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Re: Pettus / Gomillion / Chalk Family

Julia Chalk Gordon Bynum:

According to Ed Chalk's WWI Draft Card Julia was living in Jefferson
CO., AR. There was only one Julia Gordon in Jefferson in 1920. Her
DOB is correct. Some of the other info isn't, but this is probably
her. According to the 1930 Census she married Earl Gordon ca. 1916. I couldn't find Earl in the AR Death Index. Perhaps he died in Detroit?

1920 Census Bolivar, Jefferson Co., AR
Earl Gordon Head M B 33 married b. AR Father AR Mother AR Occu:
Farmer Cotton Farm
Julia Gordon Wife F B 20 married b. AR Father TN Mother AR

1930 Census Bolivar, Jefferson Co., AR
Earl Gordon Head M neg 46 married at age 32 b. AR Father AL Mother
AL Occu Farmer
Julia E.? (or S.?) Gordon Wife F Neg 30 married at age 17 b. AR
Father AR Mother AR

Social Security Death Index Record
about Julia Bynum
Name: Julia Bynum
SSN: 383-12-0904
Last Residence: 72024 Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States of
America
Born: 14 Nov 1900
Last Benefit: 72203 Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States
of America
Died: Sep 1977
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )

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Samella's husband Blake Turner:

I can't seem to find Blake Turner anywhere before or after
1930. He isn't recorded in the Social Security Death Index; so he
died before 1961. After that date most (not all but most) people are
recorded in the SSDI.

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The Gomillions:

1870 Census Shaw's Creek, Edgefield Co., SC
Caroline Gomillion 35 F B Farm Laborer b. SC
Charlotte Gomillion 11 F B Farm Laborer b. SC
Erasmus Gomillion 40 M B Farm Laborer b. SC
Mathew Gomillion 7 M B At Home b. SC **
Mariah Gomillion 5 F B At Home b. SC
Elijah Gomillion 2 M B At Home b. SC

** I believe Mathew and Madison *see 1880 Census) are probably the
same person.

two doors down:

Wilson Gomillion 54 M B Farming b. SC
Ann Gomillion 30 F B Keeping House b. SC
America Gomillion 13 F B Farm Laborer b. SC
Louisa Gomillion 11 F B At Home b. SC
Ellen Gomillion 4 F B At Home b. SC
Eliza Gomillion 1 F B At Home b. SC

1880 Census Ware, Edgefield Co., SC
Erasmus GOMILLION Self M Male MU 50 SC Farmer SC SC
Caroline GOMILLION Wife M Female B 40 SC Keeping House SC SC
Madison GOMILLION Son S Male B 18 SC Works On Farm SC SC
Mariah GOMILLION Dau S Female B 16 SC Works On Farm SC SC
Elijah GOMILLION Son S Male B 14 SC Works On Farm SC SC
Anna GOMILLION Dau S Female B 12 SC Works On Farm SC SC
John GOMILLION Son S Male B 8 SC SC SC
Minnie GOMILLION Dau S Female B 2 SC SC SC

1900 Census Hamilton, Lonoke Co., AR
Lulia? Gomellian Head B F b. Jan 1872 age 28 widow was married 10
yrs 6 children born 5 still living b. TN Father TN Mother KY Occu:
House Keeper
Rag? (Rug?) Gomellian Son B M b. Apr 1892 age 8 single b. AR Father
SC Mother TN
Samuel Gomellian Son B M b. May 1894 age 6 single b. AR Father SC
Mother TN
Virdie Gomellian Daughter B F b. Feb 1896 age 4 single b. AR Father
SC Mother TN
Roy Gomellian Son B M b. Mar 1898 age 2 single b. AR Father SC
Mother TN
Julia Gomellian Daughter B F b. Apr 1900 2mon single b. AR Father SC
Mother TN

1920 Census Carlisle, Lonoke Co., AR
Roy Gommillion Head M B 21 married b. AR Father AR Mother TN Occu:
Laborer Rice Mill
Sapronia Gommillion Wife F B 18 married b. AR Father AR Mother AR

next-door

Ras Gommillion Head M B 27 married
Febbie Gommillion Wife F B 26 married b. AR Father AR
Mother TN Occu: Laborer Rice Mill
Willie T. Gommillion Son M B 8 yrs ?mon single b. AR Father AR
Mother AR
Bertha Gommillion Daughter F B 3yrs 2mon single b. AR Father AR
Mother AR
(several unrelated boarders were also living in the home)

