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John McGEE
(1795-1858)
Ritta WHITE
(1800-1865)
John Masten MEGEE
(1839-1860)
Frances Emeline CUNNINGHAM
(1837-1860)

James Monroe MEGEE
(1858-1924)

 

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Frances Emaline HUTTO

James Monroe MEGEE

  • Born: 29 Jun 1858, , Baxter County, Arkansas, United States 3 4 5
  • Marriage: Frances Emaline HUTTO on 22 Jan 1877 in , Marion County, Arkansas, United States 1 2
  • Died: 28 Feb 1924, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States at age 65 6 7
  • Buried: Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 8
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Other: Migration, Cir 1874, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 9

Census, 3 Jun 1880, Davis Township, Van Buren County, Arkansas, United States. 10

Census: U.S. Federal, Jun 1900, , Van Buren County, Arkansas, United States. 5

Census: U.S. Federal, 19 Apr 1910, Barnett, Van Buren County, Arkansas, United States. 11


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James married Frances Emaline HUTTO, daughter of Anderson Eroin HUTTO and Lydia E., on 22 Jan 1877 in , Marion County, Arkansas, United States.1 2 (Frances Emaline HUTTO was born on 16 Aug 1858 in , , Mississippi, United States,3 5 died on 11 Dec 1949 in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 6 and was buried in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 6.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Married at A. E. Hutto's home.

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Sources


1 Marriage Certificate, Inside Megee-Hutto Family Bible.

2 Book, Emeline Hutto Megee's McGuffey's New Fourth Eclectic Reader. Book, Emeline Hutto Megee's McGuffey's New Fourth Eclectic Reader.

The verbal family history is that James Monroe Megee received a calling to preach the gospel while working in the field. He returned home and told his wife, Emeline that he had received the calling but did not believe he could succeed because he couldn't read. So Emeline taught him. I cannot prove it, but I believe the writing in the back of Emeline Hutto Megee's Fourth Grade reader is James Monroe Megee's handwriting during the time he is learning to read.

3 Family Bible, Megee-Hutto.

4 Marriage Certificate, Megee-Hutto.

5 1900 U.S. census, Van Buren, Arkansas population schedule, Bradley, enumeration district (ED) 135, sheet 6A, p. 253, dwelling 97, family 97, James M. Megee; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 May 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 78;
31-year-old farmer, James M. Megee (Jun 1858) was living with his wife Francis E., 41 (Aug 1858), and children, Dora, 13 (Sep 1886), James M., nine (Mar 1891), Francis E., nine (Mar 1891), and Paul, five (Nov 1894), in Bradley Township, Van Buren County, Arkansas. Also living in the household was 72-year-old Lydia Hutto (Nov 1827), his mother-in-law and Abbron Stevison, 26 ( May 1874), a boarder. James and Francis had been married 23 years. Francis had borne ten children, six of whom were alive at the time of the census. According to the census, Lydia had borne one child who was living. Francis was born in Mississippi and Lydia, her mother, in South Carolina. The rest of the family was born in Mississippi. James' parents were born in Mississippi. Francis' father was born in Alabama. Abbron was from Tennessee as were his parents. Abbron worked as a farm laborer James, Francis, and Dora could read and write as could Lydia and Abbron. The farm was enumerated on farm schedule #12.

6 Tombstone.

7 "Rev. J. M. McGee died," (Clinton, Van Buren County, Arkansas)Van Buren County Democrat, 7 Mar 1924, p. 1, col. 1; Rev. J. M. McGee, aged 75 years, and a minister of the Baptist church for more than 40 years, serving the people of Van Buren, Faulkner and Conway counties, died at his home at Damascus Feb. 28th. It was frequently asserted that Rev. MeGee had baptised more people and said more marriage ceremonies during his ministery than any other citizen of the counties mentioned; J. M. Megee died 28 Feb 1924 at the age of 75 which would make his birth year about 1849.

8 Tombstone, Spires Cemetery.

9 William A. Brown, Faulkner County Historical Society, "Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings" (Vol. IV, Number 1, Conway, Arkansas, Spring 1964), p. 6; privately held by Autumn Dipert Brown, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,];
Other early settlers to the Hutto community, as it was first called, were: H.F. Spires, Dutch Spires, Hard Spires and their single brothers, Josh, sons of Uncle Jimmie; Alonzo Brown, a son-in-law of W.A. Hutto, Alonzo's younger brother, M. Edmond Brown; T.M. Patterson and M.B. Linn, who also married into the Hutto family and H.P. Hutto, son of the town's founder; Dr. Cantrell, probably the first physician to locate there; the Conklins; Fletcher Hawkins; the Canfields, the Stevensons, the Brackeys, the Yaneys, the Sledges, Dr. Patton, who came after Dr. Cantrell's time; the Blyeth families, the Tindalls, the Vaughns, Will Chapman; and Jim and Sherman Bradley; Charley Cox and Doc Munn; the Waddles; the Newton families; the Megee families, the Rev. J.M. Megee being one of the first ministers to locate in the Hutto community; Rev. J.F. Sims, Rev. Hezekiah Russell, Rev. W.M. Hall, Rev. J.W. Yancey, and Rev. Alfred Brickley. Probably C.C. Morgan, with the assistance of Mrs. Kirkland, who lives at Plumerville, and is still active in church work, started the first Sunday School. Other early settlers were: Unna Mollie Allen, with her son, Johnnie and his two children, and the Allgood children, sons Banister, Will, Martin and Monroe and their sister, Allie, who made her home with the Patterson family.

10 1880 United States Federal Census, Roll T9_58, Film 1254058, Page 417A.

11 1910 U.S. census, Van Buren, Arkansas population schedule, Barnett, enumeration district (ED) 117, sheet 4A, dwelling 63, family 64, Monroe J. Megee; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 May 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 66;
Farmer, Monroe J. Megee, 52, was living with his wife, Emeline F., 52, and children, Dora, 22, James, 19, ama, 19, Paul, 15, and Lee, nine, in Van Buren County Arkansas. Also living in the household was Luiza Hutto, his mother-in-law, 82. Monroe and Emeline were married at age 33. Emeline had borne 11 children seven of which were alive at the time of the census. Luiza had borne nine children, seven of whom were alive at the time of the census. Monroe was born in Arkansas as were his parents. Emeline was born in Mississippi, her father and Alabama, and mother in South Carolina. Luiza was born in Mississippi and her parents in South Carolina. All of the children were born in Arkansas. The entire family except for Lee and Luiza could read and write. They owned their farm home free and clear of mortgage and it was enumerated on the farm schedule #57.



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