John J. “Jack” English Bio


    John J. “Jack” English was a farmer and the son of a Baptist Preacher.  He was born 02 December 1810 in Washington County, Georgia, and died Aft. 1861. He is believed buried at Bethlehem Cemetery. 

 John J’s father, the  Rev. Sampson J. English married 2nd Frances Hardison and they were the parents of John J’s siblings:  Robert H., Sarah Frances, Edwin, Frances S., William Wallace, Samuel H., Matthew H., Joseph O., Mary Ann, Thomas H. &  Jasper Newton.   By 1831 the Sampson English family was settled in Macon County, Georgia.  John J. would move from Georgia to Alabama sometime after 1842 and on 10 May 1848 he purchased land just south of Elba. 

  John J. married Levinia (Wilkins?).  She was born  abt. 1814, and died February 1850. 

 Children of John J. "Jack" English & Lavinia are:

1.  Sampson English, 1833, GA

2.  James Wilke English, 10 Mar 1835, GA

3.  Martha A. Celia English, 1838, GA

4.  William T. English, 1841, GA.

5.  Elizabeth English, 1843, AL.

6.  Fanny F. English, 1845, AL.

7.  Mary English, 1847, AL.

  James Wilke English was a farmer and a Civil War veteran. The son of John J. English and Lavinia, born 10 March 1835 in Washington County, GA; d.  15 January 1918 in Coffee, m  Charlottie Davis (d/o Isaac Davis and Lucy Molsie Bedsole.) b. 11 March 1834, Lowndes, AL; d.  11 February 1914.  James was a Pvt. Co K 5th Ala; Coffee County.  He was wounded in the head in the Civil War and was taken as a POW to Point Lookout, Maryland.    He purchased land north of Elba on 1 Nov 1858, and would purchase additional property on 18 Jan 1888.  Both are buried at Old Bethlehem.

  Children Of James & Charlotte:

1.  Mary Frances English, b. 1855.  m. Franklin Pierce Tucker.  sons:  James Ernest “Jim” Tucker & Witt Tucker. 

2.  John Jefferson "Johnny" English, b. 9 Mar 1858; d. 1934.

3.  Margaret English, b. 1862

4.  Eliza English, b. 1867, AL.  m.  Willie Young

5.  William Isaac General Lee Rhodes English, b. 10 Nov 1869

6.  Sara Elizabeth "Lizzie" English, b. 1872

 

Martha A. Celia English, b. 1838, GA.; d. 6 Dec 1909, Covington.  Buried:  Odom Cemetery, Covington, AL. Martha married (1) Evans Brooks, b. 1836, AL.; d. 13 Nov 1862 in Tazwell, TN (Civil War).  Evans served as a  Pvt. in Stallworth's Co. F., 23rd, AL, Battalion.  

 Children of Martha & Evans:

1.  Sarah "Sallie" Laviney Brooks, b. 26 Aug 1862, AL, d. 22 Oct 1938, Covington, AL. m. Levy Jefferson Etheridge, b. 8 Sep 1860, Covington, AL.; d. 14 Aug 1922, Covington, AL. 

2.  M. Evans Brooks, b. 1863, AL.  He married S. M., b. 1862, AL.

  Martha A. Celia married (2) Isaac Wilson Odom, b. 1804, SC.; d. 8 Sep 1838, Covington. Bur: Odom Cemetery, Covington.

 Children of Martha & Isaac are:

1.  James Henry Odom, b. Jan 1866, AL. m.  Annie M. Taylor

 2.  Francis Missouri Gillespi Odom, b. 30 Mar 1869, d. 24 Dec 1943, Covington Co., AL.  m. Andrew Jacob Etheridge, b. 1855

 3.  Adiline Odom, b. 1869

 4.  Malissa Odom, b. 1872, Covington, AL. m. Wash Taylor.

 5.  John Newman Odom, b. 28 Mar 1877, Covington, AL.; d. 8 Mar 1940.  m. Ellie Lee Smith

 6.  Jasper Odom, b. 1878, Covington, AL.

 

John Jefferson "Johnny" English, b. 9 Mar 1858; d. 1934.  m. Hannah R. Jeanne "Jennie" Young (d/o Elijah Young & Mary Jane Peacock), b. 1 Sep 1860, Coffee; d. 1951

 Children of John & Hannah all born in Coffee Co:

1.  James "Oscar" English, b. 16 Jun 1884; d. 13 Mar 1979. m. Clyde Kimmey.  Children; James Harold (m. Sarah McLellan Mathis), June Kimmey.

2.  William Franklin "Lee" English, b. 5 Aug 1890; d. 1957, Coffee. m. Sarah "Lucy" Brunson. Children:  Durwood Morton "Dud" English  (m. Laura Brock), Nell English, Burton Treadwell English.

3.  John "Wiley" English, b. 20 Jul 1892; d. 13 Jan 1974, Coffee Co., AL.

m. Alice Ham.  Children: Carolyn English (m. Brunson), Phillip J. English.

  Margaret English, b. 1862.  m. 2 Dec 1879, Allen Bullard, b. 1856, GA.,  s/o Allen Bullard & Martha Amanda.   

