Friday, January 31, 2014

Elizabeth Ware McCammon

Scan of tintype of woman identified as Elizabeth  Ware McCammon, by members of her daughter Lena McCammon  Phipps' family.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

LENA LEONA MCCAMMON SAID TO BE AGE 5 CA 1879



ELIZABETH WARE MCCAMMON, PRESUMABLY TAKEN AT SAME TIME AS THAT OF HER DAUGHTER LENA


COLLAGE OF SUSIE CAROLINE MCCAMMON ARCHER AT 2 AGES
PEARL MCCAMMON FREEZE (DAUGHTER OF MATHEW AND MARY ANN BUTCHER PALMER AND MATHEW MCCAMMON) AND MATHEW MCCAMMON
MATHEW ALEXANDER MCCAMMON 1846-1892 DATE UNKNOWN

NOTES AND THOUGHTS ON ABOVE

NOTES ON THE ABOVE :
#5 SUSIE’S - I HAVE NOT HEARD THESE AGES. THE AGES AT THE TIME OF THE DIVORCE WERE 8 MONTHS AND 2 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS. WHEN THEY WERE LIVING IN WRIGHT COUNTY (PRESUMABLY RIGHT BEFORE THEIR MOTHER DIED, IF THE AGE LENA STATED WHEN THEY CAME TO TEXAS IS CORRECT) THEY WERE 6 AND 8.

#5 LENA -- I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE ANY HOWELLS FROM FT. WORTH THAT APPEAR TO HAVE MOVED TO VAN ZANDT COUNTY, THAT WAS THE WATER COMMISSIONER. LENA WAS TO HAVE LIVED WITH A HOWELL FAMILY THAT HAD A DAUGHTER LIVING THERE BY THE NAME OF MATTIE. THE JOHN HOWELL FAMILY THAT LIVED IN VAN ZANDT CO. DID HAVE A DAUGHTER NAMED MATTIE IN IT. THIS HOWEVER IS THE FAMILY THAT APPEARS TO HAVE COME DIRECTLY TO VAN ZANDT CO. WHEN THEY CAME TO TEXAS.

#7 SUSIE -- FATHER RAN OFF WITH MOTHER’S SISTER---- ONLY STORY I HAD HEARD WAS THAT GRANDMA ARCHER SAID HER DAD WENT TO WORK ONE DAY AND DIDN’T COME BACK.

I HAVE, ALTHOUGH NOT TOTALLY DISCOUNTED, WONDERED ABOUT THE INFORMATION THAT HAD BEEN GIVEN BY LENA. AT THE TIME OF THE DIVORCE IN 1875 SHE WAS LESS THAT A YEAR OLD. PRESUMABLY, BUT NOT NECESSARILY, ELIZABETH AND THE GIRLS MOVED TO WRIGHT COUNTY NOT LONG AFTER THE DIVORCE. ALSO, IF THE MATHEW IN THE 1880 CENSUS IN ARKANSAS IS HIM, HIS DAUGHTERS AGES BEING 1 AND 2, WOULD HAVE PUT HIM GONE FROM THE AREA BY AT LEAST 1877 AND SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN 3 OR UNDER. REMEMBERING THE RED HAIR I CAN SEE BUT NOT THAT HE BROKE HORSES FOR A LIVING (UNLESS OF COURSE IT WAS MENTION LATER).
SUSIE BEING 2 YEARS OLDER WOULD MAKE YOU THINK SHE WOULD HAVE KNOWN MORE THAN WHAT SHE HAD TOLD. HER WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO HER FATHER MAKES ME BELIEVE THAT SHE DIDN’T KNOW THE STORY AND THAT MAKES IT SEEM LESS LIKELY LENA DID.

THE STORY OF SUSIE TELLING LENA THAT THEIR FATHER HAD NOT DIED BUT RAN OFF WITH THEIR MOTHER’S SISTER MAKES NO SENSE TO ME. IF ELIZABETH’S FAMILY HAD DISOWNED HER WHERE DID HER SISTER COME INTO PLAY? THEY WERE MARRIED IN PHELPS COUNTY AND MOVED TO HOWELL ---- DID HER FAMILY FOLLOW HER FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON? IS THE LADY HE’S MARRIED TO IN THE 1880 CENSUS HER SISTER? THIS THOUGH SEEMS UNLIKELY SINCE HER NAME APPEARS TO BE ELIZ.

