The information on page 489 of Boyt Cathey's Book about Rebecca Cathey and John Kirksey's children is incorrect. Rebecca and John did have 4 children.
Martha G. Kirksey 1818-Feb 6 1844
Archibald Kirkwey about 1820
William Kirksey about 1826
John Kirksey about 1828
Archie and Ephraim are listed as Rebecca's children. They were grandchildren. Rebecca was 56 when Ephriam was born in 1844, highly unlikely that she was his mother. "Archie" is Artennie. Artennie and Ephriam were the children of Martha G. Kirksey and ? Dixon. Artennie was born in 1838 and Ephriam was born in 1844. Martha died in childbirth or shortly after Ephriam was born. After Martha died, her parents raised her children. The census taker in 1850 did not list the children's last name which would tend to give researchers the impression they were her children. Also the handwriting back then was very different from today's. The "n's" probably looked like r's. Also,I have seen her name transcribed as Artery and Artemy.
Artennie Dixon is my great-grandmother. She married John Henry Sikes, son of Sampson Sikes and Mary "Polly" Gross. Their son Benjamin Franklin Sikes is my grandfather.
Barbara Sykes Fisher
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