Note: more http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/69916256/person/42216859650 Probably born "William David Ker Michael" or "William David Carmichael"
1827 Married in Davidson Co., NC (NC Marriage Records)
1850C Hardin Co., TN, 7CD, 4 Feb, Pg295b, img10of12 hh66 Michaels David 57 (Farmer) NC, Catherine 57 NC, Frederick 20 (Farmer) TN, Charles M 17 M Farmer TN, Elizabeth 14 TN, Hester A 11 TN, David H 3 TN
Michael Cemetery (A. K. A. Pettus Cemetery). Survey took place on June 13, 2000. The cemetery is on private property located in Section 17, Township 1, Range 8(W).
Source: David Michael and his wife left North Carolina. They migrated west to north west Alabama in the Waterloo area just next to Hardin County Tennessee. In this area the decendants settled. After the Civil War, one of David's sons Henry left his family for Booneville Mississippi with two teams of logging horses. He never returned. His wife (Nancy & baby) were buried in Fielder Cemetery in Hardin County Tennessee. In the early 1900s one of Henry's sons Thomas Leander left the area to migrate to McNairy County Tennessee and settled north of Adamsville buying a farm at a cost of three bales of cotton, which was to be paid one bale each year for three years. After the end of the second year and a dispute with the land owner, he left and moved to the area at Selmer where he settled and later divided the land with portions for his sons. The area was later called Michael Hill. When World War I started Wesley was drafted into the army and sent to France where he died of disease shortly after arriving in France. After Columbus' death (by casteration), Wiley purchased the portion that belonged to Columbus and then purchased 40 plus acres across the Highway that is now known as Hwy 142. In the mid 1940s Wiley with a bad heart, purchased land closer to town at Hwy 45 & 142. He built a new home and country store which he operated until the store was destroyed by a tornado in 1970. After the death of his wife Gracie, he married Goldie Michael. who was a distant cousin. They lived at both her house in Savannah and his house in Selmer until his death in 1978. Wiley's sons Mansel & Gordon continued to live in the area. Norman who worked as a forman at the shoe factory settled and retired in Huntington, West Virginia. T L moved to Memphis, to Tiptonville where he was postmaster and then to his retirement farm in Ripley, Tennessee in 1991 after a fall resulting in nerve damage and a broken neck. Aleene the oldest daughter of Wiley moved to Memphis in the early 1950s and then in the 1990s moved to Searcy, Arkansas where her daughter Laura had moved for work. The above information was from TL Michael.
1999 - To update some of this information, here is interesting reading: My 3great-grandfather was the Henry (Frederick) listed above, and his wife Nancy Huggins Michael has only a rock as her headstone somewhere near the road at Fielder Cemetery. Their son Henry Newton and his wife Sarah Catherine Qualls (my lines) and part of their family is buried at Fielder Cem. also. My grandmother Mary Catherine Michael Cossey was their grand-daughter, on my FATHERs side of the family. My parents divorced about 1966. Then August 1998 my MOTHER had divorced my last step-father and was visiting her sister Bea, in Selmer. She had not settled down since the divorce, and found that Mansel Michael's property was for sale. This was the last parcel of the original acres of Thomas Leander that is still known as Michael's Hill from those that have lived there awhile. In September of 1998 my mother purchased the 1.8 acres of property of Mansel Michael, and she died in Dec 1998. My husband and I now own the property.
I could follow my ancestors English/Huggins to the marriage in the early 1820's in Laud. Co., AL but never knew where the "Michaels" went. After buying the property, I found out that the Huggins and Michaels I had looked for years earlier has migrated over to McNairy Co., TN, where the families have Grown over the years there. Maybe with me having a passion to learn more about my ancestors, it was "Just Meant To Be"! (Debbie Cossey Wasserburger)
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