ADDITIONAL NOTES ON MATAGORDA YELLOW FEVER VICTIMS
 


Mrs. Peter Johnson

MR: Peter Johnson married Mary Ann Freeman 17 Jun 1857


1860:

257-247

Peter Johnson  29 M Boatman Norway

Mary Johnson  23 F Hanover

Anna L. Johnson  2 F Texas

Jane E. Johnson  8/12 F Texas

Jane Freeman 14 F Hanover


(See note for Mrs. Gus Dreyling)

 


William Layton

1860:

208-198

William Layton 70 M Wheel Wright New Jersey


1850:

14-14

William Layton 59 M Stock Farmer New Jersey

Deborah Layton 26 F New Jersey

Fletcher Layton 23 M New Jersey


MR: George W. Walker married Deborah Layton
23 Sep 1852


1860:

33-27

Fletcher Layton 34 M Stock Raiser New Jersey

Margaret E. L. Layton 24 F Africa

Edwin P. Layton 5 M Texas

William J. Layton 2 M Texas

Sarah E. Layton 2/12 F Texas

Robert Dyson 23 M Stock Raiser Louisiana

George Ives 11 M Texas


HMC v. 1, p. 78

William Layton was born 1794 and buried in Matagorda Cemetery .

(No marker exists in 2001, but an earlier survey of Matagorda Cemetery , possibly in the 1960s, indicated that there was a marker.)

William Layton

Died October 18, 1862 - Age 68

Died of Yellow Fever

 


Mrs. Ruth Mackey

 

MC: Section B, #115

Ruth Washam Mackey

1795 - 1862


1860:

178-168

A. Wadsworth 46 M Merchant  North Carolina

Mary Wadsworth 43 F Tennessee

Kate Wadsworth 20 F Texas

Mary Wadsworth 18 F Texas

William B. Wadsworth 17 M Texas

Thomas M. Wadsworth 15 M Texas

Sarah Wadsworth 13 F Texas

Edward Wadsworth 11 M Texas

Ruth Wadsworth 9 F Texas

Alberta Wadsworth 5 F Texas

Ruth Mackey 62 F Virginia


1850:

176-177

Albert Wadsworth 36 M Merchant North Carolina

Mary Wadsworth 33 F Tennessee

C. E. Wadsworth 10 F Texas

Mary W. Wadsworth 8 F Texas

William B. Wadsworth 6 M Texas

Thos M. Wadsworth 5 M Texas

S. H. Wadsworth 3 F Texas

Edward Wadsworth 9/12 M Texas

Ruth Machek (Mackey) 50 F Virginia


CC: Mrs. Mackey, of the same fever, aged about 70 years

 


Mr. & Mrs. Alex McDonald

 

1860:

265-255

A. McDonald  35 M Painter Scotland

Mary McDonald 40 F New Hampshire

Catharine McDonald 8 F Connecticut

Jeanette McDonald 5 F Texas

 

 

Miller Child
 

MR: Sophia Kilbride married Adam J. Miller 7 Oct 1860

 

1860:

223-213

Sophia Kilbride 47 F Hanover

Mary Kilbride 7 F Texas

253-243

A. J. Miller 36 M Saddler & Harness Maker Bavaria

 

(It is possible that the Miller child could have been the child of Sophia and Adam or the Mary Kilbride listed in the 1860 census.)

 


Tremoine Owen

 

CC: Oct. 10th Tremoine Owen, of the same fever, age 14

 

HMC v. 1, p 568-569

John Owen was rector of Christ Episcopal Church 1862-1867. He was ill with yellow fever when Mrs. Wadsworth died (see Wadsworth notation).


(He was most likely the father of Tremoine as no other evidence of an Owen family was found in the sources listed above.)

 

 

Mrs. Rebecca Perry

 

MR: John C. Perry married Rebecca Fisher 3 Oct 1850

 

MC:

Section D, #57                                Section D, # 56

His Wife                                           In Memory of John Calhorda Perry

Rebecca Fisher Perry                    Born Oct. 26, 1818

Born July 6, 1830                             Died Oct. 12, 1861

Died Sept. 28, 1862

 

Section D, #58

William Bettencourt Perry

Born Dec. 25, 1851

Died Apr. 18, 1855

 

1860:

14-8

J. C. Perry  41 M Gentleman North Carolina

R. F. Perry  27 F Pennsylvania

A. F. Perry 6 F Texas

M. W. Perry 3 F Texas

L. H. Perry 1 F Texas

William Dayton 29 M Day Laborer Connecticut

 

1850:

106-106

John C. Perry 31 M Physician North Carolina

 

1850:

49-49

Ann Fisher 52 F Pennsylvania

Saml. W. Fisher 31 M Merchant Missouri

E. O. Fisher 25 F Ohio

Ann P. Dallam 26 F Pennsylvania

Rebecca Fisher 20 F Pennsylvania

Rhodes Fisher 17 M Clerk Texas

Annie Dallam 3 F Texas

S. Rhodes Fisher 5/12 M Texas

Susan Richison 18 F Texas

 

CC: (121) Sep. 29th 1862 Mrs. Rebecca Perry, of Yellow Fever after six days illness, a communicant of long standing and very exemplary in all the relations of life. aged about 32 years

 

HMC v. 1, p. 66

Rebecca was the daughter of Samuel Rhodes Fisher and Ann Pleasants Fisher.

