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Powers, Matilda A. (b. 14 AUG 1854, d. 27 MAY 1890)

Source: (Name)
Title: 1870 U.S. Census (Federal); Tennessee: Lincoln County, Film
Abbreviation: 1870 U.S. Census
Publication: Heritage Quest Genealogical Services, Bountiful Utah
Page: Dist. 19, Page 21, Line 34
Source: (Name)
Title: Marriages of LCT 1838-1888
Abbreviation: LCT Marriages 1838-1888
Publication: Marsh Historical Publications, 912 Shelbyview Dr., Shelbyville,
Tenn. 37160, 1974
Page: Page 130 [393]
Reference: 14798
Change: Date: 19 JUL 1998

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Sandlin, Julia A.N. (b. 20 SEP 1855, d. 25 JUL 1934)
Reference: 14799
Change: Date: 21 JUN 2004

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Colbert, Lewis Anderson (b. 1835, d. 06 AUG 1903)
Note: From Fayetteville Observer:

Mr. Lewis Colbert died of ulcer of the stomach near Goshen on
July 23, 1903. He has been sick since March. He married in
1880 to Miss Jane Swinford. Burial at Sandlin Graveyard.
Source: (Name)
Title: 1860 U.S. Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee: my Extracts
Abbreviation: 1860 U.S. Census: My Extracts
Note: This is a partial transcription of a transcription from the
Fayetteville-Lincoln County Library.
Page: Dist. 20, Page 292
Source: (Birth)
Title: Stateline Relatives, Url:
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/salash/705/home.htm
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Web Page
Note: Kenneth Smith
2044 Ardmore Highway
Ardmore, TN 38449
kennsmith@ardmore.net
Page: Stephen Calvert II: Third Generation
Source: (Individual)
Title: Stateline Relatives, Url:
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/salash/705/home.htm
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Web Page
Note: Kenneth Smith
2044 Ardmore Highway
Ardmore, TN 38449
kennsmith@ardmore.net
Source: (Birth)
Title: 1870 U.S. Census (Federal); Tennessee: Lincoln County, Film
Abbreviation: 1870 U.S. Census
Publication: Heritage Quest Genealogical Services, Bountiful Utah
Page: Dist.19, Page 1, Line 12
Source: (Birth)
Title: 1900 U.S. Census LCT, Roll: T623-1584
Abbreviation: 1900 U.S. Census LCT
Publication: Heritage Quest Genealogical Services, P.O. Box 329, Bountiful,
Utah 84011-0329
Page: Dist. 19, 227A, Line 13
Reference: 14800
Change: Date: 15 JUN 2005

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Swinford, Jane (b. ABT 1862)
Reference: 14801
Change: Date: 28 JAN 1994

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Colbert, Franklin Pierce (b. 22 SEP 1858, d. 11 APR 1941)
Note: was paralyzed the last 8 years of his life.
Note: was sheriff of Lincoln Couty and also served as U.S. Marshall.
Note: on present day Highway 110 and Old Railroad Bed Road.
Source: (Name)
Title: Family Group Sheets Submitted by Kenneth Smith
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Fam.Group Sheets
Author: Kenneth Ray SMITH
Page: Gives middle name
Source: (Birth)
Title: Stateline Relatives, Url:
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/salash/705/home.htm
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Web Page
Note: Kenneth Smith
2044 Ardmore Highway
Ardmore, TN 38449
kennsmith@ardmore.net
Page: David MCANN: Fourth Generation
Source: (Death)
Title: The Fayetteville Observer
Abbreviation: Fayetteville Observer
Note: RIN#689
Source: (Individual)
Title: Paternity based upon circumstantial evidence only.
Abbreviation: Guestimate and Speculation
Note: RIN#4018
Source: (Individual)
Title: Family Group Sheets Submitted by Kenneth Smith
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Fam.Group Sheets
Author: Kenneth Ray SMITH
Source: (Residence)
Title: Family Group Sheets Submitted by Kenneth Smith
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Fam.Group Sheets
Author: Kenneth Ray SMITH
Page: /accompaning letter.
Source: (Individual)
Title: Stateline Relatives, Url:
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/salash/705/home.htm
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Web Page
Note: Kenneth Smith
2044 Ardmore Highway
Ardmore, TN 38449
kennsmith@ardmore.net
Event: Type: Note2
Note: Items from The Fayetteville Observer

October 15, 1885
AN OLD OFFENDER
Dave Fowler, colored, was placed in jail on Monday evening by
Deputy Sheriff F. P. Colbert, who arrested him, under a
requisition from the Governor, the same day, near Hazel Green,
Alabama. In January 1883, he was arrested in the first
district in this county for house-breaking and larceny, tried
by a magistrate's court, and ordered to be committed for trial
at the following March term of the Circuit Court. But he
escaped from the Officer, and has since been at liberty. He is
charge with braking into Sloan's Store, near Molino, and
steeling goods.

