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Rose Cavander ("Rose Cavender") who was born on February 3, 1869, married a Robinson, and died on May 26, 1922. Rose Robinson had 2 children:

Rose Nelle Robinson ("Rose Robinson"); and,

Freddie Robinson ("Frederick Robinson"? & "Fred Robinson"?) who was born on August 14, 1897, and died in World War I in 1917. Also mentioned in the Bible of Hugh Cavender was that Madison Dill and Helen McLean were married on May 22, 1937 and that they had the following children: Ellis Eugene Dill ("Ellis Dill") born on March 14, 1938, and died on May 20, 1972; Henry Lee Dill ("Henry Dill") born on August 26, 1939; Mary Helen Dill ("Mary Dill") born on December 22, 1940; Rose Catherine Dill ("Rose Dill" & "Kitty Dill") born on March 18, 1942; Lynda Carolyn Dill ("Lynda Dill" & "Linda Dill"?) born on November 24, 1944; Charles Jerome Dill ("Charles Dill") born on November 22, 1948; Angela Annette Dill ("Angela Dill") born on April 24, 1956; and, James Allen Dill ("James Dill") born on February 9, 1950, and died on January 30, 1962.

(4) STEPHEN CANTRELL CAVENDER (“Stephen Cavender” & “S.C. Cavender”) who was also born about 1797-1799 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, apparently was married at least 2 times, and may have been married for the third time.



In November 1812, the Governor of Tennessee received a call for 1500 volunteers called the Tennessee Militia for the defense of New Orleans. Actually, President Madison intended to invade and occupy West Florida. Andrew Jackson was the Major General of the Tennessee Militia at that time. A regiment of cavalry, or mounted gunmen, numbering 670 persons, assembled at Franklin, Tennessee and on January 19, 1813 the overland march began under the command of Colonel Coffee. On February 16, 1813, they united with General Jackson's two other regiments. When they stopped at Washington, in the territory of Mississippi, and a short way from Natchez, orders came from the War Department to disband and General Jackson led the expedition back to Nashville at his own expense for which he was later reimbursed. This was probably the same regiment afterwards commanded by General Coffee in the first part of the Creek War. Serving in Troupe No.4 of 35 men commanded by Captain Stump was Stephen Cavender. As the above Stephen Cavender would have enlisted when he was about 14 years old, there is the possibility that the particular Stephen Cavender who enlisted was actually his uncle by the same name i.e., the son of Hugh Cavender and who would have been about 37 years of age at the time of enlistment. 279 & 355

In any event, the above Stephen Cavender first married Sally L. Short ("Sarah Short" & Sally Short") in Williamson County, Tennessee on February 18, 1819 by John Atkinson ("John Alkinson") who was a primitive Baptist minister in the Big Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church in Williamson County, with Elisha Walker ("Elisah Walker"?) being the bondsman. It is also to be noted that Elisha Walker was also the husband of Stephen Cavender's sister, Jincy Cavender. Sally Cavender ("Sarah Cavender") died on December 16, 1843 at the age of 42 and left a large family according to the Western Weekly Review dated January 5, 1844.279 & 355

Stephen Cavender next married Mrs. Matilda Bynum (“Matilda Jane Bynum”? & “Matilda Byrum”?) about 1843-1844 in Maury County, Tennessee. Matilda Bynum (or “Matilda Bryum”) was born in North Carolina about 1801 and apparently had been previously married to William A. Bryum (“William A. Byrum” & “William Byrum”?) and had at least 4 children of her own at that time. (See the account of the below lawsuit.)

As noted above, at the first marriage of Stephen Cavender, the ceremony was conducted by John Alkinson ("John Atkinson"), one of the five ministers of the Big Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church which Eudaley James Cavender and Elizabeth Cavender were apparently members, and further by the fact that in 1824, and again in 1827, Stephen Cavender purchased land on the Big Harpeth River near the farm of Eudaley James Cavender. As Stephen Cavender was already married and not living in the household of his father when the 1820 Williamson County census was taken, he would not have been listed as a member of his father's household at that particular point in time.

On or about February 16, 1846, a deed was executed by Stephen Cavender to the children of Matilda Cavender (formerly “Matilda Byrum”) named: William A. Byrum (“William Byrum”), Elizabeth A. Lane (“Elizabeth Lane”, formerly Elizabeth Byrum), Mary P. Byrum (“Mary Byrum”) and Caroline B. Byrum and was recorded on February 5, 1846, which deeded to the said heirs of Matilda Cavender his 6 slaves Mariah?, Permelia, George, Bettities?, Roenia? and James, together with their increases, during his lifetime.

