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Lori Jean Powers ("Lori Powers") who was stillborn on November 19, 1962;

Parthenia Cavender (“Thenie Cavender”, "Thenia Cavender" & “Pheney Cavender”) born May 5, 1886, was a schoolteacher at Pilot Oak High School in Pilot Oak, Graves County, Kentucky, married Town Hopper Cantrell ("Town Cantrell"), moved to Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma, and died on February 25, 1965 at the age of 78 years. She was listed in the obituary of her brother as living in Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma in July 1943. Town Cantrell was born on December 4, 1882, and died in either October 1965 or on October 29, 1963444 at the age of 80 years. Town Cantrell and Parthenia Cantrell were the parents of only one daughter named:

Peggy Frances Parthenia Cantrell ("Peggie Cantrell", "Peggy Cantrell" & "Frances Cantrell") who was born on November 25, 1921, married Leonard Norton Devonshire ("Leonard Devonshire"), and died in 1986. Leonard Devonshire was born in October 1923 and died prior to 1983. Leonard Devonshire and Peggy Devonshire had a son named:

Eric Town Devonshire ("Eric Devonshire") who was born February 4, 1961;

John Vode Cavender ("John Cavender", “J.V. Cavender”, “John V. Cavender” & "Vodie Cavender") born April 26, 1893, married Mary Pane, is believed to have taught school at Pilot Oak High School in Pilot Oak, Graves County, Kentucky, was a postmaster in Porum, Oklahoma, and died in 1945 at the age of 51 years. Mary Cavender died on September 18, in Porum, Oklahoma. John Cavender and Mary Cavender did not have any children. However, he did have a daughter out of wedlock by Era Garnett named:

Margaret Garnett born on March 2, 1923 and married Charles Wilcox. Charles Wilcox and Margaret Wilcox had 1 child named:

Charles Wilcox born in 1954;

Arbel Cavender born on November 2, 1895, first married Paul D. Crawford ("Paul Crawford"), and died August 23, 1986 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Paul Crawford was born July 4, 1896, and died of tuberculosis in October 1922 at the age of 26 years. Arbel Crawford later married Samuel Perkins Galloway ("Samuel Galloway") on April 29, 1929 when she was 33 years of age. She was listed in the obituary of her brother as living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in July 1943. Samuel Galloway was born in March 1893, and died on February 2, 1968 at the age of 74 years. Paul Crawford and Arbel Crawford had one daughter named:

Nina Kay Galloway born in January 1934, first married George Read in June 1955 when she was 21 years of age, later divorced and married Leigh Smith in 1974. She did not have any children by either marriage;

Iva Ruth Cavender ("Iva Cavender", “I.R. Cavender” & "Ruthie Cavender") born October 25, 1900 in Pilot Oak, Kentucky, never married, was a teacher in Bistow, Creek County, Oklahoma, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died on March 17, 1979 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma at the age of 78 years, and is buried in Bristow in Creek County, Oklahoma. She was listed in the obituary of her brother as living in Btistow, Creek County, Oklahoma in July 1943.;

Rebecca Etta Cavender (“Rebecca Cavender” & “R.E. Cavender”) born May 13, 1898, died May 12, 1901, and is buried in Old Bethel Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky;

Willie Cavender died young and buried in Arkansas; and,

Bertha Cavender who also died young and may be the same Etta Cavender above;

Henrietta E. Cavender (“Henreta Cavender”, "Henrietta Cavender”, “H.E. Cavender”, “N.E. Cavender" & "Etta Cavender") born October 9, 1858 in Graves County, Kentucky, married Colonel James Lee Thomas ("James Thomas" & "Colonel Thomas") on February 22, 1883 when she was 24 years of age, and died August 25, 1901. James Thomas was born on March 16, 1850 in Graves County, Kentucky, and died October 19, 1914 at the age of 64 years. James Thomas and Henrietta Thomas were the parents of five children:

