Help me track down William Rickhow's wife Amelia

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My Rickhow cousins out in TX are a tricky bunch to research. Take cousin William for example -- he expertly dodged census-takers, pops up in 1869 to marry Amelia M. Curley in Harris co. TX, and then is missing in 1870, when I find Amelia living on her own with a household of young people:

Rickhow, Amelia, b. 1830 Louisiana

Lilleux, Emeline, b. 1855 Louisiana

Lilleux, Placey (Placide?), b. 1857 Louisiana

Chandler, Marianne, b. 1848 Texas

Chandler, Haley, b. 1867 Texas

Ten years later, Amelia (or "Delia") is still living in Harris co. TX, now with a niece and nephew in her household: John Curtthurs (? Caruthers?) age 26 and Yunn (Yvonne??) Curthhers.

I'd like to know who Amelia was before she married William Rickhow, and it'd be nice to know what happened to William as well, but there's precious little evidence of that!
WikiTree profile: William Rickhow
in Genealogy Help by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (244k points)

1 Answer

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William Rickhow, Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 Event date 11 Feb 1869 at Harris, Texas in marriage to Amelia M Curly.

Record Collection: TX Co., Marriage Index of 1837-1977
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

First name(s) William

Last name Rickhow

Year 1861-65

State Texas

Side Confederate

Country United States

Regiment 26th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Debray's) (Davis' Mounted Battalion)

Company A

Rank in Private

Rank out Sergeant

Film number M227 roll 30

Record set Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

Category Armed Forces & Conflict

Subcategory Regimental & Service Records

Collections from Americas, United States


Surname: William Rickaw
Year: 1870
County: Harris CO.
State: TX
Age: 40
Gender: (Male)
Month of Death: May
State of Birth: MS
ID#: 197_277331
Occupation: FARMER
Cause of Death: TYPHOIDFEV

Source Information U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.

Marion, that's definitely him!

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