Info on Clara Jeanetta Ann (Holley) Deason, born August 12, 1904, died December 15, 1950.

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I am searching for any information on Clara Jeanetta Ann Holley, born August 12, 1904, died December 15, 1950. I believe Parents are Joseph Holley and Ella J. Montgomery County, Tennessee. Cannot find any info on Clara's side of the family. Her mother's name was Ella J. She married Dudley Thomas Deason. She has brothers (half??), Elby and Eldon Holley. Some census papers have a Vada living in the household as a daughter.
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Hi Jeanie,

Joe & Ella got married on 24 Jul 1898. She was 15

Name:    Joe Holley
Spouse's Name:    Ella Emmett
Event Date:    24 Jul 1898
Event Place:    Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:    M00048-6
System Origin:    Tennessee-VR
GS Film number:    321027
Reference ID:    2:3X63P4H

Citing this Record:
"Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), Joe Holley and Ella Emmett, 24 Jul 1898; citing Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, reference 2:3X63P4H; FHL microfilm 321,027.

After Ella died, Joe and their children went to live with  John, Joe's brother:

Name:    Joe W Halley
Event Type:    Census
Event Date:    1920
Event Place:    Civil District 8, Dickson, Tennessee, United States
District:    ED 11
Gender:    Male
Age:    43
Marital Status:    Widowed
Race:    White
Race (Original):    White
Can Read:    Yes
Can Write:    Yes
Relationship to Head of Household:    Brother
Relationship to Head of Household (Original):    Brother
Birth Year (Estimated):    1877
Birthplace:    Tennessee
Immigration Year:    
Father's Birthplace:    Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace:    Tennessee
Sheet Letter:    B
Sheet Number:    2
Sheet Number and Letter:    2B
Household ID:    33
Line Number:    77
Affiliate Name:    The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number:    T625
Affiliate Film Number:    1737
GS Film Number:    1821737
Digital Folder Number:    004968789
Image Number:    00786

Household    Role    Sex    Age    Birthplace
John L Halley    Head    M    47    Tennessee
Johnnie F Halley    Wife    F    37    Tennessee
Edgar E Halley    Son    M    14    Tennessee
Mavin D Halley    Son    M    9    Tennessee
Samuel E Halley    Son    M    5    Tennessee
Mattie Lou Halley    Daughter    F    1    Tennessee
Joe W Halley    Brother    M    43    Tennessee
Clora J Halley    Niece    F    13    Tennessee
Vada M Halley    Niece    F    9    Tennessee
Eunice Lee Halley    Niece    F    6    Tennessee
Alvin E Halley    Nephew    M    4    Tennessee

Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 May 2017), Joe W Halley in household of John L Halley, Civil District 8, Dickson, Tennessee, United States; citing  ED 11, sheet 2B, line 77, family 33, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1737; FHL microfilm 1,821,737.

Thank you so very much! ! I hate to ask but

would her father be J F Emmett?

The only J F Emmett I found on that time frame is this:

Name:    Renia Margan
Event Type:    Marriage
Event Date:    07 Sep 1898

Event Place:    Claiborne, Tennessee, United States
Gender:    Female
Spouse's Name:    J F Emmett
Page:    5

Citing this Record:
"Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), J F Emmett and Renia Margan, 07 Sep 1898; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2008); citing p. 5, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.


Because of the marriage date I think he is not Ella's father.

3 Answers

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Tennessee,Birth records 1869-1909,

Elby Dewey Holley,born May 25 1899,Montgomery,Tenn.

Father Joseph Wesley Holly,Mother Ella Emmett.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (844k points)
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Find A grave memorial  103100828

Ella J.Emmett,Holley,born March 1883 Montgomery County,tenn.

Died 1917,Dickson County,Tenn ,Spouse, Joseph Wesley Holley,1875-1940

Buried Suggs Cemetary,Didkson,Tenn.They married abt 1899
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (844k points)
+1 vote
Montgomery Tenn. Marriage Index 1799-1953,

Joe Holley Married in 1898,Montgomery,Tenn.

You would need to contact Montgomery records see if you can buy the

marriage record.Do not buy it if her name is not on document.This is

not odd.They do this for income.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (844k points)
Thank you so very much! Would her

father be JF Emmett?

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