William Hinds (1803-1879) & Matilda Baker (1808-1889)

William Hinds & Matilda Baker are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Nancy Jane Hinds.

William Hinds was born August 28, 1803 in Jackson County, Tennessee. He was the son of Levi Hinds and Nancy (last name unknown.)

Matilda Baker was born in 1808 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Baker and Nancy Duncan.

William & Matilda married about 1824 in Overton County, Tennessee.

On the 1840 US Census, William was head of a household in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. There were 11 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (James, John); 1 male aged 5-9 (William); 1 male aged 30-39 (William was 37); 1 male aged 40-49; 1 female under age 5 (Martha); 1 female aged 5-9 (Mary Jane); 2 females aged 10-14 (Nancy, unknown); 1 female aged 15-19 (Levina); 1 female aged 30-39 (Matilda was 33).

On the 1850 US Census, the family was still in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. William was 47, Matilda was 41, William was 16, James was 13, John was 12, Martha was 10, Abigail was 9, Lucinda was 7, Elijah was 5 and Caroline was 2.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was still in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. William was 55, Matilda was 53, James was 24, Abigail was 18, Louisa was 13, Matilda was 12, Samuel was 8 and Narcissus was 5.

On the 1870 US Census, the family continued to live in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. William was 65, Matilda was 61, Abigail was 30, Samuel was 17 and Narcissus was 14. Also in the home was widowed daughter Lucinda, age age 35, and her daughters. Son James and his family lived next door.

William died of cholera on September 11, 1879 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. He was 76 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1880 US Census, Matilda was 73, a widow, and lived alone in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas.

Matilda died July 25, 1889. She was about 81 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William M. Hinds & Matilda Baker:

Lavina Hinds – Lavina was born about 1825 in Tennessee. She married Amos Smith in about 1841, and they had 10 children. The last record I have of the family is the 1880 US Census when they lived in California, Madison County, Arkansas.

Nancy Jane Hinds – My 3x great grandmother Nancy was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee. She married James Thomas Harp in about 1842 in Arkansas, when James was about 18 and Nancy was 15. They had 11 children. Nancy died on October 6, 1886. She was 59. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

Mary Jane Hinds – Mary was born about 1830 in Tennessee. She married William Carl Beshears in about 1846 and they had 7 children. The last record I have of the family is the 1880 US Census, when Mary was 50 and widowed and living in Liberty, Barry County, Missouri.

William Hinds – William was born about 1833 in Arkansas. The last sure record I have of him is the 1850 US Census with his parents. A William Hinds of Lawrence County, Arkansas married Martha Campton on May 3, 1851 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. I can’t find them on a census.

James M. Hinds – James was born January 28, 1836 in Madison County, Arkansas. He married Martha Adaline Jenkins Guthrie. Martha had several children and they had 3 daughters together. James died February 9, 1888 in Madison County, Arkansas. He was 52 years old His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Baker Hinds – John was born May 30, 1837 in Madison County, Arkansas. He married Nancy Adaline Burnett in 1858. They had 12 children and farmed in Elk Horn, McDonald County, Missouri. John fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy. Nancy died sometime after 1900. He married Sally C. (last name unknown) in 1907 and it was the 2nd marriage for both. They are together on the 1910 US Census in Turkey Creek, Washita County, Oklahoma. He married Susan Cordelia Taylor Garrett on December 10, 1905. She had been married and had several children. John died August 3, 1927 in Burns Flat, Washita County, Oklahoma. He was 90 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Hinds –  Martha was born 1840 in Madison County, Arkansas. She married Jesse Williams in about 1856 and they had 9 children. She died in 1888 when she was about 48 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abigail Hinds – Abigail was born about 1841 in Arkansas. She is found with her parents on the US Census in 1850, 1860 and 1870. She had a daughter, her only child, named Jane Hinds, born in 1863, but she doesn’t appear on a Census with her until 1880. On the 1880 & 1900 US Census, Abigail is found with husband Henderson Yarberry, first in Madison County, Arkansas and then in Washington County, Arkansas. She is thought to have died in 1901 when she was about 60 years old.

