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Amanda Patrick715 viewsMourning Matilda Snow B. 28 August 1858, daughter of Deep and Serepta Willey, Snow (Surry County NC) and wife of James Harrison Baugess (11 Apr 1859-10 Mar 1923) of Wilkes County NC
with daughter Amanda Almeda Baugess, wife of Cicero Winton "Wint" Patrick (Ashe County NC) Shared with me by Roger Carpenter- Great Great Grandson of James Harrison and Mourning Snow, Baugess. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
Grandma Medley564 viewsGrandma Medley (Margie Alice Carpenter) with Ernest Everett Medley, Baby Clema Frances Caudle and Rose Emma Caudill, taken in 1916.

Grandpa Medley (Thomas Jefferson) made the picket fence and they are in front of a huge Pampas grass plant that he got somewhere in his travels and planted in the yard. Mom said that he took really good care of his yard. This was on Mitchell's River, inside what is now the Reynolds Estate ...Mom said neighbors would get the "flowers" from the Pampas Grass to use for dusters..
SusanTilleyCaudle&sons.jpg549 viewsThis is the wife and sons of John Calvin Caudill-John and several of their children died in some type of epidemic around 1882-1883. Our great great grandmother, Larkie Woodle, Medley died September 15, 1892 (choked to death on a sweet potato, mom said) at age (about 81) I (accidently) found a marriage cert. in Surry Co. where Great grandpa John Quincy Medley married Susan Caudill, daughter of John Tilly & Mrs Tilly. on February 28, 1893 (5 months after Larkie died) On the 1900 Surry Co. census John & Susan Medley have been married 7 years. Two of Susan's sons are living with them. Ruffin age 16 & Joseph age 20 and Joseph's wife, Mary. In the early 1900's John Quincy Medley's daughter Mary Ann & her husband, William Cook with their large family, left Surry Co. and after spending about a year or so in Terre Hawke, IND and a few months in ARK wound up in Greeley County, Wolback, Nebraska, where we also find some of Susan Caudill's sons. After all her children were grown and left home, Susan left John Quincy and lived with one of her children where she died in 1919 in Alleghany Co., NC. Her death sert. says Susan Caudle or Caudill and no mention is ever made of her marriage to John Quincy Medley. Had it not been for a Marriage record accidently found- the 1900 Surry Co. census and an old notebook of grandpa's that had the sentence written in the margin " Susan left here and a date" noone would ever have known of our STEP Great Great Grandma. Madge Caudle, Bloom A descendant of Ruffin Winfield CAUDLE-somewhere the name got changed, sent me this photograph of Susan and five of her sons. Somewhere I have the order they are in. I don't have any Information on Alfred(Alf) born abt 1865 so I think he probably died earlier. John Wilburn (1871 NC-1964 NC) Thomas Johnston (1878 NC-1957 La Grande, OR) Joseph Woodston (1879 NC-1943 Auburn WA) Robert Houston (1881 NC-1931 Coquelle, Coos Co., OR) Ruffin Winfield (1883 NC-1953 Auburn, WA. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
ThompsonClan.jpg614 viewsMargaret "Kate" Caudle, Thompson was a sister to William Thomas Caudle who was my Great Grandfather.
Left to Right seated:
James Elihu "Jim" Thompson holding Hettie Thompson, Tines; Margaret "Kate" Caudle, Thompson holding Faye Thompson, Lloyd;Francis "Frankie" Edwards, Thompson, Jim's mother; Joseph "Joe" Thompson; Sidney Thompson, Jim's brother.
Standing: Sidney's wife holding their child; ; Flora Thompson, Norman; Patterson "Pat" Thompson; Lillie Thompson, Gentry. The three boys standing in center row: Harrison; Blaine, & Peter Coy "Pete" Thompson Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
William_Thomas_&_Nancy_Caroline_Evans,_Caudle_Family.jpg669 viewsMargaret P. Smith, Floyd, Caudle (Gr. Gr. Grandmother) James Aris Caudle (grandfather, standing);William Thomas Caudle (Gr.Grandfather) holding Paul Anderson Caudle; Greek Arlington Caudill; Nancy Caroline Evans, Caudle (Gr.Grandmother) Maude Arlena Caudill, Richardson
Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
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