NOTES FROM ELNA KING

Susie's History Lena's History Research/Conclusions 1 Mother's name Elizabeth Ware, Father's name Mathew McCamearn/McCammon Mother's name Elizabeth Ware, Father's name Mathew McCameron Marriage record 1871 Phelps County, Missouri: Lisabeth Ware & Mathew McAmmon--middle of the state of Missosuri. 2 Elizabeth's family was on a wagon train when she met Mathew. Elizabeth's family were Quakers and when Elizabeth and Mathew decided to marry Elizabeth's father told her is she married him not to come back to the wagon train. Kaye: 1-28-2010 I spoke with Les Ware in Arkansas who is doing Ware genealogy. He said that his Wares were from Tennessee and they were Quakers. If Elizabeth did marry outside of the Quaker faith she would have been disowned. 3 Mathew had red hair and broke horses Elizabeth, Susie, Lena living in Wright County, Missouri on 1880 census 4 When Suzie was about 5 and her sister was about 3 their mother died. The sister went to live with nieghbors and then they were split and sent to other neighbors. Susie came to Texas and lived with a Campbell/Kimball/Kimbrell family. Mother died and Lena was placed in home of a Howell family in Fort Worth, Texas. They were people of status, banking business. Name of husband was John Howell. Death certificates for Lena and Susie give dates of birth for Lena 1874 and Susie 1872. Both born in Missouri. John Howell and probably Sarah E were the people that Lena lived with. Susie married 1890 in Bosque County, Texas. John Howell was the man who took Lena in. Lena married Hadley Phipps in Van Zandt County in 1891. Her maiden name on certificate was McCameron. 5 Susie and Lena's Uncle Joe was coming to get the girls, not sure if it was before Elizabeth died or after, but he died in route. Found a Joseph Ware in Wright County, Missouri in 1880 census. Wife was Margarett J. Could be 6 Father ran off with mother's sister. Was told father died by sister. No evidence of either, as yet, can not find Mathew on census 1880, 1900, etc nor grave site 7 Susie's husband put ad in Dallas newspaper to find Lena. Lena and Susie had lost contact for 16 years. Had to be after 1890. 8 Were reunited per ad 9 Teddy Archer, Susie's daughter, took Susie to Benton County, Arkansas to visit Elizabeth's grave. Thought Shiloh Cemetery Elizabeth died and was buried by Shiloh Church and cemetery. Not far from Poplar Bluff, Butler County. Missouri There is a Shiloh Cemetery in Benton County, Arkansas, but not near Bella Vista. It is near Siloam Springs. Have not found grave for Elizabeth 10 When Hadley and Lena were newly weds a red-headed man approached Hadley in Fort Worth while Lena was shopping and Hadley was waiting for her in the wagon. The man asked if Hadley was the man who married Lena McCammon and he said that he was. He red headed man asked if she was happy. When told that she was he said that was all he wanted to know and left. This had to be in 1891-1892 as they were newlyweds. I don't think that Hadley and Lena ever left Van Zandt County; the Howells didn't. I am not sure that the redheaded man was seen in Fort Worth. Seems odd that Hadley and Lena would go all the way to Fort Worth to shop in the early 1890's. 11 Jo Ann remembered the Howell man's name was John. She remembered the name "Aunt Mattie" and a picture of Bessie that Lena sketched when Bessie was young. John Howell was married 3 times, Elizabeth Proctor Spencer, Sarah E Trimble (Trimble I think is a married name) and Mattie A. He married Elizabeth probably in Alabama and they came to Van Zandt County before 1860. Elizabeth died in 1875, buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Kaufman County. John married Sarah E Trimble in 1875. She dies after 1880. He is married to Mattie by 1900. 1910 Mattie's daughter, Bessie is living with them. Bessie was the daughter of Walter Benjamin Thompson. I think Mattie and Walter divorced. Bessie married Ben D Shannon and had a son, Howell, in 1912. She commiteed suicide by mercury poisoning in 1939

NOTES ON LENA LEONA MCCAMMON PHIPPS

THESE ARE NOTES FROM ELNA KING



Notes for LENA LEONA MCCAMERON:

According to her granddaughter, Jo Ann Schulze, she came to Texas on a wagon train when she was 7 years of age. Her mother died in Shilo, Missouri and Lena was adopted by her aunt and uncle, the Howells. They lived in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Howell became the water commissioner. She lived a very good life with the Howells and was often on the society pages of the newspaper. Lena's older sister did not fare as well, she was adopted by a farm family, who worked her very hard. She became very bitter, mean, and spiteful. Lena did not have much contact with her sister for about 16 years and then they finally were reunited. When they were, Lena learned the truth about her father and then all of the pieces began to fit together including and a chance encounter her husband, Hadley, had had with a gentleman on the street in Fort Worth. Lena's, Jo Ann's grandmother, was a McCameron (the family always pronounced it Macammon). All that Lena remembered about her father was that he had flaming red hair and broke horses. She had been told that he died before her mother did. Lena's sister had told her "no, he did not die." " He ran away to Texas with her mother's sister (their aunt)" Her sister also told her that their mother knew she was dying and was trying to join her family on the wag train to Texas in the hope of finding her husband and their father so he could give the girls a home after she died. Hadley, Lena's husband, told of sitting in the wagon outside a store in Fort Worth while Lena did some shopping when a man with flaming red hair approached him and asked him if he was the man who had married Lena McCameron? Hadley said that he was and the man asked, "Is she happy?" Hadley, the newly wedded groom, said yes. The man then answered, "Thai’s all I wanted to know." and with a tip of his hat he disappeared into the crowd. Jo Ann surmised that Lena's father kept up with her through the Fort Worth newspaper society pages or a mutual acquaintance. Lena never ever saw him. (Story relayed by Jo Ann Murray Schulze)

