Greer Family

Greer Family

Greer Generations

David Greer married Mary Ann Locke in Sevier County Tennessee about 1805. Mary born March 23, 1780 to Thomas and Susanna (Henry) Locke. Thomas and Susanna were married on Dec. 26, 1777 in Botetourt Co. Va. Thomas born May 2, 1750 in St. Albans, Hartfordshire, England. Susanna born Oct. 23, 1758. The daughter of John and Mary Henry. Thomas died Aug. 1, 1826. Susanna died March 1, 1827. David and Mary Ann had six children: Samuel, James C., Thomas Locke, Eliza (married John Tucker), Lucinda (married...Tucker), and Mary Ann (married Philip Beaty).

Samuel Greer born 1812. He lived in Cannon and later in Fentress Co. Tennessee. He was the son of David and Mary Ann (Locke) Greer. Samuel and his first wife Jane Davis had a daughter Polly Ann, she married Isaiah Stephens in 1863. John C. first married a Burks; second wife a Choate. Benjamin F. married Talither Peters. Margaret P., David A.married Malissa Jennings, his first wife; second wife a Dishman. Samuel and his second wife...Gilbreath had two daughters. Jenny Bell married a Scarboro. Carrie also married a Scarboro. Samuel was a well known Minister of the Methodist Church. Chaplin in the 11th Tenn. Calv. Reg. Union Army during the Civil War. He was a large land owner. Samuel is buried at Scarboro Cemetery on Clinch River in Roane County Tennessee.

David A. Greer and Malissa Jennings were married by Rev. A.B. Wright. Malissa is the daughter of Marquis Jennings born 1809 and Ann (Crouch) Jennings born 1813. David and Malissa had eight sons; Benjamin and James (twins), John, Marion, Logan, Jessie, Samuel, and Marquis L. Greer. Five daughters; Mary Jane, Polly Ann, Isabell, Martha, and Emirene. They owned two large farms. David was buried at Upchurch Cemetery near Forbus, Tennessee.

Benjamin Anderson Greer and Martha Paralee Guffey were married on Sunday, May 5,1895 at the officiating officer W.P. Upchurch. Paralee daughter of William and Thursey (Reed) Guffey, granddaughter of James and Emeline (Crockett) Reed. Great granddaughter of Adam and Thursey (Evens) Reed. Benjamin was a School Teacher, County Court Clerk for eight years 1906 to 1914. City Judge for several years. He owned a farm north of Jamestown, Tennessee. They had two sons, Otha Oliver born March 4, 1896. Died March 5, 1984. Elm Ridge Mouseleum, Muncie, Indiana. Welter Edison born June 13, 1898. Died May 13,1984. Buried at Eln Ridge Cemetery. Benjamin born April 18, 1872, died July 3, 1935. Buried at Upchurch Cemetery. Martha born Dec. 9, 1877 and died May 20, 1969. Buried at Upchurch Cemetery near Forbus, Tennessee.

Otha Oliver Greer born March 4, 1896 married Rebecca Victoria Wright born Sept. 17, 1899 on July 11, 1915 in Jamestown, Tennessee by Rev. Clarence Garrett. Otha is the son of Benjamin and Paralee Greer. Victoria is the daughter of Edmund Jasper and Alice Ann Wright. Otha died March 5, 1984. Victoria died August 6, 1985. Entombment was in Elm Ridge Mousoleum. Otha taught school at Fair View in 1912. He also taught at Reeds Creek in 1913 and 1915, and at Double Top in 1916. He carried the mail on horse back during World War I. In the twenties and early thirties he was in the construction business. They moved to Muncie, Indiana on November 20, 1935. He was a machine operator at Warner Gear for 10 years. He worked with his son Russell several years in the plumbing business. Their children are: Arnold born Feb. 24, 1916 died Feb. 25, 1916. Bennie Edmond born April 29, 1917. Cecil May born Feb. 6, 1919 died March 16, 1919. Mona Marie born March 14, 1920. Audrey Rosalee born April 8, 1922. Russell Osborn born Feb. 25, 1924. Celah Colleen born Feb. 15, 1926. Otha Oliver Jr. (Jack) born March 18, 1928 died March 25, 19"10. Billie Eugene born Feb. 17, 1930.

Colleen C. Greer born Feb. 15, 1926 in Jamestown, Tennessee married Edward C. McCarty born Sept. 12, 1927 in Owingsville, Kentucky, on November 23, 1946. Edward was in the Air Force during World War II at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois from Dec. 10, 1945 to Dec. 7, 1948. He has worked at R.C.A. in Marion, Indiana since Feb. of 1957. Ed has been a member of the Matthews Masonic Lodge No. 650 since No. of 1953. Ed and Colleen have two sons and three daughters. They also have six grandchildren.

Ronald Edward McCarty born August 17, 1947.
Dailey Lee McCarty born June 4, 1951.
Diana Arlene McCarty born February 7, 1949.
Lana Darlene McCarty born February 7, 1949.
Sandra Colleen McCarty born August 21, 1962.

Ronald Edward McCarty and his wife Ratha have a daughter Rachal Lynn born Oct. 5, 1978. Ronald has a daughter by a previous marriage, Lisa Belinda born Dec. 15, 1973. Ronnie has worked at R.C.A. in Marion, Indiana since Dec. of 1965. He received the Army Commendation Medal with "V" device for Heriousm on July 18, 1967 in the Republic of Vietnam. The Bronze Star Medal was given to Ronnie on April 10, 1968, who was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Dailey Lee McCarty married Connie, July 3, 1970. They have a son, Jeremy Lee born April 14, 1971. Dailey worked at R.C.A. in Marion, Indiana for 9 years, June 4, 1969 to 1978. He was a Military Policeman at Fort Leavenworth Kansas in 1971. He was town Marshal at Matthews, Indian in 1980. He graduated from Eastbrook High School on May 20, 1969. He studied Financing-Banking and Accounting at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Diana Arlene McCarty, graduated from Eastbrook High School in 1967. Diana works at Westminister Village, a Retirement and Nursing Center in Muncie, Indiana.

Lana,Darlene McCarty married James M. Turney July 12, 1969. They have a son James Michael born Feb. 11, 1973. Two daughters: Angels Michelle born June 27, 1970. Paula Ranae born Oct. 11, 1971.

Sandra Colleen McCarty married Oary Rex Bright on Sept. 18, 1982. Sandy is a 1980 graduate of Eastbrook High School. She also attended Ball State University for two years studying Banking and Finance. Oary attended Marion College. He graduated from Ball Memorial Hospital School of Radiology Technology.

by Diana A. McCarty
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