February 7, 1889
LOCALS
Deputy Sheriff Colbert arrested in this place, on Monday last
Finch Woodard of Awalt, Franklin county, against whom two
indictments were found at last term of our circuit court, for
stealing horses in 1884 from H. L. Zimmerman and Jas.
McCracken.

February 21, 1889
More about the Blanche Robbery
Mr. Thomas Paysinger was in to see us Monday and gave us the
latest particulars in regard to the robberies that are exciting
the people of the Blanche neighborhood.
The footprints around the Parkinson mill showed that four men
were engaged in the flour stealing, of which we made mention
last week. Mr. F. P. Colbert arrested Jake Locke and Wallace
Gee for complicity in the robbery, and they were brought to
town and placed in jail. A man named Martin made himself
instrumental in digging up evidence and securing their
commitment. The night after the arrest, two geese belonging to
Mr. Martin were decapitated and the heads placed on the
gateposts. The same night Mr. Joe Locke, from whom the meat
was stolen, had a valuable cow ruined by her hip being broken.
These outrages aroused the people to action and they scoured
the barrens with loaded guns in search of the perpetrators. An
abandoned campfire was discovered around which lady a number of
sticks that had been used in broiling meat, and one of the
stolen hams recovered. Two men were seen trying to escape.
The pursuit then became so hot that one of the men threw aside
a haversack he was carrying and afterward lost his hat. They
got into a thicket and managed to escape. The owner of the hat
is thought to be known and a sharp lookout will be kept for the
suspected individual.


May 4, 1905;
TAFT - F. P. Colbert, who has been sick for a few days is now
at his post in the Post Office in Fayetteville.

June 2, 1905;
TAFT - William McAnn and wife of near Blanche, spent last
Sunday here with F. P. Colbert.

August 3, 1905;
TAFT - D. C. Rawls and wife, W. L. McAnn and wife of Blanche,
spent last Sunday at F. P. Colbert's.

JUNE 13, 1907
REVENUE RAIDERS
DESTROY LARGE STILL NEAR THE ALABAMA LINE --- NO ARRESTS

Last Thursday, Friday and Sat.; Capt. J. P. Kidd, T. J.
Galloway, F. P. Colbert, and Ock Wood made a revenue raid down
into the "Barrens" below Taft. The discovered a 35 gallon
still with new boiler and fermenters which were destroyed. The
owner seemed to have been warned of their coming and removed
the worm. No arrests were made. They also got on the trail of
a second still which they followed for a distance of 15 miles,
but were unable to come up with it. The running of wildcat
distillery has become an extremely hazardous business, people
in the neighborhood are generally opposed to it, and when one
is set up in a community some one soon reports to the revenue
authorities. While the profits of the venture are sufficient
to attract the attention of a man who wants to put money in his
purse, the possibility of being given a way, ands the heroic
nature of the punishment, make it too dangerous of a vocation
for the man whose bump of caution is well developed.

June 20, 1907

FOR WILDCATTING
When the revenue men made a raid on April 17, on the distillery
on the Alabama line below Taft, they captured Isaiah Chandler,
col., and son Leander and also a pair of mules and wagon
belonging to them. The property was confiscated and sold by
the government in Fayetteville on last Wednesday. Dr. Dan
Warren was the successful bidder at $199.50 and we understand
he has sold the wagon and team to the original owners.

Will Chandler, col., came up to the sale. There was a warrant
in the hands of the officers for him because of his connection
with the distillery, and he was arrested. Saturday he had a
hearing before Commissioner Newman and was bond over to the
Federal court.

August 1, 1907
DISTILLERY DESTROYED
Revenue Officer cut up an illicit still near State line --- the
operators escaped.

