Tennessee Records Repository

Decatur Co. TN


Chapter XIV

From Lillye Younger, The History of Decatur County Past and Present (Southhaven, MS: Carter Printing Company, 1978).
Special thanks to Constance Collett for permission to make these web pages.

In Memory of Lillye Washburn Younger 1912-1998.

Thanks to www.tnyesterday.com for contributing this transcription.

Sharon Kay Rooker

Cleamon Bawcum was born in Decatur County January 12, 1924, the son of the late Loyal Bawcum and Della (Newsum) Bawcum and the Grandson of John Newsom born September 31, 1848 died May 15, 1921 and wife Amanda (Maxwell) Newsom born February 27, 1866 died May 10, 1956 in Decatur County. They are buried in Suttles Cemetery North of Jeanette Tenn.

Cleamon Bawcum was married to Ola Mae (Wood) September 28, 1941. She was born in Decatur County June 10, 1925, the daughter of the late Ezra B. Wood and Nellie Gray (Gibson) Wood and the Granddaughter of Poley Gibson born March 12, 1885 died 1965 and wife Rusha (Graves) Gibson born 1885 died 1936. They are buried in the New Prospect Cemetery in the North end of Decatur County Tenn.

Cleamon and Ola Mae now live at Kenton Tenn. To this union was born 9 children.

Daisy Catherin (Bawcum) born October 13,1942. She was married to Joe McLain April 27, 1964. To this union was born 2 children — Joe Kevin born May 3,1965 — Michael Ray born January 31, 1968.

 Betty Jean (Bawcum) born April 8,1944. Was married to O.D. Gilliland July 1, 1963. To this union was born 2 children — Kimberley Jean born February 17, 1964 — Jimmie Franklin born September 2, 1967.

Wilbur Mae (Bawcum) born August 14, 1945. Was married to Randel QuaIls November 16, 1962. To this union was born 3 children — Loyal Randolf (Randy) born October 7,1963 — Floyd Rodney born February 10, 1966 — and Roger Dale born January 30, 1967.

Barbara Sue (Bawcum) born December 7,1946. Was married to Jamie Mitchell November 28,1964. To this union was born 2 children — Brian Keith born September 25, 1965 - Cynthia Renee born May 30, 1969.

Cletus Earl Bawcum born March 26,1949. Was married to Nancy Fae (Glisson) May 17, 1974.

Shirley Ann (Bawcum) born February 23, 1951. Was married to Edward Newsom Bell May 22, 1971. To this union was born 2 children — Tracy Denise born August 22, 1972 — Richard Edward born July 22, 1977.

Bobby Dwayne Bawcum born March 14, 1953, was married to Tracy Ann (Berghain) July 6,1974. To this union was born 1 child — Jessica Kay born July 24, 1975.

Sharon Kay (Bawcum) born April 8,1954, was married to Elbert Wayne Rooker November 1, 1974.

Linda Joyce (Bawcum) born July 19, 1956, was married to Bobby Wayne Taylor November 27,1975. To this union was born 1 child — Timothy Wayne born August 29, 1976.

Compiled by Sharon Kay Rooker