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Americus Marie Jane CHITWOOD

Americus Marie Jane CHITWOOD[1]

Female Abt 1817 - Aft 1880  (~ 64 years)

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  • Name Americus Marie Jane CHITWOOD 
    Born Abt 1817  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    FamilySearch ID K24F-JWM 
    Residence 1850  Camden county, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1860  Au Glaze Township, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1870  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID 209E91B5A2294AA4ACE747CD44DAD560B768 
    Died Aft 1880 
    Person ID I22529  Carney Geneaology
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father James CHITWOOD,   b. 1796, Greenbriar County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1855  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Caroline Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1800, Louisiana Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Family ID F9443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry LAUGHLIN,   b. 1817, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1867, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1836  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth LAUGHLIN,   b. 1840, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James W. LAUGHLIN,   b. 9 Nov 1842, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1928, Osage, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. William LAUGHLIN,   b. 1847, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joshua LAUGHLIN,   b. 16 Apr 1848, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1932, Osage, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Rebecca C. LAUGHLIN,   b. Dec 1848, Pulaski, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1918, Camdenton, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     6. George Washington LAUGHLIN,   b. 29 Mar 1850, Auglaize, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1880, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     7. Richard LAUGHLIN,   b. 3 Apr 1852, District 13, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1873, Lake Valley, Camden County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     8. Michael LAUGHLIN,   b. 1853, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Narcissus (Narcissa) Snoda LAUGHLIN,   b. 4 Apr 1854, Richland, Pulaski Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1911, Linn Creek, Camden County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     10. Henry LAUGHLIN, Jr.,   b. 1858, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F10448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1860 Census
      Name: America J R Laughlin Age in 1860: 42 Birthplace: Missouri Home in 1860: Auglaize, Camden, Missouri Gender: Female Value of real estate:
      Post Office: Wet Glage Roll: M653_611 Page: 0 Year: 1860 Head of Household: Henry Laughlin

      Take yourself back to the late 1860's or early 1870's. Civil War sentiments are still running strong. Henry Laughlin and his wife, Americus, are living in eastern Camden County. Henry, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Confederate Army during the War, is a strong Confederate sympathizer surrounded by Union supporters. Recognizing the danger of their situation they move to Arkansas to surround themselves with other Confederates. Henry is killed by bushwhackers anyway.
      Following Henry's death, Americus returns to Camden County with her 12 children, including James, the oldest, plus Henry Jr., Josh, George, and Richard. Their family farm was on the property that is now Lake Valley, with the farmhouse thought to be somewhere near the catalpa tree on what is now, tee #14 on the Lake Valley Golf course, and a barn at the top of the hill behind #17 tee. The Forest Grove School was located in the vicinity of what is now John Bearden's house, across Highway 54 behind #15 tee.
      James Bunch and his family, including son Emanuel, lived across the river in the area that is now Normac Estates. The Bunch's were strong Union supporters. Bad blood boiled between Richard Laughlin and Emanuel Bunch as a result of the two families divergent war sentiments, and on November 21, 1873, while on his way to the Forest Grove School, Richard was attacked by Emanuel Bunch and hit in the head with a rock that resulted in his death. The attack would have taken place somewhere in the area around #15 tee. Emanuel Bunch was ultimately convicted of 2nd degree manslaughter and served 2 years in the penitentiary. His father, James, was also charged but was found not guilty. About a year before the murder, Richard's sister Narcissa Laughlin had married Emanuel Bunch's brother, Isaac, which surely made for a case of strange bedfellows following the murder.
      Aka: Maria Jane CHITWOOD

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Pelican Waters, Queensland 4551 AUSTRALIA.

    2. [S1160] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 3 Jan 2022), entry for Americus Marie Jane CHITWOOD, person ID K24F-JWM. (Reliability: 3).