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Mary Richardson Rivers1

F, #27726, b. 1818
Pedigree Link

Family: Isaac Peters (b. 1814)

SonNoah M. Peters+ (b. December 1849, d. 1922)

BASIC FACTS

Mary Richardson Rivers was born in 1818 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.1
Mary Richardson Rivers had reference number 28232.

Citations

  1. [S6567] Genealogy prepared by Mary Shaffer (email address), Source Medium: Book

Abel Eugene "Eugene" Peters1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #27727, b. 2 August 1874, d. 23 January 1962

Parents

FatherNoah M. Peters (b. December 1849, d. 1922)
MotherAmanda E. "Moody" Akard (b. 20 November 1856, d. 1933)
Pedigree Link

Family: Pearl Rogers (b. 15 August 1875, d. 29 March 1957)

SonWillie N. Peters (b. July 1899, d. 1906)
SonRogers Eugene Peters (b. 1905, d. 30 August 1929)

BASIC FACTS

Abel Eugene "Eugene" Peters was born on 2 August 1874 in Tennessee.1,2,7 He and Pearl Rogers were married about 1896.4,6 He died on 23 January 1962, at age 87, in McKinney, Collin Co., Texas.2,8 He was buried in Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Pilot Point, Denton Co., Texas.2
Abel Eugene "Eugene" Peters had reference number 28233. He was enumerated on the census in Wise County, Texas (1880); Montague County, Texas (1900); Denton County, Texas (1920, 1930.) He was a Bookkeeper (1900); retail merchant - hardware (1920, 1930.)2,3,4,6

GRAVE MARKER

ABEL EUGENE PETERS
1874 - 1962.

Citations

  1. [S363] 1880 Census, Texas, Wise County
  2. [S4861] Find A Grave (Internet), Source Medium: Book
  3. [S1449] 1920 Census, Texas, Denton County
  4. [S1941] 1930 Census, Texas, Denton County
  5. [S4221] Email from Cathy (Crabtree) Cook dated November 26, 2011
  6. [S680] 1900 Census, Texas, Montague County
  7. [S12337] World War I Draft Registration Cards (1917 - 1918)
  8. [S3928] Death Records - Texas, Texas Death Index (1903 - 2000) (Ancestry.com)

Ida Peters1

F, #27728, b. about 1876

Parents

FatherNoah M. Peters (b. December 1849, d. 1922)
MotherAmanda E. "Moody" Akard (b. 20 November 1856, d. 1933)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Ida Peters was born about 1876 in Texas.1
Ida Peters had reference number 28234. She was enumerated on the census in Wise County, Texas (1880.)

Citations

  1. [S363] 1880 Census, Texas, Wise County

Maud Peters

F, #27729, b. about 1878

Parents

FatherNoah M. Peters (b. December 1849, d. 1922)
MotherAmanda E. "Moody" Akard (b. 20 November 1856, d. 1933)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Maud Peters was born about 1878 in Texas.1
Maud Peters had reference number 28235. She was enumerated on the census in Wise County, Texas (1880.)1

Citations

  1. [S363] 1880 Census, Texas, Wise County

Looney C. Starnes1

M, #27730
Pedigree Link

Family: Dora A. Britton

SonGuy B. Starnes (b. 25 February 1923, d. September 1985)

Citations

  1. [S2290] 1940 Census, Tennessee, Greene County

James Alfred Johnson1,2

M, #27731, b. 28 August 1923, d. 4 September 1986

Parents

Pedigree Link

Family: Hazel Pearl Kitzmiller (b. 19 September 1927, d. 25 November 2005)

DaughterShelby Johnson
DaughterJean Johnson
DaughterJoann Johnson
DaughterCarol Johnson+
SonLarry Johnson
SonGary Johnson

BASIC FACTS

James Alfred Johnson was born on 28 August 1923 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.3,4 He and Hazel Pearl Kitzmiller were married on 7 June 1947 in Gate City, Scott Co., Virginia.5 He died on 4 September 1986, at age 63, in Kingsport, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.6,4 He was buried in East Tennessee Cemetery, Blountville, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4
James Alfred Johnson had reference number 28237. He was a Truck driver (1947.)3