Lucinda Hinds – Lucinda was born in June of 1843 in Arkansas. She married Elisha McDonald in about 1857, and they had 2 daughters. Elisha fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy, contracted the measles while fighting, and died in 1862. Lucinda didn’t remarry and collected a Civil War pension. The last record I have for her is the 1900 US Census when she was 56 and a boarder in Madison County, Arkansas.

Elijah Hinds – Elijah was born about 1845 in Arkansas. The only record I have of him is the 1850 US Census.

Louisa America Hinds – Louisa was born January 28, 1847 in Arkansas. She married Amos Keller Wilks in 1866 and they had 10 children. She died June 6, 1909 when she was 62 years old.  Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Matilda Caroline Hinds – Matilda was born October 4, 1849 in Arkansas.  She married Allen W. Fritts in 1866 and they had 15 children. She died December 28, 1945 when she was 96 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel M. Hinds – Samuel was born in 1853 in Arkansas. He married Amanda E. Rucker in 1876 and they had 6 children. He died in 1927 in Oklahoma when he was about 74 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Narcissus Clemetine Hinds – Narcissus was born June 28, 1855 in Arkansas. She married George W. Todd and they had 3 children. She died on April 16, 1936 in Dallas County, Texas. She was 80 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Daniel Vaughn (1787-1864) & Margaret Hammons (1797-1870)

Daniel Vaughn & Margaret Hammons are my 4X great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Rhoda Vaughn.

Daniel Vaughn was born January 19, 1787 in Russell County, Virginia. He was a son of William Patrick Vaughn and Fereby Benton. According to the book History of Northwest Arkansas by Goodspeed, William and Fereby moved their family from Virginia to Warren County, Tennessee, then to Wayne County, Missouri, and then to Crawford County, Arkansas.  Sons Samuel and Daniel then settled in numerous locations in Washington County, Arkansas.

Margaret Hammons was born in 1797 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of Thomas Hammons (who served in the Revolutionary War), mother unknown.

Daniel & Margaret married in about 1811, since their first child was born in 1812. Margaret would have been about 14, and Daniel about 24. (Margaret’s sister Catherine married Daniel’s brother Samuel.)

They had 2 children in Tennessee, Rhoda in 1812 and Aletha in 1814. They had 2 children in Missouri, Isaac in 1818 and Zimri in 1821. In Arkansas they had 4 children, Catherine in 1823, Nancy in 1826, Anna in 1829 and Susan in 1832.

Daniel is listed on the 1828 Arkansas Tax List in Washington County.

On the 1830 US Census, Daniel was head of a household of 11 in Washington, Arkansas Territory: 1 male aged 5-9 (Zimri was 9); 1 male aged 10-14 (Isaac was 12); 1 male aged 20-29 (unknown); 1 male aged 40-49 (Daniel was 43); 2 females under age 5 (Nancy was 4 and Anna was 1); 1 female aged 5-9 (Catherine was 7); 1 female aged 10-14 (unknown); 2 female aged 15-19 (Rhoda was 18, other is unknown) ; 1 female aged 20-29 (Margaret was 33); 1 male slave aged 10-23.

On the 1840 US Census, Daniel was head of a household of 8 in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas: 2 males aged 15-19 (Zimri was 19, other is unknown); 1 male aged 50-59 (Daniel was 53); 1 female aged 5-9 (Susan was 8); 2 females aged 10-14 (Nancy was 14 and Anna was 11); 1 female aged 15-19 (Catherine was 17); 1 female aged 40-49 (Margaret was 43).

On January 5, 1846, Daniel was appointed Postmaster in War Eagle, Madison County, Arkansas. He served the position until February 27, 1847.

On the 1850 US Census, Daniel was 63 and Margaret was 53, and they were farming in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas.

On the 1860 US Census, Daniel was 73 and Margaret was 63, and they were again farming in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas.

