WHO WERE THE FRATERVILLE MINERS?
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1.  ADKINS, George W., was born 23 December 1852 in TN.  He was the son of Susan ADKINS.  He married Mary L. BROOKS 14 Machr 1878 in Anderson County, TN.  They had 1 child, Robert Conda "Condy" ADKINS (#2).   Mary was the daughter of Jane "Mary" BROOKS.  Mary married James B. BURNETT 9 March 1904 in Anderson County, TN.  George was the Uncle of James T. (#14), Joseph Conda (#15), and Charles (#16) BENNETT and Robert Columbus WILSON (#154).  Mary L. (Brooks) ADKINS lost her husband, son, and nephews, Thomas Lewis "Levi" (#107) and Roy W. M. (#108) RIGGS in the explosion.

2.  ADKINS, Robert Conda "Condy", was born 2 March 1879 in TN.  He was the son of George W. ADKINS (#1) and Mary L. BROOKS.  He was the 1st cousin of James T. (#14), Joseph Conda (#15), and Charles (#16) BENNETT, and Robert Columbus WILSON (#154).  He was unmarried.

3.  ADKINS, Powell A. "Paul/Boyd", was born May 1850 in TN.  He was the son of Lewis ADKINS and Clara HARMON.   He married Manerva "Nerva" HARMON 28 August 1873 in Campbell County, TN.  They had 4 children:  Mary, born April 1874; Kelly, born 6 July 1875; James, born May 1882; and, Charles "Charley" ADKINS (#4).  Manerva was the daughter of John HARMON and Rachel MOSER.  He married (2) Parsidia ADKINS 5 April 1884 in Campbell County, TN.  He married (3) Anna "Annie" HELTON 24 November 1889 in Anderson County, TN.

4.  ADKINS, Charles "Charley", was born 20 March 1883 in TN.  He was the son of Powell A. ADKINS and Manerva HARMON.  He was unmarried.

5.  ALLEN, Robert H., was born October 1873 in TN.  He married Mary A. DEZERN/DEZARN about 1894.  They had 3 children:  John, born July 1895; Clinton, born about 1900; and, Barton, born about 1902, all in TN.  Mary was the daughter of William F. DEZARN and Catherine WININGER.  Mary married Gideon H. "Gid" MASSENGILL 16 May 1904 in Campbell County, TN.  They moved to Decatur, IL, about 1905.  Gid and Mary had 3 more children:  Victory B., born about 1905 in TN; Frances I., born about 1906 in IL; and, Thomas D., born about 1908 in IL.  Mary died before 1930.  Mary lost her husband; brothers, John (#34), David (#35), Samuel C. (#36), Car (#37), and George (#38) DEZERN/DEZARN; and, brother-in-law, James H. WALLACE (#170) in the explosion.

6.  ALLRED, Andrew Hamilton, was born 25 April 1877 in TN.  He was the son of John Allen ALLRED and Mary Elizabeth DEW.  He was the brother of William A. (#7) and Enoch Harden (#8) ALLRED.  He was unmarried.

7.  ALLRED, William A., was born 26 April 1879 in TN.  He was also a son of John Allen ALLRED and Mary Elizabeth DEW.  He was the brother of Andrew Hamilton (#6) and Enoch Harden (#8) ALLRED.  He was unmarried.

8.  ALLRED, Enoch Harden, was born 22 August 1881 in TN.  He also a son of John Allen ALLRED and Mary Elizabeth DEW.  He was the brother of Andrew Hamilton (#6) and William A. (#7) ALLRED.  He was unmarried.

9.  ANGEL, William B., was possibly the William B. ANGEL, born December 1850 in TN, coal miner with wife, Hopie, born December 1848, in the 1900 census for Knox County, TN.  According to the census, he had been unemployed for the previous 12 months.

10.  BROOKS, Henry C., was born 15 February 1879 in TN.  He was the son of James L. BROOKS and Oma SMITH.  He was the brother of James A. BROOKS (#11).  He married Gertrude E. PRESNELL 22 March 1899 in Anderson County, TN.  They had 2 children:  Vivian, born January 1900, and Valera Geraldine, born 26 July 1901, both in TN.  Gertrude was the daughter of James Henry PRESNELL and Minerva EDWARDS.  Gertrude was still a widow in the 1910 census.

11.  BROOKS, James A., was born 18 June 1876 in TN.  He was also a son of James L. BROOKS and Oma SMITH.  He was the brother of Henry C. BROOKS (#10).  He married Stella MORTON 29 May 1900 in Anderson County, TN.  They had 1 child, Magdalene, born 1900-1901 in TN.  Stella married William T. "Will" CHASE 8 June 1905 in Anderson County, TN.

12.  BROOKS, Richard S. W., was born 1 February 1853 in TN.  He was the son of Thomas F. BROOKS and Lurana FREEMAN.  He married Margaret "Maggie" HIGHTOWER 31 December 1874 in Anderson County, TN.  They had 5 children:  Joseph T., born September 1875;  Charles H. "Charley" (#13); Cotha Belle, born 25 April 1883; Dela, born May 1889; and, Bessie, born May 1894, all in TN.  Margaret was the daughter of Barksdale Nathaniel HIGHTOWER and Cassandra Iva "Cassie" FRANCIS.  Margaret lost her husband; son; and, two nephews: Barksdale D. "Bart" (#59) and James P. (#60) HIGHTOWER, in the explosion.

13.  BROOKS, Charles H. "Charley", was born 17 February 1879 in TN.  He was the son of Richard S. W. BROOKS and Margaret "Maggie" HIGHTOWER.  He married Lillie M. FOSTER 23 August 1896 in Anderson County, TN.  They had 2 children:  Nellie, born November 1898, and Maggie, born 1901, both in TN.  Lillie married William H. CALDWELL 13 June 1903 in Anderson County, TN.  William and Lillie were nephew and niece in the household of James C. CALDWELL in the 1910 census for Alpine, Chattooga County, GA.  Lillie reported having given birth to 3 children with 2 alive.

                                
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