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ADAMS Elizabeth

ADAMS Elizabeth

Female 1806 - 1878  (72 years)

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  • Name ADAMS Elizabeth  [1
    Born 1806  , Bradfordsville, Washington [now Marion] County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Married Name Elizabeth Kitchen 
    Married Name Elizabeth Reynerson  [1
    1840 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1840  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: < 40y 
    • She was represented by a mark on the census for a female between the ages of 30 and 40 in the household of George P. Kitchens
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    Page 216, for Various People
    1850 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 44y 
    • She was recorded in the household of Christopher Reynerson. The members in his household were:

      Christopher Reynerson, age 38, male, born in Kentucky
      Elizabeth Reynerson, age 44, female, born in Kentucky
      Coonrod Kitchen, age 15, male, born in Missouri
      Margaret Kitchen, age 12, female, born in Missouri
      Andrew J. Kitchen, age 11, male, born in Missouri
      Polly Ann, age 9, female, born in Missouri
      Sarah F., age 7, female, born in Missouri
      Susan E. Reynerson, age 1, female, born in Missouri
      Mary Adams [Elizabeth's mother], age 78, female, born in North Carolina
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [BRADLEY and REYNERSON]
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [BRADLEY and REYNERSON]
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [REYNERSON]
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [REYNERSON]
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    Died 10 May 1878  , Yancy Mills, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Old Edgar Springs Cemetery, Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Notes 
    • Andrew Jackson (Dick) Kitchen was the son of George Kitchen and Elizabeth Adams. Dick (Bushwhacker book) married Martha Ellen Mace Edgar, March 31,1867, the daughter of Henry Mace and Elizabeth Black. Dick and Martha had a little girl who died after eating too many dried apples. She is buried at the Renaud Cemetery.

      Oral family history says Dick and others fought the North as bushwhackers instead of putting on Southern uniforms. They destroyed government supply wagons at Beaver Creek, south of Rolla and around Edgar Springs and also gave food back to those people from whom the army had taken it.

      At the conclusion of the war all Southern sympathizers were to be pardoned, but the one in charge of Missouri said, "No". This area put out posters for Dick Kitchens, Anthony Wright, Bill Wilson and Jim Jamison.BILL went to Texas, Anthony to Louisiana, Jim was later pardoned and became a Texas Ranger.

      After the war Dick was hiding in a cave east of Edgar Springs (where Highway H crosses Little Piney). Dick's mother's home was at the foot of the hill that leads to the Mitchell Cemetery. Sergeant Jim Samples and the Home Guard came looking for Dick. Dick's half-sister Bett, age 16, would slip out at night and take him food. Samples and his men caught her and tried to make her reveal where Dick was. She wouldn't, so they hung her from a walnut tree by the house. They shoved her mother into the house, chained the door, piled straw up to the front door and set it on fire. When they let Bett down, she said, "Now I didn't tell you, and I never will!" Then they hung her again. The second time, she was turning blue. By then Dick had gotten there with his guns shooting. The soldiers ran off. Bett had rope burns on her neck for many years. Dick said he could have killed them all, but he didn't want to kill anyone.

      Another time Samples and his men came to Coon's (Dick's brother) home and took him up on a ridge to kill him if he didn't tell where Dick was. Coon thought the only thing that saved him was that John Samples, Jim's father, came. He was a Baptist preacher. He preached in a coat that had a bullet hole in the back. He walked stooped over. They asked him how he got that way. He said, "From dodging Bill Wilson's bullets." He had a crease on the back of his head from one.

      Martha Ellen's mother was very sick. (She lived where Bud Arthur's farmis now located.) Dick went there to help sit up with her. Samples found out where he was and brought the Home Guard after dark. They fired two bullets into Mrs. Mace's pillow. Dick told his relatives to blow out the light and get on the floor. Dick saw the glint of a gun barrel and went out with both guns firing. He killed Samples and wounded some other. Dick escaped on his horse.

      The soldiers went up to Uncle Antnie's (Dick's brother) at 2:00 in the morning to make him haul Samples's body home. He hauled the body with ateam of oxen and wagon. John Samples thanked him for bringing his boy home. Somebody asked Antnie if he didn't hate to haul him. He said, "Only thing I hate -- I didn't have a full load."

      Dick was freighting and was at a blacksmith shop in Evening Shade, Arkansas. He had to shoe his horse. He took off his guns and hung them upon the bellows. He didn't have enough horseshoe nails and while getting them, someone shot him in the back with his own gun. He is buried at Evening Shade.

      Martha's farm was where Roy Davidson's farm is located today. Martha later married Tom Kepler. She is buried in Renaud Cemetery.

