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Re: John C Cargill in Texas in 1850
Posted by: William Pack (ID *****5698) Date: March 20, 2003 at 22:59:59
In Reply to: Re: John C Cargill in Texas in 1850 by Joan E. Rambo of 65481

The John Cargile listed in Titus County, Texas, in the 1880 census is shown to have been born about 1815 in South Carolina and married to Julia Ann Montgomery, born about 1837 in Mississippi. Julia was the mother of two children listed on that census, Lewis M Cargile, born about 1878, and another son born about 1880. The other two children shown on the 1880 census were the children of John and Lucy B Hillard, who was born about 1832 in Kentucky and who died in October of 1868. This John Cargile in Titus County is listed elsewhere as John R Cargile. As to Lafayette and Napoleon's giving their father's birthplace as Georgia, I have found several times that children listed where a parent grew up or resided before moving to Texas, rather than the actual location of birth. John C Cargill may well have been born in South Carolina, then moved to Georgia and reared there, and then even moved to Alabama, since that is where Natalie said she was born in the 1850 Panola County census. There are really only three relatively minor (for early census data) reasons to think this John Cargile is not the same person as John C Cargill, the spelling of the last name, the different middle initial, and the two-year difference in birth years. If these two citings are the same John Cargill, then he was married at least three times, not that unusual for frontier Texas when wives often succumbed to difficulties with pregnancy and childbirth. When I first ran across John R Cargile, I hoped he was the one I was looking for, but I've since decided maybe not. There is also a John C Cargill who married Sarah R Vernon in Avoyelles, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, October 1838, but he is probably of the Cornelieus Cargill line and probably not born in South Carolina. I need to find John C Cargill before 1850 and between 1850 and 1880, but I don't even know where to look. If he was still in Texas, he wasn't in Panola County or Brazos County. If anyone has a idea, I would appreciate it. Thanks, William Pack


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