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Re: William E. Mangum 17 May 1843 Mississippi
Posted by: Corra Ward (ID *****4949) Date: July 06, 2010 at 09:43:08
In Reply to: Re: William E. Mangum 17 May 1843 Mississippi by Betty Ridgeway of 989

I e-mailed you this info and decided to also put it here in case someone else wants this information down the road. I'm a Ward researcher and have all the Ward information gathered by Elizabeth Ward Ramagos for sixty years of her research.

Descendants of William E. Mangum

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM E.1 MANGUM1 was born 17 May 1843 in Mississippi, and died 22 Nov 1921 in Hunt, Texas. He married (1) FRANCES AMELIA WARD 06 Oct 1865 in Hopkins County, Texas, daughter of MATHIAS WARD and MALINDA MOORE. She was born 06 Dec 1843 in Bount County, Alabama, and died 07 Feb 1874 in Hopkins County, Texas. He married (2) D J MURRAY 18 Jan 1877 in Hunt County, Texas.

SEE LETTER - for WL WARD He writes about him but I noticed it alway was probably his thoughts about himself too.
Greenville Banner, Wed, 23 Nov 1921, : 6
W.E. Mangum Of Commerce Died Today (November 21)
__Mangum, W.E., Captain

Dallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977, 22 Nov 1921:
Special to The News.
Commerce, Texas, Nov. 21. – Captain W. E. Mangum, 77 years old and a resident of Commerce and this section of the State since the Civil War, died here at noon today. Captain Mangum was active in all Confederate veteran activities, being commander of the local camp of the boys who wore the gray and has been a tireless worker in all civic and religious efforts here for more than a half century.

His wife and several grown children survive him. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

Dallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977, 23 Nov 1921:
Well-Known Civil War Veteran Dies at Commerce Home
Special to The News.
Commerce, Hunt County, Texas, Nov. 22 – Captain W. E. Mangum, veteran of the Civil War and commander of the local U. C. V. camp died at his home here Monday. He was one of the oldest settlers in this county, having lived here since 1865, and was widely known throughout this section. He has seen Commerce grow from the little crossroads store stage, known then as “Cow Hill,” to a town of 4,000 population and to his efforts is due much of the growth and prosperity of the town. Captain Mangum was Mayor of Commerce in early days and has been closely identified with every movement toward the upbuilding of the city.

Captain Mangum served through the Civil War and has always taken an active part in the affairs of the Confederate veterans, and enjoyed a wide acquaintance among them throughout the state.


Confederate Army, Civil War

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
about William Mangum
Name: William Mangum
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 6 Oct 1865
Spouse: Frances A. Ward
Marriage city: Hopkins
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
This land transaction was in his file from Elizabeth Ramagos. I'm not sure how Gertrude Ward is connected to him.


That Gertude Ward (a farm sale) -------of the County of Dallas and State aforesaid, for and in consideration of the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars to me in land paid by W.E Mangum the receipt of which is herby acknowledged.

Have granted, Sold and Conveyed, and by these presents do?.Grant, Sell, and convey, unto the said W E Mangum of the County of Hunt and the State of Texas all that is certain tract or parcel of land described as follows to-wit Being my entire undivided interest in and to all the land owned by Mathias Ward and his deceased wife Malinda Ward at the time of the death of said Mathias Ward, and is a part of the W Causon Survery in Hopkins County apart of the Halrock Survey, and apart of the H Duuuutelle? Survery in Delta County, Texas. This converance is intended to cover all of my one-fourth interest in and to the entire estate of Mathias Ward and Malinda Ward they being my Grandfahter and Grandmother. This inheritance is coming through my father T.J. Ward. Deceased. The above land is situated a part in Hopkins County, Texas and apart in Delta County, Texas.

To have and to hold the above described premised, together with all and singular the rights and appurtences thereto in a in anywise belonging unto the said W.E. Magnum his heirs and assign, forever. And I do hereby bind myself my heirs, executors and administrators, to Warrant and Forever Defend all and singular the said premises unto the said (signed) W E Magnum his heirs and assigns, forever. And I do herby bind myself my heirs, executors and administrator, to Warrant and Forever Defend all and singular the said premises unto the said 9signed) W E Mangum his heirs and assigns against every person whomever lawfully claiming, or to claim, the same of any part thereof.

Witness: my hand at Cappell, this 1st day of March AD 1913

Signed in the Presence of
Sam Corbin Gertrude Ward
Cappell Texas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Little Miss BiG Bonnett Editor Department Semi-Weekly News

Gertrude Ward, Coppel, Tex. Miss Big Bonnet: Have you room for another little girl in your merry cozy corner? My papa and mamma are both dead, but I live with my grandparents. My grandpa has been a subscriber to the Semi-Weekly news for several years and I have been a constant reader of little Men and Women. My grandpa says that it is the best schoolroom in Texas to improve our minds and talent, so I want to make an early start. I know I can not write or compose as interesting letters as the older ones, but that is my ambition when I get older. Miss Big Bonnet, I have two dolls, named Big Bonnet and Pauline Periwinkle. Big Bonnet is a little blonde and Pauline has dark hair and blue eyes and wears glasses and she always wants a white apron on. She is just as old maidish as can be, but Big Bonnet the other day got excited and fell out of a chair and tore her dress and bonnet, too. I supposed she wanted a new one for Thanksgiving, Miss Big Bonnet, please put me down on your merciful band as a bird lover. Little boys that go out bird thrashing of nights, don?t you know that you are doing wrong to disturb and kill the poor little thinks while they are asleep and resting? Just take it to yourselves. As far as their being destructive, God provide for them the same as for us. What little they eat out of our fields does not amount to anything. We always have plenty left and it tastes as good to them as the food from our dear mother?s table does to us. Hope Peggy will be in the pasture and Piggy will have him an ear of corn when this arrives, as it is my first. My age is is 8 years.
i.       WILEY ENASMUD2 MANGUM, b. 16 Jul 1866, Hopkins County, Texas.
ii.       WALTER MATHIAS MAGUM, b. 01 Oct 1867, Hopkins County, Texas.

1900 United States Federal Census
about Walter M Mangum
Name: Walter M Mangum
[Walter M Maugum]
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 6, Hunt, Texas
Age: 32
Birth Date: Oct 1867
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: William E
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi
Mother's Name: Delinda J
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William E Mangum 56
Delinda J Mangum 44
Walter M Mangum 32
Eddie P Mangum 20
Ernest R Mangum 18
Joe L Mangum 12
Eula May Mangum 4
Fannie Joe Bacon 27

iii.       FANNIE (FRANCES) ELIZABETH MAGUM, b. 15 Apr 1869, Hopkins County, Texas.
iv.       WILLIAM ROBERT MAGUM, b. 05 May 1872, Hopkins County, Texas.


1. Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 about William Mangum Name: William Mangum Gender: Male Marriage Date: 6 Oct 1865 Spouse: Frances A. Ward Marriage city: Hopkins Marriage State: Texas Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900 .

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