Thomas D TUGMON George Edward TUGMON Franklin M TUGMAN Thomas Edward TUGMON Fred TUGMAN Lorena TUGMAN Ella Kinnelly BOHANNON Edward TUGMON Margaret M TUGMON Margret MANNING Mini tree diagram

John H TUGMAN2,8,3,4,5,6,7,9

22nd Feb 18611,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 1st Oct 19411,5,6

Life History

22nd Feb 1861

Born in Missouri.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Resident in Dolan, Cass, Missouri.8


Residence2 in Precinct 4, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States.2

about 1881

Married Ella Kinnelly BOHANNON in Crip, Wilson, Kansas.3

4th Oct 1882

Birth of son George Edward TUGMON in Nocona, Montague, Texas.10,3,11,12,4,13,5,14,9,15

May 1884

Birth of son Franklin M TUGMAN in Bowie, Montague, Texas.16,17,13,14,9,18

22nd Jan 1887

Birth of son Thomas Edward TUGMON in Bonita, Montague, Texas.17,19,13,20,9,21

22nd Feb 1896

Birth of son Fred TUGMAN in Indian Territory.22,16,17,13,9,14

18th Jan 1899

Birth of daughter Lorena TUGMAN in Indian Territory.13,14,23,5,9


Residence3 in Justice Precinct 2, Montague, Texas.3

after 1906

Death of Ella Kinnelly BOHANNON.4,9

before Feb 1921

Death of son Franklin M TUGMAN.14

1st Oct 1941

Died in Redden, Atoka, Oklahoma.1,5,6

after 1st Oct 1941

Buried in Redden Cemetery, Redden, Atoka County, Oklahoma.5


  • John H Tugman was born in Missouri to two immigrants from Ireland, Thomas Tugmon or Tugman and his wife Margrett (Margaret).

    In 1870, John was 10 years old, living with his family in Cass County, Missouri.  Both he and his father are working on the railroad.  The family nmae is spelled Tugman in this census.

    1870 Federal Census, Cass County, Missouri, 11 August, Dolan, P O Wadesburg, page 1 (540), Hse/Fam #5, In household of father:
    Tugman, Thos. [Thomas] 45 M W Works on RR
    Tugman, Mag  40 F W  Keeping Shanty
    Tugman, John  10 M W Works on RR
    Other children in the home in 1870 are:
    William age 15, born in Ohio, is also working on the RR
    Jas [James] 9, born in Missouri
    Mary 4, born in Missouri
    Edward 1, born in Missouri

    Maggie, the last child born into this family, was born in 1875.  She is reported in the 1900 census, where we find John's parents living in Montague County, Texas.

    At some time before 1875 (when John's sister Magie [Maggie] was born), they moved to Texas.

    In 1880 John is reported boarding with other people working for the railroad in Texas.  The 1880 census reports him living in a boarding house in Palo Pinto County, Texas (two counties west of Ft Worth).  In this census his name is again spelled Tugman

    28 June, Precinct 4, District 157, page 50B, Hse #160
    Tugman, John H  W M 19  Boarder  Works on Railroad

    John married Ella Bohannon in early 1881.  The 1900 census tells us she was born in October 1863, while John was born in February 1861.  Ella was a registered Choctaw.

    Thomas Tugman's Parents

    I am a direct decendant from one Thomas E Tugman born about 1890.  He married a Della (do not know maiden name).  He had three children Evelynn Tugman, Thomas Tugman, and My Mother Mary Tugman.

    My great grand father was a Tugman, all I know.  Only hint I have is apparently he married a Choctaw woman.  She was my grandfather's mother.  He told a story that one day when he was very young a man came rideing in and tried to rape my great grandmother.  She killed him.  Great grandfather took the fall for the murder, because he felt that during this time they would have killed his wife, even if she did kill him defending herself from his advances.

    I know that they are the Oklahoma line of Tugmans.  My mother can remember going to Oklahoma to visit his family as a kid but she does not recall any names.  She also can remember my grandfather telling stories of visiting his mothers side of the family on the Reservation.  I asume the Oklahoma Chacktaw reservation.  But not certain.

