Rev. 28 Aug. 2007, Gen. 303







Susannah Graves (1) was born in 1785 (Bible and Stephen F. Austin records) or 1 (or 27) Jan. 1788 (per R‑3) in TN, and died 3 Aug. 1868 (Bible record) in TX.  She married Nathan Arnett Clampitt (or Clampett) in 1803 in TN (or CA?).  A consent note accompanying the marriage license is signed by Susannah Clampett.  Nathan was born in 1780 in CA, and died 24 Feb. 1823.  They moved to Louisiana by 1822, since there is a record of Nathan being on a road committee in Feliciana Parish, LA, in 1822.  The family moved to Independence, Washington Co., TX, and Susannah was a colonist, Spanish land grantee, wife and mother there.

It seems likely that there were more children than those listed below, because of the large time between some of the children.

It is possible that Susannah was either a daughter or granddaughter of James Graves and Mary Copeland of VA & GA.  Francis Graves, son of James, owned land in Feliciana Parish and adjacent Amite Co., MS, on the same creek.  He lived in MS.  The wife of Francis Graves was Rebecca Spinks.  Based on 2 children of Susannah being named Francis and Rebecca, where they lived, and the ages of the people involved, the most likely father of Susannah would seem to be Francis Graves.  Francis was supposedly born 1763 or before.

A second (less likely) possibility is that Susannah was a daughter of James Graves by a second marriage.  Mary Copeland probably would have been too old to have had Susannah, and it was believed by R‑2 that Francis was born 1771-72, so was too old to have been Susannah’s father.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Clampitt

  2.  Ezekiel Clampitt, b. 14 June 1805, d. 27 March 1838 (Washington Co., TX).

+3.  Mary Ann Clampitt, b. 2 Nov. 1807, m. Benjamin Eddins, 1 July 1824, d. 7 Nov. 1899.

  4.  Elizabeth Clampitt, b. 5 April 1814, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Elliot, d. 1850.

+5.  Nathan Arnett Clampitt, b. 13 April 1817, m. Mary Ann Dallas, 28 April 1842, d. 27 Sept. 1872.

  6.  Francis Graves Clampitt, b. 26 Jan. 1822, d. 1848.

  7.  Rebecca Clampitt, b. 1820-22.






Mary Ann Clampitt (3) was born 2 Nov. (or 11 Feb.) 1807 in TN, and died 7 Nov. (or 11 July) 1899 in Fisk, Madison Co., AL.  She married Benjamin Eddins on 1 July 1824 in East Feliciana Parish, LA.  He was born 21 Feb. 1794 in SC, and died 2 July 1853 in Madison Co., AL.

Benjamin moved to Madison Co., TN from Old Ninety-Six District, SC, about 1813.  He lived in Madison Co. for a few years, and then moved to LA.  Benjamin and Mary Ann returned to Madison Co., AL after they were married, lived the rest of their lives there, and were buried in Madison Co., AL.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

  8.  Frank W. Eddins, m. Sarah A. Hargrove.  3 children.

+9.  Susannah Elizabeth Eddins, b. 7 April 1834, m. John Bolling Eldridge, 9 Feb. 1852, d.c. 1888.

  10.  Ann Rebecca Eddins, m. David Smith.

+11.  Benjamin Graves Eddins, b. 23 Oct. 1836, m. Sarah Ann Bayless, Oct. 1859, d. 31 Oct. 1914.

+12.  Mary Adeline Eddins, m. John B. Bayless.

+13.  Richard Walker Eddins, m. Ellen Josephene Finley.


Nathan Arnett Clampitt (or Clampett) (5) was born 13 April 1817 in TN, and died 27 Sept. 1872 in Washington Co., TX.  He married Mary Ann Dallas on 28 April 1842.  She was born 28 Jan. 1827 in KY, and died 6 June 1881 in Washington Co., TX.  According to the 1880 census, her father was born in MD and her mother in PA.  They were in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses for Washington Co., TX.  In the 1880 census there were 2 granddaughters, Ora, 12, and Cassie, 3.  Nathan was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Clampitt

+14.  George Washington Clampitt, b.c. 1844, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  15.  Seaborn Graves Clampitt, b.c. 1846.  This is probably the F. G. Clampitt in the 1870 census for Washington Co., TX, married with 1 child.

