MIGRATION OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON


John Ditmore (father).
John was born between 1770-1780. We do not know where he was born and speculation ranges from his having been born in Charleston, South Carolina, to his having come from England, Scotland, Ireland or Germany. He first appeared in official records in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1809, when he married Eliza Hendrickson. About 1820 John and Eliza and their oldest children migrated to McMinn County, Tennessee, settling near Athens. At the time of their move, this was the western most edge of the American frontier. John died about 1830 in McMinn County, Tennessee.

MIGRATION OF EDWARD H. DITMORE,

SON OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HIS DESCENDENTS


Edward H. Ditmore. Edward was born about 1810 in Charleston, South Carolina and moved to McMinn County, Tennessee with his family when he was just a boy. On December 8, 1829 he was married to Rhoda Riggs in McMinn County. About 1838 or 1839 the family moved to Kentucky, then about 1840 they settled in Robertson County, Tennessee, where they stayed until about 1850. About 1850 they moved to Williamson County, Illinois, where Edward may have spent the rest of his life.

HIS CHILDREN:

Louiser Ditmore. Born about 1833 in McMinn County, Tennessee. Moved with family to Kentucky, Tennessee and then Illinois.

John R. Ditmore, called Ira (son). Was born between 1830 and 1834 in McMinn County, Tennessee. .Later he moved with his family to Kentucky, then Robertson County, Tennessee and then to Williamson County, Illinois. About 1853 he married Mary Dell Harris and they had eleven children. They lived in Blairsville, Williamson County, Illinois for many years. By 1890 they had moved to Scurry County, Texas (where Ira ran into his first cousin Sam Houston Ditmore, son of Vincent Gary Ditmore, who was also homesteading in Scurry County). In 1901 Mary died. After Mary died he married Dolly Blackmon. He died in Dermott, Scurry County, Texas in 1916.

Nancy Ditmore (daughter). Born about 1836 in McMinn County, Tennessee. Moved with the family to Kentucky, Tennessee and then finally Illinois. Nothing further is known about Nancy.

Emaline Ditmore (daughter). Born about 1838 in Kentucky, but moved to Tennessee and then Illinois when she was a girl. Nothing further is known about Emaline.

Vincent A. Ditmore (son). Vincent was born about 1838-1839 in Kentucky. Later he moved with his family to Robertson County, Tennessee and then to Williamson County, Illinois. He married a woman named Sarah about 1860. During the Civil War Vincent fought for the North. Pension papers were filed in Illinois, so we believe that Vincent probably spent the rest of his life in that state.

Mary M. Ditmore (daughter). Mary was born about 1840-1842 in Robertson County, Tennessee. Later she moved with her family to Illinois. Nothing further is known about Mary.

Louisa Ditmore (daughter). Louisa was born about 1840 in Robertson County, Tennessee. Later she moved with her family to Illinois. Nothing further is known.

Amanda R. Ditmore (daughter). Amanda was born about 1842 in Robertson County, Tennessee. Later she moved with her family to Illinois. Nothing further is known.

Edwin James Ditmore, called James (son). Was born about 1843 in Robertson County, Tennessee. Later he moved with his family to Williamson County, Illinois. During the Civil War James fought for the North. James later filed pension papers in Illinois, so we believe that he probably spent the rest of his life in that state.

Elvis Hardin Ditmore (son). Was born about 1845 in Robertson County, Tennessee. Later he moved with his family to Williamson County, Illinois. Nothing further is known.

Edith Ditmore (daughter). Edith was born about 1850 in Williamson County, Illinois. Nothing further is known about Edith.

Meloria K. Ditmore (daughter). Meloria was born about 1852 in Blairsville, Williamson County, Illinois. Nothing further is known.

MIGRATION OF MARY DITMORE JACK,

DAUGHTER OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HER DESCENDENTS


Mary Ditmore Jack.
Mary was born between 1800-1810 (probably about 1810), in Charleston, South Carolina. She was just a young girl when her family moved to McMinn County, Tennessee. Mary was married April 7, 1829 to John Jack in McMinn County, Tennessee. They had eight children that we know of, all born in McMinn County. It is thought that Mary lived in McMinn County for the remainder of her life and it appears that most likely all of her children remained in McMinn County as well.

