Goodson, Lockhart and Allied Families

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Andy Burns BUMGARNER

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birth date 8/11 or 11/8/1865

Aaron M. Bumgarner and Mattie S. Jimison (Jimerson) filed 1/22/1885 also in Bosque County.  Aaron and Andy Bumgarner and  were second cousins.

conflict on death/burial dates: some sources indicate death 2/10/1922 and burial 4/10/1922 - other sources (below) indicate Burial: 10/04/1922 Gentry Mills, Hamilton,TX (Bumgarner, Wells, Digby, & Singleterry
Entries: 1257    Updated: Wed Jul 17 20:16:11 2002    Contact: Edward Bumgarner )
dates likely transposed.


Mattie Jane KING

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marriage lic: Bumgarner AB; King, Mattie J. 28 July 1885 D@463 Bosque County, Tx

Aaron M. Bumgarner and Mattie S. Jimison (Jimerson) filed marriage 1/22/1885 also in Bosque County.  Aaron and Andy Bumgarner and  were second cousins.


Children
Kirby Smith BUMGARNER b: 05-05-1886 in TX
Burns BUMGARNER b: 12-30-1888 in TX
Maud Estelle BUMGARNER b: 07-31-1891 in TX
Hebert Courtney BUMGARNER b: 11-05-1892 in TX
Guy Stanley BUMGARNER b: 06-08-1895 in Eastland,TX
Ivory BUMGARNER b: in TX
Homer Saxton BUMGARNER b: 02-26-1897 in Eastland,TX
Living BUMGARNER


Nancy BUMGARNER

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Unmarried. Listed on the 1840 census of Harris Co.,GA as having one daughter. This child was a girl named Lucinda "Ritter", father was Joel Wommack.

Abstracts of Stewart Co, GA county bond book "B" give Lucinda Bumgarner, orphan of Nancy Bumgarner=4 Sept.1843. Guardian Joel Wommack. From National genealogical Society Quarterly; Vol.55, No.3 Sept.1867.

Name changes in GA 1800-1856: Lucinda Bumgarner to Lucinda Wommack at Stewart Co., GA 9 De1843.

Marriages of Stewart Co., GA Joel Womack to Sarah Ann Matthews, 24th March 1838.

In the settlement of Estate of Melger Bumgarner, this child is referred to as "Ritter".


Lucinda Bumgarner WOMACK

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Abstracts of Stewart Co, GA county bond book "B" give Lucinda Bumgarner, orphan of Nancy Bumgarner=4 Sept.1843. Guardian Joel Wommack. From National genealogical Society Quarterly; Vol.55, No.3 Sept.1867.

Name changes in GA 1800-1856: Lucinda Bumgarner to Lucinda Wommack at Stewart Co. GA 9 De1843.

Marriages of Stewart Co. GA Joel Womack to Sarah Ann Matthews, 24th March 1838.

In the settlement of Estate of Melger Bumgarner, this child is referred to as "Ritter".


Lillie V. BUMGARNER

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Marriage 1 William BURTON


Johnny Napolean KING

Birthplace is assumed because older and younger siblings born in Cherokee Co., TX.


Kirby Smith BUMGARNER

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Marriage 1 Julie Lee CHANCELLOR b: 02-23-1886 in Gustine,TX
Children
Wade Cullen CHANCELLOR


Cena BUMGARNER

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spelling could also be: Ceneth


Jacob T BUMGARNER

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Patton Cemetery; TX


William Melger BUMGARNER

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Burial: Crockett Cemetery,TX,
Named after his grandfather, William Melger Bumgarner.


John T BUMGARNER

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had two wives named Nancy

(ADDITIONAL child possible?)  posted by Wilma Bumgarner - I have a couple of Moses Bumgarner in my records.(1) Moses born 1798 whose parents are John A. Bumgarner and Mary Abernathy. He married Rachel Mathews. John A. Bumgarner's parents are John Bumgarner and Catherine Ward. This John's parents are John and Nancy Bumgarner.

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From the Bumgarner History:

John Bumgarner was probably living on Leepers Creek in the western mountains of North Carolina around 1772, as records show him receiving 600 acres at this time.  In 1779, he signed (with his mark) a petition to have some land removed from Burke to Lincoln County.

