The Staples Family
This side of the family starts with Lucy Staples married to Jesse
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- Jesse Brown
B: 1791 D: 1864 in GA
- Frances Manley
B: aft 1750 in VA D: 1821 in GA
Staples Last Will and Testament
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Descendants of John Staples
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 STAPLES He
married KEZIA NORMAN.
Child of JOHN STAPLES and KEZIA NORMAN is:
2. i. DAVID2 STAPLES.
Generation No. 2
2. DAVID2 STAPLES
married CHRISTIAN FORD.
Child of DAVID STAPLES and CHRISTIAN FORD is:
3. i. JR DAVID3 STAPLES,
b. Aft. 1750, VA; d. 30 Apr 1821, Elbert Co., Georgia.
Generation No. 3
3. JR DAVID3 STAPLES
was born Aft. 1750 in VA, and died 30 Apr 1821 in Elbert Co., Georgia.
He married FRANCES MANLEY 20 Nov 1778 in Fluvanna Co., VA, daughter of
JOHN MANLEY and TABITHA STONE. She was born Bef. 23 Nov 1761 in Fluvanna
Co., VA, and died Jul 1847 in Elbert Co., Georgia.
Notes for FRANCES MANLEY:
Terms of the will:
Georgia, Elbert County
In the name of Almighty God Amen. I, Fanney Staples, widow and select of
David Staples late of the County and state aforesaid deceased being weak
in body but of sound and reflecting mind and memory, knowing that it is
once appointed for all men to die wishing to dispose of what property
that it has pleased God to help me with in my widowhood I do make this
my last will and testament in following manner, to wit, I wish to be
buried in Christian order at discression of my surviving friends and the
expense paid out of my Estate.
I wish all my just debts to be paid out of estate by my Exec.
I give unto my son John F. Staples or his children one equal share
I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Stovall one equal share
I give unto my daughter Barbary Denney one equal share
I give unto my daughter Martha Tucker one equal share
I give unto my daughter Lucy Brown on equal share
I give unto my daughter Melita Denney one hundred dollars
I give unto my daughter Mary Ann Moon one equal share
I give unto my son Thomas Staples one equal share
I give unto Charles W. Christian, Senr., three equal shares in trust,
one equal share for the sole use and benefit of my daughter Christian S.
Phelps, one other equal share for the use and benefit of my daughter
Prudence Smith, and one other equal share for the use and benefit of my
daughter Tabitha S. Moon to be used in that manner in which the said C.
W. Christian in trust may decide(?) it best to their and each of their
interest, and his, the said C. W. Christian, failing or refusing to act
in trust for the three last named daughters, then and in that case I
authorize any court having competent jurisdiction to appoint other
trustee or trustees in his place.
I give unto Charles W. Christian, Senr., one Negro girl named Milly
trust for the sole use and benefit of my daughter Tabitha S. Moon.
My will and wish is that the balance of my Negroes, to wit, Charity,
Benjamin, and Ansel, have the right of choosing their masters either in
or out of my family to go at the valuation of three good men and the
proceeds applied as above provided.
I do hereby appoint Charles W. Christian, Senr., and my son Thomas
Staples Exec. to this my last will and Testament. In testimony whereof I
have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventeenth day of October in
the year of out Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Seven.
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the Presence of
Charles G. Moon
C. W. Christian
Fanney X Staples
Children of DAVID STAPLES
and FRANCES MANLEY are:
4. i. LUCY4 STAPLES,
b. 06 May 1791; d. 04 May 1864, Elbert Co., Georgia.
ii. JOHN FORD STAPLES.
iii. CHRISTIAN J STAPLES, m. THOMAS PHELPS.
iv. ELIZABETH D STAPLES, m. JOHN STOVALL.
v. PRUDENCE STAPLES, m. WILLIAM SMITH.
vi. BARBARA STAPLES, m. EDWARD A DENNY, 30 Jun 1812.
5. vii. MARTHA PATSY STAPLES, b. 02 Jul 1789; d. 02 Feb
6. viii. MELITA STAPLES, b. Aft. 1790.
ix. TABITHA S STAPLES, m. JOHN MOON, 15 Aug 1811.
