We have communicated before about the Moncrief family. I have lost the hard drives that had those e-mails, but would like to communicate with you again, especially about your Texas Ann.
I was up all of last night trying to find information about Texas Ann and trying to prove she was indeed a daughter of John M. Moncrief and his second wife Martha Owens. Needless to say, from census records in GA and MS and family letters dated 1982 from Moncrief cousins in LA, I have not been able to find her except in the GA marriage records where she married Mr. Welch 1859 and later census.
She is found next door to the widow Martha Moncrief and her children in the 1860 Meriwether County, GA census with her husband and 1 month old baby girl. In the 1870 census, there is a Moncrief with them, along with an Owens woman, but they are not related to John M. Moncrief. Nor were either women found in the previous 1860 census in GA- at least I was unable to find them. Since there were many Moncriefs found in the 1860 census, I was unable to figure out whom they belonged to.
I will share the information from the 1982 letters between two of John M.'s descendants. They include information found in the pension application papers Martha submitted for John's service in the War of 1812. All known children of John's are accounted for, except two from marriage with Charity Smith- first wife. These were a girl and boy from 1840 census. They do not show up in later census records in his household, perhaps they were in their own households. The male was between 15-20, same for female. Although I have not taken the time to place all online available Moncrief marriages before 1840 in GA with their respective families and follow them through census records information, I cannot find Texas Ann b: GA except for marriage license and after she marries Mr. Welch.
Do you have information which places Texas Ann Moncrief with John M. and Martha Moncrief? She isn't listed in their 1850 household from the 1850 census for Lafayette County, MS.
John is found in following census:
1820 Lincoln County, GA- own household
1830 " "
1840 Meriwether County, GA
1850 Lafayette County, MS - no Texas Ann
1860 Meriwether County GA mortality census (end of microfilm), as he died within the previous 12 months of the census date. Widow Martha is listed as head of household.
This is frustrating me. If Texas Ann Moncrief is indeed a child of John M. Moncrief b: 1799 and Martha Owens, I would love to add her information to my genealogy records.
Looking forward to hearing from you again,
John M. Moncrief b: 1799> Caleb J. Moncrief b: 1821> Annette Florance Moncrief Green b: 1868> Vera Green Thompson b: 1900> James Lewis Thompson b: 1927> Lisa Anne Thompson McCratic
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