Last Thursday, the revenue raiders, Capt. J. P. Kidd, T. J.
Galloway, OC Wood, and F. P. Colbert fell upon a distillery
located upon the headwaters of Briar Fork on the State line
south-west of Fayetteville. It as a double wooden still of 100
gallons capacity and was equipped with a splendid boiler. The
property was destroyed but no arrests were made. The officers
were as secretive as possible, but upon arriving upon the scene
the men connected with it had disappeared. It seems that the
persons engaged in the illicit distillation of spirits have a
superior way of learning of the movement of the "revenoos", for
of the many wildcat enterprises destroyed along the state line
in the past year or two, very few arrest have been made and
convictions are still more infrequent. If wildcatters were
disposed to shoot in defense of their property as the did in
the day when the kept Jim Davis, Campbell and their deputies on
the qui vive dodging bullets, many a revenoo would go to glory
for they seem nearly always to know of their whereabouts.

April 9, 1908;
TAFT - Mr. F. P. Colbert has returned from Normandy, where he
was on duty as watchman at a Distillery. [He was mentioned
earlier in 1907 as being home from Normandy]

F. P. Colbert, E. R. Colbert, W. M. Reynolds, J. B. Winfred and
Hugh Hathcoat are in Nashville attending federal Court.

May 14, 1908
DISTILLERIES DESTROYED
Revenue Raiders J. M. Newman, T. J. Galloway, Carl Newman, F.
P. COLBERT, E. P. COLBERT, and Och Wood destroyed a wildcat
distillery of 25 gallons capacity, near Elkwood, AL, Sunday
afternoon. The outfit was destroyed but no arrests were made.

Near Lincoln on Monday, they captured and destroyed a second
still of about 25 gallons capacity. The boiler was fired up,
showing it had just been deserted, but no person was in sight
when the officers reached the place.

May 28, 1908
TAFT - Mr. F. P. Colbert returned last Friday from Marshall
County where he went on business.

June 11, 1908
Distillery destroyed
Last Sunday afternoon, near Elkwood, Deputy Marshall, F. P.
Colbert and three others destroyed a 50-gallon illicit
distillery. The boiler had been taken away but the other
outfit was found and wrecked. It was still warm, which
indicated that it had been operated during the previous day or
two. The still had been in the neighborhood perhaps three
weeks, and is thought to be the one, which was destroyed near
Taft on April 10.
Last Tuesday, before Commissioner James M. Newman, Pete Koonce
and a preliminary hearing, charged with owning and operating a
wildcat still. His father James Koonce, had been previously
tried upon the charge of working at an illicit still. Both
were bound over to the October term of Federal Court.

April 29, 1909
ACQUITTED
People of Taft accused of Violating Quarantine Regulations are
Released

Seven citizens of Taft - Messrs. COLBERT, two Hickmans, Nipper,
Galloway and Hence - were arrested charged with violation of
the quarantine regulations. One was released and the other six
brought to trial before Esq. R. W. Tucker. The prosecution ws
conducted by Maj. A. H. Pettibone, and the defense by Esq. J.
E. Routt. All of the accused men were acquitted.
The article goes on to tell that the quarantine was of cattle.
Cattle from Alabama strayed into TN and were upsetting Taft
people. Night Riders [KKK] notified some of the people who had
their cattle pinned up, to let them run on the range. If they
run free they will be fined. If they keep them up they would
be beaten and their homes burned.

Frank Colbert was a constable, notary public, deputy sheriff,
magistrate, postmaster, justice of the peace, Sheriff of
Lincoln County and a United States Marshall.

Sept. 4, 1882 he was appointed constable of the Molino
District.

Records show that Frank was made Deputy Sheriff Sept. 1, 1884
under G. W. Poindexter who was Sheriff of Lincoln County at
that time.

A document dated March 1886 shows Frank as sheriff of Lincoln
County.

Frank was appointed sheriff Jan. 6, 1890 to fill the unexpired
term of George W. Poindexter, who had died earlier that year.
He ran for sheriff in 1890 and was beaten by William Williams
on Aug. 7, 1890.

In 1895 Frank was the property tax assessor for the 18th dist.
(Blanche) he also had a mail route that carried the mail from
Blanche to Elkmont, AL.

In the 1890's Frank was the commissioner of the Lincoln County
Poorhouse. His job was to approve and submit bills to the
county court for payment of goods and services deemed necessary
to run the county Poorhouse.

