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A "Cobb-Sasser Family Lineage Website" Page

Descendants of

Champ Clark Sasser

and
Una (Wagoner) Sasser

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Champ Clark Sasser
son of
Wallace &Cora(Perry) Sasser
grandson of
Jesse &Nancy(Gilbert) Sasser
b: 1852 Knox Co, KY
b: 12 Jun 1912
d: 02 Nov 1992
buried: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Laurel Co, KY
MARRIED

Una Mae Wagoner,
(spelled with one "g")
in appx 1930
daughter of Joe &Lucy(Botkin) Wagoner
granddaughter of Lafayette &Lisa Jane(Frazier) Botkin
g-granddaughter of William &Jarusha/Samisha(Tuttle) Botkin
b: 30 Oct 1912
d: 09 Oct 1967
buried: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Laurel Co, KY
Una's siblings are Jack, Mitchell, Clyde, and Shirley (Wagoner) Taylor.



Joe &Lucy(Botkin) Waggoner

Lisa (Frazier) Botkin

adults/left-to-right:
Dave Perry, Lisa(Frazier)Botkin,

Una's brother- Robert Clyde Wagoner,
boy in front is Robert's son- Robert-Jr.


M.B. Blanton was shot and killed
at Champ Sasser's place at Gibbs, Knox Co, KY
Walter Rush was subsequently found guilty and sent to prison for it.
Below is a news account of events following the shooting.

