McGinty Family Genealogy Forum
My feelings are that Milissa did not marry Moses House. She shows as his cook in the 1860 census. I have rewritten this as follows:
We next see Joseph in AR where he is shown as a taxpayer in Van Buren Co. in 1841. He purchased forty-acres of land from the federal government under patent certificate 3651, through the land office in Little Rock, on September 5, 1842. Pres. John Tyler signed this patent. At the time he was listed as being from Conway Co., AR. In 1846, he and second wife, Louise show selling 160 acres to a Samuel Asendell for $200 (Conway Co. courthouse, Morrilton, AR, record book C, pg. 50). He is also shown as homesteading 160 acres in Conway Co., AR, in 1846. He first settled in Union Township in what was known as “The Georgia Community.” He is shown in the 1850 Conway Co., AR, census (pg. 268) in Union Township, house 575, at age eighty, occupation farmer. In this census, Malissa, age thirty-two is shown as wife. She was born in AR. In this census, there are four children, age two through eleven living in his house. His son, J. J. McGinty (Joseph Jackson), age thirty-six, born in MS, and his family are living next door in house 576. Joseph died ca. 1851. In the 1860 census, Melissa is now living with Moses House, and shown as his cook. Two of the McGinty children, William Thomas and Mary Ellen lived with them, along with Sarah J. House, age 5, that could be his granddaughter. Mary Ellen went on to marry Levi Wofford and they lived in Faulkner Co., AR. She died there in 1889.
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