William B STRANGE James C STRANGE John B STRANGE William A STRANGE Sarah Catherine STRANGE Margaret A E STRANGE Rufus Morgan STRANGE Julia Ann Clementine STRANGE Hugh Nicholas STRANGE Lucinda Jane STRANGE John McClure CLEVENGER Adaiah Beniah CLEVENGER Frederick Anderson CLEVENGER Dessie Pearl CLEVENGER Texie M CLEVENGER Ruth Betty Ann CLEVENGER Julia Blanche CLEVENGER Rebecca A Tursa STRANGE James Tipton S STRANGE William G STRANGE Mary Ann HANCE Mini tree diagram
Rachel Adeline STRANGE

Rachel Adeline STRANGE1,6,2,5,7,4

about Jul 18611,2,3,4 - 19045,4

Life History

about Jul 1861

Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4

12th Feb 1881

Married John McClure CLEVENGER in Cocke County, Tennessee.10,7

30th May 1882

Birth of son Adaiah Beniah CLEVENGER in Cocke County, Tennessee.4

3rd Jul 1885

Birth of son Frederick Anderson CLEVENGER in Cocke County, Tennessee.4

12th Dec 1887

Birth of daughter Dessie Pearl CLEVENGER in Cocke County, Tennessee.3

19th Sep 1892

Birth of daughter Texie M CLEVENGER in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.5,8

13th Apr 1899

Birth of daughter Ruth Betty Ann CLEVENGER in Cocke County, Tennessee.9

27th May 1902

Birth of daughter Julia Blanche CLEVENGER.5,4


Died in Cocke County, Tennessee.5,4


Buried in Open Door Church Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee.4


  • From Gregory family research, Loretta Gregory Gay had the name of onechild as Adeline, which did not match any census reports.  I note thatRachel is reported with the middle initial of A, as her sistersMargaret and Tursa also are.

    However, Loretta's list included Margaet and Tursa.  It seems likelythat the child reported as Rachel A came to be called by her middlename Adeline, by which her descendants in Oklahoma remember her.  Ihave reported her with the full name Rachel Adeline.

    This completes the reconciliation of the girls' names from censuseswith the Gregory family list of names of Julia Ann ClementineStrange's siblings.  Rachel's age shows a 2-year discrepancy between1870 and 1880.  This is probably because her birthday is in the monthof July.  See notes for Lucinda Jane on this problem.

    Marriage records report that Adaline married McClure Clevenger in1881.  He was better known as Mack or J Mack.  He was John McClureClevernger Jr.  His father went by Mack.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Adaline Strange
    Spouse McClure Clevinger
    Marriage 12 Feb 1881 Cocke, Tennessee

    J. Mack Clevenger
    Male 1853 [1863] - 1928  (74 years [64])

    J. Mack Clevenger
    Born 10 Jun 1853 Cocke County, Tennessee
    Died 13 Jan 1928 Cocke County, Tennessee
    Buried 15 Jan 1928 Phillips Cemetery

    Father John McClure "Mack" Clevenger, b Sep 1836, Tennessee d 10 May1910  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Mother Rhoda Davis, b 1844, Tennessee d 4 Jul 1868  (Age 24 years)

    Wife Adeline Strange, b Tennessee Find d Bef 13 Jan 1928 [bef 1904,when Mack married his second wife Mary E Hall]
    1. Fred Clevenger
    2. Ben Clevenger
    3. Dessie Clevenger
    +       4. Texie Clevenger, b 19 Sep 1892, Newport, Cocke County, Tennesseed 2 Feb 1946, Cocke County, Tennessee (Age 53 years)
    5. Ruth Clevenger
    6. Blanch Clevenger, b 27 May 1902,   d 3 Mar 1951, Knox County,Tennessee (Age 48 years)
    7. Thelma Clevenger [Mary Hall's daughter]
    --  Smoky Mountain Ancestral Quest,http://www.smokykin.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I106174&tree=Smokykin&tngprint=1

    There was a daughter of Mack and his second wife Mary Hall namedThelma.  I suspect the listing of Thelma above in the children ofAdeline was an error.

    Adeline Strange Clevenger
    Birth May 28, 1861 Cocke County, Tennessee, USA
    Death Jan. 17, 1904 Cocke County, Tennessee, USA
    Spouse J Mack Clevenger (1863 - 1928)
    Adiah Beniah Clevenger (1882 - 1935)
    Fred A Clevenger (1885 - 1962)
    Texie Mae Clevenger McCoig (1892 - 1946)
    Julia Blanche Fox Drummond (1902 - 1951)
    Burial Open Door Church Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee, USA
    Created by Tammie Gunter Mar 08, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #49444050,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49444050


  • 1. 1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 2 August, District 3, PO Trion, page 27 (340), Hse #178, Family #176
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 17 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 179, page 39 (scan
  • 3. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Smoky Mountain Ancestral Quest
  • 6. Loretta Gregory Gay, personal communication
  • 7. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  • 8. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
  • 9. Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909
  • 10. Genealogy.com Trees

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