Gus Jr, 1c6-Gus Sr, Robert S, Nathan Jolliff


Randolph Casey Jolliff, named for his great-grandfather, Randolph Casey,  [Randolph/Randall/Randle were interchangeable in this family, probably since many of the early ones couldn't write. Originally, the name was Randolph, but it was commonly spelled  Randall or Randle in Oregon Co., Mo. by the many Jolliffs who were named this. Even this Randolph's tombstone--put up much later--says "Uncle Randle."]

Randolph was born Dec. 9, 1818.  His obituary says he was born in Kentucky, but his parents were probably living in Indiana at the time.  The only way to reconcile this is that perhaps his parents went to visit his grandfather, James Jolliff in Barren Co., Ky. and he was born while they were there.  It is very likely that Elijah took his new wife back to Kentucky to meet his father.  Also, his father had a baby girl born about the same time and he named her Lucinda, probably after Elijah's new wife, who was possibly visiting them.

Randolph’s parents moved from Indiana to Jefferson Co., IL when he was about a year old (1819) with his mother's parents, William & Rebecca (Casey) DePriest and a bunch of the Casey clan.  

His father died when he was ten (1828) in a gun accident.  

His mother remarried in1834 and then died that same year when he was 16. He was given as a ward to his mother’s half-brother, Green DePriest.

In May, 1840 when Randolph was 21 years old, he sold the 16 acres he had inherited from his father’s estate to his mother’s cousin, Green P. Casey, for $100.  In the fall that year he accompanied his uncles, Green & Isaac DePriest on their move to Thomasville, Mo. (at that time it was Ripley Co., but in 1845 it became Oregon Co.).  He and his brothers William & James & sister Elizabeth moved to Missouri, but his brother Elijah Jr. stayed in Illinois.  As a result they were on opposite sides of the Civil War!

“Randle”, age 25, married Margaret L. “Peggy” Huddleston on Feb. 11, 1845, Ripley Co., Mo. (now Oregon Co.)   The ceremony was performed by West Maulding, Justice of the Peace of Moore Township.  Peggy was the daughter of John & Mary (Baty) Huddleston.  West Maulding was the father of her uncle's wife.

1850 Oregon Co, Mo census, p399a, #56 - 

JOLLIFF, Randolph C. - 30, Farmer, b Tennessee

. . . . . Margaret L.    - 26, b Missouri

. . . . . Elizabeth - 4, b Missouri

. . . . . Margaret - 3, b Mo

By 1851 Randolph’s brother William had moved to Oregon County. 

In 1856 their sister, Elizabeth Willard also moved to Oregon County. 

Her husband’s brother, Martin Willard had already moved there probably

the year before.

In 1857 Randolph and William Jolliff both paid cash for land in Highland

township (post office Thomasville). William bought 80 acres, and

Randolph bought 120 (later buying 200 more), building his cabin beside

what became known as “Jolliff Spring.”  [The cabin was later enclosed

by a bigger house, torn down in 2006.]   Randolph donated some of this

land for Jolliff Cemetery. (The first known burials there were in 1874 &

1878, but it seems very likely that he would have buried his  daughter,

Margaret there. She died before 1870 and was probably a teenager.)

1860 Oregon Co, Mo census - p 470

JOLLIFF, Randle - 41, Ky

. . . . . Margaret - 36, Mo

. . . . . Elizabeth - 14, Mo

. . . . . Margaret - 12, Mo

. . . . . John - 9, Mo

. . . . . Mary - 6, Mo

. . . . . Nancy - 4, Mo

. . . . . James - 1, Mo

On Feb. 2, 1862 Randolph enlisted in the Confederate Army.  His brother, Elijah, Jr. was in the Illinois Infantry of the Union Army.  It is not known whether they were ever on opposing sides of the same battle, but they both fought in Mississippi.  Randolph was a private in Company D, 4th Regiment, Missouri Infantry.  [The 4th MO Conf. Reg. participated in the big battle at Wilson's Creek near Springfield, MO, but it was in Aug. 1861, before Randolph joined.]  At the battle of Corinth, Mississippi, Oct. 4-5, 1862, he was wounded and captured, but was evidently released soon afterward.  His enlistment being for a 12-month period, he was discharged in February 1863 at Grand Gulf, Miss.   (In March 1864 Elijah Jr. wrote a letter to his "brother"--maybe William--from Vickburg, Miss.)

