Mattie Lee Holloway and John Ragin Broughton Family
I was corresponding with Jo Branch who was looking for information about the "Lee" family in Bradley County, Arkansas. She came across this headstone at Shady Grove Cemetery, "Mattie Lee wife of J. R. Broughton" and wondered if Mattie was part of this "Lee" family. After searching the censuses and marriage records, this is what I found. She was not a "Lee." It appears to be her middle name. I hope the following information is helpful to someone.
Head : John Ragin Broughton - Born : October 3, 1841, Sumter, South Carolina [View John's "Goodspeed Biography" HERE] Died : December 12, 1927, Bradley County, Arkansas [View John's Civil War military information HERE Burial : Shady Grove Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas Father : Edward N. Broughton Mother : Epsie E. Broughton [Her obituary HERE] [View Epsie's information in the 1860 Slave Census HERE [View more of John's Civil War military information HERE and HERE] Spouse 1 : Martha Lee "Mattie Lee" Holloway - Born : 1849, Arkansas Married : September 24, 1868, Dallas County, Arkansas Died : August 7, 1889, Bradley County, Arkansas Burial : Shady Grove Cemetery, Bradley County, Arkansas Father : William Blake Holloway Mother : Emily Catherine Dorris Children : 1) William E. Broughton, Sr. - Born : Dec 1870 - Arkansas Married : About 1908 Spouse : Pearl F. Fewell- Born: About 1876, South Carolina Father : Samuel Alexander Fewell Mother : Harriet Elizabeth Garrison Children : 1) Sam Fewell Broughton - Born : About 1908 [View Warren High School 1925 "Pinecone," Junior Class HERE, 1927 Hi-Y Club HERE] 2) William E. Broughton, Jr. - Born : About 1910 [View Warren High School 1925 "Pinecone," Freshman Class HERE, 1927 Junior Class HERE] 3) Francis Louise Broughton - Born : About 1914 [View Warren High School Senior Class of 1931 HERE 4) John H. Broughton - Born : About 1917 2) Epsy Lee Broughton - Born : Oct 1874 - Arkansas Married : December 26, 1894 - Bradley County, Arkansas Groom age 23, Bride age 19, Book C, Page 515 Spouse : James P. Armstrong - Born : Jul 1871 Children : 1) Veda Armstroug - Born : Nov 1895 2) Jessie Edwin Armstroug - Born : Sept 1897, Married : Alis Neely, April 4, 1920, Bradley County, AR 3) Mattie Armstroug - Born : Aug 1899 4) J. Bernice Armstrong - Born : About 1902 5) Vivian Armstrong - Born : About 1904 6) Clarice Armstrong - Born : About 1906 7) John H. Armstrong - Born : About 1908 8) Harry Armstrong - Born : About 1911 9) Dorris Armstrong - Born : Abt 1917 Spouse 2 : Rosanne Burnett - Born : About 1840? - Census says Unknown age or date of birth;, see marriage record below Married : May 12, 1890, Groom age 48, Bride age 49 Bradley County AR Marriage Records Book C, Page 279 Died : ? Spouse 3 : Sallie Melissa Farrell - Born : December 1865, South Carolina Married : November 21, 1901, Groom age 60, Bride age 38 Bradley County AR Marriage Records Book E, Page 30 Died : August 7, 1929, Bradley County, Arkansas
1880 US Census - Ouachita, Bradley County, Arkansas John R. Broughton age 38 [head] Farmer Hattie [Mattie] Lee Broughton age 30 wife keeping house William E. Broughton age 9 son Laboring in farm Epsey Lee Broughton age 4 daughter Alley M. Gillam age 10 niece Henry Brazziel age 20 laborer Laboring in farm 1880 US Census - Ebenezer, York County, South Carolina Samuel Fewell age 30 head Farmer Elizabeth Fewell age 26 wife Louisa Fewell age 6 daughter Amanda Fewell age 5 [Pearl] daughter John Fewell age 2 son 1880 US Census - Palestine, Bradley County, Arkansas Nancy ? Ferrel age 52 head widow Farmer born SC Fannie Ferrel age 21 daughter works on