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John Avery LOMAX Sr.  1867 - 1948 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

John Avery LOMAX Sr.  1867 - 1948

aka John A. Lomax, J. A. Lomax, John Lomax, J. Lomax
nationality
occupation folkmusic historian
birth 23 Sep 1867, Goodman, Holmes Co., Mississippi (MS)
baptism
death 26 Jan 1948, Greenville, Washington Co., MS
burial
marriage married on 7 June 1904 in Mississippi:
(1) Bessie (Bess") Brandman BROWN

b. 23 Oct 1880, Bryan, Brazos Co., TX
d. 8 May 1931, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

children
  • Shirley

    b. 5 June 1905, Austin, Travis Co., TX

  • John Avery Jr.

    b. 14 June 1908, Austin, Travis Co., TX
    d. 12 Dec 1974, Houston, Harris, TX

  • Alan J.

    b. 31 Jan 1915, ......., Travis Co., TX
    d. 19 July 2002, Sarasota, Florida)

  • Bess Brown LOMAX - HAWES

    b. 21 Jan 1921, ......, Travis Co., TX

marriage re-married on 21 July 1934 in TX:
(2) Ruby Rochelle TERRILL

b. <1915>, ....., TX
d. 28 Dec 1961, ...., Harris Co., MS


PARENTS

father James Avery LOMAX

b. 28 Apr 1816, ...., Abbeville Co., South Carolina
d. 25 Jan 1892, Meridian, Bosque Co., Texas

mother
marriage (1) married on 8 March 1838, ...., Laurens Co., South Carolina
Mary HOLT

b. 17 July 1822, ....., Abbeville Co., South Carolina
d. 4 Apr 1854 or 22 Apr 1853, Holmes Co., MS

children
  • Martha Elizabeth
  • Seaborn Silas
  • Leonard
  • Dorothy Roena
  • James Terrence
  • Israel
marriage (2) married on 8 March 1857, Goodman, Holmes Co., MS
Susan Frances COOPER

b. 5 May 1835, Alabama
d. 15 Jan 1928, Austin, Travis Co., Texas

children
  • Anna
  • Jesse James
  • John Avery

    b. 23 Sep 1867, Goodman, Holmes Co., Mississippi (MS)
    d. 26 Jan 1948, Greenville, Washington Co., MS

  • George Kelly
  • Robert Payne
  • Susan May
  • Alice Orinda
  • Richard Cooper
  • Mary Frances
  • Charles Alexander

LIFE


author of autobiography "The Adventures of a Ballad Hunter" (New York: MacMillan, 1947)


NOTES

  • The Adventures of a Ballad Hunter by John Avery Lomax (New York: MacMillan, 1947)
  • The Life and Legend of Leadbelly by Charles Wolfe and Kip Lornell (HarperCollins, New York. 1992
  • Songcatchers: in search of the world's music by Mickey Hart with K. M. Kostyal (National Geographic, Washington, D.C., 2003)


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