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27. Martha E. HAGGARD was born in June 1870 in Arkansas.21,22 She died between 1920 and 1930 at the age of 50 in Oklahoma.

1900 Census. Prairie Township, Carroll Co, AR, Hh 118
George W. Stevens, b. Mar 1855, age 48, married 11 years, b. AR, parents b. AR, Farmer
Martha J., wife, b. Jun 1871, age 28, 6 children, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. TN
Mattie, dau, b. July 1899, age 10 [obviously should have been Jul 1889]
Parthena, dau, b. Sep 1890, age 9
Roy, son, b. Jul 1892, age 7
Ethel, dau, b. Sep 1895, age 4
Nieley, son, b. Jan 1898, age 2
Emma, dau, b. May, age 1 month

in the next household, 119 - possible mother for George? Or was she a stepmother since she consistently says she was born in Missouri and George says his mother was born in Arkansas?
Emeline M. Stevens, b. Aug 1828, age 61, widowed. Had 13 children, 12 are living. Born MO, father b. IL, mother b. IL
John, son, b. Jan 1879, age 21, b. TX, father b. AR, mother, b. MO
Robert, son, b. Sep 1881, age 18, b. AR
Joseph, son, b. Jun 1883, age 16,b. AR

1910 Census. Tuskahoma Twp, Pushmataha County, OK, Hh 63
George Stevens, age 51, married twice, married this time for 21 years, b. AR, parents b. AR
Martha J., wife, age 40, married once for 21 years, father b. KY, mother b. MS
Children born in Arkansas:
Parthenia, dau, age 19
Roy J., son age 17
Ethel, dau, age 15
Neail J., son, age 13
Emma E., dau, age 11
Children born in Oklahoma
Ollie M., dau, 9
William C., son, 7
Sarah E., dau, age 3
Zarra R., dau, age 5 months
Ema, mother, age 71, widow, b. MO, parents b. IL

1920 Census. Beck Twp, McIntosh County, OK, Hh 47
George W. Stevens, age 60, b. AR, father b. WVA, mother b. AR
Martha, wife, age 50, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MS
Parthenia, dau, 29, b. AR
Joseph C., son, age 22, b. AR
Ollie, dau, age 18, b. OK
Charlie, son, 16, b. OK
Esther, dau, 13, b. OK
Bertha, dau, age 9, b. OK
Stephens, dau, age 4 [don't know why they repeated her surname.....family records indicate this was a daughter named Stephen Stevens.

I believe that Martha died before 1930. I found George living with married daughter Esther, District 2, Boone Twp, Oklahoma County, OK, Hh 157
Wilber Cureton, age 22, married at 19, b. OK, foreman for Oil Co
Esther S., wife, age 22, married at 19, b. OK, parents b. AR
James L. LeRoy, brother-in-law, age 32, single, b. AR, foreman for Oil Co
William C. Stevens, brother-in-law, age 26, single, b. OK, parents b. AR, Plasterer, Oil Field
Ethel L. Smallwood, sister-in-law, age 30, divorced, married at 18, b. AR, housekeeper in private home
George Stevens, father-in-law, age 70, widowed, b. AR, parents b. AR

Martha E. HAGGARD and George W. STEVENS were married on 15 October 1888 in Crawford County, Arkansas.24 George W. STEVENS was born in March 1855 in Arkansas.

Martha E. HAGGARD and George W. STEVENS had the following children:

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Mattie STEVENS was born in July 1889 in Arkansas.

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Parthena STEVENS was born in September 1890 in Arkansas.

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Roy J. STEVENS was born in July 1892 in Arkansas.

Probably Roy:
In 1930, a Roy J. Stephens, age 38, was boarding with William H. & Minnie Murray in Jonesboro, Craighead Co, AR. He was born "United States" and was working as a Highway laborer. William H. Murray was the Foreman.

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Ethel STEVENS was born in September 1895 in Arkansas. She died on 24 October 1977 at the age of 82 in Illinois.

Oklahoma marriages: Ethel Stevens to John Helwick, 6 Aug 1911, Adair Co, OK. He was 19; she was 18 (probably younger and lied about her age...)

1920 Census. Baron, Adair, OK. Hh 132
John W. Helwick, 27, b. TN
Ethel, wife, 25, b. AR
Levi, son, 7. Opal, dau, age 5. Both born in Oklahoma

1930 Census. Rockvale Township, Ogle Co, Illinois, Hh 44
John Helwick, 38, married at 19, b. TN
Ethel, 36, 17, b. AR
Opal, dau, 15. Marie, dau, 10. Dorothy, dau, 6 years, 4 months. All born in Oklahoma
Albert Keller, boarder, 23, b. OK

Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL, with her second husband, Charles Flynn.

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Joseph Cornelius STEVENS was born in January 1898 in Arkansas.

