Name: Reuben Stephen ?Rube? TATUM
Birth: 12 JAN 1858 in Stoddard Co, MO
Death: 3 OCT 1925 in Greene Co, Ark.
Burial: Pine Log Cem, Craighead Co, Ark
Change Date: 21 JUN 2010
Named for his grandfather, Reuben G. Tatum.
His mother was Susannah Taylor Tatum. She died 19 days after he was born.
He was not on the 1860 census with William & his 2nd wife, Mary Ann, but he was on the 1870 census with his father after William had married Caroline. He may have been with his Taylor grandparents in 1860.
Stoddard County, Mo. Marriages:
Reuben Tatum married Thomas E. [maybe Thomasine] Larue, 23 Dec 1877
Reuben Tatum married Sarah Helm, 24 Dec 1879.
Not sure if both these marriages are for this Reuben. His first 2 children, Ellen & Audrey, were probably by Sarah, because they had no children with them on the 1880 census. [Of course Thomasine may have had a baby and left it with her parents. This is what happened to Reuben himself when his mother died.]
Reuben moved to Arkansas, soon after his 1879 marriage, where they are on on the 1880 census of Lawrence Co, Campbell twp, Ark.
1880 census, Lawrence Co, Ark, Campbell Twp:
#238 Tatum, William 42 farmer TN TN TN
. . . . . Frances 33 wife MO MO MO
. . . . . Arabella 15 dau MO
. . . . . Alonzo 10 son MO
. . . . . Amanda 8 dau MO
. . . . . Isadora 6 dau MO
. . . . . Oscar 1 son AR
#239 Tatum, Ruben 22 farmer MO TN MO
. . . . . Sarah 18 wife MO IL IL
Lawrence Co, Ark Marriages: R.S. Tatum married May 12, 1889 to Violet Tatum (b 1868) - on marriage license they proclaim that they are not related. Reuben signed with an "X." Alonzo signed license as security.
1900 Arkansas census, Clay Co, Oak Bluff twp, p 5:
Tatum, Ruben (head) - 45, b Jan 1855 MO (par b TN), m 11 yrs
. . . . . Violet (wife) - 33, b Feb 1867 TN, m 11 yrs, 5 ch/2 liv
. . . . . Luke (son) - 4, b Dec 1885 Ark
. . . . . Mark M. (son) - 1, b Oct 1898 Ark
Reuben married again Ruth Hampton, 1912 in Greene Co Ark.
Reuben & Violet were buried in the Pine Log Cem, Craighead Co, Ark
[Most of the information on Reuben Stephen Tatum & descendants from Carol McGee.]
*Find A Grave Memorial# 53965066
Father: William G. TATUM b: ABT 1838 in Wayne Co, Tn
Mother: Susannah TAYLOR b: 31 MAY 1839
23 DEC 1877
in Stoddard Co, Mo
24 DEC 1879
in Stoddard Co, Mo
- Ellen TATUM
- Audrey TATUM
Violet TATUM b: 3 FEB 1867 in Tennessee
12 MAY 1889
in Lawrence Co, Ark
- Mary Frances TATUM b: 4 MAR 1890 in Arkansas
- Harry Oliver TATUM b: 17 JAN 1892 in Arkansas
- Altie Irene TATUM b: 6 MAR 1893 in Arkansas
- Luke Stephen TATUM b: 18 DEC 1895 in Arkansas
- Vance Mark TATUM b: 9 OCT 1898 in Arkansas
- Matthew TATUM b: 19 MAR 1903 in Arkansas
- Maudie Jane TATUM b: 10 MAR 1905 in Arkansas
- baby boy TATUM b: 1 FEB 1908 in Arkansas
- John D. TATUM b: 27 SEP 1909 in Bard, Greene Co, Ark.
in Paragould, Greene Co, Ark.