During the War the family was constantly vulnerable to bushwhackers and roving soldiers.  The bushwhackers stole Randolph's race horses that he had brought to Missouri with him.  Another time some Union soldiers came by demanding food, and they took all the blankets and quilts in the house.  With one child sick with typhoid at the time, Peggy was very angry. She (or her teenage daughter, “Bets”) cursed the men. One of the soldiers, amused by it told Bets that if she would give another certain soldier a good “cussing” he would leave her some of the covers—so she did!  They had to hide what food and valuables they could under the beds and floors to keep from being robbed.  

“Aunt Bets” was known for her spunk and sharp tongue.  This story also shows a little of her temperament.  Newell Baty, who was married to Bets’ cousin, Sarah (Dunkin), had gone A.W.O.L. from the army during the War and was hiding under the Jolliff house.  “Bets” saw him there through the cracks in the floor, and angrily said she would like to take an ax and split his head open. Another version of this story (from Clara VonAllmen Trantham 1905-1995) says that Sarah and Newell Baty were living with her aunt Peggy because Newell was in the army. The bushwhackers knew Newell was staying at the Jolliff house but they had a hard time finding him. When they finally found him, they took him down near Thomasville, where they hung him from a big red oak tree, leaving him there several days. [Sarah then married Will King, and later became the mother-in-law of John Martin Willard, grandson of Elizabeth Jolliff Willard]. [Billie Perkins, who was married to Randolph's neice, Della Jolliff, was hung by the Bushwackers from the same tree near Thomasville and someone cut him down and saved his life.]

It was a very dangerous time for men in that area. It was common for bushwhackers to shoot whatever men they found at home. They spared the women and children but took all the food and supplies they could find. Randolph’s son, Rab said "we ate parched corn and milk three times a day." They had a few cows. 

Randolph donated some of his land for the Jolliff Cemetery, Jolliff School, and Jolliff church, which was across the road from the other two. The church and school are no longer standing, but the cemetery is still in use.  There still is a spring on Randolph’s land near his house, called, of course, Jolliff Spring.  Once Randolph had a sickness that he could not overcome and he felt that the Lord told him to go wash his face in the spring.  That evening there was a revival meeting going on at the little Jolliff church down the road, and Randolph ran from the spring to the church shouting that the Lord had healed him and saved him.  The people in the church heard him coming and shouting, and they all had real revival that night!

1870 Oregon Co, Mo census  

(Moore twp, Alton PO) - p 24, #335

JOLLIFF, Randall - 61, Ky

. . . . . Peggy - 40, Mo

. . . . . Elisabeth - 22, Mo

. . . . . George - 19

. . . . . Polly - 16

. . . . . James - 10

. . . . . Nancy - 7

. . . . . Randell - 5

. . . . . Elijah - 3

1880 Oregon Co, MO census:

JOLLIFF, Randal C., fmr - 61 IL IL IL

. . . . . Margaret, wife - 56 MO Tn Ky

. . . . . Rutha, daug - 19 Mo IL MO

. . . . . Elija S. , son - 14 Mo Il MO

WILLARD, Randle, grandson - 6 Mo Il Mo [son of Polly]

. . . . . Bill, servant - 10 IL IL IL

BATY, Geo., grandson - 12 Mo Mo Mo [son of Bets]

SEALY, Geo., laborer - 28, IL IL IL

In 1898 there was a dinner honoring his 80th birthday.  The newspaper, The South Missourian, Thursday, Dec. 29, 1898, has this to say:   

“There was a birthday dinner given by R.C. Jolliff and his children, he being 80 years old the 9th of December; has been in the county 67 years; he was in the county when the elk was here.  He says has followed  the elk to Arkansas  to try to kill it.  And that he has hewn the paths of man for many years, and now, says he is ready to leave this  sinful world and go where there is no sin.”

The South Missourian, Thursday, Apr 6, 1899:

“Mrs. Margaret Jolliff is low with the fever.”

