Joseph Redden Taylor Bassett Jr.1

(1915 - 21 April 1977)
     Joseph Redden Taylor Bassett Jr. was born in 1915 in Potter County, Texas.1 He was the son of Joseph Redden Taylor Bassett and Mary Vashti Slade.1
     Joseph married Mary Lynn Boyce circa 1935.2 Joseph died on April 21, 1977 in Texas.3

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1920Amarillo, Potter County, TexasJoseph Redden Taylor Bassett1
1930Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, at 1115 Harrison StreetMary Vashti Slade4

Children of Joseph Redden Taylor Bassett Jr. and Mary Lynn Boyce

  • Joseph Redmund Taylor Bassett III 5
  • Lynn Boyce Bassett 2 b. December 4, 1939
  • Tommy Vandale Bassett 6

Citations

  1. [S7170] 1920 US Census of Potter Co, Texas, ED 204, sheet 30A, line 17, hh 616, fam 698.
  2. [S7598] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 on FamilySearch.com, Lynn Boyce Bassett.
  3. [S7461] Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S7597] 1930 US Census of Potter County, Texas, ED 188-10, sheet 4-B, lines 84-92, hh 51, fam 101.
  5. [S7598] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 on FamilySearch.com, Joseph Redmund Taylor Bassett.
  6. [S7598] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 on FamilySearch.com, Tommy Vandale Bassett.

William Jethro Slade1

(5 January 1823 - 12 August 1863)
     William Jethro Slade was born on January 5, 1823 in Jones County, Georgia.2,3 He was the son of Harris Slade and Elizabeth A. Davis.1,3
     William married Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell, daughter of Benjamin C Mitchell and Mildred Hatcher, on June 18, 1842 in Talbot County, Georgia.4,5 During the period 1842-1848, he was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Talbot County, Georgia.6 William died on August 12, 1863 in Randolph County, Georgia, at age 40.4,3

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1850Talbot County, GeorgiaMildred Hatcher7
1860Cuthbert, Randolph County, GeorgiaWilliam Jethro Slade8

Children of William Jethro Slade and Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell

Citations

  1. [S7310] Descendancy Chart of Wm Jethro Slade prepared by Robert Hatcher e-mail address, February 24, 2005.
  2. [S7310] Descendancy Chart of Wm Jethro Slade by Robert Hatcher.
  3. [S7313] Harris Slade Family Bible publ 1830 by H & E Phinney, Cooperstown, New York, currently in possession of Mr & Mrs Harvey E. Slade, Jr of Ringgold, GA.
  4. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher, image copy in possesion of James L. Slade 24 Feb 2005.
  5. [S7680] Talbot County, Georgia Marriage Records, Marriage Book A, 1828-1844, page 182.
  6. [S7524] Antioch Baptist Church, Talbot County, GA membership roll,.
  7. [S7314] 1850 US Census of Talbot County, Georgia, page 589 [295], line 7, hh 1115, fam 1115.
  8. [S7312] 1860 US Census of Randolph County, Georgia, Page 118, line 14, hh 811, fam 811.
  9. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher, original in possession of Robert E Hatcher, image copy in possesion of James L. Slade 24 Feb 2005.
  10. [S7800] Digital Copy of Death Certificates on FamilySearch, Terrell Co, Georgia # 25306, John Henry Slade.

Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell1

(7 March 1828 - 26 April 1900)
     Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell was born on March 7, 1828 in Wilkinson County, Georgia.1,2 She was the daughter of Benjamin C Mitchell and Mildred Hatcher.3,4
     Martha married William Jethro Slade, son of Harris Slade and Elizabeth A. Davis, on June 18, 1842 in Talbot County, Georgia.1,5 During the period 1842-1848, she was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Talbot County, Georgia.6
     Martha married Isaac Colson on February 26, 1865 in Calhoun County, Georgia.1 Martha died on April 26, 1900 in Georgia at age 72.1 She was buried in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Edison, Calhoun County, Georgia.7

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1850Talbot County, GeorgiaMildred Hatcher4
1860Cuthbert, Randolph County, GeorgiaWilliam Jethro Slade8
1870Morgan, Calhoun County, GeorgiaIsaac Colson9
1880Calhoun County, GeorgiaIsaac Colson

