Tabbitha Leamons: Birth: 22 Feb 1815 in (southern) Missouri Territory, became Arkansas Terr.. Death: 23 Mar 1870 in Louisiana
Note: THERE IS NO GOOD REASON TO BELIEVE JEMIMA'S MAIDEN NAME WAS HOLDER. IT IS AN INTERNET FABLE. 1850 Census of Bienville Parish Louisiana Year: 1850; Census Place: Western District, Bienville, Louisiana; Roll: M432_230; Page: 280; Image: 73.
Jemima Lemons 59 F Kentucky Value of real estate: $700
Joshua Lemons 26 M Arkansas Laborer
Sabrinah Lemons 22 F Louisiana Over 20 and cannot read or write
Eveline Lemons 6 F Louisiana
Levi Holder 44 M Kentucky None (occupation)
Elizabeth E. Holder 31 F Arkansas Over 20 and cannot read or write
Martha J. Holder 8 F Louisiana
John C. Holder 7 M Louisiana
Nathaniel 5 M Louisiana
Joshua 4 M Louisiana
William A. 1 M Louisiana
Daughter Tabbitha and family in household immediately following.
Speculation as to the identity of Jemima Leamons:
At one time, a search of rootsweb's world connect database for Jemima ____ born 1791 in Kentucky yielded on hit: Jemima Demaree of Kentucky. She could be our link. Her name, age and place of birth match. Jemima Demaree's later history and marital status is unknown. Her oldest sister was Mary "Polly" and our Jemima's oldest daughter was Mary "Polly". Additionally, Jemima Leamons' daughter Tabitha primarily used family names for her children. She had one daughter named Demarius. The Demaree family of Kentucky in earlier generations went by Demarest. Jemima was a recurring name among the Demarest family whose roots can be traced back to Holland. The name Jemima was used for several of our Jemima's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Some individuals have chosen to identify Jemima as a "Holder". No hard evidence supporting this hypothesis has been presented. It is true there were Holders in Jemima's household in 1850, but we know those Holders were her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.
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