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Re: Marvin Slaton Yazoo County MS
Posted by: Clinton Date: June 26, 2001 at 10:10:11
In Reply to: Re: Marvin Slaton Yazzo County Mississippi by Cathy Thompson of 581

Here is the excerpt from my book. It may look odd in this format but you should be able to interpret it.


Augustus Marion Slaton & Zachariah 3-a-8 (SFI)
Family story:
Married Sarah B SLOANE in Sumter co AL (no marriage record seen by CS), lived in Kemper co MS. Probable Zachariah 3-a-8 lived in Sumter co AL in 1860, suggesting a connection. I have not found Augustus Marion' s family in an 1850 record, but note AL birth places in some records.

This man served in Confederate army, family says he was a "stowaway" from Ireland.

Slaton       Sarah B              1860 SC       Cen       Kemper       (375)        MS       1828 f
Slaton       A M              1860 MS Cen       Kemper       (375)       MS       1832 m
Slaton       John T               1860 MS Cen       Kemper       (375)              MS 1852 m
Slaton       J W               1860 MS Cen       Kemper       (375)              MS 1854 m
Slaton       Z T               1860 MS Cen       Kemper       (375)              MS 1856 m
Slaton       M E               1860 MS Cen       Kemper       (375)              MS 1857 f

Slaton       Sarah       1870       AL       Cen       Kemper       (326)       DeKalb       MS       1834widow A M              
LITCHFIELD Joseph 1870 MS       Cen       Kemper       (326)              MS       1842 farmhand              
Slaton       John       1870       AL       Cen       Kemper       (326)              MS       1851 s Sarah              
Slaton       James       1870       AL       Cen       Kemper       (326)              MS       1853 s Sarah              
Slaton       Daniel       1870       AL       Cen       Kemper       (326)              MS       1856 s Sarah       
Slaton       Zacariah       1870       MS       Cen       Kemper       (326)              MS       1858 s Sarah              
Slaton       Sallie       1870       MS       Cen       Kemper       (326)              MS       1863 d?Sarah              

Slaton       S B        1880       SC       Cen       Yazoo       (385)        MS       1826 (wid) mother fSC mSC       
LITCHFIELD Joseph 1880 AL       Cen       Yazoo       (385)       MS       1843        hired fGA mAL       
Slaton       D L        1880       AL       Cen       Yazoo       (385)       MS       1856       s S B fMS mSC       
Slaton       H T        1880       AL       Cen       Yazoo       (385)       MS       1861       s S B fMS mSC       
Slaton       S A        1880       MS       Cen       Yazoo       (385)       MS       1862       s S B fMS mSC       
Slaton       E M       1880       MS       Cen       Yazoo       (385)       MS       1879       gs S B fAL mAL       

I suspect that E M above is Marvin E Slaton, who married Annie Pittman , Dec 28, 1895, Yazoo MS. He does not appear in any of the familes presented to my by Claude, so determining the father has eluded me, but it is generally agreed among descendants that Sarah Augustus had at least one child by Joseph Litchfield, and this may be him. Otherwise, Daniel Lavender would be my guess, but H T above is a mystery to me.

source: manuscript by Claude Bowman Slaton of LA.

Augustus Marion Slaton, b ca 1832. Only one census record, universally mistranscribed as A M Staton, shows up in 1860 Kemper co MS. Historian Claude B Slaton, a direct descendant, has worked on this line for over twenty years without finding this man's father. Family stories that Augustus Marion was a stowaway on a ship from Ireland, while a commonplace among American families, take on some strength in the absence of anything else, especially considering the number of Irish regiments raised by both sides during the Civil War, a direct result of the Potato famine. Here is Augustus Marion's line:

From Claude B Slaton's The Life and Descendants of Augustus Marion Slaton [etc] (manuscript 1986, Clinton LA)

1 Augustus Marion b 1830-2 place unknown
Served with 35th MS Volunteers CSA deserted and arrested, surrendered to Union forces, went to Nashville TN, imprisoned in Louisville (KY) prison, sent to Chicago IL July 26, 1864, released and died at home in Kemper co MS July 20, 1865.
mar Sarah B Sloan b Jan 11, 1829 SC
Records are from Kemper co MS unless otherwise noted.