Daniel died 1864, killed by bushwhackers in the Civil War. He was about 77 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here. A stone in Vaughan-Whitener Cemetery in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas:

Samuel and Daniel Vaughn, descendants of William Patrick Vaughn, immigrant of Tretower Castle, Wales, settled Vaughn Valley in 1831. Legend has it Samuel requested to be buried where he killed his last buck, thus the founding of Vaughn Cemetery. Samuel Vaughn buried April 1852. The cemetery remained Vaughn family property thru eight generations of Daniel (gravesite unknown) to that of Buck Vaughn buried April 1990 – who killed his first and only buck here. The alpha and the omega.

In 1869, Margaret Vaughn was taxed $1 on a gold watch valued at $100 according to a US IRS Tax List.

Margaret died in October of 1870 in Madison County, Arkansas. She was 72.

The children of Daniel Vaughn & Margaret Hammons:

Rhoda Vaughn – My 3x great grandmother Rhoda was born 1812 in Tennessee. She married Daniel Henson in about 1832, probably in Arkansas. They had 7 children. Rhoda died sometime after 1880. Read more about her here.

Aletha Vaughn – Aletha was born in 1815 in Tennessee, and died in 1816.

Isaac K. Vaughn – Isaac was born in 1818 in Howard County, Missouri. He married Virginia Clark on May 8, 1836 and they had 11 children. Isaac fought in the Civil War. He died in 1897 in Madison County, Arkansas.  He was about 79 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Zimri Vaughn – Zimri was born in about 1821 in Missouri. He married Mary Emily and is found with her on the 1850 US Census when he was a minister. According to Goodspeed’s History of Washington County Arkansas, he was a minister of Friendship Baptist Church, located 3 miles Southeast of Springdale. Zimri purchased 40 acres of land in Fayetteville on three occasions, in 1854, 1859, and 1860. He was involved in the settling of his father’s estate in 1868 but I don’t have record of him after that.

Catherine Vaughn – Catherine was born in 1823 in Arkansas. She married Barnett Beach in about 1839, and they had 7 children. She died prior to 1880.

Nancy Vaughn – Nancy was born August 7, 1826 in Washington County, Arkansas. She married Samuel Lane and they had 10 children. She died May 31, 1904 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. She was 77 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Anna Vaughn – Anna was born October 11, 1829. She married Robert Davis Troutt in about 1843 and they had 7 children. Robert died in the Civil War. It is unknown when Anna died but her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Susan Vaughn – Susan was born in 1832. She married William Calvin Evans and they had 6 children. She died in 1923 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. She was about 91 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel Houston Johnston (1826-1904) & Margaret C. Hickman (1836->1910)

Samuel Houston Johnston & Margaret C. Hickman are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Martha Josephine Johnston.

Samuel Houston Johnston was born January 17, 1826 in Monroe County, Tennessee. Sometimes he went by Samuel, and sometimes he went by Houston, but I will call him Samuel. It’s possible that his parents are Richard Johnston and Polly, as there is a Samuel born in 1826 in Tennessee  living them on the 1850 US Census in Ripley, Missouri. I can’t find record of Richard and Polly before or after this census.

Margaret C. Hickman was born in 1836 in Tennessee. Her parents are unknown. We only know her last name because Samuel’s obituary listed it.

Samuel & Margaret married February 9, 1856.

On the 1860 US Census, Samuel was 34 and Margaret was 24. They farmed in Colville, Benton County, Arkansas. They had 2 children: Martha, age 2 and James, age 8 months.

On the 1870 US Census, Samuel was 44 and Margaret was 34. They lived in Osage, Benton County, Arkansas. They had 4 children: Martha, age 12; James, age 10; Mary, age 4; Esther, age 2.

On the 1880 US Census, the family was back farming in Colville, Benton County, Arkansas. Samuel was 54 and Margaret was 44. They had 4 children: James, age 20; Mary, age 14; Esther, age 12; Annie, age 7.

The only family members I can find on the 1900 US Census are Martha in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas with husband Thomas Cowan and their children, and James in Goshen, Washington County, Arkansas with wife Nancy and their children.

