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From: Garet and Kathy Jones <>
Subject: [BEAR-L] Lem Bear, Running Bear
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 18:49:43 -0700


This is my Bear line. Looking for any information that might relate to
this family, particularly on my great grandfather Lem Bear and his
father Isaac/Running Bear. I have been unable to find much so far.
Thanks.

Kathy Christie-Jones


Descendants of Anthony Bear

Generation No. 1

1. Anthony1 Bear was born Abt. 1820. He married Marion/Mariah Reed.

Marriage Notes for Anthony Bear and Marion/Mariah Reed:
In 1860 they lived in Union County, Tennessee. (Source: 1860 Tennessee
Census, 9th District, UN 113, 475; Family race was listed as Mu or
Mulato.)

Children of Anthony Bear and Marion/Mariah Reed are:
+ 2 i. half brother2 Bear.
3 ii. Luann Bear, born 1849.
4 iii. Joseph Bear, born 1851.
5 iv. Frank Bear, born 1856.
+ 6 v. Running Bear, born 1858 in Union, Tennessee; died in Caryville,
Campbell County, Tennessee.
7 vi. John Bear, born 1860.

Generation No. 2

2. half brother2 Bear (Anthony1). He married Unknown .

Child of half Bear and Unknown is:
8 i. Eagle Eye3 Bear.

6. Running2 Bear (Anthony1) was born 1858 in Union, Tennessee, and
died in Caryville, Campbell County, Tennessee. He married Cordelia
Mosley Abt. 1880, daughter of John Mosley and Nancy Shumake.

Notes for Running Bear:
Isaac was also called Ike, and his Indian name was Running Bear. He was
in the Civil War under the name Running Bear, as a Blacksmith in the
Army.
He had one half brother; name unknown. Half brother had a son named
Eagle Eye Bear. He lived in Bellychange, North Carolina & was still
living there in the summer of 1980.

Notes for Cordelia Mosley:
Cordelia's family were renegades during the Trail of Tears. They hid
out in North Carolina or Tennessee. The whole family tried to hide their
Indian heritage
Burial: Harness Cemetary,Caryville,TN.; by Cross Funeral Home,
LaFollette,TN.

Children of Running Bear and Cordelia Mosley are:
9 i. Martha3 Bear. She married Melico Unknown.
10 ii. Frank Bear, born September 1887.
Notes for Frank Bear:
Frank and Pearl Bear were twins.
11 iii. Pearl Bear, born September 1887.
Notes for Pearl Bear:
Pearl And Frank Bear were twins.
12 iv. Ellen Bear, born June 1889.
Notes for Ellen Bear:
Ellen and Lem were twins.
+ 13 v. Lem Bear, born June 1889 in Union, Tennessee; died August 19,
1939 in Jacksboro, Campbell County, Tennessee.
+ 14 vi. Bearth Bear, born March 1892.
+ 15 vii. Columbus Bear, born 1893; died 1914.
+ 16 viii. Joseph Bear, born April 1895; died Bef. 1930.
+ 17 ix. Mary Alice Bear, born July 04, 1897.

Generation No. 3

13. Lem3 Bear (Running2, Anthony1) was born June 1889 in Union,
Tennessee, and died August 19, 1939 in Jacksboro, Campbell County,
Tennessee. He married (1) Hattie Maples. He married (2) Mary Della
Wallace March 16, 1918 in Jacksboro, Campbell County, Tennessee,
daughter of John Wallace and Nancy Rutherford. He married (3) Ellen
Phillips February 11, 1930 in Campbell County, Tennessee.

