Alexander and Sarelda Chumbley
Submitted by:  Susan Rainwater

 

Husband: Alexander Chumbley17
Birth: 19 Feb 183842 Place: Claborn Co., TN50
Death: 1 Jan 189542 Place: Hunt Co., TX 41
Burial: Place: Hope Cm., Ladonia, Hunt Co., TX ®1321 ®1409
Occupation: Farmer 8
Father: Britain Chumbley (1825‐1860)
Mother: Margaret Russell50 (1818‐1880)
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Marriage: 6 Feb 1859 Place: Pulaski Co., KY at Rainwater home 50
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Wife: Sarelda Ann Rainwater
Birth: 9 Dec 184156 Place: Pulaski Co., KY151
Death: 16 Oct 192731 Place: Whitewright, Grayson Co., TX151
Burial: 17 Oct 192731 Place: Vittitoe Cm., Grayson Co., TX 42 ®1413
Occupation: Housewife ®2369
Father: Bartholomew Rainwater (1804‐1889)
Mother: Nancy McLaughlin (1807‐1883)
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Children...
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1. M Child: John Perry Chumbley
Birth: 10 Jan 186056 Place: Russell Co., KY 8 50
Death: 12 Sep 193531 Place: Whitewright, Grayson Co., TX
Burial: Place: Oak Hill Cm., Fannin Co., TX 591
Occupation: Farmer12
Education: Literate 12
Spouse: Almarinda J. Trimble51
Marriage: 30 Oct 1878 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 51
Spouse: Mahala Ann Richardson
Marriage: Circa 189612 Place: prob. Texas 41
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2. M Child: James Marion Chumbley233
Birth: 7 May 186256 Place: Kentucky 9
Death: 194344 Place: prob. Arizona 41
Occupation: Stockman & rancher12
Education: Literate12
Spouse: Mattie Lelia Fitzgerald
Marriage: Before 188441 Place: prob. Kentucky 12
Spouse: Alcienia Elizabeth Magnum233
Marriage: Circa 190012 Place: prob. Texas 12
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3. M Child: Miles Rainwater Chumbley
Birth: 27 Mar 186456 Place: Pulaski Co., KY 8 52
Occupation: Farmer52
Education: Literate 12
Spouse: Susan H. Tarter
Marriage: 3 Jan 1893 Place: Pulaski Co. KY 52
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Research by Susan Rainwater, 23, Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
4. M Child: George A. Chumbley
Birth: 2 Dec 186656 Place: Kentucky 8
Death: 26 Feb 192031 Place: Klondike, Delta Co., TX ®2366
Burial: Feb 192031 Place: Klondike Cm., Delta Co., TX ®2366
Occupation: Farmer 12
Education: Literate 12
Spouse: Lula M.
Marriage: Circa 189912 Place: prob. Texas
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5. F Child: Nancy Jane Chumbley
Birth: 17 Sep 186956 Place: Kentucky 8
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6. M Child: Bartholomew Chumbley
Birth: 3 Apr 187256 Place: Kentucky 9
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7. M Child: Robert R. Chumbley
Birth: 12 Jan 187556 Place: Kentucky 9
Death: 1 Jan 196931 Place: Sherman, Grayson Co., TX ®2368
Burial: Place: Vittitoe Cm., Kentuckytown, Grayson Co., TX ®1315 ®1314
Occupation: Farmer 12
Education: Literate 12
Spouse: Sallie
Marriage: Circa 190112 Place: prob. Grayson Co., TX 41
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8. F Child: Margaret Ann Chumbley
Birth: 27 Mar 187831 Place: Kentucky 9
Death: 10 Aug 195031 Place: Sherman, Grayson Co., TX ®2370
Burial: Place: Old Church Cm., Bennington, Bryan Co., OK ®2370
Occupation: Housewife ®2370
Spouse: George W. Dobbs ®1312
Marriage: 21 Dec 1894 Place: Hunt Co., TX ®1014
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9. M Child: Lewis Milton Chumbley
Birth: 8 Jul 187956 Place: Kentucky 9
Occupation: Farmer 12
Education: Literate 12
Spouse: Helen Magdelena "Lania" Cowen233
Marriage: 16 Aug 1906 Place: Hunt Co., TX ®1014
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10. F Child: Malinda C. Chumbley
Birth: 12 Jun 188356
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11. M Child: Josiah Wilson Chumbley Sr.
Birth: 3 Nov 188656 Place: Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY ®1316
Death: 28 Feb 1953®2371 Place: Sherman, Grayson Co., TX ®2371
Burial: Place: West Hill Cm., Sherman, Grayson Co., TX ®1316
Occupation: Guard at a plant ®2371
Spouse: Mamie Rea Weaver
Marriage: 15 Dec 1912 Place: Kondike, Delta Co., TX 15
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23, Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Husband’s Notes...
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Found in parents' 1850C HH, Pulaski Co., KY pg 226.
Found in own 1860C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 254.
Found in own 1870C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 83.
Found in own 1880C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 4.
Found in own HH, 1890 Pulaski Co. tax list, in Gaines Precinct. Owned 125 acres of land. 6 children in HH. 420
Was a witness to the 1858 will of Levi Cooper. 312
Marriage record names mother. 50
