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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Lafe Tatum, 6 South 49 West



James Wesley TATUM and Susan BOWEN were married on 1 Aug 1864 in Mercer Co., Ky

In 1870 James had been married to Sarah, with Amanda, 5.
James W. Tatum married Rolinda Milburn on February 23, 1873 in Washington County, Kentucky.
Rolinda Pinkston had married Nathaniel Milbourn in 1867 in Washington County, and been living with her parents in 1870, with SElizabeth 1 (must be Sarah(.

In 1880 Washington County, Kentucky, James W. Tatum is farming, 48, with Rolinda 38, Amanda 15, Sarah E. 11, James S. 6, "Layfayette" 4, Robert 2, and Laura B. nine months. All were born in Kentucky.


Rolinda is widowed in 1900 Shelby County, Kentucky, born September 1844, with son James 25 and Robert 20, daughter Artie 19.

In 1910 Rolinda is in Louisville, Kentucky. Robert 30 is with her , and so is Artie Harris 28, and her husband O.L. 30.

Rolinda (Pinkston) Tatum 1842-1917 is buried in Washington County, Kentucky, # 140098197. "Rolinda Pinkston married 1st. 9 Nov. 1867 in Washington Co. Ky., Nathaniel Milburn. Mrs. Rolinda Milburn married 2nd. 23 Feb. 1873 in Washington Co. Ky., James Wesley Tatum, & they had 7 children (according to 1910 census)."

Manda E. Tatum married Malen Lowery in Washington County November 12, 1880.
Amanda Lowery 1865-1912 is buried in Wichita, Kansas # 33263395.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Lafe is farming, 33, born in Kentucky, living alone
Lafe claimed two quarters in sections 5 and 6, 6S 49W in 1913.

He registered for WWI with a Seibert, Colorado address, born January 20, 1876, farming by himself. His nearest relative wa James Samuel Tatum of Peoria, Illinois.

James Samuel Tatum was born January 15, 1874 in Springfield, Kentucky to James W. Tatum and Rolinda Pinkston.

In 1920 Lafe is a farm hand for Thomas and Susan Barnett, both born in Missouri.

Lafe is buried in Flagler 1877-1921 # 27002090.



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