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Family Group Record: Mariah Biffle and Thomas T/J Christian

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen

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   Thomas T./J. Christian
   Born: ca. 1813 Place: Tennessee
   Married: Place:
   Died: Place:
   Parents: He was of Swedish descent

   Mariah W. Biffle
   Born: ca. 1815 Place: Tennessee
   Died: after 1880 Place: Arkansas
   Parents: Valentine Biffle and Margaret Payton


1 Mariah C./E. Christian
Sex Born: ca. 1836 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
  Died:ca. 1850 Place: Lawrence County, Tennessee; she died of pneumonia

2 Jones Wesley Christian
Sex Born: February 19, 1838 Place: Lawrence County, Tennessee
F Married: September 14, 1857, Fenno Robenia Napier, aka Frances R. Napier Place:
   Died: September 9, 1918 or October 18, 1918 Place: He and his wife are buried in the Napier Cemetery, Lewis County, Tennessee
  From Who's Who in Tennessee, Pub. 1911. He is living in Hohenwald, Tenn. Christian, Jones Wesly, farmer born, Lawrence Co., Tenn, Feb. 19, 1838; Swedish and German descent; son of Thomas T. and Maria W. [Biffle] Christian; father's occupation, farmer, paternal grandparents Nathaniel and Margaret [ Payton] Christian, maternal grandparents Valentine and Susanna [ Lacey] Biffle [ed., is this correct?]; married F. Robenia Napier, Sept 14, 1857; Conf.Army 1861-1865, Is tLt. in Co C, 48th Tennessee Reg., member Lower House Gen. Assembly of Tennessee for one term, Democrat, engaged in farming at Hohenwalt, member Cumb. Presbyterian Ch.

3 Nathaniel Johnston Christian
Sex Born: ca. 1840 Place: Tennessee
F Married: August 11, 1869, Elizabeth A. Carr; December 16, 1894, Nannie M. Richmond Place: 1st in Lawrence Co., Tennessee; 2nd in Arkansas
   Died: Place:

4 Susanna N. Christian
Sex Born: ca. 1842 Place: Tennessee
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   Died: Place:

5 Mary Christian
Sex Born: ca. 1844 Place: Tennessee
F Married: December 14, 1857; Samuel D. Strickland Place: Lawrence County, Tennessee
   Died: Place:

6 Sarah C. Christian
Sex Born: ca. 1848 Place: Tennessee
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

7 Isom H. Christian
Sex Born: ca. 1852 Place: Tennessee
M Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

8 Jacob A. (Aaron V.) Christian
Sex Born: ca. 1857 Place: Tennessee
M Married: Martha Place:
   Died: Place:

9 Ursula Pamela Christian
Sex Born: May 28, 1858 Place: Tennessee
F Married: ca. 1881; Jerry Lawson Roberson Place:
   Died: August 3, 1937 Place: Cincinnati, Arkansas; she is buried in Old Union Cemetery

  • 1850 U.S. Census, Lawrence County, 7th Civil District, Tennessee, M432-886, p. 371. A James H. Polloc (age 17) was also in the household.
  • 1860 U.S. Census, District #8, Lewis County, Tennessee, p. 49-50;
    Nathan is found in family of William Peaveyhouse on same page; a Peaveyhouse is found in the Christian household.
  • 1870 U.S. Census, District #8, Lewis County, Tennessee, M593-1543, p. 139;
    Thomas is living with Sarah C., Aaron (is this Jacob A.?), and Ursula.
    Mariah is living with her son Nathaniel in District #8, Lewis County, Tennessee, M593-1543, p. 142.
  • 1880 U.S. Census,Illinois, Washington County, Arkansas, T9-58, p. 493C; Mariah is living with Nathaniel
  • 1900 U.S. Census, Illinois, Washington County, Arkansas, T623-79, p. 155-156; Jerry and Ursual Roberson, Nathaniel Christian, Martha (widow of Aaron) Christian
  • 1910 U.S. Census, Washington County, Arkansas, T623-79
    p. 30: Nathaniel and wife Nannie
    p. 129: Elmer M. Christian, Stella, Thelma D., Lolana (son of Aaron)
    p. 141: Martha living with brother in law Lively

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