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(many thanks to Pat Bishop, descendent of Laura Avery Warmath, for the information and especially the photographs on this page)

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Chart at page bottom untangles how Sid & Laura had the same aunts & uncles but were not related


Albert T. "Sidney" Warmath

3-24-1870 to 1-31-1933



1866-Thomas Q Warmath

1868-Julius Frank Warmath

1872-John Garland Warmath

1876-James "Clint" Warmath

1878-Walter (William Walter) Warmath

1883-Aubrey D. Warmath

married 1892 Gibson Co. TN


Laura Avery Warmath

1-8-1870 to 9-25-1959




1894-Roy Avery Warmath

1895-Flora Dell Edwards

John Wesley Warmath 1899

1902-Laura Belle Bryant

1903-Ollie Estelle Morrison

1905-Paul Franklin (died 06)

1909-Sidney Fay Shelton

'13-Albert Clinton Warmath

1914-Pauline Gertrude Pyle

1915-Dorothy Dickerson




John Wesley Warmath 1834


 Martha "Mattie" Jones

spouse's parents:

William A.G. Avery 


Sarah Rosamon


maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:

Henry Warmath and Elizabeth Fly

maternal aunts & uncles: unknown


paternal aunts & uncles:

1827-Micajah Washington Warmath; 1828-Sarah Alcenia Warmath Lewis; 1830-Thomas Dixon Warmath; 1832-Henry H Warmath; c.1836-William James Warmath; 1838-Chesterfield Warmath; 1840-Mary Elizabeth Warmath Rosamon; 1842-Julius Joseph Warmath; 1846-Robert H Warmath


paternal great-grandparents:

Thomas Warmath and Mary "Polly" Wooten

John Dixon Fly and Sarah S. Woodard

Click on image to enlarge. Once enlarged, to zoom, move cursor to right of image, back onto image and click again. Zooming makes captions clear.

poor quality copy of photo of Avery family, click to see caption

reduced copy of family photo if 1st copy won't open for you

Laura Loudora Avery Warmath

Albert Sidney Warmath, click to enlarge and read caption

Easter 1958

PW Mecklin, Sally Mecklin, Ida T. Avery Hardison and her sister Laura Avery Warmath (Sally Mecklin=daughter of Ida T)

with her children, click to enlarge and read caption

With some of her children and grandchildren and her sister, full caption below as "Warmath Group 3"

1951, with some of her children, full caption below as "Warmath Group 4."

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Warmath Group 3, from left: his daughter Pauline Gertrude Warmath Pyle, his son Roy's mother-in law Mrs. Louise Dunlap, his wife's sister Ida Tennessee Avery Hardison, his wife, his son-in-law Roy Bryant, his daughter Laura Bell Warmath Bryant, his daughter-in-law Antoinette Dunlap Warmath, his daughter-in-law Emma Lou Taylor Warmath (Albert's wife), his son Roy Avery Warmath, his son Albert Clinton Warmath, and in front his grandchildren Ann Bryant, and Roy's Doris & Roy Jr.

Warmath group 4, Sept 1951, McCrory Arkansas, from left: his grandson Carl Dickerson, his son-in-law James Austin Shelton, his daughter Sidney Fay Warmath Shelton, his daughter Dorothy Warmath Dickerson, his granddaughter Laura Nell Dickerson, his daughter-in-law Lenora Warmath (John Wesley's wife), his wife, and the boy in front is his grandson Ricky Shelton.

Full information on how the Avery children were orphaned and raised by relatives is on the pages for their parents, but this note is added (received in 2007 from Patricia Bishop, daughter of Pauline Gertrude Warmath Pyle and granddaughter or Sid Warmath): "I remember my mother, Aunt Dorothy, and Uncle Clinton (who were the three youngest of Sid and Laura) always telling the same story about their parents. Sid and Laura married without Sid's parents' approval. It was felt that Laura was a servant in the Warmath home...Sid also was disinherited by his family because he became a Baptist minister. My mom, Dorothy and Clinton all agreed that somewhere in the Warmath family history they were related to the Rockefellas. To date I have not made that connection..."

Marriage records for Gibson County TN show A.S. Warmath (spelled "Warmoth") marrying Laura Avery in 1892.

1910 census, Madison County, TN, district 15: Albert S. Warmath, age 40, born in TN of parents born in TN, m1 for 18 years, occupation: dairyman. Wife Laura L, age 40, mother of 8 of whom 6 are living. Daughter Flora D, age 16. Son Roy A, age 15. Son John W, age 10. Daughter Laura B, age 8. Daughter Estelle, age 6. Daughter Sidney F, age 8 months. Also in the house: William Morgan, age 60, boarder, white, born in TN of parents born in NC, farmer--working out.

10-16-1913 Tri-County News (Crockett County), Thursday: "Mrs. A.S. Warmath of Jackson visited her brother T.G. Avery and family last week, returning home Sunday. Her husband came over Sunday and returned home with her."

1920 census, Tippah County MS, beat one: Sid Warmath, age 49, born in TN but this time mistakenly his father is listed as from NC, farmer. Wife Laura, age 49. Daughter Laura B, age 18. Daughter Estelle, age 15. Daughter Sidney, age 10. Son Clinton, age 7. Daughter Gertrude, age 5. Daughter Dorothy, age 4. The next household is Roy Warmath, age 25, single, born in TN of parents born in TN, farmer, whom I presume is the oldest son.

Note regarding Tippah County, MS: Laura's cousin James R Rosamon (son of her mother's brother John Wesley Rosamon) with his wife and foster child lived in Ripley, MS, in Tippah County.

1930 census, Tippah County MS, Beat 1 (NOTE: Albert is himself the census taker): Albert S. Warmath, age 60, married at 22, born in TN of parents born in TN, farmer. Wife Laura L, age 60, married at 22, born in TN of parents born in TN. Daughter Laura B, age 28, single, teacher in public school. Daughter Sidney F, 20, single, teacher in public school. Son Albert C, age 17, farm labor. Daughter Pauline G, age 16. Daughter Dorothy, age 14.

The chart below shows how Sid and Laura could've had the same aunts and uncles without being blood relatives. Matching colors mean the people married each other. Harriet Della Warmath (Hefley) is listed only under her father, though she is also the daughter of Mary J. Rosamon (Warmath) in blue, making her the cousin of both Laura Avery and Sid Warmath.