The 13 Children of

Edwy Liles Vardaman

and

Lucinda K. Mauk

Page updated 31 Mar 2013
Page updated 9 Dec 2012

The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, May 2009

The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Dec 2012


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Some history of this page:  For some time, I'd been hearing about a Vardaman genealogist named J. H. "Jack" Vardaman of Alpharetta, Georgia, who "knows more about the Vardaman family than anyone else" but was not "on line".   I even wrote a snail-mail letter to him but never mailed it, thinking he was probably too busy to send me anything, and besides, someone else had already sent me an online version of much of his work.  To make a long story short, Jack and I are second cousins, and while we'd been in contact by telephone and snail-mail, in Jan 2002, we were able to complete a whirlwind tour of east-central Alabama together!  He'd been trying unsuccessfully to make contact with the Gwin side of his family for some time.  He is a son of Jesse H. Vardaman, who was a son of Marshall E. and Clara "Odie" Vardaman, my paternal grandmother's brother and sister-in-law.  Much of the material below is being updated based on his contributions.

While talking to my father, Adrian Sutton Gwin (grandson of John Forsythe Vardaman, the only one of Edwy's and Lucinda's sons to survive the Civil War), in March 2000 (a year or so before Dad died), I mentioned that I had some new information on his grandfather's dad, Edwy Liles Vardaman, and I pronounced Edwy as I had always assumed it was pronounced, /ED-wee/.

He quickly corrected me, saying ED-WHY in a loud voice (because he was very hard of hearing).  "Edwy!  Grandmother spoke of him often, and she never called him anything but Mr. /ED-why/ Vardaman."

Lending perfect support to this pronunciation is Jack Vardaman's note on the 1840 census for Meriwether Co., GA, that "Edwy L. Vardaman is erroneously listed on this census as 'Edward Y. Vardaman'..."

So, cousins, meet the family of your ancestor, ED-why Liles Vardaman!          : - )


A synopsis of Edwy Liles Vardaman: An Analysis of Census Records
by Jesse H. (Jack) Vardaman, Jr., 17 Aug 2000

1810:  ELV, b. 2 Feb 1804 in Jefferson Co., GA, should be age 6, lvg. w/parents Thomas and Annie Vining, in Putnam Co., GA; however, 1810 Census records for GA and other states destroyed when British burned Washington, DC, in War of 1812.

1820:  ELV, age 16, at home w/ parents in Putnam Co., GA, one of two males listed in 16-18 age group.  But four other--unknown--males are shown living  there: two under age five and one each in 5-10 and 16-18 YOA gps., though ELV is only known son b. to Th. and An. V. before 1820.

1830:  ELV, 26, Meriwether Co., GA, m. (1825); he and wife Lucinda are the M and F in the 20-30 YOA gp.; had 3 dau. under 5 YOA: Mielda b. 1826, Minerva b. 1828, and Cynthia b. 1829; Mienda (Mielda's twin) d. as infant.

1840:  ELV listed in error as Edward Y. Vardaman [due, no doubt, to the pronunciation of his name: ED-why--see above] in Meriwether Co.; age 36 (in 30-40 gp.); LMV age 34, listed same gp.;  2 sons: John F. b. May 1835 in 5-10 gp. and Wm. S. b. Jun 1840 in 0-5 gp.; 7 dau.s: four in 10-15 gp: Mielda b. 1826, Mienda (Mielda's twin) d. as inf., Minerva b. 1828, and Cynthia b. 1829;  three in the 5-10 gp: Frances b. 1831, Mary B. b. 1832, and Nancy A. b. 1833; one in 0-5: Ziphia (Puss) b. 1836.



OBITUARY 
    DIED--At his residence, near Pinkneyville, in Cay (sic)(sic) county, Alabama, at 7 o'clock a. m., on the 15th day of July, 1879--EDWY L. VARDAMAN.

     Deceased was born in Putnam county, Georgia, on the second day of February, A.D., 1804, and with his father moved to Upson county, where he married Lucinda Mauk, and afterward removed to Merriweather (sic) county, which he represented in the Georgia Legislature in 1847, and in the fall of 1848 he removed to Tallapoosa county, Alabama, and has lived in that vicinity from that time to his death.  His life was spent, chiefly in the service of his neighborhoods,--as he served them as Justice of the Peace for about twenty-four years.  His mind gave way with his body, and for the last five years, he has had health of neither mind or body; and has never turned himself in bed the last 18 weeks of his life.

     He left his second wife, whom he married on the 4th day of July, 1864, and eight children--all grown.
     He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and walked in accordance with his profession.




Above, left, is my transcription of an obituary of Edwy L. Vardaman, an actual photo of which appears to the right of it.  I don't know from what newspaper it came, but my grandmother--his granddaughter, Adrian Belle Vardaman Gwin--had it glued in her old scrapbook my own late father gave me in early 2000. In the photo, notice her handwriting in the right margin in blue pen: "My Grandfather".  Also notice that she used pencil to line out the 15 in the date of his death and to write in the correct
25 above it.
John Gwin, 5 May 2009

Cousin Jack Vardaman and I just spoke on the telephone this afternoon.  He had called to confirm some data regarding Edwy and Lucinda's graves.  My dad had told me on numerous occasions of his mother taking them--her four children--to the cemetery at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church (as well as to many other local cemeteries) on many a "Decoration Day" or cemetery work day. 
They'd cut the weeds, place or plant new flowers, straighten fallen fences, and restack older stones that had slipped or fallen when the casket beneath had finally given way to rot and had caved in, lowering the surface of the grave slightly and causing the stone's loosened foundation to
let the stone teeter or fall.  And while there is no stone there today to memorialize their burials,
we know today that gg-grandparents Edwy and Lucinda Vardaman are indeed buried at Smyrna Cemetery from the verbal testimonies of my father and his brother, Uncle James B. Gwin, the latter of whom created a metal plaque in their memory and placed it near their graves.

John Gwin, 9 December 2012


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An Outline of the Known Family:

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place in this outline, click here.

20.00--John Vardaman, b. unk.,possibly 1670-80 but prob. earlier, prob. in Sweden; may have been of German, Swedish, or Danish descent, as all these countries have frontage on the Baltic Sea; d. 1714 leaving one adult son who was already married and away from home and 3 minor children.

21.00--William Vardaman, Sr., "Old William", "William I" , prob. b. in Sweden ca. 1695-1700, since court records in 1758 list his age as "about sixty"; m1. 1720 in New Castle Co., DL to Magdalena Petersson--proven by church records; William I had moved from Delaware to Virginia by 1734 and many years later to Newberry Co., SC, (1766); he had four sons and an unknown number of daughters; (m2?). to an Elinor Herd/Heard--(suggested by some sources--currently moot); m.2( 3?) to Bridgit Tinkler (Jack's and my ggggg-grandmother); 4 sons


21.00--“Old” William Vardeman;


22.00--Peter Vardeman; Virginia to Kentucky, brother to John “The Pioneer” Vardeman

23.00--Thomas Vardeman; - Kentucky

24.00--Peter Vardeman; - Kentucky

25.00--John Thomas Vard(e,i)man, b. Oct 1838; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1868 to Nellie F. (nee unk., b. Feb 1846 in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.); reports 11 of 11 ch. lvg. in 1900;
[listed as John T., age 61, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

[listed as Nellie F., age 54, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

26.01--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.02--John P. Vardiman, b. Nov 1870 in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Luella M. (nee unk., b. Feb 1874 in IA); at least 2 ch.
[listed as John P., age 29, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO, and lvg. next door to his parents];

[listed as Luella M., age 26, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO]

27.01--Charles H. Vardiman, b. Oct 1896 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Chas. H. age 3, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO]

27.02--John W. Vardiman, b. Jul 1899 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as John W., age 10 mos., in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO]

26.03--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.04--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.05--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.06--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.07--Miles S. Vardiman, b. Mar 1880 in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1910 at unk. place to Mary J. (nee unk., b. ca. Feb 1885; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 2 ch.
[listed as Miles S., age 20, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];
[family not yet found in 1910 census];
[listed as Miles S., age 39, in the 4 Jan 1920 census of Salisbury,
Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];
[listed as Miles, age 50, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of N. Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO]

[listed as Mary J., age 34, in the 4 Jan 1920 census of Salisbury, Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];
[listed as Mary, age 45, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of N. Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO]

27.01--Ross James Vardiman, b. ca. 1914 in MO
[listed as James R., age 6, in the 4 Jan 1920 census of Salisbury, Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];
[listed as Ross J., age 16, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of N. Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];

27.02--Phillip Harris Vardiman, b. ca. 1916 in MO;
[listed as Philip H., age 4, in the 4 Jan 1920 census of Salisbury, Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];
[listed as Philip H., age 14, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of N. Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO]

28.00--David Vardiman; CONTRIBUTOR – Missouri to Colorado; [PRIVATE]

26.08--Bonnie S. Vardiman, b. Nov 1882 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Bonnie S., age 17, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

26.09--Maggie M. Vardiman, b. Jun 1885 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Maggie M., age 14, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

26.10--"Lizzie" Vardiman, b. Nov 1887 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Lizzie, age 12, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO]

26.11--Fannie L. Vardiman, b. Aug 1890 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Fannie L., age 9, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

22.04--James Vardaman, b. unk.; d. 1797 (proven by estate papers); moved into SC with his parents in 1766; m1. Jack believes this first wife of James may have been Sabra Liles/Lyles for two reasons: (1) her married name is Vardaman, and from census records, she's the only possible person who could've been married to him; and (2) the name Liles is the middle name of Jack's and my gg-grandpa, Edwy Liles Vardaman (who would become Old William's g-grandson); Sabra was the mother of William's first two children and possibly the first three; (m2. Jane Johnson); seven children

23.02--Thomas Vardaman, b. ca.1777 in Dutch Fork, Newberry District, SC; d. 1857; m. in 1801 at about age 24 in Jefferson Co., GA, to Annie Vining (b.; d.; d/o Shadrach Vining and Phereby Ratcliffe); they moved around in GA and SC, finally settling in Coosa Co., AL, in 1836; nine children.

