Dianna Knight Taplin's Genealogy
Thanks to all who helped. DT.
..........................................Link to Jack Dugger Memorial
Dianna & Judy
Link to More KNIGHT Detail ...
Link to More DAWSON Detail....
Link to Mary Parly Black page
Five Jolly Girls
Click and Covey
Park and Hight ancestors
John Hight Decendents
Link to More PIGG Detail......
James and Family
James W. and son in law
Sister of Sarah Pigg?
Benjamin Franklin Tyler...Need help to connect him to James M. Tyler
Charles J. Knight Married Georgie Mae Dawson
Charles Knight's parents were Charles W. Knight and Clemmie Lee Pearson
C.W. Knight's parents were Charles D. Knight and Sallie B. Foster
Charles D. Knight's parents were Andrew J. Knight and Olivia Beckham
Clemmie Pearson's parents were William Lafayette Pearsn and Sara Etta Pigg
Will Pearson's parents were William H. Pearson and Mary Ann Milam
Sara Etta Pigg's parents were John C. Pigg and Sarah Finley
Georgie Dawson's parents were Clifford Dawson and Willie Tyler (later, Mrs. Seavy Hight)
Clifford Dawson's parents were Isaac Dawson and Alice Franklin
Isaac Dawson's parents were Amos Dawson 1826 and Rebecca Burgess
Amos '26 parents were Amos Dawson 1802 and Mary Parly Black.
Alice Franklin's parents are not proved for sure, yet. (Info. welcome.)
Willie Tyler's parents were James A. Tyler and Laura Austin
James A. Tyler's parents were James M. Tyler and Amanda Thomas (possibly adopted; died from childbirth)
Larua Austin's parents were James Walter Austin and Sarah Epps
Tennessee became a state in 1796. Washington county was formed from Washington county North Carolina in 1777 and at first included most of present day Tennessee. Sullivan county was formed in 1778/79 from Washington county. Greene county was formed in 1783 from Washington county. Davidson county was formed in 1783 from the western part of Washington county. Sumner county was formed in 1786 from Davidson county. Hawkins county was formed in 1786 from Sullivan county. Tennessee county was formed in 1788 but was dissolved in 1796 when Tennessee became a state. Williamson county was formed in 1799 from Davidson county. Maury county was formed in 1807 from Williamson county and Indian land. Giles county was formed in 1809 from Maury county. Lincoln county was formed in 1809 from Bedford county. Hamilton county was formed in 1819 from Rhea county and Indian land. (The extreme southeast part of Tennessee remained as the last stronghold of Cherokee land in Tennessee).
KNIGHT GROUP leading to PEARSON/PIGG
AUSTIN Group leading to TYLER
PARK AND HIGHT
|Judy and Dianna, the product of all of the above. 1994||Lillian who took care of me. |
Lillian took good care of me. I wish I knew her last name.
|Howard Taplin |
Howard as he looked in 1968 when we met.
|Charles and Lillian (Faucett) Taplin The parents of Howard, and their two oldest children, Clyde and Vivian. Lillian was born in England. She became a nurse, where she met Charles who was a patient.|
|Jesse Knight and sister Minnie Brother and sister reunite after 60yrs. Jesse is the second oldest born to Sally B Foster (m1)Craig (m2)Knight. Minnie was the second daughter born to Sally B. (and C.D. Knight). Other Knights, including Andrew and Lethe, moved to Texas. || YOUNGER pictures of Minnie, and her brother Jesse|
Minnie Leitha Knight Standridge
Jesse Knight -Lilly McAdams
|Aunt Odie and/or Ella Burkett Tyler||**Updated notes Feb. 24, 2006**This lady was called Aunt Odie by Mom. Sometimes she also called her Aunt Effie. Mom remembers a quiet woman much like Aunt Odie at the home of Charles Austin when Mom and Grandmother visited there. (That is the house where I dropped a comb through a crack in the front porch, a favorite family story for some reason.) The facial shape of Aunt Odie and the distinguishing mole on her upper lip confirm that she is also Ella Burkett Tyler, shown above in a photo with James M. Tyler. This was confirmed again in Aug. 2001 at an Austin Family Reunion. After she was widowed, Ella helped to raise and care for other relatives. Carl Story and Eula Story (aka Aunt Duder), are brother/sister. And also that they are the children of Ella Burkett's sister, Martha Story who was married to James Story. They were victims of influenza in 1913.
