4051. “Mary Evaline Brown Briley,” Find-A-Grave,, 29215852.
4052. “Out of Town Deaths,” Mary Brown Briley, The Tennessean, Nashville, TN, January 4, 1958, 13.
PORTLAND, Tenn.—Mrs. Mary Brown Briley, 78, widow of John E. Briley, died here Thursday at the homeof a daughter, Mrs. William Payne, after a long illness.
File: MaryBrownBriley_Obituary
4053. “United States Census,” 1910, TN, Sumner, District 15, 5B, 4, 145, T624, 91, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, April 22, 1910, F G Enders.
File: 1910 TN Sumner County Dist 15 p5B
4054. “United States Census,” 1920, TN, Sumner, District 15, 20A, 4, 130, T625, 1059, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, February 9, 1920, Brown Rest.
File: 1920 TN Sumner County Dist 15 p20A
4055. “John E Briley,” Find-A-Grave,, 29215861.
4056. Jan Johnson Barnes & Linda Carpenter, “Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home Records,”, Page 22--deceased when wife died.
4057. Jan Johnson Barnes & Linda Carpenter, “Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home Records,”, Lists Briley, John E. (Estate) - June 10, 1928.
4058. John E Briley and Mary Brown, “Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950,” May 27, 1900, Sumner County, TN,
File: JohnEBriley_MaryBrown_MarriageRecord
4059. “Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002,” John E Briley and Mary Brown, May 26, 1900, Sumner County, TN, USA, Page 188,
4060. James Jackson, “The Jackson Family,”, May 7, 2002, says about 1815.
4061. James Jackson, “The Jackson Family,”, May 7, 2002, Lists her as Margaret Briley.
4062. TN, Sumner, District 18, Gallatin, 1860, August 20, 1860, C N Blackmore, 172.
File: 1860 TN Sumner County Dist 18 p172
4063. Mary Johnson Link Hester, “The Diary of Mary Johnson Link Hester,”, Part Two.
4064. “John R Dettwiler,” Find-A-Grave,, 128024156.
4065. “LaVersa L Dettwiler,” Find-A-Grave,, 128024193.
4066. “Mahlon H Serns,” Find-A-Grave,, 80049375.
4067. World War II, 1942, California, U196, Serns, Mahlon Henry, “World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Michigan,” April 27, 1942, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, MI,
Files (2): MahlonHenrySernsWWII_A, MahlonHenrySernsWWII_B
4068. L. G. Foll, “Obituaries,” Lake Union Herald, Berrien Springs, MI, XLIX, 28, 7, July 9, 1957.
Mahlon H. Serns was born in Cambridge, Wisconsin, on April 14, 1880 and fell asleep in Jesus June 13, 1957. He received his education in our schools and for a number of years was an instructor in voice at Union College and Broadview College. Following this he spent a number of years as a singing evangelist working in many of the cities of the mid-west. His faith in the Advent hope was bright until the hour of death. Words of comfort were spoken by the writer assisted by a dear friend of Brother Serns, Elder Henry Grundset. Burial was at the Bethel Cemetery.
File: MahlonHSernsObit
4069. “Services Sunday for Mahlon H. Serns, 77,” Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, June 14, 1957, 9.
Arpin--Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at Bethel for Mahlon H. Serns, 77, Arpin, who died at 2 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, where he had been a patient since Monday. Elder L. G. Foll is to officiate. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Serns, a former resident of Battle Creek, Mich., his birthplace, and Milton, Wis., had lived in the Arpin area for three years and had resided recently at Zalabak Nursing Home, Rt. 4, Marshfield. Survivors include a son and two daughters in California and another daughter in Europe.