HER CHILDREN:

Vincent Hendrickson Jack (son). Vincent was born September 13, 1830 in McMinn County, Tennessee. He married Sara Malissa Daugherty in 1852 and they had twelve children. Vincent spent his life in McMinn County, Tennessee where he farmed. He died there in November 1887. We know that some of his children moved to Jasper County, Missouri, following one of their Daugherty relations who had moved there and become a large landholder. (We know that some of Maryís nephews, sons of her brother Henry M. Ditmore moved to Jasper County, Missouri too, about the same time. We do not know if their moves were connected in any way.)

Emeline Jack Brock (daughter). Emeline was born about 1834 in McMinn County, Tennessee. In 1853 she married Andrew J. Brock and they had eight children that we know of. In 1880 they were living in Monroe County, Tennessee. Nothing further is known of this family.

Caroline B. Jack Everton (daughter). Caroline was born December 25, 1836 in McMinn County, Tennessee. In 1853 she married Alexander Everton and they had six children. Alexander died in 1865, and Caroline does not appear to have ever remarried. She died December 7, 1925 in McMinn County, Tennessee.

Carroll M. Jack (son). Carroll was born about 1839 in McMinn County, Tennessee. We know nothing further about Carroll.

Martha Jack (daughter). Martha was born about 1840 in McMinn County, Tennessee. In 1865 she married James Joseph Cline in McMinn County. She died there on January 7, 1921.

Samuel Houston Jack (son). Samuel Houston, thought to have gone by the name of Houston, was born October 28, 1842 in McMinn County, Tennessee. He served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. After the war he married Mary L. White in 1868 and they had five children. Houston farmed in McMinn County, Tennessee and died there in October 1918.

Francis M. Jack (son). Francis M. Jack, called Frank, was born September 14, 1844 in Englewood, McMinn County, Tennessee. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. In 1869 he married Margaret Elizabeth McNabb and they had seven children. Frank farmed in McMinn County and died there in 1925.

Katharine Jack (daughter). Katharine was born about 1849 in McMinn County, Tennessee. We know nothing further about Katharine.

George W. Jack (son). George was born in December 1849 in McMinn County, Tennessee. We know nothing further about George.

Nathaniel Green Jack (son). Nathaniel was born between 1849 and 1851 in McMinn County, Tennessee. We know nothing further about him.

Louisa Jack (daughter). Louisa was born November 19, 1852 in McMinn County, Tennessee and died there on May 11, 1924.

Elizabeth Jack (daughter). Elizabeth was born in December 1854 in McMinn County, Tennessee.


MIGRATION OF JOHN HENDRICKSON DITMORE,

SON OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HIS DESCENDENTS


John Hendrickson Ditmore . John was born August 22, 1811 in Charleston, South Carolina. He moved with his family to McMinn County, Tennessee when he was just a boy. In the 1830ís he served in the Tennessee Mounted Militia in the removal of the Cherokee Indians. On September 12, 1839 he was married to Amanda Bowling in McMinn County and they had eleven children. By 1850 they had moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina where some of Johnís other brothers were living. Prior to the Civil War they moved to Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. John served as a soldier for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. By 1880 they had moved near Cheowah, Graham County, North Carolina. John died in 1887 at Yellow Creek, Graham County, North Carolina.

HIS CHILDREN:

Henry McGarth Ditmore (son). Henry was born April 10, 1841 in McMinn County, Tennessee. When he was a boy his family moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina, where they lived for awhile before moving to Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. During the Civil War Henry fought for the Confederate Army. Henry married Mary Amanda Cooper about 1870 and they had nine children. Henry worked as a traveling salesman and was gone from home a lot. By 1880 he had moved to Graham County, North Carolina. He died in Venore, Monroe County, Tennessee in 1910.

Nancy Ann Ditmore (daughter). Nancy was born October 21, 1844 in McMinn County, Tennessee. When she was a girl her family moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina, where they lived for awhile before moving to Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. She married a man named Powell and they lived in the state of Washington. She died at Big Lake, Washington in 1907.