We have no record of or date on John's marriage or his wife Nancy's maiden name, but feel from their ages given in later census, they were probably married before 1774.  We know they had 10 children reaching adulthood, with one John preceding his father in death.  The children, all named in the 1819 will were John (Jr.), Moses, Thomas, Aron, Absolum, Melger, Elizabeth, Nancy, Andrew and Michel. (SEE NOTE BELOW)

  (((We have no record of John's marriage to Nancy or a maiden name for her. But from their ages, they were probably married before 1772. We do know they had ten children reaching adulthood with John preceding his Dad in death. All of his ten children were named in his 1819 will. After Nancy's death, he married a Nancy Rockett who bore him two children,
Andrew and Michel. )))

(((POSTED NOTE:Scott Bumgarner Subject: Re: William Melger "Mitcher" Bumgarner
Message: According to my research efforts, I have found that Nancy Unknown was the mother of John's first 8 children, and that Nancy Rockett was the mother of John's last two children, Michel and Andrew Rudolph.
Scott Bumgarner - sooner1944@texoma.net )))

Life in this frontier region was rugged and every able-bodied man was a member of the militia.  Living near by were two strong Indian tribes; the Catawaba and the Cherokee.  In fact, when the first census was taken in 1790, the frontier lands were recorded my Militia Companies and in North Carolina for years the township that John lived in was called Upper Morgan Militia District.  We have not found any record of service for John During the Revolution, so he was probably home defending his own neighborhood.  The British were able to use the Indians against those colonists on the borders, even paying for their scalps.

John and Nancy's children grew up, three sons (John, Moses and Absolom), serving in the War of 1812 and several marrying neighbor's children.  In 1808 John deeded land to his son Moses, Thomas in 1809, Absolum in 1815 and Melger in 1817, sharing his wealth with them.  His son John's widow Catherine or Cata is also seen on succeeding census as head of household and living very near.  He probably gave each son a farm and each daughter dowry land, as Michel, the only unmarried daughter at home at the time of the will, is given land as well as household things and livestock.

John (Sr.) must have been about 65 at his death, but Nancy lived at least 11 years more, being on the 1820 and 1830 census.  They had lived to enjoy the fruits of their early labors, amassing large land holdings and many slaves.  As far as we know, John's youngest son (our ancestor), was born and died on his father's land, inheriting at both his father's and mother's deaths.

We have encountered difficulty in tracing the children and grandchildren of John and Nancy, as many had the same names.  As an example, the son of John (Jr.), John A. is on the census in Lincoln County and in 1850, his son John (the 4th one) is listed and this isn't even counting the nephews and cousins named John.  They usually didn't use Sr. or Jr. or even middle initials to distinguish themselves.

Two of John's sons, Absolum Melger and later grandson Andrew (Jr.) joined a growing westward tide of Americans.  Absolum had married a Catherine in North Carolina and had a son John, born about 1813/14.  Melger married Mary Ann Troutman and had a son Melger, Jr., born 1814 in Lincoln County.  In the 1820's both families moved to Georgia and later both men received land in the 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery.  During the time 1853-1855 John, Absolum's' son, moved on to Parker County, Texas, while Melger, Jr. went to Calhoun County Arkansas, with his son Wiley Milton going on to Texas.  Absolum the son of John and the grandson of the first Absolum, died in Parker County Texas in 1896.  In about 150 years this part of the Bumgarner family spanned 3/4 of the width of the United States, from Pennsylvania to Virginia to North Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas and Texas.  Because of the large number of descendents and the volume of material available in this later period, we are concentrating our story on the descendants of Andrew Jr.


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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN BUMGARNER
from the Courthouse Records in Lincoln Co., North Carolina in 1819.
(spelling has been retained as in the will)

In the name of God, amen.  I, John Bumgarner of the County of Lincoln and the State of North Carolina, being mind and perfect memory but being old and calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing, that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain and establish this to be my last will and testament hereby annulling and revoking all former wills by me made.

First, I recomment my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the description of my wife and executers and such wordly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with, I will and bequeath and dispose of in manner and form following:

Second fig. that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid out of my estate by my executers.

Third, I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Nancy Bumgarner, all of the household and kitchen furniture, her side saddle and two horses creatures and four cows of the choise out of all my stock, one beaf, two breeding sows, four sheep of her choise and flour and corn and pork sufficient for one yaers provision for the family.  Two axes, one mattock, two hoes, this I give and will unto and dispose of at her decease the land and plantation where I now live during her hatural live except that occupied by my son Andrew Bumgarner, south-east of Fred Garwoods branch, the wagons and hind grears and wind mill and cross cut and hand saw, all of which at her decease go to my son, Andrew Bumgarner.  I give unto her one negro woman by the name of Susanna during her natural life then to go to my daughter, Michel Bumgarner.  I give unto two more negros, one women by the name of Symens and one girl by the name of Seloh to dispose of at her decease.  I give unto her one negro boy the name of Charles during her natural life, then to go to my son Moses Bumgarner.

I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my son, John Bumgarner, deceased, his widow and children in line bofore signed, John, Charles, Moses, Phillip, Thomas and daughters Nancy, Elizabeth, Temperance, each of the the sum of five shillings to be paid by my executors as they respectgully become of age.  (1 shilling is now 14 cents - 5 only 70 cents.)

