Posted By:Debra LaMel
Subject:Re: Cem Photo and Obit Lookup Request for Canadian Hemphill Co TX
Post Date:July 02, 2005 at 21:04:52
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Thanks a bunch for this Bonnie it is much appreciated.
The census records (all of them list him as William R M/or William R Mitchum his wife was named Mary F ?(we only know her first name and middle initial/or maiden name might start with a F) and that she and Sallie were born somewhere in TN (sure wish I could find out where in TN. William was born in NC)
I think he is a William Meachum/Mitchum we have been looking for we know he died in TX somewhere now if I can locate his death cert or a obit and it hopefully list his parents names we might get lucky!!!!!!!!

If he is the one i am looking for then his father would of been Jeremiah H(we dont know what the H stands for) Meachum/Mitchum and mother Spicey Maness of Anson Co NC and I believe his full name would of been quite possilby William Rufus Maness Mitchum
Lots of Jeremiah and Spicey's children changed the spelling from Meachum to Mitchum

Here is what I do know so far
If this is him then in
1860 William was listed age 6 living with parents in Anson Co NC

have not found them in 1870 yet still looking.

This I know is him for sure
1880 Denton Co Tx Page 68 SD 3 ED 106 June 26, 1880

William R Mitchum M W age 22 Farmer b NC fb Nc mb NC
Mary F wife F W age 20 b Tn fb Tn mb Tn
Sallie daughter F W age 4 b Tn fb Nc mb Tn
Dont know if Mary died in Denton or Erath co Tx yet.

1900 Erath Co TX Princt 1 Outside of Stephenville lying NW of Rro G RR 6-13-1900
SSD 4 ED 64 Sheet 12B Family 203-203

Mitchum William Head W M May 1855 age 45 Widowed NC VA VA Farmer Owns prop
Sally daughter W F Oct 1872 age 22 Single TN NC TN
Cunningham James relationship Hand (must mean hired hand) W M Jan 1878 age 22 Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer

Sally married that hired hand
Erath Co Tx Marriages
Marriage Date: 19 Jul 1900
County: Erath
State: TX
Dont know where James is buried either Can you see if he is listed in your books for me if you dont mind?

1910 Hemphill Co Tx Justice princt 3 SD 13 ED 137 Sheet 9B 5-16-1910 Gazeby and Catalue ? Road Family 177-173
Mitchum William R M Head M W age 51 Widowed NC VA NC Farmer Own Farm Owns Prop
Cunningham Sallie P daughter F W age 33 Widowed had one child one still living TX NC NC House Keeping
Cunningham Lauvina grandaughter F W Age 8 Single TX GA TX
Shutt Jennie cousin F W age 39 Single had one child one still living AR US US Dress Maker
Shutt Elbert cousin M W age 14 TX

1920 Hemphill Co Tx Justice Princt 3 Taken on 1-24-1920 by J A Stephens SD 18 Ed 144 Sheet #4B
Family 58 70
Mitchum William R Male W Head age 63 b NC VA VA
Sallie F or T Cunningham daughter F W age 42 Tn Nc TN
Georgia T Cunningham grandaughter age 15 or 18 b Tx GA TN

1930 Hemphill Co Tx JP 3 1-24-1930 SD 18 ED 144 Sheet 4 Page 38B Family 58-70

MItchum Will R Head M W age 63 Widowed NC VA VA Farmer Gen Farm
Cunningham Sally T Daughter F W age 42 widowed TN NC TN
Cunningham Georgia J Granddaughter F W age 18 Single TX GA TN
Pennington Berry ? Brother in law M W age 76 Single TN VA VA
Pennington William D/O? Brother-in-law M W age 66 ? (W crossed out and a D so dont know if he was
divorced or Widowed TN VA VA

William R died on 3-11-1935 in Hemphill Co Tx Death Cert # 13900

Canadian Cemetery, Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas
Cunningham, Mrs. Sallie, 1876, 1937, Daughter, A0437
Mitchum, W. R., 1856, 1935, Father, A0436
The number stands for the marker #

Debra LaMel