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My Markham Family


James Monroe Markham, Enzi Ross, Earnest W (Bud) Markham, Nannie Belle Markham
Mattie Bell Markham, Walter Markham, Mable Markham

This picture was taken about 1910. Bud Markham was very young, Mattie Bell died in 1913 from spinal meningitis, and Walter and Mable had just gotten married.

John Bunyon Markham, born 1819, Tennessee, was the son of John Markham Sr, born about 1788, Virginia, died about 1858, Louisiana.

John Markham Sr was possibly the son of Lewis Markham and his first wife Elizabeth Sprigg. They got married 28 Nov 1787 in Harrison County, Virginia, which is now West Virginia. Lewis Markham served in the American Revolution as an Orderly Sergeant and Sergeant Major. He enlisted in October 1780 in Virginia. His pension issued 13 Dec 1833 was $60 per annum.

Lewis Markham was the son of John Markham and Alice Miller. John was born 1732, Farquier County, Virginia, died 1804, Stafford County, Virginia. Alice was born 1739, died 1784. They got married about 1761.

John Markham was the son of William Markham and Elizabeth Mauzy. William was born 1698, died 1734, Westmoreland County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born 1714, died 1784.

William Markham was the son of Lewis Markham and Elizabeth Newton. Lewis was born 1659, Westmoreland County, Virginia, died 1713, Westmoreland County, Virginia. William's sister Elizabeth Markham, born 1704, married John Marshall and they were the grandparents of Chief Justice Marshall.

Lewis Markham was the son of Lewis Markham Sr, born 1636, Glamorgan, Wales. Lewis was an indentured servant for 4 years in Barbados before he settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

According to Family Finder DNA on Family Tree DNA, I am related to Elizabeth Markham, born 1614, England, who was the daughter of Vallentine Markham, born 1583-1584. Vallentine had two sons who lived to adulthood, Robert Markham, born 1616, and Thomas Markham, born 1620. Thomas was apparently named for an earlier son that died at 3 years of age. I believe that Lewis Markham, born 1636, was the son of either Robert or Thomas Markham.

The parents of Vallentine Markham were Richard Markham and his wife Dorothy Wood, who married 21 Feb 1573, Cornhill, London, England.

John Markham, born 1788 in Virginia, was living in White County, Tennessee in 1820 and Marion County, Alabama in 1830. I believe he had a son named John Bunyon Markham who married Sarah Elizabeth Upshaw 3 September 1843 in Noxubee County, Mississippi. They were in Bienville Parish, Louisiana by 1849. John is listed on one record as a junior, so was probably the son of John Markham who was in Marion County Alabama in 1830 and in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana in 1859.

1830 Census, Marion County, Alabama

Abner Markham 1 m 30-40;   1 f 40-50
              1 m 5-10;    2 f 5-10
                           2 f under 5

John Markham  1 m 40-50;  
                           1 f 30-40
              1 m 15-20;   1 f 15-20
              1 m 5-10;    1 f 5-10
              1 m under 5; 1 f under 5

Lewis Markham 1 m 20-30;   1 f 15-20
              2 m under 5; 2 f 5-10

If this is my Markham family, then John Bunyon Markham was probably the little boy between 5 to 10 years of age above. Lewis Markham may have been a younger brother or possibly the oldest son of John Markham Sr. Abner was probably a brother of John.

1840 Census, Noxubee County, Mississippi

Allen Upshaw   1 m 20-30;   1 f 20-30
                            1 f under 5

John Upshaw    1 m 40-50;   1 f 30-40
               1 m 20-30;  
                            1 f 15-20
                            2 f 10-15
               1 m 5-10

Nimrod Markham 1 m 30-40
               1 m 20-30;   1 f 20-30
               1 m 5-10
               2 m under 5; 1 f under 5

Thomas Markham 1 m 20-30;   1 f 20-30
               1 f under 5

The other Markhams were not found in Noxubee County in 1840, although they must have been nearby.

For some reason, John Bunyon Markham was at the home of D. J. Morris in Minden, Louisiana. Morris stabbed him in the side and the chest and he died, in February 1856, and was buried in Minden. The judge listened to Morris and then let him go without charges. Sarah was left with five small children, Permelia Ann, Emily Jane, Tabitha Elizabeth, born 1851, James Monroe, born 1853, and John Bunyon, born 1855. Here is the settlement of his estate.

It is believed that John had brothers named James C Markham, Thomas Markham, Nimrod Markham, Carroll Markham, and Francis Marion Markham A descendant of Nimrod Markham and I have matched on a DNA Y-chromosone test. Plus we know that he had at least one brother, James C. Markham, born in Tennessee in 1807.

Sarah Elizabeth Upshaw was the daughter of John Upshaw and his wife Tabitha Lawless. She was born in Elbert County, Georgia in 1825, although most census records show her as born in Alabama. Her sister Mary married Lorenzo D. Thomas in Noxubee County, Mississippi in 1847. Sarah's sister Emily J. Upshaw married Albert Warr 26 Oct 1848 in Noxubee County. John Upshaw is the son of Forrester Upshaw and wife Ann Faulkner, and grandson of Leroy Upshaw, who fought in the American Revolution from Amherst County, Virginia, later moved to Elbert County, Georgia, and wife Elizabeth Bradley.

1850 Census, Bienville Parish, Louisiana
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1850 Census, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, 19 Sep 1850

140-140  James C  Markrum   43  m  farmer   TN
         Martha   Markrum   38  f           GA
         James    Markrum   11  m           AL
         John     Markrum    9  m           AL
         Nimrod   Markrum    7  m           MS
         John B   Markrum   31  m  farmer   TN
         Sarah    Markrum   25  f           AL
         Permelia Markrum    6  f           MS
         Emily    Markrum    2  f           LA

565-565  James    Upshaw    30  m  farmer   GA
         Mariah   Upshaw    25  f           AL
         William  Upshaw     6  m           MS
         Martha A Upshaw     4  f           MS
         Tabbitha Upshaw     3  f           LA
         Lenorah  Upshaw     1  f           LA
         John     Upshaw    51  m           GA
         Tabbitha Upshaw    46  f           GA
         Allen    Upshaw    19  m           AL

This James C. Markham was living in San Augustine County, Texas in 1880. He is 72 years old, with a young wife, Mary A, born in 1828, and a step-son Eli Poindexter, born in 1863. James was born in Tennessee, his father was born in Virginia and his mother was born in North Carolina. Where are his sons, James, born 1839, John, born 1841, and Nimrod, born 1843? Nimrod was apparently living in San Augustine County in 1880 also, aged 36, with children. The original census is very faint.