24.01--Edwy Liles Vardaman, b. 2 Feb 1804 in Putnam (or Jefferson?) Co., GA or b. in Newberry District, SC; d. 25 Jul 1879, age 75 (above obit. says 15 Jul, not 25); bd. with (first) wife at Smyrna Prim. Bapt. Ch. Cem., Coosa Co., AL (my Uncle James B. Gwin placed a small memorial to Edwy at the Vardaman plot in the Smyrna Cem., but neither Cousin Jack nor I have any physical proof of their burial there, only the testimony of Uncle James and my father, Adrian Gwin); m1. at age 19 in Upson Co., GA, 6 Jan 1824 (for 38 years) to Lucinda K. Mauk (b. 23 Mar 1806 in Wilkes Co., GA; d. Mar 1862  (or 17 Apr 1862); allegedly bd. with Edwy (see above); d/o Mathias Jackson Mauk, Jr., and Frances Lea); 13 children; 33 grandchildren (11 Kilpatricks, 3 Houses, 8 Adairs, 4 Vardamans, and 7 Lukers!); served as Justice of the Peace in Tallapoosa Co., AL, for 24 years following his move there in 1848 (which would have been until about 1872--about the time, according to the above obituary, of his mental health failure), then moved to Coosa Co. (I speculate that his son John Forsythe Vardaman moved him and his second wife there so he--i.e., JFV--could help take care of him/them.); m2. 4 Jul 1864 to Martha Conway; no ch. by Martha;



25.01--MiElda B. Vardaman, b. ca. 1827 in Putnam Co., GA, 16 Sep 1826 (twin); d. 22 Jan 1884; bd. Concord Cem., New Market, Madison Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 16610635); m. 22 Nov 1842 in Meriwether Co., GA, to Israel Thomas Kilpatric (b. ca. 1818 in Fayetteville, TN; d. 1898; bd. Concord Cem., New Market, Madison Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 16610626); 11 ch.

[listed as Mielda B., age 33, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[listed as Mary V., age 43, in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL];
[listed as Mielda V., age 53, in the 10-11 Jun 1880 census of Beat 12, Madison Co., AL]

[but is listed as I. T. Kilpatrick, age 42, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL, b. in SC];
[listed as I. T., age 52, in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL; again, b. in SC];
[listed as Israel, age 62, in the 10-11 Jun 1880 census of Beat 12, Madison Co., AL]

[John M. Gwin Note: Cousin Marshel Roy Cunningham of Montevallo, AL, a descendant of MiElda, says she is buried at Cumberland Concord Presbyterian Church cemetery at Hazel Green, Madison Co., AL--e.mail him at GoneToAla at aol dot com]

26.01--Minerva Caroline "Carrie" Kilpatric, b. Jan 1844 in GA; d. unk.; bd. Maple Hill Cem., Huntsville, AL; m. ca. 1866 to James W. Clark (b. Dec 1845); at least one ch.;
[listed as Caroline, age 16, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[not listed as living at home in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL, and assumed married and living elsewhere];
[listed as Carrie Clark in the 30 Jun 1900 census of Meridanville, Pct. 11, Madison Co., AL]

[listed as James W., age 54 in the 30 Jun 1900 census of Meridanville, Pct. 11, Madison Co., AL]

27.00--Tessie Clark, b. Mar 1882; d. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Tessie, age 18, in the 30 Jun 1900 census of Meridanville, Pct. 11, Madison Co., AL]

26.02--James Edwy "Bud" Kilpatric, b. 24 Mar 1846 in GA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Zerelda Rebecca "Ella" Gibson ( ); unk. ch.;
[listed as James, age 13, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[not listed as living at home in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL, and assumed married and living elsewhere];
[a James Kilpatrick--most likely ours--is listed in the 12 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL, in the home of the John W. Howard family]

27.01--William Bryan Kilpatric, b. ca. 1876; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m.unk.; unk. ch.;

26.03--Zachary Taylor Kilpatric, b. ca. Aug - Nov 1847 in GA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m 25 Jan 1875 in Lincoln Co., TN, to Emma Corn (b. in TN; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.;
[listed as Taylor, age 12, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[not listed as living at home in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL, and assumed married and living elsewhere];
[a Z. T. Kilpatrick--confirmed by Cousin Jack Vardaman as indeed being our Taylor--is listed in the 12 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL, in the home of the John W. Howard family]

26.04--Allie Kilpatric, b. ca. 1850 in GA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Ally, age 10, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[not listed as living at home in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL, and assumed married and living elsewhere]

26.05--Amanda F. Kilpatric, b. ca. 1851 in AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Amanda, age 9, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[listed as Amanda F., age18, in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL]

26.06--Mary Lenora Kilpatric, b. ca. 1853 in AL; d. unk.; bd. Concord Cem., New Market, Madison Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 16454329; m. H. M. Jones; unk. ch.;
[listed as Mary, age 7, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[listed as Mary L., age 17, in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL]
26.07--Thompson Butler Kilpatric, b. ca. 1854 in AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Butler, age 6, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[listed as Thompson B., age 17, in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL]
26.08--Aldora/Adorah Kilpatric, b. ca. 1856 in AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Aldora, age 4, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[listed as Adorah, age 14, in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL]
;
[listed as Cintha M. (sic), age 23, in the 10-11 Jun 1880 census of Beat 12, Madison Co., AL]

26.09--William Lafayette "Bose" Kilpatric, b. 20 Oct 1857 in south AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. on 3 Sept 1879 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN, to Mary Hannah Wilson (b. 1 May 1865; d. unk.; bd. unk.; Mary m2. John Moseby Fulton); div. 1893; three known ch.;
[listed as Winfield, age 2, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[listed as William L., age 12, in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL]

27.01--Alva Wilson Kilpatric, b. 7 Jun 1880; d. unk.; bd. unk.; raised by William; m. 1900 to Laura Edwin "Peach" Weatherford (b. unk.; d. 1950; bd. unk.); at least 7 ch.

28.00--Woodrow Wilson Kilpatric, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. ; unk. ch.

28.00--unk. Kilpatric, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. ; unk. ch.

28.00--unk. Kilpatric, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. ; unk. ch.

28.00--unk. Kilpatric, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. ; unk. ch.

28.00--unk. Kilpatric, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. ; unk. ch.

28.00--Lorene Kilpatric, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Richards; unk. ch.

28.00--Ralph Weatherford Kilpatric, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. ; at least one ch.

29.00--Wanda Lou Kilpatric, CONTRIBUTOR, [PRIVATE], m. Mr. Slack, [PRIVATE]

27.02--Lillian Agnes "Lily" Kilpatric, b. 1884; raised by Mary;

27.03--stillborn daughter Kilpatric, b. 17 May 1885;

26.10--John M. Kilpatric, b. ca. 1859 in AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as John, age 1, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Beat No. 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL];
[listed as John M., age 10, in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL]

26.11--Emma E. Kilpatric, b. ca. 1862 in AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Emer E., age 8, in the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O., Twp. 1, Rg. 1 E, Madison Co., AL];
[listed as Emma E., age 18, in the 10-11 Jun 1880 census of Beat 12, Madison Co., AL]


25.02--MiEnda Vardaman, b. in Putnam Co., GA, 16 Sep 1826 (twin); died as infant--(data on MiEnda provided by M. R. Cunningham, above); of course, no children   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

25.03--Minerva Vardaman, b. in Putnam Co., GA, 18 Mar 1828; d. 17 Jul 1842, about age 14--smothered while playing in the cottonseed; bd. Meriwether Co., GA; no children   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE





25.04--Cynthia M. Vardaman, b. 3 or 13 June or July 1829 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 24 Dec 1905, bd. at Rock Springs Bapt. Ch. Cem., Clay Co., AL; m. 5 Aug 1859 in Tallapoosa Co., AL, to Kenny M. Hannon (some say Hammond?) (b. unk. date in SC; d. unk.--killed in the Civil War; bd. unk.);  no kn. children   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

[listed as Syntha M. Hannon, widow, age 71 and b. Jun 1828 in GA/GA/GA, in the 2 Jun 1900 census of Pinckneyville Pct., Clay Co., AL, and lvg. w/her sister, Mary Adair]


25.05--Frances Cemyra Vardaman, b. 11 Jan 1831 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 13 Jun 1910, bd. at Hatchet Creek Presby. Ch. Cem., Brownsville, Clay Co., AL; m. 20 or 23 Feb 1854 in Tallapoosa Co., AL, to  George Voulentine House (b. 29 Apr 1829; d. 11 Feb 1906); 3 children




25.06--Mary Bruce Vardaman, b. 18 Apr 1832 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 2 May 1909, bd. Rock Spgs. Bapt. Ch. Cem., Clay Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 35623411; m. 22 Aug 1852 to Edward Martin Adair (b. ca. 1827; d. 1897; EMA is bd. in hard-to-find Hammond plot near Shady Grove, AL); 8 ch.




