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Martha A. Taylor

Female 1858 - Bef 1942  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Martha A. Taylor 
    Born Sep 1858  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Based on census responses, her parents might have been from Georgia or Alabama. She was likely born 1856-1858. There are several likely candidate families in Alabama and Mississippi that need more research to narrow down which might be hers.
    Gender Female 
    Census 25 Jun 1880  Bridge Bend Twp., Prairie Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 14 Jun 1900  Oliver Springs Twp, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 23 Apr 1910  Oliver Springs Twp, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 11 Apr 1930  Creek Township, Creek Co, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • In 1930, Martha is shown as Martha Jones, living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Oklahoma. She says that she is 73 years old (b. abt. 1857) and was 16 when she was first married. That's a bit later than earlier censuses would indicate.
    Died Bef 1942 
    Person ID I5886  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2014 

    Family 1 John H. Dickson,   b. 1836, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1889, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 52 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1872  Desoto Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Cecil Noyle Dickson,   b. 20 Aug 1876, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1931, Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Robert Harrison Dickson,   b. 12 Aug 1878, Coldwater, Tate Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1942, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Minnie Z. Dickson,   b. Oct 1879, Prairie Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joseph Walter Dickson,   b. 12 Mar 1883, Senatobia, Tate Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1961, Alma, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F1352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jack A. Jones,   b. 5 Nov 1851, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1916, Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1890  Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Adda Jones,   b. Apr 1892, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F1353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1858 - Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1872 - Desoto Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Jun 1880 - Bridge Bend Twp., Prairie Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jan 1890 - Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Jun 1900 - Oliver Springs Twp, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Apr 1910 - Oliver Springs Twp, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Apr 1930 - Creek Township, Creek Co, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Martha remains a mystery. While a marriage record for a J.H. Dickson to Martha A. Taylor exists in Desoto Co., MS in 1873, no other Taylor information has been found. In 1870, a J. Dickson appears to be enumerated with a Wm. Taylor family in Desoto Co. But no Martha is in that family.

      In the 1880 Prairie Co., AR census, Martha and John Dickson are enumerated. However, after that, Martha's name gets difficult to trace. She is enumerated with Jack A. Jones in 1900, but the name given is Emma. Maybe that's M. A. One of her step-daughters was named Emma, as well. However, in the marriage return for her marriage to Jack Jones, she is listed as Mrs. Sue Dickson.

      MARRIAGE: IGI M516843, 1051

      Though I found her in the 1880 census for sure, I'm not certain about 1900. I found the household of Jack A. Jones, her second husband, as well as her children in this household. But, in 1880, she is listed as Martha A. and in 1900 she is listed as Emma S. The length of the marriage is such, though that I think this must be the same person.Her father and mother are reported from GA in 1900. 1900 census lists her birthdate as Sept. 1858.

      Perhaps the key to finding Martha is to concentrate on her children by her second marriage. Maybe the Jones family has some information. Moreover, Clida Taylor is listed as a step-niece of Jack Jones in the 1900 census. That gives credence to the Taylor connection. Probably she is the daughter of one of Martha's brothers. Look for Taylors near the Jones family in Arkansas, as well as near them in Mississippi and Alabama (near Dicksons).

      In the 1880 census, Martha reports that she has had 6 children, of whom 5 are living. In the 1910 census, it says she has had only 1 child. From this, I would surmise that there were two children with Jack Jones, one of whom who died

      Perhaps, she was Martha Susannah Taylor. There is a Taylor family on the next page of the census in 1870 with a Susannah, age 12, which would fit Martha. See Desoto Co, T5R7, dwelling 372. It appears that her mother is Martha and that she has an older brother W. A. Taylor. This leaves us still with no father for her.

  • Sources 
    1. [S597] 1880 US Federal Census, Prairie Co., AR, Bridge Bend Township; ED 247; page 211; dwelling 218, fmaily 218; John H. Dickson.

    2. [S591] 1900 US Federal Census, Crawford Co, AR, Oliver Springs; ED 55; sheet 7A; dwelling 117, family 118; Jack A. Jones.

    3. [S581] 1910 US Federal Census, Crawford Co, AR, Oliver Springs; ED 4; sheet 9A; dwelling 155, family 155; J.A. Jones.

    4. [S634] 1930 US Federal Census, Creek Co, OK, Creek Township; ED 19-8; p. 6A; dwelling 87, family 89; George W. Shifflett.

    5. [S639] Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, 26 May 2012; J.H. Dickson to Martha Taylor, 11 Dec 1872, Desoto County.

    6. [S264] John A. Jones Mrs. Sue Dickson Marriage Return 11.


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