1-a John Thomas Slaton b Mar 24, 1852 d Dec 13, 1925
mar Ann C Caraway Nov 11, 1874 (Ann b May 5, 1853)
mar Sarah Elizabeth "Roddy" Grantham (prev married to Tom Boler)

Slayton       John       1880       MS Cen       Kemper       (060)       Beat #2       MS 1852 h Ann fAL mGA              
Slayton       Ann       1880       MS Cen       Kemper       (060)              MS 1853 w John fMS mAL              
Slayton       Maggie       1880       MS Cen       Kemper       (060)              MS 1876 d John              
Slayton       Ben       1880       MS Cen       Kemper       (060)              MS 1880 s John              

Slaten       John T 2m 1910       AL Cen       Kemper       26 17              MS 1858 h Roddie fAL mAL
Slaten       Roddie 5ch 1910       MS Cen       Kemper       26 17              MS 1862 h John T                     
Slaten       Annie E       1910       MS Cen       Kemper       26 17              MS 1899 d John T
Slaten       Rachel A 1910       MS Cen       Kemper       26 17              MS 1901 d John T
Slaten       Stella       1910       MS Cen       Kemper       26 17              MS 1903 d John T

(children by Ann)
1-a-1 Augustus Benjamin "Gus" b Aug 15, 1879 never married
1-a-2 John Thomas "Tommy" Jr b Jan 4, 1883 d 1889
1-a-3 Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" b Aug 17, 1886 mar ? Shirum, no issue
(children by Sarah)
1-a-4 Anna Ema b Dec 11, 1898 mar James Isaac Ray
1-a-5 Rachel Amanda "Polly" b Apr 1, 1901 mar Charlie Vance
1-a-6 Stella b ca 1903

1-b James William b Apr 19, 1854
mar Martha Ellen Creed June 15, 1875

Slaten       James W m33       1910 AL       Cen       Kemper       (154) 1 MS       1874 h Martha E fAL mAL
Slaten       Martha E 13ch 6       1910 MS Cen       Kemper       (154) 1 MS       1878 w Jas W fGA mAL
Slaten       John H              1910 MS Cen        Kemper       (154) 1 MS       1894 s Jas W

1-b-1 Emily Ellen (infant death)
1-b-2 Sarah Augustus "Sally" b Aug 5, 1877 mar Rufus J Cobb
1-b-3 William Scott b Apr 10, 1879 d Dec 17, 1944
mar Martha Lucille Kent Sept 8, 1903

Slaten       William m7       1910 MS Cen       Kemper       (154) 2 MS       1879 h Ella fMS mMS
Slaten       Ella 1ch              1910 MS Cen       Kemper       (154) 2 MS       1897 w William fMS mMS
Slaten       William C       1910 MS Cen       Kemper       (154) 2 MS       1903 s William fMS mMS

1-b-3-a William Calvin b Jan 3, 1907 d May 30, 1963 Mobile AL
mar Rubye Mae Pippin July 16, 1926 Oceola AR (Ruby b Dec 14, 1908 d Aug 1953)
mar Bessie Chisom Small
(children by Rubye)
** descendants removed for privacy*********
       1-b-4 Fannie b Aug 7, 1881 (infant death)
1-b-5 Zachary T b Feb 5, 1884 d Sep 27, 1889
1-b-6 Clara Cornelius b Feb 27, 1886 d Mar 1, 1963 mar William Frank Rigdon
1-b-7 Jessie Virgil "Jay" (female) b Feb 1, 1889 d Oct 6, 1931 mar Jefferson Rigdon
1-b-8 Ione b Mar 12, 1891 mar Giles Joyner
1-b-9 John Huston b Feb 8, 1894 d Aug 6, 1938
mar Lizzie Purvis (for one month)
mar Lizzie Pool
1-b-10 Daniel M b Oct 23, 1900 (infant death)
1-c Daniel Lavender b Oct 26, 1855 Sumter co AL d Jan 7, 1934 at Baton Rouge LA
mar Alsie Louvenia Brown May 23, 1875 (Alsie b Sep 5, 1860 d Nov 15, 1917 Forrest co MS)
mar Maggie McCormack
(by Alsie)

