Humphreys County, TN

William Henry Stavely married Margaret Richards BELL, and is living at La Grange in Stewart County in 1880. In 1898 he is widowed when his wife Margaret dies. It appears the family below is that of William and Margaret, but the first and middle names have been transposed for William, and his sons William Seth, and Thomas Comer.

1900: Humphreys, Tennessee

 Henry W. STAVELY   Head   Wd   Male   53  Tennessee   Farmer
 Seth W. STAVELY   Son   U   Male   26  Tennessee   Farmer
 Arthur P. STAVELY   Son  U  Male  23  Tennessee   Farm Laborer
 Comer T. STAVELY  Son  U  Male  17  Tennessee   Farm Laborer
 John B. STAVELY  Son  U  Male  13  Tennessee   Farm Laborer
 Daniel W. STAVELY  Son  U  Male  9  Tennessee   None

 

William Henry Stavely died on October 19, 1905.

William's son, Thomas Comer Stavely, is living in Gibson County in 1910.

By 1910, William Henry's son, Arthur Pinkney, married Clara J. HARRIS:

1910: Humphreys, Tennessee

 Arthur P. STAVELY   Head   M  Male   33  Tennessee   Farmer
 Clarra STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   20  Tennessee   None
 Lewis L. STAVELY   Son  U  Male  2  Tennessee   None
 Lester D. STAVELY  Son  U  Male  1 3/12  Tennessee   None
 Ruth B. STAVELY  Daur  U  Female  0/12  Tennessee   None

 

Arthur and Clara have not been located in the 1920 census. However, by 1930, we find them residing in Gibson County, TN.

William Seth Stavely is the son of William Henry Stavely and Margaret Richards BELL of Stewart County, and brother to Arthur Pinkney Stavely above. William married Orpha LARGENT.

1910: Humphreys, Tennessee

 William S. STAVELY   Head   M   Male   36  Tennessee   Farmer
 Orfie STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   25  Tennessee   None
 William D. STAVELY   Son  U  Male  7  Tennessee   Farm Laborer
 Minnie L. STAVELY  Daur  U  Female  4  Tennessee   None
 Henry F. STAVELY  Son  U  Male  2  Tennessee   None
 Elgil D. STAVELY  Son  U  Male  1  Tennessee   None
 John B. STAVELY  Brother  U  Male  23  Tennessee   Farm Laborer

 

In 1930 William and Orpha's son, William D. Stavely, is living in Gibson County.

1920: Humphreys, Tennessee

 Seth* STAVELY   Head   M   Male   46  Tennessee   Farmer
 Orpha STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   36  Tennessee   None
 David** STAVELY   Son  U  Male  17  Tennessee   Laborer
 Minnie L. STAVELY  Daur  U  Female  14  Tennessee   None
 Frank*** STAVELY  Son  U  Male  13  Tennessee   None
 Elgy STAVELY  Son  U  Male  11  Tennessee   None
 Robert STAVELY  Son  U  Male  9  Tennessee   None
 Rosa STAVELY  Daur  U  Female  7  Tennessee   None
 George STAVELY  Son  U  Male  5  Tennessee   None
 Thomas STAVELY  Son  U  Male  2 4/12  Tennessee   None

 

*William Seth Stavely, **William David Stavely; ***Henry Frank Stavely

William Seth's son, Henry Frank Stavely, died January 8, 1972. Henry served in WWII, and his grave at Double Springs Cemetery, Gibson, has a military marker that states "Tennessee PFC 333 Engr SP Svc Regt World War II".

In 1930 we find William Seth Stavely and Orpha living in Gibson County.

Elgil and his brother Robert are living in Gibson County in 1930.

Daniel Wilson Stavely is the youngest son of William Henry Stavely and Margaret Richards BELL.

1920: Humphreys, Tennessee

 Dan STAVELY   Head   M   Male   29  Tennessee   Farmer
 Callie STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   22  Tennessee   None
 James STAVELY   Son  U  Male  4/12  Tennessee   None

 

Dan and his family are found in Gibson County in 1930.

 

 

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