Joshua W ROSS John Wesley ROSS William Richard ROSS George Dunlap TEAL George D TEAL Thomas Chester TEAL James Wesley TEAL Marie Maxine Teal DUMOND Troy Lewis TEAL Edward Luther DUMOND Esther Lottie DUMOND James Carl DUMOND Angie FREEMAN Mini tree diagram

Emma Chester ROSS1,2,7,4,5,3,6

12th Jan 18952,4,5,3,6 - 13th Nov 19732,3

Life History

12th Jan 1895

Born in Dallas County, Arkansas.2,4,5,3,6

24th Aug 1910

Married George Dunlap TEAL in Dallas County, Arkansas.7

10th Dec 1915

Birth of son George D TEAL in Carthage, Dallas, Arkansas.5,1

26th Jul 1925

Birth of son Thomas Chester TEAL in Arkansas.5,7,1

21st Feb 1928

Death of George Dunlap TEAL in Dallas County, Arkansas.14,3

28th Apr 1928

Birth of daughter Marie Maxine Teal DUMOND in Arkansas.7,5

18th Apr 1928

Birth of son James Wesley TEAL in Arkansas.7

9th Apr 1931

Birth of son Troy Lewis TEAL in Arkansas.13,5,10

about 1933

Married Edward Luther DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5

about 1934

Birth of daughter Esther Lottie DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5

20th Sep 1937

Birth of son James Carl DUMOND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.8,5,9,10

21st Dec 1972

Death of Edward Luther DUMOND in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.11,12

13th Nov 1973

Died in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,3

14th Nov 1973

Buried in New Rosemont Cemetery, Benton, Saline County, Arkansas.1,2,3


  • In 1900, Emma was enumerated with her widowed mother and two siblingsin Dallas County, Arkansas.  The census tells us that William andAngie are the children of Angie, and the oldest child, John W, is herstepson, the son on Angie's husband's first wife, we would assume.  Weare led to that conclusion by the difference in the birth state of themothers.  John's mother was born in Arkansas, while Emma and William'smother was born in Mississippi, matching Angie.

    1900 Federal Census, Dallas County, Arkansas, [no date], District 15,page 10B, Hse #153, Fam #155
    Ross, Mrs Angie Wife W F  --- 1875 25 Widow 3 child/3 living MS NC NC
    Ross, John W [Step]Son W M Oct 1891 8 Single AR AR AR
    Ross, William R Son W M Apr 1892 7 Single AR AR MS
    Ross, Emma C Dau W F --- 1896 4 Single AR AR MS
    Freeman, Susan E Mother W F --- 1847 53 Widow AL AL AL

    Note that although Angie's mother is in the home, and her birth placeis reported as Alabama, on Angie's record, her mother is reported asNorth Carolina.  This seems to indicate that Susan is Angie'sstepmother, not her birth mother.  The difference in age reported by ageneanlogy for Susan and her husband W Freeman also indicates thatSusan Nix was the second wife of W Freeman.  W Freeman was born in1825 and Susan was born in 1844, or as reported here, 1847.

    1910 Federal Census, Dallas County, Arkansas, 4 May, PrincetonTownship, District 6, Sheet 15A, Hse/Fam #145
    Ross, Angie Head F W 36 Widow 5 children/4 living AR US Unknown
    Ross, Wesley Son M W 19 Single AR AR AR
    Ross, Richard Son M W 16 Single AR AR AR
    Ross, Emma Dau F W 14 Single AR AR AR
    Ross, Olie [Ollie in other sources] Dau F W 3 Single AR AR AR
    Freeman, Sisson Mother F W 74 Single Unknown Unk Unk

    In the 1940 census for Edward Luther Dumond in LaGrue Township, nearDeWitt, Arkansas, Luther's wife is Emma Teal, instead of Hassie Lee.Hassie is reported in previous records as his wife, and in most familygenealogies as his only wife..  The Teal step children in the homeconfirm the previous married name of Emma.

    Since the death date I have for Hassie Lee is 1978, it appears thatHassie and Luther divorced after the 1930 census, when their youngestchild was 2 years old.  I have found no divorce record, nor any laterrecord of Hassie until her death information.

    From the age of Lottie here, we can estimate that Luther married EmmaTeal about 1933, we can say that Luther and Hassie divorced some timebefore 1934.  Why can I find no record?

