From: "Lynn & Bill King"
Subject: James King, Sr. (1765-1819) of Darlington, SC Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 13:17:06 -0800 (PST) Its amazing...... the facts found in Edwin Byrd Fountain's files on James King Sr. and Catherine Coleman (dau of Rev. James Coleman) all of Darlington, are very similar to that data that I have been able to gather. See both sets of records below. Please keep a copy of this message in your King-Coleman-Witherington & Kolb files for other researchers to review. Please also see that Jill Lyles King has the opportunity to review the below data. Sure wish Jill had EMail and was a bit more easily communicated with!!!! Hopefully, we just might hear from a few other researchers of these families. Bill King, Houston -----Original Message----- From: Lynn & Bill King To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Betty Grimmett Steel Date: Friday, December 17, 1999 2:58 PM Subject: Re: James King, Sr. >To Edwin Byrd Fountain...... > >The following is what I have on the James King, SR family group.... we are >both definitely talking about the same James King, SR. I have met with >some of the descendants of James and Catherine Coleman King at last year's >Witherington-King reunion at El Dorado & Moro Bay, AR. Do you have >definite lineage to this family group? > >I believe that this James King was an uncle of my John T. King (b. 1816 in >Darlington) who married Martha Caroline Witherington (b. 1826 in AL). John >T. & Martha Caroline (Witherington) King were my 2nd Gr Grandparents.... > >Thanks for much for sharing!!! Let continue to compare notes.... > > Bill King (Houston) > >From the files of Bill King >************************* >Descendants of James King, Sr. > > >Generation No. 1 > > >1. James2 King , Sr. (Captain George1) was born March 08, 1765 in >Darlington, SC, and died October 10, 1819 in Darlington County, SC (Source: >Betty Grimmett Steel (Tulsa) Info 8-98.). He married (1) Elizabaeth Padgett >January 01, 1795 in Darlington District, SC (Source: Lela Fletcher Kidwell >Research - 1950 (Stillwater, OK).). He married (2) Catherine Coleman October >28, 1806 in Probably Darlington, SC (Source: Lela Fletcher Kidwell >Research - 1950 (Stillwater, OK).), daughter of Rev. Coleman and Rachel >Kolb. > >Notes for James King , Sr.: > >James King Sr. was first married to Elizabeth Padgett (?). They had a son, >James King, Jr. born in Darlington, SC. Katherine Coleman was James King >Sr.'s second wife. > >James King Sr. (b. Mar 8, 1765) and William King (b. 'abt. 1765') were >brothers, sons of Captain George King. > >ACCORDING TO INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CHARLOTTE HUNTINGTON OF SUMTER, SC IN >OCTOBER 1999, James left an estate in Darlington District which was >administered after his death by Catharine King, John King and James Coleman. >Surety bond of $6000 was made to George Bruce, District Ordinary, by these >three together with Lawrence Prince and John Hood, with James Groves >(Grooms?) witnessing. Letters of Administration were issued by George Bruce >on Jan. 26, 1820. Property was auctioned by Catharine in Sept. 1822 for >$438.42, Purchasers included: John Fountain, Copeland Pearce, Levi Grey, >Isaiah and John DuBose, Wm Law, Robert & John Killen, Joseph McDaniels, >Samuel Dabbs, and George Blain. > >Notes for Catherine Coleman: > >Both James King (Catherine Coleman) and William King died in SC and did not >move to Alabama. Catherine Coleman King, John King and his wife Betsey were >dismissed from Mechanicsville Baptist Church in 1823 to move to Alabama. > . > >****************** > >From Minutes of Bethany Baptist Church, Burnt Corn, Alabama (1821-1885) > >Page 25: "Conference held on Saturday before the second Lord's day in >October 1832, Brother Warren, Modr. 1st: Rec'd black sister Harriet by >baptism belonging to sister Katharine King." > >Page 51: "Conference held on Saturday before the 3rd Lord's Day in July >1841; Bro. Joel Lee, Moderator. Whereas it has been reported that a black >sister by the name of Harriet, a slave of Sister Catharine King, has been >guilty of disorderly conduct. On motion of Br. Wm Wood it was resolved that >a committee of two be appointed to make all necessary enquirys in order to >ascertain the facts, whereupon the Brethern G. L. Lee and Wm Wood was >appointed for that purpose and directed to report to the next conference >held in August next." > >Page 52: "Conference held on Saturday before the 3rd Lord's Day in August >1841. Brother Joel Lee moderator. 