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FUSSELL, from whence we came...
By Derrill Fussell
In an obscure booklet published in New York, 1891 by Edwin Neal Fussell, details surface of some of the earliest accounts of Fussells in a new land. As if emerging from a mist, comes the first quotes from "Genealogy of Bartholmew Fussell";
1. WILLIAM FUSSELL, of Yorkshire, England, and wife Elizabeth:
2.1 Solomon Fussell, born in Yorkshire, England, 1704; emigrated to Pennsylvania 1721; m. Susanna, dau. of Jacob and Barbara Coney, gr. dau. of William Clinkenbeard. Solomon settled in Philadelphia and was a chair-maker by trade. His brother Benjamin emigrated many years later, saw the sign over Solomon's store, on Second street , Philadelphia, Pa., and entering, found that it was his brother.
2.2 Benjamin (went south).
1) In the book, Cabinet Makers of America records the Fussells making furniture for Benjamin Franklin. 1
2) Jacob Fussell a descendant of Solomon is credited with patenting the commercial process for ice cream. 1851.
BENJAMIN FUSSELL (1st)
The Fussell family of Telfair and Irwin Counties, Georgia are believed to be descended from BENJAMIN FUSSELL (1st) who worked with Jacob Fussell as an overseer in Duplin County, North Carolina, in 1756. Later Benjamin (1st) married Elizabeth (Williams ?**.)
Benjamin (1st) bought nearly one thousand acres of land in Duplin County, beside a creek which was given the name "Fussell's Creek". It was used as a landmark and became widely known in the territory.
Benjamin (1st) and Elizabeth were parents of two sons, Benjamin (2nd) born
and John born 1775. The two sons continued to live on the Fussell Plantation with their mother after Benjamin (1st) died August 11, 1783.
John was eight years old when his father died. He and his brother Benjamin (2nd) who was a few years older than John, remained on the plantation until they were old enough to work the land themselves.
**The wife of Benjamin Fussell (1st) is thought to be Elizabeth Williams, the daughter of John Williams of Duplin Co., NC.
BENJAMIN FUSSELL (2nd)
BENJAMIN FUSSELL (2nd), married Lucretia ? in Duplin Co. NC in 1789. They are the parents of the following:
1. Jacob b. 1790 Duplin Co. NC M. 1. Esther Williams
d. 1869 Telfair Co. GA 2. Lucretia Cummings, (believed to have had 18 children.)
2. Elizabeth b. 4-24-1795 Duplin Co. NC M. David Collins
d. 12-21-1893 Sumter Co. FL 10 children
3. William b. 1-11-1798 Duplin Co. NC M.1. ? 6 children
d. 4-17-1861 Coffee Co. GA 2. Tabitha Van Green
4. John C. b. 9-22-1800 Duplin Co. NC M. Catherine Giddens
d. 1834 Telfair Co. GA 4 children
5. James C. b. 9-22-1800 Duplin Co. NC M. Sallie Parker
d. 11-9-1858 Sumter Co. FL 9 children
6. Morris b. ca. 1801 Duplin Co. NC M. Martha ?
d. ca. 1875 Marion Co. GA 6 children
7. Nancy b. ca. 1803 Duplin Co. NC M. Michael Wells
d. ? Rusk Co. TX
8. Arnold Benjamin b. 1806 Duplin Co. NC M. Mary ?
d. 1857 Sumter Co. FL
9. Lucretia b. ca. 1810 Duplin Co. NC M. William Knowles
Benjamin (2nd) moved his family into Georgia before 1820. He owned land and was on The Tax Digest in Green County in 1820. He also entered the Land Lottery of Georgia. after drawing land in Irwin county, he decided to move on to Telfair county about 1822. The land he drew in Irwin county was not taken until just before or shortly after his death in 1842.
