It is believed that Edward Page (born June 7th, 1828) and Alley Davis (born Feb. 7th, 1828) met in Marion county TN prior to 1840, they probably were neighbors. At this time we still aren’t sure who Edwards’s parents were, there were 2 different Page families Marion Co at that time living near the Davis family, John G. and Johnson Page. But we know that Alley was the daughter of Absolem Davis and Josina Nichols. They married before 1849 because they were in Dade County in the 1850 census; however their 1st child (John) was born in TN.
Edward bought and sold land for many years, gaining up to abt. 300 acres. Edward died Feb. 16th, 1904. Alley died Nov. 14th, 1903. They are both buried at Brown’s Gap cemetery on Sand Mtn.
Alleys obituary reads:
Saturday morning about 1; o’clock Mrs. Aley Page, mother of WT Page passed away at her home near Trenton, Mrs. Page was born April 7th, 1828 and died the 14th instant. The burial was at Brown Gap cemetery Sunday morning. Funeral services were conducted by W.A.D. O’neal. The deceased has many relatives in this county where she spent her entire life.
Edwards’s obituary reads:
Death of Edward Page. Tuesday night after a protracted illness of some weeks, Mr. Edward Page an aged citizen of Trenton expired. The remains were interred in Browns Gap cemetery Thursday morning. Deceased was the father of WT Page of this place and has other relatives to share the loss of his death.
Their children were 1) John born 1849 in Tn. 2) Margaret Jane (Lancaster) b. Nov, 1850 Dade Co, (3 Siney Elizabeth (Cameron) b. Aug 1854, (4 William Sr. b. Jan. 1858 Dade Co. William married Paralee Gifford June 13,1876 in Dade Co,
Their children were (1 Betsy b abt. 1877 (2 William Jr. b. March 1880 (3 Robert T. b Nov. 1881 (4 John Melvin b. Sept. 15, 1883 (5 Charles W. b. March 1886 (6 Bertha Lee b. Aug 1890 (7 Jesse W b. Aug 1894 (8 Ollie P. b. Nov 1898. William died March 18th, 1938. Paralee died May 28th, 1913.
They are buried at Brown’s Gap cemetery on Sand Mtn. John Melvin Page married Lillie Mae Porter daughter of John B. Porter and Emma Caroline Williams Porter. John and Lillie were married Aug. 12th, 1923 by Marion Avans in Dade County. It has been told they were married while still sitting on the wagon. They had 4 children Elvin Lee (Sonny Boy), James Ivan (Bud), William Vernon (Rooster), Mary Eva.
John died Nov. 1st 1944. He served in the Navy on the USS Maine (the 2nd Maine) as an oiler. Later his 2 sons Lee and James would serve in WWII in the Navy, John wanted very badly to be able to serve again with them, he was said to have died from an aneurism. Lillie later remarried to Liege Winters, she passed April 5th, 1973. John and Lillie are buried at Brown’s Gap cemetery.
James Ivan (Bud) Page married Elda Bell Reeves in Rising Fawn Ga. March 1st, 1943. They had Wm Coy (sonny) Page, Betty Page Craig, James Edward Page, and Roy Calvin Page. James I (bud) Page served on the USS Nevada in WWII as a gunner. Some of the newspaper articles I have copied over the years states; W. T. Page our readers will regret to learn is confined to his room with chills and fever.
A child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Page died Monday and was entered in Brown’s Gap cemetery on Sand Mtn.
John A Page has arrived from Indian Territory where he has lived for 13 yrs.
A boy’s knife; Yesterday the 15 yr old boy of Luke Wilkerson and the 10 Yr old boy of Wm Page got into a difficulty at Miss Haley Nichols school at Red Hill. In the fight which the Page boy drew his knife and inflicted 2 ugly cuts upon the arm of the Wilkerson boy. Neither of the cuts are dangerous and the service of the doctor was not needed.
At this time the history of Edward Page’s parents and Grandparents is unknown. The Page family is one of the oldest families in Dade County.