by Raymond Estep (1990)

Revised by Brenda Schwall (November 1997)


Within three decades of the arrival of the first Mantooth in Cocke County, his descendants, drawn by the lure of new land (especially after the forced removal of the Cherokees), by the pressure of an expanding population, or by the wanderlust, began to follow Horace Greeley's reported advice of "Go West Young Man." For most of the first three decades, Mantooth migration was confined to counties to the west and southwest of Cocke, principally to Polk County. But, beginning in the 1850's the lure of the West began to pull in earnest. Once the most venturesome crossed the Mississippi River the flood tide of migration was on, slowed only temporarily by the Civil War. The following is a brief attempt to identify Cocke County Mantooths who went "West" in the first century after the migration began.


Samuel Mantooth36

The first Mantooth to leave Cocke County apparently was Samuel. This is true if he was the Samuel Mantieth who married Lethey Farris (Phariss) in 1819 in Rhea County, and if he was the Samuel Montuth who, in November 1820, moved from the Knoxville area to the Hiwassee District of what later became Meigs County, and if he was the Samuel Mantoath who appeared in a Rhea County tax list in 1823, and if he was the Samuel Mantooth (sometimes rendered Manitheth, or Mantchell), who, with his family, was living in Rhea County at the time of the taking of the 1830 census. By 1840, Samuel and his wife, Leitha, were living with their children in Polk County, where he was reported to have owned or operated a 1,000-acre plantation. The 1880 Mortality Schedule lists the death of a Lithe Mantooth, age 81, in Feb 1880, of heart disease. She is the daughter of Robert Pharris and granddaughter of Samuel Pharris (born 1742) who was the father-in-law of Cherokee Tom. Samuel and many of his descendants lived out their lives in Polk County. Some migrated across the state line into neighboring counties in north Georgia, where many of their descendants still live. Some of them gather at a Mantooth Reunion in Fort Mountain State Park east of Chatsworth, GA, on the first Sunday before Labor Day.

Robert Mantooth37

The writer has discovered no verifiable evidence of the existence of this Robert Mantooth, but because the 1850 census listed two Robert Mantooths, ages 25 and 26, in Cocke County, and an additional two Robert Mantooths, ages 26 and 27, in Polk County, he believes that they were named for an older Robert Mantooth. If such a Robert Mantooth did exist, he may have been the Robert Monteath, who served in the War of 1812, and who was the Robert Manteith living in Rhea County in 1830. This last Robert and his wife, each 30-40 years of age, had four sons under 20 and six daughters under 15. No trace of this family has been found in later census returns for Tennessee. In the Cocke County census of 1860 a Martha E. Mantooth, age 21, born in Georgia, was listed in the home of Martin Frazier (who was married to Lydia Mantooth.) In the same census, taken later in 1860 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, a Martha Monteith, a teacher, age 19, 11 in the 1850 census of the same county, was listed in the family of a Robert Monteith. Could these Marthas have been the same person, and, if so, was her father the Robert Mantooth (Monteith, Monteath) mentioned above?



Thomas J. Mantooth38

The first of the Mantooths known to have left Tennessee was Thomas J. Mantooth (born 30 September 1808), whose first wife, Mary Sisk, died after the birth of their fourth child. His second wife, some 22 years his junior, was Lydia Davis Dillon,39 whom he married before 1850, and by whom he had six more children. In 1857 the family moved by covered wagon to Angelina County, TX, where Thomas became a farmer and cattleman. He also served as a probate judge (he may have been a justice of the peace in Cocke County) from 1858 until 1862. He and Lydia died in 1865 as a result of an accidental poisoning. His children achieved prominence in law, business, medicine (one son graduated from Tulane Medical School), and public service (one son served as postmaster, another as mayor of Lufkin and later as county sheriff).