Lena McCameron was raised by her aunt and uncle after her mother died. They were named Howell and lived in Fort Worth, Texas.

Additional notes for Lena L. McCameron Phipps ancestors: from Jo Ann Schultz

Grandma did not call them "aunt" and "uncle", but "Mr. Howell" and "Mrs. Howell". They had a daughter who committed suicide at about age 16. Her name was "Betsy"......unrequited love. Grandma said Mr.

Howell was the first water commissioner for Ft. Worth and had the first bathtub with running water. When he and his family moved to Wills Point, about sometime after 1884 he was the banker (maybe owner) for First National Bank, Wills Point. They lived on 7th St. in Ft. Worth. He went to Ft. Worth (the wagon train) around 1880....it would be the year of my great grandmother's death certificate. I believe his name was John Howell. Grandma said Ft. Worth was still a fort when they went there. She said they could see the army tents for days (when they topped a hill) before they got there. I am sure he is buried at White Rose Cemetary in Ft. Worth....close to my grandparents' graves. After Mama was born in 1905 and they wanted to take the baby and raise her "properly" and my grandparents refused

(Naturally) I don't think they ever spoke to Grandma again. She was disowned and abandoned by that family.

More about LENA LEONA MCCAMERON:

Burial: 16 Dec 1968, White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt, Texas

MCCAMMONS IN TEXAS




MORE MCCAMMONS IN CALLAHAN CO





MCCAMMONS IN CALLAHAN CO., TX





Wednesday, November 9, 2011





1882 -- 1896




FEBRUARY 29, 1884 MATHEW ALEXANDER MCCAMMON AND MARY ANN BUTCHER PALMER WERE MARRIED IN WEST PLAINS, HOWELL CO., MO.


12-9-1884 SARAH HOWELL DIED AND IS BURIED IN COCHRAN CHAPEL CEMETERY, DALLAS, DALLAS CO., TX


1886 MATHEW AND MARY ANN'S DAUGHTER PEARL BORN

12-21-1887 JESSE LEE MCCAMMON (NEWPHEW OF MATHEW A) MARRIED NANCY C MAY CALLAHAN CO., TX

THE BAIRD WEEKLY STARTHURSDAY DECEMBER 29, 1887VOLUME 1 NUMBER 4

MR. LEE MCCAMMON AND MISS NANCY MAY WERE MARRIED ON WEDNESDAY THE 21ST INST.

THE STAR EXTENDS CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAPPY COUPLE.

1888 MATHEW AND MARY ANN'S DAUGHTER MINNIE I BORN

AUGUST 21, 1890 SUSIE AND EDWIN "TED" ARCHER MARRIED IN BOSQUE CO., TX



1891 MATHEW AND MARY ANN'S DAUGHTER EMMA BORN

APRIL 26, 1891 LENA AND HADLEY PHIPPS MARRIED IN VAN ZANDT CO., TX

CA 1891-1892 IT IS SAID WHEN LENA AND HADLEY WERE NEWLYWEDS THEY WERE SHOPPING IN FORT WORTH. WHILE

HADLEY WAITED IN THE WAGON FOR HER, HE WAS APPROACHED BY A MAN WITH RED HAIR WHO ASKED IF

HE WAS MARRIED TO LENA MCCAMMON. HADLEY REPLIED, YES. THE MAN ASKED IF SHE WAS HAPPY, WHEN

TOLD SHE WAS HE SAID THAT WAS ALL HE WANTED TO KNOW AND LEFT.

THIS STORY HAS BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO BEING MATHEW. ALTHOUGH THAT MAY BE A POSSIBILITY THERE ARE OTHERS.

IN 1870 THE WIDOW AND CHILDREN OF MATHEW A'S BROTHER JESSE WERE LIVING IN THE AREA. IN 1929 ONE SON
DIED IN TARRANT CO. I BELIEVE, SINCE NO AGE WAS EVER GIVEN FOR THE MAN, THAT IT WAS QUITE POSSIBLY ONE OF

MATHEW'S RELATIVES LIVING IN THE AREA. OF COURSE THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT THEY HAD LET MATHEW KNOW WHERE LENA WAS AND HE CAME TO CHECK ON HER BUT BEING THEY WERE LIVING IN VAN ZANDT COUNTY I THINK THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LONG SHOT.