12 Sep 1918 - World War I Draft Registration
Joseph Nealie Stevens of Wilburton, Latimer Co, OK, was age 20, born 25 Jan 1898. He was farming for Grover Brown in Damon, Latimer Co. In the space where the registrar signs and testifies to truthfulness of information is written "16 doubtful". Line 16 is where he stated he was farming - I have no idea why this was doubted. Description: Short, medium build, grey eyes, dark hair.

In 1920, he appears as Joseph C. (Cornelius)

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Emma Carolyn STEVENS was born on 10 May 1900 in Carroll County, Arkansas. She died on 30 June 1999 at the age of 99. She was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Odessa, Ector County, Texas.79

Emma apparently married Joseph McLemore "Jody" Seabolt. He was born 14 Dec 1899, Nicut, Sequoyah, OK, and died 22 Feb 1969, Odessa, Ector, TX. They are buried together, Rose Hill Cemetery, Odessa.

Joseph's parents were Josiah Field Seabolt (1854-1908) and Ellen Ruth Johns (1874-1944).

1930 Census. Greely Twp, Oklahoma Co, OK, Hh 513
Living on Eastern Ave.
Joe M. Seabolt, age 30, married at 19, b. OK, Truck Driver, Drilling Contracter
Emma, wife, 29, married at 18, b. AR
Harrold, son, 11. Eugene, son, 8. Rubie L, dau, 6. Wanda M., dau, 4 years, 3 months. Charles D., son, 2 years, 1 month. All children born in OK
Lawrence C. Seabolt, Brother, 23, married at 20, b. OK, Truck Drive, Drilling Contracter
Clayton Andrews, Lodger, 22, b. OK, Truck Driver, Drilling Contracter

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Ollie M. STEVENS was born in 1901 in Oklahoma.

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William Charles STEVENS was born in 1903 in Oklahoma.

In 1930, William, age 26, was living with his sister Esther, in Boone, Oklahoma, OK.

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Sarah Esther STEVENS was born in 1907 in Oklahoma. She died in 1959 at the age of 52 in Texas. She was buried in East Mountain Bapt Church Cemetery, Upshur County, Texas.80

I believe that Martha died before 1930. I found George living with married daughter Esther, District 2, Boone Co, OK, Hh 157
Wilber Cureton, age 22, married at 19, b. OK, foreman for Oil Co
Esther S., wife, age 22, married at 19, b. OK, parents b. AR
James L. LeRoy, brother-in-law, age 32, single, b. AR, foreman for Oil Co
William C. Stevens, brother-in-law, age 26, single, b. OK, parents b. AR, Plasterer, Oil Field
Ethel L. Smallwood, sister-in-law, age 30, divorced, married at 18, b. AR, housekeeper in private home
George Stevens, father-in-law, age 70, widowed, b. AR, parents b. AR

1940 Census. Upshur Co, Texas, Hh 185
Family lived in rural Carter Co, OK in 1935
W. S. Cureton, 32, b. OK, Oil Field Worker
Esther, wife, 32, b. OK
Stanley, son, 6, b. OK. James, son, 4, b. TX. Jackie, son, age 7 months, b. TX

Texas Death Certificate #50025
Ester Sarah Cureton died at the Leake Clinic in Gladwater, Gregg Co, TX on 28 Aug 1959. Her residences was the East Mountain Community, Upshur Co where she had lived for 23 years. She was born 20 May 1907, Albion, OK, and was married. Father George W. Stevens; mother Martha Jane Haggard. The informant was W. S. Cureton. She died of gastrointestinal hemorrhage and had acute atrophy of the liver; cirrhosis of the liver. Buried East Mountatin Cemetery on Aug 29th.

Ester Sarah Cureton is in the Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com. She died 28 Aug 1959, Gregg County. Buried East Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, East Mountain, Upshur County.

Others buried East Mountain:
Wilbur S. Cureton, b. 1907, d. 1960
Wilbur Stanley Cureton, Jr., b. 13 Jan 1934, d. 2 Oct 1974
Eva Joyce Cureton, b. 20 Aug 1936, d. 7 Jun 1992 [probably wife of Wilbur, Jr.]

Texas Death Certificate #6196
Wilbur Stanley Cureton died 8 Jan 1960 at the East Mountain Community, Rt. 2, Longview, Upshur Co, TX where he had lived for 25 years. He was born 25 Oct 1907 in OK and was widowed. His occupation had been that of switcher for Manson Oil Co. His father was Will M. Cureton; his mother Minnie Fesperman. The informant was James Cureton. Wilbur died of acute pneumonia and a weak heart. He was buried on Jan. 11th at the East Mountain Cemetery.

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Zarra R. STEVENS (private).

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Bertha STEVENS (private).

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Stephen STEVENS (private).