Typed by Louise Axley BaylesCHILDREN OF JAMES & LEMANNA AXLEY April 16, 1961 from copy
sent by Mrs. G.W. Axley
PLEASANT ROBERT, TAHITHIA, SALLY AND JAMES AXLEY b. 1775, d. 1837.
In 1802 both Robert and Pleasant were living in SALEM, KY. PLEASANT was a Methodist minister
JAMES AXLEY was bound to a JUDGE STEVENS, as a lawyer, and he became JUDGE STEVEN'S law partner. In 1799,. Judge Stevens, his family and James Axley moved to Kentucky. About this time James decided to be a preacher and left the law firm. He was a preacher for 33 yrs.. Circuit rider for 7 yrs, presiding elder for 10 yrs. and was "located (his preaching voluntarynot under Bishop's jurisdiction and he was paid by the individual churches who invited him to preach) for last 16 yrs. of his life.
JAMES AXLEY did not many until 1821. At that time, he was "located"and settled in Sweetwater, Tenn. He wade his own tools and sere of these are still in existence. He built a twostory house (log) an the Sweetwater-Madisonville road on what is now known as the Anderson Godsey farm
James Axley married Cynthia Earnest (b.1800- d. 9-31-1882) from Greene County Tom. Hear brother-in-law John Lotspiech St. was an original settler of Sweetwater Valley.
A synopsis of James Axley's s life as a minister is in Holston Methodism, Vol. II., by Rev. R. N. Price. On microfilm, 1830 Census of U. S. (Roll 175); James Axley of Monroe County; 5 children; 1 wife.
He is buried in County Line Cemetery at Browder Memorial Church, Sweetwater, Tenn., His timbstone reads: Jams Axley., died 2-22-1837 age 62 yrs. He was a PA of Me. Church. Cynthia Axley is buried beside her husband. Her stone reads "Cynthia Axley, d. 9-31-1882, age, 82 yrs. Children: Morilla, Betsy, Jerima, James W. b. 9-8-1827, d. 4-17-1898. Samuel Douthard, b. 8-10-1828, d. 5-13-1901 and Elijah T. b. 7-22-1834 d. 9-3-1881.,
Little information on Morrila, Betsy and Jerima.
James W. Axlsy b. 9-8-1827 married 1st Mary McKenzie b. ? d. 12-31-1858
on Dec. 11, 1856. After her death, James W. Axley married Martha Ann Smith b. 8-12-1832,d. 3-21-1894. She was daughter of John Pickens Smith of Athens, Tenn.. James W. and Martha are buried in cold part of Madisonville Cemetery in Madisonville , Tennessee.Their children James Thomas (b. 10-4-1857, d ? ). In 1916 he was working for railroad
In Ogden, Utah.
John McKenzie Axley (b. 12-31-1858) d. ? . In 1916 he was a stockbroker is Kansas, City MO.
Children of James and Martha Ann Smith: Mary Alice Axley,b. 5-23-1861 d. ? ; married
George Renolds and in 1916 resided is Canyon City, Texas. William Wesley Axley, b. 9-23-1862, d. ? ; Married Sarah F. Norris can 12-18-1895. In 1916 were living in Chattanooga with their 3 children: Robert Chapman.Axley b. 2-14-1892, Martha Frances, b. 8-31-1898 and William Wesley Axley b. 9-20-1901.
Charles Davis Axley b 11-1- 1864, d. 10-5-1885. He is buried in Troupe, Texas where he died.
Samuel Wiley Axley b. 9-1-1866, d. 3-10-1911 Buried in Kansas City, MO. where he died