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Much of this information comes from Nell Murchison, Jean Murchison, Connie Lane, Martha Avery Molly (Mullins) Hoffman and Mrs. CC James, Crockett Co. TN Historian.

 Julia Ann Rosamon Smith

born c.1835



1829-Henry C Rosamon

c.1831-Margaret Rosamon (Henderson)

c.1833-Nancy Rosamon (Bell)

1838-Mary J Rosamon (Warmath)

c. 1839-George M Rosamon

1842-John Wesley Rosamon

1844-LDH (boy) died 1845

1846-Ruthy Lucinda Rosamon (Warren)

c. 1849-Sarah Rosamon (Avery)



John Bimmery Smith




Sarah (Avery Pennick)

Nannie (Dillon)


Sarah's 1st husband was

Troy H Avery s/o James Arlen Avery thus nephew of BGHB Avery. This means Sarah was cousin of Ida Tennessee Avery and Troy was cousin of Ida's father.



John D. Rosamon


 Elizabeth Hefley

spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:

Michael Hefley and Peggy Hamilton

paternal grandparents:

Henry Rosamon and Nancy Rowe

maternal aunts & uncles:

1801-Mary (Dunlap), 1804-Nancy (Letsinger), 1806-Sarah (Carter), 1811-William, c.1812-James, 1816-Henry


paternal aunts & uncles:



Crockett County Sentinel Thursday 3-9-1950: Mrs. Sarah Avery Penick of Alamo passed away on Wednesday, March 8th. Services were held in the Alamo Baptist Church on March 10, burial in Alamo Cemetery. Mrs. Penick, better known to her friends as "Miss Sallie" or "Mammy," was 81 years of age, having been born at Gadsden, Crockett County on 12-13-1868, the daughter of John Bimmery Smith and Julia Rosemond Smith. She was married to Troy H. Avery in 1911*. After being a widow for 21 years, she married Dr. Isaac Newton Penick, Dean of Theology at Union University in Jackson, TN. She leaves three children: JB Avery Sr., attorney; and Harry S. Avery, Special Investigator of Alamo; and Mrs. Rosemond Glosup, teacher of Music of Houston Texas, together with T.H. Avery and E.T. Avery, children of her deceased son, T.H. Avery. She also leaves her sister, Mrs. Nannie Dillon of Memphis, and five grandchildren, Mrs. Blanche Avery Tucker of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Lellie Penick Carlton of Orlando, FL; Kay Penick of Winchester, KY; John Penick of New York City; Warren Penick of Atlanta, GA, and the children of deceased step-son, J.H. Avery of Marston MO. Besides the above named grandsons, she leaves 7 others, JB Avery Jr. of Alamo, Mrs. Sara Avery Emison of Alamo, Dr. James Kelly Avery of Norfolk, VA, Harry S. Avery Jr, Bruce Avery and Steve Avery of Alamo, and Mrs. Betty Sue Slaughter of Johnson City, TN, together with eight great-grandchildren.

 (*NOTE Crockett County marriage records show Sallie Smith marrying T.H. Avery 1-27-1889 and Sarah Avery marrying I.N. Penick 12-8-1932. 1911 is the year Troy Avery died, not the year he married her--which jibes with 21 years as widow.)

Thurs 4-28-1929 Crockett County Sentinel: The marriage of Miss Rosamond Avery, Dallas, Texas, daughter of Mrs. I.N. Penick of Alamo, TN and Rufus A. Glosup of Houston TX was solemnized April 14th at the Second Baptist Church of Houston.

In the chart below Julia's daughter and her husband are both in red. Troy H Avery son of Drury Vinson Avery and cousin of Wm. A.G. is one of the Avery's who took over the farm that should have gone to Julia's niece, Ida, and her siblings. Ida's daughter said, "Mother always thought the oldest son Charlie and the other son Sam and Aunt Laura maybe could have kept the family together if it had not been for Troy and Drew Avery who took over the farm. They must have been Grandfather's brothers..." They weren't his brothers, but his cousins. By this chart, Ida's cousin Sally Smith married her father's cousin, Troy Avery.