This list is based on census records, court records in Telfair, Irwin and Coffee Counties, GA, Jacob, James C., David Collins (husband of Elizabeth) and Michael Wells (husband of Nancy) all were involved with the estate of John C. Fussell when he died in 1834 in Telfair Co., GA. Jacob, James C., Elizabeth, and William were all buyers at the estate sale of the older Benjamin when he died in Irwin Co. GA in 1843.
JOHN C. FUSSELL
John C. Fussell, twin brother of James C. Fussell , born September 22 1800 in Duplin County NC. John C. Fussell married Catherine Gibbons (b. 1-11-1895) about 1825-26. She is thought to be from Duplin Co. NC. They had four sons.
1. Felix b. 3-27-1827 NC? M.Martha Cravey
d. ?6- 1864 6 children
2. Thomas Oliver b. 1-4-1830 Telfair Co. GA. M. Sarah Jane Fletcher
d. 4-23-1906 Crisp Co. GA 9 children
3. Timothy b. 3-2-1833? Telfair Co. GA M. Charlotte Passmore
d. 1-19-1900 Pearson GA 3 children
4. John Early b.4-30-1834 Telfair Co. GA M1.Delilah Brown(10)
d. 2-29-1920 Calhoun Co. FL 2.Martha Jane Turner 3
The first documented evidence of John C. in Georgia is the 1830 Irwin Co. census. He also served as justice of the peace that same year in Irwin Co. In 1832, he was a lottery winner in the Cherokee Land Lottery by drawing lot #79 Cherokee now Floyd County. At that time he was in Irwin Co. living in Dixon's Militia District as was William Fussell. In 1831, he was named a road commissioner to run a road from Telfair Co. line to Big House Creek.
Prior to Novenber 13 1834, John C. Fussell died. On this date James C. Fussell , David Collins, Benjamin Fussell and Michael Wells posted bond for David Collins and James C. Fussell to be administrators of the estate of John C. Fussell. The cause of death is not known. But as a young man at age 34 it is speculated that John C. Fussell could have died in an Indian conflict as he was Captain of the local militia formed to protect the district from hostile Indians. His widow and four young sons lived on part of the land from his father's estate (Benjamin 2nd) that later became part of Coffee Co. GA.
It is not known where John C. Fussell is buried. It is possible he is buried at Sturgeon Creek where William was buried, there are many unmarked graves there. His estate was large enough that survivors could have erected a headstone but thus far none has been found.
On April 11, 1841 Catherine Fussell married James Murphy in Irwin Co. GA. On September 14, 1879 Catherine died and was buried in the old Concord Methodist Church Cemetary located on the Joe Cheek farm, Hyw 117, Telfair Co. GA. It is not known why Catherine took back her married name of Catherine Fussell prior to her death.
JOHN EARLY FUSSELL
John Early Fussell was the last minor child of John C. and Catherine Fussell. He was born in Telfair Co. GA April 30 1834 and married Delilah Brown on May 18, 1853 in Telfair Co. GA
In 1860, he was listed on the Telfair Co. Agricultural census living in Sugar Creek, GA on about 200 acres of land. This could have been part of a tract of land he purchased from his brother, Felix, in 1852 for the sum of $30.00.
On the 1880 census, John E. and Delilah were living in Coffee Co., GA.
The following is a list of their children compiled from census records and relatives.
1. John b. 1855 M. ?
2. Susan b. 1856 M. ? Bostick
3. Mary b. 1858 M. Oscar Paulk (0)
4. William Timothy b. 1-1-1861 M. Annie Lissenly (8)
5. Henry Jackson b. 12-28-1865 M. 1.Cynthia Brantly (5)
d. 6-20-1948 2. Mamie Powers (4)
6. Alexander F. b. 1866 M. Dollie Steverson
7. Tabitha Anasdy b. 1870 M. Alex Steverson
8. Nancy Jane b 1870 M. Mathew Rowell
9. Mattie Delilah b. 1874 M. Cullen Brantley
10. Christopher Columbus (Bud)
b. 10-4-1876 M. Abbie Williams
d. 2-20-1939 9 children
1860 Telfair Co., GA Agricultural Census, Sugar Creek, GA
Fussell, John E.