Slaton       Dan Lm25yr 1900 AL       Cen       Yazoo       111 15        MS        1854-10        h Alsey fAL mGA
Slaton       Alsey 12ch 8 1900 MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 15       MS       1864-09        w Dan L fGA mGA
Slaton       Inman        1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 15       MS       1884-04       s Dan L
Slaton       Marie       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 15       MS       1886-06       d Dan L
Slaton       Webster       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 15       MS       1889-06        d Dan L
Slaton       Zacerah       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 15       MS       1892-05        s Dan L
Slaton       Monroe       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 15       MS       1894-08        s Dan L
Slaton       Henry       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 15       MS       1897-03        s Dan L
Slaton       Harrison       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 15       MS       1898-10        s Dan L

1-c-1 John David b Jan 2 1878 Kemper co MS d July 16, 1962 Hinds co MS
mar Susie T Cockerham Feb 26, 1895 Yazoo co MS

Slaton       Susie 5ch 1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 16        MS       1876-05        w John fMS mMS
Slaton       John m5yr 1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 16       MS       1878-01        h Susie fMS mMS
Slaton       Tomas       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 16       MS       1897-04       s John

Slayton       John D m15 1910 MS       Cen       Yazoo       79 16        MS       1878 h Susie fAL mMS              
Slaten       Susie       1910              Cen       Yazoo       79 16       MS       1878 w John D fMS mMS       
Slaten       Tommie       1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       79 16       MS       1896 s John D              
Slaten       Ella       1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       79 16       MS       1897 d John D       
Slaten       John       1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       79 16       MS       1900 s John D              
Slaten       Charlie       1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       79 16       MS       1902 s John D              
Slaten       Herman       1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       79 16       MS       1906 s John D              
Slaten       Rosa Lee 1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       79 16       MS       1909 d John B       


1-c-2 Dollie b 1882 d 1883
1-c-3 Thomas Inman b Apr 20, 1884 Yazoo co MS d Mar 3, 1913 Policeman killed in action
mar Josie Anna Collins Nov 9, 1905 Yazoo co MS

Slaten       Tom I m4 1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       84 07        MS       1885 h J A fMS mMS              
Slaten       J A       1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       84 07       MS       1889 w Tom              
Slaten       Rufus L       1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       84 07       MS       1908 s Tom              
Slaten       Joseph A 1910       MS       Cen       Yazoo       84 07       MS       1909 s Tom              

1-c-4 Mary Elizabeth b Jun 27, 1886 d Mar 23 1953 mar S Marion Speake
1-c-5 Daniel Webster b Sept 25, 1888 d Feb 27, 1941 Baton Rouge LA
mar Lucille Sparkman June 7, 1910
1-c-6 Zachariah Terrell b May 6, 1892 d ?
mar Mary Lou Rodgers Dec 30, 1916
1-c-7 James Monroe b Jan 18, 1895 Yazoo co MS d July 13, 1972 d Baton Rouge LA
mar Amanda Duvall Jun 17, 1920
1-c-8 Henry Clay b Dec 13, 1896 Yazoo co MS
mar Leta Pearl Moore June 18, 1920 (Leta b Nov 2, 1898)
1-c-8-a Privacy
1-c-8-a-? Claude Bowman b ?? (source of info)
1-c-9 William Harrrison b Oct 16, 1898 d May 15, 1943
mar Mary Sharp Morris Aug 3, 1918
1-c-10 George Lewis b Aug 8, 1900 d ?
mar Marie Schaffer Aug 8, 1918
1-d Margaret Elizabeth b Sep 30 1858 d Oct 4, 1866
1-e Zachariah (or Zachary) T(aylor or Terrell) b Dec 23, 1860 d Feb 24, 1932 Yazoo co MS
mar Francis Cornelia Johnston Dec 23, 1880

