Covington History Generations Report

  Descendents       WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref:21776. Born: during 1817 at Alabama AL  Compiled 18/06/2020

  GENERATION   One

   WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 21776. Born: during 1817 at Alabama AL. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 15

    Mar 1848 at Lauderdale Co AL to Harrison, Almida F 21777. Died: 17 Aug 1888 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 71. 

      MARY ANN. Ref: 21778. Born Feb 1849 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Harrison, Almida F, Ref: 21777

      SUSAN E. Ref: 21779. Born during 1852 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Harrison, Almida F, Ref: 21777

      MARTHA EMILY. Ref: 21780. Born 12 Feb 1854 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Harrison, Almida F, Ref: 21777

      THOMAS. Ref: 21781. Born during 1856 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Harrison, Almida F, Ref: 21777

      JOSHUA DAVID. Ref: 21783. Born 9 Nov 1858 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Harrison, Almida F, Ref: 21777

      JOHN C. Ref: 21782. Born 27 Aug 1858 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Harrison, Almida F, Ref: 21777

      JAMES HARDING. Ref: 15177. Born 24 Aug 1860 at Alabama AL. Mother: Harrison, Almida F, Ref: 21777

  GENERATION   Two

   MARY ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 21778. Born: Feb 1849 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: William Thomas, Father Ref: 21776. Mother: Harrison, Almida F, Mother

    Ref: 21777.  Mar: 22 Dec 1869 at Lauderdale Co AL to Thornton, Thomas Jeffersn . Died: 30 Aug 1918 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 69. 

   SUSAN E COVINGTON. Ref: 21779. Born: during 1852 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: William Thomas, Father Ref: 21776. Mother: Harrison, Almida F,

   Mother Ref: 21777. 

   MARTHA EMILY COVINGTON. Ref: 21780. Born: 12 Feb 1854 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: William Thomas, Father Ref: 21776. Mother: Harrison, Almida

   F, Mother Ref: 21777.  Mar: during 1874 at Alabama AL to Holder, George W . Died: 17 Mar 1930 at Brazos TX aged 76. 

   THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 21781. Born: during 1856 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: William Thomas, Father Ref: 21776. Mother: Harrison, Almida F,

   Mother Ref: 21777. 

   JOHN C COVINGTON. Ref: 21782. Born: 27 Aug 1858 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: William Thomas, Father Ref: 21776. Mother: Harrison, Almida F, Mother

    Ref: 21777.  Mar: 20 Dec 1883 at Lauderdale Co AL to Herston, Martha Ellen 21796. Died: 3 Jan 1940 at Hopkins TX aged 81. 

      SUSIE JANE. Ref: 21797. Born 19 Jan 1887 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Herston, Martha Ellen, Ref: 21796

      DONEY EARNEST. Ref: 21798. Born 1 May 1889 at Florence AL. Mother: Herston, Martha Ellen, Ref: 21796

      JAMES GABRIEL. Ref: 21799. Born 26 Jul 1893 at Arkansas AR. Mother: Herston, Martha Ellen, Ref: 21796

      HAYDEN COOPER. Ref: 8006. Born 19 Jan 1911 at East Texas TX. Mother: France, Mabel D, Ref: 21800


   JOSHUA DAVID COVINGTON. Ref: 21783. Born: 9 Nov 1858 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: William Thomas, Father Ref: 21776. Mother: Harrison, Almida F,

   Mother Ref: 21777.  Mar: 18 Mar 1888 at Cherokee TX to Wood, Ora Ella 21802. Died: 18 Sep 1951 at Sulphur Springs TX aged 92. 

      JOHN CURTIS. Ref: 21804. Born 27 Oct 1889 at Alto TX. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Ref: 21803

      JENNIE. Ref: 21805. Born during 1891 at Alto TX. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Ref: 21803

      WILLIE BESS. Ref: 21806. Born 5 Jan 1894 at Cherokee TX. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Ref: 21803

      ELLA MAY. Ref: 21807. Born 13 Oct 1896 at Cherokee TX. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Ref: 21803

      JOSHUA W. Ref: 21808. Born 13 Oct 1896 at Cherokee TX. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Ref: 21803

      CHARLIE. Ref: 21809. Born Jan 1899 at Cherokee TX. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Ref: 21803

      HUBERT MAXWELL. Ref: 21810. Born 2 Sep 1900 at Cherokee TX. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Ref: 21803

      JACK. Ref: 21811. Born during 1906 at Cherokee TX. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Ref: 21803

   JAMES HARDING COVINGTON. Ref: 15177. Born: 24 Aug 1860 at Alabama AL. Father: William Thomas, Father Ref: 21776. Mother: Harrison, Almida F,

   Mother Ref: 21777.  Mar: around 1878 at Lauderdale Co AL to Sanderson, Nancy Louisa 17334. Died: 22 Jun 1929 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 68.  Burial:

   Ingram Cemetery, Lauderdale County, Alabama AL

      JOSHUA C. Ref: 17335. Born 28 Feb 1879 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa, Ref: 17334

      WILLIAM GIBSON. Ref: 15178. Born 5 Apr 1880 at Rogersville AL. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa, Ref: 17334

      BERNICE C. Ref: 5007. Born 2 Mar 1882 at Alabama AL. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa, Ref: 17334

      MARY GWEN. Ref: 21766. Born Mar 1883 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa, Ref: 17334

      ALBERT EDWARD. Ref: 17336. Born 21 Sep 1884 at Alabama AL. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa, Ref: 17334

      EMMA V. Ref: 17337. Born 12 Aug 1887 at Alabama AL. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa, Ref: 17334

      BURGESS WHITE. Ref: 17338. Born 2 Sep 1889 at Rogersville AL. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa, Ref: 17334

      MOSES O. Ref: 21767. Born Jun 1892 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa, Ref: 17334

  GENERATION   Three

   JOSHUA C COVINGTON. Ref: 17335. Born: 28 Feb 1879 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: James Harding, Father Ref: 15177. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy

   Louisa, Mother Ref: 17334.  Mar: 2 Dec 1896 at Lauderdale Co AL to Patton, Dora 17342. Died: 24 Aug 1954 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 75. 

