(re: 1880 AR Census, Johnson Co., Hickey Twp) 1 Jun 1880. J.W. Bynum living with the M.L. Stewart family as a servant. Age 18. Works on farm. Born in AR. Father and mother both born in TN.
(re: 1900 AR Census, Logan Co, Driggs Twp) Born Jan 1860 in AR. Age 40. Lists John's dad's birthplace TN, mom AR. John was a farmer (1-1-A 0-3-4). Owned and lived on farm. John could read, couldn't write. Laura could read and write.
(ref: http://searches.rootsweb.com) In the Homestead and Cash EntryPatents from the Bureau of Land Management's GLO is listed the following: Name - Bynum John W / County - Logan / Sec - 26 / Twp - 7N / Rng - 27W / Acres - 40 / Dte - 1905/06/16
(re: 1910 AR Census, Logan Co. Washburn Twp) Lists John Wesley, Laura and children, except for Cal, Monroe, and Arthur. Mary Bynum claims Arthur was already married, and Monroe was living with him via 1910, Logan Co, Driggs Township - but I couldn't find Arthur or Monroe listed in the 1910 census. Lists John's dad's birthplace TN, mom VA. John could read, couldn't write. General farming - lived on farm.
(re: Mary Canady-Bynum) Family members tell her he was set on fire by the men he was with at the time.
(re: Death Certificate #2514) Died in Logan Co; Washburn Twp;Town of Chismville; district # 6128. Lived 5 miles east of Chismville,AR. He received a severe burn on hands, feet and body which was primary cause of death. Survived 2 1/2 days from burns before dying. Also suffered from nephritis. Informant was J. ?.
More About John Wesley Bynum: Burial: Unknown, Driggs, AR at Clark Cemetery (Logan Co).
More About John Wesley Bynum and Laura Ann Wood: Marriage: June 27, 1880, Johnson Co, AR.
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