Today we delve, once more, into my hubby’s family ancestry. We will revisit the ”Tennille” family.
1. Johnnie Lee HENRY son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.
Cynthia Ann BEANE daughter of Walter Maxwell BEANE and Lois Velleda DREHER was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN.
Johnnie Lee HENRY and Cynthia Ann BEANE were married in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA.
2. Joseph Wright HENRY son of William Lee HENRY and Emma Louise PETTIE was born on 20 Sep
1927 in Fulton County, KY. He died on 16 Nov 1993 in Batesville, Panola, Mississippi.
3. Betty Louise Rotge daughter of John Cornelius ROTGE and Ora Lee Sparks was born on 30 Aug
1930 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas. She died on 05 Jul 2003 in Jourdanton, Atascosa, Texas.
Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge were married on 30 Jul 1947.
6. John Cornelius ROTGE son of Peter ROTGE and Lillie Mae Surber was born on 16 Jan 1910. He
died on 09 Jun 1983 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas.
7. Ora Lee Sparks daughter of William Jacob Sparks and Laura May Clements was born on 26 Oct
1914 in Bandera, Edwards, Texas. She died in Aug 1982 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
John Cornelius ROTGE and Ora Lee Sparks were married in 1930.
14. William Jacob Sparks son of Newton Caddell Sparks and Theodora Perrylee McCarty was born on
11 Mar 1883 in Erath County, Texas. He died on 12 Sep 1944 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas.
15. Laura May Clements daughter of James Thomas CLEMENTS and Anne Caroline TENNILLE was
born on 12 May 1890 in McCullough County, Texas. She died on 06 Oct 1969 in Hilltop Convalescent
Home, 7602 Louis Pasteur Dr., San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
William Jacob Sparks and Laura May Clements were married on 15 Apr 1906 in Bandera, Texas.
30. James Thomas CLEMENTS son of Emanuel CLEMENTS and Martha Balch HARDIN was born on
30 May 1843 in Missouri. He died on 22 May 1897 in Dewitt County, Texas.
31. Anne Caroline TENNILLE daughter of George Culver TENNILLE and Amanda J. BILLINGS was
born on 11 Nov 1858 in Texas. She died on 14 Oct 1936 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
James Thomas CLEMENTS and Anne Caroline TENNILLE were married on 11 Jan 1872 in Gonzales
62. George Culver TENNILLE son of George C. TENNILLE Sr. and Sarah DAVIS was born on 29 Dec
1825 in Saline County, Missouri. He died on 08 Jul 1874 in Sedan, Gonzales, Texas.
63. Amanda J. BILLINGS was born in 1840 in Tennessee.
George Culver TENNILLE and Amanda J. BILLINGS were married on 07 Jul 1855 in Gonzales
124. George C. TENNILLE Sr. was born in 1771 in Pennsylvania. He died before 1860 in Dewitt County,
125. Sarah DAVIS daughter of Warren DAVIS and Mary KINCHELOE was born in 1796 in Kentucky.
And this is as far as we have come with the Tennille family. I have seen several other “researchers” claim to have found George’s father, and list him as “Jon”. However, I have been unable to find any verification, sources or citations to provide proof of this claim.