      EARLY LEE. Ref: 17343. Born 19 Sep 1898 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Patton, Dora, Ref: 17342

      ARNOLD LEONARD. Ref: 16259. Born 13 Oct 1900 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Patton, Dora, Ref: 17347

      VERLIE OVINGTON. Ref: 17344. Born 3 May 1905 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Patton, Dora, Ref: 17342

      IRENE. Ref: 21791. Born during 1911 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Patton, Dora, Ref: 17347

      BUFORD. Ref: 17345. Born 23 Aug 1913 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Patton, Dora, Ref: 17342


   WILLIAM GIBSON COVINGTON. Ref: 15178. Born: 5 Apr 1880 at Rogersville AL. Father: James Harding, Father Ref: 15177. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy

   Louisa, Mother Ref: 17334.  Mar: 5 Nov 1911 at Lauderdale AL to Newman, Susan Octavia Eve 15179. Died: 11 Mar 1971 at Alabama AL aged 91. 

      ANNIE MARIE. Ref: 15180. Born 29 Jul 1912 at Ingram Crossroads AL. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia Eve, Ref: 15179

      EDNA F. Ref: 21770. Born during 1915 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia Eve, Ref: 15179

      ALLEN WOODROW. Ref: 15181. Born 21 Mar 1916 at Gravely Springs AL. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia Eve, Ref: 15179

      MANSEL JAMES. Ref: 15182. Born 31 Mar 1918 at Gravely Springs AL. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia Eve, Ref: 15179

      VIRGINIA. Ref: 21771. Born during 1920 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia Eve, Ref: 15179

      NANCY LOUISA. Ref: 15183. Born 8 Apr 1922 at Gravely Springs AL. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia Eve, Ref: 15179

      HERSHEL. Ref: 15184. Born 21 Apr 1923 at Gravely Springs AL. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia Eve, Ref: 15179

      WILLIAM JORDAN. Ref: 15185. Born 26 Apr 1924 at Gravely Springs AL. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia Eve, Ref: 15179

      GEORGE NEWMAN. Ref: 15186. Born 18 Apr 1926 at Hardin TN. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia Eve, Ref: 15179

   BERNICE C COVINGTON. Ref: 5007. Born: 2 Mar 1882 at Alabama AL. Father: James Harding, Father Ref: 15177. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa,

   Mother Ref: 17334.  Mar: 12 Dec 1897 at Lauderdale Co AL to Littrell, Killen Kee . Died: 23 Feb 1973 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 90. 

   MARY GWEN COVINGTON. Ref: 21766. Born: Mar 1883 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: James Harding, Father Ref: 15177. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy

   Louisa, Mother Ref: 17334. 

   ALBERT EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 17336. Born: 21 Sep 1884 at Alabama AL. Father: James Harding, Father Ref: 15177. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy

   Louisa, Mother Ref: 17334.  Mar: 17 Dec 1913 at Lauderdale Co AL to Hudson, Ada H 17340. Died: 30 Apr 1983 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 98.  A

   Reverend. Buried at Rogersville AL

      JAMES HUDSON. Ref: 21792. Born 16 Oct 1917 at Rogersville AL. Mother: Hudson, Ada, Ref: 17340

      ROBERT HORACE. Ref: 21793. Born 28 Oct 1919 at Rogersville AL. Mother: Hudson, Ada, Ref: 17340

      HAZEL FERN. Ref: 17341. Born 2 Oct 1921 at Lauderdale Co AL. Mother: Hudson, Ada H, Ref: 17340

   EMMA V COVINGTON. Ref: 17337. Born: 12 Aug 1887 at Alabama AL. Father: James Harding, Father Ref: 15177. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa,

   Mother Ref: 17334.  Mar: 20 Dec 1905 at Lauderdale Co AL to Mahathey, John . Died: 22 Sep 1957 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 70. 

   BURGESS WHITE COVINGTON. Ref: 17338. Born: 2 Sep 1889 at Rogersville AL. Father: James Harding, Father Ref: 15177. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy

   Louisa, Mother Ref: 17334.  Mar: 16 May 1919 at Des Moines IA to Stucker, Ethel Grace 17339. Died: 12 Feb 1988 at Tennessee TN aged 98. 

      WILLIAM BURGESS. Ref: 21784. Born 21 Mar 1920 at Davidson TN. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Ref: 17339

      HELEN G. Ref: 21785. Born during 1922 at Davidson TN. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Ref: 17339

      LOIS. Ref: 21786. Born during 1925 at Davidson TN. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Ref: 17339

      LUCILE. Ref: 21787. Born during 1928 at Davidson TN. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Ref: 17339

      JOHN. Ref: 21788. Born during 1929 at Davidson TN. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Ref: 17339

      JAMES ROY. Ref: 21789. Born 27 Oct 1931 at Davidson TN. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Ref: 17339

   MOSES O COVINGTON. Ref: 21767. Born: Jun 1892 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: James Harding, Father Ref: 15177. Mother: Sanderson, Nancy Louisa,

   Mother Ref: 17334. 

   SUSIE JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 21797. Born: 19 Jan 1887 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: John C, Father Ref: 21782. Mother: Herston, Martha Ellen, Mother

   Ref: 21796.  Mar: 30 Nov 1906 at Hopkins TX to Campbell, Dallas Brown . Died: 18 Apr 1958 at Sulphur Springs TX aged 71. 

