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Subject: [BONNER] Descendants of William Stegall Bonner
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 02:15:39 EDT
Descendants of William Stegall Bonner
Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM STEGALL7 BONNER (JOHN THOMAS6, ZADDOCK5, THOMAS4, HENRY3,
HENRY2, HENRY1) was born February 20, 1846 in Carroll County, Georgia, and died May
07, 1923 in Carroll County, Georgia. He married (1) MARTHA ANN JONES December
31, 1868 in Carroll County, Georgia, daughter of NASA JONES and MARY BATES.
She was born March 25, 1840 in Coweta County, Georgia, and died Unknown in
Carroll County, Georgia. He married (2) MISSOURI CAROLINE JONES August 29, 1878
in Carroll County, Georgia, daughter of NASA JONES and MARY BATES. She was
born October 31, 1847 in Coweta County, Georgia, and died January 16, 1924 in
Carroll County, Georgia.
Notes for WILLIAM STEGALL BONNER:
Some Confusion Here
Due to lack of documentation and conflicting reports, William Stegall
Bonner has become somewhat of a wall of confusion that can not be scaled. I had
believed that William was married two times but have recently came to believe
that he was actually married three times. There is however some discrepancies
that need a bit of research.
William did marry sisters, daughters of Nasa and Mary Bates Jones of
Coweta County, Georgia. He first married Martha Ann Jones in Carroll County on
December 31, 1868. She was born March 25, 1840 and has been listed as dying May
24, 1878. The date of her death may be in error. From that marriage at least one
child is known to have been born, that being Georgia Ann Bonner, born October
09, 1869. She is listed incorrectly in the 1870 Census for Carroll County as
being male. Fact is she married and had children.
William's last wife was Missouri Caroline Jones. Seven children are known
to have been born to this marriage. She was born October 31, 1847 and died
January 16, 1924 in Carroll County.
The problems rest between these two marriages.
I have seen in some reports that William and Martha had four more
children. They were; John Thomas, William Lee, Robert Anderson, and Smithey. Now
another report has surfaced that claim John Thomas and Robert Anderson to be the
children of William Bonner and Catherine Fitzmier. This could very well be the
case. There are however some conflict in the dates.
John Thomas has been listed in all reports as being born in Savannah,
Georgia, October 17, 1871. Robert has been listed as being born May 20, 1875.
There are two children listed in one report as being the children of Martha that
are not listed in the report on William and Catherine. They are; William Lee,
born February 05, 1872 , possibly in Savannah and Smithey born February 24,
1877 in Carroll County. Smithey died January 26, 1878. When William Lee died is
unknown. The conflicts in dates are, Martha is listed as dying May 24, 1878.
John Thomas Bonner's birth is October 17, 1871. I suppose that it is possible,
but unlikely, that William and Martha may have divorced. I believe however that
the following is correct.
William and Martha married and had one child, Georgia Ann. Martha probably
died about 1870, after the Census was taken. William moved to Savannah where
he met and married Catherine Fitzmier, probably a widow. They had four
children; John Thomas, William Lee, Robert Anderson, and Smithey. They must have
moved to Carroll County after the birth of William. Catherine must have died about
the same time as Smithey in 1878.
William married Missouri August 29, 1878. William and Missouri are buried
at the Old Camp United Methodist Church Cemetery as well as Robert and
Smithey. Where Martha and Catherine are buried I do not know.
This scenario may be totally incorrect but given the circumstances it
does seem to fit a little better.
Following is information found on descendants of William and Catherine.
John Thomas Bonner was born in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia October
17, 1871. He married Ada Lee Ola Adcock in Carroll County, Georgia June 20,
1896. She was a daughter of George Wesley Adcock and Mary Ann Entrekin, born July
09, 1879 and died May 14, 1955. Date of death for John is unknown. He is
buried in Mount Zion, Carroll County, Georgia.
John and Ada had the following children; Walter, Pearl, Mamie Jewell. No
information has been found on Walter. Pearl married John Pope and had nine
children. Mamie, born November 03, 1898 in Georgia, married Paul James Colton in
Arkansas January 20, 1930. He was a son of James Bailey Colton and Cora Adelle
Miller, born Octtober 11, 1891 in Hickman Mills, Missouri. He died in
Rogersville, Missouri in 1959. Mamie's date of death is unknown. Mamie and Paul had
at least two children, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Child of WILLIAM BONNER and MARTHA JONES is:
i. GEORGIA A.8 BONNER, b. October 09, 1869, Carroll County, Georgia; d.
Unknown, Carroll County, Georgia; m. (1) WILLIAM FELIX HUCKEBA, April 14,
1887, Carroll County, Georgia; b. September 19, 1858, Possible Carroll County,
Georgia; d. July 18, 1915, Possible Carroll County, Georgia; m. (2) JOHN DAVID
MCGOUIRK, March 26, 1919, Carroll County, Georgia; b. September 22, 1868,
Possible Carroll County, Georgia; d. February 25, 1933, Carroll County, Georgia.
Notes for GEORGIA A. BONNER:
No information has been discovered concerning the families of Georgia
Bonner and her husbands, William Felix Huckeba and John David McGouirk. Georgia
and William are buried at the Carrollton City Cemetery in Carroll County,
Georgia. (Sect A row 6) Where John McGouirk is buried is unknown.
Children of WILLIAM BONNER and MISSOURI JONES are:
ii. SANDERS N.8 BONNER, b. March 1879, Carroll County, Georgia; d. April
17, 1924, Carroll County, Georgia.
iii. BERTHA BLISS BONNER, b. September 1881, Carroll County, Georgia;
d. Unknown, Possible Carroll County, Georgia; m. EDDIE GREEN HENRY, February
04, 1901, Carroll County, Georgia; b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
iv. MOLLIE BONNER, b. January 1882, Carroll County, Georgia; d. Unknown,
v. HENRY CLAY BONNER, b. January 17, 1884, Carroll County, Georgia; d.
May 04, 1964, Jacksonville, Duvall County, Florida.
vi. CLEOVASH BONNER, b. June 1886, Carroll County, Georgia; d. Unknown,
Unknown; m. KATIE JONES, August 06, 1908, Carroll County, Georgia; b. Unknown,
Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
vii. JAMES CLAUDE BONNER, b. October 06, 1877, Carroll County,
Georgia; d. July 29, 1930, Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina.
viii. LUTHER MARION BONNER, b. October 29, 1889, Carroll County,
Georgia; d. February 27, 1969, Haralson County, Georgia; m. T. M. NORTH, September
10, 1908, Carroll County, Georgia; b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
Any help on this line would be greatly appreciated.