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(i) JOSEPH H. CAVENDER ("Joseph Cavender" & “J.H. Cavender”) born November 19, 1840 in either Walker County, Georgia or in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia476 & 493, married a Zaraviah A. (“Zervia Aikens”?), served in the Confederacy from Fayette County, Georgia, died October 28, 1912 in either Tyrone, Georgia or Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia493 at the age of 72 and is buried at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone, Fayette County, Georgia. Both John Cavender and Joseph Cavender served for 4 years in the Confederacy from Fayette County. They enlisted May 27, 1861 at Fayetteville, Georgia in Company I, 10th Regiment of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Northern army of Virginia. They were paroled April 15, 1865 at the Court House in Appomattox, Virginia; 296

(ii) JOHN H. CAVENDER ("John Cavender") born on either September 29, 1842493 & 511 or on September 29, 1845476, lived at Turin in Coweta County, Georgia, married a Frances R., served in the Confederacy from Fayette County, Georgia, died in October, 1920 in Coweta County, Georgia at the age of 78, and is buried in the Turin Cemetery in Coweta County, Georgia. Both John Cavender and Joseph Cavender served for 4 years in the Confederacy from Fayette County. They enlisted May 27, 1861 at Fayetteville, Georgia in Company I, 10th Regiment of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Northern army of Virginia. They were paroled April 15, 1865 at the Court House in Appomattox, Virginia. It is to be noted that a John H. Cavender (“John Cavender”) married Eubeze Thomas in Fayette County, Georgia on September 6, 1866; 296 and,

(iii) MARTHA CAVENDER born in the latter part of 1845;

(6) EMMALINE CAVENDER (“Emeline Cavender” & “Emaline Cavender”?) born about 1824 in Fayette County, Georgia, married James Jackson and who moved to Walker County, Texas in 1850 or 1851. Her 14 year old youngest brother, Joseph C Cavender (“Joseph Cavender” & “J.C. Cavender”), moved with them. Later they arrived in Bosque County, Texas where they spent 2 years. About 1853, they moved again, this time in the company of James Jackson’s father, David Jackson, to Parker County, Texas where the Jacksons purchased 738 acres of land. In 1858, James Jackson decided to move again, this time a short distance away to Johnson County, Texas. By 1850, James Jackson and Emeline Jackson had 1 child:

Martha Jackson born about 1848 in Georgia;

(7) MARTHA CELIA CAVENDER (“Martha Cavender” & “M.C. Cavender”) born about 1826, and married John Calvin Brasswell (“John Brasswell” & “John Brassell”?);

(8) KATHERINE CAVENDER? (“Catherine Cavender”) born about 1832;

(9) AN UNKNOWN CHILD;

(10) AN UNKNOWN CHILD; and,

(11) JOSEPH MILTON CAVENDER (“James Milton Cavender”?, “Joseph Cavender”, “James Cavender”?, “J.M. Cavender” & “Joseph M. Cavender”), the youngest of the 11 children of Joseph Cavender, was born in the 27th Civil District of the Chestnut Flat area of Walker County, Georgia on either February 27, 1835 or February 27, 1836, and died on either October 23, 1902 or on October 26, 1902 in Texas at the age of 67 years. It is believed by some that he was named after his mother’s brother, Milton Henry.470 In the census taken on October 4, 1850 for Chatooga Valley in Walker County, Georgia, he was then living with his sister Emeline Jackson (“Emaline Jackson”?, formerly Emeline Cavender”, “Emaline Cavender” & “Emmaline Cavender”) and her husband James Jackson, and was listed as being 14 years of age and he was listed in the 1850 census for Walker County, Georgia as Joseph C. Cavender. Next door was the family of George W. Clements (“George Clements”) whose son William Abraham Clements (“William Clements”) was Joseph Milton Cavender’s lifelong friend. Joseph Milton Cavender moved to Texas in 1851 and his older sister Emeline Jackson (“Emaline Jackson”?). Later he and his married sister arrived in Bosque County, Texas where they spent 2 years. About 1853, they moved again, this time in the company of James Jackson’s father, David Jackson, to Parker County, Texas where the Jacksons purchased 738 acres of land. In 1858, James Jackson decided to move again, this time a short distance away to Johnson County, Texas. It not clear whether or not Joseph Milton Cavender moved with his sister and her husband.