Citations

  1. [S10712] Obituary - Lizzie B. (Doran) Kitzmiller
  2. [S9117] Obituary - Alicia Michelle Johnson
  3. [S8589] Marriage Certificate - Alfred Johnson and Hazel Kitzmiller
  4. [S4861] Find A Grave (Internet), Source Medium: Book
  5. [S12093] U.S. Social Security Application and Claims Index, 1936 - 2007 (Ancestry.com)
  6. [S3926] Death Records - Tennessee, Tennessee State Archives (Internet), Source Medium: Book

J. Sumpter1

M, #27732
Pedigree Link

Citations

  1. [S10712] Obituary - Lizzie B. (Doran) Kitzmiller

Richard C. "RC" Kitzmiller1,2

M, #27733, b. 10 March 1933, d. 28 January 2013

Parents

FatherMartin Eldridge Kitzmiller (b. 31 July 1900, d. 24 March 1955)
MotherElizabeth Bell "Lizzie" Doran (b. 2 March 1902, d. 25 September 1974)
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Richard C. "RC" Kitzmiller was born on 10 March 1933 in Tennessee.3,2 He died on 28 January 2013, at age 79.
Richard C. "RC" Kitzmiller had reference number 28239. He resided in Kingsport, Sullivan Co., Tennessee (1974); Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., Tennessee (1976.) He was enumerated on the census in Sullivan County, Tennessee (1940.)

OBITUARY

Richard "R.C." Kitzmiller
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
KINGSPORT -- Richard "R.C." Kitzmiller, 79, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 28, 2013.
The question is "Where Will You Spend Eternity?"
Richard was a lifelong resident of Kingsport. He was a member of Arnold's Chapel Holiness Chuch where he was a Sunday school teacher. He also enjoyed baseball, reading his Bible and his family.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Martin Eldridge and Lizzie Belle Doran Kitzmiller, sisters, Shirley Sumpter, Hazel Johnson and Betty Mae Starnes. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, William "Bill" Kitzmiller, Virgil "Buck" Kitzmiller, Frank Kitzmiller, Tommy Kitzmiller and Jimmy Kitzmiller.
He is survived by his loving wife, Clara (Snook) Kitzmiller of the home, Rick and wife, Karen Sue Kitzmiller, Scott Kitzmiller and Tim and wife, Michelle Kitzmiller, all of Kingsport; daughter, Gale and husband, Ronnie Moretz of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother; Denver and wife, Linda Kitzmiller of Kingsport; grandchildren, April Michelle Moretz, Chad Moretz, Whitney Kitzmiller and Alex Kitzmiller; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Wexford House; his niece Carolyn Almaroad; his brother and sister-in-law, Denver and Linda Kitzmiller.
Family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tri-Cities Funeral Home. Services will follow in our chapel with Rev. Johnny Gibson officiating. Special music will be the singers from Way of Life Church.
Visitors may also gather anytime at the home of the son, Rick Kitzmiller.
Graveside services will be Friday at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens at 11 a.m. Family, friends and pallbearers are asked to be at the cemetery by 10:45 am.
Pallbearers will be Larry Johnson, Gary Johnson, Denny Kitzmiller, Brent Kitzmiller, Jordan Kitzmiller and Kaleb Kitzmiller.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Brickey, Elmer Arnold, Bob Fickle and Russell Bowery.
Flowers are welcome, however donations may be made to The Alzheimers Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or to the Way of Life Church, 319 Salvation Rd., Kingsport, Tenn. 37660.
For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit our website at tcmgandfuneral.com.
Tri-Cities Funeral Home and Memory Gardens is honored to be serving the Kitzmiller Family.

Citations

  1. [S11567] Obituary - Shirley Jean (Kitzmiller) Sumpter
  2. [S2299] 1940 Census, Tennessee, Sullivan County
  3. [S12038] Social Security Death Index, Source Medium: Book

Jim Lee "Jimmie" Kitzmiller1,2,3,4

M, #27734, b. 2 May 1935, d. 20 December 1996

Parents

FatherMartin Eldridge Kitzmiller (b. 31 July 1900, d. 24 March 1955)
MotherElizabeth Bell "Lizzie" Doran (b. 2 March 1902, d. 25 September 1974)
Pedigree Link

Family: Blanche Marie Davis (b. 28 June 1935, d. 17 June 2006)

DaughterLiving Kitzmiller
DaughterLiving Kitzmiller

BASIC FACTS

Jim Lee "Jimmie" Kitzmiller was born on 2 May 1935 in Tennessee.2,4 He died on 20 December 1996, at age 61, in Sullivan Co., Tennessee.2,3 He was buried in East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.5,6
Jim Lee "Jimmie" Kitzmiller had reference number 28240. He resided in Kingsport, Sullivan Co., Tennessee (1974.)1 His Social Security Number was 413-54-5572, issued: Tennessee, last residence: Kingsport, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.2 U.S. Army, SP4.6 He was enumerated on the census in Sullivan County, Tennessee (1940.)

