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Deatherage Family - Lived along Clark's Creek during the Civil War
Posted by: David Deatherage (ID *****5673) Date: June 17, 2011 at 17:40:38
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My great grand father, Matthew Henry Deatherage, and his family lived south of Ararat on land along Clark's Creek where the Long Branch empties into Clark.

The Patrick Co. census of 1860 shows the family (#106) :

Deatherage William        54       M
Deatherage Elizabeth A.        53       F
Deatherage Hester C.        21       F (Kate)
Deatherage Ruth J.        19       F
Deatherage Mathew H.        17       M
Deatherage Pleasant S.H.        16       M (Sampson)
Deatherage Mary V.        14       F
Deatherage John G.        12       M
Deatherage Minerva A.        9       F (Anna)

Living next door was Merideth Pell,34, and Susannah (Deatherage) Pell; Susannah, 25, was the oldest daughter of William and Elizabeth.

Matthew was the only son to survive the Civil War; Sampson H. Deatherage was killed at Charleston, WV on 13 Sept 1862 and the youngest son, John was captured near Winchester on 13 Sept 1864 and died in the federal prisoner at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio on 23 Jan 1865.

After the war, Matthew and several Deatherage cousins moved to Moniteau County Missouri and settled there. All the daughters of the family stayed in Patrick County.

Mary Victoria Deatherage married Richard Hendricks and Anna Avoy Deatherage married Andrew Jasper Scales. Kate never married but owned land along Clarks Creek up until 1921. I'm sure she is buried somewhere around there (probably Center Church cemetery) but, I've never found a marked grave for her. Ruth just disappears from any record that I can find after the 1880 census.

The daughters that married all had large families; I've met descendants of Susanna Pell and Mary Hendricks. I have a lot of 4th cousins in Patrick County.

I have received some family history from Jean Hendricks Rehberg but, am still trying to fill in the blanks on families of the other sisters.

Any cousins out there that might have any information about these families - please drop me a line.

Dave Deatherage

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