Person:John Carothers (11)

m. 18 March 1786
  1. James Carothers1786-1796 - 1846
  2. Jean Carothers1786-1796 -
  3. John Caruthers1793 - 1880
  4. Jane Caruthers
  5. Rachel P Caruthers1805 - 1882
  6. Margaret Caruthers
m. Dec 1820
  1. Elizabeth Caruthers - 1872
  2. David Caruthers1824 - 1857
  3. Mary J Caruthers1825 -
  4. Martha E Caruthers1826 -
  5. Thomas Henry Caruthers1827 -
  6. Andrew CaruthersBET 1828 AND 1833 -
  7. Martin V Caruthers1834 - 1909
  8. James F Caruthers1836 - 1914
  9. Lucy F Caruthers1842 -
  10. William Caruthers1844 -
  11. Margaret Caruthers
  12. Julius S Caruthers1846 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] John Caruthers
Alt Name[8] John Carruthers
Alt Name J Caruthers
Gender Male
Birth[1] 04 Jul 1793 Fishersville, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Alt Birth[3][8][9][10] 04 JUL 1793 Augusta, Virginia, USA
Alt Birth[4] 1794 Virginia, USA
Census[2] 1820 Greenville, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Alt Marriage Mar 1820 to Ann Rhodes Martin or Nancy Brown
Marriage Dec 1820 Albemarle, Virginia, United Statesto Ann Rhodes Martin or Nancy Brown
Alt Marriage 17 NOV 1828 Albemarle, Virginia, USAto Ann Rhodes Martin or Nancy Brown
Alt Marriage DEC 1828 Albemarle, Virginia, USAto Ann Rhodes Martin or Nancy Brown
Immigration[1] 1832 Missouri, Boone, Missouri, United States
Residence[7] 01 JUN 1840 Boone, Missouri, USA
Residence[3] 1850 Boone, Missouri, USA
Residence[4] 1860 Boone, Missouri, USA
Residence[8] 1870 Boone, Missouri, USA
Residence[5] 1880 Boone, Missouri, USA
Death[1] 11 Dec 1880 Columbia, Boone, Missouri, United States

An obituary from the Columbia Statesman 17 Dec 1880 recounts his life: Died-Caruthers On Saturday morning, Dec 11, 1880, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Lucy Watson, eight miles northwest of Columbia, Mo., Mr. John Caruthers in the 88th year of his age. Mr. Caruthers was born in Augusta County, Va., and two miles from Tinkling Spring (Presbyterian) meeting house on July 4, 1793. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, served six months under Capt. Larue(?). Col. Lindsey, Gen. Porter, at Norfolk, Va., and was drawing a pension at the time of his death. In March, 1820 he married a Miss Nancy Brown, the daughter of a well-to-do farmer who lived about two miles from his father’s home, and settled on one hundred acres of land given him by his father. She died in 1827 leaving three children, a son and two daughters. The son, David, removed in early life to California, where he married and engaged in mining. He adopted the plan of tunneling for gold, and was quite successful. He would have accumulated a large fortune, but for an incident which resulted in his instant death. The supporting props of the walls of the tunnel gave way, crushing him to death between a mass of earth and stone. He left no family but his wife. One of the daughters, Mary married Moore Petty, Esq., a well-known and highly respected farmer, teacher and justice of the peace, who resides near Bethlehem Church, in the neighborhood of Harrisburg in this county. Martha, another daughter by his first marriage, married Mr. Ishmael Vanborn, a well-known and prosperous farmer who died several years ago, and who lived near Midway, on the Columbia and Rocheport turnpike. Mrs. Vanborn died before her husband, leaving two children, a son and a daughter. In 1828 Mr. Caruthers married his second wife, Miss Ann Rhodes Martin, of Albemarle County, Virginia, by whom he had 12 children, seven of whom are living. Thomas H, the oldest, is married and lives on a farm seven miles northwest of Columbia and near where his father died. Andrew died in his eleventh year. Martin V is married and lives near Harrisburg, in this county. James K is married and lives on the farm formerly owned by his father-in-law, Alexander Douglas, Esq., five miles northwest of Columbia. William lives near Harrisburg. Julius is dead. His oldest daughter by the second marriage, Margaret, married Mr. John Richards, of Rocheport. Elizabeth, the second daughter, who died a few years ago, married Mr. Geo W Thurston, who lives near Midway. The third and youngest daughter, Lucy, married Mr. James Watson, deceased, who lived on an adjoining farm to his brother-in-law, Mr. Thomas H Caruthers. It was at her house that the deceased died. Mr. Caruthers emigrated to Missouri in the fall of 1832, coming with John Akeman from Bath County, Va. and living for the first four years on the farm now owned by Mr. Robert Scott, five miles west of Columbia. He afterwards purchased 160 acres of land on the old Sexton Road where it crosses the Perche, on which he lived for thirty years. The farm is now occupied by Mrs. Hezekial (Mullaline?). His last wife died in November 1850, but he did not break up housekeeping until 18??, since which time he has lived with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Lucy Watson. In 1818 or 19 he united with the Presbyterian Church and died (knowing?) of the Peace to his ashes, as they rest in the family graveyard on the old homestead.

1820 US Census: Elizabeth Caruthers in Stanton, Augusta County and John Careathers in Waynesboro, Augusta County. (1 male 26-44 and 1 female 26-44 is consistent with his just marrying Nancy Brown earlier in 1820.)

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Obituary for John Caruthers, in The Columbia Statesman.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1820 US Federal Census - Augusta Co., Virginia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. District 8, Boone, Missouri, roll M432_392, page 411, image 360.

    Record for John Caruthers

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Missouri, Boone, Missouri, post office Columbia, roll M653_608, page 0, image 442.

    Record for John Caruthers

  5. 5.0 5.1 Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Missouri, Boone, Missouri, ED 18, roll T9_676, page 192.1000, image 0396.

    Record for John Caruthers

  6. Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Individual Records. (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000;), Database online.

    Record for Elizabeth Virginia Caruthers

  7. 7.0 7.1 Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. , Boone, Missouri, roll 220, page 78.

    Record for John Caruthers

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;), Database online. Township 49, Boone, Missouri, post office Sturgeon, roll 760, page 181, image 364.

    Record for John Carruthers

  9. William F Switzler. History of Boone County, Missouri. (Date: 1882;), P 980 and P 391.

    John Caruthers, veteran of War of 1812, born in Virginia in 1793. Came to Boone in 1832. Died in 1879 (however incorrect, is on 1880 census!)

  10. Newspaper Obituary, Columbia Statesman 17 Dec 1880 obituary of John Caruthers.