John Mantooth, Sr.40

John Mantooth, Sr., a lifelong blacksmith, who was born about 1812 in Cocke County, may have been the son of John Mantooth (61 in 1850), a native of Virginia, and the eldest son of Cherokee Tom. It is difficult to identify John in the few available records. He may have been the "Jno. Mantooth, Junr.," listed as resident No. 92 in the 1839 Tax List of Cocke County, and the John Mantooth, head of Family No. 276 in the census of 1840, a return that showed a husband and wife, each 20-30, with two sons under 5, two daughters under 5, and two daughters 5-10. John certainly settled in Polk County before 1842, for on November 4 of that year he signed an election bond in that county. If he was the same John Mantooth who was listed in the 1840 census of Cocke County, he lost his wife and four daughters before 1850. In that year's census he was living in the Old Fort community of Polk County with a second (or third) wife, Sopha, age 34, a native of North Carolina, and five children: Jasper, 12, Newton, 10, Suffroney (Sophronia), 8, John, 5, and Mary, 2. In the next ten years three more children were born in Tennessee. The 1860 census listed them as: Andrew, 8, Thomas J., 6, and James M., 3. Between the birth of James M. and the taking of the 1860 census the family moved from Polk County to the Mill Creek Township in Franklin County, AR. The new post office for the family was Charleston.

After serving in the Union Army as a farrier in the 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Volunteers), from September 13, 1863, to April 10, 1865, John returned to Franklin County where he lived for the rest of his life. He is reported to have died in January 1880 while visiting his son, John, Jr., who moved from Franklin County to near Leonard, Fannin County, TX, in that month. His grave has not been located. (Several other branches of Cocke/Polk County families migrated to Fannin county in the 1890's and still have descendants there today.) His wife, Sopha (Sophia), died January 21, 1880, apparently while visiting a daughter in Cherokee County, KS, and was buried in the Spicklemier Cemetery in that county. Her tombstone reads: "Sophia, wife of John Mantooth" and gives her age as 63 years, 10 months, and 17 days.


Hugh Mantooth, Sr.41

Another Mantooth who went west in the pre-Civil War period was Hugh, who was married to Parmelia Mantooth (daughter of John) by Thomas Mantooth (probably a justice of the peace, and probably also a cousin) in Cocke County on August 1, 1845. According to the Eastern Cherokee Applications of 1906 he is identified as the son of Thomas Mantooth, Jr., and Letitia Dillon Mantooth.42 At some time after the taking of the 1850 census the family left Tennessee. By 1859, the year their son "Bill" was born, the family was living in Howell County, MO. On August 12, 1862, at Mt. Vernon, Lawrence County, MO, Hugh enlisted in Company C., Enrolled Missouri Militia, a unit in which he served until his discharge on March 31, 1863. In 1868 or 1869 the family moved to Bourbon County, KS, and, after several years, moved again, this time to a farm near the village of Hale, located northeast of present Sedan, in Longton Township in Elk County. Hugh died there on October 4, 1881, and was buried in the nearby Crum Cemetery. Later, Parmelia was denied a widow's pension on the ground that Hugh's Missouri Militia unit was never incorporated in the Union Army. To Hugh and Parmelia were born at least 11 children: Harvey Pendleton (1848), Lettie, Sis, Bill (James W.), Amanda, Ava (Evelyn), Tennessee (Sarah T.), Tom (Thomas A.), Brooks (Brooksey), Lura B. (Lorabell), and Hugh, Jr. (born about 1874). The son known to later generations as "Bill" may have been the William J. Mantooth who married a part-Cherokee in Indian Territory (see p. 29). Hugh Mantooth, Jr., the youngest child, is reported to have changed his surname to Monteith.



The writer has not been able to determine what influence, if any, John Mantooth, Sr. (the first Mantooth to settle in Franklin County, AR, see pp. 14-15), had on the decisions of other Mantooths to locate in that county. The closeness of his kinship to Lawson Mantooth, Sr., is not known, but there is some evidence that indicates that John was an older brother of Lawson. If he was, that probably was the reason why three of Lawson's children and his widow lived in the county at one time or another. Regardless of the relationship and/or attraction, Franklin County became a kind of lodestone drawing Mantooths to Arkansas.