Samuel died February 11, 1904, at age 78, at Martha’s house in Springdale. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

His obituary as transcribed on his Find A Grave memorial:

JOHNSTON, Samuel H. – Samuel H. Johnston was born in Monroe County, Tennessee January 17, 1826 and died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Cowan, in Springdale, February 11, 1904. He was converted at the age of twenty-one years and joined the Methodist Episcopal church, South, continuing a member of that church until his death, with the exception of a period when he did not have access to it, during which time he was a member of the Protestant Methodist church. On February 9, 1856 he was married to Margaret Hickman. This union was blessed with eight children, four of whom are dead, and the other four are left to mourn the loss of their father. His last affliction was long and trying indeed. For eight months he was confined to his room, shut up in total darkness, having lost his sight about the time he became ill. He bore his sad affliction with christian fortitude and cheerfulness and died in great peace. The remains were interred in Bluff Cemetery Friday, services being conducted by Rev. J.W. House, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. The bereaved family take this means of expressing their heartfelt gratitude to all who, n any way, gave assistance during the illness and death of Mr. Johnston. [The Springdale News – Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas – January 29, 1904]

On the 1910 US Census, Margaret lived in Grady County, Oklahoma. She lived with daughter Mary, age 42, Mary’s husband John H. Sidwell, age 45, and their children. Mary was 75 and said that she’d had 11 children, 6 of which were living.

I don’t know when or where Margaret died.

The children of Samuel Houston Johnston & Margaret C. Hickman:

Samuel’s obituary said they had 8 children. Margaret reported on the 1900 US Census having had 11 children. I find only 5 of them:

Martha Josephine Johnston – My 2X great grandmother Martha was born about 1858 in Arkansas. She married Thomas B. Cowan on December 25, 1876 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had 4 children. They divorced. Martha married George Skeith in Washington County, Arkansas on April 20, 1907. After he died Martha married Isaac P. Brown on February 17, 1916 in Pittsburg, Oklahoma. Martha died in 1920 at age 62, and her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about Martha here.

James H. Johnston – James was born January 22, 1860. He married Nancy Boyd and they had 6 children. He died May 27, 1907 when he was 47 and is buried in Goshen, Washington County, Arkansas. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary C. Johnston – Mary was born about 1866 in Arkansas. She married John H. Sidwell in about 1883 and they had 8 children. The last record I have for her is the 1910 US Census when the family lived in Chickasaw Ward 1, Grady County, Oklahoma.

Esther Caldona Johnston – Esther was born March 9, 1868. She married William Alfred Pearce and they had 9 children. Their children were born in Arkansas except for 1 born in Texas. By 1920 they were in Idaho. Esther died November 23, 1960 at age 92 and she is buried in Bannock County, Idaho. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Annie Johnston – Annie was born about 1873 in Arkansas. The only record of her is the 1880 US Census.

Robert Hubbard (1800-1866) & Elizabeth Whitlock (1798-1853)

Robert Hubbard & Elizabeth Whitlock are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Elvira Hubbard.

Robert Hubbard was born about 1800 in Warren County, Tennessee. He was the son of James Hubbert and Elizabeth Anderson. (Some of the children retained the spelling of Hubbert, and some changed to Hubbard.)

Elizabeth Whitlock was born about 1798 in North Carolina. Her parents are unknown.

Robert & Elizabeth were probably married by 1817, because they had 3 children in 1820.

On the 1820 US Census, Robert was head of a household of 5 in Warren County, Tennessee: 1 male aged 16-25 (Robert was about 20); 3 females under age 10 (all unknown); and 1 female aged 16-25 (Elizabeth was about 22.)

On the 1830 US Census, Robert was head of a household of 7 in Warren County, Tennessee: 1 male under age 5 (unknown); 1 male aged 30-39 (Robert was about 30); 1 female under age 5 (Elvira was about 1); 3 females aged 5-9 (all unknown); 1 female aged 30-39 (Elizabeth was about 32).

Between 1833 & 1836, Hubbards, Cowans and Cavenesses formed a wagon train and moved to Arkansas.

Robert is listed on the 1837 Tax List for Benton County, Arkansas.

