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Mary Clarinda Rutherford

Female 1855 - 1917  (62 years)

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  • Name Mary Clarinda Rutherford 
    Born Mar 12, 1855  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died May 17, 1917  Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8239  mykindred
    Last Modified Jan 24, 2018 

    Father James Melton Rutherford,   b. Abt 1822, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Nancy Cantrell,   b. Abt 1826, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 26, 1870  (Age ~ 44 years) 
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      1850 Census McMinn Cty, TN, page 356, taken 18 Sep, family #2684
      James M. RUTHERFORD, age 29
      Nancy RUTHERFORD, 25
      James RUTHERFORD, 6
      Jacob RUTHERFORD, 4
      Thomas RUTHERFORD, 2
      William RUTHERFORD, 1
      1860 Census McMinn Cty, TN, page 332, taken 26 Jul
      J. M. RUTHERFORD, 39, born TN
      Nancy RUTHERFORD, 34, TN
      James RUTHERFORD, 16, TN
      Jacob A RUTHERFORD, 14, TN (the middle initial was a little hazy but I couldn't see it as an H)
      Thomas RUTHERFORD, 12, TN
      William RUTHERFORD, 10, TN
      Elizabeth Jane RUTHERFORD, 8, TN (could Nancy be a nickname?)
      Clarinda RUTHERFORD, 4, TN
      David C. RUTHERFORD, 1, TN
      1870, Milam county Texas census:
      James M. RUTHERFORD, farmer, 48, M-W, born SC, SanAndres community, house 1633
      Nancy RUTHERFORD, 44, housekeeper, TENN
      William RUTHERFORD, farm labor, 17, TENN
      Nancy RUTHERFORD, 16, TENN
      Mary RUTHERFORD, 14, TENN
      David RUTHERFORD, 12, TENN
      Margarett RUTHERFORD, 8, TENN
      John RUTHERFORD, 6, TENN
      In the 1880 Milam county Texas census is the family of William Lafayette CLOUD:
      William CLOUD, 28, farmer, AL, dad AL, mom AL
      Nancy E. CLOUD, 26, wife, keepinghouse, TN, TN, TN
      William CLOUD, age 5, born: TX
      Thomas M. CLOUD, age 3, born: TX
      The connection between the RUTHERFORDs and the CLOUDs is, at this point, purely speculation by the author, Tom Cloud, g-grandson of William and Nancy (? RUTHERFORD) CLOUD based on this census data and the fact that they were living in Milam county.
      On November 4th 2000, Lura Black wrote
      Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 17: 30: 29 EST
      Subject: RUTHERFORD
      I have been reading thru old email.  Wrote out some questions then went to the library yesterday to search thru some of the census.  I will address the two I seemed to find stuff on separately.
      RUTHERFORDs:  Information I started with was that Nancy RUTHERFORD was born in Tenn about 1851.  Jacob RUTHERFORD was born in Tenn about 1848.  You seem to think that they may have been brother and sister and that the mother was Nancy.  This is the census that applies to the family of James M. and Nancy.
      1850 Census McMinn Cty, TN, page 356, taken 18 Sep, family #2684
      James M. RUTHERFORD, age 29
      Nancy, 25
      James, 6
      Jacob, 4
      Thomas, 2
      William, 1
      I forgot to note the states of birth, but it seems to me it was TN for all of them.  Also, the index lists him as James W., but when I went to the census, it looked more like an M than a W.
      Also on that page were Larken RUTHERFORD (did not list his family but as I recall, there was only a wife with him.  They were family #2683.
      Also, there was Abe RUTHERFORD and family.  Did not note the family number, but it was on the same page and probably was around #2676.
      1860 Census McMinn Cty, TN, page 332, taken 26 Jul
      J. M. RUTHERFORD, 39, born TN
      Nancy, 34, TN
      James, 16, TN
      Jacob A, 14, TN (the middle initial was a little hazy but I couldn't see it as an H)
      Thomas, 12, TN
      William, 10, TN
      Elizabeth Jane, 8, TN (could Nancy be a nickname?)
      Clarinda, 4, TN
      David C., 1, TN
      So it is all in one place, am also going to include the 1870 census you have for this family.
      1870 Milam Cty, TX, page 325
      James M. RUTHERFORD, 48, SC
      Nancy, 44, TN
      William, 17, TN
      Nancy, 16, TN
      Mary, 14, TN (this must be the Clarinda that was in the 1860 census)
      David, 12, TN
      Margarett, 8, TN
      John, 6, TN
      (PS., just about bet that William should have shown 19 and Nancy as 18.  All the other ages are consistent.)
      Also in 1860 TN was this family. looks a whole lot better for her parents than James and Nancy.
      1860 Union Cty, TN, Page 471.
      Maston RUTHERFORD, 40, day laborer, TN
      Kissey, 38, TN
      Jacob, 12, TN
      Nancy, 9, TN
      Jeremiah, 7, TN
      Lewis, 6, TN
      Alvis, 4, TN
      Elizabeth, 6 months, TN.
      Unfortunately, I could not track this family anywhere else.  I looked in the indexes of TN, and I looked in the indexes of Texas.  Could not find them in 1850 or 1870.  I think I even tried SC and NC, I can't remember now.  But obviously, if these folks were born in TN, one would expect to find them in TN in 1850.  Maybe they were polled to a relative.
      There was one more possibility in 1860 Tennessee.
      1860 Tipton Ct, TN, page 349.
      Benj F. RUTHERFORD, 49, TN, farmer
      Elizabeth, 44, GA
      Elizabeth J or F, 19, TN
      Thomas, 17, TN
      Richmond, 15, TN
      William, 12, TN
      Nancy, 9, TN
      Daniel T., 7, TN
      This family was also in Tipton County in 1850 and 1870.  I did not look up those census reports.  But, both were listed as B. F. RUTHERFORD.  I can look them up if it would seem important.
      Now, I also looked into 1870 Milam Cty Texas where a James L. RUTHERFORD lived right next door to Jacob H. RUTHERFORD; familes polled #910 and #911.
      James L. RUTHERFORD, 24, TN
      Rebecca, 26, TN
      Jacob, 4, TN
      James, 2, TX
      Marcus, 5 months, TX
      Jacob H. RUTHERFORD, 22, TN
      Fannie, 19, TX  (this is our Frances Cloud)
      Because they lived next door, one would suspect they were related. James M. and Nancy had boys named James and Jacob, but although the ages are consistent in the 1850 and 1860 census, if the ones I found in Texas are their children both their ages are off by two years.  One year I can handle, but not two.  But, Jacob's age does match that of the son of Maston RUTHERFORD.  So does Nancy's age.
    Family ID F2937  Group Sheet

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