Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Hunter Genealogy Part 15

Generation No. 5

141. NORA7 HAMPTON (JULIA ANN6 LANCE, JOHN ANDREW "DARB"5, ELIZABETH4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born Aft. 1883, and died Unknown. She married A ROGERS.

Children of NORA HAMPTON and A ROGERS are:
i. JAMES8 ROGERS, b. Aft. 1903; d. Unknown.
ii. GEORGE HAMPTON ROGERS, b. Aft. 1903; d. Unknown.


142. ETHEL7 HAMPTON (JULIA ANN6 LANCE, JOHN ANDREW "DARB"5, ELIZABETH4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born Aft. 1883, and died Unknown. She married A DURWOOD.

Child of ETHEL HAMPTON and A DURWOOD is:
i. CHARLES8 DURWOOD, b. Aft. 1903; d. Unknown.


143. GRACE A.7 LANCE (JOHN ANDREW "ANDY"6, JOHN ANDREW "DARB"5, ELIZABETH4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 09 Dec 1912. She married PERCY E. JUSTUS.

More About GRACE A. LANCE:
Residence: They lived in Black Mountain, NC

Children of GRACE LANCE and PERCY JUSTUS are:
i. WILMA8 JUSTUS, b. Aft. 1922.
ii. NORMA JUSTUS, b. Aft. 1922.
iii. JOYCE JUSTUS, b. Aft. 1922.


144. JOSEPH TERRELL7 LANCE (JOHN ANDREW "ANDY"6, JOHN ANDREW "DARB"5, ELIZABETH4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 07 Nov 1916. He married MAE SAPP.

Children of JOSEPH LANCE and MAE SAPP are:
i. PATRICIA8 LANCE, b. Aft. 1936.
ii. VIRGINIA LANCE, b. Aft. 1936.
iii. CHRIS LANCE, b. Aft. 1936; d. Unknown.


145. ALMA RUTH7 LANCE (JOHN ANDREW "ANDY"6, JOHN ANDREW "DARB"5, ELIZABETH4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 13 Jun 1918. She married (1) MARION SMITH. She married (2) ROBERT MILLER. She married (3) WARREN DICKERSON.

More About ALMA RUTH LANCE:
Residence: Alma & Marion Smith lived in Marion, SC

Children of ALMA LANCE and MARION SMITH are:
i. LARRY8 SMITH, b. Aft. 1938.
ii. DONNIE SMITH, b. Aft. 1938; d. Unknown.
iii. RONNIE SMITH, b. Aft. 1938.


Child of ALMA LANCE and ROBERT MILLER is:
iv. PAMELA8 MILLER, b. Aft. 1942.


146. ANNIE CORRINNE7 LANCE (JOHN ANDREW "ANDY"6, JOHN ANDREW "DARB"5, ELIZABETH4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 04 Jun 1921. She married JAMES E. FOX.

More About ANNIE CORRINNE LANCE:
Residence: They lived in Bryson City, NC

Children of ANNIE LANCE and JAMES FOX are:
i. SHERRY8 FOX, b. Aft. 1941.
ii. JAMIE FOX, b. Aft. 1941.


147. HANNAH LOU EMMA7 LANCE (FRANCIS LAFAYETTE "FATE"6, JOHN HENRY5, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born Aft. 1883, and died Unknown. She married JUAN WELLBURN REECE, son of SIMPSON REECE and EMMALINE SAMPSON.

Children of HANNAH LANCE and JUAN REECE are:
i. ALWAYNE8 REECE, b. Bef. 1911; d. died @ 13 months.
ii. EVA MARIE REECE, b. 25 Aug 1911.
iii. NINA KATE REECE, b. 15 Jun 1914.

Notes for NINA KATE REECE:
She married in 1934 and moved to eastern North Carolina.

iv. T. J. REECE, b. 30 Jul 1915; d. 11 Nov 1989.

Notes for T. J. REECE:
1937 - He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

More About T. J. REECE:
Burial: Old Choestoe Cemetery, Union Co., Ga



v. BYRON HERBERT REECE, b. 15 Sep 1917; d. 03 Jun 1958, , Union, Ga.

