William Tatom, Jr. and Elizabeth Richardson

by admin on April 21st, 2006

WILLIAM JR. TATOM was born Bet. 1790 – 1794 in North Carolina, and died 30 Sep 1844 in Johnson co., Arkansas. He married ELIZABETH RICHARDSON Bet. 1815 – 1817, daughter of THOMAS RICHARDSON and ?. Their children were born in Dickson county.

She was born 16 Sep 1796 in NC, and died 12 Aug 1861 in Hunt co., Texas. On 1830 census for Dickson county, TN, as William Tatom, Sr, page 24. On 1840 US federal census, William Tatom or Tatone, listed in Sprada, Johnson Co., Arkansas, roll 18, page 238, as age 40 to 50 years old, with 3 males age 5 to 10 yrs. (Felix age 5, Maran age 7, and ??), 2 males age 10 to 15 (Alford age 12 and George age 15), 1 male age 16 to 20 (James age 20), 1 female age 5 to 10 (Winni Rebecca age 9), 1 female age 10 to 15 (Frances age 14), and 1 female age 40 to 50 (wife Elizabeth). His son William Richardson is listed also on the 1840 census in Sprada as Richardson Tatom with his wife and no children. On April 19, 1844, William bought lot 10, Block 8 in Sprada, Johnson county, Arkansas, per Johnson county, AR Deed Book D, p. 338. On March 10, 1843, he obtained, under the name of William Tatem, a GLO Land Grant consisting of 160 acres described as “the West half of the South East quarter and East half of the South West quarter of Section fourteen, in Township nine North, of Range twenty four, West, in the Districk of Lands subject to sale at Fayetteville, Arkansas”, per GLO Land Grant certificate. On sept. 30, 1844, he dies, per Johnson county, AR Will Book “A”, p. 14. On Oct. 17, 1844, William R. Tatom took out papers of administration upon the estate of William Tatom. ELIZABETH RICHARDSON in 1850 is in Johnson county, Arkansas, HorseHead township, dwelling 101/103, federal census as Elizabeth Tatom, age 53, born in NC, with sons Alferd, age 23, farmer, born in Tenn.; Morean, age 17, farmer, born in Tenn.; and Felix, age 16, farmer, born in Tenn. Next door is George and Sarah Tatom with daughters Georgia Ann and Nancy. On Feb. 8, 1850, She bought from Daniel Farmer & his wife Margarete Farmer (former wife of William R. Tatum, deceased) 80 acres situated in Johnson county, AR described as “the East half of the North West quarter of Section Seventeen in Township nine North, of Range twenty four West.” The price was $150, per Johnson county, TX Deed Book H, p. 155. Property of this same description was originally obtained in a GLO Land Grant to William Richardson Tatom of Johnson county, AR on July 10, 1844. On May 6, 1853, she sold to Edward Curtis for $120 the property in the above paragraph, per Johnson county, TX Deed Book H, p. 156. Edward Curtis was husband of Rebecca Tatom, daughter to Elizabeth Tatom. On 1860 Hunt county, Texas census, page 287, at Tidwell Creek, household 133/145, as Elisabeth Tatum, age 60, personal estate value of $250, born in NC, with Marion R. age 27 farmer, personal estate value of $100, born TN; Feliz J. age 24, farmer, real estate value of $450 and personal estate value of $150, born in TN; and Nicy E. age 10, born in AR. Elizabeth is buried in Nicholson cemetery, Hunt co., TX.

