Goodson, Lockhart and Allied Families

Notes


Peter BUMGARNER

There are other Bumgarners who appeared in PA, arriving from Switzerland in the early 1700s

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Three Peters listed in immigration records:

Bumgarner, Peter
Place:  Lancaster, PA     Year:  1729
Primary immigrant:  Bumgarner, Peter
Permanent entry number:  9701980
Accession number:  636795
Source publication code:  926.18
Source publication page number:  6
Source publication:  BREITBARD, GAIL. "Naturalizations of Lancaster County German/Swiss in 1729." In The Lost Palatine, no. 6 (1982), pp. 6-7.
Source annotation:  Date and place of naturalization.
Source:  Passenger and Immigration Lists Index

Bumgarner, Peter
Place:  North Carolina     Year:  1748
Primary immigrant:  Bumgarner, Peter
Permanent entry number:  9701979
Accession number:  1731231
Source publication code:  1739
Source publication page number:  4
Source publication:  EAKER, LORENA SHELL. "The Germans in North Carolina." In The Palatine Immigrant, vol. 6:1 (Summer 1980), pp. 3-34.
Source annotation:  Contains naturalization records and details on settlers west of the Catawaba, North Carolina. Most were German Reformed or Lutheran. Dates of arrival often given, all 18th century.
Source:  Passenger and Immigration Lists Index

Bumgarner, Peter
Place:  Pennsylvania     Year:  1729-1730
Primary immigrant:  Bumgarner, Peter
Permanent entry number:  9701978
Accession number:  232982
Source publication code:  6664.11
Source publication page number:  8
Source publication:  [PENNSYLVANIA COLONY.] Abstracts of Pennsylvania Records of Naturalizations, 1695-1773, Found in Colonial Records (Minutes of Provincial Council), Volumes 1, 2, 3, 9, & 10, Statutes at Large of Pennsylvania, Volumes II, III, IV, VI, VII, & VIII, and Pennsylvania Archives, Series 1, Volumes 1, 3, & 4. York, PA: South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 1983. 24p.
Source annotation:  Date and place of naturalization. Extracted from records in the Division of Archives and Manuscripts at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission located in the William Penn Memorial Museum and Archives Building in Harrisburg, PA. Colonial Records (Minutes of the Provincial Council), The Statutes at Large of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania Archives are readily available in historical and genealogical collections throughout Pennsylvania. Page of original document and sometimes country of origin are also provided.
Source:  Passenger and Immigration Lists Index


Thomas G. BUMGARNER

Father: John Bumgarner @Sr. b: ABT 1742
Mother: Nancy Rockett b: ABT 1750

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.
posted by: Scott Bumgarner, sooner1944@texoma.net

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Listed on the 1850 census for AR. Last known address: Johnson County, Clarksville, AR 72830. AR census later showed Thomas with a young woman Susannah, probably a younger wife. He married Susannah in Johnson Co, AR and had four children with her. He was in his mid 60s' when he married Susannah.

Dates for children born in each marriage overlap - please verify


Thomas G. BUMGARNER

Father: John Bumgarner @Sr. b: ABT 1742
Mother: Nancy Rockett b: ABT 1750

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.
posted by: Scott Bumgarner, sooner1944@texoma.net

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Listed on the 1850 census for AR. Last known address: Johnson County, Clarksville, AR 72830. AR census later showed Thomas with a young woman Susannah, probably a younger wife. He married Susannah in Johnson Co, AR and had four children with her. He was in his mid 60s' when he married Susannah.

Dates for children born in each marriage overlap - please verify


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 UNKNOWN

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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


James Otto BUMGARNER

1900 NC Population Census, Catawaba, North Carolina


Mollie GOODSON

1900 NC Population Census, Catawba, North Carolina


Thomas BUMGARNER

PATERNITY SEEMS TO BE INCORRECT:
Mother: Elizabeth Bumgarner b: 1825 in Catawaba Co., North Carolina

Marriage 1 Frances Bollinger b: 7 FEB 1844
Married: 29 JAN 1865
Children
Joseph Bumgarner b: 5 MAY 1867
Perry Alonzo Bumgarner b: 27 DEC 1869

Marriage 2 Rebecca D Abernathy b: 1 JUL 1849 in Catawaba, North Carolina
Married: 15 NOV 1876 in Catawaba Co., North Carolina 3
Children
Zetta Mae Bumgarner b: 2 JUL 1877
Dorus D. Bumgarner b: 21 OCT 1878 in Catawaba Co., North Carolina
James Otto Bumgarner b: JUN 1880
Fannie Ada Bumgarner b: 1882
Lottie L Bumgarner b: AUG 1884
Daliard M Bumgarner b: OCT 1886 in Lincoln, North Carolina
Marcus Merton Bumgarner b: OCT 1889
Willie L Bumgarner b: MAY 1895


Rebecca Desna ABERNATHY

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also married Robert O. Crouse

Children with Thomas Bumgarner:
Zetta Mae Bumgarner b: 2 JUL 1877
Dorus D. Bumgarner b: 21 OCT 1878 in Catawaba Co., North Carolina
James Otto Bumgarner b: JUN 1880
Fannie Ada Bumgarner b: 1882
Lottie L Bumgarner b: AUG 1884
Daliard M Bumgarner b: OCT 1886 in Lincoln, North Carolina
Marcus Merton Bumgarner b: OCT 1889
Willie L Bumgarner b: MAY 1895


Columbus BUMGARNER

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children: Cora, Sudie Elizabeth
spouse unknown


John BUMGARNER

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Served in the Confederate Army from Arkansas.


