Gaddes Family Genealogy Forum
I am still searching for Threnton Henderson GADUS. His first name and middle name may be reversed. He married Arminda J. STAIR on July 4, 1871 in Knoxville, TN. According to a statement on May 12, 1923 to the Widows Division of the Bureau of Pensions, she made the following comments:
"that she married one Henderson GADUS and that they lived together about four months then he disappeared by saying he was going to Knoxville, Tennessee to get his trunk and some other articles. He went and came back at night time and said his trunk had not come yet. The next morning he got one of my father's horses and said he was going to Knoxville, Tennessee again. He went to Knoxville and sold the horse to a liveryman and left. We have never heard of him since. My father, David STAIR, and others went to Knoxville, Tennessee and retrieved the horse and there were at that time telegrams sent out in every direction but no trace could be found of him. After some 7 or 8 years and no one ever heard of him and we all supposed him to be dead, I married James B. CLAPP. Everything was done that could be done to locate him but without effect. It has now been about 50 years and to this day no one has ever heard from him as far as I know."
Arminda gave birth to Oscar Columbus, the son of Threnton GADUS, on April 14, 1872. As he grew older, he assumed the surname of CLAPP. If anyone knows of Threnton GADUS or who his parents or other family members were, I would greatly appreciate your help in solving the mystery of his disappearance. Thanks.