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Mary Polly Ann Laughter (Lawter) 5

Born: abt 1808-22

Married: Enoch Ruff, abt 1846, North Carolna.
Born: abt 1805, South Carolina.
Died: after 1863, Polk Co., North Carolina.
He may have been son of George Ruff.
Note: Enoch Ruff first married Nancy Owensby
She was born abt 1812 and died abt 1845.


Children of Mary "Polly" Ann Laughter and step-children of Enoch Ruff are:
  • John Laughter, Born: abt 1843, Polk Co., North Carolina.

  • Elias Laughter, Born: 29 Dec 1844, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: 14 Jan 1915, Polk Co., North Carolina. (See PopView note)
    Married: Nancy Adeline Rhodes, 26 Jan 1871, Henderson Co., NC.

  • Nancy Louisa Laughter, Born: abt 1846, Rutherford Co., NC.
Step-children of Mary "Polly" Ann Laughter and
Children of Enoch Ruff and Nancy Owensby are:
  • Reuben Richard Ruff, Born: abt 1829, Coopers Gap, NC.
    Died: abt 1892, Chimney Rock, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Married: Sarah M. "Sally" Jones, born May 1840. Died: after 1900.

  • William Joseph Ruff, Born: 06 Aug 1830, Coopers Gap, NC.
    Died: 06 Jun 1900, Cane Creek, North Carolina.
    Married: Catherine Isa "Icey" (Isay/Isy/Icy) Biddy, 08 Mar 1855, NC.
    Born: 11 Mar 1829. Died: 25 Feb 1911.

  • Martha Ruff, Born: abt 1835, NC, Coopers Gap, NC.

  • Elizabeth Ruff, Born: abt 1837, NC, Coopers Gap, NC.

  • Wiley Ellis Ruff, Born: abt 1839, Coopers Gap, NC.
    Wiley Ellis Ruff was a chair maker.

  • George Washington Ruff, Born: abt 1845.
    Married: Saleana (Solemna) Laughter, 18 Sep 1865, Polk Co., NC.
    Note: Need HELP with George Washington Ruff. Two sources
    show him as son of Nancy Owensby and another says he isn't!
Children of Mary "Polly" Ann Laughter and Enoch Ruff are:
  • Walter Ruff, Born: abt 1846, Cane Creek, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Married: Mary E. Jackson, born: Apr 1845, NC.

  • Emily Susan Ruff, Born: abt 1849, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: abt 1924, Polk Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Samuel Bailey, 24 Mar 1867, Polk Co., North Carolina.

  • Moriah Matilda Ruff, Born: abt 1850, Coopers Gap, NC.

  • Ellender Malinda Ruff, Born: 18 Feb 1853, Coopers Gap, NC.
    Died: 02 Dec 1930, Coopers Gap, Polk Co., NC.
    Married: William Franklin Searcy, 17 Nov 1870, Coopers Gap, NC.
    Born: 10 Nov 1848, Coopers Gap, NC. Died: 14 Aug 1904, Coopers Gap, NC.
    He is son of Elijah Searcy and Rebecca Pack.

  • Jesse Garrison Ruff, Born: 08 Dec 1853, Polk Co., NC.
    Died: 08 Dec 1923, Polk Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Sarah Jane Bailey, 09 Feb 1877, Polk Co., North Carolina.

  • Narcissa Dora "Dasas" (D.C.) Ruff, Born: abt 1859-63, Coopers Gap, NC.
    Died: abt 1925, Dallas, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

  • Enoch Franklin Ruff, Born: 16 Sep 1863, Polk Co., NC.
    Died: 25 Feb or 13 Mar 1925, Polk Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Cordelia "Delia" Jackson, 15 May 1886, Polk Co., North Carolina.

John 1: Henry 2: Benjamin 3: Robert C. 4:

Henry C. Laughter 5

Born: abt 1814, in Georgia.
Note: Living in Prattville, Autaugal, Alabama in 1860 census.

Married: Ellen Midora ?
Born: abt 1822, in Alabama.

Children of Henry C. Laughter and Ellen Midora ? are:
  • John Laughter, Born: abt 1849 in Alabama.
  • Charles Laughter, Born: abt 1852 in Alabama.
  • Elizabeth Laughter, Born: abt 1855 in Texas.
  • Ralph Laughter, Born: abt 1858 in Texas.
  • Franklin Laughter, Born: abt 1860 in Alabama.

John 1: Henry 2: Benjamin 3: Jane 4:

Eleanor Duncan McFerrin 5

Born: 25 Aug 1800, Cannon Co., Tennessee.
Died: 18 Jan 1886, possibly in Rienzi, Alcorn Co., Mississippi.

Married: Cullen Curlee, 25 Aug 1818.
Born: Rienzi, Alcorn Co., Mississippi.

Children of Eleanor Duncan McFerrin and Cullen Curlee are:
  • Louise Angeline Curlee, Born: 04 Dec 1819, Rienzi, Mississippi.
    Died: abt 1886.
    Married: William Forbes, 17 Dec 1839, Rienzi, Mississippi.
    He was born abt 1767-70, Anson Co., North Carolina.

  • Annie Curlee, Born: abt 1821, Rienzi, Mississippi.


  • Tabitha Elizabeth Curlee, Born: 24 Apr 1824, Rienzi, Mississippi.
    Died: 17 Mar 1894.
    Married: Ben C. Stanley, 21 Dec 1841.
    Born abt 1818. Died: abt 1902.

  • John McFerrin Curlee, Born: 03 Nov 1826, Rienzi, Mississippi.
    Died: 21 Apr 1865.
    Married: Sally Ann Norfleet, on 29 Jun 1852.

  • Mary Curlee, Born: abt 1826, Rienzi, Mississippi.

  • William Peyton Curlee, Born: abt 1833, Rutherford Co., Tennessee.
    Died: abt 1878 in Rutherford County, Tennessee.
    Married: Mary Elizabeth Boone, abt 1836.
      Mary Elizabeth Boone Curlee may have married:
      (2)William Taylor Curlee, 10 Oct 1865.


  • Ellen Curlee, Born: abt 1835, Rienzi, Mississippi,
    Died: abt 1903. Married: T.D. Beall, born abt 1833.

  • Cullen Burton Curlee, Born: 25 Oct 1838, Rutherford Co., Tennessee.
    Died: abt 1913, Rutheford County, Tennessee.
    Married: Sue Duncan, 19 May 1874. Born: about 1841.

  • Rufus LeGrand Curlee, Born: abt 1839, Rienzi, Mississippi.

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John Laughter 5

Born abt 1789 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

Married: Mary "Polly" Crooks 01 Sep 1819, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Born: abt 1798-99, in North Carolina.
John Laughter and Mary Crooks moved to Vigo Co., Indiana --
then to Cumberland Co., Illinois. They may be buried in Illinois.

Children of John Laughter and Mary "Polly" Crooks are:
  • Emeretta Laughter, Born: 26 Apr 1823, Vigo Co., Indiana.
    Died: 29 Oct 1900, Benton Co., Iowa.
    Married: David Henderson Hollenbeck, 20 Jan 1839, Marshal Creek, Illinois.