Emaly Ditmore (daughter). Emaly was born January 21, 1847 in either Tennessee or Cherokee County, North Carolina. When she was a girl her family moved to Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. She married Will Johnson. Nothing further is known of Emaly.

Altha Paulina Ditmore (daughter). She was born December 20, 1849 in either Cherokee County, North Carolina or Tennessee. When she was young her family moved to Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. As a young woman she moved to Colorado and it not known whether or not she ever married. She died in Buena Vista Colorado in either 1886 or 1898.

Zachariah Taylor Ditmore (son). Z.T. was born december 20, 1850 in either Cherokee County, North Carolina or Tennessee. When he was young his family moved to Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. He was married to Miranda Elliott in the 1870ís and they had nine children. They lived at Yellow Creek, Graham County, North Carolina, where Z.T. died in 1926.

Mary Jane Ditmore (daughter). Mary Jane was born in 1853 and died in 1854, probably in Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee.

George Washington Ditmore (son). George was born February 24, 1856 probably in Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. When he was a young man he went west to Colorado. He married a woman named Elmira Wright and they had two children. In 1900 they were living in Teller County, Colorado. George worked in a law-enforcement type capacity for the mine owners in Cripple Creek, Colorado during a violent dispute that the mine owners were having with the minerís union. Because of the violent situation his wife left him and took their children to Adams, New York. George left Colorado and went to Texas, and then ended up in Arizona. He was murdered near Superior, Pinal County, Arizona in 1908.

John Hendrickson Ditmore, Jr., called Heck (son). Heck was born February 24, 1859 in Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. Heck married Nancy Boaz Foute in 1888 in Tennessee and they had three children. In 1910 they were living in Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina. Heck died in Old Fort, North Carolina in1931.

Virginia W. Ditmore (daughter). Virginia was born in 1861 and died in 1864 in Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee.

David Vincent Ditmore (son). David was born October 26, 1864 in Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. He married Mary Magdalene Foute in Tennessee in 1891 and they had two children after they moved west to Colorado. In Colorado David worked as a telegrapher/dispatcher with the railroad. He died from blood poisoning after dancing with new boots on as a young man at Buena Vista, Colorado on October 4, 1894. Several years later his wife committed suicide in Colorado and the children returned to North Carolina to be raised by relatives.

Mary Jane Victory Ditmore (daughter). Mary Jane was born June 30, 1870 in Cades Cove, Blount County, Tennessee. She is thought to have probably married Mathew Russell and lived in Ellijoy Township, Macon County, North Carolina.

MIGRATION OF VINCENT GARY DITMORE,

SON OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HIS DESCENDENTS


Vincent Gary Ditmore. Vincent was born September 16, 1815 in Charleston, South Carolina. He moved with his family to McMinn County, Tennessee. On March 24, 1838 he married Mary Mannery and they had sixteen children. In the early 1840ís they moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina. In April of 1884 they moved to DeBerry, Texas where their eldest son Henry was living. In 1884 they all moved to west Texas, settling in Tom Green County, Texas. Vincent died there in 1893.

HIS CHILDREN:

Adline Ditmore (daughter). Adline was born May 2, 1840 in McMinn County, Tennessee. She was just a little girl when her family moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina, where she died on September 7, 1847, at the age of seven.

Henry Alexander Ditmore (son). Henry was born September 27, 1841 in McMinn County, Tennessee. About 1844 his family moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served for the duration of the war. After the war ended he returned home to Cherokee County, North Carolina where he married Mary Jane Coffey. They had one son. He left Mary and moved west where he settled in Panola County, Texas and remarried to Elvira C. Mathews. They had thirteen children. Around 1886 the family moved to San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas. Henry died there on January 29, 1923.

Eliza Ditmore (daughter). Eliza was born in McMinn County, Tennessee on March 24, 1843 and moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina as a toddler. She died there sometime during the Civil War, probably about 1863, when she was still in her teens.

