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Obion Co., 1850 Census

This is a workspace a collection of households to be compared with families found on other records. Some can be correlated. Others can't. All matches are a matter of conjecture, to varying degrees, but provide clues that may lead to more solid proof. Geographic descriptions from Jane Powell.

1-153

District 1

NE corner of county before the panhandle was included, in order of enumeration.

 

 

20

John Jones

 

 

149

John Jones

 

 

153

Calvin Birdwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

489-616

District 2

West of District One (NE corner before the panhandle was included), North border is KY.

 

 

504

John Jones

 

 

511

Edward Jones

 

 

534

George Birdwell

 

 

609

John Wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

617-727

District 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

637

John Gore

 

 

638

James Cole

 

 

639

Allen Jones

 

 

655

Walker Jones

 

 

657

John Jones

 

 

694

Marvin/Marvel Cole

 

 

703

Spencer Jones

 

 

705

William Jones

 

 

708

Thomas Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

336-461

District 4

If the Census District is the same as Civil District 4, this area became Lake County in 1870.

 

 

404

William Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

799-894

District 5

Map prepared by Reelfoot Chap. DAR 1985, borders Dist. 6 (Troy District) on the east, Dyer County on the south, Reelfoot Lake on the west, and the northern boundary shows a diagonal swatch that says "Hurricane."

 

 

870

John King

 

 

871

Roberson King

 

 

872

Peter King

 

 

 

 

 

 

895-1131

District 6

Troy Area

 

 

988

Elijah Crockett

 

 

1032

John Crockett

 

 

1036

Benjamin Garrison

 

 

1041

Wm. Crockett

 

 

1048

Archibald Crockett

 

 

1088

John Crockett

 

 

 

 

 

 

154-233

District 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

227

Solomon King

 

 

 

 

 

 

224-282

District 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

249

Mathew Garrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

728-798

District 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

732

James Kelbreath

 

 

 

 

 

 

735

Johnathan King

 

 

737

Harvey King

 

 

789

William King

 

 

 

 

 

 

468-488

District 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

283-335

District 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

317

Ezekial Garrison

 

Households, Alphabetized by Surname

* Have tried unsuccessfully to link with others of that surname

836. Milton ALLISON 30 TN*, Synthia 25 TN, Sarah 8 TN, Wm. 6 TN, Benjamin 6 TN, Thomas 4 TN, Mary 2 TN

842. Thomas ALLISON 54 SC carpenter, Jane 48 VA, Harriet 18 TN, Caroline 15 TN, Thomas 11 TN, Edward HARRIS 21 KY*, Jackson 18 KY*

Thomas was listed as 30-40 on the 1830 census and 40-50 on the 1840 census, so 64 would be more logical here and a second marriage could explain the presence of the HARRIS boys in the household.

849. Wm. ALLISON 32 TN*, Martha 31 TN, George 11 TN, Mary 8 TN, Martha 5 TN, Eliz. 2 TN, Jane 4/12 TN

153. Calvin BIRDWELL, 33 TN*, Frances 18 TN, Mary 2 TN

534. George BIRDWELL 36 TN, Artilla 26 NC, Manerva 30 TN, Bathsheba 27 TN, Rebecca 24 TN, Ann 23 TN, Samuel 21 TN

580. Cleland CALDWELL 28 TN*, Lucretia 17 TN, Dicia (Dicey) 3 TN (m. George Washington Calhoun 1842-1908), , Jessie 1 TN

597. Geo. CALDWELL 27 KY*, Margaret 24 TN, Willia 2 TN, Eliz. 1 TN, James 1/12 TN *

Matches G. H. CALDWELL on the 1840 census.

599. Isaac CALDWELL 32 KY, Sarah 33 TN, Docia 10 TN, Walles 1 TN

If this is difficult to read, the youngest child might bear the family name Willis.

618. Caldwell, James 45 KY*, Mary 42 NC, William 24 TN*, Robert 21 TN*, John 19 TN*, Ann 17 TN, Hannah 14 TN, Houston 7 TN, Tennessee 4 TN, Charles 1 TN

619. Caldwell, John 52 KY*, Lucy 44 KY, William 23 KY, Malvina 21 KY, Jennetta 19 KY, Joseph 17 KY, Dudley 16 KY

The family matches that of John P. CALDWELL. Joseph, age 17, appears as head of household in 1860 with wife Elizabeth who is the right age to be Elizabeth COLE.