7. x. THOMAS STAPLES, b. 1796; d. 24 Sep 1869, Chambers
8. xi. MARY ANN STAPLES, b. 06 Dec 1799; d. 16 Nov 1878,
Generation No. 4
4. LUCY4 STAPLES
JOHN1) was born 06 May 1791, and died 04 May 1864
in Elbert Co., Georgia. She married JESSE BROWN 17 Jan 1811 in Elbert
Co, GA. He was born 08 Mar 1788, and died 10 Mar 1844 in Elbert Co.,
Notes for JESSE BROWN:
DDD-166: Elbert Co. GA, 4 April 1839, Jesse Brown to Nathaniel Duncan
and Whitehead Hendrick, all of Elbert Co. GA, $375, land partly in said
Co. & partly in Franklin Co., on the waggon [road] leading from Elberton
to Cainsville and where the road leading from Daniel's Ferry to
Anamonville crosses it, being a 374 acre tract granted said Jesse Brown,
adj. Isaac Coker and John Turner's land, Thomas Hortan's land, unknown
land; wit. Gains Thompson, Zachariah (X) Symon, John (X) Kurkpatreck,
Wm. Christian JP. (FHL film 159,044)
Children of LUCY STAPLES
and JESSE BROWN are:
i. MARTHA STAPLES5 BROWN, b. 18 Nov 1811,
Elbert Co., Georgia; d. 23 Jan 1868; m. JAMES LUNSFORD.
9. ii. THOMAS HENRY BROWN,
b. 11 Oct 1813, Elbert Co., Georgia; d. 24 Jul 1891, Elbert
iii. JOHN F BROWN, b. 04 Aug 1815, Elbert Co., Georgia;
d. Albertville, Marshall Co. AL; m. NANCY BUTLER.
iv. BENNETT W BROWN, b. 27 Feb 1817, Elbert Co., Georgia;
d. 10 Jan 1890, Madison Co., GA; m. SUSAN ADELINE SWINDLE.
v. JOSHUA CLARK BROWN, b. 21 Sep 1818, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. 15 Jul 1864, Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA; m.
ELIZABETH PENDLETON VAUGHAN.
vi. WILLIAM DAVID BROWN, b. 15 Jul 1820, Elbert Co.,
vii. GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWN, b. 06 Aug 1822, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. Oct 1895, Franklin Co., Georgia; m. CATHERINE
MISSOURI A SMITH.
viii. DAVID STAPLES BROWN, b. 02 Mar 1824, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. 16 Apr 1902, Bowman, Elbert Co., GA; m. FRANCES
ANN MANLEY TUCKER; b. 19 Nov 1825; d. 14 Mar 1897, Elbert
ix. DUNCAN C BROWN, b. 15 May 1825, Elbert Co., Georgia;
d. 11 Jul 1840, Elbert Co., Georgia.
x. FRANCES M BROWN, b. 10 Feb 1827, Elbert Co., Georgia;
d. 27 Apr 1904, Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL; m.
JOSEPH ARTHUR COLVARD.
xi. JESSE LUMPKIN BROWN, b. 01 Nov 1829, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. 1862; m. NANCY ELIZABETH CRAFT.
xii. JAMES PULLIAM BROWN, b. 05 May 1831, Elbert Co.,
xiii. LINDSEY J BROWN, b. 27 Nov 1831, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. Kellyton, AL; m. EMILY GILLILAND.
xiv. DREWRY OGLESBY BROWN, b. 11 Jul 1834, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. 26 Aug 1908, Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL;
m. MISSOURI ANN CLOWER.
5. MARTHA PATSY4 STAPLES
JOHN1) was born 02 Jul 1789, and died 02 Feb 1879.
She married ROBERT TUCKER 16 Dec 1824. He was born 06 Jan 1802, and died
06 Jun 1880.
Children of MARTHA STAPLES and ROBERT TUCKER are:
i. FRANCES ANN MANLEY5 TUCKER, b. 19 Nov 1825;
d. 14 Mar 1897, Elbert Co., Georgia; m. DAVID STAPLES BROWN;
b. 02 Mar 1824, Elbert Co., Georgia; d. 16 Apr 1902, Bowman,
Elbert Co., GA.
ii. MALITTA PRUDENCE TUCKER, b. Abt. 1828; d. 09 Sep
1916, Elbert Co., Georgia; m. JOHN HENRY VAUGHAN.
iii. MARTHA E TUCKER, b. Abt. 1830; m. THOMAS A MOORE.
6. MELITA4 STAPLES
JOHN1) was born Aft. 1790. She married ROBERT
DENNY 02 Feb 1815 in Elbert Co, GA. He was born Aft. 1790, and died 1846
in Elbert Co., Georgia.
Children of MELITA STAPLES and ROBERT DENNY are:
i. JOHN S5 DENNY, b. 04 May 1816; d. 26 Jun
1886, Elbert Co., Georgia.
ii. FRANCES J DENNY, b. Abt. 1818; d. Aft. 1860.
iii. ELIZABETH ANN DENNY, b. 26 Sep 1821; d. 20 Jun 1883,
Elbert Co., Georgia; m. ROBERT RICE.
iv. WILLIAM D DENNY, b. Abt. 1823.
v. JAMES M DENNY, b. 24 Sep 1826; d. 29 May 1864, Elbert
7. THOMAS4 STAPLES
JOHN1) was born 1796, and died 24 Sep 1869 in
Chambers Co., AL. He married POLLY HENDON.