    Grandfather was a halfbreed that looked white and he did not realy talk about the Indian side, because of the trouble he had seen it bring on people.

    --  "mandayven," 28 May 2009, on a discussion board, through the research of Joyce Kelso, posted on Ancestry 28 August 2013, accessed 28 March 2019

    On 1 March 1900, a news story reported that Jack Tugman had gone missing, and foul play was suspected.

    Jack Tugman Missing
    Caddo [Choctaw Nation], Indian Territory (Bryan County, Oklahoma)

    Considerable excitement and comment has been caused in our town this week in the mysterious disappearance of Jack Tugman, who lives five miles out of town.  He has not been seen since last Friday.

    Some think he has lost his mind and wandered away, but most likely he has either killed himself or been murdered.  His wife and her brother were arrested and taken to Durant Monday charged with his murder, but enough evidence to hold them was lacking in the trial before Commissioner Ralls, so they were turned loose.

    --  Caddo Herald, from Caddo, Indian Territory, but carrieed in a section named "Territory News" in the Muskogee Phoenix, Muskogee, Indian Territory, 1 March 1900, (requires subscription);  courtesy of the research of Dannet Bock-Barnes, posted to Ancestry 12 March 2014, accessed 28 March 2019

    We have not found news of the resolution of this matter, but Jack was OK, since in June that year he was reportred in the census with Ellas and his family, in the household of his father.  But thery were not in Indian Territoy but across the Red River in Montague County, Texas.

    In 1900, they are living in Montague County, Texas, in the same household with John's parents and his sister Maggie.

    According to this census:
    Their first child Franklin Tugman was born in May 1884.
    Then Thomas was born in January 1887.
    George was born in October 1891.
    Three children died, according to the census.
    Two other children were born later:  Fred in Feb 1896 and Lorena in January 1899.

    1900 Federal Census, Montague County, Texas, 8 June, Justice Precinct 2, District 48, page 6B, Hse/Fam #111
    Tugman, Thomas Head W M born (no month) 1837  63 Married 44 years Immigrated to US 1849 Naturalized Ireland Ireland Ireland Farmer Cannot read or write Owns
    Tugman, Margrett Wife W F Feb 1839  60 Married 44 years  8 children/5 living Immigrated to US 1850 Not Naturalized Ireland Ireland Ireland Can read and write
    Tugman, John H Son  b Feb 1861  39 MO Ire Ire Farm Laborer Can read and write
    Tugman, Ella Dau-in-law Oct 1863  36 Married 19 years  8 children/5 living Ind Terr -- -- Can read and write
    Tugman, Franklin grandson May 1884  16 TX MO IT Farm Laborer Can read and write
    Tugman, Thomas grandson Jan 1887  13 TX MO IT Farm Laborer Attended School Not reported whether can read and write
    Tugman, George grandson Oct 1891  8 IT MO IT Not reported whether can read and write
    Tugman, Fred grandson Feb 1896 4 IT MO IT
    Tugman, Lorena granddau Jan 1899 1 IT MO IT
    Wilson, Thomas grandson W M Feb 1894  6 TX TN TX

    I have not determined who the last grandchild is, Thomas Wilson.

    A Tugmon genealogy provides some details about John and Ella's family.  This also reports that they were divorced, though the date and location are unknown.   Note also that Ella's birth date is reported as 30 July 1861, over two years earlier than the date reported in the 1900 census.