   DONEY EARNEST COVINGTON. Ref: 21798. Born: 1 May 1889 at Florence AL. Father: John C, Father Ref: 21782. Mother: Herston, Martha Ellen, Mother

   Ref: 21796.  Mar: 30 Apr 1910 at Franklin TX to France, Mabel 21800. Died: 10 Apr 1962 at San Antonio TX aged 72.  Peace Officer and Texas Ranger.


   JAMES GABRIEL COVINGTON. Ref: 21799. Born: 26 Jul 1893 at Arkansas AR. Father: John C, Father Ref: 21782. Mother: Herston, Martha Ellen, Mother

   Ref: 21796.  Mar: 29 Mar 1919 at Hopkins TX to Posey, Mary Gladys 21801. Died: 9 May 1962 at Temple TX aged 68. 

      DORIS FAYE. Ref: 21802. Born 27 Jun 1920 at Brinker TX. Mother: Posey, Mary Gladys, Ref: 21801


   HAYDEN COOPER COVINGTON. Ref: 8006. Born: 19 Jan 1911 at East Texas TX. Father: Doney Earnest, Father Ref: 21782. Mother: France, Mabel D,

   Mother Ref: 21800.  Mar: during 1949 at Texas TX to Sennett, Dorothy Mae 5689. Died: 21 Nov 1978 at Los Angeles CA aged 67.  He was legal counsel for

   the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society during one of its most difficult periods in the mid-20th century. Hayden Covington has a record 37 victories in the

   United States Supreme. He argued numerous cases before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Jehovah’s Witnesses in defense of their religious

   freedoms, winning most of them, and thus indirectly, advancing the cause of civil liberties on behalf of all American citizens. In 1967, he famously defended

   then world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in his legal battle against the draft during the Vietnam War. He sued Ali to recover $247,000 in legal fees.

  

   Covington was first exposed to Jehovah's Witnesses through the broadcast sermons of Watch Tower Society President Joseph F. Rutherford on radio station

   KTSA in San Antonio.[citation needed] He was attracted to the group's teachings, and defended several of its members in Texas courts before being formally

   baptized as a member in 1934.

    

   After Rutherford learned of Covington's successes defending Jehovah's Witnesses, he asked Covington to represent the Society for a case before the US

   Supreme Court. He was then invited to join the headquarters staff as general counsel in 1939, succeeding Olin R. Moyle.

  

   When Rutherford died in January 1942, Covington maintained his aggressive litigation policy. Covington was elected vice-president of the Watch Tower

   Society, succeeding the newly elected president, Nathan H. Knorr, despite having been a Jehovah's Witness for only five years. Until 2001, appointment to the

   board of directors of the Watch Tower Society was almost exclusively limited to those professing to be of the "anointed class" who would "rule as Kings" in

   heaven with Christ, Covington being the only exception. A subsequent policy change resulted in Covington's resignation from the Vice Presidency and

   departure from the board in 1945; however, he remained on staff as legal counsel. In 1950, he wrote the Watch Tower tract, Defending and Legally

   Establishing the Good News to advise Witnesses of their constitutional rights in the United States

  

   Covington was subsequently recognized as one of the greatest civil liberties attorneys in American history. During his tenure as the head of the Watch Tower

   Society's legal department, he presented 111 petitions and appeals to the Supreme Court. He won more than 80% of the 44 cases he brought before the

   Court, involving issues including compulsory flag-salute statutes, public preaching and door-to-door literature distribution. He later resigned as head of the

   Watch Tower Society's legal department, and was eventually disfellowshipped after clashes with the Society's then-President Nathan Knorr and revelations of

   a drinking problem. He was reinstated prior to his death in 1978.

  

   In its chapter on Covington, Great American lawyers: An Encyclopedia relates:

  

   Covington reported one meeting in which he and Knorr met with President Harry Truman about a pardon for a Witness who had been convicted of evading the

   draft. Covington claimed that Truman cursed and claimed to have no use "for that SOB who didn't want to die for his country in time of war."

  

   That meeting apparently occurred on Friday, September 6, 1946. President Truman eventually did pardon 136 Jehovah's Witnesses who had been convicted

   in draft cases. Later, on October 12, 1951, Truman reportedly accepted the offered Jehovah's Witnesses publication What Has Religion Done for Mankind

  

   Interview with Watchtower Attorney Hayden Covington

   Note: this summary was typed from a taped interview with Covington completed on Nov. 19, 1978, two days before his death. The interviewer was Jerry

   Murray and his wife. Not everything on this site is negative towards Jehovah's Witnesses. In fact, they are fine people with a heart for the better things in life for

   the most part. This file is an example of some of the hard and fearless workers that onced graced the halls of Bethel, in spite of how they were treated

   thereafter.

    

   Bro. Murray: Brother Covington, anybody can listen to you and tell you are from somewhere in the southwest, but exactly where and when did you come on the

   scene?

  

   Covington: I was born in January 19, 1911 in East Texas. I was raised on a farm in a place east of Dallas. I worked my way through school after that. My father

   was on the Texas Ranger Force and he was transferred to San Antonio, Texas and that's where I went to law school.

  

   Bro. Murray: How did you happen come into the truth then?

  

   Covington: I came into knowledge of the truth because my father was transferred from San Antonio, Texas down to the valley as a Texas Ranger. After that


   transfer I had to have a place to stay, so I stayed with two friends of mine that I went to school with. They asked me to move in with them and the father who was

    the head of the family was in bad health and he had all of us come on Sunday and listen to him talk about world conditions. He interested me and I got very

   interested in what he had to say because I was myself fed up with the way things were going and like all young kids I was dissatisfied with the establishment,

   and I was very much so at the time and I was flirting with controversial ideas and he was full of controversy against this system of things. What he preached

   appealed to me very much and so I listen to him and he would turn on the radio station KTSA that had the recorded broadcasts of Judge J. F. Rutherford, as he

    was as called and known; so he insisted on our listening and I was very pleased with what I heard. [Note Covington did not become a Witness due to his love

   for the scriptures or God but out of youthful rebellion].

