GA Family Group Sheet for the Mitchell Brown HUMPHRY/UMPHRESS Family

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HUSBAND: Mitchell Brown HUMPHRY /UMPHRESS
Birthdate: 31 August 1814 GA
date and place of marriage: 26 March 1841 Washington Co., GA
other marriages: Sarah Webb HORTON, 11/21/1833, Washington Co., GA
- Mother's given name was also Sarah
military service: Said to have been in the Florida War
Death date: 11 March 1859 Jefferson Co., FL
father: unknown. Documented as being illegitimate
mother: unknown, said to be an UMPHRESS or HUMPHRYS
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WIFE: Martha HORTON
Birthdate: Elbert Co., GA June 1822
date and place of marriage: 26 March 1841 Washington Co., GA
other marriages: none
Death date: July 27, 1901 , Dallas, TX
mother's father: Possibly Jacob Emmett HORTON
mother's mother: unknown
She was either sister or cousin of Mitchell's first wife, Sarah
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CHILD 1: MarthaAnn Emarintha (Sarah's daughter)UMPHRESS
Birthdate: 6 March 1836 Miller? Co., GA
married: Jesse M. ALDREDGE, Sr. date and place of marriage: 13 May 1855.
Jefferson Co., Fl.

other marriages: none
Death date: 3 October 1918 Grady Co, GA
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CHILD 2: Nancy Ann Araminta (Sarah's daughter)UMPHRESS
Birthdate: 24, May 1838
married: no
date and place of marriage:
other marriages:
Death date: 12 March 1851
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CHILD 3: Artemissa UMPHRESS
Birthdate: 12 Sept. 1844 Jefferson Co., FL
married: Levi HORTON
date and place of marriage:
other marriages:
Death date: in Texas
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CHILD 4: John Richard UMPHRESS
ate and place of birth: 26 January 1847 Fl.
married: Louisa Frances TUCKER
date and place of marriage: 6 Feb. 1866 Station 2 of Bailey's Old Mills
other marriages:
Death date: Dallas, TX
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CHILD 5: Mitchell Arphaxad UMPHRESS
Birthdate: 7 Oct 1849
married: Elizabeth SMITH
date and place of marriage: December, 1865
other marriages:
Death date: Dallas, TX
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CHILD 6: S. (Slatus?) Erastus/Ras UMPHRESS
Birthdate: 9 June 1851 Jeff. Co., FL
married:Margaret (Maggie) GRUBBS
date and place of marriage: 25 Oct. 1872 Jeff. Co., FL
other marriages:
Death date: 16 July 1914Granbury, Hood County, TX
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CHILD 7: Payton Patrick Smith UMPHRESS
Birthdate: 14 Nov. 1852, Jeff. Co., FL
married:
date and place of marriage:
other marriages:
Death date: July, 1868 Jeff. Co., Fl
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CHILD 8: William Matterson UMPHRESS
place of birth: 6 April 1855, Jeff. Co., FL
married:
date and place of marriage:
other marriages:
Death date: June, 1859
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CHILD 9: Francis Euphrates UMPHRESS
Birthdate: 9 March 1858
married: Laura Isobel TUCKER
date and place of marriage:
other marriages:
Death date: 16 June 1884 Dallas Co., TX
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SOURCES: Washington County, GA records; Probate files and family
documentation.
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NOTES:
Mitchell B. UMPHRESS died intestate (without a will), appointed Joshua
TAYLOR as Administrator.

I found a petition for Dower, Sale of Real Estate and report of Commission
on page 278...book dated June 14, 1845 thru July 24, 1872. This was the
document that gave the best estimation of Mitchell B. UMPHRESS' death. The
document (like all old records) are very hard to read but it stated, "To
the honorable Judge of Probate of Jefferson Co., Florida, your petitioner,
Joshua TAYLOR respectfully represents unto your honorable court that he is
the legal representative of the estate of Mitchell B. UMPHRESS, late of
said county, who died intestate leaving a widow and several small children.
That he applied to your honorable court on the 9th day of April,
1859......... This document lists the land.....a total of about 280 acres.

land records found were contained in the Grantor books which shows that
Mitchell B. UMPHRESS borrowed $250. on 1-1-1858 from Budd William to be
paid within 12 months at 8% interest. He gave 39 89/100 acres as
collateral. This is recorded in WD Book H, page 411 and was recorded on
3-25-1858.

From the above two documents we can determine that Mitchell died 4-9-1859.

The bulk of his land was sold to Sarah Ann HAMILTON as recorded in the WD
book I page 563. The price stated for 275 1/3 acres was $2,786.

After Mitchell died, his estate was still paying taxes on land in Georgia.
One of the reports stated that Martha UMPHRIES, as dower, received $200.00
for the land sold in Carroll County Georgia. The census index where
Benjamin UMPHRESS was listed on the 1820 Irwin County Census and in 1830
was in Carroll County Georgia, then GA. census had him in the Monticello District, GA.

