Joe COLBERT Edward Everett COLBERT Marion (Mamie) PIERCE Mamie COLBERT Sarah NOMAIDENNAME Sophia Ann Austin LLOYD Sarah FERGUSON Mini tree diagram
John Thomas COLBERT

John Thomas COLBERT1,2,9,3,4,5,6,7,8

7th Jan 18701,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 24th Dec 19411,2,4,8

Life History

7th Jan 1870

Born in Charleston, Tallahatchie, Mississippi.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

19th Dec 1889

Married Marion (Mamie) PIERCE in Dyer County, Tennessee.9


Birth of daughter Mamie COLBERT in Mississippi.10,2


Death of daughter Mamie COLBERT.2

14th Feb 1899

Birth of son Edward Everett COLBERT in Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee.5,4

after 1906

Death of Marion (Mamie) PIERCE in Dyer County, Tennessee


Married Sophia Ann Austin LLOYD.4

24th Dec 1941

Died in San Francisco County, California.1,2,4,8

Heart paralysis, DOA at French Hospital, after pain in chest & abdomen, and right arm paralysis  --  Coroners Register

after 25th Dec 1941

Buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California.4,8

Other facts




  • I have not yet connected John Thomas Colbert clearly to the line of Levi Colbert and his granddaughter Frances (Fannie) Colbert, who married Daniel David Green in Indian Territory.  John T Colbert was reported in a Powell Family genealogy as the maternal grandfather of Frances (Fannie) Colbert, who was born in Indian Territory.

    Fannie's mother was named as Mamie Colbert and it is reported she married Fannie's father David Colbert, son of Major Levi Colbert and Dollie Temusharhoctay.  Birth dates given for Mamie and both her parents in the Powell genealogy of the Colberts were LATER than the birth date of Fannie.  John T is contemporaneous with Fannie's children.

    John Thomas married Maie Pierce in Dyer County, Tennessee, in 1889.

    Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002
    J T Colbert, Male
    Mamie Pierce
    License issued 19 December 1889
    Marriage bond of $1250 signed by J T Colbert and J C Armstrong
    Marriage 19 December 1889 Dyer County, Tennessee, USA
    Ceremony by W I Harrison, Minister of the Gospel
    Recorded  22 December 1889 Dyer County Marriage Book, p 483

    1900 Federal Census, Dyer County, Tennessee, 9 June, 4th Judicial District, Enumeration District 15, page 9A, Samaria Rd South of Dyersburg, Hse #149, Fam #149
    Colbert, John  Head  W M Jan 1870 30 Married 10 years TN TN TN Produce Dealer Rents
    Colbert, Mamie Wife W F July 1872  28 Married 10 yrs 4 children/4 living TN TN TN
    Colbert, Winnie Dau W F Mch 1891  9 Single TN TN TN
    Colbert, Joe Son W M Feb 1893 7 Single TN TN TN
    Colbert, Steven Son W M July 1895  4 Single TN TN TN
    Colbert, Everett Son W M Feb 1899  1 Single TN TN TN
    Swanner (?), Frank Boarder W M June 1835  65 Widowed TN TN TN

    Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909
    Edward Everett Colbert
    White Male, 4th child of this mother
    Birth 14 February 1899 Dyersburg, Dyer County
    Father John Thomas Colbert, born Charleston [Tallahatchie County], Mississippi
    Mother Marion Pierce, born Dyersburg [Dyer County], Tennessee
    Approved by Judge 21 May 1941
    Delayed Birth Certifiate #55873 filed 28 May 1941
    (on back)
    Affidavit of witnesses
    Father, John Thomas Colbert, age 71, 21 February 1941
    Address 1387 Hayes St, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
    Charles E Grimes, age 71, 18 April 1941
    Address 1727 West Atherton Rd, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan

    John's wife Mamie died after the birth of their last son Archibald, reported in the 1910 census as 4 years old.  He remarried and moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he was enumerated for the 1910 census with his second wife Sophie.

    1910 Federal Census, Shelby County, Tennessee, (no day) April, Memphis, District 278, page 4B, 1142 Park St, Hse #80, Fam #83
    Colbert, John T Head Rents M W 40 2nd Marriage Married 2 yrs MS Ireland MS Cider Company Salesman
    Colbert, Sophie A Wife F W 40 2nd Marriage Married 2 yrs [ma abt 1908] 6 children/5 living TN Ireland MS
    Colbert, Steve Son M W 14 Married 5 yrs TN MS TN
    Colbert, Everet Son M W 10 Single TN MS TN
    Colbert, Giles Son M W 7 Single TN MS TN
    Colbert, Archibald Son M W 4 Single AR MS TN

    A record matching the birth date and death of John T Colbert was found in the California Death Index.

    California Death Index, 1940-1997
    John Thomas Colbert
    Birth 7 Jan 1870 Mississippi
    Death 24 Dec 1941 San Francisco
    Father's Surname Colbert
    SS #546267120

    The Applications and Claims Index of Social Security records gave more detail, including the town of birth, as reported in his birth certificate above.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    John Colbert
    Birth 7 Jan 1870 Charleston, Mississippi
    Father Joe Colbert
    Mother Sarah Ferguson
    SSN 546267120
    15 Dec 1983 Name listed as JOHN COLBERT

    John died at the home of his son, with whom he was living in San Francisco.  John was stricken with what the doctor thought was heart paralysis, from the description given by his son.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at French Hospital.  The full coroner's report follows here.

    John Thomas Colbert
    Residence 435 1/2 3rd Avenue, San Francisco
    Dead on Arrival 24 December 1941 at French Hospital, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    Age 72 (born abt 1869), Widowed
    Retired Merchant, Born Mississippi
    Informant Son of same address
    Body released 12/25/41 to Ashley & McMullen Funeral Directors, 4200 Geary
    Release order signed by Giles B Colbert
    Case History:
    The deceased residing with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Giles Colbert at 435 1/2 3rd Avenue.  This date, 12/24/41 about 6:50 PM while at the dinner table he complained of pains in his chest and lower abdomen, and a paralysis of the right arm.  Shortly after he left the table and went to his room, where he collapsed on the bed.  He was moved in the son's automobile to the French Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 7:35 PM 12/24/41.  Dr Klichief of the French Hospital said he felt the death was caused by heart paralysis.
    Witnesses Off Lynch, Richmond Statiion, Mr Colbert, 435 1/2 3rd Avenue, Son
    Coroners Register, San Francisco City and County, p 2500
    California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997

    John Thomas Colbert
    Birth 7 Jan 1870 Mississippi, USA
    Death 24 Dec 1941 (aged 71)
    Burial Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Spouse Sophia Ann Austin Lloyd Bobbitt 1868-1948 (m. 1907)
    Gravesite Details Ref Cemetery Records
    Created by Graves 29 Mar 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 87583608,


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