Flora Rivers McNeill1,2,3

ID# 2149, (1843 - 1913)
FatherThomas Henry McNeill4,5,6 (1 Aug 1821 - 29 Nov 1866)
MotherRebecca Ann Tuck4,7,5 (3 Oct 1824 - 22 Nov 1859)

Key Events:

Birth: 26 Aug 1843, Christian Co., Kentucky8,9,10,11
Marriage: 29 Jul 1861, Shelby Co., Tennessee, John P. Caruthers (about 1820 -12,13,14 )
Death: 30 May 1913, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois4
Burial: 31 May 1913, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois4
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

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Narrative:

     Flora Rivers McNeill was born on 26 Aug 1843 in Christian Co., Kentucky.8,9,10,11
     Her mother died on 22 Nov 1859, when Flora was 16 years old.15,16,17
     Flora married John P. Caruthers on 29 Jul 1861 in Shelby Co., Tennessee, apparently after having been married 17 Jul 1861 in Coahoma Co. Mississippi.12,13,14
     Flora and John 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.18
     Flora and John 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.19
     She 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, her mother's sister, on 20 Oct 1883.20
     Her husband died in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.21,22
     Flora appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, in the household of Elizabeth Caruthers, her daughter.23
     Flora died on 30 May 1913 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, at age 69.4 She was buried on 31 May 1913 in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.4

Children:
     Children with John P. Caruthers:

  • James P. Caruthers24,25 (21 Apr 1862 - 21 Jun 1916)
  • Thomas H. Caruthers24,25 (abt 1864 - )
  • Robert Lee Caruthers21,24,6 (5 Jan 1864 - 5 Aug 1911)
  • Elizabeth Caruthers24,26,23 (4 Aug 1866 - 4 Jan 1937)
  • Emma Caruthers24 (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 Flora Caruthers and states Rebecca McNeil was her mother.
  3. [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 Flora E. Rivers McNeill.
  4. [S4937] "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1939, 1959-1995," FamilySearch.org, record for Flora Mcneil Caruthers.
  5. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 138.
  6. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 60.
  7. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, shows Rebecca as Floria's mother.
  8. [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, as 26 Aug 1843.
  9. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007, shows date, as 26 Aug 1843, county, and state.
  10. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 138, shows date, as 4 Oct 1844.
  11. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows age 26 and state.
  12. [S1354] John P. Caruthers and Flora R. McNeill, marriage bond, shows date, county, and state of bond, and license was issued same date.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [S1289] Register of Deaths, Commonwealth of Kentucky, , 1859, Christian Co. 1859, Rebecca A. McNeal, shows date, as 22nd, place, and residence as Mississippi.
  16. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 134, shows date, as 20th.
  17. [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, as 20th.
  18. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  19. [S1371] John P. Cruthers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  20. [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.
  21. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007.
  22. [S1369] Elizabeth C. Terhune household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows his wife as a widow.
  23. [S1369] Elizabeth C. Terhune household, 1910 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  24. [S630] Jno. P. Caruthers household, 1870 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  25. [S1371] John P. Cruthers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband.
  26. [S1371] John P. Cruthers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows Elizabeth as the daughter of Flora's husband.