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  • ID: I3725
  • _UID: 8FFBF861DD25448EBDD9E807AAD113A6700C
  • Name: Reuben G. TATUM
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 MAY 1814 in Va.
  • Death: 4 FEB 1856 in Stoddard Co., Mo
  • Note:

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    Not sure what the "G" stands for in his and his son's name, but perhaps his father named him "Gravett" for his grandmother.

    They lived in Wayne Co, Tennessee where they were in 1840 & 1850.
    1840 Wayne Co, Tn
    Reuben G. Tatum 10001-/00001 (p 76)
    .........(meaning males 0-5, 20-30, female 20-30 - Reuben, Lucinda & William)
    3 dwellings from Reuben G. was:
    John Prewit 000000001-/100010001 (p 76)
    ..........(1 man 50-60, girl 0-5, female 20-30, female 50-60)
    4 more dwellings away was:
    Reuben Tatum 001010001-/00000010 (p 76 )
    .........(males:10-15, 20-30, 50-60, females 40-50 - Reuben G's father)
    page 82: Alex Tatum 220001-/020001
    .........(males 0-5, 5-10, 30-40, females 5-10, 30-40)
    page 75: Hardin Prewit 110001-/21001
    page 75: Parkin Prewit 1001-/00001

    1850 Wayne Co, Tenn:
    Tatum, R. G. , age 36, Farmer, b VA (p 173)
    Tatum, Lucinda, age 33, b TN
    Tatum, William, age 12, b TN
    Tatum, Shepard, age 4, b TN
    (no other Tatums in the county, but his parents Reuben & Frances were in Lewis Co, TN)
    There was also 2 Pruett families (but not nearby):
    Thomas Pruet - 44, b TN with family (p 234)
    Elias Pruett - 42, b SC with fam (p 270)

    There is a William H. Tatum in the 1850 Stoddard Co, Mo census, Castor twp (where Reuben G. moved to)
    William H. Tatum (age 26, b Va), wife Mary, ch: Adaline (5), Manirva (3), both born in Mo.
    Don't think they are related.

    They moved to Stoddard Co, Mo. in 1855.
    Reuben Tatum bought by warranty deed from S.G. Kitchen and wife Lot 14, Twp 25
    Range 11; 80 acres on Dec 26,1856 and recorded Feb 6, 1857
    Reuben G Tatum and wife bought by warranty deed from Andrew J Berz Lot 32, Twp
    25, Range 11; 80 acres on Oct 21, 1857 and recorded on Oct 21, 1857

    (This must be sec 13, twp 26, range 11, because that is where Solomon G. Kitchen?s lot was on the NE side in the town of Bloomfield, which Kitchen had bought in 1852. Then Kitchen about in 1858 a lot on the SW side of town)

    Reuben died before Feb 1858 without a will. Probated 4 Feb 1858 MO
    Here are notes from the probate record:
    First letters of administrator, Feb. 4, 1858.
    The first record is June 2, 1858, Stoddard Co Mo Book B, p 518. and it is Lucinda Tatum vs Dunkin D. Lennsford, adm of Reuben G. Tatum. Parties appear and the defendant waives the service of a notia herein and the court after hearing testimony judged that said plaintiff recover against defendant $70 for the purpose of purchasing provisions for the use of the family of the deceased for 12 months.
    Book B , p 545 - Lucinda Tatum appointed administrator. Two men were present and a security of $1000 was presented for her.
    July 27, 1874, final settlement. Now at this time comes William G. Tatum, administrator of the estate of Reuben G. Tatum, deceased and presents to the court this final settlement of said estate and is charged with $175.20 and credited with a like amount leaving nothing in the hands of the administor, which settlement is by the court approved and ordered filed.

    In 1860 Lucinda was living in Stoddard Co, Mo (Richland twp, Bloomfield post office, probably near Idalia).
    She had Sheperd and Mary Tatum with her. Next door was her son, William with his (2nd) wife, Mary Ann, and their baby, Matilda.

    Lucinda Tatum was given land by patent deed from Stoddard County by
    J.V.O'Dell, commissioner Lot 5 Twp 24, Range 11; 161 acres May 29,1865 and
    recorded May 29,1865
    Mary E Tatum was given land by Lucinda Tatum, lot 6 Twp 24, Range 11; 40
    acres; Sept 5, 1868 and recorded March 16, 1869
    Shepard B Tatum was given land by Lucinda Tatum, Lot 5, Twp 24, Range 11; 120
    acres; Sept 5, 1868 and recorded Jan 4, 1869

    In 1870 Lucinda McLord/McLard/McSurd (can't decipher census record) was widowed again. She had Mary E. Tatum with her and was living in Elk Creek twp, PO Bloomfield.
  • Change Date: 26 AUG 2013

    Father: Reuben TATUM b: 11 MAR 1776 in Virginia
    Mother: Frances "Fanny" SAMMONS b: ABT 1781 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 Lucinda DUREN b: 1818 in Wayne Co, TN
    • Married: ABT 1837 in Wayne Co, TN
    1. Has Children William G. TATUM b: ABT 1838 in Wayne Co, Tn
    2. Has Children Shepard Bartlett "B" TATUM b: 20 MAR 1846 in Wayne Co., Tn
    3. Has Children Mary Elizabeth TATUM b: ABT 1851 in Wayne Co, Tn.
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