Price, Thomas (1808-1878) and Rosa Weatherford (1823-1900)

White County, Tennessee

RELATIONSHIP TO ME: They are my paternal great-great-grandparents.

22 March 1808: Thomas Price was born to George and Polly (Cook) in Tennessee, possibly White County, Tennessee. He was the
oldest son of the couple. He was named for his grandfather, Captain Thomas Price.

10 November 1822: Rosa Weatherford was born to James and Rebecca (Unknown) Weatherford in North Carolina. She was the
third of ten children and the second daughter. Her mother, Rebecca, died while she was a young girl.

1830 and 1840 White County, Tennessee Censuses, George Price is enumerated in White County, Tennessee. Thomas is
included in the enumeration.

26 July 1839: Wamon Weatherford was born to Rosa Weatherford and Father Unknown.

1840 White County, Tennessee Census: James Weatherford is enumerated in White County, Tennessee. It is uncertain if Rosa is
enumerated in this household. Wamon would have been almost a year old at the time of the census. There is not a
male child under the age of 5 living in the household

18 February 1844: Thomas Price married Rosa Weatherford in White County, Tennessee. They were married by John Wilhite, Esq.

29 August 1844: Twins James and Jane Price were born.

05 September 1846: Son Shaderick Price was born.

22 November 1847: Daughter Mary Catherine Price was born.

13 December 1848: Daughter Samantha Price was born.

02 December 1849: Son George Price was born.

ca 1850: Daughter Samantha Price died.

1850 Census: White County, Tennessee Census (Page 78) dated 22 September 1850 in District 10. Thomas stated that he was born in Tennessee, and Rosa stated she was born in N. Carolina. Thomas does not list any Real Property. Living in the household are the following children: Waman (who was born out of wedlock to Rosa), James and Jane (twins), Shadrach, Mary C and George. Hampton Weatherford, Rosa's younger brother, was also living in the house.

1850 White County, TN Census

03 August 1851: Daughter Sarah Margaret Price was born.

17 April 1853: Son Lorenzo Dudley Price was born.

22 September 1854: Daughter Ester Price was born.

25 July 1856 - 1 June 1860: Father-in-law, James Weatherford, moves from White County, TN to Jefferson County, IL

28 December 1856: Son Jefferson Price was born

16 August 1857: Son James Price died and was probably buried in an unmarked grave in the Saylor's Cemetery.

ca. 1859: Rebecca Narcissa Price was born.

16 May 1860: Sister, Sarah "Sally" Poteet died in White County, Tennessee

1860 Census: White County, Tennessee Census (Pages 76 & 77) dated 25 July 1860 in District 9. Thomas indicated that he was born in Tennessee, and Rosa indicated that she was born in South Carolina. Thomas said that they had $500 in Personal Property. Rosa cannot read or write. The following children are living in the household: Jane, Shadrack, Mary, George, Sarah, Lorenzo, Jefferson, and Narcissa.

1860 White County, TN P 1

1860 White County, TN P 2

12 April 1861: Shots were fired on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. The War Between the States has begun.

08 June 1861: Tennessee officially seceded from the Union.

30 October 1861: Father, George Priced, died and was buried in the Saylors' Cemetery.

18 August 1862: Daughter Leanne Price was born.

1861-1865: Step-son Wamon Weatherford was killed in the Civil War. So far, no records have been found as to where, when or why. No records can be found to indicate that he enlisted in either the Confederate or Union Army.

09 April 1865: General Lee surrendered at Appomattox, thus ending the War Between the States.

11 June 1865: Thomas Bloomfield Pricewas born.

1870 Census: White County, Tennessee Census (Page 377) dated 8 August 1870 in District 9. Post Office: New Ark. Thomas now owned $700 in Real Estate and $500 in Personal Property. Neither Rosa or any of the children can read or write.