Lawson Mantooth, Sr.43

There is no evidence to indicate that Lawson Mantooth, Sr., ever lived in Arkansas, which was to become the future home of four of his children and his widow. Lawson, who was the son of John Mantooth (61 in 1850), was a native of Cocke County. He married Mahala Montgomery at Benton in Polk County on September 26, 1847. By 1850, the young couple, then living in Cocke County, had the first two of eleven children to be born to them. On January 28, 1864, at Camp Dick Robinson, KY, Lawson joined the Union Army as a private in Company K., 8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers, the unit in which he served as a blacksmith until mustered out on September 11, 1865. He died in Cocke County in September 1870 soon after the registration of his family in the 1870 census on August 25.

At some time after the taking of the 1870 census, Mahala moved to Franklin County, AR, probably to be near her children who had settled there many years earlier. She was living near Dorietta in that county in October 1890 when she applied for a widow's pension based on the military service of her husband Lawson in the Union Army. When and where she died and was buried have not been discovered by the writer.

Lewis (Louis) and Lawson Mantooth, Jr.44

Apparently, the first member of the Lawson Mantooth family to locate in Franklin County was Lewis, who, in 1870 was working as an 18-year-old field hand on a farm in Mill Creek Township not many miles from the home of John Mantooth, Sr., Just when Lewis' brother, Lawson, Jr., moved to Arkansas has not been determined by the writer. By 1880 the two brothers were living in Christian Township, Independence County, in eastern Arkansas. By then, both were married--Lewis to Emily Hindman, a native of Illinois; Lawson, Jr., to Sallie Bollinger. Subsequently, one or both of the brothers settled in or near Newport in adjoining Jackson County, AK, where one or both of them operated a mill. Here, they were visited by a number of Mantooths as they moved farther west. Lewis may have joined those moving west--there is one report to the effect that he lived for a time near other Mantooths in the Celina-Pilot Point area of north Texas (see p. 20 and following), but in 1888, when his daughter, Celia Victoria, was born, Lewis and his second wife, the former Sarah White, were living near Mulberry, just across the Arkansas River north of the Mill Creek area where his brother John had located earlier (see p. 18). Seven years later, by the time his daughter Elizabeth was born, on December 22, 1895, Lewis was living near Charleston in the southern part of Franklin County. On May 4, 1910, at the age of 58, he registered in the census in Taloka Township, Haskell County, OK, with daughter Emma and an unnamed third wife to whom he had been married for 10 years. When and where he died are facts not known to the writer. His daughter Emma died in Oklahoma City, OK, on November 6, 1929. Death records indicate that her usual place of residence was Enloe, TX.45

John Mantooth46

When John Mantooth (the oldest child of Lawson, Sr., and Mahala Mantooth), who was born in August of 1848, and his wife Rhody (Rhoda) left Tennessee, is not known to the writer. They may have arrived in Franklin County, before his younger brother Lewis left the county, for their daughter Lucy, who was 7 in 1880, was born in Arkansas. Certainly, they had settled in Mill Creek Township in Franklin County by the time the 1880 census was taken. The writer believed that John and Rhoda lived out the rest of their lives in that county (see note 47).

Sarah Elizabeth (Mantooth) Burke47

Another member of the family of Lawson Mantooth, Sr., to reside in Franklin County was their second child, Sarah Elizabeth, who was born in 1850. She became the second wife of William Newton Burke about 1880 and later located near her older brother John in Mill Creek Township. She died in that community on June 18, 1914, and was buried in the near-by Price Springs Cemetery.


