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Many thanks to Andy Harris for permission to reprint information he has posted to Rootsweb as part of the Andy Clay Harris Family Tree. Thanks also to Bill Ward of Dallas, TX for information on Sarah Elizabeth's 2nd husband, David Hall, and their daughter Sallie Hall.


Sarah Elizabeth Avery McDougald Hall


c.1825 in Johnston Co. NC, died after 1858 Gibson Co TN



1800-Eliza Warren

1803-BGHB Avery

1807-Winifred McEwen

1809-Rev. William "Alexander" Avery

1811-Drury Vinson Avery

1813-Troy --maybe him

1815-John Avery

1817-Reuben T. "Sidney" Avery

1820-HDC Avery

1822-James A. Avery

married 2-5-1845 in Alamo TN


Archibald Clark McDougald

divorced, married 9-11-1858 to

David Barton Hall

c.1827 to 11-7-1861

(died Battle of Belmont, Civil War)



by McDougald

 1846 Alexander

 1847 Margaret Ann

 1850 Allen (Jan-April, died of scarlet fever)


by Hall

 1859-Sallie E Hall


Regarding Sarah E's divorce from Archilbald McDougald: Andy Harris has noted on his family tree "medical infomation: mental illness" for Archilbald McDougald.



Alexander Averet Jr.


Elizabeth Vinson


spouse 1's parents:

Allen McDougald


Margaret A. Clark

maternal grandparents:

Drury Vinson & ?

paternal grandparents:

Alexander Averet Sr. & Sarah

maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

c.1764-Margaret "Peggy"; c.1766-female Avery (m. Seals); c.1768-female Avery (m. James); c.1772-Christian Keziah Duncan; c.1776-Sally Norris


Son Alexander born 1-2-1846 Humboldt TN. Much more info to be added.

Daughter Sallie married 1-26-1881 in Alamo to Jason H. Thompson.


Andy Clay Harris' family tree also notes that on 9-30-1842 Allen McDougald deeded for love and affection 100 acres of land to his son Archilbald Clark McDougal.


1880 census, Crockett County, District 7, Enumeration Dist 3

(original as scanned on ancestry.com was too faint for me to read, but what follows is their transcription)

Troy S. Avery, age 60, farmer, born NC

wife Mary Avery, age 56

daughter Mary, age 16

daughter Nancy Kenton, age 14

sister Sarah Hall, age 52, born NC

niece Sallie E. Hall, age 18, born TN