 

 

Reeves Children

 

MR: Abner Reeves married Esther Yeamans 30 Jun 1858

 

1860:

238-228

Abner Reeves 33 M Sailor New York

Esther Reeves 19 F Texas

Anna Reeves 1 F Texas

 

1850:

108-108

Joseph Youmans 39 M Farmer New York

Margaret Youmans 35 F Germany

Erastus Youmans 14 M Texas

Emily Youmans 11 F Texas

Esther Youmans 9 F Texas

Joseph Youmans, Jr. 7 M Texas

Philip Youmans 5 M Texas

Elias Youmans 3 M Texas

Mary Youmans 5/12 F Texas

(Esther Yeamans Reeves was the sister of victim Mary Yeamans, age 12.)

 

 

Jacob Robertson

 

CC: Nov 23rd Capt. Jacob Robinson, of the same fever, aged about 51 years.

 

 

Mrs. M. Schmerber

 

MR: Morand Schmerber married Anna Schnider 20 Oct 1853

 

(Sources did not reveal whether Anna and Mary Schmerber were the same person, but it appears to be so.)

 

MC:

Section E, #28-1

Mrs. Mary Schmerber

Mother to J. M. Schmerber

Died Oct. 16, 1862

 

Section E, #28                                Section E, #29

J. M. Schmerber                              Elizabeth Vogg Schmerber

Born Sept. 11, 1854                        Born March 6, 1869

Died Sept. 7, 1932                          Died August 28, 1953
                                                         
Asleep in Jesus

Section E, #28-2

Annie Schmerber

Daughter of J. M. Schmerber 2 or 3 years old

 

Section E, #28-3

Infant Schmerber

Infant daughter of J. M. Schmerber age and date of death is unknown

 

1860:

182-172

M. Schmerber  40 M Baker France

Anna Schmerber 24 F Prussia

John Schmerber 6 M Texas

Alberta Schmerber 2 F Texas

 

1850:

10-10

John W. McCamly 39 M Landlord New York

Sarah F. McCamly 24 F Tennessee

W. A. McCamly 1 M Texas

Mrs. Basker 29 F Germany

R. Basker 10 M Germany

Edward Williams 30 M Gunsmith Connecticut

J. W. Sills 30 M Merchant Virginia

M. C. McGouigal 26 M Lawyer Tennessee

M. Schmerber 30 M Clerk Germany

 

 

James H. Selkirk

 

MR: James H. Selkirk married Lucy Hall 5 Aug 1843

 

MC:

Section C, #5                                  Section C, #4

James H. Selkirk                             Lucy Hall Selkirk

Born March 29, 1815                       1826 - 1892

Died October 13, 1862

Aged 47 years, 6 mos, 14 days

Sheltered and safe from sorrow

 

1860:

229-219

James H. Selkirk  45 M County Clerk New York

Lucy Selkirk  34 F England

William Selkirk 14 M Texas

James H. Selkirk 12 M Texas

Catharine C. Selkirk 10 F Texas

John M. M. Selkirk 7 M Texas

Sam'l G. Selkirk 4 M Texas

Lucy A. Selkirk 10/12 F Texas

W. D. Hunt 39 M Laborer Connecticut

 

1850:

22-22

James H. Selkirk 35 M County Clerk New York

Lucy Selkirk 25 F England

William Selkirk 4 M Texas

J. H. Selkirk, Jr. 2 M Texas

Catharine C. Selkirk 7/12 F Texas

James Selkirk 25 M Clerk New York

William J. Maynard 35 M Massachusetts

 

CC: Oct. 13th Mr. Jas H. Selkirk, of the same fever, a communicant of long standing, aged about 48 years

 

 

Mrs. Ford Shultz

 

1860: Possible Family

212-202

Ferd'd Schultz 40 M Sailor Prussia

Sally Schultz 33 F Prussia

Frances E. Schultz 12 F Texas

Mary Ann Schultz 10 F Texas

Alice L. Schultz 7 F Texas

Albert Schultz 6 M Texas

Henry Schultz 3 M Texas

 