Children of WILLIAM TATOM and ELIZABETH RICHARDSON are WILLIAM RICHARDSON8 TATOM, b. 1818; d. 25 Sep 1845, Johnson co., Arkansas; m. MARGARETE C., Bef. 1840; b. Abt. 1822, Tennessee. WILLIAM is on the 1840 US federal census for Arkansas, Johnson county, Spada, as Richardson Tatom, with one male bet. 20-30 yrs. (self) and one female bet. 15-20 yrs. old. (wife Margarete). On July 1, 1844, he obtained, under the name of William R. Tatom, from the Bureau of Land Management, a land grant of 80 acres at Section 17, Township 9N, Range 24W in Johnson county, Arkansas, per Land Document #79 at Johnson county Court House. This land is later sold by his remarried widow Margarete C. Farmer to his mother Elizabeth Tatom on Feb. 8, 1850. He died Sept. 25, 1845, per Johnson county, AR Will Book “A”, p.14. His will is recorded on page 12 of Book A. He was administrator for his father’s estate appointed Oct. 17, 1844. After his death, James S. Tatom becames administrator of his father’s estate on Oct. 25, 1845, per Johnson county, AR Will Book “A”, p. 15. On Oct. 23, 1845, William R. estate is probated with Andrew Brown as administrator, Margaret C. Tatom as widow, and Elizabeth Tatum as mother, per Johnson county, AR Will Book A, p. 12. On April 24, 1846, Margaret C. Tatem is appointed as “adminstrator de bonis” of estate of William R. Tatem, per Johnson county, AR Will Book A, p. 44. MARGARETE and Daniel sold to her former husband’s mother, Elizabeth Tatom, on Feb 8, 1850, 80 acres in Johnson county, AR, which was originally in a GLO Land Grant to William Richardson Tatom on July 10, 1844, and inherited by Margarete as widow of William R. Tatom.

JAMES S. TATOM, b. Bef. Jun 1820, Tennessee; d. Bef. Apr 1853, Johnson co., Arkansas; m. ELIZABETH L.,Bef. 1849; b. Abt. 1827, NC; d. Jan 1896, Hunt co., Texas. JAMES S. TATOM As second appointed administrator of his father’s estate, he sold Lot 10, Block 8 in Spadra, Johnson county, AR to Cyrus M. Murdock for $277 at auction. The said lot is described as lying east of Main Stree and fronting forty fee on Cherry Street, running back one hundred and fifteen feet. The appraised value was $400. Widow of William Tatom is mentioned as Elizabeth in the Johnson county, AR Deed Book E, pp. 199-200. In 1848, Elizabeth Tatom sues James S. Tatom to recover proceeds of the sale of 160 acres described as “the West half of the South East quarter and the East half of the South West quarter of Section 14 in township no. 9 North of Range no. 24”. This is the land originally granted to William Tatom (father to James) in July, 1844. Elizabeth loses the suit and does not recover the money, per Johnson county, AR court records. On Feb. 26, 1849, James mortgages livestock to Elizabeth Tatom (his mother) for the sum of $130, per Johnson county, AR Book E, p. 385. On 1850 Arkansas census for Johnson county, Horse-Head township, dwelling 83/85, page 138, as James S. Tatom, farmer, age 30 born in Tenn with wife Elizabeth age 23 born in NC, and daughter Mary E. age 1 year born in AR. In April 1853, at probate hearing, James estate is valued at $213 and the court vests the money in Elizabeth Tatom, widow. Legal representative is F.H. Arbaugh, per Johnson county, AR Probate Book D, p. 12. Notes for ELIZABETH L On 1870 federal census for Hunt county, Texas, dwelling 98/98, p. 339, as Elizabeth Tatom, keeping house, age 46, born in NC with son Thomas H., at school, age 18, born in AR. On 1880 federal census for Precinct 4, Hunt county, Texas, page 477, as Elizabeth L. Tatom, keeping house, mother, age 51 born in NC (both parents born in NC) in household of Thomas H. Tatom, age 28, farmer, born in AR (father born in TN and mother born in NC). More About ELIZABETH L is buried in Webb Hill cemetery, Hunt co., TX

THOMAS TATOM, b. Abt. 1822; d. 02 Nov 1846, San Antonio, Bexas co., TX. THOMAS, Per Mexican War Service Records, he was mustered in to Capt. Patrick’s Co. (C), Mtd Reg’t Ark. Inf. at Washington, AR on June 30, 1846. Value of horse as $70, and value of horse equipments as $12. He died while serving in the infantry. His mother, Elizabeth Tatom, is named as survivor in Johnson county, AR court records.