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 May, LaGrueTownship, District 1-17, page 20A, Road to Cuba, Hse #377, Rents $5
    Dumond, Luther Head M W 54 Grade 6 b Ark same place in 1935 FarmOperator
    Dumond, Emma Wife F W 51 Grade 4 b Ark same place in 1935
    Dumond, Esther Lottie Dau F W 6 Single Grade 0 b Ark same place in1935
    Dumond, Jas Carl Son M W 1 Single Grade 0 b Ark same place in 1935
    Teal, Troy Stepson M W 9 Single Grade 2 b Ark same place in 1935
    Teal, Marie Stepdau F W 11 Single Grade 3 b Ark Father b Okla Mother bArk same place in 1935
    Teal, Jas Wesley Stepson M W 11 Single Grade 3 b Ark same place in1935
    Teal, Thos Chester Stepson M W 14 Single Grade 4 b Ark same place in1935

    In the 1940 census, Emma Miller is living alone next door to thisLuther Dumond.  Her presence next door seems to that this is her sonEdward Luther Dumond, son of Edward Caliste Dumond.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 May, LaGrueTownship, District 1-17, page 20A, Road to Cuba, Hse #378, Rents $1
    Miller, Emma Wife F W 73 [b abt 1867] Grade 5 b Ark same place in 1935

    Luther's WWII Draft card in 1945 has the name of his contact person asMrs. Emma Dumond, matching Emma Teal, the wife reported in the 1940census.

    U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Edward Luther Dumond
    Residence DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Birth 22 Dec 1889 Arkansas, Arkansas
    Contact Person (Wife?) Mrs Emma Dumond
    Self-Employed in Arkansas County

    I later found one genealogy that reported Edward Luther's wife as EmmaChester Ross Teal.

    Emma Chester Ross Teal
    Birth 1-12-1895 in Arkansas
    Death 11-14-1973 in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Joshua Ross 1860 - 1900
    Sarah Angie Freeman 1871 - 1915
    Married George Dunlap Teal
    Birth 02-1861 in Gulledges, North Carolina
    Death 02-21-1928 in Dallas County, Arkansas
    --  Barger Family,

    This genealogy reported no other wife for Luther.  I referenced someof the records this genealogy cited.  I found the marriage record ofEmma to George Teal.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Emma Ross
    Age 17, Approx Birth Year 1893
    Residence Carthage, Dallas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name George D Teal
    Spouse's Age 40
    Spouse's Residence Oargile, Union, Arkansas
    Marriage 24 Aug 1910 Dallas County
    Marriage License Date 22 Aug 1910

    A memorial on Find a Grave has an entry with the same birth dateindicating she is buried in Saline County (Benton area).  Deathinformation ndicates she died in Stuttgart, one of the county seats ofArkansas County.

    Emma Dumond
    Birth Jan. 12, 1895
    Death Nov. 13, 1973
    Burial New Rosemont Cemetery, Benton, Saline County, Arkansas
    Plot: Garden of Apostles
    Created by Patti V. Feb 24, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #24858503,

    Another genealogy has Emma Ross with both her husbands, but has noinformation on Luther Dumond to clarify further.  There are also nomarriage dates, and no documentation.

    Emma Chester Ross
    Birth 1-12-1895 in Arkansas, Death 11-14-1973 in Stuttgart, Arkansas,Arkansas
    Parents Joshua Ross 1860 - 1900, Sarah A Freeman 1871 - 1915
    Spouse Luther Dumond b 1890;  Spouse George Dunlap Teal 1861 - 1928
    --  Langston-Teal,

    This genealogy has no information on Luther Dumond's family.  Itindicates that George Teal, Emma's first husband, died in 1928.  Thisindicates he died while Emma was pregnant with their last child,Jimmie.

    George Dunlap Teal
    Birth 02-1861 in Gulledges, North Carolina
    Death 02-21-1928 in Dallas County, Arkansas

    The birth in 1861 is 9 years earlier than his age at marriage wouldindicate, about 1870.

    Some of the Teal children are listed by name and some information inthe Langston genealogy.

    George D. Teal
    Birth 12-10-1915 in Carthage, AR
    Death 02-28-1995 in Newport, AR

    Tommy Teal
    Birth 07-26-1925 in Arkansas
    Death in Arkansas

    Jimmie Teal
    Birth 04-28-1929 in Arkansas
    Death 05-03-1994 in Arkansas

    This  Tommy would be the Thomas Chester listed in the Dumond householdin the 1940 census.  Jimmie is James Wesley in the 1940 census.

    Note that the birth dates for Jimmie and for Marie and Troy in the1940 census are after the death date reported for George Teal in theArkansas Death Index, 21 Feb 1928.

    There is a death record with the same birth date for Emma Ross TealDumond.  But the place of death is Hernando, DeSoto County,Mississippi, not Stuttgart, Arkansas.  This may be a member of theDumond clan in Mississippi that happens to have the same birth date.But the death date matches also.

    This make me suspect that the reports in genealogies of her death inStuttgart is the erroneous location.  But why she was in Mississippi,I have not determined.  She was buried in Benton, Arkansas, where twoof her sons were living.  Genealogies provide no source documentationfor her death date, which matches that given in the Mississippirecord.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Emma Dumond
    Born 12 Jan 1895
    Died Nov 1973
    Last Residence Hernando, De Soto, Mississippi 38632
    SSN 429-94-1616 issued Arkansas (1965)


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