John Lewis Tedders
Nancy Cathrine (Sasser) Tedders
John's brother-and-wife, Jackson & Barbara (Corey) Tedders,
raised Mazie "Pearl" (Taylor) Perry, who is
daughter to Clabe & Sarah (Humfleet) Taylor.
On the "Sasser" side,
Nancy is a 2nd cousin to both Clabe and Sarah.
On Clabe's "Taylor" side,
John and Jackson are his 1st cousins.
Barbara is a "Cobb" descendant, but never knew she was!
Pearl married Tollie Perry, who is also a "Cobb" descendant.
To read the narration,
"Pearl Perry's Complicated Cobb-Sasser Connections,"
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"Barbourville [KY] Mountain Advocate"
August 18, 1933 (p. 1)
Tedders, Defeated for County Court Clerk Nomination by 81 Votes
Will Be Candidate in November Election
Friends of Present Incumbent Feel That Primary Result
Was Not Sentiment of Citizens of Knox County
WILL USE PICTURE AS BALLOT DEVICE
Four years ago when the people of Knox county nominated me for County Court
Clerk against E. V. Bargo, he set his sister, Post Mahan on me. She ran on the
independent ticket against me in the November election. So I had to beat E. V. twice
to get the office. Turn about is fair play. I know that the howl against me has been
that I allowed my father and brother to be in the office, intoxicated. My father is
now dead. I could not and would not turn him out of doors. He had nursed and carried
and hauled me around all my life. He would take me on his back year after year and
carry me to school and back, when I could get there no other way. I could not be harsh
to him in return for these years of toil, drudgery and kindness. My father has left
my mother to be cared for by me. I don't think so much of myself. I could "get by"
someway, but now my mother is old. All my life, in my affliction, my mother has loved
and cared for me as faithfully and tenderly as you have your babe in arms. I've been
an awful care to her --I can't bear the thought of her begging for a living--
what else is before her if I in her old age fail her? Besides my mother, there are
three infant sisters and brothers, my wife and baby dependent upon me. I must work
or we will all be on the mercy of the county. I know I may have been too indulgent
with my brother. But he has never harmed anyone. The worst my relatives have done
was not as bad as Bargo did when he was Clerk. People soon forget. They do not now
recall how often he was drunk on the streets of Barbourville and in Flat Lick
while he was Clerk. No one charges that my conduct has been questionable. I've been
sober at all times and will continue to be. I ran this race at great disadvantage,
crippled as I am I could not hop around and go to the cornfields, up the hollows
or off the roads. My opponents could go to every house. I had no money to spend.
I could get into no rings or combinations--I wanted in none. I understand that Mr. Bargo
was in the Bird combination and got the benefit of his money, and in that way Bargo's
and Bird's money beat me by 81 votes. My brother Charlie must go. He will have to stay
out of the office so long as he has this evil habit. I must have help. I can't lift
these large books around up and down as the people are entitled to have done. I'll
get some suitable person to help me the remainder of this term, and if re-elected the
next term. I have been urged by a great many fine people to continue my appeal to
the hearts of the people. Mr. Bargo has had the office four years and his sister
a term and his brother-in-law, D. W. Slusher, a term. He can make a living some other
way. I know of no other way just now for me and mine. I am going to give the peo[ple]
a chance in November to speak between Mr. Bargo and me. A number of fine men,
well qualified, good citizens ran against me, and as I think the good people so divided
up that with Bird's and Bargo's money the will of the best citizens has been defeated.
I am to be a candidate in November with my picture as a device and let[?] the people
as a whole, decide between u. Let them say whose cause is most worthy and whose
conduct is to be approved. When you vote stamp under the Log Cabin or Rooster, and
under my picture and that will vote the ticket for me. Words fail me to express my
thanks for what you good citizens have done for me in the past, and
I rest my case on the hearts of the people.
Items from the book,
"Knox County Kentucky History"
-written by Elmer Decker
from Page 190:
Abe served as the 20th
County Court Clerk,
elected in 1930.
from Page 191:
Abe is listed as the 21st
County Court Clerk.
(presumably in 1934)
"The News-Journal Corbin"
Thursday, March 9, 2000
Mayo Jarvis Faulkner,
86, Corbin, passed away on
Sunday, March 5, 2000, at
the Christian Health Center.
She is survived by
her daughter, Doris Day.
Vankirk Funeral Home
was in charge of the
private graveside service.
"The Lexington Herald Leader"
Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Mayo Jarvis Faulkner,
86, Christian Health Center,
mother of Doris Day,
New Jersey, died Sunday.
Vankirk Funeral Home.
Doris (Tedders) Day and NOT to the celebrity actress Doris Day!
of the overall
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