1870 White County, TN Census

05 April 1871: Thomas Price sells his entire undivided interest in his father's land, George Price Dec'd, to George P. Hampton for $200 in hand paid, ??? to the dower interest assigned to his widow Polly Price lying in the 7th Civil District of White County where the Polly Price now lives, containing about two hundred and seventy-five acres. Bounded on the south by George Hampton, the west by Abraham Saylors, north by William Saylors, William P. Howard, & John Blankenship, east by John Blankenship and George P. Hampton. His interest in the said lands being one seventh of the same to have and to hold the same subject to the dower interest of the said Polly Price. [White County, TN Deed Book X, Pages 316 - 317, Filed 2 July 1871]

21 April 1871: Polly Price transfers all her land and personal property to her son Thomas Price for the love and affection that she has for her son. [White County, TN Deed Book X, Pages 272 - 273]

22 December 1871: Mother, Polly Price, died.

27 May 1878: Thomas Price died intestate in White County, Tennessee. He was probably buried in an unmarked grave in the Saylor's Cemetery.

ca. 1878: Daughter, Narcissa gave birth to a daughter named Etta Price. The father was unknown.

January 1880: Daughter, Leanne gave birth to a son named Wamon F. Price. The father was unknown.

1880 Census: White County, Tennessee Census (Page 481) dated 4 June 1880 in District 9. Rosa Price is listed as a widow. She said that she and both her parents were born in North Carolina. She has two grandchildren living with her: Etta Price and Wamon F. Price. Other records indicate that Etta Price is the daughter of Narcissa Price, and Wamon F. Price is the son of Leanne Price. Wamon was born in January 1880. Both Narcissa and Leanne are single.


1880 White County, TN Census

18 December 1880: Shadrach Price & wife to F. G. Howard - We Shadrach Price & wife Mandy J. Price this day bargained and do hereby transfer and convey until Felix G. Howard this herein and assigns forever for the sum of one hundred dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged; a certain tract or parcel of land lying and begin in the County of White and State of Tennessee and Civil District No. 9 and bounded as follows to wit: . . . F. J. Jones line . . . tract on which the said Price now lives has our interest in all the lands of which our Father the late Thomas Price deceased died seized and possessed of. It being the tract on which his widow Rosa Price now lives. To have and to hold the same to the said Felix G. Howard his heirs and assigns forever. . . . 18th day of Dec 1880. [White County, TN Deed Book 35, Pages 424 - 425, Filed 24 Sep 1890]

22 September 1890: Jefferson Price et al to F. G. Howard - We Jefferson Price and wife Jane Price and Thomas Price and wife Harriet Price, have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey unto F. G. Howard his heirs and assigns forever for the sum of seventy dollars to us in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged; our entire interest in the lands of the late Thomas Price, Dec'd, died seized and possessed and on which his widow Rosary Price now lives, subject to her dower and homestead; Lying and being in the county of White State of Tennessee, and Civil District No. 9 and bounded on the East by the lands of James Hickey; on the south by the lands of the said Howard and D. F. Southard and on the west by the lands of G. P. Hampton; on the north by the lands of Charles Oakwood and Hickey. Containing an estimation 100 acres more or less; our entire interest in the lands being one fifth of the same. . . 22 day of Sept 1890. [White County, TN Deed Book 35, Pages 425 - 426, Filed 24 Sep 1890]

02 October 1890: Lorenzo D. Price & wife to F. G. Howard - We Lorenzo D. Price and wife Ollie Price have this day bargained and sold and as hereby transfer and convey unto F. G. Howard his heirs and assigns forever for the sum of Thirty five dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged our entire undivided interest in the lands of the late Thomas Price deceased and on which his widow Rosey Price now lives Subject to her homestead and dower interest lying and begin in the county of White and state of Tennessee Civil District No. 9 and bounded on the East by the lands of James Hickey; on the south by the lands of said Howard and D. F. Southard and on the part by the lands G. P. Hampton , on the north by the lands of Charles Oakwood & Hickey containing an estimation 100 acres more or less our interest in said lands being one tenth of the same to have and to hold the same Subject to the Homestead Dower interest to the said F. G. Howard . . . 2nd day of Oct 1890. [White County, TN Deed Book 35, Pages 426 - 427, Filed 8 Oct 1890]