Next page: “Aunt Peggy wife of James (sic) Randle Jolliff  passed [through?] here Friday on her [way home?].  She had been over in Ripley county to have a cancer on her face cured. She was glad of the fact that the cancer had been killed, and her face was healing up. We are glad too.”

The 1900 census says they had 11 children with only 4 still living. Only 9 of these children are accounted for.  Either 11 is wrong or 2 must have died very young. Also, I have 6 (not 4) of their children alive when Randolph & Peggy died (1900-1904): 

Randle (d 1907)

Eli (d 1911)

Rab (d 1930) 

Bets (d 1931) 

George (d 1932)

Rutha (d 1935)

[These children died earlier: Margaret (d bef 1870), Nancy (d bef 1870), Polly (bef 1900), and maybe 2 babies]

Randolph died April 20, 1900 and was buried in the Jolliff Cemetery  on the land he had donated up the hill from his property. His house is still there near the spring.  He gave or sold his land to his daughter, Bets Jolliff Judd (wife of Mark Judd), then the land passed to her sons J. George Jolliff & Hemond Judd.

Peggy had been a midwife for many of her years.  After Randolph died she lived with her grandson, George W. Jolliff, and she died in 1904 with cancer of the right eye.  Both their gravestones show the year of death as 1904, but Randolph’s is incorrect, as his obituary shows:   

The South Missourian, May 3, 1900:

"Died—Randal C. Jolliff died the 20 day of April, 1900, at his home in Highland township.  He was born in Kentucky in the year 1818; at the time of his death was about 82 years old.  He moved to  this state in 1840, was married in 1842 [incorrect] to Margaret L. Huddleston, he bought land on Barren Fork and settled for life.   In 1862 he cast his lot with the lost cause.  Was a soldier with the writer in General Cockrell’s brigade, until May  in 1863, at Grand Gulf, Miss., he was discharged, being over age.  He was wounded at the battle of Corinth, Miss., in  Oct. 1862.  He professed faith in a Savior’s love when a young man; at the time of his death was a devout man, and his  soul went ‘sweeping through the gates’ to his heavenly home.”    


1. Elizabeth Matilda Jolliff

1a) “Bets” was born July, 1846, named for her aunt, great aunt, & great-grandmother Jolliff.

Her first baby was the illegitimate son of Ambrose Baty. Then she married 1st Mar 10, 1875 to Farris Self, no children, divorced 1877.

Married 2nd Jan 18, 1878 to Mark M. Judd, a widower with 3 children. She and Mark had 5 children. She was a mid-wife like her mother. She d Jan 22, 1931. 


. . . 1a1)    JOHN GEORGE WASHINGTON JOLLIFF, b Oct 5, 1868 (son of Ambrose Baty, and called “Betsy’s George”). He was living with his grandfather, Randolph Jolliff in 1880 and was listed on that census as "George Baty," though later he always was George Jolliff. He m 1st Mary Bras; m 2nd Amanda Tatum (daughter of William; his aunt Matilda’s half-sister); they lived in Oregon Co, Mo.  She d & George m 3rd Lillie Moore, Dec 30, 1899; George, Amanda & Lillie buried together in Jolliff Cem.  

    He was known as something of a backwoods surgeon because he could set broken bones.

    This article from the South Missourian newspaper, Nov 23, 1899, probably refers to him:

    "George Jolliff killed the wampus Nov 12, 1899. No one knows what it is, but he thinks it is a cross of a wolf with some other animal. He shot it 6 times and then took his knife to kill it. The neighbors heard the commotion and George Huddleston came with a pitchfork, J.M. Willard with a 10 ft rail, and William Huddleston came with his hat in his hand and a big Bowie in the other hand. 217 people have come for miles around to see the animal. Charles Hopper of West Plains offered Mr. Jolliff $25 for its hide. Anyone wishing to see the hide can see it at the Jolliffs' home in a few days for he is going to have it mounted. Now old men can go to church; young men can go see their girls and leave their guns at home. This animal has performed nightly depradations in Highland (twp) for 6 months, been seen by a great many people, and called everything from a lion to a common dog." [George was a widower with 2 little girls at the time, Amanda had died 2 years before, and this event happened a month before he married Lillie.]