  16.  Lewis Wells Clampitt, b.c. 1848.

+17.  William Francis Clampitt, b. 13 Aug. 1850, m. Della Isabella Smith, 25 Nov. 1875, d. 30 Jan. 1906.

  18.  James Robert Clampitt, b.c. 1852.  He was listed as Robert in the 1860-1880 censuses, living with his parents.

  19.  Ora Clampitt, b.c. 1854.

+20.  Ida Clampitt, b.c. 1856, m. John Leo Snyder, c. 1891.

  21.  Thomas Clampitt

  22.  Susan Elizabeth Clampitt, b.c. 1858.

  23.  Nathan Arnett Clampitt, III

  24.  Nathan Walter Clampitt






Susannah (or Susan) Elizabeth Eddins (9) was born 7 April 1834 and died about 1888.  She married John Bolling Eldridge on 9 Feb. 1852 in Madison Co., AL.  He was born about 1805 in Sussex Co., VA, and died about 1859.  He had first married Elizabeth Margaret Browning, daughter of James E. Browning and Ann J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 9 Feb. 1825, and had 6 children.  The family was in the 1860 census with the 3 children listed below.  (R‑1, R‑4)

Children - Eldridge

  25.  Robert S. Eldridge, b.c. 1853.

+26.  Margaret Tabitha Diemer Eldridge, b. 22 June 1855, m. William Joseph Hill, 17 Sept. 1873, d. 1915.

+27.  Simen Adeline Eldridge, b. 1 April 1859, m. Andrew Jackson McClain, 12 April 1876, d. 22 Sept. 1926.


Benjamin Graves Eddins (11) was born 23 Oct. 1836 in Madison Co., AL, died 31 Oct. 1914 in Limestone Co., AL, and was buried in Brair Fork Cem., Madison Co. AL.  He first married Sarah A. Bayless in Oct. 1859.  She was born 12 Feb. 1843 in Madison Co. AL, died 26 Dec. 1886, and was buried in Diana Cem., Giles Co., TN.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

  28.  Mary Elizabeth Eddins, b. 20 Sept. 1860 (Madison Co., AL), d. 1 Feb. 1873.

  29.  Benjamin Bartley Eddins, b. 15 Oct. 1864, d. 22 April 1887

  30.  Jacob Vance Eddins, b. 10 Oct. 1869, d. 8 July 1876.

+31.  Thomas Tereah (?) Eddins, b. 24 Jan. 1867, m. Mary Alice Griffis, 2 Feb. 1890, d. 13 March 1935.

+32.  William Richard Eddins, b. 18 Jan. 1873, m. Marian Ada Schrimsher, 1 April 1896, d. 21 Jan. 1944.

+33.  Altia L. Eddins, m. Robert E. Eddins.

  34.  Louis Aymett Eddins, b. 17 May 1878, m. Johnnie Hastings, d. 15 July 1958.  No children.

+35.  Sallie Pearl Eddins, b. 15 Sept. 1881, m. George F. Wells, d. 5 March 1959.

+36.  Minnie Myrtle Eddins, m(1) John Phillips.

  37.  infant, name unknown


Mary Adeline Eddins (12) married John B. Bayless.  (R‑1)

Children - Bayless

  38.  Alice Bayless, m. Parks George.

  39.  Addie Bayless, m. Bunyan Bragg.

  40.  Betty Bayless, m. Joe Harris.

  41.  Will Bayless

  42.  Walter Graves Bayless


Richard Walker Eddins (13) married Ellen Josephene Finley.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

+43.  Hugh Eddins, m. Mollie McDaniel.

