Franklin Loomis died 06 Apr 1855 in Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, leaving Eliza Jane Peters Loomis a young widow with young children. Josephine is found next in the 1860 census of Dallas County, Texas, living with her mother, Eliza Jane, and her step-father, Charles Root, and their combined families. Josephine Loomis' grandparents, David and Matilda Peters, are living next door.
Charles Root was killed by Indians, and Eliza Jane, still young and once again a widow with young children, married third, William K. (Billy) Stubblefield. They had two children in Texas, to add to the Loomis and Root children of Eliza Jane. Indian troubles became so fierce that Eliza and Billy pulled up roots and went to Arkansas, accompanied by her parents, David and Matilda Peters. Matilda Peters died on the journey, September 2, 1866, in Lawrence county, Missouri.
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Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America, database online, HeritageQuest.com. Extracted from Elias Loomis, (Berea Ohio, self-pub. by Loomis, 1909), page 553.
Source: S33 Cleon Roberts, Charley Newell Shot!, The Amber Quill Press, 828 West Park Avenue, Hereford, Texas, 79045-4002; Repository: #R5 Library of Congress Cat. No. 2002090720. Cleon Roberts spent four years doing the research for this book on the life and times of Charles Calloway Cooper Newell. Mr. Roberts, a former history teacher and long-time resident of the Texas Panhandle, thoroughly documented this biography of Charlie Newell, his family and associates.