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Sherri's Family Website contains Stovall Family Scrapbooks with historical photos, documents and other artifacts together with 2 Stovall genealogy databases that continue to grow with contributions of information and media items from family members. Donald E. Bishop's Stovall database is hosted there.
Jeremiah Jackson "Bud" Stovall
1852 - 1910
Jeremiah Jackson "Bud" Stovall was born October 25, 1852 in Jackson Parish, LA. He was the son of Benjamin Lucas Stovall and Elizabeth Warren. He married Margaret "Maggie" Laura Williamson on June 27, 1879, daughter of Anslem Morgan Williamson and Felicia Ann Irby.
Jeremiah was very enterpising and successful businessman, engaging in the mercantile business with his older brother George and later with his sons. He was also the post master of Stovall, LA; served on the Police Jury and a founder of the first bank at Dodson, LA. He was a well respected member of the community.
Jeremiah was known as "Bud" or "Jack" to family and freinds. He and Maggie raised a large family who contributed and became pillars of the early pioneer communities of Dodson, Jonesboro and Winnfield.
Jack & Maggie had the following twelve children:
Benjamin Morgan Stovall was born November 21, 1879; married Winford Viola "Minnie" Walker on December 10, 1902 and next married Bertha Mae Mixon after the death of Minnie. He died August 13, 1956 and is buried at Jonesboro City Cemetery with Minnie. He and Minnie had two sons.
William Lee Stovall was born February 1, 1881; married Grace King Meyers and died January 30, 1961. in Vallejo, CA. His obituary doesn't mention any survivng children.
Anna Alma Stovall was born July 29, 1882; married Dr. Hugh Angus Smith, M.D. on April 25, 1900; next married Dr. James Franklin Faith, M.D. on December 22, 1912. Alma died March 24, 1967 and is buried with Dr. Faith in Winnfield City Cemetery. She had seven children, two with Dr. Smith and five with Dr. Faith.
Logan Jackson Stovall was born March 1, 1884; married Thomas "Tommie" Marilla Hagler on April 16, 1905 and died March 20, 1969. Logan and Tommie had six children.
Robert Luther Stovall was born February 22, 1886; married Thera Mattie Nicholson, daughter of Col. James William Nicholson and Sally Baker on February 2, 1910. Thera's father was a world renouned mathmatician and former President of both LSU and Tulane. Robert died January 10, 1949. He and Thera had four children.
Rawson Fisher Stovall was born August 23, 1887; married Della Fisher and died April 29, 1940. Rawson and Della had eight children.
George Poner Stovall was born November 14, 1888 and died at the age of 2 on January 9, 1891.
Dr. Simon David Stovall, DVM (WWI Vet) was born January 1, 1891; married Gladys Woodlief Caviness on July 22, 1925 and died February 6, 1959 in San Mateo Co., CA. Simon and Gladys are both buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA. Simon and Gladys had three children.
Dr. Henry Foster Stovall, DVM (WWI Vet) was born September 29, 1892; married Blanche Madden on July 27, 1926 and died August 12, 1946. He is buried in Jonesboro City Cemetery. He and Blanche had two daughters.
Clara Rose Stovall was born April 25, 1894; married Ed Daniel "Dan" Boon on August 21, 1910 and died September 9, 1944. She and Dan are buried in Leesville Cemetery in Vernon Parish, LA. They had one daughter.
Juanita Gladys "Nita" Stovall was born January 14, 1897; married Malcolm Dudley Nicholson, brother of Thera (Robert Luther's wife) on June 6, 1916 and died June 16, 1992 in Baton Rouge, LA. Malcolm and Nita had three children.
John Conley Stovall was born May 7, 1898; married Cora Jane Farmer on August 15, 1935 in Odessa, TX and died January of 1979 in Kermit, TX. (no info on children for he and his wife at this time)
Note: To see pictures of Jeremiah & Maggie's family <---- Click here
The Comrade, Sept. 23, 1910, Winnfield, LA
J. J. Stovall Dies.
Yesterday afternoon word was received that J. J. Stovall of Dodson had passed away. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy several days ago, but rallied and for a while hopes were entertained for his recovery, but he relapsed and sank steadily till the end was reached. He was prominent in business circles, being head of the firm of J. J. Stovall & Sons, merchants. He leaves a large family of sons and daughters, and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Death Card of J. J. Stovall