Americus G. 'Marcus' Jobe
alias - Frank McKinney--b. January 24, 1850 Washington Co., AR
--d. January 30, 1929 Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona
--m/1 Mary Sophia Elizabeth HASTINGS
--March 10, 1867 Benton Co., AR
----b. abt 1851 Benton Co., AR
------d/o James Montgomery Hastings and Harriet Rozanna DAVIDSON
--------gd/o Henry C. Hastings and Mary D. WORD
----------gt gd/o Henry C. Hastings and Martha CATES
------------gt gd/o Henry C. Hastings and Elizabeth McDANIEL
--------gd/o John Edwin Davidson and Mary HOLMES
----------gt gd/o George Davidson and Rosanna FALLS
------------2nd gt gd/o George Davidson and Catherine Penelope REESE
------------2nd gt gd/o Gilbreath Falls and Isabel KERR
----------gt gd/o James Holmes and Mary NAIL
--m/2 Angeline 'Annie' STINNETT
--March 24, 1871 Washington Co., AR
----b. abt 1854 Pike Co., AR
------d/o Captain John Stinnett and Mary 'Polly' CARLOCK
--------gd/o Isham Stinnett, Sr. and Elizabeth 'Betsy' AUSTIN
--m/3 Nova Zembly 'Emily' McKINNEY
----b. January 1856 Franklin Co., AR
----d.1910/1920 probably New Mexico or Arizona
------d/o Wiley Boley McKinney and Mary WELDON
--------gd/o John Myers McKinney and Margaret 'Petty' LEE
----------gt gd/o James Lee and Sarah -
--------gd/o John W. Weldon and Margaret A. MULLIGAN
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My Websites for Americus
- Americus G. Jobe & 1) Mary Hastins 2) Annie Stinnett 3) Nova McKinney Records
- Job(e) Legacy - Gedcom on Rootsweb World Connect
Descendants of Andrew Job Jr
1871, March -Benton, Co, Arkansas-Mary S. E. Hastings Jobe is referenced as Mary S.E. hastings, no longer "wife of Americus G. Job". She would have been about 20 at that time.
Mary's father died in January 1861 and the Administrator had yet to complete disposition of the estate when the Civil War erupted. Because civil law was suspended, disposition of his estate was placed on hold until early 1866 but actual court proceedings were not commenced until March 1868. Benton's rebuilt courthouse did not open until late 1867.
Due to the necessity of "catch-up" after the war, extensive filings were involved in the affairs of James Montgomery Hastings' estate. This included repetitive mention of who his children were. Historically, researchers may find the following writing by the Administrator enlightening:
During the 4+ years (1868-1871) it took to finally settle the estate, Mary S.E. Hastings is repeatedly identified as "Mary S .E. Job". In 1870, in a claim filed by the heirs against the Administrator for allowing illegal and unsubstantiated claims to be paid, Mary as a plaintiff heir is identified as "Mary S.E. Job, wife of Americus G. Job." The suit and counter suit apparently ended up before a "Special Judge" in the March 1871 term. At that point, Mary was now identified as "Mary S.E. Hastings." Thus, it would appear that Americus and Mary were no longer husband and wife by March 1871.
According to the Jobe family, Americus married Annie Stinnett in about 1871 in Washington Co, AR and later Nova McKinney. Americus is credited with having five children; i.e., sons Buckner and Mack and daughters Sallie, Jennie and Katie. Also a set of twins who died as infants. Which children were born to which wife is unknown. However, the Jobe genealogy consists of a mainly Presbyterian "clan" that typically had very large individual families. Having only five children was atypical. Whether Mary produced any children with Americus or if she remarried is unknown at this time.
Mary S.E. Hastings was part of the large Hastings clan located generally between Gravette and Gentry in western Benton Co.,. For Mary to have married someone outside of Benton Co., was atypical whereas Americus' associated Jobe clan was solidly to the south in adjoining Washington Co, AR. However, Americus' uncle John Wesley Jobe was a Clergyman who married Miriam Jackson in 1851 in Benton Co, AR and resided with a large family in Benton Co., in 1860 and 1870.
Hugh Job 23 TN Jane 23 ARK Martha 3 ARK America 1.6 ARK (should be Americus) (living next door to father - Nathan Jobe)
Hugh S. Jobe 35 TN Jane 30 ARK Martha Susan 12 ARK Anderson 10 ARK (should be Americus) Leroy M? 8 ARK George M. 3 ARK
Married in Washington Co, AR although the marriage is recorded in Benton Co., (Book A, Page 83). Mary is stated to have been 16 years old and Americus 19 years old (versus actually just over 17).