1st: Received the report of the Brethern >Lee and Wood who was appointed at the last conference a committee to visit >Sister Catharine King to ascertain the character of her slave, a black >sister by the name of Harriet, who has been reported to be guilty of >disorderly conduct, such as stealing, lying, swearing, and other gross >immoralitys. The church therefore unanimously agreed to exclude her from the >fellowship of the church." > >******************* > >Catherine King and her sister, Elizabeth King appear on 1840 Conecuh CO, AL >census records. > >Catharine King Household > >1 Female 60-70 (Catharine) > >2 Males 20-30 ==>(could be John Coleman & William A. King) > >1 Female Under 5 (?) > > >Catherine King first appeared in Union County, AR on the 1850 Census at age >71, born in SC, living with her son, Jno. C. King. Her youngest son, William >Augustus King, lived nearby. > >Catherine Coleman King is buried at Wesley Cemetery in Union County, AR. >This old cemetery is located about 5 miles east of El Dorado, near Old >Union. > >Note: Catherine's sister was Elizabeth Coleman King, wife of John King (a >nephew of James King). > >Elizabeth Coleman King and John King are buried at Belleville Baptist Church >Cem., Conecuh County, AL > >From: History of Union CO, AR by Juanita Whitaker Green, Pages 172-173. > >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > >In a 1936 El Dorado interview with James Sidney King, the following was >said: "The dust of Katherine Coleman King lies under a moss grown slab in >the graveyard of Wesley Chapel some five miles east of El Dorado in the >famous 'East Field'. Near her lie children, grandchildren and neighbors of >that early day. And today the morning sun casts across their graves the >shadow of an oil derrick. But the rhythimcal throbbing of the gasoline >engine cannot disturb their peace." > >**************** > >To James and his wife, Catherine Coleman King, were born two daughters; >Mary, on Oct 28, 1809, and Sarah Ann, born on Aug 3, 1812. And two sons; >John Coleman, born Oct 11, 1815, and William Augustus, born March 1, 1818. >All children born in South Carolina. > >James King Sr. died Oct 10, 1819 and his widow and four small children moved >from SC to the southern part of Alabama where she reared her children in the >strict Baptist faith. There, their daughter, Mary, was married (Jan 15, >1828) to James Witherington, whose birth is recorded as Sept 19, 1805. Mary >King Witherington is said to have died in Conecuh County, AL from childbirth >in 1846 (Henrietta King Witherington's birth). James Witherington and their >children were living in Union County, Ark in 1848. He was killed in a deer >hunting accident in 1849 and is buried 5 miles east of El Dorado in Wesley >Chapel Cemetery, "a spot sacred to the memory of many early settlers". > >Children of James King and Elizabaeth Padgett are: > >2 i. Anna3 King, born November 30, 1795 in Darlington District, SC (Source: >Lela Fletcher Kidwell Research - 1950 (Stillwater, OK).); died December 03, >1798 in Darlington District, SC (Source: Lela Fletcher Kidwell Research - >1950 (Stillwater, OK).). > >3 ii. Rispah King, born August 20, 1797 in Darlington District, SC (Source: >Lela Fletcher Kidwell Research - 1950 (Stillwater, OK).); died October 25, >1798 in Darlington District, SC (Source: Lela Fletcher Kidwell Research - >1950 (Stillwater, OK).). > >+ 4 iii. James King , Jr., born February 17, 1800 in Probably Darlington, >SC; died 1856. > >+ 5 iv. Eliza King, born March 03, 1802 in Darlington County, SC; died June >04, 1845 in Darlington County, SC (Buried Fountain Homestead). > >6 v. Elizabeth King, born July 20, 1804 (Source: Lela Fletcher Kidwell >Research - 1950 (Stillwater, OK).); died October 17, 1808 (Source: Lela >Fletcher Kidwell Research - 1950 (Stillwater, OK).). > >Children of James King and Catherine Coleman are: > >+ 7 i. Mary3 King, born October 28, 1809 in Darlington District, SC; died >April 23, 1846 in Conecuh County, AL. > >+ 8 ii. Sarah Ann King, born August 03, 1812 in Probably South Carolina; >died January 24, 1837 in Conecuh CO, AL. > >+ 9 iii. John Coleman King, born October 11, 1815 in South Carolina; died >April 09, 1891 in Union CO, AR (Wesley Chapel Cemetery). > >+ 