1822 - After 1880
Thomas Everhart was born ca. 1822, the eleventh
child of Jacob and Catharine Everhart during
the time they were living on Dodson Creek in Hawkins County Tennessee. Thomas
father died when Thomas was about thirteen. By 1836 Thomas and his mother had
moved to Greene County and were living with his older brother, Jacob.
Thomas mother, Catharine,
died in 1847 and her will left him all
the property that she owned at the time of her death. If she owned any land in
either Hawkins or Greene Counties, the deed records have not been found.
On August 2, 1846, Thomas Everhart and Matilda
Moorelock were married in Greene County. Matilda was the daughter of David
Morelock and Judith Stacy.
By December 11, 1850, when the census was
taken, Thomas and Matilda had moved to the 11th Civil District of Hawkins
County. Their first child, Mary Elizabeth, had been born on 8 August 1849. Also
living in their household was a Sarah Everhart, age 6. Sarah's relationship to
Thomas has not been determined. Thomas' occupation was listed as farmer and no
land value was stated, so it is likely that he owned no land at that time but
was farming land owned by someone else.
When the 1860 census was taken on June 6th,
Thomas and Matilda were still living in Hawkins County Civil District #11 with
their post office address listed as Marble Hill. Thomas was still farming but
now had real estate valued at $800 and personal property at $625. He and Matilda
had six children.
On 25 October 1859, Thomas purchased 271 acres on Big Poor Valley Creek from James M. Hord.
He paid $250 for the land.
On October 23, 1865, Thomas signed a fifty year lease agreement with John M. Fraim & Co. granting
them the right to all the oil, coal, salt or other minerals on the tract of
land that he owned on Poor Valley Creek.
By June 29, 1870, when the census taker came, three
additional children had been born to Thomas and Matilda. They were still living
in Civil District # 11, but their post office address was listed as
Rogersville. Thomas real estate was valued at $600 and his personal property at
In 1880 the Thomas Everhart family was listed in
Hawkins County Civil District #12 with no post office stated. One son, Tom, had
been born since the 1870 census.
It is believed that Thomas and Malinda
Moorelock Everhart were the parents of eleven children, all born in Hawkins
Mary Elizabeth Everhart, born 8 August 1849 and
died February 20, 1896 near Mooresburg. She married Robinson Burtcheson ORRICK
on February 13, 1866 in Hawkins County. They were the parents of twelve
Eliza Everhart, born ca. 1851.
Martha Ann Everhart, born ca. 1853. She married
James HICKS on January 14, 1875 in Hawkins County.
George Everhart, born ca. 1855.
William Everhart, born ca. 1857.
John W. Everhart, born 17 August 1858 and died
December 19, 1911. He is buried in McGinnis Cemetery, Hawkins County. He
married Martha E. PRICE on December 20, 1881. They were the parents of at least
Sarah Everhart, born 1859 and died in 1900. She
was buried in the Carpenter Cemetery on Spruce Pine Road near Mooresburg next
to her husband, Robert CARPENTER. They were married in Hawkins County on
December 23, 1879.
Matt Everhart, born ca. 1862. Died young.
James L. Everhart, born March 1865 and died in
1952. He was buried in the Meadow Branch Cemetery in Grainger County. On
January 3, 1886, he and Angaline L. WEBB were married in Hawkins County.
Alice Minerva Everhart, born 27 May 1869 and died
October 23, 1956. She was buried in New Maysville Cemetery, Putnam County,
Indiana. She and Eliah JONES were married on February 28, 1888, in Hawkins
County. Alice and Eliah were the parents of seven children.
Tom Everhart, born ca. 1875. One descendant lists
his name as Colman. Family history is that Tom or Colman went to Texas as a
young man and the family lost contact with him.
Thomas Everhart and many of his descendants lived near Mooresburg in Western
Hawkins County for many years. Some believe that the site of the Spruce Pine
Baptist Church is on land once owned by Thomas.
The date of Thomas Everhart's death is not known, but it is believed that he
is buried in the John Hicks Cemetery near Mooresburg.
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