John Brown (III) Cave Family

This information concerns three generations of the John Brown (III) Cave family.
1800-1930

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   John Brown (III)
(child of John Brown Cave and Lucinda Causey Hardin)

born: (about 1809) in Barnwell County, SC
married: Almina Hawkins (December 22, 1836) in Clarke County, AL
children: Jennett [Simeon Marmaduke Coate], Robert Bruce [Dicey Rebecca Chancey] [Martha Elizabeth Logan] [Mary E. Shaw Vaughn], Mary Jane [ ], Sarah Edna [John W. Brewer], James [Frances McDonald], Almina [Edmund Allen],
John H. [Martha Lancaster] [Mary Callie Logan], Josephine [ ]
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1810, 1820, and 1830 census, he was with his parents in Barnwell County, SC; on the 1840, ; on the 1850 census, he was (age 38) with his wife in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860 census, he was (age 51) with his wife in Clarke County, AL; on the 1870 census, his widow was in Wilcox County, AL.
note: His wife was the daughter of Elspit and Daniel Hawkins.

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   Jennett C.
(childen of John Brown (III) Cave and Almina Hawkins)

born: (April 1838) in Clarke County, AL
married: Simeon Marmaduke Coate (January 8, 1857) in Clarke County, AL
children: Herd Eli [Hannah Texas Anna York], Anna Ruth [Andrew Jackson Anderson], Sarah Jane [Elijah Wright Pleasant Woodham], Leslie Evander [ ], Walter A. [ ], Leroy M. [Bertha Carter], Howard Watson [Nettles] [ Florence Currie]
died: (January 14, 1882) in Clarke County, AL
buried:
Brewer Cemetery, Clarke County, AL
census: On the 1840 census, she was with her parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1850 census, she was (age 12) with her parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860 census, she was (age 22) with her husband in Clarke County, AL;
note: Her husband was the son of Nancy Rotton and Marmaduke Coate.

   Robert Bruce

born: (June 1839) in Clarke County, AL
married: (a) Dicey Rebecca Chancey (January 21, 1862) in Clarke County, AL
               (b) Martha Elizabeth Logan (February 29, 1888) in Wood County, TX
               (c) Mary E. Shaw Vaughn (March 13, 1898) in Wood County, TX
children: (a) Braxton, James Strather [Mary Reese] [Rosier Currl], Robert M. [Becky Vaughn], Florence E. [James W. Vaughn], Almina C., Ida [John Vaughn], Delia, William Haywood [Frances Rebecca Walker], Nancy
               (b) David Columbus [Margaret Massie] [ Margaret Kate Winn]
               (c) Ura Bertha [Charles W. Joiner] [Earl Van Ransler Carroll], Nora L. [Carl Fowler Alston], Mary A., Roy B., Elley
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was with his parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1850 census, he was (age 10) with his parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860 census, he was (age 20) with his parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1870 census, he was (age 30) with his wife in Wilcox County, AL; on the 1880 census, he was (age 44) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 60) with his third wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 70) with his third wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 80) with his third wife in Wood County, TX
note: His third wife was the widow of Andrew Jackson Vaughn.

   Mary Jane

born: (1841) in Clarke County, AL
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 9) with her parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860 census, she was (age 19) with her parents in Clarke County, AL;
note:

   Sarah Edna

born: (1843) in Clarke County, AL
married: John W. Brewer (August 28, 1865) in AL
children: Ada, James R., Martelia, Stella, Charles W.
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 7) with her parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860 census, she was (age 17) with her parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1870 and 1880 census, she was with her husband in Clarke County, AL; on the 1900 census, her husband was with his second wife in Clarke County, AL
note:

   James

born: (1845) in Clarke County, AL
married: Frances McDonald ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 5) with his parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860 census, he was (age 15) with his parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1870 census, he was (age 22) with his brother Jack in Wilcox County, AL
note:

   Almina

born: (1847) in Clarke County, AL
married: Edmund Allen (August 28, 181865) in Clarke County, AL
children: W. A. (female), Cobbe (male)
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 3) with her parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860 census, she was (age 13) with her parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1870 census, she was with her husband in Clarke County, AL
note:

   John H.
(Jack)

born: (January 1845) in Clarke County, AL
married: (a) Martha Lancaster (1875) in Clarke County, AL
               (b) Mary Callie Logan ( ) in
children: (a) Percy Marion [Daisy Ramey]
               (b) Lillie Mae [Herbert J. Wilder], Mary A., Clayton
died: (1910) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 1) with his parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1860 census, he was (age 11) with his parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1870 census, he was (age 21) with his mother in Wilcox County, AL; on the 1880 census, he was (age 31) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 52) with his second wife (age 37) in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, his second wife was (age 48) a widow with Lillie M. Cave and Herbert J. Wilder in Wood County, TX; on the 1920 census, she was (age 58) with Ella E. Ramey in Wood County, TX; on the 1930 census, she was (age 68) with Ella E. Ramey in Wood County, TX; on the 1940 census, she was (age 79) with her daughter Lillie Mae and Herbert J. Wilder in Wood County, TX
note:

   Josephine

born: (1852) in Clarke County, AL
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1860 census, she was (age 8) with her parents in Clarke County, AL; on the 1870 census, she was (age 18) with her mother in Wilcox County, AL

