Person Sheet

Name Susan Chavis
Birth 1820, Tennessee
Death 1884, Clark County, Ark
Burial Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Father John W. Exley
Mother Elizabeth Sol
1 James Madison Lumpkins
Birth 1823, Georgia
Death Dec 21, 1917, Arkedelphia, Ark.
Burial Family cemetery between Arkadelphia
Father William Dickson Lumpkin (1759-1851)
Mother Susan Luker (1800-)
Marriage Jul 24, 1840, Campbell County, Tennessee
Children: George Washington (1841-1862)
Nancy Jane (1846-)
Katherine Elizabeth (1847-)
Martha Jane (1848-1905)
John Henry (1850-1934)
Martha C. (Mattie) (1854-)
Rachel (1854-)
William T. (1858-)
Richard (1861-)
Susan Ann (1863-)
Francis Ann (Frankie) (1869-)
Mary Oma
Notes for Susan Chavis
Also found as Susie Belle Exley on the marriage application.
Cousin to Sarah McGraw (James' second wife).

Susan and Sarah were mixed race individuals, probably Indian and Spanish/Moor. The Chavis, etc. names go back to early 1700s VA/SC. There is a ton of them; maybe related, maybe not. James Madison was from his mother: Cherokee/ on her mother's side and French/Lenni Lenape on her father's side. Martin Luker was most likely her brother. It's believed that William Luker was married at least twice to Indian women.
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