Tyson MARTIN of Birmingham, Ala. about 1945, copy obtained in
1995 by Sloan Mason from records of Herschel Rochelle.
James Lemuel ROCHELLE married
Mary Brown RUGALEY children: Joseph Pancoast ROCHELLE, John Rugely
ROCHELLE, Elizabeth Whitaker ROCHELLE, and Emma Parthenia ROCHELLE.
ROCHELLE married Lou CARLETON; children: James, Mary, Kate, Polly,
and John. Two children died.
John Rugely ROCHELLE
married Mollie CLARK and had issue: Charles, John, Edward, and
ROCHELLE married Charles GRAVES; had issue, Lizzie, Annie, Elledie,
Mamie and Sallie Emma Parthenia ROCHELLE married Martin LEE,
Esq. and had issue Evie, Rugelley, Jennie, Martin, Sallie and
Thenia (Parthenia). All reside in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, near
Keatchie, except Rugeley ROCHELLE, who lives at Gonzales, Texas.
Charlotte E. ROCHELLE
married Dr. G. V. WOOTEN; had issue, Garvin; she died in '88;
ROCHELLE, who died at Mt. Jackson, Va. in '34; Ella, married
J. Mark HOWARD; Ida, who died in '80; and Zoe, unmarried. (now
Sarah Davis ROCHELLE
(Alexis' grandmother) married Shemei GRESHAM; had issue, Otis
Judgson (died in '81), Elizabeth Brown (single), James Rochelle,
and Mary Evelyn. Mary Evelyn GRESHAM married John Chius TYSON;
had issue, Mary Evelyn, John Caius, Jr., and Brownie ROCHELLE
James Rochelle GRESHAM married Clara Hannah TARDY; had issue,
Alexis Tardy, who married Julia BISHOP; had issue, Alexid Tardy,
III. and Julian Gresham.
George Evans ROCHELLE
married Sarah THORNTON; had issue Helen Thornton, who married
W.B.GREGORY and Estelle, who married Milton SNOFAS? and had issue,
Norah and Robert Lee. They reside near Mulberry, Tennessee.
Dr. Thomas Whitaker
ROCHELLE married Lizzie HOLLINGSWORTH, had issue: James Wooten;
two children died in infancy.
George ROCHELLE (who married Elizabeth WHITAKER) had two brothers
and five sisters as follows: Anderson, James, Margaret, Isabelle,
Dorcas, Helen, and Charlotte. Anderson married Nancy HARRISON;
had issue: James, Mary, and Sarah. James died unmarried. Mary
married a Mr. ROSS [Correction: Mr. Thomas BRYANT].
Sarah married Mr. CROWELL [Correction: Mr. James W. ROSS].
Mary RUGELEY and had three sons, Charles, Pinckney, and John
now living at Clarksville, Texas. It is said that they have the
original family tree.
Tom STARKE; their children were Martha, Tom, James, John, Margaret
and Jane. Martha married Gov. Madison Starke PERRY, had issue,
Starke (now dead), and Sallie, now living at Rochelle, Fla. Tom
married Fannie HARRISON; had issue, Margaret, Fannie, Tom and
Ruben. Dr. James STARKE married Mrs. FABER; had one child, Maggie,
who married Perry ? and had three children: Irene, Douglass,
and name unknown. They live at Gainesville, Fla.* Jane STARKE
married Dr. NELSON; had issue, Maggie ?, who married Ed. BAWSKET?;
had issue, Dan and Douglass BANSKET?
married John PEAY; Dorcas ROCHELLE married George PEAY; do not
know names of their children.
married her cousin, Allen ROCHELLE; had issue, a daughter, who
married a Mr. STONE and had one son, Allen STONE; Fannie ROCHELLE.
(the aunt for whom my mother was named) married Rev. John KENNEDY;
had issue, Margaret, Sallie, Andrew, (died unmarried), Thomas
and Isabella. Sallie married a Mr. FARNSWORTH (FOXWORTH)?, Tom
married Cornelia MCCALL and had issue, Andrew, Julia, Lottie,
Pricilla, Lang, John, Mack, and Cornelia KENNEDY. (unable to
read next line) This branch of the family lives at Rochelle,
Florida. In fact the town is named for the family, ROCHELLE,
Fla. and is the grand junction of four railroads.
The Virginia Branch
of the Rochelle Family -- John ROCHELLE, son of the old refugee,
George de ROCHELLE, also settled in Sussex then Surry Co.,Va.