  • James Hicks (Hix) Laughter, Born: 1824, Vigo Co. Indiana.
    Married: Sarah Meddley. She was born 1832, Indiana.

  • Ewing (Edwin) Hampton Laughter, Born: 15 Nov 1826, Vigo Co., Indiana.
    Died: 15 Mar 1911, Custer Co., Oklahoma.
    Married: Eliza (Lisa) Jane Bartmess, 17 Oct 1850. Born: abt 1831, Illinois.

  • Sarah Laughter, Born: 17 Oct 1829, Vigo Co., Indiana.
    Died: 26 Nov 1899, Cumberland Co., Illinois.
    Married: (1)Charles D. Wintermute (Wintermate), 15 Mar 1848.
    Married: (2)Reuben Beals, 06 Apr 1853.


  • Alijah H. Laughter, Born: abt 1831, Vigo Co., Indiana.
    Married: Eliza Hamilton, abt 1860. Born: abt 1839-1841.

  • William H. Laughter, Born: abt 1833, Vigo Co., Indiana.
    Married: Sarah Ann ?, born abt 1836, Indiana.

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Joseph William Laughter 5 (See PopView note)

Born: abt 1797, in Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Died: abt 1867, in Polk Co., North Carolina.

Married: Jane Dimsdale, abt 1815.
Born: abt 1797, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

Children of Joseph William Laughter and Jane Dimsdale are:
  • Riley Laughter, Born: 1816, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Married: Mary Polly Spicer, 17 Jun 1843, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Born: Apr 1822.

  • Rhoda Laughter, Born: 11 Mar 1818. Died: 08 Jan 1884.
    Married: Elkanah (Elcana) Logan McGuinn, 1835, Rutherford Co., NC.

  • Susanah Laughter, Born: 1820, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Married: Henry Searcy, 22 Jul 1848, in Rutherford Co., NC.

  • James Alford Laughter, Born: 1823, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Married: Juliet Weaver, 31 Mar 1848, in Rutherford Co., NC.

  • Jane (A.B.) Elmira Melinda "Lindy" Laughter,
    Born: 1829, in Rutherford Co., NC.
    Married: Michael McGuinn III, 10 Dec 1856, in Polk Co., NC.

  • Catherine Basardin Laughter, Born: 1833, in Rutherford Co., NC.
    Married: John D. Weaver, 02 Feb 1857, in Polk Co., NC.

  • Joseph Jesse Laughter, Born: 1836, Polk Co., NC.
    Died: Before 1900. Buried: Cooper's Gap Church Cemetery, Polk Co., NC.
    Married: Celia Minerva Laughter.
    Celia Minerva was dtr of Mary A. Laugher who married James Edgerton.

  • Nancy L. Laughter, Born: 1839, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Lewis McGuinn.

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Penelope "Nelly" Mills Laughter 5

Born: abt 1798, in Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

Married: Asa B. Young, 14 Jun 1830, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Born: abt 1797, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

Child of Penelope "Nelly" Mills Laughter and Asa B. Young is:
  • Arminta Minerva Young, Born: abt 1837, and died after 1866.
    Married: George W. Hall, born 09 May 1830. Died: 30 Oct 1881.
NOTE: Rutherford Co, North Carolina Deeds, 1779-1917, By W. D. Floyd:
"Lawter, Wiley / Young, Pentelope M. / Deed/45/368/1846"
"Lawter, Willy / Young, Pentelope / Gift D/45/370/1846"

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Wyley Ellis Laughter 5

Born: abt 1800, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Died: 1860-1880. Lived: Monroe Co., TN, 1860. (census)

Married: (1)Jennie Reed (Jenny Reid), 01 July 1829, Rutherford Co., NC.
Married: (2)Mary A. Denton, abt 1846. Born abt 1810, Virginia.
Note: Mary A. Denton, age 70, was living in home of
G.W. Laughter (probably George W.), in 1880 Monroe Co., TN census.
Child of Wyley Ellis Laughter and Jennie Reed (Jenny Reid) is: Children of Wyley Ellis Laughter and Mary A. Denton are:
  • Samuel L. Houston Laughter, born abt 1849, Monroe Co., Tennessee.
    Died: abt 1878 in Monroe Co., Tennessee.
    Married: Mary Melissa Harris on 21 Dec 1867.
    Born: 1848, Monroe Co., TN. Died: 16 Sep 1918, Vonore, Monroe Co., TN.

  • George Washington Laughter,
    Born: 22 Sep 1852, Monroe Co., TN. Died: 02 Jan 1915.
    Married: (1)Louise Moses, 21 Oct 1875, Monroe Co., Tennessee.
    Born: 01 Jan 1848. Died: 16 Aug 1893, Monroe Co., Tennessee.
    Married: (2)Louisa Hicks, 1894, Monroe Co., TN. Born: 1870.
    (See PopView note)

  • Cornelius Laughter, born abt 1856, Monroe Co., Tennessee.

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John Hicks (Hix) Laughter 5

Born: abt 1802 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Died: abt 1856 in Polk Co., North Carolina.

Married: Mary Ann Dimsdale abt 1835.
Born: abt 1814, Died: abt 1870.
Note: John and Mary lived in Polk County, NC,
near the present town of Mills Gap.


Children of John Hicks Laughter and Mary Ann Dimsdale are:
  • Elizabeth Laughter, Born: 06 Nov 1834, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: 03 Jun 1909.
    Married: William R. Biddy, 12 June 1859, Polk Co., NC.
    He was Born: abt 1832-5. Died: abt 1925,
    brother of Catherine Isa "Icey" Biddy and Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Biddy.

  • Allen Laughter, Born: Oct 1836, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Died: 21 Jul 1914, Polk Co., North Carolina.
    Married: (1)Sarah M. Biddy, 26 Oct 1858.
    Born: 02 Oct 1839-40, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Died: 13 Mar 1904 or 15 Mar 1905, Polk Co., North Carolina.
    Married: (2)Texana Jackson, abt 1907. Born abt 1868 in NC.

  • William C. Laughter, Born: 18 Oct 1838, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: 12 Jul 1903, Indiana (Probably Putnam County.)
    Married: Jemina Spicer, 15 Nov 1857, Polk Co., North Carolina.
    Born: Mar 1824, North Carolina.

  • Merritt R. Laughter, Born: 29 Jan 1841, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: 15 Aug 1883. Married: Sarah Arminta Jackson.

  • Lewis J. Laughter, Born: 14 Jun 1843, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: 22 Aug 1908, Spartanburg Co., SC.
    Married: Elizabeth or Elvirah ?, abt 1872, Born: abt 1848-1849.

  • ? Mary S. Laughter, born abt 1843 ?.
    [Not certain about Mary S. as child of John Hicks & Mary Ann.]

  • John David Martin Laughter, Born: abt 1840, Flat Rock, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: abt 1908, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.
    Married: (1)Mitilda ? , abt 1871. Born: abt 1848-50.
    Married: (2)Phoebe Ellen Norwood. Born: 05 May 1865, Tennessee.
    Died: 1940 (or after 1933), Greenville, South Carolina.

