Elizabeth [surname unknown]1,2,3

ID# 15982, (1855 - 1938)

Key Events:

Birth: 11 Apr 1855, Marion Co., Arkansas4,5,6
Marriage: John M. Mims, 13 Feb 1876, Logan Co., Arkansas4,7
Death: 1 Jun 1938, Logan Co., Arkansas8,9,6
Burial: Caulksville Cemetery, Caulksville, Logan Co., Arkansas10

Spouse:John M. Mims (29 Apr 1840 - 12 Mar 1888)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elizabeth [surname unknown] was born on 11 Apr 1855 in Marion Co., Arkansas.4,5,6
     Elizabeth married John M. Mims, son of Davis Russer Mims and Elizabeth Van Swearingen Cresap, on 13 Feb 1876 in Logan Co., Arkansas.4,7
     Elizabeth and John appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Six Mile Twp., Logan Co., Arkansas, enumerated 6 Jul 1880. Their daughter Emma and Sagie and his children Oscar by his prior marriage were listed as living with them.11
     Her husband died on 12 Mar 1888.12,13
     Elizabeth appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Six Mile Twp., Logan Co., Arkansas, in the household of her daughter Sagie and her husband, John Fletcher Wilson.14
     Elizabeth applied for a pension based on her husband's Civil War service on 6 Feb 1909 accompanied by affidavits from his brothers Linah and Davis. Her application was initially rejected, on 16 Aug 1909, for lack of proof of indigency. A supplemental affidavit by two acquaintances filed 23 Apr 1910 stated she did not own property exceeding $400 (exclusive of household goods and clothing) and had no other income exceeding $150 per year. A pension of $50 was approved 13 Aug 1910.15
     Elizabeth appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Ratcliff, Logan Co., Arkansas, in the household of her daughter and her husband.16
     Elizabeth appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Ratcliff, Logan Co., Arkansas, in the household of Omer McCaslin and Edith Lillian Wilson, her granddaughter and her husband.17
     Elizabeth appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Six Mile Twp., Logan Co., Arkansas, enumerated 9 Apr 1930, reporting that she owned home valued at $800, and owned a radio. Her daughter Emma and her husband, James M. Coogan, were listed as renting their home in the same dwelling.18
     She filed a questionnaire to continue here pension on 18 Feb 1932, stating she was then living at Ratcliff, Arkansas with her daughter Emma. She stated that she owned only a dower in her home place, valued at $400, and had no other income.19
     Elizabeth died on 1 Jun 1938 in Logan Co., Arkansas, at age 83.8,9,6 She was buried in Caulksville Cemetery, Caulksville, Logan Co., Arkansas.10
     
Research Note, 20 Nov 2014:

One source and several un-sourced online trees show her name as Elizabeth Arbuckle, which seems possible since her daughter's middle name was Arbuckle, but no documentation of that has been offered. Further no record can be found of any Arbuckle family in Marion Co., Alabama, where she said she had been born. Other online trees show her maiden name as Smith, again with no documentation.3,20

Citations

  1. [S982] John M. Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows name as Elizabeth Mims.
  2. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49894830, Elizabeth Mims, includes tombstone photo showing same.
  3. [S5082] Davis, in "Robert MIMS b. 1763 KY," listserve message 29 Jun 2003, shows name as Elizabeth Arbuckle.
  4. [S5091] Elizabeth Mims, Confederate Pension Records, 27 Jul 1909, Arkansas History Commission, Questionnaire, 18 Feb 1932, shows date, county, and state.
  5. [S4383] John F. Wilson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows month, year, age 45, and state.
  6. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49894830, Elizabeth Mims, shows year, and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  7. [S982] John M. Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows married.
  8. [S5091] Elizabeth Mims, Confederate Pension Records, 27 Jul 1909, Arkansas History Commission, Certificate of County Clerk 15 Jun 1938, shows date.
  9. [S4388] "Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950," Ancestry.com, record for Elizabet Mims, shows date and county.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49894830, Elizabeth Mims, includes tombstone photo.
  11. [S982] John M. Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 49894833, J. M. Mims, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  13. [S5091] Elizabeth Mims, Confederate Pension Records, 27 Jul 1909, Arkansas History Commission, Widows's Application for Pension, shows date.
  14. [S4383] John F. Wilson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas.
  15. [S5091] Elizabeth Mims, Confederate Pension Records, 27 Jul 1909, Arkansas History Commission.
  16. [S4384] John F. Wilson household, 1910 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas.
  17. [S4387] Oma McCaslin household, 1920 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas.
  18. [S4389] Elizabeth Mims household, 1930 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas.
  19. [S5091] Elizabeth Mims, Confederate Pension Records, 27 Jul 1909, Arkansas History Commission, Questionnaire, 18 Feb 1932.
  20. [S5091] Elizabeth Mims, Confederate Pension Records, 27 Jul 1909, Arkansas History Commission, Questionnaire, 18 Feb 1932, shows birth place as Marion Co., Alabama.
  21. [S1972] Glass, "Descendants of John M. Mims."
  22. [S982] John M. Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows Emma as the daughter of Elizabeth's husband.
  23. [S982] John M. Mims household, 1880 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows Sagie as the daughter of Elizabeth's husband.
  24. [S4383] John F. Wilson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Logan Co., Arkansas, shows Sadie as his wife and Lizzie as his mother-in-law.