Slaton       Zach m19yr 1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24       MS       1860-09        h Frances fMS mAL
Slaton       Frances 10ch 8 1900 MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24       MS       1865-02       w Zach fNC mNC
Slaton       Maggie       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24       MS       1882-07       d Zach
Slaton       Willie       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24        MS       1885-01        s Zach
Slaton       Zach       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24       MS       1889-10        s Zach
Slaton       Gus       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24       MS       1891-10        s Zach
Slaton       Bunch       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24       MS       1893-04        s Zach
Slaton       Dan       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24       MS       1894-03        s Zach
Slaton       Jonnie       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24       MS       1897-10(?)s Zach
Slaton       Fannie       1900       MS       Cen       Yazoo       111 24       MS       1897-11       d Zach

(all 1-e-x b Yazoo co MS)
1-e-1 Magge E b July 30, 1882 d 1954 mar C B King
1-e-2 Joseph b Nov 20, 1884 d Feb 14, 1892
1-e-3 J William b Jun 25, 1886 d Nov 1941
mar Ruth Christine Didlake Mar 28, 1913
1-e-4 Samuel b 1888 (infant death)
1-e-5 Zachariah Terrell b Oct 30, 1889 d Jan 4, 1916
1-e-6 Augustus Marion b Oct 25, 1891 d Dec 11, 1968 Madison co MS
mar Grace Leach
1-e-7 Doctor Bunch Apr 6, 1893 d ?
mar Maxie Drucilla Harrell Mar 3, 1928 -widow of John Thomas 1-e-10
1-e-8 Daniel Lavender b Mar 25, 1895 d Feb 9, 1975
1-e-9 Frances Cornelia b Nov 6, 1896 mar Raymond Hartzog
1-e-10 John Thomas b Oct 4, 1898 d Jan 4, 1926
mar Maxie Drucilla Harrell Jul 7, 1921
1-e-11 Henry Clay b Jul 28, 1900 d Dec 31, 1982
mar 1) Lottie L Jordan - Sep 9, 1922 2) Edna Janet Jones Apr 4, 1930
Descendants removed for privacy
1-e-12 Luther Roy b Feb 19, 1903
1-e-13 Ross b Mar 31, 1905 d 1963 Pine Bluff AR
mar Myrtle Walton Jan 28, 1926
1-e-14 Sarah b Jul 14. 1909 (infant death)

1-f H T b 1861 Henry? Thomas? Nothing known.

1-g Sarah Augustus "Sallie" b Jun 2, 1862 d Feb 10, 1901 Arcadia Parish LA mar James Elijah Portis Nov 12, 1880 Yazoo co MS prob mother of child by Joseph Litchfield (last name Litchfield, not Slaton), no confirmed name for child, but see note sat the top of this section.


Families in the same census enumeration proximity , but not in research presented to me.

FLANIGAN Mike 1880       Ire       Cen       Yazoo       (285)        MS       1815 nr fIre mIre              
Slaton       H Z?       1880       MS       Cen       Yazoo       (285)       MS       1850 w J W fMS mMS              
Slaton       J W ?       1880       MS       Cen       Yazoo       (285)       MS       1850 h H Z? fMS mMS              
Slaton       H Z?       1880       MS       Cen       Yazoo       (285)       MS       1868 dau J W              
Slaton       Z? W       1880       MS       Cen       Yazoo       (285)       MS       1872 s J W              
Slaton       Caroline       1880       MS       Cen       Yazoo       (285)       MS       1877 d J W              
Slaton       A C       1880       MS       Cen       Yazoo       (285)       MS       1879-80        d J W              

Slaten       John D m3 1910       MS       Cen       Kemper       (214)2       MS       1885 h Annie
Slaten       Annie 2ch 1910       MS       Cen       Kemper       (214)2       MS       1890 w John D
Slaten       Ola       1910       MS       Cen       Kemper       (214)2       MS       1908 d John D
Slaten       Jane       1910       MS       Cen       Kemper       (214)2       MS       1909 d John D

