JAMES HUMPHREYS

 

James Humphries according to the 1830 census was born abt 1780/90. According to the IGI's James Humphries

married Drucilla Johnson and that she was the daughter of Henry and Patsy Johnson. of NC.

James died abt 1837 Lawrence Co AR and Drucilla died Nov 1849 Fulton Co AR at the age of 62 from pneumonia.

With both dying before the 1850 census, makes it hard to say exactly where they were born. It appears that the

older children of James and Drucilla had also died before 1850 So its hard to say where they were from 1800-1810.

A couple of the children that did make it past 1850 indicated that they came to AR from MO. This is possible for the

Dunhams who the Humphries were neighbors with, as well as be related by marriage, had also came from MO to AR.


 

233) James and (234) William Humphrs are listed on the Giles Co, TN
Intruders List about 1809-1810. Guess who signed the petition (230)
William, (231) Joseph and (232) James Kellett.



From the books "Territorial Papers - Arkansas Territory 1825-29" pages 68-76

William Humphreys Lieut. Col. Third Lawrence Co 1821 Oct 20

It is unknown what relationship, if any between William and James. Perhaps brothers.
William died April 29 1829 Lawrence Co AR.

Lawrence Co. Arkansas Wills on page 151 Will Book 1 it said "William
Humphrey’s died without making a will" "therefore I empower Mary Humphrey’s
his widow and relict to oversee the said estate" 30th day of April 1829.

HUMPHRIES, William and Mary Adm'rx:  April 1829, Mary Humphries appt'd.

Mary Humphries later married James Hues/Hughes


1828 HUMPHRIES JAMES Lawrence County AR   Tax List
1829 HUMPHREYS JAMES Lawrence County AR Tax List
1828 HUMPHRIES JAMES JR. Lawrence County AR Tax List

1830 HUMPHRIES JAMES Lawrence County AR 014 2111001-0111021

1831 HUMPHRUS JAMES Lawrence County AR 013 Arkansas Territory
1832 HUMPHRIES JAMES Lawrence County AR Tax List
1834 HYMPHREYS JAMES Lawrence County AR 007 Spring River Township
1835 HUMPHREY JAMES Lawrence County AR 010 Union Township Tax List
1836 HUMPHREY JAMES Lawrence County AR 010 Union Township Tax List
1837 HUMPHREYS LUCILLA (DRUCILLA) Lawrence County AR 04 Tax List

1840 HUMPHREYS DRUSILLA Lawrence Co AR Miatt Twp 13 00212-10101001-0

           
Lawrence Co AR Marriages:
John Humphries Married Eliza Latta Aug 13 1837
Elizabeth Humphries Married Benjamin Huddleston Aug 25 1839
Daniel Humphrey b1810 Married Sarah Gordon Aug 15 1839
James Humphrey Married Malissa Rogers Mar 4 1846
Thomas Humphrey Married Polly Kellett Jul 19 1846
William Humphries Married Franky Hill June 7 1847
William Humphrey Married Mary Ann McGee May 18 1845
 


1 JAMES HUMPHRIES born 1801-1810 married before 1830.


1830 HUMPHRIES JAMES JR. Lawrence County AR 015 00001-00001

(Living next door to Dennis Dunham)


1831 HUMPHREY JAMES JR. Lawrence County AR 004 Union Township Tax List
1832 HUMPHRIES JAMES JR. Lawrence County AR Tax List

23 Feb. 1847 paper concerning James and Mary Humphreys, minor heirs of George Humphreys,

dec'd; and also a 9 April 1849 paper on Thomas J. and Eliza Humphreys (minors), whose

gdn. was James Humphreys.  Also mixed-up in this folder are some paper on a James Humphries

who died about 1863.  Also mistakenly filed in this folder is a July 1845 statement by James

Humphreys (minor), an heir of George Humphreys, dec'd, in which he said he was also an heir

of John Janes and asked to have Johnson Humphreys as his gdn.


2 GEORGE HUMPHRIES born 1800-1810 married Sarah Kellet before 1830 George died March 21 1846

Lawrence Co AR
 

1830 HUMPHRIES GEORGE Lawrence Co AR 015 00001-0001
1839 Land Records George Humphreys
1840 HUMPHREYS GEORGE Lawrence Co AR Miatt Twp 13 0100011-1101-1
1841 HUMPHREY GEORGE Lawrence County AR Miatt Twp Tax List

Heirs:  Sarah Humphrey’s, widow, who later married William Williford; and
Mary, Mariah J., and Johnson Humphreys, and two unnamed infants
Adm'r de bonis non:  21 March 1846, Bryan Kellett appt'd.

Adm'r:  16 Sept. 1843, Johnson Humphrey’s appt'd.

Gdn.:  29 July 1845, Johnson Humphrey’s appt'd for James, a minor child of
George Humphrey’s, dec'd

Heirs: (26 March 1846, according to Bryan Kellett):  Sarah Humphrey’s, the widow; and James, Mary,

Johnson, and Eliza Humphreys, children of the dec'd; and that all were living on Martins Creek

in Union Twp., Lawrence County.