  • Elvira B. Laughter,
    Born: 06 Oct 1847. Died: 13 Nov 1929.
    Married: (1)William Walker Gilbert, Born: 06 Apr 1846. Died: 23 Nov 1894.
    Married: (2)Doc Jackson, Born: abt 1843 in North Carolina.

  • Joseph G. Laughter, Born: Dec 1849, Died: abt 1913.
    Married: Louisa J. Jackson, 31 Dec 1871. Born: 1854-5. Died: 1909

  • Wiley Samuel Laughter,
    Born: 08 Jul 1850, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.
    Died: 20 Sep 1895, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.
    Married: Sarah Jane Gilbert, 16 Feb 1871 or 1873, McDowell Co., NC.
    Born: 11 Apr 1852, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.
    Died: 04 Jan 1919, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.

  • Sarah Louisa Laughter, Born: Mar 1854, Polk Co., NC.
    Died: 20 Nov 19??. Married: ? Green
    One child: Nellie Green

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Nancy Laughter 5

Born: abt 1810, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.


Married: Benjamin Gordon, 23 April 1832, Rutherford Co., NC.
Born: abt 1808
Son of Samuel Gordon (1783-1878) and Mary Staton (1786-?)

Children of Nancy Laughter and Benjamin Gordon are:
  • Mary Gordon, born abt 1833
  • Sarah Gordon, born abt 1835
  • Catherine Gordon, born abt 1837

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Catherine Laughter 5

Born: abt 1812, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Died: abt 1919, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

Married: Samuel Nanney, 11 Aug 1837, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Born: abt 1819, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Son of Shadrack Nanney and Mary Cobb Wright or Mary Polly Wheeler.

Children of Catherine Laughter and Samuel Nanny are:
  • Shadrack J. Nanney, born abt 1836, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Died: 15 Nov 1861, (killed in action), Bath Alum Springs, Virginia.
    NOTE: Enlisted May 1, 1861 in Co. C, 16th NC Troops: Yancey Co., NC.

  • Isaiah Nanney, born 31 Oct 1839, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Died: 24 Sep 1880, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Hester D. Hill, 07 Nov 1864, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Born: 05 May 1846, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: 04 Mar 1933, Rutherford Co., NC.

  • Mary S. Nanney, born 1842, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Married: A. W. Morgan, 17 Mar 1860, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Born: abt 1838, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

  • Jordan Nanney, born abt 1844, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

  • Marina Nanney, born abt 1846, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

  • Sallie Nanney, born Mar 1847, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Died: 07 Dec 1915.

  • Samuel B. Nanney, Jr., born 08 Feb 1850, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Married: (1)Amanda Williams, born 20 Nov 1853, died 04 Feb 1915.
    Married: (2)Nora Osteen, born abt 1882, died 19 May 1977.

  • John L. Nanney, born 10 Sep 1855, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Mary Laura Adair, 09 Jun 1881, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Born: 24 Jul 1854, North Carolina.

  • Lawson C. Nanney, born abt 1859, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: 01 Jan 1933, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Mary Lou Keeter about 1882 in Rutherford Co., NC.
    Born: 12 Oct 1858, died 13 Aug 1929, Rutherford Co., NC.

  • Rebecca L. Nanney, born abt 1861, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Married: M. V. Bartels, 10 Sep 1882, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Born: abt 1860, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

  • James Edward Nanney, born 29 Jul 1863, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: 21 Sep 1921, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Ellen Keeter abt 1886.
    Born: 17 Jan 1863. Died: 21 Jun 1944, Rutherford Co., NC.

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Mary A. Laughter 5

Born: abt 1820, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Died: 1871, Rutherford Co., NC. WILL dated 08 Mar 1871.

Married: James Edgerton, 19 Aug 1856, Polk Co., North Carolina.

Children of Mary A. Laughter are: Child of Mary A. Laughter and James Edgerton is:
  • Clingman Edgerton, born abt 1859, North Carolina.

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James "Squirrel Tail" Laughter 5

Born: 1803, Buncombe Co., NC. (See PopView NC Co. History Timeline)

Married: Elizabeth ? , born abt 1820. Lived, Buncombe* Co., NC.
She is possibly Elizabeth Laughter or Elizabeth Lyda

Children of James "Squirrel Tail" Laughter and Elizabeth ? are:
  • J.H. Laughter, Born: abt 1830.

  • Jane Laughter, Born: abt 1833.
    Married: James Jackson (Jim Jackson)

  • Martha Laughter, Born: abt 1835.

  • Jacob Laughter, Born: abt 1837. (See PopView -- Civil War)

  • Isaiah Laughter, Born: abt 1838, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Died: abt 1886, Henderson Co., North Carolina. (See PopView note)
    Married: Nancy Matilda "Tilda" King, 17 Apr 1859, Henderson Co., NC.
    Born: 24 Jul 1842. Died: 19 Dec 1941, Henderson Co., NC.

  • Margaret Louisa Laughter, (Lou Laughter, Lou Brown)
    Born: 08 Jul 1840, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: 28 Nov 1928, Nail, Newton Co., Arkansas.
    Married: James S. Brown, North Carolina. -- (Photo)
    Born: 14 Nov 1834, North Carolina, died 10 Apr 1909, Newton Co., AR.

  • Byrd (Bird) Anderson Laughter, Born: 21 Jan 1844, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: unk [Before 1907], Edneyville, North Carolina.
    Buried: St. Paul's Cemetery at Edneyville, NC.
    Married: Rhoda Kathern Lyda. (See PopView note)

  • Hannah Elmira Laughter, Born: abt 1848.
    Married: James M. Lanning, born abt 1854.

  • James Laughter, born abt 1849.

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Martha Louise Laughter 5

Born: 1809, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.
Died: 1878, Farmersville, Texas.

Married: Isaiah Paine (Payne), abt 1828.
Born: 1807, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.
Died: 1882, Farmersville, Texas.

Children of Martha Louise Laughter and Isaiah Paine are:
  • Martha W. Paine, born 09 Oct 1824, North Carolina.
    Died: 22 Aug 1900, Easley, South Carolina.
    Married: Lewis Harrison Dalton, born 23 Feb 1823, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: 08 Jan 1902.

  • Mourning Louisa Paine, born 09 Nov 1829, Buncombe Co., NC.
    Died: 01 Aug 1882, Collin Co., Texas.
    Married: Joseph Underwood King, born 27 Feb 1826, Buncombe Co., NC.
    Died: 10 Mar 1901, Collin Co., Texas.

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Lucinda Laughter 5

Born: 24 Jun 1819, Edneyville, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
Died: 02 Jun/Jul 1892, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.

Married: Jacob Case, abt 1836, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.
Born: 23 Jan 1817
Died: May 1880, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
He was son of Laxton Case and Unaka, or Unecha, or Younacha.
Unaka is believed to be full Cherokee.

Children of Lucinda Laughter and Jacob Case are: (SEE NOTE BELOW)
  • Nancy Caroline Case, born 05 Mar 1837, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: 02 Aug 1909, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Toliver Zeb Dalton, abt 1855, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.
    Born: 28 Jul 1828, Green River, Rutherford (later Polk) Co., NC.
    Died: 03 May 1908, Edneyville, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

  • John Laxton Case, born 05 May 1840, Clear Creek, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: Dec 1912. Married: Sarah Bell, born abt 1840.