598. P. CALDWELL 22 TN*, Hannah White 25 TN, William 6 TN *

1019. Caldwell PLEASANT, 30 NC*, Nancy 27 SC, Wm. 2 TN, Emeline FRANKLIN 10 TN *

898. Walter CALDWELL 33 KY*, Eliz. , 31 TN, Rebecca 4 TN, Mary 1 TN, Susan MOWBRAY 23 TN, Eliz. OGLESBY 14 TN *

899. Wm. CALDWELL 57 KY*, Rebecca, 53 TN, Simeon 17 TN, Alexander 12 TN

501. Wm. CALDWELL 21 TN*, Docia 56 KY, Phebe 32 KY, James 17 TN, Malissa 9 TN

This family is a reasonably good match for that of Willis CALDWELL on the 1830 and 1840 census.

638. Cole, James 37 TN, Manerva 40 VA, Mary 16 KY, James 12 KY, William 10 TN, Nancy 7 TN, Elizabeth 8 TN, Martha 5 TN, Mary 75 NC

The head of household was James Madison COLE, Sr. who was born Feb. 17, 1813. His wife was born Feb. 12, 1810. The ages of all family members line up with those reported for the household of James M. COLE on the 1840 census, except that the ages of James & his wife are reversed. I have also seen his wife's name transcribed as Mariah.

694. Cole, Marvin 32 TN*, Lucinda 31 AL, Hester 12 TN, William 10 TN, John 8 TN, Charles 6 TN, Obediah 4 TN Jane 1 TN

Although his first name has been transcribed as "Marvin" here, I have seen other transcriptions of Marvel and Merrill. The family does match that of Marvel COLE, son of John Henry COLE and Mary Scarborough. Marvel and Lucinda GAMMILL were married in Obion Co. in 1837.

1048. Archebald CROCKETT 50 SC*, Ellenor 41 SC, Jasper 21 SC, Silas 18 TN, Eliz. 16 TN, Archebald 9 TN, Eugenia 5 TN, Nancy 3 TN Marion 5/12 TN

This is the family of Archibald CROCKETT and Eleanor Weathers. From their children's birthdates, they apparently made the move to TN before his siblings.

988. Elijah Crockett, 26 SC*, Mary 19 TN

Elijah B. CROCKETT and Mary Jane Meachem. Elijah was the brother of Archibald & John Potts CROCKETT.

1032. John CROCKETT 45 SC*, Phebe 34 NC, Lucinda 13 SC, Jane 11 SC, Ellenor 9 SC, Mary 6 TN, Malinda 3 TN Susanna 5/12 TN, John YOUNG 18 TN

This is the family of John Potts CROCKETT and Phebe EZELL.

1088. John CROCKETT 38 TN*, Louisa 34 TN, Robert 17 TN, Alexander 14 MS, Frances 2 TN, James 1 TN

1041. Wm. CROCKETT 32 SC*, John Reeves 18 SC, Lenora 20 SC, Eliz. 4 TN

William was the younger brother of John Potts Crockett. Their sister Caroline married Dudley Reeves, but I'm not sure how John Reeves fits into the picture.

1036. Benjamin GARRISON 55 SC*, Jane 48 SC, Archibald 22 SC, James 19 SC, Robert 19 SC, Benjamin 16 TN, Grace 13 TN, Margaret 15 TN, Mary 10 TN Adeline 8 TN

This is undoubtedly the family of Benjamin GARRISON and Jennett CROCKETT although the ages are not a perfect match. 

317. Garrison, Ezekial 26 TN*, Malvina 21 TN, Franklin 4 TN, Nathan 2 TN, Amos 1/12 TN

249. Garrison, Mathew, 23 TN*, Eveline 18 IL, Mary 14 TN

636. Gore, John 44 NC*, Mary 47 TN, William 20 TN*, Mary 18 TN, Samuel 17 TN*, Margaret 14 TN, Flavious 12 TN, Ann 10 TN, John 7 TN, James 5 TN, Jane 49 NC

639. Jones, Allen 34 VA*, Elizabeth 35 TN, John Davis Jones 10 KY, Elizabeth 6 KY, William Pankey 10 TN, Benjamin Jones TN*

Allen's wife, Elizabeth (also known as Minerva), was the daughter of John Henry COLE and Mary Scarborough. They were married in Obion Co. in 1836, but I did not find them on the posted census transcriptions. John Henry had died in 1835 and I suspect they may have been living on the Kentucky farm in 1840.

