James Watson Caves Family

This information concerns three generations of the James Watson Caves family.
1800-1930

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   James Watson
(child of John Brown Cave and Lucinda Causey Hardin)

born: (December 3, 1810) in Barnwell County, SC
married: Mary Ann Gilmore (September 20, 1841) in Clarke County, AL
children: Francis Asbury [Anna Lamb], Elijah F. [ ], Mattie C. [ ], Nancy C. H. [McCarty]
died: (May 1860) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 30) in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860, census, his wife was (age 39) a widow in Clarke County. AL; on the 1870 census, she was (age ) in Clarke County, MS; on the 1880 census, his widow was (age 55) in Clarke County, MS; on the 1900, census his widow was (age 89) in Wayne County, MS
note: Unlike their siblings, James Watson and his twin sister Elizabeth used Caves rather than Cave as a surname.

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   Francis Asbury
(childen of James Watson Caves and Mary Ann Gilmore)

born: (about 1842) in
married: Anna Lamb (January 19, 1870) in Clarke County, MS
children:
Pearl Kate [George Andrew Cochran], James Milton [Ida Elizabeth Douglas], Thomas Wilson [Mattie Ophelia Shoemaker], Mary E., John A.
died: (February 25, 1880) in Shubuta, Clarke County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 6) with his mother in Clarke County, MS; on the 1860 census, he was (age 18) with his mother in Clarke County, MS; on the 1870 census, he might have been in Clarke County, MS, based on his marriage record; on the 1880 census, his wife was (age 25) a widow in Clarke County, MS
note: He was stabbed to death by Sarah Gilmore, sister of his father-in-law.

   Elijah F.

born: (about 1845) in Clarke County, AL
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 4) with his parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860 census, he was (age 15) with his mother in Clarke County, MS; on the 1870 census, he was (age ) in MS; on the 1900 census, he was (age 49) in Wayne County, MS
note:

   Mattie C.

born: (about 1851) in Clarke County, AL
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, she was (age 9) with her mother in Clarke County, MS;
note:

   Nancy C. H.

born: (about 1855) in Clarke County, MS
married: _?_ Mabry ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, she was (age 5) with her mother in Clarke County, MS; on the 1870 census, she was (age ) in ; on the 1880 census, she was (age ) in Clarke County, MS
note:

   Nancy
(Nannie)

born: (December 1861) in MS
married: _?_ McCarty ( ) in
children: Fred, Mary J., Eugene, Murdock
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1880 census, she was (age 22) with her mother in Clarke County, MS; on the 1900 census, she was (age 38) divorced and with her mother in Wayne County, MS;
note:

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   Thomas
(child of _?_ Cave and _?_)

born: ( ) in MS
married: ( ) in
children: Roulston Freeman [ ]
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:

   Roulston Freeman
(child of Thomas Cave and unknown)

born: (July 15, 1912) in MS
married: ( ) in
children: Bob Wheeler (?)
died: ( ) in
buried: Whitehouse Cemetery, Clara, Wayne County, MS
census:
note: He was murdered (January 13, 1969) by his wife in MS. He was a first cousin of the father of Roy D. Caves. He grew up in rural Wayne County, MS.

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