10 iv. William Augustus King, born March 01, 1818 in South Carolina; died >June 28, 1858 in Union CO, AR (Wesley Chapel Cemetery). > > > >Generation No. 2 > > >4. James3 King , Jr. (James2, Captain George1) was born February 17, 1800 in >Probably Darlington, SC (Source: Lela Fletcher Kidwell Research - 1950 >(Stillwater, OK).), and died 1856 (Source: Charlotte Huntington of Sumpter, >SC dated October 1999.). He married Hannah Bacot Unknown. > >Notes for James King , Jr.: > >According to information provided by Timothy Mitcham (a descendant of James >King Sr.) on 2-16-99, James King Jr. was born in SC, lived in Alabama with >the family for a period but later returned to SC to live. Date and place of >death are unknown, but it appears that he resided in Union County, AR for a >bit about 1845-1850 era. > >It does appear that James moved to Union County, AR from Darlington, SC >sometime before November 1848. A letter dated Nov. 11, 1848 from William A. >King mailed from El Dorado to his brother, John, still in Alabama stated: >"From your letter to me and from brother James, I suppose you will move in >January. James has bought him a place four or five miles from ours, as good >a place as this section affords. I have hired James' three boys to help me >put up some buildings to have ready by the time you come. James has picked >out a place for you near mine and of the two, he thinks it is the best >situation." > >The letter to John wrote of the scarcity of hogs for pork but says, "We will >have more horses than we shall need and it is a hard matter to sell a horse >or mule here for there is a great many more driven here than can be sold." > >Children of James King Jr. and Hannah Bacot are: > >11 i. Sarah Ann4 King, born April 23, 1825 (Source: Charlotte Huntington of >Sumpter, SC dated October 1999.); died May 10, 1857 in Buried Welch Neck >Church. (Source: Charlotte Huntington of Sumpter, SC dated October 1999.). >She married August P. LaCoste February 1854 (Source: Charlotte Huntington of >Sumpter, SC dated October 1999.). > >Notes for Sarah Ann King: > >Sara Ann (Sallie) was the second wife of LaCoste... first wife was Margaret >Dawson Fort, by whom he had 4 daughters; Ann Eliza, Harriet, Mary C., and >'Delle'. > >Sallie Ann and Augustus had two children; Furman Hart LaCoste, and Margaret >Dawson LaCoste. Following Sallie's death, Augustus LaCoste married for a >third time, to Sallie's sister Eliza King. > >12 ii. Emily King, born 1830. > >13 iii. Eliza King, born June 15, 1831; died September 03, 1869. She married >August P. LaCoste 1859. > >Notes for Eliza King: > >Eliza married Augustus LaCoste following the death of her sister Sarah Ann. >Eliza and LaCosted lived in Cheraw, SC. They had two daughters, Florence and >Georgia. > >14 iv. Hannah King, born Unknown; died 1867. > >15 v. Josephine King, born Unknown; died 1866. > >5. Eliza3 King (James2, Captain George1) was born March 03, 1802 in >Darlington County, SC (Source: Lela Fletcher Kidwell Research - 1950 >(Stillwater, OK).), and died June 04, 1845 in Darlington County, SC (Buried >Fountain Homestead) (Source: Ken Taylor 10/19/99.). She married John >Fountain September 05, 1822 in Darlington County, SC (Source: Ken Taylor >10/19/99.). > >Notes for John Fountain: > >Sent Nov. 1999 by John Andrews of the Old Darlington District Gen Society > >John King Family Cemetery (aka Fountain Family Cemetery) Located east of >Darlington. > >**************************************************************** > >M.A. Fountain- 4-1-1828 - 9-22-1872 > >(Mary Ann Fountain - dau of John & Eliza King Fountain) > >J.A. Fountian- 3-3-1836 - 9-11-1857 > >(John Alexander Fountain - son of John & Eliza King Fountain) > >Martha E. Fountain, d/o John Fountain and Eliza Fountain- 12-10-1833 - >1-29-1854 > >Henry King Fountain, s/o John Fountain and Eliza King Fountain > >1-27-1842 - 8-5-1848 > >Eliza King Fountain, w/o John Fountain- 3-3-1802 - 6-4-1845 > >John Fountain, h/o Eliza King Fountain- 12-19-1790 - 10-7-1856 > >Unmarked graves. Broken Stone. > >Bill, contact Jill King Lyles, 325 Kingston Dr., McBee, SC 29101 > >John Andrews > >Children of Eliza King and John Fountain are: > >16 i. Mary Ann4 Fountain, born April 01, 1828 (Source: King/Fountain >Cemetery Listing & Jim O. King.); died September 22, 1872 in Darlington >County, SC (Fountain Homestead) (Source: King/Fountain Cemetery Listing & >Jim O. King.). > >17 ii. Martha E. Fountain, born December 10, 1833 (Source: John King >Cemetery Survey (aka: Fountain Cemetery), East of Darlington, SC.); died >January 29, 1854 in Darlington County, SC (Buried Fountain Homestead) >(Source: John King Cemetery Survey (aka: Fountain Cemetery), East of >Darlington, SC.). > >18 iii. John Alexander Fountain, born March 03, 1836 (Source: King/Fountain >Cemetery Listing & Jim O. King.); died September 11, 1857 in Darlington >County, SC (Fountain Homestead) (Source: King/Fountain Cemetery Listing & >Jim O. King.). > >19 iv. Henry King Fountain, born January 27, 1842 (Source: John King >Cemetery Survey (aka: Fountain Cemetery), East of Darlington, SC.); died >August 05, 1848 in Darlington County, SC (Buried Fountain Homestead). > >20 v. Hannah Jane Fountain, born Unknown. She married John Lide Hart. > >Notes for Hannah Jane Fountain: > >Information of Hanna Jane Fountain and her husband, John Lide Hart provided >in October '99 by Ken Taylor. EMail: email@example.com > > > >7. Mary3 King (James2, Captain George1) was born October 28, 1809 in >Darlington District, SC (Source: Witherington Family Book/Bill >Witherington.), and died April 23, 1846 in Conecuh County, AL (Source: >Witherington Family Book/Bill Witherington.). She married James Witherington >January 15, 1828 in Conecuh CO, AL (Source: Bible Records of Catherine >Coleman King/J.S. King Interview 3-19-1936.), son of William Witherington >and Sarah Stanley. > >Notes for Mary King: Mary King Witherington, wife of James, is said to have >died from childbirth of Henrietta King Witherington on April 23, 1846. She >is buried in Conecuh County, Alabama. > >Notes for James Witherington: Conecuh County, Alabama Land Records for >James Witherington: > >Sept 4 1834 79.5 Acres Sec 5, Township 6 N, Range 10 E > >Oct 16, 1835 80.2 Acres Sec 8, Township 6 N, Range 10 E > >Oct 16, 1835 40 Acres Sec 8, Township 6 N, Range 10 E > >(Above lands located SE of Lyeffion, AL) > >Feb 1, 1843 80.2 Acres Sec 35, Township 7 N, Range 10 E > >(Located at China, near Witherington Cemetery) > >Union County, Arkansas Land Records for James Witherington: > >Apr 24, 1850 40 Acres Sec 8, Township 18 S, Range 15 W > >Choctaw Script (Act of 1842), Assignee: Fo Ko Lin Tubbee > >Zachary Taylor, President of US, by Thos Ewing, Jr., Ass't Secry. > >(Located just So of El Dorado, East of Hwy 15, West of Hwy 167) > >Note: Since James died June 1849, it would be interesting to be able to >determine if this land grant, approved after his death, was made a part of >his estate. No real estate was listed on the 1850 appraisement of the >estate, completed in August 1850 (see below). > >********************** > >James Witherington moved to Union CO, AR following the 1846 death of his >wife, Mary King Witherington in Conecuh County, AL. Several of the children >of James and Mary Witherington are found living with Jno. Coleman King on >the 1850 Census of Union County, AR. Also living with them was Catherine >Coleman King (age 71), the mother of both Jno. Coleman King & William >Augustus KIng and the wife of James King. Catherine was the daughter of the >Rev. James King of SC & Conecuh County, AL. > >James Witherington was killed in a deer hunting accident in Union County, AR >in 1849 and is said to have been buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, about 5 >miles NE of El Dorado on Hwy. 15. > >Family lore states "a silk handkerchief was run through the wound in the >heart to stop the flow of blood". > >See: WITHERINGTON, James, 1849, Will Bk A, p. 141 Union Co AR > >Will Information provided by Ed Sanders. > >John Coleman King was appointed Guardian for the Minor children of James >Witherington, 7 Aug 1849. > >Augustus L. Witherington (younger brother of James) and William A. King >(younger brother of John Coleman King) were appointed Administrators of the >Estate of James on 7 Aug 1849. Appraisement of Jame Witherington's Estate, >filed in Union County on 22 Aug 1849, showed a total value of $5,346. No >real estate is listed, and the majority of James's assets at death were >eleven slaves (3 men, 3 boys, 2 women/with child, and one 12 year old girl). > >Children of Mary King and James Witherington are: > >21 i. Catherine Elizabeth Loretta4 Witherington, born December 18, 1828 in >Conecuh CO, AL (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, AL.); died