MARKHAM Surname Distribution in 1850

1860 Census, Noxubee County, Mississippi
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1860 Census, Mushulaville, Noxubee County, Mississippi

836-846  Joseph Warr   60 m  farmer   SC
         M E           58             SC
         J Futrell     24 f           AL

837-847  Abell  Warr   35 m  farmer   SC
         E. C.                        TN
         Sarah C                      MS
         J. A.            m           LA
         J. H.            m           LA
         Y. E.                        MS
         J. N.                        MS

This is the only census I can find family on. The 1860 Census of Bienville Parish, Louisiana was apparently lost. The Abell Warr above was Albert Warr, the brother-in-law of Sarah E. Upshaw Markham and the husband of Emily Upshaw Warr. It is a poor census taker that won't write down the ages of a family.

    1870 Census, Bell County, TX
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1870 Census, Salado, Bell County Texas, Beat 4, 23 August 1870

121-121  Johnson, T. J.   22   m w  carpenter     Ohio
                  Tabitha 17   f w  keeping house Louisiana

151-151  Upshaw,  T. A.   39   m w  horsetrader   Alabama
                  Mary    30   f w  keeping house AL
                  Emily   14   f w                LA
                  James   10   m w                LA
                  John J   7   m w                LA
                  Tabitha  4   f w                LA
                  Mary     2   f w                TX
         Marcum,  Sarah   45   f w                GA
                  James   16   m w                LA
                  John    13   m w                LA

  1870 Census, Williamson County, TX

240-240  Barrington, Tom      21  m w  farm labor    LA
                     Permelia 25  f w  keeping house MS
                  *  James     7  m w                LA
                     John      1  m w                TX

* James was actually a female, James Ann Virginia Adams, the daughter of Permelia Ann Markham and her first husband, Jim Adams. See this post about Permelia and second husband Thomas Whitfield Barrington.


Tabitha Markham Johnson, sister of James Monroe Markham and John Bunyon Markham, with her husband
The children of Tabitha E. Markham and Thomas Jefferson Johnson:

Sally Anna Johnson, born 8 Oct 1871, Summers Mill, TX, died 9 May 1892

James Nimrod Johnson, born 11 Jan 1874, died 25 Feb 1947, married Telola
Ora Stewart. Their daughter Eunice Elizabeth Johnson married Charles 
Richard Foster.

     1930 Census, McLennan County, TX

216-219  Foster, Charles R  HEAD  m w  25  TX AL TX  consruction
                 Eunice     wife  f w  24  TX TX TN
                 Bonny      dau   f w   6  TX TX TX
                 Gwendolyn  dau   f w   3  TX TX TX
                 Nannie O   dau   f w   1  TX TX TX

According to the Social Security Death index, Nannie O Foster was born 18 
March 1929, died 22 Nov 1991.

Mary Frances Johnson, born 14 March 1879, Limestone County, TX, died 
25 April 1959, Port Lavaca, TX, married Robert E. Coker.

Pearl Johnson, born 1880, Bell County, TX, died 1880

George Washington Johnson, born 3 Nov 1882, Kosse, Limestone County, TX,
died 29 June 1972, Port Lavaca, TX, married Mattie Mae Etheridge 5 March
1905, Brewer County, TX

Lizzy Johnson, born 1884, Bell County, Texas, died 1884

Carrie Darnell Johnson, born 11 March 1886, Bell County, TX

John Randolph Johnson, born 28 Jan 1888, Bell County, TX, died 7 March 
1967, Canyon, TX, married Hollie Mae Brown 2 Feb 1935, Borger, TX

Mauddie Johnson, born 17 Nov 1891, Bell county, TX, died 3 Nov 1899

I found this on the web site of Phil Penny - Ancestors of Phil Penny

1880 Census, Hill County, Texas, page 355A

T. J.  Johnson,  self, male   w, 37, carpenter OH OH OH
T. E.  Johnson,  wife, female w, 29,           LA MS MS
Sally  Johnson,  dau,  female w,  9, school    TX OH LA
Jas. N Johnson,  son,  male   w,  7, school    TX OH LA
Pearl  Johnson,  dau,  female w,  3, home      TX OH LA
Mary   Johnson,  dau   female w,  1, home      TX OH LA

    1880 Census, Bell County, TX
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1880 Census, precinct 3, Bell county, Texas

57-59      Parker, E       w m   33  farmer       MS
                   M. D.   w f   28  wife         GA
                   B. B.   w m    7  son          TX MS GA
                   N. F.   w m 11/12 dau          TX MS GA
             Warr, E. C.   w f   45 keeping house MS

58-60        Warr, J. H.   w m   25  farmer       LA    MS
                   J. A.   w m   21  farmer       MS    MS

81-83  Bearington, T       w m   31  farmer       LA SC NC
                   Ann     w f   35               MS
                   Thomas  w m    9               TX LA MS
                   James   w m    7               TX LA MS
                   Sallie  w f    5               TX LA MS
                   Geo     w m    1               TX LA MS

94-96  Henderson, Chas     w m   23  farmer       TX SC MS
                  Virginia w f   16               LA __ LA (Permelia's dau)

174-191  Upshaw,   W. W.   w m   36  county clerk MS GA AL
                   Rebecca w m   31  wife         MS AL GA
                   Eugene  w m    9  son          LA MS GA
                   James   w m   62  father       GA VA VA
                   M. A.   w f   57  mother       AL
                   Allan   w m   15  brother      LA GA AL

Emily Warr was the sister of Sarah E. Upshaw Markham.