Notes for BYRON HERBERT REECE:
Bryon said he was a farmer first and a writer second. However, he was rewarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for his poetry. His poetry is known over the world. He taught at Young Harris College. He spent time in the Battey Hospital in Rome, Georgia, which specialized in tuberculosis. It has been handed down that he went to a funeral home, picked out a casket and paid for it. The proprietor did not know he was picking it out for himself. That same day he took his own life by gun.

Books by Bryon Herbert REECE:
Ballad of the Bones, Bow Down Jericho, A Song of Joy, The Season of the Flesh, Tents Swords Sodom, The Hawk, and the Sun and A Dinner of Herbs.

His biography:
"MOUNTAIN SINGER: THE LIFE AND THE LEGACY OF BYRON HERBERT REECE" by Raymond A. COOK.


More About BYRON HERBERT REECE:
Occupation: Poet and teacher

vi. JEAN REECE, b. Aft. 1918.

More About JEAN REECE:
Education: Young Harris College


148. JAMES7 LANCE (JAMES WASHINGTON6, JOHN HENRY5, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born Aft. 1908. He married LILLIAN TARPLEY 24 Jul 1938 in , Gilmer, Ga71. She was born Aft. 1908.

Children of JAMES LANCE and LILLIAN TARPLEY are:
i. CAROL8 LANCE, b. Aft. 1923.
301. ii. JACQUAINE LANCE, b. Aft. 1923.


149. AUBORN7 LANCE (JAMES WASHINGTON6, JOHN HENRY5, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born Aft. 1908. He married LATHA MAE CARPENTER. She was born Aft. 1908.

Child of AUBORN LANCE and LATHA CARPENTER is:
i. STEVE8 LANCE, b. Aft. 1926.


150. THOMAS JACKSON7 LANCE (JAMES WASHINGTON6, JOHN HENRY5, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 31 Jan 1886, and died 27 Jan 1980. He married ANNA ROSE ERWIN. She was born Abt. 1886, and died Unknown.

Notes for THOMAS JACKSON LANCE:
Dr. Thomas Jackson Lance, President of Young Harris College, 1930-1942
By Ethelene Dyer Jones

Dr. Thomas Jackson "Jack" Lance (31 Jan 1886 - 27 Jan 1880) President, Young Harris College, 1930-1942
Among great persons who have gone out from Union County and served mankind with dignity and unselfishness, we must applaud Dr. Thomas Jackson Lance, educator and humanitarian, who was president of Young Harris College during the difficult times of the Great Depression Years, 1930-1942.
Thomas Jackson Lance was the first of twenty children born to his father, James Washington Lance (1861-1940). Jim Lance, as his father was known, was a farmer at Wolf Creek, north of Vogel State Park in Choestoe District, Union County, Georgia. The mother of Thomas Jackson, better known as Jack, was Virginia Jane L. Henson (1863-1916). Jack, their firstborn, was born January 31, 1886. It is possible that the young boy had a memory of his grandfather, the Rev. John Lance (1834-1890), who was brutally murdered by moonshiners after returning from a preaching assignment. Jack's father, Jim Lance, spent much time and effort trying to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice. That story has been adequately covered in Charles Hill's excellent book entitled Blood Mountain Covenant.

By ETHELENE DYER-JONES
Since Jack Lance's family was so large, it seems somewhat of a miracle of the mountains that he was able to get an excellent education and become the shining light among educators that was his calling. After a long and useful life of 94 years, Dr. Thomas Jackson Lance died January 27, 1980. I was able to access the eulogy given at the time of his memorial service by the Rev. Edgar A. Padgett of the Calhoun, Georgia United Methodist Church. From this tribute I learned much about the man whose life was marked by selfless service to others.

Being from a large family, and the eldest of the children, early on Jack Lance learned to bear his weight around the farm on Wolf Creek. His full siblings, born to his mother, Jane, were Juan Bascomb (1888-1958), Lena Mabel (1891-1946), Sarah Theodosia, "Docia" (1894-?), Luther Edgar (1897- ?), Fannie Lee (1900-?), Carter Paul (1903-?), Homer E. (1906-?) and Mary Emma Louis (b/d 1908). Jack's father, when Jack's mother, Jane, died, married Melissa Spiva. Jack's half-siblings from this marriage were Elbert, James C. known as Jay, Auburn, Champ C., Bruce M., Charles F., Johnny W., Donald Ray, Grace Jane and Betty Jean (died as infants), and Bobby Gaynell. From his early life Jack Lance was taught the virtues of hard work, honesty, kindness, good manners, and a love for education.