Friends may pay their respects at the Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield Saturday afternoon and evening and at the church from 10 a.m. Sunday until time of services.
File: MahlonHSernsObit2
4070. Ada Juanita Serns, “Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926,” July 24, 1904, Christiana Township, Dane County, WI, USA, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00310-3-System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy-GS Film number: 1302859-Reference ID: item 2 p 86,, Lists name as Hattie D Cox.
4071. “Hattie Fidelia Cox Blanton,” Find-A-Grave,, 47730784, Lists name as Hattie Fidelia Cox Blanton.
4072. “Hattie Fidelia Cox Blanton,” Find-A-Grave,, 47730784.
4073. Vivienne Lorraine Serns, “Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922,” October 11, 1919, Chicago, Cook County, IL, GS Film number: 1309347-Digital Folder Number: 4442023-Image Number: 00566-Reference ID: 43556,
4074. “Omaha Area Marriages,”
COX, Hattie F.; 19; md. Mahlon H. SERNS; 23; May 1903 12930
4075. wdlatimer, “latimer family in america,”, April 19, 2000, Or Wetherell.
4076. “Gerald B Collins,” Find-A-Grave,, 63897673.
4077. “United States Census,” 1850, TN, Jackson, District 14, 277-278, M432, 243, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, October 11, 1850, James R Kim.
Files (2): 1850 TN Jackson County Dist 14 p277, 1850 TN Jackson County Dist 14 p278
4078. “United States Census: 1900,” Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, 1900, TN, Macon, District 04, June 6-7, 1900, Alex W. Jenkins, 3B, 4, 35, T623, 1586, 234, Name looks like either Jassii or Jussii.
File: 1900 TN Macon County p234B
4079. William Houston Sliger, “Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955,” microfilm, digital folder number: 4184916-image number: 447-film number: 2137376-volume/page/certificate number: cn 22889,, Shows birth as November 19.
File: WilliamHoustonSligerDeathCert
4080. William Houston Sliger, “Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955,” microfilm, digital folder number: 4184916-image number: 447-film number: 2137376-volume/page/certificate number: cn 22889,
File: WilliamHoustonSligerDeathCert
4081. “Carrie V. Sliger Johnson,” Find-A-Grave,, 143809539.
4082. “Henry Deweese,” Find-A-Grave,, 14023989.
4083., 1997, Says about 1795 in Buncombe County, NC.
4084. “DEWEESE Genealogy,”, Says about 1800.
4085. “Charles McElfresh Smith,” Find-A-Grave,, 66464833.
4086. “United States Census,” 1920, MD, Frederick County, Urbana, 5B, 72, T625, 1820672, 1130, 1920,
4088. Oliver Hooten and Delilah Deweese Davis, “Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934,” August 13, 1901, White County, IL, USA, Reference ID: 213 182-GS Film number: 977072-Digital Folder Number: 005204404-Image Number: 00234,, About 1851.
4089. Oliver Hooten and Delilah Deweese Davis, “Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934,” August 13, 1901, White County, IL, USA, Reference ID: 213 182-GS Film number: 977072-Digital Folder Number: 005204404-Image Number: 00234,
4090. “Alice and Presley’s Townsend Genealogy,”
4091. Jerald O. Cumbus, “The Gornto Family Page,”
4092. Unknown.
File: Anders Midbrod_descendants
4093. “Obituaries,” Diane Rose (Payne) Peterson, The Monitor, McAllen, TX, September 27, 2016, 39.
RIO GRANDE CITY / MISSION - Diana Rose Payne Peterson, 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Diana was born on August 31, 1942, at Fort Ringgold in Rio Grande City, Texas, to Henry Chesley Payne and Eleanor E. Dahl. She and her sister Evelyn grew up in Rio Grande City and Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Known for her entertaining sense of humor, she was quite shy in her youth. Yet even as a child, she had a facetious streak that would sometimes emerge from behind those beautiful blue eyes and innocent smile. Throughout her life, she maintained a sweet and genuine demeanor that won the trust and hearts of her friends. She loved the Lord, and she was ever faithful. Her signature gift of joy, laughter, and joking around will never be forgotten.

After graduating from Rio Grande City High School in 1960 and working at Tide Chemical in Edinburg, Texas, she was having coffee with a friend at Don Diego's Cafe in Edinburg when Bob Peterson and Milton Mead walked in - Milton was impressed with Diana's friend and invited her out on a date, so Bob invited Diana to go with them. Fast forward one year, Diana married Robert Arvid Peterson, the love of her life, on May 6, 1967 at First Baptist Church in Edinburg, Texas. Diana earned her B.A. from Pan American University in 1973.

Diana and Bob raised their two daughters, DeAnn Aleen and Adri Ann in Rio Grande City. A woman of faith and the heart of her family, Diana shaped her girls' spirituality by leading a Christ-centered life. She was among the charter members of St. John United Methodist Church in Rio Grande City, where she taught Sunday School and was president of United Methodist Women. She loved reading the Bible and made its teaching the center of her life. Diana loved to read, write, sew, play dominoes, fuss over her kids & hubby, brag on her kids & hubby, and just enjoyed life to its fullest. Diana adored her three grandsons, and they were her pride and joy.

After the couple's retirement in 2014, they built a home in League City, Texas, to be closer to their grandsons.