25.07--Nancy Ann Vardaman, b. 18 Jul 1833 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 17 Oct 1844, age 11;  bd. in Meriwether Co., GA; no children   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE




25.08--John Forsythe Vardaman, b. 19 May 1835 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 17 Jul 1906 at home near Goodwater; bd. Smyrna Primitive Bapt. Ch. Cem., near Goodwater, Coosa Co., AL; m. Julia Ann Flynn; 4 ch., 12 grandchildren;


The Kellyton Advertiser

J. F. VARDAMAN

     Mr. J. F. Vardaman, who was buried at Smyrna Church last Thursday, July 19, was one of the most prominent men of Coosa county. He was born in Meriwether county, Georgia, in 1834. He came to Alabama when a young man, and was soon called off to the war where he served until its close. After the war, upon his return home, he was married to Miss Julia Flinn. He has been elected by the people of the county to many responsible offices. In the fall of 1902, while he held the office of County Superintendent of Education, he had an attack of rheumatism, which compelled him to resign his office. He went to Hot Springs, Ark., for relief. After treatment there he was apparently free from the disease, and upon his return home, while stopping over in Birmingham, in January 1903, he was stricken with paralysis.  From that time until his death he was not able to talk.  But he bore his suffering with patience and was always cheerful.  He was a good man, well liked by every one who knew him.  He leaves a wife, two sons, Mr. Marshall Vardman, of Goodwater, and Hon. John W. Vardaman, of LaFayette, two daughters, Miss Ada Vardaman, of Brierfield, and Mrs. T. J. Webb, of Kellyton, to mourn his loss.
     We extend to the family our sympathy in this said bereavement.





[John M. Gwin Note: At left is my transcription of the obituary, a photo of which appears above, of John Forsythe Vardaman of Coosa Co.   I found it in a scrapbook belonging to my grandmother, Adrian "Ada" Belle Vardaman Gwin.  In her pencilled hand at the top it says, "The Kellyton Advertiser", and in the right margin, in pen, also in her hand, it says, "my father."

Below the obituary, in my father's hand, is written,  "Edwy was my great-grandfather --J. F. was his son, my grandfather; and Peter L. was my great-granduncle.        
Adrian Gwin --  1983"
26.01--Marshal Evart (Everett?) Vardaman m. Odie Carlisle

27.04--Jesse H. Vardaman, Sr. m.

28.01--Jesse H. "Jack" Vardaman, Jr.

26.02--John William Anderson "J. W.", "Dubby" Vardaman, m. never (but at his untimely death was engaged to marry Ms. Diamond Grimmett)    DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.03--Maggie Mae Vardaman, b. Sep 1870; d. early 1950's; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1887 to her first cousin Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Webb (b. unk., s/o Charles David Webb and Clarissa Carlisle; d. Dec 1932; bd. Alexander City Cem., Alexander City, AL); no ch.   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.04--Adrian Belle "Ada" Vardaman, m. James Basset "Jim" Gwin

27.01--James Bassett Gwin, Jr., m. Evelyn Reese; no natural descendants but 2 adopted;

27.02--John Vardaman "J. V." Gwin, m1. McQuiddy; m2. (1 ch.); m3.  Catherine Larkin (3 ch.); 4 ch. total

27.03--Julia Ida Gwin, b. ca.; m. Dr. Loo; 2 ch.

28.01--Walter Loo; at least one ch.

28.02--Michael Loo; died as baby   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

27.04--Adrian Sutton Gwin, b. 12 Sep 1916; d. 7 May 2001 in Las Cruces, NM; bd. in Witcher Creek Cem., Witcher, Kanawha Co., WV; m. 11 Aug 1942 in New Orleans, LA, to Dorothy Lee Keeney (b. 10 Feb 1915; d. 31 May 2005 in Las Cruces, NM; bd. in Witcher Creek Cem., Witcher, Kanawha Co., WV); 2 ch.;

28.01--John McDonald Gwin, [PRIVATE]; m. to Sharon Lynn Hamrick, [PRIVATE] ; 3 ch.

29.01--Jeremiah "Jeremy" Scott Gwin, [PRIVATE]; m. Kara Marie Douglas, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Charity Elizabeth Gwin, [PRIVATE]; m. Beau Scott Pihlaja, [PRIVATE]

29.03--Sarah Joy Gwin, [PRIVATE]; m. Jason Deane Johnson, Sr., [PRIVATE]

28.02--Patrick Forsythe Gwin, b. 14 Feb 1951 in So. Charleston, WV; d. Feb 2008 in Witcher, Kanawha Co., WV; m1. Sheryl Ruffner, [PRIVATE]; 2 ch., 2 total; m2. Vonda Kay Mitchell, [PRIVATE]; 0 ch. (2 stepsons of Vonda's), 2 ch. total;

29.01--Courtney Elaine Gwin, [PRIVATE];

29.02--Lauren Elissa Gwin, [PRIVATE];


25.09--Zilpha Thommie Hollaway "Puss" Vardaman, b. 1 Nov 1836 in Meriwether Co., GA/GA/GA; d. 24 May 1922, bd. at Hatchet Creek Presby. Ch. Cem., Brownsville, Clay Co., AL; m. John McLean McPhail (b. Jan 1837 in NC/NC/NC; d. unk.; bd. unk.); no children (but became stepmother to her husband's two sons by his first wife;   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

[listed as Zilpha T. McPhail, age 63 and b. Nov 1836 in GA/GA/GA, in the 2 Jun 1900 census of Pinckneyville Pct., Clay Co., AL]

[listed as John M. McPhail, age 63 and b. Jan 1837 in NC/NC/NC, in the 2 Jun 1900 census of Pinckneyville Pct., Clay Co., AL]


25.10--William Sanford "Will" Vardaman, b. 12 Jun 1840 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 5 May 1862 in Civil War, battle of Williamsburg, Va.; never married; enlisted in Co. A 14th Alabama Infantry--private; no known children   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE



25.11--James Mathis Vardaman, b. 16 May 1842 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 30 Mar 1865 below Petersburg, Civil War; enlisted in Co. C 16th (or 60th?) Alabama Infantry--rank, private; bd. at Rock Springs Bapt. Ch. Cem., Clay Co., AL; no known children   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE



25.12--Adeline Elizabeth Vardaman, b. 14 Nov 1843 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 25 Mar 1923, bd. at Rock Springs Bapt. Ch. Cem., Clay Co., AL;  unmarried; no children   DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE




25.13--Annie Lovedia Vardaman, b. 25 Oct 1845 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 31 Aug 1922, bd. at Rock Springs Bapt. Ch. Cem., Clay Co., AL; m. 29 Feb 1873 in Clay Co., AL, to Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Luker (b.; d.); 7 ch.





Some Pertinent Census Data


1
8
5
0

From the 7 Jan 1850 census of Twp. 24, Tallapoosa Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.
YOB
Race/
Sex
Occupation
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
1731/1731
Edry L. Vardaman
46
1804
wm
farmer
GA



Lucinda Vardaman 44
1806
wf

GA


Syntha Vardaman 21
1829
wf

GA
Cynthia Vardaman is Edwy's and Lucinda's fourth-born, MiElda having already married and left the home, and MiEnda and Minerva having already deceased.

Frances Vardaman 19
1831 wf

GA
Frances Cemyra Vardaman, 5th-born

Mary Vardaman 17
1833 wf

GA
Mary Bruce Vardaman, 6th-born

John Vardaman 15
1835 wm

GA
John Forsythe Vardaman is my great-grandpa, 8th-born, 7th-born child Nancy Ann Vardaman having deceased some four years earlier at her age 11

Zyltha Vardaman 14
1836 wf

GA
Zilpha Thommie Holloway Vardaman

William Vardaman 14?  111?
1836? wm

GA
William Sanford Vardaman

James Vardaman 8
1842
wm

GA
James Mathis Vardaman

Adaline Vardaman 6
1844
wf

GA
Adeline Elizabeth Vardaman

Ann Vardaman 5
1845
wf

GA
Annie Lovedia Vardaman

From the 19 Nov 1850 census of Twp. 20, Tallapoosa Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.
YOB
Race/
Sex
Occupation
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
810/810
I. T. Kilpatrick
32
1818
wm
farmer
SC

This has to be our Israel Thomas Kilpatrick, even though his POB is listed as SC instead of TN, because his wife's name is similar to Mielda (and as the ink is slightly smeared, it is somewhat illegible, so it COULD have been Mielda), his age is about right, his children's first names and ages agree with the 1860 census, and because his father-in-law, Edwy, is living across town.

Mildeva--- (illegible) Kilpatrick
23
1827
wf

GA



Caroline Kilpatrick 7
1843
wf

GA



James E. Kilpatrick 4
1846
wm

GA



Gr Taylor Kilpatrick 3
1847
wm

GA



Alley M  Kilpatrick
8mos.
Mar 1850
wf

GA

Alley's DOB and POB put the family's move from GA to AL sometime between March and November of 1850--if this is correct, that is!  In the 1860 record of this family (see below), it states that Alley was born in AL.

Lucinda Parpman? Perryman?
17
1833
wf

GA




1
8
6
0
From the 3 Jul 1860 census of Walnut Hill P. O. , Beat 6, Tallapoosa Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.
YOB
Race/
Sex
Occupation
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
1206/1091
I. T. Kilpatrick
42
1818
wm
farmer
SC



Mielda B. Kilpatrick 33
1827
wf

GA



Caroline Kilpatrick 16
1844
wf

GA



James Kilpatrick 13
1847
wm

GA



Taylor
12
1848
wm

GA



Ally
10
1850
wf

AL!

