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MURRAY COUNTRY FAMILIES

Samuel Leamon Family
Submitted by Bessie Mayers


Samuel Leamon was born February 22, 1819, in Tennessee and died August 7, 1896, in Sumac, Murray County, Georgia. Sometime about 1841 he married Anna Jane Berkshire (Brookshire) she was born in 1825 in SC and died in 1877 at Sumac, Murray County, Georgia.

The Census of 1860 listed the family living in McMinn County, Tennessee, using the post office at Calhoun, Tennessee. Members enumerated were: S. A. Lemons, age 40; Jane Lemons, age 35; Sarah E. Lemons, age 17; William J. Lemons, age 15; Rebecca C. Lemons, age 12; James W. Lemons, age 9; Robert M. Lemons, age 7; Francis A. Lemons, age 5; Laura E. Lemons, age 3; and Emma C. Lemons, age 9 months.

Where the family was living in 1870 remains a mystery.

The 1880 Census listed the family living in the Tenth District of Murray County and indicated that Samuel was then 60 years old and a widower. The following were listed in that household: Rebecca Leamon, age 30; Robert Leamon, age 27; Andrew Leamon, age 25; Laura E. Leamon, age 22; Timothy Leamon, age 17; Eveline Leamon, age 14; and Anna Leamon, age 12.

This Census indicated that every child had been born in Tennessee. Since the youngest was then age 12, the family had moved to Murray sometime after 1868.

Some of the children eventually moved back to Tennessee but many stayed in Murray Co. and raised their Families. Children as follows:

+ Sarah Elizabeth Leamon, born June 20, 1842, died February 22, 1903, in Bradley County, Tennessee. Sarah married Robert A. Long and they lived in Bradley, County, Tennessee.

+ William Jacob Leamon, born 1845. Roster of Company H, 36th Georgia Infantry Regiment lists W. J. Lemons, enlisted as a private, May 1862. That unit was formed at Dalton, in Whitfield County, Georgia. He was killed at Baker's Creek, Mississippi, May 16, 1863.

+Rebecca Caroline Leamon, born September 10, 1848, died May 5, 1922, in Murray County, Georgia. Rebecca was the fourth (and last) wife of David Crockett McLain. They married in Murray County, in 1887.

+James William Lemon, born November 26, 1850, died December 1, 1922, in Fulton County, Georgia. He married Frances McLain, December 7, 1876, in Murray County. Frances was the daughter of David Crockett McLain and his first wife, Nannie Jones.

+Robert M. Leamon, born 1853, died about 1886 in Murray County, Georgia. Robert married Annie Oelia Plemons, July 1, 1880, in Murray County. Annie was the daughter of William E. Plemons and Margaret Jane Cain.

+Francis Andrew Leamon, born 1855, died January 4, 1884 in Whitfield County, Georgia while working as a brakeman for the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. His wife, Mary, filed a wrongful death suit against the railroad.

+Laura Ellen Leamon, born October 21, 1857, died February 27, 1911, in Bradley County, Tennessee. Laura married David Garrison McLain, son of David Crockett McLain and Rebecca Smith, August 18, 1880, in Murray County. David was an undertaker in Bradley County, Tennessee.

+Emma C. Leamon, born November 1859. Nothing else is known.

+John Timothy Leamon, born April 1863, died December 16, 1951, at Rome, Georgia. He married Callie Berry, September 29, 1891, in Murray County, Georgia. Callie was born in June 1873 and died August 15, 1951, at Rome. Her parents were Hiram Montgomery and Milchah Cavendar. John was a school teacher in Murray County.

+Eveline Leamon was born September 15, 1867, and died September 30, 1946, in Bradley County, Tennessee. Eveline married Charles Becker.

+Anna Leamon, born January 1868, died December 21, 1928, in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Anna married James L. Quinn.

 



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