Francis Marion Ditmore, called Frank (son). Francis was born March 17, 1845 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. When he was sixteen years old he joined the Confederate Army, along with his brother Henry. He died from meningitis in an army hospital in Petersburg, Virginia on July 25, 1862.

George Washington Ditmore (son). George was born February 7, 1847 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. During the Civil War he fought for the North. After the Civil War he returned to Cherokee County, then shortly moved to the southern part of Kentucky, settling in Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky, where he married Jane Caldwell in 1868, with whom he had six children. In 1870 they moved to Finney County, Kansas, about 45 miles northwest of Dodge City. In 1878 the family returned to Franklin, Kentucky, where George spent the rest of his life. He died on August 19, 1912, in Franklin, Kentucky.

Jason C. Ditmore (son). Jason was born September 15, 1849 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. After the Civil War Jason moved to Gibson County, Tennessee, and was believed to have married a Tennie McGee, who he eventually left when he began traveling around the country as a showman, putting on ventriloquist and magic acts. He traveled throughout the country with his act, but made his home base in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, where he died on March 5, 1915.

Emaline Ditmore, called Emma (daughter). Emma was born on July 7, 1850 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. About 1871 she married Tom Brown and they lived in Georgia. They had seven children. About 1899 the Brownís moved to Celina, Tennessee. Emma died there about 1930.

Caroline Ditmore, called Callie (daughter). Callie was born May 13, 1852 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. As a young woman we believe she moved to Texas where her brother Henry was living, where she met and married Milton Jared Tillery, about 1884. They had four children. Callie died on February 3. 1897, probably in Panola County, Texas.

John Augustus Ditmore, called Gus (son). Gus was born December 11, 1853 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. He was married twice and had four children. In 1880 Gus was believed to have been living in Henderson County, Texas. About 1889 he lived in Ozona, Crockett County, Texas. By 1900 Gus was living in Fulton County, Arkansas. He served during the Spanish American War in 1898. He died in 1925 in Izard County, Arkansas.

Zackary Taylor Ditmore, called Zack (son). Zack was born November 1, 1855 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. He was married to a woman named Mary and they had two children that we know of. Zack lived in Gibson County, Tennessee, where he died on January 30, 1900.

Minerva Elizabeth Ditmore, called Nerva (daughter). Nerva was born February 27, 1857 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. She married a local boy, George Monroe Walker and they had nine children. Nerva lived her entire life around Ranger, and died in Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina on March 15 1937.

Thaddeus Siler Ditmore, called Thadd (son). Thadd was born November 18, 1858 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Thadd was married four times and had three children. Around 1900 Thadd was living in Coke County, Texas. Later he moved to San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas where he operated a grocery store. He died there in 1939.

Erastus R. Ditmore, called Ras (son). Ras was born May 4, 1861 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. In 1880 he was living with his brother George in Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky where he briefly taught school. In 1885 he married Martha Elizabeth Harris. They lived in Dyer County, Tennessee and had two sons. Ras died in Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee on August 8, 1935.

Theodocia Ditmore, called Docia (daughter). Docia was born April 7, 1864 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. She married William H. Davidson and they had two children. They .lived in Bluff Dale, Erath County, Texas, where Docia died on December 17, 1886.

Sam Houston Ditmore, called Houston (son). Houston was born August 16, 1867 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. He moved to Panola County, Texas in 1884 with his parents. In 1888 they moved to San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas where he married Lula Elizabeth Beaty. They had eight children. In 1898 they moved to Scurry County, Texas, but in 1903 they returned to Chalk Creek, Tom Green County, Texas, where Houston lived for the rest of his life. He died in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas on August 10, 1893.

MIGRATION OF ELIZA DITMORE RHODES,

DAUGHTER OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HER DESCENDENTS


Eliza Ditmore Rhodes. Eliza was born between 1816 and 1819, probably when the family still lived in Charleston, South Carolina. The family resettled in McMinn County, Tennessee about 1820. About 1833 Eliza married William Grissom Rhodes and they had ten children. In 1840 they were in Kentucky when one of their children was born, and then they went on to Barry County, Missouri, where they settled about 1841. We do not know where Eliza died, but her husband and some of her children eventually moved to Crawford, Arkansas, so she may have moved there as well, prior to her death.

