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Daughters of the Revolutionary War lineage:
Nancy Estes's parents (John D. Estes and Catherine Jane Kirkpatrick) (John's parents unknown)

Catherine Kirkpatrick's parents (Joseph Marion Kirkpatrick and Martha Patsy Ross)

Martha Patsy Ross's parents William Ross and Eliza Jane Allen | William Hugh Ross, Jr. and Mary Griffin

Other Ancestors:

Frances Skaggs parents: James Skaggs and Frances Beeler |

Joseph Kirkpatrick's parents ( David Sevier Kirkpatrick and Catherine White) | John Hugh Kirkpatrick and Margaret "Jane" Wilkins (possible Revoluntary War; there are 2 John Hugh Kirkpatricks)

Catherine White's parents (Joseph White and Janet Mebane)

Rutledge DNA Connection: Edward Gent Rutledge | James Enos Rutledge | William Richard Rutledge | Richard William Rutledge | Harry Milton Rutledge | Edgar Rutledge Taylor | (This line is connected by DNA, but we have not yet put together the puzzle pieces)

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Harry Milton Rutledge and Emma May Anderson

Harry was born on January 17, 1868 to Richard William Rutledge and Emily Kirby in Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois.

Emma Mae Anderson was born December 10, 1873, to William Anderson.

In the 1870 census, New Salam, McDonough County, Illinois, Harry is 2 years old living with his parents, Richard (53), farmer, born Virginia, and mother Emily (42), born in Delaware, and siblings Barker J (20), Robert T (20), Francis (17), George F (15), Johnson (13), Lyman (11), Eddy (7). Neighbors are Robert Rutledge family and John Rutledge family, and Jacob Taylor family. (How are they related?)

When did the family move from Illinois to Missouri and why? Where did Robert and John move to?

In the 1880 census, Salsbury, Chariton County, Missouri, Harry is 14 years old living with his parents, Richard (64, VA), Emilia (50, Del), and his siblings Johnson (23), Eddy (17), and Lulu (11).


On March 12, 1890, Harry (22) marries Emma May Anderson (16) at her father’s home (William Anderson), one mile north of Hallsville, Boone County, Missouri.

Mexico Weekly Ledger, Mexico, Missouri 20 Mar 1890, Thu   Page 1

The Reverend E.L. Rutledge officiated. Edward L. Rutledge is Harry's brother. Most of Harry’s brothers were Methodist ministers. He was married the first time by his brother in Booneville Missouri. His brother James was a circuit rider for the Methodist Church.
1890 census does not exist.


On January 17, 1891, Harry and Emma have a child, Eva Jane Rutledge, in Sturgeon, Boone County, Missouri. She would marry Elbert Davis and have one child, James Ralph Davis. She would die January 19, 1919, at the age of 28 years.

On July 25, 1894, Harry and Emma have a child, Edgar Rutledge.


Emma Mae Anderson died April 8, 1895 at the age of 21 years. Edgar was 8 1/2 months old. His father could not care for him, so family Taylor friends cared for him. James Polk Taylor married Martha Susan “Mattie” Matlock in 1891. Edgar would take on the Taylor name and become known as Edgar Rutledge Taylor. It is believe he legally changed his name to Taylor in his early teens.

It is possible that she died in child birth. Since they were married 5 years with no children, did they have trouble having children? She is buried in Prairie Hill Cemetery, Wayland Township, Chariton County, Missouri, which the family location confirms the marriage was not another Harry Rutledge. Her tombstone reads: Wife of H.M. Rutledge born Dec 10, 1983, Died April 5, 1895. (find-a-grave transcribed the stone as 1875 which I believe is incorrect.)


On March 3, 1897, Harry (29) marries Nancy “Nannie” Jane Miller (38) in Randolph County, Missouri. Both are from Huntsville. (She is 9 years old than him, is this correct?)

On October 19, 1898, Harry and Nancy Jane have a son, Hubert Alvin Rutledge, who sometimes uses the name “Hugh” in Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri. (If Nancy’s age is correct, she was 39 years old, which would explain why only one child was born.)


Front: Harry Milton Rutledge and Hubert Rutledge; Back: Edgar Rutledge Taylor and Eva Jane Rutledge.


1900 census (where are they in the 1900 census? Son Edgar is living with the Taylors)

On June 2, 1909, wife Nancy Jane dies at the age of 50 years and is buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Randolph County, Missouri.


1910 (where is Harry in the 1910 census? Daughter Eva is married in 1909 so she is in the 1910 census with her husband. Son Edgar is living with the Taylors. Son Hubert (11 years) is living with his cousin Omer M. Rutledge in Clifton, Randolph County, Missouri, and working as a farm laborer.)


The Cuba Review, Cuba, Missouri - 14 Sep 1911 - Page 6 (full article)
On September 14, 1911, in numerous newspapers across the state, the M.E. Church (Missouri Methodist) announced ministerial appointments in many districts in the state and H.M. Rutledge is appointed in the Macon District, Macon Circuit, as “supply.”


The Macon Times-Democrat, Macon, Missouri - 21 Sep 1911 - Page 8
On September 21, 1911, Harry is the new pastor in The Pines, as indicated in a newspaper article in The Macon Times-Democrat - 21 Sep 1911 - Page 8.


In the 1915 State Census, Kapioma, Atchison County, Kansas, Harry (HM) is 47 (DOB about 1868) years old, living with his wife Mabel (31), and his son Hubert (16). In the column for renting or owning a home, it indicates he is living in a parsonage.


One June 3, 1919, Harry (45) marries Mabel E. Alloway (29) in Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri. She would outlive Harry. (Where is her death information? I have found her mentioned in brother Frank’s obituary in 1941, so she was alive then still with the surname Rutledge, so not remarried. She is in St. Louis in 1930.)

In the 1920 census, Colorado, Mesa County, Fruita, District 0087, Harry is 57 years old (incorrect age listed), living with his wife Mabel (36), and son Hubert (21). His father is from West Virginia and his mother is from Delaware. He is employed as a farmer.


In the Salt Lake Telegram, Salt Lake, Utah, September 23, 1922, H.M. (Harry Milton) Rutledge is living at 604 West Ute Street, Grand Junction, Coloroda, and looking for his son H.A. (Hubert Alvin) Rutledge who was last living in Sego, Utah, where he worked in the coal mine.


The Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction Colorado - 19 Apr 1923 - Page 8

On April 16, 1923, Harry dies at his home at the age of 55 years, 604 West Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado, at the age of 55 years. His obituary states that he had made this city his home for something over the past two years. He is buried in Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

(Note: A family member has attempted and paid for the death certificate, but has run into "only family member access" problems. The 1870 and 1880 census he is living with parents Richard and Emily Rutledge.)


604 West Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado where Harry was living at his death as seen in 2019 on Google Maps.





Who were the Rutledges in Stockton? There are a lot of newspaper articles that indicate a Harry and a Mable Rutledge visited, and a lot more. Are they relatives? I see an Archie Rutledge which is of interest because my line has an Archie Rutledge.
Also, I see William Richard Rutledge had a son named Johnson -- I was just going through some non-related lines with the name Johnson...need to check that out again...families tended to name the same names so that can be clues.

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