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JOHN & RACHEL (WOOD) HURST Submitted by: Christi Partee (email@example.com)
February 19, 2004
According to the census records, put together with the oral family history typed up online regarding the family of John Hurst Sr. and Rachel Wood, their children and descendants, I find the following.
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The tax list indicates that "a" John Hurst, was on the tax list of Izard Co., for 1830 (Izard Co., was what Marion Co., was, in part formed from after 1830).
According to the 1840 Marion Co., census, the following two men were heads of households in Marion Co., whose surname was Hurst, and the following shows the enumeration of their households.. I have drawn conclusions as to the identies and relationships of each, formed from all the records found in whole, and which will follow.
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The Hurst's found in Marion Co., AR., in 1850 were as follows:
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Union Township- page 536 - recorded June 2, 1860 - Yellville Postoffice
Hurst, John 55 (c1805) -age differs by 2 yr's from 1850 - Farmer - 3000-4840 - KY.
Hurst, Nancy 50 (c1810) TN
Hurst, Campbell 30 (c1830) Farmer 0 - 400 ARK.
Hurst, Robert J. 18 (c1842) ARK.
John 17 (c1843) ARK.
Alexander 16 (c1844) ARK.
[*Note- Son, "Abram", born c1833 who would be age 27 in 1860, is not appearing in the home, nor can he be found by this name in Marion Co., or as a head of household in any other county or state (if not missed by the census index's). Either he died, was missed in another county or state index, or....as I had suspected, he was alive, and going by the name of "William Hurst" in 1860.
A "William Hurst" born 1833 in ARK., age 27 in 1860, was living in Marion Co., married to a woman named Cynthia and had an 8 month-old daughter, named Sarah Frances Hurst.
*See his household further down. It is likely that Abram was named William Abram or Abram William Hurst and it was not uncommon for adults to use one of their other given names or even nicknames, once grown. ***See further information which proves that Abram Hurst was the man called "William Hurst" in Marion Co., in 1860.
*Note also the two daughter's Mary and Martha are gone from the home above, likely married, but may not have lived to 1860. I have not researched them yet.]
1860 Marion Co., AR. - Union Township - page 560 - recorded June 11, 1860
Hurst, John 23 (c1837) Farmer 1500 - 1180 - ARK[.* fits John (McCurry) Hurst, the son of Abram Hurst and Ariel McCurry.]
Hurst, Arial 43 (c1817) IND. [(mother of John - birth state is more clear now as IND.)]
Julia 25 ILL. [* family legend indicates this to be John's 1st wife, "Julia Gaines".]
Catharine 21 ARK. [* this would fit to be John's sister.]
Mary M. 4 ARK[.* likely a daughter of John and Julia's.]
Sarah E. 1 ARK. [* also likely a daughter of John and Julia's.]
Williams, John 19 0 - 200 ARK. [* not sure of his relation, if any].
[*Note- family legend tells that John McCurry Hurst's wife, Julia and 5 children all died of small pox while he was serving in the Civil War. He later remarried twice again and began another family with the 3rd wife. *see further below.]
1860 Marion Co, AR. - Prairie township - Rolling Prairie p.o. -recorded June 7, 1860 pg. 577
Hariah Hurst white female - 43 IND. [*(transcribed as Hariah, but I believe this is another recording of the homes of Arial Hurst and her son, John, now shown to be living next door to one another-see below.). The two census's in different townships were recorded only 4 days apart, but it would appear that both hold the same family members, but with one additonal child and one additional man in the previous recording, and some other differing details. I can only assume that the census recorder did not do his duty correctly or that he was misinformed by whoever was around to provide the information. Compare those in these two neighboring homes below, to the one above, headed up by John Hurst.]
Catharine Hurst 21 ARK. [* also in this home.]
Hurst, John M. 23 400 - 300 IND. [* his birth state is in error as it was ARK., on all previous.]
Julia Ann 24 500 - 150 ARK. [* her age differs by 1 year from the Julia, above in Arial's home, and this 'wife' owns property, and her birth state was ILL. in the home above, but ARK. now in this home. It would actually appear that John and wife Julia's birth states were simply reversed (maybe by mistake by the recorder). It would also appear that John's property in the home above was at that time, combined with his wife and child's and his mothers, but now is divided up among them all.]
Mary M. 3 500- 300 ARK. [* her age differs by 1 year from Mary M., in Arial's home above, and she too owns property here in this home, at the age of three!
Something is fishy with this transcription.
*also, there is not a 1 yr.old daughter, "Sarah E." shown in this home, or in "Hariah's" above, but was in Arial Hurst's home. And....the 19 yr. old, John Williams is absent in either of these latter two homes.]