Zachariah Slaton
The only clue for a connection back is the circumstantial fact that Augustus Marion named a son Zachary or Zachariah T. A family headed by Zachariah (b 1796 VA) was in 1830 Gwinnett co GA, and is probably the same as the Heard co GA Zachariah found in 1840-1850, probably next door to the household of a James D (b 1830 GA) who himself appears to have a son named Zachariah L. I have alway asssumed the early Zachariah to be rather firmly connected back to Arthur Sladen(Sladyen) of New Kent\Goochland VA.

Descendant Herb L Slaton surmises that the “L” may stand for “Long.” .

Slaton       Zachariah L       1830              Cen Gwinnett (378) GA m21001:f21001

Slaton       Zachariah       1840       Cen Heard (290)        GA m0012101:f0011001s2

Slaten       Zachariah       1850       VA Cen       Heard (139) 41 Dis GA 1796 f
Slatin       Mary              1850       GA Cen       Heard (139)       GA       1798 f
Slatin       Susan              1850       GA Cen       Heard (139)       GA       1827 f
Slaten       William              1850       GA Cen       Heard (139)       GA       1833 m
Slaten       Tim? (dupe? Jim?)1850       VA Cen       Heard (139)       GA       1833 M

Slatin       Sarah J              1850       GA Cen       Heard (158) 1 41 Dis GA       1844 lw/ Walls fam

Slatin       James D              1850       GA Cen       Heard (158) 2       GA       1830 m
Slatin       Emmeranda       1850       GA Cen       Heard (158) 2       GA       1832 f
Slatin       Mary              1850       GA Cen       Heard (158) 2       GA       1845 f
Slatin       Sarah              1850       GA Cen       Heard (158) 2       GA       1847 f
Slatin       Zachariah       1850       GA Cen       Heard (158) 2       GA       1849 m

I also assume that the 1796 Z is the Z found in 1860 Sumter co AL; could this be Zachariah? Claude's records suggest a connection back to Sumter co AL, so this seems a likely progenitor. James D could be a brother or cousin of Augustus Marion; they are exact contemporaries.

Slaton       Elizabeth       1860       VA Cen       Sumter       (524)       AL       1789 w? Z quiltmaker
Slaten       Z              1860       VA Cen       Sumter       (524) Brewerville       AL 1797        ?

Dec 19, 1861, marriage recorded between Zachariah Slaton and Nancy Newell in Lauderdale MS marriage records (not seen by CS).
The most curious coincidence regarding the family, which may in time be explained, is the fact that one of Augustus Marion's daughters "took up with" a man named Joseph Litchfield (not a Slaton). She appears to have had a child by him, without benefit of matrimony. Strangely, Abram M Slaton (b 1826-27), son of Littleberry Slaton, son of George Slaton of Jackson co GA, had a son whom he named Joseph Litchfield Slaton, who is found in the 1850 Harris co census as a newborn. This Joseph Litchfield Slaton's birth predates the mysterious child of Sallie Slaton and Joseph Litchfield, and Joseph Litchfield Slaton married a Mary Campbell in 1873 Lee co AL, and later (bigamously) to Ozema Gunter, according to descendant Herman Slaton.
Records must be examined carefully to distinguish between the two contemporary A M's: Abram M (b 1826) and Augustus Marion (b 1830-2). The giveaway is Augustus's 1865 death, while Abram M continues from 1860 Russell co AL to 1880 Muscogee co GA.
This complicated picture suggests a connection between a VA Zachariah (b 1796 and the NC?/SC/GA George ( b ca 1750). Again, pure conjecture, but another coincidence is that Abram's Joseph Litchfield named a son Zachary Taylor (see 1-e and 1-5-b).
To further confuse things, 1880 Hancock co MS records show a grocer named A M Sladen b 1816 MS married to a Penelope (see NOTES in section on William Justice Slaydon). This proves to be Andrew Moore Sladen.


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