8-11-1892 ...I find an old article on Matthew A that states...Matthew A McCammon living 4 miles from town died last night. He will be buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.



In the cemetery book,

Matthew A. McCammon, husband of Mary A. 46 years 8-10-1892 Langston Howell Valley Cemetery.


12-16-1896 J N (?ISAAC NEWTON) MCCAMMON AND DOLLIE CRUTCHFIELD MARRIED IN CALLAHAN CO., TX

ALTHOUGH INDEXED AS J. N. I BELIEVE THIS IS PROBABLY I. N. THE YOUNGER BROTHER OF JESSE LEE

LIFE AFTER ELIZABETH

CA 1881 LENA WAS SENT TO LIVE WITH A FAMILY NAMED HOWELL THAT LIVED IN WILLS POINT, VAN ZANDT CO., TX. THEY WERE SAID TO BE FAMILY AND WAS HER AUNT AND UNCLE. THE MAN'S NAME WAS JOHN, THE WIFE'S NAME MATTIE AND SHE HAD A DAUGHTER NAMED BESSIE FROM ANOTHER MARRIAGE. (John Howell was married 3 times, Elizabeth Proctor Spencer, Sarah E Trimble (Trimble I think is a married name) and Mattie A. He married Elizabeth probably in Alabama and they came to Van Zandt County before 1860. Elizabeth died in 1875, buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Kaufman County. John married Sarah E Trimble in 1875. She dies after 1880. He is married to Mattie by 1900. 1910 Mattie's daughter, Bessie is living with them. Bessie was the daughter of Walter Benjamin Thompson. I think Mattie and Walter divorced. Bessie married Ben D Shannon and had a son, Howell, in 1912. She committed suicide by mercury poisoning in 1939)

ACCORDING TO LENA'S FAMILY SHE HAD SAID SHE CAME TO TEXAS WHEN SHE WAS 7 YEARS OLD. SHE SAID SHE REMEMBERED COMING OVER A RISE AND SEEING THE TENTS IN FORT WORTH.

ACCORDING TO LENA'S FAMILY SHE HAD BEEN TAKEN IN BY A HOWELL FAMILY THAT LIVED IN FT. WORTH AND HE THE 1ST WATER COMMISS-IONER AND WAS TO HAVE BEEN IN THE BANKING PROFESSION. SHE WAS SAID TO BEEN A DEBUTANTE AND IN THE PAPERS QUITE OFTEN. HOWEVER, THE FAMILY WITH A WIFE MATTIE AND STEP DAUGHTER BESSIE, APPEARS TO HAVE MOVED DIRECTLY TO VAN ZANDT COUNTY WHEN THEY CAME TO TEXAS AND HE WAS ALWAYS LISTED AS A FARMER.

SUSIE LIVED IN BOSQUE COUNTY WITH A FARM FAMILY WITH A NAME SIMILAR TO KIMBRELL (CAMPBELL, KIMBELL). SHE WAS PRETTY MUCH TREATED LIKE A SLAVE.

ELIZABETH DIES

BET 06-1880 AND 1882 ELIZABETH DIED PLACE UNKNOWN. ACCORDING TO SUSIE, HER MOTHER WAS BURIED RIGHT INSIDE ARKANSAS. POSSIBLY NEAR BUENA VISTA. SHE WAS TAKEN THERE TO VISIT HER MOTHER'S GRAVE BY HER DAUGHTER TEDDIE AND SON BOYCE. THE EXACT PLACE IS NOT KNOW. ACCORDING TO LENA, SHE DIED AND WAS BURIED BY THE SHILO CHURCH AND CEMETERY NEAR POPLAR BLUFF, BUTLER CO., MO. THERE IS A SHILO CHURCH AND CEMETERY SEVERAL MILES FROM POPLAR BLUFF