Esau Mantooth (Monteith)48

Esau Mantooth, the son of James "Irish Jim" (b. 1817) and Rosaman (Hartsell) Mantooth (b. 16 May 1815), was born in Cocke County, December 23, 1845. After serving in Company K, 8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Volunteers (Union), from October 20, 1863, until September 11, 1865, he returned to Tennessee where he married Arminta Atchley on November 13, 1865. Over the next several years he worked on the railroad and eventually became a locomotive engineer. During this time he lived in both Knoxville and Morristown. His only child by this marriage, Clide E. Mantooth, was born on September 11, 1884. In 1888 Esau lost his job on the railroad and is thought by some to have visited for a time with former Cocke County Mantooths in Newport, AR. Before the end of 1888 he returned to railroading in Jasper, AL. Between 1888 and 1897 he lived in Russellville, Birmingham, and again in Russellville, AL. During this time he adopted the name of Monteith possibly in order to gain employment on the railroad, married, and fathered several children. In 1897 he abandoned his Alabama family and his railroad job, and settled in Knoxville, TN, where he lived until his death on May 27, 1910. He was buried in the Union Army Cemetery in Knoxville. On April 15, 1893, Esau's first wife, Araminta, in widow's claim No. 575,382, asserted that Esau had left his home some five years before to go west to find employment, that she had not heard from him since his departure, that she had every reason for believing that he was dead, and for that reason she sought to qualify for a widow's pension. Whether he ever divorced either his first or his second wife is not known to the writer.

George Mantooth49

George H. Mantooth, the son of John and Mary (Runions) Mantooth, was born in Cocke County about 1859. After marrying Sarah Hall, the two continued to live in Cocke County until some time after registering in the 1900 census. On August 6, 1907, in Pisgah, Jackson County, AL, George filed a claim with the Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims in Washington for compensation from the fund established by Congress in 1906 to compensate Cherokee Indians and/or their descendants for the lands taken from them at the time of the removal to present-day Oklahoma in the 1830's. In his claim, George asserted that his father was "half-Indian" and that his wife also was of Indian descent. Follow-up correspondence by the Court of Claims was never answered. No further trace has been found of George and Sarah and their eight children named in the claim. (The writer has not had access to 1910 and later census returns.)



Elizabeth (Mantooth) Bryant50

A focal point, or at least a temporary stopping point, for Mantooths moving west, for some as yet unexplained reason, was the region known to later generations as the Celina--Pilot Point area in either Collin County or Denton County or both. The writer has not learned who was the first Mantooth to settle there, but it may have been Elizabeth Mantooth (April 21, 1818-September 26, 1900), who may have been the daughter of John Mantooth (61 in 1850)51. In 1867 or 1868 they moved from Cocke County to the above area where they were recorded in the 1870 census. Over the next three decades several other Mantooths joined them, some only temporarily. Those who halted there for only a brief time before moving north of Red River are listed below in the section on Indian Territory.

Calvin Mantooth52

Whether Calvin Mantooth, born in 1859, the son of Robert and Harriet (Bush) Mantooth, died in Tennessee or Texas is not known to the writer. After Calvin's death, his son, D.C. decided at the age of five or six that he could not live with his mother's second husband. He then moved into the home of an aunt or uncle in the Celina-Pilot Point area where he lived until he was able to exist on his own. In his adult years he lived in Oklahoma (see p. 28).

Clayborn Mantooth53

Stephen Clayborn Mantooth (born 1851), the son of Harriet, unmarried daughter of William and Nancy Mantooth, married Eudochia (Dosia) E. Lingenfelter about 1871. In the early 1890's the family, joined by that of Fate Odell, moved to the Celina-Pilot Point area where they lived for a number of years until they moved north into Indian Territory (see p. 30).

A.J. Mantooth54

A late comer to the Celina-Pilot Point area was Andrew Jackson Mantooth, born October 3, 1846, to Robert and Evaline Mantooth in Cocke County. His first wife, Mary Anne Rains, may have been a sister of Albert Rains, who married A.J.'s sister, Icyphene (see p. 32). A.J. and his third wife, Emma Gates, and several of his children moved to McKinney, the county seat of Collin County, Texas, in 1907. One of his younger children, Horace Roadman Mantooth (born September 3, 1904), grew up in the area and later moved to Oklahoma. In 1985 he lived at Rush Springs, OK.