On the 1840 US Census, Robert was head of a household of 10 in Bailey, Benton County, Arkansas: 1 male aged 5-9 (unknown); 1 male aged 10-14 (unknown); 1 male aged 30-39 (Robert was about 40); 2 females under age 5 (Manerva was about 4, the other unknown); 1 female aged 5-9 (Martha was about 8); 1 female aged 10-14 (Elvira was about 11); 1 female ages 20-29 (unknown); 1 female aged 30-39 (Elizabeth was about 42).

On March 20, 1843, Robert purchased 80 acres of land in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

On the 1850 US Census, Robert, a farmer, was 50 and Elizabeth was 52. They lived in Osage, Benton County, Arkansas with their children Elvira, age 21; Martha, age 18; Manerva, age 14; and Susan, age 9. They were in a home with George Creager, his wife Jane Lusk Cowan, and their young children. George’s family was listed first on the census, despite being listed as having no real estate, while Robert is listed with $1600 worth of real estate. George was 35 and had no occupation. The Cowan and Hubbard families were well connected, having moved from Tennessee to Arkansas together, but I don’t know why these families were living together. The next year Elvira would marry Jane’s brother.

Elizabeth is thought to have died in 1853. She would have been about 55 years old.

On the 1860 US Census, Robert was 60 and still farming. He lived in Colville, Benton County, Arkansas with his daughter Elvira, age 30, her husband John Cowan, age 32 and a farmer, and their 4 children.

Robert is thought to have died in 1866. He would have been about 66 years old.

The children of Robert Hubbard & Elizabeth Whitlock:

There are at least 9 unknown children:
3 females under age 10 in 1820
3 females were were 5-9 in 1830, and 20 in 1840
1 male under age 5 in 1830 and aged 10-14 in 1840
1 male aged 5-9 in 1840
1 female under age 5 in 1840

Elvira Hubbard – My 3x great grandmother Eliza was born July 21, 1829 in Tennessee. She married John Gillespie Cowan in 1851 and they had 7 children. Elvira died July 11, 1918. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about Elvira and John here.

Martha Hubbard – Martha was born December 28, 1831 in Tennessee. She married William Andrewville Cowan in about 1851, and they had at least 5 children. She died May 6, 1866 in Lowell, Benton County, Arkansas. She was 88. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Manerva Hubbard – Manerva was born in 1836 in Arkansas. On the 1870 US Census, she lived with sister Elvira’s family. She somehow ended up in Texas, and married William Guest on November 10, 1875 in Hill, Texas. They had a daughter, Elizabeth. (William was from Arkansas, and had been married and had quite a few children with his first wife Opal Phillips. He served in the Civil War and was considered to have died in the war. Opal received a widow’s pension. But he ended up in alive and well in Texas.) Manerva died prior to 1900, when William was found on the US Census with daughter Elizabeth in Washington State.

Susan Hubbard – Susan was born February 11, 1842 in Arkansas. She married Benjamin Wiley Cavness on December 30, 1866 in Benton County, Arkansas. He had served in the Civil War. They had at least 3 children. She died April 7, 1889 in Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas. She was 47. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

James Harp (1824-186*) & Nancy Jane Hinds (1826-1886)

James Harp & Nancy Jane Hinds are my 3X great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Louisa Cumi Harp.

James Harp was born in 1824 in Tennessee. He was the son of William T. Harp & Mary Jane Workman. His middle name is unknown, but is listed as Albert on son Phillip Allen Harp’s death certificate. The 1850 US Census lists his middle initial as “P”. His wife Nancy’s grave marker says “wife of J. T. Harp.”

Nancy Jane Hinds was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of William M. Hinds & Matilda Baker.

James & Nancy were married in about 1842 in Arkansas, when James was about 18 and Nancy was 15.

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Spadra, Johnson County, Arkansas. James was 26, Nancy was 24. They had 4 children: William, age 5; Julia, age 3; Sarah, age 2; Joseph, age 1.