Somebody made a switch on us! in 1850, it was recorded that Ally had been born in GA; however, here it is recorded that she was born in AL. This means that the family's move to AL from GA could've taken place earlier than I surmised in my comments in the 1850 census above.

Amanda
9
1851
wf

AL



Mary
7
1853
wf

AL



Butler
6
1854
wm

AL



Aldoa
4
1856
wf

AL



Winfield
2
1858
wm

AL



John
1
1859
wm

AL



From the 29 Aug 1860 census of Pinkneyville P. O.,
Western Div. Beat 10, Tallapoosa Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.
YOB
Race/
Sex
Occupation
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
1130/1130
Edward Adair
33
1827
wm
farmer
AL

I'm not yet sure that this is our Edward and wife Mary Bruce. We'll record this census report, however, and see if it matches up with a known report later.
Hmmm. He does show up in 1870 as E. M., all else being quite equal. The only additional child is James, age 3 (b. ca. 1863).

Mary Adair 28
1832 wf

GA



Frances Adair 7
1853 wf

GA



George Adair 6
1854 wm

AL



Alfred Adair 3
1857 wm

AL



Sanford Adair 2
1858 wm

AL



Benjamain Adair 8mos.
Jan 1860 wm

AL




1
8
7
0
From the 10 Aug 1870 census of New Market P. O.,
Twp. 1, Range 1 E, Madison Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.
YOB
Race/
Sex
Occupation
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
66/70
I. T. Kilpatrick
52
1818
wm
farmer
SC



Mary V. Kilpatrick 43
1827
wf

GA

This has to be our Mielda, but how in the world the enumerator got Mary V. from it, I'm not sure.

Amanda F. Kilpatrick 18
1852
wf

AL



Mary L. Kilpatrick 17
1853
wf

AL


Thompson B. Kilpatrick 17
1853
wm

AL
This must be Butler, whose first name must be Thompson

Adorah Kilpatrick 14
1856
wf

AL


William L. Kilpatrick 12
1858
wm

AL


John M. Kilpatrick 10
1860
wm

AL


Emer E. Kilpatrick 8
1862
wf

AL


From the 20 ___ 1870 census of Pinkneyville,
Fractional T22 R6, Clay Co., AL

Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.
YOB
Race/
Sex
Occupation
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
23/21
E. M. Adair
40
1830
wm
farmer
SC



Mary
37
1833 wf
keeps house
GA



Frances
15
1855 wf

GA



G. W.
14
1856 wm
works on farm
AL



Alfred
12
1858 wm

AL



Sanford
11
1859 wm

AL



B. E.
10
1860 wm

AL

Jack Vardaman told me that this is Benjamin Edwy Adair, named for both his grandfathers.

James
3
1867 wm

AL








AL





1
8
8
0
From the 10-11 Jun 1880 census of Beat 12, Madison Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.
YOB
Race/
Sex
Relat
2HoH

Occupation
POB
S/F/M
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
74/82
Israel Kilpatrick
62
1818
wm
self
farmer
SC/SC/SC



Mielda V. Kilpatrick 53

wf
wife

GA/GA/GA
liver and bowels (aerangete?)


Cintha M. Kilpatrick 23

wf
dau

AL/SC/GA

Something of a mystery is here; for now, we'll assume this as Adorah. Cynthia M. is Mielda's younger sister--Adorah's aunt--and somehow in the conversation, this eneumerator must have heard one name for the other.

Emma E. Kilpatrick 18

wf
dau

AL/SC/GA


Martha Kilpatrick 10

mu/f
servant

AL/--/--


[listed as Edward M. Adair, age 53, in the 1880 census of Wicker and Pinckneyville, Clay Co., AL]
From the  1880 census of Wicker and Pinckneyville, Clay Co., AL

Res/Fam

Name

Relat
2HoH

Race/Sex

DOB (column illiegible)/
Age
Marr
Stat

POB
S/F/M

Occupation

John M. Gwin Comments



Edward M. Adair
head
wm
53
m


The original photo is illegible--too dark for me to read--therefore, I've had to rely on Ancestry.com's transcription thereof. Even with this setback, it sure is shaping up to be the same family I found in 1860 and 1870.



Mary B. Adair wife
wf
48
m






Judge A. Adair son
wm
23
s


This matches up exactly with the Alfred who is named in the 1860 and 1870 censuses above.



Edward S. Adair son
wm
22
s


This matches up exactly with the Sanford who is named in the 1860 and 1870 censuses above.


James P. Adair son
wm
13
s






John M. Adair son
wm
6
s






Nora A. Adair daughter
wf
1
s


















1
9
0
0

C
E
N
S
U
S

1
9
0
0



From the 18 Jun 1900 census of Pct. No. 3, Socapatoy, Coosa Co., AL

Res/Fam

Name

Relat
2HoH

Race/Sex

DOB/
Age
MarrStat
YrsMd/
#Ch/#Lvg

POB
S/F/M

Occupation

John M. Gwin Comments


199/207
Thomas J. Webb
head wm
Nov 1861/
38
m/13
AL/GA/AL
Merchant
Thomas Jefferson "Uncle Jeff" Webb. He owned a timbering business early on, as I recall Dad saying once, then later owned some sort of five and dime store in Alexander City.

My second cousin Jack Vardaman writes: "
I do know who his parents were (Charles David and Clarissa Carlisle Webb).  I should, as Clarissa Carlisle was the aunt of my grandmother, Odie Carlisle Vardaman, wife of Maggie's brother, Marshall E. Vardaman.  Clarissa was my great-great aunt.  Consequently, Jeff Webb was not only my great uncle by marriage but also my first cousin, twice removed.  Jeff Webb and my grandfather, M. E. Vardaman, were not only brothers-in-law but also first cousins.  As a young boy I can recall knowing Uncle Jeff personally.  My dad took us to visit his grandmother Julia and Aunt Maggie and Uncle Jeff Webb in Alexander City on several different occasions."

This of course means that Jeff and Maggie were also first cousins to each other.



Magga M. Webb
wife
wf
Sep 1870/
29
m/13/0/0
AL/GA/AL
Maggie Mae Vardaman Webb, my grandaunt, whom I met perhaps only once, at least in my memory, long after Uncle Jeff died and just before she did. My dad, like Jack, remembered them both well, of course.



William O. Davis
boarder
wm
Oct 1865/
34
s
SC/MS/SC
Salman Grapins (?)




Henry Gaddis
servant
bm
Jan 1878/
22
s
AL/AL/AL
Farm laborer



200/208
John F. Vardaman
head
wm
May 1835/
65
m/35
GA/SC/GA
Farmer
John Forsythe Vardaman, for whom my brother Patrick Forsythe Gwin was named. He is my dad's maternal grandfather.



Julia Vardaman wife
wf
Oct 1840/
59
m/35/4/4
AL/GA/GA

Julia Ann Flynn Vardaman, daughter of Benjamin and Susan Flynn,



Ada Vardaman daughter
wf
Feb 1877/
23
s
AL/GA/AL
Adrian Belle "Adabelle" Vardaman, my paternal grandmother, who would marry James Basset "Jim" Gwin in



Susan Flen
mother-in-law
wf
Jan 1813/
87
wd/---/6/4
GA/SC/SC

Susan Watson Flynn, wife of Benjamin Flynn, daughter of "the Watsons of Georgia" as Dad often told me his grandmother Julia had told him.

Aha! Susan here claims to have SIX children, not four or five, and that only the four are still alive in 1900! We know who these four are, who they married, and who their children are and beyond; however, we know nothing of these two who are dead by 1900.



From the 30 Jun 1900 census of Meridianville, Pct. 11, Madison Co., AL


Res/Fam

Name

Relat
2HoH

Race/Sex

DOB/
Age
MarrStat
YrsMd/
#Ch/#Lvg

POB
S/F/M

Occupation

John M. Gwin Comments


278/279
James W. Clark
head
wm
Dec 1845/
54
m/34
AL/AL/AL
farmer




Carrie Clark wife
wf
Jan or Jun 1844/
56
m/34/7/6
GA/SC/GA





Tessie Clark daughter
wf
Mar 1882/
18
s
AL/AL/GA





Edie Turner
nephew
wm
Feb 1879/
21
s
AL/AL/AL farm laborer
This name must be Eddie, not Edie, since he is male; he is probably James Clark's blood nephew and no relationship to me; however, he could be the son of one of these of Carrie's sisters: Allie, Amanda, or Mary.



Isreal T. Kilpatrick
father-in-law
wm
Jan 1818/
82
wd
SC/SC/SC





Dorrie Ventris
sister-in-law
wf
Nov 1855/
44
wd
AL/SC/GA

She might James Clark's brother's widow and no relationship to me; however, her name, age, and POB (and parents' POB) lead me to believe that she is Carrie's sister Adorah; if so, she married a Mr. Ventris.

