James Bird Deatherage

James Bird Deatherage

Male 1856 - 1906  (50 years)

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  • Name James Bird Deatherage 
    Born 5 Sep 1856  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Sep 1906  Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hurst Cemetery Gepp, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I618655889  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2013 

    Father William J Deatherage,   b. 12 Aug 1815, Green County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1889, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Malinda Jolly,   b. Abt 1817, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Jun 1846  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 about William Deathinage
      Name: William Deathinage
      Spouse: Malinda Hurst
      Marriage Date: 18 Jun 1846
      Marriage County: Roane
    Family ID F547341009  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Mahala Burnett,   b. 1 Mar 1857, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1944, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1876  Louden County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 about James Detherage
      Name: James Detherage
      Spouse: Sarah Burnett
      Marriage Date: 15 Oct 1876
      Marriage County: Loudon
    Children 
    +1. William Alexander Deatherage,   b. 8 Nov 1877, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1940, Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Katy Mae Deatherage,   b. 1 Aug 1880, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1909, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +3. Rebecca Alzira Deatherage,   b. 17 Sep 1884, Howell County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1975, Jackson County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. James Lester Deatherage,   b. 23 Dec 1886, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930, Sedgwick County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +5. Homer Brown Deatherage,   b. 14 May 1889, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1920, Swifton, Jackson County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +6. Samantha Jane Deatherage,   b. 10 Feb 1892, Gepp, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1978, Ojai, Ventura County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Walter Columbus Deatherage,   b. 27 Feb 1894, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1950, Swifton, Jackson County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     8. Deborah Alice Deatherage,   b. 14 Jun 1896, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1985, North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     9. Arizona Frances Deatherage,   b. 25 Jun 1899, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1987, Gepp, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. Amos Deatherage,   b. Dec 1905, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1905, Fulton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F547384241  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Sep 1856 - Roane County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Oct 1876 - Louden County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1906 - Fulton County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hurst Cemetery Gepp, Fulton County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Bird Deatherage
    James Bird Deatherage
    From "Laura Valenzuela" as Find A Grave

    Headstones
    James Bird Deatherage and wife Sarah Burnett
    James Bird Deatherage and wife Sarah Burnett
    From "Laura Valenzuela" in Find a Grave

  • Notes 
    • 1860 Census District 9, Roane, Tennessee as Janos B DEATHERAGE
      1870 Census District 17, Roane, Tennessee as Jas B DEATHERAGE
      1880 Census Bennetts Bayou, Fulton, Arkansas as J B DETHERAGE
      1900 Census Bennetts, Fulton, Arkansas as James B DEATHERAGE
    • 905 and the Deatherage family
      1905 and beyond , Bennett's Bayou

      According to Samanthy, her father had a reputation for not working too hard. They did not have much and barely got by. After his death in 1905, Arizona tells of her mother crying because she did not know what she would do to feed her family. She did quilting and would stay up late at night and quilt by the kerosene lantern. Arizona said her mother would get a dollar for every spool of thread that she quilted, so she would make her stitches as little as possible to try to get as many stitches in the quilt as she could.

      Lorene Tackitt said when Grandpa Jim died, Grandma Sarah was pregnant with her last child. The child was born in the winter time after his death. Sarah named the baby Amos, but the baby also died. It was a bad time for everyone.

      Samanthy was 13 years old when her father died. About the same time a new family came to live in the Bennett?s Bayou and she met Robert Lafayette Cannon at church. He was 7 years older than her and she was bound and determined that she would marry him and get her own place. With her father gone it seemed like she had to do more work. She was now responsible for watching the younger kids while her mother worked. She did not like be bossed more by her mother and she missed her father badly.

      Sarah counseled Samanthy to not get married so young but she would not listen. She wanted out. Her sister Arizona clapped her hands when she found out she was leaving. She was glad because she thought Samanthy was too bossy.

      Grandma?s dreams of independence were not realized. She found that when she moved in with Robert and his mother that she now had two new bosses. She was 14 when she married. She was 16 in 1908 when her first child, Elsie Mae was born. Her new mother-in-law, Cassie Cannon was midwife for her when Elsie was born and Grandma said Cassie saved Elsie's life because the cord was wrapped around her neck and she took it off in the knick of time.

      She was not happy for long though, because the next day, according to Grandma, Cassie made her get up and go out and pick cotton. Cassie watched the baby while she and Robert picked cotton. It does not seem that she ever got over that, because even at age 80 she would tell that story about how that bossy ?ol Injun woman made her pick cotton the day after she gave birth. (The story went that Cassie had Indian blood in her and at times the family even kept her hid in the house because in those days being Indian was a shameful thing).

      Two years later, their son Loy was born. By this time Robert and Samanthy lived in a one room cabin in the woods on the back of the Tackitt home place. Work was scarce and at times it was pretty bad. The walls were lined with newspaper to keep warm. Arizona went to visit one time and all they had to make a meal was a can of sardines. They were young and laughed about it.

      It was not too long after that though, that Robert took his little family and moved them to Rupert Idaho, where he heard there was work. He did find work and times got better. It was in Idaho that their youngest child Addie Marie was born.

      Robert was a good hunter and fisherman and most of the time he kept meat on the table. Grandma hated to be left alone to care for the children by herself when he was off hunting. He would sometimes be gone for days. They would get into arguments over this and one time in the heat of an argument, he threatened to kill her. She was so mad that she went out and loaded the gun for him.


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