Umberson Family

Jerome 'George' Umberson

Jerome George UmbersonAge: 34 years18541888

Jerome George Umberson
Given names
Jerome George
Name suffix
Also known as
George, J. George, Jerome2
Birth June 11, 1854 54 40
Marriage of a parentJerome George Umberson Sr.Nancie Jane HoldingView this family
about 1854


Marriage or most likely common law..probably Arkansas [SCR-S41]. No divorce of Elizabeth Kellum Umberson was ever found. -BWU

Birth of a half-brotherBenjamin McCullouch Umberson
September 29, 1861 (Age 7 years)

S.C.Rainwater (SCR) docs show middle name McCullouch but Joyce U. B. had as McCullough. -BWU 1.2017 Or born September 29 1862, in Van Buren, Arkansas per in Umberson2.FTW -BWU 8.2015

Birth of a half-sisterSwela “Sudie or Malinda” Umberson
April 15, 1863 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherEdward Kellum
1863 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Wesley1 Umberson
1866 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a half-brotherJohn [Arthur or William] Umberson
July 11, 1866 (Age 12 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Franklin UmbersonAnn Ophelia (Westmoreland) Neal UmbersonView this family
October 31, 1866 (Age 12 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherKarenhappuch “Happy” Tabor
1869 (Age 14 years)
Death of a fatherJerome George Umberson Sr.
between 1868 and 1870 (Age 13 years)


Maybe Denton Cm., FM137, Roxton, TX. Inconclusive, no proof. Now in 2015 suspected to be under Lake Lewisville, as undocumented cemeteries were apparently not moved. –Source S.C. Rainwater

MarriageOrpha Ann Savanna (Kiker) Umberson HuntView this family
December 26, 1875 (Age 21 years)
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Franklin UmbersonMary Jane “Elizabeth” (Singleton) McDonald Presnall UmbersonView this family
June 18, 1876 (Age 22 years)

Death of a sisterSarah Jane Umberson
1876 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a child
Unnamed baby Umberson
about 1877 (Age 22 years)
Death of a childUnnamed baby Umberson
about 1877 (Age 22 years)

Note: Baby died at birth was 1st born, date unknown, per MAU in 4 page doc to HRU on Feb. 4,1975. -BWU 3.2017
Birth of a son
George Washington Umberson
August 26, 1878 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
Safronia “Fronia, Feroni, Lefronia” Umberson
July 13, 1880 (Age 26 years)

Death of a sisterCarol Annie Umberson
between 1870 and 1880 (Age 15 years)

Death of a sisterAmanda F. Umberson
after 1880 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
Charles William “Willy, Will” Umberson
January 7, 1882 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
Nettie May (Umberson) Middlebrooks
July 10, 1884 (Age 30 years)
Death August 21, 1888 (Age 34 years)

Cause of death: Fell from wagon and onto an axe.
Note: Oaklawn Cem, Waco, Texas per Rainwater
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: August 18, 1835Lowndes Co., Mississippi, USA
21 months
elder brother
8 years
elder sister
-19 months
elder sister
5 years
elder sister
-5 years
elder brother
14 years
13 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Nancie Jane Holding - View this family
Marriage: about 1854
8 years
18 months
3 years
John [Arthur or William] Umberson
Birth: July 11, 1866 66 32Roxton, Lamar County, Texas, United States
Death: July 31, 1911Roxton, Lamar County, Texas, United States
Family with Orpha Ann Savanna (Kiker) Umberson Hunt - View this family
Marriage: December 26, 1875McLennan Co., Texas
3 years
23 months
18 months
3 years
-7 years
Pleasant William “Paul or Pleasant” Hunt + Orpha Ann Savanna (Kiker) Umberson Hunt - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: February 11, 1889
9 years
-23 months


Oaklawn Cem, Waco, Texas per Rainwater

Shared note

Marvin Albert Umberson says George W. U. was a Watkins Salesman from wagon, and his father Jerome2 "George" may have died from fall on axe in wagon/crash (Joyce Bearden confirms).

JGU#2 was deceased by time GW Umberson was 10 yrs old.

