Samuel S TATUM Missouri Colenia TATUM Amanda A TATUM Mary E TATUM Ancenetta TATUM Alpharetta TATUM Sanford Martin TATUM Miranda E TATUM Rosalee TATUM Sinie TATUM Sarah Elizabeth TATUM Sinie E TATUM Zona Leota TATUM Ona M TATUM Ransom R TATUM Bertha Marie TATUM Mary Ann NELSON Cloma Colenia TATUM Nancy Elizabeth MULLINS Mini tree diagram
Samuel Ross TATUM

Samuel Ross TATUM13,11,14,12,4,5,7,6,15,16,1,8,9,17

18th Jan 1880 - 27th Jun 195311,1,12

Farmer

Life History

18th Jan 1879

Born

(less likely)

1880

Resident in Truckwheel, Pickens, Georgia.9

18th Jan 1880

Born in Truckwheel, Pickens, Georgia.3,4,5,6,7,8,9

(most likely)

15th Jan 1899

Married Mary Ann NELSON.12

1900

Occupation Farmer.10

1900

Residence2 in Township 3, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.2

15th Jun 1901

Birth of daughter Sarah Elizabeth TATUM in Ahloso, Pontotoc, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.5,18,19,20

about 1906

Birth of daughter Sinie E TATUM in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.5,21

19th Jan 1908

Birth of daughter Zona Leota TATUM in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.12,5,19,8

about 1912

Birth of daughter Ona M TATUM in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.22,8,6

10th Jun 1917

Birth of son Ransom R TATUM in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.23,24,6

18th Feb 1924

Birth of daughter Bertha Marie TATUM in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.25,4,19

27th Jun 1953

Died in Valley View Hospital, Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.11,1,12

after 27th Jun 1953

Buried in Allen Cemeterey, Allen, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.1

Notes

  • This child of Samuel S and Nacy Elizabeth Tatum is known in Greenfamily memory as Ross.  Various other family genealogies also reporthim as Ross.  Various sources report him as Ross S.   His grave inAllen, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, is marked as Samuel Ross Tatum.

    The WWI military draft registration names him Samuel Ross Tatum.  I amfollowing this, as it seems most likely the registration would haveused the official name.  This is also consistent with the earliercensus report using only the name Samuel.  It appears his full namewas Samuel Ross.

    The 1900 census lists him as Ross.  His family must have used hissecond name as primary, probably to distinguish from the fatherSamuel.

    In the 1900 census in Chickasaw Nation (Ada, Pontotoc County, Okla),Ross and his wife lived next door to his parents Samuel and Elizabeth,and their 16-year old daughter Colenia living with them.

    1880 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia, 8 June, TruckwheelDistrict, Enumeration District 162, page 13, Hse/Fam #112
    Tatum, Samuel S  W M  44   Farmer  Cannot read or write GA GA SC [babt 1836]
    Tatum, Elizabeth W F  38  Wife Keeping House  Cannot write GA GA NC
    Tatum, Samuel W M  Son 4mos born February  GA GA GA

    The 1900 census is helpful as it includes the birth month and year ofall persons.  This census gives Ross's birthday as Jan 1880.  Heappears in the 1900 census as Ross Tatum.

    1900 Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, no date August,Township 3, District 120, page 67A; Hse #1205, Family #1205
    Tatum, Ross   Head  W M  Jan 1880  20  M  married 1 yr  GA  SC  GA
    Tatum, Mary E Wife  W F  Dec 1881  18  M  married 1 yr AR  UnknownUnk

    1910 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 15 April, ChickasawTownship, District 25, page 1A, Hse/Fam #2
    Tatum, Sam R Head M W 31 Married 10 years MS NC VA Farmer Owns [b abt1879]
    Tatum, Marry Wife F W 27 Married 10 years [# of children borne notreported] AR MS MS [b abt 1883]
    Tatum, Sorry (=Sarry=Sarah) Dau F W 9 AR GA AR [b abt 1901]
    Tatum, Siney (Sinie) Dau F W 6 AR GA AR [b abt 1901]
    Tatum, Zoney (Zona) Dau F W 2 AR GA AR [b abt 1901]

    In 1920, the name of Ross appears as Samuel R Tatum, confirming ourearlier analysis of the sequence of names.  Ross' wife has a differentinitial, A.  This again is different from family genealogy sourcesthat report her name as Mary Jane.  Mostr genealogies have her name asMary Ann.

    1920 Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 12 February, Ada (ChickasawTownship), District 170, page 9B, Hse #146, Family #140
    Samuel R Tatum Head  M W  40  Georgia   Georgia   Georgia  Farmer
    Mary A Tatum Wife  F W 37  Arkansas Unknown Unk
    Sinie E Tatum Dau  F W White  14  Oklahoma Georgia Arkansas
    Zona L Tatum Dau  F W  White  12  Oklahoma Georgia Arkansas
    Ona M Tatum Dau  F W  White   8  Oklahoma Georgia Arkansas
    Ramson [Ransom?] Tatum Son  M W 3  Oklahoma Georgia Arkansas

    Birth of the children is shown as Pontotoc County, since this is wherethe family are located from Ross' childhood till the 1930 census.  Itappears they are in Ada town after this became incorporated, thoughthe one source I have found for his place of death has the town asAllen.

