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Many thanks to Jean Murchison for a family tree sent in 1998 that detailed the line of her husband, a descendent of TG Avery. The photocopy of the photograph of the William A.G. Avery family comes from Jean as well.

Minnie Rebekah Avery McDearman

1-8-1911 to 4-19-1976



1902-Eunice Ellen Avery

1903-Thomas Wilbur Avery

1905-Paul Constance Avery

1913-Carroll Rosamond Avery

1915-Nell Frances Avery

1917-Lena Mae Avery




Mosco Edward McDearman

Oct 1910 to 12-15-1968



  Thomas Edward




Tom Avery


Minnie Viola Hawkins

spouse's parents:

Mosco McDearman Sr.


Aeolian Hall

maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:

William A.G. Avery & Sarah Rosamon

 maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

1865-Charles Avery; c.1868-Sam Avery; 1870-Laura Avery Warmath; Lydia; Jessie; 1876-Ida Tennessee Avery (Hardison); after 1880-Joe Avery


maternal great-grandparents:

John D. Rosamon and Elizabeth Hefley


paternal great-grandparents:

BGHB Avery and Charity Brooks


1920 census, Lauderdale County, Gates:

Tom G. Avery, age 40, miller--flour mill.

Wife Minnie V., age 37

Daughter Eunice E, age 18.

Son Wilbur, age 16.

Son Paul C, age 14.

Daughter Rebecca M., age 8.

Son Carroll R, age 6.

Daughter Nell, age 4 years 8 months.

Daughter Lena M, age 2 years 2 months.

6-22-1923 Lauderdale Enterprise: Gates: Miss Rebecca Avery has as her guest her cousin Miss Reba O'Neal of Friendship (see 7-3-1925)

5-31-1925 death of her mother, Minnie Viola Avery. Buried in Gates Cemetery.

7-3-1925 Lauderdale Enterprise: Gates: Miss Reba O'Neal of Friendship was a guest of her cousin, Miss Rebecca Avery Sunday

7-23-1926 Lauderdale Enterprise: Gates: Mr. T.G. Avery and children, Carroll and Lena Mai, spent Sunday in Jackson with his daughter, Mrs. W.E. Perry. They were accompanied home by little Nell Avery who had been visiting her sister for several weeks.

1930 census, Lauderdale County, Halls:

Thomas G. Avery, age 52, married at 19, proprietor--flour mill, owns rather than rents, values his home at $4000, has a radio.

Wife Velma, age 41, first married at 25, born in TN of a father born in AL and a mother from TN, teacher--public school.

Daughter Rebecah, age 18

Son Carroll, age 16.

Daughter Nell, age 14.

Daughter Lena Mai, age 12.

Sister-in-law Erline Lighthart? Lighthost? maybe even Lightfoot? age 22, married at 22, born in TN of parents born in TN, teacher--public school (I guess Velma's sister under her married name, though their parents' origins should list the same as Velma's and do not).


9-27-1946 Halls Graphic: Mrs. M.E. McDearman Jr. will assume the duties of third grade teacher in Halls Elementary School Monday of next week. She is replacing Mrs. W.C. Viar Jr. who tendered her resignation for that date.


12-12-1968 Lauderdale County Enterprise: Mosco Edward McDearman, 58, Halls Auto dealer, died at 5:05 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis after long illness. Services were Monday in First Baptist Church in Halls, burial in Halls Cemetery. McDearman was descended from Pioneer Halls families, the town having originally been named Halls Station for his great grandfather, Hansford Hall. He moved with his parents to Dell, Ark., at an early age. He returned to Halls in 1933. Two years later, he went to Osceola, Ark., to become assistant cashier of Mississippi County Bank. He returned to Halls in 1942, joining Ford Dealers in Halls, then he and his son, T. E. McDearman purchased the firm in 1965. He leaves his wife, Rebekah Avery McDearman; and his brother, Hall McDearman, all of Halls.


Halls Cemetery, Lauderdale County

Mosco E. McDearman 1877-1963 & Aeolian McDearman 1877-1956

Mosco E. McDearman Jr 1910-1968 & Rebekah A McDearman 1911-1976

(and his brother Hall E McDearman 1902-1980)




Social Securtiy Death Index shows Mosco McDearman (the son) born Oct 1910, died Dec 1968


5-7-1926 Lauderdale Enterprise: A Peep Into the Past May 11 1900--Mr. Mosco McDearman and Miss Aeolian Hall, of Halls, were married on the train between Curve and Ripley Tuesday morning, en route to Memphis.


1900 census, Lauderdale County TN, Halls Village, District 12

T. Hall, age 52, born Jan 1848, widowed, farming, born TN, father born VA, mother born TN

son WH Hall, age 24, born Jan 1876, TN, bookkeeper

son Conley C Hall, age 22, born Dec 1877, farm labor

daughter Miriam Hall, age 19, born May 1881

daughter A. McDearman, age 21, born Mar 1879, married one year, mother of 0

son-in-law Mosco McDearman, age 22, born May 1878, farm laborer, born TN of parents born TN


1910 census Lauderdale County TN, Halls

Mosco E. McDearman, age 32, married 10 yrs, TN-VA-TN, farmer

wife "Acolia" H, age 32, mother of three of whom two are living, TN-VA-TN

son Hall E, age 8, born TN

son "Theona" C, age 6

father-in-law Talbert Hall, age 63, widowed ("mother" of 8 of whom 5 are living), VA-SC-VA, mail carrier

brother-in-law "Rhoe" H Hall, age 16

1930 census, Los Angeles California, Los Angeles City, San Pedro District

Mosco McDearman (owns home, value $5000), age 54, married 22 yrs, TN-VA-TN, building contractor--houses

wife Aeolian, age 54, TN-TN-TN

son Hall M., age 27, TN-TN-TN, occupation: none

son Mosco E Jr, age 19, TN-TN-TN, occupation: none