farm born SC John D. Ferrel age 22 son Farmer born SC William Ferrel age 19 son Farmer born SC Malissa Ferrel age 16 daughter works on farm born SC Edward Ferrel age 10 son born AR Bradley County, Arkansas Marriage Records Groom : Ferrell, E. M. [Edward?] age 24 Bride : Griffis, Eliza age 20 Married : November 23, 1893 Marriage Book C, Page 453 Groom : Montgomery, J. B. age 65 Bride : Ferrell, Fannie age 40 Married : December 3, 1895 Marriage Book C, Page 571 1900 US Census - Sumpter, Bradley County, Arkansas John R. Broughton age 58 head born Oct. 1841 married 10 years Farmer Rosanne Broughton age unknown wife birthdate unknown married 10 years Donie Neal age 14 member of family born Oct. 1895 Attended school Will Lett age 17 servant born Sept. 1892 Farm laborer Jas. P. Armstrong age 28 head born July 1871 married 6 years Farmer Epsie L. Armstrong age 25 wife born Oct. 1874 married 6 years 3 children born & living [daughter of Mattie Lee Holloway and John Ragin Broughton] Vida Broughton age 4 daughter born Nov. 1895 Jessie E. Broughton age 2 son born Sept. 1897 Mattie Broughton age 9/12 daughter born Aug. 1899 1900 US Census - Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas William E. Broughton age 29 head born Dec. 1870 Salesman on own account [son of Mattie Lee Holloway and John Ragin Broughton] Travis B. Scobey age 21 partner born mar. 1879 Salesman on own account 1900 US Census - Ebenezer, York County, South Carolina Sam Fewell age 49 head born Oct. 1850 first married at age 27 [second marriage] Farmer Tirzah Fewell age 42 wife born May 1858 frist married at age 21 [second marriage?] Luda Fewell age 25 daughter born Oct. 1874 Teacher Pearl Fewell age 24 daughter born May 1876 Teacher John Fewell age 22 son born May 1878 Salesman Marie Fewell age 19 born Apr. 1891 At school Allic Fewell age 16 son born Jan. 1884 At school Richard Fewell age 14 son born Oct. 1885 At school Ray T. Fewell age 6 son born May 1894 Margaret B. Fewell age 2 daughter born Mar. 1898 1900 US Census - Palestine, Bradley County, Arkansas Nancy J. Ferrell age 71 head born Feb. 1829 widow 9 children born, 6 children living Malise Ferrell age 34 daughter born Dec. 1865 Jane Martin age 5 grand daughter born July 1894 1910 US Census - Sumpter, Bradley County, Arkansas John R. Broughton age 68 head married 3 times - this marriage for 8 years Farmer on home farm Malissy Broughton age 46 wife married once - for 8 years Janie Martin age 15 niece James P. Armstrong age 38 head Farmer on general farm Epsie L. Armstrong age 34 wife [daughter of Mattie Lee Holloway and John Ragin Broughton] Veda Armstrong age 14 daughter Laborer on home farm J. Edwin Armstrong age 12 son Laborer on home farm Mattie Armstrong age 10 daughter Laborer on home farm J. Burmee Armstrong age 8 son [daughter] Laborer on home farm Vivian Armstrong age 6 daughter Clarice Armstrong age 4 daughter John H Armstrong age 1 11/12 son 1910 US Census - Pennington, Bradley County, Arkansas William Broughton age 39 head married once for 2 years, owns dry goods store, merchant on own account [son of Mattie Lee Holloway and John Ragin Broughton] Pearl Broughton age 33 wife married once for 2 years, 2 children born, 2 children living Sam Fewell Broughton age 1 3/12 son William E Broughton age 2 months son 1910 Fewell family in Arkansas? 