Posted By:Joan E. Rambo
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Subject:Re: John Wesley Blackburn Milam Co., Tx
Post Date:November 11, 2009 at 19:28:10
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/milam/messages/901.html
Forum:Milam County, TX Genealogy Forum
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It doesn't look like Myrtle was the daughter of J.W. and Ida. On the 1910 census she's listed as Myrtle Garner, can't read clearly relationship to head of household, but it begins with orphan_____. And, Ida is listed as having had 0 children.

If you back up to the 1900 census J.W. Blackburn is listed with wife Margaret.

Go on back to 1880 census Milam Co, TX:

Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.

John W. BLACKBURN Self M Male W 38 SC Farmer GA GA
Margaret BLACKBURN Wife M Female W 39 GA Keeping House GA GA
Thompson A. BLACKBURN Son S Male W 6 GA SC GA
William A. BLACKBURN Son S Male W 9M TX SC GA
Axie A. JONES Other S Female W 12 AL GA AL
James H. WILLIAMS Other S Male W 21 FL Farmer FL FL

1870 census Jefferson Co, GA:

Blackburn, John, 28, b GA - no land shown/personal $100
" Margaret A., 29, b GA

The following gives you the maiden name of J.W.'s wife:

TX Dth Idx 1890-1976 -- http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?..#w=;p=2;c=1320964;t=searchable -- You can view digitized copy of original death record, see more details, make copies and look for others, too.

Name: Thomas Alexander Blackburn
Death date: 14 Nov 1958
Death place: Rockdale, Milam, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 84 years
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 04 Mar 1874
Birthplace: Georgia
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse's name:
Father's name: John Wesley Blackburn
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name: Margrett Avrett
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Ginner
Residence: Rockdale, Milam, Texas
Cemetery name: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Burial place: Rockdale, Texas
Burial date: 15 Nov 1958
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2115624
Digital GS number: 4166751
Image number: 581
Reference number: bk 142 cn 70556
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Name: William A. Blackburn
Death date: 17 Apr 1973
Death place: Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Age at death: 93 years
Estimated birth year: 1880
Birth date:
Birthplace:
Marital status:
Spouse's name:
Father's name: John Wesley Blackburn
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name: Sarah Averitt
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation:
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place:
Burial date:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2242664
Digital GS number: 4167850
Image number: 2391
Reference number: 2419
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
[Note mother's given name is given as Sarah, but he was just 9 mths old on the 1880 census and mother was Margaret. Death records only as accurate as the knowledge of the informant. And, this may be where the idea came in that J.W. had 2 wives before Ida.]

Lucky you know names of parents for Mary Ann, they don't show on her D.C.

Name: Mary Ann Waldrop
Death date: 19 Nov 1964
Death place: Houston, Harris, Texas
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 70 years
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 04 Apr 1894
Birthplace: Adhall, Texas
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse's name:
Father's name:
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name:
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Housewife
Residence: Houston, Harris, Texas
Cemetery name: Resthaven Cemetery
Burial place: Houston, Harris Co., Texas
Burial date: 20 Nov 1964
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2117651
Digital GS number: 4005457
Image number: 2560
Reference number: cn 71095
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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