James Lee Weaver's Family Tree

Joe Harkness was born in 1870. He married Ella Lenora Avery on 11 Mar 1899.

Ella Lenora Avery [Parents] was born on 8 Sep 1870 in , Al. She died on 21 May 1900 in , Al. She married Joe Harkness on 11 Mar 1899.

George Walton Avery [Parents] was born on 8 Jun 1867 in , Al. He died on 14 Jan 1935 in , Tx. He married Mary Augusta Jessie Bean in 1903 in , Tx.

Mary Augusta Jessie Bean was born in 1886 in Buena Vista, Chickasaw, Ms. She died in 1931 in , Tx. She married George Walton Avery in 1903 in , Tx.

They had the following children:

  M i Frederick Bean Tex Avery was born on 26 Feb 1908 in Taylor, Williamson, Tx. He died on 26 Aug 1980 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Ca.

Tex was interested in animation from an early age. He started drawing comic strips in high school, and spent a summer studying art at the Chicago Art Institute. Avery moved to California in the early thirties and entered the animation field as a painter for Walter Lantz. Under Lantz, he learned the entire animation process and soon became a storyboard artist. In 1935, Tex went to work at Warner Bros. where he created Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and created the personality of Bugs Bunny. He was with Warner from 1935-1941. During this time, he created animation that was a far cry from all the Disney imitators out there. Unlike Disney, Tex Avery's cartoons had their own personality. A disagreement with Leon Schlesinger led Tex to quit Warner in early 1941.
Later that year, Tex was hired by MGM producer Fred Quimby. With new creative freedom, Tex created some of the best cartoons the world has ever seen. Tex did not concentrate on creating lasting characters, but on slapstick gags and humorous situations. Of all his characters, Droopy is the most popular.
In 1954, Tex left MGM right before the studio stopped making theatrical shorts. He re-joined Walter Lantz to make only four cartoons, and making popular the Chilly Willy character. He then joined the world of TV commercials where the Raid bug spray ads and Frito Bandito where among his creations.
Tex Avery died in August, 1980. He left behind a legacy of timeless cartoons that will entertain and influence young cartoonists for years to come.

Ivan Harold Storer Sr. [Parents] was born on 2 Jul 1903 in Smithville, Bastrop, Tx. He died on 31 Jul 1988 in Waco, McLennan, Tx. He married Viola Mabel Stinnett on 31 Jan 1925 in Waco, McLennan, Tx.

Viola Mabel Stinnett

John George Storer was born on 12 Mar 1850 in Mansfield, Nottingham, England. He married Sarah Jackson.

Sarah Jackson was born on 19 Mar 1850 in Sturbridge, Worcester, England. She married John George Storer.

They had the following children:

  M i George William Storer

Green Berry Avery [Parents] was born on 24 Oct 1850 in , Al. He died on 15 Mar 1919 in Lanett, Chambers, Al. He was buried in Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery. He married Annie Lou Smith in 1908 in Chamber, Al.

Other marriages:
Radney, Nancy Cordelia

school teacher, school board, Lanett Postmaster

Annie Lou Smith [Parents] was born on 24 Sep 1873 in Harris, Ga. She died on 19 Mar 1951 in Pheonix City, Russell, AL. She married Green Berry Avery in 1908 in Chamber, Al.

Other marriages:
Sands, William Joseph Billy

Green Berry Avery [Parents] was born on 24 Oct 1850 in , Al. He died on 15 Mar 1919 in Lanett, Chambers, Al. He was buried in Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery. He married Nancy Cordelia Radney about 1875 in , Al.

Other marriages:
Smith, Annie Lou

school teacher, school board, Lanett Postmaster

Nancy Cordelia Radney [Parents] was born on 14 Oct 1859 in Heard, GA. She died on 20 Jul 1906 in Five Points, Chambers, AL. She was buried in Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Cemetery. She married Green Berry Avery about 1875 in , Al.

They had the following children:

  M i Charles Walter Avery
  M ii William Richard Avery
  M iii Joseph T. Avery
  M iv Bruce Gay Avery
  M v James Hardy Avery
  M vi Robert Marvin Avery
  M vii Curtis Bryan Avery
  M viii Herbert Lamar Avery
  M ix Green Berry Avery Jr.

Robert Marvin Avery [Parents] was born on 20 May 1891 in Chambers, Al. He died on 8 Feb 1969 in Troup, GA. He married Eunice Lee Hale.

Eunice Lee Hale was born in 1893. She married Robert Marvin Avery.

They had the following children:

  M i Robert Marvin Avery Jr.
  F ii Eunice H. Avery
  M iii Needham C. Avery
  M iv William Green Avery
  F v Mildred A. Avery

John (Thoephilus) Thompson [Parents] was born in 1710 in County Donegal or Tyrone, Ireland. He died in Sep 1757 in in or near Barbados. He was buried in 1757 in Caribbean Sea. He married Nepsy.

Other marriages:
Butt, Alsey

From Julie Harper Genealogy; worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com web site
A number of internet sites and eastern Thompson family members statethat John's name was Theophilus and that he was English. However, theEmerett Nicholson Papers and the book, Sharp, Nicholson and ThompsonFamilies of East Texas, both state he was an Irish seaman (LDS film1,698,001). All land records list him only as John and not asTheophilus. He did have a son named Theophilus, and this may have beenhis middle name, or a nickname, but not the name he used on any officialpapers. This is one reason that those pursuing Theophilus Thompson couldgo no further back than him. As to his English origins, all papersrelated to him, including some census records of family members, listScot or Irish ancestry. As a merchant seaman married to anEnglish-Scot-Cheraw woman, he probably was in England rather often; butclearly from the family bible of his son Daniel, which was purchased inScotland, this line of Thompson's is Scottish via Ireland. Johnoriginally settled in Albermarle County, Virginia before moving toNorfolk County, Virginia. From there he took his family to Nash County,North Carolina and later to Robeson County, North Carolina. He was amerchant seaman, owning a ship called The Ranger, that he sailed fromBristol, England to Norfolk County, Virginia, and later to the Bahamasand Barbados. His ship was captured and he was killed by pirates nearBarbados in 1757. Lumbee Indian tradition states he was one of theprimary progenitors of the Thompson's of the Lumbee (Cheraw) tribe.There are also a number of the Thompson family in Barbados today, whereit is believed he had a wife or concubine. All of his provendescendants, however, are through his wife Alsey Butt. There is also aline claimed through a Nepsy with two children Reuben and Nancy. But,Reuben's date of birth would indicate that he was a grandchild ratherthan a child, since Reuben was born 8 years after John's death.

Nepsy. married John (Thoephilus) Thompson.

They had the following children:

  F i Nancy Thompson was born in 1747 in Robeson, Nc.

Joseph Tomme [Parents] was born on 4 Sep 1777 in Jefferson, GA. He died in 1840 in Troup, GA. He married Zilhpha Vining.

Zilhpha Vining [Parents] was born on 16 Feb 1784 in Johnston, NC. She died in 1879 in Troup, GA. She married Joseph Tomme.

Family came from MA to MD to NC to GA

They had the following children:

  M i James B. Tomme.
  F ii Elizabeth Tomme

Isaac Avery was born in 1784 in Wilkes, Ga. He married Amey Dodwell on 28 Dec 1815 in Putnam, Ga.

Amey Dodwell [Parents] was born in 1796 in Putnam, Ga. She died in Putnam, Ga. She married Isaac Avery on 28 Dec 1815 in Putnam, Ga.

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