    John TUGMON
    AKA Jack
    Birth 22 FEB 1861
    Death 1 OCT 1941 in Redden Ok
    Father Thomas TUGMON b 1837 in Ireland
    Mother Margret MANNING b FEB 1839 in Ireland
    Marriage Ella BOHANNON b 30 JUL 1861 in Montague County Texas, d (date unknown in Sunny Side, Alaska)
    Marriage Ending Status Divorce (Date unknown)
    George Edward TUGMON b 4 OCT 1891 in Montague County Texas
    Thomas Edward TUGMON b 22 JAN 1887 in Bonita Tx
    Frank Franklin TUGMON b MAY 1884
    Fred TUGMON b 22 FEB 1896 in Indian Territory
    Lorene TUGMON b 18 JAN 1899
    --  Tugmon Family,*v38t1631&id=I010

    Frost-Tugman Marriage

    Ella Bohannon and John "Jack" Tugmon are my Grandparents.  My father was Tom, the second son of Jack and Ella.  He came to Wyoming in 1910 and remained here until his death.  I met Fred and Della as a young teen on a trip to California with my parents.  They were at Zane's house.  I don't know if they lived there or were visiting.

    My father was 6' 2" tall and I was shocked at how small his brother Fred was.  My father told me he was about the size of his father.  My mother's name was Della the same as Fred's wife.  I was a late life child, my parents were more the age of most people's Grandparents.

    I live in Wheatland, Wyoming, were I was born and where my parents are buried.  Also buried here is my sister and brother, both of which were much older then me.  My brother died at 15 years of age before I was born.  I know quite a bit of history on the family and will gladly share what I know for sure and what I certain is fact and any rumors.  There are many rumors.

    I can tell you that I highly doubt that Rachel Tugman and William Frost are related as Thomas Tugmon and Margaret Manning, Jack's parents, were both from Ireland and immiagrated about 1850.  By the way, Jack was the common nickname for John and part of the family spell the name TUGMAN and part TUGMON.  My father spelled his name Tugmon as did his brother George.

    The two different spellings are confused in some of the other offspring of Ella and Jack.  Their children's names were Frankl[in], Thomas, George, Bill, and Renie [Lorena].  They had other children that died in childhood but I can't find there names.  I went with my Father to Oklahoma a couple of times and on one visit we visited his sister's grave.

    She had died as a child and my father years lated bought her a headstone and he wanted to see it.  I think we were in Caddo but I'm not sure and I haven't had time to verify her name or grave location as yet.  My father's father, Jack, is buried in Stringtown.  I visited his grave with my father once.

    We were visiting his neice Jessie Snow at the time.  Jessie was his sister Rennie's daughter.  Rennie died a few years back and I can send you more about her if you like.  Ella Bohannon was Choctau Indian.  My father didn't know where she was buried or exactly how she died.

    There is rumor she died in Arkansas with hydophobia.  But I am beginning to not believe it because there seems to be no record of any such happening and that would have made the papers in the town and county and possibly even the state.

    --  Mary McCartney, 15 September 2002, on a discussion board, through the research of Joyce Kelso, originally posted on Ancestry 28 August 2013, accessed 28 March 2019

    In the list of children in the note above, the child listed as Bill does not match any child found inrecords.  The list also lacks the child attested as Fred.  These two names could refer to the same person, perhaps named William Frederick.

    In the 1930 census, Jack is enumerated in the household of his brother Edward under the name Jack.  Their name here is spelled Tugmon.

    1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 5 May, Richland Township, District 69-22, Page 18B, Hse #349, Fam #352
    Tugmon, Edward Head Owns  Has a Radio  M W 60 First Married at age 20 [abt 1890] MO Ireland Ireland Farmer [b abt 1870]
    - page 19A -
    Tugmon, Mary E Wife F W 55 First Married at age 18 [abt 1893] GA GA GA [b abt 1875]
    Chambers, Nina Niece F W 19 OK GA US [b abt 1911]
    Tugmon, Jack [John T] Brother M W 75 Widowed First married at 20 MO Ireland Ireland Retired [b abt 1855]

    John was buried under the nickname he always went by, Jack.

    Redden Cemetery List, Redden, Atoka County, Oklahoma
    Tugmon Jack  Feb 22, 1861  Oct 1, 1941
    --  Oklahoma Cemeteries Website,

    Jack Tugmon
    Birth Feb 22, 186
    Death Oct 1, 1941
    Burial Redden Cemetery, Redden, Atoka County, Oklahoma
    Created by MillieBelle Mar 25, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #18626733,


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