Descendants of Unconnected Christmas Families


Nancy Ann Jackson-13677

Name: Charles N Christmas; Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Louisa, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Free Colored Persons - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 2
Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 5
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total Free Colored Persons: 1
Total Slaves: 3
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10
Year: 1840; Census Place: Louisa, Virginia; Roll: 565; Page: 255; Image: 574; Family History Library Film: 0029688//

Also next to Charles is Nancy Christmas, 1 male age 30-40; 3 female bet 20-30; 1 female bet 60-70

Also, same page is Archibald Christmas, 1 male bet 50-60; 1 female bet 50-60

1850 Census, Louisa Co., VA; Dwelling 573; p. 398B list Nancy Christmas, age 68, & 4 children: Ann, 38; Catherine, 36; Louiza, 34 & William, 19. [WHT: Think William is the son of Charles, who is in dwelling 572.]

1860 Census, Louisa Co., VA; Southern District; Dwelling 179; p. 26 list Kittie Jackson, age 80, domestic; Mary J. Peers or Purs, 62, inmate; & following Christmas: Nancy, 80; Lucy A., 50; Agnes C., 46; Louisa M., 42, all domestics & John W., 21, overseer.

1870 Census, Louisa Co., VA; Southern District; Dwelling 1118; p. 149 list Nancy Christmas, age 98, invalid & daus., Ann, 60 & Louisa, 50.

Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912 -
Name: Nancy Christmas; Gender: Female; Death Date: 20 Sep 1871; Death Place: Louisa, Louisa, Virginia; Age: 94; Birth Date: 1777; Birthplace: Louisa County, Virginia; Occupation: House Holder; Race: White; Marital Status: Widowed; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07476-8; System Origin: Virginia-EASY; GS Film number: 2048591; Reference ID: p102 #2. [WHT: Assume this is same Nancy, only one I could find about her age.]

17. Lucy Ann Christmas-13679

Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917:
Name: Ann Christmas; Birth Date: abt 1816; Birth Place: Louisa County, Virginia; Death Date: Oct 1876; Death Place: Louisa, Louisa, Virginia; Death Age: 60; Race: White; Marital Status: Single; Gender: Female; Father Name: Jno. Christmas; Mother Name: Nancy Christmas; FHL Film #: 2048591.

3. Richard G. Christmas-2384

[WHT: It is possible, this Richard is the son of William Christmas and Elizabeth Ford Jenkins. In the census, his place of birth is listed as SC, I think that should be NC.]

1850 Census, Crawford Co., AR; Big Creek; Dwelling 17 list Richard Christmas, age 55, farmer, born in SC or NC; wife Margaret, 50, born in KY & 5 children: Eliza, 18, TN; Elizabeth, 16, TN; Robert, 13, AR; Dice, 17, TN & Daniel, 5 mo., AR. [WHT: I'll show Daniel as a child, but due to age of Richard and Margaret, think it is one of their children's child.]

In dwelling 19 is their son Richard, Jr., age 23, farmer.

1870 Census, Sebastian Co., AR; Sugar Loaf Township, Dwelling 166 list Rich Christmas, age 85, farmer, born in SC.

[WHT: Source - Mary Lou Napier, via email Mar. 31 & May 30, 1999.]
Richard is her gg-grandfather. Richard is listed as 55 in 1850 Census, Big Creek Township, Crawford Co., AR, and as 85 in 1870 Sugar Loaf, Sebastain Co., AR Census; place of birth shown as SC.

Their daughter Margaret married John Andrew Jackson Hill about 1847 in Arkansas. They are on the property between Richard, Sr. and Richard, Jr. in Crawford county in the 1850 Census Big Creek Township.

Found Richard Christmas,Sr. in the Arkansas 1850 Census, Big Creek Township, Crawford Co., AR, p. 285, with his family and in the 1870 Census, Sebastian Co., AR Sugar Loaf Township by himself age 85. Have not found him or any of his family (except Margaret) in any more Census or other information.

4. Elizabeth Christmas-2382

[WHT: The Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955 for Matilda Christmas Mattox, shows her parents as John Phillips & Elizabeth Christmas.]

1850 Census, Grainger Co., TN; 2nd or 4th District; Dwelling 3 or 329; page 24 list Elizabeth Christmas, age 37, born in NC & 4 children: Marridy, 15; Woodson, 7; Matilda, 4 & Jane, 2. All children were born in TN.

John Phillips-2381

[WHT: It is possible that John Christmas might the father's name. However, Matilda's 1914 death certificate, info given by her brother, William Woodson, gives their father's name as John Phillips.]

[The following was received by email from Jeannie Hamby in Nov. 1998.]

