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  1. (May 16, 1962).
  2. 1860 Census.
  3. Marriage bond of Mears Patrick to Olivia P. Fort from Christian Co.,
    KY
    dated 01 Feb 1818. Bondsman: Garry Fort.
  4. Obituary from 28 Aug 1886 issue of Nashville Christian Advocate, p.
    15, col. 1.
  5. Obituary from 30 Jul 1886 issue of Bolivar Bulletin says she died at
    the home of her son-in-law Dr. David J. Newbern.
  6. , p. 179 by Mary Ann House Mitchell.
  7. Funeral Record, Copied from Casey Funeral Home records.
  8. Social Security Death Index.
  9. , Nov. 1939.
  10. 1830 Census, Page 82.
  11. 1840 Census, Page 359.
  12. 1850 Census, District 3 of Henderson Co., TN. Page stamped 128, Printed 255, Dwelling No. 25, Family No. 25.
  13. 1860 Census, Civil District 3, Henderson Co., TN. Page 38, Dwelling #222, Family #232. HE-38-200.
    .
  14. Arkansas State Society NSDAR, Pulaski Co, AR
    Chancery Court Records & Lists (1934
    Retyped and Bound 1983), Pages 42-43.
  15. 1830 Census, Henderson Co., TN, page 82 (James Clifford household).
  16. 1850 Census, Dwelling 665, family 665, page 586.
    John is with his brother Nasa and wife Nancy J. Birdwell, and their new son James Henry Clifford.
  17. 1860 Census, Page 38, dwelling 222, family, 232. HE-38-200
    John is with his father James and step-mother Mary Phelps.
  18. 1880 census, 3rd Civil District, page 20, dwelling 163, family 163.
  19. 1840 Census, Henderson Co., TN, page 359. (James C. Clifford household).
  20. John R. Stracener, Grand Secretary (Nashville, TN, 28 Aug 1989).
  21. http://www.rootsweb.com/~arboone/holmes.html
    April 7, 2002.
  22. Date of death is assumed.
  23. 1860 Census, District 1
    Madison Co., TN
    MA-41-82
    John is with his brother Thomas in this census.
  24. History and Families of Chester Co., TN - Bray Family History, p. 41.
  25. Lewis P. Jones (1982), p. 48.
  26. Granny has a white and green mustache cup that belonged to him.
  27. He was out rabbit hunting, slipped on a stump, and acidentally shot
    himself. A doctor operated on him at home but he never woke up.
  28. 1880 Census, http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/census/household_record.asp?HOUSEHOLD_CODE=1880US_13239009&HOUSEHOLD_SUB=1&frompage=5.
  29. (Cox, 1993), p. 22.
  30. Cemetery Records of Hardeman Co., TN v6 p57.
  31. O'Neal Book, p. 70, states marriage in Nov/Dec 1883.
  32. The Reflections Committee (Heritage House Publishing
    1600 North Missouri
    Marceline, MO 64658), p. 653, submitted by Thomas Earl Wade, Sr.
  33. Eurie Pearl Wilford Neel, Wilford-Williford Family Treks into America, Part I (1959), page 260.
  34. Henry T. Fort, Jr. and Drucilla Stovall Jones, A Family Called Fort (West Texas Printing Company, Midland, TX: 1970), page 2.