Notes for Josiah C. Kuykendall, Dr.: From E-Mail message 25 Oct 1997 from Larry A Rickert, a descendant of Josiah Kuykendall, it appears that Mathew Kuykendall, Jr. was the father of Josiah, or at least he had a son born in 1825 in Butler Co., KY, as was Josiah. Mathew was still in KY in 1850, so Larry Rickertt indicates he does not believe that Mathew, Jr. or Josiah were direct family member of the Kuykendall families which were part of Steven Austin's first 300. He also indicates the name KUYKENDALL (or Kuykendahl?) originated in the US. Thus all Kuykendalls in the US are likely related. The first arrived in the US in 1634 as part of the Hudson Trading Co.
1880 Census shows Josiah & Alzina (2nd wife) in Stephens Co., TX, where both he and Oscar (Amanda's son) in the "Dictionary of Physicians & Surgeons" as practicing there. They also apper in a number of other editions.
Around 1900, he moved to Indian Territory, OK (Chickasha, Grady Co. He died 19 Aug 1909 and is buried in Grady Co., OK. Larry Rickert has copies of his hand written and probated wills and obituary. Oscar ended up in Califorina and is likely buried there. Larry Rickert indicates he does not have much more on Amanda's other children, but he indiates an aunt, who also is a grandchild of Josiah, is doing reserch and now lives not far away in OK.
Amanda died after they moved to Ka. I estimate this to be between 1869 and 1871. Shortly after he married Alzina Woods, he had his name legally changed to Kendall. The court documents include all of Amanda's children, Alzina, and the first child of Alzina and Josiah.
At some time he came into possession of some land in Archer Co, south of Wichita Falls, which he later sold to Alzina Wood's father, James. Later, Alzina inherited it from her Father. Later, oil was found on the land and in a law suit, Oscar claimed the land was community property and that he and his sisters should receive half of the royalties. Anyway, it remained tied up in court for years with the lawyers being the only ones to benefit.
According to Gene Kuykendall (Internet address?), any variation of Kuykendall (originally Van Kuykendall) is part of the Kuykendall clan. Most common are Coykendall and Kirkendall. Luur Jacobsen arrived in 1634 with his father (Jacob Luursen) and later attached 'Van Kuykenall' to the family name, which means "from the valley with a view" referring to the Rhine Valley, their homeland in the Netherlands. Later, the Van was dropped and Kuykendall prevailed. It is widely accepted that anyone with a variation of the name are cousins.
Gene Kuykendall, an internet contact is the one who wrote the article on the family name variations. He also told me that Marshall Kuykendall of Austin, Tx, who wrote "Take Back Texas" has been researching the Stephen Austin Kuykendall's and will be publishing this year. (above from Larry Rickert)
From: LARRY RICKERT ALAR
Subj: Oscar Kuykenall (Kendall)
Claude, here's some more info on Oscar:
He appears in the "Medical and Surgical Directory of the United States" in 1890 practicing in Throckmorton, Throckmorton Co, Tx. He received his degree from Tulane University in 1884.
He also appears in the 1893 issue practicing in Wichita Falls, Tx and then 1906 issue in Riverside Calif.
Josiah appears in the 1886 issue of the "Medical and Surgical Directory of the United States, practicing in Crystal Falls, Stephens Co. And, then again in the 1890 issue, still in Crystal Falls. FYI, Josiah died on 8/19/1909 and is buried in Chickasha, Ok.
I had to con the AMA library in Austin into giving me access to their books. They were missing some and in others, neither Josiah nor Oscar showed up. But, back in those days, it's probably not a surprise.
More About Josiah C. Kuykendall, Dr.: Burial: 1910, Rosehill Cemetery, Bl.4Lot 25,Chikasha, OK.104 Misc.: Jun 1860, US Census, Josiah & Amanda in Matagorda Co., TX. Naturalization: Mar 01, 1853, Rec'd. Degree from St. Louis University. Occupation 1: Bet. 1686 & 1890, Medical Doctor in Crystal Falls, Stephens Co., TX & Crystal Falls. Occupation 2: Abt. 1855, Josiah listed in TX historical medical documnets @ http://mcgovern.library.tmc.edu/TexMed/mjfmedhistory/thmd%20K/thmdK.htm. Property: 1850, US Census, Caldwell Parish, LA (occupation, MD).
More About Josiah C. Kuykendall, Dr. and Amanda Wilson Calhoun Hunter: Marriage: Oct 06, 1854, Fort Bend, Co., TX.
Marriage Notes for Josiah C. Kuykendall, Dr. and Amanda Wilson Calhoun Hunter: Amanda died shortly after she and Josiah moved to KA. Estimated date of death is between 1869 and 1871. Shortly after, he married Alzina Woods and legally changed his name to Kendall. The court documents inclde all of Amanda"s children, Alzina and the first child of Alzina and Josiah.
Children of Josiah C. Kuykendall, Dr. and Amanda Wilson Calhoun Hunter are: