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James Maitland Lauderdale
Posted by: Robert Awalt (ID *****1682) Date: May 04, 2009 at 13:17:49
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Seeking any information about ancestors as follows:

James Maitland Lauderdale, born c1685 Scotland, died 1736 USA.

This branch of the family eventually migrated to northern Ireland for around 30 years before migrating to teh American colonies. Much speculation that his name changed from Maitland to Lauderdale when his father became the Earl of Lauder(dale)? Cannot find evidence of this connection.

James married unknown. They had the following children:
Descendants of James Lauderdale and unknown woman:

Generation No. 1

1. James1 Lauderdale was born Abt. 1690 in prob in Ireland, and died Bet.
1736 & 1738 in Orange, Augusta County, VA.. He married (Unknown).

Children of James Lauderdale and (Unknown) are:

+ 2 i. James Lauderdale2 Sr., born Abt. 1709 in prob in Ireland; died
September 1796 in Summer County, TN..

+ 3 ii. William Lauderdale Sr., born Abt. 1711 in prob in Ireland; died Abt.
1784 in Botetourt County, VA..

+ 4 iii. John Lauderdale Sr., born Abt. 1713 in prob in Ireland; died WFT
Est. 1762-1805.

* I descend from John Lauderdale, Sr (born c1713 maybe in Ireland and died c1790 in TN) and unknown woman.They had the following children:

Children of John Sr. and (Unknown) are:

+ 15 i. William3 Lauderdale, born Abt. 1742 in Augusta County, VA.; died
1828 in Rhea County, TN..

+ 16 ii. Thomas Lauderdale, born Abt. 1753 in Botetourt County, VA.; died
WFT Est. 1785-1844.

+ 17 iii. Robert Lauderdale Jr., born Abt. 1755 in VA.; died 1809 in Blount
County, TN..

18 iv. Mary Lauderdale, born Abt. 1759 in VA.; died WFT Est. 1785-1853. She
married John Harris October 25, 1779 in Botetourt County, VA..

19 v. Joseph Lauderdale, born Abt. 1760; died WFT Est. 1761-1850.

20 vi. (Unknown) Lauderdale, died Bef. 1785 in VA..

+ 21 vii. John Lauderdale, born Abt. 1744 in VA.; died 1822 in Greene
County, Tn..

1. Clint Lauderdale.
2. Barbara McCaleb Lauderdale Descendants

*I descend from his son Robert (of Blout County)born in 1755 in Botentourt County, VA and died in 1808 in Blout Co, TN and his wife Sarah Little/Lytle born c1760 in? and died 10 Dec 1845 in? d/o John Little/Lytle and Elizabeth.

The children of Robert Lauderdale (of Blout Co, TN) and Sarah Little were:

Robert and Sarah's children:
1. Robert (name of wife not known; suspect she was a Cherokee woman).
2. William
3. Sarah (m Thomas Hart).
4. David (m Sarah)
5. Jeremiah (m Elizabeth)
6. Joseph

Children of Robert Jr. and Sarah Little are:

+ 65 i. Robert L.4 Lauderdale, born Abt. 1784 in Nolichucky River, TN.; died
Aft. 1830 in Blount County, TN..

66 ii. William Lauderdale, born Abt. 1786 in VA.; died Bef. 1856 in
Limestone County, TX..

+ 67 iii. Sarah (Sallie) Lauderdale, born Abt. 1788 in Greene County, Tn.;
died August 29, 1871 in Morgan County, AL..

+ 68 iv. David Lauderdale, born Abt. 1790 in Greene County, TN.; died Abt.
1871 in Smith County, TX..

+ 69 v. Jeremiah Lauderdale, born Abt. 1793 in Greene County, Tn.; died Abt.
1871 in Limestone County, AL..

+ 70 vi. Joseph Peace Lauderdale, born Abt. 1797 in Greene County, Tn.; died
WFT Est. 1834-1888.

21. John3 Lauderdale (John Lauderdale2 Sr., James1 Lauderdale) was born Abt.
1744 in VA., and died 1822 in Greene County, Tn.. He married (1) Sarah White
Abt. 1771 in Orange County, VA.. He married (2) Margaret McKeehan July 22,
1796 in Greene County, TN., daughter of Samuel McKeehan.

1. Clint lauderdale.
2. Barbara McCaleb Lauderdale Descendants

I decend through Robert (of Blout) Lauderdale and Sarah Little's son Robert Lauderfdale Jr. born 1748 in Green Co, TN and died in 1830 in? He married unknown.

Children of Robert Lauderdale Jr and unknown were:

James S. Lauderdale was born 5 Feb 1830 in Alabama and died 27 Nov 1867 in Jacksboro, TX. He married Elizabeth Henson d/o Capt. Joseph T. Henson born in 1801 in Montgomery Co, NC and died in 1887 in Jacksboro, TX and Mary Thomas 1807-1897. Elizabeth Thomas Henson was born 6 Jul 1829 in Alabama and died 22 Mar 1875 in Jack Co. TX.

James S. Lauderdale and Elizabeth Henson had:

Effie Blanch Lauderdale in 1867 in Jacksboro, TX and died 22 Jan 1895 in? (TX or OK). She married Mathew Ellison born 25 Feb 1861 in Belton, Anderson, SC and died in 1954 in Spring Creek, Beckham Co, OK s/o Wm. Ellison and Elizabeth Henson.

Child of Effie Blanch Lauderdale and Mathew Ellison:

Matthew married Effie Blanch Lauderdale and they had 4 children of which Bertha was one. Effie died 2 weeks after giving birth to her 4th child, so Bertha had to assume responsibility for the other children. One day Matthew told the children that he was going to town, and when he returned he would be bringing a new mama to them. He went to town and married Minnie, a girl he had seen only once riding in a buggie with her father. Minnie was said to have been a good mother to the 4 children; she and Matthew went on to have eleven more children of their own. Matthew worked at the livery stable, then drove the mail hack from jacksboro to Weathorford, TX.

*I descend from their daughter Bertha Mae Ellison born 21 Apr 1887 in Beckham Co, OK and died 26 Mar 1982 in Ponca City, Kay, OK and her husband Robert Kates Cook born 26 Dec 1874 in Hillsboro, Hill, TX and died 1946 in Ponca City, Kay, OK:

They had a number of children, to include my father Thomas Matthew Cook born 25 Apr 1924 in Ponca City, Kay, OK and died 25 May 1979 in Amarillo, TX. My mother is Shirley Ann Hazen born 14 Jul 1933 in Ponca City, OK and they had me, Robert Mitchell Awalt. However, Tom eventually married another woman named Betty Turner.

Any information on who the ancestors of James Maitland Lauderdale born about 1685 in Scotland (or possibly the family moved already to Ireland) was will be appreciated.


Robert Awalt

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