GEORGE W. TATOM, b. 27 Jun 1825, Tennessee; d. 19 Oct 1880, Hunt co., Texas; m. SARAH LOGAN; b. 20 Jan 1828, Arkansas; d. 25 Sep 1895, Hunt, Texas. GEORGE W. TATOM is on 1850 Horse-Head, Johnson county, Arkansas federal census, dwelling 102/104, as George Tatom, age 25, farmer, born in Tenn. with wife Sarah, age 22 born in Ark.; daughters Georgia Ann, age 2, born in Ark., and Nancy, age 2 months, born in Ark. Next door is Elizabeth Tatom with George’s brothers, Alferd, Morean, and Feliz. On 1860 federal Census for Hunt county, Texas, dwelling 62/69, as George W. Tatum, age 35, farmer, estate value of $2,000, born in TN, with Sarah, age 33 born in AR, Georgia A. age 11 born AR, Nancy E. age 10 born AR, Narcissus J. age 6, born TX, Mary R. age 4 born TX, and Sarah F. age 1 born TX. On 1880 Texas federal census for Hunt county, dwelling 254/254, as George W. Tatom, age 55, farmer, born in TN with both parents born in NC, wife Sarah, keeping house, age 53, born in AR (father born in KY and mother born in MO) with daughter Sarah F. age 20 at home born in TX, and daughter Louella M. age 14 at home born in TX. He had Chronic Bronchitis. On Oct. 3, 1882, his will dated Oct. 12, 1880, was filed. All property was left to George’s “wife Sarah during her natural life, then property to be divided equally among children”, who were not named in the will. GEORGE W. TATOM is buried in Nicholson cemetery, Hunt co., TX. SARAH LOGAN is buried in Nicholson cemetery, Hunt co., TX

ALFORD C. TATOM, b. 16 Aug 1827, Dickson co., Tennessee; d. Aft. Oct 1888, Josephine, OR. ALFORD C. TATOM never married. He was also known as Alfred. He resided until 1850 in Arkansas, Johnson county. On 1850 census with Elizabeth Tatom household for Horsehead, Johnson county, AR as Alferd Tatom, age 23, born in TN. Also could be on the 1850 California census for Los Angeles county, page 10, age 24 as Alfred Tatum born in Tennessee. From 1850 to 1874, he lived in California, and after 1874 in Oregon. In 1889, his last known address was Alt House, Josephine co., Oregon. From Mexican War Pension Application (claim # 17193), he enlisted at Dover, Pope county, AR in June 1846 as a private in Company B Arkansas Volunteers. The company commanded by David West, the regiment commanded by General Arbuckle. It was also called Co. “B” Gray’s Ark. Battalion, Mexican War Volunteers. He was honorably discharged at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory in the spring of 1847. He received for his services a land warrant soon after discharge and while residing in Johnson county, AR. His application date was on October 1, 1888 when he was living at Alt House, Josephine co., Oregon, and indicates he was unmarried. Character witnesses on his application were Thomas Carr and William N. Saunders.

FRANCES ANN NARCISSA TATUM, b. 27 Mar 1826, Tennessee; d. 14 Mar 1877; m. HEZEKIAH MCFARLAND CHEYNE, Abt. 1845, Pope co., AR; b. 30 Oct 1823, Kentucky; d. 17 Jan 1863, Rural, Pope co., AR. FRANCES ANN NARCISSA TATUM is on 1870 federal census for Dover, Pope county, Arkansas, household 180/183, page 347, as Narcissa Cheyne, age 42, keeping house, born in TN, Real estate value of $2,000 and personal estate value of $300, with daughter Sarah E., age 23, at home, born in AR; daughter Susan D. age 17, at home, born in AR; son Josiah age 12, at home, born in AR; son Robert S. age 10, at home, born in AR; and daughter Mary Ida age 7, at home, born in AR. Living in household is a laborer David Wilkins age 17 born in AR. Next door to daughter Nancy and her husband George Williamson family. HEZEKIAH MCFARLAND CHEYNE is on 1850 federal census for Pope county, Arkansas, household 38/38, as Hezekiah Cheyne, age 27, farmer, born in KY with wife Narcissa, age 24, born in TN with daughter Elizabeth, age 4 born in AR and daughter Nancy, 1 year old born in AR. Also in household is Hezekiah parents, A. R. and Nancy Cheyne.

