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Matilda Hough

Matilda Hough

Female 1826 - 1864  (38 years)

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  • Histories
    Matilda Hough Atwood
    Matilda Hough Atwood
    Civil War - Letter from Son to Mother

  • Name Matilda Hough  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1826  White Oak Township, Highland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I have no source for the location of birth - it comes from other member trees on ancestry.com; the year of birth if from census records.
    Gender Female 
    Census 1830  White Oak, Highland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    With parents and siblings - no detail given on census record; only head of house Ashford Hough is listed; one female under age 5 is listed (this is Matilda) 
    Census 26 Oct 1850  Laclede County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in District 45; "Indexed Matilda Atwood," age 24 born abt 1826 in Ohio; Living with father Ashford Hough, 55 and mother Elizabeth Hough, 49 and siblings Henry R., 16; Nancy Ann, 13; Also with her are her children Benjamin F. Pennell, 6, Willey Egine, 4 and William P. Atwood, 1. Where is her husband in this census record?  
    Census 1860  Erath County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Beat 4: Indexed "Matilda," age 35 born about 1825 in Ohio; Living with husband Thomas, 37 and children "White Pinion Atwood," age 14 (Willey Pinnell - from previous marriage); William, 10; Columbus, 8; Ashford, 3. See husband's page for more information on this census record.  
    Died 1864  Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 38 
    • Matilda's year of death is not sourced other than by the stories left by her grandson John Ashford Atwood
    Buried 1864  Uvalde County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From a family history written by John Ashford Atwood on January 20, 1955 regarding his grandmother - Matilda Hough Pennel (sic) Atwood:

      My grandmother died during the Civil War and was buried on the banks of the Leona River about 3 miles south of Uvalde, Texas on the Godbold Ranch. I don't know my grandmother's age when she died. I had better state here why Grandmother Atwood was buried on the Leona River.

      There had been a wagon train of about 12 or 15 families who went from San Marcos over into Old Mexico, and they were on their way back to San Marcos on the Old Road that the Mexicans traveled from Mexico to San Antonio, and Grandmother got sick and they had to stop with her and she died there and there were no cemeteries in that part of the country so they just had to bury her there and they hauled rock from a nearby mountain and builded a solid rock wall around the grave and covered over with rocks so no varmints could disturb it.

      I went to Uvalde in 1944 to see if I could find the grave and I talked to several people there and told them what I was there for and some of them remembered a grave of that description down there on the river, but said the rock had all been torn down and hauled away years ago and they told me to go down to the Godbold Ranch and if anybody could tell me anything about it they could, so I went down there. About 3 miles to the house, and met them the old lady and one of her sons and one of her daughters lived there and I told them what I was down there for and the man said right off that he knew right where the grave was, said it had been there all of his life. Said him and the other boys around there would go down to the river to go swimming, and they would play on that grave, because it was covered over with rock. Said his father sold that part of the land to another man and he took the rock down and hauled them up to his house and he took us down there and showed us the grave and it was about 50 yards from where the Old Mexico-San Antonio Road crossed the river, the road that the Mexicans traveled going from Mexico to San Antonio, and that is what Uncle Dink always told me that they buried her right there on the river right by the side of the road. I got permission from the man that owned the land to go up to the house where he put the rocks to look at them. He had walks made around the house with them and some of them under his water tank tower, he lived in town. Mr. Godbold said his father said the grave had been there as long as he could remember, so with all this evidence that must be my Grandmother's grave, without a doubt, I believe it is.
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    Person ID P254  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2011 

    Father Ashford Hough,   b. 1794 - 1795, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1860, Erath County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Badgley,   b. 1801, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1870, Erath County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F1044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Atwood,   b. 20 Nov 1823, Lincoln County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 12 May 1882, Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1848  Laclede County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are ESTIMATES based on where the family was located and the year of the first child's birth and oral family histories.

      From the notes of Atwood researcher Lindsey Troublefield: As a young man, Thomas Atwood moved to Columbia, Missouri where he lived around 1845 or 1846. While on a trip to Herman, Missouri, he met Matilda (Hough/Huff) Pinnell, the widow of William Pinnell and the mother of two small sons, Benjamin & Wiley. Matilda moved to Herman, Missouri after marrying William Pinnell. William was killed by Indians in January of 1843* at Toby's Landing near Jefferson City, Missouri. Thomas and Matilda moved to South Central Texas (Williamson County) about the year 1848.

      *These dates don't jive - second son Wiley was born after 1843.

    Children 
    +1. William Payton Atwood,   b. 25 Jul 1849, Laclede County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1917, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +2. Russell Columbus Atwood,   b. 12 Apr 1853, Laclede County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1919, Pioneer, Eastland County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Joseph Ashford Atwood,   b. 26 Aug 1856, Laclede County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov. 1921, Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2011 16:29:03 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Wiley Pinnell,   b. 30 Jul 1798, Cataba, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1848, Hermann, Gasconade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1841  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This date and location are not sourced; the year is an ESTIMATE based on the birth year of their first child; location is assumed because this is where the family was living at the time of William Pinnell's death.
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Franklin Pinnell,   b. 1842, Hermann, Gasconade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +2. Wiley Elias Pinnell,   b. 19 Mar 1846, Hermann, Gasconade, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1916, Moran, Shakelford County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  []
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2011 16:00:20 
    Family ID F1045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1826 - White Oak Township, Highland County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1841 - Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1848 - Laclede County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in District 45; "Indexed Matilda Atwood," age 24 born abt 1826 in Ohio; Living with father Ashford Hough, 55 and mother Elizabeth Hough, 49 and siblings Henry R., 16; Nancy Ann, 13; Also with her are her children Benjamin F. Pennell, 6, Willey Egine, 4 and William P. Atwood, 1. Where is her husband in this census record? - 26 Oct 1850 - Laclede County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Beat 4: Indexed "Matilda," age 35 born about 1825 in Ohio; Living with husband Thomas, 37 and children "White Pinion Atwood," age 14 (Willey Pinnell - from previous marriage); William, 10; Columbus, 8; Ashford, 3. See husband's page for more information on this census record. - 1860 - Erath County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 38 - 1864 - Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1864 - Uvalde County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2720510913] 1830 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201).
      Source Citation: 1830 U S Census: White Oak, Highland, Ohio, Page: 51; NARA Roll: M19-133; Family History Film: 0337944.

    2. [S2625403972] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, ), Year: 1850; Census Place: District 45, Laclede, Missouri; Roll: M432_403; Page: 127; Image: 254.
      Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 45, Laclede, Missouri; Roll: M432_403; Page: 127A; Image: 258.

    3. [S2625378497] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1), Year: 1860; Census Place: Beat 4, Erath, Texas; Roll: M653_1293; Page: 139; Image: 281.
      Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Beat 4, Erath, Texas; Roll: M653_1293; Page: 139; Image: 284; Family History Library Film: 805293.