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Re: Henry Arterberry
Posted by: Wanda Cole Date: August 24, 1999 at 17:47:38
In Reply to: Henry Arterberry by Tim Wilkinson of 145

Tim,
Perhaps, I can help you out with the name of your Henry Arterberry's father. First I have to say that this family has more ways to spell this last name than any I have heretofore incountered. My husband's Attebury line stems from one Moses Attleberry (in the 1850 U.S.Census in northern Arkansas). This Moses Attleberry happens to be a junior to another Moses Attleberry (or some other form of the name) in Jackson co., TN.

Moses Attleberry (Attebury) Sr. is found in Jackson co., Tn, in the 1840 U. S. Census, where he is listed as 50 to 60 years of age. There is a young man about 20 years of age and a young woman a few years younger.

Moses Attleberry (Attebury) Jr. is found in the U. S. Census for Arkansas in 1850. He gives his year of birth as 1818 in TN, he is married, he can read and write although his wife Vina, Vinia, or Vena (possible Brannon) cannot. This couple had married sometime around 1842. Vina was not born in TN. She was born in Arkansas. This couple had four sons by 1850. (1) William F. Attleberry - b. 1843; (2) James H. Attleberry b. 1845; (3) Henry W. Attleberry, b. 1847, (4) Thomas J (Jefferson) Attleberry, b December 23 in 1849.

My husband's line is from Thomas Jefferson Attleberry. Only in this line the name is spelled Attebury. I have more on Thomas Jefferson Attebury's line and I have found more in this line on line.

Also, living with Moses Jr. and Vina Attleberry was a young woman by the name of Martha Attleberry, or some variation of the name, who seems to have been Moses Jrs. neice according to some reports I have read online. And there is a young man named John Brannon (or some such spelling). Next door was an Elizabeth Brannon. Earlier there was a John Brannon listed in Fulton County, Ark. I have assumed that Vina Attleberry had taken her younger brother in after his father died.

As for Vina Brannon, she was probably Cherokee. And this Brannon line were Cherokee Indians -- Old Settlers, who came west before the Trail of Tears occurred. Moses may have come west on one of the drives of the Cherokee into Oklahoma and then dropped out to stay in Old Settlers country in Fulton county, Arkansas.

Moses Attebury Jr and Vinia Brannon? Attebury were my husband's great grandparents. And he claimed they were mostly Cherokee Indian.

Wanda Cole.

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