By: Vicki Burress Roach
Jacob Voyles born ca 1718 in Wales, wife’s
name unknown. They had four children; William, John, James and Thomas.
My line comes through their son, John, born ca 1750 in
Wales. He married Mary.
Their children were; Samuel, James, Amariah, Jasper, George
Washington, and Anthony. This family also lived in Lancaster and Greenville
My next generation is their son, James, born ca 1776 in
Charleston, SC, died 1866 and is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery. James
married Ruth Garren Henson born ca 1798 in
Culberson, NC and died ca 1865. She is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery with
her husband. Their children were; Malinda, Samuel, Rebecca, Elizabeth,
James, Jr., Amariah, George Washington, Ruth, Mary, Jasper, and a stepson,
Elisha Henson. Their children were born in Culberson, NC.
Their son, James, Jr., was born 8/11/1805, married 1836,
died 10/15/1881 in Prentiss Co., MS and is buried in Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church Cemetery. James, Jr. married Emily Narrimore born
8/16/1816 in TN, died 3/6/1888 and is buried in Farmington Cemetery in
Corinth, MS. Their children were; Andrew M., Demetrus "Dee", Fayett, George
Washington, Auce, Nancy M., Martha S., Eli, James Lafayette, Emily Elmira,
Alfred Newton. There was possibly a child born between Nancy and Martha S.
Alfred Newton Voyles born 9/22/1854, died
6/6/1927, is buried in Farmington Cemetery in Alcorn Co., MS. March 22, 1877
he married Margaret A. "Dollie" Johnson, born 9/12/1859,
died 2/6/1939 and buried in Farmington Cem. Dollie’s parents were Thomas
Johnson and Margaret English. The children
of Alfred and Dollie were; Ella, J.E., Mattie, William Anderson, John
Martin, Ethel, Columbus Allen, Jennie, Telia. Alfred and Dollie ran the
Alcorn Co. poorhouse for 11 years.
Mattie Glen Voyles born 7/14/1883, died
9/8/1955, buried in Henry Cemetery in Alcorn Co., MS. She married David
"Buster" Horn. Dr. J.S. Voyles practiced
medicine in Alcorn Co. for sometime. Mattie was trained by him to be a
nurse. She would move in with people who were quarantined and care for them
until they were well. These were people who had been abandoned by their
families during the duration of their sickness. People to this day praise
Mattie for her courageous efforts and attribute her with saving their family