John P. Caruthers1,2,3

ID# 16868, (1840 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 1840, Tennessee4,5,6
Marriage: 29 Jul 1861, Shelby Co., Tennessee, Flora E. Rivers McNeill (26 Aug 1843 - 30 May 1913)7,8,9
Death: Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee10,11
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John P. Caruthers was born in 1840 in Tennessee.4,5,6
     John married Flora E. 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.7,8,9 John and Flora E. Rivers McNeill 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.12
     He was an attorney.3,13
     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 1883.14
     John died in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.10,11

Children:
     Children with Flora E. Rivers McNeill:

  • Malcolm Carothers10 (abt 1848 - )
  • James Caruthers15,12 (abt 1862 - )
  • Thomas H. Caruthers15,12 (abt 1864 - )
  • Robert S. Caruthers10,15,12 (abt 1865 - )
  • Emma Caruthers15 (abt 1868 - bef 1880)
  • Elizabeth Caruthers15,12,16 (Aug 1868 - )

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. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007, shows year, as 1840, and state.
  5. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows age 50 and state.
  6. [S1371] John P. Cruthers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows age 60 and state.
  7. [S1354] John P. Caruthers and Flora R. McNeill, marriage bond, shows date, county, and state of bond, and license was issued same date.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007.
  11. [S1369] Elizabeth C. Terhune household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows his wife as a widow.
  12. [S1371] John P. Cruthers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  13. [S1371] John P. Cruthers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows occupation as lawyer.
  14. [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.
  15. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  16. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 60.