November 28, >1879 in Cedar Hill, Dallas County, TX (Source: Lela Fletcher Kidwell >Research - 1950 (Stillwater, OK).). She married William Macklin Grimmett >November 08, 1849 in Union County, AR (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, >AL.). > >Notes for Catherine Elizabeth Loretta Witherington: > >Found in the research materials of Virginia Witherington: Macklin Grimmett >(30) to Miss C.E.L. Witherington (21), both of Union County, on Nov 8, 1849, >by F. Courtney. Book 'A', Page 114 > >1850 Union County Census, dwelling # 136 (1 slave), no children. > >James Jacob & Mary Catherine were twins. Other children: Bill, Henrietta, >Cordelia. > >Notes for William Macklin Grimmett: The Genealogy Files of Leon Rowland >Moore, http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~lrmoore/fam03651.htm > >Macklin Grimmett > > Born: 08 NOV 1819 at: St. Clair Co., Alabama > > Mar: 08 NOV 1849 at: El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas > > Died: 09 JAN 1896 at: Ceder Hill, Dallas Co., Texas > >Father:Jacob Grimmett Mother:Martha Hudson/Hutson > >Macklin was the 5th of 8 children of Jacob & Martha Grimmett > > > > Wife: Loretta Witherington > > Born: 18 DEC 1828 at: Conecuh County, AL > > Died: 28 Nov 1879 at: Ceder Hill, Dallas Co., Texas > > > >CHILDREN > > Name: Calistra\Collista Carolyn Henrietta Grimmett > > Name: William Newtin\Mirando Grimmett > > Name: John Grimmett Born: OCT 1850 > >Name: Jim Grimmett Born: OCT 1850 > > Name: Ann Elizabeth Cordellia Grimmett > > Born: 04 OCT 1868 at: Tarrant Co., Texas > > Died: 10 MAY 1895 at: Ceder Hill, Dallas Co., Texas > >************************************************************* > >From June 18, 1999 message received > >from Betty Grimmett Steel in Tulsa, OK: > >William Macklin Grimmett, b Nov 8, 1819, d June 9, 1896 > >The records I have from Lela Fletcher Kidwell show his mother to be Martha >Hutson. She and Jacob Grimmett married in Sevier Co., Tenn., 1808. I have >been to the court house there and the libraries. They have no records that >early, but the earliest will recorded there was of a George Hudson so that >may be the correct spelling. I corresponded with a Mrs. L. A. Klingamon of >North Miami, Fla. years ago and she had the wedding dress of Martha Hudson >(mother of Macklin). She said the Hutsons cleared land, planted, picked, >ginned, carded, spun, wove then made the dress, very elegant pure cotton. >'Betty' > >************************************************************* > >From Records of Lela Fletcher Kidwell > >William Macklin served as a Private in Captain Marshall's Company, also >known as Co. 'B', 1st Regiment, Tenn Mounted Infantry in the Mexican >American War 1846-1848. > >He also served in the Confederacy from Dallas County, TX. > >************************************************************* > >From Betty Grimmett Steel of Tulsa, OK (Aug 1999) > >"William Macklin Grimmett owned land in Jasper County, TX and Newton County, >MO., as well as Dallas County, TX. He was quite successful. He raised mules >in Jasper County, TX and sol them to the Army. He freed the slaves, Abb and >Nan in Missouri after the war. I think that Catherine Elizabeth Loretta had >inherited these slaves from James Witherington." BJS > >22 ii. Sarah Ann Elizabeth Witherington, born January 03, 1830 in Conecuh >CO, AL (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, AL.); died January 25, 1886 in >Belleville Beat, Conecuh CO, AL (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, AL.). She >married Calvin David Gulley November 09, 1848 in Probably Conecuh County, AL >(Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, AL.). > >Notes for Sarah Ann Elizabeth Witherington: According to Thomas Crabtree >(2-99), this family (Calvin David Gulley & Sarah Witherington)) moved to >Arkansas about mid 1840's from Alabama, likely traveling with the King & >Witherington families. > >1850 Census of Conecuh County, AL shows: > >Calvid D. Gulley 25 AL Farmer > >Eliza Gulley 20 AL (This would be Sarah Ann Elizabeth Witherington) > >< > > >Notes for Calvin David Gulley: Calvin Gulley Served in the Confederacy, >Company 'H', 2nd Alabama Cavalry. > >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > >Message from Thomas Crabtree, Mobile, AL, dated 2-13-99 > >E-Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org > >My ggg-grandmother was Sarah Ann Elizabeth Witherington who married Calvin >David Gulley. Their daughter Nancy (Nannie), married James Alexander (Alex) >McInnis. Calvin was in Co. H, 2d AL Cav, along with two of James Alex's >uncles. The Gulley's moved to AR around the same time as the >Witherington/King's. Maybe they all travelled together? I am assuming that >Eliza and Calvin were married in AR and returned to AL later. > >Do you have any more info on this connection? I do not have much at all. I >wish that I had more to contribute at present. Also, do you have anything >on John and Robert Witherington (the father and grandfather of William Sr.)