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33. JULIE5 SPARKS (ELEANOR4 CAUDILL, WILLIAM3, JEREMIAH2, WILLIAM1) was born May 30, 1860 in Lawrence County, Kentucky400, and died July 22, 1914400. She married JAMES CECIL CAUDILL April 02, 1881400.

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ULIE SPARKS:
Burial Place: Castle Cemetery, on Hood Rd., Lawrence County, Kentucky401
     
Child of J
ULIE SPARKS and JAMES CAUDILL is:
  i.   JAY6 CAUDILL, b. March 23, 1885, Wilbur, Lawrence, Kentucky402,403; d. January 1971, Saint Petersburg, Florida404; m. EMMA LEMASTER, April 04, 1905405.
  Notes for JAY CAUDILL:
Individual: Caudill, Jay
Birth date: Mar 23, 1885
Death date: Jan 1971
Social Security #: 263-76-1806
Last residence: FL 33701
State of issue: FL


  More About JAY CAUDILL:
SS #: 263-76-1806 Florida406

  More About EMMA LEMASTER:
Burial Place: St. Petersburg, Florida407


34. CHARLOTTA COLLISTA5 SPARKS (ELEANOR4 CAUDILL, WILLIAM3, JEREMIAH2, WILLIAM1) was born May 04, 1868 in Davisville, Lawrence, Kentucky408,409,410, and died September 25, 1910 in Blaine, Lawrence, Kentucky411,412,413. She married JESSE JAMES CAUDILL March 04, 1886 in Lawrence County, Kentucky414,415, son of JEREMIAH CAUDILL and JANE HOLBROOK.

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HARLOTTA COLLISTA SPARKS:
She was my great-grandmother she mostly went by Lottie and those that remembered her said my mom looked just like her... she was the daughter of Daniel and Eland Caudill Sparks and she was commonly called Eleanor and was the daughter of William and Jane Wheeler Caudill. -- Jim Ovendorf

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ESSE JAMES CAUDILL:
Jesse is one of those that discovered the spelling of the name was actually Caudill and convinced several brothers, cousins, and uncles to change it back. He was a school teacher and farmer. He was also the Lawrence County School Superintendent for one year. -- Jim Ovendorf

CAUDILL, CAUDLE, CORDLE, CORDIAL


I have been researching the name changes in this family for over 25 years and here is how it appears to be..... In VA and NC and se KY the spelling is Caudill. From 3 sources one a very old man who lived with the Caudill's on Raccoon near Blain named Tommy Hackney was that Grandpa Billy Cordle who is William Caudill in NC where he was born abt 1802 to Jereamah Caudill and Sarah Jane Adama; he used to go on cattle drives from the Wilkes Co NC area to the Clinch River area in VA namely Wheeler's Ford some of his Adams, Caudill and Holbrook relatives also lived in that area and others from Wilkes Co NC. It seems he met a girl Jane Wheeler who it appears he developed an affection for; at home in Wilkes he found out that due to NC laws at that time the farm went to
the eldest son which he wasn't. He had some type of falling out with his father and vowed to move to eastern KY and change the spelling of the name and start a new branch of the family. About this time the Wheelers Adams Holbrooks and others decided to move from VA and some from NC to NE KY and William went with them or followed Jane there as some said. His first land transaction in 1823 was to William 'Cordle' thus the name change started later spellings were Cordial and others. William settled on Racoon that emptied into Hood creek. In the mid 1850's it is said you could go up Raccoon through the various Cordial cabins over the ridge where other Cordial's lived on Brushy Creek like a large community of Cordial's of course William had about 19 children and each of them had 8 to 21 children so there were a lot of them <grin>. The town or Cordell
formed later there on Brushy. Well in the 1880's my greatgrandfather Jessie Jame Cordial, son of the preacher Jeremiah, and a few brothers and half brothers and some cousins found out the original name was spelled 'Caudill' so they changed theirs to that spelling and its argued to this day which is right. I remember visiting in Lawrance with my grandfather in the late 1950's and him arguing with cousins who still spelled it as Cordle (sometime or other it went from Cordial to Cordle again) about who was right. The facts are that at least 95% of the Caudill's and Cordle's in Lawrence and northern Johnson Co's come from
this one man Grandpa Billy who it appears followed his true love to that area and married her.

Tommy Hackney lived his whole life high on a hill on Raccoon Rd just off Hood Rd as his father and grandfather did. He told me he knew all the Caudill's He rembered that old Grandpa Billy had not been baptized he was in his 90's so it would have been about 1895; they carried him down to the branch in a blanket and baptized him. I dont know why he waited that long as his son Jeremiah was a long time Baptist minister in that area and had died by then. Could be Grandpa Billy forgot weather he was baptized or not so wanted to be sure.

