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Emily Elizabeth Nugent
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Emily Elizabeth Nugent known as Elizabeth was born March 1, 1829, according to her grave marker, in Roark's Cove Franklin County Tennessee, but the census records suggest that she may have been born around 1825. Elizabeth's father was John Nugent and mother was Elizabeth Neighbors. Elizabeth is named as one of the beneficiaries in the Will of William Nugent, her grand father. Elizabeth and her sisters were assaulted as is shown in the 1852 court case. Elizabeth married Benjamin Cherry on April 27, 1854 by John Hendley, J.P. in Franklin County Tennessee and had five children. After the death of Benjamin May 23, 1876 she lived with her children and later her sister Jane Nugent lived with her as well. Elizabeth is listed as an heir in the John Nugent estate. In July of 1879 she started receiving an eight dollar a month pension for Benjamin Cherry's service in the War of 1812. She died of pneumonia on December 30, 1911 in Franklin County and is buried in the Cherry Cemetery next to her husband Benjamin Cherry.

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The following are census records of Emily "Elizabeth" Nugent (Cherry)

State: TN Year: 1830
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: No Township Listed Page: 068
Database: TN 1830 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John
1 - male under 5 - ???
1 - male 15 to 20 - Milton
1 - male 20 to 30 - ???
1 - male 30 to 40 - John
2 - female under 5 - Elizabeth, Jane
1 - female 5 to 10 - Martha
2 - female 10 to 15 - Margaret, ???
1 - female 30 to 40 - Elizabeth (Wife)


State: TN Year: 1840
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: No Township Listed Page: 036
Database: TN 1840 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John
1 - male 40 to 50 - John
3 - female 5 to 10 - Mary A, Minerva, Musadora
2 - female 10 to 15 - Elizabeth, Jane
2 - female 15 to 20 - Martha, ???
1 - female 20 to 30 - ???
1 - female 50 to 60 - Elizabeth (Wife)


State: TN Year: 1850
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: 9th District Page: 075
Database: TN 1850 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John - 65 - M - Blacksmith - SC
Martha - 34 - F - TN
Elizabeth - 28 - F - TN
Jane - 25 - F - TN
Mary Ann - 21 - F - TN
Minerva - 18 - F - TN
Musadora - 16 - F - TN

Note: The 1850 listed ages are not in line with other census records.


State: TN Year: 1860
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: 9th District Page: 201
Database: TN 1860 Federal Census Index

CHERRY, Benjamin - 70 - M - Farmer - PN
Elizabeth - 35 - F - TN
Dorcas - 18 - F - TN
Mary E. - 3 - F - TN
Josephine - 2 - F - TN
Benjamin - 1 - M - TN


State: TN Year: 1870
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: 9th District Page: 7
Database: TN 1870 Federal Census Index

CHERRY, Benjamin - 80 - M - Farmer - PN
Eliza E. - 45 - F - TN
Mary E. - 13 - F - TN
Josephine - 12 - F - TN
Benjamin - 10 - M - TN
Mary A. - 9 - F - TN
John - 6 - M - TN


State: TN Year: 1880
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: 9th District Page: 5
Database: TN 1880 Federal Census Index

CHERRY, Emily - F - 54 - Head - Wd - TN-SC-SC
Josephine - F - 22 - Dau - S - TN-PN-TN
Benjamin - M - 20 - Son - S - TN-PN-TN
Manerva. - F - 19 - Dau - S - TN-PN-TN
John - M - 16 - Son - S - TN-PN-TN


State: TN Year: 1900
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: 9th District Sheet: 8A
Database: TN 1900 Federal Census Index

CHEARY, Lizabeth - Head - Sept. 1826 - 73 - Wd - TN-TN-TN
John - Son - Feb. 1864 - 37 - Wd - TN-TN-TN
Grover - G-son - Aug. 1893 - 6 - S - TN-TN-TN
Terney - G-son - Nov. 1896 - 3 - S - TN-TN-TN
Noogen, Jinnie - Sister - Nov. 1828 - 71 - S - TN-TN-TN

Note: The spelling is not so great but the names match up

I have found no census record for Emily / Elizabeth Cherry in the 1910 census even though she did not die until December 30, 1911
Emily Elizabeth Nugent's Grave


Emily Elizabeth Nugent (Cherry) Grave