  

   Bro. Murray: Was the fact that Brother Rutherford was a lawyer, did that impress you too? Did that make it more interesting?

  

   Covington: Well he presented the thing in a way that was incontrovertible by me. As a lawyer I could see that he knew what he was talking about 100%. He was

    very persuasive and I was a ready, willing listener, and I was willing to join up with him in his opposition, for the truth.

  

   Bro. Murray: You were ripe for the truth! When did you first meet Brother Rutherford?

  

   Covington: In Houston in 1900 and, I forget the year, way before I came to Bethel. I went over to Houston with a group of brothers that knew they were having a

   special meeting over there, and Brother Rutherford was there because Brother Isaac lived down in Houston at that time. He's dead now, Joe Isaac, he was a

   great friend of the judge, and I heard his name all over Texas.

  

   Bro. Murray: Tell me this, when you took the truth, and you began to go to meetings, how did your Daddy react to that?

  

   Covington: Well he got to be very hostile against what I was doing when I was going to the Witness meetings because he had great ambitions for me to be a

   politician … And I was then working in the county court house, in the county clerks office, and I had a political job. Whenever they were out campaigning, I was

   out preaching. So I had a political job and a political office, but I didn't go along with it.

  

   Bro. Murray: When were you actually admitted to the bar?

  

   Covington: I was admitted to the bar in year of 1933.

  

   Bro. Murray: So you practiced law for a little while before you went to Bethel?

  

   Covington: Oh yes, I was an active practitioner at the bar in San Antonio after I took the bar examination, and, incidentally, I took the bar examination a year

   before I graduated and passed it.

  

   Bro. Murray: Then you still had to go the extra year?

  

   Covington: I had to go the extra year to get my certificate of graduation.

  

   Bro. Murray: Did you set up your own law firm or did you join a law firm there?

  

   Covington: I was working for a big law firm when I was admitted to the bar and I passed it with such high grades that the head of the law firm "Moffison -

   Burkeson" came and offered me a job.

  

   Sis. Murray: How did you get involved then in defending Witnesses and working Brothers?

  

   Covington: That came about after I quit the Morrison firm and went over with R. H. Mercer, who was a defender of damage suits for the Maryland Casualty

   Company in San Antonio. And there was some brothers who got arrested down in the valley because of a meeting that was held down there and I went down

   and appeared on their behalf and got the case thrown out. And then it was my name reached the Society and they assigned me to represent the Society in a

   will contest case up in Curville, Texas, and I handled that for the Society And then the Brothers got involved in controversy with the San Antonio police and that

   is when we get into the matter of Brother Heath. We were having information marches, and the cops were trying to stop us. And it became necessary for me to





   have a conference with the Mayor of the City of San Antonio on whether Jehovah's Witnesses have the right to engage in information marches, carrying the

   sign that religion is a snare and a racket.

  


   Bro. Murray: And that made people mad didn't it?

   Sis. Murray: But how did you win that case?

  

   Covington: By pleading with the Mayor he saw then that we had the right, I made him, well I didn't make him, the Lord made him, but I was the one that offered

   the proposition (Brother Heath was in San Antonio on the occasion of that visit). Brother Heath was the secretary for Brother Rutherford at the time.

  

   Sis. Murray: So when he saw you there he invited you to Bethel?

  

   Covington: Well, he invited me not to Bethel, he invited me to attend the Madison Square Garden Convention.

  

   Bro. Murray: Is that the one where they had all of the riots?

  

   Covington: That's where the Catholic Action tried to break the meeting up in 1939. On the the record Government and Peace and you can hear the mob action

   from up the stairs. When the mob started, Brother Heath got down off the speaker's platform because he was in charge of all the ushers; and headed up there

   and when he headed, I headed too. He went up the meandering stairway up into the old Madison Square Garden, not the one that's there today. I followed him

   and we went together. They were screaming and mad, this was the same sort of noise that you hear on that Government and Peace record was yelled into our

   ears as we was going up there to maintain law and order in that religious gathering.

  

   Covington: The cops were on the outside and acting "hands off," allowing those Coglanites to go ahead and to break up the meeting, or try to break it up. We

   went up and we had canes to maintain order and we tried to push the mobsters out of the way and when we did one mobster grabbed Brother Heath and hurt

   him very badly, physically. And that's also written up in the Society publications. They grabbed him by the private parts as he was going up the stairway and he

   hit the mobster over the head with a cane in order to break up the crowd that was coming around us. And when he did that then the cops moved in from the

   outside (they were in conspiracy working with the mobsters) and they put Brother Heath under arrest because of his having hit one of the mobsters with the

   cane. He was in the right, Brother Heath was, but the cops didn't think so and they went ahead and did their part helping the mobsters and took Brother Heath

   into custody.

  

   Then I became the chief witness for the defense, meaning Brother Heath, and when the case went to the courts, I was called up from San Antonio, Texas, to

   testify. I made two or three trips up on the train, they were two or three day trips. Anyhow, in the end Brother Heath was tried by three judges, that were black

   robed representatives of the State of New York to enforce the felony law and they were going to try and get him. But the judges ruled, based on the testimony

   that I gave supporting Brother Heath's self-defense, that he was not guilty. They held that the testimony was given by a member of the bar whom they believed

   was more credible than the mobsters that had testified against him … so Brother Heath was acquitted as a result of Jehovah's provision of having me there to

   give testimony on his behalf

  

   Sis. Murray: I remember Brother Rutherford on that record saying that they will not break up this meeting and he just went on non stop.

  

   Covington: He says "By God's grace the Nazis and the Fascists will not break this meeting up." And that is the way that it was, not broken up because the

   brothers maintained law and order.