Notes for Lem Bear:
Lem Bear was full blooded Cherokee. He lived in Cherokee, North
Carolina, Jacksboro, Tennessee and LaFollette, Tennessee.
He was a veteran of WWI. A number referenced on his death certificate
was 3,237,194. He was inducted at Ft. Thomas Kentucky, served from July
5, 1918 until November 29, 1918 and honorably discharged at Camp
Sheridan, Alabama with the rank of Private of Company A, 46th Infantry,
U. S. Army. He later received a military pension of $12 per month.
(Believed to be from 1913 to 1937) ??? Military record shows POB as Knox
County, TN. He was a blacksmith for the Army. Military records show he
was medium height, stout build, black hair, black eyes. He registered
at precinct 2, Caryville, TN. on 6-5-1917. Enlisted July 5, 1918.
Treated for a back strain which existed prior to enlistment, from August
13, 1918 to November 25, 1918. Contrary to family tradition, Lem did not
see service in France. He was in the service for 4 months, 3 of which he
was being treated for back strain.
His occupation was miner. He worked for the Red Ash Coal Co. and leased
land from them. No known record of ever owning land.
After Mary Della and Lem Bear split up, Mary gave all the kids her
maiden name, she didn't want them to be known as Indians. Lem Bear then
married (or lived with another woman, no idea who). We believe they had
five children. Bonnie Bear (Norman) is the baby he was pushing in a
stroller when he was hit by a car and killed. She died in the 1980s.

Child of Lem Bear and Hattie Maples is:
18 i. Shirley4 Maples.

Children of Lem Bear and Mary Wallace are:
+ 19 i. John Isaac4 Bear, born January 11, 1919; died February 18, 1982
in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
+ 20 ii. Robert Henry Bear, born November 22, 1922 in Clinton, Anderson
County, Tennessee; died August 16, 1974 in Sikeston, Scott County,
Missouri 63801; Richland Township.

Children of Lem Bear and Ellen Phillips are:
21 i. Johnny4 Bear.
+ 22 ii. Bonnie Bear, born Abt. 1933; died February 11, 1976.

14. Bearth3 Bear (Running2, Anthony1) was born March 1892. She
married Lovel Lowe.

Child of Bearth Bear and Lovel Lowe is:
23 i. Nelson4 Lowe.

15. Columbus3 Bear (Running2, Anthony1) was born 1893, and died 1914.
He married Unknown.

Child of Columbus Bear and Unknown is:
24 i. Dorothy4 Bear. She married Unknown Gayler.

16. Joseph3 Bear (Running2, Anthony1) was born April 1895, and died
Bef. 1930. He married Ellen Phillips January 12, 1919 in Campbell
County, Tennessee.

Notes for Joseph Bear:
Joseph was beaten to death in Brushy Mountain Prison, Petros, TN.

Notes for Ellen Phillips:
Ellen married Joe's brother Lem after Joe's death.

Children of Joseph Bear and Ellen Phillips are:
25 i. Della Blackful4 Bear.
26 ii. Earnest Bear, born December 06, 1921; died July 06, 1988.

17. Mary Alice3 Bear (Running2, Anthony1) was born July 04, 1897. She
married Bill Smith.

Children of Mary Bear and Bill Smith are:
27 i. Bill4 Smith , Jr..
28 ii. Helen Smith.
29 iii. Ethel Smith.
+ 30 iv. Josephine Smith.
31 v. Robert Smith.
+ 32 vi. Novela Smith.
33 vii. Roy Smith.
+ 34 viii. Hobert Gene Smith.
35 ix. Florence Smith.
+ 36 x. Linda Smith.
+ 37 xi. Christian Smith.

Generation No. 4

19. John Isaac4 Bear (Lem3, Running2, Anthony1) was born January 11,
1919, and died February 18, 1982 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He married
Viola West February 17, 1945, daughter of Malcom West and Nellie
McIntosh.

Notes for John Isaac Bear:
Funeral: Martin Funeral Home, Clinton Tennessee Burial: Red Hill
Cemetary Andersonville, Tennessee February 20, 1982
In about 1937/1938 he registered for the military and was shown as
Indian/Irish. He supposedly was turned down for the military 10 times
with a 4F classification. November 18, 1938 he received a Social
Security card as Johnny Bear. He later obtained a card as Johnny
Wallace. Born Johnny Isaac Bear and later changed name to Wallace.
There are no legal papers on this.

