Hello, I have a James Vernon Rollins (Rawlings?), b. May 1836, South Carolina, who m. Harriet ?, b. 1839 South Carolina.
The 1880 Census shows James Vernon Rawlings and Harriet in 3rd Ward Chattanooga TN, as having all sets of parents born in South Carolina.
The children in this 1880 census were all listed as born in Georgia. They had three children: Luella, b. Sep 1872, Crofford, b. Abt 1864, and William, b. abt 1868.
In the census James was shown as being a carpenter. According to family "he was educated."
Louella married Richard Wray (Ray. The 1900 census shows Richard as son-in-law, living in the household of James Rawlings (head of house). James was 64 and Harriet age 60, married 41 years. Luella was shown married to Richard Wray for 8 years, born 7 children by that time but 2 living. Louella's children living in the house at that time were Vernon Harriet Wray, age 11, and Dewey Wray, age 2 (both born in Tennessee).
Vernon Harriet is my great aunt. Another child of Louella's, Maude, not living in the house at the time of the 1900 census, was my grandmother.
Maude married Clarence Tittle of Chattanooga. Vernon Harriet married Karl Kibbee in Chattanooga. I believe either she or Louella had been married briefly to a man named Branham, but he died.
Maude Wray Tittle was my grandmother. She was raised, however, by Vernon Harriet Kibbee, Maude's sister. My mother's name was Joyce Vernon Kibbee.
The name Vernon was passed on down through all these generations. I am wondering if the name Vernon is a surname that has passed down the generations.
So this family, that I show (parents) originating in South Carolina in the early 1800's, moved to Georgia, where the children were born, and then to Chattanooga, TN.
I am wondering if anyone has a Vernon family who might be related.Thank you!