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   Braxton
(children of Robert Bruce Cave and Dicey Rebecca Chancey)

born: (1869) in AL
married: no
children: none
died: (between 1870-1880) in
buried:
census: On the 1870 census, he was (age 1) with his parents in Wilcox County, AL; on the 1880 census, he was not listed with his parents in Wood County, TX
note:

   James Strather

born: (December 16, 1870) in Clarke County, AL
married: (a) Mary E. Rebecca Reese (January 15, 1896) in
               (b) Rosier Currl (after 1927) in
children: Olive Magnolia [Lee Deuson], Arva Virginia, Roland Olander [Grace Ethel Caldwell], Lonnie Hampton [Ida Bethel Wilbanks Scroggins], Farris Vertie [Louis Cullen Wardlaw] [Will Pink Humphreys], Rena L. [Irvin C. Brown] [Aubrey Gayle], Lillie Aronie [S. L. Carson], Otha Garland [Charleston Busbee], Thoro James [Hansel Marie Huckelbee], Arlow [female] (1917-1919)
               (b) ?
died: (July 21, 1953) in Wood County, TX
buried:
Sand Springs Cemetery, Mineola, Wood County, TX
census: On the 1880 census, he was (age 8) with his parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1900 census, he was (age 29) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 37) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was age 49) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 59) a widower in Wood County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was in Wood County, TX
note:

   Robert M.

born: (1876) in AL
married: Becky E. Vaughn ( ) in
children: Eula, Esther, Lewis, Marshall, Aubrey, Malcom, Imogene, Catherine, Arland, Ruth
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1880 census, he was (age 6) with his parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 34) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was in Wood County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 57) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1940 census, he was (age 66) with his wife in Wood County, TX
note: He impregnated his sister Delie, who bore a daughter named Mattie (September 1899).

   Florence E.

born: (1875) in AL
married: James W. Vaughn ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1880 census, she was (age 5) with her parents in Wood County, TX
note:

   Almina C.

born: (1878) in TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1880 census, she was (age 2) with her parents in Wood County, TX
note:

   Ida

born: (1879) in TX
married: John Vaughn ( ) in
children: Myrtie L.
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1880 census, she was (age 1) with her parents in Wood County, TX
note:

   Delia

born: (August 1877) in TX
married: ( ) in
children: Mattie (September 1899) in TX
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, she was (age 22) in the household of John Thornberry;
note: She was impregnated by her brother Robert M. Cave.

   David Columbus
(child of Robert Bruce Cave and Martha Elizabeth Logan)

born: (October 1878) in TX
married: (a) Margaret Massie ( ) in
               (b) Margaret Kate Winn ( ) in
children: (a) Ambrose M.
               (b) Robert Wayne, Charles Lee
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, he was (age 21) with his parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 29) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 41) with his parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 49) with his second wife in Wood County, TX
note:

   William Haywood

born: (April 1884) in TX
married: Frances Rebecca Walker ( ) in
children: Lila Mae [Logan], Marion Rubin [ ], Ola Frances [Eldridge], Norice E. [Powell], Mattie M., Mary R., Carl L., Bernice R., Nellie F., Lloyd
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, he was (age 16) with his parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 24) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was (age 35) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1930 census, he was (age 47) with his wife in Wood County, TX;
note:

   Ura Bertha
(children of Robert Bruce Cave and Mary E. Shaw Vaughn)

born: (March 1891) in TX
married: (a) Charles W. Joiner ( ) in
               (b) Earl Van Ransler Carroll ( ) in
children: (a)
               (b)
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, she was (age 9) with her parents in Wood County, TX;
note:

   Nora L.

born: (July 1894) in TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, she was (age 5) with her parents in Wood County, TX;
note:

   Mary A.

born: ( ) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:

   Roy B.

born: ( ) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:

   Elley

born: ( ) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:

   Percy Marion
(child of John H. Cave and Martha Lancaster)

born: (January 1879) in TX
married: Daisy Ramey ( ) in
children: Marion, Ector, Percy Jr
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1880 census, he was (age 1) with his parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1900 census, his was (age 21) with his parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, he was (age 30) with his wife in Wood County, TX; on the 1920 census, he was
note: An e-mail from Shirley Cave Navarro in 2014 mentioned that the names of Marion (=Patrick), Ector (=Joe) , and Percy (=Jack) were changed in 1929 while working for the circus.

   Lilly Mae
(children of John H. Cave and Mary Callie Logan)

born: (December 1881) in TX
married: Herbert J. Wilder ( ) in
children: Clarence W., Cora M., Oran, Virgil, Chester, James T., Joy Mae
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, she was (age 18) with her parents in Wood County, TX; on the 1910 census, she was (age 28) with her husband in Wood County, TX; on the 1920 census, she was (age 38) with her husband in Wood County, TX on the 1930 census, she was (age 48) with her husband in Wood County, TX; on the 1940 census, she was (age 58) with her husband in Wood County, TX
note:

   Mary A.

born: (November 1884) in TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, she was (age 15) with her parents in Wood County, TX
note:

   Clayton

born: (January 1889) in TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1900 census, he was (age 11) with his parents in Wood County, TX
note:

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