Note: The actual news account listed Walter's name as Walter Rust.
This transcript has been edited to list it accurately as Walter Rush.
"Barbourville [KY] Mountain Advocate"
October 21, 1949 (p. 1)
M.B. BLANTON KILLED SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Walter Rush Held Without Bond On Charge;
Moonshine Still Found Near Scene of Killing.

~~~~~~~
On Richland Creek, near the Knox-Laurel border Sunday afternoon,
M.B. Blanton, 26, was shot and killed by Walter Rush, 36,
according to officers. Rush, married and father of eight, was arrested seven
hours later at his home by W. E. Woods and two other officers of the State
Police force and County Attorney Sampson B. Knuckles, who was first on the
scene. Mr. Knuckles stated there were a number of eye-witnesses. The accused,
who wielded a pistol, is held without bond awaiting grand jury action.
According to Mr. Knuckles
the crime took place not far from where a moonshine still was suspected of operating
Monday morning. He and C.A. Mills, sheriff, and deputies, after a short search,
uncovered the still within a quarter of a mile of the scene of the slaying.
It was on land belonging to Champ Sasser
,
it was stated. The still was brought into town by the officers and was assembled
intact in the Rapp Lumber Co. windows. It was constructed of first class material
and was one of the largest confiscated in this year. Mr. Knuckles and other county
officers, with the aid of the State police force, have been vigorous in their drive on the
illicit stills of the county and are determined to clean them out as rapidly as possible.
Wednesday night Knuckles and officers Mills, Jones, Davis and Fannon apprehended
Sasser and took him into custody and also captured his brother-in-law,
Mitchell Wagner, who more than one year ago was given a sentence of six month and
$500 fine on an old charge in circuit court and who had never been caught.
In County Court Sasser entered a plea of guilty and was given a fine of $100
and a jail sentence of 30 days --in addition to a $1,000 peace bond,

by J. F. Catron, judge pro tem.


~The 1949 news photo of Camp's still~
NOTE:
M.B. Blanton
(1923 - 1949)
was the son of
Matt &Dollie(Gilbert) Blanton
and grandson of
Calvin &Angeline(Osborne) Blanton
Clickon Calvin/Angeline
to find more accounts of the shooting.

(clicking on will open a separate browser window)
NOTE:
Walter Rush
(1913 - 1997)
was the son of
James &Sally(Brock) Rush
and POSSIBLY the grandson of
Jacob &Lucy(Day) Rush
Clickon Jacob/Lucy
to find Walter's List of Descendants.

(clicking on will open a separate browser window)
NOTE:
Regarding County Attorney Sampson B. Knuckles mentioned in the above news account,
his wife Jean (Owens) Knuckles is Champ's 3rd cousin.
Jean's g-grandmother Clarissa (Jones) Black is a sister to
Champ's g-grandmother Susan (Jones) Gilbert.
Clarissa & Susan are daughters of
Isaac &Rhoda(Smith) Jones
  • Clarissa (Jones) Black begat James Dixon Black who begat Clarissa (Black) Owens
    who begat Jean (Owens) Knuckles.
  • Susan (Jones) Gilbert begat Nancy (Gilbert) Sasser who begat Wallace Sasser
    who begat Champ Sasser.



  • Epitath:
    They can never quite leave us although they have passed.
    A thousand sweet memories are holding them fast.


    ~Appx 1946~
    7 of Champ's & Una's 13 Children
    Front Row:
    Lucille
    Back Row, left-to-right:
    Lena, Maxine, Leah, Lesa, Leon, Lowell




    Champ's & Una's
    List of Descendants

  • (1) Lena Sasser
    b: 01 Jun 1933
    m: EDSEL EUGENE HALE
    son of Victor &Allie(Ledington) Hale
    grandson of Franklin &Lucinda(Sasser) Hale
    Hale g-grandparents: James &Nicey(Taylor) Hale
    Sasser g-grandparents: Adin &Betsy(Waggoner) Sasser
    Lena's g-grandfather, Jesse Sasser, is a brother to
    Edsel's g-grandfather, Adin Sasser; thus,
    Lena & Edsel are 3rd cousins.





  • (2) Leah Maurene "Sis" Sasser
    b: 17 Oct 1934
    m: ESTEL LANGLEY
    son of Ira &Myrtle(Taylor) Langley
    grandson of Thomas &Sarah(Hale) Taylor
    b: 17 Feb 1927 Blackwater, KY
    d: 16 Jul 2004 Louisville, KY
    buried: Langley Family Cemetery, Blackwater, KY



  • (3) Lesa M. "Toots" Sasser
    b: 22 Mar 1936
    m: ROBERT E. "BOBBY" COBB
    adopted son of Jesse &Daisy(Sasser) Cobb
    adopted grandson of Sam &Louas(Philpot-Byrley) Cobb



  • (4) Leon Sasser
    b: 17 Apr 1938
    m: BARBARA LNU



  • (5) Lowell Douglas "Doug" Sasser, Sr.
    b: 03 Feb 1940 Gibbs, KY
    m: BOBBIE JO STEINHAUER, in 1960
    b: 15 Feb 1943
    (Bobbie was 5 minutes older than twin sister, Billie June)
    d: 25 Jun 2002
    Doug & Bobbie Jo in 1959

    After visiting our website,
    a great deal of the lineage info plus photos for
    this "Champ Sasser" webpage
    was generously provided to us by

    Bobbie Jo (Steinhauer) Sasser
    THANKS, CUZ BOBBIE JO, FOR SHARING!
    In special memory of
    Bobbie (Steinhauer) Sasser

    (1943 - 2002)

    The Cobb-Sasser Website
    will never forget your generosity.




  • (6) Lucille Sasser
    b: 11 Aug 1941
    m: ROGER WEAVER




  • (7) Cora Lee Sasser
    b: 14 Feb 1943
    d: Aug 1944




  • (8) Loma Maxine Sasser (twin to Lois)
    b: 15 Jun 1944
    m: KENNETH EUGENE BRUNER, on 10 Feb 1967
    b: 05 Feb 1939



  • (9) Lois Marlene Sasser (twin to Loma)
    b: 15 Jun 1944
    d: 14 Feb 1953

    (Photo provided by Elaine [Helton] Lorinczi)




  • (10) Rayville Darwin "Mumbo" Sasser (twin to Raybourn)
    b: 29 Nov 1946
    m: CHERIE LNU
    Rayville and his twin Raybourn were given the nicknames
    Mumbo and Sambo when they were little boys. Still to
    this day Rayville is known as Mumbo (well .....that is,
    Rayville is known as Uncle Mumbo, at least to his
    nieces and nephews) and Raybourn is known as Sam.





  • (11) Raybourn Darryl "Sam" Sasser (twin to Rayville)
    b: 29 Nov 1946
    m: REBECCA LUCILLE "BECKY" LOTZ, on 21 Dec 1968
    Raybourn and his twin Rayville were given the nicknames
    Sambo and Mumbo when they were little boys. Still to this
    day Raybourn is known as Sam and Rayville as Mumbo.

    Sam & Becky (in earlier years and recently)





  • (12) Ronnie Sasser
    b: 13 May 1948
    m: CAROLYN LNU




  • (13) Baby Girl
    b: 04 Jan 1953
    d: 04 Jan 1953 (stillborn)

    (Photo provided by Elaine [Helton] Lorinczi)








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