SEVERNS Family

First Generation

1. John1 Severns (#23933) was born in Blackton, Ia 15 Dec 1845. John died 13 Feb 1921 in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, at 75 years of age.

He married Nancy Ann Birdwell in Nodaway, Mo, 14 Aug 1870. (Nancy Ann Birdwell is #23932.) Nancy was born in Il 5 Mar 1852. Nancy was the daughter of Henry Landrous Birdwell and Cinthy Chism Hill. Nancy died 15 Jan 1919 in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, at 66 years of age. At 20 years of age Nancy became the mother of Infant Severns in Ia, 1872. At 21 years of age Nancy became the mother of Riley Severns in Ia, 25 Jun 1873. At 23 years of age Nancy became the mother of Jessie Severns in Ia, 15 Aug 1875. At 25 years of age Nancy became the mother of Nellie Severns 8 Jan 1878. At 27 years of age Nancy became the mother of Minnie Mable Severns in Manor, Travis Co., Tx, 7 Oct 1879. At 33 years of age Nancy became the mother of Sidney S. Severns 24 Feb 1886. At 37 years of age Nancy became the mother of Elmer Ernest Severns 16 May 1889. At 41 years of age Nancy became the mother of Harold Franklin Severns 21 Aug 1893.

At 26 years of age John became the father of Infant Severns in Ia, 1872. At 27 years of age John became the father of Riley Severns in Ia, 25 Jun 1873. At 29 years of age John became the father of Jessie Severns in Ia, 15 Aug 1875. At 32 years of age John became the father of Nellie Severns 8 Jan 1878. At 33 years of age John became the father of Minnie Mable Severns in Manor, Travis Co., Tx, 7 Oct 1879. At 40 years of age John became the father of Sidney S. Severns 24 Feb 1886. At 43 years of age John became the father of Elmer Ernest Severns 16 May 1889. At 47 years of age John became the father of Harold Franklin Severns 21 Aug 1893. Info on Children of Henry Landers and Cynthia Hill's children reported in1986 by Robert Arnold Weeks of Miami , FL (undocumented) Hazzie Davis LeFevre gives her name as Cynthia Needham, Bob Week gives her name as Cynthia Hill? perhaps both. Hazzie Davis Lefevor quotes from Bible of Henry Leeper Birdwell, hisbirth and death dates and that he had 14 children not all are listed info on Children of Henry Landers and Cynthia Hill's children reported in1986

John Severns and Nancy Ann Birdwell had the following children:

child 2 i. Eugene A.2 Severns (#23934). See notes for Henry Leepers Birdwell RIN 700

child 3 ii. Infant Severns (#23935) was born in Ia 1872. See notes for Henry Leepers Birdwell RIN 700

child 4 iii. Riley Severns (#23936) was born in Ia 25 Jun 1873. Riley died Jan 1965 in Austin, Travis Co., Tx, at 91 years of age. See notes for Henry Leepers Birdwell RIN 700

child 5 iv. Jessie Severns (#23937) was born in Ia 15 Aug 1875. Jessie died 22 Mar 1952 in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, at 76 years of age. She married William Ethel Holtzclaw, Sr. Sr. in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, 7 Nov 1897. (William Ethel Holtzclaw, Sr. Sr. is #23938.) William was born in Greenville, Greenville, Co., Sc 7 Jan 1870. William was the son of John Whitner Holtzclaw and Harriet Evelyn Hunt. William died 14 May 1937 in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, at 67 years of age. At 30 years of age William became the father of Nellie May Holtzclaw in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, 10 Apr 1900. At 36 years of age William became the father of Wilma Ethel Holtzclaw in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, 29 Mar 1906. At 37 years of age William became the father of William Ethel Holtzclaw, Jr. Jr. in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, 26 Feb 1907. (See William Ethel Holtzclaw, Sr. Sr. for the continuation of this line.)

At 24 years of age Jessie became the mother of Nellie May Holtzclaw in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, 10 Apr 1900. At 30 years of age Jessie became the mother of Wilma Ethel Holtzclaw in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, 29 Mar 1906. At 31 years of age Jessie became the mother of William Ethel Holtzclaw, Jr. Jr. in Buda, Hays Co., Tx, 26 Feb 1907. See notes for Henry Leepers Birdwell RIN 700

child 6 v. Nellie Severns (#23960) was born 8 Jan 1878. Nellie died 3 Jul 1958 in Austin, Travis Co., Tx, at 80 years of age. See notes for Henry Leepers Birdwell RIN 700

child 7 vi. Minnie Mable Severns (#23961) was born in Manor, Travis Co., Tx 7 Oct 1879. Minnie died 10 Jan 1916 at 36 years of age. See notes for Henry Leepers Birdwell RIN 700

child 8 vii. Sidney S. Severns (#23962) was born 24 Feb 1886. Sidney died 1947 in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., Tx, at 61 years of age. See notes for Henry Leepers Birdwell RIN 700

child 9 viii. Elmer Ernest Severns (#23963) was born 16 May 1889. Elmer died 19 Apr 1937 at 47 years of age. See notes for Henry Leepers Birdwell RIN 700

child 10 ix. Harold Franklin Severns (#23964) was born 21 Aug 1893. See notes for Henry Leepers Birdwell RIN 700

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