Joseph Milton Cavender enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army on January 3, 1862 in either Terrant County, Texas or in Weatherford County, Texas, and served in Company E of the 12th Regiment of the Texas Volunteer Infantry, known as “Young’s Regiment”, and which later became a part of “Walker’s Texas Division”. Within a few months of the end of the war, he returned to his old home in Walker County, Georgia where he married Mary Ann Bryan ("Mary Bryan" & “Mary Bryant”?) on January 9, 1868 who apparently was a full blood American Indian according to a statement attributed to her daughter, Ella Cavender. Joseph Milton Cavender first moved to Arkansas and next moved to Terrant County, Texas about 1880 about 3 miles south of Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas with the W.A. Clements family, and died October 26, 1902 near Bear Creek and south of Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas, and is buried in the Parker Memorial Cemetery. Mary Bryan was born on either December 28, 1841 or on December 28, 1842476 in Walker County, Georgia to James Tillman Bryan (“James Bryan”) and Elizabeth Ann Dooly (“Elizabeth Dooly), died November 25, 1918 at the age of 76 in Texas at the home of her daughter Ollie Wells, and is buried in the Parker Memorial Cemetery in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas. It is said that Joseph Milton Cavender told the story of being captured by the Indians in Georgia as a child and was forced to live with them for a time, that they did not harm him, and that he sometimes ate rancid meat which was sometimes cooked. Joseph Milton Cavender and Mary Ann Cavender (“Mary Cavender”) had 7 children, all but one of them lived to adulthood and had families of their own:

(i) JAMES CLAUD CAVENDER (“James Claude Cavender”?, “J.C. Cavender”, “James C. Cavender”, “James Cavender” & “Uncle Jim Cavender”) born on February 5, 1869 in Walker County, Georgia, married Lena M. Cobb (“Lena Cobb”) in Terrant County, Texas on December 24, 1890, was murdered on October 20, 1930 at the age of 63 years, and is buried in the Birdville Cemetery in Terrant County, Texas. Lena Cobb was born in Texas about 1872, was the daughter of Robert Cobb and a Mary E.. James Cavender and Lena Cavender 3 children:



a still-born son who died in February 1891 before he was named, and is buried next to Fannie Cavender in the Clements Cemetery which is now known as the Parker Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery was originally named after William A. Clements (“William Clements”) who was a Cavender brother-in-law;

Bessie Cavender (“Elizabeth Cavender”?) born on November 1, 1892; and,

Annie Mae Cavender (“Annie Cavender”, “Maie Cavender”, “A.M. Cavender” & “Ann Cavender”) born in December 1895, and who married a Taylor and lived in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas;

(ii) WILLIAM DEWITT CAVENDER ("William Cavender", “William D. Cavender”, “W.D. Cavender” & “Witt Cavender”) born June 12, 1870 in Walker County, Georgia, married Leona Hicks Sparger (“Leona Hix Sparger”476 & "Leona Sparger") on either December 21, 1891 or on December 23, 1891476 at the Oak Grove Methodist Church at Bedford, Terrant County, Texas, and died on either April 24, 1929 or on April 24, 1924476 in Ft. Worth, Texas at the age of 58 years. Leona Sparger was born August 22, 1872 in Walker County, Georgia to Harvey Richard Sparger (“Harvy Sparger”) and a Mary Ann, and died January 4, 1965 in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas. William Cavender and Leona Cavender had only 1 child named:

Bessie Ethyl Cavender ("Bessie Cavender") who was born November 1, 1892 in Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas, and married William R. Simmons ("William Simmons") June 29, 1915. William Simmons was born November 29, 1890 in Ft. Worth, Texas. William Simmons and Bessie Simmons had a daughter:

Doris Jo Simmons ("Doris Simmons") born November 10, 1931 in Birdville, Texas, and who married Jack E. Patterson ("Jack Patterson") May 8, 1948 in Weatherford, Texas. Jack Patterson was born November 10, 1931 in Birdville, Texas. Jack Patterson and Doris Patterson had a son named:

Mike Patterson (“Michael Patterson”?). 364 & 470

(iii) JOSEPH EDGAR CAVENDER (“Joseph Cavender”, “J.E. Cavender” & “Joseph E. Cavender”) born on July 9, 1872 near Belefonte, Boone County, Arkansas, lived in Fort Worth, Texas, married Jane Isabella Witten (“Jane Witten”) on August 25, 1892, died on April 19, 1937 in North Forth Worth, Texas at the age of 64 years, and is buried in the Everman Cemetery in south Tarrant County, Texas. Jane Witten was the daughter of Pinkney Lafayette Witten (“Pinkney Witten”) and Jane Elizabeth Harris (“Jane Harris”). Joseph Cavender and Jane Cavender (“Isabella Cavender” & “Bella Cavender”) had 10 children:



Edgar Earl Cavender (“Edgar Cavender” & “E.E. Cavender”)who lived in Fort Worth, Texas;

Joseph Harris Pinckney Cavender (“Joseph Cavender”, “Harry Cavender”, “J.H.P. Cavender”, “J.H. Cavender” & “Pinckney Cavender”)who lived in Fort Worth, Texas;

Bryan C. Cavender (“Bryan Cavender” & “B.C. Cavender”) born about 1896 and died the same year;

Charles Carlton Cavender (“Charles Cavender”, “Charles C. Cavender”, “C.C. Cavender” & “Carl Cavender”) born on October 2, 1897 in Pleasant Glade which is about 5 miles from Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas, was named by his mother in honor of a pioneer of Church of Christ minister in the area named Charles Carlton, died on August 9, 1995 at the age of over 90 years in his home at Sun City, California, and is buried with military honors at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. He graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1923. During World War II, he took part in the Battle of the Bulge, was captured by the Germans with a large part of his command on December 19, 1944. He became a Colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit, Combat Infantry Badge, a Bronze Star, Commendation Ribbon, and the Purple Heart for his actions as a Regimental Commander of the 433rd. Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division. In 1948, he was sent to China as an American advisor to the Chinese Nationalist forces under General Chiang Kai-shek. After 36 years of service, he retired on October 1, 1953;

Robert Valentine Cavender (“Robert Cavender”, “R.V. Cavender” & “Robert V. Cavender”) born about 1900 and lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;

Witten DeWitt Cavender (“Witten Cavender” & “W.D. Cavender”) born about 1902, lived in Fort Worth, Texas, and died about 1904;

James Edwin Cavender (“James Cavender”, “James E. Cavender”, “J.E. Cavender” & “Pete Cavender”)who lived in Fort Worth, Texas;

Mable Rose Cavender (“Mable Cavender”, “M.R. Cavender” & “Mamie Cavender”) born about 1906, and married R.L. Emerson;

Jess Marion Cavender (“Jess Cavender”, “J.M. Cavender” & “Sod Cavender”)who lived in Fort Worth, Texas; and,

Effie Estelle Cavender (“Effie Cavender”, “E.E. Cavender” & “Bode Cavender”) born about 1912, married Neilon Robert Ward (“Neilon Ward”), and lived in Tarrance County, Texas;

(iv) RUBY EMMA CAVENDER (“Ruby Cavender” & “R.E. Cavender”) born on February 9, 1876 near Belefonte, Boone County, Arkansas, married William Jump Moad (“William Moad”)on February 1, 1894 in Tarrant County, Texas, died on September 10, 1933 at her home in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 57 years, and is buried near the south edge of Mount Olivet Cemetery in the Riverside section of Fort Worth, Texas. William Moad was the son of J.W. Moad (1829-1907) and an H. Selina (1837-1915), and is buried near his wife. William Moad and Ruby Moad (“Emma Moad”) had 6 children:



Clarence Othel Moad (“Clarence Moad”) born in November 1894 in Springfield, Texas, and lived in Fort Worth, Texas;

Myrtle Moad born in June 1896 in Springfield, Texas, and who married William Hobbs, and lived in Fort Worth, Texas;

Veda Moad born on February 2, 1898, died on October 18, 1898, and is buried in Springfield, Texas beside her Moad grandparents;

James Willis Moad (“James Moad”) born on October 29, 1899 in Springfielod, Texas, and lived in Lubbock, Texas;

Winnie May Moad (“Winnie Moad”) born on October 29, 1899 in Springfield, Texas, married Bryan Davenport who was born about 1903, and lived in Fort Worth, Texas; and,

Elbert Moat born about 1905 in Springfield, Texas, and lived in Fort Worth, Texas;

(v) LIZZIE ELLA CAVENDER (“Elizabeth Ella Cavender”?, “Elizabeth E. Cavender”?, “Elizabeth Cavender”?, “E.E. Cavender” & “Lizzie Cavender”) born on February 17, 1878 near Bellefonte, Boone County, Arkansas, married Joseph Henry Starns (“Joseph Starns”) on February 21,1895 in Tarrant County, Texas, died in Fort Worth, Texas on December 17, 1958 at the age of 80 years, and is buried between her mother and Joe Starns in Parker Memorial Cemetery. It is recorded that she said that her mother was a full blood American Indian. Joseph Starns was born on April 16, 1870 in Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri, and died on March 4, 1947. In 1905, the Starns family lived at Asa at Coppell on the prairie near Grapevine, Tarrance County, Texas. Joseph Starns and Lizzie Starns (“Ella Starns”) had 7 children:



Joseph Milton Starns (“Joseph Starns” & “Buster Starns”) born in September 1896;

Omar Reed Starns (“Omar Starns” & “Buddy Starns”) born in January, 1898;

Clarence Priest Starns (“Clarence Priestly Starns”, “Pete Starns” & “Clarence Starns”) born in January 1900;

R. Marshall Starns;

Dan Clifton Starns (“Daniel Clifton Starns”?, “Dan Starns” & “Daniel Starns”);

Wildena Marie Starns (“Wildena Starns”) who married Harry H. Lewis (“Harry Lewis”); and,

Jo Lee Starns (“Jo Starns”) who married Jess Harwell;

(vi) MARY OLIVE CAVENDER (“Mary Cavender”, Mary O. Cavender”, “M.O. Cavender” & “Ollie Cavender”)born November 9, 1883 along Big Bear Creek south of Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas, married Pleasant Levi Wells (“Pleasant Wells” & “Lee Wells”) on October 15, 1899 in Terrant County, Texas, died on July 30, 1960 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 76 years, and is buried near her sister, Emma Moad, near the south side of Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas. Pleasant Wells was born in Alabama on March 11, 1881 to Simeon Wells (1857-1933) and Laura A. Kennamer (“Laura Kennamer”) (1858-1935), and died on January 29, 1948 at the age of 67 in Fort Worth, Texas as a result of an accident. Pleasant Wells and Mary Wells (“Olive Wells”) had 2 children:



Joseph Cecil Wells (“Joseph Wells”) born about 1902 who lived in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; and,

Essie Lee Wells (“Essie Wells”) born about 1904, married Henry Clay Jones (“Henry Jones” & “H.C. Jones”), lived in Forth Worth, Tarrance County, Texas and died in 1960; and,

(vii) FANNIE K. CAVENDER (“Frances K. Cavender”?, “F.K. Cavender”, “Frances Cavender”? & “Fannie Cavender”) born on April 24, 1886 along Big Bear Creek south of Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas, died the same year, and is buried in the Clements Cemetery west of their home and which is now known as the Parker Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery was originally named after William A. Clements (“William Clements”) who was a Cavender brother-in-law;

