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William Gowan McCracken

Male 1832 - 1914  (81 years)


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  • Name William Gowan McCracken 
    Nickname Uncle Doc 
    Born 30 Sep 1832  Nichols Twp, Cannon Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jimmie's Creek twp, Yellville PO, dwelling/fam 125/891  
    Military 1861-1862  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private, Co A, 14th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. Enlisted at Yellville, Arkansas, 8 Jul 1861; left west of the Mississippi River; 25 Apr 1862. 
    Confederate Regiment Organized in Boone County[, Arkansas]
    Confederate Regiment Organized in Boone County[, Arkansas]
    The Fourteenth Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. was organized in August, 1861, by State senator William C. Mitchell near old Lead Hill Cemetery in Boone County. This article describes the organization and enlistment of the men, supplies gathered and their participation in the battle of Pea Ridge and future battles during the Civil War. [Source: Boone County Historian Volume III, No. 1 (Harrison, AR: Boone County Historical & Genealogy Society, 1980), 14-22.]
    Census 1880  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jimmie's Creek twp, Yellville PO  
    Tax Records 1887  James Creek, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Horses, value: 3, $120, Cattle, value: 27, $189, Sheep, value: 3, $3, Hogs, value: 18, $18, Pleasure carriage, value: 1, $20, Other property: $65, Total value: $415, Tax Paid: $6.22. 
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1887. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894. Going further down into the records to the digital records. When you come to Personal property taxes 1887 film, the tax record is the third book scanned.
    Tax Records 1888  James Creek, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Horses, value: 3, $120, Cattle, value: 42, $290, Hogs, value: 10, $10, Pleasure carriage, value: 1, $15, Other property: $35, Total value: $470. 
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1888. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894. Go further down into the records to the digital records and there are two digital files.
    Tax Records 13 Mar 1889  James Creek, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Horses, value: 3, $120, Cattle, value: 35, $245, Other property: $125, Total value: $5867, School District: 13, Tax Paid: $84.00. 
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1889. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894. Go further down into the records to the digital records and there are two digital files.
    Tax Records 21 Mar 1890  James Creek Township, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Horses, value: 3, $100, Cattle, value: 30, $210, Hogs, value: 17, $17, Pleasure carriage, value: 1, $20, Other property: $75. Total value: $422, School District: 9, Tax Paid: illegible. 
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1890. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894.
    Tax Records 23 Mar 1891  James Creek Township, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1, Horses, value: 2, $55, Cattle, value: 27, $162, Hogs, value: 20, $20, Pleasure carriage, value: 1, $10, Other property: $40, Total value: $287, School District: 9, Tax Paid: $0.0532. 
    • Arkansas. Marion County, County Clerk. Personal Assessment Tax Book, 1891. NOTE: If you are using the microfilm from Family Search, Salt Lake City, UT, the film is found under Marion County, Arkansas records - Taxation. Personal property tax book, 1887-1894.
    Census 1900  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Creek twp, ED 82, dwelling/fam 172/181  
    Died 18 Jan 1914  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Flippin, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved from Wildcat Cemetery grave #93 to #321, when Bull Shoals Dam was built in the 1950s.
    Person ID I1963  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2020 

    Father Elam G. W. McCracken,   b. ca 1800, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1880, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Jane Algencia Maxey,   b. ca 1803, Buckingham Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1879, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1827  Rutherford Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mahalia Atlanta Musick,   b. 5 Mar 1834, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1875, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married Bef 1858  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eli Jasper McCracken,   b. 2 Aug 1859, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1939, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. James R. McCracken,   b. ca 1861, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1863, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Martha Jane McCracken,   b. 6 Mar 1863, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1953, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Sarah E. McCracken,   b. ca 1865, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1867, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     5. Willie McCracken,   b. ca 1865, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1867, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     6. Atlanta McCracken,   b. ca 1867, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1880, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
     7. Mary A. McCracken,   b. ca 1868,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Lenora McCracken,   b. 1 Dec 1872, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1950, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Elizabeth Matthews,   b. 26 May 1850, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1874, Lovelandy, Houston Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married ca 1882 
    Children 
     1. Lola Myrtle McCracken,   b. 7 Sep 1883, Newton Flat, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1961, Wetumka, Hughes Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sarah,   b. ca 1864 
    Married 26 Jul 1908  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arkansas. Marion County. Marriage Book I, p 279, 26 Jul 1908. W. G. McCracken and Mrs. Sarah Winnett, officiated by W. J. Johnson, JP.
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F1018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Private, Co A, 14th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. Enlisted at Yellville, Arkansas, 8 Jul 1861; left west of the Mississippi River; 25 Apr 1862. - 1861-1862 - Civil War Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Cemetery, Flippin, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Another researher [Sandra Fender...fender @hci.net] says his name was William Gowan McCracken, but tombstone reads Wilbur C.


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