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Family Group Record: William McHenry Biffle and Martha Leach Skelton

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   William McHenry Biffle 
   Born: March 3, 1828 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
   Married: October 18, 1854 Place: Dickson County, Tennessee
   Died: November 16, 1897 Place: New Bern, Dyer County, Tennessee; he and his wife are buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Bern, Dyer County
   Parents: Nathan Biffle and Ursula Isom

   Martha Leach Skelton  
   Born: January 24, 1837 Place: Ellis Mills, Houston County, Tennessee
   Died: January 23, 1907 Place: Dyer County, Tennessee
   Parents: Abner Brown Skelton and Susan Lyon Vick


1 William B. Biffle
Sex Born: October 10, 1855 Place: Humphreys County, Tennessee
M Married: 1st: Minnie Turner; 2nd: October 2, 1887, Ella Turner; 3rd: June 30, 1908, Pearl M. Vickery Place: All in Arkansas. If anyone has information on these marriages, please contact me at:
   Died: April 18, 1920 Place: Arkansas; he and his three wives are buried at Mitchell Cemetery, Greenway, Clay County, Arkansas

2 Solomon (Solon) I. Biffle
Sex Born: ca. 1858 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
M   Married: Place:
   Died: January 27, 1938 Place: Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee; he is buried in New Bern Fairview Cemetery, Dyer County, Tennessee

3 Lucy E. Biffle
Sex Born: ca. 1861 Place: Wayne County, Tennessee
F   Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

4 Lillie Biffle
Sex Born: ca. 1864 Place: Tennessee
F   Married: 1st: Richard L. Hamilton; 2nd: Harry H. Cotton Place: Both in Tennessee
   Died: ca. 1946 Place: Dyer County, Tennessee

5 Martha Biffle
Sex Born: ca. 1866 Place: Dyer County, Tennessee
F   Married: Place: She is not in the 1880 census in her father's household, so she may have died or married very young
   Died: Place:

6 Nathaniel A. Biffle
Sex Born: July 1867 Place: Tennessee
M   Married: Bobby ? (b. 1874, d. 1913) Place: Tennessee; they must have married after 1910
   Died: ca. 1939 Place: Tennessee; he and his wife are buried in Newbern Fairview Cemetery (Old Section), Dyer County, Tennessee

7 Sam Biffle
Sex Born: ca. 1870 Place: Tennessee
M   Married: Place:
   Died: Place: He is not in the 1880 census

8 Annie Biffle
Sex Born: ca. 1875 Place: Tennessee
F   Married: ? Wyatt; she was a widow by 1910 Place:
   Died: Place:
  Sam is listed as being born ca. 1870 and he isn't in the 1880 census. Kith and Kin states that in 1870 Sam is listed as Andy--is Andy and Annie the same person?

  • 1860 U.S. Census, Wayne County, Tennessee, Ashland, Civil District 6, M653-1277, Pg. 247.
  • 1870 U.S. Census, Dickson Co., Tennessee, Reel 1524, pg. 367.
  • 1880 U.S. Census, District 13, Humphreys County, Tennessee, T9-1263, pg 145A
  • 1900 U.S. Census, Dyer County, Tennessee, T623-1568, p. 108; Martha, Nathan, Blanche (gr. dau.)
    1900 U.S. Census, Dyer County, Tennessee, T623-1568, p. 135; Solon
  • 1910 U.S. Census, Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee, T624-1497, p. 87; Solon is listed as head of family consisting of his brother Nat, sister Annie Wyatt (a widow), and niece Bernice Biffle, daughter of Billie B. Biffle of Arkansas
  • 1920 U.S; Census, Dyer County, Tennessee, T625-1738, E.D. 25, p. 15b.; shows Solon I. Biffle and his brother Nat Biffle
  • 1930 U.S. Census, Dyer County, Tennessee, T626-2245, p. 16A; Solon, brother Nathan, niece Bernice (daughter of William B.), Annie Wyatt, sister.
  • See also Kith and Kin of James Garner Patey and Robert Nesbitt Patey by James G. Patey, 1988, p. 163-165
  • See also sketch of William B. Biffle in Goodspeeds History of Clay County, Arkansas, pg. 200

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