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Family Group Record: Jonathan Frank Biffle and Mary Clendennin

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen

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   Jonathan Frank Biffle 
   Born: October 3, 1849 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Married: February 13, 1877 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Died: ca. 1913 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Parents: Jonathan Isom Biffle and Elizabeth Ann Hardin

   Mary F. Clendennin  
   Born: ca. 1858 Place: Tennessee
   Died: ca. 1916 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Parents: Joseph A. Clendennin and Elizabeth A. Neely


1 Joe E. Biffle
Sex Born: June 14, 1878 Place: Tennessee
F Married: July 20, 1899, William Joseph Arbuckle Place: Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
   Died: July 2, 1959 Place: Wynnewood, Garvin County, OK; she is buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma

2 Jonathan A. Biffle
Sex Born: May 1879 Place: Tennessee
M   Married: Place:
   Died: ca. 1881 Place:

3 Mattie Biffle (Nettie E.?)
Sex Born: October 3, 1879/82 Place: Tennessee
M   Married: Place:
   Died: February 6, 1884 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee

4 John W. Biffle
Sex Born: January 25, 1885 Place:
M   Married: Place:
   Died: July 28, 1901 Place:

  • 1880 U.S. Census, District 5, Wayne County, Tennessee, T9-1284, page 56D.
  • 1910 U.S. Census, 1st Pct, Young County, Texas, T624-1595, p. 164; living with them is Witt Craig, Ursula Ann Biffle Craig's son.
  • 1920 U.S. Census, Hickory, Love County, Oklahoma, T625-1467, p. 6B, E.D. 128, William J. Arbuckle & Joe Biffle with children Bessie, Bernice, Blanch
  • From Goodspeed's History of Wayne County: Jonathan Frank Biffle was born in Wayne County, Tenn., in 1849, His father Jonathan Biffle, was a Tennessean, a farmer, and when a young man was deputy Sheriff of Wayne County. He served in the Ninth Tennessee Regiment in the late war, under Jake Biffle, and was captured in 1864, while at home on furlough, and taken to Rock Island, Ill., where he was retained a prisoner until his death, January 23, 1864. He left a wife and three children to mourn his loss. His widow, Eliza A. (Hardin) Biffle, married George Walker, of Tennessee, and died July 14, 1885. Our subject, after his death, resided with his mother until her second marriage, when she left, giving him possession of the home-farm. He afterward inherited a portion of this farm, and purchased the remainder, in all consisting of 350 acres of fairly improved land. His principal products are corn, small grain and peanuts. Besides this, he owns sixty-four acres of land below his present farm, and a two-thirds interest in 183 acres of timber land. In 1877 he and Mary Clendennin united their fortunes. She a Tennessean by birth, born 1858, daughter of Joseph and Bettie Clendennin. Mr. and Mrs. Biffle have four children: Joe., Jonathan A. (who died 1881) Nettie E. (who died in1883) and John W. Mr. Biffle is a Democrat.

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