Burrell Wiley PADGETT Jesse James PADGETT Annie Mamie PADGETT William Edward PADGETT Nancy Belle JENKINS Martha Annie PADGETT Lavina PADGETT M A RAGSDALE Mini tree diagram
William Edward PADGETT

William Edward PADGETT2,3,4,1,5,8,6

6th Feb 18802,3,4,5 - 21st Feb 19172,7,6

Life History

6th Feb 1880

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,3,4,5

1st Nov 1903

Married Nancy Belle JENKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,1,12

3rd Nov 1905

Birth of son Jesse James PADGETT in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9,4,10,7,11

27th Jul 1908

Birth of daughter Annie Mamie PADGETT in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,4,12,7

21st Feb 1917

Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,7,6

Logging Accident

26th Feb 1917

Birth of son William Edward PADGETT in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.13,3,12,7,14,8,11,15

after 21st Feb 1917

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.6

Other facts


CauseOfDeath: Logging Accident.1


  • I had an early entry in my genealogy for a Belle Padgett, as the wife of George Williams.  I could tell from the census entries that she had been previously married to a Padgett, but had not been able to make the exact connection.  I had not been able to determine her maiden name or family.  In January 2009, I got an email from her grandson Jimmy Jones, who gave me her full name and family connections.

    "My grandmother was Nancy Bell Jenkins m. George Williams. ... Nancy Bell Jenkins was married to a Padgett first & he was killed in a logging accident.  Then she married George Williams who had just moved into the Ethel area."

    I did not find their entry in the 1910 census for a long time, but in September 2009, I was able to clarify which Padgett was the father of Belle's children.  I had a W E Padgett as son of Burl Wiley Padgett, but did not have enough details for him to tie him to a wife and children.  The 1910 census filled in the missing details and I was able to connect these individuals properly.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 12 June, Prairie Township, p 16, Hse #131, Fam #136
    B W Padgett  W M  26  Farmer NC SC SC
    M A Padgett W F 17 Wife Housekeeping AR TN TN
    W E Padgett  W M  4mos born Feb 1880 AR NC AR

    The 1910 census enumerator spelled the family name as Pagett.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 April, North PraireTownship, District 12, page 6B, Hse/Fam #109
    Pagett, W E  Head M W 30 Married 6 years AR NC AR Farmer
    Pagett, Belle Wife F W 22 Married 6 years 2 children, 2 living AR MS MS
    Pagett, Jessie Son M W 4 AR AR AR
    Pagett, Mamie Dau M W 2 AR AR AR

    A sparse family genealogy has some details that appear to come from family sources.

    William Edward Padgett
    Birth 05 Feb 1880
    Death 21 Feb 1917
    Marriage 31 Oct 1903 to Nancy Belle Jenkins
    --  Jana, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/30852014/person/12317563099

    Notice that Jana has reported the wedding date as 31 Oct 1903.  According to the marriage record, this is the date of the marriage license.  The marriage date was 1 Nov 1903.  Note also that Jana reports WE's birth date as 5 February 1880.  His memorial on Find a Grave interprets the gravestone as 6 February 1880.  The photo posted on the memorial is low resolution so cannot be read definitively for verification.  I looks more like a 6 than a 5.

    William Edward Padgett
    Birth 6 Feb 1880 Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
    Death 21 Feb 1917 (aged 37) Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
    Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Son Jesse James Padgett 1905-1983
    Created by Dale Houghton 12 Jul 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 93489911, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93489911/william-edward-padgett


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