FAMILY LORE FROM SUSIE'S FAMILY IS THAT ELIZABETH AND THE GIRLS WERE LIVING IN THE OZARKS. ONE DAY ELIZABETH WAS AT THE CREEK, DOING THE WASH, WHEN SHE GOT SICK AND DIED. THEIR UNCLE JOE WAS COMING, FROM UP NORTH, TO GET THEM WHEN HE HAD A HEART ATTACK ON THE TRAIN AND DIED. IF THIS IS HER BROTHER, I HAVE NOT LOCATED HIM IN ANY PREVIOUS OR SUBSEQUENT CENSUSES. IF THIS IS HER BROTHER AND SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY THAT WAS IN MACON COUNTY IN 1860 IS JOSEPH THE BROTHER THAT IS LISTED AS CUSHMAN? THIS JOSEPH WOULD BE THE SAME AGE AS WHAT CUSHMAN WOULD HAVE BEEN. WHETHER OR NOT THE UNCLE THAT WAS COMING TO GET THE GIRLS WAS A MEMBER OF THE MCCAMMON OR WARE FAMILY IS NOT KNOWN. AS YET, I HAVE NOT LOCATED ANY JOE OR JOSEPHS IN THE MCCAMMON FAMILY. IF SHE WAS DISOWNED BY HER FAMILY IT, TOO WOULD SEEM UNLIKELY THAT SHE WOULD HAVE MADE CONTACT WITH THEM, ANY MORE THAN THE MCCAMMONS. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SHE MOVED TO WRIGHT COUNTY KNOWING SHE HAD FAMILY THERE? DID SHE AND HER BROTHER RECONNECT?




THE CEMETERY IN WHICH LENA STATED HER MOTHER WAS BURIED IS LOCATED IN THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF BUTLER COUNTY. I QUESTION THIS MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION OF THE COUNTY (SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MISSOURI) AND WHERE SHE WAS LIVING IN 1880 - WRIGHT COUNTY IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE. IF SHE WAS TRYING TO MAKE IT TO TEXAS TO TAKE THE GIRLS TO MATHEW (I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE HIM IN TEXAS UNLESS HE WAS VISITING RELATIVES) THEN WHY WOULD SHE HAVE BEEN IN THE TOTAL OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF WHERE SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN HEADED. I KNOW OF NO REASONABLE EXPLAINATION OF WHY SHE WOULD HAVE GONE THAT POTION OF THE STATE. I WOULD ASSUME SHE WAS INDIGENT AND WAS IN APPARENTLY POOR HEALTH SO IT WOULD SEEM UNLIKELY SHE WOULD GO ELSEWHERE WITH TWO YOUNG GIRLS IN TOW. IF HE WERE STILL IN JACKSON CO. AND SHE WAS GOING THERE TO TAKE HIM THE GIRLS, BUTLER COUNTY WOULD STILL HAVE BEEN TOO FAR EAST.

IF ELIZABETH’S GRAVE WAS IN BENTON CO., AR, IT WOULD SEEM MORE LIKELY IF, AS THE STORY GOES THAT SHE WAS ON HER WAY TO TEXAS TO FIND MATHEW



1880 WRIGHT CO., MO CENSUS

06-11-1880 HARTVILLE, WRIGHT CO., MO CENSUS HAS ELIZABETH MCAMMON (31) SUSAN C (7) AND LENAH (5)

06-11/12-1880 ?VAN BUREN, WRIGHT CO., MO CENSUS JOSEPH (29) AND MARGARETT J (31) WARE


I QUESTION IF THE ABOVE JOSEPH WARE IS POSSIBLY A REALTIVE OF ELIZABETH’S. THE AGE WOULD BE THAT OF POSSIBLY A BROTHER OR COUSIN.

1875 -- 1880 JACKSON CO., AR CENSUS


3-13-1875 ELIZABETH PROCTOR SPENCER HOWELL DIED AND BURIED IN CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY KAUFMAN CO., TX

BETWEEN 03-1875 AND 06-1880 ELIZABETH AND GIRLS MOVED TO HARTVILLE, WRIGHT CO., MO

9-27-1875 JOHN HOWELL MARRIED SARAH A TRIMBLE

1880 HAVE NOT FOUND MATHEW A. IN THE CENSUS FOR MISSOURI.

06-05/07-1880 THERE IS HOWEVER A MATHEW MCCAMMON IN BIRD, JACKSON CO., AR LIVING WITH A WIFE (LOOKS LIKE) ELIZ. AND DAUGHTERS BELL AND LATHEN



THIS I BELIEVE IS A THIRD MARRIAGE FOR MATHEW. HIS GREAT GRANDAUGHTER, JENNIFER FREEZE HAD NOTED THEY KNEW HE HAD BEEN MARRIED SEVERAL TIMES. I HAVE AS YET FOUND A MATHEW IN THE 1880 CENSUS THAT COULD BE HIM OTHER THAN THIS ONE. HE STATED HE WAS BURN IN KENTUCKY, WHICH I HAVE SEEN AS HIS BIRTH PLACE BEFORE.