Permelia died about 1886, and her husband married in 1887 and had many children. One possible son of Permelia was Lee Barrington, born about 1878. Donnie Shackleford has posted more about Lee.

MARKHAM Surname Distribution in 1880
   1900 Census, Bartlett, Bell County, GA
   1900 Census, Holland, Bell County, TX
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31-33 Henderson, Chas  HEAD w m  June 1856  43  TX NC TN farmer
                 J A   wife w f  Nov  1862  37  LA LA LA (James A Adams)
                 E E   dau  w f  Marc 1882  18  TX TX LA (Eva Elizabeth)
                 A H   dau  w f  Aug  1883  16  TX TX LA (Annie Henrietta)
                 C F   son  w m  Jan  1885  15  TX TX LA (Charles Frederick)
                 P B   dau  w f  Aug  1889  10  TX TX LA (Pattie Bell)
                 C M   son  w m  Feb  1893   7  TX TX LA (Clay Markham)
                 J Z   dau  w f  Mar  1895   5  TX TX LA (Jimmy Zerne) 
                 C R   son  w m  Sep  1896   3  TX TX LA (Kyle Reed) 
                 J D   son  w m  June 1898   2  TX TX LA (James Dewey)
                 J B   son  w m  Mar  1900 3/12 TX TX LA (John Bunyan)
 Barrington, Mamie sisinlaw w f  June 1883  16  TX MS AL

 Barrington, J H   boarder  w m  Oct  1873  27wdTX LA LA carpenter

J H Barrington was not this close to the Henderson family, but he was on 
the same page. I believe this is James Henry Barrington.  This census is 
very hard to read. But I think the wife is James Ann Virginia Adams, the 
oldest daughter of Permelia Ann Markham.

1900 Census, Belton, Bell County, Texas, 5 June 1900

116-120  Upshaw,  T. A.    HEAD  w m Jan  1834  66  AL GA GA  farmer
                  M. J.    wife  w f Aug  1837  62  AL AL AL
                  Sallie   dau   w f Oct  1871  28  TX AL AL
                  Coy    grdson  w m Jan  1896   4  TX LA TX
         Fancher, E. E. mominlaw w f Aug  1819  81  AL GA GA

165-276 Barrington, Allen labor  w m Oct  1870  29  TX LA LA farm labor

179-180   Warr,   J. A.    HEAD  w m Jan? 1856  43  MS SC MS
                  Mattie D wife  w f Sept 1862  37  MS AL NC
                  Jessie   dau   w f May  1884  16  TX MS MS
                  Eddie    son   w m Sept 1886  13  TX MS MS
                  Chala?   dau   w f Sept 1893   6  TX MS MS
                  Little   son   w m Oct  1899 3/12 TX MS MS

186-186  Upshaw,  William  HEAD  w m Nov  1844  55  MS GA AL  capitalist
                  Sarah R  wife  w f Aug  1858  41  AL GA MS
                  Mattie C dau   w f Dec  1880  19  TX MS AL  at school
                  Martin W son   w m Aug  1882  17  TX MS AL  at school
                  Annie B  dau   w f Aug  1884  15  TX MS AL  at school
                 Lattimore E son w m June 1897   2  TX MS AL
                  James   father w m Apr  1819  81  GA GA GA
                  Manda A mother w f Feb  1822  77  AL MD GA

187-187  Upshaw,  Allen    HEAD  w m Aug  1865  35  LA GA AL  type setter
                  Jeanne?  wife  w f Dec  1870  29  TX TX TX
                  Hubert   son   w m Aug  1889  10  TX LA TX
                  Lillie C dau   w f Nov  1893   6  TX LA TX 
  
Holland, 11 June 1900

236-245  Markham, J. M.    HEAD  w m Sept 1853  56  LA GA AL   farmer
                  N. D.?   wife  w f Jan  1861  39  MO MO MO
                  Johnnie  son   w m mar  1878  21  TX LA MO   farmer
                  Maggie   dau   w f Sept 1880  19  TX LA MO   at school
                  Ed       son   w m July 1882  17  TX LA MO   at school
                  George   son   w m Jan  1884  16  TX LA MO   at school
                  Walter   son   w m Oct  1885  14  TX LA MO
                  Maude    dau   w f July 1887  12  TX LA MO   at school
                  Frank    son   w m Sept 1889  10  TX LA MO   at school
                  Boyd     son   w m Sept 1894   5  TX LA MO
                  S. E.  MOTHER  w f june 1826  74  AL VA VA

241-249  Markham, J. B.    HEAD  w m Oct  1856  44  LA GA AL   farmer
                  Fannie   wife  w f Jan  1862  38  AR TN TN
                  Lou      dau   w f June 1880  19  TX LA AR   at school
                  Ida      dau   w f Sept 1882  17  TX LA AR   at school
                  Mollie   dau   w f Nov  1884  15  TX LA AR   at school
                  Annie    dau   w f Jan  1887  13  TX LA AR   at school
                  Jim      son   w m ???  ????  10  TX LA AR   at school
                  Myrtle   dau   w f Sept ????   7  TX LA AR
         Hill, M. B.     laborer w m July 1862  37  TX NC NC
         Brown, H. E.    laborer w m Sept 1873  26  IN IN IA

289-297 * Goonight, J. W.  HEAD  w m Oct  1864  35  AR TN NC   farmer
                    A. F.  wife  w f Aug  1869  30  TX AR unk
                    Auther son   w m Oct  1886  13  TX AR AR   at school
                    Ruby   dau   w f Feb  1889  11  TX AR AR   at school
                    Mable  dau   w f Mar  1891   9  TX AR AR
                    Maude  dau   w f Aug  1892   7  TX AR AR
                    Ruth   dau   w f Apr  1894   4  TX AR AR
                    Leuella dau  w f June 1897   2  TX AR AR
                    William son  w m Oct  1898   1  TX AR AR

* Goonight is actually Goodnight. The family of J. W. Goodnight is here because two of his daughters married two sons of James Monroe Markham. His full name was John Wesley Goodnight and his wife was Amanda Florence Vernon. He died in 1941 and his wife died 22 March 1960.

