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McGough, John
(Abt 1787-1840)
Brooks, Elizabeth "Polly"
(Abt 1790-)
McGough, James Madison
(Abt 1810-Abt 1855)
Childers, Nancy
(-)
McGough, James Lamar
(1839-1923)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Powers, Susan Emelyn

McGough, James Lamar 1 2

  • Born: 17 Aug 1839, , Talladega, Alabama, USA 1 3
  • Marriage: Powers, Susan Emelyn about 1867
  • Died: 21 Sep 1923, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA at age 84 4
  • Buried: 22 Sep 1923, Austin State Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA 4

bullet   Another name for James was McGough, J. L.

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bullet  General Notes:

Per 1900 Palo Pinto Census:
Father's Birthplace: KY
Mother's Birthplace: AL 1

bullet  Research Notes:

Full Name: James Lamar McGough
Section:Confederate Field, Section 1Row:N Number:27 Reason for Eligibility: Veteran Birth Date: 17, 1838 Died: 21, 1923 Buried: 22, 1923
Biography: MCGOUGH, JAMES LAMAR (1838 ~ 1923). James Lamar McGough, Confederate veteran, was born in Talladega County, Alabama on August 17, 1838, to James Madison McGough and Nancy Childers. After moving to Mississippi, he enlisted in the Confederate Army on August 18, 1861, in Corinth and was mustered into service as a private in Company C of the 15th Mississippi Infantry. By December of 1861, McGough transferred into Company K of the same regiment, but spent a great deal of his time sick and in the hospital after being shot in the right shoulder. On September 9, 1863, he was given a 60-day furlough, but did not return to his command and was listed as a deserter. At the end of his furlough from the 15th Infantry, McGough reenlisted in Greensboro, Mississippi as a private in Company I of the 11th Mississippi Cavalry, also known as Perrin's Regiment. The 11th Cavalry was formed in the spring of 1864 from Colonel Robert Perrin's Battalion State Cavalry. The unit served in Georgia and Mississippi, where it was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. After the war, McGough stayed in Mississippi and circa 1867, married Susan Emelyn Powers, the daughter of William J. and Elizabeth Powers. While still living in Mississippi, the McGoughs had two sons, Thomas Gilbert, who was born on November 9, 1869, and Andrew Jackson, who was born in May 1873. McGough and his family moved to Texas in 1874 and eventually settled in Hico, Hamilton County. While there, Susan had their third child, Mary Allen, who was born on April 6, 1882. Soon after, the family moved to China Spring, McLennan County, where their fourth and fifth children were born - Holland Lamar, who was born November 19, 1884, and Harvey Glenn - or "Mack" - who was born March 8, 1887. The McGough's last child, Gordon, was born in Eastland County, Texas on January 30, 1890. McGough's time in Texas was spent working as a farmer. Around 1902 the McGough family moved once again. This time they settled in Strawn, Palo Pinto County, where, in 1917, he successfully applied for a Confederate Pension from the State of Texas. This was done after his wife's death on February 2, 1917. She died in Thurber, Erath County, and was buried there, in Davidson Cemetery. While applying for a pension, McGough moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Home. He moved in on March 31, 1913, but was discharged on July 4 of that same year at his own request. He was readmitted to the Home on November 4, 1915, but was dismissed the next year for bad conduct. Apparently he returned to the Home for a third time, because McGough died there on September 21, 1923. He was buried the next day in the Texas State Cemetery. Information taken from materials provided by granddaughter Ann Martin Clark and great granddaughter Esther Curnutt; James Lamar McGough website at http://www.gencircles.com/users/dmoore/4/data/45; Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss, Soldier's Application for a Pension # 33931; and Death Certificate # 26134.
http://cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp?step=1&pers_id=1480

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth, 17 Aug 1838, , Talladega, Alabama, USA. 4

Alt. Birth, Abt 1857, , , Alabama, USA. 6

Residence, 2 Aug 1870, , DeSoto, Mississippi, USA. 6

Occupation: Farmer, 2 Aug 1870, , DeSoto, Mississippi, USA. 6

Residence, 22 Jun 1900, , Palo Pinto, Texas, USA. 1

Occupation, 22 Jun 1900, , Palo Pinto, Texas, USA. 1

Residence, 15 Apr 1910, , Palo Pinto, Texas, USA. 5

Residence, 10 Jan 1920, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA. 7 He was living as a widowed lodger with one Ben Perkins.


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James married Susan Emelyn Powers, daughter of William J. Powers and Elizabeth, about 1867. (Susan Emelyn Powers was born on 30 May 1848 in Broomtown, Chattooga, Georgia, USA,1 8 died in 1916 in Thurber, Erath, Texas, USA 8 and was buried in Davidson Cemetery, Strawn, Palo Pinto, Texas, USA 3.)


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Sources


1 Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll: T623 1663; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 125. (Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.)

2 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index(R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), downloaded 14 Oct 2006.

3 David Moore - ausborn@earthlink.net, McGough Family (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=mcgough4
From the Rootsweb.com website.)

4 Rickey Purvis - rpurvis10@attbi.com, Purvis
(http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2090662).

5 Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 8, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll: T624_1583; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 193; Image: 362. (Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.)

6 Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 2 Range 8, DeSoto, Mississippi; Roll: M593_728; Page: 120; Image: 244. (Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. Original data: 1870.
" United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.
" Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls.
).

7 Year: 1920;Census Place: Austin Ward 2, Travis, Texas; Roll: T625_1852; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 98; Image: 314. (Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: .
Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.
).

8 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index(R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), downloaded 30 Oct 2006.

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