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Theus Descendants

First Generation

1. Christian Theus was born ?. He died ? at ? years of age. His body was interred in ? He married ?. ? was born in ? and was the daughter of ? and ?. She died in ? on ? at ? years of age.

Christian Theus and ? had the following family:

1 i. John Theus. He married Sophia ? [ See Bridgeman Theus Page ] [All rights reserved.]

Second Generation

1. John Theus was born ?. He died ? at ? years of age. His body was interred in ? He married Sophia ? estimated 1800. He died ? at ? years of age. His body was interred in ?.

John Theus and Sophia had the following family:

  1. Elizabeth THEUS. Born ?, married Jacob D. Fudge, Jr. 14-Sep-1830 in Crawford Co.GA [ See Bridgeman Theus Page ]
  2. Henry THEUS., born 05-May-1801 in South Carolina, married Mary Windham 15-Sep-1830 in Crawford Co.GA, died 18-April-1865.
  3. John THEUS.
  4. Sarah THEUS6. Named in the will of Elizabeth Theus Fudge

 

Third Generation

2. Henry Theus was born 05-May-1801. He died 18-April-1865 at 64 years of age. His body was interred in Turner's Chapel Cemetery. He married Mary Windham on 15-Sep-1830 Crawford Co. GA. . Mary was born in 05-April-1809 the daughter of John Windham and Elizabeth James. She died abt. 1886 in Milam Co. TX at abt. 77 years of age. Her body was interred in Milam Co. TX.

Henry Theus and Mary Windham had the following nine children:

3. John B. Theus, CSA, born about 1834. Married Dorothy Wainwright 28-Dec-1853 in Taylor Co. by Elder James Black Hamilton. (daughter of Aden WAINWRIGHT and Michelle THEUS). Joined Bethel Primitive Baptist Church by experience 3-Nov-1860; dismissed by letter 13-Apr-1861. Enlisted in Co. C, Ga 59th Infantry 10-May-1862. Transferred to Government Foundery in Macon, GA 6-Aug-1862. Admitted to General Hospital No. 16 at Richmond, VA, Jan. 1863. Died there of typhoid pneumonia 12-Jan-1863. [Bethel Primitive Baptist Church - The First 100 Years, 1838-1938 pp.353-54 by John R & Janice B Adams.] {Dorothy Wainwright Theus filed for widow's Pension in Taylor Co. per Index to Georgia Confederate Pension Files p.936}.John B. Theus also listed in Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-65 Vol.6, page 34 .

4. James Jasper Theus was born 18-July-1831 and died 8-Aug-1906. He married Mary Jane Davis, daughter of William H Davis and Caroline Missouri GARDNER, on 3-Nov-1867, by Elder James Black Hamilton. Both are buried at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church cemetery, Taylor Co. GA. Joined Bethel PB Church 05-Sep-1874, dismissed by letter 05Mar-1881, rejoined 30-Sep-1899. Reportedly, they had twelve (12) children and Mary Jane Davis had two children by her first marriage to James Windham. [per Billy Hamilton & Steve Davis] There was a James Windham (died 1863) and a James B. Windham (died 1864) in Co. C, GA 59th. Obituary for Mary J. Theus.

Military - 4th Corporal Co. C, Ga 59th Infantry 10-May-1862. Admitted to Chimborazo Hospital No. 4, Richmond VA, with fever 23-Nov-1862, the same day as Alfred Russell Theus. J.J. Theus returned to duty 01-Dec-1862. Appointed Color Corporal Sep. 1863. Captured at Mine Run, VA, 9-May-1864. Rec'd at Ft. Delaware, DE, from Belle Plain, VA 21-May-1864. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Del. 7-Mar-1865. Exchanged at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, James River, VA Mar 10-12, 1865. [Bethel Primitive Baptist Church - The First 100 Years, 1838-1938 p.354 by John R. & Janice B. Adams] Listed in Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-65 Vol.6, pp. 26-34. Mary J. Davis appears on the 1860 Taylor Co. Census [p. 866 house #270 family #254] as age 11, approx DOB is 1849. [Signed as Pension witness for widow Elizabeth Amerson of Taylor Co., C.C. Hays of Taylor Co., widow Mary Mulky of Taylor Co., John L. Hudson of Taylor Co. Mary Jane Davis Theus, widow of James J Theus filed for Pension in Taylor Co., Thomas B. Theus signed as witness. Index to Georgia Confederate Pension Files, pp.936-937]

Obituary from THE BUTLER HERALD, Taylor Co., GA, Tuesday 14-Aug-1906

Death of Mr. James Theus - Mr. James T. [sic] Theus, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of the county died at his home two miles south-east of Butler on Thursday the 9th instant, after an illness of only a short while, leaving a wife and a large family of children, besides many relatives and friends to mourn his death. Mr. Theus was a long and consistent member of the Primitive Baptist church, which doctrine he loved - a quiet, honest, upright citizen who won the respect and love of all who knew him. His remains were interred at Bethel cemetery on Friday.

