Am looking for the parents of my great grandmother, Artimassa "Artimasy" (Mae) Poe who is found on the 1850 US Census in Benton County, TN at age 21.Artimassa was found living in the home of J. F. Preson, the Benton Co. Sharif, which is the first known record of my great grandmother.I have also found a "possible" sister to Artimassa on the 1850 US Census, same situation but in the bordering Henry Co., TN, a Sophronia Poe, Age 19 living in the home of William Kirby.Both Artimassa and Sophronia are very unique name spellings and with their unique situation,"may" indicate a link in some way.Possible thought, their parents died and the children were sent to any family willing to take them in?
In Benton County, TN in 1859 a Bennett H. Poe was elected as Benton County, TN Tax Collector.In 1861, Bennett H. Poe dies and in his estate settlement it states that Artimassa M. Poe is the only living heir to his estate in Benton County, TN.Possible Uncle or brother???I do not know as I can't find out "anything" on my Poe's.
On 10 January 1864, Artimassa marries William Franklin Thompton of Camden, Benton Co., TN and have nine (9) children in TN before moving to Altamont, Labette Co., KS in 1883 where Artimassa dies on 4 July 1885.
WOW!That is the shortest life story of anyone I know.Real sad!Can anyone help?Have you seen either or both Artimassa Poe and/or Sophronia Poe in any of your research?Can anyone tie them into your family tree?Any information would be greatly appreciated as I have been researching Artimassa Poe since the mid 1980's and have found "NOTHING" of her origin.