He married Mary GILLIAM,, left issue: three sons and three daughters,
John, Henchi, Levy, Jemima, Celia and Mary. John married Judith
GILLIAM; left issue, three sons and three daughters, John, James,
Clement, Mary, Lucy and Ellizabeth. John married Lucy THOMAS,
Clement married Miss Nancy EVERETT; Mary died unmarried; Lucy
married Joseph WILLIAMSON, Elizabeth married John THOMAS and
was the mother of the late Gen. George H. THOMAS, U.S. Army.
James married Mrs. Martha GREY, widow of Dr. Henry Mills GREY,
and daughter of W. HEIRS. Left issue: two sons and one daughter,
John William, James Henry, and Martha Fanny Blow. John W. married
Mrs. Cecil BOWIE, widow of Lieut. BOWIE, U.S. Navy, and daughter
of Anthony COLLINS,Esq. He died many years ago; left a daughter
Mary Antoinette ROCHELLE.
Martha Fanny Blow
ROCHELLE married John TYLER, Jr., son of President TYLER; left
issue, one son and two daughters, James Rochelle TYLER, Letitia
Christian TYLER (who married Gen. Wm. Briggs SHAW) and Mattie
James Henry ROCHELLE
is unmarried. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy when the Civil
War broke out, resigned his commission on the secession of Virginia,
entered the Confederate Navy. He commanded the Confederate iron
clad steamer, Palmetto State and several other vessels. Captain
J. H. ROCHELLE wrote this sketch of his branch to Cousin Tom
KENNEDY, a first cousin of mothers. This Captain ROCHELLE was
a second cousin to my mother, Alexis' grandmother, Sarah Davis
Our great great
grandfather ROCHELLE and the father of Daniel BOONE were brothers
A Few Descendants
of George ROCHELLE, Who Settled in Kershaw District, S.C. I know
of but very few descendants of George ROCHELLE, one of the three
sons of the old refugee, George de ROCHELLE. A granddaughter
of his, named Charlotte, married General BLAIR, member of the
U.S. Senate, before the war, left a son, Rochelle BLAIR, and
he left two daughters, one of them Eva BLAIR, is now living in
There were also
three sisters, Mrs. Dr. MITCHELLES, Mrs. ADAIR, and Mrs Judge
TRIPPE, descendants of same George ROCHELLE. Rev. Dr. MITCHELL,whose
first wife was a ROCHELLE, is now living in Summerfield, Alabama,
and is quite a patriarch in the Methodist Church in Alabama.
The old man is nearly a century old. He had two daughters by
his first wife, Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. King. One of Judge TRIPPE'S
sons, Rochelle TRIPPE, was a prominent lawyer in Atlanta,Ga.
some years ago.
Sarah Davis GRESHAM
was a daughter of George and Eliabeth ROCHELLE.
was the son of James and Margaret ROCHELLE.
was the daughter of Lemuel and Elizabeth Brown WHITAKER.
was the daughter of Josiah and Margaret EVANS.
(wife of Lenuel WHITAKER) was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth
BROWN. Major WHITAKER of the Continental Army, who gave a hundred
head of cattle to the Army during the Rev. War, and for whom
Whitaker Square in Savannah, Ga. is named, is our ancestor in
direct line on the maternal grandmothers side.
came to Alabama from Winnsboro, Fairfield District, S.C. in 1828.
Sarah Davis ROCHELLE was born near Winnsboro on 6 Jan. 1826,
I think. She married Shemei GRESHAM, 26 Jan. 1846; had issue;
Robert, who died in infancy; Otis, who never married; Elizabeth
BROWN, never married; James ROCHELLE, who married Clara H. TARDY;
Mary Evelyn, who married John Caius TYSON; had issue: Mary Evelyn,
who married Thomas Wesley MARTIN, 4 June 1919; John Caius, JR.
who married Virginia Bragg SMITH, 27 June 1925 and had issue:
John Caius III, Walter Bragg and Thomas Martin, twins; Brownie
ROCHELLE, who died in infancy.
have the portraits of Charlotte B. Rochelle WOOTEN and Dr. Hardy
Settlers of Alabama, by Saunders (Blairs) p. 396.
Camden, Part 1, page 325, by Kirkland and Kennedy. See Part
II (1926) for many references of the Blair family, p. 91,
Chapter VII, History of Sen. James Blair.