Aaron Mantooth55

Aaron Mantooth (born about 1853), the son of Robert and Harriet (Bush) Mantooth, and an older brother of Calvin (see p. 23), apparently moved to Texas in the 1870's. His oldest son, Thomas Landon, was born in Callahan (apparently the county of) in 1879. A younger son, Boyce, was born near Glen Rose, the county seat of Somervell County (southwest of Fort Worth) in 1905, and died in Parsons, KS, in 1932. Several of Aaron's descendants remained in the Glen Rose area, which became the site of an annual Mantooth Reunion as late as the 1970's.


John Mantooth, Jr.56

Apparently, the first Mantooth to reside in Fannin County, Texas, was John, Jr., who was born in 1845, probably in Polk County, TN, and who moved with his parents (see pp. 14-15) to Franklin County, AR, before 1860. After his marriage to Elizabeth Pendergrass in 1869, they remained in that county until January 1880, when they bought a large farm located near Leonard, some 10-15 miles southwest of Bonham, the county seat of Fannin County, TX. From then until June 1887, when he returned to Arkansas, John alternately farmed, operated a wagon yard, a hotel, and a restaurant in the new town of Leonard, where three of his wife's brothers, graduates of Vanderbilt Medical College, began their practice. In November 1887, John died and was buried in Lowes Creek Cemetery located near the small village of Peter Pender in Franklin County.

Other branches of the Mantooth family through the Mantooth-Ford-Frazier line moved to Fannin County about 1890. Letitia Ford Frazier, eldest child of Elizabeth Mantooth and James Wilson Ford, and several of her children moved there from Polk County.57

William Moore Mantooth58

The second Mantooth known to have lived in Fannin County was William Moore Mantooth (1849/50-December 22, 1911), the son of James and Rosamon (Hartsell) Mantooth, who married Ellen Nora Bailey in Cocke County. After the birth of their son, Walter M., in 1882, the family moved to Fannin County. Whether the decision to settle there was influenced by the presence there of John Mantooth, Jr., is not known to the author. After residing in the county for a number of years, they moved to the Celina-Pilot Point area before settling in present Oklahoma just north of Red River.


Joseph Mantooth59

Joseph Mantooth (March 24, 1864--December 11, 1942), still another son of Robert and Harriet (Bush) Mantooth, also settled in Texas. When he arrived and where he first lived are not known to the writer. One of his sons, Harvey, was born on August 24, 1896, in Delta County, which is an adjoining county to Fannin County (see above). He died in neighboring Hunt County on March 18, 1962.


John Mantooth, Jr.60

Although he never lived in Indian Territory, John Mantooth, Jr., (see p. 23) may have been the first Mantooth to visit the area. During the Civil War, while his father and brother Jasper served in the Union Army, he probably crossed the region many times en route to and from West Texas where he traded for horses he sold either to the Confederate or Union forces.

Elizabeth (Pendergrass) Mantooth61

Some three years after the death of John Mantooth, Jr., in 1887, his widow, the former Elizabeth Pendergrass, moved her seven unmarried children from Franklin County, AK, through Indian Territory and newly opened Oklahoma Territory via Oklahoma City to the southern part of the Chickasaw Nation. Over the next decade, she lived north of Red River near present Marietta, before locating for a few years in the Old Hart community west of present Ada, and then, before 1898, moving to the Rosedale area of present McClain County, where she lived for the next 20 years during which time her children married and began their families. She died in Blanchard in the same county in 1932, and was buried in the Paoli Cemetery in neighboring Garvin County by the side of her youngest son, Calvin, who had died at the age of 12 (after a hunting accident) on 4/11/1898.

W.T. Mantooth, Sr.62

No evidence has been discovered by the writer to identify the parents or place of birth of W.T. Mantooth, Sr. He must have been a person of distinction to have been named to the first Federal Grand Jury that met at Purcell, Indian Territory (present McClain County) on April 27, 1896. He may have been the Thomas Mantooth whom family members recall operated a store at McGee southeast of Byars in present McClain County. In 1901 the McMasters Publishing Company's Gazeteer and Business Directory of The Indian Territory listed W.T. Mantooth as the operator of a general merchandise store in Johnson(ville) north of present Byars. His wife and two of his sons are buried in the Johnsonville Cemetery. No trace of W.T., Sr., has been found after the death of his son, W.T., Jr., in 1905.

