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James Samuel FRUIT
[Margaret?] CLARK
Mary REEDER?
Husband:  James Samuel FRUIT
Birth:  13 Nov 1762, NC
Death:  8 Oct 1834, Kenney, De Witt Co., IL
Disposition:  buried Tunbridge Cemetery, Kenney, De Witt Co., IL
Father:  John FRUIT
Mother:  Sibyl __?__
Marriage-1:  ca. 1780
Wife-1:  [Margaret?] CLARK
Birth:  1750-60 (no doubt closer to 1760)
Death:  bef. 1813
Marriage-2:  27 Nov 1813, Christian Co., KY
Wife-2:  Mary REEDER

I have found no proof that the James who married Ms. CLARK is the same James who married Mary REEDER.

Children with Ms. CLARK:
born in Randolph Co., NC:
1.  John FRUIT, b. 1783; d. 20 Aug 1817, KY; m. 28 Sep 1808, Christian Co., KY, Elizabeth "Betsy" GRAY
2.  Thomas Clark FRUIT, b. 29 Oct 1784 
3.  Edmund FRUIT, b. 1 Nov 1786; d. 10 Mar 1861, Madison Co., IL; m. 31 Mar 1809, Christian Co., KY, Mary "Polly" GRAY; 1810/20/30 Census, Madison Co, IL
4.  Alexander FRUIT, b. 1789 
5.  Enoch James FRUIT, b. 22 May 1790 
6.  Elizabeth FRUIT, b. 1 Feb 1791 
7.  Sybella/Sebilla/Sabella/Sybbell FRUIT, b. 3 Nov 1795 

born ???:
8.  James Samuel FRUIT, Jr., b. 1800 

born in Christian Co., KY:
9.  Martha FRUIT, b. 7 Jan 1806; d. 16 Sep 1894, Jackson Co., OR; m. 10 Nov 1829, Christian Co., KY, Giles WELLS, s/o Lewis WELLS & Elizabeth BATES

Children with Mary REEDER:
James and Mary are said by some to have had a child, Thomas J. FRUIT, born in 1835.  This makes no sense because:

1)  They were married in 1813, so why one child born twenty-two years later (after the death of the father, but within 9 months of his death)?

2)  James already had a son named Thomas, born 1784.


Timeline
Year Location Event
1750-60   birth of Ms. CLARK
1762   birth of James Samuel FRUIT
1779 NC: Randolph Co. John FRUIT, father of our subject, taxpayer
bef. 1783   marriage of James FRUIT & Ms. CLARK
1783   birth of son, John
1784 NC birth of son, Thomas
1789   birth of son, Alexander
1790   birth of son, Enoch
1790 Census NC: Randolph Co. James FRUIT, head-of-household
1791   birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1795   birth of daughter, Sabella
1800   birth of son, James
1790-1800 NC to ? family moves
1800 Census - not in NC; KY census destroyed
[nor on 1797-1800 Christian Co., KY, tax lists]
1802 from ? to Christian Co., KY family moves
1804 KY: Christian Co. James FRUIT, taxpayer
1806   birth of daughter, Martha
1806 KY: Christian Co. marriage of son, Thomas, to Elizabeth THOMPSON
1808 KY: Christian Co. marriage of son, John, to Betsy GRAY
1809 KY: Christian Co. marriage of son, Edmund, to Polly GRAY
1809 KY: Christian Co. marriage of daughter, Elizabeth, to Samuel WALKER
1810 Census KY: Christian Co. James FRUIT, head-of-household
1812 KY: Christian Co. marriage of son, Alexander, to Polly PARSON
bef. 1813   death of [Margaret?] (CLARK) FRUIT
1813 KY: Christian Co. marriage of James Samuel FRUIT to Mary REEDER
1815 KY: Christian Co. marriage of son, Enoch, to Cynthia CLARK
1816 KY: Christian Co. marriage of son, Alexander, to Rebecca READER
1817 KY: Christian Co. marriage of daughter, Sybella, to John WALKER
1820 Census KY: Christian Co. James FRUIT, head-of-household
1821 KY: Christian Co. marriage of son, James, to Peggy STARKS
1829 KY: Christian Co. marriage of daughter, Martha, to Giles WELLS
1830 Census KY: Christian Co. James FRUIT, Sr., head-of-household
1835   marriage of son, James, to Sarah RANKIN
1840 Census
1842   marriage of son, Enoch, to Susan FRENCH

Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Fruit, John Gray, Betsy Sep 28, 1808 Christian Co.
Fruit, Edmond Gray, Polly Mar 31, 1809 Christian Co.
Fruit, James Reeder, Mary Nov 27, 1813 Christian Co.
Wells, Giles Fruit, Martha Nov 10, 1829 Christian Co.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 (Broderbund CD-311):
1790 Fruit, James NC Randolph Co. p. 98 01-05-01-00-00
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white male 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = James (b. 1762)
5 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = John (b. 1783)
= Thomas (b. 1784)
= Edmund (b. 1786)
= Alexander (b. 1789)
= Enoch (b. 1790)
1 free white female all ages in or bef. 1790 = wife
The only other FRUIT in the county is John (his father? brother?).