J. A. (J. H.) Warr was the nephew of Sarah E. Upshaw Markham, the son of her sister Emily. J.M. Markham and J.B. Markham are buried at Post Oak Cemetery, Bell County, Texas. Mollie married Norman E. Woodruff. Their son Spencer died 21 April 1956.

J.B. Markham and Fannie had a daughter, Sarah Louise, (listed above as Lou) and she was the grandmother of Grant Teaff, the football coach at Baylor University for over 20 years who is now in the College Football Hall of Fame. He is also the Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association. Here is an article about him from the Baptist Standard

    1910 Census, Bell County, TX
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1910 Census, Holland, Bell County, Texas, precinct 3, 15 April 1910

8-8    Goodnight, John W.   HEAD m w 43  AR  TN  NC  farmer
                  Amanda F. wife f w 40  AR  TN  TN
                  Auther L  son  m w 23  TX  AR  AR  farmer
                  Maude     dau  f w 17  TX  AR  AR
                  Ruth      dau  f w 15  TX  AR  AR
                  Pearl     dau  f w 14  TX  AR  AR
                  Luella    dau  f w 12  TX  AR  AR
                  Wilborn   son  m w 11  TX  AR  AR
                  Alvis     son  m w  9  TX  AR  AR
                  Wilma     dau  f w  2  TX  AR  AR
        Thompson, Ross  hiredman m w 20  TN  TN  TN  laborer

31-37    Markham, George  Head m w   26  TX  LA  MO
                  Ruby    wife f w   21  TX  TX  TX
                  Leta    dau  f w    3  TX  TX  TX
                  Lucill  dau  f w    2  TX  TX  TX
                  Lesley  dau  f w 3/12  TX  TX  TX

83-84    Upshaw,  Jon J   HEAD m w   51  TX  SC  SC
                  Bell?   wife f w   34  TX  AL  TX
                  Bernice dau  f w    5  TX  TX  AL
                  Gene    son  m w    2  TX  TX  AL
                  Tom     son  m w   26  TX  TX  MS  clerk
                  Orrell? son  m w   20  TX  TX  MS  fireman RR
                  Ruth    dau  f w   16  TX  TX  MS
                  Coy     son  m w   13  TX  TX  MS

118-119  Markham, Jno  HEAD    m w   54  LA  LA  LA
                  Julia wife   f w   48  AR  TX  TN
                  Ida   dau    f w   25  TX  LA  AR
                  Annie? dau   f w   22  TX  LA  AR
                  Myrtle dau   f w   17  TX  LA  AR
                  Charles son  m w    8  TX  LA  AR
                  Berta dau    f w    6  TX  LA  AR
                  Clay  son    m w    4  TX  LA  AR

131-132  Markham, Ed   HEAD    m w   28  TX  LA  AL
                  Ora   wife   f w   28  TX  AL  AR
                  Eloise dau   f w    5  TX  TX  TX
                  Audrey? dau  m w    3  TX  TX  TX
                  Murry son    m w 11/12 TX  TX  TX

158-159  Upshaw,  Allen HEAD   m w  78   AL  GA  GA
                  Mary J wife  f w  73   AL  AL  AL
                  Sallie dau   f w  36   TX  AL  AL
                  Jerrie dau   f w  24 wdTX  AL  AL
                 Aubrey grdson m w  16   TX  MS  TX
                  Coy F grdson m w  14   TX  LA  TX
                Fancher grdson m w  18   TX  LA  TX  clerk 

210-212  Markham, Jim  HEAD    m w   57  LA  US  MO  farmer
                  Bell wife    f w   50  MO  MO  MO
                  Frank son    m w   19  TX  LA  MO
                  Arthur B.    m w   14  TX  LA  MO
                  Mattie B.    f w    9  TX  LA  MO
                  Earnest W.   m w    7  TX  LA  MO
        Johnson, Jno hiredhand m w   22  TX  US  LA
        Tass? Enzie hiredhand  m b   19  TX  TX  TX

211-213  Markham, Walter HEAD  m w   24  TX  LA  MO  farmer
                  Mable  wife  f w   19  TX  AR  AR

Jno Johnson was the nephew of James Monroe Markham, the son of his deceased sister Tabitha Markham Johnson. Arthur Boyd Markham and Mattie Bell Markham died from a spinal meningitis outbreak in 1913. Mable was Mable Goodnight, she died at a very young age, and Walter was left a widower. Here is the World War 1 draft registration of William Walter Markham.

This family was mistakenly listed by Ancestry as Mark, which made it very hard to find.

1910 Census, Floyd County, TX

1910 Census, Floyd County, Texas, 28 May 1910

414-418  Waddill, Seth Q   HEAD  w m  30  TX TX unk  farmer
                  Maggie S wife  w f  29  TX LA MO
                  Henry?

A note on the census says that this line that Henry's name is on, is blank. Apparently, Seth and Maggie told the census taker about a son that had died at birth. I read that somewhere that they had a son, but he was supposedly born in Hale County, Texas.


    1910 Census, Burnet County, TX

60-61  Barrington, Thomas A   HEAD  m w  40 md7months TX LA LA farmer
                   Florence F wife  f w  35 md7montsh TN TN TN

    1910 Census, Brown County, TX

88-88 Barrington, Ben G     HEAD  m w  31  TX LA LA  farmer
                  Lula      wife  f w  28  TX TX TX
                  Gus       son   m w   7  TX TX TX
                  Charlie   son   m w   4  TX TX TX
                  Elkah     son   m w   2  TX TX TX
                  Alzada?   dau   f w 4/12 TX TX TX

136-144 Barrington, James H   HEAD  m w  37  TX LA LA house carpenter
                    Mary A    wife  f w  37  TX TX TX
                    Lula E    dau   f w   8  TX TX TX
        Wilkinson, Georgia mominlaw f w  69  TX AL AL
                  Joseph D broinlaw m w  34  TX TX TX house painter
 
    1910 Census, Eastland, County, TX

148-150  Barrington, Robert L  HEAD  m w  29  TX LA LA  farmer
                     Sallie    wife  f w  29  NC NC NC
                     Lela f    dau   f w   7  TX TX NC
                     Allie B   dau   f w   5  TX TX NC
                     Claud L   son   m w   3  TX TX NC
                     Annie D   dau   f w   1  TX TX NC

    1910 Census, Coleman County, TX

This census is almost impossible to read. I have followed Ancestry's 
opinions as much as possible.