Minnie Lou Thomas ("Minnie Thomas") born February 10, 1884, never married, and died on November 13, 1941 at the age of 57 years;

Mary Ann Thomas ("Mary Thomas" & "May Thomas") born December 13, 1885, never married, and died on October 30, 1905 at the age of 19 years;

Amanda Catherine Thomas ("Amanda Thomas") born on May 21, 1888 and died on October 27, 1896 at the age of 8 years;

Jessie Lee Thomas ("Jessie Thomas" & "Jesse Thomas") born June 13, 1892, married Lorene Edwards on September 11, 1921, and died April 15, 1955 at the age of 62 years. Lorena Edwards was born on either June 11, 1902 or on September 11, 1902, 444 or on June 14, 1902,444 and died on July 8, 1969 at the age of 66 years. Jessie Thomas and Lorene Thomas had 1 daughter:

Helen Doris Thomas ("Helen Thomas") born on September 26, 1922, and married W.F. Harris on January 23, 1944 when she was 21 years of age. W.F. Harris was born on September 19, 1921. W.F. Harris and Lorene Harris had 2 children:

Judith Elaine Harris ("Judith Harris") born November 20, 1944, and married James P. Gardner ("James Gardner") September 2, 1967. James Gardner was born February 27, 1945 and he and Judith Gardner had 2 sons:

James Michael Gardner ("James Gardner") born May 4, 1969; and, William Param Gardner ("William Gardner") born March 14, 1972; and,

Rena Frances Harris ("Rena Harris") born June 20, 1947; and,

William Chester Thomas ("William Thomas") born on April 28, 1895, never married, and died on April 8, 1918 in World War 1 at the age of 18 years;

Ann J. Cavender ("Ann Cavender" & "A.J. Cavender") born October 15, 1861 in Graves County, Kentucky, and died on September 5, 1882; and,

Amanda Cavender ("Mandy Cavender") born in Graves County, Kentucky and died very young;

Upon the death of his brother, Silas James Cavender, in 1862, Stephen Cantrell Cavender married his brother's wife, Catherine Jane Cavender ("Catherine Cavender" and formerly Catherine Gunn ("Catherine Quinn"? & "Catherine Guinn"?), and they had another set of 5 children comprising:



William Samuel Cavender ("William Cavender", “W.S. Cavender” & "Will Cavender") born June 6, 1868 in Dukedom, Graves County, Kentucky, married Eva M. Pace ("Eva Pace"), died July 28, 1919 in Oklahoma, and is buried in Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky. Eva Pace was part Indian and after the death of William Cavender, she married Issac Cannon ("Isac Cannon") and moved to Texas. The children of William Cavender and Eva Cavender were 2 daughters:

Nannie Belle Cavender (Anna Bell Cavender"?, "Anna Cavender", “N.B. Cavender” & "Nannie Cavender") who died when she was 8 years of age and is buried in Oklahoma; and,

Marjorie Cavender born about 1913, married Louis Tibbs ("Louie Tibbs"?), died about 1930, and is buried in Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky. Louis Tibbs was the cousin of Bert Tibbs. Louis Tibbs and Marjorie Tibbs had a child who died at birth in the Mayfield Hospital in Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky;

Rachel M. Cavender ("Rachel M. Cavender"?, "Rachael Cavender"?, “R.M. Cavender” & "Rachel Cavender") born on April 7, 1870, married George W. Witt ("George Witt") on September 1, 1889 when she was 12 years of age, and died on May 27, 1963 at the age of 86, and is buried in the Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Graves County, Kentucky. George Witt was born on December 16, 1864, was 24 years of age when he married Rachel, died on February 26, 1926 at the age of 61 years, and is buried with his wife. Rachel Cavender's speciality was making lye soap. The children of George Witt and Rachel Witt were:

Oma Witt born on September 21, 1890, never married, died on November 1, 1974 at the age of 84 years, and is buried in Old Bethel Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky;