Now, I also concluded....If Ella Burkett married James M. Tyler and had Lewis, and she also raised James M's grandson Clarence, and if she ALSO!! raised orphans Carl and Eula Story,...and....as Sue said....she also cared for (in Sue's words.....""Mother said that the lady Aunt Odie took care of Lillian, Beatrice and herself when Polly was born and they had the whooping cough.)------- then I conclude that Ella Burkett Tyler was a very busy and very nurturing lady.
The 1880 census page is in District 7 of Maury County, page 204D, is where the Estes family is listed, and James Tyler and Amanda are found only a few pages later, on 207A !! So there was James living along happily at about 30 years of age, not far from this 11 year old girl who he would eventually marry... a girl born about the time of his first wedding!!
|Will Epps||The brother of Sarah Epps Austin and therefore, uncle of Laura Austin, has the same forehead and eyes as Sarah's children, his nephews. It is said that Will Austin had a somewhat strong personality. Sue Epps Crandall provided the photo of her great grandfather (my great-great uncle).|
|PIGG SISTER-HELP ID Is this sister of Sara Etta Pigg? click HERE to see her.|
|....||..IS THIS DEWITT KNIGHT AND FAMILY???.... Daughter of Dewitt is Ida. Back of photo had Ida Kn in faint pencil and rest was unreadable. The combination of the name Ida on the back,- the photo comparison of this man and Andrew Knight, - similar comparison with Charles W. Knight, -all lead to conclusion that this man might be Dewitt. If it is Dewitt, then wife would be Charly Odneal. Photo was in the collection of Charles J. Knight.|
|JESSE/ANDREW COMPARISON||Andrew J. Knight compared to Jesse Knight (Andrew's grandson) ..Click the link and tell me....What do you think?|
|Who is this fellow?||A Knight...but which one???|
The Knight crest is draped with a banner with the following inscription: "Gloria Calcar Habet." This literally translates as "The love of glory gives a great stimulus." The pharse is from a work by the Roman poet and philospher Ovid. ..... In a small red box at the top left of the shield is noted a golden spur. This seems a reference to the idea of being "spurred on to glory." Atop the shield is the headpiece of a medieval suit of armor. The headpiece has been graced with a rather ornate pendant, probably awarded for the meritorious service of the owner of this peice. Directly over top of the armor is the crown of England. This positioning suggests that the knight or Knights provided invaluable service in support of the Crown, thus garnering their surname for many generations to come.
This is a huge effort which includes early school photos, yearbooks, school newspapers, and related documents. This site is much larger and encompasses many more years than the original 1926-1930 that Wayne planned.
JACK S. DUGGER, Sr. 1918 - 12 Jan 2010
Mr. Jack Dugger Sr. age
91, born in 1918, one of Middle Tennessee’s most storied citizens passed away on
January 12, 2010. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leland (Nan)
He was survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Jean F. Dugger. Also he & Jean have one son, Jack S. (LaDonna) Dugger, Jr.; three grandchildren, Neal Dugger, Jennifer Dugger, Kimberly (Adam) Franklin and six great-grandchildren.
Jack completed his schooling at Columbia Central High School in Columbia Tennessee, David Lipscomb College and Vanderbilt University, both colleges located in Nashville Tennessee.
After schooling he spent the World War II years working in the Oak Ridge Tennessee Project, for the effort developing materials for the Atomic Bomb. Unknown to Mr. Jack another Maury County person Dolly Barlar Davis also served in that effort. At the time he nor few involved in that effort had any idea what they were working on.
After Oak Ridge, Jack tried merchandizing in various stores. Soon he returned to his engineering roots and spent several years in the aircraft Industry in Nashville Tennessee on Vultee Blvd near the Airport. He became a staff engineer with a company known as Vultee Aircraft who later became known as Avco Aerostructures.
About 20 years after he spent time in the aerospace industry in Nashville this author likewise spent 6 years with the aircraft manufacturer at the same location. By then it was a different company. Jack kept abreast and swapped information with me concerning the survival efforts for that industry, which has 50 acres of underground buildings and about that much above ground. The well situated facility and it people were important to the winning effort of WWII where at the time they made the twin engine P-38 Lightning Aircraft and other Aircraft subassemblies and thereafter continued to supply important wing assembles for major aircraft, both military and commercial for America's dominance in flight.
With his many talents Jack also worked in other vocations, but eventually settled into ownership and operation of Dugger Insurance Agency where he spent the most successful & last years of his productive life until retirement.