HER CHILDREN:

David Rhodes (son). David was born about 1835 in McMinn County, Tennessee. When he was a little boy his family left Tennesse and by way of Kentucky they moved to Barry County, Missouri where they settled. Nothing further is known.

John Rhodes (son). John was born about 1838 in McMinn County, Tennessee. When he was a little boy his family left Tennessee and by way of Kentucky they moved to Barry County, Missouri where they settled. Nothing further is known.

Henry Rhodes (son). Henry was born about 1840 in Kentucky, where the family stopped briefly on their way from Tennessee to Barry County, Missouri where they settled. Nothing further is known.

M. Elizabeth Rhodes (daughter). She was born about 1841 in Barry County, Missouri. Nothing further is known.

Winnie B. Rhodes (daughter). Winnie was born about 1843 in Barry County, Missouri. She married J. Smith in 1864 in Greene, Missouri and they had one daughter that we know of.

Jane Rhodes (daughter). Jane was born about 1845 in Barry County, Missouri. Nothing further is known.

Francis Marion Rhodes (son). Francis was born January 7, 1847 in Barry County, Missouri. He was married to a woman named Eliza and they had six children that we know of. From the recorded birth place of his children, it appears that he moved to Graphic, Crawford County, Arkansas by 1869. He died in 1929 in Belmont, Crawford County, Arkansas.

Ramsom Riley Rhodes (son). Ransom was born January 17, 1849 in Barry County, Missouri. He married Carolyn Lucinda Dyer in 1870 and they had ten children. In 1871 they were living in Dyer, Crawford County, Arkansas, in 1875 they were living in Mountainburg, Crawford County, Arkansas. Ransom died in Arkansas in 1934.

W. Russell Rhodes (son). He was born January 12, 1855 in Barry County, Missouri. He married a woman named Sis Brewer and they had seven children. He was said to have died in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Columbus C. Rhodes (son). Columbus was born about 1858 in Barry County, Missouri. He was married twice. He and his first wife, Sarah Dobbs, had four children. He and his second wife, Ella Elizabeth Blevins, had eight children. By 1895 he was living in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, later he lived in Graphic, Alma, and Mulberry, all in Crawford County, Arkansas.

MIGRATION OF EMALINA DITMORE BROCK,

DAUGHTER OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HER DESCENDENTS

Emalina Ditmore Brock. Emalina or Emaline was born between 1816 and 1819, probably when the family still lived in Charleston, South Carolina. The family resettled in McMinn County, Tennessee about 1820. By 1839 Emaline was married to Jordan Lawrence Brock. They had nine children. By 1847 they had migrated south to Cherokee County, Georgia, where Emaline died in 1862 when she was just in her forties.

HER CHILDREN:

Eliza Caroline Brock (daughter). Eliza was born October 9, 1839 in McMinn County, Tennessee. When Eliza was just a little girl her family moved to Cherokee County, Georgia. In 1857 Eliza married Elijah Gragg Ellison. In 1860 they moved to Mississippi, but when Elizaís father died they returned to the family farm in Cherokee County, Georgia, where they took over the running of the family farm, and after the death of Elizaís mother, the raising of the younger Brock children. Elijah fought for the south during the Civil War. Eliza died in 1926 in Cherokee County, Georgia.

George Washington Brock (son). George was born September 16, 1843 in McMinn County, Tennessee. Shortly after George was born his family moved to Cherokee County, Georgia. George married a woman named Julia and they had two children that we know of, both born in Cherokee County, Georgia.

Mary Susan Brock (daughter). Mary was born June 27, 1837 in Cherokee County, Georgia, where she grew up. She married a William Colbert. Nothing further is known.

William Henry Brock (son). William was born October 21, 1848 in Cherokee County, Georgia. Nothing further is known.

Frances Adoline Brock (daughter). Frances was born October 21, 1848 in Cherokee County, Georgia and was the twin of William Henry. She married twice, first to Francis M. Williams, and second to A. Jackson Ellison. Nothing further is known.

