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XVIII. Patrick HANNAH (b. 1524, Scotland)
The Hannahs are descendants of the Hannays of Scotland, a 15th century "family who dealt heavy blows in time of war from Flodden Field to the Gates of Rhodes and for some such service bore on their helmet the rare heraldic of a Crescent and a Fitched Cross" (from the 1745 book of Galloway, talking about the Sorbie Castle). The lands around Sorbie castle stretched across the Machars of Galloway to such an extent that it was known as the Machars Hannay.
Sorbie (Hannah) Castle
XVII. Donald HANNAH (b. 1550, Castle Sorbie, Scotland)
XVI. Alexander HANNAH (1575-1612, Scotland)
XV. John HANNAH (b. 1600, Scotland)
XIV. Alexander HANNAH (b. 1630 Scotland, died in Ulster, N. Ireland)
XIII. Robert HANNAH (b. 1680 Scotland)
XII. Andrew HANNAH (b. 1704 Scotland, d. 1759 Lancaster Co. PA)
XI. Andrew HANNAH Jr. (b. 1730) m Mary DRENING
X. John HANNAH (d. 1817) m Margaret
John died July 15, 1817 in Blount Co., TN. He married Margaret ?. John reportedly came to Blount Co., TN from Botetourt Co., VA around 1773. Several Hannah brothers lived in this area, where a cave known as Hannah's Cave (later renamed Madison's Cave) was worked for ocher. A VA deed dated January 14, 1773, has John Hannah and his wife Margaret selling 100 acres on the forks of the James River to his son John Hannah Jr. John Sr. owned a State of North Carolina grant at Carpenter's Camp Ground on Nine Mile Creek. He became a charter member of the New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, Blount Co., TN, and ruling elder. John's will, dated January 31, 1813, was filed in Maryville, and was attested to by Samuel Houston, who later became one of the Republic of Texas' early leaders.
IX. William HANNAH (1770-1810) m Jane MC CONNELL
William was born May 27, 1770 in Botetourt Co., VA and died October 5, 1810 in Greene Co., TN. He married Jane (Jennie) McConnell, daughter of Joseph McConnell and Susan Milligan, who was born November 10, 1774 in Lancaster Co., PA and died June 2, 1859 in Benton, Polk Co., TN. William probably came to Tennessee from Virginia with his father around 1773. At the age of 23, he enlisted as a Private in the Cherokee Indian War of 1793. He died at his home near the Nolachucky River in Greene Co., TN.
VIII. John Fruit HANNAH (1797-1868) m Annie Grace TELFORD
John was born Feb. 16, 1797 in Washington Co., TN and died October 1, 1868 in Prarie Grove, Washington Co., AR. He married Annie Grace Telford who was born June i, 1801 in Washington Co., TN and died December 5, 1867 near Hadensville, KY. When Tennessee Governor Willie Blount put out a call for volunteers (under the command of Andrew Jackson) to fight the Creek Indians after the massacre at Fort Mims, AL, 15-year-old John Fruit Hannah immediately signed up. One account claims that John went off to help the family's old friend, Samuel Houston, fight the Mexicans at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, but this is as yet unconfirmed. John Fruit and his sons would usually amble into the town of Benton on Saturday evenings and involve themselves in many a bar fight, sometimes spending the evening in the one-cell County jail. At the beginning of hostilities between the North and South, John raised the first county company in Polk County, entering into State service on May 16, 1861 and Confederate service June 6, 1861. He was elected Captain of Company F, 19th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry on May 19, 1861. The unit was later absorbed into Company D, 3rd (Lillard's) Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Confederate), Vaughn's Brigade, Army of Southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee, and fought at the Battle of Manassas. He reluctantly resigned from active service on December 30, 1861 at Camp Walker, VA "owing to my old age and general disability of several months standing ... age 66 years." The Hannahs moved from Blount County, TN, to the Ocoee Purchase, where John Fruit was known as a great friend of the Cherokee Tribe. He was one of the original surveyors of the Ocoee Purchase and laid out the city of Benton. He was a farmer, extensive landowner and held an interest in the gold mine at Dahlonega, GA. Having lost much of their land during the Civil War, the family left Tennessee in 1867, headed for Billingey, AR.
VII. Andrew Vance HANNAH (1831-1889) m Rebecca Adaline (Molly) ADAMS
Andrew was born December 26, 1831 in Tennessee and died February 3, 1889 in Greasy Valley, Washington Co., AR. He married Rebecca Adaline (Molly) Adams. Andrew served in his father's Company during the Civil War. Both are buried in Howell Cemetery, near Hogeye, Washington Co., AR.
VI. Mary Adaline (Molly) HANNAH (1861-1946) m John Thomas CARL
Mary was born on May 19, 1961 in Benton, Polk Co., TN and died April 20, 1946 in Prairie Grove, Washington Co., AR. She married John Thomas Carl on February 3, 1884 in Prarie Grove.
V. Sarah Lillie CARL (1895-1985) m Harry Lee BRIDENTHAL (1894-1964)
IV. Carl Lee BRIDENTHAL (1915-2000) m Hazel Hildred SWEETSER (b.1911)
Carl was born on July 30, 1915 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR and died in North Little Rock in the year 2000. Carl and Hazel were married on February 19, 1936 in Prairie Grove, AR. Hazel was born on November 28, 1911.
Carl and Hazel had the following children:
(1) Mary Emily Bridenthal was born on 28 August 1937 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR and married Marion Lewis Clark on 24 September 1955 at Greeneville, Washington County, AR.
(2) Sara Lee Bridenthal was born on 26 August 1939 at Fayetteville, Washington County, AR and married Jack Walker Sanders (b. 14 Nov. 1938) on 6 August 1961 at N. Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR.
(3) Robbie Jean Bridenthal was born on 25 November 1943 at Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR and married Hans Peter Braunfisch on 26 April 1963 at the same location.
III. Mary Emily BRIDENTHAL m Marion Lewis CLARK
Mary and Marion had the following children:
(1) Michael Lewis Clark
(2) Melissa Leigh Clark
(3) Robert Ross Clark
(4) James Edward Clark
II. James Edward CLARK m Rebecca Lynn DALLAS
I. Hannah Leigh CLARK
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