born Aug. 4, 1864, married W. H. Clements Dec. 3, 1884. Children: Suetta, born, Oct. 23, 1885, Desda, born May 20, 1888; Mattie Willie, born July 13, 1891. Third child of Susan T. and Sutton E. Belcher, Bettie A., born Feb. 19, 1866. Fourth child, Jimmie R., born Feb. 1869. (Vol. I, Mississippi Memoirs p. 894.)
The following sketch of some of the members of the Tennessee branch of our family was furnished me by Hon. Ebenezer M. Hearne, of Franklin, Tenn, 1894:
Purnell Hearne and Nancy Rachel Hearne were married in North Carolina. They moved with their family to Wilson Co., Tenn., 1800, and resided about six miles southeast of Lebanon until their deaths. They had born unto them several children, but the writer has the history of but two, Ebenezer and James. Ebenezer, born Mar. 13, 1782; came with his father and mother to Tenn., and made seven trips on horseback to N. C. on business, winding up his father's affairs. He lived to the age of thirty- four years, and married Elizabeth Foster (nee Turner). widow of William Foster: they settled on a farm about six miles east of Lebanon, on the old Tronsdale Ferry road. By economy he accumulated a fortune.
Whitson Page Hearne, Feb. 10, 1841, married Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. John Dickason. who resided near Hartsville. Sumner Co., Tenn. Her father came from Virginia in an early day. Children: Ebenezer Marcellus, born May 7, 1842, in Sumner Co., near the old Dickason homestead. Whitson P. Hearne moved to Wilson Co., Tenn., and lived on his farm, six miles east of Lebanon, where Asa M., Mary E., Lavinia A., and Whitetta were born. He was a man of strong mind and positive in his character, universally esteemed by all who knew him. Was a steward in the Methodist Church for many years prior to his death, Sept. 14, 1881. Elizabeth, his widow, four children, and one grandchild, Hearne H. Lane, survive him.
The following is from the "History of Tennessee":
"EBENEZER MARCELLUS HEARNE was raised on a farm. He was educated at Linwood Academy, Wilson Co., Tenn. 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate army, Capt. Sterling's company, First Regiment of Tenn. Heavy Artillery, commanded by Andrew
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