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Fifth Generation


Family of Nathan GREENWAY (4) & Rachel SMITH

5. James K. GREENWAY. Born on 28 Mar 1840 in Elizabethton, Carter Co. Tennessee. James K. died in Jonesboro, Washington Co., TN on 10 May 1926; he was 86. Buried on 12 May 1926 in Elizabethton, Carter Co., TN. Was on the census for Carter Co., Tennessee in 1860.[21] age 17 living with family of same name.

Military: Served in the Civil War.


James K. married Mary Jane VEST, in Elizabethton, Carter Co. Tennessee. Born on 2 Mar 1847 in , Carter Co., TN. Mary Jane died in Tennessee on 14 Sep 1923; she was 76. Buried in Sep 1923 in , Carter Co., TN.


They had the following children:
i. George W.. Born in Dec 1867 in , Carter Co., TN.

On 26 Aug 1888 George W. married Charlotte DEMPSEY, in Watauga, Sullivan Co., TN. Alias/AKA: Lottie.

ii. Rachel. Born in May 1870 in , Carter Co., TN.

iii. Sarah E.. Born in 1873 in , Carter Co., TN.

iv. John W.. Born on 19 Feb 1875 in , Carter Co., TN. John W. died in , Carter Co., TN on 14 Nov 1895; he was 20.


6. George Walter GREENWAY. Born on 21 Oct 1843 in Bristol, Carter Co., Tennessee.[20] George Walter died in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma on 31 May 1922; he was 78.[20] Buried on 2 Jun 1922 in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma. Lear Cemetery. Was on the census for Carter Co., Tennessee in 1860.[21] age 14.

Military: Respondent John Gray in 1915 TN Questionnaire about his Confederate War record and those of his company: George W. Greenway, Capt. Peter Hart, Capt. Samuel Thomson.

In 1880 George Walter and Sarah, John, Anna, Mary E., lived in Worth County, Missouri.


On 9 Nov 1869 when George Walter was 26, he married Sarah Griffin SMITH, daughter of Mel B. SMITH & Elizabeth SWEENEY, in Albany, Gentry Co., MO. Born on 17 Mar 1853 in , Casey Co., Kentucky. Sarah Griffin died in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma on 7 Mar 1936; she was 82. Buried in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma. Lear Cemetery.

They had the following children:
i. John Albert. Born on 22 Aug 1872 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO. John Albert died in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma on 12 Oct 1893; he was 21.

Cited in Guthrie Newspaper: ASPHYXIATED (Death by asphyxiation while working at the State Capitol in Guthrie, 12 Oct 1893.)[22]

ii. Annie Bell. Born on 15 Jan 1875 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[23] Annie Bell died on 3 Jan 1949; she was 73.[23]

iii. Mary Etta. Born on 22 Dec 1876 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO. Mary Etta died in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma on 23 Dec 1963; she was 87. Buried in Garfield, Logan Co., OK. Crescent Cemetery.

Mary Etta married Thomas R. CUTTER, in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma. Born on 29 Apr 1866 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL. Thomas R. died in Crescent, Logan Co., OK on 7 Aug 1924; he was 58. Buried in Garfield, Logan Co., OK. Crescent Cemetery.

iv. Jesse Milton. Born on 2 Oct 1880 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[23]

v. Roy (Died as Infant). Born in Sep 1882 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[23] Roy died in Nov 1882 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[23] Buried in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[23]

vi. Bessie Mae. Born on 1 Jan 1886 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[23] Bessie Mae died on 26 Mar 1960; she was 74.

On 7 Nov 1906 when Bessie Mae was 20, she married Homer F. WILKERSON.

vii. Infant (Died as Infant). Born in 1887 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[23] Infant died in 1887 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[23] Buried in 1887 in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[23]

viii. Carl Wesley (Died as Child). Born on 21 Mar 1890 in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[23] Carl Wesley died in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma on 4 Apr 1894; he was 4.[23] Buried in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[23] Lear Cemetery.

ix. George Reno (Twin). Born on 4 Jul 1893 in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[23] Lived for 7 days. George Reno died on 11 Jul 1893 in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[23] Buried in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[23] Lear Cemetery.

x. Mabel Grace (Twin). Born on 4 Jul 1893 in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[23] Lived for 1 day. Mabel Grace died on 5 Jul 1893 in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[23] Buried in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[23] Lear Cemetery.

xi. Fannie Ester. Born on 27 Dec 1894 in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[24] Fannie Ester died in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma on 2 Jul 1977; she was 82.[24] Buried in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[24] Summit View Cemetery.

