Detailed Genealogy for Nancy Price Allen and Susan Price Files Family Recorded Here and in Find a Grave Memorial Pages
Mom's Side of the Family
mostly Marables and Witherspoons
Dorothy Elizabeth (Witherspoon) Price our Mom
J.G. and Elizabeth Bres Marable Witherspoon, Mom's parents
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Our maternal grandfather was J. G. Witherspoon (James Hamilton Gordon Witherspoon). He married Elizabeth Bres Marable our maternal grandmother on Oct. 27, 1907 which was also J.G.'s sister Rosa Adela's birthday. The ceremony was held in Holdenville, Indian Territory, OK. J.G.'s father was Rev. James Hamilton Witherspoon who was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina May 30, 1808. Rev. Witherspoon died May 21, 1883 in Waterloo, Lauderdale Co., Alabama. J.G. was born in Waterloo, AL. Rev. Witherspoon's parents were David Witherspoon from North Carolina and Elizabeth Gordon Witherspoon.
J.G.'s mother was Mary Medora "Dora" (Lucas) Witherspoon, Rev. Witherspoon's second wife. She was born July, 1843 in Tennessee and died in Ada, Oklahoma March 2, 1917. Her parents were James G.Y. Lucas and Pauline (Harwell) Lucas. More on these person's are listed toward the bottom of this page and on their Find a Grave Memorial pages they are linked to.
Their 5 Children Were
1. Mary Adella Witherspoon
2. Gordon Marable Witherspoon
Bernice (Johnson) Witherspoon
wife of Gordon Witherspoon
3. Joe Ray "Bunny" Witherspoon
4. Phillip Edgar Witherspoon
His wife Kathryn is alive and well and 97 years old. She is an amazing woman. She is even on Facebook.
5. Dorothy Elizabeth (Witherspoon) Price our Mom
Orval Price our father
The 7 grandchildren of J.G. and Elizabeth Bres (Marable) Witherspoon are
Nancy Ann (Price) Allen
Susan Kay (Price) Files
infant son of Susan Kay (Price) Files and Alvin Dean Files
Matthew Alvin Files 9-24 to 10-10-76
(parents of Nancy and Susan - Orval and Dorothy (Witherspoon) Price)
Sarah Ann (Witherspoon) Paul
(March 24, 1936 - December 24, 2013)
Betty Jean (Witherspoon) Brega
(parents - Gordon and Bernice Witherspoon)
Kate (Witherspoon) Beatty
Jeanne (Witherspoon) Wray
Beth (Witherspoon) Williamson
(parents - Edgar and Kathryn Witherspoon)
J.G. Witherspoon's parents and our great grandparents were
Rev. James Hamilton Witherspoonand Mary Medora "Dora" (Lucas) Witherspoon
To see more Witherspoons,
scroll down to "More Witherspoon Descendents"
Mary "Mollie" Agnes (Hanna) Bres our Maternal Great Great Grandmother
Dr. Paul Bres our Maternal Great Great Grandfather
Their 5 Children Were
1. Lizzie Roane (Bres) Marable Giles our Maternal Great Grandmother
John Benjamin Marable, Sr. our Maternal Great Grandfather
His father was Dr. George John Boswell Marable.
First husband of Lizzie Roane Bres Marable Giles.
Isaac Cornelius Giles, Lizzie's second husband.
2. Catherine R. "Katie or Kate" (Bres) Chatham
Catherine's husband Joseph Chatham, DDS
Roger Paul Chatham, Sr. son of Catherine and Joseph
Callie Marie Chatham, daughter of Catherine and Joseph
3. Callie "Clara" Marie Bres
4. Samuel P. Bres
Samuel's wife Mary A. (Hubbell) Bres
5. Paul Henry Bres - Buried near his father.
Dr. George John Boswell Marable our Maternal Great Great Grandfather and father of John Benjamin Marable, Sr.
His mother was Susanna W. "Susan" Boswell Marable (Mar. 11, 1803 to Sep. 20, 1840 Halifax Co. VA)
She was our great great great maternal grandmother.