Nancy Angeline Brock (daughter). Nancy was born July 27, 1852 in Cherokee County, Georgia. She married A.C. Harpe, a doctor, in 1868, and they had two children. They lived in the town of Cherokee Mills, Cherokee County, Georgia.

John Lawrence Brock (son). John was born April 22, 1854 in Cherokee County, Georgia. He married Mary J. McCollum in 1891. Nothing further is known.

Louisa Brock (daughter). Louisa was born October 12, 1857 in Cherokee County, Georgia. She died in 1862 in Cherokee County, Georgia.

Luthira Emalina Brock (daughter). Was born December 5, 1859 in Cherokee County, Georgia. She married Joe Wigley and nothing further is known of her.

MIGRATION OF CALEB STARR DITMORE,

SON OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HIS DESCENDENTS


Caleb Starr Ditmore.
Caleb Starr Ditmore was born about 1820 in McMinn County, Tennessee and named after one of the Ditmoreís good neighbors who helped them through the first lean years after their migration to Tennessee from South Carolina. In the late 1830ís he was a soldier in the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers during the Cherokee removal. He also served as a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. On September 14, 1865 he was married to Elizabeth Everton Stansbury, a widow with a couple of young children. Together Caleb and Elizabeth had four more children that we know of. Caleb appears to have lived in McMinn County, Tennessee where he died between 1878 and 1879.

HIS CHILDREN:

William Henry Ditmore (son). William was born June 13, 1866 in Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee. He married Harriet Iva Nona Burger in 1886 in Tennessee and they had eleven children that we know of. The family lived in Monroe County, Tennessee, where he died in 1951.

Melissa Jane Ditmore (daughter). Melissa was born May 6, 1868 in McMinn County, Tennessee. She was married to James Starkey in 1887 in McMinn County, Tennessee and they had at least one son. She died in 1943 in Armuchee, Floyd County, Georgia.

John Ditmore (son). John was born about 1870 in McMinn County, Tennessee. After his parents died he went to live with the Thomas Burger family. Nothing further is known.

Benjamin W. Ditmore (son). Benjamin was born about 1875 in McMinn County, Tennessee. After his parents died he lived with his grandfather Thomas Everton. Nothing further is known.

MIGRATION OF HENRY M. DITMORE,

SON OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HIS DESCENDENTS


Henry M. Ditmore . Born in McMinn County, Tennessee in 1825. Moved to Cherokee County, North Carolina probably in the early 1840ís, where he marries Elizabeth Hampton in 1850; area later becomes part of Clay County Ė family lives at Hayesville, where all of their children are born. By 1870 Henry is living in Brasstown, North Carolina. Moves to Murphy, North Carolina prior to wife Elizabethís death in 1886. Henry dies in Murphy, North Carolina in 1902.

HIS CHILDREN:

Emily Ditmore Bell (daughter). Born in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. Marries John Stephen Bell in 1874 in Clay County. From 1894-1897 her husband is the Land and Timber Inspector on the Chippawa Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota (unknown if Emily went to Minn.), returning to Clay County, in 1897. In 1905 her husband bought a cattle ranch in Crowell, Foard County, Texas, but family doesnít appear to ever live there. Moves to Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma in 1906, where Emily dies that same year. Later her husband moves family to Caddo County, Oklahoma. Other Ditmores follow.

Caleb A. Ditmore (son). Born1854, died 1863 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina.

Eliza Ann Ditmore (daughter). Born 1856, died 1863 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina.

Leoma Ditmore (daughter). Born 1858, died 1863 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina.

Donicia Ditmore (daughter). Born 1860, died 1897 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina.

Emelina Ditmore (daughter). Doniciaís twin, born/died 1860 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina.

Emeline Ditmore Johnson (daughter). Born 1862 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. Marries William Lafayette Johnson in Brasstown, North Carolina in 1886. Moves to Carl Junction, Jasper County, Missouri prior to 1897. Dies in Carl Junction, Missouri in 1940 or 1944.