Michel BUMGARNER

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parents not fully verified

Children
Noah J. PHILLIPS b: 13 MAY 1837 in Wilkes Co. NC
John Elijah PHILLIPS b: 27 AUG 1841 in Wilkes Co. NC
Sarah E. PHILLIPS b: 22 AUG 1843 in Burke, Wilkes Co. NC

Submitter: William McNeese
Subject: BUMGARNER, PHILLIPS
Message: I am trying to find Nathaniel Philips who we think was born
in Rowan Co. in the late 1700's. We know of one son Elijah b. Abt 1814
in Taylorsville, NC, Elijah m. Michel Bumgarner. Also Michel Bumgarner
was the daughter of Amon Bumgarner b. Lincoln Co, NC.

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Michel Bumgarner
Groom: Elijah Phillips
Bond Date: 24 Aug 1836
County: Wilkes
Record #: 02 199
Bondsman: Solomon Chapman
Witness: Pet Barnes, Justice of the Peace
Bond #: 000166971


John Wesley KING


May have divorced first wife.

1830-1860 Howard Co., or Hemstead Co., AR

It is possible John's family traveled with the Lockharts from TN to MO to AR to TX.  Eli's Lockhart's father, Ransom Lockhart came to Arkansas between 1844 and 1847.  Ransom moved on to Texas about 1853. Post from Lena West indicates the Kings were in AR sometime between 1830 and 1860.  The arrival date for the Kings differs somewhat from the Lockharts, but consideration should be made that these are all estimated dates.  The departure dates to Texas coincide fairly well.

John arrived in AR sometime before 1839.
Ransom arrived in AR sometime about 1844?

John left Arkansas sometime before Dec. 1859.
Ransom left sometime after 1853.


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Occupation: Rancher

John Wesley King buried in Row 34 from the East space 17.

Preliminary Source: West/Bray Tree Entries: 916    Updated: Thu May 16
19:28:31 2002    Contact: Lena West

Message Board: Posted by: Lena Bray West
I am searching for any information on the John Wesley King family in Hempstead Co. His wife was Lydia (last name unknown). Their children were George H., William J., Alex, Nancy Ann (m. John Wesley Jameson), Mary, Sarah C. (m. R. R. Littlefield), Lucinda B. (m. Eli Lockhart), John William, and Melvina. Any help with this family will be appreciated.
Lena West

Message Board: Posted by: Lena Bray West Date: June 24, 2001 at 19:35:40  of 198
I am searching for any information on the family of John Wesley King and his wife Lydia (last name unknown). They lived in Howard Co., AR between 1830 and 1860. Their children were George H., William J., Nancy Ann (m.John Wesley Jameson), Alex, Mary, Sarah C. (m. R.R Littlefield), Lucinda (m. Eli Lockhart), John William and Melvina. Any help with this family will be appreciated.
Lena West
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http://www.gencircles.com/clubs/surnames/king/messages/read/7
Posted By: L.J. Smith Date Posted: August 13, 2001 at 21:40:07
Born Oct 22 1814 was married to Lydia ??? in Tn had several children by her. divorced he moved Tx remarried to Mary Ann Williams lived Coryell Co. Tx rest of life . Nothing known of his early life or parents . if you have any info please contact
Thanks LJ Smith
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MO 1839-1844:
Arrived after 1839, left after 1844 (using census record birth locations for children)

AR 1844- 1853 (or later to 1869)
Arrived in Arkansas after about 1844 and before about 1847 (using census record birth locations for children) Assumed son William from 1870 Bell Co., TX census indicates birth in AR abt. 1853.  Biography below indicates relocation to Texas about 1860.

TX 1853 (or later to 1869) - death
Ransom appears in Bell Co., Tx census in 1870.  The identity of Angeline and Ruth is not confirmed, but it is certainly possible the girls are Ransom's daughters (with wife Sarah, who died sometime after 1870).  Their birth dates are abt 1853 and 1856, respectively, both born in TX. Ransom's son Alvis had his first child in TX in 1869.  It would be likely that Alvis moved to TX with his parents. If these are his daughters, that would put his arrival in TX at about 1853.


Mary KING

Marriage 1 SIKES Sipes