Children of John Bear and Viola West are:
38 i. Trula5 Wallace.
+ 39 ii. Eddie Arnold West, born May 05, 1944; died January 06, 1985.
40 iii. James Willard Wallace, born January 03, 1946. He married (1)
Patsy Garrett. He married (2) Deborah Dotson. He married (3) April
Walker. He married (4) Jeannie Unknown.
41 iv. Billy Ray Wallace, born December 18, 1949; died December 19,
1949.
42 v. Delbert Glen Wallace, born December 10, 1953. He married
Genevieve Hill.
43 vi. Ronald David Wallace, born February 05, 1955. He married
Victoria Lowe.
44 vii. Kenneth Doyle Wallace, born September 30, 1956. He married
Connie Jean Coleman.
45 viii. Nora Diane Wallace, born October 05, 1959. She married (1)
Carl Dotson. She married (2) Dewey Esco Pyle.

20. Robert Henry4 Bear (Lem3, Running2, Anthony1) was born November
22, 1922 in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee, and died August 16,
1974 in Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri 63801; Richland Township. He
married Nola Mae Taylor May 19, 1945 in Knox County, Tennessee, daughter
of Jessie Taylor and Frances Jones.

More About Robert Henry Bear:
Burial: Red Hill Cemetary, Andersonville, Tennessee

More About Nola Mae Taylor:
Burial: March 16, 1994, Red Hill Cemetary, Andersonville, Tennessee

Children of Robert Bear and Nola Taylor are:
+ 46 i. Nancy Lee5 Wallace, born July 11, 1946 in Andersonville,
Tennessee.
47 ii. Jessie Frank Wallace, born July 13, 1947 in Clinton, Anderson
County, Tennessee; died December 05, 1947 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Burial: Red Hill Cemetary, Andersonville, Tennessee
+ 48 iii. Robert Chance Wallace, born November 28, 1948 in Knoxville,
Tennessee.
49 iv. Louise Kay Wallace, born October 16, 1950 in Clinton, Anderson
County, Tennessee; died November 23, 1950 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Burial: Red Hill Cemetary, Andersonville, Tennessee
50 v. Edith Carol Wallace, born January 23, 1952 in Clinton, Anderson
County, Tennessee. She married (1) Michael Woods. She married (2) Gene
Stroud February 12, 1994.
51 vi. George Lynn Wallace, born March 04, 1953 in Clinton, Anderson
County, Tennessee; died March 07, 1953 in Clinton, Anderson County,
Tennessee.
Burial: Red Hill Cemetary, Andersonville, Tennessee
+ 52 vii. Charles Thomas Wallace, born April 05, 1954 in Clinton,
Anderson County, Tennessee.
53 viii. Grace June Wallace, born April 24, 1957 in Clinton, Anderson
County, Tennessee; died January 27, 1960 in Oak Ridge, Anderson County,
Tennessee.
Burial: Red Hill Cemetary, Andersonville, Tennessee
54 ix. Archie Dwayne Wallace, born August 16, 1958 in Clinton, Anderson
County, Tennessee; died February 08, 1959 in Oak Ridge, Anderson County,
Tennessee.
Burial: Red Hill Cemetary, Andersonville, Tennessee
+ 55 x. Ronald Jean Wallace, born May 08, 1961 in Sikeston, Scott
County, Missouri 63801.
56 xi. Victor Marc Wallace, born February 04, 1967 in Sikeston, Scott
County, Missouri.

22. Bonnie4 Bear (Lem3, Running2, Anthony1) was born Abt. 1933, and
died February 11, 1976. She married Edward Norman.

More About Bonnie Bear:
Burial: Bakers Forge Cemetary; Martin Chapel, TN.

Children of Bonnie Bear and Edward Norman are:
57 i. Diane5 Norman. She married Unknown Market.
58 ii. Kathy Norman. She married Unknown Hill.
59 iii. Kimmy Norman.
60 iv. Michael Norman.
61 v. Ronnie Norman.
62 vi. Sandra Norman.