After having learned what he could in the one-teacher schools of Choestoe, and at the knees of notable teachers and preachers there, Jack Lance went to Young Harris College for further education. The college took him in, giving him work on the farm to earn his way. He was an exceptionally gifted student. He graduated from Young Harris in 1908, with high honors.

From Young Harris, he continued his education at the University of Georgia where he earned both the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa National Scholastic Society. His doctor of philosophy degree came later, but the information of where he earned it is not presently available to this writer.

He wanted to teach. His career as an educator included classroom instruction at Hopewell High School, at Richmond Academy in Augusta, at Young Harris College, and then as an administrator for 13 years, serving as superintendent of schools in Waynesboro, Georgia.

His Alma Mater, Young Harris College, having already his record as a student and as a professor there, tapped him as president of the college. He served admirably in that capacity during some difficult years, beginning in 1930 and continuing through 1942. I wish the span of this short article could list all the hardships he faced in keeping the small mountain college above-board financially and operable during some of the darkest years of America's Great Depression. Suffice it to say that his hard work, faithfulness and industry during that span of his career saw him inducted into and honored by the Kappa Phi Kappa National Honor Society for Distinguished Educators.

Of that period of Dr. Jack Lance's career, the Rev. Edgar A. Padgett wrote: "He lived with deficits as his daily companion, but managed to keep Young Harris alive, serving the needs of so many who without it would have had little, if any, chance for a college education… Dr. Lance always found a way to help a deserving student stay in college. Many of our most distinguished citizens of Georgia have testified that they owe their start in life to Dr. Lance who inspired and encouraged them to keep trying, with the assurance of his help."

Thomas Jackson Lance married Annie Rose Erwin who graduated from Young Harris in 1913. To them were born four children: Thomas Jackson, Jr., Robert, Alice Rose, and Thomas Bertram, "Bert." Many will recognize the name of Bert Lance as a cabinet member during the time Jimmy Carter was president of the United States. From Young Harris, in 1942, the Lance family moved to Calhoun, GA and there the children were reared. He was superintendent of schools at Calhoun for two years, 1942- 1944, and then he began a sixteen year tenure with the State Department of Education in Atlanta as a state school supervisor, having as his goal improving the quality of education for every public school student in the state of Georgia.

It was said of Dr. Lance that he had a phenomenal memory, even into his later years. He never forgot a name, a face, a favor, a verse of Scripture, an experience. From his rich well of experience he could recall where he had met people and what they did.

He loved his family, his home, and the classroom. Although many years of his illustrious career were spent in school administration, his first love was teaching. It has been said of him that the "moments of illumination" when a student "sees" through a problem and has an epiphany of insight were, for him, thrilling and emotional experiences.

Considering the "opportunites" this country boy had to become "somebody," they were slender, indeed. But mountains were a challenge to him, and doing good was his second nature. "Lives of great men all remind us, /We can make our lives sublime,/ And, departing, leave behind us / Footprints on the sands of time." So wrote poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. So lived Educator Dr. Thomas Jackson Lance.

More About THOMAS JACKSON LANCE:
Moved: Moved to Calhoun, Gordon, Ga

Children of THOMAS LANCE and ANNA ERWIN are:
i. THOMAS JACKSON8 LANCE, JR., b. Aft. 1902; d. Unknown.
ii. ROBERT LANCE, b. Aft. 1902.
iii. ALICE ROSE LANCE, b. Aft. 1902; m. FRANK MCAFEE.
302. iv. THOMAS BERTRAM "BERT" LANCE, b. 09 Jun 1931.


151. JUAN BASKIN7 LANCE (JAMES WASHINGTON6, JOHN HENRY5, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 09 Sep 1888, and died 31 Oct 1958. He married KATE LEDFORD. She was born Abt. 1888, and died Unknown.

Children of JUAN LANCE and KATE LEDFORD are:
i. SUSIE8 LANCE, b. Aft. 1908.
ii. WALLACE LANCE, b. Aft. 1908.
iii. UNA LANCE, b. 1916.
iv. COY LANCE, b. Abt. 1918; m. RUBY JEWELL NIX.