According to records in the Maury County, Tennessee Chancery Court, a lawsuit was filed therein sometime between 1852-1860 apparently by the 3 minor children and widow of William A. Bryum who had previously died on October 26, 1852. The 3 minor children of William A. Bryum were:

(i) William A. Bryum (“William Bryum”);

(ii) Thomas Bryum;

(iii) Matilda Bryum; and,

(iv) Mary Bryum, the widow of William A. Bryum.

Apparently, the suit concerned the previous gift by Stephen Cavender on January 13, 1846 of some named slaves to some unknown party or parties. The suit apparently also filed against:

(i) Mary Jane Bryum (“Mary Bryum”, “Mary Jane Byrum” & “Mary Byrum”) who had previously married Archibald Lytle Cavender (“Archibald L. Cavender”, “A.L. Cavender” & “Archibald Cavender”) of Lawrence County, Tennessee and who was the son of Stephen Cavender who had married apparently her mother, Matilda Bryum (“Matilda Byrum”) in 1843;

(ii) Caroline B. Smith (“Caroline Byrum Smith” & “Caroline Smith”) who was formerly Caroline Bryum (“Caroline Byrum”) who had married Stephen Smith on August 15, 1850. Her mother had married Stephen Cavender about 1843 and with whom Caroline Bryum (not “Caroline Smith”) was living in 1850 at the age of about 17 years; and,

(iii) Wilson D. Love (“Wilson Love”) and his wife Elizabeth A. Love (“Elizabeth Love”) who probably was Elizabeth Bryum (“Elizabeth Byrum) before her marriage to William Love.

Although not so stated, it is believed that the first mentioned minor children were actually the children of Caroline Bryum (“Caroline Byrum”) while she was married to William A. Bryum (“William A. Byrum”, “William Bryum” & “William Byrum”).

On November 2, 1847, Stephen Cavender either purchased from the heirs of Robert O. Smith (“Robert Smith”), or the State of Tennessee granted to him, a tract of land in Lewis County, Tennessee located on the waters of Catheys Creek and containing 200 acres. It is to be noted that Lewis County, Tennessee was formed from parts of the counties of Maury County, Tennessee, Hickman County, Tennessee, Wayne County, Tennessee, and Lawrence County, Tennessee in 1843. The particular section given to Lewis County, Tennessee by Maury County, Tennessee was returned to Maury County, Tennessee in 1852.

On March 20, 1849, the State of Tennessee granted to Stephen Cavender a tract of land in Lewis County, Tennessee containing 41 acres also on Catheys Creek.

In 1850, the Stephen Cavender family was then living in Lewis County, Tennessee, the same county in which his brother Joseph Wyatt Cavender ("Joseph Cavender" & “J.W. Cavender”) was then living, and his family at that particular point in time comprised: himself, age 52 and born in Virginia about 1798; his second wife, Matilda Cavender (“formerly “Matilda Byram”?, “Matilda Bynum”? & “Matilda Bryum”?), age 49 and born in North Carolina about 1801; and his children, all born in Tennessee, which were: Margaret Cavender age 22 and thus born about 1828; Sarah Cavender age 20 and thus born about 1830; Stephen Cavender (also "S.C. Cavender", “Stephen Cantral Cavender”? & “Stephen Cantrell Cavender”?) age 14 and thus born about 1836; Mary Cavender age 12 and thus born about 1838; Milly Cavender age 10 and thus born about 1840; and, also Caroline B. Bynum (“Caroline Byrum” & “Caroline Byram”?) age 17 born in North Carolina about 1733 and the daughter of his second wife, Matilda Bynum. They may have also had a son named Silas S. Cavender (“Silas Cavender” & “S.S. Cavender”) who was born about 1823-1824 in Tennessee, and who married Permeila R.O. Andrews (“Permelia Andrews”, “Permellia Andrews” & “Pamela Andrews”) on either April 10, 1848 or on April 13, 1848 in Maury County, Tennessee, and thus explains why he was not living in the household of his father when the 1850 census was taken.

In fact, his brother named John Calvin Cavender may have been living with them when the 1850 census was taken. It apparently was not all that uncommon for a family to ship their military age son to another family and try to establish a need for deferment from the military draft. So, maybe that was why John Calvin Cavender was then living with his married older brother.

