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This is my husband's great-great-grandfather, Charles Anderson Midkiff, I.  He was born 25 May 1839 in Lincoln Co. (now Moore Co.), Tennessee to Franklin Preston Midkiff (c. 1800 - c. 1839) and Ellender "Nellie" Oliver (c. 1807 - c. 1849).  On 24 Jul 1859 in Grayson Co., Texas, Charles married Mary Emeline Wilbourn (11 Aug 1839 - 10 Feb 1923), daughter of Dr. John Wilks Wilbourn (1809 - 1878) and Martha Susan Deadmond (1813 - 1906).

Charles and Mary had seven children: William Preston Midkiff (1862 - 1936); Charles Anderson Midkiff, II (1865 - 1948); Annie Ellen Midkiff (Mrs. Thomas Henderson Averyt) (1868 - 1940); John Franklin Midkiff, I (1870 - 1926); Ethel Midkiff (Mrs. Bud Cochran) (b. 1874); Thomas Jefferson "Tex" Midkiff (1879 - 1941); and Mae Midkiff (b. 1879), who died young.

Charles served in the Texas Cavalry for the Confederacy during the Civil War.  He and his family later moved to Oklahoma Territory, then Western Colorado, and eventually Northern California, where he died 14 Sep 1919 in Chico, Butte Co.


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