+44.  Abraham Eddins, m. Pearl Buchanan.

+45.  Mary Eddins, m. Lon Kidd.

+46.  Will Eddins, m(1) Callie Taylor, m(2) Narl Patterson.

  47.  Emma Eddins, died at age 2 years.

+48.  Laura Eddins, m. Cornelus Sullivan.

+49.  Benjamin Carrol Eddins, m. Myrtle New.

+50.  Walter Eddins, m. Mable Hays.

  51.  Jim Eddins, m. Laura Hill.

  52.  Tommy Eddins, died at 2 or 3 months old.



George Washington Clampitt (14) was born about 1844 in TX.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑2)

Children - Clampitt

+53.  Chester Clampitt, married.


William Francis Clampitt (17) was born 13 (or 10?) Aug. 1850 in Independence, Washington Co., TX, and died 30 Jan. 1906 in West, McLennan Co., TX.  He was a surveyor.  He married Della Isabella (or Isabella Della) Smith on 25 Nov. 1875.  She was born 16 July 1858, and died 22 Oct. 1893 in West, McLennan Co., TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Precinct 3, McLennan Co., TX.  He was a farmer.  All their children were born in TX.  (R‑3)

Children - Clampitt

  54.  Mamie Belle Clampitt, b. Nov. 1876.

  55.  Lewis Styles Clampitt, b. Jan. 1879.

  56.  William Nathan Clampitt; not with family in 1900 census.

+57.  Pressley Walter Clampitt, b. 27 Nov. 1883, m. Lela Pearl Edwards, 2 June 1907, d. 4 July 1977.

  58.  Frank Cox Clampitt, b. Feb. 1886.

  59.  Maggie Jane Clampitt, b. July 1888.

  60.  Mary Bettye Clampitt, b. Oct. 1890.

  61.  Lillie Edna Clampitt, b. April 1893.


Ida Clampitt (20) was born about 1856 in TX.  She married John Leo (or Lewis) Snyder, son of John W. Snyder and Mary Rolen, about 1891[1].  He was born 9 Oct. 1860 in MO, died 4 April 1941 in Ardenwald, OR, and was buried 21 April 1941 in Greenwood Hills, Milwaukie, OR[2].  They were in the 1910 census for Leap, Wallowa Co., OR, when he was an edgeman in a saw mill.  They were in the 1920 census for Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.  Although R‑5 said his death certificate said he was born in IL, that is probably wrong, since both the 1910 censuses gave his place of birth as MO.  His father was born in IN and his mother in IL.  Their second child was born in WA, and all the others in OR.  (R‑5)

Children - Snyder

  62.  Charles Snyder, b.c. 1893.

+63.  Ralph Leo Snyder, b. 23 Sept. 1895, m. Mary Josephine Cleary, d. 31 Aug. 1929.

  64.  Claude Snyder, b.c. 1898.

  65.  Louis Snyder, b.c. 1906.






Margaret ("Maggie") Tabitha Diemer Eldridge (26) was born 22 June 1855 in Harvest, Madison Co., AL, died in 1915 in Lincoln Co., TN, and was buried in Prosperity Cem., Yukon, TN.  She married William Joseph Hill on 17 Sept. 1873.  He was born 11 April 1838 and died 23 July 1917, a Confederate soldier, son of Ebenezer Hill, Jr. (printer) of NH and Mary Tabitha Bryan of SC (sister of John Neely Bryan, first settler of Dallas, TX).  (R‑4)

Children - Hill

+66.  Kate Eldridge Hill, b. 14 Dec. 1874, m. Aaron Rufus Goodenough, 31 Oct. 1895.

+67.  Walter Vance Hill, b. 6 July 1881, m. Nellie Hall, 2 Aug. 1903, d. 22 Feb. 1959.

+68.  Maggie Sue Hill, b. 6 April 1887, m. John Isaac Williams, 13 Oct. 1904.