[listed as , age , in the 2 Jun1900 census of Pinckneyville Pct., Clay Co., AL]
From the 2 Jun 1900 census of Pinckneyville Pct., Clay Co., AL

Res/Fam

Name

Relat
2HoH

Race/Sex

DOB/
Age
MarrStat
YrsMd/
#Ch/#Lvg

POB
S/F/M

Occupation

John M. Gwin Comments


21/21
John M. McPhail

w
Jan 1837/63
m24
NC/NC/NC
farmer




Zilpha T. McPhail

w
Nov 1836/63
m24/0/0
GA/GA/GA

This is 25.09--Zilpha Thommie Hollaway Vardaman (called Puss), b. 1 Nov 1836 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 24 May 1922, bd. at Hatchet Creek Presby. Ch. Cem., Brownsville, Clay Co., AL; m. John McLean McPhail

22/22
Mary B. Adair

w
Apr 1833/67
wd/--/8/7
GA/GA/GA farm manager
This is Zilpha's older sister, 25.06--Mary Bruce Vardaman, b. 18 Apr 1832 in Meriwether Co., GA


John M. Adair
w
Aug 1874/25
s
AL/SC/GA
farm laborer




Syntha M. Hannon

w
Jun 1828/71
wd/--/1/0
GA/GA/GA
This is Zilpha's even older sister, 25.04--Cynthia M. Vardaman, b. 3 or 13 June or July 1829 in Meriwether Co., GA; d. 24 Dec 1905, bd. at Rock Springs Bapt. Ch. Cem., Clay Co., AL; m. 5 Aug 1859 in Tallapoosa Co., AL, to Kenny M. Hannon

23/23
James P. Adair

w
May 1867/33
m13
AL/GA/GA
farmer




Emma S. Adair
w
Jan 1869/31
m13/6/5
AL/AL/GA




Ostrich T. Adair
w
Aug 1888/11
s
AL/AL/AL





Purser G. Adair
w
Nov 1890/9
s
AL/AL/AL




Mary O. Adair
w
Jun 1893/6
s
AL/AL/AL




Maud T. Adair
w
Feb 1895/5
s
AL/AL/AL




Willie D. Adair
w
Dec 1898/1
s
AL/AL/AL













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Cousin Jack Vardaman's photos.



An Outline of Some Descendants of "Old" William Vardeman
Showing How David Vardiman and Jack Vardaman Are Related to John Gwin


Hello John:
           For you and me to connect to a common ancestor, we must go back to “Old” William Vardeman of Delaware, Virginia, and South Carolina and then down through his sons, Peter and James Vardeman.  Peter and James of generation 22 were brothers, and their children were first cousins to each other.  Following down the generations, one can see that David of generation 28 is a sixth cousin to both Jack and John (who are second cousins to each other) as shown:

21.00--“Old” William Vardeman;

22.00--Peter Vardeman; Virginia to Kentucky, brother to John “The Pioneer” Vardeman

23.00--Thomas Vardeman; - Kentucky

24.00--Peter Vardeman; - Kentucky

25.00--John Thomas Vard(e,i)man, b. Oct 1838; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1868 to Nellie F. (nee unk., b. Feb 1846 in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.); reports 11 of 11 ch. lvg. in 1900;
[listed as John T., age 61, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

[listed as Nellie F., age 54, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

26.01--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.02--John P. Vardiman, b. Nov 1870 in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Luella M. (nee unk., b. Feb 1874 in IA); at least 2 ch.
[listed as John P., age 29, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO, and lvg. next door to his parents];

[listed as Luella M., age 26, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO]

27.01--Charles H. Vardiman, b. Oct 1896 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Chas. H. age 3, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO]

27.02--John W. Vardiman, b. Jul 1899 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as John W., age 10 mos., in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO]

26.03--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.04--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.05--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.06--unk. Vardiman, b. unk. date in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.


26.07--Miles S. Vardiman, b. Mar 1880 in KY; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1910 at unk. place to Mary J. (nee unk., b. ca. Feb 1885; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 2 ch.
[listed as Miles S., age 20, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];
[family not yet found in 1910 census];
[listed as Miles S., age 39, in the 4 Jan 1920 census of Salisbury,
Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];
[listed as Miles, age 50, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of N. Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO]

[listed as Mary J., age 34, in the 4 Jan 1920 census of Salisbury, Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];
[listed as Mary, age 45, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of N. Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO]

27.01--Ross James Vardiman, b. ca. 1914 in MO
[listed as James R., age 6, in the 4 Jan 1920 census of Salisbury, Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];
[listed as Ross J., age 16, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of N. Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];

27.02--Phillip Harris Vardiman, b. ca. 1916 in MO;
[listed as Philip H., age 4, in the 4 Jan 1920 census of Salisbury, Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO];
[listed as Philip H., age 14, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of N. Salisbury Twp., Chariton Co., MO]

28.00--David Vardiman; CONTRIBUTOR – Missouri to Colorado; [PRIVATE]

26.08--Bonnie S. Vardiman, b. Nov 1882 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Bonnie S., age 17, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

26.09--Maggie M. Vardiman, b. Jun 1885 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Maggie M., age 14, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

26.10--"Lizzie" Vardiman, b. Nov 1887 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Lizzie, age 12, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO]

26.11--Fannie L. Vardiman, b. Aug 1890 in MO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Fannie L., age 9, in the 3 Jun 1900 census of Marshall Twp., Saline Co., MO];

22.04--James Vardeman
;

23.02--Thomas Vardaman, m. Annie Vining

24.01--Edwy Liles Vardaman, m. Lucinda K. Mauk

25.08--John Forsythe Vardaman m. Julia Ann Flynn

26.01--
Marshall Evart Vardaman m. Clara Owens "Odie" Carlisle

27.04--Jesse H. Vardaman, Sr. m.

28.01--Jesse H. "Jack" Vardaman, Jr. 

26.04--
Adrian Belle "Ada" Vardaman m. James Basset "Jim" Gwin

27.04--Adrian Sutton Gwin m. Dorothy Lee Keeney

28.01--John McDonald Gwin m. Sharon Lynn Hamrick












Clay County Alabama USGenWeb Archives Cemeteries
Rock Springs Cemetery

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October 2002 Updated Jan-2010

Rock Springs Cemetery
is located in
Township 22, Range 6, Section 2
Millerville, Clay Co., AL [Near the Coosa Co. Line]


Luker, Henderson 1851-1940 [S/o Charles Luker and Martha Shores]
Luker, Elizabeth 1863-1947 [D/o Wm Saxon & Margaret Lumpkin]

Deason, Naomi Sep 8, 1905 Apr 27, 1907 [D/o A.V. Deason and Alice Barnett]

Luker, Larry Ellis B/d Dec 22, 1948
Luker, James Ellis Apr 13, 1911 Oct 28, 1974 [S/o Fletcher Luker & Bell Saxon]
Luker, Lucile M. Jul 9, 1915 Oct 28, 1998 [Machen]


Luker, L.V [Lodusky] Sep 16, 1860 Mar 9, 1937 [D/o F.M. Partridge & Betsy Price]
Luker, J.M [John Monroe] Mar 25, 1856 Jan 9, 1938 [S/o Charles Luker and Martha Shores]

Adair, Rebecca Mar 6, 1853 Mar 18, 1936 [D/o Andrew McWhorter]
Adair, J.A [Judge] Sep 22, 1856 Jun 28, 1906 [Son of Edward M. Adair and Mary Vardaman]
Adair, Alice May 6, 1888 Jun 15, 1904

Barnett, Nora Adair Feb 17, 1873 Jul 15, 1904 [D/o Edward Adair & Mary Vardaman]
Barnett, Coy son of Cube & Nora B/d 1900

Luker, James Warner Feb 16, 1914 Oct 27, 1971
Luker, Robert W. Sep 9, 1915 Dec 21, 2002
Luker, Gabie F. Feb 28, 1919 May 11, 1995
Luker, Infant B/d Sep 27, 1939
Luker, Will S. 1880-1937 [S/o W.H. Luker & Elizabeth Saxon]
Luker, Bertha J. 1882-1965 [Jacobs]

Williamson, Willie Merle Aug 12, 1908 Feb 10, 1977

Luker, Fletcher L. May 27, 1880 Mar 24, 1963 [S/o James Luker & Opal Peoples]
Luker, Mary Belle Nov 8, 1879 Feb 7, 1953 [D/o Wm Saxon & Margaret Lumpkin]
Luker, Benjamin A Nov 29, 1822 Jun 1, 1884 (Co E, 3rd AL Res CSA) [Husband of Eliza
Klaunch, buried at Alder's Springs Clay County, son of William Luker and Catherine Crook]

Luker, Martha A. Jan 11, 1822 Aug 15, 1916 [Shores]
Luker, Charles S. Jan 20, 1820 May 24, 1896 (Co E, 3rd AL Res CSA) [S/o William
Luker & Catherine Crook]
Luker, Infant of J.B & E.J.     B/d Oct 21, 1892


Luker, Lina Jan 5, 1879 Jan 16, 1968 [D/o William Luker & Louise Barnett]
Luker, Ophelia Jul 29, 1882 Jul 24, 1946 [Machen]
Luker, J.M. [James Monroe] Mar 9, 1868 Jan 11, 1942 [S/o William Luker and Louise Barnett]
Luker, Ora Lou Dec 25, 1916 Aug 9, 1927
Luker, W.E [William Elijah] Apr 23, 1845 Jun 16, 1933 [Son of Charles Luker and Martha Shores]
Luker, Louise Jun 22, 1847 Jan 28, 1926 [D/o John Barnett and Sarah Wood]

Vardaman, Adeline Nov 14, 1843 Mar 24, 1923 [D/o Edwy Vardaman & Lucinda Mauk]

Luker, Jesse C. Dec 10, 1881 May 27, 1907
Luker, B.F [Benjamin] Jan 23, 1849 Sep 16, 1917 [Son of Charles Luker and Martha Shores]
Luker, Annie L Vardaman Oct 25, 1845 Aug 31, 1922 [D/o Edwy Vardaman & Lucinda Mauk]

Luker, Charles Zack Oct 30, 1868 Feb 12, 1954 [S/o Charles Luker and Martha Shores]