WINNIFORD REBECCA TATUM, b. 09 Mar 1831, Tennessee; d. 15 Jun 1899, Miller co., AK or Cass Co., TX; m. (1) EDWARD D. CURTIS, 14 Feb 1850, Johnson co., Arkansas; b. 1815, Tennessee; d. 26 Jan 1864, Arkansas or Texas; m. (2) WILEY P. MURPHY, Bef. 1867; b. Abt. 1811, Ireland; m. (3) JOSEPH BARBER, 22 Dec 1874, Cass county, Texas. WINNIFORD REBECCA TATUM is on 1870 federal census for Jefferson, Marion county, Texas, page 390A, household 309/327, as Wiley P. Murphy, bricklayer, age 59 born in Ireland (both parents are foreign born), with wife Rebecca W., keeping house, age 39 born in Tennessee with her son George W. Curtis, age 19 born in Arkansas, her son William N., age 17 born in Arkansas, her son John, age 15 born in Arkansas, her son Henry O., age 9 born in Arkansas, and her daughter Madora, age 6 born in Texas. She is on the 1880 federal census for Precinct 7, Cass county, Texas, page 222A, with Joseph Barber as head of the household under the name of Rebecca Barber. Joseph is white married male age 69 born in NC ( both parents born in NC) and no occupation given. Rebecca is listed as “wife”, and is a white married female age 50 born in TN “keeping house” (both parents born in TN). No others in the household. She is buried under the name of “Winni. Rebecca Tatum” on her gravestone. It also has “CURTIS – BARBER” on the gravestone, as well as dates of March 9, 1831 and June 15, 1899. The gravestone is located in Concord Cemetery in Miller county, Arkansas, just across the border from Texas. The Concord Church is no longer there. The directions or location for the Concord Cemetery is “From the junction of Hwy. 43 & 77 in Atlanta, Texas, travel east on Hwy 77 for 7.7 miles. Turn left onto CR 4799. At .5 miles, this road becomes CR 4916 and at 1.9 miles enters Miller county, Arkanasa. Cross KCS railroad here and turn right onto Miller CR3 and go 4.4 miles to Miller CR 178. Turn left and go .1 mile to cemetery on left side of dirt road”. EDWARD CURTIS is on 1850 census records of Arkansas, Johnson County, Spardra Township, page 164, household 131/138, as Edwerd Curtis, farmer, age 36, with wife Rebecca, age 19, both born in Tennessee. Living with them is Charles Brice, age 19, farmer born in Missouri. 1860 federal census in Prairie Township, Franklin County, Arkansas, dwelling 1009, family #963. E. O. Curtis age 45, male, farmer, born in Tennessee; R. W., age 29, female, born in Tennessee; W. G. age 8, male, born in Arkansas; William, age 6, male, born in Arkansas; J. A. Curtis, age 5, male, born in Arkansas; A. J. age 2, female, born in Arkansas; and S. J. age 1, female, born in Arkansas. Also living in household is Gilbert Woolsey, age 22, born in Arkansas. WILEY P. MURPHY is on 1870 federal census for Jefferson, Marion county, Texas, page 390A, household 309/327, as Wiley P. Murphy, bricklayer, age 59 born in Ireland (both parents are foreign born), with wife Rebecca W., keeping house, age 39 born in Tennessee with her son George W. Curtis, age 19 born in Arkansas, her son William N., age 17 born in Arkansas, her son John, age 15 born in Arkansas, her son Henry O., age 9 born in Arkansas, and her daughter Madora, age 6 born in Texas. Marriage Notes for WINNIFORD TATUM and JOSEPH BARBER: Marriage recorded in Cass county, Texas in Book 4, page 39, as Joseph Barber married Mrs. Rebeca Murphy on December 22, 1874.

MARIAN ROSE TATOM, b. 02 Mar 1833, Dickson co., Tennessee; d. 26 Apr 1877, Hunt co., Texas; m. (1) SARAH ELIZABETH FRITZ, Johnson co., AR; b. 1834, Arkansas; d. Abt. 1855; m. (2) SARAH JANE PINNELL, 20 May 1861, Greenville, Hunt co., Texas; b. 1839, Crawford co., Missouri; d. Bef. Apr 1881, Hunt, Texas. He is living with his mother in the 1850 census for Johnson county, AR, and again in 1860 with his mother in Hunt county, TX. Most records refer to him as M.R., and his brother Felix called him Maran in his will. On 1860 Hunt county, Texas census, page 287, at Tidwell Creek, household 133/145, as Elizabeth Tatum, age 60, personal estate value of $250, born in NC, with Marion R. age 27 farmer, personal estate value of $100, born TN; Feliz J. age 24, farmer, real estate value of $450 and personal estate value of $150, born in TN; and Nucy E. age 10, born in AR. His son, Elias, has him born in Arkansas on the 1900 federal census for Ward county, Texas, Grandfalls. MARIAN ROSE TATOM is buried in Nicholson cemetery, Hunt co., TX. SARAH ELIZABETH FRITZ must have died shortly after Elias birth, as he was reared by his maternal granmother, Julia Fritz.

