[Help] A "stray" McPhatter named Artemus

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You'd think with a first name as distinctive as Artemus that I could find him in the censuses! He was born about 1835 in North Carolina, but seems to have caught the pioneer bug and headed west. He enlisted in the Union Army with the 2nd Colorado Infantry Regiment. He survived the war as his wife Louisa divorced him in 1873 Salt Lake City, UT. I have no census records or marriage records for him and Louisa; all I have found is their divorce record.

In 1875-6 he was resident in Sacramento, California.

I have yet to locate Artemus on any federal census and I do not know how he fits into the larger McPhatter family tree. Any assistance would be appreciated!

WikiTree profile: Artemus McPhatter
in Genealogy Help by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (150k points)

What about this guy?

A W McPhatter

 in the 1860 United States Federal Census

Name: A W McPhatter
Age: 25
Birth Year: abt 1835
Gender: Male
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Denver, Arapahoe, Kansas Territory
Post Office: Denver
Dwelling Number: 4300
Family Number: 0
Occupation: Carpenter
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm Hammond 31
J B Lyons 29
Martha A Lyons 21
Estelle Lyons 4
A W McPhatter 25
Jas Fitzpatrick 24

Here are some McPhatters in Robeson, North Carolina. Maybe related?

Caroline McPhatter

 in the 1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Caroline McPhatter
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1835
Home in 1850: Upper Division, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 241
Household Members:
Name Age
Neill McPhaul 62
Margaret McPhaul 45
Daniel McPhaul 11
Florah McPhaul 9
Malcom McPhaul 7
Almena McPhatter 18
Serena McPhatter 18
Harriet McPhatter 15
Caroline McPhatter 15
Francis McPhatter 2
That might be him! Thanks Betty.
Jessica,

I'm afraid it doesn't help with how he fits into the McPhatter tree. Looks like he's a farm worker or something.

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by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (836k points)

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