My Maternal Grandfather, Archie Dee Youngblood was born on December 12,1909 in Troy, Alabama.
He died August 15,1985 in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
I am trying to find out the correct name of Archie Dee Youngblood's birth mother.
Archie Dee Youngblood [son of John William Youngblood and Betty Elizabeth Hagan?] and Ollie Bee Barton [daughter of Duncan Augustus Barton and Millie Lauretta Paulk] were married on June 14, 1930 in Alabama.
Archie Dee's father, John William Youngblood was the son of Jacob Bean Youngblood and Queen Ann LEE Youngblood.
John William Youngblood married Betty Elizabeth Hagan? about 1905.
They had two children:
daughter: Mattie Wilma Youngblood born: about 1906 or 1907
son: Archie Dee Youngblood born: December 12, 1909
My grandfather, Archie Dee Youngblood was never sure exactly if his birth mother's name was Betty, Elizabeth, Bette or if her last name was Hagan or Huagan, because he was only six months old when his father, John William shot and killed her. We do have a restored photo of her. She looks to have blue eyes and it was rumored that was a Cherokee or Creek Indian from North Alabama.
The story told to me by my mother, Dorothy Annette Youngblood Reeves [daughter of Archie Dee Youngblood and Ollie Bee Barton Youngblood] throughout the years was that John William and Betty? lived on a farm in or near Troy, Alabama. They had been battling the foxes raiding the henhouse and killing the chickens. Late one night, they were awakened by the noise of the foxes ravaging the henhouse. John William took the gun and went to investigate, telling Betty? to stay in the house. After waiting a while, Betty? went outside, unknowing to John. He heard a noise, thought it was a fox and shot her. The story cannot be validated today as the only two people who know the truth are dead.
We know (from a photograph) that John William sent his two children, Mattie Wilma and Archie Dee to live with their Grandparents, Jacob Bean and Queen LEE Youngblood after the death of their mother.
Sometime around 1911, John William married Mattie Alford.
John William and Mattie had six children:
Virgil "Buddy" Youngblood
Etta Lorene Youngblood
Effie Lucille Youngblood
From my research, I have found a copy of the 1910 US CENSUS taken in April of 1910, which states:
John W. Youngblood, Head of Household, Male, White, 30 years old, born in Alabama, Married for five years to...
Mary E. Youngblood, Wife, Female, White, 27 years old, born in Alabama, Married for five years, Birth mother of 2 living children...
Mattie W. Youngblood, Daughter, Female, White, 2 years old, born in Alabama, Single.
Archie D. Youngblood, Son, Male, White, 4 months old, born in Alabama, Single.
Could Mary E. be Mary Elizabeth Hagan? Maybe Betty/Bettie was a nickname?
This Census would put her birthdate about 1883.
She died sometime after the Census was taken in 1910.
I cannot find a death certificate with Mary E. Youngblood.
Maybe Hagan could be Mary Elizabeth Hogan?
There is a Mary Hogan listed in the Alabama Deaths 1909 to 1959:
and we do know that she died sometime in 1910.
Death Date: 09 Apr 1910
Death County: Jefferson
I will keep researching because I promised my mother that I would find out this information before she passes away. She is very ill now and I am running out of time. I would appreciate any help.