152. LENAR MABEL7 LANCE (JAMES WASHINGTON6, JOHN HENRY5, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 29 Mar 1891, and died 31 Oct 1958. She married JOHN J. COLLINS72, son of EVANS COLLINS and EMILINE. He was born 11 Jan 1878, and died 13 Mar 1970.

More About LENAR MABEL LANCE:
Burial: Old Liberty Baptist Church, Union Co., Ga73

More About JOHN J. COLLINS:
Burial: Old Liberty Baptist Church, Union Co., Ga

Children of LENAR LANCE and JOHN COLLINS are:
303. i. NEAL W.8 COLLINS, b. Aft. 1906; d. Bef. 2006.
304. ii. DORIS COLLINS, b. 10 Apr 1921, , Union Co, Ga; d. 08 Jul 2006, , Union Co, Ga.
iii. FRANKIE COLLINS, b. Aft. 1906; d. Bef. 200674; m. GENE WEAVER.
305. iv. WAYNE O. COLLINS, b. 10 Oct 1917; d. 31 Dec 1981.
v. RUTH COLLINS, b. 26 Jun 1923; d. Bef. 200674; m. ERION E. HOOD; b. 11 Sep 1917; d. 27 Jul 1978.

More About ERION E. HOOD:
Burial: Old Liberty Baptist Chuch, Union Co., Ga

vi. J.C. COLLINS75, d. Bef. 2006.


153. HOMER E.7 LANCE (JAMES WASHINGTON6, JOHN HENRY5, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 26 May 1906, and died 05 Feb 1969. He married FRANKIE WIMPEY. She was born 02 Feb 1908, and died Unknown.

More About HOMER E. LANCE:
Burial: Old Liberty Baptist Chuch, Union Co., Ga

Children of HOMER LANCE and FRANKIE WIMPEY are:
306. i. ANNIE SUE8 LANCE, b. 09 Apr 1942.
ii. JERRY LANCE, b. 09 Mar 1949.


154. JARRETT BEDFORD7 THOMPSON (SARA ROSE6 LANCE, JAMES5, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 25 Mar 1884 in Hayesville, Clay Co, NC, and died 10 Nov 1955 in Hayesville, Clay Co, NC. He married ZENNA. She was born 1889, and died Unknown.

Children of JARRETT THOMPSON and ZENNA are:
i. J GARTH8 THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1915, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC; d. 26 Feb 2006, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC; m. FLORENCE MCQUIRE; b. 1915, Jackson, , NC; d. 1995, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC.
ii. MARY WANDA THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1919, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC; d. Unknown, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC.
iii. JOHN A. THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1923, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC; d. Unknown, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC.


155. WILLIE MAY7 THOMPSON (SARA ROSE6 LANCE, JAMES5, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 03 Dec 1891 in Hayesville, Clay Co, NC, and died 14 Jun 1982 in Canton, Haywood Co, NC. She married DAVID OGDEN SETZER 22 Jan 1911 in , Towns, Ga. He was born 30 Aug 1889 in , , NC, and died 01 Sep 1985 in Canton, Haywood Co, NC.

Children of WILLIE THOMPSON and DAVID SETZER are:
i. FRED WALL8 SETZER, b. 01 Mar 1912, , Clay Co, NC; d. 11 Dec 1981, Hickory, Catawba, NC.
ii. HERMAN LEE SETZER, b. 04 Sep 1914, , Clay Co, NC; d. 19 Oct 1997, Lenoir, Caldwell, NC.
iii. GEORGE HENDERSON SETZER, b. 1918, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC; d. Unknown.
iv. ROSE MARY SETZER, b. 06 Jul 1919, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC; d. 11 Oct 1991, , Haywood, NC; m. A HALL.
v. WILLIAM OGDEN "BILLY" SETZER, b. 23 May 1923, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC; d. 29 Sep 1964, Dougherty, , Ga.
vi. DAVID A SETZER, b. 1925, Hayesville, Clay Co, NC; d. 1952, Richmond, , Va.