30. Josephine4 Smith (Mary Alice3 Bear, Running2, Anthony1). She
married Mike Lawson.

Children of Josephine Smith and Mike Lawson are:
63 i. Leon5 Lawson. He married Wilma Risson.
64 ii. Michael Lawson. He married (1) Pat Shiers. He married (2)
Margie Unknown.
65 iii. Bill Lawson.
66 iv. Lloyd Lawson. He married Misty Daniels.

32. Novela4 Smith (Mary Alice3 Bear, Running2, Anthony1). She married
James D..

Children of Novela Smith and James D. are:
67 i. Toni5 D..
68 ii. Tammy D..
69 iii. Steve D.. He married Vickie Unknown.
70 iv. Shirley D..

34. Hobert Gene4 Smith (Mary Alice3 Bear, Running2, Anthony1). He
married Leah Unknown.

Children of Hobert Smith and Leah Unknown are:
71 i. Lisa5 Smith.
72 ii. Robin Smith.
73 iii. Gayle Smith.

36. Linda4 Smith (Mary Alice3 Bear, Running2, Anthony1). She married
Jay Major.

Children of Linda Smith and Jay Major are:
74 i. Scottie5 Major.
75 ii. Dewey Major.

37. Christian4 Smith (Mary Alice3 Bear, Running2, Anthony1). She
married Carl Liner.

Children of Christian Smith and Carl Liner are:
76 i. Joe5 Liner.
77 ii. Alice Liner.
78 iii. Jeanne Liner.
79 iv. Vickie Liner.
80 v. Sandra Liner.

Generation No. 5

39. Eddie Arnold5 West (John Isaac4 Bear, Lem3, Running2, Anthony1)
was born May 05, 1944, and died January 06, 1985. He married Lynda Jo
Unknown.

Children of Eddie West and Lynda Unknown are:
81 i. child 16 West.
82 ii. child 2 West.
83 iii. child 3 West.
84 iv. child 4 West.
85 v. child 5 West.
86 vi. child 6 West.
87 vii. child 7 West.

46. Nancy Lee5 Wallace (Robert Henry4 Bear, Lem3, Running2, Anthony1)
was born July 11, 1946 in Andersonville, Tennessee. She married Lyndell
Ray Christie December 15, 1962 in Ashland, Mississippi, son of Leonard
Christie and Florence Newton.

Children of Nancy Wallace and Lyndell Christie are:
88 i. Richard Lawrence6 Christie, born April 07, 1963 in Sikeston,
Scott County, Missouri; died January 19, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri;
Normandy Hospital.
89 ii. Kathryn Lea Christie, born January 09, 1964. She married Garet
Andrew Jones.
90 iii. Michael David Christie, born February 14, 1971.

48. Robert Chance5 Wallace (Robert Henry4 Bear, Lem3, Running2,
Anthony1) was born November 28, 1948 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He
married (1) Deborah Unknown. He married (2) Joy Unknown.

Children of Robert Wallace and Deborah Unknown are:
91 i. Tommy Lee6 Wallace, born November 20, 1970.
92 ii. Jerry Lee Wallace, born November 20, 1970.
93 iii. Kathy Wallace, born Abt. 1973.

52. Charles Thomas5 Wallace (Robert Henry4 Bear, Lem3, Running2,
Anthony1) was born April 05, 1954 in Clinton, Anderson County,
Tennessee. He married Barbara Kay Blevins July 03, 1972 daughter of
James Blevins and Winnie Brown.

Children of Charles Wallace and Barbara Blevins are:
94 i. Charles Anthony6 Wallace, born June 06, 1978.
95 ii. Christopher Don Wallace, born November 01, 1981.

55. Ronald Jean5 Wallace (Robert Henry4 Bear, Lem3, Running2,
Anthony1) was born May 08, 1961 in Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri
63801. He married (1) Lynn Unknown. He married (2) Terri Thornton June
21, 1985.

Children of Ronald Wallace and Terri Thornton are:
96 i. Whitney Nicole6 Wallace, born November 16, 1986.
97 ii. Tyler Ross Wallace, born April 30, 1988.
98 iii. Andrew Bryce Wallace, born April 16, 1990.

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