OF Wm AND ADA MAE: Only
Oliver J. Stubblefield and Priscilla
Sept 22, 1921, Kansas City, had Children,
FAMILY HISTORY OF
THE BUCHANAN FAMILY
BY MRS. N. B. STUBBLEFIELD (Ada
Manervie Buchanan) OF MURRAY, KENTUCKY
(Written at Little Rock Rock Arkansa,
1936, two months before her death on
January 28, 1937, at Clarksdale,
Rowlet Buchanan was born and raised in
Virginia Halifax, PA and and came to
Kentucky when a young man and married
Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Harden Jones
who was raised near Hopkinsville, Ky. My
mother's own sisters were Georgia, brother
was Stanley, who was killed in the
Revolutionary War of 1860. Georgia married
a Gray. There were five of us.
Buchanan (married Nathan
Buchanan (never married)
Buchanan (married Hattie Harrison)
Buchanan (married Lou Frazier)
Buchanan (married Frank Kimbrough)
grandfather Jones married a widow,
Wadlingon in Mississippi. She had one
child Fred Wadlingto who was a half
brother of my mother. She died and he
married the widow. She had three such
childran, George, Molley and Casy , and
they had 5 children:
(married Ed Settle)
(married Jeff Crossland)
(married Jack Jonson)
(married Jeff Wyath )
Grandfather James Buchanand had two half
brothers that run away when they were
quite yound and were never heard of. My
Grandmother Buchanan was a Rowlet. There
were two daughters, Charley and Bettie.
Bettie was my grandmother and Charley
married a McCinney. She had 3 childreen,
Mat, Joel and Jennie. Jennie married a
Ragon, and lived in Louisville.
last time heard of them. My father had two
brothers, William and John. John lived in
Virginia and Uncle William came to
Kentucky with my father. They first
settled in Trig County and then came to Ky
after the war of 1860.
Buchanan were of English descent. The
Stubblefields are of English descent too,
but some of the older ones married
Germans. Tradition says two Stubblefield
brothers came over from England and that
all of the Stubbleifields came from them.
Stubblefield is a German name and was
formerly called Stubenfield. There are
lots of Jonses in Hopkinsville and Kadiz
that are related to my mother but I don't
know but a few of them as the older ones
are all dead.
Bernard Stubblefield: Ada Mae Stubblefield
is burried in the MacHendry Church yard
burrial ground, near Mayfield,
Kentuckybesides her father and mother as
her last request.
father Nathan B. Stubblefield is burried
in the Bowman Graveyard North of Murray,
Kentucky within 10' of the S.W. corner of
the samall iron inclosure occuped by my
grandfather, Billie Stubblefield (Capt.
TIMELINE: NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELDAND ADA
1881 - Marriage:
Ada, Nathan Dec. 29. Nathan was 21 yrs
1892 - First Public Wireless Demonstration
1883 - Born: Frederic Stubblefield, Oct.
1. Died April 9, 1984. (6 months old)
1884 - Died: Frederic, April 9.
1885 - Wireless Telephone Demonstration -
200 yards from house. (Witness: Duncan
1885 - Born: Carrie F. Stubblefield, April
21. Died November 26, 1885 (7 months
1886 - Nathan at age 26, wrote a poem
describing the travails of one who would
choose a life of scientific invention.
"The Inventor and the Crank".
1887 - Born: Bernard (Bernie) Bowman
Stubblefield, August 30. Died Oct. 4, 1973
1890 - Nathan B. Stubblefield landed on
the farm. Means to provide for his family
and to finance experimental work.
1890 - Born: Pattie Lee, March 21. Died
June 24, 1967 (77 yrs).
1892 - First Public Wireless Atmospheric
Telephone Demonstration in Murray.
1892 - Born: Victoria Edison Stubblefield
Nov. 11. Died June 24, 1967 (75 yrs).