August 28, 1912, there several Subpoenas for O.G. Smith and
J.B. Smith that the deputies would not serve, on these
subpoenas is written a note making Frank a special deputy to
serve these subpoenas, which he did.

He was postmaster of Taft in 1906. His wife Bettie was
appointed Postmaster of Blanche on August 8, 1923, Bettie also
worked in the Taft Post Office while their son Elbert was a
mail carrier.
1900 Census records show Frank as a U. S. Marshall.
Oct. 1, 1901 Frank was appointed as a Notary Public.

Frank was stricken with a paralyzing stroke in 1935, which left
unable to talk or care for himself. He remained bed ridden
until his death 6 years later at his home in Taft, on a Friday
afternoon.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

The Alabama Courier Vol. 32 # 35, April 3, 1912 -- FORCED TO
MARRY Hugh Hopwood Forced at the Point of Shot guns to Wed a
Daughter Jas. Davis.
WARRANTS SWORN OUT
In the last issue of the Courier we made a short notice some
trouble at a school house in the northeast part of the county
in which a young man named Hopwood was taken from the school
house and forced to marry a daughter of Jim Davis, a citizen of
that section.

Following close on the heels of this episode, things became
extremely interesting in that community. Men were aroused and
people grew excited Sheriff Colbert sent his chief deputy,
Orange Strane there to serve warrants which had been sworn out
far Davis, his son and three sons-in-law, charging them with
kidnapping and forcing a man to wed, perjury and other charges.
When Strange reached that part of the county he says he found
public sentiment terribly aroused people up in arms and things
looked bad for the parties charged with having taken the young
man by force and made him marry. It is further charged that
some of the local justices of the peace were either intimidated
or what was worse refused to issue warrants for the guilty
parties, and it was made necessary for the young man and his
friends to come to Athens for official papers.

Hopwood claims he is innocent of any charge brought. He says
that while is the schoolhouse enjoying the entertainment one of
the accused came to him and asked him to go outside and take a
drink. This he declined to do, and then he was told that a man
outside wished to see him. He went and as he stepped out of the
door he was covered with guns a hand clapped over his mouth and
dire threats were made as to what would follow if he made any
sort of outcry. He was told to march and he obeyed. He was
taken to the home of Davis where he and the guards and a
daughter of Davis, who is said to have been betrayed, were put
in a wagon and all went to the home of Squire George Johnson,
Sr. where under protest, is said to have been forced to wed the
girl. Squire Johnson officiating and then forced so the boy
says, to pay a dollar for the fee, and ordered to pay for the
license which had been procured by Davis and son-in-law, a man
named Barnett, in Athens Friday the men alleging that Hopwood
was twenty-one years of age, making oath to this fact, when it
is shown by the record that Davis (sic) will not be eighteen
until April 8th. They were then taken to the home of the girl's
parents and locked in a room for the remainder of the night.
Hopwood was allowed to go to the home of Mr. Whitt, where he
resided next morning with the assurance hanging over him that
if he was not there by nightfall Saturday that he would be
killed. He and his friends came to Athens and secured papers
looking to the arrest of the men engaged in this affair.

Davis and his son were arrested in Athens, where they came to
seek legal advice. The others were sought by the deputy sheriff
but not found but the father-in-law, assured the deputy that
they would be in Athens Friday for preliminary trial.

The parties all appeared for trial Friday, as follows: Jas R.
Davis, J. W. Davis, Albert Barnett, W. A. Roper, Loy Phillips
and Frank Hargroves. The defendants asked for a continuance and
it was granted by Judge Turrentine until Tuesday. The father of
the girl and her brother were arrested and required to give
peace bonds of $300 each, which they did.

Strane says he never saw such a determination on the part of
the people to take the law into their hands as he found in the
neighborhood. They were determined that if Hopwood was not
guilty that he should be defended and that the men chargeable
with this terrible outrage should be prosecuted. Money was
freely offered the young man and assurance that he would be
given every protection by the people among whom he was reared.

The grand jury will evidently have a hand in this unfortunate
and ugly affair.

Reference: 14803
Change: Date: 29 MAY 2005
Census: Date: 29 APR 1910
Place: 2nd Dist., Lincoln Co., Tenn.
Census: Date: 09 JAN 1920
Place: 18th Dist., Lincoln Co., Tenn.

