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Re: spain geneology

Posted: 24 Jun 2013 8:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jim...following up a bit on your query here....

I don't see any indication at all that Robert Spain's wife (Emaline) was Indian. All census I saw listed her as white, and they were pretty particular about things such as race. If you looked dark/Indian, you got labeled as such, not "white".

If your Great-grandpa Robert Spain was hanged, there would likely be newspaper article about it, probably in Pratt County KS. I found info that he died 8 May 1906 5 miles NE of Sawyer, Pratt Co KS.

Emma's parents were Elbert & Malissa Bert

1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Caroline Black
Age: 14
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: District 2, Union, Illinois
Gender: Female
Household Members:
Name Age
Joshua Adcock 48
Mary Adcock 31
Caroline Black 14
William Black 10
Joshua Black 8
Patterson Black 6

1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Elbert Burt
Age in 1860: 22
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1860: Spring River, Lawrence, Missouri
Gender: Male
Post Office: Verona and Long Hollow
Household Members:
Name Age
Elbert Burt 22
Caroline Burt 23
Mary E Burt 2
Wm T Burt 4/12
Joshua Black 20

1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Elbert Burt
Age in 1870: 32
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1870: Crane Creek, Barry, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Cassville
Household Members:
Name Age
Elbert Burt 32
Melissa Burt 32
Mary Burt 12
William Burt 10
Evaline Burt 5
Wlissses Burt 1

1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Eburt Bert
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1833
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1880: Kings Prairie, Barry, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Malissa C. Bert
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members:
Name Age
Eburt Bert 47
Malissa C. Bert 48
Emaline S. Bert 17

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Malissa C Bert
[Malissa E Bert]
Age: 63
Birth Date: Jul 1836
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1900:Butterfield, Barry, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 4
Household Members:
Name Age
Malissa C Bert 63
Minnie F Spain 18

Malissa Caroline Bert is buried Oak Hill Cemetery Cassville, Mo, born 12 Jul 1836 and died 11 Aug 1913. Her death certificate indicates she was white.

Elbert Bert is also buried Oak Hill Cemetery, born 18 Jan 1836 and died 25 Jan 1898.

Again, I can't see anything that would indicate American Indian bloodlines - not impossible, I'm just not seeing anything at the moment.

On first pass with your mother's side, I didn't see anything there either that would indicate Indian heritage. Will have another look real quick and get back to you.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jim20s 8 Jun 2013 8:07PM GMT 
PYount 9 Jun 2013 1:16AM GMT 
jim20s 11 Jun 2013 1:03AM GMT 
thomasker2 12 Jun 2013 12:57PM GMT 
jim20s 14 Jun 2013 10:00AM GMT 
PYount 25 Jun 2013 2:59AM GMT 
jim20s 26 Jun 2013 12:04AM GMT 
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