NameBrackston “Jason” Stidham
Birth17 May 1869, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death30 Apr 1948, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage9 Nov 1893, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseSerena Catherine Quesinberry, GG Aunt
BirthJun 1872, Carroll Co., Virginia
Death5 Nov 1945, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthMar 1895, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthNov 1897, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthJan 1900, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Death17 Sep 1983, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth26 Nov 1902, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death6 Aug 1988, Wyoming Co., West Virginia
Birth1905, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death28 Mar 1981, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth13 Feb 1908, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death3 Oct 1942
Birth20 Dec 1911, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death11 Nov 1997, Westerville, Franklin Co., Ohio
Birth5 Mar 1915, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death13 Dec 2002, Danville, Hendricks Co., Indiana
Notes for Brackston “Jason” Stidham
His death certificate records Jason Stidham, age 80 years 11 months 10 days, born 9 May 1867 in Elliottsville, Ky, died 30 Apr 1948 in Clearfield, Rowan Co., Ky, farmer, widowed, late wife Serena, father John Stidham, mother’s maiden name Mary Jane Bair, both born in Ky, cause of death arteriosclerosis, informant Ambrose Stidham, Clearfield, Ky.
Notes for Serena Catherine Quesinberry
Rowan County News of 15 Nov 1945 “Mrs Serena Stidham, wife of B. J. Stidham, died at her home Monday, November 5. She had been in failing health for several years, but had been confined to her bed only a week.”
I cannot find her in the Kentucky death records, not even scrolling through all Rowan Co deaths in 1945.
Notes for Brackston “Jason” & Serena Catherine (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage register A, p. 81, records marriage of Jason Stidum and Serena Quisenberry on 9 Nov 1893.
1900 census of Elliott Co., Ky, Brown precinct, enumerated 18 June, lists on p. 13B as family #216/221:
Stidam, Bracksten J., 31, b. May 1869, b. Ky Ky Ky; Serena, wife, 26, b. June 1874, Va Va Va, married 6 years, 3 children, 3 living; Mary M., dau, 5, b. March 1895; Adeline, dau, 2, b. Nov 1897; Malissa J., dau, 4/12, b. Jan 1900. All daughters born Ky Ky Va.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Hogtown prec., E.D. 156, page 14B, lists as family #236:
Stidham, Jason, 41, farmer; Serener, 36; married 17 years, 6 children, all living. Mary, 15, married 1 year, 1 child, 1 living; Adaline, 12; Malise, 9; Dewy, 7; Nancy, 4; Isabelle, 2; Wilson, Lee, son-in-law, 23, Wilson, Cora L., granddaughter, 2/12. All born in Ky.
There is a line drawn from Lee Wilson up to Mary, marked "wf", and in the marital status column an "S" is overwritten with "M" (but the surname wasn't changed.)
I have not been able to find this family in the 1920 census. I suspect they may have been in West Virginia.
1930 census of Rowan Co., Wagoner precinct, enumerated 2 Apr, lists on sheet 1A as family #6:
Stidam, Jason, farmer, 60, b. Ky/Ky/Ky, age at first marriage 24; Surena, wife, 57, b. Va/Va/Va, age at first marriage 22; Dewey, son, 27, b. Ky/Ky/Va, married, age at first marriage 24; Ambrose, son, 15, b. Ky/Ky/Va; Nettie, daughter-in-law, 17, b. NC/NC/NC, age at first marriage 14; Glennis, grandson, 1 10/12, b. WV/Ky/NC; Beatrice M., granddaughter, 0/12, b. Ky/Ky/NC.