I give and bequeath to my son, Moses Bumgarner, one malatto boy, a slave by the name of George and after my wifes decease, one negro noy by the name of Charles.

I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Bumgarner, one negro girl by the name of Becky.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elisabeth, the wife of Andrew Crisel, one negro woman by the name of Suke.

I give and bequeath unto my son Aron Bumgarner, one negro by by the name of Levy.

I will and bequeath unto my son Absalom Bumgarner, one negro girl by the name of Rose.

I give and bequeath unto my son Nelger Bumgarner, one negro by the name of Jerry.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Taylor, wife of Issac Taylor, one negro girl by the name of Minte.

I give and bequeath unto my son Andrew Bumgarner, all the land he occupys or chooses to occupy where he now lives beyond the meadow on said branch from My house on the south-east of what is called Fred Garwood branch leaving the meadow on the said branch to that part occupied by my wife and on the decease ofmy wife, said son Andrew Bumgarner to have the plantation where I now live and the wagon and the gears and the windmill and cross cut and hand saw, the whole to him and from him to his heirs forever.  I also will and bequeath unto him, one negro boy by the name of Eli during his natural life, then to descend to his heirs and also one negro girl by the name of Jenecy.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Michel Bumgarner, one sorrel mare, her side saddle and one negro girl by the name of Holey and one negro girl by the name of Vina and forty acres of land joining Bandy and Rocketts lines to her forever.  I will Michel Bumgarner, two cows and the clock.

It is my will and if that any of the negroes herein disposed of should increase before this will takes affect that such increases goes to persons to whom the negros is willed.

I also will and bequeath unto Elisabeth Cresel, wife of Andrew Cresel, one negro girl by the name of Nelly, by them to pay one hundred dollars for said negro.

After my decease, I allow a sale to be made of all my property of every description of which I may be possessed of that is not herein willed or disposed of paying my funeral expenses and all of the just debts and legacies have given them the residence and remainder is to be equally divided between my children.

I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my trusty friend,Gilbert Milligan to by my executer of this my last will and testament.

Signed, sealed and published as his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing of this:
John D. Abernathy             X (his mark)
Philip Young      (  Seal  )  John Bumgarner

State of North Carolina
Lincoln County                      July Session, 1820

The written will was probated in open court by the oath of John D. Abernathy and Philip Yound subsquently witness hereto and admitted to record.  Signed Vardy McBee, Clerk
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-  believe John (Sr.) was born about 1754, being about 65 yrs. old when making this will.  He and Nancy had 9 children living and mentioned in the will, with John (Jr.) dying before his father.

Slaves in order of mention: Susanna, Symens,Seloh, all female.  Charles, George, Becky, Suke, Levy, a boy, Rose, a girl, and Jerry, male.  Girls Minte, Jenecy, Holey, Vina, and Nelly, 15 people in all.
other research shows birth date 1754


Will: 5 OCT 1819 Written
Event: Will: Probate JUL 1820 Lincoln Co, NC: name wife Nancy, a son
Moses, dau Elizabeth, wife of Andrew CRISELLL/CRYSELL
Event: S1 OCT 1999 CANIDA, Carolyn Ramsey
Reference Number: #15141


TREE NOTE by Jackie Ashley Pace: The earliest record found in NC for John Bumgarner are the deed transactions in Mecklenburg County; one dated 21 Dec.1762, and another one dated 16 Nov, 1764 for 150 acres. This land was located on Leepers Creek. A number of years separate the date of the deeds found in Mecklenburg Co. from the one dated 15 May 1772, for 600 acres found in Tryon Co for John Bumgarner's deed also on Leepers Creek. Research has not definitely established a relationship between Peter and John, but since they lived in the same vicinity, it is believed that they were related, possibly as, father and son, or uncle and nephew. We do know that Peter was in NC at an early date, and we do not find a record of John in NC until 1762. There is a possibly that John in NC is the son of John whose will was made in Augusta Co, VA in 1751. Since no probate was found, it is not certain that John died in 1751. But, that is the date of his will, and the will does name a son named John. In reviewing the records of Augusta Co. VA, we see that John,Jr. heir of John Bumgardner, deceased, sold his property in Feb,1757, so we do know that his father was dead by this date, and since Peter was in NC prior to this date, there is a possibility that John came on to NC since Peter was there. Further evidence, found later, states that John,Jr. died in VA. We know that John and Nancy, were in fact, married; but, no marriage bond has been found; so we do not know: date of matrimony, her birth, death, or burial place. So far, a tombstone for John has not been found; but, we do know that his will was filed in 1819 and probated in 1820 in Lincoln Co. John and Nancy had ten (10) children: John,Jr; Moses,Thomas, Elizabeth, Aron, Absalom, Melger, Nancy, Andrew, and Michel. We do know that John and Nancy had at least 56 grandchildren. Other research has shown that John was born: 1754, died: 1819; and Nancy Rockett: born 1755 died: 1835.