He was active with the historical community of Maury County Tennessee where he was a native. Through friends and distant kin and with web sites he shared several community histories and humorous stories of the people and events he knew as a child around the county covering the early 1900s and even earlier.
Jack was constantly looking out for new Dugger connections. He maintained lively exchanges with cousins and others throughout the country for many years keeping alive the histories of early times in Maury County, his native county. With his gifts he was careful to see that his newly discovered distant family members felt they were a part of the extended Dugger family. Jack was always public spirited. He practically excluded no one from his inner circle of friends.
He was a member of Brentwood Church of Christ in Nashville, and in times past had been a part of many church ministry outreach efforts traveling around to spread the Gospel of Christ.
Funeral services for Jack Dugger were conducted by David Thomley and David Claypool January 15, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. Visitation took place that Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and again 1 hour before the Friday service which took place at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville, Tennessee.
His remains were laid to rest in the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Tennessee near the funeral home.
I was twelve years old and a
freshman when I started driving from Southport to Central High School in
Columbia. This was in 1930 and there were no busses for picking up children
going to school. Our family car was a 1929 Chevrolet, two-door, two seated,
coach. I picked up 5, (yes, five) more students, one boy and four girls), on my
way to town. The County provided a small stipend for transportation and they
each gave me this for their rides. There was not such a thing as a drivers
license and we had no liability insurance on the car nor for my passengers,
(never thought of such a thing-scares me silly when I think of it
The 1929 Chevrolet had a "mind of its own," it was hard to start with the battery and was prone to break rear axles. I bought cylinder oil in a 5-gallon can and kept two quart fruit jars with pouring spouts filled with oil at all times. We had no spare tire or wheel. The wheels had wire spokes and were heavy to handle. Flat tires were the norm because we lived on a gravel road. Fortunately I never had a flat tire while driving but a number of flats while sitting in the garage or parked at school.
I parked the car on a hill at school so that I could coast off and get it started. Every morning when it was cooler, my Daddy put the harness on one of our mules, Old Dan, and when I was dressed and ready to start out to school he would hitch Old Dan to the rear of the car and make him pull it out of the garage. Then he would hitch him to the front of the car and pull it down the road until I could get it in gear and start the engine that way.
My tale really concerns a flat tire at school. All of my riders came out of school and ready to go home when we found a flat tire on the rear of the car. John Patterson, my male rider, and I jacked up the car at the flat having "scotched" the other wheels with rocks.
We couldn't think of any way to get the tire repaired except to roll it out to Jess Nichols" garage on the edge of town, a distance of about two miles from school. So, we left the four girls in the car and headed to Jess Nichols' garage, with John Patterson rolling the wheel with the flat tire. When we started down School Street and down a long sloping hill. Be as it may John accidentally let the wheel get away from him. As it picked up speed down the hill it slammed into a ditch on the right side of the street, jumped back across the road and onto the sidewalk. It rolled down the sidewalk having picked up more speed. An old man with a grass sack full of bottles that he had collected to sell to the junk shop was walking up the walk towards us. He saw the wheel rolling down the walk and did a little dance trying to avoid it but the wheel hit him squarely, knocking him down and scattering broken bottles every direction. We got to the scene and helped the old man get to his feet and ascertained that he had no serious injuries. We picked up all of the bottles that were not broken and asked him how much he thought the broken bottles were worth. He told us about five dollars which we thought was about twice the worth however we pooled all the money we had in our pockets and it came to two dollars and fifty-two cents. He saw that this was all we had so he said that this would be acceptable. We gave him our money and he went on his way and we went on our way to the garage-however, I rolled the wheel from that point. We never thought to ask him his name nor did he ask us for our names. This was the end of this incident except that we finally got to the garage. Jess repaired the flat tire, remounted it on the wheel and drove us back to our car in his wrecker where with his help we put the wheel back on the car. We were somewhat later getting home than usual because of this incident.
I have reflected on this
incident many times during these 75 years, (I am now 89-hoping for 90), and
thought how fortunate we were that the old gentleman was not really injured and
caused us no more trouble than the payment of $ 2.52. Should this happen today
there would be a lawsuit claiming injuries of perhaps a million dollars or more.
We never knew his name nor did he know our names but I have never forgotten my
feelings when this accident occurred.
Jack and Jean Dugger, Nashville Tennessee 11 Oct 2007