Descendants of Aaron Metz


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Generation No. 1

 

1.  AARON1 METZ was born September 13, 1859 in Ohio , and died May 23, 1934 in Brayton , Tennessee near Graysville.  He married ELLEN HARTZELL 1881.  She was born February 14, 1859 in Indiana , and died November 27, 1923 in Brayton , Tennessee near Graysville.

 

Notes for AARON METZ :

METZ

Origin: Austria / Germany

Meaning: Butcher

Variations: Metzger, Metts, Mitts

 

 

More About AARON METZ :

Burial: Metz Cemeter/Brayton

 

Notes for ELLEN HARTZELL:

HARTZELL

Origin: Germany

Meaning: Stag

Variations: Hartsell

 

 

 

More About ELLEN HARTZELL:

Burial: Metz Cemetery/Brayton

       

Children of AARON METZ and ELLEN HARTZELL are:

2.                i.    ALLIE EMMA2 METZ , b. June 01, 1886, Bledsoe County , Tennessee ; d. February 28, 1973, Graysville , Tennessee .

                  ii.    ANNA METZ METZ, b. 1897; m. ?? ACUFF.

 

Notes for ANNA METZ METZ :

METZ

Origin: Austria / Germany

Meaning: Butcher

Variations: Metzger, Metts, Mitts

 

 

                 iii.    DORA B. METZ, b. April 1892; d. 1976; m. W. CLAUDE SMITH.

 

Notes for DORA B. METZ:

METZ

Origin: Austria / Germany

Meaning: Butcher

Variations: Metzger, Metts, Mitts

 

 

                 iv.    EVA E. METZ, b. March 01, 1884, Bledsoe County , TN ; d. September 29, 1898, Bledsoe County , TN.

 

Notes for EVA E. METZ:

METZ

Origin: Austria / Germany

Meaning: Butcher

Variations: Metzger, Metts, Mitts

 

 

More About EVA E. METZ:

Burial: Metz Cemetery/Bledsoe County, TN

 

                  v.    ERVIN F. METZ , b. August 1882; d. 1955; m. MARGARET ??.

 

Notes for ERVIN F. METZ :

METZ

Origin: Austria / Germany

Meaning: Butcher

Variations: Metzger, Metts, Mitts

 

 

                 vi.    WILLIAM METZ, b. August 28, 1889; d. September 13, 1898.

 

Notes for WILLIAM METZ :

METZ

Origin: Austria / Germany

Meaning: Butcher

Variations: Metzger, Metts, Mitts

 

 

                vii.    TRESTOR EARL METZ METZ.

 

Notes for TRESTOR EARL METZ METZ :

METZ

Origin: Austria / Germany

Meaning: Butcher

Variations: Metzger, Metts, Mitts

 

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  ALLIE EMMA2 METZ (AARON1) was born June 01, 1886 in Bledsoe County , Tennessee , and died February 28, 1973 in Graysville , Tennessee .  She married CHARLES ANDREW STANDIFER, son of GEORGE STANDIFER and MARGARET HARRELSON.  He was born May 23, 1883, and died August 02, 1960 in Brayton , Tennessee .

 

Notes for ALLIE EMMA METZ :

METZ

Origin: Austria / Germany

Meaning: Butcher

Variations: Metzger, Metts, Mitts

 

 

More About ALLIE EMMA METZ :

Burial: Graysville , Tennessee

Naturalization: Aaron's ethnic background was German

 

Notes for CHARLES ANDREW STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

Forward

By

Rex Alexander

 

        Why is Rex Alexander writing about the Standifer family? After the death of my grandmother Gertrude Gann, her widower, Charles R. Gann, married Mildred Frances Standifer. Mildred was the daughter of Charles Andrew and Allie Emma ( Metz ) Standifer. As a young lad, we visited the Standifer home in Brayton (a town above Graysville , TN ) in Bledsoe County . To us children, they were Grandma and Grandpa Standifer.

        In 1948, the Gann, Joe and Easter (Standifer) Powell,  and Alexander families were out on Sale Creek Mountain at the Gann cabin. A photograph was taken of the younger kid's. As luck would have it, the photo included me and Carol Powell. Twenty two year's later, we married.

        At the time of our marriage, Allie ( Metz ) Standifer was bedridden with cancer but we met again after all those years. Later, she lived her last days with Easter and Joe Powell. As she lost strength and her mind would wander, she stated that I was her son. Why? I have no idea but it was such a wonderful compliment to me, I still treasure the remark.

        Carol and I have been married now for almost 34 years and I'm proud to say that her mother, Easter Standifer Powell, calls me her son, and I am privileged to be so. So, I think I am qualified to write about us Standifer's.

 

 

More About CHARLES ANDREW STANDIFER:

Burial: Graysville , Tennessee

       

Children of ALLIE METZ and CHARLES STANDIFER are:

3.                i.    EASTER IRENE3 STANDIFER, b. April 04, 1915, Bledsoe County , Tennessee .

                  ii.    ESTELLA BELLE STANDIFER, b. January 10, 1905; d. March 30, 1927; m. RALPH JAMES.

 

Notes for ESTELLA BELLE STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

                 iii.    GLEN LEONARD STANDIFER, b. August 04, 1906; d. 1985; m. MILDRED STOLTZ.

 

Notes for GLEN LEONARD STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

                 iv.    MYRTLE MARGARET STANDIFER, b. November 13, 1909; d. 1960; m. FLETCHER MORGAN.

 

Notes for MYRTLE MARGARET STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

                  v.    NORA RUTH STANDIFER, b. November 10, 1911; d. October 04, 1982; m. LEABURN V. GREEN.