Vinson Garen Ditmore (son). Born 1864 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. By 1880 he is living over the Georgia border, in Walker County, Georgia. He marries Minnie Lee Williams, a native of Walker County, Georgia in 1887. Before 1892 they move to Carl Junction, Jasper County, Missouri. About 1904 they moved to Farmington, Washington. In 1913 they moved to Cedarhill, Oneida County, Idaho, where Vinson died in 1933. Minnie died in Fresno, California in 1946.

John Henry Ditmore (son). Born 1866 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. Married in 1890 to Malora Janes Ayers, possibly in Georgia (his brother Vinson was married in Walker County, Georgia in 1887). By 1891 they were living in Arkansas, and then in 1896 they were living in Missouri (possibly near Carl Junction, Missouri, where other family members were then living). By 1899 they had returned to North Carolina, where they resided in Cherokee County, near Brasstown, until they moved to Caddo County, Oklahoma in 1907. John Henry died in Hydro, Caddo County, Oklahoma in 1934. His wife married his youngest brother Francis Marion after 1944, but their marriage was annulled. Lora died in 1951.

Mary Jane Ditmore (daughter). Born 1867 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. Nothing more is known about her.

Willis Pennington Ditmore (son). Born 1869 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. Willis was believed to migrated to Jasper County, Missouri with some of his brothers when he was still a young, as-yet unmarried man. He married a Jasper County native, Maude Vanderpool, in Central City, Missouri in 1902. Maude died in 1910-1911. Willis eventually moved to Washington state, where he died in 1916.

George Baxter Ditmore (son). Born 1871 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. As a young man moved to Washington, where he married Myrtle Alice Boots in Farmington, Washington in 1908 (we know his brother Vinson Garen was living there at the same time). After 1909 he moved to Tensed, Kootnai County, Idaho. After 1917 they moved back to Washington, settling in Lakeland. George died in Colfax, Washington in 1927. Myrtle died in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington in 1929.

Robert Livingston Ditmore (son). Born 1874 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. Moved as a young, unmarried man to Jasper County, Missouri where some of his other brothers were living. He married there in Joplin, Missouri to Mary Ethel Lawrence and they lived in Carl Junction, Jasper County, Missouri. Between 1912-1914 they moved to Caddo County, Oklahoma, where they lived for a number of years. Eventually they moved to Colorado, where Bob died in 1934 and Ethel in 1949. Both died in Alamosa, Colorado.

Ida L. Ditmore Byers (daughter). Born 1876 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. Ida married Dillard Agnew Byers in Brasstown, Clay County, North Carolina in 1897. They lived in Georgia. Ida died in Dalton, Georgia, date unknown.

Francis Marion Ditmore (son). Born 1880 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina. As a young man moved south to Towns County, Georgia, where he married Venia Bryson. Around 1900-1901 they lived briefly in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, where one of his sisters and some of his brothers were living. By 1903 they had returned to his home state of North Carolina, living in Hayesville for a short time. In 1907 they moved to Copperhill, Polk County, Tennessee and then to Etowah, McMinn County, Tennessee where Vennie died in 1944. After his wifeís death he was married briefly to the widow of his brother John Henry, Lora Ayers Ditmore. They were married in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He then returned to Etowah, McMinn County, Tennessee where he died in 1954.

MIGRATION OF FRANCIS MARION DITMORE,

SON OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HIS DESCENDENTS

Francis Marion Ditmore. Was born in McMinn County, Tennessee about 1829-1830. As a young man he migrated to Cherokee County, North Carolina, where some of his brothers moved. He married Harriet Israel about 1852 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Francis served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was killed at Rome, Georgia.

HIS CHILDREN:

John Samuel Ditmore (son). Was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1855. He married Margaret Bell about 1875 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Margaretís brother was John Steven "Steve" Bell, who married Johnís cousin Emily Ditmore (daughter of Henry McGarth Ditmore), and her brother Rubin, married Johnís sister Rose. John and Margaret and their children moved to Caddo County, Oklahoma, along with other Ditmores and Bells in the early 1900ís. About 1920 he moved to Pampa, Gray County, Texas where he died in 1926.