1920 US Census - Sumpter, Bradley County, Arkansas John R. Broughton age 78 head Farmer on general farm on own account Milica Broughton age 56 wife Janie Martin age 22 niece James P Armstrong age 48 head Farmer Epsie L Armstrong age 44 wife [daughter of Mattie Lee Holloway and John Ragin Broughton] Veida Armstrong age 24 daughter Mattie Armstrong age 20 daughter Attended School Bernice Armstrong age 18 daughter Attended School Vivian Armstrong age 16 daughter Attended School Clarice Armstrong age 14 daughter Attended School John Armstrong age 11 son Attended School Harry Armstrong age 9 son Attended School Dorris Armstrong age daughter 2 11/12 1920 US Census - Dumas, Desha County, Arkansas J. Edwin Armstrong age 22 Book keeper for general merchandise store for wages 1920 US Census - Sumpter, Bradley County, Arkansas Walter H Neely age 51 head Filer for Logging Camp on own account Lillie Neely age 41 wife Alice Neely age 20 daughter Attended school Oscar Neely age 16 son Attended school Jimmie Neely age 11 son Attended school 1920 US Census - Pennington, Bradley County, Arkansas William Broughton age 49 Dry Goods Merchant for wages [son of Mattie Lee Holloway and John Ragin Broughton] Pearl F. Broughton age 43 wife Sam Fewell Broughton age 11 son Attended School William E. Broughton age 10 son Attended School Francis Louise Broughton age 6 daughter Attended School John H. Broughton age 2 1/12 son Arkansas Death Index 1914-1950 Name : John R. Broughton Death Date : Dec. 12, 1927 County : Bradley Roll Number : 19241933 Name : Melissa F. Broughton Death Date : Aug. 7, 1929 County : Bradley Roll Number : 19241933 1930 US Census - Sumpter, Bradley County, Arkansas James P. Armstrong age 58 head Farmer on general farm on own account Epsie L. Armstrong age 53 wife [daughter of Mattie Lee Holloway and John Ragin Broughton] Vedia Armstrong age 34 daughter Retail Merchant in Dry Goods on own account Mattie Armstrong age 30 daughter Teacher at public school for wages Vivian Armstrong age 26 daughter Teacher at public school for wages Dorris Armstrong 13 daughter Attended school Bernice Armstrong age 28 daughter Divorced Farmer on general farm on own account Harry Armstrong age 19 son Attended school Farm laborer on farm for no pay 1930 US Census - Pennington, Bradley County, Arkansas Jesse E. Armstrong age 32 head Salesman at Sawmill Commissary for wages Alice Armstrong age 30 wife 1930 US Census - River, Bradley County, Arkansas Clarice Armstrong age 24 boarder Teacher at public school for wages 1930 US Census - Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas John Armstrong age 21 boarder Book keeper at bank for wages 1930 US Census - Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas William E. Broughton age 59 City Tax Collector [son of Mattie Lee Holloway and John Ragin Broughton] Pearl F. Broughton age 53 wife Sam F Broughton age 21 son Attended School William E. Broughton age 20 son Laborer at Lumber Mill Frances Broughton age 16 daughter Attended School John Broughton age 12 son Attended School Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939 Name : Dorris Armstrong Gender : Female County : Bradley Spouse : John Payne License Date : Jun. 7, 1934 Certificate Number : 01872 Volume Number : 0002 Name : Clarice Armstrong Gender : Female County : Bradley Spouse : Milton Grider License Date : Oct. 25, 1934 Certificate Number : 01793 Volume Number : 0001 Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 Name : James P. Armstrong Death Date : Oct. 18, 1936 County : Bradley Roll Number : 19341940 Page Number : 84 Name : J. B. Armstrong [Berniece?] Death Date : May 1, 1939 County : Bradley Roll Number : 19341940 Page Number : 84 Name : William Edw. Broughton Estimated birth year : 1870 Age : 79 Death Date : Oct.6, 1949 County : Bradley Volume Number : 56 Roll Number : 1949 Certificate Number : 11093 This information appears courtesy of Barbara Logan
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