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Re: Jerry Metcalf (died in shelby co., 1877)
Posted by: Doug Corbin (ID *****6402) Date: July 28, 2010 at 18:16:52
In Reply to: Jerry Metcalf (died in shelby co., 1877) by mitch baker of 65474

I'm not related, just trying to help.

From looking at the family trees on Ancestry there are a lot of other researchers stuck on who Jerry's parents were.

Here are a few records I found.

Groom's Name: Jerry Metcalf
Groom's Birth Date: 1833
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 23
Bride's Name: Sarah Gullick
Bride's Birth Date: 1838
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 18
Marriage Date: 14 Dec 1856
Marriage Place: , Jefferson, Arkansas
Source Film Number: 983664
Reference Number: bk 2 p 241
Collection: Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944

1880 United States Federal Census
Census Place Precinct 2, Shelby, Texas
Page Number 37D
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Sarah MEDCALF Self W Female W 46 MS Keep House AL AL
Wesley J. MEDCALF Son Male W 16 TX Farming TN MS
Jane M. MEDCALF Dau Female W 14 TX Home TN MS
John S. MEDCALF Son S Male W 12 TX Farming TN MS
Ida MEDCALF Dau S Female W 10 TX TN MS
William F. MEDCALF Son S Male W 7 TX TN MS
James MEDCALF Son S Male W 5 TX TN MS
Julia A. MEDCALF Dau S Female W 3 TX TN MS
Noel THOMAS Other S Male B 27 TX Farm Hand GA GA

Jerry and Sarah are buried in the Biggar Cemetery in Shelby Co, TX.

Jerry Metcalf 1827 05-1877 Husb. of Sarah Metcalf
Sarah Metcalf 07-01-1838 02-06-1915

The 1880 census I found says that Jerry was born in Tennessee and the marriage record gives his birth year as 1833. Here's a Jeremiah Metcalf that you should check out.

1850 United States Federal Census
District12, Fayette Co, Tennessee
John Metcalf 54? m farmer born NC
Frances Metcalf 50 f born SC
Mary M Metcalf 23 f born TN
Jeremiah Metcalf 19 m born TN
Hugh H Metcalf 15 m born TN

In 1860 John and Frances Metcalf were in Saline Co, AR, which is located just northwest of Jefferson Co where Jerry and Sarah were married. John and Frances Metcalf's daughter, Mary, is living next door with her husband, James W. McFarlin. I can't find Jeremiah in 1860. There's a marriage from 1861 in Saline Co for a Houston B Metcalf that is probably Hugh.

1860 United States Federal Census
Calvert, Saline Co, Arkansas
John Medcalf 61 m farmer born NC
Frances Medcalf 54 f born SC
(living next door)
James W. McFarlin 38 m farmer born AL
Mary McFarlin 33 f born TN
Sarah J. McFarlin 3 f born AR
John M. McFarlin 1 m born AR
Eliza J. McFarlin 1m? f born AR
Mary White? 15 f laborer born TN

In 1870 the widowed Frances Metcalf was living with James and Mary McFarlan in Grant Co, AR.

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