30 acres improved land 20 swine
170 acres unimproved land value of livestock 200.
2 horses 100 bushels of corn
JOHN EARLY FUSSELL (continued).
4 milk cows 10 bushels of sweet potatoes
Value of home manufactured products 100
On July 26 1863 John Early Fussell enlisted in Captain James Lenth's Company "B", 19th Battalion of Georgia Volunteer Cavalry. Shortly after the enlistment the 19th Battalion Georgia Cavalry and the 5th Battalion (Cavalry) Hilliard's Legion Alabama Volunteers were consolidated making up the 10th Regiment Confederate Cavalry, C.C. Goodes Battalion GA.
In late December 1863 or January 1864 Private John Early Fussell had his foot frozen while on duty at Kingston, TN. He was honorably discharged April 15th 1864. John E. received a war pension from 1903 at $96 per year to $120. per annum in 1920.
Family tradition says that after joining the Civil War, John Early had endured a lengthy march through the snow and arrived late at night to the encampment. He was a tall man, over 6 feet and his feet stuck out of the tent. Because his feet were damp and stuck out of the tent, his feet froze and he lost several toes due to frostbite. His grandson, Walter, who was born in 1900, remembers sneaking into his grandfather's bedroom trying to see how many toes were missing.
About 1880, John E. divorced (?) Delilah as the 1900 Coffee Co. census shows Delilah living with her son, William. Delilah is buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Coffee Co.
Apparently John Early married again as he is shown on the 1900 Florida, Calhoun Co. census with:
Martha Jane (wife) age 45 b. 8-1854 GA
Susan 17 b. 5-1883 GA
Felix 14 b. 5-1886 GA
John E. 8 b1-1892 FL
Family history reports that John Early moved to Hamilton Co., FL and then to Calhoun Co., FL near Alliance where he owned 80 acres of land valued at $500., cattle, horses and other live stock valued at $350. as of August 22 1909.
John Early Fussell died February 29, 1920 in Altha (near Blountstown), FL, and is buried at Mount Olive Church Cemetary, Calhoun Co. FL. (grave unmarked)
Martha Jane applied for widows pension on John Early’s Civil war pension. After several attempts the Board granted her pension based on the family physician’s letter stating they had lived as man and wife for twenty years. There was no evidence of a marriage certificate.
This information is from Telfair and Coffee Co. GA and Calhoun Co. FL census records, FL Pension and Service records, GA Dept. of Archives and History, and granddaughter Fleeta Fussell Todd, Anniston, AL., and Catherine Fussell Wells, Jacksonville, FL.
Fussell's Mill, Bailey's Creek Virginia
During the night of August 13-14 1864, the Union II Corps, X Corps, and Gregg's cavalry division, all under command of Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, crossed James River at Deep Bottom to threaten Richmond, coordinating with a movement against the Weldon Railroad at Petersburg. On August 14, the X Corps closed on New Market Heights while the II Corps extended the Federal line to the right along Bailey's Creek. During the night, the X Corps was moved to the far right flank of the Union line near Fussell's Mill North Carolina. On August 16, Union assaults near Fussell's Mill were initially successful, but Confederate counterattacks drove the Federals out of a line of captured works. Heavy fighting continued throughout the remainder of the day. Confederate general John Chambliss was killed during cavalry fighting on Charles City Road. After continual skirmishing, the Federals returned to the southside of the James on the 20th, maintaining their bridgehead at Deep Bottom.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865)
Date(s): August 13-20, 1864
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee and Maj. Gen. Charles Field [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 4,600 total
HENRY JACKSON FUSSELL
Henry Jackson Fussell, known as Uncle Jack was the fifth child of John Early and Delila Fussell. He was born December 28, 1865, County unknown. Henry Jackson married Cynthia M. Brantly (date and place unknown) and had five children. Cynthia died in childbirth with their sixth child that died as well. It is believed she died 8-22-1899 at age 33 and is buried at Pickren Family Cemetery. Their surviving children were:
1. Wiley b. ? M. Bessie McRae 2 children
2. Reno b. 7-13-1896 M. Mildred E. Boone b. 4-11-1901
d. 1-29-1986 9 children
3.Elias Lee b. 10-9-1887 M. Fannie Lee Mimms b. 4-5-1895
d. 12-19-1932 5 children d. 6-27-1980
4. Dicey b. ? M. Lenard McDaniel
5. Missouri b. ? M. W. F. Horn
Henry Jackson Fussell married four more times:
#2. Margaret "Maggie" Cook
#3. Minnie Murray
#4. Alice Cook
#5. Mamie Powers married 3-7-1926 in Jeff Davis Co.
