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Matthew Gillaspie CARRICO
Rachael S. WILKINSON
NOTICE:  a patrilineal descendant of our subject is participating in the CARRICO Y-chromosome DNA Surname Project.  Results are a high-level match with descendants of Peter CARRICO I, 1674 immigrant to Maryland.
Husband:  Matthew / Mathew Gillaspie / Gillaspy CARRICO / CARICO
Birth:  1807-10, KY
Death:  bet. Jun 1863 and 23 Dec 1865, Panola Co., TX
Occupation:  tanner, farmer
Military Service:  Republic of Texas
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  J-2a4b = J-M67 (Kit #145426)

Our subject is said to have been born in Spencer Co., KY, but Spencer County wasn't formed until 1824.  In terms of narrowing down the search for his parents, it matters very much which county it originally was at the time he was born (i.e., whether it was Shelby, Bullitt, or Nelson).

Marriage:
Wife:  Rachael / Rachel S. WILKINSON
Birth:  1817/8, LA
Death:  aft. 1870 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. 25 Dec 1865, Panola Co., TX, James Henry GARY; divorced in 1873
Father said to be:  James WILKINSON, Texas Ranger (fought at San Jacinto)
Children:
1.  Mary J. CARRICO, b. 1846/7, TX
2.  Matilda CARRICO, b. 1848/9; d. bef. 1860, TX

born in Panola Co., TX:
3.  William David CARRICO, b. 1852
4.  Sarah CARRICO, b. 1853/4
5.  Minerva E. CARRICO, b. 1855/6
6.  Angeline CARRICO, b. 1858/9; d. bef. 1870
7.  Amelia Louisa CARRICO, b. 1861/2

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas

Sources (n.b., Spencer Co. was formed in 1824 from Shelby, Bullitt, and Nelson Cos.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.  (The only M./Mat* CARICO/CARRICO in the entire census is the one in his 30s in Washington Co., KY, who married Ruth O'DANIEL and died in 1842 in other words, the one in Washington County is not our subject.)  Said to be in the 1830 "census" of Goliad Co., TX, which is presumably a tax list.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found as head-of-household, so he is presumably unmarried.  (The only M./Mat* CARICO/CARRICO in the entire census is the one in his 40s in Marion Co., KY, who married Ruth O'DANIEL and died in 1842 in other words, the one in Marion County is not our subject.)

4.  1846 Tax List:  Goliad County, Texas (online at Ancestry.com):  Mathew G. Ccahier.

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 64):  Panola Co., TX, Roll M432_913, p. 151B, 100/100, enumerated 26 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
M G Carico 40 M   Farmer   Ky
Rachael " 32 F       La
Mary J  "  3 F       Texas
Matilda "  1 F       Do
This is the only CARICO/CARRICO family in all of Texas.

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 30):  Carthage P.O., Beat No. 8, Panola Co., TX, Roll M653_1302, p. 392B, PN 130, 873/873, enumerated 30 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Mathew Carico 53 M   Farmer 1200 200 Ky
Rachel 29 F   H K     La
Mary 13 F         Tex
William  8 M         do
Sarah  6 F         do
Minerva  4 F         do
Angeline  1 F         do

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #36 of 64):  Carthage P.O., Beat No. 1, Panola Co., TX, Roll M593_1601, p. 247B, PN 36, 309/309, enumerated 19 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Gary Rachel 45 F W keeping house 500 1000 Louisiana
     Minerva 14 F W at school     Texas
     Louisa  8 F W       do
Rachel is not living with her second husband, James Henry GARY, but knowing they divorced in 1873 makes their separation no surprise.  Listed next to married son, William CARICO, who for a less obvious reason is not living with his wife, Mary Charlotte (GARY) CARRICO, a daughter of James Henry GARY.

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

9.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

11.  Messages posted to the Carrico Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

12.  Email from Nell Carrico Denova.

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