Children of Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell and William Jethro Slade

Children of Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell and Isaac Colson

  • Dora D. Colson 9 b. 1866
  • Robert I. Colson 9 b. 1868
  • Buelah Colson 9 b. 1870

Citations

  1. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher, image copy in possesion of James L. Slade 24 Feb 2005.
  2. [S7313] Harris Slade Family Bible publ 1830 by H & E Phinney, Cooperstown, New York, currently in possession of Mr & Mrs Harvey E. Slade, Jr of Ringgold, GA.
  3. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher.
  4. [S7314] 1850 US Census of Talbot County, Georgia, page 589 [295], line 7, hh 1115, fam 1115.
  5. [S7680] Talbot County, Georgia Marriage Records, Marriage Book A, 1828-1844, page 182.
  6. [S7524] Antioch Baptist Church, Talbot County, GA membership roll,.
  7. [S7328] Research by Nancy Dindo Slade.
  8. [S7312] 1860 US Census of Randolph County, Georgia, Page 118, line 14, hh 811, fam 811.
  9. [S7315] 1870 US Census of Calhoun County, Georgia, page 128, line 34, hh 1186, fam 1147.
  10. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher, original in possession of Robert E Hatcher, image copy in possesion of James L. Slade 24 Feb 2005.
  11. [S7800] Digital Copy of Death Certificates on FamilySearch, Terrell Co, Georgia # 25306, John Henry Slade.

James Jackson Slade1

(5 September 1845 - 1 July 1849)
     James Jackson Slade was born on September 5, 1845 in Talbot County, Georgia.1,2 He was the son of William Jethro Slade and Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell1 and died on July 1, 1849 at age 3.2

Citations

  1. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher, original in possession of Robert E Hatcher, image copy in possesion of James L. Slade 24 Feb 2005.
  2. [S7313] Harris Slade Family Bible publ 1830 by H & E Phinney, Cooperstown, New York, currently in possession of Mr & Mrs Harvey E. Slade, Jr of Ringgold, GA.

William Joshua Hatcher Slade1

(25 September 1847 - 15 August 1891)
     William Joshua Hatcher Slade was born on September 25, 1847 in Talbot County, Georgia.1,2 He was the son of William Jethro Slade and Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell.1 William Joshua Hatcher Slade On October 1, 1864, while living in Randolph County, he enlisted as a Private in G Company, 55th Georgia Infantry.3
     William married Mary M. Plowden, daughter of E. R. Plowden, on November 26, 1868.2 William died on August 15, 1891 in Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia, at age 43.4 He was buried in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Edison, Calhoun County, Georgia.5,4

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1850Talbot County, GeorgiaMildred Hatcher6
1860Cuthbert, Randolph County, GeorgiaWilliam Jethro Slade7
1880574th Dist GA Militia, Calhoun County, GeorgiaWilliam Joshua Hatcher Slade8

Children of William Joshua Hatcher Slade and Mary M. Plowden

Citations

  1. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher, original in possession of Robert E Hatcher, image copy in possesion of James L. Slade 24 Feb 2005.
  2. [S7313] Harris Slade Family Bible publ 1830 by H & E Phinney, Cooperstown, New York, currently in possession of Mr & Mrs Harvey E. Slade, Jr of Ringgold, GA.
  3. [S7595] Longing & Porter, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865 1955).
  4. [S6957] Tombstone inscription, Salem Baptist Church, Calhoun County, Georgia.
  5. [S7328] Research by Nancy Dindo Slade, Family information sheets 4 Apr 2005.
  6. [S7314] 1850 US Census of Talbot County, Georgia, page 589 [295], line 7, hh 1115, fam 1115.
  7. [S7312] 1860 US Census of Randolph County, Georgia, Page 118, line 14, hh 811, fam 811.
  8. [S7316] 1880 US Census of Calhoun County, Georgia, ED 8, page 48, line 31, hh 469, fam 471.
  9. [S7321] 1900 US Census of Terrell County, Georgia, ED 83, page 14-B, line 71, hh 287, fam 296.