George's and Susan's children were:
Dr. George John Boswell Marable
Dr. John Richard W. Marable
Mary Hartwell Marable
Sarah Ann "Sallie" Marable
Charity Louise Marable
Rev. Benjamin Franklin Marable
Susan Frances Boswell Marable
William C. Marable
Susan's parents were Pvt. John Iverson Boswell and Barbara Walker Boswell of Lunenburg, VA
They were our great great great great grandparents
Dr. George John Boswell's father was Benjamin Marable (Mar. 1, 1783 - Feb. 24, 1871 Halifax Co. VA for both)
Catherine Anne (Faulkner) Marable - Dr. George Marable's first wife, our Maternal Great Great Grandmother
Their Children and Grandchildren Were
Richard "Dick" Marable, son of Dr. George John Boswell Marableand Catherine Marable
Katie P. (Marable) Parsons, daughter of Dr. George John Boswell Marable and Catherine Marable
Virginia (Marable) Stuckey daughter of Dr. George John Boswell Marableand Catherine Marable
Frances E. (Marable) Marble, daughter of Dr. George John Boswell Marableand Catherine Marable
Mary W. Marable, daughter of Dr. George John Boswell Marable and Catherine Marable
Susan B. Marable, daughter of Dr. George John Boswell Marable and Catherine Marable
George Boswell Marable, son of Dr. George John Boswell Marableand Catherine Marable
John Cann Marable, son of George Boswell Marable
Martha W. (Whetstone) Marable - second wife of Dr. Marable - they divorced. They had 2 sons. See picture of her and their two sons. Also, Martha was seen with Dr. Marable and children on the 1880 census of Morehouse Parish, LA.
Lieut. William C. Marable, son of Dr. George John Boswell and Martha Whetstone Marable- picture as a child - scroll down more on that picture page to see William C. and wife Bertha Mae Coe
Edmund "Eddie" W. Marable, son of Dr. George John Boswell and Martha Whetstone Marable. See picture of him and his wife Laura Bailey - same page as for William and Martha
Lena (Gilbert) Williams Marable - third wife of Dr. George J.B. Marable. I have a copy of their marriage bond and license, June 28, 1887, Morehouse Parish, LA. She is buried in Logtown Cemetery, Logtown, Ouachita Parish, LA.
I believe her full name was Mary Isolene Gilbert Williams Marable. Her first husband was John Wilton Williams.
Other Marables in the Family
Benjamin Marable - our Maternal Great Great Great Grandfather and father of Dr. George John Boswell Marable,
Lt. William Marable and others
Susanna "Susan" W. Boswell Marable - our Maternal Great Great Great Grandmother and mother of Dr. George John Boswell Marable, Lt. William Marable and others
Lt. William Marable, son of Benjamin and Susanna W. Boswell Marable - his wife was Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Beall Gaither Marable
After Lt. William C. Marable passed away Lizzie married Pvt. Elbert Madison Williamson
Capt. George Marable - our Maternal Great Great Great Great Grandfather and Father of Benjamin Marable
Sarah (Sherman) Marable - our Maternal Great Great Great Great Grandmother and Mother of Benjamin Marable
Terry Abner Marable, son of Benjamin Marable and Francis "Fannie" A. Terry Marable. Husband of Martha Baldwin and later Elizabeth D. Oliver Marable.
Rev. Benjamin Franklin Marable - brother of Dr. George John Boswell Marable our Maternal Great Great Grandfather
Dr. Jonathan "John" Richard Marable - brother of Dr. George John Boswell Marable our Maternal Great Great Grandfather
George Sherman Marable - son of Dr. John W. Richard Marable and Mary E. Barnett his second wife
Hunter Benjamin Marable - son of Dr. John W. Richard Marable and third wife Susan Mary Bryan Marable
William Thomas Marable - husband of Mattie Lou "Lula" Williams Marable and son of Dr. John W. Richard Marable and third wife Susan Mary Bryan Marable
Mattie Lou "Lula" (Williams_ Marable - wife of William Thomas Marable and mother William Williams Marable
William Williams Marable - son of William Thomas Marable and Mattie Lou "Lula" Williams Marable and he was husband of Norma Theresa Phillips Marable
Children of John Benjamin Marable Sr. our Great Grandfather and Lizzie Roane Bres Marable (Giles) our Great Grandmother Were
1. Elizabeth Bres (Marable) Witherspoon our Maternal Grandmother
2.George "Georgie" "Honey" Boswell (Marable) Taylor
3. Ann Katherine "Kathleen" (Marable) Lenhart
4. Callie Bres (Marable) Montgomery Conner
5. Mary Agnes "Mollie" (Marable) Taylor
6. John Benjamin Marable, Jr.
7. Joseph McGuire Marable
Spouses and Children of the Persons Above
Anderson H. Taylor, husband of Mary Agnes "Mollie" Marable Taylor
William Marion Taylor, husband of Georgie "Honey" Boswell Marable Taylor. They had a daughter Elizabeth T. Taylor Kemmerer and her husband Charles Roland Kemmerer.
