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  • ID: I4
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  • Name: Amanda DOOLEN
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 4 APR 1851 in Mt. Vernon, Marion Co, IL
  • Death: 3 MAR 1929 in Douglas Co, MO
  • Burial: 5 MAR 1929 Mt. Ararat Cem Near Vanzant, MO
  • Note:

    Amanda was my gg-grandmother.
    For a picture see:

    Her death certificate shows her birthdate as: Nov 29, 1853. This would mean that she was not yet 14 when she married! The month (Nov) probably wasn't correct, since this was Jerry's birth month.
    The 1900 census says she was born in Apr 1842 (which is her husband?s birth year). That would make her 23 when she married and I know that isn't right, but the month is probably right.

    The family story is that she eloped when she was 16. Her family was pretty well off in Marion Co, IL, but she fell in love with Jeremiah Lindesmith. She was 16 and he was 10 years older. Perhaps her father wasn't pleased with her choice, but for whatever reason, Jeremiah showed up at her house one day and they eloped. It was evening and she climbed out the kitchen window to escape with him on horseback. Amanda had 4 older brothers who pursued them on horses when they found she was missing, but the couple made it to St. Louis, Mo (60 miles) where they were married, and the Doolens finally accepted Jeremiah.

    I think Amanda Doolen was born April 4, 1851 in Marion Co, IL. Amanda's father left land to all his children, but Jeremiah was a bit of a wanderer and he & Amanda lived in many places during their life together.

    Jeremiah's parents were both dead when they moved to Missouri maybe about 1880, probably with his brothers and sisters. (Amanda?s parents didn?t die until 1888 and 1890). Sept. 29, 1889 they were living (or possibly visiting) in Galena, KS (near Joplin, MO) where they signed his sister-in-law, Mary Lindesmith's autograph book, before she and John moved to Oklahoma. They were in Douglas Co, Mo. in 1899 where their son, Johnny met and married his wife, Myrtle Pease.

    Eva Lindesmith Wood, Amanda's granddaughter, tells the story that her father, John, built a little house up the hill behind their house for his parents, Jeremiah & Amanda to live when they were old. After Jerry died, John moved the house down the hill and closer to their home. They had friends come and help and they jacked the house up and put long logs underneath the house, then rolled it forward a little ways, got the free log from the back of the house and carried it to the front and rolled it a little farther.

    Amanda smoked a pipe.

    Missouri death certificate:
    Amanda Lindesmith of Richland, Douglas Co, MO
    wife of Jerry Lindesmith
    b Nov. 29, 1853 Vernon, Marion co, IL
    died Mar 3, 1929, Douglas Co, MO
    father: Alfred Doolin
    mother: Mary Pruett
    cause of death: influenza, at home
    buried: Mt. Aratt, Mar 5, 1929
    undertaker: Otis McMurtrey, Dora, Mo.
    informant: Hollis Sharp, Dora, Mo.

    Find A Grave Memorial# 41462152
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  • Change Date: 6 DEC 2015

    Father: Alfred Murray DOOLEN b: 9 AUG 1825 in McCracken Co, KY
    Mother: Mary Ann PRUETT b: 27 DEC 1821 in Mason Co, (W)Va

    Marriage 1 Jeremiah ?Jerry? LINDESMITH b: 13 NOV 1842 in Columbiana Co, OH
    • Married: 16 OCT 1867 in St. Louis, MO
    1. Has No Children Mary L. LINDESMITH b: ABT 1869 in Marion co, IL
    2. Has Children Minnie Rose LINDESMITH b: NOV 1870 in IL
    3. Has Children Rhoda LINDESMITH b: ABT 1874
    4. Has Children John Ira "Johnnie" LINDESMITH b: 1 APR 1878 in Centralia, Marion Co, IL
    5. Has Children Franklin Howard "Frank" LINDESMITH b: 13 APR 1882 in Vandalia, Fayette Co, IL
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