- Will: 5 OCT 1819 Written
- Event: Will: Probate JUL 1820 Lincoln Co, NC: name wife Nancy, a son Moses, dau Elizabeth, wife of Andrew CRISELLL/CRYSELL
- Event: S1 OCT 1999 CANIDA, Carolyn Ramsey

source: ASHLEY - PACE Family, Entries: 25733, Updated: Sat Oct 5 09:01:29 2002,  Contact: Jackie Ashley Pace

Children
John Jr. Rocket- BUMGARNER b: 1773 in Lincoln Co, NC
Thomas Rocket- BUMGARNER b: ABT. 1774 in NC
Moses Rocket- BUMGARNER b: ABT. 1776 in (estimate JP)
Elizabeth Nancy BUMGARNER b: ABT. 1778 in Lincoln Co, NC
Melger "Mitcher" Rocket- BUMGARNER b: 1780 in Lincoln Co, NC
Aaron Rocket- BUMGARNER b: ABT. 1784 in Lincoln Co, NC
Absolum Rocket- BUMGARNER b: ABT. 1788
Nancy Rocket- BUMGARNER b: ABT. 1792 in (estimate JP)
Andrew Rudolph Rocket- BUMGARNER b: ABT. 1794 in Catawaba Co, NC
Michel (f) Rocket- BUMGARNER b: ABT. 1795 in (estimate JP)


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BIOGRAPHY: lived in Leepers Creek in western mountains of North Carolina around 1772, records show him receiving 600 acres at this time. In 1779 he signed (with his mark) a petition to have some land removed from Burke to Lincoln Co. North Carolina. All children are named in 1819 will.

Submitter: UNKNOWN  
Subject: Re: BUMGARNERS & CRYSEL in NC
Message: Nancy Rockett married John Bumgarner and he died in Oct,1819 in North Carolina. The earliest record found in NC for John Bumgarner are the deed transactions in Mecklenburg County;
one dated 21 Dec.1762, and another one dated 16 Nov, 1764 for 150 acres. This land was located on Leepers Creek. A number of years separate the date of the deeds found in Mecklenburg Co. from the one dated 15 May 1772, for 600 acres found in Tryon Co for John Bumgarner's deed also on Leepers Creek. Research has not definitely established a relationship between Peter and John, but since they lived in the same vicinity, it is believed that they were related, possibly as, father and son, or uncle and nephew. We do know  that Peter was in NC at an early date, and we do not find a record of John in NC until 1762. There is a possibly that John in NC is the son of John whose will was made in Augusta Co, VA in 1751. Since no probate was found, it is not certain that John died in 1751. But, that is the date of his will, and the will does name a son named John. In reviewing the records of Augusta Co. VA, we see that John,Jr. heir of John Bumgardner, deceased, sold his property in Feb,1757, so we do know that his father was dead by this date, and since Peter was in NC prior to this date, there is a possibility
that John came on to NC since Peter was there. Further evidence, found later, states that John,Jr. died in VA. We know that John and Nancy, were in fact, married; but, no marriage bond has been found; so we do not know: date of matrimony, her birth, death, or burial place. So far, a tombstone for John has not been found; but, we do know that his will was filed in 1819 and probated in 1820 in Lincoln Co. John and Nancy had ten (10) children: John,Jr; Moses,Thomas, Elizabeth, Aron, Absalom, Melger, Nancy, Andrew, and Michel. We do know that John and Nancy had at least 56 grandchildren. Other research has shown that John was born: 1754, died: 1819; and Nancy Rockett: born 1755 died: 1835. Melger Bumgarner is my lineage. This info may help you or it may confuse you. Good Luck


Nancy ROCKETT

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John T's second wife, and the mother of Andrew and Michel. Marriage date seems off.

Other research shows birth date 1755

POSTED NOTE:Scott Bumgarner - Subject: Re: William Melger "Mitcher" Bumgarner
Message: According to my research efforts, I have found that Nancy Unknown was the mother of John's first 8 children, and that Nancy Rockett was the mother of John's last two children, Michel and Andrew Rudolph.
Scott Bumgarner sooner1944@texoma.net

(ADDITIONAL child possible?)  
Posted by Wilma Bumgarner - I have a couple of Moses Bumgarner in my records.(1) Moses born 1798 whose parents are John A. Bumgarner and Mary Abernathy. He married Rachel Mathews. John A. Bumgarner's parents are John Bumgarner and Catherine Ward. This John's parents are John and Nancy Bumgarner.

Rockett appears in Abernathy tree - Robert and Sarah Abernathy m 1740 VA