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Family: William Carroll Napier/Jane Elizabeth Watkins (F37)  [1, 2, 3, 4

m. 1844


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  • Father | Male
    William Carroll Napier

    Born  24 Sep 1824  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  05 Jan 1896   
    Buried    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  1844  [5]   
    Other Spouse  Angeline Yeats | F273 
    Married     
    Father  Elias Wills Napier | F43 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Judy | F43 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Jane Elizabeth Watkins

    Born  11 Apr 1825  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Sep 1909  St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  William E. Watkins | F64 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Rebecca | F64 Group Sheet 

    James Carroll NapierChild 1 | Male
    > James Carroll Napier

    Born  09 Jun 1845  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 Apr 1940  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  24 Apr 1940  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Nettie DeElla Langston | F38 
    Married  02 Oct 1878  District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    William Thomas Napier

    Born  abt. 1847  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Dec 1851   
    Buried    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    > Elias Watkins Napier

    Born  abt. 1849  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 May 1898   
    Buried    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Molly B. | F235 
    Married     
    Spouse  Margaret "Maggie" E. Mitchell | F41 
    Married  04 Apr 1876  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    Henry Alonzo Napier

    Born  17 Jun 1851  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Dec 1882   
    Buried    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    > Ida M. Napier

    Born  02 Jan 1859  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Oct 1937  St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Arthur D. Langston | F42 
    Married  26 Dec 1878  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • Jane and the children moved to Ohio in 1859 & returned to Nashville in 1861. However, the family is enumerated in tact in 1860 in Nashville. [6]

    Married:
    • "Officially" married 30 Jun 1861. [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Black Nashville Blog, http://blacknashville.wordpress.com/..
      http://blacknashville.wordpress.com/2006/12/19/city-items/ - mentions Jane as his mother - 18 Jan 1907.

    2. [S1] Profiles of African-Americans in Tennessee, Annual Local Conference on Afro-American Culture and History, (http://www.tnstate.edu/library/digital/digitizing.html).

    3. [S35] African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1790-1930: elites and dilemmas, Lovettt, Bobby, (University of Arkansas, 1999).

    4. [S48] African-American business leaders : a biographical dictionary, John N. Ingham, (Greenwood Press, 1994).

    5. [S47] James Carroll Napier (1845 - 1940): From Plantation to the City, Lovett, Bobby L., (The Southern Elite and Social Change, University of Arkansas Press, 2002), 73.
      they were married in a slave ceremony

    6. [S47] James Carroll Napier (1845 - 1940): From Plantation to the City, Lovett, Bobby L., (The Southern Elite and Social Change, University of Arkansas Press, 2002), 76.