[While possible these are all different people with incredible similarities, I think it was an error by the census recorder. Remember too that the census recorders were paid by the number of homes they recorded. It is also possible that Arial, her son John and his family all lived on the 'border' bwt. two townships and were recorded twice in error, and the details just varied so greatly because of who gave the information, on different days, with one being more accurate and thorough and the other 'not'....or....this two-home family actually moved from one township to another in this 4 day period and they went from living in one house to living in two, next door to one another, and the details differed in what 'each' head-home member gave to the recorder.....and John Williams, age 19 did not move with them, and....little 1 yr. old Sarah died in those 4 days!.]
1860 Marion Co., AR. - Blythe Township - recorded June 19 1860 - pg. 583
Wood, Martha 45 Farmer 1800-1000 SC [* Martha"Patsy Magness", widow of Soloman Wood.]
Wood, James 20 ARK. [* son of Soloman and Martha "Patsy" Magness-Wood.]
Hurst, John 13 (c1847) ARK. [- fits to be John D. (Berry) Hurst, son of William Hurst b. 1817 and 1st wife, Narcissa Magness, likely a sister of Martha "Patsy's". ]
1860 Marion Co, AR.
Tabor, John H. 50 Farmer 1000-1425 AR
Elizabeth 45 SC
Seaborn 22 male ARK.
Jane 21 ARK
Elijah 15 ARK
David 12 ARK
Manerva 11 female ARK
Sarah 8 ARK
John H. 7 ARK
Elisabeth 4 ARK
James 3 ARK
William 11 months old ARK.
Hurst, Martha 15 ARK. [* fits to be Mary Martha Hurst, who was living in the home of James Magness, age 61 in 1850. She was a likely daughter of William Hurst b. 1817 and his 1st wife, Narcissa Magness. The wife of John H. Tabor, 'Elizabeth" above, was born in SC., as was James Magness and his wife, so Elizabeth maybe another daughter, making her an aunt to young Martha. James Magness and his wife were elderly in 1850 and likely deceased by this time, so Martha was then taken in by another likely relative, a probable 'aunt'.
Martha's father, William Hurst is apparently also deceased by this census, as his 3rd wife, (according to family legend) "Martha "Patsy" Lynch" is found below (**see below) as a head of household, herself, without William.]
1860 Marion Co., AR. - WhiteRiver Township - Yellville postoffice - Recorded July 10, 1860.
Pg. 628 (handwritten page #94)
Hurst, Martha 38 1500-1800 TN. [* said to be Martha "Patsy" Lynch, widow of previous husband, William Lynch and the 3rd wife of William Hurst, b.c1817 <son of Pioneer John Hurst and possibly, Rachel Wood). *Martha Lynch and William Hurst married sometime after the 1850 census and after William's 2nd wife, Catharine (Kavanaugh) died, and now apparently widowed herself for the 2nd time.]
Lynch, John G. 19 TN. [*her son by William Lynch]
Lynch, William H. 13 MO. [*another son by William Lynch]
Lynch, James F. 11 MO. [*another son by William Lynch]
Lynch, Dempsy F. 9 MO. [*another son by William Lynch]
Hurst, Mary M. 5 ARK. [* possible daughter of Martha's and William Hurst. - said by family legend to be named Mary Martha Hurst. * This is the same name of his other likely daughter, who was born c1845 and who was taken in first by James Magness and wife Narcissa, and later taken in by John Tabor and wife Elizabeth (Magness).]
1860 Marion Co., AR. - Rapps Barren Township - Rapps Barren postoffice - recorded July 3, 1860
Typed page #613 - Handwritten page #81
Hurst, William 27 (c1833) Farmer 800-350 ARK. [(*fits age and birth state of Abram Hurst, son of John Hurst and Nancy Wood.)* - Other records prove this man was Abram Hurst, including the headstone of his daughter, Sarah, which names her to have been the "d/o of A.B. and Cynthia", as well as a widows pension and minor childs pension by Cynthia and Sarah F., who applied for the pension for the service of husband/father, under the name of "Abram Hurst".]
Hurst, Cynthia 23 TN.
Hurst, Sarah Frances 8 months old. ARK.
[*this William Hurst, also called Abram and A.B. Hurst, disappears after last paying a poll tax in Marion Co., AR., in 1866. His widow, "Cynthia" later married a "Lyles", believed to be Almon T. Lyles a neighbor who was living two doors away from them in 1860 and whose own wife Paulina H., died in 1865. I can't find any of this family in 1870 or 1880.
