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James Sandusky Atkinson
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1829
Death: May 22, 1917

MO Home Guard, Civil War Vet.

Sex: M
Birth: 26 JUL 1829 in Wayne County ( ?), Tennessee
Death: 22 MAR 1917 in Wetumka, Hughes County, OK
Education: could not read or write
Event: vocation merchant / trader
Event: last address Wetumka, Oklahoma
Burial: MAR 1917 Fairview Cemetery, Hughes County, OK
Census: 1840
Census: 1850 Greene county, MO Ozark twp.
Census: 1860 Carroll county, AR
Census: 1870 Probably Indian Territoty
Census: 1880
Census: 1890 No census survived
Census: 1900
Census: 1910 Wetumka, Hughes County, OK
Reference Number: 1832

1829--James born 26 July, 1829 in Tennessee, probably Wayne County.
1830 ----------------Census
1849-1850-James married (?) Sophia Deckard about 1849-1850 in Arkansas or Missouri. (A marriage license has not been located as of Jan 1998, tradition says they never married but just lived together common law, as did a lot of Sophia's family).

1850-------- Green County, Missouri Census Ozark twp. 16 December 1850 page 741 (anc image 40
William B. Atkison50 (abt 1800)farmer
Syndesky51 (abt 1779)
Margarette13 (abt 1838)
James Atkison20 (abt 1830)farmer
Sophia18 (abt 1832)

1860---13 July--Carroll County, Arkansas, Washington twp. , Mt. Pleasant P.O.
family 485
James Atkison29 (abt 1831)TN
Sophia25 (abt 1835)IN
Elizabeth 9 (abt 1851)MO
Margaret A. 7 (abt 1853)MO
Rhoda C. 5 (abt 1855)MO
James W. 2 (abt 1858)MO

James went back to Webster County, Missouri, where he fought in the Civil War. He and Sophia separated or divorced sometime between 1860 and 1872. Tradition is that James did not think Eliza Jane Atkinson, born 17 May, 1870, was his child.

1870--------------------Census (probably in Indian Territory)
1872---- James received a license to be a trader in Indian Territory, at Muskogee, Creek Nation. He was probably in the area prior to 1872.

1874-----James Atkison married America Thurman (spelled THIRMAN on license) 22 July, 1874 in Boone County, Arkansas
Marriage: 05 MAR 1874 , Boone, Arkansas

Husband Age at Marriage: 43
Wife Age at Marriage: 33

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Typ

M586142 1869 - 1887 1035449 IT 2-3 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

1880--------------------Census (can't find them anywhere)
1890--No Census
1900--------------------Census (can't find them anywhere)

1910---------Hughes County, OK Wetumka Township
James Adkins81TennTennTenn Married 2
America79MOMOTenn Married 1
Newton Campbell (Grandson)17OKTennTenn

James died 22 March,1917, in Wetumka, Hughes, OK. He was buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Hughes County, Oklahoma. He does have a large headstone. I have not located an obituary for him.

As told by Irene Reid Chandler, told to her by her Mother, Amanda Atkinson, James Atkinson was some what a wanderer. Amanda was born 1877 in Sabastian County, Arkansas and moved to Wetumka, Indian Territory at the age of 5 years. They must have moved to the Pauls Valley area when she was young, as Amanda met her first husband (married Campbell in 1892) around Pauls Valley where James Atkinson was supposed to have ran a ferry. They lived in a 1/2 dug out in the community of White Bend, near Pauls Valley, Indian Territory. James later moved back to the Wetumka area where he died and was buried in the Fairview Cemetery. James was (also according to Irene Chandler) said to have been buried in just his underwear with a white sheet wound around him (called a winding sheet). Irene also said James' name was James Robert Atkinson, not James S. Atkinson. Every thing I have located on him has James S. Atkinson on the papers. Could the S. be for Syndesky, his Mother's maiden name?

According to this same grand daughter, James S. was part Cherokee Indian. He supposedly signed up for a roll number the first time at Muskogee but failed to complete it in some way. 
Family links: 
  William Benjamin Atkinson (1801 - ____)
  Elizabeth Sandusky Atkinson Miller (1800 - ____)
  America Thurman Atkinson (1829 - 1925)*
  Eliza Jane Atkinson Terry (1862 - 1966)*
  Amanda Jane Atkinson Reed (1873 - 1963)*
  Thomas Robert Atkinson (1879 - 1956)*
  William Prince Atkinson (1824 - 1897)*
  John E. Atkinson (1827 - 1923)*
  James Sandusky Atkinson (1829 - 1917)
  Elizabeth S. Atkinson Rowe (1833 - 1924)*
  Margaret Catherine Atkinson Hall (1839 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Hughes County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Danny Chancellor
Originally Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Mar 25, 2007
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James Sandusky Atkinson
Added by: Danny Chancellor
James Sandusky Atkinson
Added by: Danny Chancellor
James Sandusky Atkinson
Added by: Danny Chancellor
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