+69.  Oscar Julian Hill, b. 23 May 1894, m. Nova Layton.

  70.  William Earnest Hill, b. 7 Feb. 1899 (Lincoln Co., TN), d. 11 Feb. 1899 (Lincoln Co., TN).  Bur. Prosperity Cem., Yukon, TN.


Simen Adeline Eldridge (27) was born 1 April 1859 in AL, and died 22 Sept. 1926 in Kent Co., TX.  She married Andrew Jackson McClain, son of Alexander Clark McClain and Hanna Matilda Reynolds, on 12 April 1876 in Madison Co., AL.  He was born in 1844 and died in 1922.  (R‑4)

Children - McClain

+71.  Fostina McClain, b.c. 1878, m. Joe Kenny.

+72.  Edna May McClain, b. 1881, m. Matt Howell.

+73.  Flora E. McClain, b. 1882, m. David William Stiles.

+74.  Andrew Eldridge McClain, b. 1884, m. Cordie Harrell.

+75.  Lura Bolden McClain, b. 1888, m. William M. Dusty Rhodes.

  76.  Alex Chenault McClain, b. 1893, d. 1893.

+77.  Charles Arion McClain, b. 1896, m. Jessie Y. Condie Smith, d. 1984.

  78.  Porter Marion McClain, b. 1896, d. 1971.



Thomas Tereah (?) Eddins (31) was born 24 Jan. 1867 in Giles Co., TN, died 13 March 1935 in Limestone Co., AL, and was buried in City Cem., Athens, AL.  He married Mary Alice Griffis on 2 Feb. 1890 in Lincoln Co., TN.  She was born 26 April 1871 in Lincoln Co., TN, died 13 March 1948 in Limestone Co., AL, and was buried in City Cem., Athens, AL.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

  79.  James Oscar Eddins, b. 25 Aug. 1891, m. Mable Miller, 6 Nov. 1914, d. 23 May 1931.  No children.

  80.  Lillie Mae Eddins, b. 26 July 1893, d. 13 Aug. 1895.

+81.  Rosa Etta Eddins, b. 23 Oct. 1894, m. Mina Bridgeforth Holt, 27 Jan. 1915, d. 24 March 1963.

+82.  Flonnie Olevia Eddins, b. 27 July 1897, m. William Earl Hastings, d. 13 Dec. 1981.


William Richard Eddins (32) was born 18 Jan. 1873 in Giles Co., TN, and died 21 Jan. 1944 in Birmingham, AL.  He married Marian Ada Schrimsher on 1 April 1896.  She was born 20 Aug. 1875 and died 14 July 1936.  They were both born in Elmwood Cem., Birmingham, AL.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

+83.  Charlie Floyd Eddins, b. 16 March 1898, m. Bessie Arnold, d. 21 Dec. 1950.

  84.  Walter Marvin Eddins, b. 23 Aug. 1900 (Columbus City, Marshall Co., AL), m. Elizabeth Taylor.  No children.

+85.  Nora Maybell Eddins, b. 10 Aug. 1903, m. Roy Clayton Bailey, d. 10 May 1979.

+86.  Gracie Lorena Eddins, b. 24 April 1906, m(1) William D. Jordan, m(2) E. J. Cooley, May 1962.

  87.  Annie Lois Eddins, m(1) James Ray Brown, m(2) John Dunn, Dec. 1962.  James d. 1957.  Annie and James had an adopted son, Larry Wayne Brown, b. July 1948.


Altia L. Eddins (33) married Robert E. Eddins.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

  88.  Oscar Roy Eddins, m. Irene Proctor.  No children.


Sallie Pearl Eddins (35) was born 15 Sept. 1881 in Giles Co., TN, died 5 March 1959, and was buried in Athens Cem., Athens, TN.  She married George F. Wells.  He was born 2 April 1880 and died 8 Dec. 1954.  (R‑1)

Children - Wells

+89.  Leonard Wells, m. Mamie Louise Vinson.