  

   Bro. Murray: It was not broken up because you used those canes … at that time there was already some litigation going on for example, I think, the Lowell

   case.

  

   Covington: The Lowell Case had gone on up and the judge had authorized the appeal of that and Mr. Moyle, who was at that time at Bethel, handled that case.

   I had nothing to do with that case. I didn't come into any of the Society's Supreme Court cases until after the Snyder case was argued. Brother Rutherford

   argued the Snyder case, Snyder against Irvington, New Jersey. Brother Rutherford and I were in that case together. This case was an ordinance against

   literature distribution case. Now the Flag case was a different case and that came up for a hearing in 1940; that was adverse to us, the first one, and then later

   they reversed themselves as a result of our taking that up.

  

   Bro. Murray: So that was the point where you went to the Madison Square Garden case?

  

   Covington: That's the one where the mobsters tried to break the meeting up in 1939.


  

   Bro. Murray: So it must have been shortly after that you were invited to Bethel.

  

   Covington: … on account of the fact that I had made a firm defense for Brother Heath and the lawyer for the Society pulled out. He didn't believe in the self-

   defense. And he quit. Brother Rutherford was in need somebody so he called on me and I was not aware of what was going on at the time. But when it did

   happen, he invited me to come, and I came.

  

   Bro. Murray: You were in one field of law, but you almost got into Constitutional Law.

  

   Covington: Yes. I was originally in casualty insurance, defense, personal injury, and representing insurance companies in damage suit cases; then bond

   forfeiture cases and bond obligation cases. Then, when I went to Bethel I was in a different area altogether. But, still I had had enough trial experience in

   appellate argument and court experience that it was easy for me to shift into the position of defending Jehovah's Witnesses and it was good because I was

   able to do what I liked which was to defend my client. Also having got a righteous cause gives you a double barrel.

  

   Sis. Murray: That's right, a cause that you really believed in.

  

   Covington: I went to Bethel in 1939. Brother Rutherford called me in, but that was after the Madison Square Garden Riot case and that was because the fact

   that other lawyer by the name of Moyle quit, and left Brother Rutherford holding the bag. I got an invitation to come by special delivery from Rutherford, and I

   went immediately. I had to transfer cases to a dozen or two lawyers in order to make that change.

  

   Bro. Murray: You and Brother Rutherford were on a couple of cases together you mentioned. I always think of you as a lawyer and him as a writer, but was he a

   pretty good lawyer?

  

   Covington: Oh yes he was! He was a very, very good, he was an eloquent speaker and he maintained dignity and he got very high respect from members of

   the court that listened to him arguing the Gobitis Case.

  

   Bro. Murray: You got started in 1940. What were some of the first major cases that you were involved in? I know a little bit about some of the cases but what

   were some of the first ones? The "Flag Salute Case?" came along in 1940,

  

   Covington: The first Flag Salute case I worked along with Brother Rutherford, but I had nothing to do in the argument in that case. Brother Rutherford argued

   that one, but he did a good job. The reason that it was lost was not because of Brother Rutherford, but because of the times we were in. The war was going on

   and the heat was on us from every angle

  

   Bro. Murray: Then for a while the cases just piled up.

  

   Covington: Oh my, yes! They were coming at us fast and furious. It was an eighteen hour day for me to cope with it, but I was young and dedicated and

   devouring of any opposition that we had. I kept on going all the time. I was happy to do it.

  

   Bro. Murray: Some of these things here that I'm not too familiar with; you can tell me about some of them. For example I know about the Harlan, Kentucky case,

   but what can you tell me about this Connersville, Indiana case?

  

   Covington: Well that was a mob situation that occurred while we were trying that seditious conspiracy case in Connersville, a hot bed of American Legion

   action and they ruled the whole town. In the Connersville case I used Brother Franz as my witness and then the jury was put on and it was necessary for me to

   get to out the case and I finished the argument of the case at Connersville and I tried to get a postponement of the case in Maine but they wouldn't put it off. As

   result I had to race from Indianapolis to Cincinnati to catch the plane to Boston and that saved my life because that night they had conspired to kill me. I went to

   catch the airplane in Cincinnati out of Connersville, and then Brother Victor Schmidt, who was with me as co-council, he is now dead, he stayed, And he and

   his wife, Sister Schmidt, were mobbed by the crowed and as they mobbed them that night, in the darkness, after the case was over, they were screaming and

   yelling that they were going to kill me that night.

  

   The Lord delivered me at the right time and I would have been killed that night. I wanted to stay there for the verdict. The verdict was adverse and I took an





   appeal. I had to go back in to take the appeal afterwards and the same group of conspirators were there and I got in an out in a hurry. We made the appeal

   effective and got the case reversed on appeal, but that was after a tremendous effort was put forth and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears was involved. It was a

   part of the conspiracy to wipe us out in Connersville but by Jehovah's undeserved kindness they didn't. The good testimony was given but some sisters were

   convicted of conspiracy and were given jail terms I got them out of jail on bail and we appealed the case to the Supreme Court of Indiana. It was reversed and

   they were acquitted by the court on appeal (the decision came down on Pearl Harbor Day).

  


   Bro. Murray: I noticed that you got a note here about Oscar Pillars, a Brother that was in Texas.

  

   Covington: Yes, he was a Brother that was down in East Texas to show the intense prejudice in that area. They literally mobbed him and hung him up on a

   telephone pole and the rope was cut by the steel bars on the telephone pole the angle bars, that was the thing that saved his life

  

   Bro. Murray: That later went to court, and the persons that were guilty of trying to hang him to kill him fled the state. Now of course this Harlan County, Kentucky,

   Sister Murray and I served over there near Harlan County and we heard some interesting stories about Harlan, Kentucky.

  

   Covington: And Somerset too, Somerset and Harlan were both involved.