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tennessee), Monday, November 9, 1959, Page 1

Accused Critical After Attack By Victim's Son (By DAVID McBRIDE)
A dispute over a bee tree led to the fatal shooting Sunday night of Najeeb 'Jimmy' Shaheen, 65, at his home on the Johnson City Highway near the Washington County line.
Walter Necessary, 55, who officers said will be charged with murder, is in poor condition at Holston Valley Community Hospital. A Sullivan County deputy was posted at Necessary's door at the hospital.
He was admitted to the hospital with injuries sufferied at the hands of Adel Shaheen, about 18 and son of the fatally injured man. Young Shaheen admitted to beating Necessary after the shooting.
Necessary is employed at General Shale and lives at 132 Pennsylvania Avenue.
According to Sgt. Hugh Barger of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the incident occured around 6 p.m. in front of the Shaheen home.
An eyewitness to the shooting, Jimmy Kitzmiller, told Barger he and Necessary went in Shaheen's home to get some honey from the bee tree.
Barger said Necessary recently gut some trees on or near the Shaheen property for a saw mill concern in Kingsport and discovered the bee tree with the honey.
Kitzmiller told Barger that Necessary, who is the father-in-law of his brother, asked him (Jimmy Kitzmiller) if he would take him to the Shaheen home to get the honey. Kitzmiller complied.
He said they went to the home of Shaheen and were near the house when Shaheen appeared on the scene and asked them if they had found what they were looking for.
An argument started, he said, in which Necessary began to curse Shaheen. Shaheen told the man to stop cursing and ordered him off his property.
It was then, he said, that Necessary partially stepped from his car and fired three or four times at Shaheen. Shaheen was struck by one bullet in the right chest.
Kitzmiller said he then drove to his brother's home in the Fordtown area and called the Highway Patrol. He arrived back at the scene at almost the same time as the Patrol.
Shaheen was dead when officers arrived. His body was lying about 75 yards from his home. The unconscious Necessary was found in the yard of the home.
Shaheen told this reporter Monday morning that he drove up to his home before the shooting and saw a car in a driveway near the home.
He said he was talking on the phone when he heard the shots. He thought they were firecrackers but went to the front door to check. Some men were standing several yards from the house, he said, but he didn't think anything was wrong and continued talking on the phone.
"A few minutes later," he said, "two men came to the front door." He quoted one as saying, "We came to rob a bee tree and got into an argument. We shot the old man."
Shaheen said he got his deer rifle and went out of the house. The one he thought was Kitzmiller ran from the house and jumped into the car, and the older man, believed to be Necessary, remained in the yard.
He went down to where the group was standing and saw his father lying on the ground. "I knew he was wounded," he said.
"I came back toward the house and Necessary started running toward the back. I hit him in the back of the head with the rifle."
Shaheen said he then went back to his father and was told the man was dead. "I went back to where Necessary was lying and beat him with my fists until his face was bloody."
Young Shaheen was released from jail early this morning after a $1,000 bond was posted by relatives.
Capt. Frank Williamson and Trooper W. R. Jordan were at the hospital shortly after the shooting, checking the condition of Necessary, when young Shaheen arrived with his mother.
Jordan said Shaheen saw Necessary lying on the emergency room table and said, "that's the man I beat up because he killed my daddy."
Williamson and Jordan said Shaheen started into the room in the direction of Necessary and had to be restrained. They said he again tried to get into the room, was again stopped and turned over to city police who placed him in jail.
The weapon, a .32 caliber snubnosed revolver was found on Necessary at the hospital. Capt. Williamson ordered the bullet, which remained in the body of Shaheen removed for a ballistic test.
Sgt. Hugh K. Jaynes assisted in the investigation.
Shaheen owned and operated a shoe shop and variety store at 728 E. Center Street and was a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church.
He was born in Lebanon and had been in the United States since 1907.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Goldie Moore Shaheen of Kingsport, one son, Adel Shaheen; two sisters, Mrs. Yamamee Moarie and Mrs. Milhasney Ollie of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews in Lebanon and one nephew in Princeton, W. Va.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tennessee), Thursday, July 14, 1960, Page 1