Isabella Slade1

(14 March 1850 - August 1851)
     Isabella Slade was born on March 14, 1850 in Talbot County, Georgia.2,1,3 She was the daughter of William Jethro Slade and Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell.1 Isabella Slade name was recorded as Pussy in the 1830 Slade family bible.1 She was recorded as Pusy in th 1884 John Henry Slade bible.4 Isabella died in August, 1851 in Georgia at age 1.1

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1850Talbot County, GeorgiaMildred Hatcher3

Citations

  1. [S7313] Harris Slade Family Bible publ 1830 by H & E Phinney, Cooperstown, New York, currently in possession of Mr & Mrs Harvey E. Slade, Jr of Ringgold, GA.
  2. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher, image copy in possesion of James L. Slade 24 Feb 2005.
  3. [S7314] 1850 US Census of Talbot County, Georgia, page 589 [295], line 7, hh 1115, fam 1115.
  4. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher.

Mary Ann Davis Slade1

(6 January 1862 - 16 March 1927)
     Mary Ann Davis Slade was born on January 6, 1862 in Randolph County, Georgia.1 She was the daughter of William Jethro Slade and Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell.1 Mary Ann Davis Slade went by Mollie.2
     Mary married John Henderson Turner, son of Joseph Benjamin Turner and Sophia Jane Bass, on December 21, 1879 in Edison, Calhoun County, Georgia.2 They went to Texas in a covered wagon and lived there for several years. Three of their children were born in Texas and died there due to dipheria. The returned to Georgia and re-settled in Calhoun County where they farmed.2 Mary Ann Davis Slade was buried in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Edison, Calhoun County, Georgia.3 Mary died on March 16, 1927 in Riverside Hospital, Decatur County, Georgia, at age 65.1,4

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1870Morgan, Calhoun County, GeorgiaIsaac Colson5

Children of Mary Ann Davis Slade and John Henderson Turner

  • Mattie Jane Turner 2 b. October 27, 1881, d. December 19, 1884
  • Jethro Turner 2 b. November 11, 1883, d. September 10, 1888
  • Cleone Turner 2 b. August 8, 1885, d. September 11, 1888
  • John Edd Turner 2 b. March 13, 1891, d. October, 1983
  • Ethel Turner 2 b. July 10, 1892, d. October 29, 1916
  • Cleive Osmond Turner 2 b. February 1, 1894
  • Simon Avid Turner 2 b. September 17, 1895, d. March, 1982
  • William Leo Turner 2 b. December 5, 1897, d. April 27, 1968
  • Lula Ruth Turner 2 b. March 3, 1902

Citations

  1. [S7313] Harris Slade Family Bible publ 1830 by H & E Phinney, Cooperstown, New York, currently in possession of Mr & Mrs Harvey E. Slade, Jr of Ringgold, GA.
  2. [S7518] Arthur Clinton Coleman, The Colemanac, 1750-1976: the lineage of five Georgia Coleman familiesJacksonville, FL: Lee Printing, Inc, 1976).
  3. [S6957] Tombstone inscription, Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Calhoun Co, GA.
  4. [S7539] Geogia Archives Virtual Vault, Mary Davis Turner - Death Certificate, Vital Records, Public Health.
  5. [S7315] 1870 US Census of Calhoun County, Georgia, page 128, line 34, hh 1186, fam 1147.

Elizabeth Mildred Slade1

(20 January 1852 - 31 July 1864)
     Elizabeth Mildred Slade was born on January 20, 1852 in Randolph County, Georgia, bible has Elizabeth Mildred.2,1 She was the daughter of William Jethro Slade and Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell.1 Elizabeth died on July 31, 1864 in Georgia at age 12.1

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1860Cuthbert, Randolph County, GeorgiaWilliam Jethro Slade3

Citations

  1. [S7313] Harris Slade Family Bible publ 1830 by H & E Phinney, Cooperstown, New York, currently in possession of Mr & Mrs Harvey E. Slade, Jr of Ringgold, GA.
  2. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher, image copy in possesion of James L. Slade 24 Feb 2005.
  3. [S7312] 1860 US Census of Randolph County, Georgia, Page 118, line 14, hh 811, fam 811.

