Pierre DUMOND Mary Elizabeth DUMOND Mary PINOT Mini tree diagram

John L DUMOND3,4,2

about 18461,2 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about 1846

Born in Arkansas.1,2




  • 1850 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas, 1 November, Chester Township, page 140, Hse/Fam #268
    John Stokes  30 M Farmer born Tennessee
    Mary Stokes 28 F born Arkansas
    John Dumond 4 M born Arkansas

    1860 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas, 2 August, Chester Township, PO Redfork, page 13, Hse/Fam #95
    Felicita [Félicité] Dumond 65 F Housekeeper $6000 Real Estate  $1200 Personal  born Arkansas
    John Dumond 14 M

    At the time of Félicité's death in 1862, the estate probate settlement states that Mary Haines (daughter of Mannett Dumont and DB Haines) and John L Dumond are in the care of guardian Isaac Love, the husband of Félicité's daughter Virginia.  It is not clear who this John L Dumond is.  But he appears to be the one later enumerated in the Love household in Yell County in the census of 1870.

    John L and Mary are each given a full share of Félicité's estate.  An analysis of the estate information appears in "Some Descendants of Marie Messager," in the 1980 issue of the Grand Prairie Historical Society.  Thanks to Ralph Dumond for posting this on the Dumont Discussion list on RootsWeb.  This analysis also expresses uncertainty as to the identity of this John L Dumond, commenting "may be issue."

    He could not, however, have been a son of Félicité, since Louis died in 1836.  He is likely another grandson, but I have not been able to connect him to any of Félicité's male children.  But unlike the other grandchildren Elizabeth and John, he receives a full share.  John L does not appear in any additional documentation I have found for his earlier life.  He has not appeared so far in any 1860 censuses.

    The probate statement further mentions two other grandchildren, John and Elizabeth Dumond, who are children of Pierre (Peter) Dumont and his wife Mary Pinot.  In 1850 (see above) they are enumerated as Mary and John, in the household of John Stokes, the second husband of widow Mary Pinot Dumont.  The estate settlement gives no ages for any persons  This John and Elizabeth are given half a share each from Félicité's estate (being the grandchildren of her son Pierre).

    In 1870, we find a John L Dumond, age 13, and thus born about 1857, who may be this John L Dumond from the estate settlement.  But the age of 13 does not match that John son of Pierre and Mary, who should be 23 or 24 in 1870.  In 1870 John L has moved to Yell County, near Dardanelle, with his supposed aunt and uncle, Isaac and Virginia Love.  He is working on their farm and going to school there.  This would appear to be the son of Pierre Dumond and Mary Pinot, who both died when John was young.

    1870 Federal Census, Yell County, Arkansas, 5 July, Gally Rock Township, PO Dardanelle, page 7 (563), Hse #59, Fam #53
    Love, Isaac 45 M W  Farmer  $18,000 Real Estate $1000 Personal  born Tennessee
    Love, Virginia Love 40 F W  Keeping Home  born Arkansas
    Dumond, John L 13 M W Works on Farm  b Arkansas Attended school during last year


  • 1. 1860 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas
    • 2 August, Chester Township, PO Redfork, page 13, Hse/Fam #95
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas
    • 2 August, Chester Townshhip, PO Redfork, page 13, Hse/Fam #95
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
    • Patrick Noonan, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=1008393&pid=-2016416849&ftm=1
  • 4. 1850 Federal Census, Desha County, Arkansas
    • 1 November, Chester Township, page 140, Hse/Fam #268

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