Necessary Gets Conviction Of Manslaughter (By JERRY ALLEY)
BLOUNTVILLE - Samuel Walter (sic, Walker) Necessary was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by a Criminal Court jury late Wednesday night and sentenced to five years in prison.
Necessary, a 59-year-old sawmill worker from Kingsport, had pleaded not guilty to a first degree murder charge growing out of the death of Najeeb (Jimmy) Shaheen.
Shaheen, a Kingsport shoe repairman, was killed near his home, eight miles south of Kingsport, on Nov. 8, 1959 by a bullet from Necessary's .32 cal. revolver.
Necessary admitted firing the fatal shot but said he acted in self defense after an unprevoked attack by Shaheen.
Shaheen was struck in the chest by the bullet. A doctor said death was "instantaneous."
The shooting occurred when Necessary and another man went to Shaheen's home on Sunday afternoon to obtain honey from a "bee tree."
Necessary said he emptied his revolver at Shaheen after Shaheen "beat me with a big club." The defendant said he "blacked out" after the shooting and did not know he had killed Shaheen until two weeks later.
Necessary was hospitalized for two weeks from injuries suffered at the hands of the victim's 19-year-old son, Adel Shaheen.
The younger Shaheen admitted beating Necessary with his fists and the butt of a high-powered rifle after he found his father's body lying in the driveway at their home.
Young Shaheen also admitted firing a shot at Necessary's companion, Jimmy Kitzmiller, 25, as he fled from the Shaheen home.
The 12-man jury, which sweltered through two days of testimony and arguments, deliberated nearly three hours before reaching a verdict.
They succeeded where another jury had failed last March.
Kitzmiller, who was the state's key witness in the first trial, surprisingly was used by the defense Wednesday.
He testified that Shaheen struck Necessary "ten of fifteen times" with a large stick before Necessary began shooting.
Kitzmiller managed to flee in his car after the shooting, but his older companion was cornered by Adel Shaheen who said he "probably would have killed Necessary" if a Tennessee state trooper hadn't arrived in time to stop him.
Necessary, who testified he had never seen Shaheen prior to the day of the shooting, insisted he was not angered at Shaheen's refusal to give him honey from the "bee tree."
The tree had been cut several days before by a sawmill owner who had bought timber belonging to Shaheen. Necessary had worked for the sawmill owner, Walter D. Hix, but was not working when the timber was cut on Shaheen's property.
Necessary and Kitzmiller admitted they had been drinking before going to Shaheen's home. They said, however, that they were not intoxicated.
The defendant said he brought along the loaded gun because he had been 'trying to trade it to Kitzmiller." Kitzmiller verified the statement.
Necessary was represented in the case by William S. Todd. Attorney General Howard (Buck) Witt was assisted in the prosecution by Burkett McInturff.

GRAVE MARKER

JIMMIE L KITZMILLER
SP4 US ARMY
MAY 2 1935 DEC 20 1996.

Citations

  1. [S10712] Obituary - Lizzie B. (Doran) Kitzmiller
  2. [S12037] Social Security Death Index, Source Medium: Book
  3. [S3926] Death Records - Tennessee, Tennessee State Archives (Internet), Source Medium: Book
  4. [S2299] 1940 Census, Tennessee, Sullivan County
  5. [S2726] Book: Cemetery Records of Sullivan County by Susan Burow and David Burow
  6. [S4861] Find A Grave (Internet), Source Medium: Book

Rowland "Rowe" Hammitt1

M, #27735
Pedigree Link

Family: Sadie Cox

DaughterMabel Hammitt
DaughterFrances Elizabeth Hammitt+ (b. 30 July 1875, d. 19 February 1941)
DaughterMillie Olivene Hammitt+ (b. 10 June 1879, d. 15 December 1952)
DaughterJohn Henry Hammitt (b. 6 September 1888, d. 26 November 1950)

BASIC FACTS

Rowland "Rowe" Hammitt was born in Sullivan Co. Tennessee.1
Rowland "Rowe" Hammitt had reference number 28241.

