John Smith Toot1,2,3

ID# 16008, (1841 - 1920)
FatherMelcajah Rhum Toot4,5,6 (23 Jun 1802 - 26 Nov 1862)
MotherMariah Louis Smith7,5,6 (22 Jul 1811 - 11 Feb 1871)

Key Events:

Birth: 27 Nov 1841, Halifax Co., Virginia8,9,10
Marriage: 14 Oct 1874, Halifax Co., Virginia, Sallie R. Owen (18 Feb 1851 - 14 Oct 1895)11,12,13
Death: 2 Jan 19205
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John Smith Toot was born on 27 Nov 1841 in Halifax Co., Virginia.8,9,10 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of his parents, Melcajah Rhum Toot and Mariah Louis Smith.14,15
     John was a private in the 3rd Virginia Cavalry in the Civil War.16
     John appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 6 Aug 1870, reporting personal estate of $600.17
     John married Sallie R. Owen, daughter of Robert Easley Owen and Mary Ann Frances Howerton, on 14 Oct 1874 in Halifax Co., Virginia, with Jonathan H. Davis officiating.11,12,13
     John and Sallie R. Owen appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Black Walnut Twp., Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 17 Jun 1880, as were three Black domestic servants. Their daughter Mary was listed as living with them.18
     John appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Black Walnut District, Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 8 Jun 1900. His daughter Mary was listed as living with him, as was his sister, Sallie King, and her daughter, Mary A. Ballou.19
     He was a farmer in 1870, and a dry goods merchant by the time of his marriage, but returned to farming by 1900.20,21,22,23
     John died on 2 Jan 1920 at age 78.5

Children:
     Child with Sallie R. Owen:

  • Mary L. Toot18,19 (Dec 1875 - )

Citations

  1. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 88, 14 Oct 1874, Jno S. Toot and Sallie R Owen.
  2. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family", shows name as John Smith Toot.
  3. [S1635] Melcajah R. Toot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as John S. Toot.
  4. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 88, 14 Oct 1874, Jno S. Toot and Sallie R Owen, shows father as M. R.
  5. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family."
  6. [S1635] Melcajah R. Toot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 88, 14 Oct 1874, Jno S. Toot and Sallie R Owen, shows mother as M. L.
  8. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 88, 14 Oct 1874, Jno S. Toot and Sallie R Owen, shows age 32, county, and state.
  9. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family", shows date.
  10. [S999] Jno. S. Toot household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows month, year, age 58, and state.
  11. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 88, 14 Oct 1874, Jno S. Toot and Sallie R Owen, shows date and officiant.
  12. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family", shows date, as 28 Sep 1874 (may be date of bond).
  13. [S1603] John S. Toot household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows married.
  14. [S1635] Melcajah R. Toot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  15. [S1630] Melcajah R. Toot, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  16. [S994] "Civil War Service Records," Ancestry.com, record for John S. Toot.
  17. [S1613] John Toot household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  18. [S1603] John S. Toot household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  19. [S999] Jno. S. Toot household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  20. [S1613] John Toot household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  21. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 88, 14 Oct 1874, Jno S. Toot and Sallie R Owen, shows occupation as merchant.
  22. [S1603] John S. Toot household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as dry goods merchant.
  23. [S999] Jno. S. Toot household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.