Clayborn Mantooth63

After living in the Celina-Pilot Point area of Texas for a few years, Clayborn Mantooth (see p. 21) moved his family about 1894 to the Johnsonville area of present McClain County, the same area where W.T. Mantooth, Sr., (see p. 26) resided. In 1895 Clayborn bought a farm from a "homesteader" who lived some 10-12 miles to the north across the South Canadian in the Box Community of the newly opened Oklahoma Territory. On this farm located some 8 or 10 miles southeast of present Lexington in Cleveland County, he and his wife lived the rest of their lives. Clayborn died on January 24, 1939, and was buried in the Box Cemetery. A great-grandson, Randolph Mantooth, was a featured actor in the TV series Emergency, Loving and is now appearing in General Hospital (1993).

Walter M. Mantooth64

Walter M. Mantooth, the son of William Moore Mantooth and Ellen Nora Bailey (see p. 24), was born in Cocke County on November 22, 1882. He moved with his parents to Texas in 1883, and, a few years later, moved with them across the Red River into southern Oklahoma. As a young man, he moved north again, probably to the Johnsonville area of present McClain County where other Mantooths resided. Next, he moved across the South Canadian River into Cleveland County, and, on February 1, 1905, married Sallie Frances Slater. He died on February 17, 1967, and was buried in the Noble Cemetery in the same county. His daughter, Adah Mantooth, a retired teacher, continued to make her home in Noble in 1993. Walter's brother, John Henry, born March 1, 1890, served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 142nd Infantry in WW I. He died on September 10, 1959, and was buried in the Blanchard Cemetery in McClain County, OK.

D. C. Mantooth65

Delbert Caywood (better known as D.C.) Mantooth (see p. 21) was born on October 18, 1888, probably in Cocke County. After reaching maturity in the Celina-Pilot Point area of north Texas, he became an employee of the Shell Pipeline Company. His last employment with that company was at its pumping station east of Lexington in Cleveland County, OK. His only daughter, Mae, married Neil Sherman, later a banker in Purcell, OK, where Mae continued to reside in 1993. After his retirement, D.C. often visited in Purcell with A.B. (Albert Berry) Mantooth, a son of John Mantooth, Jr., the Tennessee native who grew up in Franklin County, AR, and lived in Fannin County, TX, from 1880 until 1887 (see p.23), where A.B. was born in 1884. D.C. died on August 19, 1966, and was buried in the Lexington Cemetery.

Icyphene (Mantooth) Rains66

Icyphene, the fifth child of Robert and Evaline Mantooth, was born on April 21, 1858. After her marriage to Allen Rains, she and her husband remained in Cocke County until after the birth of her child, Robert T Rains in 1888. The family then moved to Norton in Wise County, in southwest Virginia, where son James died on August 31, 1914, as the result of an accident in a coal mine. Sometime after the death of James, the family lived for a time at Newport, a small village located northwest of Ardmore in Carter County, OK, and may have lived for a time near El Reno in Canadian County, OK. By 1918 the family had moved to a farm in the vicinity of Washington in McClain County, OK. Children born to them were: Evaline Rains, 21 Jan 1878; Lillie A. Rains, 24 Aug 1879; Margaret J. Rains, 23 Mar 1882; Dannie B. Rains (f) 18 Feb 1884; William A. Rains, 14 Feb 1886; James Rains, 14 Feb 1887 (not listed in Bible); Robert T. Rains, 4 Aug 1888; Isaac A. Rains, 19 Sept 1891; John Broadus Rains, 1 Feb 1895; and Joseph Manning Rains, 19 Aug 1900. Icyphene died there on February 1, 1933; her husband, on May 3, 1933. Both were buried in the Washington Cemetery, which is located one mile north of what was then the farm home of Albert Berry Mantooth, grandson of the Civil War veteran, John Mantooth, Sr., (see p. 14) of Franklin County, AK. Icyphene's older sister, Margaret, who was born on October 3, 1855, never married. In 1900 she was working in the home of Cas McNabb in Cocke County. She died in Oklahoma on June 8, 1918, and was buried in the same plot in the Washington Cemetery where her sister Icyphene and husband Allen Rains later were buried.