5. William B. Theus was born 1836. He died 12-May-1864 at 28 years of age, Killed at Spotsylvania, VA serving Co. C, Ga 59th Infantry. His body was interred in ? Listed in Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-65 Vol.6, page 34

6. Alfred Russell Theus was born 1839(1838?), died 3Jan1863 at age 24 of disease in Richmond VA Hospital. Body interred in ? Listed in Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-65 Vol.6, page 33, for Co. C, Ga 59th Infantry. Russell listed on 1860 Taylor Co. Census [p. 910 House#567, Family# 549] as age 21 and the overseer for Julius H. Holsey, a 24 year old attorney.

7. Richard A. Theus was born 2-Sep-1839, died 18-May-1926 in Wilbarger Co. TX Buried Eastview cemetery near Vernon, TX. Surrendered at Appomattox, VA Apr 9, 1865. Appeared in 1860 and 1880 Taylor Co. Census. Married Malinda Peed in Taylor Co., 21-Nov-1882. Listed in Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-65 Vol.6, page 34. In "They Followed the Sun" by Marguerite Starr Crain & Janell Turner Wenzel, page 137-136, "Richard A. Theus (also picture) was born September 2, 1839 and died May 18, 1926 in Wilbarger County, Texas. He was buried in Eastview cemetery near Vernon, Texas. He enlisted as a private in Co. C, 7th Regiment State Troops which subsequently became Co. C, 59th Georgia infantry, Confederate Army May 10, 1862. His record shows no hospital or wounds. He surrendered with Gen. R. E. Lee April 9, 1865. "Dick", as he was called married Malinda Peed November 21, 1882 in Taylor Co., Ga. They were married by Elder John Richard Respess, MG."
They appeared to have separated or divorced, not sure. Richard went to Texas with his mother and sister, Georgian in 1883. Malinda Peed Theus was in the millinery business with Miss Annah Trussell. Malinda Peed Theus died in Columbus, Ga. 29-June-1897. [Source: John R. Adams, Historian, Taylor County Historical-Genealogical Society ]

+8. Thomas B. Theus was born 7-Aug-1841, died 3-May-1918 in Taylor Co., GA. He married Susan Emma Gresham b. 22-Dec-1855 in Meriwether Co., GA, d. 20-Mar-1937 in Taylor Co., GA, buried in Ideal. They had nine children. Susan Emma Gresham was the daughter of George W. Gresham and Sarah Jane McKenney.
Enlisted Company C, Ga 59th Infantry 10-May-1862, Captured near Appomattox, VA 6-Apr-1865. Paroled at Burkeville, VA 14-17-Apr-1865. (source: National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record: 000226, 0060, 00000591 - John Griffin, also found in Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-65 Vol.6, page 34). Per family legend, Grandpa Theus walked from Burkeville, VA to Taylor Co., GA. GA 59th Infantry Regiment Unit history Awarded the Southern Cross of Honor 19Jan1905 by the Butler GA Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, recipient ledger book #5, page 257.

THE BUTLER HERALD - Thursday, May 9, 1918
DEATH OF MR. T.B. THEUS
On Friday afternoon about four o'clock occurred the death of Mr. T.B. Theus.
He had been sick about two weeks, and all the physicians and loved ones could do was in vain. His Master called and he was ready to go "enter the joy of His Lord" who had guided and led him through life.
He was born August 7th, 1841 and peacefully passed into the keeping of his Savior May 3rd, 1918. In his death Taylor Coujnty loses another veteran of the Civil War, his wife a devoted husband, and children a loving father.
Oh, it is hard to part with loved ones, but we hope by the grace of God we may meet in the heaven of eternal rest. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, and was true to the faith in which he believed.
He is survived by a broken-hearted wife, ten children, and several grandchildren, all residing in this state. One sister, Mrs. J.P. Starr and two brothers, R.A. Theus and G. W. Theus, of Texas.
His remains were laid to rest in Bethlehem cemetery Saturday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by Elder Young. ---------written by a niece
{abstracted from the Taylor County Tracer May 2001}

9. Septimus F. Theus was born 1843 and died 27-May-1864 at the age of 21, killed at Spotsylvania, VA serving Co. C, 59th Georgia Infantry. Buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA. Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-65 Vol.6, page 34.