In 1860, Stephen Cavender was still living in Maury County, Tennessee, and his family then comprised: himself who was listed as being 63 years of age and thus born in Virginia about 1797; his wife M.J. Cavender (“Matilda Cavender”, formerly “Matilda Bryum”) age 60 and thus born about 1800; and, their daughter Milley Cavender (“Milly Cavender”) then age 20 and thus born about 1840. He was one of the first to enlist in the Confederate services in the First Regiment of Calvary under the command of Colonel Bitfull.132

Stephen Cavender’s twin brother, James B. Cavender (“James Cavender”, “J.B. Cavender” & “James Benjamin Cavender”?) and his family were then living in Rutherford County, Tennessee. So, it appears that Eudaley James Cavender’s twin son named Stephen Cavender, never left Maury County, Tennessee but that his son likewise named Stephen Cavender (“S.C. Cavender”, “Stephen Cantral Cavender” & “Stephen Cantrell Cavender”?) moved his family to Dallas County, Texas in 1886.

Stephen Cavender and Matilda Byrum Cavender had 9 children:



HARRISON CAVENDER born about 1822-1823 in Virginia, and is believed to be the same Harrison Cavender who apparently married his cousin Julia Cavendar ("Julia Cavender", “Julany Cavender” & "Julisey Cavender") in Williamson County, Tennessee on August 28, 1845, with the ceremony being conducted by Wm. F. Carter ("William Carter") and their bondsman was James Cavender. Also, it appears that the above Julany Cavender is the same person to whom Sarah Sammons sold some furniture, and that Harrison Cavender later married a Jane and had a son named Andrew Cavender, and still later married a Louisa. 76 112 & 122

According to the 1850 census for Davidson County, Tennessee, Harrison Cavender was listed as being born in Virginia about 1822, and his wife Julia Cavender was listed as then being age 27 and born in Tennessee about 1823 and were living in in the same household with Patrick Cavender age 32 and thus born about 1818, together with the family of James Cavender (“James S. Cavender”) age 38 and thus born about 1812 and his wife Nancy Cavender (formerly “Nancy Underwood") age 35 and thus born about 1815 and their son Silas Cavender age 15 and thus born about 1835 and who may be the same Silas Cavender who married a Sarah (“Sarah Cavender”?) in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee on October 1, 1856.

In 1860, apparently the same Harrison Cavender and his family were living in Wilson County, Tennessee, which is adjacent to Davidson County, Tennessee. His family then comprised himself, age 28 and thus born about 1832? (probably he was actually age 38 and thus born about 1822). His wife at that time was Jane Cavender, age 25 and thus born about 1835, and their son was Andrew Cavender, age 2 and thus born about 1858 (If he was born about 1832 and was married in 1845, he would have been about 12 years old when he married, which is highly unlikely. Thus, again, he must have been born about 1822).

In the 1870 census for Wilson County, Tennessee, this particular Harrison Cavender was listed as then being age 48 and born in Virginia about 1822, his wife at that time was Louisa Cavender, age 31 and thus born about 1839, and their son Andrew Cavender was then age 12 and thus born about 1858.

(NOTE: Actually, the 1850 census states “CAVENDER, Harrison 28, Julia 27, Patrick 32, James 38, Nancy 35, Silas 15, James HARRISON 8, Va T, D-92-548"

It does not really state that the above James HARRISON (“Cavender”?) is the son of the head of the household listed as Harrison Cavender, or whether he is the son of the listed James Cavender, or whether is name is merely James Harrison. Further stated in the published census is the statement “Where a person of a different surname than the head of the household is included within that household, we have printed his surname in all capitals.”

In 1847, Harrison Cavender paid taxes in Williamson County, Tennessee on 1 “pole”, apparently on only himself.

Query: Is the above James HARRISON (“Cavender”) the son of the listed Harrison Cavender age 28, or is he the son of the listed James Cavender age 38, or is he merely a person named James Harrison?). Further complicating the mystery is the fact that the 1860 census for Wilson County, Tennessee, which is adjacent to Davidson County, Tennessee, the son of Harrison Cavender listed was named Andrew Cavender age 2 (i.e., NOT James Harrison Cavender!). However, as the said James Harrison (“Cavender”) was probably about 17-18 years of age in 1860 and may have previously moved out of the household of Harrison Cavender.

Also, in the 1870 census for Wilson County, Tennessee, the only son of Harrison Cavender that was then listed was Andrew Cavender age 12. James Harrison Cavender was not listed, however a James Harrison was listed as then living in the Harrison Cavender household. However, it is also quite possible that the census taker made a mistake and listed James Harrison Cavender as merely James Harrison. Harrison Cavender and Julia Cavender apparently had a son named:



ANDREW CAVENDER born about 1858;

SILAS S. CAVENDER (“Silas Cavender” & “S.S. Cavender”) born about 1822 in Maury County, Tennessee?, and married Permeila R.O. Andrews (“Permelia Andrews”, “Permellia Andrews” & “Permela Andrews”?) on either April 10, 1848 or on April 13, 1848 in Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee and who was born in North Carolina.