  

      LANE C. Ref: 12447. Born 16 Jul 1962 at New York NY. Mother: Sennett, Dorothy Mae, Ref: 5689

   JOHN CURTIS COVINGTON. Ref: 21804. Born: 27 Oct 1889 at Alto TX. Father: Joshua David, Father Ref: 21783. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Mother Ref:

   21803.  Mar: 23 Dec 1915 at Mangum OK to Hines, Fay B 21812. Died: 10 Jan 1980 at Clinton OK aged 90. 

      ELEANOR F. Ref: 21813. Born 13 Oct 1920 at Retrop OK. Mother: Hines, Fay B, Ref: 21812

   JENNIE COVINGTON. Ref: 21805. Born: during 1891 at Alto TX. Father: Joshua David, Father Ref: 21783. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Mother Ref: 21803. 

   WILLIE BESS COVINGTON. Ref: 21806. Born: 5 Jan 1894 at Cherokee TX. Father: Joshua David, Father Ref: 21783. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Mother Ref:

   21803. Died: 20 Oct 1896 at Cherokee TX aged 2. 

   ELLA MAY COVINGTON. Ref: 21807. Born: 13 Oct 1896 at Cherokee TX. Father: Joshua David, Father Ref: 21783. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Mother Ref:

   21803.  Mar: during 1916 at Hopkins TX to Craig, Charles Allen . Died: 17 Nov 1984 at Clinton OK aged 88. 

   JOSHUA W COVINGTON. Ref: 21808. Born: 13 Oct 1896 at Cherokee TX. Father: Joshua David, Father Ref: 21783. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Mother Ref:

   21803. 

   CHARLIE COVINGTON. Ref: 21809. Born: Jan 1899 at Cherokee TX. Father: Joshua David, Father Ref: 21783. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Mother Ref: 21803.

    

   HUBERT MAXWELL COVINGTON. Ref: 21810. Born: 2 Sep 1900 at Cherokee TX. Father: Joshua David, Father Ref: 21783. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella,

   Mother Ref: 21803.  Mar: 11 Dec 1922 at Cherokee TX to Scott, Annie Missouri 21814. Died: 3 Oct 1989 at Laplace LA aged 89. 

   JACK COVINGTON. Ref: 21811. Born: during 1906 at Cherokee TX. Father: Joshua David, Father Ref: 21783. Mother: Wood, Ora Ella, Mother Ref: 21803.

   Died: during 1913 at Hopkins TX aged 7. 

  GENERATION   Four

   LANE C COVINGTON. Ref: 12447. Born: 16 Jul 1962 at New York NY. Father: Hayden Cooper, Father Ref: 8006. Mother: Sennett, Dorothy Mae, Mother Ref:

   5689. Died: 3 Jan 1988 at Cincinnati OH aged 25. 

   ANNIE MARIE COVINGTON. Ref: 15180. Born: 29 Jul 1912 at Ingram Crossroads AL. Father: William Gibson, Father Ref: 15178. Mother: Newman, Susan

   Octavia Eve, Mother Ref: 15179. Died: 29 Aug 1955 at Alabama AL aged 43. 

   EDNA F COVINGTON. Ref: 21770. Born: during 1915 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: William Gibson, Father Ref: 15178. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia

   Eve, Mother Ref: 15179. 

   ALLEN WOODROW COVINGTON. Ref: 15181. Born: 21 Mar 1916 at Gravely Springs AL. Father: William Gibson, Father Ref: 15178. Mother: Newman,

   Susan Octavia Eve, Mother Ref: 15179. Died: 11 Mar 1973 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 56.  TN TRC 5 USA WWII. Burial: Murphys Chapel Cemetery,

   Lauderdale County AL

   MANSEL JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 15182. Born: 31 Mar 1918 at Gravely Springs AL. Father: William Gibson, Father Ref: 15178. Mother: Newman, Susan

   Octavia Eve, Mother Ref: 15179. Died: during 1969 at U.S.A aged 51. 


   VIRGINIA COVINGTON. Ref: 21771. Born: during 1920 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: William Gibson, Father Ref: 15178. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia

   Eve, Mother Ref: 15179. 

   NANCY LOUISA COVINGTON. Ref: 15183. Born: 8 Apr 1922 at Gravely Springs AL. Father: William Gibson, Father Ref: 15178. Mother: Newman, Susan

   Octavia Eve, Mother Ref: 15179. Died: 8 Apr 1922 at Gravely Springs AL aged 0. 

   HERSHEL COVINGTON. Ref: 15184. Born: 21 Apr 1923 at Gravely Springs AL. Father: William Gibson, Father Ref: 15178. Mother: Newman, Susan Octavia

    Eve, Mother Ref: 15179. Died: 21 Apr 1923 at Gravely Springs AL aged 0. 

   WILLIAM JORDAN COVINGTON. Ref: 15185. Born: 26 Apr 1924 at Gravely Springs AL. Father: William Gibson, Father Ref: 15178. Mother: Newman, Susan

    Octavia Eve, Mother Ref: 15179. Died: 5 Nov 1992 at Alabama AL aged 68. 

   GEORGE NEWMAN COVINGTON. Ref: 15186. Born: 18 Apr 1926 at Hardin TN. Father: William Gibson, Father Ref: 15178. Mother: Newman, Susan

   Octavia Eve, Mother Ref: 15179.  Mar: around 1945 at Savannah TN to Brewer, Jackie 21774. 2nd Mar: 13 Mar 1954 at Tishomingo MS to Hinton, Lois

   Geneva 21772. Died: 2 Jan 1990 at U.S.A aged 63. 