On 25 Oct 1911 when Fannie Ester was 16, she married Weaver Ward WILLSON, son of Walter Samuel WILLSON (1 Apr 1861-Sep 1931) & Hattie Virginia HAWKINS (25 Jan 1865-30 Jul 1928), in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[24] Married by County Judge J. C. Strang. Born on 21 Aug 1892 in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[24] Weaver Ward died in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma on 21 Jun 1956; he was 63.[24] Died in the Home. Buried in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma.[24] Summit View Cemetery.


7. William Mottern GREENWAY. Born on 4 May 1845 in Elizabethton, Carter Co. Tennessee.[25],[9] William Mottern died in Guthrie, Logan Co., Oklahoma on 20 Dec 1924; he was 79.[25] Buried on 23 Dec 1924 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.[25] Marr (Quaker) Cemetery Northwest of LaCrosse. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[26] TWP of Brookdale. Alias/AKA: WM.

Notes for William Mottern Greenway:

"To encourage the Growth of Timber on the Western Prairies," the claim of William M. Greenway has been established and duly concummated, in conformity to law, for the NE quarter of Section 30, in Township 17, South of Range 18, West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, in Kansas, containing 160 acres. They must have made up copies of patents as the date President William McKinley signed these patents was 16 November 1898. But Williams claim was filed the 24 March 1924 at 10 A.M.

Source: Deed Book 12, Page 568, "Timber-Culture Certificate No. 1784, for William Mottern Greenway,"24 March 1926, Land Office WaKeeney, Kansas.

William Mottern took a homestead in the SW quarter of Section 13 in Township 17, South of Range 19 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian in Kansas, containing 160 acres. Once again I feel that they had the President sign extra forms as this form was signed by Benjamin Harrison 12 May 1890 and William M. Greenway filed this claim on 24 March 1926 at 10:10.

Source: Deed Book 12, Page 569" Homestead Certificate No. 3759," 24 March 1926, Land Office WaKeeney, Kansas.

William was born in Carter Co, Tenneesse. He was the second child born. He served in the Civil War. After the war James K. returned to Carter County while William Mottern little brother George went on to Guthrie Oklahoma.

Source: Jerry Hodge, Book On Carter County Tennessee, 10 May 1997, Carter County Historical Society, Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Orrie's Notes January 11, 1963.
William Mottern Greenway born May 4__ Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn. and had two brothers, Jim, and George. I know of no other brothers or sisters.

Mildred Jane Keyes was born August 28__ in Webb City, Gentry County, Missouri and had a sister Editha and two brothers, Alpheus and John. All I know of.

Married in Missouri and came to Kansas and homesteaded 160 acres N. W. of LaCrosse in Rush County. Later acquired 160 acres closer to LaCrosse under the Timber Claim Act. (This supports the information above.) These two quarters of land now owned by William Jerry, next youngest of the children of a family of 10. (now deceased) At this date January 11, 1963, he is the only living child of these parents. William Mottern fought with the Union Army.[27]

Source: "Orrie B. Greenway's Notes of January 11, 1963 to Virginia Baldwin, daughter," contributed by Sharon Jones, Great Granddaughter, Oklahoma City.

Jerry Hodges writes that he has a book on Carter County that lists the desendants of Nathan Taylor and Rachel Smith (sic) married 6 June, 1837 in Carter County. They had James K., William Mottern, and George Walter. All three brothers served in the Civil War. After the war James K. returned to Carter County while William and George went to Guthrie, Oklahoma. James K. married Mary Jane Vest and had George Washington, Rachel "Susie", Sarah E. in Carter County.

Source: Jerry Hodge, Book On Carter County Tennessee, 10 May 1997, Carter County Historical Society, Elizabethton, Tennessee.


Military: Served in the Civil War.


On 1 May 1873 when William Mottern was 27, he married Mildred Jane KEYES[28], daughter of Alpheus KEYES (abt 1830-) & Sarah A. (1826-), in Albany, Gentry Co., MO.[9] Born on 28 Aug 1855 in Webb City, Gentry Co., Missouri.[29] Mildred Jane died in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas on 29 Jan 1923; she was 67.[29] Buried in 1923 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.[30] Marr (Quaker) Cemetery. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[26] TWP Brookdale.


They had the following children:
i. Cora Elizabeth[28]. Born on 28 Feb 1874 in Gentry Co. Missouri.[9] Cora Elizabeth died in Garden City, Finney, KS on 27 Aug 1936; she was 62.[29] Anst File#: 1260695.

On 5 Oct 1892 when Cora Elizabeth was 18, she married Almer Leslie SWISHER, in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas. Born on 3 May 1869 in Troy, Doniphan Co., Kansas. Almer Leslie died in Lakin, Kearny Co., Kansas on 4 Oct 1939; he was 70. Buried on 8 Oct 1939 in Ransom, Ness Co., Kansas.

ii. Sarah Etta[28]. Born on 26 May 1875 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co. Missouri. Sarah Etta died in Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado on 8 Sep 1944; she was 69.