? >I would be interesting in seeing that too. Talk to you later. > >Your Cuz, Thomas > >23 iii. Mary Jane Amanda Witherington, born October 01, 1832 in Conecuh CO, >AL (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, AL.); died July 25, 1879 in Denton CO, >TX (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, AL.). She married John Junius James >December 25, 1849 in Union County, AR (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, >AL.). > >Notes for Mary Jane Amanda Witherington: From Union County Marriage >Records: > >John J. James (19) to Mary Jane Witherington (15) both of Union County on >December 25, 1849 > >by John H. Hines, MG of Methodist Episcopal Church. Mar Book B-Page 1, >filed Jan. 11, 1850 > >24 iv. Emily Drusilla Caroline Witherington, born June 24, 1834 in Conecuh >CO, AL (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, AL.); died April 01, 1901 in >Randolph Church, Pontotic (?) CO, AL (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, >AL.). She married Marcus L. Hines February 07, 1850 in Union County, AR >(Source: Union County Marriage Records.). > >Notes for Emily Drusilla Caroline Witherington: > >From: Union County, Arkansas Marriages, 1829-1870 - Marchus I. Hines (19) to >Emily D. C. Witherington (15) on February 17, 1850 by William S. Lacym MG, >Presbyterian Church. > >Another source, Sally Percy Coil (undated material) provides that Emily >Drucilla Caroline Hies, departed this life April 1st at 2 PM, 1901 in the >Chicksaw Nation, Pontotic County, Indian Territory, buried near Randolph >Church, north of Washita River. > >25 v. Martha Louisa Rachel Witherington, born April 15, 1836 in Conecuh CO, >AL (Source: Blanche McCreary, Mobile, AL.); died July 02, 1862 in Wesley >Chapel Cem., El Dorado, Union CO, AR (Source: Goodspeed's 1890 History of >Sou Arkansas (Union County).). She married William Christie Langford >November 29, 1851 in Union County, AR (Source: Union County Marriage >Records.). > >Notes for Martha Louisa Rachel Witherington: > >Union County Marriage Records show: William C. Langford (25) to Martha >Witherington (16), both of Union County, Novermber 27, 1851 by James >Grumbles, JP. Marriage Book 'B', Page 53 (Filed 5 Jan. 1852) > >Notes for William Christie Langford: > >From 'Goodspeed's 1890 History of Southern Arkansas' (Union County): William >C. Langford came to Arkansas with his parents in 1841. In 1854 he was >elected a justice and held the office for six years. In 1860, he was elected >county judge on the Whig ticket, being one of that party to secure office. >He served in the Confederacy as a Captain of the commissary in Col. >Slemmon's brigade, and was in Texas at the surrender. > >Goodspeed's <1890> History of Sou Ark, [page 848-849)states, " William C. >Langford was one of the founders of the Champagnolle A.M. & F.M. Lodge that >met at Union Church in Champagnolle." Another founder mentioned was A.L. >Witherington (Augustus Levan Witherington). This was during the 1850's >period. > >The Goodspeed article further said, "Judge Langford was married, in 1851, to >Miss Martha Witherington, a native of Alabama. She died in July 1862 and >left four children: IDA (m. H.E. Goodwin), WILLIAM H. of Pine Bluff, JOHN - >Editor of the El Dorado Sentiment, and JAMES A. of Pine Bluff. At the >outbreak of the Civil War, the Judge enlisted, and on the organization of >the company was elected Captain. This, Company F, 19th Regiment Infantry, >left El Dorado in March 1862, went to Corinth, and at the reorganization of >the regiment was discharged and returned home. In 1863 he re-enlisted and >was appointed commissary of what was called Col. Slemmon's brigade, and held >this position until the war closed."
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