History of Grayson Co., TX entry says the Chumbley family moved to the area in 1893, and that Alexander died in 1895. The
location of Sweat Box, TX is said to have been between Ladonia, Fannin Co., TX and Commerce, Hunt Co., TX. This is the old
name for Hope Cemetery at Ladonia, Hunt Co. ®1312
Cemetery visited 5 Aug 2001. About 5 miles south of Ladonia, across the county line in Hunt Co., turn west on county road
4805. Cemetery is about a mile on, at the bend of the road, quite abandoned and uncared for. The gravesite is towards the
front of the cemetery along the road enclosed in aluminum pipe railings. ®1409
Wife’s Notes...
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Found in husband's 1860C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 254.
Found in husband's 1870C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 83.
Found in husband's 1880C HH, Pulaski Co., KY, pg 4.
Found in son Robert's 1910C HH, Grayson Co., TX, pg 291. 12
Married at Rainwater home by Rev. J.W. Hammonds. 50
According to RR, the family moved to Whitewright, Grayson Co., TX in 1880s. 17 However, since they are still listed in the
Pulaski Co. tax records, I doubt this. 420 History of Grayson Co., TX entry for this family says the family briefly lived in Sweat
Box, TX in 1895. ®1312
Marriage record names father. 50
Tombstone calls her Relda A. Chumbley. ®1413
Death certificate #33675, issued in Grayson Co., TX. Gives residence as Whitewright; names both parents; gives cause of death
as senility. ®2369
Medical:
Cause of death: senility ®2369
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23, Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Reference Note 8
1870 census
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1880 census
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1910 census
Reference Note 17
Roscoe Rainwater, "Here's the Plan of the Rainwater Clan", genealogical document, 1972, original
Reference Note 31
Death certificate or death index
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Calculation or estimate from confirmed data
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Tombstones, seen in person or photographed (as distinct from transcription books)
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Internet: e‐mail, genealogical newsgroup, web site, etc.
Reference Note 50
Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 2, 1851‐1863, PCHS
Reference Note 51
Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 3, 1864‐1886, PCHS
Reference Note 52
Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Records, Vol 4, 1887‐1900, PCHS
Reference Note 56
Bartholomew Rainwater family Bible, photocopy of original
Reference Note 151
Frances Aderholt Smith (Aderholt & Rainwater families)
Reference Note 233
Helen Edlin (Rainwater‐Chumbley families) Hallmrker2@aol.com
Reference Note 312
Will of Levi Cooper, 1858, Pulaski Co., KY, Book 5, pgs 265‐266, photocopy of original
Reference Note 420
Pulaski Co., KY 1890 Federal Census of Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Widows and the 1890 County Taxpayers List,
transcription, PCHS
Reference Note 591
Oak Hill Cemetery, Whitewright, Grayson Co., TX, USGenWeb transcription, Susan Hawkins,
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/grayson/cemetery/oakhill.txt
Reference Note 1312
History of Grayson Co., TX, Grayson Co. Frontier Village & Hunter Publishing Co., 1979
Reference Note 1321
Grayson Co., TX Cemetery Inscriptions and Related Family Data, Vol. 2, Mrs. T. E. Henry and Mrs. Sears Anderson
Reference Note 1409
Tombstone of Alexander Chumbley, Hope Cemetery (formerly Sweat Box Cemetery), CR 4805, Hunt Co., TX, PDF virtual
tombstone tour, original photographs taken by R. Steven Rainwater, 25 Aug 2001
Reference Note 1413
Chumbley family tombstones in Vittitoe Cemetery, Andy Thomas Drive, Kentuckytown, Grayson Co., TX, PDF virtual tombstone
tour, photos by R. Steven Rainwater and Susan Chance‐Rainwater, 25 Aug 2001
Reference Note 2366
Death certificate #5205; George A. Chumbley, 26 Feb 1920, Delta Co., TX, scan from microfilm
Reference Note 2367
Death certificate #42261; John Perry Chumbley, 12 Sept 1935, Grayson Co., TX, scan from microfilm
Reference Note 2368
Death certificate #17844; Robert Chumbley, 1 Jan 1969, Grayson Co., TX, scan from microfilm
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23, Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com
Reference Note 2369
Death certificate #33675; Sarelda Ann Chumbley, 16 Oct 1927, Grayson Co., TX, scan from microfilm
Reference Note 2370
Death certificate #38241; Margaret Ann (Chumbley) Dobbs, 10 Aug 1950, Grayson Co., TX, scan from microfilm
Reference Note 2371
Death certificate #13611; Joe (Josiah) W. Chumbley, Sr., 27 Feb 1953, Grayson Co., TX, scan from microfilm
Research by Susan Rainwater, 23, Jul 2011, therainwatercollection.com

 

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