1850:

43-43

Ferdinand Shultz 35 M Boatman Prussia

Sarah Shultz 23 F Germany

Francis Shultz 2 F Texas

Mary Shultz 4/12 F Texas

John Clee 35 M Maryland

 

 

Stanley Family

 

1860:

206-196

Lydia Stanley 62 F Merchant Ireland

Sarah P. Stanley 24 F Ireland

Susan Stanley 22 F Ireland

James Stanley 5 M Texas

 

1850:

206-196

81-81

James Stanly ( Stanley ) 40 M Carpenter Ireland

Lydia Stanly 52 F Ireland

Sarah Stanly 14 F Ireland

Susan Stanly 12 F Ireland

 

 

Vanslyke Family

 

 

MR: Robert Vanslyke married Martha Caroline Stewart 28 Mar 1844 .

 

MC:

Section D, #112

In memory of Robert Andrew

Son of R. T. and M. C. Vanslyke

Died Oct. 6, 1862    Age 6 yrs

The angels called him

Section D, #110

In memory of Lucy Vanslyke

Born Aug. 6, 1845

Died Oct. 17, 1862

Age 17 yrs.  2 mos  6 days

She is gone in a brighter land to dwell

 

Section D, #111                              Section D, #108

In memory of Robert T. Vanslyke  In memory of Martha C.

Born Aug. 17, 1856                         Wife of Robert T. Vanslyke

Age 41 yrs.  14 days                       Died Dec. 9, 1867

He giveth his beloved rest              Age 41yrs  5 mos  28 days

                                                          Mount Sinless spirit to thy destined rest

 

1860:

185-176

Martha Vanslyke 34 F Indiana

Lucy Vanslyke 16 F School Teacher Texas

Catharine Vanslyke 13 F Texas

Martha Vanslyke 9 F Texas

Robert Vanslyke 4 M Texas

 

1850:

23-23

R. T. Vanslyke 35 M Post Master New York

Martha C. Vanslyke 24 F Indiana

Lucy Vanslyke F 5 Texas

Catharine 2 F Texas

Greenbury Stewart 22 M Gunsmith Indiana (Martha's brother)

 

 

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Wadsworth
 

MR: Albert Wadsworth married Catherine Mackey 8 Nov 1838

 

MR: Albert Wadsworth married Mary Mackey 22 Dec 1840

 

MC:

Section B, #123                              Section B, #120

Albert Wadsworth                            Mary Mackey Wadsworth

1813 - 1862                                     1817 - 1862

 

1860:

178-168

A. Wadsworth 46 M Merchant  North Carolina

Mary Wadsworth 43 F Tennessee

Kate Wadsworth 20 F Texas

Mary Wadsworth 18 F Texas

William B. Wadsworth 17 M Texas

Thomas M. Wadsworth 15 M Texas

Sarah Wadsworth 13 F Texas

Edward Wadsworth 11 M Texas

Ruth Wadsworth 9 F Texas

Alberta Wadsworth 5 F Texas

Ruth Mackey 62 F Virginia

 

1850:

176-177

Albert Wadsworth 36 M Merchant North Carolina

Mary Wadsworth 33 F Tennessee

C. E. Wadsworth 10 F Texas

Mary W. Wadsworth 8 F Texas

William B. Wadsworth 6 M Texas

Thos M. Wadsworth 5 M Texas

S. H. Wadsworth 3 F Texas

Edward Wadsworth 9/12 M Texas

Ruth Machek (Mackey) 50 F Virginia

 

CC: Oct. 13th Mrs. Wadsworth, of the same fever, aged about 45 yr. Mr. Cutler read the burial service over the above during the illness of the Rector of the same fever

 

CC: Nov 5th 1862 Judge Wadsworth of the same fever, aged about 49 years.

 

 

Mary Yeamans

 

1860:

171-161

Jos. Yeamans 45 M Bap. Clergyman New York

Margaret Yeamans 43 F Bremen

Erastus Yeamans 23 M Stock Driver Texas

Joseph Yeamans 17 M Stock Driver Texas

Philip Yeamans 15 M Texas

Mary Yeamans 12 F Texas

Caroline Yeamans 10 M Texas

Elias Yeamans 9 M Texas

Acy Yeamans 7 M Texas

Horace Yeamans 5 M Texas

 

1850:

108-108

Joseph Youmans 39 M Farmer New York

Margaret Youmans 35 F Germany

Erastus Youmans 14 M Texas

Emily Youmans 11 F Texas

Esther Youmans 9 F Texas

Joseph Youmans, Jr. 7 M Texas

Philip Youmans 5 M Texas

Elias Youmans 3 M Texas

Mary Youmans 5/12 F Texas

 

 

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