When teased about his young wives Uncle Jack would affirm that "he would live to be a hundred and marry 10 times!"
H. J. and Mamie Fussell had four children:
Henry Jackson b. 2-15-1927 M. Ruth Price
Margaret Janell b. 3-26-1929 M. William Bolton
Catherine Adel b. 3-8-1932 M. Fred Rotureau
John Early b. 5-8-1934 M. Winifred Swain
Henry Jackson Fussell, was a wheelwright, a blacksmith and a farmer. During the depression he helped feed his neighbors, carried his money in a burlap sack, which he threw under the seat of his model A when he went to town but would never put it in a bank. He grew sugar cane and made cane syrup, had a turpentine still to render turpentine from the pine trees that grew locally and freighted cypress logs to the sawmill with a “log cart” that he built.
When his Dad left his Mother he walked 32 miles to the county seat to file “community property” at the court house so his mother could share in the family farm.
H. J. Fussell built a 14 X 17 log cabin in Hazelhurst GA, in 1888. It is standing but in disarray today. H. J. Fussell raised five children and housed himself, his mother and wife in this home.
When Cynthia died in childbirth, H. J. Fussell remarried a woman about the same age as Elias (21). Elias becamed embittered and moved away from the family farm to his grandparent’s (Cynthia’s Parents) farm.
Next farm to the grandparents Brantly, the Tucker family was caring for their granddaughter, Fannie Lee Mims and the couple met and eventually eloped through the bedroom window.
There was no further contact with the H. J. Fussell family in GA till about 1960. No effort was made at that time to document lineage.
While Fannie was alive an effort was made to get an audio tape of her recollections of the Fussell Family. The 3 hour tape is inaudible. Fannie's Bible was used for a birth verification, and was lost in shipping. All her children could relay to me was that their grandfathers initials were thought to be "H.J."
It was January 9th 1995 that I passed through Fitzgerald, GA and began to search for my roots. Continuing on to Hazelhurst, I made contact with Dewey Fussell (by calling all Fussells in the phone book,) and discovered he was my second cousin. He was able to tell me his grandfathers name, Henry Jackson, and no further linage.
At the regional library in Douglas GA I was led to a Catharine Wells Fussell of Jacksonville, FL who shared 25 years of research with me for which I’m grateful.
ELIAS LEE FUSSELL
Elias Lee Fussell, (b.10-9-1887, d. 12-19-1932) son of Henry Jackson ("Jack or Uncle Jack") and Cynthia Brantley Fussell, was born October 9, 1887 in Jeff Davis/Coffee County Georgia. He helped on the family 245 acre farm (just outside Hazelhurst GA) and with the blacksmithing affairs. "Jack" and son Elise built a home and barn for Elise on the "home place," about 300 yards from the main house. The barn is still standing today, across the entrance road from where Elise's home stood. Elias and Fannie had their first 5 children (one died) here before moving to central Florida to have their last two sons.
