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William Riley Tuttle
and Sarah Emmalou Mullins

William Riley Tuttle b 4 July 1855 d 22 Oct 1935; s/o Sarah Tuttle. William Riley Tuttle m. 11 Mar 1874 Floyd Co KY to Cynthia Ann Thornsbury b 1 Nov 1847 d 8 Nov 1910; buried Click Cem., Head of Troublesome Creek, Knott Co KY; d/o George Thornsberry and Rebecca Pridemore. Children of William Riley Tuttle and Cynthia Ann Thornsbury;

1. George Tuttle b 2 May 1875 Knott Co KY d 4 Jan 1941; buried Click Cemetery, Troublesome Creek, Knott Co KY; m. 20 Oct 1898 to Rachel Slone b 1877 d 1942; d/o Spencer Sone and Emily McKinney.

2. Rebecca Tuttle b 3 Nov 1876 Knott Co KY d 22 Mar 1941; buried Dry Creek Cem., Topmost, KY; m. William Bill Tuttle b 12 Dec 1882 d 27 Dec 1961;

3. Sally Tuttle b 17 May 1879 d 5 Jul 1971

4. Isom Tuttle b 22 Feb 1882 d 26 Jul 1965

5. Rachel Tuttle b 26 Sept 1884 d 21 Apr 1957

6. Florence Tuttle b 26 Jun 1887 d 10 Dec 1969

More About William Riley Tuttle
and Sarah Emmalou Mullins

William Riley Tuttle appeared on the census of 1880 at Floyd County, Kentucky, listed as Rile age 22 head of house. He appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 at Knott County, Kentucky, listed as Riley age 46 born July 1853 married 25 years, head of house. He appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Knott County, Kentucky, listed as W R age 56 married 36 years, living in home of son Isom. He married Sarah Emmalou Mullins on 14 March 1911. William Riley Tuttle died on 22 October 1935 at Knott County, Kentucky, at age 80.

His obituary in 1936: The subject of this sketch, Elder W. R. Tuttle, was born July 4, 1855; died October 22, 1935; aged 80 years, 3 months, and 8 days. He was married to Cynthia Thornsbury, about the year 1876, and unto this union six children were born; all still living and out of this number all are members of the Old Regular Baptist Church, but one. Brother Tuttle joined the Old Regular Baptist Church about the year of 1882 and shortly afterwards began exercising a public gift and later on was ordained as a minister. His first wife died about the year 1909. He then was married to Sally Mullins and lived together until his death. He only lived about two weeks after taking to his bed. Brother Tuttle was a strong contender of a free salvation for a period of over 50 years, and was always frank to express his views and mind on religious maters and was not ashamed anywhere to own he was an Old Regular Baptist. Although he was real poor in this world’s goods he seemed to have only an eye toward God, regardless of any person’s natural feelings and he was delighted in going to meeting and it seemed he was pleased to meet with his dear brethren and sisters.

If anyone who claimed to be an Old Regular Baptist preacher, failed to live up to the old type and failed to preach the old-time doctrine, he refused to preach with them and was active in rebuking them. He was one of the strongest contenders in our midst, that he only had a hope of being a Christian and of a call to the ministry and always said that he did not want anyone who advocated this doctrine to preach over his body or at his funeral. He also was one of the promptest brethren we had to fill his appointments and tried to make his word good. If he promised to pay you at a certain time, he would ride miles and miles to pay you or tell you that something had occurred until he could not make payment. Brother Tuttle was one that when he went to the meeting house or where service was to be held, he had no delight in foolish jesting and such like, but wanted to get right down to the matter of singing and worshipping God. When singing or preaching suited him, it was easily manifested, because you would see the tears running down his cheeks. One of his foremost maxims was: that if a man’s life and every-day walks was not right, that he could not preach for him, and he often made the statement of how it was that some brethren and sisters and some preachers could get so much closed to him than others. The older he got, the more of a godly sort was his conversation, and he often made the statement that not even a child he had could say, and tell the truth, that they ever heard him talk in a filthy way. So may God help all the children to keep the old faith that their father was so zealously concerned in; and may all the grandchildren remember Brother Riles advice and examples and make preparations to meet him in that heavenly land, is the sincere desire and prayer of the writers of this obituary. Written by E. V. Hopkins and L. D. Mosely.

Cynthia Ann Thornsbury appeared on the census of 1880 at Floyd County, Kentucky, listed as Cynthia A. age 31 living in home of husband. She appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 at Knott County, Kentucky, listed as Syntha age 54 born November 1845 married 25 years with 4 childrenm all still living, living in home of husband. She appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Knott County, Kentucky, listed as Cyntha Ann age 64 married 36 years with 6 children, all still living, living in home of son Isom. She died on 8 November 1910 at Knott County, Kentucky, at age 63. She was buried at Click Cemetery, Head of Troublesome Creek, Knott County, Kentucky.

Her obituary on 12 October 1911: Leburn, Knott County, Ky. – In order to comply with the request of Brother W. R. Tuttle, I will try to write a short sketch of the life of Sister Sintha Ann Tuttle. She was born Nov. 1st, 1847, died Nov. 8th, 1910. Was married to W. R. Tuttle, March 11, 1874, and unto them were born six children, four daughters and two sons, which are all yet living. She joined the regular Baptist church, August the second Saturday and Sunday, about 1869, and lived a faithful member until death. She was always apt to fill her seat at church on Saturday and was loved by all the church and by all who knew her. O, how sad it is to us to see her seat vacant in the church, but while it is vacant in the church we feel she is filling a seat in heaven and in the great day, when Jesus shall com again to judge the world in righteousness, the Sister Sintha Ann Tuttle will be one in the glorious resurrection. I have seen her so many times filled with the Spirit and love of God, and while shouting the praise of God she would say “I am glad that I am born to die,” and we believe she was in good earnest about it. She told he husband to watch her when she come to die and if she could see anything or see where she was going, if she could not speak that she would give some sign, and just before the breath left her she raised her feeble hands upwards and then gently passed away. It was her request to die in her husbands arms. He sat by and supported her about two days and nights to fill her request and she died in his arms, and when he would run his hands gently over her face she would say “God bless them feeble hands that feel so good to me.” As I will have to close I will ask all the brethren and sisters of the New Salem Association to pray for her wicked children, that they may turn from their wicked ways and try to meet their mother in heaven. I stood by her bedside and saw her pass gently away and saw her body laid in the cold grave. How sad it was to us to hear the sound of the dirt tumbling down on the coffin, where her body will rest and wait for the coming of the Lord, and then she will rise again. May these words sink deep in the hearts of her children and may they cause them to set the firm resolution to meet their dear mother, is the prayer of an unworthy brother in the Lord. Oct. 12, 1911. Elder L. D. Mosley.

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