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James Henry VENABLE
Martha Jane OWEN
Martha Jane POLK
Husband:  James Henry VENABLE
Birth:  29 Sep 1860, AR either Revalee Twp., Scott Co., AR, or Griffin Twp., Pope Co., AR
Death (secondary sources disagree):  15 Jul 1938 or 30 Mar 1945, Boynton, Muskogee Co., OK
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Joseph Ezekiel VENABLE (1833-1908)
Mother:  Almarinda M. LEWALLEN / LEWELLEN / LLEWELYN (1835-1904)
Marriage-1:  29 Oct 1883, Pope Co., AR
Wife-1:  Martha Jane OWEN
Birth:  1864/5, AL
Death:  bet. 1896 and 1900
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Thomas E. OWEN, b. 1833/4, AL
Mother:  Elizabeth Jane WHITTENBURG, b. 1832/3, GA
Marriage-2:  19 Sep 1907, Pope Co., AR
Wife-2:  Martha Jane POLK
Birth:  1868/9 or Oct 1871, Saline Co., IL
Death:  12 Jan 1945, Pope Co., AR
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 4 Dec 1887, Pope Co., AR, Allen "Dink" TANNER
Father:  John POLK, b. 1826/7, TN; d. 1991, AR
Mother:  Nancy Jane HAZELWOOD, b. 1834/5, TN; m. 10 Jan 1854, Saline Co., IL
Children with Martha Jane OWENS born in Pope Co., AR:
1.  Homer Alexander VENABLE, b. 8 Apr 1885; d. 25 Oct 1958, Lafayette, Contra Costa Co., CA
2.  William Oliver VENABLE, b. 11 Jun 1888
3.  Elbert / Albert F. VENABLE, b. 14 Nov 1890 or 4 Nov 1891
4.  Lillie Josephine VENABLE, b. 8 Mar 1893 or 8 Apr 1894; d. 28 Apr 1983, Torrence, Los Angeles Co., CA
5.  Lyda / Lydal "Liddie" Almarinda VENABLE, b. 7 Feb 1895 or 1896; d. 26 Jan 1972, Contra Costa Co., CA
Children with Martha Jane POLK:
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Joseph VENABLE (æ 27, b. AL) and his wife A.M. (æ 25, b. AL), are living in Revalee Twp., Scott Co., AR (pp. 765-766), with their chidren, who do not as yet include James Henry.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  James H. VENABLE (æ 10, b. AR) is living in Griffin Twp., Pope Co., AR (p. 365B), with his parents, Joseph VENABLE (æ 36, b. AL) & Almarinda (æ 33, b. AL), plus siblings.  Martha J. OWEN (æ 5, b. AL) is living in Griffin Twp., Pope Co., AR (p. 365A), with her parents, Thomas OWEN (æ 36, b. AL) and Jane (æ 37, b. GA), plus siblings.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  James H. VENERABLE (æ 18, b. AR) is living in Valley Twp., Pope Co., AR (p. 31C), with his parents, Joseph E. VENERABLE (æ 46, b. AL) & Ally M. (æ 43, b. AL), plus siblings.  Martha J. OWEN (æ 15, b. AL) is living in Griffin Twp., Pope Co., AR (p. 76B), with her parents, Thomas E. OWEN (æ 36, b. AL) & Elizabeth J. (æ 48, b. GA), plus siblings.

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 35):  Moark, Freeborn Twp., Dunklin Co., MO, Roll T623_853, p. 128B, SN 15, SD 12, enumerated 29 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 19 22 23 24 25 27
290 295 Venable J Henry Head W M Sep 29 1860 39 W AR AL AL Fireman ??? Y Y Y R H
    _______ Homer A Son W M Apr 8 1885 15 S AR AL AR Day Laborer Y Y Y    
    _______ Albert F Son W M Nov 14 1890  9 S AR AL AR   N N Y    
    _______ Lillie J Dau W F Apr 8 1894  6 S AR AL AL   N N Y    
    _______ Lyda A Dau W F Feb 7 1896  4 S AR AL AL   N N Y    
    Davis Melvina Servant W F Oct 2 1873 26 W MO TN MO House Keeper Y Y Y    

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 12):  Moreland Road, Convenience Twp., Pope Co., AR, Roll T624_61, Roll T624_61 p. 23A, SN 9A, SD 5, ED 78, enumerated 29 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
* 138 139 Venable James H Head M W 49 M2 2     AR AL AL Eng Farmer General Farm Emp     Y Y   O M F 125
    _______ Martha J Wife F W 39 M2 2 3 1 IL IL IL Eng none         Y Y          
    _______ Lillie J Dau F W 16 S       AR AR AR Eng Farm Laborer Home Farm W N 13 Y Y Y        
    _______ Lydal A Dau F W 14 S       AR AR AR Eng Farm Laborer Home Farm W N 13 Y Y Y        
*Moreland Road
Note that James and Martha have only been married two years and that it was a second marriage for both of them.  Martha was born in IL, but her parents were born in TN.

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 11):  Pearidge Road, Convenience Twp., Pope Co., AR, Roll T627_77, p. 28B, SN 4B, SD 5, ED 86, enumerated 16 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
* Fm 76 77 Venable Henry J Head O M M W 69 M Y Y AR TN TN Y farming General farm OA 81
      _______ Mattie Wife     F W 51 M Y Y IL TN TN Y None      
*Pearidge Road
Henry's parents were born in AL.  Listed next to Mattie's married son, Gilbert TANNER.

9.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 25):  Bucklucksy Twp., Pittsburg Co., OK, p. 70A, SN 13A, ED 61-8, SD 12, enumerated 22 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
212 218 Tanner Gilbert H Head R Y M W 36 M 18 N Y AR AR AR Y Farmer Genl Farm O Y N 189
    ______ Esther R Wife   Y F W 35 M 17 N Y AR AR AR Y None          
    ______ L??ell Son   Y M W 15 S   Y Y AR AR AR Y None          
    ______ Norma Daughter   Y F W  9 S   Y Y AR AR AR   None          
    ______ Vidaelois? Daughter   Y F W  7 S   Y Y AR AR AR   None          
    ______ Othel Son   Y M W  2 S   N N AR AR AR   None          
    Venable Henry GrandFather   Y M W 72 M 25 N Y MO MO MO Y None          
    _______ Mattie Wife   Y F W 65 M 16 N Y AR AR MO Y None          
Henry is Gilbert's stepfather; Mattie is his remarried mother.

10.  Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Mattie Jan Venable
Estimated birth year: 1871
Age: 74
Death Date: 12 Jan 1945
County: Pope
Vol | Roll | Cert: 8 | 1945 | 603

11.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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

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