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Justice Family

Headstone of William and Cosby Jane Corel Justice

Ancestors of William Justice

This photo is of the fallen gravestone of Sarah Henderson Justice, mother of William Justice. It was kindly donated by Linda Lewis of The Digital Cemetery.

Sarah Henderson was the daughter of Rachel Parman and John Henderson, and the granddaughter of Giles Parman, Sr., a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Sarah was born March 11, 1809 in Greene County, Tennessee. About 1825, Sarah Henderson married Alfred Justice from North Carolina.

The parentage of Sarah Henderson, as well as the details of her children, Samuel and James, was found in Norma Hiser Harper's Hidden Hendersons of Greene and Cocke Counties Tennessee.

Children of Sarah Henderson and Alfred Justice

  1. William Justice was born February 22, 1826 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

  2. Samuel Owen Justice was born October 21, 1833 in Jackson County, Missouri. Samuel married Mrs. Sarah (Tungate) Savage March 5, 1856. Samuel was a Confederate Civil War Veteran that surrendered at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. October 23,1864, Samuel fought at the battle of Westport, only three miles from where he was born in 1833. Samuel was a pioneer bus line driver between Westport Landing and the Little settlement at the Missouri River, now known as Kansas City. He helped mark the Santa Fe Trail. Samuel died July 5, 1911.

  3. Martha E. Justice was born about 1841 in Jackson County, Missouri.

  4. James A. Justice was born about 1843 in Jackson County, Missouri. James served with the Union Army and was reportedly captured at Shiloh and shot in error as a confederate spy. James died in 1864.

Harper's book also states that James A. Justice was with the Missouri Infantry Company K of the 25th Regiment. I could find no James that served with either the Union or Confederacy in Missouri. I did find an S. O. Justice that with the 4th Regiment of the Missouri Confederate Calvary. There was also a Samuel Justice who served in the 2nd Regiment of the Missouri Confederate Calvary. Also, I did find a James A. Justice who served with the 15th Regiment of the Kansas Union Calvary. In found this at the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System provided by the National Park Service.

Alfred Justice and Sarah Henderson

After the death of Giles Parman, Sr. in 1932, several of the Parman children, including Rachel and her family with John Henderson headed West. Sarah Henderson and Alfred Justice settled in Jackson County, Missouri with their son, William.

On August 8, 1840 Alfred Justice purchased 15 acres on the Big Blue Creek in Jackson County, Missouri from Peter and Fanny Booth. On December 31, 1840 he then sold the land to Thomas Wilson. This land is about 2 miles southwest of where Interstate 70 crosses the Blue River in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

May 1, 1849 William Justice bought one half of lot 6, Vogel's Addition in Westport, Jackson County, Missouri from Lois Vogel. It was surely at this time that William met Miss Cosby Jane Corel. William and Cosby Jane were married August 14, 1851 in Westport, Jackson County, Kansas City, Missouri.

Sarah Henderson and Alfred Justice apparently moved to Westport, Jackson County, Missouri, to be closer to their son, William and his wife, Cosby Jane Corel. October 8, 1851 Alfred bought one half of lot 6, Vogel's Addition in Westport, Jackson County, Missouri. On June 12, 1854 Alfred then sold half of lot 6 to Coleman Smith. This sale was likely due to Cosby Jane Corel and William Justice moving to Kansas with her family.

July 30, 1856, Alfred Justice sold lot 7, Vogel's Addition, Westport, Jackson County, Missouri to Frederick and Christian Saulter. At this time he also sold, the east half of lot 6, Vogel's Addition, Westport, Jackson County, Kansas to Charles Bowman.

By the time of Alfred Justice's death, September 10, 1870, Alfred and Sarah were living in Johnson County, Kansas. Alfred was buried at the Shawnee Cemetery in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas. There is one broken grave marker (shown below) at the end of the Justice plots that is likely Alfred's stone. Sarah Henderson Justice died September 26, 1884 and was buried at the Shawnee Cemetery with her husband.

Possible grave marker of Alfred Justice

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