Looking for information on Jemima Paulina BURK TEMPLETON COLBERT who married Ira Colbert and is found in the 1870 & 1880 TX Lamar County censuses.
Jemima lived in Hot Spring County, AR at the time of the 1860 census and was a member of the “ New Prospect Lodge Number 20 of the Independent Order of Good Templars”. I understand this was an anti-alcohol/temperance organization and that there were similar groups in the Paris area and I suspect she would have remained active in this effort when moved to the Paris area. The general location of her residence in 1870 as noted at the top of the census page, is listed as “Beat A 2” - don’t know exactly what this expression “Beat” means. maybe means “Route “? Several years after Ira’s death, in the 1880 census, she is said to be living in Precinct 2. I would like to know where this/these areas were, what churches and temperance groups existed in this area during this period and if there are any members lists or records mentioning her, her children or her marriage to Ira. Her married name before her marriage to Ira Colbert was Templeton.
Does anyone know where I can find a map showing the precinct boundary lines of Lamar County in 1870 & 1880 ?
Jemima Paulina Burk b. 23-Apr-1828 Laurens, SC. d. after 1900 Coleman Co, TX
+ Robert W. Templeton b. 1828 Laurens, SC. “Abandoned the family”.
1 Barbara A. P. Templeton b. 1848 Tippah Co, MS.—-Nothing known after 1860 AR Hot Spring
Census & mention on Templars List.
2 Benjamin F. Templeton b.1849 Tippah Co, MS.—-Nothing known after 1860 AR Hot Spring
Census mention on Templars List.
3 George W. Templeton b. 1850 —-Nothing known after 1870 Lamar Co. Census.
4 Levi Young Templeton b. 1852 Tippah Co, MS. d.1894 Taylor Co, TX.
5 Thomas M. Templeton b. 1853 Tippah Co, MS. d. 1936 Coleman Co, TX.
6 Mary Templeton b.1854 Tippah Co, MS.—-Nothing known after 1860 AR Hot Spring Census.
7 Susan Cordelia Templeton b. 1857 TN. d. 1922
+ Ira Colbert b. about 1799 in Franklin Co., NC, d. 1-Dec-1877 Lamar Co., TX.
8 Theodosia Texas Colbert—-Nothing known after 1880 TX Lamar Census.
I would welcome any information on any of these people. Quite a bit is known about Levi, Thomas and Susan but I have found nothing on the remaining five children.