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Amanda J. Wright and 2 Husbands

Milous R. 'Miles' Shemwell and LeRoy Franklin Brown

My 4th Great Aunt

s/o Philemon Wright and Charity (Gilliland?)

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Amanda J. (Wright) Shemwell Brown

--b. abt 1844 Tishomingo Co., MS
--d. 1877-Dec 1879 Little Black Twp, Randolph Co., ARK
--m/1 Milous R. 'Miles' SHEMWELL
--July 19, 1860 Randolph Co. AR
----d. October 3, 1862 Battle of Cornith (Civil War)
--m/2 Leroy Franklin 'Frank' BROWN
--March 24, 1863 Randolph Co., AR
----b. January 1833 McNairy Co., TN
----LeRoy Franklin Brown m/2 Belzora Valdora Ruff Dec 24, 1879 Ripley Co., MO
------s/o Absalom Abner Brown and Lucinda SWAIN
--------gd/o William W. Swain and Rebecca A. WILLIAMSON
---------gt gd/o Joseph Swain and Jediah MACY
-----------2nd gt gd/o Nathaniel Swain and Bethiah MACY
-----------2nd gt gd/o Jethro Macy and Hepzibah WORTH
---------gt gd/o Elijah Williamson and Sarah REED

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Frank and Amanda J. (Wright) Brown with daughter, Susie (Shemwell) Moore

Photo is courtesy of Coleen Randolph

I'm sending you another picture of Susan (Susie) Shemwell, Moore. I know the man isn't Milous Shemwell, since he was killed in the Civil War. I was told by my mother (Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson Polk) it was Susie's mother and father. So it might be Frank Brown, I don't know who the children are.

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Chronology

  • 1862
    Missouri Confederate Death Records

    Corp. Miles R SHEMWELL Randolph Arkansas Killed at Corinth, Mississippi 3 Oct 1862

  • 1863 Randolph Co., AR
    Marriage records, 1837-1923 Randolph County (Arkansas). County Clerk - Film #1293693

    "Amanda J. Wright ----- Leroy F. Brown ----- 24 March 1863"

  • 1870 Pittman, Little Black Twp, Randolph, Arkansas #481
    Brown L F         33 yrs       TN
          Amanda      25 yrs       TN
          Susan        8 yrs       AR
          Milas        3 yrs       AR
          William      5 mos       AR   Apr
    
  • 1879 Ripley Co. Missouri
    Leroy F. Brown married Bell Zora Pope December 24, 1879

  • 1880 Little Black Twp, Randolph, Arkansas #253-30
    Brown    Leroy F     42 yrs  TN
             Bell Zora   25 yrs  TN      
             Milas F     12 yrs  AR
             William F   10 yrs  AR
             Robert W    6 yrs   AR
             Sarah L     4 yrs   AR
             Charity     3 yrs   AR
    
  • 1900 Little Black Twp, Randolph, Arkansas #110-8
    Brown Leroy F     Jan 1933  TN  married 20 yrs
          Bell Z      Mar 1851  TN  3 children 3 living
          Nona G      Mar 1892  AR
    Jones Thos        Mar 1883  AR  farm laborer
    

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    Amanda and Miles' Children

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    1. Susan A. 'Susie' (Shemwell) Moore

      --b. September 3, 1861 Randolph Co., AR
      --d. January 5, 1916 Corning, Clay Co., AR
      ----bureid Corning Cemetery, Corning, Clay Co., Arkansas
      --m. Daniel Fletcher 'Dan' 'Don' MOORE
      --August 25, 1879 Randolph Co., AR
      ----b. May 7, 1856 Pitman, Randolph Co., AR
      ----d. September 11, 1920 Corning, Clay Co., AR
      ------buried Corning Cemetery, Corning, Clay Co., Arkansas
      ------s/o Don Carlos Moore and Sarah Jane JOHNSTON
      --------gs/o John Moore and Eleanor G. MARBERRY

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      Susie (Shemwell) Moore and Family
      Courtesy of Coleen Randolph

      Susie Shemwell Moore and Family


        Children of Susie Shemwell and Don Moore


      1. Charles G. Moore

        --b. July 15, 1880 probably Clay Co., AR
        --d. April 17, 1918 Randolph Co., AR
        ----buried Corning Cemetery, Corning, Clay Co., Arkansas


      2. Amanda Jane (Moore) Evans

        --b. March 24, 1883 Pitman Randolph Co., AR
        --d. March 11, 1960 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
        --m. Richard Alton EVANS
        ----b. February 27, 1867 Knox, Indiana
        ----d. February 8, 1955 St. Louis, Missouri
        -----Richard was m/1 to Mary Alice ALBRIGHT August 18, 1889 TN
        -----s/o John Evans and Winnifred STAFFORD


      3. Elthella G. 'Thella' Moore

        --b. November 1885 Randolph Co., AR


      4. Carlos R. Moore

        --b. January 24, 1891 Randolph Co., AR
        --d. March 23, 1951 San Francisco, California

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        Dan Wilkerson and Carlos Moore
        Courtesy of Coleen Randolph

