of Masengill's livery and feed stable and dealers in live stock and grain, are the sons of F. D. and Deborah (Webb) Masengill, the former born in this county April 30, 1815, and one of its oldest residents. The grandparents were Henry and Elizabeth (Emmert) Masengill, the former a native of South Carolina, and a pioneer of East Tennessee. He was a soldier of the Revolution and a distinguished Indian fighter. His first wife was a daughter of William Cobb, a pioneer of this State, and the marriage was among the first in this State, and occurred in the old Wommach fort. The Masengill farm was the one on which Gov. Blount called a meeting to organize the territory of Tennessee, and the farm was owned by Henry and his father-in-law. Henry's second wife was a daughter of Jacob Emmert. Their children, are F. D., John and Joseph. F. D. received the usual country advantages, and besides farming, boated down the Tennessee and Holston Rivers, but is now engaged as a farmer in the Sixteenth District. About 1856 he represented his county in the Legislature, and has been a prominent Democrat more or less all his life. His first wife, Deborah, to whom he was married May 17, 1836, was a daughter of Nathan Webb, of the distinguished family of Revolutionary times. She was born March 19, 1811, in this county, and died March 24, 1874. December 16, 1875, he married Martha, a daughter of E. T. Mauk, who was born May 1, 1844, in this county. By his first marriage he had seven sons and one daughter, and by the second one son and two daughters. J. T. was born July 23, 1849, in this county, and was educated at King's College, Bristol. In 1872 he married Mary A., the daughter of George P. Faw, of Washington County. They have two sons and two daughters. B. F. was born in this county August 11, 1854, and was educated at the Bluff City High School, and at King's College. In 1874 he married Fannie, a daughter of J. B. Worley, and has three sons and two daughters.

Citations

  1. [S5618] Genealogy prepared by dgaudier (email address)
  2. [S7207] Genealogy prepared by Teresa Stevens (Ancestry.com)
  3. [S4861] Find A Grave (Internet), Source Medium: Book

Glenn Alexander Howell1,2,3,4

M, #25873, b. 12 February 1890, d. 2 March 1933

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family: Anne Mae "Annie" Massengill (b. 5 September 1896, d. 14 September 1962)

SonWilliam Dean Howell+ (b. 18 July 1917, d. November 1995)
DaughterMary Ruth Howell+ (b. 27 August 1919, d. 22 May 2012)

BASIC FACTS

Glenn Alexander Howell was born on 12 February 1890 in Hamblen Co., Tennessee.3 He was born on 12 February 1893 in Tennessee.1,2 He died on 2 March 1933, at age 43, in Hamblen Co., Tennessee.1,3 He was buried in Jarnagin Cemetery, Morristown, Hamblen Co., Tennessee.5
Glenn Alexander Howell had reference number 26293. He was a Farmer - general farming (1920, 1930.)2,4 He was enumerated on the census in Tennessee, Hamblen County (1920, 1930.)

HOWELL FARM

William Dean Howell
Established in 1828, the Howell Farm is two miles west of Morristown. William Howell, who cultivated about 112 acres, was the farm’s first owner. In 1859, he deeded 50 acres to his son William Alexander Howell, who obtained 175 acres three years later. William A. Howell and his wife Seletha Bettis were the parents of two boys, William E. and John L. Howell.
In 1878, William E. Howell inherited 175 acres of the family land. By building and operating a modern dairy, William increased the farm’s profits. A member of the Masonic order, Howell also served as a city alderman in 1907.
Glenn Alexander Howell, the only son of William and Kitty Gill Howell, acquired the farm in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. Despite the hard times, Glenn and his wife Annie Mae kept the farm in operation and in 1963, it passed to their son William Dean Howell. As of 1976, William and his wife, together with their son and his family, lived on a 595 acre farm. The Howells specialized in livestock, raising dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine and horses.

Citations

  1. [S5618] Genealogy prepared by dgaudier (email address)
  2. [S1431] 1920 Census, Tennessee, Hamblen County
  3. [S3924] Death Records - Tennessee "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914 - 1955" (LDS)
  4. [S1925] 1930 Census, Tennessee, Hamblen County
  5. [S9169] Obituary - Anna Mae "Annie" (Massengill or Masengill) Howell

William Dean Howell1,2,3,4

M, #25874, b. 18 July 1917, d. November 1995

Parents

FatherGlenn Alexander Howell (b. 12 February 1890, d. 2 March 1933)
MotherAnne Mae "Annie" Massengill (b. 5 September 1896, d. 14 September 1962)
Pedigree Link

Family: Margaret M. Howard (b. 27 March 1920, d. January 1996)

SonWilliam Dean Howell, Jr.
DaughterMary Lynn Howell
DaughterGlenda Sue Howell+ (b. 20 December 1943, d. 28 November 2011)

