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Descendants of Peter Limbaugh

Peter Limbaugh was the third child of Anna Catherina Ritter and George Frederick Limbaugh.  There were six children born to Anna and George Frederick Limbaugh:  Johannes (John), George Frederick, Peter, Henry, Christian and Michael. 
Peter and Anna did not come to Bollinger County, Missouri with George Frederick and the rest of the family.  They chose to settle in Tennessee.  Christian Limbaugh stayed in the North Carolina area and later moved to Florida before Florida became a State.

Peter Limbaugh was born 1770 in Pennsylvania and died about 1846 in Franklin County Tennessee.  He married Anna Maria Lingle July 28,1791 and the two had eleven children. Anna was born 1772 in North Carolina and died after 1830 in Franklin County Tennessee.

Children of Anna Lingle and Peter Limbaugh 
John A. Limbaugh , Leah Limbaugh, Catherine Limbaugh, Mary Ann (Polly) Limbaugh, Solomon Limbaugh, Peter Limbaugh, Elizabeth Limbaugh, Amelia Limbaugh, Lucy Ann Limbaugh, Sarah E. Limbaugh, and Wilburn Rufus Limbaugh.

Limbaugh Cemetery

The Limbaugh Cemetery in Franklin County, Tennessee

Peter Limbaugh is probably buried in this Cemetery, but there is no marker. There was a marker for Solomon Limbaugh, but it has also vanished.

Joel Henry Limbaugh

Joel Henry Limbaugh (1836-1923) and his wife Sarah Ann Rebecca Tipps (1852-1947) both are buried at the Limbaugh Cemetery in Franklin County Tennessee.

Joel Henry Limbaugh was a son of Solomon Limbaugh (c1803-c1864) and his wife Nancy Ann Awalt (c1803-c1880) who was a son of Peter Limbaugh (c1770-1846) and his first wife Anna Maria Lingel (c1771-c1840).

The "Lost" village of Awalt

Limbaugh headstone

Michael Limbaugh and his wife Susan Frances in the Limbaugh Cemetery. The stone reads:

Susan F. Limbaugh, born July 3, 1841; died Jan 23, 1916

Michael Limbaugh, born Dec 8, 1830; died Feb 1, 1893

Old Veteran Soldier

In death they here sleep
side by side resting peace
the aged twain till Christ
shall raise them up again

On the top of the stone is Co E, 17th Reg

(meaning Company E, 17th Tennessee Infantry
Regiment, Confederate States Army)

Michael T. Limbaugh is the son of Solomon Limbaugh and Nancy Awalt. Michael enlisted May 20, 1861 at Camp Harris, Tennessee as a private in Company E, 17th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. He was captured July 31, 1863 at Salem, Tennessee and was held prisoner of war until about February 29, 1864 at Camp Chase, Ohio. He was captured again in Washington County, Tennessee on March 26, 1865 and was again sent to Camp Chase where he took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States on June 10, 1865. He signed the Oath with his mark and was described as being six feet and one inch tall and having a dark complexion, black hair and blue eyes.

Melvina Limbaugh (born about 1826) and her husband Richmond A. Groves (c1824-1907). Melvina was a daughter of Solomon Limbaugh (c1803-c1864) and his wife Nancy Ann Awalt (c1803-c1880)

The Groves family came to Franklin County from Kentucky.  Melvina and Richmond were married in Franklin County.

Melvina Limbaugh (born Jan 1826 Franklin Co TN); married 30 Dec 1849, Franklin Co TN, Richmond A. Groves (born Feb 1824 KY-1907, Franklin Co TN).

-Solomon S. Groves (1851-1930)
-Michael H. Groves (born 1854)
-Pamela Jane Groves (c1857-1922)
-Saletha Ella Groves (born c1860)
-Nancy A. Groves (born 1863)
-Richie Mary Groves (1864-1931)
-Callie D. Groves (1868-1952)
-William Peyton Groves (born c1869)

Richmond A. Groves and Melvina Limbaugh were issued a marriage license on 28 Dec 1849 and were married by W. J. Scivally on 30 Dec 1849 (Franklin Co TN Marriage Records). The family is listed in the 1850 US Census of Franklin Co TN and were living adjacent to her father, Solomon Limbaugh, in District No. 3.

In the 1860 US Census the family is listed in District No. 2; Mary Groves (aged 60), mother of Richmond and described as being blind was living in the household at that time. Children; Soloman S. (aged 8), Michael (aged 5), Pamela J. (aged 3), and Saletha J (aged 10 months).

The family by the time of the 1870 US Census consisted of eight children and is listed in District No. 10.

In the 1880 US Census the family is listed in District No. 3.  Six children in the household:  Jane (aged 23), Ella (aged 21), Richmon (aged 18), Nancy (aged 16), Dona (aged 14), and William (aged 12).

The 1890 tax list for Franklin Co TN lists R. A. Groves in District 3 with 10 acres of land.