Herbert I am descended from William Woodson (Wood) Christmas (born 1842) who I have found in the 1850 Grainger Co, TN census. Wood is buried in Harriman, Tn and has a lot of descendents in the Roane County area. Can you connect Wood to any of your lines? My direct line is as follows: Lina Jean (Jeannie) Christmas (now Hamby) b. 1950; Eugene Christmas b.1918; Arthur Christmas b. 1891; Wood Christmas b.1842; Elizabeth is head of household in the 1850 census. Any information would be appreciated.
Jeannie Hamby

In the 1850 Grainger Co, TN census: Elizabeth born 1813 - head of household, Marridy born 1835; William Woodson born 1842; Matilda born 1846 & Jane born 1848.

In the family of Susanah Watson, Hannah Christmas born 1811 is listed.

In 1982 I corresponded with H. B. Christmas of San Antonio, FL, who's great Grandmother was Matilda listed above. H. B. had a receipt dated 11-4-1834 where John Christmas had recieved money from his father, William in or near Morristown, TN. H. B. reasoned that this John Christmas was husband of Elizabeth and father of William Woodson.

31. Jane Christmas-2441

1870 United States Federal Census:
Name: Jane Christmas; Birth Year: abt 1849; Age in 1870: 21; Home in 1870: District 4, Grainger, Tennessee; Race: Mulatto; Gender: Female; Household Members: Thomas Stroud 51; Mary Stroud 56; Jane Christmas 21.

6. James C. Christmas-2200

[WHT: The James Kelly Christmas # 2373, and William Andrews Christmas # 3682 might or might not be sons of this James.]

1850 Census, Walker Co. TX; Dwelling # 350, p. 274 list James Christmas, age 32, b. in LA, wife, Lydia, 25, b. in LA & 4 of their children. Henry, 9 & Elizabeth, 8 were born in LA, and Jane, 4 [WHT: think this is a mistake, and this is James K. listed in 1860.] & John, 2 in TX. [WHT: moved to TX after 1842, and on or before 1846.]

1860 Census, Walker Co. TX; Dwelling # 123 list James C. Christmas, age 47, farmer; wife, Lydia O., 39 & 5 children: Henry T., 17, teamster; James K., 14; John, 12; William H. or A., 6 and Bud, 9 mo. [WHT: I think the Jane, age 4, listed in the 1850 census is actually James K., age 14, in the 1860 census.]

The AIS Mortality Schedules Index # MRT197_57211, list the following: James Christmas, age 55, died March, 1870 of Dyspepsia, in Walker Co., TX; born in LA; was a farmer.

Lydia O.-2201

1870 Census, Walker Co., TX; Precinct 2; Huntsville PO; Dwelling 36, p. 6 (333), list Lydia, age 50, born in LA; John, 23, born in TX; Mahaly, 22, born in MS & William, 17, TX.

7. William J. Christmas-10300

1860 Census, Lauderdale Co., TN; Dist. 8; Dwelling 709; p. 102 list W. Chrisman, age 21, farmer, born in NC; wife, Ella, 19 & dau., Jane 6 mo., both born in TN & Jane Chrisman, 22, born in NC.

1870 Census, Haywood Co., TN; Dist. 8; Dwelling 1, p. 3 list W. J. Crismas, age 32, farmer, born in NC; wife, Francis, 30, born in TN & 3 children: Meary, 9 or 11; J. M., 5 & Lolle, 1.

Ella Francis Mullen-10301

1880 Census, Haywood Co., TN; Dist. 8; Dwelling 134; ED: 73, p. 196B list Francis Christmas, age 40, farmer, born in TN, parents in NC & 6 children: Joe M., 15; Lula M., 11; Samanthea, 9; John R., 7; Ida L., 4 & Jimie S., 1. All children born in TN.

45. James Samuel Christmas-10307

1910 Census, Lauderdale Co., TN; Civil Dist. 14; Dwelling 104; ED: 11, p. 8B list James S. Christmas, age 31, farmer, born in TN, as were parents; wife, Anna, 30, married 8 years, and Mary Ann Cribfield, 70, m-i-l.

Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955: Name: James Samuel Christmas; Death Date: 05 Jun 1944; Death Place: Ripley, Lauderdale County,Tennessee; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Married; Race or Color: White; Age: 65; Birth Date: 04 Apr 1879; Birthplace: Tn.; Spouse: NA; Father: NA; Mother: NA; Occupation: Farmer; Street Address: RURAL; Residence: RIPLEY, LAUDERDALE CO., TN.; Cemetery: Lower Zion; Burial Place: Brownsville, TN; Burial Date: 06 Jun 1944; Informant: Charlie W. Christmas; Digital Folder Number: 4184890; Image Number: 376; Film Number: 2137348; Volume/Page/Certificate Number: cn 12828.