 Children of Margaret & Allen are:

1.  Ada C. Bullard, b. Dec. 1880.  m. Hub Patrick.

2.  James A. Bullard, b. Jan 1885, Marianna, FL.

3.  Mattie C. Bullard, b. Jan 1885, Marianna, FL.   m. Young.

4.  Benjamin B. Bullard, b. Jan 1887.

5.  Elizabeth B. Bullard, b. Apr 1889; d. Jonesboro, ARK.  m. Entrician.

6.  Annie D. Bullard, b. Sep 1890.

7.  Magdalene M. Bullard, b. Jul 1893.

8.  John Franklin Bullard, b. 7 Nov 1895; d. 20 Aug 1972, Elba, AL. m. Francis Augusta Culver

9.  Zonia Bullard, b. Oct 1897; d. Bonifay, FL.  m. Miller.

10.  Lee Wiley Bullard, b. 5 Nov 1901, d. 9 Mar 1987.  m. Ethel E. Peterson

 William Isaac General Lee Rhodes English, b. 10 Nov 1869; d. 30 Oct 1943, Coffee. m. 3 Dec 1891, Margaret  Elizabeth "Maggie" Farris (d/o Stephen Jasper Farris and Elmira A. Beard), b. 15 Jan 1877, Coffee, AL.; d. 30 Jan 1964, Coffee, AL.  

 William & Margaret's children all born in Coffee:

 1. Minnie Elizabeth English, b. 23 Oct 1893  m. James Augustus “Gus” Young. 

2. James Jasper English, 5 Nov 1895.  m. Lois “Nina” Page.

3. Annie Mae English, b. 13 Mar 1897; d. 22 May 1982. m. Fred Lee Donaldson. 

4. John Lee English, b. 28 Dec 1898.  m. Martha Cotter

5. Myra Charlottie “Lottie” English, b. 22 Jan 1901; d. 4 Aug 1996. m. James Clyde Caldwell. 

6. William Morgan English, b. 29 Oct 1903. m. Mary Emma Brooks.

7. Francis Marion “Frank” English, b. 10 Mar 1905; d. 15 Jan 1967. m. Willie Pearl Donaldson.

8. Lucius Liberty "Luke" English, 2 Aug 1906. m. 1st Aliene Paul; m. 2nd  Mary Jo Elizabeth James. 

9. Charles Samson English, b. 28 Jul 1908. m.  Rowena Lewis.   

10. Mack Bradley English, b. 9 Jan 1910. m.1st  Merle Cotter; m. 2nd Evelyn Agdon Kelly. 

11. Mary Lois English, b. Oct 1911, m. Harvey Jefferson Locklar.

12. Foy Wallace English,  b. 18 Feb 1913. m. 1st Corinne Till Bonneau;   m. 2nd  Bobbye Nell Mills 

13. Mary Nell English, b. 20 Nov 1914; d. 18 Nov 1923.

14. Robert English, 20 May 1918, m. Nellie Mae Holloway.

15. Joe Farris English, b. 28 Mar 1921.  m. Martha Lois Davis.

 

Sara  Elizabeth "Lizzie" English, b. 1872,  m. 9 Feb 1893, Coffee Co. to Reed Weedon Byrd. (s/o Billy Byrd & Millie Francis Keel)

  Children of Sara & Reed: 

1. Baily Barton, b. 6 Feb 1894; d. 7 Apr 1931.  One son.

2. James “Jim” Weeden, b. 22 Aug, d. 1981.  m. Bonnie Frazer.  Children:  Charles Weeden, Roland, Virginia (d-1998-/FL), James Earl (twin), Billy Jerald (twin) & Diana

3. Johnny Ormond, b. 13 Aug 1896, d. 17 Jan 1910.

4. Penny Pevonia, b. 19 Aug 1899; d. 1995.  m.  Walter Caldwell.  Children:  Margaret, Sara, Louise & Jane)

5.  Bertha Beatrice, b. 20 Apr 1902; d. 3 Feb 1977. m. Arthur Thomas Wise, b. 1 Dec 1902,  d. 19 Nov 1976.  ( s/o Todd Wise and Ida Jane Beasley.)  Their children are:  Harold Byrd (m. Ida “Ruth” Holley), Mary Jeanette (m. 1st Lister Hill Jones (decd.); 2nd Marvin L. Britt), Elaine Elizabeth (m. Joel Houston Ballard), Ida Elnor, Bobby Wayne, (m. Betty Jean Mathis)

6.  Millie “Gant” Francis Charlottie, b. 11 Mar 1904.

7. Charles Sherman, b. 10 Dec 1906; d. 29 Nov 1929. Bur: Old Bethlehem Cem.

8. Margarete “Bill” Lee Annie, b. 4 Aug 1908; 1980s, FLA.  m. Dallas Frazer.  Issue:  Talmadge, Nix (d-1980s), Dillas,

9. Mary Winnie, b. 4 Jul 1911, d. 5 May 1958. m. 1st Jack Tolbert; 2nd Obbie Kendrick.

10. Earley U. D., b. 15 Oct 1912; d. 18 Mar 1925. bur: Old Bethlehem Cem.

11. Jenny Ruth, b. abt. 1913; d. at an early age.

 

             Submitted by:  Barbara English West, Linda English-Holland,  Melissa Jones Anderson, Bobby W. Wise

[Sources:  Family history; BLM records;  U.S. Census records; Cemetery inscriptions; “History of Macon County, Georgia” by Louise Fredrick Hays; “Macon County Life” by Ryland Dean Fowler]

 

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