511. Edward JONES 63 IRE* (complete household)

20. John JONES, 37 GA*, Martha 30 TN, Susan 8 TN, Johnathan 6 TN, Thomas 5 TN, Mary 1 TN, Wm. COBB 19 TN

149. John JONES, 48 KY*, Sarah 44 TN, Angelette 16 TN, Wm 14 TN, Josephus 12 TN, Franklin 5 TN, Green PRICE 15 TN

This appears to be the family on the 1840 census.

504. John JONES 69 IRE*, Charlott 39 IRE, Margaret Walker 21 IRE, Rebecca JONES 16 IRE, Adelaide 15 IRE, Mary 12 IRE, Jane 7 IRE, James 7 IRE, Elizabeth WALKER 2 TN

657. Jones, John 27 GAA*, Kasiah 26 TN, Uriah 62 SC wagonmaker

703. Jones, Spencer 38 TN Chair Maker, Lucy 26 TN, Benjamin Pankey 14 TN, Marion Pankey 11 TN, John Jones

708. Jones, Thomas 45 KY*, Margaret 48 KY, Margaret Perkins 37 KY, Eliza Perkins 15 KY, Lydia Perkins KY, Margaret 9 MO

655. Jones, Walker, 445 UNK*, Jinsey 3336 UNK, Jobe 22 TN*, James 17 TN*, Sarah 3 TN, Nancy 1/12 TN.

404. Jones, William 34 TN*, Susan 33 TN, Thomas 10 TN, Catherine 9 TN, James 6 TN, Willis 3 TN, Elizabeth 12 TN.

705. Jones, William 40 TN*, Sarah 31 TN, John 10 TN, Allen 8 TN, Spencer 6 TN, Ruth 1 TN, William 18 TN*, Thomas 15 TN, Sarah Pankey 15 TN.

NOTE: Searched JONES surname only for Districts 1 thru 4.

732. KELBREATH, James 24 TN*, Martha 24 TN, Joseph 3 TN, Angeline 2 TN, Eliza 5/12 TN, John COLE 24 NC*, Sarah KILBREATH 64 NC

737. KING, Harvey 30 AL*, Jane 20 TN, John 13 TN, George 11 TN, Ann 8 TN, Nancy 1 TN

870. KING, John 44 TN*, Synthia 40 TN, Benjamin 20 TN*, Don 19 TN*, William 17 TN*, Johnathan 13 TN, Sarah 12 TN, Nancy 9 TN, Eliz. 6 TN

735. KING, Johnathan 30 AL*, Lucretia 18 TN, Elizabeth 4/12 TN.

872. KING, Peter 43 TN*, Eliz. 49 TN, Wm. 19 AL*, Angeline 17 TN, Harvey 15 TN, Mary 14 TN, Milly 12 TN, James 10 TN, Sarah 7 TN

871. King, Roberson 40 TN*, Eliz. 35 TN, Jane 15 TN, Rufus 13 TN, Mary 10 TN, Ann 8 TN, John 5 TN, Marcus 2 TN

227. King, Solomon 51 NC*, Ann 35 NC, Blaney 16 NC, Nancy 17 TN, Mary 15 NC, Susan 14 TN, Winney 13 NC, George 11 TN, William 8 TN, Johnathan 7 TN, James 5 TN, Ann 1 TN

789. KING, William 37 AL*, Theodocia 30 KY, Elizabeth 8 TN, Julia 2 TN, Rubin 9/12 TN

NOTE: End of systematic search of 1850 records.

609. John WHEELER VA*, Ann 60 TN, Ladoiski 16 (f) TN, John 17 TN

Although John Sr.'s age isn't given, Ann's age matches that of the wife of John WHEELER on the 1840 census and the 17-year-old John WHEELER is the right age to be the one who married Lucinda CROCKETT in 1854.

  

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