(IV) CLEMETH CAVENDER, SR. ("Clemith Cavender" & "Clemmeth Cavender") was born either on January 4, 1773494, on January 4, 1774 475 & 493, or on January 14, 1774443, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, married Rebecca Rachel Dedman (sometimes “Rachel Rebecca Deadman”, “Rachael Deadman”, “Rachael Dedman”, "Rebecca Dedman", "Rebecca Dedmon" & "Rebecca Dedmond") about 1795 in either Rowan County, North Carolina475 & 493, or in Murrayville, Georgia443. By 1820, they had moved to Hall County, Georgia when it was still the Cherokee Indian Territory (sometimes called "Cherokee Nation" or "Indian Territory") prior to the formation of Hall County, Georgia about 1817-1818. He died on February 14, 1836 in either Murrayville, Hall County, Georgia or in Dahlonaga, Lumpkin County, Georgia475 & 494, and is buried in the Cavender-Barnes Cemetery east of Murrayville in Hall County, Georgia. The Cavender-Barnes cemetery is located about one-half mile to the right off Claud Park Road which turns right off Highway 115 that turns right off Highway 60 in the northern part of Murrayville, Georgia, and is believed to be located in Indian Territory prior to the formation of Hall County about 1817-1818 and on land which was originally owned by Clemeth Cavender.408, 425 & 426 Tradition says that Clement Cavender, Sr. walked from South Carolina to the northeast part of Georgia and selected the place where he wanted to bring his family, and then walked back home to gather his family and belongings and to move to Georgia.

In the 1800 census for Pendleton District of South Carolina, the family of Clemeth Cavender comprised 2 females under age 10, and 1 male and 1 female age 16-26 and were living near Elijah Cornwell who moved to Jackson County, Georgia in 1801. In the 1830, the Clemeth Cavender family was living in Hall County, Georgia.

Rebecca Dedman (“Rachel Dedman” & “Rachael Deadman”) was born on October 5, 1778 in either Rowan County, North Carolina475, 493 & 494 according to the Hall County, Georgia 1850 census,420 or in Hall County, Georgia408, (or in Kentucky where she is listed in the 1850 census as Rebecca Deadman Cavender, widow, born in Kentucky,)438 She was the daughter of Edmund Dedmon (sometimes “Edmund Deadman”, "Edmond Dedman" & "Edmond Deadman") and Elizabeth Corbin, died on either January 29, 1852 493, or on January 19, 1852443 & 475, in either Catoosa County Georgia 475 or in Murrayville, Hall County, Georgia 493 where she is buried with her husband in the Cavender-Barnes family cemetery in Hall County, Georgia.

Edmond Dedman ("Edmond Deadman", “Edward Deadman” & "Edmond Dedmon”) was born on March 25, 1724 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He was the son of Thomas Deadman, II (“Thomas Dedmon”) who was born about 1690 in Patapsco, Baltimore County, Maryland and Sarah Edmond (“Sarah Edmund”), and he died in August 1813 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He executed his Last Will and Testament on July 16, 1808 in Rowan County, North Carolina and it was probated in 1813 and, in his Will, the name of his daughter who married Clement Cavender was spelled as "Rebeca", i.e., with only one "c". Elizabeth Corbin was born November 27, 1734, was the daughter of Nicholas Corbin who was born before June 21, 1717, was married before September 3, 1733, and who died after 1778 in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is believed by some that Nicolas Corbin was the son of Edward Corbin who was born about either 1685 or about 1678 in Baltimore County, Maryland, married Jane Wilkinson before 1708 in Baltimore County, Maryland, and died about November 30, 1770 in Baltimore County, Maryland. However, a Nicolas Corbin settled in Patapsco Parish on the north side of Patapsco Hundred in 1671, which was the territorial division of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was an administrative district with a court that dealt with private disputes, and settled the question of taxation, among other functions.

Until 1652, all of Baltimore County, Maryland,including Patapsco Hundred, was the hunting ground of the great Indian nation, the Susquehannas. They were of Iroquois stock, but not members of the confederacy. Captain John Smith, while exploring the Chesapeake Bay in 1608, first encountered members of this nation and wrote: "they seemed like giants to the British, yet seemed of an honest and simple disposition". The mother of Elizabeth Corbin was named Eleanor and was born about 1717.