    I received an email from a Tatum descendant, with a name I had notseen in the sources.

    "Samuel and Mary also had another daughter named Bertie Marie Tatum(brown).  She is buried in fair view cemetery in Denison Texas. Shewas my grandmother."
    --  Crystal Brown, Through OurFamily Genealogy messaging

    With the name Bertie Marie I was able to find the family in the 1930census, which hd eluded me the last time I had investrigated thisfamily.  Berdie M is enumerated in 1930 as the last child of thefamly, age 6, thus born about 1924?

    1930 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, [no date], AllenTownship, District 9, page 2B, Hse #36, Fam #39
    Tatum, Sam R Head Rents M W 50 Married at 19 GA AL GA Farmer
    Tatum, May [sic] A Wife F W 47 First married at 17 AR MS AR
    Tatum, Onie M Dau F W 18 Single AR GA AR
    Tatum, Ransom R Son M W 13 Single AR GA AR
    Tatum, Birdie M Dau F W 6 Single AR GA AR

    1940 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 12 April, AllenTownship, District 2-11, page 4B, Hse #68, Rents, $0
    Tatum, S R Head M W 61 Grade 5 b Georgia, same place in 1935 Farmer
    Tatum, Mary A Wife F W 58 Grade 5 b Arkansas, same place in 1935
    Tatum, Marie A Dau F W 16 Single Grade 8 b Oklahoma, same place in1935

    Ross is buried in the Allen Cemetery, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.Samuel Ross's gravestone shows his birth, by year only, as 1879,instead of 1880.  The year of death 1953 matches the known date of 27Jun 1953.

    This is interesting, since his wife's grave also has the year wrong onthe birth date.  Mary's grave says she was born in 1882, when she wasactually born in 31 December 1881.

    Pontotoc Co. Historical & Genealogical Society
    Samuel Ross Tatum  1879   1953  Allen
    Mary Ann Tatum      1882   1960  Allen
    --  http://www.rootsweb.com/~okpontgs/mstrcem.html#T

    Samuel Ross Tatum Obituary
    "Ross Tatum 74 resident of Pontotoc county for 60 years died in ValleyView hospital in Ada Saturday noon after an prolonged illness He wasborn..."
    --  The Ada Weekly News, Ada, Oklahoma, July 2 1953

    Samuel Ross Tatum
    Birth Jan. 27, 1879
    Death Jun. 27, 1953
    Spouse Mary Ann Tatum (1882 - 1960)
    Children:
    Bertha Marie Tatum Brown (1824 - 1999)
    Ransom R. Tatum (1917 - 1989)
    Burial Allen Cemetery,Allen, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    Created by Danny Chancellor Nov 30, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #62381871,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62381871

Sources

  • 1. Allen (Oklahoma) Cemetery Registry
    • Pontotoc Co. Historical & Genealogical Society;
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • Township 3, District 120, page 67A, Hse/Fam #1205
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • Township 3, District 120, page 67A, Hse/Family #1205
  • 4. 1940 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 12 April, Allen Township, District 2-11, page 4B, Hse #68, Rents, $0
  • 5. 1910 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Chickasaw Township, District 25, page 1A, Hse/Fam #2
  • 6. 1930 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • [no date], Allen Township, District 9, page 2B, Hse #36, Fam #39
  • 7. Military Records: Draft Registration
    • Ancestry.com
  • 8. 1920 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 12 February, Ada (Chickasaw Township), District 170, page 9B, Hse
  • 9. 1880 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia
    • 8 June, Truckwheel District, Enumeration District 162, page 13,
  • 10. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • Township 3, District 120, page 67A
  • 11. Obituary of Samuel Ross Tatum, Ada Weekly News, Ada, Pontotoc,Oklahoma, July 2 1953
    • intro only in web summary
  • 12. Ancestry Trees
    • Haddox Family History
  • 13. Loretta Gregory Gay, personal communication
  • 14. Ancestry Trees
    • Smith/Matherly Tree
  • 15. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:315695&id=I1529962
  • 16. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #62381871,
  • 17. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • no date August, Township 3, District 120, page 67A, Hse #1205, Family
  • 18. Ancestry Trees
    • Riggs-True,
  • 19. Social Security Death Index
  • 20. California Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 21. 1920 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 12 February, Ada (Chickasaw Township), District 170, page 9B; Hse
  • 22. One World Tree (sm)
    • Haddox Family History
  • 23. 1920 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 12 February Ada (Chickasaw Township), District 170, page 9B; Hse #146,
  • 24. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #62614368,
  • 25. Gravestone of Johnnie O and Bertie Marie (Tatum) Brown, Fairview(Maple Grove) Cemetery, Denison, Grayson, Texas

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