Elizabeth and Charles had a son Dr./Col. William Taylor Kemmerer, a retired Air Force doctor, still living. He has 3 children: Charles Earl, Jane, and Claudia.
Norman Joseph Lenhart, Sr. ex-husband of Kathryn "Kathleen" Marable Lenhart
Dudley Conner, husband of Callie Bres Marable Montgomery Conner. Callie's first husband was Robert Clarance Montgomery. They had a son Robert Clarance Montgomery and his wife Martha A. Montgomery. (In my family Bible I have her listed as Mary Jackson Montgomery.)
Nettie Odile Moore Marable, wife of Joseph McGuire Marable
For a complete history of the Marable Family listed back to Jamestown, VA by James L. Marable click here. This is a huge, impressive work by Mr. Marable.
More Witherspoon Descendents
Rev. James Hamilton Witherspoon (1808-1882) (great grandfather of Nancy Price Allen and Susan Price Files)
and Jane (Harris) Witherspoon (1815-1875) (first wife) had 12 children:
Ann Elizabeth (Witherspoon) Hawkins (born 1839 - Jan. 10, 1897) .Ann married Robert W. Hawkins, son of Wiley Turner Hawkins and Mary Ann Mitchell. Both the Hawkins and the Mitchells were from Virginia. Sometimes she was listed as Elizabeth Ann and in later life called Lizzie. They had 2 daughters Laura and Callie. Robert died in the Civil War of injuries. Ann supported the family after his death running a respected boarding house.
Charles Pinkey (born 1842 -1923) According to 1870 census born in 1842, 1860 census says 1838, 1850 census says 1838
Emily Virginia (born-died 1840)
Sarah "Sallie" Jane (Witherspoon) Howell (1841-1876)
James Harvey (1843-1851)
Harriet "Hattie" Caroline (born 1845 - ?)
Mary Eliza (1848-1857)
Laura Alice (1850-1851)
Minerva "Minnie" (1853-1870) according to 1870 census born in 1852
Lilly or Lillie May (1856 - ?)
Rush (born-died 1859)
James "R.F." Rufus Franklin Witherspoon (see nice picture collection of Rufus and his family)(1856-1936)
Flora Benigno (Keyes) Witherspoon, wife of James "R.F." Rufus Franklin Witherspoon
Son and daughter in law (below) of James "R.F." Rufus Franklin Witherspoon listed above
Burton Harris Witherspoon and Emma "Emily" Clay (Thompson) WitherspoonFrawley
Sarah "Sallie" Jane Witherspoon Howell and Benjamin E. Howell had a daughter Bennie E. Witherspoon Chedester buried in Britton Cemetery, Britton, OK. Bennie's husband Frank is also buried there.
Mary Medora "Dora" (Lucas) Witherspoon, second wife of Rev. James Hamilton Witherspoon. Dora was our Maternal Great Grandmother and mother of James Gordon Witherspoon and Rosa Adela Witherspoon.
"Dora" (Lucas) Witherspoon's parents were James G. Y. Lucas and Pauline (Harwell) Lucas.
I used the Medora spelling as opposed to the Madora spelling on her monument
because it was listed in a book where her son J.H. Witherspoon had made a quote using Medora.
Dora had brothers James Y. Lucas (or James B.Y. Lucas or James Y. Lucus) and Matthew G. Lucas.
She had sisters Laura Fletcher "Dot" Lucas Sullivan and Adella Lucas.
Some of my information about this family came from Jean Kennedy. Thanks Jean!
Some came from the http://www.pegstersfamilytree.com website. Search under Lucas. Thanks to them!
Rev. James Hamilton Witherspoon's parents were David (from N. Carolina--born 1758) and Elizabeth (Gordon) Witherspoon. They married in Kings Mountain, PA on June 16, 1791. Her father was Revolutionary War Captain George Gordon.
Captain David Witherspoon also fought in the Revolutionary War. He was in the battle of Kings Mountain. David's father was John Witherspoon (great grandfather of J.G. Witherspoon--my grandfather). John died September 1778. John was a lateral descendant (cousin) of Rev. John Knox Witherspoon, President of Princeton University and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. David Witherspoon also had a brother John who died in 1760. John was also in the battle of King's Mountain.
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