Permelia Andrews was born in North Carolina.

According to the 1850 census, Silas Cavender was listed as being a blacksmith and his 16 year old younger brother John Calvin Cavender ( “John Cavender” & “J.C. Cavender”) born about 1834 may have also been living with him. According to one report, Silas S. Cavender ("Silas Cavender" & “S.S. Cavender”) was born about 1822 and joined Company "C" of Capt. Coopers 1 Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry on October 20, 1846 at the age of 24 and fought in the Mexican War and was a Private in rank. He apparently was given a disability discharge on July 17, 1847.99 According to another report, a Silas S. Cavender (S.S. Cavender”) was sworn into the U.S. Calvary on June 6, 1846 by W.G. Harding in Columbia. He enlisted with his horse, valued at $60 and equipment valued at $15 and was discharged on July 17, 1862.

On July 5, 1889, Silas S. Cavender (“Silas Cavender” & “S.S. Cavender”), executed an affidavit in the Circuit Court in Perry County, Illinois in support to a pension application No. 286265 filed by Mary Jane Cavender (Martha J. Cavender” & “M.J. Cavender”), the widow of Archibald Cavender, while living at Nashville, Washington County, Illinois. At that time, Silas Cavender stated he was then living at Three Mile Prairie in Washington County, Illinois and that he was then 66 years of age and thus born about 1823. He further stated that Archibald Cavender was his brother, that he was not strong as a boy, that he visited Archibald in the hospital at St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, at the upper or Benton Barracks, that he first came home for a while and then later rejoined the service. He finally came home in bad health and was in bad health until the time he died with bleeding lungs and the consumption;



ARCHIBALD LYTLE CAVENDER ("Archibald Cavender", “A.L. Cavender” & “Archibald Cavinder”) was born in Tennessee either about 1826499 or about 1831 in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, married Mary Jane Byrum ("Mary Byron" & “Mary Bynum”) on April 20, 1846 in Maury County, Tennessee, became a blacksmith, and died on May 20, 1873 in Tamaora, Perry County, Illinois due to illness contacted while in the military service. The marriage ceremony was conducted by George S. Arnold ("George Arnold"). Mary Bynum was born on April 20, 1827 in North Carolina and apparently was the daughter of William A. Bryum (“William Bryum”) and a Mary Jane, an died on January 24, 1901 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois.

In 1850, the Archibald Cavinder (“Archibald Cavender”?) family was living in Lewis County, Tennessee and then consisted of himself age 24 and thus born about 1826, his wife Mary J. Cavinder ("Mary Cavinder", “Mary J. Cavender” & "Mary Cavender") age 22 and thus born about 1828, James H. Cavinder ("James Cavinder", “J.H. Cavender”? & "James Cavender"?) age 3 and born in Tennessee about 1847, and Melissa B. Cavender ("Melissa Cavinder", "Melissa Cavender", “M.B. Cavender” & “Malissa Cavender”?) age 1 and thus born about 1849. 137, 355 464 & 475

Archibald Cavender moved from Tennessee to Nashville, Washington County, Illinois about 1851-1855, and was a blacksmith. On August 27, 1861, he joined Company D of the 48th Illinois Infantry in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois for a term of 3 years. He later became a Sergeant and, at that time, he was 30 years of age, married, a blacksmith, 5' 8 ½" tall, light hair, blue eyes, and light complexion. He was “mustered” into service on October 15, 1861 in Camp Butler in Springfield?, Illinois. He was mustered out on November 10, 1864 in Vining Station, Georgia. On August 3, 1864, he was wounded slightly in the right hand while in Georgia.

On July 5, 1889, his brother Silas S. Cavender (“Silas Cavender” & “S.S. Cavender”), executed an affidavit in the Circuit Court in Perry County, Illinois in support to a pension application No. 286265 filed by Mary Jane Cavender (Martha J. Cavender” & “M.J. Cavender”), the widow of Archibald Cavender while living at Nashville, Washington County, Illinois. At that time, Silas Cavender stated he was then living at Three Mile Prairie in Washington County, Illinois and that he was then 66 years of age. He further stated that Archibald Cavender was his brother, that he was not strong as a boy, that he visited Archibald in the hospital at St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, at the upper or Benton Barracks, that he first came home for a while and then later rejoined the service. He finally came home in bad health and was in bad health until the time he died with bleeding lungs and the consumption.