09 May 1900: Rosa Price died intestate in White County, Tennessee

16 May 1900 (Monday): On this day the death of Rosa Price was suggested and proven in open court and it further appearance that the said Rosa Price died intestate. The court was pleased to appoint Shade Price Administrator of the estate of Rosa Price Deceased, and he together with T. J. Lance and G. D. Hampton as his securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the sum of One Hundred Dollars which was approved by the court and the said Shade Price took the oath prescribed by Law and entered upon the discharge of his duties. [White County, TN County Court Clerk's Office Minute Book, Vol. 29, Mar. 1895 - Aug 1901, Page 473]

26 May 1900: Shade Price is appointed Administrator of the Estate of Rosa Price. Shade Price, T. J. Lawrence, and G. D. Hampton are securities. [White County, TN Letters of Administration, Page 69]

1900 White County, TN Census: Rosa Price is not listed in the 1900 Census as she died 3 weeks prior to the official Census Day, June 1, 1900.

05 June 1900: Shade Price Adm of Rosa Price Deceased enters into Court the following inventory of the Sales of Personal Property of said Dec'd on this the 5 June 1900. Notes on L. D. Price, F. P. Howard, J. T. Price, Thomas Bell, Thomas Price, Jeff Price, W. H. Carter, T. C. White, George Price, F. G. Howard, Mary Price, and James Price. [White County, TN County Court Clerk's Office Inventories, Vol. 1, June 1883 - Nov. 1909, Page 241]

06 June 1900: On this day upon application of Shade Price the court was pleased to appoint him Guardian for Waman Price and Susan Shoat minor heirs of _________________ Deceased and together with Dudley Price as his security entered into Civil acknowledged bond in the sum of Fifty Dollars Conditioned as required by Law, which was approved by the Court and he took oath as required by Law and entered upon the discharge of his duties. Ordered that Court approved until the 6th June 1900. [White County, TN County Court Clerk's Office Minute Book, Vol. 29, Mar. 1895 - Aug 1901, Page 477]

06 June 1900: Shade Price et al vs. Felix Howard et al - Petition for Sale of Land for Partition - Be it remembered that in the above Case on application of the Complainants Shade Price et al leave is given thence to so amend the bill or petition in this case as to make Mansfield, William and Lorenzo Lowe parties Complainants and Charging that they inherited each an interest in the interest of Etta Price deceased. It is also ordered by the Court that said Amendment be made of record by the entry of this decree they together with George D. and Felix Lowe being the only heirs of Jane Lowe but who sold their interest in the said lands that is the said new parties before Etta's death and only our such as decreed to thence June said Etta at her death. [White County, TN County Court Clerk's Office Minute Book, Vol. 29, Mar. 1895 - Aug 1901, Page 478]

02 July 1900: Shade Price et al vs Felix Howard et al - In this Cause it appearing to the Court that Felix Howard and wife Sarah Howard have been regularly served with subpoena to answer as required by Law more than five days before this term of the Court, and they having failed to make any defense whatever to the petition filed in this cause and agreed to file no answer. It is therefore order that said petition be taken for Confessed it all things and set for having Exparte as to thence. [White County, TN County Court Clerk's Office Minute Book, Vol. 29, Mar. 1895 - Aug 1901, Page 481]

02 July 1900:
Shade Price et al vs Felix Howard et al - Our motion the refers this Cause to the Clerk who will take proof to the present term if practicable
1st Whether or not the premises are so situated that partition thereof cannot be made
2nd Whether the premises are of such disciption that it would be manifestly for the advantage of the parties that the same should be sold instead of partition
3rd He will also from the pleadings in the case take we allot and report the proportions that each party is interested in the proceeds, in cause, may be sold for partition.
[White County, TN County Court Clerk's Office Minute Book, Vol. 29, Mar. 1895 - Aug 1901, Page 482]

