A.T.’s parents were Elijah Emmons and possibly Dorcas
or Tabitha (surname
unknown). The earliest records in Corinth of Elijah appear
on the 1837 state territorial
census for Old Tish. Co., MS with 1 male between 21 and 45,
3 males under 18, 1 female
over 16, 6 females under 16, total of 11 white inhabitants,
and 8 acres cultivated. He is on
a jury list in 1838 and again in 1839. He appears on the
1840 census with 11 in his
household. The 1850 census for Old Tish. lists E. as 54,
farmer, born KY, wife, Dorcus,
age 47 SC; children are; Louisa, 24, TN, Clarisa, 19 TN,
Arthur, 18, TN, Ledilla, 16, TN,
Jane, 14, TN, Wesley, 12, MS, Eli, 10, MS, Henderson, 8, MS.
In 1859 in the Old Tish.
Co. MS board of police records there is an E. Emmons
and W. Emmons. In 1860 Old
Tish. Co. census Elijah is 62 with $200.00 personal property
and GA as his birthplace.
Wife is Tabitha age 50 born SC, Levisa, 31, TN, Elijah, 20,
MS, Nixon, 18, MS. This
family doesn’t appear on the 1870 census. A.T. is in McNairy
Co., TN on the 1870
census. 1898 tax polls for Alcorn Co. show W.E., T.C. and
Frances was the daughter of William Smith, Jr. and
Nancy Harris. William and Nancy
married in Rockingham Co., NC September 4, 1817. William was
born April 1, 1796 in
NC, died July 1, 1853 in McNairy Co., TN. Nancy was born
March 14, 1796 in NC, died
December 6, 1873 in Smith Co., TX. She is buried in Bascom
Cem., Smith Co., TX.
They moved from Rockingham Co., NC to McNairy Co., TN about
1843. She went to
Smith Co., TX about 1872.
William Smith and Nancy Harris had the
following children; Martha, Lazariah W.,
Caleb, Mary E., Jane N., Frances Eleanor (my ancestor) and
William. Much of this
information was given to me by Andy Leath from Tyler
TX who descends from Caleb
A.T. and Frances Emmons had the following children;
Mariah D. born ca1855 in TN
Zelda Jane born ca1858 in TN, Laura Francis born January 28,
1860 in TN (my ancestor),
Margeaunah Texanna born ca 1862 in TN, William E. born
March, 1866 in TN, Thomas
born November 1873 in TN.
Laura Francis Emmons married David Burton Horn.
She died December 7, 1947.
David Horn was born October 9, 1855, died September
6, 1937. Both are buried in
Henry Cemetery in Alcorn Co., MS.