Catherine Witt born on January 18, 1894, married Frederick Douglas Olive ("Frederick Olive" & "Fred Olive") on October 16, 1910 when she was 16 years old, was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, died on May 20, 1955 at the age of 61 years, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee. On her tombstone, her name is spelled “Cathran”. Fred Olive was born on November 9, 1880, and was either the son of Charles Lewis Olive ("Charles Olive") or Louis Douglas Olive ("Louis Olive") and Martha Jane Cornelia Hainline ("Martha Hainline" & "Jane Hainline"), became a farmer, died on April 9, 1949 at the age of 68, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee. According to a Jerry I. Steele ("Jerry Steele"), Fred Olive had a first cousin named Peter Hainline ("Pete Hainline") who had 3 children named: Jess Hainline who married a Monette; Myrtle Hainline who married S.S. Turnbow; and, Halley Burton Hainline ("Halley Hainline"). According to legend, Fred Olive worked on the George Witt farm and he decided he wanted to marry his daughter Catherine Witt but she was considered to young to marry. Fred Olive went away for a while and then returned when Catherine Witt was old enough to marry him. Fred Olive and Catherine Olive had 3 children:

Rubye Mae Olive ("Ruby Mae Olive", "Ruby Olive" & "Rubye Olive") born on October 9, 1914 in Obion County, Tennessee, married Alvis I. Steele ("Alvis Steele" & “Alvin Steele”?) in 1937 when she was 22 years of age in Fulton, Fulton County, Kentucky, belonged to the Pilot Oak, Kentucky Church of Christ, died on January 7, 1990 in Union City, Obion County, Tennessee when she was 75 years of age, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee. Alvis Steele was born either on January 2, 1909 or in February 1909, 444 in Graves County, Kentucky, was the son of William Ferdinand Steele ("William Steele" & "Ferd Steele") and Winnie Ann Timmons ("Winnie Timmons") in Fulton, Fulton County, Kentucky, died on April 17, 1982 in Graves County, Kentucky at the age of 73 years. Alvis Steele and Ruby Steele had 5 children:

Jerry Ishmael Steele ("Jerry Steele") born July 24, 1939 in Water Valley, Kentucky, became a minister, married Marilla Mae Clark (“Marilla Clark”) in Water Valley, Kentucky on July 27, 1958, and who was the daughter of Alvin Joseph Clark (“Alvin Clark”) and Willie Mae Pinner (“Willie Pinner”).

Jerry Steele and Marilla Steele had 2 children:



Jerry Algene Steele ("Jerry Steele") born on January 17, 1961 in Mayfield, Kentucky, and married Donna Gail McCoy (“Donna McCoy”) on May 16, 1981 in Okolona, Mississippi when he was 20 years of age. Donna McCoy was born on January 25, 1960 in Corinth, Mississippi, and was the daughter of Robert Eulon McCoy (“Robert McCoy”) and Betty Ruth Edwards (“Betty Edwards” & “Elizabeth Edwards”?).

Jerry Steele and Donna Steele (“Gail Steele”) had 2 children:



Jessica Mae Rose Steele (“Jessica Steele” & “Mae Steele”) born on October 10, 1990 in Jackson, Tennessee; and,

Anna Catherine Pearl Steele (“Anna Steele” & “Catherine Steele”) born on June 21, 1992 in Jackson, Tennessee; and,

David Roger Wood (“David Wood”) born on April 29, 1971 in Texas. David Wood temporarily lived with the Steeles when both families lived in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and when he was 2 years of age;

Jeraldean Steele, a twin born September 20, 1940 in Dukedom, Tennessee, and had a child named:

Hermogenes Torres, III (“Herman Torres”) born on October 7, 1973 in Newwark, New Jersey;

Jimmie Daryl Steele (“Jimmie Steele” & "James Steele"), a twin born September 20, 1940 in Dukedon, Tennessee, married Yoshiko Noro on September 19, 1966 in Sapporo, Japan when he was 25 years of age. Yoshiko Noro was on February 1, 1940 in Tomakomai, Japan.