On the 1860 US Census, the family lived in the township of War Eagle & Walnut in Benton County, Arkansas. James was 37 and Nancy was 32 – neither could read. They had 8 children: William was 16, Julia was 14, Sarah was 11, Mary was 8, Louisa was 5, John was 4, Martha was 2, and James was 1. Son Joseph had died. They had two more sons, Phillip in 1861 and Thomas in 1863.

James died sometime before 1880. I’ve seen various people online say that he was “bushwhacked in the Civil War.” It’s possible that he served, because I find a James Harp from Madison County Arkansas, age 35, enlisting in Company B, 1st Regiment Arkansas Cavalry (Union) June 24, 1862.

On the 1880 US Census, widowed Nancy was 54. She lived in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas with sons James, age 21; Phillip Allen, age 18; and Thomas, age 16.

Nancy died on October 6, 1886. She was 59. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of James Harp & Nancy Jane Hinds:

William Alexander “Alex” Harp – Alex was born in 1845 in Arkansas. He fought in the Civil War, having enlisted in Company B, Arkansas 1st Cavalry Regiment on June 24, 1862. He married Louisa Jane Evans in about 1863, and they had 6 children. Louisa died in 1887, and Alex married Matilda Holeman the same year – it was the second marriage for both, and Matilda had two sons. Together they had 5 more children. Alex died May 13, 1935 in Madison County, Arkansas. He was about 90 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Julia Ann Harp – Julia was born in April of 1845 in Arkansas. She married Christopher Columbus McDonald in 1869 in Arkansas. They had 6 children. The last record I have of her is the 1900 US Census.

Sarah M. Harp – Sarah was born January 10, 1847 in Arkansas. She married Monroe McDonald in 1868.  They had 5 children. She died May 23, 1905.  She was 58. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph R. Harp – Joseph was born in 1849 in Arkansas. The only record of him is the 1850 US Census.

Mary Harp – Mary was born about 1851 in Arkansas. The only record of her is the 1860 US Census.

Louisa Cumi Harp – My 2x great grandmother Louisa was born November 30, 1852 according to her gravestone, but I suspect she was born in 1855. She married Isaac Newton Hinson in 1870 and they had 10 children. She died April 8, 1918 in Washington County, Arkansas. She was 65. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Harp – Martha was born April 21, 1856 in Arkansas according to her gravestone, but I think she was born in 1858. She married Abraham H. Neal, probably around 1879 and probably in Texas, and they had 7 children. She married John B. Nail on October 13, 1895 in Clay County, Texas. They had a son. Martha died January 15, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was 79. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John B. Harp – John was born September 3, 1857 in Arkansas. He died October 27, 1875 in Arkansas. He was 18. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

James Albert Harp – James was born January 2, 1858 in Arkansas. He married Victoria Monterre Hammett in 1891. They had 9 children. He died September 8, 1935 in Arkansas. He was 77. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Phillip Allen Harp – Allen was born August 16, 1861 in War Eagle Twp, Benton County, Arkansas. He married Louise Bristol White and they had 8 children. He died July 28, 1945 in Kirkland, Childress County, Texas. He was 83. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Burton Harp – Thomas was born January 9, 1863 in War Eagle Twp, Benton County, Arkansas. He married Delia F. Pierce on November 8, 1891 in Washington County, Arkansas. She died in 1925. He married Gertrude Whittemore Lewis on February 27, 1928 in Madison County, Arkansas. He died November 11, 1937 in Washington County, Arkansas. He was 74. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Green (1789-after 1860) & Leah Dunn (1789-1854)

I believe that John Green and Leah Dunn are my 5x great grandparents, the grandparents of my 3x great grandmother Sarah Jane Green. I don’t know who Sarah’s parents were.

It’s very hard to untangle the Greens. Here’s my attempt. I would appreciate feedback from other researchers.

John Green was born about 1789 in Virginia. His parents are unknown.

Leah Dunn was born October 24, 1789 in Pennsylvania. Her parents are unknown.

John and Leah married December 28, 1808 in Mercer County, Kentucky.

There’s a John Green as head of a household in Mercer County, Kentucky on the 1910 US Census. There were 12 in the household: 1 male under age 10; 2 males aged 16-25 (John was 21); 2 females aged 16-25 (Leah was 21); 7 slaves.

