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William Kirkham Stubblefield

William K. Stubblefield is my GGF and was born 30OCT1825 in Grainger Co., Tennessee. His father was Robert Stubblefield (b. 07Apr1803) and his mother was Elizabeth Kirkham (b. 1801). Robert and Elizabeth had six children. William was the third child and only son. William left home when he was fifteen (~1840) while living with his father and step-mother (Elizabeth Kennedy) in Polk Co., Missouri. After leaving home, William lived in Missouri,Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, and finally came to Oregon in 1884.

"Uncle Billy" was married six times to the following women and had a total of 24 children, 15 sons, 9 daughters:

1. Malinda Irpe m.12Feb1845 in Miller County, MO (Polk county marriage book, Book 1, pg 10)
2. Lucinda (from 1850 census)
3. Temperance Walker b. 1837(from 1860 census)
4. Eliza Jane (Loomis) Peters
5. Josephine Loomis (his stepdaughter) b. 26Nov1850 d. 24Nov1888
6. Angelita (Angie) Everhart m. to Wm. K. 01Nov1898 no children

The earliest record I have on Wm. K. after leaving home is the marriage information to Milinda Irpe. The next information was the 1850 census showing W.K. living ing Miller County, Missouri with his wife Lucinda, age 30, and children: Nancy, age 4; Martha,2; and Robert age 8 months-all born in Missouri. Next was the 1860 census taken on 11Jul1860 in Palo Pinto Co., Texas. This microfilm, which is in the Public Library in Waco, TX, shows the following:

1. William Stubblefield 35
2. Temperance 23 b. KY
3. Nancy 13 b. MO
4. Martha 11 b. MO
5. Sarah 7 b. MO
6. Thomas 5 b. Tex
7. Jasper (Joseph) 3 b. Tex
8. William 2 b. Tex

Supposedly the way the known children relate to the mothers are as follows:

Nancy b.1847, Martha b.1849 are from Wm. K.'s first wife Malinda.

The second wife Lucinda appears to have had one child - Robert.

Sarah b.1853, Thomas b.1855, Jasper b.1857, William b.1858 were from Temperance as listed on the 1860 census (third wife).

Christina N. b.22Jan1864 and Ira Peter b.28Apr1865 were both born on Clear Creek, Blanco Co. TX to Wm. K's fourth wife. Eliza Jane (Loomis)) Peters.

Eliza Jane b.23Jan1870 d.03Jan1940.

Mickel b.16May1874 d.8Nov1942, Stonehawon (Bob) b.26Jul1877, Lydia b.04Aug1878, Fancho b.10Dec1881, Newell b.4Feb1884, Brennen b.22Aug1886, Mary Elizabeth. b.Nov1888 were from Josephine Loomis, Wm. K.'s fifth wife.

My father is Brennen William Stubblefield, b. 15Jan1919, the son of Fancho Stubblefield. My name is Dennis Brennen Stubblefield.