10. George W. Theus was born 1848, moved to Texas, and died ? in ? at the age of ? and is buried at ?

11. Georgia A. H. Theus was born 1853, moved to Texas, married James Penn Starr and died ? in ? at the age of ? and is buried at ? See "They Followed the Sun" by Marguerite Starr Crain & Janell Turner Wenzel, page 137-136.

Sources: Virginia Crilley, 1860 Census, They Tarried in Taylor, by Essie Childs - p.129, Muster Roll Co. C - Ga 59th Infantry Regiment, National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record: 000226, 0060, 00000591, Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-65 Vol.6, pp. 26-34, White's Index of Georgia Confederate Pension Files pp. 936-937, They Followed the Sun by Marguerite Starr Crain & Janell Turner Wenzel, page 137-136, Bethel Baptist Church - The First 100 Years 1838 - 1938 by John R. & Janice B. Adams..

 

Fourth Generation

8. Thomas B. Theus was born in Taylor County, Georgia 7-Aug-1841. He married Susan Emma Gresham and they had the following family (nine children). (Theus 1915 Family Photo)

12. George Thomas Theus was born in Taylor County, Georgia 30 Aug 1877. He married Shellanna Williams on 28-Jun-1902. Shellanna Williams b. 18May1887 in Taylor Co. GA, died 3Nov1957 in Taylor Co.GA [d. 13Nov1960 per other records]. Shellanna was the daughter of Eliakim George Washington Williams (born 15-Dec-1779 (1859?) in Macon Co. GA) and his 2nd wife, Catherine Amerson. Both buried at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Taylor Co. GA [source: Jack Williams ] Eliakim G.W. Williams is listed in the 1860 Taylor Co. Census [p. 844 house #113, family#106] as age 1, approx. DOB 1859.

13. Mary Lizzie Theus b. 10-Dec-1878 in Taylor Co., m. Preston Worth "Bunk"Greer (b. 20-Jun-1891, d. 1966) on 22-Aug-1909, d. 29-Sep-1962. Buried Bethlehem Cemetery in Taylor Co., GA

14. Mattie Theus b. 16-Dec-1880 in Taylor Co., m. Slaughter Hill on 30-Sep-1900, d. 8-Aug-1960 buried Bethlehem, Taylor Co.

15. Alice Theus b. 26-Aug-1882 in Taylor Co., m. Abew Bostic (d. 17-Oct-1943) on ?, died 12-Aug-1970. Buried Bethlehem.

16. Eldora Theus, b. 10-Oct-1884 in Taylor Co., m. Thomas Lafayette Barfield on 12-Dec-1904 by J.T. Joung, M.G., died 8-Aug-1960. Buried Bethlehem. They had five children. [ Photo Eldora Theus Barfield ] [ Photo TL Barfield c.1905 ] [ Photo Tom&Dora Barfield Oct.1958 ]

THE BUTLER HERALD, Taylor Co., Ga. January 19, 1909 Mrs. T. B. Theus and daughter, Mrs. T. L. Barfield visited her brother, Mr. Gresham of Howard. Mrs. T. B. Theus was Susan Emma Gresham daughter of George W. Gresham and his first wife, Sarah Jane McKenney. Mr. Gresham of Howard was Jefferson D. Gresham son of George W. Gresham and his second wife Sarah Frances Snelson. Sarah Frances Snelson was daughter of John Snelson and Polly Reeves. John Snelson married George Gresham's mother, Matilda McKenney Gresham widow of Pleasant Gresham. Matilda McKenney Gresham and Sarah Jane McKenney were 1st cousins once removed and Matilda was her mother-in-law.

17. Sarah Lou Theus b. 13-Feb-1889 in Taylor Co., m. married John Hanney Barfield (b. 16-Apr-1882 d. 9-Dec-1956) on 20-Jan-1907 in Taylor Co., married by J.J.Jones, M.G., died 11-Nov-1970, buried Bethlehem in Taylor Co. Daughter of this union was Nettie Barfield, pictured in the lap of JH Barfield in the Theus 1915 Family Photo. Nettie Barfield married ??Barfield and her son, Ronald Barfield, practices law in Thomaston, GA with Adams, Barfield, Dunaway & Hankinson, LLP.

18. Ida Mae Theus, b. 20-Jul-1891 in Taylor Co., married Rufus Carlton Kirksey (b. 10-Feb-1885 d. 20-Jun-1969) on 14-Jan-1913 in Taylor Co., died 17-May-1928, both Ida Mae and Rufus buried at Bethlehem, Taylor Co., GA.