     Charles M Henderson       53    TX AL TX
     James A             wife  43
     Markham             son   19
     Jeane               dau   18
     Alle R              dau   13 
     James D             son   11
     John B              son   10
     Cloyd R             son    9

    1920 Census, Callahan County, TX

100-103  Barrington, Lee     HEAD  m w  42    TX LA LA  farmer
                     Sallie  wife  f w  39    NC NC NC
                     Fay     dau   f w  17    TX TX NC
                     Sallie  dau   f w  15    TX TX NC
                     Claud   son   m w  12    TX TX NC
                     Annie   dau   f w   9    TX TX NC
                     Glenn   son   m w   5    TX TX NC
                     Merrell son   m w 1 2/12 TX TX NC

    1920 Census, Burnet County, TX

96-103   Barrington, Adam    HEAD  m w  49    TX TX TX  farmer
                     F F     wife  f w  46    TN TN TN
            Davis, Edna E mominlaw f w  78 wd TN TN TN
World War 1 draft registration of Robert E Lee Barrington

   1920 Census, Coleman County, TX

55-59  Henderson, Clay   HEAD  m w  26  TX TX US  farmer
                  Rosa   wife  f w  22  TX TN TN

World War 1 draft registration of Clay Markham Henderson

1920 Census, Dallas County, Texas

1920 Census, Precinct 33, Dallas County, Texas

96-136  Markham, G. J.  HEAD  m w  35  TX TX TX  shipping clerk
                 Ruby   wife  f w  30  TX TX TX  saleslady
                 Leita  dau   f w  13  TX TX TX
                 Lucile dau   f w  11  TX TX TX
                 Leslie dau   f w  10  TX TX TX

George was married to Ruby Goodnight. Here is the World War 1 registration of George Jackson Markham. George died in an accident on 4 February 1925 in Dallas, Texas. Ruby died 26 May 1970. Here is her obituary.

    1920 Census, Floyd County, TX
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1920 Census, Floyd County, Texas, Precinct 1, 27 Feb 1920

29-32    McGuyer, C. A.    HEAD    w m  32     TX AR AR  farm labor
                  Maud     wife    w f  32     TX LA MO
                  Paul     son     w m   9     TX TX TX
                  Nannie   dau     w f   7     TX TX TX
                  Lemmalou dau     w f   5     TX TX TX
                  Margaret dau     w f  1/12   TX TX TX 

142-142  Waddell, Seth  HEAD     w m  40       TX TX TX   farmer
                  Margaret wife  w f  39       TX LA MO
                  Markham  son   w m   9       TX TX TX
                  Sterling son   w m 4 4/12    TX TX TX

143-143  Markham, J.M.  HEAD     w m  65 widow LA LA LA   farmer
                  Frank   son    w m  29       TX LA MO   garage work
                  Earnest son    w m  17       TX LA MO

Maud Markham was the daughter of James Monroe Markham. She was married to Charles Austin McGuyer, the son of Thomas McGuyer and Tabitha Goodnight and the brother of Ora C. McGuyer who married James Edward Markham. Tabitha was the sister of John Wesley Goodnight. Here is his World War 1 draft registration.

Full name of Markham Waddill is Markham Davidson Waddill. His mother, Margaret Sterling Waddill, was the daughter of James Monroe Markham. The picture to the right shows the 50th wedding anniversary of Seth and Maggie Waddill. Here is the World War 1 draft registration for Seth Quee Waddill

   1920 Census, Falls County, TX

1920 Census, Falls County, Texas, 11 Feb 1920

262-262  Markham, Edward  HEAD   w m  36        TX MS MS  farmer
                  Ora     wife   w f  34        TX AL AR
                  Eloise  dau    w f  14        TX TX TX
                  Audrey  dau    w f  12        TX TX TX
                  Murry   son    w m  10        TX TX TX
                  Milton  son    w m   8        TX TX TX

Living next door was Tom McGuyer, age 28, who was possibly a brother to Ora C. McGuyer. Here is Ora's obit.

Eloise Markham is one of the few Markhams I have met, in 1959 when she was living in Reno, Nevada. World War I registration for James Edward Markham.

    1920 Census, Bell County, TX
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    third page
    fourth page

1920 Census, Holland, Bell County, Texas, precinct 3 - 5 January 1920

101-102  Markham,  John B.     HEAD  m w  40  TX TN MO  ginner
                   Inez        wife  f w  40  MS MS MS
                   Lem?        son   m w  15  TX TX MS
                   Ralph       son   m w  10  TX TX MS
                   Mattie Bell dau   f w   7  TX TX MS
                   Maxine?     dau   f w   2  TX TX MS

102-103   Upshaw,  J. J.       HEAD  m w  60  LA MS MS
                   Bell        wife  f w  44  TX KY KY
                   Bernice     dau   f w  14  TX LA TX
                   Eugene      son   m w  11  TX LA TX
          Gordon,  Heard   boarder   m w  24  TX IA MO

149-149 Goodnight, John W.     HEAD  m w  54  AR AR AR  farmer
                   Amanda      wife  f w  50  TX TN AR  
                   Arthur      son   m w  33  TX AR TX  farmer
                   Ruth        dau   f w  25  TX AR TX  clerk
                   Lela        dau   f w  22  TX AR TX
                   Welburn     son   m w  21  TX AR TX
                   Homer       son   m w  18  TX AR TX  laborer
                   Alvis       son   m w  17  TX AR TX
                   Wilma       dau   f w  12  TX AR TX

180-181     Warr,  John K?     HEAD  m w  66  MS NC GA  farmer
                   Mattie B    wife  f w  57  MS US US
                   Edd J       son   m w  32  TX MS MS  farm labor
                   Clyde       son   m w  20  TX MS MS
                   Blanch      dau   f w  17  TX MS MS

John was the oldest son of James Monroe Markham and Nannie Belle Newman. Here is his registration for the draft for World War One. James Edward Warr, the son of J.H. and M.B. Warr, born 22 Sept 1886, died 13 March 1920, buried Post Oak Cemetery, Holland, Bell County, Texas.