However, Cynthia Hurst-Lyles appeared again on the 1900 Baxter Co., AR. census, widowed again & living in the Mill township, with daughter Eliza Lyles-Farley 26, born in ARK., also then widowed and one grandson, Edward Hurst age 17 born in AR, the son of Sarah F. Hurst. Sarah did not marry and Eddie was born out of wedlock, this information known from family knowledge. Eddie D. Hurst later married Frankie Rowlett.
Next door to Cynthia in 1900 was Thomas Lee Lyles age 31 born in ARK. and also believed to be a son of Cynthia's by her "Lyles" husband.
*Daughter, Sarah Frances Hurst died in 1887 and was buried in a cemetery on the banks of the Northfork River, and later moved to the Maynard Cemetery off of Hwy 101 bwt. the Veterans Bridge and Gamaliel, when the Norfork Dam was built and the river flooded to form the Norfork Lake.
Tax records indicate that 'a' William Hurst, a "W. Hurst", and a Wilborn Hurst died bwt 1859 and 1865 and Campbell Hurst was appointed Administrator on each listing of the 'desceased'.
It is likely that one, two, or all of these listed was William Hurst (b. 1817), an uncle of Campbell Hurst. ...and the estate may have gone into probate for a number of years and so the property was listed on each tax year during the process. No poll tax was paid on any, and was shown as n/a.
The one called "Wilborn Hurst" is one whose identity is unknown to me (yet), unless this was another name for William.]
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1870 Marion Co, AR., Hurst's
- - - - - - -Hurst's found on the 1880 Marion Co., census
1880 Marion Co., White River township
Hurst, John 42 Farmer AR TN TN [* fits to be John McCurry Hurst, son of Abram & Ariel McCurry.]
Hurst, Manda wife 33 AR TN AR
Hurst, Haisy L. dau. 13 AR AR AR
Hurst, Nancy C. dau. 11 AR AR AR
Hurst, John J. son 7 AR AR AR
Hurst, Benjamin son 6 AR AR AR
Hurst, William E. son 3 AR AR AR
Hurst, Abram son 3 AR AR AR
1880 Marion Co., AR., Union Townshp
pg. 32B -recorded June 16, 1880
Hurst, Robert J. 38 Farmer AR TN TN [* fits to be son of John Hurst & Nancy Wood.]
Hurst, Mary A. wife 28 AR TN TN
Hurst, Hulda A. dau. 11 AR AR AR
Hurst, Servileann dau. 10 AR AR AR
Hurst, Henry C. son 8 AR AR AR
Hurst, Robert S. son 6 AR AR AR [* fits to be Robert Sims Hurst, a sheriff later of Baxter Co.]
Hurst, Clopie J. dau. 4 AR AR AR
Hurst, Corneia dau. 2 AR AR AR
Hurst, Winfield son 2 months old AR AR AR
1880 Marion Co., AR., Union Township
pg. 32B- recorded June 16, 1880
Hurst, Alaxander H. 36 Farmer AR -- -- [* fits as Alexander, son of John Hurst & Nancy Wood.]
Hurst, Agness wife 27 AR TN TN
Hurst, John W. son 11 AR AR AR
Hurst, James C. son 7 AR AR AR
Hurst, Arther son 5 AR AR AR
Hurst, Thomas son 3 AR AR AR
Hurst, Martha H. dau 2 AR AR AR
1880 Marion Co., AR., Union Township
pg's 26B & 27A - recorded June 9, 1880
Briggs, John W. 46 Farmer MO TN TN
Briggs, Mary M. wife 43 AR TN TN [* (b.c1837) * fits to be Mary Hurst, the daughter of John Hurst, and Nancy Wood.]
Briggs, John James son 18 AR TN AR
Briggs, Robert M. son 14 AR TN AR
Briggs, Mary E. dau. 11 AR TN AR
Briggs, Rebecca M. dau. 7 AR TN AR
Briggs, Eliza Jane dau. 6 AR TN AR
Same house, but recorded as family #116
Hurst, Mary cousin 27 AR TN SC [* maybe Mary Hurst who was living with James Magness family in 1850, then James Tabor's family in 1860, the suspected daughter of William Hurst and 1st wife, Narcissa Magness. Her birth states are consistent with those of William Hurst and where Narcissa Magness's family was from (SC.) This would also confirm the 'cousin' relationship shown here, to Mary M. (Hurst), the wife of John Briggs.]
Also same house, but recorded as famly #117
Allen, Henry 'other' 21 Working on Farm AR TN TN
February 19, 2004
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