In the dispursements they listed each voucher and the amount and who they
were to. The children were educated by a tutor; many doctor bills and for
food and dry goods. It appears they were paid to Dr. PULLEN and said they
were for Artimissie, John, Arphaxad, Peyton and Erastus.
None of the amounts were very much....just a few dollars. Other names on
the list were J. N. SUMMERS, MARVINS, McINTOSH, J S. DEVINE, BUDD & Bros
(this is a payment on the loan mentioned above). H. McCLELLAN, C. WHEELER,
S. A. (or I. A.) ALDREDGE.

It doesn't look like they settled this estate until 1871. Of the amounts seen, t
he largest amount was $3,601.17. In one of the later documents it
stated....Amount of M. B. UMPHRIES estate in Confederate Money 827.78.....
amount of estate in U. S. Currency 131.00.

I have a listing of the land Mitchell B UMPHRESS owned in Jefferson County.
It totals approximately 200 acres. The property in AL totals about 40
acres.

Old Bible records in the possession of James Jones, a direct descendant of the James Jones,

guardian of Mitchell Umphress,by a dear ALDREDGE lady named RUTH ISABEL ALDREDGE

(born 9-06-1904 in Grady County, Georgia. She married THOMAS E. MORGAN. Thomas died 3-19-1970)

She is the daughter of Jesse Alexander "Sandy" Aldredge who is the
son of John MitchellUmphress Aldredge. who in 1996 lived in Grady County.
She was 90 years young at the time. The note which was attached to the folder indicated
that the information was from an "old" Bible of Jesse M. ALDREDGE and his wife Martha
Ann E. UMPHRESS and Mitchell B.'s first wife. The copies are not very good, probably
due to the condition of the Bible and/or writing whenever they were made. "Mitchell B.
UMPHRESS was born the year of our Lord 1814 August the 31. Sarah Webb HORTON
his wife was born January the 29th 1814. Martha his second wife was borned June this AD
1822. William Mitchel Brown son of Levy HORTON and Artamissee his wife was born
Sept. the 10 AD 1863. John Fedrick [Frederick] ANDERSON son of Levy HORTON
and Artamissee his wife was born August 29 AD 1865, Missouri Lesly UMPHRESS
daughter of J.R. UMPHRESS an Louisa his wife was born July 15 at 10 o'clock AD 1867.
Marthaann [no caps or separation was shown between the a's] Emarintha UMPHRESS,
daughter of M.B. and S.W. his wife was born March the 6 AD 1836. Nancy Araminta
UMPHRESS as born May the 24th AD 1838. Artamissee UMPHRESS, daughter of M.B.
and Martha his wife was borne Sept. the 12 AD 1844. John Richard son of M.B.
UMPHRESS and Martha his wife was born January the 26 1847. Dora Francis
UMPHRESS daughter of J.R. was born the 1 of February 1871. John UMPHRESS son of
J.R. was born March the 15 AD 1873. I was in Texas at the time - Bula UMPHRESS was
born August the 7 1875 AD [no parents indicated] Eugene son of J.R. was born 1 of July
AD 1878. Mitchell Arphaxad UMPHRESS son of M.B. was born October the 7 1849.
Slatus [maybe Slaters?] Arrastus son of M.B. UMPHRESS was born June the 4 = 1851.
Payton Pattrick Smith UMPHRESS son of M.B. was born November the 14 1852 [year
hard to read] William Matterson UMPHRESS son of M.B. was born Apr. the 6 1855.
Francis Euphrates UMPHRESS son of M.B. was born the 9 of March 1858". "Mitchel
Brown UMPHRESS an [no d] Sarah Webb HORTON was married November the 21st
AD 1833 - Mitchel Brown UMPHRESS an Martha HORTON was joined in the Holy
State of matrimony by Gillum DICKENS J.P. on the 26 of March AD 1841. M.B. an S.H.
his wife were joined in the State of matrimony by James JONES J.P. MarthaAnn Emarintha
UMPHRESS an Jessy ALDRIDG [ no e] was joined in the Holy State of matrimony by the
Reveren Rollen REEVES on the 13 of May at 6 o'clock in the afternoon 1855 [? last digit]".
"J.R. UMPHRESS and L.F. TUCKER were joined in the Holy State of matrimony by
Parson Wm PELLUM Station 2 Baileys Old Mills on the 6 of Febuary [r omitted] 1866.
Mitchel Arphraxad UMPHRESS an Elizabeth SMITH was joined in the Holy State of
matrimony by Richard GILBERT on the [blank] of Dec. AD 1855. S.E. UMPHRESS and
Mag GRUBBS was joined in the Holy State of matrimony 25 of October by Judge
GRUMWELL -1872-". It is interesting that son Payton carries the name of the distinguished
(Methodist) Rev. Peyton Patrick SMITH, a leader in the Thomasville, GA community and
ran the Fletcherville school where MarthaAnn taught. Mitchell received a land grant (see
1827 Reprint Lottery) which matched that lot, district and section issued to JOHN
STOKES heirs in Carroll County. A legal search found that the land mentioned was deeded
soley to a Martha Humphries.Another search found Martha Umphrees sold about 30 acres
of that land in 1830. Mitchell wasa minor at the time of this transaction.