William Caudill and
Sarah Sally Christian

William "Billie" Caudill b abt 1820 Perry Co KY d abt 1874 KY; s/o Henry H Caudill Sr and Phoebe Jane Strailer. William "Billie" Caudill m. 2 Jun 1847 Letcher Co KY to Sarah Sally Christian b 30 Nov 1827 Letcher Co KY d 17 Mar 1916; d/o Allen Christian and Abigail Hagin. (See 1850 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of William Billie Caudill and Sarah Sally Christian;

1. Rebecca Becksy Caudill b abt 1848

2. Nancy Caudill b abt 1849 Letcher Co KY; m. abt 1870 Letcher Co KY to Esquire Watts

3. John B Caudill b Jan 1853 Letcher Co KY; m. May 1874 to Mary A Stamper b 30 Jan 1850 d 8 Jan 1920 (or 13 Aug 1914); buried Hallie, Letcher Co KY; d/o Isom Stamper and Sarah Melvina Creech.

4. Luraney Caudill b 7 Sept 1853/56 Letcher Co KY d 23 Feb 1943 Letcher Co KY; buried Alex Stamper Cemetery, Skyline, Letcher Co KY; m. 18 Sept 1873 Letcher Co KY to David D Back b 7 Aug 1850 d 8 Jul 1920 Letcher Co KY; buried Alex Stamper Cemetery, Skyline, Letcher Co KY; s/o Samuel Back and Rhoda Malinda Day. Children of David D Back and Luraney Rainey Caudill;

i. Martha Jane Back b 26 Jun 1877 d 29 Jan 1958; m. Harvey Whitaker b 11 Dec 1878 d 2 Jun 1952; buried Wit Whitaker Cemetery, Hallie, Letcher Co KY. Child of Harvey Whitaker and Martha Jane Back; I. Charlie Whitaker m. May Calfee b 29 Sept 1903 d 7 Dec 1926; d/o Walter Calfee and Arminta Caudill. II. George Dewey Whitaker b 15 Jul 1898 d 13 Jan 1973; m. Lela Monroe b 27 Mar 1899 d 15 Jan 1946; buried Cave City Cemetery, Barren Co KY; d/o John Crittenden Monroe and Mary Francis Poynter. George Dewey Whitaker m. (2) Mattie G Smith b 25 Aug 1899 d 15 Feb 1937; buried Cave City Cemetery, Cave City, Barren Co KY; d/o James Bryant Nelson Smith and Myrtie Jane Shaw. George Dewey Whitaker m. (3) Alka G Whitaker b 7 Sept 1901 d 24 Sept 1988; buried Cave City Cemetery, Cave City, Barren Co KY

ii. Sam Ray Back b 18 Jan 1879 d 1 Aug 1927; buried Sam Back Cemetery, Hallie, Letcher Co KY

iii. John L Back b 20 Mar 1885 d 14 May 1961; m. Matilda Whitaker b 22 Jun 1891 d 15 Apr 1967. Child of John L Back and Matilda Whitaker; I. Granville Back b 23 Nov 1913 d 24 Jan 1986.

iv. Armintie Back b 22 Feb 1888 Letcher Co KY d 3 Sept 1940 Letcher Co KY; buried Alex Stamper Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; m. Hiram Caudill b 3 May 1892 Letcher Co KY d 5 Jan 1969 Letcher Co KY; s/o Stephen H Caudill and Sarah Raleigh.

v. James Back b 7 Dec 1891 d 7 Sept 1946 Hazard, Perry Co KY; killed in the mines in a slate fall, crushed head and chest; m. Martha Griffith b 23 Feb 1903 d 24 Jun 1944; Blackey, Letcher Co KY. Children of James Back and Martha Griffith; I. Eveline Back b 22 Sept 1938 Roxana, Letcher Co KY d 22 Sept 1938 Roxana, Letcher Co KY. II. Madeline Back b 6 May 1941 Letcher Co KY d 27 May 1941 III. Irene Back; m. Male Martin IV. Iva Jean Back V. Billie Dean Back VI. Jewell Dean Back.

The obituary of James Back as published in the September 12, 1946, issue of The Mountain Eagle: James Back Killed in Mines. James (Jim) Back of Blackey, Ky., was fatally injured in the coal mines of Collins and Adams Coal Co., on Camp Branch, Saturday, Sept. 7th. He was caught in a slate fall and suffered injuries in the head and chest. He was rushed to the Hazard Hospital, but lived only a few hours. He was the son of the late Dave and Raney Caudill Back and was born on Dec. 7, 1891, being 54 years, 9 months and 10 days of age at his death. He was married to Matha Griffie, who preceded him in death three years ago. He is survived by four children: Mrs. Irene Martin of Blackey, and Iva Jean, Billie Dean and Jewell Dean at home; three brothers, John Back of Sandlick, Marion Back of Blackey, Floyd Back of Grear, Ky., and Mrs. Martha Jane Whitaker of Hallie, Ky. Jim was a hard-working man, honest and good to everybody. He was well-liked in his community and by his fellow-workmen. He was a good father and friend. Funeral services were held at the residence of Harve Whitaker, Linefork, Ky., on Monday, Sept. 9, 1946 at 11:00 A.M. o'clock, with Elders Bee Ison, Jim Pratt and Si Banks, officiating. Burial in the Whitaker Cemetery, Linefork, Ky., Craft Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

vi. Floyd Back b 20 Feb 1895 d 24 Jan 1964; buried Friendship Cemetery, Waynesburg, Lincoln Co KY

vii. Marion Back b 27 Oct 1898 d 21 Mar 1960; buried Marion Back Cemetery, Blackey, Letcher Co KY

5. Randolph David Caudill b 25 Mar 1856 Letcher Co KY d 8 Sept 1949 Spokane WA; m. 16 Dec 1875 Letcher Co KY to Martha Stamper b 28 Sept 1858 Letcher Co KY d 23 May 1936 Spokane, WA; d/o Ira Stamper and Armilla "Millie"Whitaker.


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