According to the book "Corbin-Waite-Cooper of Baltimore County and City" by Dorothy Cooper Knoff, Gateway Press, Inc, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, 1983 "Nicholas Corbin came into Maryland in the year 1671, bring his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters, Elizabeth Corbin and Mary Corbin. Where did he come from? Was it from the vicinity of Caundle Bishop, Devon, in England? There were Corbins in the Caundle Bishop Parish Register."

It is to be noted that a Clemment Cavenah ("Clement Cavenah"?, "Clement Cavanah"? & "Clement Cavender"?) died in Hall County, Georgia in 1852.

Clemeth Cavender is listed in the Cherokee Land Lottery of Georgia and his family lived near, and on friendly terms with, the Cherokee Indians. A small creek near the Cavender home became a gathering place for the Indian squaws because of the water and the small trees furnished the items for weaving baskets. These baskets were sold or traded to white settlers for items they wanted.

On September 13, 1796, Ezekiel Cavender and wife Ann Cavender conveyed to Edmond Dedman ("Edmond Deadman" & "Edward Dedman"?) 94 acres of land in Rowan County, North Carolina on Dutchmans Creek on its south bank next to Elijah Owens and John Brendle for 100 pounds. The Indenture was witnessed by Zacheriah Bartelson and Basil Gaither.371

On September 5, 1801, Edmond Deadman ("Edmond Dedman" & "Edward Dedman"?) and wife Elizabeth Dedman of Rowan County, North Carolina sell to Laura Roberts of Rowan County, North Carolina 94 acres on the north side of Dutchmans Creek and crossing it, next to John Brindle and William Roberts for 100 pounds. The Indenture was witnessed by William Deadman ("William Dedman") and John Stinchcomb. 371

The will of Edward Deadmon ("Edward Dedmon"?, "Edward Dedman", "Edmond Deadman" & "Edmond Dedman"?) executed on July 16, 1808 and probated in 1813 named his heirs as: Elizabeth Dedman ("Elizabeth Dedmon"), his wife; Elijah Dedmond ("Elijah Dedman" & "Elijah Dedmon"); William Dedmond ("William Dedmon" & "William Dedman"); Elinor Dedmon ("Elinor Dedman") who married a Power ("Elinor Power") who was the daughter of William Power and Elizabeth Stagsdill; Elizabeth Dedmond ("Elizabeth Dedmon" & "Elizabeth Dedman") who married a Hainline ("Elizabeth Hainline"); Temperance Dedmond ("Temperance Dedmon" & "Temperance Dedman") who married a Cross ("Temperance Cross"); Confort Dedmon ("Comfort Dedmon", "Comfort Dedman" & "Comfort Deadmon") who married a Spriggs ("Confort Spriggs" & "Confort Spriggs"); and, Rebacca Dedmon who married a Cavender ("Rebecca Cavender" & "Rebecca Cavender"?).371 In 1800, Clemeth Cavender ("Clemith Cavender") was living in the Pendleton District of South Carolina next to the families of his father, Ezekiel Cavender and his brother, James Cavender. Clemeth Cavender ("Clemith Cavender"?) settled in Hall County, Georgia, east of Murrayville when that county was created in 1818.

Samuel Dedman came to Albermarle County, Virginia from Louisiana in 1768, purchased 200 acres from William T. Lewis ("William Lewis"), and died in 1800. He and his wife Mary Dedman had a large family: John Dedman; Samuel Dedman; Richmond Dedman; Bartlett Dedman; Nathan Dedman who married Elizabeth Gooch; Dixon Dedman; Sarah Dedman who was the second wife of John Everett; Susan Dedman; Nancy Dedman who married Moses Clack; and Mary Dedman who married John Simms. Samuel Dedman, Sr. signed the Declaration of Independence April 21, 1779 in Albermarle County, Virginia.371


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