      JEANNIE CORINNE. Ref: 21775. Born 21 Dec 1946 at Hardin TN. Mother: Brewer, Jackie, Ref: 21774

      PHILIP. Ref: 21773. Born during 1955 at Wayne TN. Mother: Hinton, Lois Geneva, Ref: 21772

   EARLY LEE COVINGTON. Ref: 17343. Born: 19 Sep 1898 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: Joshua C, Father Ref: 17335. Mother: Patton, Dora, Mother Ref:

   17342.  Mar: around 1920 at Alabama AL to Peck, Lucille 17347. Died: 9 Aug 1952 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 53. 

   ARNOLD LEONARD COVINGTON. Ref: 16259. Born: 13 Oct 1900 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: Joshua C, Father Ref: 17335. Mother: Patton, Dora, Mother

    Ref: 17347.  Mar: 16 Nov 1926 at Colbert AL to Tays, Vernon 21768. Died: 5 Aug 1995 at Colbert AL aged 94.  US Social Security Death Index

   VERLIE OVINGTON COVINGTON. Ref: 17344. Born: 3 May 1905 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: Joshua C, Father Ref: 17335. Mother: Patton, Dora, Mother

   Ref: 17342.  Mar: 18 Sep 1923 at Lauderdale Co AL to Putman, Jessie . Died: 25 Dec 1941 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 36.  Had a daughter Louise Putman

   born 1924

   IRENE COVINGTON. Ref: 21791. Born: during 1911 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: Joshua C, Father Ref: 17335. Mother: Patton, Dora, Mother Ref: 17347. 

   BUFORD COVINGTON. Ref: 17345. Born: 23 Aug 1913 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: Joshua C, Father Ref: 17335. Mother: Patton, Dora, Mother Ref:

   17342.  Mar: around 1935 at Lauderdale Co AL to Peck, Mattie 17346. Died: 3 Sep 1983 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 70. 

   JAMES HUDSON COVINGTON. Ref: 21792. Born: 16 Oct 1917 at Rogersville AL. Father: Albert Edward, Father Ref: 17336. Mother: Hudson, Ada, Mother

   Ref: 17340.  Mar: around 1939 at Alabama AL to Howard, Flora 21794. Died: 3 Dec 2008 at Athens AL aged 91. 

   ROBERT HORACE COVINGTON. Ref: 21793. Born: 28 Oct 1919 at Rogersville AL. Father: Albert Edward, Father Ref: 17336. Mother: Hudson, Ada, Mother

   Ref: 17340.  Mar: around 1975 at U.S.A to Hollingsworth, Ostelene 21795. Died: 13 Jun 1996 at U.S.A aged 76. 

   HAZEL FERN COVINGTON. Ref: 17341. Born: 2 Oct 1921 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: Albert Edward, Father Ref: 17336. Mother: Hudson, Ada H, Mother

   Ref: 17340. Died: 28 Sep 1924 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 2. 

   WILLIAM BURGESS COVINGTON. Ref: 21784. Born: 21 Mar 1920 at Davidson TN. Father: Burgess White, Father Ref: 17338. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace,

    Mother Ref: 17339.  Mar: 17 Sep 1944 at Putnam TN to Phillips, Mary Dimple 21790. Died: 12 Sep 1989 at Cookeville TN aged 69. 

   HELEN G COVINGTON. Ref: 21785. Born: during 1922 at Davidson TN. Father: Burgess White, Father Ref: 17338. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Mother

   Ref: 17339. 

   LOIS COVINGTON. Ref: 21786. Born: during 1925 at Davidson TN. Father: Burgess White, Father Ref: 17338. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Mother Ref:

   17339. 

   LUCILE COVINGTON. Ref: 21787. Born: during 1928 at Davidson TN. Father: Burgess White, Father Ref: 17338. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Mother Ref:

   17339. 

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 21788. Born: during 1929 at Davidson TN. Father: Burgess White, Father Ref: 17338. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Mother Ref:

   17339. 


   JAMES ROY COVINGTON. Ref: 21789. Born: 27 Oct 1931 at Davidson TN. Father: Burgess White, Father Ref: 17338. Mother: Stucker, Ethel Grace, Mother

   Ref: 17339. Died: 20 May 1951 at Cookeville TN aged 19. 

   DORIS FAYE COVINGTON. Ref: 21802. Born: 27 Jun 1920 at Brinker TX. Father: James Gabriel, Father Ref: 21799. Mother: Posey, Mary Gladys, Mother

   Ref: 21801. 

   ELEANOR F COVINGTON. Ref: 21813. Born: 13 Oct 1920 at Retrop OK. Father: John Curtis, Father Ref: 21804. Mother: Hines, Fay B, Mother Ref: 21812.

   Died: 1 Sep 2009 at Clinton OK aged 88. 

  GENERATION   Five

   JEANNIE CORINNE COVINGTON. Ref: 21775. Born: 21 Dec 1946 at Hardin TN. Father: George Newman, Father Ref: 15186. Mother: Brewer, Jackie,

   Mother Ref: 21774. Died: Sep 1988 at U.S.A aged 41. 

   PHILIP COVINGTON. Ref: 21773. Born: during 1955 at Wayne TN. Father: George Newman, Father Ref: 15186. Mother: Hinton, Lois Geneva, Mother Ref:

   21772. Died: 13 Nov 2013 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 58. 

  GENERATION   Spouses

   Almida F COVINGTON. Ref: 21777. Born: during 1831 at Tennessee TN. Father: Harrison, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 15 Mar

   1848 at Lauderdale Co AL to William Thomas 21776. 

   Nancy Louisa COVINGTON. Ref: 17334. Born: 22 Jun 1853 at Alabama AL. Father: Sanderson, William P, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 0. 

   Mar: around 1878 at Lauderdale Co AL to James Harding 15177. Died: 17 Feb 1915 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 61. 

