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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Census Sunday~What’s In A Name?

Pin It In all my 37 plus years of research no single family has given me the aggravation that I have endured with reconstructing the Epps Rivers Brown and Dorinda Adair family.

From yesterday’s posting we know that Epps and Dorinda had nine (9) children; 3 sons and six daughters. 1 2 3 4
Sarah O. BROWN, female, born 19 April 1843;
Napoleon Bonaparte “Nap BROWN, male, b. 14 February 1845
Lafayette BROWN, male, b. Apr 1847
Martha J. BROWN, female, b. 1849
Nancy BROWN, age 08, b. 1852, in AR;
Lucy BROWN, age 06, b. 1854 in AR;
Mollie BROWN, age 03, b. 1857 in AR;
Lizzie BROWN, age 7/12, , 1859/1860 in AR;
Weyman BROWN, Male, age 07, b. 1863 in AR.

A family history booklet states that three of these six daughters died at an early age. The three that are listed as dying early are: 5

Lucy/Lu BROWN, age 06, b. 1854 in AR; Died early
Mollie BROWN, age 03, b. 1857 in AR; Died early
Lizzie BROWN, age 7/12, b. 1859/1860 in AR; Died early

All are still alive in the 1880 Census. After removing these three from the six daughters; we have these three remaining:
Sarah O. BROWN, female, born 19 April 1843; Married William Ward they are buried in Old Parkers Chapel Cemetery, Union County, Arkansas.
Martha J. BROWN, male, b. 1849
Nancy BROWN, age 08, b. 1852, in AR;

The Family history Book (1926) states that:
171.Sally [Brown]; b. _________;d. abt. 1915; m. Wm. Ward.
Sarah/Sally did married William Ward.
174.Dora; b.__________;d.__________; m. (1) Joel Goodwin; m. (2) Jim Buckner. Lived in Western Texas.

175.Nannie; b.__________;d.__________; m. Al Glass of Kasse, Texas. Nannie has been a Widow for many years. She is now living (1926) with her only child - Brown Glass, b.____, Kasse, Texas.
So at this point we have a problem. The censuses (1850-1880) do not list a daughter named Dora Brown.
Marriage records for Ouachita County Arkansas shows that Joel H. Goodwin married Julie A. BROWN on 26 February 1879. 6

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The 1880 census for Ouachita shows Joel & Julia Goodwin. 7

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Now we have the Family booklet naming Dora Brown as wife of Joel H. Goodwin and County Marriage records saying that Julia A. Brown married Joel H. Goodwin. To further compound this I looked for and found no marriage record for Jim Buckner.

James Buckner and Elizabeth J./Julia were found in Texas in 1900, 1920 and 1930. 8 9 10

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Now, to tie the Buckner to the Brown we have the Texas Death Certificate for James Buckner wife. 11

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We see that Dora/Elizabeth J. /Julie A. Brown are now known as Donnie Buckner. Donnie Buckner was:
b. Sept 10, 1853
Married: J. M. Buckner
Father: E. R. Brown [Epps Rivers Brown]
Mother: Mirandy Ardar [Dorinda Adair]
d. 9 June 1933, Westella, Nolan, Texas

If, at this point the narrative is not too confusing let’s add one more element to the story. James “Jim” M. Buckner and his wife had one child - James Evelyn “Lynn” Buckner, Sr. born 11 February 1881 in Arkansas. Also remember the marriage to Joel H. Goodwin took place on February 26, 1879 and they are enumerated in the 1880 census for Ouachita County, Arkansas.

James Evelyn “Lynn” Buckner, Sr. died June 5, 1950 in Nolan County, Texas. His Texas Death Certificate shows his parents as J. M. Buckner and Julia Bradley. 12

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In summary, conflict exists as to the specific daughter of Epps Rivers Brown that married Joel H. Goodwin and James H. “Jim” Buckner and the daughter that married Absalom Pratt Glass as we saw in yesterday’s posting.

Family tradition states that Dora married Joel H. Goodwin and Jim Buckner.

Ouachita County, Arkansas marriage licensee shows that Joel H. Goodwin married Julia A. Brown.
If Dora/Julia married Joel H. Goodwin it was short lived. Since he was older and had children just slightly younger than herself it’s possible she saw the marriage as a losing situation. Regardless,  sometime around May 1880, Julia Brown Goodwin and Jim Buckner united together. 

Jim Buckner and his wife had one known child, a Son, born February 11, 1881 in Arkansas. No marriage license has been found and it’s possible no marriage took place. We do know they left Arkansas and moved to Texas.

Any suggestions on resolving some of this conflicting information would be greatly appreciated.
 
 





 
 
 
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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, Page 226A, Line 31, Dwelling/Family 21/21, Household of Epps R. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M432_30.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, Page 316B, Line 17, Family/Dwelling 703/651, Household of Epps R. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M653_51.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, Page: 523B; Line 26, Dwelling/Family 107/108, Household of Epps R. Brown; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M593_65.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, enumeration district (ED) #270, Page 226C, Line 17, Dwelling 80, Family 84, Household of E. R. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T9-0058.
5. Minnie Sanders Rivers, The Rivers Family: of Chesterfield County, South Carolina, handwritten (unpublished: n.p., 1929), Family 43 - Epps Rivers Brown.
6. "Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957," digital images - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 24 January 2013), Clerk Copy, "Ouachita County, Arkansas Marriage Book "B"," page 381, Joel H. Goodwin and Julia A. Brown; citing Register of Deed, Ouachita County, Arkansas Marriage Book "B", page 381.
7. 1880 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Tremont, Ouachita County, Arkansas, enumeration district (ED) #221, Page 47A; Line 1, Dwelling NL, Family NL, Household of J. H. GOODWIN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 September 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T9-0058.
8. 1900 U. S. Census,  Coryell County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct 6, Coryell County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) 47, Page: 176B(stamped); Line 86, Dwelling 305, Family 305, Household of James M. BUCKNER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1624.
9. 1920 U. S. Census, Nolan County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct 5, Nolan County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) #180, Page: 89B; Line 81, Dwelling 176, Family 180, Household of James BUCKNER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 25 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T625, Roll 1837.
10. 1930 U. S. Census, Nolan County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 5, Nolan County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) #10, Page: 234B; Line 91, Dwelling 35, Family 35, Household of James B. BUCKNER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626, Roll 2378.
11. State of Texas, death certificate no. 4376 (9 January 1933), Donnie Buckner; https:/www.familysearch.org.
12. J. E. Buckner, death certificate 29639 (5 June 1950), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

























































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