TRANSCRIPT OF DIVORCE



TRANSCRIPT OF ABOVE DIVORCE

State of Missouri } In The Howell
County of Howell} Circuit Court April Term 1876

Elizabeth McCammon }
VS } Petition for Divorce
Mathew McCammon }


Plaintiff states that on the 22nd Day of October A.D. 1875 (SIC ACTUAL DATE 1871), in the County Of Phelps and State of Missouri she was lawfully married to defendant, that plaintiff continued to live with de- fendant as his wife, from and after the day and year aforesaid, until the 25th day of February, 1875. that during
all that time plaintiff faithfully de-meaned herself and discharged all her duties as the wife of defendant and at all times treated him with kind ness and affection; but the said defend ant wholly disregarding all the duties of a husband to plaintiff, has treated plain tiff in such a cruel and barbarous manner as to endanger her life, in this, that at diverse times defendant has, while in a fit of rage and passion struck plain tiff on the head with his fist and at one time he struck plaintiff on


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the head violently with a quart cup
Plaintiff further states that de fendant has offered her such indigni ties as to render her condition in life in tolerable, in that, defendant has failed to provide plaintiff with sufficient xxxxxx clothing to protect her from the advirsities
of the weather, defendant has repeatedly gone off and left plaintiff for days and weeks at a time and xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx while she was almost blind with the sore eyes, without sufficient food to keep herself and children from starvation, no
wood to keep her warm.

Plaintiff further states that there was from said marriage two children, both of tender years, one a female now aged three years and the other a female, now aged 7 months. Plaintiff states that she has resided within this State one whole year next before the filing of this petition. Plain- tiff further states that the said defendant is seized and possessed of personal estate and money to the value of ($200)
two hundred dollars, and that she is wholly without the means to prosecute this suit and to support herself during the proceeding. The plaintiff


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Therefore, prays to be divorced from the bonds of matrimony contracted as afore- said with defendant, that she may have the care and custody of her said infant children and that the court will afford to her such support and maintenance
out of the property of said defendant and for such time as the nature of the case and the circumstances of the parties may require, and if necessary, compell the defendant to give security for such maintenance, and to make such further
orders, from time to time, touching the same, as may be just, and such other orders & judgments touching this presumed
as may be proper.

Elizabeth McCammon Plaintiff


This affiant, the plaintiff, makes oath & says that the facts stated in the above pe- tition are true according to the best knowledge and belief of plaintiff, and that The complaint is not made out of levity or by collusion, fear or restraint, between the plaintiff and the defendant, for the mere purpose of being separated from each other, but the sincerity & truth for the causes mentioned in the petition.

Elizabeth McCammon


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Elizabeth McCammon Plaintiff
Against
Mathew McCammon Defendant
In the Circuit Court
of Howell County, Missouri
April Term AD 1875

Defendant for answer to the petition of plaintiff, admits that he was married to the plaintiff and lived with her as her husband during the time, and as, stated in the Plaintiffs petition. Denies that during the time plaintiff lived with defendant as his wife she faithfully demeaned herself and discharged all her duties as the wife of defendant and at all times treated defendant with kindness and affection. Denies that defendant disregarded his duties as the husband of plaintiff. Denies that he treated plaintiff in such a cruel and barbarous manner as to endanger her life, or that defendant whilst in a fit of rage and passion struck plaintiff on the head with his fist or at any time

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or place he ever struck plaintiff with a quart cup or any thing whatever.

Denies that he offered any in dignities to plaintiff such as to render her condition in life intolerable or that defendant failed to provide for plaintiff the necessaries of life or that he left plaintiff for days and weeks at a time and whilst she almost blind with the sore eyes, without sufficient food to keep plaintiff and chil dren from starvation or failed to keep wood to keep plaintiff and children warm. Denies that defendant is seized and possessed of personal property to the amount of $200. Denies that plaintiff is entitled to alimony out of any estate of defendant or that she is entitled to support and maintenance during the pendency of this action. Denies that on account of the matters stated in the petition plaintiff ought to be divorced from the bond of matrimony entered Into between plaintiff and


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Defendant or that plaintiff is entitled to any judgment or decree whatever against defendant.
And further answering states that during all the time defendant lived with plaintiff as her husband he treated her with kindness and affection and provided for her and defend ants children all suitable and necessary food and clothing
in proportion to the station of defen dant in life. That plaintiff wholly disregarded her duties as a
kind and affectionate wife, was possessed of violent and Unfavorable temper and con stantly quarreled at defendant.

That plaintiff was slovenly about her household affairs and would not keep her children clean or decent although often importuned to do so by defendant. That plaintiff was possessed of a violently jealous disposition and was constantly throwing up to defen dant that he had sexual intercourse with other women and was always falsely accusing defendant


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of criminal connection with other women so that defendant had no peace of mind. That plaintiff never had a kind word for defendant when he would come home worn out with fatigue and labor but always treated him unkindly and had harsh words for him and offered many other and further disparities to defendant such as to render his condition in life intolerable and wholly unbearable.

Defendant admits that the children were born of the marriage as stated but he avers and states that she is totally unqualified to have the care and custody of said infant children.