  • Jane Llewellyn Case, born 1841, Clear Creek, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: 01 Dec 1919.

  • [Lucinda Matilda Case,] born 15 Oct 1842, Clear Creek, Henderson Co., NC.

  • [Caroline Case,] born abt 1844, Henderson Co., NC.

  • Martha Emmeline Case, born abt 1845, Clear Creek, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: abt 1867

  • Andrew Pinckney Case, born abt 1847, Clear Creek, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: abt 1858

  • [ ? Case,] born abt 1848, Henderson Co., NC.

  • Marcus Patton Case, born 15 Mar 1849/51, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.
    Married: [(1)Martha Priscilla Syder or Martha V. Lyda.]
    Married: [(2)Priscilla Lyda, born abt 1859, Henderson Co., NC.
    Martha Priscilla Syder or Martha V. Lyda was born on May 17, 1852.
    ]

  • Rebecca Case, born abt 1853-54, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: abt 1919

  • Joseph Case, born abt 1855-56, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: abt 1858

  • [James Lewellen Case,] born May 1855, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: 10 Jul 1919
    Married: (1)Carolyn Garren, born Feb 1857, Henderson Co., NC.
    Married: (2)Madeline Pauline Brangon, born abt 1858, Henderson Co., NC.

  • Oliver Case, born abt 1858, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
  • Tilda Case, born abt 1860, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

  • Henry Monroe Case, born abt 1862, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: abt 1883

  • Doctor Jacob Case, born abt 1864, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: abt 1873

    NOTE: Questionable names and information in square brackets [].
    May not belong with this family.

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Allen Shadrac Laughter 5

Born: 1824
Died: abt 1880, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

Married: Roena Martha Owenby, 1844-45, Henderson Co., NC.
Born: abt 1823-25, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
Daughter of Ezekiel Owenby and Catherine Stice.

Children of Allen Shadrac Laughter and Roena Martha Owenby are:
  • Mary M. Laughter, born abt 1840, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

  • Isaac G. Laughter, Born: abt 1845, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Nancy A. Barnwell. Born: 28 Jul 1842, North Carolina.
    Died: 08 Dec 1941, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

  • Martha E. Laughter, Born: 01 Feb 1845, McDowell Co., NC.
    Died: 17 Jul 1920 in Henderson Co., NC.
    Married: Williamson Garren, born 22 Sep 1830, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: 09 Feb 1900, s/o Abraham (Absolom) Garren and Eliza Vaugh.

  • Catherine Laughter, born abt 1853, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
  • Scot Laughter, born abt 1853, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
  • Nancy E. Laughter, born abt 1855, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
  • John A. Laughter, born abt 1860, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
  • Minerva Laughter, born abt 1867, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

  • Lee Grant Laughter, born abt 1869, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Ellen Hill, 30 Jan 1890, born abt 1872.

  • James R. Laughter, born abt 1873, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

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John R. Laughter 5 (Jr.?)
JR Laughter, J.R. Laughter, John R. Laugher Jr., John Laughter, John Lawter
Born: abt 1826, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Died: 10 Jun 1865, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

Married: (1)Louisa (Elzira) Edney
Born: ?, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
Daughter of Samuel Edney and Gilly Ward.

Married: (2)Nancy E. Hill, abt 1850, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.
Born: abt 1825-29, Henderson* Co., North Carolina.

Children of John R. Laughter and Nancy E. Hill are:
  • Mary E. Laughter, born abt 1850, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.

  • Susan L. (Salmia) Laughter, Susan Laughter
      born abt 1851-52, Edneyville, Henderson Co., North Carolina.


  • Erwin B. Laughter, born: May 1852, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Elizabeth A. Savanna, abt 1870, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Born: abt 1857, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

  • William Young Laughter, born: 1855, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Mary (Martha) J. Whitker, 25 Oct 1877, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Born: abt 1852, North Carolina.

  • Rachael L. Matilda Laughter, born: abt 1858, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Jesse M. Basset, 18 Dec 1871, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Note: Cowart's Index of Marriages:
    Laughter, Rachel L. M. (age 17) to Basset, Jesse M. (age 28), 18 Dec 1871.


  • James M. Laughter, (James Mel? Laughter), born: abt 1860, Henderson Co., NC.
    [James M. Laughter married Hannah Kingery, 05 Dec 1878, Cumberland, Illinois.
    Hannah Kingery was born abt 1858, Cumberland, Illinois.
    Not sure that these are the same James M. Laughter.]

  • Joseph P. Laughter, born: 11 Jun 1860, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: 03 May 1933, Henderson Co, North Carolina.
    Buried: Fruitland Cemetery, Henderson Co, North Carolina.
* Part of Buncombe Co. became Henderson Co. in 1838.
See: PopView Evolution of NC Counties

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Cynthia Cowart (Coward) 5

Born: abt 1812
Died: 16 May 1884

Married: William M. Wilson, 31 Oct 1837.
Born: abt 1808, North Carolina.
Died: 11 Dec 1894, Rockmart, Polk Co., Georgia.
Son of Abraham Wilson and Juda ?.

Children of Cynthia Cowart and William M. Wilson are:
  • Henry J. Wilson, born 1839.
    Married: Delpha Weaver, born 09 Nov 1859, Polk Co., North Carolina.

  • Emily Wilson, born 1843, North Carolina.
    Married: John Wesley Earley

  • Cynthia Arcilla Wilson, born Oct 1844.
    Died: 1906, Polk Co., North Carolina.

  • Elbert W. Wilson, born 08 Mar 1846, Rutherford Co., NC.
    Died: 29 Aug 1912, Polk Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Mary E. Byars.

  • Benjamin Taylor Wilson, born 26 Mar 1848,
    Died: 23 Mar 1905. Married: Delphia Byars, 06 Feb 1868, NC.

  • Alvin L. Wilson, born abt 1851, Polk Co., NC.
    Married: Tennessee Evelyn Collins, born abt 1856, Polk Co., NC.
    She Died: 13 Oct 1936, Morganton, Burke Co., North Carolina.

  • Columbus Oliver Wilson, born 15 Jan 1853.
    Died: 20 Jun 1913 or 1919, Polk Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Mary Effler.

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James Hicks Laughter 5

Born: 1810, Edneyville, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
Died: 1891, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

Married: Nancy Hill, 25 Dec 1827, OR, 19 Oct 1830, Rutherford Co., NC.
Born: abt 1809-16, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.

Children of James Hicks Laughter and Nancy Hill are:
  • James Henry Laughter, Born: 1832, North Carolina.
    Married: (1)Nancy Hill, born abt 1826, died abt 1895,
    dtr of Jonathan Hill & Sarah Wheeler (Sally Wheeler).
    Married: (2)Susan Nix, born abt 1854, Henderson Co., NC.

  • Baylus Edney Laughter (Balis Edney Laughter)(Bailis Edney Laughter)
    (Bailus Edney Laughter)(Bailious Edney Laughter)
    Born: 05 Jul 1835, Chimney Rock, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Died: 12 Jan 1922, Edneyville, Henderson, Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Rebecca Seline Brown (Selina Brown), 05 Aug 1861.