At age 23 Elise, married Fannie Lee Mimms,(b. 4-5-1895, d. 6-27-1980) on June 12, 1910. Their marriage license is recorded at the courthouse in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia. Elias and Fannie had their first 5 children (one died) here before moving to Lakeland Florida area about 1924-29 to have their last two sons
Elise was employed as an orange grove tender, sand and gravel yard maintenance man and mechanic. He also worked with the railroad. From used parts he built a "runabout" truck that he used for transportation. (the family called it a “skeeter”)
As a family man Elise enjoyed his children and was known to portray his jovialities to them as well as strangers. He spoke with a peculiar ("Fussell") stuttering that was inherited in part by several of his descendents.
Elise ran a boarding house near Winston, FL. One of the boarders, Henry Sowell, was a salesman of floor sweep compound for butcher shops which he mixed as it was sold. He kept his sipping whiskey and muirbean (a poisonous solvent that was mixed with sawdust to make the floor sweep compound) in his closet in similar bottles. Henry Sowell rode home at night with Elise, and was courting Henrietta (Elise's oldest daughter). This particular night Elise asked Henry for a drink and went in to help himself. (Elise carried a "flask" and was known in GA & FL to like "a drink now and then". It is rumored that this suitor of Elise's daughter may have poisoned him. However several accounts tell of an accidental drink from the wrong bottle. When Henry Sowell asked if he had drank from the muirbean bottle, Elise's response was "yes", but that he didn't swallow much. Another account tells of a previous jilted suitor of Henrietta who may have tried to poison Henry Sowell. Elise died December 18, 1932. He is buried at Mt Enon Memorial Cemetery, Winston, FL. (Headstone incorrectly list date of death)
These accounts came from Wiley (Elise's brother), Henrietta(dau.), Fannie(wife), Archie (oldest son who was with him when he took the drink at home, and in town with him when he collapsed within one hour, & who was 14 when his dad died), and H.E. Walker who Fannie married after Elise died. I personally received these accounts except for Wiley Fussell's, who came to FL with Henry Jackson Fussell for Elise's funeral. They took home (GA) the version that the second suitor of Henrietta may have been the culprit. In all cases it still appears accidental. Less dramatic but closer to the truth.
Another account for Elise's death was a heart attack. No autopsy was performed. Human nature is to suppose the worst and guess the rest.
Elise and Fannie Fussell had six children and one stillborn:
(The stillborn daughter had red hair and died as the result of the horse drawn buggy over turning that was carrying Fannie. Probably buried at Pickren Family Cemetery)
1. Henrietta, b.7-24-1915 (GA) M. 1.Henry Sowell (one child)
d. 5-24-93 (FL) 1. Patricia (1dau., 1son).
M. 2.Joeseph Curtis Dukes (2 children)
1.Curtis W. (6 children)
2.Kay (1 son, 1 dau.)
2. Archie Lewis, b.4-4-1918 (GA) M. Merle Griffin (2 children)
d. 1-26-90 (TX) 1. Archie d. 1-8-82 (no issue)
2. John (1dau.)
3. Irma Pearl, b.8-29-1921 (GA) M. Mathew Lowe (no issue)
4. Sarah Maureen, b. 2-6-1923 (GA) M. Harold Ellis (no issue)
5. Jinks Arnold, b. 2-24-29 (FL) M. Coralee Mae Kinney (5 children)
6. Early Lee, b. 11-18-30(FL) M. Thelma Lucille Fisher (3dau.)
(Spelling?) 1. Karen Lucille d.4-25-84 (n.i.)
2. Cherlyann ?
3. Diane ?
JINKS ARNOLD FUSSELL
Jinks Arnold, b. 2-24-29 (FL) d. 2-3-00 (AZ), son of Elias Lee and Fannie Mimms Fussell was born in Lakeland Florida during the pre-depression years. Jinks was named after Fannie’s brother who died at age 21 (already a licensed doctor). Four years later Elias died and within a year Fannie married H. Eugene Walker and moved to Ortona Florida.