Hezikiah Polhill Slade1

(25 June 1854 - 2 March 1895)
     Hezikiah Polhill Slade was commonly known as Paul Hill Slade. He was born on June 25, 1854 in Randolph County, Georgia.2,1 He was the son of William Jethro Slade and Martha Ann Franklin Mitchell.1
     Hezikiah married Isadora "Dora" Shute, daughter of Giles Shute, in 1876.3 Hezikiah died on March 2, 1895 in Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia, at age 40

A notice in the Atlanta Constitution, datelined Dawson, March 2, 1895, read as follows: Paul Hill Slade, while standing between his two brothers, was shot and instantly killed here today by Charley Allen. The whole affair was done so rapidly that despite the crowds on the streets and the nearness of Slade's two brothers, the shooting could not be prevented. [The two brothers were later identified by this researcher as Deputy Sheriff John Henry Slade and Thomas Jefferson Slade]4

The March 6 edition of the Dawson News gave a more detailed story of the event:
Killed On the Street - Charles Allen Shoots Paul Hill Slade
The Men quarreled earlier in the day. What those who saw the deed say.
At about four o’clock Saturday afternoon the reports of a pistol rang out sharp and clear upon the air, and in a few moments one man was lying a corpse on the principal business thoroughfare of the city, while another was a prisoner at the county jail.
     Charles S. Allen has shot and killed Paul Hill Slade, both well known citizen of Dawson. The tragedy occurred near the store of Alesker& Taubin on the Lee Street sidewalk that crosses Main, and so rapidly was the whole affair done that despite the crowds in the street if could not be prevented. It seems that for several days bad feeling had existed between Messrs. Slade and Allen. Allen had recently built and fitted up a large wagon and furniture factory here, and Slade had been furnishing him with logs out of which lumber for the shops were cut. A misunderstanding arose between them about a settlement and two or three lively disputes occurred at different times, and the last one taking place fifteen or twenty minutes before the killing. This last interview was an unusually exciting one, and those who witnessed it say that Slade cursed Allen severely and flourished a stick in the air. Chief Savage quelled the fuss and Slade walked up Main Street with Mr. Coup Tedder.
     After a few minutes Mr. Slade went back down the street in company with Mr. W.W. Tedder and stopping where he was killed a few moments later, engaged in a conversation with Mr. Tedder, Mr. H.H. Savage, his two brothers – Deputy Sheriff Slade and Mr. T.J. Slade – and his half brother, Mr. R.I. Colson. These gentlemen, Sheriff Christie and Mr. Charles Deubler, the latter two being but a few feet distant, all statements as to how it occurred.
     They say that Slade was standing with his face to the northwest and was telling Mr. Savage about the goat he had promised to give the latter gentlemen’s little boy, when Allen walked from behind Baldwin’s store and approached his victim on the left side; that’s when Allen got in about six feet of where the men were standing. He raised his pistol and with an oath, told Slade to retract all that he had said, and while Slade was in the act of turning around, and before he had time to speak, the pistol was fired and he fell to the ground.
     Before Allen could fire a second shot, if such had been his desire or design, Deputy Sheriff Slade and Mr. Colson seized him and threw him to the ground. The slayer would have been killed with his own smoking revolver had not a dozen or so men rushed forward to prevent it. Mr. Colson had wrestled the weapon from Allen’s hand and after striking him over the head with it, had reversed ends and was in the act of shooting when Sheriff Christie, Chief Savage, and Mr. Tedder succeeded in disarming him. All of these gentlemen had bruised and bloody hands when the fierce struggle for the possession of the pistol was over.
     Allen, in the meantime, was in charge of the Officer Arnett, and as soon as possible he was rushed off to jail by the sheriff and the Chief of Police. County physician Dean called at the jail a short while afterward to examine Allen’s head and found that the blow from Colson with the butt of the pistol made but a slight hurt, and a small knot and a few drops of blood being the only evidence of the lick.
          Slade died where he fell in ten minutes, surrounded by thousands or more of people. An examination showed that he was unarmed. He never spoke after receiving the fatal wound. His body was removed to his home and the lamentations of the wife and six children over the dead husband and father made a truly pathetic scene. The burial took place at Salem church, in Calhoun County Sunday afternoon.
     There being no doubt as to the cause of Slade’s death, no inquest was held by Coroner Daniels. Dr. Geneke made an examination of the wound on Sunday morning, however, and probed for the ball. It entered under the second rib of the left side, passing about two and half inches above the heart and cutting one of the large arteries. It passed into the cavity of the stomach and was lost. That Allen was greatly excited or angry after the quarrel with Slade is shown by the way in which he procured the pistol, a .38 caliber of improved make that did the deadly work. He went to the store of Baldwin & Co., asked the clerk, Mr. Joe Hayes to show him a pistol. Mr. Hayes had no idea what the weapon was wanted for and priced Allen a pistol at $12.50. He thought that was too much for it and said he would take it to Mr. Baldwin and see if he could get it for $10.00. He did not see Mr. Baldwin, however, but going to the rear end of the store he loaded the pistol with cartridges that he had previously bought and walked out a side door and shot Slade as soon as he reached him.
     
