Re: [jacksongenealogy] William Lafayette Precise and Delilah Hawk family (Delilah Precise)
- Thanks, Amy.
It might be of general interest to the group that of the 9 boys born to William & Delilah Precise, I show that John F. and Ambrose L. fought with the Confederacy, whereas Robert P. and David R. fought on the Union side. My g-g-g-grandfather John F. Precise actually applied for a federal pension but was (of course) rejected.
I'll address some of your other points in an email off-list.
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 9:35:52 PM, Amy wrote:
> Mark:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Thank you very much for bringing this up, I was pretty confused. I
> think I have the same daughter for William Lafayette Precise and
> Delilah Hawk as you mention, but the only reason is the census
> records. My mom is also a Precise and talked to her aunt (Bertha
> Precise Proctor) about the family. Aunt Bertha said the family only
> had sons, and that they all fought in the Civil War, but not all on
> the same side. I have a copy of a poem that the twins (David and
> Robert) wrote about their store, kind of a jingle, and can type it
> out for you if you'd like a copy. It's pretty dang cute.
> The Delilah in question on the census with William and Delilah
> appears to be the daughter of John F.Precise and Eliza Ann Sanders.
> She and her older sister Sarah were both said to have been raised by
> Ambrose Lafayette Precise and Phebe Jane Sanders, though I've always
> wondered why. Must have been pretty confusing, as Ambrose also has a
> daughter named Delilah from his first wife, C.M.A.J. Sisk, living in
> the household, though she was born later, in 1866.
> My lineage is through Ambrose Lafayette Precise and Phebe Jane
> Sanders, who had John William Precise, who had my grandfather John
> Wallace Precise. My grandparents left the farm in Jackson County
> during WWII for a security guard job in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on the
> Manhattan project and never moved back. My mom, their youngest
> daughter, would love to know who your mom is and how we're related.
> My mom's name is Eveonne (Precise) Christensen.
> By the way, your website you listed is outstanding, I love all the
> research you list to document your work. What a treasure!!
> Amy Nugent in Texas
> "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
> It's about learning to dance in the rain."
> From: Mark Klan <mark@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 8:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] UPDATED: Family of Martha "Mattie" Jane Evans
> Hi Jimmie and others -
> I've not been posting on this list for a long while, but I'd like
> to inquire about Delilah Ann Precise connection mentioned below.
> My mother is a Precise, and I've got quite a bit of info on the
> Precises, but I'm unfamiliar with this daughter of William Precise &
> Deliah Hawkins. The 1840 Jackson County census for William Precise
> and family shows four children aged 14 & below, all male (likely
> James P, John F, Clement, and Thomas). The 1850 JC Census for the
> household gives the names William & Delilah, with children John,
> Clemen, Thomas, Ambros, Robert, David, William, and Joseph S.
> There's no evidence in these census records of a daughter.
> The closest match to a "Delilah Ann Precise" I have is a daughter
> Delilah A. Precise born to John F. & Eliza Ann (Sanders) Precise.
> This Delilah A. was born in 1854, and in 1870 she appears to be
> living in the household with her grandparents (William &
> Deliah/Delilah), shown there as age 14. Obviously, this Delilah A.
> is too young to have married Jessie Evans in 1858.
> So I'm wondering if you have a marriage record or other
> documentation for the Delilah Ann Precise shown below as having
> married Jessie Evans in 1860. I'd be very interested in this,
> because I've seen other informal claims about a daughter for the
> original Jackson County William & Delilah Precise, but no real evidence.
> Thanks in advance.
> Saturday, October 15, 2011, 4:47:19 PM, Jimmie Ryan wrote:
>> Descendants of Jessie Evans
>> Generation 1
>> 1. JESSIE1 EVANS was born on 05 Feb 1836 in Belefonte,
>> Jackson, AL, USA. He died on 24 Oct 1895. He married (1) MARY JANE
>> COX on 25 Oct 1865 in Jackson, AL, USA. She was born in 1848 in AL,
>> USA. He married (2) DELILAH ANN PRECISE in 1858 in Belefonte,
>> Jackson, AL, USA, daughter of William Precise and Deliah Hawkins.
>> She was born in 1838 in Jackson, AL, USA. She died before Jun 1864 in Scottsboro, Jackson, AL, USA.
>> Jessie Evans and Delilah Ann Precise had the following children:
>> vii. SUSAN EVANS (daughter of Jessie Evans and Delilah Ann
>> Precise) was born in Jan 1860 in Belefonte, Jackson, AL, USA.
>> 3. viii. MARTHA JANE C "MATTIE" EVANS (daughter of Jessie
>> Evans and Delilah Ann Precise) was born in Aug 1861 in Jackson, AL,
>> USA. She died in 1935 in Jackson, AL, USA. She married JOHN W
>> SANDERS on 15 Feb 1880 in Jackson, AL, USA, son of Elijah Greenville
>> "Bud" Sanders and Ann B Fannie. He was born in Aug 1859 in AL, USA.
>> He died on 12 Jan 1913 in Jackson, Alabama, United States.