This page is dedicated to the desendants of James M ISOM and his wife Jane Holt. James and Jane born in Tennessee or ? about 1814-1820. Married in Greene County,IN. Homesteaded in Greene County,Indiana between 1840 and 1860. They and some of their children, Andrew , Nancy Isom-Isom, James Irwin, Elizabeth Isom-Martin, Reason, Sarah Isom-King and John P, headed west to Missouri about 1860. Appear to be in Howell Co,MO abt 1861. As Civil War broke out, up to Franklin CO,MO until 1868, then moved on to Ozark Co,Missouri and homesteaded. Served their country in one Civil war and two World Wars. The majority of family stayed in Missouri but some traveled on to Californa, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Nebraska and Washington. Others stayed behind in Indiana and Tennessee. Would sure like to find them.
My " brickwalls ", trying to track down:
1. Where was family in 1860 ? Appear to be in Howell Co,Missouri. I can't find an Isom in this family anywhere.
2. James Irwin Isoms family. Last in Franklin Co,MO 1900. Wife Mary Jane Martin. Children, James M b1868, Christopher Columbus b1870 , C L b1876, George W b1879, Jenettee Nettie b1882, Harry b1887, Jessie Maudee b1889. Appears Nettie had child, John, born Aug 1899. James died Jan 1904. Mary lived with son,George W., she died in Sullivan,MO 1910. Grandchildren with last name of Jackson with her in 1910. Looks like Christopher was in Montana about 1900 as he homesteaded on the Missouri River on now what is Fort Peck Lake. He, along with family and nephew, Leslie Harry Jackson, in Portland,OR on 1920 census. The rest ?
*******Updated May 9, 2001.********
Well I found most of family CC Isoms family in Oregon/Washington. Forrest killed in action in France 1918. Robert(in US Navy), killed in motocycle accident in 1929. Burrett Dow in Navy, had son Robert.Fern married a Krone, son Floyd, as did Rheua, Buslach, sons Donald & Gordon. Anybody interested ? Contact me.
3.Rhuhmany Jane Blackburn. Married in Missouri, UK ? county, to James M Isom, second marriage, abt 1864 in Mo. Children, Isabella b1864, Mary b1866, Martha C b 1868. Proofed up as " Widow " on James M's homestead application 1874, Dawt, Ozark Co,MO. Sold land and disappeared. Found again in St Louis Co,MN. Homesteaded again as " widow " of James M Isom in 1880. Filed under 2sd section of act granting additional lands to soldiers and sailors who served in the war of the rebellion. Have not found any indication that James M was a Civil war veteran. Have not found on 1880 MN census yet. What happened to Rhuhmany? is she a Blackburn? On 1850 census with parents, don't show back up again until 1870.****** Still missing *******
4.Confirming parents of David Isom, who married first cousin ?, Nancy Isom, 1858 Howell Co. Mo. as George and Mary Isom on 1850 Franklin Co,MO census. The King family Bible says " married at Geo Isoms ". All information indicates this is so.
5. Who are James M Isom's parents ? was he born in TN or IN ?
Surnames on my tree include:
More being added as I find them. Last count I had about ( 3000 ) names.
Information from others welcome and I would be glad to answer your requests if I can.
Last updated OCT 28, 2002