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Davis Dairy, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee on Wildwood.
Taken by Judith Richards Shubert, September 28, 2005, Copyright

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Possible Conner Mother and Daughter

Martha Ann Conner and Cealy Jane Rogers possibly mother and daughterMartha Ann Conner Shubert
and
Possibly her Mother
Cealy Jane Rogers Conner

Martha Ann Conner was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, on October 27, 1892. She married Henry Estel Shubert in Lenoir City, Roane County, Tennessee, on July 4, 1914. She died June 5, 1964 and is buried in Lenoir City Cemetery beside her husband who died in 1953.

Martha was the oldest of six children who were born to James R. Conner and Cealy Jane Rogers who were married in 1880. Her siblings were Alfred L., Ellen, Mae, George D., and Ethel.

Cealy Jane was born January 16, 1869, either in Sevier County, Tennessee, or western North Carolina. Her parents were Jessie Rogers and Martha Graves. She died in Lenoir City on February 3, 1948 and is buried in Lenoir City Cemetery beside her husband, James R. Conner.

My husband's father, Ray Shubert, couldn't tell me for sure that the woman in the little photo on the right was his grandmother, Cealy Jane, but he thought it was. We have several pictures of Ray's mother, Martha Ann, and my husband remembers his grandmother Conner but not his great-grandmother, Cealy Jane.


Ray tells us that his grandmother, Cealy, often told him that she played with the wife of James Pinkney Davis (Elizabeth Anne Burns) when they were children. James Pinkney Davis and his wife were the grandparents of Ray's wife, Marilee Davis Shubert.

I posted the two small pictures together so we could compare them. Bob and I think they look a lot alike. Their chins are similar, their hair is parted on the same side, and they seem to be sitting in the same position. If there is anyone who recognizes the photo on the right, or who knows her identity, I would love for you to contact me, either by comment here on the blog or by email which can be found on my profile page accessed on the right side of this blog.

I hope to post pictures of their headstones found in Lenoir City Cemetery in the next post.

Pictures:
Martha Ann Conner Shubert and unidentified woman (possibly Cealy Jane Rogers Conner). Digital format. Privately held by Robert Allen Shubert, 2009.

3 comments:

Paulette Boley said...

Certainly, the two ladies appear to be related.
The resemblance is clear. Wonderful research!

Anonymous said...

Cealy Jane Rogers Conner was my grandfather, George R Rogers, older sister. Though I do not have any photos of her I do have photos of all her brothers and she does resemble them, especially her brother, Williby

Paul Rogers
Columbus Georgia

Judith Richards Shubert said...

This is fantastic, Paul! Bob and I are so glad you've seen this post. I would love to correspond with you and learn more about our mutual Rogers line.

Thanks so much for your comment.

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