Jesse and Jane Rooker Well, you've set quite a puzzle for me. I don't have any Jesse Rooker in any of my research. "My" first Rooker in the U.S. was Caleb H.N. Rooker. He immigrated to the U.S. from England sometime before 1818. I've spent hours since you messaged me, trying to locate any of his brothers, uncles, or cousins who also immigrated, thinking that Jesse must be descended from one of them. So far I've learned that Caleb had a very interesting and fairly prosperous family, but I've found no other immigrants yet. I'll let you know what, if anything, I ever discover.
Jane Rooker I know it's a long shot, but I'm wondering if you have any additional information on Jane Rooker, #12653614. I only ask because of the photographs you provided on her memorial. I think she may be my 3rd great grandmother. If so, she lived to almost 100!
Lynn, do you have any idea why the dates on this Headstone application seem to have been corrected by someone at the Tennessee Archives? If the corrected birthdate of 1840 is correct, then he would have been 14-15 years old or so when he married Maryanne Coble. If he died on the corrected date of June, 1862, then his daughter Permelia Viola couldn't have been born in 1864. Is there a photo of the marker that was delivered to WJ O'Guin in 1950?
Do you think these corrected dates in red are for a different person?
I thought I had contacted you before, but I don't see any messages to you from me, so I guess I didn't. Anyway, I was wondering if I could have permission to use this photo in my tree. Also, if I find other photos, would this permission extend to them as well? If you are able to grant permission, is there a certain way you'd like to be credited? I really appreciate all of these photos that you've posted of ancestors that I never even knew about.
RE: William Paten Stewart, Memorial # 12769412 Lynn, There is a lot of confusion on W.P. Stewart, but the evidence is clear that his birth year was not in 1865 or 1866. His father, Robert Stewart, was born in 1854. Obviously W. P. could not have been born in 1865 or 1866 when his father was 11 or 12. The census of 1880 has W.P. at age 5. In 1900, his age is 24, and in 1910, it is 32, so no method gives exact results. There is no photo of his marker, so I have no idea what it says. His death certificate, although the information was given by his daughter, is faulty on his age and year of birth. Are you related? If so I have questions - part of a book I am writing on Sugar Creek.