  • Samuel Carson Laughter,
    Born: 09 Sep 1837, Chimney Rock, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
    Died: 24 Nov 1917, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Rebecca Jackson, 16 Dec 1858, Edneyville, Henderson Co., NC.

  • (Miss) Laughter, Born: 1838

  • Butler Laughter, Born: 1839, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Amanda ?, Born: abt 1852, North Carolina.

  • Margaret Susannah Laughter, Born: 1841, Henderson Co., NC.
    Married: James S. Brown, Born: 14 Nov 1834. He Died: 09 Apr 1909.

  • Thomas Butler Laughter, Born: 1843, Henderson Co., NC.
    Married: Sarah Jane Watkins, Born: abt 1849, Henderson Co., NC.

  • Lula Laughter, Born: 1845, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Evan David Jones.

  • Emiline Laughter, Born: 1847, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    (Emeline Laughter) (Emmeline Laughter)

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John J. Laughter 5

Born: 1817, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
Died: abt 1900, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

Married: (1)Alzira Hill
Born: abt 1815, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Died: 21 Dec 1869, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Dtr of Jonathan Hill & Sarah (Sally) Wheeler.

Married: (2)Elvira Louisa Edney, 05 Oct 1851.
Born: Feb 1837, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
Dtr of Samuel J. Edney and Gillie S. Ward.

Children of John J. Laughter and Alzie (Alzira) Hill are:
  • Sarah Laughter, Born: abt 1836.
    Married: ? Paris.

  • Nancy Laughter, Born: abt 1840.

  • Hampton P. Laughter, Born: 1841, North Carolina.
    Died: Died: 14 Mar 1904
    Married: Martha ?, Born: abt 1841. (PopView note)
Children of John J. Laughter and Elvira Louisa Edney are:
  • Columbus Laughter, Born: abt 1854-56.
    Married: Freelove ?, or ? Freelove, or Free Love.
    Born: abt 1863. (They had one known child)
        Vesta D. Laughter, dtr, born abt 1879.

  • Benjamin F. Laughter, Born: abt 1860, Buncombe Co., NC.
    Married: Sarah (Sallie) Watkins, 08 Mar 1887, Buncombe Co., NC.
    Born: 1863, and died 11 Feb 1925, Henderson Co., NC.

  • Artilla Laughter, Born: abt 1862-65, North Carolina.

  • Laura F. Laughter, Born: abt 1866, North Carolina.

  • Zebulon V. Laughter, Born: abt 1868-69, North Carolina.
      Have info for a Zeb Vance Laughter, Jr.
      Married: Eliza Griffin, 1895, Galveston, Texas. (See PopView note)
      Please let me know if you can help. . . FL

  • Winston Laughter, Born: 16 Mar 1870, Buncombe Co., NC.
    Died: 14 Jul 1942, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Emma F. ?, born 20 Dec 1873.
    Died 01 Jan 1961, Buncombe Co., NC.

  • Emily Laughter, Born: abt 1878, North Carolina.

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Benjamin J. Laughter 5

Born: abt 1818, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Died: before 1880, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

Married: (1)Cecelia "Celia" Anne Corn, abt 1840, Buncombe Co., NC.
Born: abt 1820, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.
Married: (2)Rosanna Barnwell, 30 Aug 1874.

Children of Benjamin J. Laughter and Cecelia "Celia" Anne Corn are:
  • Matthew Arthur Laughter, Born: abt 1840-45, Buncombe Co., NC.
    Married: Amy Sophia Barnwell, 24 Feb 1867, Henderson Co., NC.
    Born: abt 1850, North Carolina.

  • Jane Mary Laughter, Born: abt 1847-48, Buncombe Co., NC.
    Married: J.R. Barnwell (Burwell), born abt 1848, North Carolina.
      James Simpson Laughter, son of Jane Mary Laugher,
      born abt 1870, NC.

  • John Patterson Laughter, Born: 11 Jan 1848, Buncombe Co., NC.
    Died: 13 Feb 1920, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Mary Ann Owensby, born 22 Sep 1849, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: 30 Mar 1926, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    John Patterson & Mary Ann relocated to Oklahoma but returned to NC.
    (See PopView note)

  • Hezekiah H. Laughter, Born: 15 Feb 1851, Henderson Co., NC.
    Married: Harriett Hill, born 02 Jun 1849, Henderson Co., NC.
    Died: 14 Aug 1913. Dtr of Manson Carson Hill and Mary Ann Arledge.

  • Reuben Joshua Laughter, Born: abt 1854, Henderson (or Buncombe) Co., NC.
    Died: 30 Jul 1911, Brookhaven, Mississippi.
    Married: Frances Elizabeth "Frankie" Barkley, born 10 Jun 1856, North Carolina.
    Died: 23 Jan 1922, Spartanburg Co., SC. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery.

  • Matilda Laughter, Born: abt 1856-58, Henderson Co., NC.
    Married: Syrus Barnwell, born abt 1861, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

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Nancy Elizabeth Laughter 5
Believed to be: Nancy Eliza Laughter, or Elzy Laughter

Born: abt 1828-31, North Carolina.

Married David A. Rhodes, born abt 1820-25, North Carolina.

Children of Nancy Eliza Laughter and David A. Rhodes are:
  • John Daniel Rhodes, born abt 1847-48, North Carolina.
    Died: 11 Apr 1918.

      John Daniel Rhodes (if the same):
      Married: Emeline S. ?, born abt 1847-48, North Carolina.

  • Nancy Adeline Rhodes, born 08 Nov 1849, North Carolina.
    Died: 26 Mar 1925, North Carolina.
    Married: Elias Laughter, 26 Jan 1871, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Born: 29 Dec 1844, Henderson Co, North Carolina.
    Died: 14 Jan 1915, Polk Co., North Carolina. (See PopView note)
    Son of Mary Ann "Polly" Laughter and stepson of Enoch Ruff.

  • William F. Rhodes, born abt 1852, North Carolina.

  • Rachael Rhodes, born abt 1853, North Carolina.

  • Joseph Asbury Rhodes, born abt 1855, North Carolina.
    Died: 19 Feb 1919, Henderson Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Nancy Merrill, 26 Nov 1874, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.
    Born: abt 1852-53, North Carolina.

  • Andrew Marion Rhodes, born abt 1857, North Carolina.

      Andrew M. Rhodes (if the same) married: Catherine ?.
        Dtr of Andrew M. Rhodes and Catherine ?,
          Elizabeth T.E. Rhodes, born abt 1880, NC.

  • Daniel Rhodes, born abt 1858, North Carolina.

  • Jesse Rufus Rhodes, born abt 1859-60, North Carolina.
    Died: 31 Mar 1930, Henderson Co., North Carolina.

      Jesse R. Rhodes (if the same) married Mary ?.

  • Emily Jane "Emma" Rhodes, born abt 1868, North Carolina.

      Elizabeth T.E. Rhodes, dtr of Emma or Andrew Rhodes,
      (if the same), was born abt 1880, North Carolina.

