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Re: Joseph Farmer who married Margaret F. Griffin
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: March 17, 2013 at 18:49:40
In Reply to: Re: Joseph Farmer who married Margaret F. Griffin by Dorinda McKnight of 517

TX Dth Idx thru 1976:

Name: Mary Elizabeth Beal
Event Date: 03 Jan 1942
Event Place: Marion Co., Texas
Gender: Female
Race (Original): White
Age (Formatted): 81 years 10 months 2 days
Birth Year (Estimated): 2 Mar 1860
Birth Date:
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Farmer
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Margaret Griffin
Mother's Birthplace:
Occupation: Housewife
Residence Place:
Cemetery (Original): Simmons Cemetery
Burial Place:
Burial Date:
Informant's Name (Original): J.H. Beal
GS Film number: 2138819
Digital Folder Number: 4168764
Image Number: 2487
Reference ID: 2513

You can view her headstone on Find a Grave and someone has posted some information about her, her husband and children.

I know you show children being born in Cass Co, TX in 1860 and 1862. But, if this was my line I would check out records in Fort Bend Co, TX.

1860 census Ft Bend Co, TX:

Farmer, J., 41, b GA - land 15,000/personal 10,000
" M., 31, b GA
" H., 5, b TX (male)
" not clear, 3, b TX (male)
" R., 9/12, b TX (male)

Now, we know Joseph died 1862, Civil War, good chance his widow remarried.

1870 census Ft Bend Co, TX:

Armstrong, David, 49, b TN, stock raiser- no land/pers 4,000
" Mary, 41, b GA - land 2,000/personal 600
" Mary B., 3/12/ b TX, born in Mar
Farmer, Henry R., 16, b TX
" Charles S., 13, b TX
" Robert R., 10, b TX
" Elizabeth (?), 9, b TX
" R-----, 6, b TX (male)

Now the 1870 family is the same one from 1860, with female remarrid. Note she owns the land. After the CW, land was valued much cheaper. I would look at land records. Plus guardianship records. The man in this family left minor children and women weren't supposed to be able to handle money and business. So, the court appoints a guardian, not to physically take the childrn, just report to the court of sale etc of any of the estate.

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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