Citations

  1. [S3353] Death Certificate - Frances E. (Hammit) Kitzmiller

Mary Mae "Mae" Torbett1,2

F, #27736, b. 1894, d. 6 March 1983
Pedigree Link

Family: John Martin "Jim" Range (b. 1879, d. 1945)

SonJohn Martin "Jim" Range, Jr.+ (b. 7 March 1917, d. 31 January 1990)

BASIC FACTS

Mary Mae "Mae" Torbett was born in 1894.3 She died on 6 March 1983, at age ~89.2 She was buried in New Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.3
Mary Mae "Mae" Torbett had reference number 28242.

Citations

  1. [S10482] Obituary - John M. "Jim" Range, Jr
  2. [S10976] Obituary - Mary Mae (Torbett) Range
  3. [S2888] Cemetery Records - New Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, Source Medium: Book

Jossie Unknown1

F, #27737, b. 1906
Pedigree Link

BASIC FACTS

Jossie Unknown was born in 1906.1 She was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.1
Jossie Unknown had reference number 28243.

Citations

  1. [S4699] Email from Shirley Grimes dated July 23, 2005

Living Searby

M, #27738
Pedigree Link

Family: Margaret Aline Grimes (b. 13 November 1933, d. 24 June 2000)

SonLiving Searby
SonLiving Searby
DaughterLiving Searby
DaughterLiving Searby+
SonLiving Searby
DaughterLiving Searby
DaughterLiving Searby

Living Bettis

M, #27739

Parents

Pedigree Link

Living Ardell

F, #27740
Pedigree Link

Living Grimes

M, #27741

Parents

FatherCleve Otto Grimes (b. 22 April 1912, d. 13 November 1982)
MotherFaye Josephine Earley (b. 1 October 1914, d. 25 September 1995)
Pedigree Link

Living Grimes

F, #27742

Parents

FatherCleve Otto Grimes (b. 22 April 1912, d. 13 November 1982)
MotherFaye Josephine Earley (b. 1 October 1914, d. 25 September 1995)
Pedigree Link

Living Eckrich

M, #27743
Pedigree Link

Living Grimes

F, #27744

Parents

FatherCleve Otto Grimes (b. 22 April 1912, d. 13 November 1982)
MotherFaye Josephine Earley (b. 1 October 1914, d. 25 September 1995)
Pedigree Link

Family: Joseph Hudson Slaughter, Jr., (b. 20 February 1936, d. 22 March 1966)

SonLiving Slaughter+

Living Grimes

F, #27745

Parents

FatherCleve Otto Grimes (b. 22 April 1912, d. 13 November 1982)
MotherFaye Josephine Earley (b. 1 October 1914, d. 25 September 1995)
Pedigree Link

Living Grimes

M, #27746

Parents

FatherCleve Otto Grimes (b. 22 April 1912, d. 13 November 1982)
MotherFaye Josephine Earley (b. 1 October 1914, d. 25 September 1995)
Pedigree Link

Family: Joyce Alice Metz (b. 30 July 1945, d. 20 May 1987)

SonLiving Grimes+
SonLiving Grimes+
SonLiving Grimes

Living Grimes

F, #27747

Parents

FatherCleve Otto Grimes (b. 22 April 1912, d. 13 November 1982)
MotherFaye Josephine Earley (b. 1 October 1914, d. 25 September 1995)
Pedigree Link

Family: Larion John Kempf (b. 11 October 1944, d. 2 November 1999)

DaughterLiving Kempf

Living Grimes

M, #27748

Parents

FatherCleve Otto Grimes (b. 22 April 1912, d. 13 November 1982)
MotherFaye Josephine Earley (b. 1 October 1914, d. 25 September 1995)
Pedigree Link

Living Grimes

M, #27749

Parents

FatherCleve Otto Grimes (b. 22 April 1912, d. 13 November 1982)
MotherFaye Josephine Earley (b. 1 October 1914, d. 25 September 1995)
Pedigree Link

Living Hildebrand

F, #27750
Pedigree Link