I hope this helps everyone who have questioned the origins of the name of course in Lawrence they pronounce Caudill as Cawdle which further compicates those who are researching there but are from other parts of the country who mostly pronounce it as Ca dill.

Jim Ovendorf
     
Children of C
HARLOTTA SPARKS and JESSE CAUDILL are:
  i.   MONT VERNON6 CAUDILL, b. May 06, 1889, Blaine, Lawrence, Kentucky416; d. June 22, 1966, Barberton, Summit, Ohio417; m. RUBY MARGARET PERDUE, June 06, 1914, Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky418.
  ii.   VIRGIL CAUDILL, b. February 25, 1887, Lawrence County, Kentucky419; d. 1968, Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky420; m. LILLIAN STEEL, 1919421.
  iii.   CORA ETHEL CAUDILL, b. June 01, 1891, Lawrence County, Kentucky422; d. 1972, Ohio423; m. (1) JOHN BOLDMAN, Bef. 1914; m. (2) FRANK CAROL, March 11, 1914424.
  iv.   CHARLES RUSSELL HUBERT CAUDILL, b. March 11, 1893, Cordell, Lawrence, Kentucky425; d. March 26, 1976, Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky426; m. IDA MARIE BISHOP, December 23, 1931, Ironton, Ohio427.


35. JAMES M.5 CAUDILL (JOHN MICHAEL4, WILLIAM3, JEREMIAH2, WILLIAM1) was born February 03, 1853 in Lawrence County, Kentucky428,429,430, and died Aft. 1873. He married PAMELA MOORE December 25, 1872 in Lawrence County, Kentucky431,432.

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AMES M. CAUDILL:
Census: 1870, Lawrence County, Kentucky
     
Children of J
AMES CAUDILL and PAMELA MOORE are:
  i.   BUCHANAN6 CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  ii.   FANNY CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  iii.   RUZELLA CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  iv.   JAMES CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  v.   GREEN CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  vi.   LIZZIE CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  vii.   ROSS CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  viii.   LULA CAUDILL, d. Unknown.


36. JEREMIAH BUCKHANAN5 CAUDILL (JOHN MICHAEL4, WILLIAM3, JEREMIAH2, WILLIAM1) was born August 23, 1859 in Brushy Fork, Lawrence, Kentucky433,434,435, and died Aft. 1879. He married CERENA J. MOORE July 26, 1878 in Lawrence County, Kentucky436, daughter of DAVID MOORE and ANNA JORDAN.

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EREMIAH BUCKHANAN CAUDILL:
Had his birthdate listed as July 26, 1858 no source

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EREMIAH BUCKHANAN CAUDILL:
Census: 1870, Lawrence County, Kentucky

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ERENA J. MOORE:
Census: 1870, Lawrence County, Kentucky
     
Children of J
EREMIAH CAUDILL and CERENA MOORE are:
  i.   LOUANNA6 CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  ii.   ELIZABETH CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  iii.   MARTHA CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  iv.   DAVE CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  v.   IDA CAUDILL, d. Unknown; m. CHARLES MOORE.
  vi.   EMMA CAUDILL, d. Unknown; m. CHARLES MARTIN.
  vii.   PRICILLA CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  viii.   FANNY CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  ix.   REANNIE CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  x.   RUBY CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  xi.   LAURA CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  xii.   GLADIUS CAUDILL, d. Unknown.
  xiii.   JESSIE CAUDILL, d. Unknown.


37. NANCY R.5 CAUDILL (JOHN MICHAEL4, WILLIAM3, JEREMIAH2, WILLIAM1) was born July 20, 1864 in Cordell, Lawrence, Kentucky437,438,439, and died June 29, 1943 in Nettie, Nicholas, West Virginia440. She married DAVID LANTFORD LESTER March 23, 1881 in Lawrence County, Kentucky441,442,443.

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ANCY R. CAUDILL:
Burial Place: Fields Cemetery, Nettie, West Virginia444
Census: 1870, Lawrence County, Kentucky

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AVID LANTFORD LESTER:
Burial Place: Baber Cemetery, Richwood, West Virginia444
     
Children of N
ANCY CAUDILL and DAVID LESTER are:
  i.   URSULA JANE6 LESTER, b. May 23, 1882, Lawrence County, Kentucky445; d. December 29, 1960, West Virginia446; m. ARCH CAUDILL, March 16, 1902, Lawrence County, Kentucky447,448.
  More About URSULA JANE LESTER:
Burial Place: Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo, West Virginia449

  ii.   GARRETT LARK LESTER, b. April 17, 1884, Lawrence County, Kentucky450; d. November 21, 1965, Greenbrier County, West Virginia451; m. (1) ANNA GREEN; m. (2) NANCY JANE OSBORNE, April 19, 1902, Blaine, Lawrence, Kentucky452.
  Notes for GARRETT LARK LESTER:
Known as Jerry or Doc -- Cecil Akers