1895 - Born: Nathan Franklin Stubblefield,
May 28. Died February 10, 1970 (75
- Born: Oliver J. (RayJack) Stubblefield,
December 27. Died June 6, 1962 (65
1901 - Born: Helen J. Stubblefield,
September 12. Died March 21, 1989 (88
1902 - Radio Demonstration Washington on
March 20, on Potomac River, Steamer
1902 - Public Radio Demonstration January
1, Townsquare in Murray.
1902 - Reporter meets Nathan for private
demonstration, on January 10.
1902 - Wireless telephone demonstration in
Philadelpia, on May 30.
1902 - Wireless telephone demonstration in
New York, took place between June 11 -
July 11, at Manhattan's Battery Parks.
1905 - Born: William Tesla Stubblefield,
May 7. Died October 14, 1906 (17 months
1906 - Died: William Tesla Stubblefield,
1907 - Nathan B. Stubblefield Wireless
telephone Enterprise formed with the "Big
- Teleph-on-del-green Industrial School
estab. on Sept. 4. Change from Nathan
Stubblefield Industrial School
1907 - Trip to Washington Jan. 14 - April
1907 - Wireless Telephone Patent
Application Filed, April 5. Serial No.
366,544 - Room 109.
1907 - Con Linn and Nathan in Washington
to secure original patent May 1. Returned
to Murray June 8. 1907
- Patent Letter, October 16. Patent filed
4/5/07 examined and ALLOWED. (Patent to
expire May 12,
- Patent Expires: Thomas A. Edison's
Antenna - 1891 Wireless Telegraphy
1912 - Patent Application for Flying
Machine filed Jan. 19 in the name of son
- Dissolution of Teleph-on-delgreen.
Public Notice, May
- Flying Machine Patent ALLOWED, May 15.
(Filed Jan. 19) GRANTED Dec.
1912 - Nathan Lawsuit against
1913 - Warranty Deed to Bernard
Stubblefield, Aug. 8. for Lot 220 &
221, Central Ave., Murray.
1913 - Retainer of Atty. A. D. Thompson by
Bernard, in Case N. B. Stubblefield vs. B.
B. Stubblefield, Victoria Stubblefield,
Pattie L. Stubblefield.
1913 - Rainey T. Wells appointed attorney
for the Stubblefield children
(nonresidents) in pending case. 85 acre
tract of land. Nathan wants $3,430.00 and
1 acre of the land from the children.
1913 - Nathan B. Stubblefield as a writer,
defines crow's feet as follows: "Those
pictursque, lovely, time made dimply,
furrowy, marks of venerableness, that
carry the sadness of life away from the
sunny slopes of childhood's lustrous
1914 - Marconi's 1897 Wireless Telegraphy
1915 - Patent Expires: for Stubblefield's
Electrolyte Battery and Radio Voice
Detector and Transmitter.
1917 - Ada May leaves Nathan on Jan. 5.
Helen marries and moves to Tennessee.
1917 - Nathan's Will to Victoria on May 14
1919 - Nathan's Letter Re: Journal, on May
23 (Handwritten original).
- Oliver J. Stubblefield and Priscilla
Alden: Married: Sept 22st, Witchita,
Kansas. First child born, December 25,
1923. Jacqueline, Natalie Ada Mae, Keith
- First Grandchild born: Jacqueline, then
Natalie Olive Mae, then Keith (Troy). 1926 -
Rainey T. Wells became president o Murray
1928 - Nathan B Stubblefield Died March
28, buried March 31 Bowman Cemetery.
1930 - March 28. Murray State honored
Nathan B Stubblefield with Headstone where
the Wireless Telephone was invented and
demonstrated. Rainey T. Wells headed the
STUBBLEFIELD AND KENTUCKY'S "BIG SIX"
WIRELESS PATENT HOLDERS
All of Murray, Kentucky
Senator Conn Linn
B. F. Schroeder
J. D. Roulett
John P. McElrath
[Samuel E. Bynum]
Rainey T. Wells
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