We are researching the following surnames in Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Paternal Surnames: Estes, Durham, Johnson, George, Dunn, Bradley/Brady, Anderson, Ashford, Gann, McPhearson, Spurlock, Herriman, Thomas, Summers, Mears, Murphy, Evans, Woods.

Associated surnames: Bullard, Young, Hale, Vier, Bass, Bess, Stanley, Ferrell, Murphy, Herman, Hill, Waldon/Walden, Ledbetter, Lawson, Hobbs, Waycaster, Tanner, Taylor.

Maternal Surnames: Davis, Youngblood, Barrett, Manus, Prater, Petty, Farley, Thomas.

Associated surnames: Hill, Robinson, Cook, etc.


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The Estes Family
Updated June 8, 2010


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  • Minnie Elizabeth Gann Ashford (41 KB)
    Minnie Elizabeth Gann Ashford Anderson, daughter of John R. Ashford and Matilda Gann, wife of James Henry Anderson, granddaughter Bertha Waldon and husband James Robert Ledbetter and sons George and James Jr., probably around 1940. James Henry Anderson and Minnie Elizabeth Ashford is my husband's 2nd great-grandparents.
  • Joseph Brown Anderson and Helen Tennessee Ashford (49 KB)
    Joseph Brown Anderson (4th child of John M. Anderson and Rebecca J. Spurlock) and wife Helen Tennessee Ashford Anderson.
  • Robert Harvey Estes (79 KB)
    Robert Harvey Estes, the eldest son of John Quincy Estes and Nancy (Nan) Durham. Probably around 1940. Robert Harvey Estes is my husband's 2nd great-grandparents.
  • Mark Atterson Family (24 KB)
    Mark is a descendant of Frances George, the 2nd daughter of James George and Mary Dunn. He's my husband's 5th cousin (their 3rd great-grandmothers were sisters)
  • Mary "Pollie" Estes Smith (172 KB)
    Mary Ann Estes with her husband J. Smith taken in 1903 in Whitesboro, possibly in Oklahoma. Mary Ann Estes is my husband's 4th great-grandmother.
  • The old Wooden C. Spurlock home, Pea Ridge Road (121 KB)
    The back portion of this house was added on to accommodate for the Anderson children after Rebecca's husband John Anderson left her and their children for a younger woman. Rebecca, suffering from diabetes that eventually killed her, had to rely on her widowed mother Nancy Herriman Spurlock to help raise her children. Wooden C. Spurlock and Nancy Herriman Spurlock are my husband's 4th great-grandparents and their daughter Rebecca is his 3rd great-grandmother.
  • Hassie Frances Anderson and children, about 1935 (36 KB)
    From the back left, Ruby Mae, Grover Lee, Freland Brown(in the sailor suit), Frances Lorine, and Minnie Louise sitting the the lap of Hassie Frances Anderson Estes, around 1932.
  • Judy Carol Davis 1953 (19 KB)
    Judy Carol Davis, the daughter of Lyman Douglas Davis and Hester Brown Barrett.
  • William Brown Spurlock and Family, about 1900 (157 KB)
    William Brown Spurlock, the son of Wooden C. Spurlock and Nancy Herriman. He was a younger brother of Rebecca Spurlock Anderson. His wife Mollie Jane Young and children.
  • Mattie Lee Anderson & William M. Herman (47 KB)
    On their wedding day on 8/27/1912 in Dekalb Co., TN
  • Angela Marie York 2000 (15 KB)
    Angela Marie York, the daughter of Judy Carol Davis and Lawrence Eugene York.
  • John Wiley Thomas and Mary Pauline Davis (40 KB)
    John Wiley Thomas, a younger brother to Viella Thomas Estes and a son of Elie Azer Thomas and Leddy Mae Summers and wife Mary Pauline Davis, older sister of Judy Carol Davis (wife of Viella's son Lonnie) and the eldest daughter of Lyman Douglas Davis and Hester Brown Barrett.
  • Vassie Helen Anderson & Ruben Walden (53 KB)
    On their wedding day on 10/26/1913 in Dekalb Co., TN. Ruben shot and killed himself after going AWOL from US Army in 1919, leaving behind young Vassie and their 2 infant children. He was only 22.
  • Patsy Diane Davis (15 KB)
    Patsy Diane Davis, the daughter of Lyman Douglas Davis and Hester Brown Barrett.
  • Viella Thomas Estes, son, parents, and brother (30 KB)
    Lonnie Fisher Estes, Viella Thomas Estes, Elie Azer Thomas, Leddy Mae Summers Thomas, and John Wiley Thomas, 1960. In order, my husband's father, grandmother, great-grandparents, and great-uncle.
  • Robert Harvey Estes and Hassie Frances Anderson (81 KB)
    On their porch, probably about 1960. They are my husband's Great-grandparents.