Adair, Mary B. Apr 13, 1832 May 21, 1909 [Wife of Edward Adair buried in the
Hammond Cemetery Clay County]

Hammond, Cynthia Jan 13, 1829 Dec 25, 1905
[Daughters of Ed Vardaman and Lucinda Monk]

Holmes, Louie Feb 15, 1903 Jul-1906
Holmes, Irene May 6, 1901 May 7, 1901
Holmes, Luther Apr 7, 1902 Apr 10, 1904
[Children of Thomas Holmes and Mary Rozelle]

Holmes, Mary Rozelle Oct 14, 1881 Nov 14, 1951

Holmes, Thomas J. Aug 15, 1872 Oct 19, 1955
Holmes, Ryley Aug 29, 1880 Sep 22, 1880
Holmes, Infant B/d Aug 5, 1882
Holmes, Mary Ann Elizabeth Jul 5, 1892 Sep 7, 1892
[Children of James Holmes and Parizada Kelley]

Holmes, Parizada Jun 22, 1850 Jan 14, 1916 [D/o Archibald Kelley & Pemelia Barnett]
Holmes, James E. Jun 13, 1845 Oct 10, 1922 [Private Company G, 31st Alabama Inf. CSA]
Holmes, Archie L. Apr 28, 1871 Apr 13, 1925

Jones, Nora Holmes Nov 16, 1874 Apr 13, 1925

Morrison, Iwana Olley Dec 16, 1876 Dec 24, 1938 [D/o James Holmes & Parizada Kelley]
Morrison, W.H. Jul 24, 1884 Aug 19, 1974 [S/o Tom Morrison & Elizabeth Higginbotham]

Holmes, Kelly Ingram Apr 26, 1908 Dec 12, 1977

Hammond, Ella Jane Feb 11, 1877 Nov 12, 1963
Hammond, William Alonzo Jan 19, 1872 May 30, 1960 [S/o Thomas Hammond & Elizabeth Machen]

Luker, Charles P. Aug 28, 1889 Nov 4, 1952
Luker, Janie Gosdin Jun 4, 1867 Jun 28, 1937 [D/o E.P. Gosdin & Susan Carwile]
Luker, James B. Aug 23, 1858 Feb 10, 1935 [S/o Charles Luker and Martha Shores]
Luker, Lucile Feb 14, 1891 Mar 22, 1920

Nail, Zadie D. Jan 25, 1873 Sep 29, 1943 [D/o Benjamin Luker and Anne Vardaman]
Nail, James Ira May 13, 1870 Jul 22, 1956 [Son of Joseph Nail and Senia Barnes]
Nail, James Feb 27, 1907 Jun 21, 1907

Hammonds, Agnes B/d Dec 6, 1937

Luker, Emmaline No Dates [1856-1923] [D/o Benjamin & Eliza Luker]

McWhorter, Mary F. Sep 25, 1887 Sep 18, 1967 [D/o Benjamin Luker & Ann Vardaman]

McWhorter, Ivy Ode Jun 14, 1880 Oct 6, 1962 [S/o Joseph McWhorter & Frances Conaway]
McWhorter, Infant B/d Aug 4, 1919
McWhorter, Infant B/d Feb 18, 1914
McWhorter, Edwy Sep 4, 1915 Jul 14, 1924
McWhorter, Lester May 19, 1910 Nov 18, 1933
McWhorter, Kimrue L. 1923-1983

Luker, Olin Feb 4, 1908 Jun 20, 1964 [S/o James & Jane Luker]
Luker, Forrest Sep 13, 1912 Mar 23, 2004 [Saxon]
Luker, Orin Feb 4, 1908 Dec 3, 1977
Luker, Annie Lou Nov 28, 1910 Dec 21, 1992 [Saxon]

Stewart, Mattie Jane 1889-1962 [D/o Henderson Luker & Elizabeth Saxon]
Luker, Nathan Jan 18, 1913 Sep 13, 1928
Luker, Vachel L. Jr. Nov 23,1923 Jun 2, 1924
Luker, Rilla Jacobs Jan 7, 1887 Oct 10, 1974
Luker, Vachel Lee Feb 26, 1881 Feb 2, 1978 [S/o John Luker & Lodusky Partridge]

Hammond, John C. Nov 21, 1898 Oct 31, 1978
Hammond, Maudine W. Oct 20, 1913 Jul 16, 1993

Luker, Dewey 1894-1969 [S/o J.B. Luker & Janie Gosdin]
Luker, Mildred 1904-1993 [Bailey]

Luker, Charles Britt Oct 28, 1931 Mar 31, 1981

Luker, James Lamar Oct 27, 1924 Oct 20, 1981
Luker, Ruth Brown Aug 12, 1928-OD

Hammond, Sorea P. Nov 17, 1945-OD
Hammond, James Oct 10, 1940 Dec 31, 2001







        THE

 

ZACHARY TAYLOR KILPATRICK

 

MYSTERY

 

 

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by

 

Jesse H. "Jack" Vardaman, Jr.

 

March 16, 2013

 

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1850 U.S.Census for Tallapoosa County, AL

 

ZACHARY TAYLOR KILPATRICK, son of Israel Thomas and Mielda (Vardaman) Kilpatrick, first appears in documented records in the household of his parents, on the 1850 U.S. Census for Tallapoosa County, Alabama where he is listed as Z. Taylor Kilpatrick, age 3, and born in Georgia.

 

Israel T. and Mielda (Vardaman) Kilpatrick were married in Meriwether County in west-central Georgia, 22 November 1842 and, on this 1850 census, have two children older than Zachary Taylor -- (1) daughter Minerva Caroline "Carrie" Kilpatrick, age 7, born January 1844, as reported for her on the 1900 U.S. Census for Madison County, AL and the year 1844 (no month or day) inscribed on her grave stone at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, AL, and (2) son James Edwy "Bud" Kilpatrick, age 4, born 24 March 1846, as reported for him on the 1900 U.S. Census for Denton County, TX (month and year only) and on his grave stone (complete date) at Highland Cemetery in Lawton, Comanche County, OK.

 

Note:  The birth date (Jan. 1844) cited above for Carrie would result in her being only age six, not seven, on this 1850 census dated the 29th of November, 1850.  However, she would be only about one month shy of her seventh birthday.  A correction of her age on the 1850 census, from seven to six, would then agree with her age of sixteen reported on the 1860 U.S. Census for Tallapoosa County for this family.

 

We have no record that furnishes us with an exact birth date for Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick, however an age of three on the 1850 census (which is dated 29 November 1850), if correct, would extrapolate to a date of birth sometime between December 1846 and November 1847.  A birth date between July and November of 1847 would also agree with his age as shown on the 1860 (age 12), 1870 (age 22) and 1880 (age 32) censuses.  I believe that this enables us to comfortably state that he was born in the latter half of 1847 (i.e., between 29 August 1847 and 29 November 1847).

 

The exact date of the move of the Israel T. Kilpatrick family from Meriwether County, GA, to Tallapoosa County, AL. is not known.  However, our first record for Israel Kilpatrick in Tallapoosa County, AL, is from a deed to property that he purchased in the Walnut Hill area of southern Tallapoosa County, dated 23 January 1849  This definitely places him in Tallapoosa County at that time but still does not furnish any clue as to exactly when he may have arrived in that area.  Since the birth place of all three children listed on this census is reported as Georgia, the date of the move is indicated to have come after the birth of the last child, Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick, in the latter part of 1847.  I  believe that this effectively places the date of the move as sometime during the year 1848.

 

This does not, in any way, disagree with the place of birth (Georgia) reported for Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick on this census.  It is reasonable to assume that the head of household (Israel Kilpatrick) furnished the census taker with the information reported on this census and there is no reason to believe that he would not have known or might be mistaken regarding exactly where his three young children of that date were born.

 

Note:  The year 1848 is also the year in which Edwy Lyles Vardaman, father of Mielda (Vardaman) Kilpatrick, moved his family from Meriwether County, GA, to Tallapoosa County, Alabama.  Although the Edwy Vardaman family settled in the Pinkneyville area located in the northwest corner of Tallapoosa County while the Israel Kilpatrick family settled in the southern portion of the County, might the two families have made this move together?

 

1860 U.S.Census for Tallapoosa County, AL

 

Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick, son of Israel T. and Mielda (Vardaman) Kilpatrick, is still in the household of his parents on the 1860 U.S. Census for the Walnut Hill District of Tallapoosa County, Alabama, where he is listed as Taylor Kilpatrick, age 12, born in Georgia.

 

His age on this census (dated 3rd of July 1860) agrees with his calculated birth date (see above) during the last half of 1847.  His place of birth is again reported as Georgia which is in agreement with the information on the 1850 census.

 

The two older children listed on the 1850 census (Carrie, now age 16 and James Edwy, now age 13) are also still in the household together with seven additional children who have been added since the 1850 census.

 

 

 

 

1870 U.S.Census for Madison County, AL

 

Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda (Vardaman) Kilpatrick, together with his brother, James Edwy Kilpatrick, is now found in the household of John W. Howard in the New Market District of Madison County, AL, located in the far northern portion of Alabama on the state border with Lincoln County, Tennessee.  He is listed as Z. T. Kilpatrick, age 22, on this census which is consistent with his calculated birth date in 1847..  His older brother, James Edwy Kilpatrick, is also listed in this same household as J. E. Kilpatrick, age 23,.and both men are reported to have been born in Alabama.  They are also both reported as farm workerss.