Jinks Arnold, b. 2-24-29 (FL) M. Coralee Mae Kinney (5 children)
d. 2-3-00 (AZ)
1. Anna Lee (1 dau, 1 son)
2. Derrill Jinks (3 dau.,1 son)
Tanya Michelle\ Don Cox
3. Paul Arnold (2 dau.)
4. Daniel Kevin (1 son)
5. Susan Ester (unmarried)
At age 12 Jinks left home because of abuse from his stepfather and moved to Jacksonville Florida with his sister Henrietta and worked drilling water wells in the area with his brother-n-law. A truant officer found Jinks not in school and dictated he would be enrolled by the next Monday. Monday found Jinks in Miami Florida with his sister Irma and assisting her and her husband in the private investigating business. No one paid any attention to a small boy riding an elevator or strolling the streets clandestine. Jinks finished the eight grade in school.
At age 14 Jinks got Irma to falsify his age and sign for his enrollment in the Army Transportation Corp. Jinks reflected and embellished his expertise in ship handling from his first hand assistance of bridge tending for his step dad opening and closing the rail bridge for pleasure craft negotiating the Caloosahatche River in Ortona and of course the family frog skiff. Jinks was a deck hand pulling targets for shore batteries to practice shooting at, a deck hand onboard the same vessel that would take officers deep sea fishing for much needed R&R from active duty, and a visual navigator in instructional planes teaching pilots to fly by instruments in which the curtains were drawn so the student and instructor could only rely on instruments to fly and Jinks sat outside the curtains to watch for other planes and obstructions. Jinks was stationed in Key West FL and was aboard for the sailing of decommissioned ships to New Orleans when War World II was over. Six months before his “hitch” was over his true age was discovered but his Captain allowed him to complete his service. Upon mustering out, Jinks was still too young to legally enlist in the Armed Forces.
While stationed in Key West, Jinks was saved and gave his life to the Lord. He started preaching the gospel as an independent Pentecostal with no formal association with any organized church. (Although his family attended the Church of God and the Assembly of God until about 1963.) The Lord manifest Himself greatly in Jinks’ ministry
Shortly after coming back from Key West, Jinks went to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad and met Coralee Mae Kinney at a church afternoon lunch from Lake Placid Florida. They married soon after and moved from Xephyr Hills FL to Palmdale FL and lived in a railroad house. As a section hand Jinks excelled and was promoted to foreman and was moved to Everglades City FL the then county seat of Collier County.
Jinks quit the railroad as he saw the end to its need in the area and went to work driving dump truck hauling oyster shell for roadways and fill dirt for landscaping. Attending church in the Everglades city, Jinks met John Edwards who was a masonry contractor. They become friends and Jinks learned the trade and eventually had his own business in Naples FL.
About 1956 Jinks and Coralee moved to East Naples Florida on Fern St (named after her mother, and a development of 20 acres by her father which included a lake). The couple built a two-bedroom house from creosoted bridge timbers and a shop torn down in Lake Placid and moved to Naples. In addition to Anna and Derrill, Paul, Daniel and Susan came along and Jinks added on to their home increasing the homestead of 2 acres to three bedrooms a laundry room and large living room that had a fireplace, to the existing house.
The family of seven left the day after completing the addition for the only vacation the family ever took together on a $300.00 IRS tax return for a 30 day trip by car to the state of Maine to see Coralee’s family. While away on vacation a deranged cousin by marriage that worked for the fire department burnt two houses on opposite ends of town with a delayed device so that Jinks and Coralee’s house burnt to the ground without the first drop of water put on it. The Fussells arrived home counting their worldly possessions all in the back of a 1960 Ford Fairlane, and of course the new addition had not been added to the fire insurance yet.
Jinks went to his suppliers and asked for help. They supplied materials at cost, contractors that knew Jinks donated their skills, and the miscreant even volunteered some of his time. A beautiful 4-bedroom masonry home was rebuilt.