1920 Census Carlisle, Lonoke Co., AR
Lyun McDonald Head M B 23? married b. AR Father AR Mothe AR Occu:
Laborer Rice Farm
Hazel McDonald Wife F B 22 married b. AR Father AR Mother AR
Sam Gomillion Boarder M B 26 single b. AR Fatehr AR Mother AR Occu:
laborer Rice Farm

1920 Census Carlisle, Lonoke Co., AR
Luly Kennedy Head F B 48 divorced b. TN Father TN Mother KY occu:
Wash & Iron Own House
Julia Thomas Daughter F B 20 divorced b. AR Father SC Mother AR
Occu: Cook Private Family
Harvey Gomillion Son M B 16 single b. AR Father SC Mother AR Occu:
Laborer Farm
Bessie Graham Daughter F B 10 single b. AR Father SC Mother AR
Henry Bauers Grandson M ? 10mon single b. AR Father AR Mother AR
Velma Holms Granddaughter F B 2yrs 8?mons b. AR Father AR Mother AR

There was only one African American Lula Bell, born ca. 1870-1874,
born in TN, recorded in the 1880 Census. None of her family appears
to have left Weakley. I don't think it is your cousin's Lula. It
would seem the census leaves us stumped yet again. There were some
Bells living in Lonoke in 1900. I can't say whether or not they are
connected to the Gomillion's Lula.

Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 Record
about Lula Kenedy
Name: Lula Kenedy
Death Day: 15
Death Month: Jan
Death Year: 1923
County: Lonoke
Volume Number: 34
Roll Number: 19141923
Certificate Number: 655

1930 Census Carlisle, Lonoke Co., AR
John Bogard Head M Neg 50 widower was married at 30 b. AR Father SC Mother SC Occu: Farmer Cotton Farm
Hattie Gomillion Daughter-in-law F Neg 33 Widow was married at age 16 b. AR Father AR Mother AR
Albert Gomillion Ward M Neg 16 single b. AR Father AR Mother AR Occu: Farm Laborer Cotton Farm
Bertha Gomillion Niece F Neg 13 single b. AR Father AR Mother AR

**I'm not sure who Hattie and Albert are, but Bertha is definitely Ras' child.

Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939 Record
Name: Bertha M Gomillion
Gender: Female
County: Lonoke
Spouse: Theo Anderson
License Date: 30 Oct 1933
Certificate Number: 14584
Volume Number: 0001

Social Security Death Index Record
Name: Bertha M. Anderson
SSN: 431-40-0543
Last Residence: 72024 Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 22 Oct 1916
Died: 19 Dec 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951 )

Name: Theodore Anderson
SSN: 430-18-9160
Last Residence: 72024 Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 20 Feb 1909
Died: 28 Oct 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951 )

1930 Census Carlisle, Lonoke Co., AR
Harvey Gomillion Head M Neg 27 married at age 21 b. AR Father AR Mother AR Occu: Laborer Rice Mill
Emma Gomillion Wife F Neg 28 married at age 20 b. AR Father AR Mother AR

Social Security Death Index:
Harvey GOMILLION
Birth Date: 10 Mar 1903
Death Date: Nov 1974
Social Security Number: 430-01-1766
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Arkansas
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 72024
Localities: Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas
Hamilton, Lonoke, Arkansas

Sam Gomillion's Ex-wife:
1930 Census Carlisle, Lonoke Co., AR
Ethel Gomillion Head F Neg 28 divorced b. AR Father AR mother MS Occu: Washerwoman Private Family
Samuel D. Gomillion Son M Neg 8 single b. AR Father AR Mother AR
Elijah Gomillion Son M Neg 6 single b. AR Father AR Mother AR
Ella C. Johnson Roomer F Neg 17 widow? b. AR Father AR Mother AR Occu: Servant Boarding House

I couldn't find Sam anywhere.

