A correction to the names I gave in the prior message: Robert Poage, James Mitchell Poage and Joseph Poage. Both Robert and his younger brother married daughters of Abraham Groom, who was at the same fort during the war of 1812. Later a John Poage is found in Howard County, MO signing a petition for a local land office. These are the only members of Poage, Pogue families known in the area at the time.
My question now is does anyone have a clue as to whether Robert Poage had a prior marriage before marrying the much younger Elizabeth Groom. If my memory is correct, he was 41 at the time of this marriage. Which means he could have, probably had, at lest one prior marriage. And perhaps children born of the first marriage. I'm searching for a family for Robert Pogue who,in the 1850 census, says he was born in Tennessee, 1787/98. He is found as an early settler in Benton County, MO and later in Cooper County. He married abt 1820 to Anna Lindsey d/o Jacob Lindsey deceased. Anna died 1852 and Robert died 1853. They had 10 children: William Anderson, Mary M, Jacob Lindsey, Thomas T., Sarah, James, Robert C., Barshaba (named for Anna's sister) John and Rhoda A.
If Robert and Anna used the old naming pattern for their children, his father or someone very close to him was William Anderson. The first daughter was named after Anna's mother,Mary. The second son named Jacob Lindsey Pogue,after her father.
Meanwhile, back at Fort Hempstead, William Anderson was among the people there during the war of 1812. Guessing games now. He may have been father-in-law of Robert Sr.? But seems the only way to learn anything about some of our illusive ancestors.
Thanks for any ideas, thoughts, or assistance.
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