The Fifth Generation
22515 Peter Randolph5 Cabaniss (William4, John3, Matthew2, Henri1), born in Nottoway County, Virginia 1798 - 1801, probably ca 1801, the only son of 2251 William and his second or third wife, the widow Sophia (Sherwin) Pincham. He was dead by April 12, 1834, for in the Jackson Mississippian, April 19, 1834 (and continuing through April 12, 1834), appeared a notice of the earlier date by his administrator in Mississippi (David Johnston was administrator in Alabama), Elisha Mayfield, almost certainly his brother-in-law (born South Carolina 1795), concerning "Land (about 500 acres purchased by Peter and Elisha from the public domain, patent dated June 4, 1833), tenements, and hereditaments" owned by Peter R. Cabaniss, deceased, in Holmes County, Mississippi. Both Peter and Elisha are listed among heads of families in Yazoo County (Holmes was divided from Yazoo in 1833) in Irene S. and Norman E. Gillis, Mississippi 1830 Census. Two of Peter's children, the twins Obadiah and Elizabeth (Betsy) Ann, were indeed born in Mississippi.
22515 Peter Randolph Cabaniss married Catharine Mayfield (born South Carolina 1805; listed on 1860 Tuscaloosa Co. Census), Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on September 16, 1824. Children of this union are clearly established by orphans court records. For example dated October 12, 1846 a petition of 225151 William Cabaniss, one of the heirs of the estate of 22515 Peter R. Cabaniss, deceased. It was noted therein that he was of age and that there were four other heirs, "his brothers and sister, to-wit": 225152 Madison, 225153 James, 225155 Obadiah, and 225154 Betsy Cabaniss; "also their mother," Catharine Cabaniss, "widow of the said Peter R." Cabaniss. Another example occurs dated February 14, 1853, final disposition of the estate of 22515 Peter R. Cabaniss, deceased. Catherine Cabaniss, the widow, was entitled to one fifth of the estate and the share of the children (named as William, Madison, James, Obadiah Cabaniss and Betsy Ann Powell, wife of V.H. Powell Jr,. lately Betsy Ann Cabaniss) was $662.57 each.
The children of Peter and Catharine were therefore (birthdate from 1850 and 1860 census):
The census of 1850 also lists in the household of Catharine (Mayfield) Cabaniss the following: Rasmus (Erasmus ?) born 1838 married November 23, 1854 to Polly Ann Brown; Marion born 1840 married November 1857 Elizabeth Crawford; and Alexander born 1843. The foregoing were not children of Peter and Catharine, (Peter had died in 1834), but who they were is not known.
- 225151 William R.6 Cabaniss born 1825, married June 3, 1842 to Martha J. Friday
- 225152 Madison "Mack"6 Cabaniss born 1827; died March 15, 1886
- 225153 James W.6 Cabiness born 1829, married Nancy Jane Elizabeth McMillen
- 225154 Elizabeth (Betsy) Ann6 Cabaniss born Mississippi 1832 married ca 1852 to V.H. Powell, Jr. (born 1831) son of Vollie H. and Clarissa Powell.
- 225155 Obadiah6 Cabaniss twin to Betsy born Mississippi 1832 married 1855 to Clarissa Powell daughter of Vollie H. and Clarissa Powell. Obadiah and Clarissa had a son 2251551 Issac.
There appears a strong presumption that these three were children of 22324 John Coleman5 Cabaniss (Courtland4,Matthew3, Matthew2, Henri1), who might have been a second cousin of 22515 Peter R. Cabaniss and who was in Tuscaloosa County, and Coosa County at the time. This is however only supposition.
The Seventh Generation
2251512 Peter Taylor7 Cabiness (Caviness) (William R.6, Peter Randolph5,William4, John3, Matthew2, Henri1) born April 27, 1849, died August 23, 1928, married first Alicia Eudora Nickels; married second Matilda Caroline (Callie) Ramage born April 1856 and died October 4, 1940 and is buried at Oak Springs Cemetery. Callie was the daughter of Josiah and Lucinda A. (Jessop) Ramage. Peter Taylor was born in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (and possibly married first there) and removed to Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississipi along with his brother 2251513 George Cabiness. There uncle 225153 James W. Cabiness had preceeded their move by some twenty years. Peter Taylor's first wife, Alice, died leaving him to raise four very young children. He felt as though he could not raise the youngest, 22515124 James Allen Caviness, so he elected to allow a preacher and wife raise James Allen (Jim). The clergyman, Burwell Pope Fullilove, Jr. moved his family, along with Jim, to Marietta, Prentis County, Mississippi. Burwell was a Methodist minister
2251512 Peter Taylor (Pete) remarried to Callie sometime after 1884 and before 1886. Upon their move to Calhoun County, Mississippi the spelling of Peter Taylor's last name was changed by the powers (census takers, town officials, etc.) from "Cabiness" to "Caviness". They had three children, two of which lived to maturity. The first child was born in Attala County, Mississippi; the last two were born in Calhoun County, Mississippi where Pete and Callie had removed sometime between 1886 and 1891. Callie was still living in 1938, near Slate Springs, Calhoun County, Mississippi, at the time of her step-daughter, 22515121 Lottie's, death. An obituary in The Monitor Hearld states that "Pete Caviness (sometimes spelled Cabiness)" was the father of eight children. Pete is buried at Oak Springs Cemetery, north of Derma, Mississippi, next to his daughter 22515121 Lottie J. Griffin, in an unmarked grave. More research may provide all of 2251512 Peter Taylor Caviness' childrens names, as for now listed below are seven (maybe only six - see note on George):
Peter Taylor's children by his first wife:
Pete and Alice possiblly had one other child which did not live to maturity.