Rose A. Ditmore (daughter). Was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina about 1857. She married Rubin M. Bell in 1876. Rubinís sister Margaret married Roseís brother John, and her brother John Steven "Steve" Bell was married to her cousin Emily Ditmore. Though a lot of her Ditmore and Bell relations moved to Caddo County, Oklahoma in the early 1900ís it seems as though this family may have stayed in North Carolina. Nothing of her descendents is know, except that in 1952, one of the Ditmores, in a letter to another Ditmore inquiring into Ditmore family history, indicated that a Frank Bell, descendent of Francis Marion was living in rural Cherokee County, North Carolina, which would lead one to believe that the family probably never left North Carolina, or if they did, they returned.

Missouri Alice Ditmore (daughter). Was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1859. She never married. Moved briefly to Caddo County, Oklahoma, with her brother when he first moved there in the early 1900ís. However, she didnít stay long, and returned and lived the remainder of her long life (d. 1950) in the area of Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina.

MIGRATION OF CHARLES WILLIS DITMORE,

SON OF JOHN DITMORE & ELIZA HENDRICKSON

AND HIS DESCENDENTS


Charles Willis Ditmore, called Willis.
Was born in McMinn County, Tennessee in 1831. As a young man he migrated to Cherokee County, North Carolina, where some of his other brothers had moved. He married Mary Catherine Hampton about 1856 in Cherokee County, North Carolina and all of his children were born there. It is said that about 1905 Willis moved to Caddo County, Oklahoma along with Steve Bell, the husband of Willisí niece, Emily Ditmore, daughter of his brother Henry. If he migrated to Oklahoma, he did not stay there long, for in 1909 he was back in Ranger, Cherokee County, North Carolina, where he died.

HIS CHILDREN:

Elisha Hadden Ditmore, called Hadden or Hedden (son). Was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1858. He died in 1901, and was believed to have lived his entire life in Cherokee County and does not appear to have ever married.

Emanuel Bartley Ditmore (son). Was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1861. Nothing further is known except that he was still living with his parents in 1900 at the age of thirty-nine.

Sarah Adeline Ditmore, called Addie (daughter). Was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1868. She was believed to have been married briefly, but her husband died, leaving her a widow and she did not remarry. She was living with her parents in 1900. She died in 1941, place unknown.

Plesant Henry Ditmore, called Ples (son). Was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1869. He married Ida Alice Akin in 1873 in North Carolina, where their six children were born. In the early 1900ís he moved to Caddo County, Oklahoma, where his father and some other family members had moved. Is wife died there in 1909. In Oklahoma he married Marinthia Mae Ball, who had previously been married twice, once to his 1st cousin, once removed, Columbus Walker, son of his cousin Minerva Ditmore, daughter of his uncle Vincent. Ples and Rintha had four more children, with the first three born in Hydro, Caddo County, Oklahoma. Rintha died in Hydro, Oklahoma in 1934. Their youngest son was born in 1927 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ples died in 1957 in Hydro, Caddo County, Oklahoma.

Charles Livingston Ditmore, called Livingston (son). Was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1872. He was still living with his parents in 1900 and does not appear to have ever married. He died in 1906 in Ranger, Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Ulysses Frances Ditmore (son). Was born in Ranger, Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1878. He was married in 1899 to CasAnnah Ball, sister to Marinthia Ball who would one day marry his brother Ples. They were married in Cherokee County, North Carolina. They had nine children, the oldest ones born in Cherokee County, North Carolina, and the youngest ones born in Caddo County, Oklahoma, where they moved in the early 1900ís along with Willis, Ples and other Ditmore relations. Ulysses died in Hydro, Caddo County, Oklahoma in 1957.

Emeline Ditmore (daughter). Born/died Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Elbertin Ditmore (son). Born/died Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Sebastin Ditmore (son). Born/died Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Ida Ditmore (daughter). Born/died Cherokee County, North Carolina.



Compiled and Annotated By:  Carol L. Ditmore
Parent Directory:  http://www.genealogy.com/users/d/i/t/Carol-Ditmore/index.html
(Revii. 2000-2004)