For years I labored under the assumption that our Amanda Urquhart (m James Redmon) was the daughter of Alexander and Louisa Barnett.Then awhile back I had a descendant of Alexander and Louisa write me, and say that the information they had shows Amanda married someone else.After looking over what they had and what I had, it was fairly obvious that I had taken a wrong turn somewhere.So, I began to dig again:
In the 1880 census of Washington Co, TX.,I had James Redmon and Amanda (Urquhart), living with them was Joe Urquhart - whom the census shows to be James Redmon’s brother-in-law.Looking at all the other info on the Urquharts there was only one other known Amanda, and that was the daughter of James M Urquhart and Loiusa Shaver.
Our family said that Uncle Joe Urquhart had moved to Greenville, TX., so I wrote the volunteer there and she provided me a wealth of information.She sent a lot of articles from the local newspaper, but I will just include the pertinent (to this posting) information below:
Greenville (TX) Herald 26 Jan 1930 p. 8 Joe Urquhart Funeral Today Funeral Services For Joe L Urquhart Will Be Held At 2:30 Today Funeral services for Joe L Urquhart, prominent Greenville business man, who died early Saturday morning, will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon from his home, 2314 King street, conducted by Rev. Leo Johnston, pastor of the Central Christian Church and Rev. M. L. Hamilton pastor of Wesley Methodist Church. Interment will be in East Mount Cemetery. Active pall-bearers will be: A. Haren, I. W. Briscoe, F. N. Sockwell, A.S. Moore, Walter Waid, and C. C. Eiland. Honorary pall bearers will be friends of the family. Joe L. Urquhart was born in Athens, Alabama, August 12, 1865.His parents died when he was two years old and he was reared in the home of his sister.When he was eleven years of age he moved to Texas with his sister and her family, settling in White Rock, where he resided until he reached young manhood and moved to Temple.He was united in marriage to Miss Lou Eunice Shephard and shortly afterward they came to this city to make their home... He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Miss Dennie Urquhart, of this city, and Miss Ouida Urquhart, of Temple, A son Joe Shephard Urquhart, preceded him in death 16 years ago.He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs Mollie Lewis, residing near Commerce and Mrs. Lou Sledge of Temple.
The East Mount Cemetery of Greenville, TX. records show: Joseph L Urquhart 1865-1930 Lou Emma Urquhart 1872-1940 Joe Shepard Urquhart 1908-1914
Now that I had something more to work with, I started searching for the family of James and Louisa (Shaver) Urquhart.Which appears to be the right family. Note that the Obituary of Joe says he has two sisters, Mrs Mollie Lewis, residing near Commerce and Mrs. Lou Sledge of Temple.I also know that he had sister Amanda from the 1880 census.And James M has a Mary, Louisa, and Amanda in the 1860 census.
1860 Census Montgomery Co, AL p 94 - 734/688 James M Urquhart47mfarmer 15,000/14,000 GA Louiza33fAL Mary A13 f AL Alexander 11m AL Louiza J9 f AL Franklin5m AL Amanda3f AL George W Gipson 27m Overseer
Then I had in the 1870 Montgomery Co, AL p 33 #20 Alexander Urquhart21m farmer AL Ellen J18fAL Francis E 15m AL Ann M12f AL Joseph7m AL James A2m AL
Obviously some of James M’s children were living with their older brother Alexander.I had in my records an Ann M age 12, but no Amanda.So, I went back and looked at the actual census again, and while it is hard to read it still looked like Ann M.Yet, with all the other evidence I believe this must be our Amanda.
I would appreciate any corrections and/or additional information.