Surname Saturday ~ Tennessee Jane Sutton Hosey


Surnames: Hosey, Schaal, Myrick, Sutton
  • Born  February 11, 1877 In Schaal, Howard County Arkansas 
  • Parents: John Wesley and Melissa Myrick Sutton 
  • Siblings: James Chrisanbury, Jack, Lee, William Allen, Claude Elmore, Arminta Viola, Florence Della, Lula and John Harve, all born in Howard County Arkansas
  • Resided- Hempstead &  Howard Counties, Arkansas
  • Married: Harrison H. Hosey, (son of  John Bain & Mary H Schaal Hosey) on July 4, 1893 in Howard Co Ar 
  • Children: *Orb, Henry, Collin Hayes, Muriel, Mary Etta, Benjamin, Lawrence & Leathel
  • Death: January 31, 1952 in Mineral Springs Arkansas
  • Buried: Mineral Springs Cemetery, Howard County Ar

Tennessee Jane was my great grand aunt

*Orb Hosey was solely responsible for my love of family history.  He told me the stories, he named the names, he knew when and where and how come. :) He made me want to know more and more and more.  I was 18 years old, and I was fascinated with all the stories.  That was almost 40 years ago, and I am still searching, still wondering..still fascinated.  


Pioneer Sunday School Teacher


Pioneer Sunday School Teacher Mrs. William  W Wilson, (Laura Biggs Wilson) seated front, granddaughter of Dr Ameriah Biggs, a pioneer preacher who reared five boys  to become Methodist preachers, is shown here with a Sabbath School class at the Nashville church.  Others include, front row, left to right, Walker Wilson,(son),  John Wepfer, Mrs Wilson, Harry Hutchinson; second row, Albert Moody, Dean Gibson, Harold Haller, Alvin Gibson, Dave Price; back row, Jim Moody, unknown, unknown, Harry Mills  (newspaper photo courtesy of Nelda Wilson)  The date of photo would be about 1915, I believe. 

Laura Biggs Wilson was the daughter of Dr. John Fletcher and Penelope Fraiser Hill Biggs, and the granddaughter of Dr. Ameriah and Mary A Wells.  Three of uncles mentioned above are Rev Joseph A. Wilson,  Rev William Henry Harrison Wilson , and Rev Curtis Ameriah Wilson.

Laura was born 1867, and married William W Wilson on December 16, 1885 in Clark County Arkansas.