• Born 21 December 1803 - Essex Co, Virginia
  • Baptized in 1803 - Essex Co, Virginia
  • Deceased 19 May 1877 - Washington Co, Texas,aged 73 years old
  • Buried - Brenham, Washington Co, Texas

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Individual Note

source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - OtherDate of Import: 21 May 2010

reference: 7690
2 CONC [Upshaw.FTW]

PRIMARY SOURCES:

1. 1830 Giles Co., TN, census, page 135.

2. Davidson Co, TN, marriage Book 1, page 280.

3. John L. Hawkins Bible record (see UFJ, Vol III page 64, 65).

4. National Banner & Nashville Whig, May 27, 1830 (marriage notice).

5. Nashville Republican & State Gazette, Aug. 8, 1832.

6. 1850 census, Washington Co, TX, page 42.

7. Cemetery records of Washington Co, Texas.

SECONDARY SOURCES:

1. "The Lone Star State", page 473 (see UFJ Vol II page 57).

2. Personal knowledge of Mrs. M. M. Twitty, 1980.

3. "Family Record" sheet in UFJ, October 1980, page 100.

COMMENTS:

1. Residences: Virginia, Tennessee, Indian Territory, and Texas.

2. Member of Episcopalian Church.

3. Military: Was a Brigade Major in the Florida Cherokee Indian War,
1836-1837, in the Tennessee Mounted Militia. He was also the Superintendent of the Chickasaw Indian removal in 1837 & 1838.

4. (Notes by Mrs. M. M. Twitty): Re: Arthur Martin Montgomery Upshaw.
Col. Arthur Martin Montgomery Upshaw was Inspector General and Brigade Major in Armstrong's Brigade of Tennessee Volunteers in the Indian War in Florida in 1836. (Source: National Archives, Military Service Records) "A.M.M. Upshaw" of Pulaski, Tennessee, was appointed by President Andrew Jackson on March 9, 1837, as Superintendant of the Chickasaw Indian Removal (Source: "Indian Removal" by Grant Foreman, 1932)
After leaving the Chickasaw Nation in 1850, Col. A.M.M. Upshaw moved to
Chappell Hill, Washington County, Texas, and purchased a 483 1/2 acre
plantation which he called "The Hermitage". He was a charter member of
Hubert Masonic Lodge No. 67 at Chappell Hill, organized in October 1850.
He was a member of the Vestry of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Chappell
Hill when it was organized in 1851. (Source: "All Our Yesterdays, A Brief History of Chappell Hill", by Mr. & Mrs. Nath Winfield.
On a list of Legislators of Washington County, Texas, in the Texas
Legislature: 1857 - A.M.M. Upshaw, Dist. 49, Chappell Hill
1859 - A.M.M. Upshaw, Dist. 49, Chappell Hill

5. "The Long Road to a New Home"; produced by the Chickasaw Nation, Department of Information, April 17, 1978, reprint 1993: A.M.M. Upshaw of Pulaski, Tennessee was appointed by the president on March 9 to act as superintendent of the Chickasaw removal. He employed William R. Guy and Francis G. Roche as enrolling agents and notified the Indians to meet in council to discuss plans for leaving. The chiefs of the four districts into which the Chickasaw were divided met and agreed that on June 7 they would meet at the rendezvous designated by Upshaw, prepared to start on their long journay.

Family Note

Marriage with Martha Ann Jones:

reference: 152218

Marriage with Nancy Ann Hamilton Crockett:

reference: 152220

 Sources

  • Birth, baptism, Spouse 1, Spouse 2, death, burial: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other - Date of Import: 21 May 2010

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Arthur Martin Montgomery Upshaw 1803-1877