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RE: More Information to check out
Posted by: Sabrina Nobles (ID *****0179) Date: June 15, 2002 at 13:50:27
In Reply to: Re: Henry and Ellenor (more accurate dates) by Dan Pilkenton of 159


Thought you may want to look at what I recieved today. Some info. about Henry, Jr. and Sr. in here. Also, are you Daniel W. Pilkenton, son of Ralph H. Pilkenton? And are your sisters, Mary Ann and Linda Sue? Was your sister Mary Ann born in TN? I know a person who is looking for a Mary Ann Pilkenton/Pilkington. I have the Family Tree Maker Program and I saw your tree, I believe. Please email me and let me know.

Here is what I recieved today from Mr. Landers:

It would not be unusual for an early burial to be lost, unmarked or never recorded
in today’s records. Do not find the burials of Henry Sr and Ellen
or John and Mary C in the published cemetery records of Lawrence County.

Henry Sr and John were in Mt. Vernon Township in 1860.
Perhaps they relocted to Mt Pleasant Township for the 1870 census
but only briefly because John was back in Mt Vernon Township
where he owned 80 acres in 1879, section 32, Twp 28, Rng 26,
Southeast of Mount Vernon City. He was there for the 1880 census.

Based on some of the neighbors in Mt Pleasant Twp in 1870
who are listed in the Historical Atlas of 1879, the location would
have been east of Pierce City in Twp 26, Rng 28 which would have
been several miles southwest from the Mt Vernon location.
This section of Mt Pleasant Twp would be in Pierce Township
today. I checked both Pierce Twp tombstone volumes.

Henry Sr. and Ellen may have died between 1870 and 1880

In the 1890 Special Union Veterans and Widows Census
John Pilkenton (no unit given) was listed in White River Twp, Barry County

Ellen Pilkerton (Verona) m Reuben Ware (Verona) 1 Jan 1888 at residence
of bride’s parents, Miss Pilkenton as consent of parents.
(this is puzzling as it places John back in Spring River Twp. in 1888,
as I do not see where Ben. S(idney) had a daughter names Ellen)

In 1900 John Pilkington b May 1832 was in the home of his brother in law
George Cavenar, who m Matilda Pilkington in 1858. Mt Vernon Twp.

In December 1900, the Fountain & Journal printed a list of County farm
John Pilkerton b. TN age 69 resident since 1900.
There is a County Farm cemetery of the era but all names of burials have been lost.

Two of the children of John and Mary C (sp Pilkenton) are
buried at Roberts Cemetery (about 2 1/2 miles southeast of Mount Vernon City)
Tennessee C Dec 7, 1856-Feb 5, 1857
Alexander Jan 25, 1863-Aug 11, 1863
Garrison burials abundant in this cemetery
Also Garrabal Pilkenton, son of John and M C Pilkenton Apr 3, 1877-Dec 9, 1877

Henry Jr located in Spring River Township:
Lawrence Co. Probates 1845-1874
Box 14, File 363: Henry Pilkerton. James Cherry, Adm. Letters, June 19, 1865.
Bondsmen, James Cherry (also signed by A J Durnil and Daniel Biddlecome,
June 19, 1865.) Affidavit of James Cherry names heirs as Nancy Pilkinton,
wife of deceased, Martha Ellen, James Samuel and George M (or W)
Pilkenton, children of said deceased, all of Lawrence Co; deceased died without a
Will; dated June 13, 1865. Final settlement July 10, 1867.
In 1870, Nancy J was head of house with children Martha E, James S and George W.
In Spring River Township

At Lee Cemetery, south of Verona:
Pilkenton, Henry Pilkenton Co B/15th MO Cav
Pilkenton- Henry, brother of B S and John Pilkenton died Feb 14, 1865, aged 27 yrs.
(I assume B S was Sidney who also located in Spring River Twp.)
One of Sidney’s sons settled in Pleasant Ridge Twp, 1900, Barry County, just south of
HH 376 Page 152b
Pilkenton, Wm A Head M Dec 1861 38 M 9 MO TN TN
Pilkenton, Anne Wife F Mar 1872 28 M 9 4-2 MO MO MO
Pilkenton, John W Son M Jan 1884 16 S MO MO MO
Pilkenton, Homer Son M Aug 1892 7 S MO MO MO
Pilkenton, Nellie B Dau F May 1899 1 S MO MO MO

Sidney and son John were still in Spring River Twp in 1910.

I did not chase down all the children of John A Pinkington. Perhaps on of the
girls moved to the southern section of Barry County which would account
for why John (the veteran) was there in 1890.

Henry Pilkenton Sr, S Pilkenton, Henry Pilkenton and John Pilkenton are
listed on the 1861 tax list which double as a list of soldiers. Henry Sr, of
course, would have been too old for military service.

Sidney Pilkerton is listed at Lee Cemetery (no dates) Co B 15 MO Cav.

This name, even with the variant spelling(s), is not hard to trace, what
is hard to find are burial listings.

Is there something specific from the third generation you are seeking?

Bill Landers

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