Absolum told his descendants that his step-mother, Jemima, was not good to him so he left home.
From Caryl Criswell: "The 1860 census showsAbsalom living in Franklin Co Mo. with a Henry Stubblefield, possibly a brother or uncle. It has also been passed down through Absaloms family that he served in the Confederate Army During the Civil War. Absalom evidently returned to Franklin Co. Mo (where he married).....To this union twelve children were born. One of whom was Sally Stubblefield, she was crippled by Polio, her brothers carried her where ever she wanted to go, Sally died at age 18 in Barry Co. Mo.
Absalom and Mary moved their family from Barry Co. Mo. to Bristow Okla.Creek Co. on Polecat Creek in 1907 before Okla. became a state. Absalom and his family were among the first to settle in Creek Co. Okla. Absalom was a Live Stock Farmer until his death."
The cause of death was urenic poisoning from nephortitis complicated by an enlarged prostate.