Thanks for your reply! I have gathered lots of info on the KILLMANs and would love to swap notes with you!
I've pieced together the family a little differently than you, but would still very much like to compare our data.
I've come to believe that the husband and Mary Ella BROWNFIELD is James D. KILLMAN b. abt 1851 KY. Even though Mary Ella shows herself as a widow in 1880 and 1900, still using the KILLMAN surname, I don't believe she was truly a widow - I believe that James was still alive. I've heard from at least two researchers that said that they have reason to believe that James didn't die prior to 1880.
Another reason I believe this is because my grandfather, John KILLMAN - son of Alfred KILLMAN, told me his grandparents were "Dave KILLMAN of Hickory Valley, AR, and Ellen". In 1910, I do show James D.(David?) KILLMAN in Barren Twp., Indepedence Co., AR, which is essentially where Hickory Valley is. Also, I just got some info on the death of his wife in 1911, and it lists her place of death as Hickory Valley. Hickory Valley is a pretty tiny little burg, and I don't think my grandfather would even have known it existed, if not for his grandfather living there.
Here's how I piece together James D. KILLMAN in the census:
1860 Overton Co. Census in District 4, # 1637
Henry KILLMAN age 38 KY
Feriby J. age 35 Ky
Dathnel (f) age 17 Ky
Feriby age 14 Ky
Theresa age 12 TN
James D. age 10 TN
Henry W. age 7 TN
Siby A. age 4 TN
Newton age 2 TN
1870 - Roubideaux Twp., Pulaski Co., MO; page 201;
23 105 105 Killman James 19 M W Farmer Kentucky
24 105 105 Killman Mary E. 30 F W Keeping House Missouri
25 105 105 Killman Theodore P. 12 M W . . . Missouri
26 105 105 Killman John E. 9 M W . . . Missouri
27 105 105 Killman William F. 3 M W . . . Missouri
28 105 105 Killman Elizabeth 3/12 F W . . . Missouri
Note: Theodore, John and William are from Mary E.'s previous marriages
1880 Census Place: Casto, Shannon, Missouri
Source: FHL Film 1254737 National Archives Film T9-0737 Page 373A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
James PICKETT Self M M W 26 MO
Occ: Farming Fa: NC Mo: TN
Rebecca PICKETT Wife F M W 18 MO
Occ: Keeping House Fa: KY Mo: KY
John L. PICKETT Son M S W 11M MO
Occ: At Home Fa: MO Mo: MO
James KILLMAN Other M S W 28 KY
Occ: Keeping Store Fa: TN Mo: KY
1900, AR, Izard Co, Franklin Township, SD 2, ED 161, Sheet 5, page 304a, line 15, 74/74:
Killman, James D, head, w, m, Oct 1851, 48, m, 16, KY, KY, KY, farmer, R, F, 72;
Drucilla C, wife, w, f, Jun 1860, 39, m, 16, 6, 4, MO, MO, AL;
Clara L, dau, w, f, Feb 1888, 12, AR;
Dora E, dau, w, f, Sep 1890, 9, AR;
Maud A, dau, w, f, Mar 1883, 7, AR;
David E, son, w, m, Aug 1895, 4, AR.
1910 Independence Co., AR, Barren Twp., ED 25, sh. 1b, 16-18 April 1910:
James D. KILMAN, male, white, 55, married 25 years, farmer, rents farm,
Ky, Ky, Ky
Drucilla, wife, 50, married 25 years, 6 children/3 living, MO, MO, GA
Maud Ann, dtr., 17, single, AR, KY MO
David Elis, son, 15, single, AR KY MO, laborer, home farm
Jane Ann LAWSON, sister, 59, widow, 7 children/3 living, Ky Ky Ky
I do have James Robert KILLMAN in my database, but with very sparse info. I don't know what happened to him - I have no spouse for him, and no death info. Based on the above, I don't believe him to have been the spouse of Mary Ella BROWNFIELD, but I could be wrong...... :-)
I've got a ton of info, and it sounds like you do, too, so let's definitely swap our data!
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