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**James William "Bill" Wethington

Male 1911 - 1987  (76 years)


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  • Name **James William "Bill" Wethington  [1
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 23 Apr 1911  Casey County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 May 1987  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jun 1987  Saint Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Clementsville, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6503  My Genealogy

    Father **Lawrence Thomas Jefferson Wethington,   b. 22 Mar 1874, District #4, Casey Creek, Casey County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1949, District #4, Casey Creek, Casey County, KY. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Nancy Ellen Wethington,   b. Apr 1872, District #4, Casey Creek, Casey County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1915, District #4, Casey Creek, Casey County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 1893  Married In Saint Bernard Catholic Church Probably By Father Alphonsus L. O'shea, Clementsville, Casey County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lawrence (Thomas) Jefferson and Nancy were 2nd cousins Civil VI Canon3.
    Family ID F2838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family **Ova Myrtle Grooms,   b. 13 Feb 1913, Casey Creek, Casey County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1979, Dwight, Livingston County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Aft 1930  Casey County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F2835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Per his son, Earl Gene Wethington, "James William Wethington was theyoungest child of his parents Thomas Jefferson and Nancy EllenWethington. His mother Nancy died when he was four years old."
      James, most often called "Bill Rowdy", and lived with his parents onthe two hundred acre farm on Woods Creek. When he was older he wentto work at the saw mill in Liberty, Kentucky. He worked at thesawmill some thirty years. The sawmill was owned by his father-n-lawFelix Sherman Grooms. Ova and James (Bill) had four children togetherfrom their marriage. He did some farming after he left the sawmill,and later retired at the age for a social security pension. James'sbrother Andrew MacDonald Wethington at his death, willed to James someland and a trailer in the area. James (Bill) lived there until hisdeath in 1987.

      1). Etta/Edda is the family link. Earl Gene Wethington and Brenda LouWethington Gillock (brother and sister) are grandchildren ofLawrence/Thomas Jefferson Wethington through James William (Bill)Wethington. They both remember their aunt Edda (Etta) being marriedto Jimmy Cleary. The family tree listed on the Internet pageRootsWeb.com for Casey County, Kentucky mentions Etta being married toJimmy Cleary. This then ties together the family of BennettWethington down to Earl Gene, his sons Robert Gene & William Earl, andhis two sons Joshua Earl & Joseph Lee Wethington. Earl Gene's sistersalso have good size extended families, however Earl is the only son of William B. James Wethington (Dated: Feb. 20, 2004)
      2). Also Andrew (Mack) left some land to James William (Bill) hisbrother. This would be Earl and Brenda's uncle since they are thechildren of James William. By the way, it was understood that afterJames William (Bill died) that the land was confiscated by thegovernment, because they knew that there was seven stills hidden onthe land. The only inheritance that Earl received was $50.00.

  • Sources 
    1. [S945] Sandra Lee Elkins McCoy Wethington Juhl, Dated: January, 2004 (Reliability: 3).