All of the children’s applications look much like the previous. I did not find James Application till much later. Above are listed all of the associated application numbers.
Here is James application and its about the same as the others accept it lists that he claims Cherokee ancestry though his mothers side. We will investigate this more but I am excited about the Death dates of his father and mother. We see Henry Colbaugh died June the 14th 1862 which is coincidently my birthday June the 14th 1969 and oddly enough my mother Evelyn Colbaugh passed on the same day. Mary apparently passed June 19th 1893.
John Colbaugh who died 40 Years ago
Samuel Colbaugh born in 1836 and died 1901
George C Colbaugh living in Born in 1851 Rossville, Georgia
Frank Colbaugh Born in 1850 living in Blackburn, Oklahoma
John Colbaugh Born in 1850 living in Dayton, Tennessee
Sarah Colbaugh Born in 1834 and Died in 1835
Charlotte Colbaugh died 55 Years ago
Sarah Rockholt Colbaugh Born in 1835 died on the May 3, 1906(1?)
Tennessee Mavity Colbaugh Born August 5, 1849 and still living resides in Hamilton County, Tennessee
The grandparents listed is Henry Colbaugh Jr. and Polly Colbaugh and on his mothers side Samuel McCorkle and Jenna McCorkle. Both were born in Sullivan County Tennessee. He mentions the Colbaugh’s were in Sullivan County Tennessee and the McCorkle’s were in Meigs County On his fathers side the children where
On his fathers side Henry Colbaugh note his Grandfather was Henry Colbaugh Jr.
George Colbaugh died 23 Years ago
Samuel Colbaugh Residence Sullivan County Tennessee
Michael Colbaugh Residence Sullivan County Tennessee
William Colbaugh Residence Sullivan County Tennessee
Patsy Nolan Colbaugh Residence Sullivan County Tennessee
According to this website.
“John Colbaugh was born about 1780 in Tennessee. He married Mary Milhorn or Mottern.
Matilda Colbaugh (1802),
Francina Colbaugh (1804, married John M. Smith),
George Colbaugh (1807, married Elizabeth McCorkle),
Lucinda (Sina) Colbaugh McCorkle (1812, married Samuel McCorkle),
Michael Colbaugh (1815, married Catherine Cox),
Martha (Patsy) Colbaugh (1817, married Dennis Nolan),
William Colbaugh (1818, married Elizabeth Smith)
Henry Colbaugh (1822, married Levisa Nave, granddaughter of Abraham Nave),
Samuel Colbaugh (1824, married Maria Carr),
Mary Jane Colbaugh (1825, married John Massengill), and
Susan Colbaugh Cross (1826, married Samuel Cross).
In 1814, during the War of 1812, John Colbaugh was on Captain William King’s muster.
John died on March 3, 1832.
In 1840 Mary and her son, Henry were in Piney Flats, Tennessee.”
Notice that Lucinda’s name was Sina but James thought is was Jenna or perhaps spelled Senna. Henry and Polly are interesting. I need to investigate more. James is doing this from memory and was not perhaps aware of them all. Other notes n the page include
“The Massengills, Massengales and Variants, 1472-1931 by Samuel Evans Massengill, M.D. The King Printing Company, Bristol, Tennessee, 1931.
p. 324 The earliest Calbough we ever heard of in this section was our grandfather, John Calbough, who we think married a [Mary] Mottern. We do not know the order of the births of his children, but the following are the names:
a. The oldest, Henry, located in Meigs County, Tenn. and was living about 1929
b.Susan married a Cross. Think his name was Sam. She was the mother of Rev. Reece Cross of Sullivan County, and two daughters, Eliza and Leucreti
c. Lucinda married William McCorkle.
d. Sina married John M. Smith.
Their only son, Ruthedge Smith, was wounded when serving in the Confederate Army and was badly crippled for life.
Three daughters–Mary, who married John Arrants, who was also wounded while in the Confederate Army;
Eliza who married Christopher Baker, and A. B. who married William Anderson
e. Patsy married Dennis Nolan, an Irishman; one child Hyla Jane [Hilda Jane Colbaugh- who married George Malone [son of Jacob Malone and Elizabeth Webb]
f . William married Betty Smith. One child, George Calbough, Elizabethton, Tenn
g. William [sic-William] married Bettie Cox. Two children Lizzie, who died unmarried, and William who was killed in the Confederate Army at Richmond, Va. All communications were destroyed and his father walked from his home to Richmond in an unsuccessful attempt to recover the body
h. George located in Meigs County and later removed farther west
i. Samuel, who lived at Piney Flats married Maria Carr..
j. Mary Jane, next to the youngest, who was the third wife of John Massengill, son of Hal Massengill
k. The youngest child [?], Matilda, was accidently shot and killed when about 16 years old.”
Ok, here is his mothers side of the family
Cluitt(?) McCorkle Died in 1892
Lilburn McCorkle Died in the Mexican War
Robert McCorkle Died in the Mexican War
Betsy Colbaugh Died in 1864
Mary Colbaugh died in 1890
Lydia Ann Torbett living in Knoxville, Tennessee
Charlotte Lawson Bledsoe County Tennessee
Matilda Haynes died in 1901
Louisa Lilliard died in 1901
Lucinda Lives in Texas.
In the second application James says he claims through his great grandmother on my mother and grandmothers side. Her name was Housley but her Christian Name I cannot give but will furnish it later. She was enrolled and drew monthly.
Signed by James Colbaugh on the 24th Day of March 1907
E H Matthews was the Notary who signed and his term expires October 7 1907
This time it was witnessed by Tennessee Mavity and Frank Haynes. it was Tennessee who knew him for 46 years. Frank Knew him for 14 Years.
It does it make it clear who the commissioner was but he still does not have enough info.
Apparently James went to Fort Smith Arkansas to straighten this out. Or he has moved. He is later found buried in Oklahoma.
Lets move on to George Colbaugh. James must have encouraged him to also apply and strike while the iron was hot. I will continue on the next post
Reference: An American Family History Colbaugh Family of Sullivan and Cater Counties, Tennessee Colbach, Colbaugh, Colbough, Colbaugh, Colboth, Culbaugh , Colbock http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/TennesseeFamilies&Places/Calbaugh%20Family.html
National Archives https://www.archives.gov/