23 Feb. 1847 paper concerning James and Mary Humphreys, minor heirs of George Humphreys, dec'd;

and also a 9 April 1849 paper on Thomas J. and Eliza Humphreys (minors), whose gdn. was James

Humphreys.  Also mixed-up in this folder are some paper on a James Humphries who died about 1863. 

Also mistakenly filed in this folder is a July 1845 statement by James Humphreys (minor), an heir

of George Humphreys, dec'd, in which he said he was also an heir of John Janes and asked to have

Johnson Humphreys as his gdn

On 6 April 1849, Druzillah Humphrey’s told the Court that she was the mother of the deceased George

Humphrey’s, and that there were two minor heirs at law of George, (viz.): Thomas Johnson Humphrey’s

and Eliza Humphrey’s.  She also said that the mother of these two died in Feb. 1849, and she asked

that James Humphrey’s be appt'd their gdn.

"Lawrence County, Arkansas Loose Probate pg 71
Papers:  1815 - 1890", compiled by Dr. Marion Stark Craig
Gdn.:  13 July 1859, William J. Gray appt'd for this minor heir of George
Humphreys, dec'd.  previous gdn. had been James Humphreys.
Statement:  In April 1858, the Law-firm of Byers and Patterson stated to
the court that Sarah, the widow of George Humphrey’s, was then the wife of
William Williford.

 

  CHILDREN

 

   1 James Humphries born 1826 AR. James married Caroline.

 

     1850 HUMPHRIES JAMES Fulton Co AR
     James Humphries 24 M Farmer AR
     Caroline        20 F        TN
     Thomas J         7 M        AR
     Zeb Richardson  27 M        OH
  
     1860 HUMPHRIES JAMES Lawrence Co AR 271
     James Humphries 36 M Farmer AR
     Caroline        28 F        AR
     John            26 M        AR

 

   2 Mary Humphries born

 

   3 Mariah J Humphries born

 

   4 John Humphries born 1834 AR.

 

   5 Thomas Johnson Humphries born 1843 AR.

 

   6 Eliza Humphries born 1844 AR.

 

     1860 WILLIFORD GEORGE W Lawrence Co AR
     George W Williford 38 M Farmer  AR
     Frances            33 F         VA
     Sarah E             9 F         AR
     George W            8 M         AR
     Eliza Humphries    16 F         AR
     George D Roan      32 M Teacher LA

 

 

   7 Male Humphries born
             

3 DANIEL HUMPHRIES born 1810 MO. Daniel married Mrs Sarah Gordon Aug 15 1839

1850 HUMPHRIES DANIEL Perry Co AR 114
Daniel Humphreys 39 M Labor MO
Sally            40 F       AR
Alfred Gordon    16 M       AR
Lydia M  “       14 F       AR
Jasper Humphreys 10 M       AR
Patsy       “     7 F       AR
Robert            3 M       AR
Elizabeth Softon 38 F       AR

   CHILDREN

   1 Jasper Humphries born 1840 AR.


   2 Patsy Humphries born 1843 AR.


   3 Robert Humphries born 1847 AR. Robert married Mary J
 
     1870 HUMPHRIES ROBERT Lawrence Co AR 282
     Robert Humphries 25 WM Farm Labor AR
     Mary J           22 WF            AR
     Mary A            1 WF            AR                    

4 POLLY HUMPHRIES born 1811-1815 Polly married Fredrick Kester Nov 24 1831

5 JOHNSON HUMPHRIES born March 30 1812 Johnson married Mary Thomas Dec 25 1824 MO. Johnson died Mar 18 1846.

Mary left AR and went to MO there she married Charles Huddleston JR. Dec 9 1852.(Info from Ann abrown@isys.ca )

1835 HUMPHREY JOHNSON Lawrence County AR 010 Union Township Tax List A
1836 HUMPHREY JOHNSON Lawrence County AR 010 Union Township
1840 HUMPHREYS JOHNSON Lawrence Co AR Miatt Twp 14 10001- 10001-0

Adm'r:  16 Sept. 1843, Johnson Humphrey’s appt'd.

Gdn.:  29 July 1845, Johnson Humphrey’s appt'd for James, a minor child of
George Humphrey’s, dec'd

29 July 1845 Bond of Johnson Humphrey’s as gdn. of Mary Humphreys, a child of George Humphreys,

dec'd; and also an undated paper on Ellen and Benjamin Hines, orphans under age 14.

HUMPHREYS, Johnsond. 18 March 1846.
Adm'r:  29 April 1846, Bryan Kellett, appt'd.
Heirs:  Mary Humphreys, widow; and Nancy, William, George, James and Thomas
Humphreys.