Therefore defendant prays to be divorced from the bonds of matrimony contracted as aforesaid between plaintiff and defendant and that he may have the care and custody of his said infant children and for such other and further relief as the court shall deem proper in the process?.

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McCown for Defendant

This affiant , the defendant, being duly sworn says that the facts stated in the above petition are true according to the best knowledge and belief of defendant and that the complaint is not made out of levity or by collusion, fear or restraint between plaintiff and defendant for the mere purpose of being separated from each other but in sincerity and truth for the causes mentioned in his answer and that defendant has resided one whole year in this state next before filing his answer and cross bill.


Mathew McCammon defendant,
Subscribed & sworn to before
me this 8th of March 1875.

Wm. H. McCown
Notary Public, Howell Co M






DO NOT HAVE IF THE DIVORCE WAS FINALIZED BUT PRESUMABLY IT WAS IF THE MATHEW LIVING IN JACKSON CO., AR IN 1880 IS MATHEW ALEXANDER

MAHULDA BUTCHER SUBPOENA

03-09-1875 SUBPEONA ISSUED TO MAHULDA BURRIS (MAHULDA SNOW BUTCHER BURRIS), JOHN MONTGOMERY, EMALINE PALMER, SARAH SMITTLE AND BARNETT COFFEE TO TESTIFY FOR MATHEW

WRIT OF EXEC., SUBPOENAS IN DIVORCE

05-06-1875 SUBPEONA ISSUED TO N C BERRY (TOWN DOCTOR) TO TESTIFY FOR ELIZABETH


ELIZABETH HAD BROUGHT UP ISSUES OF ABUSE SO THE TOWN DOCTOR TESTIFYING ON HER BEHALF SEEMS TO LEAD SOME CREDENCE TO THIS STORY.

Monday, November 7, 2011

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1872 - 1875 DIVORCE OF ELIZABETH AND MATHEW

CA1872 ANNUAL SETTLEMENTS ARE RECORDED IN HOWELL CO MARTHA J BUTCHER, ET AL, MINORS -- TOBIAS BURRIS GUARDIAN THOMAS BUTCHER, ET AL, MINORS --- JOHN A CHAPIN GUARDIAN
07-27-1872 DAUGHTER SUSAN “SUSIE” CAROLINE BORN IN HOWELL CO., MO.

07-12-1874 DAUGHTER LENA LEONA BORN IN HOWELL CO., MO.

03-24-1875 PETITION FOR DIVORCE, ELIZABETH MCCAMMON VS MATHEW MCCAMMON, FILED IN HOWELL CO., MO

MARRIAGE OF MATHEW AND ELIZABETH

NOTES ON ELIZABETH: ACCORDING TO LENA, HER MOTHER WAS ON A WAGON TRAIN WHEN SHE AND MATHEW MET. SHE WAS SAID TO BE A QUAKER. WHEN SHE WENT TO MARRY OUTSIDE OF THE FAITH SHE WAS DISOWNED BY THE FAMILY.

10-22-1871 MARRIAGE BETWEEN MATHEW MCAMON AND LISBETH WARE IN PHELPS CO., MO.

1870 HOWELL CO MO MATHEW #1


06-29-1870 HOWELL, HOWELL CO., MO HOUSE/FAMILY 51/50 MATHEW MCCAMMON 75; WIFE LUCINDA 32 AND HER SON NEWTON BOLES 13
HOUSE/FAMILY 54/53 JAMES MCCAMMON 50; WIFE MARY E. 35; DAUGHTER MARY E 13; DAUGHTER NANCY J 13; DAUGHTER LILLY SON JAMES M 9 AND DAUGHTER FRANCES J 7; DAUGHTER SARAH 5; SON GEORGE W 3; DAUGHTER POLLY C 1 AND ANDREW BLEDSOE 20


1870 HOWELL CO MO MATHEW (SON OF JAMES)

07-20-1870 MATHEW MCCAMMON (SON OF JAMES); WIFE JANE LAFOON MCCAMMON; SON JAMES M
I HAVE BEEN ASKED WHY THIS MATHEW IS NOT, IN MY CONSIDERATION, THE FATHER OF SUSIE AND LENA. THIS
MATHEW IS ACCOUNTABLE IN ALL CENSUS YEARS FROM THE TIME OF BIRTH UNTIL HIS DEATH. HE MARRIED AND STAYED MARRIED TO JANE LAFOON. THERE WERE POLYGAMIST GROUPS IN THE OZARKS BUT BY NO ACCOUNTS WAS THIS MATHEW EVER "GONE" FOR LONG LENGTHS OF TIME.