Marriage Notes for MARIAN TATOM and SARAH PINNELL: In marriage records for Hunt county, Texas as Moran R. Tatom and Sarah J. Pinnell on May 30, 1861.

FELIX G. TATOM, b. 12 Dec 1834, Tennessee; d. 22 Nov 1912, Hunt co., Texas; m. (1) NANNIE E. BRALEY, 19 Dec 1884; b. 02 Jan 1859, Hunt, Kerr co., Texas; d. 08 Nov 1885, Hunt, Kerr co., Texas; m. (2) TENNESSEE A. EVERITTS, 23 Dec 1890, Hunt co., Texas; b. 25 Jul 1858, Carroll, Tennessee; d. 16 Feb 1933, Hunt co., Texas. FELIX G. TATOM served in the Capt. George W. Aldridge’s Co., Merricks Regiment, Battalion of Texas Dis. Cavalry at Oak Hill, Texas, in the service in the Confederate States Army, according to a document from the office of the Comptroller’s Dept. of the State of Texas dated January 4, 1929. He enlisted Dec. 8, 1861. His discharge in 1865 from the Army of the Confederate States of Amercia says that F.G. Tatom was born in Clark county, AR . The 1850 Johnson county, AR census lists him as Felix J. born in TN about 1834, which would have made him 31 in 1865. However he had volunteered 3 1/2 years before so he could have been 26 or 27 in 1861 when he volunteered. An affadavit filed as part of the widow’s pension application quotes F.B. (Francis Bush) Norris, “knew F.G. Tatom 7 years before Civil War in Hunt county, Texas”…”visited him north of Paris (in Texas) on Red River, while he was in camp, in winter quarters. I spent 3 days while I was there. He drew his Confederate money and I brought it home to his mother. This he had drew for 2 years work.” His personal characteristics were he was “26 years old, 5 ft. 8 inches tall, had light hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion” at time of enlistment. On 1860 Hunt county, Texas census, page 287, at Tidwell Creek, household 133/145, with Elizabeth Tatum, age 60, personal estate value of $250, born in NC, with Marion R. age 27 farmer, personal estate value of $100, born TN; with Feliz J. age 24, farmer, real estate value of $450 and personal estate value of $150, born in TN; and with Nicy E. age 10, born in AR. On 1880 Texas federal census for Precinct 4, Hunt county, Texas, dwelling 257/257, page 477B as Feliz G. Tatom, age 44, single white male, farmer, born in TN (both parents born in NC), with James F. Hawkins, age 23, farmer, married, born in TN; Anna Hawkins, age 18, married, keeping house, born in TN; and John A. Curtis, nephew, age 25, farming, single white male born in AR (father born in MO and mother born in TN). On 1900 Texas federal census for Hunt county, Roll 1647 Book 2, page 196, as Felix Tatom, farmer, born Dec. 1834, age 65, married 10 years, born in TN (both parents born in NC) with wife Tennessee, born July 1858, age 41, married 10 years, born in TN (father born NC and mother born TN) with orphan Viola Hodges, at school, born May 1884, age 16 single, born in AL (both parents born in AL) and farmer/laborer Robert Blair born June 1881, age 18 single born in TN (both parents born in TN). On 1910 Texas federal census for Celeste, Hunt county, household 88/88, as Felix G. Tatum, age 75, married twice, married for 19 years, born in Tennessee (father born in VA and mother born in TN) with wife Tennessee A., age 51, married once, married for 19 years, born in Tennessee (father born in North Carolina and mother born in TN). No children in household. his gravestone in the Celeste City cemetery of Hunt county, Texas states “Although he sleeps, his memory doth live. NANNIE E. BRALEY is buried in Nicholson cemetery, Hunt co., TX. TENNESSEE A. EVERITTS is buried in Celeste city cemetery, Hunt, TX. Marriage Notes for FELIX TATOM and TENNESSEE EVERITTS: Recorded in Hunt county, Texas as married on Dec. 23, 1890 as F. G. Tatum and T.A. Everitts in Book G, page 150.

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