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John Joseph Laughter 5

Born 1808 in Warren Co., North Carolina.
Died 1878

Married: Harriet Brown, abt 1830, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
Born: 1814, in Alabama
Died: 1884, in Mississippi.
Dtr of Hukey Brown & sister of Mary Jane Brown and Cyrene Brown.

Children of John Joseph Laughter and Harriet Brown are:
  • Mary Ann Laughter, born 1832, TN or DeSoto Co., MS.
    Died: Jul 1885.
    Married: John F. B. Searcy, 31 Aug 1851.
    Born: abt 1832, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Died: 04 Feb 1903, Lonoke, Arkansas.

  • William Evans Laughter, born 1835, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Died: abt 1924, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Married: Francis E. Vanlindingham, 31 Jan 1870, Mississippi.
    Born: abt 1838, Arkansas. Died: abt 1908, DeSoto Co., MS.

  • Susan Jane Laughter, born 1837, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Married: Robert G. Tilghaman, 07 Dec 1859.
    Robert G. Tilghaman married (2)Elizabeth Laughter, 01 Jan 1868.

  • Hukey B. Laughter, born 23 Feb 1839, TN or DeSoto Co., MS.
    Died: 20 Mar 1916.
    Married: Georgia A. Payne, 01 Dec 1868 or 07 Jan 1869.
    Born: 21 Feb 1850, MS. Died: 23 Nov 1927, DeSoto Co., MS.

  • Margaret E. Laughter, born 1841, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Married: James A. Odom, 28 Sep 1858, born abt 1832, Tennessee.

  • Amanda S. Laughter, born 1843, Mississippi.
    Married: John S. Thomas, 30 Dec 1868, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Born: abt 1833, Mississippi. Died: 03 May 1894.
    Served Co. D, Mississippi 44th Infantry, CSA.

  • Melissa Cynthia Laughter, born 1845, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Married: J.W. Evans, 12 Feb 1867.

  • George W. Laughter, born 22 May 1847, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Died: 22 Dec 1930, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Married: Lou Anderson, born 12 Apr 1866. Died: 1949, DeSoto Co., MS.

  • Elizabeth Laughter, born 1850, Mississippi.
    Married: Robert G. Tilgaman, 01 Jan 1868, born abt 1838, Tennessee.
    Robert G. Tilghaman married (1)Susan Laughter, 07 Dec 1859.

  • Kate Laughter, born 04 Mar 1853, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Died: 22 Aug 1919, DeSoto County, Mississippi.

  • John L. Laughter, born abt 1857, Mississippi.
    Married: Annie C. Harwell, 24 Dec 1879, born abt 1862, Mississippi.
      Child of John L. Laughter and Annie C. Harwell:
      Harry Lee Laughter, (1883-1885), DeSoto Co., MS.

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Edward T. Laughter 5

Born: abt 1813, in Warren Co., North Carolina.
Died: 13 Mar 1879, Hernando, Mississippi.

Married: Cyrene Brown, abt 1835-6.
Born: 1820, in Alabama.
Died: abt 1880.
Dtr of Hukey Brown & sister of Mary Jane Brown and Harriet Brown.

Children of Edward T. Laughter and Cyrene Brown are:
  • Susan Francis Laughter, born 1838, Mississippi.

  • Daniel A. Laughter, born 1840, Panola, Mississippi.
    Died: 27 May 1870, Mississippi.
    Married: (1)Mary Boothe, 27 Dec 1859, Mississippi. Divorced.
    Married: (2)Joann Fergerson, 15 Nov 1865. Born: abt 1844, MS.

  • Joseph Laughter, born 1844, Mississippi.

  • William A. Laughter, born abt 1854, Mississippi.
    Married: Fannie E. Robertson, 09 on Jan 1878.
    Born: abt 1860, Mississippi.

  • Edward G. Laughter, born abt 1862, Mississippi.

Michael Hunt Laughter John1: Henry2: John3: William B.4:

Michael Hunt Laughter 5
(See PopView note)

Born: 30 Sep 1816 in Warren Co., North Carolina.
Died: 23 Aug 1880 in Jackson Co., Texas.
Buried: in M.H. Cemetery.

Married: Sarah Magdalina Vardaman
25 May 1837, in Holmes Co., Mississippi.
Born: 24 Jul 1820, Pike Co., Mississippi.
Died: 05 Nov 1878 in Jackson Co., Texas.
Dtr of Jeremiah Vardaman and Sarah Smith.
Buried: in Strane Cemetery.

Children of Michael Hunt Laughter and Sarah Magdaline Vardaman are:
  • James Vardaman "Dink" Laughter
    Born: 15 Mar 1838 in Holmes Co., Mississippi.
    Married: Elizabeth Jane Milby, 28 Feb 1866 in Jackson Co., TX.
    Born: 02 Mar 1843, Jackson Co., TX. Died: 20 Jan 1880, Lavaca Co., TX.

  • William Pearson Laughter, born 07 Feb 1840, Holmes Co., MS.
    Died: 26 Oct 1900 in Jackson Co., Texas.
    Married: (1)Sarah Gertrude Kerr, 14 Sep 1864, Jackson Co., Texas.
    Married: (2)Lavonia Pumphrey.

  • Sarah Frances Laughter, born 04 Aug 1842. Died 28 May 1844.

  • Britton Smith Laughter, born 08 Dec 1844 in Holmes Co., MS.
    Died: 03 Dec 1875, Jackson Co., TX. Buried White Cemetery.
    Married: Lucy Menefee, 15 Sep 1868, Jackson Co., TX.

  • Thomas Lee Laughter, born 02 Jul 1847 in Holmes Co., MS.
    Died: 27 Feb 1896 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.
    Married: Clara Dove Greg, 01 Apr 1874, Jackson Co., TX.

  • Annie Inez Laughter, born 18 Jun 1852 in Harrison Co., MS.
    Died: 16 Jul 1883 in Jackson Co., TX. Buried Milby family Cemetery.
    Married: Robert Milby, 18 Jan 1869 in Jackson Co., TX.
    Born: 03 Oct 1846 in Mississippi. Died: 27 Nov 1906 in Texas.

  • Gideon Hunt Laughter, born 05 Feb 1855 in Harrison Co., MS.
    Died: 02 Dec 1889 in Jackson Co., TX.
    Married: Celestia E. Flourney 14 Feb 1860 in Victoria Co., TX.

  • Robert Fulton Laughter, born 13 Oct 1857 in Harrison Co., MS.
    Died: 02 Dec 1890 in Morales, Jackson Co., TX.
    Married: Alice Missouri Moore, 08 Nov 1883, Morales, Jackson Co., TX.

  • Tryphene Elizabeth Laughter, born 28 Jan 1863 in Jackson Co., TX.
    Died: 11 Jun 1908 in Edna, Jackson Co., Texas.
    Married: William Mathew Moore, 26 Oct 1882.

  • Emma Gertrude Laughter, born 26 Aug 1865 in Jackson Co., TX.
    Died: 23 May 1945 in Florida.
    Married: Eugene Davis, 16 Feb 1886 in Jackson Co., TX.

