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Updated February 12, 2006

William Jasper VENABLE and Jane HENDERSON were married in the Coweta/Heard Co., GA area in 1849 and were counted in the Federal Census of 1850 along with a new baby girl.

William Jasper was son of William VENABLE and Elizabeth McCARTY. He was born Georgia about 1821.

Jane was born in South Carolina to Alfred HENDERSON and Peachy HUGGINS about 1831.

They remained in the Coweta,Heard County area through 1860 and then appear in Polk Co., GA in the 1870 census.

Sometime after arriving in Polk Co. they aquired a farm a little west of Cedartown that became known as "Potash" There they lived until their deaths soon after the turn of the century.

William and Jane had at least ten children. I have information on six of these.

Mary Venable b 1850 in Heard Co., GA

Georgia Allene b 1853 married Joseph Allen McClendon and moved to Texas. They died and are buried in Clark Co., Arkansas.

Virginia E b 1855 in GA no information

Elizabeth b 1857 in GA no information

Noel A b 1859 in GA. Married Sabra Isabella McClendon. Moved to the Piedmont area of Alabama and raised his family.

Laura Ann b 1863. Married Thomas Snow and remained in Polk Co.

Charlie Walter b 1865. Married Mahalia Elizabeth Brown. Lived in the Polk Co., area.

Fletcher b 1869. No information.

Cornelius b 1871 Married Susan Savanna Brown. Lived and raised his family in the Cedartown area.

Ola Vashti b 1874. Ola married Frank Baker and had two sons. She lived in the Cedartown area.

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    Front Row: Roria A, Cornelius S, Susan Savanna, Eula Lenora. Back Row: Nila Albertine, Noel Ira, Cornelius Arthur, Charles Clarie, Nellie Sue, Rila Leola, Robert Carey.

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