      Dicks's uncle, "Piney Bill" William Adams was kept awhile as a prisoner during the Civil War because authorities accused him of harboring bushwhackers in his home.

      Submitted by Connie Davidson [9]
    Person ID I592  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Collier Branch
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2017 

    Father ADAMS Coonrod,   b. 1770, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, , , Crawford [later Pulaski then Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother HOUK Rebecca Mary "Polly",   b. 1774, , , Tryon [later Lincoln] County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1850, , Spring Creek Twp., Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 KITCHEN George Patterson,   b. 1806, , , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, , Edgar Springs, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1828  , , Casey County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Children 
     1. KITCHEN George N.,   d. Bef 1889
    +2. KITCHENS Elias D.,   b. 21 Sep 1829, , Yancey [later Yancy MIlls], Crawford [later Phelps], Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1905  (Age 75 years)
    +3. KITCHEN William Anthony,   b. 11 Apr 1831, , Yancey [later Yancy MIlls], Crawford [later Phelps], Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 83 years)
    +4. KITCHEN Coonard J.,   b. 23 Jan 1834, , Yancey [later Yancy MIlls], Pulaski [later Phelps], Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1918, , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. KITCHEN Margaret Jane,   b. 22 Jan 1838, , Edgar Springs, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1932, , Anutt, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +6. KITCHENS Andrew Jackson "Dick",   b. 1839,   d. 1868, , Evening Shade, Sharp County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +7. KITCHEN Mary Ann,   b. 7 Apr 1842, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1931  (Age 89 years)
     8. KITCHEN Sarah F.,   b. 1843,   d. Bef 1889  (Age < 45 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 REYNERSON Christopher,   b. 1806, , , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1848  [1
    Children 
    +1. REYNERSON Susan Elizabeth,   b. 6 May 1849,   d. 4 Jul 1918  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google Maps1840 U.S. Census - Age: < 40y - 1 Jun 1840 - , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 U.S. Census - Age: 44y - 1 Jun 1850 - , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1878 - , Yancy Mills, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Edgar Springs Cemetery, Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    KITCHEN, Elizabeth (Adams)
    KITCHEN, Elizabeth (Adams)

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] Leonard, Lundi S., submitter. "World Family Tree, Vol. 58, Tree 14." Website by subscription. Genealogy.com, http://www.genealogy.com/wftonline/v58/0001to0050/v58t0014.html : 2004, INACTIVE WEBSITE: WFT Vol. 58, Tree 14.

    2. [S1106] Missouri. Pulaski County. 1850 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007, CENSUS-1850-REYNERSON-Christopher-pg2-KITCHEN-GeorgeP-children. (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S755] Find A Grave. Database and Digital Images., Website: Find A Grave., (http://findagrave.com: accessed 19 February 2017), memorial page for Rebecca Mary "Polly" Houk Adams (1774-1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115325590, unknown location of burial (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S310] Missouri. Pulaski County. 1840 U.S. census. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007, CENSUS-1840-Various-PulaskiCoMO. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1106] Missouri. Pulaski County. 1850 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007, CENSUS-1850-REYNERSON-Christopher-pg2-KITCHEN-GeorgeP-children. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1223] "Family History Site, Vandergriff Genealogy", family history website, Vandergriff, Jim, (http://www.angelfire.com/mac/vanderj42/0-Vandergriffindex.html : accessed 2017), WEBSITE: Vandergiff Genealogy., entry for John Crawford (Reliability: 1).

    7. [S568] Old Edgar Springs Cemetery (Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.70854°, W-91.86927°; Old Edgar Springs Cemetery was destroyed, but it is located in the field west of Edgar Springs at junction of Highway 63 and M. From Rolla, Missouri, take Rt. 63 south for 20 miles to Edgar Springs. Then turn right (west) onto State Hwy M (Broadway Street). No grave markers, Cemetery: Old Edgar Springs.

    8. [S190] Barabara Pugh, compiler, "Burials, Phelps County Missouri," index, USGenWeb Archives, MOGenWeb, (http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/phelps/phelpbur.htm: accessed 27 June 2012), USGenWeb: Burials, Phelps County Missouri.

    9. [S207] Phelps County Genealogical Society (Mo.). Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Vol. I, (Rolla, Missouri : Phelps County Genealogical Society, 1992), Book: Phelps County MO Heritage, Vol. I., p. 229.

    10. [S223] King, Cecil. History of Yancy Mills, Phelps Co., Missouri, (Ozark, Missouri : Dogwood Printing, 1996), Book: History of Yancy Mills, Phelps Co., Missouri. (Reliability: 2).