John Tipton BAREFOOT Thomas Duncan BAREFOOT John Wiley BAREFOOT Elisha Columbus GRUBBS Laura Jannie GRUBBS Bernice GRUBBS Jane McClain MOBLEY Mini tree diagram

Laura Ann BAREFOOT1,2,4,3

Mar 18741,2,3 - 1st Nov 1914

Life History

Mar 1874

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3

6th Dec 1892

Married Elisha Columbus GRUBBS in Coryell County, Texas.5,3

15th Dec 1894

Birth of daughter Laura Jannie GRUBBS in Sulphur, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,5,6,7,8

Aug 1898

Birth of daughter Bernice GRUBBS in Indian Territory.1,5

1st Nov 1914

Died in Roff, Pontotoc, Oklahoma


  • Laura was the second wife of Elisha Richard Grubbs.  James' previous marriage is reported in the 1910 census.  From both the 1900 and the 1910 census we see they were married about 1893.  The marriage record was found in a new round of research on this family in January 2017.

    Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965
    L A Barefoot
    Age 18, Birth abt 1874
    Spouse E C Grubbs
    Marriage 6 Dec 1892 Coryell County, Texas, United States

    In 1900 James is 10, so he was the last child of the first wife, born in August 1889.  A genealogy or two has her name as Laura Ann Barefoot.  But no documentation is provided.  (See later notes)

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 12 June, Township 1, District 133, page 13B,  Hse #112, am #117
    Grubbs, Elisha Head  W M Feb 1852  48 Married 7 years GA GA GA Farmer Owns
    Grubbs, Laura A Wife W F Mch 1866 34 Married 7 years [mar abt 1893] 2 children/2 living AR TN AL
    Grubbs, Thomas A Son W M Sept 1882 [1st marriage] 18 TX GA AR Farm Laborer
    Grubbs, Andrew Son W M Oct 1884 [1st marriage] 15 TX GA AR Farm Laborer
    Grubbs, Abbie Dau W F Mch 1887 [1st marriage] 13 TX GA AR
    Grubbs, James R Son W M Aug 1889 [1st marriage] 10 TX GA AR Farm Laborer
    Grubbs, Laura J Dau W F Dec 1894 5 Ind Terr GA AR
    Grubbs, Bernice Dau W F Aug 1898 1 Ind Terr GA AR

    1910 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 7 May, Fitzhugh Township, District 253, page 12B, Hse #239, Fam #240
    Grubbs, E C Head F W 59 2nd marriage Married 17 yrs GA GA GA Farmer
    Grubbs, Laura Wife F W 44 1st marriage Married 17 yrs 5 children/2 living AR TN AL
    Grubbs, Jennie Dau F W 15 Single OK GA AR
    Grubbs, Bernice Dau F W 15 Single OK GA AR
    Fannell, Abbie Dau F W 23 Married 3 yrs [No husband rptd] 1 child/1 living TX GA AR
    Fannell, Marie Granddau F W 7mos Single TX MS TX

    Barbara Rivas contacted me about her great grandfather's family.

    "You have at least one of my family members there and I'm wondering about some others.  The one you have is Laura Ann Barefoot Grubbs.  She was a sister of my great-grandfather, John Wiley Barefoot."
    --  Rivas Barbara, Facebook Message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 31 January 2017

    E. Columbus Grubbs
    m  8 Dec 1892  Laura Ann Barefoot
    b   6 March 1866 Center Point, Arkansas
    d   1 Nov 1914  Roff [Pontotoc], Oklahoma
    1.  Jane Grubbs
    b 15 Dec 1894
    m  21 Dec 1914  Montie Cates
    b 5 Dec 1891
    2.  Twins
    b and d  30 Aug 1896  Hickory [Chickasaw Nation], Indian Territory
    3.  Berniece Grubbs
    b  31 Aug 1898
    d  4 Feb 1919
    m  23 Dec 1915  Fred Beller
    --  Gingerich-Daugherty Family,

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