Social Security Death Index Record
Name: Elijah Gomillion
SSN: 432-28-5117
Last Residence: 72024 Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 23 Dec 1923
Died: Apr 1972
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951 )

Name: Samuel Gomillion
SSN: 432-18-4884
Last Residence: 72206 Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 19 Jul 1921
Died: 17 Dec 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951 )

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Source: Lonoke County Marriage Index 1873-1952
(I'm not sure if it is a complete index or only partial)
Lonoke Co., AR Genweb Pages
http://www.rootsweb.com/~arlonoke/marriage_index_g.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~arlonoke/marriage_index_k_and_l.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~arlonoke/marriage_index_p_thru_phlueger.htm

Spouse#1 -- Spouse #2 -- Date -- Book#
GOMILLIAN, VERDIA 18 BOWERS, PAT 21 27-FEB-1913 P-435
GOMILLION, (M) LULA 30 RICKS, DANIEL 50 25-DEC-1902 K-520
GOMILLION, ELIJA 21 BELL, LULA 17 16-AUG-1888 E-620
GOMILLION, HARVEY 21 WEAVER, BLANCHE 19 25-JAN-1925 X-244
GOMILLION, HARVEY 24 WASHINGTON, EMMA 25 25-MAR-1927 Y-531
GOMILLION, JULIA 18 THOMAS, JOHNIE 18 24-NOV-1918 S-616
GOMILLION, RAS 24 HOOD, (Ms) FEBBIE 22 28-DEC-1916 R-504
GOMILLION, SAM 22 McQUEEN, ESTHER 21 07-OCT-1916 R-312
GOMILLION, SAM 24 BROWN, ETHEL 19 17-APR-1920 U-139
GRAHAM, A.J. 35 RIX, LULA 35 27-MAR-1910 O-181
KENNEDY, SAM 47 GRAHAM, LULA 42 21-FEB-1918 S-335
BELL, LULA 17 GOMILLION, ELIJA 21 16-AUG-1888 E-620

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 [database online].
Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: Division of
Vital Records, Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas Death Index,
1914-1950 Microfiche. Arkansas Genealogical Society, Arkansas.

Name: Roy Gomellian
Death Day: 5
Death Month: Jun
Death Year: 1925
County: Lonoke
Roll Number: 19241933

WWI Draft Card
Roy Gomillion
Residence: Carlisle, Lonoke, Ark
Age 20
DOB: May 28, 1898
Race: Negro
Occu: Farming
Employer: Jim Hubbs
Nearest Relative: Lula Carrida?**
Relative's Residence: ???, Lonoke, Ark.
Tall, Stout build, Black eyes, Black hair
Sept 12, 1918

**Lula Carrida? I believe this is his mother Lula Kenedy.

WWI Draft Card
Sam Gommillion
Residence: Carlisle, Ark
Age 23
DOB: Mar 4, 1894
Place of birth: Carlisle, Ark
Occu: Month? Hand on Farm
Employer: Brass Brothers
Place of Employment: Carlisle
Dependants: Wife
Married
Race: African
No Military Service
Does not seek an exemption.
Medium height, slender build, brown eyes, black hair
Not bald
No disabilities
June 5, 1917

WWI Draft Card
Ros Gomillion
Residence: Plum Bayou, Ark
DOB: Apr 26, 1892
Place of Birth: Lonoke, Ark
Occu: Farming
Employer: A. E. Wright
Where Employed: Plum Bayou
Dependants: Wife and 1 child
Married
Race: African
No Military Service
Doesn't seek exemption
Tall, Slender build, black eyes, black hair
Not bald
One arm bone broken
June 5, 1917

Carlisle Cemetery Index at the Lonoke County AR Genweb website
http://www.rootsweb.com/~arlonoke/carlisle_cemetery.htm
Bynum, Julia E.
Bynum, Lloyd C.
Chalk, Addie B.
Gomillion, Emmateen
Gomillion, Harvey

"Lonoke County, Arkansas, Wills, Books A and B,
1873-1913 Compiled by Tracey Converse, Copyright 1999, Published by
and available from Arkansas Research, PO Box 303, Conway, AR 72033
501/470-1120 voice and fax ISBN 1-56546-147-
According to:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~arlonoke/lonoke_county_wills.htm
She is mentioned as Lula Ricks.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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