1870 VAN ZANDT CO TX HOWELL

7-28-1870 CANTON POST OFFICE, VAN ZANDT CO., TX IS THE FOLLOWING HOUSEHOLD JOHN HOWELL 42; ELIZABETH 39; BENNETT 14; ROBERT 11; SPENCER 8; DON? 5 AND HENRY 1

1870 / 1870 MAHULDA BUTCHER BURRIS CENSUS

THIS IS THE WIDOW OF JESSE E MCCAMMON, OLDER BROTHER TO MATHEW A. HUNT COUNTY IS LOCATED BETWEEN VAN ZANDT CO. (WHERE LENA ENDED UP) AND DALLAS/TARRANT COUNTIES, TO THE NORTH A BIT.

BEFORE 6-28-1870 MARY ANN BUTCHER MARRIED ELIHU PALMER

THIS AGAIN SEEMS PROOF THAT THE MAHULDA BURRIS, THAT WAS LISTED AS A WITNESS FOR MATHEW IN THE DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS IN 1875, WAS THE STEP MOTHER OF LUCYNTHA BUTCHER AND THE MOTHER OF MARY ANN BUTCHER PALMER THAT WAS THE LAST WIFE OF MATHEW A. AFTER THE DEATH OF GEORGE BUTCHER SHE MARRIED TOBIAS BURRIS, WHO IS GUARDIAN OF SOME OF HER MINOR CHILDREN.

6-28-1870 HOWELL CO., MO CENSUS MAHULDA BUTCHER HAS REMARRIED AND IS LIVING IN A HOUSEHOLD AS THE WIFE OF TOBIAS BURRIS. HER CHILDREN BY GEORGE BUTHCER, THOMAS 16; MARTHA 12; EMALINE 11 AND LOUISA 9 ARE LIVING WITH THEM


1870 HUNT CO., TX CENSUS JESSE'S WIDOW

10-15-1870 HUNT CO., TX CENSUS SHOWS JESSE'S WIFE MARTHA PHILENA "LENA" OWEN MCCAMMON REMARRIED AND HER CHILDREN BY JESSE, JESSE L 13; ELIZABETH 11; ISAAC N 9 AND SOPHRONIA 8

1868-1870

Howell County, Missouri Deed Records, Pre 1870, Jacqueline Hogan Williams and Betty Harvey Williams, 1973, p. 24:

15 Feb 1868 Mathew McCammon to Ezeriah Farris. 6/23/7. Cons. $500. Rec. 24 Aug 1868. D/523.
Translation: Sold section 5, township 23, range 7 for $500 in Feb, recorded it in August.

THERE IS APPARENTLY A MISCONCEPTION ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT AS MANY HAVE MATHEW A MARRIED TO
EZERIAH FARRIS. THIS IS HOWEVER A MAN THAT LIVED IN HOWELL CO. AND CAN BE RESEARCHED EASILY ON THE
INTERNET. THE RESEARCH THERE SHOWS THIS LAND TRANSACTION.

1869 LUCINTHA DIED

CA 1869 GEORGE BUTCHER DIED

1870 HAVE NOT LOCATED MATHEW A OR ELIZABETH ON CENSUS INFORMATION FROM LENA'S FAMILY STATES THAT MATHEW WAS LIVING IN POPLAR BLUFF, BUTLER CO., MO IN 1870. I HAVE GONE PAGE BY PAGE OF THAT COUNTY'S CENSUS AND HAVE NOT FOUND HIM
3-20-1870 MATHEW 1ST AND LUCINDA BOLES MARRIED

1864-66 MCCAMMON-BUTCHER MARRIAGE

12-1864 RETURNED TO UNIT AT SPRINGFIELD, MO.
SEE ABOVE

06-30-1865 DISCHARGED -- WOUNDED IN HIP

01-02-1866 MATHEW A MARRIED LUCINTHA BUTCHER (HALF SISTER OF MARY ANN BUTCHER PALMER) NAME IS INDEXED AS MCCANNISON/MCCAMMON.
SEE BELOW

I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE ANYONE IN MISSOURI CENSUS BY THE NAME MCCANNISON AND WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY FORUMS OR SURNAME MESSAGE BOARDS FOR THIS NAME)

DESERTION


09-26-1864 JESSE LEE MCCAMMON, PRIVATE US ARMY DIED (BURIED AT SECT 21 SITE 1178 SPRINGFIELD NATIONAL CEMETERY SPRINGFIELD, GREENE CO., MO.)

11-13-1864 DESERTED AT SPRINGFIELD, MO.

MATHEW GOES TO WAR

08-29-1864 MATHEW A MCCAMMON (SON OF MATHEW AND SARAH) ENLISTED IN UNION ARMY AT ROLLA, MO.
BORN IN HOWELL CO., MO WAS 18 YEARS OLD, 5’5” LIGHT COMPLEXION, BLUE EYES, AUBURN HAIR FARMER ENLISTED FOR THE TERM OF 12 MONTHS PVT. CO. K 16 REGIMENT MISSOURI CAVALRY