Thacker Family Genealogy Forum
Seeking information on THACKER families and descendents in Missouri & Arkansas:
William James THACKER b. 8 May 1836 Giles County, TN; d. 25 Aug 1896 Pigeon Twp, Baxter Co.,
AR; bur. Thacker Cemetery, Clarksridge, AR. Parents/siblings unknown.
He m. (1) Milinday (Malinda) MILUM b. 3 Oct 1832 TN; d. 30 May 1864 AR. Burial: Unknown,
possibly Boone Co., AR. Three children: (1) Emeline THACKER b. 4 Dec 1856; (2). James THACKER
b. 8 Nov 1859; (3) George Washington THACKER b. 11 May 1864.
Milinday died after giving birth to George W. THACKER. The children were said to have been given to
"family" members (unknown if MILUM or THACKER). William enlisted in First Arkansas Calvary, 27
Aug 1863, Cassville, MO, Camp Lawson. He was taken prisoner on 25 Dec 1863 Searcy Co., AR. He was
listed as "killed in action" Co. H, First Regiment. He was absent for roll call in Mar 1864. In Apr 1864,
he was listed on rolls at Berry Hospital, Springfield, MO. He rejoined Co. H. on 5 May 1864. He was
discharged 25 Aug 1865 Fayetteville, AR.
He m. (2) Eliza Jane FARRIS b. 11 Sep 1827; d. 24 Nov 1897 Pigeon Twp, Baxter County, AR; bur.
Thacker Cemetery, Clarksridge, AR. Eliza is said to be Native American. They had four children: (1)
Mary C. THACKER b. 1 Oct 1867; d. 1 Mar 1890; bur. Thacker Cemetery, Clarksridge, AR. (2) Harvey
A. THACKER b. 17 Jan 1869; Spanish-American Veteran; d. 16 Sep 1829; bur. Thacker Cemetery,
Clarksridge, AR. (3) Elender M. ("Margrette") THACKER b. 5 Jan 1871; d. 1894; bur. Thacker
Cemetery; Clarksridge, AR. (4) William Robert ("Bill") THACKER b. 21 Mar 1873; on 4 Sep 1894 he m.
Susie J. STANDAGE (1875-1936); d. 3 Jan 1952; bur. Thacker Cemetery, Clarksridge, AR.
They had ten children:
1. Maude Eva THACKER (1895-1988) m. Clifton COWART. They had four children.
2. Cleo THACKER (1898-1902); bur. Thacker Cemetery; Clarksridge, AR.
3. Otto THACKER (1900-1901); bur. Thacker Cemetery, Clarksridge, AR.
4. Cliff THACKER (1902- ) m. Hessie COWART. They had two children.
5. Burney Earl ("Bird") THACKER (1905-1993); m. Edna F. BEAVERS. They had five children.
6. Lilly Blanche THACKER (1908-1990) m. William ("Billy") Carson OHM. They had six children.
7. Ben Clarion THACKER (1910- ) m. Margie Marie COX. They had one daughter.
8. Hattie Lee THACKER (1913-1941) m. Rosco CHANDLER; bur. Thacker Cemetery; Clarksridge, AR.
9. Harpsy Cora THACKER (1916-1998) m. Grando Norman COX. They had six children.
10. Ora McLena THACKER (1919- ) m. M. William Harp COX. They had two children.
James Thomas THACKER b. 9 Nov 1859; d. 26 Feb 1931 Newton Co., MO. Abt. 1890, he m. (1) Lucy
Jane COPE (1869-?), dau of George Franklin COPE of Ozark County, MO.. They had four children: (1)
Minnie Bell THACKER (1890-1969) m. William Jacob STECKEL; (2) Lora Ellen THACKER
(1892-1960) m. Frank McCagor NIPPS and resided Ozark County, MO. They had two children; (3)
Mary Katherine ("Marie") THACKER (1898-1978) m. unknown WOODS; (4) Bill Amos THACKER
(?-1914). From what I understand, all his four children were raised by OTHER families.
On 10 Jan 1901 Newton Co, MO., he m. (2) Laura GILBERT of McDonald Co., MO. They had three
children: (1) William R. THACKER (1903-1972); Maggie THACKER (1906-1915); and Lilly THACKER
(d. infancy). These children were also raised by OTHER unknown families. On 24 Sep 1918 Red Oak
Twp, Lawrence Co., MO, he m. (3) Belle BUTCHER (1887-1922). Three or four children: (1) Luther
Alan b. Apr 1920; (2) James b. May 1921; Frederick b. Apr 1922.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!