   Martha Ellen COVINGTON. Ref: 21796. Born: 24 Oct 1858 at Alabama AL. Father: Herston, William C, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Baggett, Catherine, Mother Ref:

    0.  Mar: 20 Dec 1883 at Lauderdale Co AL to John C 21782. Died: 17 Nov 1939 at Sulphur Springs TX aged 81. 

   Ora Ella COVINGTON. Ref: 21803. Born: 12 Nov 1872 at Cherokee TX. Father: Wood, John William, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Boyd, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 0. 

   Mar: 18 Mar 1888 at Cherokee TX to Joshua David 21783. Died: during 1909 at Marietta OK aged 36. 

   Dora COVINGTON. Ref: 17342. Born: 17 May 1881 at U.S.A. Father: Patton, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 2 Dec 1896 at

   Lauderdale Co AL to Joshua C 17335. Died: 26 Jan 1943 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 61. 

   Ada H COVINGTON. Ref: 17340. Born: 24 Dec 1887 at Alabama AL. Father: Hudson, John Henry, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Foster, Olivia C, Mother Ref: 0. 

   Mar: 17 Dec 1913 at Lauderdale Co AL to Albert Edward 17336. Died: 5 Mar 1963 at Florence AL aged 75. 

   Susan Octavia Evelyn COVINGTON. Ref: 15179. Born: 18 Mar 1888 at Haleyville AL. Father: Newman, Patrick Henry, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Hadder, Octavia,

    Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 5 Nov 1911 at Lauderdale AL to William Gibson 15178. Died: 24 Jan 1929 at Alabama AL aged 40. 

   Ethel Grace COVINGTON. Ref: 17339. Born: 28 Jul 1889 at Des Moines IA. Father: Stucker, George W, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Gannaway. Lavena G, Mother

   Ref: 0.  Mar: around 1911 at Alabama AL to Burgess White 17338. Died: 22 Jul 1983 at Tennessee TN aged 93. 

   Fay B COVINGTON. Ref: 21812. Born: 3 Oct 1894 at Springtown TX. Father: Hines, Joshua J, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Gilliand, Anne, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 23

   Dec 1915 at Mangum OK to John Curtis 21804. Died: 4 Dec 1980 at Clinton OK aged 86. 

   Mabel D COVINGTON. Ref: 21800. Born: 19 Sep 1894 at Hopkins TX. Father: France, Lewis Givens, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Smith, Florence L, Mother Ref: 0.

     Mar: 30 Apr 1910 at Franklin TX to Doney Earnest 21798. Died: 3 May 1946 at Los Angeles CA aged 51. 

   Annie Missouri COVINGTON. Ref: 21814. Born: 9 May 1896 at Madison AR. Father: Scott, Charles Henry, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Sisemore, Nancy Abigail,

   Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 11 Dec 1922 at Cherokee TX to Hubert Maxwell 21810. Died: 21 Dec 1975 at Cherokee TX aged 79. 

   Mary Gladys COVINGTON. Ref: 21801. Born: 28 Jul 1903 at Sulphur Springs TX. Father: Posey, Thomas Becton, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Charlton, Elizabeth,

   Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 29 Mar 1919 at Hopkins TX to James Gabriel 21799. Died: 23 Jul 1994 at Sulphur Springs TX aged 90. 


   Lucille COVINGTON. Ref: 17347. Born: 21 Jul 1905 at Alabama AL. Father: Peck, John Samuel, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Tidwell, Oma, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar:

   around 1927 at Lauderdale Co AL to Early Lee 17343. Died: 8 Apr 1986 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 80. 

   Vernon COVINGTON. Ref: 21768. Born: 25 Nov 1906 at Lauderdale Co AL. Father: Tays, Birtus Jackson, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Williams, Zerah Gretchen,

   Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: 16 Nov 1926 at Colbert AL to Arnold Leonard 16259. Died: 13 Nov 1999 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 92. 

   Mattie COVINGTON. Ref: 17346. Born: 15 Apr 1913 at Alabama AL. Father: Peck, John Samuel, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Tidwell, Oma, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar:

   around 1935 at Lauderdale Co AL to Buford 17345. Died: 17 Aug 1973 at Lauderdale Co AL aged 60. 

   Dorothy Mae COVINGTON. Ref: 5689. Born: 22 Dec 1922 at Cincinnati OH. Father: Sennett, Otho Earl, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Cook, Estelle M, Mother Ref: 0.

     Mar: during 1949 at Texas TX to Hayden Cooper 8006. Died: 14 Mar 2015 at Sycamore OH aged 92. 

   Lois Geneva COVINGTON. Ref: 21772. Born: 4 Jan 1922 at Wayne TN. Father: Hinton, James Coleman, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Bevis, Susan Ellen, Mother

   Ref: 0.  Mar: 13 Mar 1954 at Tishomingo MS to George Newman 15186. Died: 21 Aug 2007 at Waynesboro TN aged 85.  

   Mary Dimple COVINGTON. Ref: 21790. Born: 17 Sep 1924 at Putnam TN. Father: Phillips, Charlie L, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Wilmoth, Nancy Sulie, Mother

   Ref: 0.  Mar: 17 Sep 1944 at Putnam TN to William Burgess 21784. Died: 6 Apr 2013 at Cookeville TN aged 88. 

   Ostelene COVINGTON. Ref: 21795. Born: 4 Mar 1924 at Alabama AL. Father: Hollingsworth, William, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Grisham, Mary Earline, Mother

   Ref: 0.  Mar: 1 Nov 1943 at Etowah AL to Comer, Jesse Polk . 2nd Mar: around 1975 at U.S.A to Robert Horace 21793. Died: 11 Nov 2002 at Rogersville AL

   aged 78. 

   Jackie COVINGTON. Ref: 21774. Born: around 1926 at Hardin TN. Father: Brewer, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: around 1945 at

   Savannah TN to George Newman 15186. Died: during 1993 at U.S.A aged 67.