    1920 Census, Jones County, TX
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    third page

1920 Census, Stamford, Jones County, Texas, 15 Sept 1920

120-141  Upshaw, Thomas A    HEAD  m w  36    TX GA TX
                 Josephine   wife  f w  37    TX TX KY
                 Sarah E.    dau   f w   7    TX TX TX
                 Margaret    dau   f w   5    TX TX TX
                 Thomas A Jr son   m w 3 3/12 TX TX TX
                 Coy F    brother  m w  23    TX GA TX
                 Eva F   sisinlaw  f w  24    TX MS MS
       Ragsdale, Lillie  sisinlaw  f w  35    TX TX KY

425-481 Markham, John B      HEAD  m w  64    LA MS MS
                 Julie F     wife  f w  57    AR TN TN
                 Charles F   son   m w  18    TX LA AR
                 Welberta?   dau   f w  16    TX LA AR
                 William     son   m w  13?   TX LA AR

Here is the obit for Charles Markham. His daughter Ann, born 1933, married Milburn "Cotton" Rivers. Ann recently sent me the picture of her grandparents, John Bunyon Markham and Julia Frances McGuire at their 50th wedding anniversay, in 1929, with most of their family.

    1920 Census, Coleman County, TX

235-265 Henderson, Charles F HEAD   m w  34    TX TX LA county clerk
                   Pearl A   wife   f w  32    TX TX TX
                   Irma K    dau    f w  13    TX TX TX
                   Clyde M   son    m w  11    TX TX TX
                   Claude F  son    m w   9    TX TX TX
                   Charles M FATHER m w  57 wd TX US US

    1930 Census, Jones County, Texas

391-523  Upshaw, Thomas A.   HEAD  m w  46   TX TX TX  insurance agent
                 Josephine   wife  f w  48   TX TX TX
                 Sarah       dau   f w  18   TX TX TX
                 Margaret    dau   f w  15   TX TX TX
                 Thomas A Jr son   m w  13   TX TX TX
                 Era J       dau   f w 3/612 TX TX TX
       Ragsdale, Lillie   sisinlaw f w  46   TX TX TX
         Baylor, Eva       servant f b  26   TX TX TX

Sarah Elizabeth Upshaw Schultz was a friend I met in 1976, when I first started my Markham-Upshaw research. She was well on her way to being in the NSDAR from her descent from Leroy Upshaw of Amherst County, Virginia. She is descended from the Allen Upshaw on the 1850 Census of Bienville Parish, Louisiana, age 19, (full name Thomas Allen Upshaw) down through John J. Upshaw and then Thomas Allen Upshaw.


   1930 Census, Coleman County, TX
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1-1   Barrington, Claude    HEAD   m w  23    TX NC TX odd jobs
                  Jewell    wife   f w  20    TX NC TX
                  Preston   son    m w   2    TX TX TX
                  Evelyn    dau    f w 12/12  TX TX TX

35-35  Henderson, Markham   HEAD   m w  37    TX TX TX farming
                  Rosie M   wife   f w  33    TX TN TN
                  Hilbert M son    m w  10    TX TX TX
                  Cristal R dau    f w   8    TX TX TX
                  Clay M    son    m w   5    TX TX TX
                  Harrold R son    m w 4 4/12 TX TX TX
                  Wanda R   dau    f w 3 3/12 TX TX TX
                  Freddie C son    m w   1/12 TX TX TX

55-55  Henderson, John B    HEAD   m w  30    TX TX LA farming
                  Lois      wife   f w  30    TX GA TX
                  Reba L    dau    f w  10    TX TX TX
                  Evalon    dau    f w   1?   TX TX TX
                  Robert C  son    m w  1/12  TX TX TX
                  Charles M FATHER m w  73 wd TX TX TX retired

Claude Barrington was the son of Robert E Lee Barrington, Markham 
Henderson was Clay Markham Henderson, the son of James Ann Virginia Adams 
Henderson.  John B Henderson was John Bunyan Henderson, the son of James 
Ann Virginia Adams Henderson.

    1930 Census, Nolan County, TX

230-271  Goodwin, Henry C   HEAD  m w  28   NC NC NC Ford mechanic
                  Allye     wife  f w  26   TX TX NC
                  Henry J   son   m w 10/12 TX NC TX

Allie was the daughter of Robert E Lee Barrington.

    1930 Census, Dallas County, TX

1930 Census, Dallas County, Texas, April 12, 1930

34-35  Waddill, Seth     HEAD  m w  50  TX TX unknown
                Margaret wife  f w  49  TX LA MO
                Markham  son   m w  20  TX TX TX
                Sterling son   m w  15  TX TX TX      

    1930 Census, Bell County, TX
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1930 Census, Holland, Bell County, Texas, precinct 3, April 7, 1930

???-?  Goodnight, John W HEAD     m w  65   AR TN NC
                  Florence wife   f w  60   AR AR AR
         Markham, Grace grddau    f w  10   TX TX TX

112-123  Markham, John B   HEAD   m w  52   TX TX TX M-K-T RR helper
                  Inez A   wife   f w  51   MS MS MS ownr-drygoods str
                  Maxine   dau    f w  12   TX TX MS
                  Ralph    son    m w  20   TX TX MS
                  Matabel? dau    f w  17   TX TX MS

Grace Markham was the daughter of Walter Markham and Mabel Goodnight. She was raised by her Goodnight grandparents while her brothers lived with their father in Milam County. She later married John Davis. I worked with her granddaughter Sharon Winter at a grocery store in Austin Texas in the 1970s.