 

Notes for NORA RUTH STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

                 vi.    CARL WILLIAM STANDIFER, b. January 31, 1918, Bledsoe County, TN; d. February 15, 2001, Chattanooga, TN; m. RUBY BURNETT.

 

Notes for CARL WILLIAM STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

More About CARL WILLIAM STANDIFER:

Burial: Chattanooga national Cemetery

 

                vii.    PAULINE MAE STANDIFER, b. October 03, 1921; d. 1970, Conneticut; m. HARRY NICHOLS.

 

Notes for PAULINE MAE STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

More About PAULINE MAE STANDIFER:

Burial: Conneticut

 

               viii.    RITA PEARL STANDIFER, b. January 30, 1927; d. 1983; m. (1) MASON SMITH; m. (2) AUSTIN FANN.

 

Notes for RITA PEARL STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

                  ix.    ELSIE DEAN STANDIFER, b. April 25, 1929, Bledsoe County, TN; d. April 20, 2002, Ypslanti, MI; m. DEP (JUNIOR) SKILES.

 

Notes for ELSIE DEAN STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

                   x.    MILDRED FRANCES STANDIFER, b. March 10, 1908, Bledsoe County, TN; d. July 26, 1990, Sale Creek, TN; m. (1) LESTER MORGAN; m. (2) CHARLES ROSCOE GANN, 1937; b. October 31, 1898, Sale Creek, Tennessee; d. July 18, 1991, Sale Creek, Tennessee.

 

Notes for MILDRED FRANCES STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

More About MILDRED FRANCES STANDIFER:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery , Sale Creek , Tennessee

Divorced: April 11, 1936, Lester Morgan

 

Notes for CHARLES ROSCOE GANN:

 

 

 

 

 

More About CHARLES ROSCOE GANN:

Burial: Welsh Cemetery , Sale Creek , Tennessee

Military service: He was not a veteran of WWI. He was notified to report for militry duty but the war ended and he was "discharged the day before he was to report

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  EASTER IRENE3 STANDIFER (ALLIE EMMA2 METZ , AARON1) was born April 04, 1915 in Bledsoe County , Tennessee .  She married JOSEPH FRANKLIN POWELL August 19, 1933 in Graysville , Tennessee , son of ERASTUS POWELL and MARY NORTHRUP.  He was born July 24, 1907 in Rhea County , TN , and died October 03, 1982 in Dayton , Tennessee .

 

Notes for EASTER IRENE STANDIFER:

 

STANDIFER

Origin:Standiford in Shropshire , England ... Normanic

Variations: STANDIFORD/STANDEFER/STANDIFUR/SANDIFER

 

 

Notes for JOSEPH FRANKLIN POWELL:

POWELL

Origin: Breconshire, Wales

 

 

More About JOSEPH FRANKLIN POWELL:

Burial: Graysville , Tennessee

       

Children of EASTER STANDIFER and JOSEPH POWELL are:

                   i.    CAROL DEAN4 POWELL, b.  Falling Water, Tennessee ; m. REXFORD CORNELIUS ALEXANDER,   Graysville , Tennessee ; b. Sale Creek , Tennessee .

 

Notes for REXFORD CORNELIUS ALEXANDER:

ALEXANDER

                       Motto:    "per mare per terras"

                                                       (By sea and by land)

 

                       Arms:      Per pale argent-and sable

                                                       a chevron-and in base a

                                                       crescent counter-changed

                                                       on a canton azure-a harp

                                                       or stringed of the first.

 

                       Crest:      An arm in armour embowed proper                                                                                                              holding a sword of the last hilt and                                                                                                                         pommel.

 

                       Meaning: 'Defender of men", "King", "Ruler"

 

                       Origin:     (Greek) Alexander the Great

                      

                       First Used as Surname: Scotland    1124 AD

 

                                                                       CLAN AFFILATION

                                       MacDonald...... MacDonnell..........  Macallister

 

 

 

Rexford (King) Cornelius (Helper of Mankind) Alexander (Ruler)

was named after Rex Hawkins, a cousin, and his uncle, Cornelius Gentry (George) Alexander.

 

4.               ii.    JOANNE POWELL.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  JOANNE4 POWELL (EASTER IRENE3 STANDIFER, ALLIE EMMA2 METZ , AARON1)  She married CARL LESLEY HODGE, son of CARL HODGE and ETHEL JACKSON.  He was born in Sale Creek , TN.

 

More About CARL LESLEY HODGE:

Burial: Chattanooga , TN

       

Children of JOANNE POWELL and CARL HODGE are:

5.                i.    DAVID LESLEY5 HODGE.

                  ii.    MELLISA CAROL HODGE.

6.              iii.    KEITH FRANKLIN HODGE.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

5.  DAVID LESLEY5 HODGE (JOANNE4 POWELL, EASTER IRENE3 STANDIFER, ALLIE EMMA2 METZ , AARON1)  He married JANICE ??. 

       

Children of DAVID HODGE and JANICE ?? are:

                   i.    JONATHAN6 HODGE.

                  ii.    ERIC HODGE.

 

 

6.  KEITH FRANKLIN5 HODGE (JOANNE4 POWELL, EASTER IRENE3 STANDIFER, ALLIE EMMA2 METZ , AARON1)  He married CHRISTIE ??. 

       

Children of KEITH HODGE and CHRISTIE ?? are:

                   i.    JASON6 HODGE.

                  ii.    ELIZABETH HODGE.

                 iii.    SARAH HODGE.