In the 1900 US Census for Franklin Co TN the birth date for Richmond was given as Feb 1824 and for Melvina as Jan 1826.  The family was in Civil District No. 3.  Daughters "Lou" and "N. A." were still at home.  The record indicates that Melvina was the mother of eight children.

Rufus Limbaugh

Rufus Limbaugh, descendant of
Peter Limbaugh, born 13 Sept. 1838 and died 18 Feb. 1900; married c1863 to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Grant (born c1842 in Tennessee) daughter of Asa Grant and Amelia "Milly Limbaugh; Rufus was the second child of Wilburn Rufus Limbaugh who was the eleventh and last child of Peter Limbaugh.  Rufus enlisted 7 Nov. 1862 as a Private in Company D, 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry, CSA and served until 2 July 1863; Rufus is buried at the Vanzant-Gray Cemetery, Franklin Co., TN.  He had eleven children.

Alfred Ray (June 5,1832-Oct. 1919), son of Mary Ann "Polly" Limbaugh and her second husband Henry Patrick Ray.  (Polly Limbaugh was the daughter of Peter Limbaugh).

Alfred Ray married Christiana Elizabeth Hise (born c1792) on Oct. 1, 1851.  Christiana Hise was the daughter of Conrad Hise Jr. and Ann Branch.  They had ten children.

Alfred died at Little River, Bell County, Texas and is buried at the Oliver Cemetery near Belton, Bell County, Texas. 

George W. Whaley (1822-1900) and his wife Julettia A. Parks (1825-1909). Julettia Parks Whaley was a daughter of Mary Ann "Polly" Limbaugh and her first husband Wesley Parks.  Julettia married George (E.) (W.) Whaley in Franklin County, Tennessee in 1847; they moved to Illinois in 1852.

Descendants of Julietta Parks

Zachariah Limbaugh family 

The family of Zachariah  Limbaugh.

In the front, left to right,  Zachariah R. Limbaugh (1856-1929)  ( a son of Wilburn Rufus Limbaugh who was the son of Peter) (child standing) Mattie Fann (daughter of Nettie Limbaugh and William Fann) Martha Lester Holt Limbaugh (1869-1949) (seated)

Back row, left to right, Effie Limbaugh (1903-1988) (married 1st husband George Stratton; married 2nd husband Leroy "Red" Church, a descendant of Solomon Limbaugh)

Nettie Limbaugh (1897-1980) (married 1st husband William Fann; married 2nd husband Joe A. Church, a descendant of Solomon Limbaugh)

Funeral card for Juliet Parks Whaley

William Thomas Marshall and wife Lucy C. Reavis Marshall and their nine children. 

William Thomas Marshall was the son of Mary Riddle (11 July 1830 TN-17 Feb 1912 Williamson Co. TX) and Carroll E. Marshal (11 Aug 1831, Franklin Co. TN-15 Mar 1871, Franklin Co TN).  Lucy was the daughter of Hardy Reavis.  Lucy and William were married on September 18, 1879 and Lucy died of consumption October 07, 1897.  She is buried at the Lincoln Cemetery in Lincoln Co. TN as are some of their children. The Lincoln Community is in Lincoln County, Tennessee, on the Flint River near the Alabama-Tennessee state line.  Lucy was born Dec. 12, 1861.  William was born 1858 in Lincoln County, TN and died 27 Dec. 1920 in Franklin County, TN.
Lucy's brother married Lucy Ann Marshal who was the daughter of Lucy Ann Limbaugh and William A. Marshal. 
Front Row, left to right

Cora Lee Marshall, William Thomas Marshall holding David Mead Marshall, Lucy Reavis Marshall, Elzina Marshall and Joel Martin Marshall.

Back Row, left to right

Oscar Turner Marshall, A. Holman Marshall, Mary Riddle Marshall, Rebecca Delia Marshall, Mary Elizabeth Marshall, and Beulah Marshall.  This photo was made about 1897 just before Lucy Reavis Marshall died on 7 Oct 1897. 
Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, October 14, 1897
At Lincoln, Thursday, October 7, 1897, of consumption, Mrs. L. T. Marshall, aged 47 years 9 months and 18 days. She was married September 1, 1871, to W. T. Marshall. She was a member of the Christian church.
Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, October 14, 1897
Mrs. Lucy Marshall, wife of W. T. Marshall, died Thursday evening after a lingering illness and was buried at the Lincolngraveyard Friday evening at 3 o'clock.  Funeral services by Revs. Myers and Neil, after which her remains were laid to rest. She was a consistent member of the Christian church and leaves a husband and nine children, with a host of friends to mourn her loss. Still we bow to the will of God and feel that our loss is her eternal gain.
A special thank you to Norma Jean May daughter of, David Mead Marshall, for supplying the information on this family.

Abstract of  A. Holman Marshall's Will from Lincoln County, Tennessee, Will Book 6.  A. Holman Marshall is the son of Lucy Reavis and William Thomas Marshall.