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Thomas Murrey Laughter 5

Born: 1818 in Warren Co., NC.

Married: Mary Jane Brown 12 May 1847 in DeSoto, MS.
Born: 1823 in Alabama.
Died: 1898.
Dtr of Hukey Brown & sister of Harriet Brown and Cyrene Brown.

Children of Thomas Murry Laughter and Mary Jane Brown are:
  • Aramitha Laughter, born 1848 in Mississippi.
  • James Laughter, born 1850 in Mississippi.

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Sophia Laughter 5

Born: 1822, place unk.

Married: William R. Driskill, 15 Dec 1842, Gibson Co., TN.
He was born abt 1824, TN.
His parents were George Washington Driskill & Anna Tolar.
Anna Tolar was born 1798, NC.

Children of Sophia Laughter and William R. Driskill are:
  • Anna F. Driskill, Born: abt 1847.

  • F. A. Driskill (female), Born: abt 1848.

  • Michael Driskill, Born: abt. 1850.

  • Mary Jane Driskill, Born: 23 Mar 1853.
    Died: 04 Dec 1905,
    Buried: Antioch East Baptist Church, Greenville, Butler Co., AL.
    Married: John Martin Frymire

  • Addy R. Driskill, Born: 1855.


NOTE: It is believed the Driskills had one other child.


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Frances Elizabeth Laughter 5

Born: abt 1824, Warren Co., North Carolina.

Married: William Pinkney "G.W.P." Boothe, 16 Oct 1851, DeSoto Co., MS.
Born: abt 1821, Alabama.
Died: 20 Sep 1895, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
Son of George B. Boothe and Ruth ?.

Child of Frances Elizabeth Laughter is:
  • Jack Alfonzo Laughter, born 27 Nov 1838, Tennessee. (Alfonso Laughter)
    Died: 13 Dec 1905, in Pleasant Hill, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
      Served in CSA, 1st Battalion, Co. G, 18th Miss. Reg't. Cavalry
      under Green, Blythe and Alex Chalmers.
    Married: Julia Ann Matilda Thomas, 08 Mar 1860, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Born: 18 Mar 1840, Mississippi. Died: 16 Oct 1912, DeSoto Co., MS.
Children of Frances Elizabeth Laughter and William Pinkney Boothe are:
  • William Boothe, born abt 1854, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
  • Mary Frances Boothe, born abt 1858, DeSoto Co., MS.
  • George William Boothe, born abt 1860, DeSoto Co., MS.

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William Benjamin Laughter, Jr. 5

Born: 19 Feb 1827, Fayette Co., Tennessee.
Died: 29 Dec 1877, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.

Married: Mary Ann Hope, 18 Feb 1858. DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
Born: 18 May 1836, in Alabama.
Died: 31 Jan 1877, Eudora, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.

Children of William Benjamin Laughter, Jr. and Mary Ann Hope are:
  • James W. Laughter, Born: 18 Jan 1859, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Died: 04 Mar 1888, in Mississippi.

  • Margaret A. Laughter, Born: 10 Apr 1860, Hernando, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Died: 08 Jan 1864, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.

  • Lula A. Laughter, Born: 19 Nov 1861, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Died: 01 Jul 1862.

  • Leaffy L. Laughter, Born: 02 Sep 1863, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Died: 23 Jun 1864, DeSoto County, Mississippi.

  • Joseph J. Laughter, Born: 05 Sep 1865, Hernando, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Married: Minnie Massey, 27 Dec 1892, Tate Co., Mississippi.
    Minnie Massey was born on May, 1876, in Mississippi.
      Children of Joseph & Minnie, born: DeSoto Co., Mississippi,
      Eunice, Jul 1894; Chester, Dec 1895; Massey, Jul 1898.


  • Edward Benjamin "E.B." Laughter (Rev.),
    Born: 05 Mar 1868, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Died: 30 Sep 1948, Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico.
    Married: W.E. "Willie" Harwell, 21 Dec 1887, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    She was born 20 Nov 1868, Hernando, DeSoto County, Mississippi.

  • Daniel Turner Laughter, Sr., Born: 27 Oct 1871, Eudora, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Died: 22 Dec 1952, Abeline, Jones-Taylor Co., Texas.
    Married: Lucy Rebecca Smith Hiatt, 15 Nov 1915, Abeline, Jones-Taylor Co., Texas.
    Born: 28 Sep 1883, Chambers, Alabama. Died: 1969.

  • Mary Ann Laughter, Born: 05 Jun 1874, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Died: 12 Jul 1874, in DeSoto County, Mississippi.

  • Marion Frances Laughter, Born: 14 Sep 1875, Hernando, DeSoto Co., MS.
    Died: 28 Feb 1948, Pacific Beach, San Diego, California.
    Married: John Wilam Thomas, 12 Oct 1893, Nesbitt, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Born: 17 Jan 1875, Wheelock, Robertson Co., Texas.
    Died: 01 Jan 1950, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., Texas.

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Claudia Laughter 5

Born 1827 in Fayette Co., TN.
Married Basel McVay 25 September 1847.

Child of Claudia Laughter and Basel McVay is:
  • William McVay, born 1848.

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Martha 'Fanny' Laughter 5 (See PopView note)

Born: ? , Warren Co., North Carolina.
Died: 1849-50, Ballard Co., Kentucky.

Married: John Samuel Mayfield, 16 Jun 1836, Gibson Co., Tennessee.
Born: abt 1820, Granville Co., North Carolin.
Son of Valentine Mayfield & Amey P. Hunt.
Died: After 1870, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.

Children of Martha 'Fanny' Laughter and John Samuel Mayfield are:
  • William Valentine Mayfield, Born: 1838, Mississippi.
    Died: 1923, Kentucky.
    Married: Nancy Charlotte Hudspeth, 1859, Kentucky.
    Born: 1841. Died: 1897 in Kentucky.
    Dtr of: James W. Hudspeth [1823-1893] & Mary Clack [1822-1886].

  • Thomas Mayfield
  • John M. Mayfield [This entry may be an error.]
  • E.F. Mayfield, daughter.

  • Christopher Columbus Mayfield, Born: 01 Jan 1849, Ballard Co., KY.
    Died: Jan 1921, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Married: Mary Lucy Watts, 31 Jan 1878, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Born: 09 Aug 1855, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
    Died: 06 Aug 1935, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
Note: John Samuel Mayfield married Henrietta Clements,
25 Sep 1851, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
Children of John Samuel Mayfield and Henrietta Clements are:
  • James Mayfield, Born: 1858
  • Eva Mayfield, Born: 1860
  • Lorena Mayfield, Born: 1862
  • Katie Mayfield, Born: 1864
  • Bettie Mayfield, Born: 1867
  • Mattie Mayfield, Born: 1869

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Robert William Laughter 5

Born: 15 Mar 1817.
Died: 15 May 1863 in Richmond, VA. See PopView note 1

Married: (1)Elizabeth P. Bartlett 19 Dec 1836 in Warren Co., NC.
Married: (2)Nancy Evans 12 Feb 1841 in Warren Co., NC.
Nancy was born abt 1815.