BASIC FACTS

William Dean Howell was born on 18 July 1917 in Tennessee.1,2 He died in November 1995, at age 78.5,6
William Dean Howell had reference number 26294. He resided in Morristown, Hamblen Co., Tennessee (1962.)7 He was enumerated on the census in Hamblen County, Tennessee (1920 - 1940.) He was a Farmer - private farm (1940.)4 His Social Security Number was 415-62-7951, issued: Tennessee, last residence: Morristown, Hamblen Co., Tennessee.6

Citations

  1. [S1431] 1920 Census, Tennessee, Hamblen County
  2. [S2763] Book: The Massengills, Massengales and Varients
  3. [S1925] 1930 Census, Tennessee, Hamblen County
  4. [S2291] 1940 Census, Tennessee, Hamblen County
  5. [S10999] Obituary - Mary Ruth (Howell) Corbett
  6. [S12038] Social Security Death Index, Source Medium: Book
  7. [S9169] Obituary - Anna Mae "Annie" (Massengill or Masengill) Howell

Mary Ruth Howell1,2,3,4,5

F, #25875, b. 27 August 1919, d. 22 May 2012

Parents

FatherGlenn Alexander Howell (b. 12 February 1890, d. 2 March 1933)
MotherAnne Mae "Annie" Massengill (b. 5 September 1896, d. 14 September 1962)
Pedigree Link

Family: Lillard Harold "Harold" Corbett (b. 2 June 1915, d. 10 September 2001)

DaughterLiving Corbett+
DaughterLiving Corbett+

BASIC FACTS

Mary Ruth Howell was born on 27 August 1919 in Morristown, Hamblen Co., Tennessee.2,3,6 She and Lillard Harold "Harold" Corbett were married on 11 October 1941 in Hamblen Co., Tennessee.7 She died on 22 May 2012, at age 92.
Mary Ruth Howell had reference number 26295. She resided in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Co., Florida (1962.)8 She was educated Graduated from Morristown High School in 1936 and was Valedictorian of her class; attended Carson-Newman College, transferring to the University of Tennessee, and graduating in 1940.6 She was enumerated on the census in Hamblen County, Tennessee (1920 - 1940.)

OBITUARY

Mary Ruth Howell Corbett was born August 27, 1919 to Glenn Howell and Anna Mae Masengill Howell in Morristown, Tennessee. She was raised on a dairy farm and graduated from Morristown High School in 1936 and was Valedictorian of her class. She attended Carson-Newman College, transferring to the University of Tennessee, and graduating in 1940. She married L. Harold Corbett on October 11, 1941. They were blessed with two daughters Florence Deanna, 1945 and Carol Ruth, 1949. Mary Ruth’s pride and joy of her life has been her family. Her grandchildren are Mary, Ben, Amy, Carrie, Christie, Casey, and Cady Ruth. They all lovingly call her “Nano.” She lived in St. Petersburg, Florida most of her married life and moved to Orlando in 2008.
At First Presbyterian Church in St Petersburg, she held more positions than the ministers. She was president of Presbyterian Women and Highlander Sunday School Class, coordinated the church nursery and Vacation Bible School, Superintendent of the Sunday School, was a Ruling Elder, and held several offices in the Presbytery. (Believe it or not, she started out as a Methodist, a source of playful family fun over the years!) Additionally, she was an avid supporter of her husband’s active participation in Barbershop Quartet and Exchange Club, and of his position as a teacher for the Highlander Sunday School Class for twenty-nine years. Leadership positions in the community included Presidency of PEO, Mothers Christian Study Club, DAR, and PTA. She and Harold were Tour Hosts on 15 tours abroad. If you wanted something done, ask Mary Ruth Corbett. In her “spare time,” she played bridge, was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed needlepoint, crocheting and knitting. Her grandchildren still treasure the Christmas stockings she made for each of them as young children.
Harold, her loving husband of 60 years, died in 2001. In addition to her husband and parents, her brother William Dean Howell and niece Glenda Sue Jellicorse preceded her. She is survived by her daughters Florence Guidinger and Carol Fisher, son-in-law Larry Fisher, niece Mary Lynn Morell, nephew, Bill Howell, seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Her extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and “outlaws,” and more “greats,” plus many special friends have surrounded her with love these 92 years.
Sincere appreciation is extended to the staffs of Windsor Place, Orlando Lutheran Towers, and Cornerstone Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of our beloved Nano.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, or the Park Lake Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, 309 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL, 32801.
A service in celebration of her life is planned for 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 27th at Park Lake Presbyterian Church, Orlando. Interment will be this summer in Morristown, Tennessee.

Citations

  1. [S5618] Genealogy prepared by dgaudier (email address)
  2. [S1431] 1920 Census, Tennessee, Hamblen County
  3. [S2763] Book: The Massengills, Massengales and Varients
  4. [S1925] 1930 Census, Tennessee, Hamblen County
  5. [S2291] 1940 Census, Tennessee, Hamblen County
  6. [S10999] Obituary - Mary Ruth (Howell) Corbett
  7. [S8784] Marriage Records - Tennessee, Tennessee State Marriages 1780 - 2002 (Ancestry.com)
  8. [S9169] Obituary - Anna Mae "Annie" (Massengill or Masengill) Howell