Ralph Markham died Feb 3, 1934, just before his father John Bunyon Markham died on Feb 12.

Mattie Bell Markham, daughter of John and Inez, married Rankin Moore Poteet. Their daughter, Betty, married (1) Frank William Steinle, (2) Jim Zimmerman, died 7 April 2014. You can read more about them on Art Moore's web site

    1930 Census, Milam County, TX
1930 Census, Cameron, Milam County, Texas, precinct 1, April 14, 1930

250-362  Markham, Walter W  HEAD  m w  44   TX MO MO garage work
                  James     son   m w  19   TX TX TX
                  Eugene    son   m w  14   TX TX TX

Walter W Markham was nearly killed in 1939 when his gas station blew up. He recovered and was later a county commissioner in Milam County for years. He died in 1971. Gene Markham sold insurance in Temple Texas in the 1960s when I met him.


    1930 Census, Burnet County, TX

58-60  Barrington, Thomas A  HEAD  m w  58 md at 39 TX US US farmer
                   Dora F    wife  f w  33 md at 35 TN TN TN
     Conner, Russell A greatnephew m w  13          TX US TX

   1930 Census, Coleman County, TX

160-161  Barrington, Lee      HEAD  m w  52   TX LA TX stock trader
                     Sallie   wife  f w  49   NC NC NC
                     Fay      dau   f w  27   TX TX NC
                     Glenn    son   m w  15   TX TX NC
                     Muril    son   m w  11   TX TX NC

    1930 Census, Lampasas County, TX

586-617  Barrington, George B HEAD  m w  52   TX LA LA operator/transfer
                     Lola A   wife  f w  49   TX TN US
                     Emma     dau   f w  13   TX TX TX

    1930 Census, Montebello, Los Angeles County, CA

415-416  Barrington, James H  HEAD  m w  57   TX TX TX carpenter
                     Mary A   wife  f w  57   TX TX TX
Death Certificate of George Benjamin Barrington
Showing his mother as Annie Markham

1930 Census, Swisher County, TX
second page

1930 Census, Swisher County, Texas, precinct 1, April 10, 1930

44-44    Markham, James E.     HEAD  m w  47    TX LA MO  farmer
                  Ora C        wife  f w  45    TX LA AR
                  Murry J      son   m w  20    TX TX TX
                  Milton M     son   m w  19    TX TX TX
                  Harold C     son   m w   9    TX TX TX

50-50    Markham, Benjamin F.  HEAD  m w  39    TX LA MO  farmer
                  Sallie I.    wife  f w  32    TX MS AL
                  Nannie       dau   f w   6    TX TX TX
                  Frank B.     son   m w 3 6/12 TX TX TX
                  Francis I.   dau   f w 1 6/12 TX TX TX
                  James M.   FATHER  m w  76    LA LA TN  farmer

The picture at right is of James Murray Markham, son of Ed and Ora Markham, who died at 91 years of age. Here is his obit

Frank and Sallie were living next door to a Sinclair family, who were most likely Sallie Irene's father and mother. Here is Sallie's obit

Here is the obit for James Monroe Markham, who died in 1936. And here is the obit for Frank Markham.

Here is more on the Ed Markham family. Plus Rob Lowe has a great page on the John Bunyon Markham family

1930 Census, Foard County, Texas

1930 Census, Foard County, Texas, April 14, 1930

142-145  Haney, William H   HEAD  m w  40   MS MS MS
                Annie       wife  f w  42   TX LA AR
                Rexle       son   m w   9   TX MS TX
                Mary        dau   f w   6   TX MS TX
                Billie      son   m w 10/12 TX MS TX
         Markham, John   dadinlaw m w  74   LA LA LA
                  Fannie mominlaw f w  67   AR AR AR

John lived until 1943, dying in Dallas, Texas. Here is his obit.

1930 Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma - French Morgan with foster sons

1930 Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Richland Township, April 16, 1930

170-172  Morgan, French      HEAD   m w   28    TX KY KY  farmer
                 Mae         wife   f w   26    OK MO TX
                 Donald  foster son m w    7    TX TX OK
                 Eddie   foster son m w 4 3/12  OK TX OK

1940 Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Richland Township, April 1, 1940

Morgan, French        m w  38  Texas     farmer
        Rebecca Mae   f w  36  Oklahoma
        Donald        m w  17  Texas
        Billie        m w  16  Oklahoma
        Eddie         m w  14  Oklahoma
        J B           m w   9  Oklahoma
        Earl          m w   7  Oklahoma
        Robert        m w   5  Oklahoma

Donald was born Hubert Donnell Markham in Canyon, Texas in 1922, the son of Earnest William Markham and his first wife Rebecca Mae Bassett. Although he and his brothers always went by the name Morgan, they were not officially adopted until 1942. Their brother Billy was living with their Bassett grandparents in the 1930 census. The picture to the right shows Earnest W (Bud) Markham with his oldest son Don in Kansas City Missouri in 1949. Here is Don's World War II draft registration. Don was my father, he died in 2006.

Don Morgan married Mildred Sue Barber 1942, Cheyene, OK.

1.  David Wayne Morgan, born 1943

2.  Donna Marie Morgan, born 1944

3.  Susan Rebecca Morgan, born 1952

4.  Scott Barber Morgan, born 1956

Eddie Morgan married Jeanice Sue Hosler 1949, Midwest City, OK.

1.  Mark Eddie Morgan, born 1953

    A.  Miranda Rene Morgan, born 1986

2.  Nelson Leon Morgan, born 1955

    A.  Jordan Allen Morgan, born 1986

3.  Rebecca Sue (Becki) Morgan, born 1959, married Shawn Breen 1985.

    A.  Morgan Breen, born April 1986

        a.  Rilee (living with her Breen grandparents, 2013)

        b.  Eddie (living with his Breen grandparents, 2013)

    B.  Sarah Morgan, born 1987.

    C.  Amanda Breen, born 1989.

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John Robert Bassett, seated, holding baby Dennis and flanked by daughters
Pearl and Mae, with Verna the little girl and Ruby by her mother Lydia.

