1850 is proably too early to be the DICEY ELIZABETH ACUFF either who is daughter of SILAS ACUFF and wife MARTHA. Dicey must have the middle name though of the earlier Elizabeth Acuff though I show no ELIZABETH ACUFF in my files being the daughter to JOHN ACUFF, my files may be incomplete as I haven't worked on this line of ACUFF in sometime.The only daughter I show for JOHN ACUFF b. abt. 1768 and wife NANCY WATSON is NANCY ACUFF b. abt. 1807.Silas Acuff is grandson of JOHN ACUFF. NICHOLAS ACUFF b. 1803 ( brother to NANCY ACUFF b. 1807 )is father to SILAS ACUFF listed below, and Nicholas married REBECCA UNKNOWN b. abt. 1804.
Here is what I have for SILAS ACUFF who married 2nd wife PURITY DRUCILLA ROGERS later on in Boone Co. AR.PURITY DRUCILLA ROGERS is daughter of BASIL ROGERS b. 1794 Montgomery Co. NC ; d. 1856 in Carroll Co. TN.Purity Rogers and her brothers had moved to Boone Co. AR by 1870. There seem to be no BROCKS in our ACUFF genealogy but we might not have them listed due to lack of data.Tina Rogers Beller.
Descendants of Silas S. Acuff
Generation No. 1
1.SILAS S.4 ACUFF(NICHOLAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 17, 1830 in Blount Co. , Tennessee, and died February 07, 1897 in Boone County, Arkansas, ( Dry Creek ).He married (1) MARTHA RANKIN.She was born Abt. 1827 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1865.He married (2) PURITY DRUCILLA ROGERS 1876 in Boone County, Arkansas,Dry Creek, daughter of BASIL ROGERS and REBECCA UNKNOWN.She was born Bet. 1832 - 1834 in Carroll Co. TN., and died February 07, 1897 in Dry Creek, Boone County, Arkansas.
Notes for SILAS S. ACUFF:
On May 30, 2001 Gary R. Jones sent me an e-mail correcting my e-mail to him giving him information from the Randy Jones posting on Nancy Acuff line below and Gary said this :"...... He ( Silas Acuff ) married Purity Rogers in 1876 in Arkansas.I believe that Leah and William were her only children by that marriage."I tend to agree with Gary as Purity would have been about 46 yrs. old when giving birth to William W. Acuff, and next child listed is Leah Acuff, a daughter, I believe. I used Gary's information on this genealogy on the Acuff line of Purity Rogers; but have verified neither Gary or Randy Jones information on Purity Rogers children by Silas Acuff.Purity Rogers is verified from her birth back on my Rogers line however;youcan view Randy Jones information on Nancy Acuff ( which also includes two marriages for Silas Acuff, one to Purity Rogers )on Familyhistory.com below:
Silas Acuff was listed as Silas S. (Mike) Acuff on "The Acuff Surname Message Board" which had him listed as such within a genealogy from:
Randy Jones :posted onFriday, August 20, 1999 ;Subject:Nancy Acuff .This genealogy was posted by Randy Jones on the FamilyHistory.com - Message Boards on date given.
I have had contact with the family of Silas Acuff and feel certain that their data is as close as I can now determine for Silas and his 2nd wife PurityDrucilla Rogers.- Tina Rogers Beller, Sept. 01, 2004.
1870 Van Buren Tennessee Census :
21 - 21Acuff, Silas S.39MWFarm Laborerb. TN
", M. E.36FWHousekeeping TN
", Rebecca15FW TN
", Nancy M.14FW TN
", Samuel J. W.11 MW TN
More About SILAS S. ACUFF:
Burial: Unknown, Brittain Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas ( Dry Creek ? )
Notes for PURITY DRUCILLA ROGERS:
Per Tina Rogers Beller files :
Boone County Marriges :
Rogers, Purity D.-Silas S. Acuff
1850 Carroll Co. TN Census listed below :
1850 CARROLL COUNTY TENNESSEE CENSUS - 17th District.( by Hurt )Image 295 & 296/311 Ancestry.com :
Household :#1996Bassel Rogers, 56,NC( Basil Rogers b. abt. 1794 per tombstone data, enumerations on 1850 census making him, b. 1794 )
Rebecca 60,NC( Rebecca b. abt. 1790 per tombstone data, enumerations on 1850 census making her b. 1790 )
Nancy M. 23,TN
Basil J. 21,TN
James F. 19,TN
PURITY D. 16TN
Catharine Swayne 13TN
By 1860, Basil Rogers had died and Purity D. Rogers then lived with her brother Green D. Berry Rogers and family shown on the 1860 Carroll Co. TN census as the
Green Roggers family below :
Per TINA ROGERS BELLER FILES :
On the 1860 Carroll Co. Tennessee Census :CR - 8
Green D. Berry Rogers is listed as ;
Green D. Rogger34( Green D. Berry Rogers b. Feb. 25, 1825 )
Lidy Rogger28( this is Scidy Fields Rogers, b. abt. 1830-35 )
Bazwell A. Rogger11( Basil Alexander Rogers b. Jan. 17, 1849 )
James F. Rogger8( James Franklin Rogers b. June 19, 1852 )
William2( this may be William Manuel Rogers b. Dec. 27,1857 )
Purity Rogers23( Purity Drucilla Rogers, b. between 1832-1834 ?,Green D. Berry's sister )
1870 Carroll Co. TN Census :
1880 Carroll Co. TN Census :
Per Bill La Baume :"Purity D. Rogers b. 1832, d. Feb. 7, 1897 in Boone Co. AR.Buried in same grave with Silas In Brittain Cemetery in Bellefonte, Boone County, AR.Silas and Purity died of influenza on the same day.Silas and Purity had one child, William W. Acuff, b. 1878. "
Per the 1870 Carroll Co. TN Census, PURITY D. ROGERS lived with W. C. Bomar family and was age 25, making her born about 1845 per my calcuations.
More About PURITY DRUCILLA ROGERS:
Burial: 1897, Brittain Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas ( Dry Creek ? )
Children of SILAS ACUFF and MARTHA RANKIN are:
i. JOHN S.5 ACUFF, d. Unknown.
ii. DICIE ELIZABETH ACUFF, d. Unknown.
iii. LEAH ACUFF, d. Unknown; m. ALEX SMITH; d. Unknown.
iv. ANN ACUFF, d. Unknown.
v. REBECCA A. ACUFF, b. Abt. 1855; d. Unknown.
2. vi. NANCY MATILDA ACUFF, b. Abt. 1856; d. Abt. 1921.
vii. SAMUEL J. ACUFF, b. December 10, 1857; d. 1915; m. ELLEN UNKNOWN; d. Unknown.
3. viii. NICHOLAS MULKEE ACUFF, b. October 02, 1860, Acuffs Crossing, Van Buren County, Tennessee; d. March 08, 1938, Hamlin, Jones County, Texas.
Child of SILAS ACUFF and PURITY ROGERS is:
ix. WILLIAM W.5 ACUFF, b. Abt. 1878, Boone County, Arkansas; d. Unknown.