On 16 Sep 1892 when Sarah Etta was 17, she married John Henry HILL, in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Born on 20 Aug 1870 in Daniphan, Daniphan Co., Kansas. John Henry died in Rawlins, Carbon Co., Kansas on 5 Aug 1947; he was 76. Buried in Aug 1947 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.

iii. Wilbur[28] (Twin). Born on 23 May 1878 in Denver, Worth Co. Missouri. Wilbur died in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas on 23 Jul 1887; he was 9.

iv. Lilly Roberta[28] (Twin). Born on 23 May 1878 in Denver, Worth Co. Missouri. Lilly Roberta died in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS on 6 Mar 1946; she was 67. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[26] TWP Brookdale P.O. Hargrave.

On 25 Nov 1903 when Lilly Roberta was 25, she married Burns NEWMAN. Born on 31 Jul 1876 in , Knox Co., Illinois. Burns died in Rogers, Benton Co., Arkansas on 12 Aug 1951; he was 75. Buried on 16 Aug 1951 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.

v. Alpheus Keyes[28]. Born on 27 Nov 1881 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Alpheus Keyes died in Las Vegas, San Miguel Co., New Mexico on 31 Jul 1947; he was 65. Buried in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[26] TWP: Brookdale, P.O. Hargrave.

On 23 Nov 1904 when Alpheus Keyes was 22, he married Elizabeth May NEWMAN, daughter of William Rae NEWMAN & Sarah H. PEACOCK, in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas. Born on 15 Apr 1883 in Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas. Elizabeth May died in Las Vegas, San Miguel Co., New Mexico on 30 Sep 1950; she was 67. Buried in Oct 1950 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.

vi. Harley B.[28]. Born on 24 Jan 1884 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Harley B. died in Fresno, Fresno Co., CA on 19 Feb 1953; he was 69. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[26] TWP: Brookdale, P.O. Hargrave.

On 3 Jul 1908 when Harley B. was 24, he married Mabel J. ELDRIDGE.

vii. Nathan Burt[28]. Born on 15 Jan 1886 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Nathan Burt died in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas on 29 Dec 1933; he was 47. Buried in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas. LaCrosse Cemetery. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[26] TWP: Brookdale, P.O. Hargrave.

On 21 Jan 1927 when Nathan Burt was 41, he first married Florence Ellen BEGGS. Born on 18 Sep 1895 in , Cass Co., Missouri. Florence Ellen died in Great Bend, Barton County, KS on 17 Oct 1979; she was 84. Buried on 21 Oct 1978 in Santa Clara, , California.

On 1 Feb 1906 when Nathan Burt was 20, he second married Mary SCHWAB, in Bison, Rush County, Kansas. Born abt 1885.

viii. Rachel Effie. Born on 19 Jul 1888 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas. Rachel Effie died in Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado on 13 Jun 1954; she was 65. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[26] TWP: Brookdale, P.O. Hargrave.

On 15 Aug 1908 when Rachel Effie was 20, she married Emery Francis BLAKE[28], in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas. Born on 11 Apr 1885 in Harrisonville, , Missouri. Emery Francis died in Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado on 12 Dec 1953; he was 68. Buried on 15 Dec 1953 in Greeley, Weld Co., Colorado.

ix. William Jerry. Born on 14 Sep 1891 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas.[31] William Jerry died in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas on 22 May 1980; he was 88.[31] Buried on 25 May 1980 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.[31] LaCrosse Cemetery. Was on the census for Hargrave, Rush Co., Kansas in 1895.[26] TWP: Brookdale, P.O. Hargrave.

Janousek Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Jerry's funeral. The Rev. Henry Murray officiating. Soloist was Merrill Womach and songs played: "The Old Rugged Cross" and "God Will Take Care Of You." Casket Bearers were R.J. Greenway, M.K. Greenway, J. L. Greenway, Don Greenway, Wm. Greenway and Jerry Hanzlick. Gravesite Services were performed by Masonic Lodge #330 AF & AM, LaCrosse.[31]

On 20 May 1914 when William Jerry was 22, he married Nellie SPECK[28], in Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas. Nellie died on 14 Jul 1979. Buried in Jul 1979 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.

9 x. John Jackson (1895-1928)
xi. Elmer[9] (Died as Infant). Born on 7 Jul 1900 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Elmer died in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas on 21 Apr 1902; he was 1.


8. Mary J. GREENWAY.[21] Born abt 1852. Was on the census for Carter Co., Tennessee in 1860.[21] age 8 pg. 341.

When reading the 1860 Tennessee Census Vol. 2, page 341 was I ever surprised to see that James, George and William had a sister. This is the first that I knew of her existance. Also we can assume that her father, Nathan must have died around 1852 and 1860, since he does not appear on this census.[21]


Mary J. married Butler.



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