Jimmie Steele and Yoshiko Steele had 2 children:



Cathy Lynn Steele (“Cathy Steele”) born on June 4, 1964 in Chitose, Japan; and,

Brenda Joyce Steele (“Brenda Steele”) born on July 20, 1969 in Nubruke, Germany;

Lewis Edward Steele ("Louis Edward Steele"?, "Louis Steele"? & "Lewis Steele") born September 19, 1942 in Water Valley, Kentucky and, married Diane McWhirr on August 17, 1974 in Newark, New Jersey when he was 31 years of age. She died in Newark, New Jersey in 1989 at the age of 44 years; and,

Sharon Joyce Steele ("Sharon Steele") born on November 11, 1944 in Dukedom, Tennessee, and married Thomas Howard Elam (“Thomas Elam” & “Tommy Elam”). Thomas Elam was born on September 23, 1940 in Tennessee.

Thomas Elam and Sharon Elam (“Joyce Elam”) had 2 children:



Laura Gayle Elam (“Laura Elam”) born on January 8, 1976 in Irvington, New Jersey; and,

Jenifer Elam born in 1978 in Irvington, New Jersey;

Lewis Leon Olive ("Lewis Olive") born on June 1, 1920, and married Deloris King on February, 10, 1946 when each one was 25 years of age and had no children. Deloris King was born in New Jersey; and,

Rosalea Olive ("Rosa Lee Olive"? & "Rosa Olive") born on July 16, 1927, first married Harold White who was born on October 19, 1925, later was divorced and married Merritt James Sisk ("Merritt Sisk") who was born on May 7, 1928. Harold White and Rosalea White had 2 children:

Rita Carol Olive ("Rita Olive") born September 21, 1947, and married James Thomas Jones (“James Jones”) who was born on May 29, 1941. James Jones and Rita Jones (“Carol Jones”) had 2 children:

Leslie Noelle Jones (“Leslie Jones”) born on December 25, 1965; and,

Angela Renee Jones (“Angela Jones”) born on April 20, 1971; and,

James Randall Olive ("James Olive") born in 1958.

Merritt Sisk and Rosalea Sisk had an adopted son named:



James Randall Sisk ("James Sisk") born on June 10, 1958;

Silas Cantrell Witt ("Silas Witt" & "Uncle Witt") born May 8, 1895, first married Dathan Yates on December 1, 1910 when he was 15 years of age, later married Bessie Austin on April 20, 1924 when he was 28 years of age, died on December 25, 1940 at the age of 45 years, and is buried in the Pinegar Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee. Silas Witt and Bessie Witt had no children. Dathan Yates was born on either February 19, 1894 even though her cemetery stone gives her birth as February 18, 1894, died on July 26, 1921 at the age of 27 years, and is buried in the Pinegar Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee. Bessie Austin was born on October 21, 1895, was the daughter of T. Bart Austin and Locky Virginia Dallas ("Locky Dallas"), died on February 17, 1978 in Kentucky at the age of 82 years, and is buried in the Pinegar Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee. Apparently, according to her headstone, she was born on October 25, 1895. Cantrell Witt and Dathan Witt had one son named:

J.C. Witt, who was born on October 30, 1918, married Ruby Marie Tibbs ("Ruby Tibbs") on July 1, 1939 when he was 20 years of age, later separated, died on June 14, 1980 at the age of 61 in Orlando, Florida, and is buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Dukedom, Tennessee. Ruby Tibbs was born on February 15, 1921 and was the sister of Bert Tibbs. J.C. Witt and Ruby Witt had 5 children:

Dathan Ann Witt ("Datha Ann Witt"?, "Dathan Witt" & "Datha Witt"?) born November 24, 1941, married a Gore, and lived in South Fulton, Weakley County, Kentucky;

Glenda Witt married a Wade, and lived in South Fulton, Weakley County, Kentucky;