William Andrew Limbaugh (1876-1938) and Mary Virginia "Jennie" Counts (1881-1920)

William Andrew Limbaugh (1876-1938) and Mary Virginia "Jennie" Counts (1881-1920) were married December 19, 1900, at 6 p.m. in the home of the bride on Post Oak Road near Belvidere, Franklin County, Tennessee, by Henry Hamilton Matlock, a Justice of the Peace.  This wedding was the 105th by Esquire Matlock.  On the following day at 10 a.m. Jennie's sister, Nancy Sue Counts (1879-1939) and William Floyd Matlock (1877-1935), a son of Esquire Matlock (1849-1923) and Sarah Catherine Baker (1850-1924), were married at the Counts' home by Calvin Renegar, a Justice of the Peace.

Andrew Limbaugh was a son of Michael Limbaugh (1830-1893) and Susan Frances Higginbotham (1841-1916).  Besides Andrew, Mike and Susan's children were John Wesley (1867-1930), Ella Dove (1870-1934), Frances (died a teenager), Peter (died an infant), Solomon Edward (1874-1947), Sally Savannah (1879-1918), and Hollis Julian (1882-1973).  Andrew had two half-sisters, Nancy C. Tipps and Mary T. "Tom" Tipps, children of Susan's earlier marriage to Thomas J. Tipps, a Confederate soldier who died in prision at Camp Chase, Ohio, on April 8, 1862.  Michael Limbaugh also served in the Confederate Army.  Mike and Susan married October 15, 1866, and made their home in the Mount Vernon community of Franklin County, Tennessee.

Jennie Counts was a daughter of David Bell Counts (1849-1918) and Melvina Catherine "Vinnie" Tucker (1856-1931).  In addition to Jennie and Sue, David and Vinnie's children were William A. (born about 1876), Eliza Elisabeth (1884-1939) and Lallah (1891-1952).  Jennie's brother William A. married Andrew's sister Ella Dove Limbaugh; her sister Eliza married Andrew' brother Hollis Julian Limbaugh.

Front Row, left to right: Herbert, Mildred, Thomas, and Audria
2nd row: Father Andrew holding Maydel, Mother Jennie holding Ruby
Back row: Viney, Chester, and Bessie

Andrew and Jennie made their first home in the Falls Mill community where Andrew was a farm and sawmill laborer for Tom Mann.  Andrew excelled at the hard work of feeding the threshing machine and as an "off-bearer" for the sawmill.  Their children were Viney Frances (1902-1963), Bessie Leona (1903-1983), Chester Conley (1905-1990), Audria (1907-1998), Herbert Lawson (1909-1978), Thomas Andrew (1911-1990), Mildred (born 1913), Maydell (born 1915), Ruby Helen (born 1917) and Forrest (1919-1998)

Jennie died on February 20, 1920, when Forrest was about seven months old.  Shortly thereafter the family moved from Falls Mill to the vicinity of the Counts homeplace in Belvidere where Andrew was a farmer.  Hunting, according to family tradition, was an important activity and Andrew was especially fond of fox hunting.  It is said that he, Walter Norris, Emmett Keith and Barney Hall were noted for their fox hunts in both Franklin and Lincoln Counties.

Limbaugh headstone

Andrew and Jennie were members of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church.  Jennie was a member from her youth; Andrew moved his membership to Walnut Grove about 1910.  Andrew died on August 22, 1938. Both are buried at the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

(Walnut Grove UMC Cemetery near Belvidere and Old Salem in Franklin County, Tennessee)

The Family of Hollis Julian Limbaugh

Hollis Julian Limbaugh (1882-1973) and his first wife Eliza Faris Counts (1884-1939) holding their daughter Dimple Odell Limbaugh (1908-1998).

Hollis Julian Limbaugh was a son of Michael L. Limbaugh (1830-1893) and his wife Susan Frances Higginbotham (1841-1916).

John Wesley Limbaugh (1867-1930) and his family; (Photo was probably made about 1900)

John Wesley Limbaugh (1867-1930) was a son of Michael L. Limbaugh (1830-1893) and his wife Susan Frances Higginbotham (1841-1916).

In Front , from the left, John Wesley Limbaugh (1867-1930) holding daughter Verdie M. Limbaugh (1897-1965) Sara Emma Hall Limbaugh (1869-1922) holding son Arlie James Limbaugh (1899-1972)
In Back, from the left, Benjamin E. Limbaugh (1893-1984) Daisy Rosella Limbaugh (1891-1917) Charlie Edward Limbaugh (1895-1987)

Marriage license for Anna Lavender and Wilborn Limbaugh dated March 15, 1877

Notes on Peter Solomon Limbaugh

Sarah Ellen (Ella) McKeever and John Amos Limbaugh;  Peter Jefferson (Pete) Limbaugh and Kate Green Stone; Georgia Limbaugh Barrett; Vickie Elizabeth (Bickie) Limbaugh and Charles E. Branch.

This picture taken in 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama

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