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Colbert, Lewis (b. ABT 1860, d. 23 JUL 1903)
Reference: 14804
Change: Date: 22 NOV 1992

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Rawls, Sarah Elizabeth (b. 15 DEC 1866, d. 29 MAY 1944)
Note: Bettie was an outspoken woman of her time. She was the first
woman in the community to have her hair colored and was also
the first to have a permanent put in her hair too. Most of the
older ladies of the community thought she was a lude woman for
patronizing a beauty shop.

Bettie was the appointed Postmaster of Taft on Oct 2, 1906 a
position she held for 11 years and later the post master of
Blanche also. She was appointed postmaster of Blanche on
August 8, 1923.

Items from The Fayetteville Observer:

November 22, 1906
Taft - Mrs. F. P. Colbert is very sick with la grippe.

9-3-1908
TAFT - Mrs. Jas. McAnn of Toney is visiting Mrs. F. P. Colbert.

Source: (Name)
Title: Stateline Relatives, Url:
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/salash/705/home.htm
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Web Page
Note: Kenneth Smith
2044 Ardmore Highway
Ardmore, TN 38449
kennsmith@ardmore.net
Page: David MCANN: Third Generation
Source: (Name)
Title: Family Group Sheets Submitted by Kenneth Smith
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Fam.Group Sheets
Author: Kenneth Ray SMITH
Page: /accompaning letter.
Source: (Name)
Title: Family Group Sheets Submitted by Kenneth Smith
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Fam.Group Sheets
Author: Kenneth Ray SMITH
Page: Sources: Blanche Cemetery, Mary Colbert before her death.
Source: (Birth)
Title: Stateline Relatives, Url:
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/salash/705/home.htm
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Web Page
Note: Kenneth Smith
2044 Ardmore Highway
Ardmore, TN 38449
kennsmith@ardmore.net
Page: David MCANN: Fourth Generation
Source: (Individual)
Title: Stateline Relatives, Url:
http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/salash/705/home.htm
Abbreviation: Smith, Ken, Web Page
Note: Kenneth Smith
2044 Ardmore Highway
Ardmore, TN 38449
kennsmith@ardmore.net
Reference: 14805
Change: Date: 29 MAY 2005

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Puckette, Dollie (b. 1870, d. 11 DEC 1942)
Reference: 14806
Change: Date: 25 JAN 1994

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Gillespie, Caroline (b. 1859, d. 1916)
Reference: 14807
Change: Date: 22 NOV 1992

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Stone, Sarah L. (b. ABT 1832)
Reference: 14808
Change: Date: 22 NOV 1992

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Woodard, Addie (b. 27 OCT 1853, d. 12 JUL 1917)
Source: (Death)
Title: The Fayetteville Observer
Abbreviation: Fayetteville Observer
Note: RIN#689
Reference: 14809
Change: Date: 09 JUL 1994

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Rochelle, Caroline V. (b. ABT 1825)
Source: (Name)
Title: Records of James R. Pitts
Abbreviation: Records of James R. Pitts
Publication: 609 Bragg Cir., Tullahoma, Tenn. 37338
Note: RIN#10712
Reference: 14810
Change: Date: 30 MAR 1994

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Jones, Daniel (b. ABT 1790, d. ABT 1875)
Reference: 14811
Change: Date: 23 NOV 1992
Probate: Date: 28 FEB 1876
Place: Lincoln Co., Tenn.

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Jones, Milberry Ann (b. ABT 1816)
Reference: 14812
Change: Date: 23 NOV 1992

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Jones, McMinn (b. ABT 1815)
Reference: 14813
Change: Date: 23 NOV 1992

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Jones, Sarah Jane (b. ABT 1821)
Reference: 14814
Change: Date: 23 NOV 1992

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Little, Samuel (b. ABT 1810)
Reference: 14815
Change: Date: 23 NOV 1992
Census: Date: 1850
Place: Lincoln Co., Tenn.

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Toney, Mary (b. ABT 1785)
Source: (Name)
Title: Lincoln Co. Genealogical Society Ancestor Charts
Abbreviation: Lincoln Co. Genealogical Socie
Note: RIN#6732
Reference: 14816
Change: Date: 13 JUL 1994

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Jones, Seaborn (b. ABT 1815)
Reference: 14817
Change: Date: 23 NOV 1992

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Jones, Dorcus (b. ABT 1805)
Reference: 14818
Change: Date: 23 NOV 1992

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