156. OLA DELL7 NIX (MARGERET REBECCA6 DUCKWORTH, SARAH SAPHRONIA5 LANCE, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born May 1896 in , Union Co., Ga, and died 29 Dec 1937 in , Hall Co, Ga. She married WILLIAM JEFFERSON "JEFF" DYER, son of MCCAGER DYER and SUSIE MITCHELL. He was born 31 Mar 1895 in , Union Co., Ga, and died 01 Mar 1970 in , Hall Co, Ga.

Children of OLA NIX and WILLIAM DYER are:
i. ETHEL8 DYER, b. 1913; d. 1975.
ii. ELLEN SUSIE DYER, b. 1915; d. 1990.
iii. ROY DYER, b. 1917.
iv. LOYD DEWEY DYER, b. 1918; d. 1982.
v. ARMER DYER, b. 1919.
vi. LUCILLE DYER, b. 1923.


157. ROBERT K.7 FRADY (JAMES W.6, HARRIETT5 LANCE, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1)76 was born Dec 1888, and died Unknown.

Children of ROBERT K. FRADY are:
i. ELBERT8 FRADY76, b. Aft. 1903.
ii. BEULAH FRADY76, b. Aft. 1903; m. (1) JACK; b. Abt. 1900; m. (2) FRANK JOHNSON76; b. Abt. 1900.

Notes for BEULAH FRADY:
had several children and possibly moved to California


158. LOU7 SELF (MARGARET TALITHA6 FRADY, HARRIETT5 LANCE, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born Aft. 1875, and died Unknown. She married LON DILLS. He was born Abt. 1875, and died Unknown.

Children of LOU SELF and LON DILLS are:
i. WOODROW8 DILLS, b. Aft. 1890.
ii. LENDEN DILLS, b. Aft. 1890.
iii. MARIE DILLS, b. Aft. 1890.
iv. MILDRED DILLS, b. Aft. 1890; m. A MESSIMER; b. Abt. 1890.


159. JOE7 SELF (MARGARET TALITHA6 FRADY, HARRIETT5 LANCE, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born Aft. 1875.

Child of JOE SELF is:
i. IRIS8 SELF, b. Aft. 1890.


160. LANNIE VICTORIA7 SELF (SALLY L.6 FRADY, HARRIETT5 LANCE, REBECCA4 HUNTER, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, SAMUEL1) was born 25 May 1905, and died 24 Sep 200577. She married PKINAR C. MAHAFFEY. He was born Aft. 1900, and died Bef. 2005.

Notes for LANNIE VICTORIA SELF:
Obituary from Union Sentinel, Sept 29, 2005, p6A:
Lannie Victoria Mahaffey.
Mrs. Lannie Victoria Mahaffey, 100, of Blairsville, Ga., died Saturday, September 24, 2005, at Union County Nursing Home.
Mrs. Mahaffey was born Thursday, May 25, 1905, in Union County, Ga., to the late James B. Self and the late Sarah Frady Self. a member of the the First United Methodist Church of Union County, she was preceded in death by her husband, Plomar Mahaffey, a daughter June Mahaffey Truelove and sons, Bill and Cline Mahaffey.
Surviving Mrs. Mafaffey is her son, Don Mahaffey of Balirsville, granchildren, Stanelly Truelove, Barbara Freeman, Charles Truelove of Blairsville, Beth Patterson of Blairsville, Sherry Murphy, Mike Mahaffey, Susan Walker, and JoAnn Mahaffey; 10 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 27, 2005, at 2p.m.from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with the Rev. Guy Bradley officiating. Music was provided by Mike Mahaffey and the Kelly Trio. Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Charlie Trulove, Stanley Truelove, Gerald Patterson, Knox Dayton, Clarence "Buddy" Payne, Mike Mahaffey, and Bob and Todd Murphy.
The Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may send your condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.
The Sentinel wishes to express codolences to the family and friends of Mrts. Lannie Victoria Mahaffey.

More About LANNIE VICTORIA SELF:
Burial: Union Memory Gardens, Blairsville, Union Co., Ga
Religion: First Baptist Church of Union County

Children of LANNIE SELF and PKINAR MAHAFFEY are:
i. CLINE8 MAHAFFEY, b. Aft. 1915; d. Bef. 2005.
307. ii. JUNE MAHAFFEY, b. Aft. 1925; d. Bef. 2005.
iii. BILL MAHAFFEY, b. Aft. 1915; d. Bef. 2005.
iv. DON MAHAFFEY, b. Aft. 1915

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