- 22515121 Lottie J.8 Caviness born March 9, 1874, died March 15, 1938, married ca1898 to William (Bill) E. Griffin born November 27, 1875, died April 13, 1938. Both buried at Oak Springs Cemetery. They had:
- 225151211 Alex A.9 Griffin born 1899, married Odessa Taylor
- 225151213 Willis F.9 Griffin born 1902, died before March 15, 1938, date of mother's death - m1 Tom Bailey and had Joe Bailey - m2 Mr. Crutchfield and had twins
- 225151213 infant son9 Griffin born January 26, 1904; died january 27, 1904; buried Crossroads Cemetery, Calhoun County, MS.
- 225151214 Alice B.9 Griffin born 1905, married Jet Walls, living in Oxford, Mississippi at time of mother's death
- 225151215 Clyde9 Griffin born 1908, living in Batesville, Mississippi at time of mother's death - married (Anglin ?)
- 223131216 Peauline9 Griffin born August 8, 1910, died August 20, 1923
- 225151217 Walker9 Griffin living in Big Creek, Mississippi at time of mother's death
- 225151218 Grace9 Griffin living at Big Creek, Mississippi at time of mothers death
- 22515122 William Maxwell8 Caviness born July 11, 1879 (some say 1877), died October 31, 1956,married on December 6, 1903 to Frances Pearl Moore born September 27, 1881, daughter of James Silas and Martha Jemmima (Crocker) Moore. William Maxwell and Frances Pearl both buried in Calhoun City Cemetery, Calhoun City, Mississippi.
- 22515123 George8 Caviness born 1880 - 1884 moved to Arkansas before 1900, died prior to his father (1928). (NOTE: more proof is needed for this childs existance)
- 22515124 James Allen8 Caviness born January 26, 1882, died March 7, 1957, married first Irene ----- (Wammack?), married second Minnie May Davis born May 12, 1894, died March 6, 1958.
Peter Taylor Caviness' children by his second wife, Matilda Caroline "Callie" Ramage, were:
- 22515125 Joseph H.8 Caviness born January 8, 1886, died February 18, 1886, buried at Stonewall Cemetery. Stonewall Cemetery is located about 2 miles north of Ethel, Attala County, Mississippi.
- 22515126 Julius T.8 Caviness born May 1891; baptized by Derma Baptist church in 1923; died prior to October 31, 1956; married Maudie Lee Hardin and was living in Belzonia, Mississippi at the time of his father's death. They had:
- 225151261 Beatrice9 Caviness born about 1915; died about 1920
- 225151262 Earl B.9 Caviness born September 2, 1916; died March 26, 1997 in Jackson, Tennessee; buried in Henderson County, Tennessee at Independence Cemetery; married Virginia L. (nee unknown) who was born October 20, 1919. Their children include:
- 2251512621 Gary10 Caviness died about 2003 of a heart attack. Buried in Henderson County, Tennessee at Independence Cemetery. No children.
- 2251512622 Thomas Earl10 Caviness died March 2007. Buried in Henderson County, Tennessee at Independence Cemetery. Child:
- 22515126221 Steven Patrick11 Caviness unmarried (2007).
- 225151263 Julius T.9 Caviness born about 1920 and who died in World War II and is buried next to his grandfather, 2251512 Peter Taylor Caviness, in an unmarked grave in Oak Springs Cemetery
- 22515127 Benjamin F.8 Caviness born October 20, 1895; died May 1, 1960; buried in Henderson County, Tennessee at Independence Cemetery with a military marker "Mississippi Pvt 18 Co Recruit Depot World War I"; served in World War I from September 5, 1918 until December 11, 1918. Ben was living in Derma, Mississippi from 1918 (WWI registration card) to 1928, the time of his father's death and was the informant on his father's death certificate. He was living in Slate Springs, Mississippi at the time of his half-sister 22515121 Lottie's death (1938) and in Elaine, Phillips County, Arkansas at the time of his half-brother 22515122 William Maxwell's death (1956). Ben married on October 27, 1929 in Leflore County, Mississippi to Mary Ethel Henderson.