    Children (Amanda’s): Edith Gertrude (b 1894; m Elijah Mobley), Mabel Victoria (1896; m Frank Posey Bales); (Lillie’s): Homer, Cecil Harvey, Leslie, Clara, Nathan, Evelyn, Everett, Eugene

. . . 1a2)    HEMOND HERBERT JUDD, born May 5, 1880; married Ida Willard; moved to Ark. where he died Sept 19, 1929.

. . . 1a3)    NANCY ANN JUDD, born Oct 18, 1881; married John M. Miller, Aug. 30, 1903, Ore. Co (The Oregon County Tribune & Thayer Republican Sept 2, 1903: "John Miller and Nancy Judd married Aug 30, 1903. Her parents are Mr. & Mrs. Mark Judd of Brady. Ira Hull officiated."). Nancy died in 1967 and was buried in Woodside Cem., Oregon Co, Mo.  Children: Grace, Wade, Wilda, Opal Ann.

. . . 1a4)    MATILDA E. “Tilda” JUDD, b Feb 7, 1884; married 1st ? Peters; married 2nd June 5, 1901 to Posey Woodside Willard (s/o James & Mandy); died Feb 21, 1973, buried Huddleston Cem., Oregon Co, Mo. Children: Herbert Peters; Alice Clara, Mildred & Irma Louise Willard

. . . 1a5)    ROSANNA W. JUDD, born May 1888, died before 1910.

------    Mark O. Judd (b Jan 1881, d abt 1907) was living with Mark & Bets Judd in 1900 but was listed as a boarder, so not sure if he is a son. He married Alphretta Willard about 1905. He was killed in a buggy accident when his wife was pregnant with their first child, who was then called “Mo”.

2. Margaret Jolliff

1b) MARGARET was born 1848, named for her mother; Not on the 1870 census, so she probably died before 1870.  Not sure where she would have been buried though her parents lived near Jolliff Cemetery.  The earliest known graves in Jolliff Cemetery are 1874 & 1878.  However, there are many unmarked graves there.

3. John George Jolliff

1c) JOHN GEORGE was born Jan 22, 1851, named for his grandfather John Huddleston and his uncle John George Huddleston. He married Oct 14, 1869, Nancy Elvira Huddleston (d/o Nathan--their parents were possibly cousins). He died Dec 18, 1932 and was buried in Jolliff Cemetery 

From: West Plains Daily Quill, West Plains, Mo, Sept 10, 1932 [A portion of the article is included here]

"Gus Jolliff of West Plains, chief of the West Plains Fire Department, was the principal speaker at a large family reunion gathering at the home of his father, 'Uncle George' Jolliff, widely-known pioneer resident of Rover, Wed. evening of this week, when scores of descendants and other relatives and friends gathered to aid the aged pioneer in the celebration of his 83rd birthday anniversary.

"In his talk Chief Jolliff paid high tribute to the many admirable qualities, not only of his father and mother, but to the men and women of the Willard and Huddleston families, who formed a little band of Illinois pioneers who came to the Ozarks a number of years before the Civil War to hew out their homes in a wilderness where the Rover community is now located.

"Chief Jolliff's mother was Nancy Huddleston, daughter of Nathan, a Civil War veteran, who was killed by bushwhackers near Thomasville during the Civil War. Her brothers also were slain by the same band, and Mrs. Huddleston, and her mother and sisters escaped only because they were ill with small pox and the bushwhackers were afraid to go near their home. The Nathan Huddleston family, however, were not members of the Huddleston family so many of which now live in the Rover community.

[Note: I think Nathan could have been a son of Charles, son of Abraham Sr.  Charles had a son named Nathan listed in his probate records as an heir who died before 1872. Also Nathan named his first child, Milberry, the name of Charles' first wife. Probably since Nathan had only sisters (& a half-brother, Charles) and died young himself, his children were essentially cut off from the rest of the Huddlestons, and they were all too distantly related to his children for them to consider themselves a part of the rest of the Huddleston clan. On the other hand, there were numerous Nathan Huddlestons, including a brother of Abraham Sr, who this Nathan could have been descended from.]

