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From: "jmay" <>
Subject: [URQUHART] The 'other' Amanda
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 15:05:51 -0600
For years I labored under the assumption that our Amanda Urquhart (m
James Redmon) was the daughter of Alexander and Louisa Barnett. Then
awhile back I had a descendant of Alexander and Louisa write me, and
say that the information they had shows Amanda married someone else. After
looking over what they had and what I had, it was fairly obvious that I had
taken a wrong turn somewhere. So, I began to dig again:
In the 1880 census of Washington Co, TX., I had James Redmon and Amanda
(Urquhart), living with them was Joe Urquhart - whom the census shows to be
James Redmons brother-in-law. Looking at all the other info on the
there was only one other known Amanda, and that was the daughter of James M
Urquhart and Loiusa Shaver.
Our family said that Uncle Joe Urquhart had moved to Greenville, TX., so
I wrote the volunteer there and she provided me a wealth of information.
sent a lot of articles from the local newspaper, but I will just include the
this posting) information below:
Greenville (TX) Herald 26 Jan 1930 p. 8
Joe Urquhart Funeral Today
Funeral Services For Joe L Urquhart Will Be Held At 2:30 Today
Funeral services for Joe L Urquhart, prominent Greenville business man, who
died early Saturday morning, will be held at 2:30 oclock this afternoon
his home, 2314 King street, conducted by Rev. Leo Johnston, pastor of the
Christian Church and Rev. M. L. Hamilton pastor of Wesley Methodist Church.
Interment will be in East Mount Cemetery.
Active pall-bearers will be: A. Haren, I. W. Briscoe, F. N. Sockwell, A.S.
Moore, Walter Waid, and C. C. Eiland. Honorary pall bearers will be friends
of the family.
Joe L. Urquhart was born in Athens, Alabama, August 12, 1865. His parents
died when he was two years old and he was reared in the home of his sister.
was eleven years of age he moved to Texas with his sister and her family,
settling in White Rock, where he resided until he reached young manhood and
moved to Temple. He was united in marriage to Miss Lou Eunice Shephard and
shortly afterward they came to this city to make their home... He is
survived by his widow and two daughters, Miss Dennie Urquhart, of this city,
and Miss Ouida Urquhart, of Temple, A son Joe Shephard Urquhart, preceded
him in death 16 years ago. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs Mollie
Lewis, residing near Commerce and Mrs. Lou Sledge of Temple.
The East Mount Cemetery of Greenville, TX. records show:
Joseph L Urquhart 1865-1930
Lou Emma Urquhart 1872-1940
Joe Shepard Urquhart 1908-1914
Now that I had something more to work with, I started searching for the
James and Louisa (Shaver) Urquhart. Which appears to be the right family.
Note that the Obituary of Joe says he has two sisters, Mrs Mollie Lewis,
Commerce and Mrs. Lou Sledge of Temple. I also know that he had sister
from the 1880 census. And James M has a Mary, Louisa, and Amanda in the
1860 Census Montgomery Co, AL p 94 - 734/688
James M Urquhart 47m farmer 15,000/14,000 GA
Louiza 33f AL
Mary A 13 f AL
Alexander 11m AL
Louiza J 9 f AL
Franklin 5m AL
Amanda 3f AL
George W Gipson 27m Overseer
Then I had in the 1870 Montgomery Co, AL p 33 #20
Alexander Urquhart 21m farmer AL
Ellen J 18f AL
Francis E 15m AL
Ann M 12f AL
Joseph 7m AL
James A 2m AL
Obviously some of James Ms children were living with their older brother
Alexander. I had in my records an Ann M age 12, but no Amanda. So, I went
back and looked at the actual census again, and while it is hard to
read it still looked like Ann M. Yet, with all the other evidence I believe
this must be our Amanda.
I would appreciate any corrections and/or additional information.
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