Children of THOMAS STAPLES and POLLY HENDON are:
i. DAVID ROBINSON5 STAPLES, b. 05 Oct 1819; d.
07 May 1871, Tallapoosa Co., AL; m. MARY ANN MOON.
ii. JOHN F STAPLES.
iii. ELIZABETH A STAPLES, d. Tallapoosa Co., AL; m.
iv. SARA MANLEY STAPLES, b. 1822; d. 1903, Clay Co., AL;
m. YOUNG ALLEN MOON, 28 Jan 1840; b. Abt. 1812; d. 1887.
v. WILLIAM J STAPLES.
vi. LINDSEY H STAPLES.
vii. MARY A STAPLES, m. JOHN F GASTON.
viii. TABITHA STAPLES.
8. MARY ANN4 STAPLES
JOHN1) was born 06 Dec 1799, and died 16 Nov 1878
in Alabama. She married JACOB MOON 28 Nov 1816 in Elbert Co, GA. He was
born 28 Sep 1795, and died 13 Aug 1877.
Children of MARY STAPLES and JACOB MOON are:
i. THOMAS5 MOON, b. 24 Feb 1827; d. 21 Mar
ii. MARY ANN MOON.
iii. JESSE F MOON.
iv. WILLIAM MOON.
Generation No. 5
9. THOMAS HENRY5 BROWN
JOHN1) was born 11 Oct 1813 in Elbert Co.,
Georgia, and died 24 Jul 1891 in Elbert Co., Georgia. He married SARAH
DEADWILER EDWARDS 28 Mar 1833 in Elbert Co., GA, daughter of JOHN
EDWARDS and POLLIE WOOTAN. She was born 29 May 1816 in Elbert Co.,
Georgia, and died 17 Jul 1892 in Elbert Co., Georgia.
Notes for THOMAS HENRY BROWN:
Atlanta Constitution, 28 July 1891
Death of Thomas H. Brown.
Elberton, Ga., July 27-
Mr. Thomas H. Brown, an old and well-known citizen of Elbert county,
Friday, and was buried with Masonic honors, at Stinchcombs church,
More About THOMAS HENRY
Burial: 25 Jul 1891, Stinchcomb M. C. in Elbert Co. GA
Children of THOMAS BROWN
and SARAH EDWARDS are:
i. SELETER ELIZABETH6 BROWN, b. 18 Feb 1834,
Elbert Co., Georgia; d. 13 Jun 1896, Alabama; m. SIMEON
ii. WILLIAM JEFFERSON BROWN, b. 08 Feb 1837, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. 08 Apr 1907, Elbert Co., Georgia; m. MARY ANN
iii. JOHN W BROWN, b. 11 Sep 1839, Elbert Co., Georgia;
d. 07 May 1862, Elbert Co., Georgia; m. SARAH LOU
HIGGINBOTHAM; b. 1840.
iv. FRANCIS MARION BROWN, b. 20 Dec 1841, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. 13 Oct 1862; m. MARTHA ELIZABETH REAGAN.
10. v. JESSE MARSHALL BROWN, b. 24 Oct 1844, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. 08 Jun 1922, Covington, Newton Co., GA.
vi. STEPHEN THOMAS BROWN, b. 20 Jun 1847, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. Abbeville, SC; m. NANCY E BOWERS.
11. vii. SARAH ANN BROWN, b.
21 Feb 1849, Elbert Co., Georgia; d. 11 Jul 1885, Elbert
viii. MARY FRANCES BROWN, b. 22 Jul 1852, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. 12 Feb 1935, Elbert Co., Georgia; m. JOSEPH B
More About MARY FRANCES BROWN:
Burial: Dewey Rose Bapt church
ix. ISAAC DAVID BROWN, b. 06 May 1855, Elbert Co.,
Georgia; d. 04 Jul 1928, Elbert Co., Georgia; m. SUSAN C
x. LUTHER HENRY BROWN, b. 15 Dec 1861, Franklin Co.,
Georgia; d. 15 Sep 1933, Canon, Franklin Co., GA; m. TEMPIE
Generation No. 6
10. JESSE MARSHALL6 BROWN
JOHN1) was born 24 Oct 1844 in Elbert Co.,
Georgia, and died 08 Jun 1922 in Covington, Newton Co., GA. He married
MARTHA ELIZABETH REAGAN.
Children of JESSE BROWN and MARTHA REAGAN are:
i. WILLIAM7 BROWN, b. Abt. 1862, GA.
ii. JOHN BROWN, b. Abt. 1869, GA.