Penny Witt married a Fields, and lived in South Fulton, Weakley County, Kentucky;

an unknown daughter; and,

Bobbie Glen Whitt ("Bobbie Whitt") born on December 11, 1963, died the same year, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee; and,

Laura Mae Witt ("Laura Witt") born on December 11, 1903, married Lottie A. Carr ("Lottie Carr") on July 6, 1919, died on May 18, 1984 at the age of 80 years, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee. Lottie Carr was born October 19, 1895, died on November 26, 1955 at the age of 60 years, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee. Lottie Carr and Laura Carr had one daughter named:

Lela Mae Carr ("Lela Carr"), born on August 20 1920, and married Joe W. McAlister ("Joseph W. McAlister"?, "Joe McAlister" & "Joseph McAlister") on September 7, 1946. Joe McAlister was born on April 9, 1924, was the son of Byron McAlister and Genevieve Bryn, and died on October 3, 1999 at the age of 75 years in South Fulton, Weakley County, Tennessee. Joe McAlister and Lela McAlister had 3 children:

Patti Jo McAlister ("Patti McAlister", "Patty McAlister" & "Pat McAlister") born on March 26, 1951, first married Gene Rogers, was divorced, later married Kirk Byrn, III who was born April 19, 1950, and they divorced. She continued to live in Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky. Kirk Byrn and Patti Byrn had a son named:

Kirk Byrn, IV born on May 14, 1979;

Jen Lea McAlister ("Jen McAlister" & "Gin McAlister"?) born June 20, 1952; and, married Joseph E. Snow ("Joseph Snow") December 21, 1974 and lived in Paris, Henry County, Tennessee. Joseph Snow was born May 26, 1950. Joseph Snow and Jen Snow had 5 children: Guy Egan Snow ("Guy Snow"), a twin born January 8, 1976;

Jay Brice Snow ("Jay Snow"), a twin born January 8, 1976;

Gavin Rhys Snow ("Gavin Snow") born May 6, 1979;

Dylon Garth Snow ("Dylon Snow") born February 26, 1981; and,

Mike Carr McAlister ("Mike McAlister") born on February 1, 1956, died March 8, 1956, and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Weakley County, Tennessee;

John Alexander Cavender ("Johnny Cavender", "Johnnie Cavender", “John A. Cavender”, “J.A. Cavender” & "John Cavender") born March 19, 1872 and died in 1873;

Jesse Edward Cavender ("Jessie Cavender"?, “Jessee E. Cavender”, “J.E. Cavender” & "Jesse Cavender") born November 2, 1873, married Julia Florence Cox ("Julia Cox" & “Julia Frances Cox”) on January 23, 1898 when he was 24 years of age, died on May 28, 1959, and is buried in Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky. Julia Cox was born on February 25, 1875, died February 25, 1933, and is buried with her husband. Jesse Cavender and Julia Cavender had two children:

Lucean O. Cavender ("Lucean Cavender" & “L.O. Cavender”) born April 10, 1900, died June 23, 1901, and is buried in Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky; and,

William Edward Cavender ("William Cavender", “William E. Cavender”, “W.E. Cavender” & "Willie Cavender") born on February 7, 1899, married Mary Elizabeth Cannon ("Mary Cannon"), had no children, died on August 16, 1968 at the age of 69 years, and is buried in Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky. Mary Cannon was born on July 28, 1906, died November 1, 1994 at the age of 88 years, and is buried with her husband; and,

Samuel F. Cavender ("Samuel Cavender", “Petty Cavender”, “S.F. Cavender” & "Pet Cavender") born January 15, 1876 in Graves County, Kentucky, first married Daisy Ethel Welch ("Daisy Welch") on May 11, 1897, later married Sallie M. Daws ("Sallie Daws") on February 28, 1926 and had no children by that marriage, still later married Gladys Lauderdale on July 20, 1950 and had no children by that marriage, died on April 19, 1944 at the age of 68 years,and is buried in Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky. Daisy Welch was born on August 6, 1879, was the daughter of James A. Welch ("James Welch") and Letetia J. Love ("Letetia Love" & "Letetice Love"?) of Springfield, Missouri, died on April 24, 1924 when she was 44 years of age, and is buried in Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky. Samuel Cavender and Daisy Cavender had 4 children:

