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Family: Elias Wills Napier/Judy (F43)  [1, 2



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  • Father | Male
    Elias Wills Napier

    Born  05 Mar 1783   
    Died  07 Aug 1848  Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married     
    Type  never married 
    Other Spouse  Miss Williams | F104 
    Married     
    Father  Richard Napier | F57 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Wills | F57 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Judy

    Born  abt. 1800  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  abt. 1895   
    Buried     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Child 1 | 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
    Spouse  Jane Elizabeth Watkins | F37 
    Married  1844   
    Spouse  Angeline Yeats | F273 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Female
    > Fanny Napier

    Born  abt. 1823  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mr. Lott | F44 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Male
    > James Monroe Napier

    Born  abt. 1825  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Catherine | F201 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Male
    Thomas Benton Napier

    Born  abt. 1830  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Male
    Andrew Jackson Napier

    Born  abt. 1830  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

  • Notes 
    • Judy was his slave seamstrees whom he emancipated in his will. Judy had five children. It is documented that William Carroll was his son, so it's likely that her other kids may have been his as well.
    • Judy and her family moved to Ohio in 1949. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] Dickson County, Tennessee, Will Book, Volume 2, (Simmons Historical Society), WorldVitalRecords.com..

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

    3. [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), 75.