"Chief Jolliff's address to the large assemblage of guests at his father's home Wed. evening is so interesting that it is given here in part:

"'...We have met ... [to pay] our respects to one of Oregon County's oldest and most highly respected citizens, Uncle George Jolliff.... Many years ago, when this country was a vast wilderness and inhabited only by wild animals, there came to this community the Jolliff, Willard and Huddleston families who settled in and around nearby communities. They were all poor and to a great degree uneducated. Their earthly possessions consisting mostly of a yoke of oxen, an old flintlock muzzle-loading rifle, a coon dog and chopping ax....

"'Uncle George the father of 8 children, 4 girls and 4 boys, all of whom are present tonight except 1 girl and 1 boy. Uncle George was born and raised and lived his life within 3 miles of this place. He was born in a log house and raised his family in a log house. ... He labored on and on with his loving companion, who has long passed away...

"'Uncle George was converted to the Christian religion when a young man and joined the Methodist church, and in his active life always took part in all religious work. He believe in the old time religion. He believed in the family altar and he raise his children to believe likewise.

"'He was a Master Mason of many years standing, being now possibly the only living charter member of the Woodside Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Thomasville, Mo.

"'And may I say my friends, I am proud to be the son of such a man, and the descendant of such a people.'

"Besides Chief Jolliff from West Plains the other sons and daughters of George Jolliff present at the reunion included N.E. Jolliff, Mrs. W.E. Smoot, and Miss Beulah Jolliff, all of Rover; G.N. Jolliff and Mrs. W.W. Ginlee of Shreveport, La. Another son and daughter, L.L. Jolliff of Detroit, MI and Mrs. G.W. Dobson of Shreveport visited their father this summer, but were unable to be present for the reunion."


. . . 1c1)     ELVIRA JOLLIFF b abt 1870, died young

. . . 1c2)     RANDALL JOLLIFF, b abt 1872, died young

. . . 1c3)    NATHANIEL ELIJAH “Nathan” JOLLIFF, b Mar 11, 1875; m Ethel Jones; lived Rover, Mo; d 1945, bur Jolliff Cem; no children

. . . 1c4)    GEORGE NEWELL JOLLIFF, b Feb 19, 1878; m Jan 5, 1899 Josie B. (Haywood) Bryant; 1900 living in Oregon Co, Mo; moved to Shreveport, La; ch: Wade, Ray, Wayne

. . . 1c5)    LUCINDA (Nova/Nobles) JOLLIFF, b July 17, 1880, named for her great-grandmother Lucinda (Nobles) Jolliff; m William E. Smoot, Nov 13, 1900; lived Rover, Mo; d July 3, 1969; ch: Cecile, Allen, Fern, Valerie, Robert.

. . . 1c6)    AUGUSTUS WILLIAM “Gus” JOLLIFF, b Feb 21, 1883; m Mazie Cora McCabe. He was fire chief in West Plains, Mo. When he was 21 years old he was working for the Shreveport, LA Fire Department in 1904 as this note from "The Oregon County Tribune & Thayer Republican" Apr 15, 1904 states, "Among Oregon County people Sheriff Davis saw on his recent trip south were: Nathan E. Jolliff, Gus W. Jolliff, and E.J. Davidson. All are employed on Shreveport, La. Fire Department. . . The sheriff was there 4 days and was handsomely entertained by them."

    ch: Chris O’Brian, Nathan Edward, Pauline Eleanor, Gus William, Virginia Lee, Donna Marie, Mary Leaton, Robert Sloan (see picture)

1c7)    LOLA BELLE JOLLIFF, b Aug 5, 1885; m William Walter Ginlee, 1910; lived Shreveport, La; 1 child: Helen Geraldine

. . . 1c8)    MINNIE BEULAH “Jack” JOLLIFF (born with uncertain sex), b Mar 28, 1888; d June 14, 1970; unmarried

. . . 1c9)    OPAL IVA JOLLIFF, b July 19, 1890; m George W. Dobson; lived Shreveport, La; ch: Nan Elizabeth

. . . 1c10) LOUCIOUS LORENZO (“Louch” or "Lou") JOLLIFF, b Oct 5, 1895; m 1914 to Eva Roby; lived Detroit; m 2nd 1924 to Vivian Norris; m 3rd Marie ? (in France); ch: (Eva’s): Lou Jr, (Vivian’s): Mary Jean & Betty Louise, (Marie’s): Francis Dale & Robert Louis

4. Mary Jolliff

1d) MARY “Polly” was born 1854, named for her grandmother Mary (Baty) Huddleston.  She married April 16, 1872 in Oregon Co, Mo to Henry Willard. (Henry’s step-grandmother, Betsy (Jolliff) Willard was a sister of Polly’s father, Randolph Casey Jolliff). 