Minnie Myrtle Eddins (36) first married John Phillips.  (R‑1)

Children - Phillips

+90.  Margie Phillips, m(1) Bruce Smith, m(2) James O. Price.

+91.  Mary Phillips, m. Melvin Buckner.

+92.  Jack Phillips, m. Emily Byers.



Hugh Eddins (43) married Mollie McDaniel.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

  93.  Fannie Lucile Eddins

  94.  Ruth Eddins

  95.  McDaniel Eddins

  96.  Mildred Eddins


Abraham Eddins (44) married Pearl Buchanan.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

+97.  Mary Helen Eddins, m. Walter Miller.

  98.  Donald Eddins


Mary Eddins (45) married Lon Kidd.  (R‑1)

Children - Kidd

  99.  Lola Kidd

  100.  Laura Kidd

  101.  Edgar Kidd

  102.  Albert Kidd

  103.  Ogden Kidd

  104.  Mattie Ruth Kidd

  105.  Josephene Kidd

  106.  Mary Evelyn Kidd


Will Eddins (46) first married Callie Taylor.  He secondly married Narl Patterson.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins, by Callie Taylor

  107.  Buford Eddins

  108.  Joe Eddins

  109.  Ellin Eddins

Children - Eddins, by Narl Patterson

  110.  Oma Earl Eddins

  111.  Ira Dee Eddins


Laura Eddins (48) married Cornelus (or Cornelius?) Sullivan.  (R‑1)

Children - Sullivan

  112.  Maggie Sullivan, m. Dolpus Rowe.

  113.  Birdie Sullivan


Benjamin Carrol Eddins (49) married Myrtle New.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

  114.  Benjamin Carrol Eddins, Jr.

  115.  William Eddins

  116.  John Eddins


Walter Eddins (50) married Mable Hays.  (R‑1)

Children - Eddins

  117.  Hazel Eddins

  118.  Richard Eddins



Chester (“Dick”) Clampitt (53) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑2)

Children - Clampitt

  119.  Eloise Clampitt, m. Jack Wackerbarth.



Pressley Walter Clampitt (57) was born 27 Nov. 1883 in West, McLennan Co., TX, and died 4 July 1977 in Wichita Falls, TX.  He married Lela Pearl Edwards on 2 June 1907.  She was born 8 Jan. 1887 in West, McLennan Co., TX, and died 25 March 1971 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.  (R‑3)

Children - Clampitt

  120.  Hulon Durham Clampitt

  121.  Walter Bernard Clampitt

  122.  Russell Clampitt

  123.  Walton Clampitt

+124.  Mary Bettye Clampitt, b. 4 Jan. 1919, m. Errand Clifford Aston, Jr., 2 June 1939.

  125.  William Edwards Clampitt

  126.  Francis Cullen Clampitt

  127.  John Layton Clampitt



Ralph Leo Snyder (63) was born 23 Sept. 1895 in Yakima, WA, and died 31 Aug. 1929 in Salem, OR.  He married Mary Josephine Cleary, daughter of James Cleary and Bridget Dempsey.  She was born 31 Aug. 1893 in Manhattan, New York, NY, and died 30 March 1874 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

Ralph was a fireman who drowned at a firemen’s picnic as he was trying to rescue a drwning victim.  His wife was left to raise their children until much later, when it was ruled that he died while in the duty of a fireman and Mary was given his pension and insurance with interest.  Mary was then known as “the bank of Ireland.”  (R‑5)

Children - Snyder

+128.  Dorothy Helen Snyder, b. 12 Feb. 1921, m(1) Gilbert Eugene Welch, m(2) Richard Forsythe, d. 9 March 1991.

  129.  Robert Snyder

  130.  Walter Snyder


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[1] Marriage date according to 1910 census stating that they had both been married 19 yeares.

[2] The information for his birth, death and burial are from the standard certificate of death, state of Oregon.