Fielding Myers Narramore Family


The Children of Fielding Myers Narramore and his wife, Martha (Taylor) Narramore were as follows:

            1.   Mahulda Paralee Narramore, born February 23, 1834, married James Washington Brown, January U, 1853. They located about two and half miles from Crab Orchard in what was then Bledsoe County, but since early in 1856, when Sutherland County was organized, in Cumberland.  They had eleven children, five boys and six girls, all living to have families of their own.  They moved to Glen Alice, TN in Roane County in November, 1888, where his wife died March 19, 1890, and was buried in Ables Cemetery, Roane County, TN.  Afterwards, he married Maggie (Crook) White, widow of James White.  They moved back to his old place in Sutherland County in 1893, where he died May 26, 1916, and was buried in Haley’s Grove cemetery.

            2.   Mary Narramore married Owen W. Patton.  They spent their married life in Bledsoe County, first at Tollett‘s Mill, and later at Cold Springs, five miles from Pikeville, TN.

            3.    Malissa Jane Narramore first married Calvin Dayton, formerly Of Connecticut, a widower with two daughters.  He lived on his farm, two miles east of Crossville on the old stage road to Knoxville, until he bought and opened up a new farm at Northville, seven miles from Crossville, where he died, as now remembered, in the spring of 1877 or 1878.  After his death, Malissa married Henry 0, Newberry.   They lived most or the time at Crossville where she died, after his death, and was buried in the Crossville cemetery.

            4.    Martha Lodema Narramore married Elijah F. Patton, a brother to Owen V. Patton, who married her sister Mary.  They spent their married life in Sequatchie Valley, in the upper portion of Bledsoe County,  Re began farming as a renter, making a one-horse crop, and afterwards was the owner of three fine farms, one of the well to do farmers of Bledsoe County.  They both died on their first purchased upper farm.

            5.   John Taylor Narramore, the only son, named for his maternal grandfather John Taylor; the name “John” also being for his paternal grandfather, John Narramore.  He first married Nancy Stephens.  His second marriage was to Jennie Spencer, whose family settled in Cumberland County, soon after the Civil War, from one of the northern states.   They spent most of their married life four miles east of Crossville, TN, near the old home place of his parents; then moved to Bledsoe County for a short while, then to Chattanooga, and later to Cotton Plant, Arkansas, where he died.  He was Circuit Court Clerk of Cumberland County two or three terms soon after the Civil War, making a tine record as an efficient and popular official; he was a federal soldier in the Civil War.

            6.   Nancy Purlina Narramore, married Louis Joseph deSabla, a Frenchman, whose family belonged to the nobility before France was a Republic; he, a Marquis, had he lived in France when it was a Monarchy.   His father lived a portion of his time in Panama, and was reputed to be a man of wealth.  Upon their marriage they first settled about three miles from Crossville on the old Sparta Road; long since abandoned as a highway;  afterwards they lived in Kentucky a short time and on returning to Tennessee lived at Crossville, TN a few years, and then at Rockwood, TN; followed by their removal to their farm at the foot of Missionary Ridge, near East Lake, then three miles from Chattanooga, where they lived until their death, only a day or so apart, in the early ‘90’s.  He was active, well educated and cultured, with the reputation of being able to speak five languages, had many friends in Chattanooga, and kept open house to his friends. His wife, Nancy, was equally as fine an entertainer as he.

            7.   Julia Ann Narramore married D. G. Hedgecoth.  The initials D. G. standing for Doctor Dunn, a physician, and author of a doctor book popular with country people, They lived a while in Cumberland County, then in Bledsoe County for a abort time, then in Roane County near Rockwood, where his wife died.  He, having been a federal soldier In the Civil War, and becoming unable to work after his wife’s death, became an inmate of the Soldiers’ Home at Johnson City, TN where he died.

            8.   Emily S. Narramore, b. Nov. 26, 1850; d. Jun. 27,1873 the youngest child, married Wm.”Wid” Lafayette Ables, b. Mar. 7,1845; d. Dec. 24,1919, they lived near Glen Alice. TN in Roane County.  She died when her second child was small. While the youngest child, she was the first to pass away, and was buried in the Ables cemetery (Roane Co., TN), where her oldest sister, Mahulda P. Brown, was afterwards buried.  William Abel enlisted in Company E, 1st Tennessee Infantry on August 20, 1861 at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky.  He mustered out with his regiment on September 17, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee.  He married 3 times: 1) Emily S. Narramore sometime before 1871; 2) Sarah Ellen Hitchew (b. Dec. 18, 1854; d. Dec. 13, 1911) on October 8, 1874; and 3) Laura Kyker on April 21, 1912. Children:   Susan Emma Abel Winters (b. Mar. 19, 1882; d. Ma 3, 1917); Mother Sarah Ellen.  W L Abel (1889 - 1938); Mother Sarah Ellen. Edgar Earl Abel (b. Jul. 7,1896; d. Apr. 15, 1897).


This genealogical information compiled by Ernest Clevenger, Sr. and found in his family records after is death.














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