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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson


Hickman Pierce LOFTIS

He was 18 in 1880.

He was 35 in 1900, living in Dist #9, Jackson, Tennessee. He says he has been married for 14 years.

Parlitha HANEY

She was 31 in 1900 and said she was the mother of 4 children and all 4 were still living.


She was 13 in 1900.


She was 12 in 1880.

John Pierce LOFTIS

He was 10 in 1900.


She was 8 in 1900.


Sarah is not mentioned in her father's Will had she died?

John Pierce LOFTIS

He was 16 in 1850.

MILITARY RECORDS: He served as a private in Company G, 13th Gore's Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate Army during the Civil War.

He was 46 in 1880 living in Dist #9, Jackson, Tennessee.

Frances America LOFTIS

She was 15 in 1850.

She was 42 in 1880.

William MCMAHAN Sr.

HISTORY: SETTLEMENT IN THE SAPPINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD - The first attempt at settlement in this locality, in Arrow Rock township, it is said, was made by Wm. McMahan, in the year 1811 . . he did not return to his claim then, but joined the other settlers in the Big Bottom . . . In 1810, Samuel McMahan and others had located six miles south of Arrow Rock, and built a strong block-house, or fort, called Fort Anderson. The fort took its name from three families: William, Ambrose, and George Anderson, who were Mr. McMahan's nearest neighbors. pp165-167

He was 77 in 1850, living by himself in Saline County, Missouri.


His marker says he was 34 years old when he died.


He and his family got to Saline County, Missouri sometime between 1817 and 1818.

His marker says he was 64 years old when he died.

Susannah MCMAHAN

CENSUS RECORDS: 13 Sep 1850 Dist #90, Saline County, Missouri page #11, family #142/142
McMAHAN, Susan age 70, female, TN
(Listed right after Martin and Welsey and right before Polly.


HISTORY: Extracted from "Portrait & Biographical Record of Lafayette & Saline Counties, Missouri" - Chapman Brothers, -1893- Samuel McMahan, was born in Kentucky, and in 1810, with his wife and family, removed to Missouri, and in 1811 located in Cooper County, and went into the fort built in those early days for protection from the Indians. His wife was Miss Sarah Clark, daughter of Daniel Clark, a Kentuckian, who located in Boone County, Missouri. They were married in Kentucky and journeyed from that state to Missouri, traveling by wagon, and consuming many weeks on the way. After about one year's residence in Missouri, Samuel McMahan was killed by the savage Indians on his return home from Boonville, whither he had gone on important business. He was shot down by the Indians concealed in ambush. His body was found the next day faithfully guarded from the wild beasts by his two noble dogs, who kept their lonely vigil until the remains were discovered. It was supposed the Indians were creeping toward two men who were cutting honey out of the trees, and who ran for their lives when they heard the report of the shots. His widow and five sons were left by his death without their nearest protector and friend. The sons were William, Thomas, Samuel W., John W., and Jesse. Twice they had their home reduced to ashes by the barbarous Indians, and each time the family had escaped to Cooper's Fort, and there taken refuge. Sarah remained upon the old homestead until her death, and many times assisted in preparing the buckskins, which in those pioneer days were largely for clothing. He was engaged in the Indian War of 1812, and was at Ft. Cooper when Cooper himself was killed.

HISTORY: Near this cemetery was located Fort McMahan, built during the War of 1812, and burned to the ground in 1814. Samuel McMahan was one of the original settlers of Lamine Township, but he is not buried here. He was killed by the Indians in December of 1814; and is buried at the Old Fair Grounds. This later became the site of St. Joseph's Hospital. This cemetery is the resting place of many of the descendants of Samuel McMahan. There have been some bodies removed to other burial places. This cemetery is fenced.

HISTORY: Samuel McMahan Ambushed - Samuel McMahan, who lived in what is now Lamine Township in Cooper County was killed on 14 December 1814, near Boonville. Samuel McMahan had been down to the settlement at Boonville. As he was returning home, he came upon a band of Indians who were lying in ambush for same of the settlers who were cutting down a bee tree not far away. McMahan was on horseback and unsuspectedly rode into the midst of the Indians. The savages fired upon him, wounding him and killing his horse. He jumped when his horse fell, and though severely wounded succeeded in reaching a ravine leading to the river. The savages soon overtook and killed him, sticking three spears into his back. They afterward cut off his head, and scattered his entrails over the ground. The Indians then scattered, and pursuing different routes, made their way out of the country. The settlers, not knowing the numbers of the Indians, since roving bands of savages, large and small, had so frequently passed through this section, sent for reinforcements from the opposite side of the river, and on the following day sent out a party of men to secure McMahan's body and get all information possible of the Indians. James Cole, the son of Hannah Cole, and the brother of Samuel Cole, secured the body and carried it before him on his horse. David McGee brought the head wrapped in a sheepskin. The body of McMahan was buried under the Linn tree, which formerly stood in the center ring at the old fairground. The child of David Buness who was burned to death, was also buried under this tree.