  More About GARRETT LARK LESTER:
Burial Place: Pembrook Cemetery, Williamsburg, West Virginia453

  iii.   ZELPHIA MAE LESTER, b. May 26, 1888, Lawrence County, Kentucky454; d. October 26, 1969, Greenbrier County, West Virginia455; m. GEORGE FOWLER, Abt. 1906, Pocahontas County, West Virginia456.
  More About ZELPHIA MAE LESTER:
Burial Place: Morningside Cemetery, Renick, West Virginia457

  iv.   WILLIAM HENRY LESTER, b. April 13, 1891, Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky458; d. June 01, 1970, Marlington, West Virginia459,460; m. (1) FLOSSIE ?, Bef. 1918; m. (2) ARGEL ELIZABETH VANDEVENDER, Bef. 1919.
  Notes for WILLIAM HENRY LESTER:
Individual: Lester, Henry
Birth date: Apr 12, 1891
Death date: Jun 1970
Social Security #: 232-22-2278
Last residence: WV 24954
State of issue: WC


  More About WILLIAM HENRY LESTER:
Burial Place: Mountain View Cemetery, Marlington, West Virginia461
SS #: 232-22-2278 WC462

  More About ARGEL ELIZABETH VANDEVENDER:
Burial Place: Mountain View Cemetery, Marlington, West Virginia463

  v.   EMORY LAKE LESTER, b. October 05, 1893, Lawrence County, Kentucky464; d. March 15, 1969, Nettie, West Virginia465,466; m. LUTISHIA SWANN, Abt. 1910467.
  Notes for EMORY LAKE LESTER:
Individual: Lester, Emory
Birth date: Oct 5, 1893
Death date: Mar 1969
Social Security #: 232-12-2311
Last residence: WV 26681
State of issue: WC


  More About EMORY LAKE LESTER:
Burial Place: Fields Cemetery, Nettie, West Virginia468
SS #: 232-12-2311 WC469

  More About LUTISHIA SWANN:
Burial Place: Fields Cemetery, Nettie, West Virginia470

  vi.   HESTER LOVELL LESTER, b. November 10, 1895, Lawrence County, Kentucky471; d. August 21, 1979, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania472; m. WARWICK SCOTT, Abt. 1920, Pocahontas County, West Virginia473.
  More About HESTER LOVELL LESTER:
Burial Place: Oaklawn Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania474

  vii.   THURSA ESTELLE LESTER, b. November 19, 1897, Lawrence County, Kentucky475; d. April 27, 1974, Marlington, West Virginia476; m. CLIFFORD ISEN SHARP, October 31, 1912, Marlington, West Virginia477.
  More About THURSA ESTELLE LESTER:
Burial Place: Sharp Cemtery, Marlington, West Virginia478

  More About CLIFFORD ISEN SHARP:
Burial Place: Marlington, West Virginia478

  viii.   ELLJAY LESTER, b. February 04, 1900, Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky479; d. April 20, 1972, Nettie, West Virginia480; m. GOLDA BUTLER, Bef. 1938.
  Notes for ELLJAY LESTER:
Cecil Akers lists his name as Levi J. "Elljay" and Enoch. There is no definate answer to Elljay Lester's real name. I knew him and everybody called him Jay but his son told me his parents named him L. J.. He said the army demanded a name so he used Ell Jay. In a genealogy by Gerland Hay, he said there was a Levi J. and an Enoch J. Neither of the birthdates he gave were the right dates.

  More About ELLJAY LESTER:
Burial Place: Fields Cemetery, Nettie, West Virginia481

  More About GOLDA BUTLER:
Burial Place: Fairview Cemetery, Nettie, West Virginia481

  ix.   BERTHA ALICE LESTER, b. December 06, 1902, Lawrence County, Kentucky482; d. December 13, 1996, Richwood, West Virginia483; m. FORD JACKSON SARGENT.
  More About BERTHA ALICE LESTER:
Burial Place: Fields Cemetery, Nettie, West Virginia484

  More About FORD JACKSON SARGENT:
Burial Place: Fields Cemetery, Nettie, West Virginia484

  x.   REBECCA ARTHA LESTER, b. October 12, 1904, Pocahontas County, West Virginia485; d. March 30, 1959, Nicholas County, West Virginia486; m. (1) CLIFFORD ISEN SHARP, Bef. 1920; m. (2) OTIS MOYERS, Abt. 1924487; m. (3) ANDREW JACKSON GLADWELL, December 28, 1931, Greenbrier County, West Virginia488; m. (4) CHARLES SPENCER, Aft. 1942489; m. (5) HARVEY TINNELL, Aft. 1948.
  More About REBECCA ARTHA LESTER:
Burial Place: Fields Cemetery, Nettie, West Virginia490

  More About CLIFFORD ISEN SHARP:
Burial Place: Marlington, West Virginia490


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