19. Fannie Ruth Theus, b. 22-Oct-1893 in Taylor Co., married Floyd S. Jinks, son of Willis Jinks (grandson of Wilborn Jinks) and J Downs on 23-Dec-1913 in Taylor Co., GA, (F.S. Jinks b. 4-Jan-1892 d. 30-Jun-1964 in Taylor Co., GA), died 12-Sep-1965, both buried Bethlehem.

20. David Russell Theus, b. 1-Apr-1897 in Taylor Co., married Mary Emma Streetman 6-Dec-1922 in Taylor Co. (M.E.Streetman b. 29-Sep-1903 d. 29-Apr-1932 in Taylor Co.), died ?, both buried at Bethlehem, Taylor Co. Per Mary Phillips , he later married Carrie Phillips about 1966.

From 1900 Taylor County Census per Virginia Crilley:

Theus, Thomas B 58; Emma 44 (daughter of George Gresham b. 1832. son of Pleasant Gresham b. 1801 married Matilda); George 23 m. Shellanna Williams; Lizzie 21 m. Preston Worth Greer; Mattie 19]; Alice 17 m. A. Bostic; Eldora 15 m. Tom Lafayette Barfield; Lou 13 m. John H. Barefield; Kida 10 m. Rufus C. Kirksey; Ruth 8 m. Floyd S. Jinks, son of Willis and J. Downs; David 3 m. Mary Streetman

4. James Jasper Theus was born 18-July-1831 and died 8-Aug-1906. He married Mary Jane Davis 3-Nov-1867, by Elder James Black Hamilton. She was born 15-Jan-1849, the daughter of William H Davis and Caroline Missouri GARDNER, and died 9-April-1932. They had the following children:

William Henry Theus

James Russell Theus

Walter M. Theus

Edward D. Theus

Amos W. Theus b. 15-Aug-1892.

Mrs. A.J. Taunton (Emma, Anah, Minnie Lee)

Mrs. W.B. Taunton

Mrs. J.C. Rumph

Miss Georgia Theus

Miss Julia Theus

See Bridgeman Theus Page


 Obituary in THE BUTLER HERALD, Taylor Co. GA, Thursday April 14, 1932.

MRS. J.J. THEUS SUSTAINS FALL, DIES SUNDAY -- GOOD WOMAN AT REST, WAS WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF THIS SECTION ALL HER LIFE. ---- Sustaining a fall as she was ascending the steps of her home on Wednesday last, Mrs. Mary J. Theus succumbed to the shock early Saturday morning regaining consciousness only at short intervals during the three days of her suffering. She was one of the oldest and most esteemed ladies of the county and had lived all of her life in the community in which she died, her home being about four miles southeast of Butler.

Mrs. Theus was the widow of Mr. J.J. Theus who died about 20 years ago. Before her marriage she was Miss Mary Davis; the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Davis. She was ever a faithful and loving companion to her devoted husband during his lifetime, always attentive to the duties of her household and the rearing of her children.

Mrs. Theus was in the 84th year of her age, the date of her birth being January 15, 1849. She lived a wuiet and peaceful life even to the end death coming to her as a gentle sleep. The community feels her loss keenly for everyone who knew her loved her dearly. She was a true Christiam woman and faithful member of the Bethel Primitive Baptist church.

The following children survived her: Messrs. W.H, J.R., W.M., E.D., and A. W. Theus; Mrs. A.J. Taunton, Mrs. W.B. Taunton, Mrs. J.C. Rumph, Misses Georgia and Julia Theus.

Funeral services, followed by interment, were held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at Bethel church and cemetery attended by a large gathering of loving and sympathizing friends. The services were conducted by Elder Haskell McCorkle. The pallbearers were: Messrs. C.B. and L.W. Theus, J.G., H.G., and W.H. Taunton and J.H. Cox.

[Bethel Baptist Church - The First 100 Years 1838 - 1938 by John R. & Janice B. Adams, page 412.]



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Sources: Virginia Crilley, 1860 Census, Essie Childs "They Tarried in Taylor", Muster Roll Co. C - Ga 59th Infantry Regiment, John R. Adams , 1900 Census, National Archives Microfilm Box, Roll, and Record: 000226, 0060, 00000591, The Butler Herald, Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of GA 1861-65 Vol.6, pp. 26-34, They Followed the Sun by Marguerite Starr Crain & Janell Turner Wenzel, page 137-136, Bethel Baptist Church - The First 100 Years 1838 - 1938 by John R. & Janice B. Adams.


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