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):  not found.  The 1800 KY Census was destroyed, so this CD substitutes 1800 tax lists, but James FRUIT is not found.

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched). 
1810 Fruit, James KY Christian Co. p. 79 11101-1030100
These data should read:
10301-11101-00
which indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1800-1810 = James (b. 1800)
3 males 16-25 1784-1794 = Enoch (b. 1790)
= Alexander (b. 1789)
= ?
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = James (b. 1762)
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Martha (b. 1806)
1 female 10-15 1794-1800 = Sabella (b. 1795)
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Elizabeth (b. 1791)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = wife

5a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):
1820 Fruit, James KY Christian Co. p. 35

5b.  Christian County Genealogical Society (Hopkinsville, KY).  1995.  Christian County, KY, Census Records, 1820-1830-1840.  Simmons Historical Publ., Melber, KY.  On p. 10 (of the book, not the census):
1820 Fruit James 000101-01001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = James (b. 1800)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = James (b. 1762)
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Martha (b. 1806)
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = wife
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
Living next door to their son, Thomas FRUIT.  There was one other FRUIT in the county:  Frederick (male over 45, w/wife and children).

6a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Fruit, James, Jr. KY Christian Co. p. 12
A misreading of Sr.

6b.  Christian County Genealogical Society (Hopkinsville, KY).  1995.  Christian County, KY, Census Records, 1820-1830-1840.  Simmons Historical Publ., Melber, KY.  On p. 12 (of the book, not the census):
1830 Fruit James Sr. 001 000 001 000 - 001 000 100 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = grandchild
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = James (b. 1762)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = grandchild
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = daughter or daughter-in-law
1 female 70-79 1750-1760 = wife 
It looks like a widowed daughter (or daughter-in-law), with children, has moved in with them.

7.  Anon.  1991.  The 1795 Census of Kentucky [as constructed from tax lists].  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL.  Said to contain all extant tax lists of every county in KY.  James FRUIT not found.

8.  Anon.  1990.  Logan County, Kentucky, Taxpayers, 1792-1799.  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL.  James FRUIT not found, so he was not in the county from which Christian Co. was formed in 1796/7.

9.  A.B. Willhite.  [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1804-1809.  (self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY):
Pg. in
Willhite
Year Dist.* Last
Name
First 
Name
A B C D E Acres Watercourse
19 1804 North Fruit James 1 2 - - 4 400
800
200
150
160
200
170
200
P R
L R
L R
L R
L R
P R
P R
T W
- 1805 - - -
-
-
-
-
-
- -
- 1806 - - - - - - - - - -
- 1807 - - - - - -
-
- - -
- 1808 - - - - - - - - - -
- 1809 - - - -   - - - - -
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = White Males 16-20 (this column not used in 1809);
C = Blacks over 16; D = Total Blacks; E = Horses
Abbreviations:  PR = Pond River; LR = Little River; TW = Tradewater River
*The county was divided into just two districts:  from 1804 to 1806, into North and South Districts; and from 1807 to 1809, into East and West Districts.

.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1810-1813.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year First 
Name
Last 
Name
A B C D E Acres Watercourse
- 1810 - - -   - - - - -
- 1811 - - - - - - - - -
- 1812 - - -   - - - - -
- 1813 - - -   - - - - -
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = White Males 16-20 (this column used only in 1811);
C = Blacks over 16; D = Total Blacks; E = Horses
Abbreviations: 

.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1814-1818.   (Self-published.  This book is out of print.  I do not have a copy.  If you have one to sell, please contact me.)

.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1819-1823.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year First
Name
Last 
Name
A B C D Acres Watercourse
- 1819 - - - - - - - -
- 1820 - - - - - - - -
- 1821 - - - - - - - -
- 1822 - - - - - - - -
- 1823 - - - - - - - -
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = Blacks over 16; C = Total Blacks; D = Horses
Abbreviations: 

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