Diana was very active in her community, serving as a volunteer at McAllen Medical Hospital in McAllen and Starr County Memorial Hospital in Rio Grande City. She served on the Parent Teacher Organization at Immaculate Conception School and was a member of the Band Boosters with Rio Grande City High School. She was a community volunteer through her memberships with the GFWC Florence J. Scott Study Club and the Texas Delta Theta Master of Beta Sigma Phi. She was ever faithful to Rio Grande City High School and continued her high school friendships as a member of the Golden Rattlers.

Diana is survived by her loving husband Robert A. Peterson, daughters DeAnn (Jonathan) Cohrs and Adri (Ronald) Smith, grandsons Andrew, Preston and Benjamin Smith, sister Evelyn (Rolando) Alaniz, numerous nieces and nephews, and sisters-in-law Tissa (James†) Peterson and Karen (David†) Peterson. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation for friends and family was at Sanchez Funeral Home, 301 E 2nd Street, Rio Grande City, Texas 78582, on Monday, September 26, 2016, from 2-9pm, with a Prayer Service at 7pm, led by Janet West, Associate Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church - McAllen and a eulogy by Diana's grade school and lifelong friend, Ernestina Trevino. Funeral services will be at St. John United Methodist Church, 109 N FM 3167, Rio Grande City, Texas 78582, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 11am, and will be presided over by Pastor Emerson Villegas and Pastor Bob Alderman, and eulogies by longtime friends Joyce Obst and Arnoldo Zarate. Pallbearers include her nephews Robert R. Alaniz, James Kent Peterson, Xavier E. Perez, Lance A. Peterson, Guy E. Peterson, Daren R. Peterson, Jason E. Perez and grandsons Andrew and Preston Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Rolando Alaniz, Roel R. Smith, Richard N. Cohrs, Mike Alaniz, John Cooksey, Ryan C. Peterson, Ricky Ingram and Paul Obst.

For more information, please call Sanchez Funeral Home at (956) 487-2525.

Memorial donations can be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church in McAllen, Texas.
4094. “The Late James Edwin Peterson Inducted Into The Rio Grande Valley Walk Of Fame,” James Edwin Peterson, The Monitor, McAllen, TX, March 16, 2014, 40.
On March 5, the late Mr. James Edwin Peterson was inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame located at the Hidalgo State Farm Arena by nomination of the City of Rio Grande City. Peterson was a farmer, rancher and volunteer who was born and lived his entire life in the Valley. He dedicated his life to serving his community of Rio Grande City and to ranching as the owner of Peterson Beefmasters in Starr County. He was a leader in numerous organizations and has received several honors posthumously, including having the building at the Starr County Fairgrounds named ‘The James Peterson Memorial Building’ in his honor and having the 2007 Starr County Fair dedicated to him, with the theme ‘James Peterson-Farmer, Rancher, Volunteer.’ For more information on the City of Rio Grande City, call (956) 487-0672, or visit Above, accepting the award in Peterson’s honor was his widow, Tissa Peterson, their children, grandchildren and extended family.
4095. “James Edwin Peterson,” Find-A-Grave,, 152840259.
4096. James Edwin Peterson, “Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997,” November 29, 1944, Edinburg, Hidalgo County, TX,
4097. “Louise A Webb Moss,” Find-A-Grave,, 142380835.
4098. “Robert Moss,” Find-A-Grave,, 133032274.
4099. “Cooks Seldom Rest Farm,”
Cooks Seldom Rest Farm
Mr. and Mrs. James Emmett Cook
            Dating to 1869, Cooks Seldom Rest Farm is fourteen miles northeast of Springfield. Its founders were Jeremiah and Caroline Stark Cook, the parents of eight children. Their land yielded crops of tobacco, corn and wheat. The family also raised livestock. At Jeremiah’s death in 1895, 45 acres passed to his son George N. Cook. George soon added another 81 acres of his father’s estate to his landholdings. Tobacco, corn, wheat, horses, cattle and swine were the farm’s principal commodities.
            George’s wife was Johnnie Tennessee Deweres and they were the parents of twelve children. In 1938, their daughter Etta Cook Belt and her husband C. J. Belt acquired 95 acres of the family land. While the Belts and their six children planted no new varieties of crops, they did introduce a major change in daily farm operations by digging a well nearby the house. Before the well, the family had carried water uphill from an adjacent spring.
            In 1943, James Emmett Cook acquired the farm from his sister, Etta Belt. The grandson of the founders, James owned 115 acres in 1976 and his crops were tobacco, corn, wheat, cattle and swine.
4100. “United States Census: 1850,” Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, 1850, TN, Robertson County, District 02, Clinton Green, M432, 894, 44.
File: 1850 TN Robertson County Dist 02 p38
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