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Re: Sharum community in Randolph Co AR
Posted by: Audrey Stanaland (ID *****6870) Date: September 03, 2008 at 17:48:56
In Reply to: Re: Sharum community in Randolph Co AR by John Reid of 499

John, I have found my Court Documents and can share them with you and will send them to your hotmail address.

The ones I will send are: (1st one relates to SMITH family due to TEWELL marriage to SMITH)

#1--Warranty Deed, John T. TEWELL to Squire McLAIN, Sept 20, 1882. SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 17, Township 16, North Range Two (2)East. 80 acres, Lawrence County Arkansas.

(Note: Squire McLAIN, b 1842 TN... probably Weakley County where his grandparents Charles McCLAIN b about 1784 NC and Elizabeth bNC settled in the 1820s. Squire was married to Melinda Caroline HARDIN. Squire was a younger brother to Christena / Cristeny McLAIN SMITH, who was born abt 1830 TN and married abt 1851 AR to James SMITH b about 1830 KY. It was Christena's daughter Perlina A. / Polina Anna SMITH that married John Thomas TEWELL March 1879. Christena McLAIN's spouse James SMITH was born abt 1830 KY and died Dec 1870, Cache, Lawrence Co AR ..1870 Mortality Schedule))

#2--Warranty Deed, Squire McLAIN and wife M.C. HARDIN to T.J. SHARUM, June 23, 1885. $100, SE of the SW and the NW of the SE (?fr for fraction?) Section Seventeen (17) Twp 16, North Range,Two (2), EAST, containing 80 acres more or less. Lawrence County Arkansas.

(Note: this is a bit sloppy in description, but sounds to me to be the same property that John Thomas TEWELL and wife P.A. (SMITH) TEWELL sold Squire in 1882.)

#3--Warranty Deed, E.W. LINGO and wife, N.C. (SMITH) LINGO and J.T. TEWELL and wife, P.A. (SMITH) TEWELL, as heirs of Christena SMITH, deceased: to T.J. SHARUM, Dec 29, 1883 (4 days after the CISSEL shooting incident / story I related to you). SW fraction 1/4 Section 6, Twp 16, North Range Two (2) East, 144 acres.

T.J. SHARUM / Thomas Jefferson SHARUM's mother is Rosa Ann CISSEL, sister to Delia Ann CISSEL who is the mother of J.T. / John Thomas TEWELL.

N.C. SMITH LINGO is Nancy C. SMITH a younger sister to Perlina A. / Polina Anna SMITH, b 1854 Lawrence Co AR who married 1879 AR to John Thomas TEWELL, b 1857 Indiana, died after 1917 Buffalo, OK, buried under an oak tree. He and Polina Ann SMITH TEWELL used her SMITH surname after the Dec 1883 shooting and spring 1884 trial and conviction of TEWELL.

E. Wesley LINGO b abt 1853 TN and Nancy C. b about 1862 Lawrence Co AR are in her mother Cristeny SMITH widow's household on the 1880 census in Lawrence Co. They had a son James b about 1878 in the household.

I think but am not sure that E.(?Elmer) Wesley LINGO and wife Nancy were in Texas for awhile. I may have found a different couple, but because I did not find an AR marriage record for them, I wonder if the following is them.
E.W. Lingo
Male Family
Spouse: N.C. Smith
Marriage: 25 JUN 1877, Cass, Texas

I tried to track them, but lost Nancy after that 1880 census in AR and the 1883 Court document land sale. If E.W. LINGO and Nancy returned to Texas, then the 1900 Justice Precinct 7, Panola TX census may be him.
E.W. LINGO, age 47, b about 1853 TN, spouse Margaret 38, and Drne Praves 17 step son
Minnie Praves 6 step daughter, b 1893.

An online tree identified Margaret as Margaret HUMPHRIES, and said E.W. LINGO had a 1st wife Josephine BALL, with a son John Wesley LINGO b 1888 in St. Louis Missouri. So perhaps E.W. and Nancy headed to Missouri, then he went to Texas. Perhaps he married BALL after Nancy C. SMITH, then married Margaret.

'Tis all a big mystery still to be unraveled.

OK more thing. Below is the complete biography on T.J. SHARUM that I have in my Family Tree Maker Notes:

Goodspeeds biography, published on Lawrence County online genweb (Couchweb) ....

T. J. Sharum, general marchant of Walnut Ridge, was born in Davices County, Ind., February 4, 1840.

His father, H. V. Sharum, is a native of Kentucky, and an early settler of Daviess County, Ind., where he still resides on a farm, at the age of eighty years. The older Sharum was married to Miss Rosa Ann Cisell, of Kentucky, and eight children were the result of this union.

One of the sons, James A., was a member of Company I, Twenty-fourth Infantry, Indiana Volunteers, and was killed in the battle of Shiloh. Two of the sons reside in Arkansas, T. J. Sharum and J. C. Sharum, the latter a resident of Portia, Mr. T. J. Sharum was reared on a farm in Indiana, and received a fair education in his youth.

He learned the carpenter's trade early in life, and worked at it in the town of Manitowoc, Wis., until the fall of 1860. In 1861 (July 3) he enlisted in Company [p.820] I, Twenty-fourth Infantry, Indiana Volunteers, which was organized at Camp Knox, and in the latter part of that summer went to Missouri, under Gen. Fremont.

He took part in the battle of Shiloh, where he was wounded in the left shoulder by a rifle ball. He was granted a furlough of several months after this occurrence, and later on rejoined his regiment at Helena, Ark., and with the exception of skirmishing, was not engaged in actual battle until the siege of Vicksburg.

On June 23, he was taken prisoner, and finally landed in the famous Libby Prison. Later on he was exchanged, and rejoined his regiment at New Iberia, La. At Clinton, La., he did some skirmish duty, and in the year of 1864, he was mustered out at Baton Rouge.

Mr. Sharum's next occupation was that of traveling salesman for a jewelry house, and then a stock trader. He journeyed through the Choctaw Nation and the State of Arkansas for two years, trading in stock and hides. He then established himself in business in Indiana for seven years, and afterward was a wholesale manufacturer of boots and shoes in St. Louis, Mo., for eight years, in connection with a brother.

In November, 1883, he came to Walnut Ridge, his present home, and purchased the business of J. M. Phelps & Sons. His undertakings have all been successful, and he is now the owner of some 3,000 acres of land, besides that part of Walnut Ridge where the court-house and Methodist Episcopal Church stand. He is commander of Lawrence Post No. 72, G. A. R., and is a member of the L. O. O. F., Good Templars and Knights and Ladies of Honor. He was married April 24, 1866, to Miss Lydia A. Loutz, of Indiana, and has had three children, one of them dying since (Edward). The two still living are Monte and Myrtle.

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