 

Note:  The reported place of birth for both men has now changed from Georgia, as reported on previous censuses, to Alabama.  But, also note that this is the first census on which the two Kilpatrick brothers are no longer at home with their parents and the data regarding their place of birth has been furnished to the census taker by someone other than their parents.  Based on the earlier, more reliable information, this change in the place of their birth is obviously incorrect for both men.

 

Israel T. Kilpatrick, the father of J. E. and Z. T. Kilpatrick, has also moved his family, now consisting of himself, his wife Mielda and seven minor children, from Tallapoosa County, AL, to the New Market District of Madison County, AL, sometime between 1860 and 1870.  This move is reported by one descendant to have occurred after the close of the Civil War which would place it ca 1865-1870.  There is little doubt that the two oldest sons, now found residing in the John W. Howard household in Madison County (see preceding paragraph), made the move from Tallapoosa County, AL, to Madison County, AL, with their parents before leaving home to reside in the John W. Howard household.

 

It is critical to note that I. T. and Mielda Kilpatrick's oldest child, daughter Minerva Caroline "Carrie" Kilpatrick, has married James W. Carter, son of Milton and Manerva Carter, 8 March 1866, in Madison County, AL, and is in her husband's household on this 1870 U.S Census for Madison County, AL.  If the marriage date and place is correct (and there is no known information which disagrees) this places the Kilpatrick family move from Tallapoosa County, AL, to Madison County, AL, prior to March 1866 (i.e.sometime between July 1860 ,the date of the 1860 Tallapoosa County census, and March 1866, the date of the marriage) and could still have occurred after the close of the Civil War.  

 

1875 Marriage of Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick to Emma Corn

 

Taylor Kilpatrick (sic) (Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick), son of Israel and Mielda (Vardaman) Kilpatrick married Emma Corn, daughter of John A. and Sarah (Moore) Corn, 25 January 1875 in Lincoln County, Tennessee (source:  Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm).  The locating of this marriage in Franklin County, TN, which appears on several family trees on the internet, is incorrect.

 

Emma Corn, the daughter of John A. and Sarah (Moore) Corn, was born sometime in 1850.  She is in her parent's household in Franklin County, TN , on the 1850 U.S. Census, age "0".  This census page is dated October 1850 (no day of month shown) so we know that Emma was born prior to October 1850 but has not yet reached the age of one at the time of the census.

 

Her age on all subsequent censuses -- for 1860 (age 10), 1870 (age 20) and 1880 (age 30) -- are totally consistent.  She was born in Franklin County, Tennessee, where she spent her early childhood through the age of 10 as the family is in Franklin County for both the 1850 and 1860 censuses.  However, sometime between 1860 and 1870, John Corn moved his family from Franklin County to next door Lincoln County where he is found on the 1880 census and that is where Emma met and married Taylor Kilpatrick. 

 

Note for orientation purposes: Franklin County, TN, lies on Tennessee's southern border with the state of Alabama, and is situated between Lincoln County, TN, to the west and Marion County, TN, to the east.  The next county along Tennessee's southern border, east of Marion County, is Hamilton County, home of the city of Chattanooga.  Lincoln, Franklin and the western part of Marion County are all adjacent to the Alabama state line while the eastern half of Marion County and Hamilton County (and the city of Chattanooga) are adjacent to Tennessee's state line with Georgia.

 

Fayetteville, the county seat of Lincoln County, is 93 miles directly west of the city of Chattanooga, the county seat of Hamilton County.  The town of Winchester, the county seat of Franklin County, lies on the direct route west from Chattanooga to Fayetteville as does the town of Jasper, the county sear of Marion County.

 

The above information may have some relevance to future items to be shown below.

 

1880 U.S.Census for Dallas County, TX

 

Z. T, Kilpatrick (Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick), son of Israel and Mielda (Vardaman) Kilpatrick, is found, head of his own household, on the 1880 U.S. Census, at Hutchins, a small town in south Dallas County, TX, on the outskirts of the city of Dallas  He is again listed as Z. T. Kilpatrick (as he was in 1870  back in Alabama), and age 32, which is consistent with his calculated birth date.  His place of birth on this census is reported as Alabama with Georgia reported as the place of birth for both his father and mother.  This place of birth for him, while consistent with that shown on the 1870 census, is incorrect as is the place of birth for his father which should be South Carolina, not Georgia.  

 

His wife Emma, age 30, is in the household with him.  She is reported as born in Tennessee with both parents reported as born in Virginia.  These places of birth for Emma and her parents appear to be correct as they are consistent with the places of birth reported for them on other censuses and various family trees.  Zachary Taylor and Emma have no children, however another couple, Antony and Eliza Lax, are included in their household.

 

It is interesting to note that Z. T.'s brother, James Edwy Kilpatrick, with whom he appears to have traveled in the past, is now also found in Ellis County, TX, located in the same general area of the state.  Ellis County abuts Dallas County on the south and the town of Hutchins (in Dallas County) lies no more than ten miles north of the Dallas County border with Ellis County.

 

James E. Kilpatrick has married Zerelda Rebecca "Ella" Gibson, daughter of Hawkins Martin and Sarah Ann "Sally" Bryan (Bradley) Gibson, 15 February 1875 in Dallas County, TX.  He is listed on the 1880 census as head of his own household which includes his wife and four year old son, W. B. (sic) Kilpatrick (William Bryan Kilpatrick).  As can be noted, the two brothers, Z. T. and J. E., are still living not far from each other.  It is also to be noted that on this census James Edwy reports his place of birth correctly as Georgia, not Alabama as was reported for him in 1870, but he also cites both his father and mother as being born in Georgia, the same as in 1870, which is incorrect for his father.  The two brothers have now reported the place of birth of their father incorrectly as Georgia on two consecutive censuses.

 

It is interesting to note while James Edwy Kilpatrick again correctly reports his place of birth on the 1900 census as Georgia, he reverts to reporting it on the 1910 census incorrectly as Alabama (as in 1870).  On both the 1900 and 1910 censuses he continues to incorrectly report his father's place of birth as Georgia (instead of South Carolina) and his mother's place of birth, correctly, as Georgia.  He died in 1918 so the 1910 census is the last on which he appears.

 

Did the two brothers move to Texas together?  While that is not impossible, it appears highly unlikely.  Although Zachary Taylor has married 25 January 1875, back in Lincoln County, TN, before moving to Texas, James Edwy does not marry until .15 February 1875 in Dallas County, Texas

 

The move of the two brothers to Texas together is not likely as such a scenario would have required James Edwy to make the move to Texas after the 25th of January 1875 (the date of Zachary Taylor's marriage in Tennessee) which would then have left James less than three weeks to find, woo and marry a wife - a very improbable occurrence.   James has undoubtedly made the move to Texas sometime prior to his brother's move to that state.  But,,,,,,who knows when?

 

Or did the two brothers move to Texas together prior to Taylor's marriage to Emma Corn in 1875 and he, then, later, journeyed back to Tennessee to claim her for his bride and return to Texas with her.  I rather doubt this scenario but it certainly is not impossible.

 

Next

 

Now, it appears, we may have arrived at the end of our story about Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick as there are no further records that can be located for him.  No death or burial record or subsequent census record can be found.  The only further records that have some relevance as to what may have happened to him are as follows:

 

Chattanooga, Tennesse, City Directory Records for Emma Kilpatrick

 

1892 Chattanooga, TN, City Direcory:

Mrs. Emma Kilpatrick, residence rear 510 Market.

 

No further information.  Is this the wife of Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda (Vardaman) Kilpatrick?  I believe that, in all probability, it is --  see next record.

 

 

1894 Chattanooga, TN, City Directory:

 

Emma Kilpatrick, widow of Taylor, residence 516 Sidney

Note:  The name "Kilpatrick" in implied for the "Taylor" mentioned in the above  record.).

 

No further information.  However, this entry clearly indicates that this must be   Emma (Corn) Kilpatrick, wife of Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick, and that he has died leaving her a widow.

 

1897 Chattanooga, TN, City Directory:

 

Miss Emma Kilpatrick, clk D. B. Loveman Co., bds 722 E. 9th, residence same

Mrs. Emma Kilpatrick, grocer, 722 E. 9th, residence same

 

No further information.

 

An analysis of the above three records:

 

(1)  The 1894 record citing her as the widow of "Taylor" surely establishes her as the widow of Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda Kilparick.

 

(2)  Lacking any further information, this same record appears to establish that Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick has died leaving his wife a widow.

 

(3)  Widow, or not, it appears that Emma has returned to Tennessee, without her husband and the 1897 record suggests that she has a daughter with the same name, Emma, who has now reached an age to be able to obtain work outside the home as a clerk in a commercial establishment.

 

(4)  If (3) above is correct, the daughter, Emma, would be the only known child of Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda Kilpatrick.

 

Does this close the case on Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick?

 

I'm afraid not!  Further research has suggested another possibility!

 

The Second Zachary T. Kilpatrick

 

1900 U.S.Census for Coleman County, Texas

 

Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of unknown parents, is found, age 38, born May 1862 (as reported on this census). residing as a boarder in the household of James L. Duncan, on the 1900 U.S. Census, for Coleman County, TX.  He is reported as "S" (single), not "wd" (widowed) or "dv" (divorced) and has no wife or children.  He is also reported as born in Alabama and that both his father and mother were born in Georgia.

 

Note:  His birth date of May 1862 reported on this census does not agree with his date of birth of 6 May 1860 which is inscribed on his grave stone (see below).  Assuming that his date of birth on the grave stone is correct, he would correctly be age 40, not 38, at the time of this 1990 census.