John STINET 74 m w b TN Farmer Mary 59 f w b LA Keeps house Marcus JOB 23 m w b AR farmer P.E. val - 100$ Angelina JOB 24 f w b AR Keeps houseThough Angelina is shown with the Job surname, she and 'Marcus' were married until March 1871
Americus Jobe married Annie Stinnett
Americus Jobe and Nova McKinney either married or started to live together.
Either living in Choctaw Nation (Indian Territory of Oklahoma) or possibly Texas, if we can believe the birthplace of his children from later census records.
Title: Criminal Defendant Case File for Americus G. Jobe, 1883 - United States. District Court. Western District of Arkansas. Fort Smith Division. (Scope & Content Crime: Assault Jacket Number: 104)Americus was arrested at Fort Smith on December 4, 1883 and bonded out on December 10, 1883, so he spent a little less than a week in Jail, that we know of, toward the end of 1883.
"On this 29th day of Dec 1883, came the United States of America, the Plaintiff in this case, and the defendant in his own person and by his attorney Wm. M. Cravens Esq. when the following testimony was heard and proceedings had, to wit: Jackson Moore being duly sworn, deposes and says: I reside at Sculleyvill Co. in Choc. Nation and know the defendant in this cause. I live in the same neighborhood with defdt. We never had any difficulty with him whatsoever. He never made any attempt on my life that I know of. He never drew a weapon on me except in fun that I know of. Went to a cotton picking last fall and had a little show fight, we were in play and I suppose that is what this complaint grew out of. I never reported it to the Marshall and if it was reported someone else did it."
Bill Harvey writes:
The record we have does not show the outcome of this case (although I would be surprised if it went very far with the victim repudiating the attack). We also do not know what other trouble Americus may have had with the law. But I believe that we may eventually find that Americus G. Job took whis wife's maiden name, McKinney, and changed his first name to Frank, for reasons unknown to us, and the children's surname was changed as well. He went by "Mack" which would have fit Americus or McKinney. We do not have all the evidence yet, but the evidence we do have seems consistent with this theory.
Frank McKinney head w m Jan 1847 52 m-25yrs TX UNK UNK stockman Nova wife f w Jan 1856 43 m-25yrs TX UNK UNK (10 children-5 living) Buckner son m w Feb 1881 20 s TX TX TX Sallie dau f w Feb 1883 17 s Ind Territory Mack son m w July 1885 14 s Ind Territory Jennie dau f w April1888 12 s Ind Territory Katie dau f w June 1893 9 s Oklahoma*a few doors down on this same page is the Hugh V. JOBE (his brother's family)
Frank McKinney head m w 60 TX MS MS farmer Nova wife f w 53 TX IL Tn (10 children -5 living) Buck son m w 24 s TX Jennie dau f w 22 s TX Katie dau f w 17 s TX
Frank McKinney head m w 71 wd MS MS LA trapper - not employed
Bill Harvey writes:
. . . confirmed that Frank McKinney and Americus Jobe were likely the same person, by finding Frank McKinney's death certificate showing his parents as Hugh McKinney and Jane Lawrence (same parents as Americus Jobe, but substitute Hugh Jobe for Hugh McKinney) and birth and death dates are a close match to what Americus's brother (my great grandfather, HV Jobe) recorded
Detailed Obituary Information for Frank McKinney : Date of Birth: Monday , January 01, 1855 City of Birth: State of Birth: Country of Birth: Cause of Death: alcoholism Date of Death: Wednesday, January 30, 1929 City of Death: Flagstaff State of Death: AZ Country of Death: U.S.A. City of Burial: Flagstaff State of Burial: AZ Country of Burial: U.S.A. Obituary Dated: Friday , February 01, 1929 Section of Obituary: 1 Page of Obituary: 1 Column of Obituary: Comment:
Lenn McKinney was apparently a victim of Nuclear Fallout. More can be found in the book:
Fallout: Am American Nuclear TragedyBy Philip L. Fradkin
Edition: 2, illustrated
Published by Big Earth Publishing, 2004
ISBN 1555663311, 9781555663315
Widow's Questions Led to Utah Radiation TrialBy George Raine, Special to the New York Times
Published: October 3, 1982
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Ann (Jobe) Brown