[WHT: I had Samuel as middle name, but headstone has Simon, per - Memorial# 93536944]

8. William Christmas-4999

I have a whole group of people descended from William Christmas. I was wondering if I could find more about them? They are in my McQuaid family tree. Thanks, Shannon Courtney

9. James Christmas-8824

[WHT: An assumption that James is the father of William.]

1870 Census, Barry Co., MO; Cassville P.O.; Dwelling 102 list James Christmas, age 26, laborer; wife, Mary, 24 & 3 children: William, 5; Sarah J. or L. & Martha, 2.

1900 Census, Newton Co., MO; Granby; Dwelling 218; ED 105, p. 12 B lists James Christmas, born Nov. 1842 in GA, as were his parents; wife, Mary E., Sept 1844, IL, TN, TN, married 35 years, had 10 children - 6 living; children: Henry, Jan. 1882 in MO; Lee, Jan. 1882 in MO and Thomas, Nov. 1886 in MO. [No date on this census page]

This family is listed for a second time as follows:

1900 Census, Jasper Co., MO; Galena, Dwelling 684; ED 31, p. 32A lists James Christmas, born Mar 1844 in KY, as were his parents; wife, Mary E., July 1845, IL, TN, NC, married 30 years, had 10 children - 6 living; Children has the same info, except Thomas was born in Dec. 1886. James works as a domestic, and Henry & Lee/Len are teamsters, Thomas is in school. [Date of census is June 27.]

[WHT: Although there is a little difference in ages between the census, the biggest difference is where James and parents were born. One shows GA, and the other shows KY; probably KY is correct, but who knows? ]

52. Lee Christmas-8827

[WHT: Living with brother, Thomas in 1930 census.]

10. Louis Christmas-7802

1900 Census, Mobile Co., AL; Prec. # 1 - Dwelling # 70 list Louis Chrismas, b. May 1850 in IL, F. KY, M. KY; Wife - Mary E., b. 1857 in IL, F. & M. in TN. The have been married 16 yrs. and have 3 children, all living. Children listed: Frank E., b. May 1885 IL & Willie, b. March 1881 in IL.

11. Robert Luther Christmas-10290

1900 Census, Morgan Co., TN; Coalfield; Dwelling 108; ED: 105, p. 6A list Luther Christmas, age 40, coal miner; wife, Rachel, 34 & 5 children: Grover, 12; Lee, 9; Alva, 6; Peirl, 4 & Ella, 1. Also living in the household is Annis Williams, 68, widow, m-i-l.

TN Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955: Name: R. L. Christmas; Gender: Male; Death Date: 09 Sep 1909; Death Place: Harriman, Roane, Tennessee; Age: 49; Birth Date: 1860; Birthplace: Granger Co., Tenn.; Occupation: Laborer; Race: White; Marital Status: Married; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07514-8; System Origin: Tennessee-EASy; Source Film Number: 1308113.

Rachel Alice Williams-10291

1910 Census, Roane Co., TN; Harriman; Dwelling 139; ED: 146, p. 7B list Rachel Christmas, age 48, widow, had 9 children - 7 living: Grover, 21, factory laborer; Lee, 19; Alva, 16, clerk in jewelry store; Tom, 14; Ella, 11; Lepher, 7 & Zula, 5

1920 Census, Roane Co., TN; Harriman; Dwelling 214; ED: 157, p. 12A list Leroy Silcox, age 35, laborer in lumber mill; wife, Rachel, 53 & 4 Christmas stepchildren: Tom, 23, in service in Germany; Lee, 28, electrical work; Sephia, 17 & Zula, 14, both work in mill.

1930 Census, Roane Co., TN; Dist. 1; Dwelling 47; ED: 73-3, p. 3A list Leroy Silcox, age 45, farm laborer; wife, Rachel, 64 and the following children & grandchildren of Rachel: Lee Christmas, 39, single, carpenter; Sephis Rehorn, 28, divorced and son, George, 6; Zula Jernigan, 25, divorced and sons, Roy, 5 & Gene, 2 1/2.

1940 Census, Roane Co., TN; Dist. 1; Family 305; ED: 73-5, p. 18B list Leroy Silcox, age 55; wife, Rachel Alice, 74; Lee Christmas, 49, stepson & Roy Jernigan 16, step grandson.

Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955: Name: Rachel Silcox [Rachel Williams]; Birth Date: abt 1866; Age: 74; Death Date: 15 Nov 1940; Death Place: Harriman, Roane, Tennessee; Gender: Female; Marital Status: Married; Father's Name: Thomas Williams; Mother's name: Anna Stalcup; Spouse's Name: LeroySilcox; FHL Film Number: 1876894

57. Robert Lee Christmas-10294

United States WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 -
Name: Robert Lee Christmas; Event Type: Draft Registration; Event Date: 1917-1918; Event Place: Roane County, Tennessee, United States; Gender: Male; Nationality: United States; Birth Date: 16 Feb 1891; Birthplace: Oliver Springs, Tennessee, United States; Affiliate Publication Number: M1509
Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards; GS Film Number: 1877686; Digital Folder Number: 005152444; Image Number: 05096.

Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955 -
Name: Robert Lee Christmas; Event Type: Death; Event Date: 09 Apr 1954; Event Place: Harriman, Roane, Tennessee; Gender: Male; Age: 63; Father's Name: Robert Luther Christmas; Mother's Name: Racheal Williams; Digital Folder Number: 004181428; Image Number: 03084; GS Film number: 1343066; Reference ID: cn 18114.

12. Isaac Nowlin Christmas-8135

[WHT: The World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, signed Sept. 12, 1918 shows middle name to be Nowlin, his DOB, occupation as a sawyer, living in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA; medium height and build, with brown eyes and hair; nearest relative is Mrs. Sally Christmas.]

1920 Census, Calcasieu Co., LA; Lake Charles; Dwelling 16; ED: 40; p. 1B list Issac Christmas, age 45, a sawyer at a lumber mill, born in TX, as were his parents; wife, Sallie, 39 & their 4 children: Willie, 19; Georgie, 17; Nowlin, 15 & Earl, 13. The 2 daughters are clerks at a clothing store, and Nowlin is the delivery boy.

Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875; 1894-1954: Name: I N Christmas; Death Date: 08 Jul 1924; Death Place: Lake Charles, , Calcasieu, Louisiana; Gender: Male; Race (original): White; Age: 42; Estimated Birth Year: 1882; Birth Place: Texas; Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Sallie Crise; Father's Name: Christmas; Mother's Name: (Blank); Film number: 2367637; Image Number: 00943; Certificate Number: 8583; Digital Folder Number: 4219350.

66. Earl Joseph Christmas-8140

1940 Census, Harris Co., TX; Houston, J. P. 1; Family 24; ED: 258-55, p. 1B list E. J. Christmas, age 33, checker - wood preserving & wife, Jewell, 31.

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 -
Name: Earl Christmas; Event Type: Death; Event Date: 27 Jul 1974; Event Place: Harris, Texas; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Married.

13. William R. Christmas-8553

1920 Census, Douglas Co., WI; Superior; Family 155; ED: 85, p. 8A list William R. Christmas, age 50, born in Canada, came to US in 1883, father born in England, mother in Canada; wife, Flora A., 47, born in MN, father in ME and mother in VT; 3 children: Basil R., 19; Mary E., 16 & Cecil E., 12; all born in WI.

1930 Census, Douglas Co., WI; Superior; Family 191; ED: 35, p. 8A list William R. Christmas, age 61; wife, Flora A., 59 & son, Cecil E., 22, employed as a civil engineer.

1940 Census, Douglas Co., WI; Superior, Ward 7; Family 521; ED: 16-36, p. 23B list William R. Christmas, age 70, no emp. listed & wife, Flora, 67.

Received from Debbie Erickson on Feb. 15, 2003.
Hello Herbert. Nice to meet you. My name is Debbie and I am a decendant of Cecil Christmas. My grandfather's name was Cecil Christmas. He had a brother named Basil and two sisters, named Merry and Verna. Cecil said his father, William, had come to the US from Canada. We do not know if William was born in Canada, only that he moved to Wisconsin from there. William had married a woman named Flora Vail in Superior Wisconsin. Their son Cecil was born July 21, 1907. Cecil and his wife Grace had 3 daughters. They are Merry, Carol and Joy. Carol is my mom. I've always thought it was clever the way Cecil and Grace named their daughters after something to do with the holiday. I love the fact that they were minor celebrities in our home town, complete with newspaper articles written about them, as children, during the Christmas season. :) My Mom has a scrap book with some of them.

My mom does remember that her grandfather William died in 1944. My grandfather's sister, Merry, married a man named Herbert Ronning.

68. Basil R. Christmas-8555

1930 Census, Douglas Co., WI; Superior; Family 288; ED: 34, p. 21A list Basil M. Christmas, age 29, father born in Canada & mother in MN; Ethel M., age 23, born in WI. Basil is a engineer in construction.

1940 Census, Angelina Co., TX; JP 1, Lufkin; Family 625; ED: 3-3, p. 26B list Basil R. Christmas, age 35, born in WI, civil engineer; wife, Ethel M., 28.

69. Merry Ethel Christmas-8556

Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926 -
Name: Merry Ethel Christmas; Gender: Female; Birth Date: 27 Apr 1903; Birthplace: West Superior, Wisconsin; Race: White; Father's Name: Wm. R. Christmas; Father's Birthplace: Canada; Mother's Name: Flora Vail; Mother's Birthplace: Minnesota; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00311-1; System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy; GS Film number: 1302865; Reference ID: V3 p353 cn1429.

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