 

Despite extensive and intensive research, no record of this individual can be found on any preceding census or as a member of any family tree available for research on the internet.

 

1910 U.S.Census for Coleman County, Texas

 

Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of unknown parents, is found, age 47, head of his own household, on the 1910 U.S. Census for Coleman Couny, TX.  He now has a young wife, Bertha E. Kilpatrick, age 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Parker, and the couple reports that they have been married 5 years which places the date of their marriage as ca 1905.  They have no children at the time of this census.  He again reports that he was born in Alabama and that both parents were born in Georgia.  Beulah (Parker) Kilpatrick reports that she was born in Texas and that her father was born in Tennessee and her mother in Mississippi.

 

Note:  If his date of birth as inscribed on his grave stone (6 May 1860) is correct, he would correctly be age 49, not 47, at the time of this census (dated.18th-19th of April, 1910) and would have been age 44 or 45 at the time of his marriage to Beulah. and close to 25 years older than his bride.  This apparent two year error in his age on this census is consistent with the same apparent error in his age on the 1900 census.

 

1920 U.S.Census for Coleman County, Texas

 

Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of unknown parents, is found, age 59, head of his own household, on the 1920 U.S. Census for Coleman County, TX.  His wife, Beulah E. Kilpatrick, age 36, is listed in the household, as is their son, John P. Kilpatrick, age 5 & 6/12,   Zachary T. again reports that he was born in Alabama and both parents in Georgia while Beulah again reports that she was born in Texas, her father in Tennessee and her mother in Mississippi.  Their son, John P. Kilpatrick is reported as born in Texas with his father born in Alabama and his mother in Texas.

 

Note:  Unlike his age on the 1900 and 1910 censuses, Zachary T.'s age of 59 on this census (dated 7th and 9th of February, 1920) now agrees with the date of his birth (6 May 1860) inscribed on his grave stone.

 

I have found these three people, at findagrave.com on the internet, buried at the Talpa Cemetery in Talpa, Coleman County, TX, and have pictures of their grave stones:

 

Grave Stone Inscriptions

 

Z. T. Kilpatrick

born May 6 1860, died March 16, 1927

 

Beulah P. Kilpatrick

born Oct. 4, 1883, died Jan. 17, 1968

 

Parker Kilpatrick

(born June 6, 1914, died Dec. 26, 1950

 

I also have copies of the death certificates for both Beulah E. Kilpatrick and her son,  Parker Kilpatrick, as well as a copy of Bertha's obituary.  None of these documents contains any information about Zachary T. Kilpatrick other than his name.  The son, John Parker Kilpatrick, was listed as "feeble minded" and died in the Texas State Mental Hospital in Austin, Texas.  The death certificate for Beulah Kilpatrick reports that she died at the "Abilene State School Hospital" of uremia and hypertensive cardiovascular disease and that she suffered from severe mental retardation with epilepsy.

 

WHO IS THIS SECOND ZACHARY T. KILPATRICK WHO SUDDENLY APPEARS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1900 AT THE AGE OF 38 OR 40?

 

Analysis

 

The last confirmed record that we have for the first Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda Kilpatrick, is his appearance on the 1880 census for Dallas County, TX, at the fairly young age of 32, with a wife but no children.  We have only one very tenuous, record after that date which appears to apply to him. 

 

Conversely, the very first record that we have for the second Zachary T. Kilpatrick is his appearance at the age of 38 (sic) or 40, with no wife or children, on the 1900 census in Coleman County, TX.  The first thought that comes to mind is can these two Zachary T. Kilpatricks be  the same person?

 

So, let us examine the similarities and differences in the two sets of records.

 

(1)  They have the same name.  Yes, both are named Zachary T. Kilpatrick.  However, the full name of the son of Israel and Mielda Kilpatrick is confirmed as Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick.  The records indicate that he was probably familiarly called "Taylor" (his middle name). Born in 1847, he was surely named in honor of General Zachary Taylor who led the U.S. Army to victory in the Mexican War of 1846-1848.  A national hero, Zachary Taylor was elected the 12th President of the United States in November 1848.  He took office in March 1849 and served until July 9, 1850, when he took ill and died, prematurely ending his term in office

 

However, we do not know the full name of the second Zachary T. Kilpatrick.  While it is tempting to assume that he, too, was named after the General and later, President of the U.S., Zachary Taylor, we do not know this although it could well be the case.  All of the records that we have identify him only with the middle initial of "T" for his middle name.  In addition, it is noted that he was born in May 1860, 10 years after the death of General (and President) Zachary Taylor.  This lapse of time might lessen, to some extent, the possibility that he was named in honor of that individual.  As far as we know, his middle name may have been any name beginning with a "T".  So, it is not certain that the complete names of these two individuals are exactly the same.

 

(2)  Both men identify their place of birth as Alabama and the place of birth of their parents as Georgia.  While we know that  the place of birth of Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda Kilpatrick, was Georgia, not Alabama, and that his father was born in South Carolina, not Georgia, these incorrect places of birth, reported for him and his father on both the 1870 and 1880 censuses, to not detract from the fact that both of the Zachary T. Kilpatricks report their place of birth as well as that of their parents in exactly the same place.

 

(3)  Both men claim Alabama as their place of birth, and Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda Kilpatrick, is found in Tallapoosa County, AL, on the 1850 and 1860 censuses and in Madison County, AL, on the 1870 census, confirming his presence (although not birth) in Alabama prior to a move to Texas.

 

We have no records of any sort to tell us where the second Zachary T. Kilpatrick may have resided during the period from his birth in 1860 (the date inscribed on his grave stone) to 1900 when he is found in Texas on the 1900 census.

 

As previously noted, Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda, is located in Dallas County, TX, in 1880 while the second Zachary T. Kilpatrick is found in Coleman County, TX, on the 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses and he died and is buried at Talpa in Coleman County..

 

If the reported data on available records is correct, this second Zachary T. Kilpatrick would have been age 10 at the time of the 1870 census and, in all probability, still at home with his parents, assuming that his father did not die during the Civil War.  In 1880 he would have been age 20 and there would be no certainty that he would still be in his parent's household even if they were still living at that time.

 

Note that Coleman County, TX, is located in west Texas near the city of Abilene in Taylor County, TX, about 180 miles west of Dallas County.  While the lack of close proximity of the locations for these two men does not necessarily lessen the potential for them to have been one and the same person, it certainly does nothing to augment that possibility either

 

(4)  In 1880, Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda, .has a wife, Emma (Corn) Kilpatrick and no children.  In 1900, the second Zachary T. Kilpatrick is single but will later (ca 1905) marry a much younger Bertha E. Parker.

 

Based on certain Chattanooga, TN, City Directory records (as previously outlined) we know that Emma (Corn) Kilpatrick returned to Tennessee sometime after the 1880 census and no later than 1892, claiming to be a widow of Taylor Kilpatrick and apparently with a daughter, also named Emma.  Note that, based on previous records, Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda, was apparently familiarly called "Taylor", his middle name.

 

The above City Directory records lead us to understand that Zachary T. Kilpatrick, son of Israel and Mielda, has died, possibly in Texas, leaving his wife a widow and that she has returned to the southeast Tennessee area where she was born, raised and married and has Corn family kinfolk.

 

However, it is known that, in that era, divorced women often categorized themselves as widows.  With this possibility in mind, it is easy to imagine a scenario in which Emma and her husband could have divorced in Texas after 1880 with Emma, together with a young daughter, returning to be with her Corn family relatives in Tennessee.  This would have left Zachary T. as a single man in Texas. who would later marry a second wife and start a new family.

 

(5)  The single largest problem with trying to meld these two Zachary T. Kilpatricks into one individual is their age and date of birth.  For these two men to be the same individual the original Zachary T. Kilpatrick would have had to shave 12 years from his age and change his birth date from the latter part of 1847 (confirmed - see previous discussion on pages 1 and 2) to May 6, 1860 which is inscribed on the grave stone of the second Zachary T. Kilpatrick and which agrees in general with that person's age as reported on the 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses.

 

The available records that we have for the original Zachary T. Kilpatrick include nothing that might warrant such a change and it would be sheer speculation with no confirming data, however flimsy,  to support such an assumption.

 

Conclusion

 

Careful consideration of the above analysis fails to support a conclusion that all of these records are for the same individual.

 

Despite some similarities in the two different sets of data, the most critical and determining factor leading to this conclusion is the difference in the age and birth dates reflected in the two different sets of records, for which no reasonable explanation can be envisaged.

 

Until such time as additional, relevant information may come to light, my conclusion is that these records apply not to the same person but to two separate individuals.

 

As a result, the date and place of death and burial for both Zachary Taylor Kilpatrick (son of Israel and Mielda Kilpatrick) and his proven wife, Emma (Corn) Kilpatrick, remain unknown although the existence of a previously unknown daughter (Emma) appears valid.

 

At the same time, the parents of the second Zachary T. Kilpatrick, as well as his history prior to his appearance at the reported age of 38 on the 1900 census also remains unknown.

 

The following two questions remain unanswered.

 

WHAT HAPPENED TO ZACHARY TAYLOR KILPATRICK, SON OF ISRAEL AND MIELDA (VARDAMAN) KILPATRICK AND HIS WIFE EMMA AFTER 1880?

 

and

 

WHO IS THE SECOND ZACHARY T. KILPATRICK WHO SUDDENLY APPEARS, OUT OF NOWHERE, ON THE 1900 CENSUS?

 

 

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