ANDERSON, BARKER, McCLINTON, WHITE, COUTS
I am trying to corroborate information posted on various message boards but no one cites any documentation so their information is useless to me at this point. So here goes
(1) Amanda Barker was b abt 1845-6 per the 1870-80 census
1870 she sd she was b Ky; in 1880 b Ar & parents born in Ga
(2) Barker researchers say she is Amanda Elmira and the dtr of John Barker & Nancy Miranda [unk] who are shown as: 1860 Sevier Co Ar in Bear Creek Twp, pgs 126b, 127a
Barker, John/HH/wm age 48 Tn
Barker, Nancy M/wf age 37 Tn
Barker, Josiah/wm age 16 Al
Barker, Martha J/wf age 11 Ar
Barker, Manerva/wf age 08 Ar
Barker, John W/wm age 06 Ar
(2a) No Amanda Elmira in this HH 1860 and I have not been able to locate this family in 1850 yet.
(3) This "Elmir" is supp to be "Amanda Elmira" & her 2m
1870 Lamar Co Tx.Paris PO/Beat 2/HH 336-336/pg 255b McClinton, John W/HH/wm age 25 Tx
McClinton, Elmir/wf age 26 Ky
McClinton, John W/wm age 09 Ar
McClinton, Josiah/wm age 04 Ar
(3a) John W. McClinton age 09 is said to be John William Anderson and born to Amanda Elmira's 1m to a John G. Anderson who was killed Nov 1862 in the Civil War. So far, John G. Anderson's death is the only thing I can verify.
(4) Then Amanda Elmira is said to be living w/ hubby #3
1880 Milam Co Tx/ED 101/Baileyville/HH 628-634/pg 201a
White, Albert/HH/wm age 29 Tx/Tn/Tx
White, Amanda/wife/wf age 34 Ar/Ga/Ga
ANDERSON, William/step-son/wm age 20 Ar/Ar/Ar
McLENDON, Joseph/step-son/wm age 16 Ar/Ar/Ar
Simpson, Wiley/boarder/wm age Tx/Tx/Tx/laborer
Manning, Dock/boarder/wm age 20 La/La/La/laborer
Riddle, John S/boarder/wm age 27 Tx/La/Ms/farmer
Riddle, Susanna/wife of John S/wf age 26 Ar/Ar/Ar
Pylant?, James/boarder/wm age 35? Ms/La/La/widow
(4a) with all of the above assumptions, still no one has cited any legal record of marriages, wills, etc.
(5) Now we find the guy who is supposed to be the son of"Amanda Elmira [Barker] & John G. Anderson living with his widowed and very young aunt and her 6 kids:
1900 Milam Co Tx/ED 69/Baileyville/HH 425-426/pg 126a
BARKER, B L/HH/wf age 26 born Apr 1874 Tx/Tx/Tx/
widow/6 of 6 chn lvg
Barker, Jessie/son/wm age 08 born May 1892 Tx/Tx/Tx
Barker, Sister/dtr/wf age 07 born Apr 1893 Tx/Tx/Tx
Barker, Mattie/dtr/wf age 06 born Mar 1894 Tx/Tx/Tx
Barker, Pete/son/wm age 04 born Aug 1895 Tx/Tx/Tx
Barker, Dan/son/wm age 02 born Jun 1897 Tx/Tx/Tx
Barker, Sallie/dtr/ wf age 5mos born Dec 1899 Tx/Tx/Tx
HAMILTON, Newt/nephew/wm age 22 born Sep 1877 Tx/Ar/Ar/single
ANDERSON, J W/nephew/wm age 40 born Feb 1860 Ar/Ar/Ar/single
(5a) it took 30 yrs but now "J W Anderson's" initials match the "John W McClinton" who was age nine 1870 Lamar Co Tx(6) Okay, now it gets even juicier because "nephew J WAnderson" marries the "aunt-in-law" he was living with 1900:
1910 Throckmorton Co Tx/ED 217/Prec 3/HH 44-44/pg 108b
ANDERSON, John W/HH/wm age 50 Ar/Tn/Ar/1m=8 yrs
Anderson, Lucy/wife/wf age 36 La/Ar/La/2m=8 yrs/
11 of 11 chn lvg
Anderson, Dave/son/wm age 08 Tx/Ar/La
Anderson, Adrian/son/wm age 06 Tx/Ar/La
Anderson, Johnny/son/wm age 04 Tx/Ar/La
Anderson, Annie B/dtr/wf age 02 Tx/Ar/La
Anderson, Amanda C/dtr/wf age 14mos Tx/Ar/La
BARKER, Artie M/step-dtr/wf age 17 Tx/Tx/La/single
Barker, Mattie M/step-dtr/wf age 16 Tx/Tx/La/single
Barker, Charley L/step-son/wm age 13 Tx/Tx/La/single
Barker, Sam/step-son/wm age 12 Tx/Tx/La
Barker, Sallie/step-dtr/wf age 10 Tx/Tx/La
(6a) now he is "John W" matching that 1870 Lamar Co Tx census with 1st name, mni, and age - just not his surname.
But now he gives me reason to believe he IS my bloodkin because in the 1800's my Anderson's married a cousin or a sister in law or a brother in law or a step-sibling every chance they got...my GG-grandparents are "double-double cousins."
(7) And apparently John W & Lucy lived happily together thru the 1920 Gray Co Tx census and the 1930 Gaines Co Tx census.......
Okay......now you ask why is she posting all of these "assumptionms" and what does she want from us???
Simple!The John G. ANDERSON who is said to be the father of Amanda's 1st born son, John Wm Anderson, and who was killed at just age 28 is the grandson of my 4g-uncle, Joshua Anderson Sr & Elizabeth [Couts].And since this would be cousins John's only child, I just want PROOF of his marriage to this John William Anderson's mother so I can share our wonderful family's history with his descendants.
I have not found a record of this marriage in Sevier Co Ar - it could still be there but maybe they married in another county?
None of the descendants of any of 4g-uncle Joshua's eight siblings has ever researched him because he stayed in Arkansas and they didn't. As you can see, I've spent a lot of time researching Amanda but it's just an ongoing 10 year labor of love for my 4g-uncle Joshua Anderson and it has never been an easy task since he arrived in "Arkansas" in 1817.......
Please, please, please, if you have any corroborating legal documents will you share them with me? Or just send me the record information and I will send for my own copies.
With loving memories of my all of my kinfolk,
Kathye [Payne] Upham