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Descendants of

Robert "Boyd" Abner

and
"Mandy"
Amanda (Cobb) Abner

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Robert "Boyd" Abner
son of
James &Jennie(Cobb) Abner
paternal grandparents:
Richard &Lucinda(Wells) Abner
maternal grandparents:
Robert &Mary(Tuttle) Cobb
g-grandson of
Thomas &Hannah(Hager-Selfs) Cobb
gg-grandson of
Ambrose &Rachel(Black) Cobb
b: 20 Aug 1885
d: 16 Apr 1964 IN
MARRIED:

Amanda "Mandy" Cobb
daughter of
Ambers &Nancy(Sasser) Cobb
Mandy's Cobb Side:
grandparents:
John-Neff &Lizzie(Tuttle)Cobb
g-grandparents:
Thomas &Hannah(Hager-Selfs)Cobb
gg-grandparents:
Ambrose &Rachel(Black) Cobb
Mandy's Sasser Side:
grandparents:
John-Henry &Annie(Burnett)Sasser
g-grandparents:
Eli &Mary(Tuttle)Sasser
gg-grandparents:
Adin &Betsy(Waggoner)Sasser
b: 07 Aug 1887 Tedders, Big Richland Creek, Knox Co, KY
d: 04 Feb 1988 Clinton, IN

Mandy was called "Mom" Abner by
her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren.
Per her granddaughter, Sandy (Abner) Cook,
"Mom Abner was a great lady that never raised her voice at any of us.
She would always tell us kids (when we got rowdy)
to sit down and be purdy !!!"

Boyd & Mandy are triple-cousins.
ON THEIR COBB SIDE:
Boyd's grandfather, Robert Cobb, is a brother to
Mandy's grandfather, John-Neff Cobb; thus,
Boyd & Mandy are
1/3 Cobb-side 3rd cousins.
ON THEIR TUTTLE SIDE:
Boyd's grandmother, Mary(Tuttle) Cobb, is a sister to
Mandy's grandmother, Lizzie(Tuttle) Cobb; thus,
Boyd & Mandy are
1/3 Tuttle-side 3rd cousins;
PLUS
Boyd's g-grandfather, John Tuttle, is a brother to
Mandy's gg-grandfather, James Tuttle; thus,
Boyd & Mandy are
1/3 Tuttle-side 5th cousins-once removed.
John & James are sons of
Wm."Peter" &Elizabeth(Smith) Tuttle, Sr.
John is the father of Lizzie(Tuttle)Cobb & Mary(Tuttle)Cobb.
James is the father of Mary(Tuttle)Sasser.

(Other inter-connections, if any, not yet determined.)

Boyd was from Goose Creek, Knox Co, KY. The family later settled in
Clinton, IN (near Terre Haute). Some from this branch of the family are
buried at the Walnut Grove Cemetery, in Clinton, IN.


~Early 1913, in Kentucky~
Boyd & Mandy
with daughter Nannie and baby son Arnold.
Daughter Lula, who was in original photo,
was somehow cropped from this copy.


~Appx 1915~
~Crompton Hill, Clinton, Indiana~
Boyd & Mandy and their children Nannie, Arnold, Lula.
Neighbors Schack & Mag Jones and their children
Lila, Audrey, Lena, Roy.
Man on far right Dude Thomas married Boyd's mother.
Mag Jones' late husband was Boyd's brother.


~Appx 1938~
Back Row:
Boyd & Mandy, Mandy's nephew Virgil Cobb,
Boyd's & Mandy's sons Arnold & Tad and daughter Nannie.
Front Row:
Nannie's daughter Dodie Delph,
Boyd's & Mandy's son Chip and their daughter Boots,
Nannie's son Bob Aldridge and her daughter Ruth Martin,
on far right is Boyd's & Mandy's son Elmer.


Arnold
Tad
Chip
Elmer
~1940s~
During World War II,

FOUR
of the Abner brothers served in the military.
ALL FOUR CAME HOME SAFE!