Archibald Cavender and Mary Cavender apparently had 7 children:

James H. Cavender (“James Cavender” & “J.H. Cavender”) born about 1847 and who apparently disappeared and was never heard from again. However, he may have been the James H. Cavender who married Sarah Jane Fobar (“Sarah Fobar”) in White County, Illinois;

Malissa B. Cavender (“Melissa Cavender”, “M.B. Cavender” & “Malissa Cavender”?) born about 1851 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, married John McElroy on April 15, 1869 in Washington County, Illinois, died of pneumonia on March 13, 1911 in Three Mile Prairie, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Washington County, Illinois. John McElroy was born in Ireland, was a member of the British Royal Navy, deserted in New Orleans, Louisiana, and enlisted in the Civil War in Company I of the Eightieth Regiment on August 10, 1862 in Pilot Knob, Illinois while living in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, and was said to be a drunkard. John McElroy and Malissa McElroy had 12 children:

Charles L. McElroy (“Charles McElroy”) who was in Kansas in 1906;

Margaret McElroy;

Chaney McElroy who was in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri in 1906;

Mary McElroy;

Myrtle McElroy;

Anna McElroy born about 1870, and married William Switzler;

Robert James McElroy (“Robert McElroy”) born on November 6, 1874, married Emma Alice Hutchins (“Emma Hutchings”) on November 17, 1898 in her home in Washington County, Illinois, was in Perry County, Illinois in 1906, died on May 31, 1943, and is buried in the Muller Cemetery in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois. Emma Hutchins was the daughter of Thomas Hutchins and Leatha Hall and lived 2-3 miles north of the Concord cemetery, and died from a stroke, and is buried in the Muller Cemetery in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois. Robert McElroy and Emma McElroy (“Alice McElroy”) had 7 children:

Ella Marie McElroy (“Ella McElroy”) born on August 27, 1899 in Washington County, Illinois, married Nelson Knapp, and died in Pickneyville, Perry County, Illinois;

Ralph Sydney McElroy (“Ralph McElroy”) born about 1900 in Washington County, Illinois, and married Della Marshall;

Alonzo Thomas McElroy (“Alonzo McElroy”) born about 1904 in Washington County, Illinois, married Winifred V. Mattson (“Winifred Mattson”) on October 17, 1925, and died about 1961;

Ollie Velma McElroy (“Ollie McElroy”) born about 1906 in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, and married Harold McGowan, and lived in Martinsville, Indiana;

Melissa McElroy born on November 3, 1908 in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, first married John B. Franklin Sronce (“John Sronce”) on December 13, 1926 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, was a member of the Cross Baptist Church, later married another person after the death of her first husband, and is buried in the Muller Cemetery in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois. John Sronce was born in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois;

Robert Dale McElroy (“Robert McElroy”) born about 1911 in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, and married Myrtle Nerkorhn; and,

Mildred Irene McElroy (“Mildred McElroy”) born on July 15, 1915 in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, married Virgil Tanner, and died on January 16, 1992 in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois; and,

Charles L. McElroy (“Charles McElroy”) born about 1876, and married Edith Grace Rice (“Edith Rice”);

Emerson McElroy born on August 14, 1879 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, married a Pearl, died on May 28, 1906 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri at the age of 27 years, 9 months and 14 days, and is buried in the Adams Cemetery south of Nashville, Washington County, Illinois;

J. Nathaniel McElroy born on March 4, 1886;

Alexander McElroy born on August 31, 1888 who was in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois in 1906; and,

Zenas McElroy born on March 4, 1891 and who was in Nashvile, Washington County, Illinois in 1906;

Matilda J. Cavender (“Matilda Cavender” & “M.J. Cavender”) born on October 25, 1851 in Old Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, married James Madison Chapman (“James Chapman”) on March 3, 1870 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Concord, Illinois, and died on February 27, 1934 in Nashville, Washington County, Illinois. James Chapman was born on March 19, 1847 in Benton, Franklin County, Illinois, was the son of Benjamin Samuel Chapman, Jr, and Jane Hall, also was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Concord, Illinois in 1911, filed an affidavit on October 17, 1892 at the age of 44 years in support of the application for pension filed by the widow of Archibald Cavender and stated that he knew Archibald Cavender for more than 30 years, and he died on June 21, 1921. James Chapman and Matilda Chapman had 10 children:

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