William J. Mantooth67

The only Mantooth so far identified who settled in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory was William J. Mantooth, who, in, or before, 1892, married Mary Elizabeth Garbarino, a part Cherokee. In 1906 he and his wife and five young daughters were living on a farm some six miles southeast of Vinita, Indian Territory. In that year his wife filed a claim for remuneration by the U.S. Court of Claims for the taking of Cherokee lands in Tennessee at the time of the Indian removals in the late 1830's. It was later approved. In additional papers filed in 1907, his wife gave William's age at that time as 49. Could this William J. Mantooth have been the James W. Mantooth listed in the 1880 census in Elk County, KS, as the 21-yr-old, Missouri-born, son of Hugh and Parmelia Mantooth? If his age was given correctly in 1880, he would have been 48 in 1907. Later generations of Hugh's family lost all track of this James W., whom they knew of only as "Bill." Could he have been another of those who "disappeared" in Indian Territory?


John Mantooth (c. 1812-1/22/1880?) married first ( ? ) A. Jasper (c. 1838-3/05/1865) married Harriet E. Jones, 5/24/1860

B. Newton (c. 1840- ? )

married second Sophia Hall (?) 3/07/1816-1/21/1880

C. Sophronia (c. 1842- ? ) married (1) Jesse Jones, 11/03/1861 married (2) Frank Vick, ?

D. John M. Jr. (4/19/1845-11/11/1887) married Nancy Elizabeth Pendergrass, 2/18/1869

E. Mary Ann (c. 1848-9/12/1872)

F. Andrew Jackson (c. 1851/52- ? ) married Catherine Rice 10/13/1870 Andrew J. was 19, Catherine was 15. Andrew J. may have died in 1873 or before as a person listed as Catherine Mantooth, age 17, married William B. Kensey (age 21 o/a 3 Sept 1873. She may have been the widow or divorced wife of A.J.

G. Thomas Jefferson (9/23/1853-2/18/1907) married Julia Elizabeth Rector, 1877 (?)

H. James Madison (10/31/1856-1/11/1929) married Elizabeth Carolina Simpson, 8/16/1880

Thomas Mantooth, Jr's. In-laws

Additional Information on Thomas Mantooth, Jr.'s, wife Letitia Dillon

BSS: In a letter of April 22, 19913, from Julie Eagan, I received the following information on the Eagan family. The only Dillon family in Cocke County in the 1790's was Thomas Dillon and his wife, Margaret Eagan Dillon. It is probably that the Letitia Dillon (born 1790-1800) who married Thomas Mantooth, Jr., was the daughter of Thomas (d. 6 Aug 1832) and Margaret Eagan Dillon (b. C. 1772-14 June 1843). Margaret was the daughter of Barnaby Eagan Jr., (b. C. 1747, Augusta Co. VA-21 Oct 1823, Wilson Co., TN) and Susannah Whitson. Barnaby Eagan Jr., was the son of Barnaby Eagan Sr., (c. 1715-1789) Shenandoah Co., VA), and Rachel McDowell (will dated 1790, Shenandoah Co., VA). Rachel was the daughter of Charles McDowell who died in Anson Co., NC, in 1751. Her brother, John "Hunting" McDowell, was famous in the Rev. War in NC. The McDowells were from Ireland. Susannah Whitson Eagan was the daughter of William Whitson, Jr.(born 11 March 1750, Stafford Co. VA, and who died in 1783 in Washington Co. TN), and Margaret. William Whitson, Jr., was the son of William Whitson Sr., and wife Lydia. William Whitson, Sr., was the son of Joseph Whitson (b. C. 1640) and Mary Fletcher. Joseph Whitson was the son of another Joseph Whitson (b. c. 1815 in England) who died in 1696 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA. Much of the Whitson data comes from the Overwhaton Parish Registers, courtesy of Julie Eagan.


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