In 1811, the name John Green appears on a petition to Congress by citizens of the Indiana territory complaining of the improper interference of their governor in elections.

On the 1820 US Census, John Green was head of a household in Washington, Knox County, Indiana. There were 7 in the household: 2 males under age 10; 1 male aged 10-15; 1 male aged 26-44 (John was 31); 2 females under age 10; 1 female aged 26-44 (Leah was 31).

On the 1830 US Census, John was head of a household in Washington County, Indiana. There were 14 in the household: 1 male under age 5; 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (John was 41); 3 females under age 5; 1 female aged 5-9; 2 females aged 10-14; 2 females aged 15-19; 1 female aged 30-39 (Leah was 41); 1 female aged 70-79.

On the 1840 US Census, John Green was head of a household in Knox, Indiana. There were 5 in the home: 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (John was 51); 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 40-49 (Leah was 51).

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Knox County, Indiana. John and Leah were both 61. Others in the home were on Robert R. Green, age 24 and his wife Ruffina, age 26; son James J. Green, age 36; Washington Green, age 13 (son of their son William, living elsewhere with his wife and other children); Phoebe Green, age 4 (daughter of James); Thomas Green, age 1 (son of Robert & Ruffina) ; and Alfred Green, age 1 (son of James).

Leah died on March 4, 1854. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1860 US Census, John was 71 and lived in Palmyra, Knox County, Indiana. He lived with son William, age 49 and his wife and 7 children. That is the last record I have of John Green.

The children of John Green & Leah Dunn:

Based on Census reporting, they may have had 13 children. Others included on online family trees that I can’t find record of are: Samuel, born in 1808; Phoebe born in 1818; Harriet born in 1821; Eliza born in 1822. Marriages that took place in Knox County, Indiana between 1820 & 1840 include the following Greens: Solomon Green & Hannah Bray in 1832; Eliza Jane Green & Ad Scott in 1836; Phoebe Ann Green & George W. Purcell in 1836.

William E. Green – William was born about 1813 in Kentucky. He married Sarah Steffy on May 19, 1834 in Knox County, Indiana. They had a son and Sarah died shortly after. The son, Sylvester Washington Green, lived with William’s parents on the 1850 US Census. William married Sarah Palmer on March 20, 1838 in Knox County, Indiana. William and Sarah lived with his parents on the 1860 US Census with their 7 children. The last record I have of him is the 1870 US Census when he lived with his wife and 4 children in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana.

James J. Green – James was born December 15, 1814 in Kentucky. He married Mary Palmer on September 19, 1836 in Knox County, Indiana. They had a daughter in 1846 and his wife died shortly after. He married Elizabeth House on September 25, 1848 in Knox County, Indiana. They had a son in 1849 and Elizabeth died in 1850. James lived with his parents on the 1850 US Census, along with his daughter Phoebe, age 4, and son Alfred, age 1. On the 1860 US Census, son Alfred lived with widowed Charles House (relationship unknown), and I can’t find James. James died February 3, 1868. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Robert R. Green – Robert was born October 9, 1824 in Indiana. He married Ruffina Steffy in 1847. They were found living with his parents on the 1850 US Census, along with their son Thomas, age 1. They had 3 more children, and Ruffina died in 1860. Robert married Catherine Fox on September 4, 1862 in Knox County, Indiana. They had 6 children. Robert died March 23, 1897. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Decker Green – John was born in about 1827 in Indiana. He married Eliza (last name unknown) in about 1846. They had 3 children. He married Anna Maria Draper on October 25, 1855 in Knox County, Indiana. They had 8 children. John died November 15, 1898 in Vincennes, Indiana. He was 71.

A granddaughter of John Green & Leah Dunn:

Sarah Jane Green – My 3x great grandmother Sarah was born April 16, 1835 in Kentucky. She married Caleb Green on December 13, 1853 in Harrison County, Indiana. (The record indicates that her “mother” Leah Green gave consent. ) Sarah & Caleb had 10 children. Sarah died on June 27, 1913 in Oakland City, Indiana. She was 78. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

Clemiel Davis (1818-1861) and Martha Priestly (1821-1885)

Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly are my 4X great grandparents, parents of my 3x great grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Davis.