Per Kellum records from L.McDugal..Kellums say JGU1 may be in unmarked grave in old Denton Cemetary. Good size town of 80,000 drove through but didn-t stop & ask dir. 35E, go No. to Denton, TX. Do R&D. Note Denton Cemetary is Off 35E/Loop, Denton, TX, 35E n. of Dallas. -BWU 1998

JGU1 Not in Jacksboro (Oaklawn..on Post Oak St.) or Gholson. -BWU 1998

The orphan ref. is from L. McDugal (Gholson Historian) bio. on Kellums. Per MAU1, "may or may not be Marvin Sr. Grandfather, but that is what Joe E. Umberson thinks; Marvin Sr. is unsure because JGU2 died when GWU was only 10 years old--their was little history or stories passed on about this."

In BWU files, Bible paper copy items from ?: Doesn't seem right...their was already a George W. doubtful George G is from Jerome G...1810 or 1855 from various ref. .perhaps a JG Jr. & Sr. ? Note O. Savanas entry with 1st spouse JG shows only GG... BWU 1998 discussed with Mary Ann Brame is also unsure as to who Jerome Umberson father or mother is.

Marvin Umberson then Harold Umberson has photo passed on from Lois Umberson (Modesto, CA) that is beleived to be Marvins Great-Grandfather (Jerome1 b.~1810). This is the ONLY picture knoiwn to BWU of reportedly, by MAU and Lois--of JGU1.

JGU2 Buried Location 80: Index to Early McLennan Co., TX Deaths, John M. Usry, Central TX Genl. Soc. aka in Oaklawn Cem, Waco, TX. pictures are in the SCRainwater web and book on Clois Rainwater and affiliated families. DATE: Fri Oct 9 10:52:33 1998 NAME: Joyce Bearden EMAIL: 2310 Nashville Norman OK 73071 NOTE: Darla Santillanes 4633 Gila Space 19 Farmington, NM 87402 SURNAMES: UMBERSON HOLDING KIRBY NIX PENN JONAL QRYTEXT: Seeking info on Jerome(Gerome) G. Umberson b 1810 ALA m Jane Holding b 1840 MS lived in Crawford Van Buren Co. ARK and had the following children: Benjamin McCulloch Umberson b 29 Sep 1861 Crawford Van Buren ARK m Brazzie Penn 17 Mar 1892 in Paris TX Swela Umberson b 1875 m ? Kirby John W. Umberson b 1868 d 31 July 1911 in Roxton TX m Suzie Nix. Jane Holding's parents were John N. Holding and Mary Jonal Holding. Any info would be helpful. Thanks. URL:

***1-13-2002 Source: Rainwater 1151: Land Patent 13275 for 42.18 acres in Choctaw, Winston Co., MS, issued 27 Feb 1841 to Jerome Umberson, scan of original and BLM summary 1491: Marriage license, 11 Aug 1835, and minister's return, 18 Aug 1835 for Jerome Umberson and Elizabeth Kellum, Lowndes Co., MS, Book 1 pg 127, photocopy of microfilmed original 1497: Certificate #7446, sale of land grant by Jerome Umberson to Samuel Butler, dated 27 Feb 1841, Columbus, MS, scan of original, from Joyce Beardon 1498: Certificate #13275, sale of land grant by Jerome Umberson to Samuel Butler, dated 27 Feb 1841, Columbus, MS, scan of original, from Joyce Beardon 1521: Umberson tombstones in Old Denton Cemetery, FM 137, Roxton, Lamar Co., TX, PDF virtual tombstone tour, photos by R. Steven Rainwater and Susan Chance-Rainwater, 3 Nov 2001 Jerome George UMBERSON (Jr.) BIRTH: 11 JUN 1854, Chicksaw Co., MS [S256] [S7] DEATH: 21 AUG 1888, McLennan Co., TX [S256] [S256] BURIAL: Oakwood Cm, McLennan Co., TX [S80] 80: Index to Early McLennan Co., TX Deaths, John M. Usry, Central TX Genl. Soc. TITLE: Jr. OCCUPATION: Farmer Father: Jerome George UMBERSON Mother: Elizabeth "Bettie" KELLUM

Family 1: Orpha Savannah KIKER MARRIAGE: 26 DEC 1875, McLennan Co., TX [S120]

+George Washington UMBERSON +Safronia E. UMBERSON +Charles William UMBERSON +Nettie M. UMBERSON

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