1847 -May 20 (Sheriff's Deed of Ephriam Thomas)

"Whereas on the 20 May 1847 an order of sale was decreed in the Ripley Co MO Circuit Court

upon a petition brought by John Thomas one of the heirs and legal representatives of Ephrum

(sic) Thomas deceased against .....Mary Humphrey formally Mary Thomas

1850 HUMPHRIES MARY Oregon Co MO 339
Mary Humphries 35 WF Farmer TN
Nancy          15 WM        MO       
William        12 WF        AR             
George M D      9 WM        AR
James K P       7 WM        AR
Thomas J        4 WM        AR

   CHILDREN

    1 Nancy Humphries born Oct 22 1835 AR. Nancy married John M Karr


    2 William Humphries born Sept 27 1837 Ripley Co MO. William married Sinthy J Aldridge

      Jan 9 1859 Oregon Co MO. William died Dec 27 1883 MO

 
    3 George Humphries born Nov 22 1840 AR. George married Letia Huddleston April 30 1869

      Oregon Co MO. George died Jun 9 1924 Oregon Co MO


    4 James Humphries born June 17 1843 AR
     

    5 Thomas J Humphries born Nov 7 1845 AR. Thomas married Paulina Bellah Nov 7 1867 Oregon

      Co Mo. Thomas died 1873-1880 Oregon Co MO


6 ELIZABETH HUMPHRIES
born 1816 Wayne Co Mo. Elizabeth married Benjamin Huddleston Aug 25 1839

Lawrence Co AR. Elizabeth died Bef. 1847 in Oregon Co MO Benjamin married 2nd Rhodicey Darby 2

June 1847 in Oregon Co MO

1850 HUDDLESTUN BENJAMIN Oregon Co MO 398b
Benjamin A Huddleston 33 M Farmer TN
Rodicy                22 F        AL
Lucy                   9 F        MO
Jessie                 8 M        MO
Mary A                 4 F        MO

 CHILDREN
  
   1 Lucy Huddleston born 1840 in Ripley Co MO  Lucy married 1st Thomas Palmer;
     born Abt. 1837 in Ripley Co MO  Lucy married 2nd Peter Hurst 13 June 1858
     in Oregon Co MO
  
   2 Jessie Huddleston born 1842 in Ripley Co Missouri. He married Georgia Anne
     Gilliam 11 July 1872 in Howell Co, Missouri

   3 Mary A Huddleston  born 1846 in Ripley Co MO. Mary married Thomas Wright
     4 April 1867 in Oregon Co MO.


 
7 WILLIAM HUMPHRIES born 1820 AR. William married Frances Hill June 7 1847

1850 HUMFREYS WILLIAM Lawrence Co AR
William Humfreys 30 M Farmer  AR
Frances          27 F         TN
Johnson           2 M         AR
Mary              1 M         AR

1860 HUMPHRIES WILLIAM Fulton Co AR Wyatt Twp 501
William Humphries 41 M Farmer AR
Frances           36 F        KY
Johnson           11 M        AR
Mary              10 F        AR
Frances            6 F        AR
Martha             4 F        AR
George             2 M        AR
Thomas          4/12 M        AR           

1870 HUMPHRIES WILLIAM Sharp Co AR 332
William Humphries 40 WM Farmer MO
Frances           41 WF        AR     
John              20 WM        AR
Marion            16 WM        AR
Angelina          15 WF        AR
Martha            12 WF        AR
Pricilla           8 WF        AR
Thomas             7 WM        AR

  CHILDREN
         
  1 Johnson Humphries born 1847 AR
   

  2 Mary Humphries born 1849 AR


  3 Frances Humphries born 1854 AR


  4 Martha Humphries born 1856 AR


  5 George Humphries born 1858 AR


  6 Thomas F Humphries born Jan 18 1860 AR. Thomas married Mary Elizabeth.

    Thomas died April 7 1937, Mary born Dec 24 1878 and died Jan 27 1959.

    Both are buried in the Molten Cemetery, Mammoth Springs Fulton Co AR.


  7 Pricilla Humphries born 1862 AR



8 CYNTHIA HUMPHRIES born Nov 23 1821. Cynthia married Harrison Dunham 1837.

  Cynthia died bef 1870 Fulton Co AR.
   
   
9 THOMAS HUMPHRIES born 1825 AR. Thomas married Mary Polly Kellet July 19 1846

  Lawrence Co AR. Thomas died 1867 Lawrence CO AR

  1850 HUMPHRIES THOMAS Lawrence Co Ark
  Thomas Humfreys  25 WM Farmer AR
  Mary             21 WF        AR
  Thalia            2 WF        AR

  1860 HUMPHRIES THOMAS Lawrence Co AR 271
  Thomas Humphries 38 M Farmer AR
  Rebecca          20 F        AR
  Thaley           12 F        AR
  James            11 M        AR
  John              8 M        AR

  HUMPHRIES, Thomas D 1867
  Adm'r:  Bryan Kellett
  Widow:  Sarah Humphreys
  Minor Heirs:  Thalia, James and John Humphries

 

   CHILDREN

    1 Thalia Humphries born 1848 Lawrence Co AR.


    2 James Humphries born 1850 Lawrence Co AR.
    

    3 John Humphries born 1852 Lawrence Co AR.

 

 

 

 

 



 

Updated May 2008