130. John Toliver Rutledge
was born on 21 Sep 1856 in Washington County, Texas. He appeared on the
census on 18 Jun 1880 in E. P. #8, San Saba County, Texas.
(341) He appeared on the census on 1 Jun 1900 in Precinct #1, Irion
County, Texas.(342) He appeared on the
census in 1910 in Precinct #1, Irion County, Texas.
(343) He appeared on the census on 3 Jan 1920 in Precinct #1, Irion
County, Texas.(344) He appeared on the
census on 7 Apr 1930 in Sherwood, Irion County, Texas.
(345) He died on 26 Mar 1932 in Sherwood, Irion County, Texas.
(346) He was buried in Sherwood Cemetery,
Irion County, Texas. From "A History of Irion County, Texas", Irion
County Historical Society, Anchor Publishing Co., 221 N. Main, San Angelo, 1978,
TOL AND IRENE RUTLEDGE
Tol Rutledge was an old trail driver, law enforcement officer, and one of the
real pioneers of Irion County. Mr. Rutledge was closely identified with the
history of this section of country for more than half a century. He came here
when this was a part of the frontier, the home of the Indian and bad man, with
buffalo, antelope and deer roaming the unfenced acres. His spirit of adventure
carried him through many years of hardship that the pioneer cattleman had to
endure. He watched the gradual development of this section, the passing of the
open range and the longhorn cattle to fenced ranch lands and high grade cattle.
Mr. Rutledge was born in Washington County, Texas, September 21, 1856, a son
of W. P. and Susan Camp Rutledge. W. P. Rutledge came to Washington County in
1835. He served under Sam Houston during the Mexican Wars. Tol remained with
his parents until 1875.
Tol moved to Coleman County and ranched two years, then to Brady Creek for a
time. Then he came to this section of the country, settling eight miles from
Sherwood, on the middle Concho, where he ran cattle until 1891. In 1891 he established
a ranch on Spring Creek. He owned this ranch until his death.
Mr. Rutledge ran cattle exclusive until 1913. At that time he bought eighteen
hundred Delaine ewes. He crossed these with Rambouillets. He took great pride
in his wool clip. His brand for cattle was TOL on the left side, with R on the
left hip. This brand was known throughout West Texas.
He served for a time as sheriff of Irion County. He was known for his fairness,
and courage. He was respected by all.
Tol married Irene M. Hamblin, Travis County, Texas July 9, 1879. Her father was
Theodore Hamblin. He came to Texas from Georgia around 1872 and died at San Marcos
She was the mother of eleven children. I'm sorry, I haven't been told much of
her history, but my imagination can run wild just thinking of eleven children.
I am sure of one thing, just bet she didn't have much spare time.
The children were: Sam, died as an adult, but never married; Hugh, married Bertie
Muckleroy and lived at Sonora until death; W. Pink, married Hettie Locklin and
lived in Irion County many years, served as County judge in Irion County, died
in Ft. Worth; Cul, married Addie Marler and died in Lampasas; Rol, married Lillie
Carney and died in Sherwood; Blake, married Neita Coffman and died in San Angelo;
Clovis, died at age three; Ruby, married Lesslie Lake and died in Los Angeles,
California; Edna, married Arthur Tolson and lives in New Jersey; Irene, married
Carl Manelley and live in Ohio; Rookh, married Henry Clark and lives in Mertzon.
Two granddaughters are still living in Irion County. Mozelle (Rutledge) Scott,
daughter of Blake Rutledge and Mary Frances (Clark) Parks. Howard and Mary Frances
Parks own and operate some of the original Rutledge land.
Mr. Rutledge died in 1932 in Sherwood. Mrs. Rutledge lied in San Angelo in 1937.
They are buried in the Sherwood Cemetery.
He was married to Irene Madina/Mae Hamblin (daughter of
Thomas Theodore Hamblin and Harriett Rachel Laughner) on
9 Jul 1879 in Travis County, Texas.(347)
Irene Madina/Mae Hamblin was born on 18 Dec 1860
in Hawkins County, Tennessee. She died on 26 Sep 1937 in Tom Green County, Texas.
(348) She was buried in Sherwood Cemetery,
Irion County, Texas. John Toliver Rutledge and Irene Madina/Mae Hamblin had
the following children:
Samuel E. Rutledge.
Hugh Toliver Rutledge.
William Pinckney Rutledge.
Theodore Cullen Rutledge.
Raleigh Royal "Rol" Rutledge.
Ruby Gray Rutledge.
Lalla Rookh Rutledge.
Winrow Blake Rutledge.
Edna Dora Rutledge.
Clovis Gano Rutledge was born on 4 May 1902 in Sherwood, Irion County,
Texas. He (or she) died on 4 Mar 1905 in Sherwood, Irion County, Texas.
(349) He (or she) was buried in Sherwood
Cemetery, Irion County, Texas. Note: Gravestone says born 5/4/05 died 3/4/08.
Death certificate says died 3/4/05 age 2 years 10 months.
Irene Itasca Rutledge.