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From: "Dorothy Quaife" <>
Subject: Re: [YOUNGBLOOD] Matthew Youngblood
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 13:39:57 -0500
Yes, this is the same Matthew they say married Jennie Gilstrap, but they were trying to fit the wife, "Sarah" in 1860 and "Martha" in 1870 with being Jennie, too. I gather they did not know about Jane, who was the mother of his two children, John and Elizabeth Jane ~ and I don't know if she was the Gilstrap, or not. Another researcher, Bill Youngblood, tells me he has ordered further documents on Matthew, so perhaps they will shed more light.
Is Matthew your ancestor? I am from the Jeremiah line, but research, or "dabble", with all of them and was especially interested in Redmon D. Crane, Matthew's son-in-law. We also still have some missing from Jeremiah's brothers, Eli and Thomas, who were in this area, early, and it may well be that Matthew belonged to one of them!
I'll let you know what Bill turns up and if there are documents that you need in those he's ordered, I'm sure he'll share copies. In the meantime, tell me more about how you're connected to Matthew ~ maybe we can help.
I noticed you live in Plainview ~ do you, by chance, know if the newpaper there has microfilmed the early editions, or has perhaps archived them? (I'm interested on those from about 1924 to 1929, when my grandparents lived there.)
Will be in touch ~ thanks for writing!
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Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [YOUNGBLOOD] Matthew Youngblood
Do you know which Matthew Youngblood this one is. I have in my database a
Matthew Youngblood, born 1808-1812 that was married to a Jennie Gilstrap.
I was wondering if this was the one. Hee is listed in the 1840 census and
nothing more untill 1870. After 1880 he dissappeasred again, I preesume
he died. This would account for the missing years.
Where would I go to find more about this case.
I have been looking into Matthew Youngblood for years. Any suggessions
would be helpful.
> This appeared in the Jan. 2006, Old Pendleton District Newsletter,
> published by the S.C. Genealogical Society and posted here in the interest
> of accurate genealogical recording.
> These inquests were typed under the Roosevelt Administration in the
> 1930's. These were retyped by G. Anne Sheriff from a copy found in the
> collection of Pauline Young in the basement of a store in Liberty.
> Pack 138. Inquest No. 3
> Pickens District, South Carolina
> An inquest was held May 5,1844 at the house of Matthew Youngblood over the
> dead body of Jane Youngblood. Rebecca Durham sworn says that she heard
> Matthew Youngblood say that he would kill his wife if he did not do it one
> way he would in another. That Jane Youngblood said her husband treated
> (her) badly when in liquor. Sarah Chambers saith that she had told her 3
> times that her husband was good to her when sober but abused her when
> drunk and she was afraid of her life. She says that she bad helped to lay
> out 10 to 12 bodies before but never saw one look like this one, but
> thought maybe it was the anguish of the pain that caused the blood to
> settle over her body as has.
> RacheI Sargeant states that she told her that Youngblood Iayed a stick on
> her head 8 or 10 times and swore he would knock the light out of her and
> then he struck on her on the side and she would have fell if she had not
> caught hold of the door. This happened 7 weeks before her death and that
> she did not feel right in that hip for 10 days. When she dressed her, she
> thought she saw a scar that was often right in the morning, she found she
> was mistaken.
> Rebecca Durham, Senr. says that she heard Youngblood say be had 2 or 3
> little pipes? At one time he gave her a lick with a sprout the 2nd time he
> struck her with his hand the 3d time she says she waked in the night and
> his wife asked him if he recollected what be had been doing the fore part
> of the night, he said no he did not (know) what he had been doing, she
> replied that he had struck her and punched her in the side. Emily Durham
> say that the decd. said to her that Youngblood had struck her and punched
> her in the side and it seemed like something broke loose in that side and
> that she had never been well since and that she felt like she never would
> get over it and that he said as he did not kill her that time, take care
> of the next time ... Nlcy Donald said that she told her, that the day
> after the lick was given, that he had given her a very hard lick on her
> right side and would have fallen if she had not caught at the door, that
> she attended to her business the same sinc!
> e as before. Never heard her speak of the lick affecting her but once.
> Sally GiIstrap said that she and the deceased were very friendly. Told
> over their afflictions to each other, never heard her say that he abused
> her much. The jury brought it out that she came to her death by wounds
> inflicted on her by her husband Matthew Youngblood...
> While this not something one would hope to find in their research, it is a
> reminder that our ancestors weren't always the perfect citizens we expect
> them to be, unfortunately. It should be noted that Matthew's children
> were with, or near him, later, so evidently forgave him this transgression
> and it should certainly not reflect on them, or their descendants. As a
> speaker at a conference I attended once said, "If you find a genealogy
> containing nothing but fine, illustrious ancestors ~ someone didn't check
> the records very close."
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