  • Children of Lawson Thomas and wife Earlene (163 KB)
    Doris, Seeple, and Billie Jean, the daughters of Lawson Thomas and wife Earlene. Lawson is the son of George Washington Thomas and Eliza Jane Mears. These 3 women are my husband's grandmother's 1st cousins. Freddy is Billie Jean's husband.
  • Munchy P. Estes (69 KB)
    Munchy P. Estes, son of Shaggy-Mutt Estes and Chow Murphy. He had a brother who was twice as large as him but he got hit by a car. I was going to take him and his brother to the pound, but after his brother got ran over, I decided to take him in. Now we're just totally smitten.
  • Della Rose Anderson and cousin William Anderson (22 KB)
    Della is the 3rd daughter of James Henry Anderson and William is the oldest son of James' younger brother Joseph Brown (Bud) Anderson. They are also 1st cousins on their mother's side. Della is the 3rd daughter of Minnie Elizabeth Ashford, William is the eldest son of Minnie's older sister Helen Tennessee Ashford.
  • Vernon Royce Taylor during Korean War (53 KB)
    Vernon Royce Taylor, the son of Repsy Fate Taylor and Susan Hannah Thomas. Susan Hannah is the daughter of George Washington Thomas and Eliza Jane Mears. He is my husband's grandmother's cousin.
  • Elie Azer Thomas and Family (35 KB)
    (Sitting) Elie Azer Thomas and Leddy Mae Summers and their children standing behind them (L to R) Mary Lou, Donnel Beuford, Eula Faye, Elmer Jean, Gladys, John Wiley, and Viella. Viella is my husband's grandmother, and Elie and Leddy Mae are his great-grandparents.
  • Mt. Ararat School, around 1920 (156 KB)
    The woman on the far left is Novie Ashford (teacher) and the young man in the suit on the far right is Harrison Ashford (teacher). The man all the way in the back row with Spock ears is Edgar Anderson (teacher), husband of Della Rose Anderson who is the daughter of James Henry Anderson and Minnie Elizabeth Ashford. If you recognize the others, please drop me a line.
  • Mt. Ararat School, 1914 (198 KB)
    Kind of hard to see because this is a scan of a xerox copy. Recognize anybody? Drop me a line please :)
  • Pea Ridge School 1908 (315 KB)
    Teachers and students of Pea Ridge School in 1908. This is a newspaper clipping that I got from my husband's grandfather's cousin.
  • 2 teachers at Pea Ridge School 1953 (165 KB)
    Teachers at Pea Ridge School, 1953. The younger woman is said to have been only 16 years old but very smart. She was the object of school boy fantasies from the stories that I've heard from older kinfolks.
  • Sylvester Fish and Emma George Fish with baby (38 KB)
    Emma George is the daughter of William Henry George and 2nd wife Lucinda Jane Hale. William Henry was the older brother of Rebecca George, the 1st wife of John C. Estes.
  • William Roosevelt George, Mance Hale, and others (43 KB)
    William Roosevelt George, the son of William Henry George and Lucinda Jane Hale. Mance Hale, the son of J. Hale and Callie Durham. Callie's older sister is Nancy (Nan) Durham.
  • Frances Lorine Estes 1946 (44 KB)
    She is the daughter of Robert Harvey Estes and Hassie Frances Anderson. She married (2nd wife) William Roosevelt George who is technically her grandfather John Q. Estes' cousin.
  • Grover Lee Estes, 1943, US Army (73 KB)
    Grover is the eldest son of Robert Harvey Estes and Hassie Frances Anderson. He was my husband's grandfather.
  • George Washington Thomas and Eliza Jane Mears 1936 (25 KB)
    George Washington Thomas and Eliza Jane Mears in Woodbury, 1936. They are the paternal grandparents of Viella Thomas Estes. Eliza Jane Mears is the daughter of William Mears and Mary L. Wood. They would be my husband's 2nd great-grandparents.
  • Annie Bell Estes and grandkids (21 KB)
    Annie Bell Estes was the daughter of Les D. Estes and Eula Mae Thomas. Les was a younger brother of Robert Harvey Estes. Annie Bell married Robert Harvey's youngest son Freland Brown Estes.
  • Joe Estes Davis and wife Amy Jo Belton 1998 (73 KB)
    Joe Estes Davis and wife Amy Jo Belton, Christmas of 1998. He's my husband's half 2nd cousin, twice removed...which means Joe's grandfather Arthur Lee Estes was a half younger brother of my husband's 2nd great-grandfather John Quincy Estes (same father, different mother).
  • Grover Lee and Viella Estes (38 KB)