Clemiel Davis was born in about 1818 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the son of mother Sarah (maiden name unknown) Davis Stockstill and stepfather Austin Stockstill. Clemiel was found on the 1830 US Census living with his parents and siblings in Union, Illinois.

Martha Priestly was born July 20, 1821 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Priestley and Isabelle Hazelett. See Samuel’s Find A Grave memorial here.

Long Ago Tales of Our Family by David Carver Caldwell and Peggy Anderson Caldwell includes information on Clemiel and Martha, much of which I’ve used here.

Clemiel and Martha were married in 1835 in Benton County, Missouri. Clemiel was 17, and Martha was 14.

On the 1840 US Census, Clemiel was recorded as Clarence, head of a household in Prairie, Washington County, Arkansas. There were 3 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Samuel was a newborn); 1 male aged 20-29 (Clemiel was about 22); 1 female aged 15-19 (Martha was 19).

On the 1850 US Census, Clemiel was 33 and Martha was 30. They were farming in Swan, Taney County, Missouri. There were 5 children in the home: Samuel, age 10; Sarah, age 8; John, age 6; MJ (unknown), age 4; J (unknown), age 1.

On the 1860 US Census, Clemiel was 40 and Martha was 39. They were in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. Clemiel was a merchant. There were 4 children at home: Sarah, age 16; John W., age 14; Martha, age 3; Clarissa, age 4 months.

Clemiel fought in the Civil War as a Captain with Company E of the Stone County Home Guard. He died September 10, 1861. He was 43. He had been taken prisoner and was killed. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1870 US Census, Martha was widowed and 48. She was in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with two children at home: Martha, age 14; Clarissa, age 11.

On the 1880 US Census, Martha was 56 and living in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. She lived with daughter Clarrissa  “Belle” and her husband Rufus Gideon.

Martha died July 23, 1885 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. She was 65. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly:

Samuel Marion Davis – Samuel was born in 1840 in Prairie, Washington County, Arkansas. He married Nancy Lavina Manning on July 14, 1859 in Forsyth, Missouri. They had 9 children. He served the Union in the Civil War with Company E, Stone County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard. He was a merchant clerk (1860 in Missouri), a farmer in Kansas (1880), and a watchman at a roundhouse (1900 in Colorado). He was widowed in January of 1917, and was admitted to the U.S. Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, later in 1917 and again in 1918. In 1920 he was living in Kern County, California with a son. He died November 24, 1923 in Kern County, California. He was 82 or 83. See his Find A Grave memorial here.

Sarah Elizabeth Davis – My 3X great grandmother Sarah was born in February of 1844 in Taney County, Missouri. She married William Baker on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 8 children. Sarah died April 22, 1921 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 71. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about her here.

John Wesley Davis – John was born July 28, 1845 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He served in the Civil War in Company E Stone County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard. He married Alicy Catherine Melton in 1867. They had 14 children. He was a preacher, farmer and wheelwright. He died March 15, 1895 in Pueblo County, Colorado. He was 49. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

MJ – MJ was born about 1846 in Missouri. The only record of her is on the 1850 US Census.

J – J was born about 1849 in Missouri. The only record of him is on the 1850 US Census.

Martha Eveline Davis – Martha was born on September 12, 1856 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Thomas Butler on November 12, 1874 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children. They farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 1, 1938 in Stone County, Missouri. She was 81. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Clarissa “Belle” Isabell Davis – Belle was born about 1860. She married Rufus Gideon on January 1, 1880 in Stone County, Missouri. They farmed in Stone County, Missouri (1880) and Rufus was a car inspector on the railroad in Pueblo, Colorado (1900, 1910, 1920). They had 3 children. They moved to Los Angeles, California with son Elmer after the 1920 US Census, Belle died June 28, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. She was 67 or 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.