        Dan Wilkerson and Carlos Moore


      5. Frances Nora 'Fannie' (Moore) Wilkerson

        --b. August 28, 1888 Randolph Co., AR
        --d. October 19, 1918 Corning, Clay Co., AR
        ----buried Corning Cemetery, Corning, Clay Co., Arkansas
        --m. Daniel Webster WILKERSON
        --June 14, 1914
        ----b. October 8, 1885
        ----d. August 29, 1953 Corning, Clay Co., AR
        ------buried Corning Cemetery, Corning, Clay Co., Arkansas
        ------s/o Daniel Webster Wilkerson Sr. and Judith Elizabeth GOSSETT

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        Mary E. and Geraldine Wilkerson
        Courtesy of Coleen Randolph

        Mary E. and Geraldine Wilkerson


          Children of Fannie Moore and Daniel Wilkerson


        • Geraldine Wilkerson

          --b. April 23, 1915


        • Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson

          --b. August 13, 1918 Corning, Clay Co., AR
          --d. June 1, 2002 Big Pine, California
          --m. Ira Jerome Polk
          --March 9, 1940
          ----b. January 15, 1917
          ----d. March 20, 1992 Lincoln Co., Oregon


      6. Almus Moore

        --b. October 8, 1893 Randolph Co., AR
        --d. January 19, 1895 Randolph Co., AR
        ----buried Siloam Cemetery, Randolph Co., Arkansas


      7. Myrtle M. Moore

        --b. February 1896 Randolph Co., AR


      8. Trena Ellen Moore

        --b. March 15, 1899 Arkansas
        --d. January 8, 1918
        ----buried Corning Cemetery, Corning, Clay Co., Arkansas

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        Myrtle and Trena Moore (1910)
        Courtesy of Coleen Randolph

        1910 Myrtle and Trena Shemwell


      9. Ralph Eugene Moore

        --b. 1902 Arkansas

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      Amanda and Frank's Children

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    2. Milas F. Brown

      --b. abt 1867 Little Black Twp, Randolph Co. AR
      --m. Minnie L. MOORE
      --July 11, 1889 Ripley Co., Missouri

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    3. William F. Brown

      --b. April 1870 Little Black Twp, Randolph Co., AR

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    4. Robert W. Brown

      --b. abt 1874 Little Black Township, Randolph Co.,AR

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    5. Sarah L. Brown

      --b. abt 1876 Little Black Twp, Randolph Co., AR

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    6. Charity Lucinda (Brown) Ruff

      --b. July 31, 1876 Pitman, Little Black Twp, Randolph Co., AR
      --d. December 11, 1905 Pitman, Little Black Twp, Randolph Co., AR
      ----buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Randolph Co., Arkansas
      --m. Dr. Horace Ewing RUFF
      --October 6, 1895 Randolph Co., AR
      ----b. July 15, 1873 Current View, AR
      ----d. April 3, 1968 Magnolia, Columbia Co., AR
      ----Horace m/2 Effie Agnes LEHMAN December 2, 1906
      ------s/o Redman Renn Ruff and Amanda Wilson LEGATE
      --------gs/o John Tarpley Reed Legate and Isabella Jennings REEVES
      ----------gt gs/o James Legate and Frances J. WILSON
      ------------2nd gt gs/o William Legate and Martha HOWE

      History of Randolph County, Arkansas by Lawrence Dalton (1946/47) - pp 329-330

      Dr. Horace Ewing Ruff was elected representative of Randolph county in the lower house of the General Assembly and served the terms of 1905 and 1907. He was elected senator from the 26th district, composed of the counties of Cleburne, Conway, Van Buren, and Searcy, and served in the sessions of 1915 and 1917. In 1900 he was chairman of the Randolph County Democratic Committee; a member of the Arkansas State Democratic Central Committee and a delegate to, and attended every Democratic convention from Little Black township to the National Democratic Convention in Kansas City. The Ruff family are good Democrats and Methodists.

      Dr. Ruff was commissioned first lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the Arkansas National Guard, October 30, 1915; promoted to captain, June 19, 1916; major, January 8, 1917; on the Mexican border at Deming, New Mexico, with the first Arkansas Infantry, 1916 and 1917. Later served with the National Guard Division at Camp Beraregard, Ls., from November, 1917, to March, 1918. Major Ruff was sent overseas in May, 1918, where he joined the Third Division of the U. S. Army as surgeon of the 7th Infantry. He was in practically all the engagements fought by this U. S. Army. His outfit was in the Meuse-Argonne over 30 days. He was wounded and gassed at Cunel, France, October 21, 1918. After two month’s hospitalization he rejoined his outfit at Andernach-on-the-Rhine and arrived at Camp Pike, Arkansas, September 1, 1919. He was later commissioner in the Medical Corps, January 9. 1926.

      Colonel Ruff was recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross, received the Purple Heart, Order of the Silver Star. These medals were publicly presented to Colonel Ruff by Colonel (now President) Harry Truman at Camp Pike, Arkansas. He also was given a Mexican border medal and French Medal of Honor. After discharge from the Army, he was appointed general medical examiner and chairman of the rating board for 10 years.


      Children of Charity and Horace


      1. Flavia (Ruff) Thompson

        --b. July 16, 1879 Pitman, Little Black Twp, Randolph Co., AR
        --d. 1974 Magnolia, Columbua Co., AR
        --m. Captain William L. THOMPSON, Jr.
        --December 25, 1917 Camp Beruregard, Louisiana


      2. Dr. Horace Ewing Ruff, Jr.

        --b. July 2, 1899 Pitman, Little Black Twp, Randolph Co., AR
        --m. Neecy WOOD
        ----b. ----- Strong, AR


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