Richard Chitwood was born in 1795 to Pleasant Chitwood and Barbara Barns.  Richard is believed to have married Margaret (last name unknown) in Smith County TN in1816. Richard died 1839 in Dade County.

Margaret was also born in1795 and she, too, died in Dade County after 1840 and before 1850. Both were buried on their farm in the Slygo area of Dade County.

Known children of Richard and Margaret were: John James (b. 1817- d. after 1861 and before 1870 in AR); Catherine (b. 1818 and d. between 1853 and 1858 in Independence County AR); Caroline (b, after 1820; married John Mitchell); Andrew;  Mahala (b. 1 826; married Alexander Todd in AR in 1 856); Winney (b. 1 820/25); Jane (b. 1 825/30); Pleasant Henry (b. 1 83 1 in Boiling Springs, Smith County, TN) married Jan. 21, 1858 in Ruddell Twp, Independence County, AR to Nancy Ellen Collard; d. 10 Nov 1862 in Independence County); William (b. 1835, Dade County, GA); Elizabeth (b. 1837 in Dade County; married in1851 in AL to George Washington Baxter); Richard (b. 1840 in Dade County). Either Winney or Jane Chitwood married a Michael Decker.

(Information from Evelyn Mitchell Smith, Lawton, OK)

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