I'm a newcomer to this board and need some help on correct dates for James Madison's children.And is everyone agreed that Jas Madison was born Yalobusha Co., MS? Jas Madison Jr. and wife Malinda Power d. where in TX?Did his birth date come from a family Bible? Malvina/Melvina--b. 1834 or 1843? William Wells b. 1835 or 1845?m. Uniby/Unity/Unicy Powers [Nisa E. daughter of Miles?—Miles named children for his siblings; he had sister Nicy, also called Eunicy and Nancy]
Richard b. 1843 or 1848.Since his birth is given as 10 Dec 1848 I assume 1848 is correct?
There were 4 families in Goliad Co. in 1860--Murrah, Power, Paxton, and Ayers--that seem related by marriage.At least 3 of them--Murrah, Power, Ayers--had been in Yalobusha Co., MS.
1850 census: M. H. POWERS [Miles H. Power on deed records]50b. AL Esther 47b. TN Nisa E. 20b. AL Malinda 18b. AL John 16b. IL[Land deeds, IL 1838 and 1848] Jacob 14b. IL Mary 12b. IL Abigail 10b. IL [Adeline--m. Dr. Wm H Paxton] James 6b. IL
[Older daughter Harriet m. Moses S. AYERS, Yalobusha Co., AL 26 Nov 1848.They are also on 1850 Yalobusha Co. census with child Wm]
ca 1800 James Madison MURRAH b. Yalobusha Co., MS Richardb. 10 Dec 1848 Ripley, MS
Goliad Co., TX 1860 census:
M.H. Powers 59 b. SC E Powers 55 b. TN Jacob 22 b. MO Nathaniel 21 b. IL Mary A. 23 b. IL Adeline 17 b. MS Jas 13 b. MS
Jas. Murrar 34 b. MSMurrah Malinda 25 b. MSPower Jas. 4 b. TX Susan 2 b. TX
M Ayers 30 b. GA H 28 b. MS Wm 9 b. MS Thos 7 b. TX
Joseph Paxton 61 b. KY Lina 57 b. KY
Wm Paxton 34 b. KY physician M.E. 26 b. MO1st wife Mary Joseph 6 b. OR
By 1870 W.H. Paxton44physician b. KY is in Sebastian Co., AR with 2nd wife Adeline [Power] and 4 children: Willie H.9b. TX,Adaline6b. TX,Joseph4b. TX,Nathaniel8/12b. AR
Where were Murrahs and Powers?Harriet Ayers was m. to Leroy Noe and still in Goliad Co. with sons Wm, Thos, and adopted child Martha Londerbak