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.

Ethel Leona Thompson, b. Oct. 7, 1881 in Kenton, Tenn. (daughter of James Andrew Pitts Thompson and Sarah "Sallie" Cuip, d. April 12, 1971. Buried Clifton, Tenn.

Thomas Pleas Lafferty, b. Dec. 25, 1872 in PerryCounty, Tenn., m. Nov. 9, 1897 Decatur County, Tenn. to Ethel Leona Thompson, d. May 30, 1955. Buried Clifton, Tn. (son of Malachi Lafferty and Ann - think her maiden name was Edwards but she was a widow and was listed as Ann Roberts in the Perry County Marriage records when license was issued).


1. Gladys Orean b. Aug. 9,1900 Perry County, Tenn., m. 1) Fielden Lacy 2) Mr. Tate, d.Oct. 31, 1969- buried Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Children: Gordon Lacy, married 1)? 1 daughter 2) Lors- children: Nancy Gordon Ray

2. Dallas Ann, b. Feb. 3,1903 Perry County, m. Farris Brawley, d. ?

Children: Daisy m. Charlie Webster Their issue: Shirley, Reba, Linda; 3 other children

3. Lela Winfred, b. Aug. 10, 1905 Perry County Tenn., m. May 19, 1939 to William Edward Baker

Children: Samuel Thomas b. Dec. 1,1943, His issue: James

4. Forrest Paul, b. June 19, 1908 Perry County, Tenn., m. Dec. 19, 1931 in Clifton, Tenn. to Ruth Irene Dowdy (daughter of Nathan T. Dowdy and Rosa Lee Boggs)

Children: Patsy Ruth b. Feb. 10, 1940, m. Oct. 10, 1959 to James N. Flowers, Jr.; Their children: Jill Jeanine, b. Jan 3, 1966 Memphis, Tn. Lisa Lynn b. June 11, 1968 Atlanta, Ga.

5. JamesThomas, b. June 20, 1911, m. Sophia Smith of Decatur Co., Tenn.

Their children: JoAnn m 1) Jo Shirley, Children: Ira Jo; m 2)?, Children: Sarah Lee; m 3) Robert Kopecak, Children: Debbie

Betty Ross, m Jimmy Smith, Children: Ronnie, Mark, Robert, Dan, Tommy

6. Clara Mae, b. Oct. 12, 1914 Decatur County, Tenn. m. George Elbert Sewell

Their children: Jo Ethel m. John David Kendall; Children: Denise, Ken

7. Frank Thompson, b. Feb. 6, 1920 Decatur County, Tenn. Pontiac, Mich., m. 1) Lorraine Hinson Perry County, Tn.

Children: Jean Helen

m 2) Margie

Children: Linda, Frank Norman

m 3) Nina

Children: Alice, Thomas Frank, Karen Leona