James Welch Cavender ("James Cavender", “J.W. Cavender” & “James W. Cavender”) born on March 2, 1898 in Weakley County, Tennessee, married Dora Inez Hedge ("Dora Irene Hedge"? & "Dora Hedge") on November 14, 1920 and had no children, died September 6, 1981, and is buried in the Old Bethel Cemetery in Graves County, Kentucky. Dora Hedge was born on December 31, 1903, died in 1982, and is buried with her husband;

Samuel Paul Cavender ("Samuel Cavender", “S.P. Cavender” & “Samuel P. Cavender”) born on August 12, 1903 in Weakley County, Tennessee, first married Pauline Abernathy ("Irene Abernathy"?) on January 6, 1923 in South Fulton, Weakley County, Tennessee with Will McDade performing the ceremony, later married Gladys Lucille Martin ("Gladys "Martin", formerly "Gladys Lucille Lauderdlale" & "Gladys Lauderdale") on July 20, 1950 when he was 46 years of age, still later married Virginia Fort in June 1973 when he was 69 years of age, died on July 23, 1974 in Wellsville, Missouri at the age of 70 years, and is buried in Wellsville, Missouri. Pauline Abernathy was born on August 19, 1905 in Weakley County, Tennessee, was the daughter of Will Abernathy and Nora Frield?, and died on April 19, 1949 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri. Gladys Lauderdale was born on November 30, 1904, later married a Martin, had a daughter named:

Lois Martin, and died on June 13, 1968.

Samuel Cavender and Pauline Cavender had 2 children:



Billy Joe Cavender ("Billie Cavender") born on either October 13, 1931 or on October 11, 1931 444 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, lived in Miami, Florida and had been married 2-3 times and had 4 unknown children by his first marriage, and his second wife was named Shirley; and,

James Paul Cavender, Sr. ("James Cavender") born on November 16, 1935 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, first married an unknown person and had 2 children, and later married Judy Smith ("Judith Smith"?). He may have been the James P. Cavender (“James Cavender”) who married Charlotte Parker in La Salle County, Illinois. James Cavender and Judy Cavender had 2 children:

James Paul Cavender, Jr. born on November 30, 1965, and married Deborah Eileen Beck ("Deborah Beck") on December 29, 1990 and who was born on June 25, 1968. James Cavender and Deborah Cavender had 2 children:

Jessica Lynne Cavender ("Jessica Cavender") born on August 12, 1994; and,

an unknown son who was born in March 1997; and,



Jay Ty Cavender born March 15, 1968;

Ethel Ioma Cavender ("Ethel Cavender", “E.I. Cavender” & "Oma Cavender") born on September 19, 1910, and married Josiah Alexander Hale Williams ("Josiah Williams" & "Alexander Williams") on May 8, 1929 when she was 18 years of age. Josiah Williams was born on December 5, 1903, was the son of Joe Mac Williams, died on February 25, 1979 in Fulton, Graves County, Kentucky, and is buried in the Greenlea Cemetery in Fulton, Graves County, Kentucky. Josiah Williams and Ethel Williams had 6 children:

Joseph Edward Williams ("Joseph Williams") born on April 18, 1930 in Weakley County, Tennessee, and married Mildred Joy Schoal ("Mildred Schoal" & "Millie Schoal") on January 14, 1951 in East Orange, New Jersey when he was 20 years of age, and lived in Southern California. Mildred Schoal was born on November 27, 1932 in Livingston, New Jersey, and was the daughter of Edmund Matthew Schoal ("Edmund Schoal") and Mildred Joy Nee ("Mildred Nee"?) of Livingston, New Jersey. Joseph Cavender and Mildred Cavender had 6 children:

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