Jinks was a naturalist, loved to hunt in the Everglades and went almost every weekend to relax and get away from the pressures of town. While perusing the Big Cypress he noticed that the sable palm created a hollow log after dying, the fibrous interior falling out leaving the hard round outer shell. Armed with an idea he sold his construction tools and formed Triple 7 Wood Products INC. The trunks of the sable palm were cut so that plywood bottoms could be nailed in for planters, birdhouses, lamps, wishing wells, plant wheelbarrows and more. The national Audubon Society ordered 10,000 birdhouses, Sears ordered as well. Unfortunately a corporate member had sold unauthorized stock and the SEC came to visit. Jinks sold all the wood working equipment, trailers, and tractors and paid the investors back their investment and went to work again for John Edwards.
Jinks was led to leave his beloved Florida at the call of the Lord to live and start a ministry in Washington State in 1970. Moving to Sumas Washington, Jinks started pasturing a church in Anacortes Washington and had a radio sermon every Sunday. He also was an evangelist to the Cree and Carrie Indians in British Columbia.
Following the teachings of William Branham, Jinks became an apostle to over
250 pastors in Africa, sending quotes and scriptures to answer their questions
for the balance of his life.
Jinks lived in Lakeland FL, Ortona, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Miami, FL, Key West FL, Zephyr Hills, FL, Palmdale FL, Everglades City FL, Naples FL, Custer WA, Sumas WA, Sierra Vista AZ, Utopia TX, Vanderpool TX, Kerrville TX, Scottsdale AZ, Vista CA and now resides permanently in Glory.
Jinks died of congestive heart failure and is buried in Kerrville TX along highway 16.
CORALEE MAE KINNEY FUSSELL
Coralee was born October 23 1928 in ___________ VA b., d. September 8 1995 in Kerrville TX. Coralee’s Dad Paul was working in an ammonium plant in Virginia when she was born. Originally from Maine, the Kinney family were potato farmers until Coralee was about 15. The Kinneys moved to Lake Placid Florida where Coralee finished High School. Coralee had an older sister, Olive (Kay), a younger sister Pauline, and one brother, John.
Coralee and Jinks met soon after graduation and were married. Coralee loved to play the piano, the accordion and sing. She had numerous jobs in addition to being a wife and mother. She worked in a laundry, upholstery shops, drapery shops, a Styrofoam cup manufacturing plant, a burger stand, but most of her work was at home making custom drapes for Sears in Bellingham WA reupholstering furniture, or seamstress work from home in Kerrville TX.
Coralee loved craftwork with shells, beads, quilting, baby carriers, blankets and painting. There never seemed to be enough time. Her favorite pastime was working with her husband typing his notes, preparing his books for the printers and shipping the books all over the world. She dearly loved to read the responses from the Bride of Christ that received the work and appreciated so dearly. Coralee learned computing skills and put their evangelistic work on the computer for ease of duplication. She inspired her children and grandchildren to computer consciousness.
Coralee died of diverticulitis and is buried beside her husband Jinks in Kerrville TX
DERRILL JINKS FUSSELL
Derrill Jinks Fussell, born 1-9-1951 in Fort Myers FL, married Phyllis Ann Dowe in Mount Vernon Washington.
Derrill Jinks Fussell, b. 1-9-51 (FL) M. Phyllis Ann Dowe (4 children)
1. Tanya Michelle \ Don Cox
(1 dau, 1 son)
2. Lindsey Shawn unmarried
3. Rebekah Lynn \ Joshua Hernandez
(1 son) Zacheriah Peter
4. Aaron Matthew
Derrill Jinks Fussell remarried Linda Sue Booze 10-14-99 no issue
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. IT IS NOT FINISHED AND MAY HAVE SOME MISTAKES (i.e., birth or death dates). PLEASE HELP ME FILL IN THE BLANKS AND DATES AND SPOUSES AND BIRTHDAYS AND GRANDCHILDREN AND STORIES AND CORRECTIONS.