Children of Robert William Laughter and Nancy Evans are:
  • Alice Laughter
  • Estelle Laughter
  • George Laughter
  • Lucy Laughter, died young.

  • John Evans Laughter, born abt 1842.
    Served in Civil War: North Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment, Company I,
    and later became 1st Sgt in 43rd Infantry, Company D. See PopView note 2
    Married: Sarah E. Wright 21 Jan 1867.

  • Miles Richard Laughter, born abt 1843.
    Died 13 May 1923 in Nash Co., NC.
    Served in Civil War: North Carolina 24th Infantry Regiment, Company D
    Married: Rebecca Rose 11 Mar 1869, Halifax Co., NC.

  • Peter Laughter, born 1844.
    Killed in Civil War: North Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment, Company I.
    See PopView note 2

  • Robert Anderson Laughter, born abt 1846.
    Marriage: Unk.

  • Martha Laughter, born abt 1848.
    Married: Tommy Myric.

  • James Bowers Laughter, born 08 Feb 1852.
    Died: 14 Jan 1935.
    Married: Mary Elizabeth Ayers.
    She was born 19 Nov 1876 and died 31 Oct 1946.

  • William Penn Laughter, born abt 1854 in Warren Co., NC.
    Died: 13 Sep 1937 in Halifax Co., NC.
    Married: Mary Missouri Daniel.

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Ann Mary Laughter 5

Born: 15 March 1818, Warren Co. North Carolina.

Married: George H. Pegram, 14 Feb 1838, Warren Co., NC.
Born: 1816, Warren Co., North Carolina.
Died: Before 1860, Warren Co., North Carolina.

Links to:   Pegram Family Album Index
     or to:   Pegram Genealogy Forum


Children of Ann Mary Laughter and George H. Pegram are:
  • Robert Baker Pegram, born: Apr 1839, Warren Co., NC.
    Married: Martha A.E. Pegram, dtr of Allen Pegram & Mary Shearin.

  • John L. Pegram, born: 1841, Warren Co., NC.

  • Elizabeth A. Pegram, born: 1843, Warren Co., NC.

  • Mitchell S. Pegram, born: 1845, Warren Co., NC.
    Married: Bettie Duncan, 17 Sep 1866. Born: abt 1843, Warren Co., NC.

  • George Lewis Walter Pegram, born: 31 Oct 1856, Warren Co., NC.
    Died: 15 Oct 1936, Vance Co., North Carolina.
    Married: Ida Greene Wiggins, 21 Dec 1881, Vance Co., NC.
    Born: 25 Jul 1860, Vance Co., NC. Died: 03 Nov 1937, Vance Co., NC.

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Penelope L. Laughter 5
(Jacky)

Born: abt 1823, Warren Co., North Carolina.

Married: John C. Paschall, 23 Dec 1843, Warren Co., NC.
Born: 1819, Warren Co., North Carolina.
Died: After 1880, Maury Co., Tennessee.
Son of: Michael Wood Paschall and Elizabeth Wood

Child of Penelope L. Laughter and John C. Paschall is: (See PopView note)
  • Edward Paschall, born: 1844, Warren Co., North Carolina.
    Died: After 1900, Obion Co., Tennessee.
    Married: Nancy Adcock, 1866.

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Sarah Cornelia M. Laughter 5

Born 28 October 1828 in Warren Co., NC.
Died 03 September 1861.
Married: Fleming Currin, 14 Oct 1850, Granville Co., NC.

Child of Sarah Cornelia M. Laughter and Fleming Currin is:
  • John Langford Currin, born 02 July 1857.
    Died: 12 May 1912.
    Married: Ella Virginia Archibald Barnes, 21 Jan 1880.

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Maria Louise Laughter 5

Born 18 October 1833 in Warren Co., NC.
Died 23 May 1889 in Warren Co., NC.
Married James E. Lampkin 03 December 1856 in Warren Co., NC.
He was born 15 May 1831 in Warren Co., NC.
He died 1861 in Battle of Petersburg, VA.
See PopView for Maria Louise and James E. Lampkin

Children of Maria Louise Laughter and James E. Lampkin are:
  • Francis Marion Lampkin, born 17 October 1857 in Warren Co., NC.
    Died 20 April 1916 in Warren Co., NC.
    Married Caroline Willis in November 1882. She was from New Bern, NC.

  • Annie Hunt Lampkin, born 03 December 1859 in Warren Co., NC.
    Died 10 May 1937.
    Married Leonidas Melanchthon Harris Dec. 1882.
    He was the son of Snethen Harris and Hixie Baskett.
    He was born 30 Jun 1859 and died 12 Jun 1918 in Vance Co., NC.

  • Adelia James Lampkin, born 26 Oct 1861 in Warren Co., NC.
    Died 07 January 1928 in Warren Co., NC.
    Married William Edwards Hawks.
    He was born 05 May 1857 in Warren Co., NC
    Died 07 Aug 1934 in Warren Co., NC.

John1: Henry2: John3: Susan4:

Robert A. Hunt 5

Born: 08 Dec 1823, Halifax Co., NC.
Died: 29 Aug 1886, Beechgrove, McLean Co., Kentucky.
Buried: Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery, McLean Co., Kentucky.

Married: Margaret Reed Porter, 10 Dec 1845, Butler Co., Kentucky.
Daughter of Benjamin Porter and Elizabeth Ewing.
She was Born: 18 Feb 1829, Daviss Co., Kentucky.
Died: 02 Jul 1901, Beechgrove, McLean Co., Kentucky.
Buried: Beechgrove Cemetery.

Children of Robert A. Hunt and Margaret Reed Porter are:
  • John Abner Hunt, Born: 1841, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
  • Will Hunt, Born: 1843, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.

  • Vashtia Celestia Hunt, Born: 13 Jan 1847, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Married: James H. Ward.

  • Theodric Augustus Hunt, Born: 25 Mar 1850, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Died: 05 Mar 1934, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Married: Bettie Whitescarver, 16 Nov 1880.

  • Alice Victoria Hunt, Born: 24 Jul 1852, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Died: 20 Dec 1920, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Married: Robert N. Benson, 18 Dec 1872.

  • Emma Josephine Hunt, born: 14 Jan 1855, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Married: J. W. Thomasson, 14 Jan 1875.

  • Junius Alexander Hunt, Born: 07 Nov 1857, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Died: 17 Mar 1939, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Married: Fredonia C. "Donie" Whitescarver.

  • Mary Elizabeth Hunt, Born: 01 Jul 1860, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Married: W. C. Walker, 11 Dec 1884.

  • Rufus Hunt, Born: 12 Jan 1863, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Died: 09 Nov 1890, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Married: Nannie Lee Davis. Both buried in Mt. Zion Mehtodist Cemetery.

  • Mildred Annie Hunt, Born: 20 Nov 1865.
    Married: George Scott Dexter.

  • Robert Carson Hunt, Born: 18 May 1867, Beechgrove, McLean Co., KY.
    Died: 04 Dec 1942, Akron, Summit Co., Ohio.
    Married: Susan Ambie Christian, 28 May 1893, KY.
    She died: 27 Jan 1948, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
    Both buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Akron, Summit Co., Ohio.
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