Henry died before 1880. Polly’s son (James Randolph Willard) was living with her parents, Randolph & Peggy Jolliff in 1880. Henry’s younger sister, Belveretta Willard was also living with them. Belveretta married Eli Jolliff is 1887 after having his child.

Not sure if Polly remarried.  She died before 1900.


. . . 1d1)    JAMES RANDOLPH WILLARD, b Mar 31, 1874, he had blue eyes and dark hair.  He was living with his grandfather Randolph Jolliff in 1880; m 1st Aline ?; m 2nd in 1900 to Ethel Gentry. He and Ethel moved to Creek County, OK where he registered for the draft in 1917.  He died in 1928, Okla.; buried in Jolliff Cemetery, Oregon Co, Mo; ch: (Aline’s): Fern, Robert J. & a daug., (Ethel’s): Manson 

5. Nancy Ann Jolliff

1e) NANCY ANN was born Jan 11, 1855; probably died before 1880. She was on the 1860 & 1870 census records, however her birth years don’t match.  In 1860 she was 4 years old, in 1870 she was 7 years old.    

6. James Erasmus Jolliff

1f) JAMES ERASMUS “Rab” was born Aug 8, 1858, named for his uncle James Erasmus Jolliff, & for two of his great-grandfathers, James Jolliff and Erasmus Nobles; m July 11, 1878 to Matilda Tatum; d July 26, 1930; (pictured at right)


. . . 1f1)    Mandy Jolliff (probably named for her mother’s half-sister, Amanda Tatum), 1879-–1882/3

. . . 1f2)    ELIZABETH M. “Lizzie” JOLLIFF (named for her aunt Elizabeth Jolliff, and perhaps for her mother Matilda?), b 1881; m Amos J. Tull

. . . 1f3)    NORA BELL JOLLIFF, b 1885; m Elmer VonAllmen

. . . 1f4)    ELIJAH SUMMERS “Lije” JOLLIFF (named for his gr-grandfather, Elijah Jolliff), b 1886; m Lillie VonAllmen

. . . 1f5)    WILLIAM RANDOLPH “Randle” JOLLIFF (named forhis father Randolph & his uncle Bill Jolliff), b 1890; m Ida Nichols

. . . 1f6)    JAMES RASMUS “Razie” JOLLIFF (named for his uncle James Erasmus, who was named for his 2 grandfathers, James Jolliff & Erasmus Nobles), b 1892; m Audrey Miller

. . . 1f7)    AARON GEORGE JOLLIFF, b 1895; m Ruby Ellis & Lula Elnora Hamilton

. . . 1f8)     baby, 1897-–99 (18 months old)

. . . 1f9)    AVA MAY JOLLIFF, b 1900    

7. Rutha Ann Jolliff

1g)     RUTHA ANN was born Feb 18, 1861.  She married Aug 15, 1880, Oregon Co, Mo. to William D.F. “Willie” Trantham (s/o Elijah & Rosannah).  William died Nov 15, 1898. 

Two newspaper clippings: "South Missourian":

Dec 1, 1898:  Attie Community. Nov. 28. "Willie Trantham died the 15th of this month with consumption."

For some reason, the next year there was this note in the newspaper: Nov 2, 1899: "William Trantham born Oct 2, 1861, married Rutha Jolliff on Aug 15, 1880, died Nov. 28, 1898"

Rutha married 2nd to Obadiah B. “O.B.” Judd, Nov 29, 1900 (he was a widower with 3 children: Tilden, Rufus, Please). Rutha died about 1920. 

