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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

E. Joshua Onstott & Mary MacDonald Williams

110. E. Joshua Onstott & 111. Mary MacDonald Williams

2/22/1801, John born in Burke County, NC. (S) 1860 Census.

10/1/1819, Mary born in MO. (S) 1860 Census.

6/8/1825, Joshua Onstatt married Elizabeth Creagor in Hampstead, AR. (S) AR Compiled Marriage from Select Counties.

1830, Joshua Onstad lives in Hempstead Co., AR. Family: 1m<5, 1m 20-29 (Joshua); 1f<5, 1f 20-29 (Elizabeth). (S) U.S. 1830 Census.

1833, Joshua and Elizabeth live in AR. (S) Birth of daughter Sarah.

By 1835, They lived in Washington Co., AR. (S) Birth of son John.

1836, Joshua Onstot on the tax list for Washington Co., AR. (S) AR Compiled Census Substitutes.

9/20/1839, Joshua Onstot purchased 40 acres at the Fayetteville, AR. (S) U.S. General Land Off. Rcds., 1776-2015.

By 1841, Elizabeth died.

3/10/1841, Joshua married Mary in Jasper Co., MO. [Son Frances born in 1842.]

By 1842, They lived in MO. (S) Birth of son Frances.

1845, Joshua Onstott on the tax rolls of Fannin Co., TX. [NE of Dallas.] (S) TX Co. Tax Rolls.

8/11/1845, Joshua Onstot a members of Peters Colony. (S) TX Index Card Coll’s.

1846, Joshua and his brother David Edward among the first settlers in the Mercer Colony Land Grant, appearing on the 1846 tax roll. [Joshua’s brother David married Mary’s sister Elizabeth.] (S) Republic of TX Poll Lists.

10/9/1850, Joshua Onstott a farmer age 48, born in NC, has real estate valued at $1000. Wife Mary M.C.D. Onstott age 31, born in TN, cannot read or write. Children: John A H 15, Francis M 8, Nancy J 3. John and Francis have attended school during the year. The live in the Navarro Distr., Navarro Co., TX. (S) U.S. 1850 Census.

4/5/1853, Joshua Onstot was patented 320 acres by grantee Lodrick L. Williams in the Robertson Distr. of Limestone Co., TX. [Adjacent to Navarro Co.]. (S) TX Land and Title Abstracts.

8/16/1860, Joshua Onstatt age 58 and wife Mary M age 40 live in Spring Hill, Navarro Co., TX. Children: Josua M age 25 born in NC, Frances (m) age 18 born in MO, Nancy J age 12 born in TX, and Mary L age 5 born in TX. Joshua is a farmer with real estate valued at $2390, and a personal estate of $3175. Joshua born in TN, Mary born in TN. (S) U.S. 1860 Census.

12/15/1867, Mary died in Navarro Co., TX, buried in Dawson Cem.

1870, Joshua Onstatt age 69, born in NC, is a farmer in Navarro Co., TX; with real estate valued at $4500 and a personal estate of $1800; He has 2 females ages 21 (Nancy) and 15 (Mary L), and 2 males ages 12 and 7 living with him. (S) U.S. 1870 Census.

10/16/1870, Joshua died in Navarro Co., TX, buried in Dawson Cem.

Children of Joshua & Elizabeth:

i. Sarah S. Onstott born 2/9/1833 in AR.

10/2/1847, Sarah, age 14, died in Navarro Co., TX, buried in the Dawson Cem.

ii. John H Onstatt, born 3/27/1835 in Washington Co., AR.

John married Nancy Louisa Wright (b.1852, d.1886), d/o Samuel Wright of TN.

1866, Nancy died.

2/14/1888, John died in Hubbard, Hill Co., TX, buried in Liberty Hill Cem., Dawson, Navarro Co., TX.

Children of Joshua & Mary:

i. Frances Marion Onstatt, born 4/2/1842 in MO.

1861, Frances married Eliza Jane Wilson. (b.1840, d.1915).

11/23/1876, Frances died in Navarro Co., TX, buried in Dawson Cem.

ii. Nancy Jane Onstatt, born 1848 in TX.

iii. Mary Lola Onstat (55), born 5/15/1855 in Dawson, Navarro Co., TX.

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