1930 Census, Beckham County, OK - Bob Bassett with grandson William Markham

1930 Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Dabney Township, April 14, 1930

118-118  Bassett, John R  HEAD   m w  56     MO MO MO  farmer
                  Agnes L wife   f w  52     IL TN TN
                  Dennis  son    m w  19     OK MO IL
         Markham, William grdson m w   6     OK TX OK
         Bassett, Fred    nephew m w  20     OK MO AR

119-119  Baldock, Euel    HEAD   m w  31     TX KY US  farmer
                  Ruby    wife   f w  24     OK MO IL
                  Euel L  son    m w 3 11/12 TX TX OK
                  Lavona  dau    f w 1 8/12  OK TX OK

William Markham was the son of Ernest William (Bud) Markham and his first wife Rebecca Mae Bassett. He was living with his grandparents in this census. Billy was killed in World War II. The picture to the right shows Billy with his girlfriend Leta Marie Barber.

Ruby Baldock was the daughter of John R. Bassett and Lydia Agnes Graves. They lived most of their lives in the Dallas, Texas area.

1920 Census, Beckham County, OK - Bassett

1920 Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Erick town, January 1920

77-80  Bassett, John R  HEAD  m w  45  MO MO IL blacksmith shop
                Lydia   wife  f w  42  IL TN IL
                May     dau   f w  15  OK MO IL
                Ruby    dau   f w  14  OK MO IL
                Verna   dau   f w  11  OK MO IL
                Dennis  son   m w   8  OK MO IL

1910 Census, Beckham County, OK - Bassett

1910 Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Texola Township, April 18 1910

39-39  Bassett, John R      HEAD  m w  36  MO IL MO  blacksmith shop
                Lydia A     wife  f w  34  IL IL IL
                Pearl J     dau   f w  12  TX TX MO
                Rebecka M   dau   f w   6  OK IL MO
                Rubie L     dau   f w   4  OK IL MO
                Verna       dau   f w   1  OK IL MO

World War I Draft Registration, Bob Bassett

Hugh Bassett and John Bassett, father and grandfather of John Robert Bassett

1850 Census, Barry County, Missouri

1850 Census, Barry County, Missouri, precinct 5, 11 Sept 1850

137-137  John Basset    22  m  farmer   KY
         Cassandra      20  f           IN
         Hugh            0  m           MO

1860 Census, Barry County, Missouri

1860 Census, Mountain, Barry County, Missouri, 11 August 1860

1170-1144  John Basset  39  m  farmer   IL
           Cassander    30  f  domestic IN
           Hugh         10  m           MO
           Thos. B.      8  m           MO
           Morgan        6  m           MO
           Susanah       4  f           MO
           Wyly          2  m           MO
           Sarah       4/12 f           MO
           Jane Hubanks 20  f  domestic AR

1870 Census, Barry County, Missouri

1870 Census, Crain Creek, Barry County, Missouri, 25 August 1870

61   Basset, John       42  m w  farmer   KY
             Cassander  40  f w           IN
             Thomas     18  m w           MO
             Morgan     16  m w           MO
             Susanah    14  f w           MO
             Sarah      11  f w           MO
             Wiley      13  m w           MO
             Martha      6  m w           MO
             Edward      3  m w           MO
             Mary     5/12  f w           MO

62   Basset, Hugh       20  m w  farmer   MO
             Gillian    21  f w           KY
             Thomas E 3/12  m w           MO
             Wm A        2  m w           MO

1880 Census, Barry County, Missouri

1880 Census, Crain Creek, Barry County, Missouri, 25 June 1880

378-382  Bassett, Hugh      w m   30       farmer    MO KY KY
                  Gilly A   w f   32 wife            KY
                  William A w m   11 son             MO MO KY
                  Thomas E  w m   10 son             MO MO KY
                  John R    w m    6 son             MO MO KY
                  George W  w m    4 son             MO MO KY
                  Cordelia  w f    2 dau             MO MO KY
                  Joel      w m 4/12 Mar son         MO MO KY
           Biggs, John      w m   22 boarder         MO KS IL

1900 Census, Barry County, Missouri

1900 Census, Ozark, Barry County, Missouri, 16 June 1900

162-162  Bassett, Hugh   HEAD   w m  May 1850  50   MO KY IN
                  Mary C wife   w f  Aug 1850  49   MO TN KY
                  George W son  w m  Feb 1876  24   MO MO KY
                  Joel   son    w m  Mar 1880  20   MO MO KY
                  Leonard son   w m  Feb 1885  15   MO MO KY
                  Nora   dau    w f July 1886  13   MO MO KY
        McEntire, Julia stpdau? w f  Sep 1869  30   MO AR MO
                 Emma P grddau? w f  Aug 1898   1   MO CA MO
           Ellis, Lyda  aunt    w f  Nov 1844  58wd IN VA IN

1910 Census, Barry County, Missouri

1910 Census, Barry County, Missouri, 10 May 1910

28?    Bassett, Hugh HEAD    m w  59  MO KY IN
                Mary C wife  f w  59  MO TN KY
                George W son m w  34? MO MO KY
         Ellis, Linda aunt   f w  62  MO VA TN

1920 Census, Barry County Missouri

1920 Census, Ozark, Barry County, Missouri, 14 Feb 1920

121-123  Basset, George      HEAD  m w  44   MO MO MO  farmer
                 Emma E      wife  f w  45   TX AR MO
          Smith, Myrtle     stpdau f w  14   OK MO TX
                 Retha      stpdau f w  10   MO MO TX
                 Beatrice Q stpdau f w   6   OK MO TX

122-124  Basset, Hugh        HEAD  m w  69   MO KY IN
                 Mary C      wife  f w  69   MO TN KY

I met the three Smith women in 1973 when I went to Barry County, Missouri for the very first time. They were very gracious.

Here is my Bassett Family further back, all the way to England. I hope you can follow it.

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