11. SARAH ANN6 BROWN
JOHN1) was born 21 Feb 1849 in Elbert Co.,
Georgia, and died 11 Jul 1885 in Elbert Co., Georgia. She married JAMES
LUTHER THOMAS HAMMOND 26 Nov 1868 in Elberton, Elbert, Georgia, son of
ELISHA HAMMOND and MARTHA SWINDLE. He was born 01 Mar 1850 in
Danielsville, Madison, Georgia, and died 23 Aug 1918 in Elberton,
Notes for SARAH ANN BROWN:
Sallie A. Brown, w/o James T. Hammond
More About SARAH ANN BROWN:
Burial: Stinchcomb M. C. Elbert Co., GA
Marriage Notes for SARAH BROWN and JAMES HAMMOND:
BROWN, SALLIE A. HAMMOND, JAMES T. 26-Nov 1868 GA Elbert
Children of SARAH BROWN and
JAMES HAMMOND are:
12. i. JOHN SIM HENRY7
HAMMOND, b. 02 Sep 1869, Elberton, Elbert, Georgia.
ii. ELLA A. F. HAMMOND, b. Abt. 1871, GA; m. A. J. MANN,
11 Nov 1888, Elbert Co, GA.
iii. ROBERT HAMMOND, b. Abt. 1873, GA.
iv. WILLIAM HAMMOND, b. Abt. 1876, GA.
v. EDWARD HAMMOND, b. Abt. 1877, GA.
vi. JAMES HAMMOND, b. Abt. 1879, GA.
Generation No. 7
12. JOHN SIM HENRY7 HAMMOND
(SARAH ANN6 BROWN,
THOMAS HENRY5, LUCY4
DAVID2, JOHN1)1 was
born 02 Sep 1869 in Elberton, Elbert, Georgia. He married (1) CALDONIA
ELIZABETH BOWERS Bef. 1890. He married (2) LEONA BARTON Abt. 1916,
daughter of AUGUSTUS BARTON and ELIZA BUTLER. She was born Feb 1892 in
GA, and died 1928 in GA.
Notes for JOHN SIM HENRY HAMMOND:
John was married three times, all three wifes passed away at a very
young age. The first wife name unknown yet had one child named Sallie.
This wife died of Typhoid Fever. The next wife is also unknown name yet,
died of Tuberculosis. Then he married Leona Barton, they had four
children in GA. When the youngest (Mae) was only 5 years old, Leona died
of cancer. Curtis worked on a farm, Willie (Sis) & Lucille went to
school, and Mae lived with "Miss Essie Fussell" (a family friend) until
she was old enough to go to school with her sisters. The school was
called Vashti Industrial School, part of the Methodist Church. Sis and
Lucille stayed in GA, Mae went to TX. The plan was for Sis to go to
school while Curtis helped at home. When Sis was finished Curtis was
going to go to school. This never happened and Curtis never finish
school, yet he was very talented in anything he did. Then Curtis went
into the military and ended up living in Missouri. He made these cool
cars out of scrap materials. He carved a statue out of a peice of the
Notes for LEONA BARTON:
She passed away when Curtis was about 9 with Cancer.
Child of JOHN HAMMOND and
CALDONIA BOWERS is:
i. SALLIE8 HAMMOND, b. Abt. 1890, GA; m. DAN
HEATH; b. Abt. 1871, GA.
Children of JOHN HAMMOND and LEONA BARTON are:
ii. WILLIE LEE8 HAMMOND, b. 1917; m. JEFF
Notes for WILLIE LEE HAMMOND:
She hated her name, she went by sis.
Stayed in GA whole life
iii. CURTIS EUGENE HAMMOND,
b. 20 Sep 1918, Albany, DC, GA; d. 10 Dec 2001, Excelsior
Springs, MO; m. BARBARA LEA SKINNER, 1945; b. 28 Jan 1929,
St. Louis, SLC, MO.
Notes for CURTIS EUGENE HAMMOND:
Curtis was 9 years old when mother died, he quit school
in the second grade to work on the farm. Curtis then joined
the army where he met and fell in love with Barbara which
lived near the army base. They then moved back to GA.
Rickland and Rita were born in GA, sometime after that they
moved back to MO.
More About CURTIS EUGENE HAMMOND:
Burial: 14 Dec 2001, Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior
iv. LUCILLE HAMMOND, b. 31 Oct 1921; m. (1) JOHN TERRELL;
m. (2) CLIVE MOON.
Notes for LUCILLE HAMMOND:
stayed in GA whole life.
v. MAE HAMMOND, b. 17 Jan 1923; m. MANAD HIGGS.
1. info, John Henry Leslie Hammond Spouse: Caldonia Elizabeth Bowers
Parents: James Luther Thomas Hammond , Sallie Ann Brown Birth Place:
Elbert, Elberton, Georgia Birth Date: 2 Sep 1869 Marriage Place:
Elberton, Elbert, Georgia Marriage Date: 15 Dec 1891 Death Place: Dewey
Rose, Elbert, Georgia Death Date: 27 Mar 1937 .
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