Rutha’s children:

. . . 1g1)    DOVIE MYRTLE TRANTHAM, b June 1881; m 1898 to Samuel Tilden Judd (her step-brother); m 2nd 1916 to John Shinalt (1 ch). ch: Emmie S., Ogle Tharp, Please Alonzo “Lonnie”, Opal, Nobel JUDD; Melvin SHINALT

. . . 1g2)    ELIJAH SANFORD TRANTHAM, b Jan 3, 1887; m Pearl Giles, 1909 (5 ch); m 2nd Emma Jane (Bay) Ledbetter, 1923 (5 ch); Lije was a farmer near Rover and also had a grist mill for grinding corn. He and also made molasses and brooms during the Depression. Both Lije and Emma lost their first spouses, leaving each of them with 3 little children when they married. ch: (Pearl’s): Orpha Ellen, Cora Marie, Clara Beulah & Richard Willie; (Emma’s): Eva Olive, Emma Elila, Veva Mayola, Elijah Sanford Jr & Ronald DeeOrlen

. . . 1g3)    VIOLA Z. TRANTHAM, b Sept 12, 1894; m Walter Roberts; d Mar. 30, 1971, West Plains, Mo., bur Jolliff Cem.; ch: Clifford, Grover Cleveland, William, Ethel, Christine, Jewell, Cleo Sanford

. . . 1g4)    ALVA JUDD, b Nov 12, 1901; d 1932

. . . 1g5)    ELLA JUDD, b Mar 31, 1905; m Willie “Bill” Julian Old, 1927

8. William Randolph Jolliff

1h) WILLIAM RANDOLPH “Randle”was born 1865, named for his father and uncle. He was not living at home in 1880. He married 1st Carolyn ?; married 2nd Tilde ?. He died in 1907 (age 42); buried Jolliff cem. 

Children (Carolyn’s):

. . . 1h1)    AMANDA JOLLIFF, b 1902; d 1904

9. Elijah Summers Jolliff

1i) Elijah Summers “Eli” was born Oct 8, 1867, named for his grandfather by that name. 

In 1880 Belvaretta Willard, who was orphaned, was living with his parents.  Eli’s sister, Polly, was married to Belvaretta’s half brother, Henry Willard. The 1885 birth records of Oregon Co, Mo. show that 16-year-old Belvaretta had a baby daughter (Rutha); she named Eli as the father.  They were married Sept 7, 1887, when the little girl was about 2 years old and Belvaretta was 18.  Randolph Jolliff vouched for her age when they got the license, so she may have still been living with them. 

By 1895 Belvaretta had divorced Eli and married Archie Redburn and after 1900 they moved to Pawnee Co, OK where she died.

Eli died Dec 27, 1911, Oregon Co, Mo.  Children:

. . . 1i1)    ADALINE RUTHA JOLLIFF, b April 5, 1885; on 1900 census as 15 years old.

. . . 1i2)    Sarah M.”Sallie” JOLLIFF, b Sept 1888; m Ashland Partrick in Okla.

. . . 1i3)    RANDOLPH “Randle” CASEY JOLLIFF, b May 5, 1893, named for his grandfather R.C. Jolliff; m Mar 11, 1912 to Ora Trantham (2g2f1a; d/o Elijah & Matilda).  Ora had 2 sons and she died in 1920.  He m 2nd to Grace Maybell McDaniel and had 4 daughters.  He d Mar 26, 1928 (age 42).  Children:

. . . . . . . 1i3a)    Richard Glen Jolliff (b Mar 27, 1914; d 1931 after he was accidentally shot when he and a cousin were playing with a gun they didn’t know was loaded.  Richard lived 24 hours after being shot in the stomach)

. . . . . . . 1i3b)    Raymond Carl Jolliff (b Sept 22, 1918;  d 1992 in Okla.)

. . . . . . . 1i3c)    Dorthea Elvira Jolliff (m Frank Lockhart Garess)

. . . . . . . 1i3d)    Helen Louise Jolliff

. . . . . . . 1i3e)    Grace Jolliff

. . . . . . . 1i3f)    Rutha Jolliff

Randolph Casey Jolliff

son of James Jolliff

See also:

4 pictures of John George Jolliff and

wife, Nancy Elvira Huddleston

. . .

Rab & Tilda Jolliff

Rutha Joliff

Josie Haywood Jolliff (wife of 1c4-George Newell),

and daug. Ella

Marcus Martin Judd

(husband of “Bets”)


Rutha Joliff & O.B. Judd