02 July 1900: Shade Price et al vs Felix Howard et al (Abstract)

  1. Answers the above cause
  2. The deposition of C. D. England was taken. He states that the lands cannot be divided among the parties. It would be best to sell the lands and distributed the proceeds among those entitled.
  3. There were ten original heirs. But since the death of Thomas Price, Sr., Leeann Price, Jane Lowe, Narcissa Price has died. Narcissa Price left one heir, Etta, who has died without issue. She inherited her mother's share.
  4. The remaining heirs and their shares are
    1. Felix Howard and wife Sarah Howard - 5/10 of the original share and 4/10 of Jane Lowe's share and 1/6 of 1/9 of Etta's 1/10 of the original share
    2. Marion Goodwin is entitled to 1/10 of the original share
    3. Felix Lowe is entitled to 1/6 of 1/9 of 1/10 of their mother's share
    4. George Lowe is entitled to 1/6 of 1/9 of 1/10 of their mother's share
    5. Susan Shoat is entitled to ½ of 1/9 of 1/10 of Etta's share
    6. Waman Shoat is entitled to ½ of 1/9 of 1/10 of Etta's share
    7. Mary Price is entitled to 1/10 share and 1/9 of 1/10 of Etta's hare
    8. George Price is entitled to 1/10 share and 1/9 of 1/10 of Etta's share
    9. iAll of the original heirs now living are entitled to 1/9 of 1/10 of Etta's share
  5. It is decreed by the court that the lands situated in the 9th Civil District of White County, Tennessee and bounded as follows:
    1. North: Jim Hickey
    2. South: Marion Goodwin
    3. East: James Hickey
    4. West: George Hampton
    5. It being the lands sold after covesting on a credit of 12 and 24 months except 25% cash and the payments are to be secured with good personal security and a lein will also be retained on the land to secure since land the proceeds will be divided among the above persons as their interests appear.
    6. The Clerk will make his report at the August Term of this court.
    7. Said land is to be sold in two tracts divided by the Sparta & Cookeville Rd or put up and sold as one tract whichever will bring the most.
    8. The house plant[ation] belonging to Lorenzo Price is excepted.
    9. The ?win? the house & Jim Hickeys which belong to George Price is excepted.
    10. The tract ?pateties? belonging to George & Lorenzo Price & Felix Howard are excepted.


[White County, TN County Court Clerk's Office Minute Book, Vol. 29, Mar. 1895 - Aug 1901, Pages 494-496]

06 Aug 1900: Shade Price et al vs Felix Howard et al - Petition for sale of land for partition to be heard before the County Judge of the County Court of White County upon the application of Marion Goodwin to be allowed to substitute his note and security therein to the extent of Two Hundred and Thirty Dollars in the ?name? and stead of so much of the purchase money notes of the said James Price executed by said Price to W. L. Dibrell as Clerk and Special Commissioner the said Price and Goodwin having appeared in open court and agreed that said Price had transferred that much of the subject matter of is purchase in the above cause viz all that part of the said Tom Price tract of land being West of the Sparta & Cookeville road to the said Marion Goodwin in consideration of the said Two Hundred & Thirty Dollars and it appeared to the Court that the securities on the notes of said Jas Price give their assent to the sum and that a lein is retained on the said land and note of the said Goodwin executes with C. L. Slatten his security and said transfer is therefore Confirmed and the Commission authorized to take said note, [the minutes end here] [White County, TN County Court Clerk's Office Minute Book, Vol. 29, Mar. 1895 - Aug 1901, Page 497]

1900 White County, Tennessee Census: Rosa Price is not listed as she died three weeks before the census.