John P. Caruthers1,2,3,4,5

ID# 16868, (abt 1820 - )

Key Events:

Birth: about 1820, Tennessee6,7
Marriage: 21 Jul 1846, Christian Co., Kentucky, Elizabeth Rivers McNeill (7 Oct 1825 - 1 Apr 1849)8,9
Marriage: 29 Jul 1861, Shelby Co., Tennessee, Flora Rivers McNeill (26 Aug 1843 - 30 May 1913)10,11,12
Death: Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee13,14
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John P. Caruthers was born about 1820 in Tennessee.6,7
     John married first Elizabeth Rivers McNeill, daughter of Malcom McNeill and Martha Rivers, on 21 Jul 1846 in Christian Co., Kentucky, with Rev. Samual B. White officating.8,9
     John married second Flora Rivers McNeill, daughter of Thomas Henry McNeill and Rebecca Ann Tuck, on 29 Jul 1861 in Shelby Co., Tennessee, apparently after having been married 17 Jul 1861 in Coahoma Co. Mississippi.10,11,12
     John and Flora appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Shelby Co., Tennessee, enumerated 22 Aug 1870. Their children James, Thomas, Robert, Elizabeth and Emma were listed as living with them, as was her brother, Rivers McNeill, Mary Caruthers, age 7, who is listed last as if she is not their child, a 14-year-old black female, and an 8-year-old mulatto female.3
     John and Flora appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, at 751 Segwick St. Their children James, Thomas, Robert and Elizabeth were listed as living with them, as was a servant, Laura Coot, age 17, born in Germany.15
     He was an attorney.3,16
     He joined with a number of her siblings, their spouses, and the children of her deceased sister, in filing a contest to the will of Sarah Elizabeth Tuck, his wife's aunt, on 20 Oct 1883.17
     John died in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.13,14

Children:
     Child with Elizabeth Rivers McNeill:

  • Malcolm Carothers18,19 (1 May 1848 - 28 Dec 1891)

Children:
     Children with Flora Rivers McNeill:

  • James P. Caruthers20,15 (21 Apr 1862 - 21 Jun 1916)
  • Thomas H. Caruthers20,15 (abt 1864 - )
  • Robert Lee Caruthers13,20,15 (5 Jan 1864 - 5 Aug 1911)
  • Elizabeth Caruthers20,15,21 (4 Aug 1866 - 4 Jan 1937)
  • Emma Caruthers20 (abt 1868 - bef 1880)

Citations

  1. [S1354] John P. Caruthers and Flora R. McNeill, marriage bond.
  2. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, bond 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, for $250; bond same date for $500; Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, all show name as Jno P. Caruthers.
  3. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  4. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee, shows name as Jno. R. Carothers.
  5. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 137, shows name as John P. Caruthers.
  6. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows age 50 and state.
  7. [S1371] John P. Cruthers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows age 60 and state.
  8. [S7393] Marriage Bonds, Christian Co., Kentucky, 2:104, John P. Caruthers and Elizabeth R. McNeill, shows date and officant.
  9. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee, shows date.
  10. [S1354] John P. Caruthers and Flora R. McNeill, marriage bond, shows date, county, and state of bond, and license was issued same date.
  11. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, bond 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, for $250; bond same date for $500; Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, all show both of them listed along with the rest of Rebecca's children, with the petition showing Rebecca McNeill as their mother. Obviously the husbands of the daughters are included in accordance with property laws of the day.
  12. [S1372] "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," Ancestry.com, record for J. P. Caruthers and Flora R. McNeill, shows date as 17 Jul 1861 and county as Coahoma.
  13. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007.
  14. [S1369] Elizabeth C. Terhune household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows his wife as a widow.
  15. [S1371] John P. Cruthers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  16. [S1371] John P. Cruthers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows occupation as lawyer.
  17. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, bond 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, for $250, lists all the petitioners; bond same date for $500, lists petitioners but omits name of Rivers McNeill, apparently in error; Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, list petitioners and give relationship to Sarah, as well as stating cause of action; response of executors 6 Nov 1883 and 24 Jan 1884 claims no evidence was provided in support and does not provide sufficient grounds; and order of Probate Court 9 Feb 1884 transferring case to Circuit Court to try the validity of the will.
  18. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee.
  19. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 138.
  20. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  21. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 60.