    Grover Lee Estes and wife Viella Thomas on their 50th wedding anniversay. They are my husband's paternal grandparents.
  • Arthur, Willie, Georgia, and the Davis boys (75 KB)
    Arthur Lee Estes, wife Willie Beatrice Patterson Estes, daughter Georgia Estes, grandsons Joe Estes Davis and Jeff Hart Davis.
  • Oda Estes and husband Hershel Lawson (50 KB)
    Oda Estes and her husband Hershel Lawson (3rd husband) carrying Oda's youngest brother Houston, 1917. The caption on the photo itself is wrong.
  • Lonnie Fisher Estes (48 KB)
    Lonnie Fisher Estes is the son of Grover Lee Estes and Viella Thomas.
  • Arthur Lee Estes and Willie Beatrice Patterson (148 KB)
    Arthur Lee Estes, the son of John C. Estes and Sarah Frances Hildreth with his new bride Willie Beatrice Patterson on their wedding day on 8/4/1917 in Cannon Co., TN.
  • Olivia (Ollie) Murphy and her 1st husband (55 KB)
    Olivia Murphy, the daughter of Will Murphy and Fannie Cooper with her 1st husband, an Unknown Ferrell. She eventually marries Houston Estes, the son of John Quincy Estes and Nancy (Nan) Durham.
  • Elie Azer Thomas, 1980s (70 KB)
    Elie Azer Thomas, the son of George Washington Thomas and Eliza Jane Mears. He is the father of Viella Thomas, and a Great-grandfather to my husband.
  • Homer Clay Estes and wife Bonnie Cleo Hale 1962 (34 KB)
    Homer Clay Estes, the son of John Quincy Estes and Nancy Durham, and wife Bonnie Cleo Hale, the daughter of Thomas Lincoln Hale and Clementine Williams, 1962.
  • Leddy Mae Summers Thomas, 1980s (86 KB)
    Leddy Mae Summers, the daughter of James Leander Floyd Summers and Rebecca Caroline Murphy. She is the mother of Viella Thomas and a Great-grandmother to my husband.
  • Sarah Frances Hildreth (34 KB)
    Sarah Frances Hildreth, daughter of Hiram Hildreth and Elizabeth Jones, the 2nd wife of John C. Estes.
  • Hiram Hildreth and 2nd wife Harriet Melvina Bane (132 KB)
    Hiram, the father of Sarah Frances Hildreth (2nd wife of John C. Estes) and 2nd wife Harriet Melvina Bane.
  • Funeral of Joseph Brown Anderson, M'boro TN 1948 (34 KB)
    Joseph Brown (Bud) Anderson, the son of John M.A. Anderson and Rebecca Spurlock. The short woman is his wife Helen Tennessee Ashford, the daughter of John R. Ashford and Matilda Gann. The short man all the way to the left is their oldest son William Anderson (their oldest son), the man standing between 2 women is Johnny Barlow Anderson (3rd son). The rest are also their children, but I don't know which is which.
  • Children of John C. Estes and Sarah F. Hildreth (69 KB)
    Arthur Lee Estes, Minnie Estes Malone, George Washingon Estes, Ella Estes Braswell. They are my husband's GG-grandfathers half brothers and sisters.
  • Ruby Mae Estes, probably around 1945 (53 KB)
    Ruby Mae Estes, the daughter of Robert Harvey Estes and Hassie Frances Anderson. Probably around 1945.
  • Bessie Anderson Hill and an unknown couple (33 KB)
    Bessie Anderson Hill, the wife of William Hill and the daughter of James Henry Anderson and Minnie Elizabeth Ashford with an unknown couple, probably around 1945 to 1950. If you recognize the couple, please let me know.
  • Joe Estes Davis and Georgia Ray Estes (50 KB)
    Joe is the son of Delois Jean Estes and Joe Bryant Hart-Davis. Georgia is Delois Jean's elder sister. They are the descendants of Arthur Lee Estes and Willie Beatrice Patterson.
  • Ruby Mae Estes and husband Lemmy Lawson (25 KB)
    Ruby Mae Estes and husband Lemmy Lawson, probably between 1946 to 1950.
  • William Anderson, his children and grandchildren (43 KB)
    William Anderson, the eldest son of Joseph Brown (Bud) Anderson and Helen Tennessee Ashford (sitting in the middle with his arms around his sons) and his children and grandchildren. Probably the 1950s.
  • John C. Estes, 2nd wife and their children (64 KB)
    John C. Estes, the only son of Mary Ann Estes and an unknown Turner, his 2nd wife Sarah Francis Hildreth, and their younger children. John C. Estes was my husband's 3rd great-grandfather.
  • Alton Estes, probably in the 50s or the 60s (12 KB)
    Alton Estes, the son of Houston Estes and Olivia Murphy-Ferrell. He would be my husband's grandfather's cousin.
  • Lewis Harding and wife (54 KB)
    I have no idea who these people are. If you have any idea, please drop me a line.
 
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