Sunday morning Slade’s relatives sue out a warrant against Allen for murder. He waived preliminary examination, and Judge Griggs passed an order for his removal to the Americus jail for safe keeping. He was carried there on the noon train Sunday by Sheriff Christie and a guard. Just before he left he was seen by a news reporter and asked if he desired to say anything about the unfortunate occurrence. He said very firmly and pleasantly that he had nothing to say for publication and required that the news be sent regularly to him at Americus. He had not consulted an attorney before leaving, but it is safe to say that he will be defended by some of the best talent to be procured. Colonel J. G. Parks has been employed to aid the (?) in the prosecution.
     Mr. Allen, who is about 30 years of age, is a single man, but he has an aged mother several brothers and sisters who are nearly crazed with grief. The tragedy is one of the most deplorable affairs that has ever occurred in Terrell County and the unfortunate families of both parties have the deep sympathy of the entire community.5
     

A news article published in the Columbus Daily Enquirer on June 6, 1895 stated as follows: "Charles S. Allen who slew Paul Hill Slade on the streets of Dawson on the second day of March last, has been tried and convicted of murder and sentenced to the penitentiary for life."6

Census & Tax Records, Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1860Cuthbert, Randolph County, GeorgiaWilliam Jethro Slade7
1870Morgan, Calhoun County, GeorgiaIsaac Colson8
1880Calhoun County, GeorgiaHezikiah Polhill Slade9

Children of Hezikiah Polhill Slade and Isadora "Dora" Shute

Citations

  1. [S7313] Harris Slade Family Bible publ 1830 by H & E Phinney, Cooperstown, New York, currently in possession of Mr & Mrs Harvey E. Slade, Jr of Ringgold, GA.
  2. [S7311] 1884 Bible of John Henry Slade, images of pages obtained from Robert Hatcher, image copy in possesion of James L. Slade 24 Feb 2005.
  3. [S7316] 1880 US Census of Calhoun County, Georgia, LDS-FHL film 1254136, page 393 D.
  4. [S7643] Atlanta Constitution newspaper, , (1881-2001) publ Mar 3, 1895, Historic Newspapers on line.
  5. [S7647] The Dawson News, Dawson, Georgia newspaper, , Wednesday, March 6, 1895 - Killed On The Street Charles Allen Shoots Paul Hill Slade.
  6. [S7646] Columbus Daily Enquirer newspaper, Columbus, Georgia, , June 6, 1895, in the Through Georgia column.
  7. [S7312] 1860 US Census of Randolph County, Georgia, Page 118, line 14, hh 811, fam 811.
  8. [S7315] 1870 US Census of Calhoun County, Georgia, page 128, line 34, hh 1186, fam 1147.
  9. [S7316] 1880 US Census of Calhoun County, Georgia, ED 8, page 48, line 43, hh 471, fam 473.
  10. [S7321] 1900 US Census of Terrell County, Georgia, ED 83, page 16, line 31, hh 325, fam 336.