~Appx 1976~
Clinton, Indiana
left-to-right:
1. Mandy's half-brother, Boone Cobb
Boyd's & Mandy's
2. g-g/dau, Carol(VanHorn)Edmondson
3. g/dau, Betty Jean Abner
4. former g/dau-in-law, Darla(Carrell)Guinn
5. g/dau, Sandy(Abner)Cook






Boyd's & Mandy's
List of Descendants


Nannie in 1980
  • (1) Nancy Jenny "Nannie" Abner
    b: 11 Dec 1906
    d: 07 Dec 1993
    m: #1=HERMAN "HERM" DELPH (divorced)
    m: #2=JAMES "JIM" MARTIN (died)
    m: #3=DERALD ALDRIDGE (died)
    m: #4=GEORGE MITCHELL (died)
    Nannie was named after her two grandmothers,
    Nancy (Sasser) Cobb and Jennie (Cobb) Abner.
    Nannie with her mother Mandy





    Lula, in 1915
  • (2) Lula Ann Abner
    b: 03 Feb 1909 Knox Co, KY
    d: 09 Sep 1918 Clinton, IN
    buried: in KY
    Lula was across the road from her house, in Clinton, IN. When
    her father noticed, he shouted for her to come back. Without
    looking, she ran into the road and towards the house directly
    into the path of an oncoming truck, and was killed. It is said
    that her father always felt responsible for her death.






  • (3) Arnold Thomas Abner
    b: 31 Oct 1912
    d: Nov 1984 Terre Haute, IN
    buried: Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, IN
    m: MARY ANN SCHAEFFER






  • (4) Ulis Ambrose "Tad" or "Ted" Abner
    b: 05 Apr 1918
    d: 29 Sep 1975 Clinton, IN
    m: GOLDIE "IONE" PAYTON, in Jun 1945 (divorced in 1960)

    Tad, in 1918
    Tad was named Ulis after his half-uncle, Ulis Cobb,
    who died at the age of 2 (b: 1893, d: 1895).
    His uncle Ulis is the son of Tad's grandfather,

    Ambers Cobb and Ambers' 2nd wife, Mollie (Jarvis) Cobb.


    Per Tad's & Ione's daughter,

    Sandy (Abner) Cook,
    My father was Ulis Abner.
    He always denied that Ambrose was his middle name,
    it's not on any official document I've seen, but
    Mom Abner said it was. He was always called Tad,
    for tadpole, because Mom Abner couldn't keep him out of
    the strip mine lakes. Sometimes people called him Ted.
    He went into the service September 1941,
    before the war, and was discharged with malaria,
    in April 1945.









  • (5) Homer Joe "Chip" Abner
    b: 20 May 1920
    d: 02 Mar 1966
    buried: LaPorte, IN
    m: MARY DeANGELO
    Per Chip's niece,

    Sandy (Abner) Cook,
    Unlce Chip ran Lugi's Pizza in LaPorte, IN, for many
    years. Uncle Arnold, Chip's brother, also owned a
    Lugi's Pizza in Terre Haute, IN. The recipe for the
    pizza was a well kept secret. The restaurants were way
    before the days of Domino's and Pizza Hut. I worked
    at Uncle Arnold's for 50-cents an hour during high
    school. Aunt Boots and Aunt Ruth (as I called her),
    also worked there. They were paid more!






  • (6) James "Elmer" Abner
    b: 04 Nov 1922
    d: 06 Jun 1964
    m: BETTY GRAY (later divorced)



  • (7) Beulah Irene "Boots" Abner
    b: 01 May 1926
    m: EARL LEON "DUDE" GUINN, JR., on 23 Apr 1946
    son of Earl Leon &Fannie(Snyder) Guinn, Sr.
    b: 24 Jan 1926
    d: 16 Jul 2000 Clinton, IN
    Leon &Beulah(Abner) Guinn

    Per Boot's niece,

    Sandy (Abner) Cook,
    Boots' father, Robert "Boyd" Abner, called her "Beauty."
    Boots' niece, Dodie, just two years older than Boots,
    would say "Bootie". The name stuck.
    As she grew older she became Boots. Aunt Boots and
    Uncle Dude became my "parents" after my parents
    divorced. I lived with their family all during my high
    school years. When Uncle Dude died it was like losing
    my father all over again. I love them very much.


    ~1943~
    In the center is
    BOOTS ABNER.

    On the right is Boots' niece,
    RUTH MARTIN,
    daughter of Boots' sister Nannie.

    On the left is Boots' cousin,
    ROSETTA COBB,
    daughter of
    Andrew "Leander" Cobb,
    who is
    Boots' mother's (Mandy's) half brother.


    Clicking on Leander will open a separate window.








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