Voyles Bio


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 Co., SC.

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 members.

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