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Thursday at the Cemetery #44 ~ Friend Cemetery ~ Bona, Dade County, Missouri part 3

This week I am featuring a small cemetery located a little south of the town of Bona, in southwest Missouri. There are 61 graves here and only 2 does not have a headstone. This is pretty rare. The cemetery is situated at the edge of the woods and there is lots of rolling green grass covering it.

I have 14 ancestors buried here, so over the next few weeks, I will be posting a photo of their headstone and give a short biography about each one.

Ozina Friend is my maternal 3rd cousin 2 times removed. She was born on April 16, 1875, in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri. She was the seventh of nine children born to John Wesley Friend Jr (1844-1921) and Margaret Divine (1852-1948. She married John William Lamb (1875-1943) on April 17, 1875, and they had three children, one son, and two daughters. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Morgan. She died on June 9, 1905, at the age of 30. Her husband was buried in another cemetery in the county.

Arthur Taylor Friend is my maternal 3rd cousin 2 times removed. He was born on May 20, 1886, in Dade County, Missouri. He was the sixth of nine children born to John Wesley Friend Jr (1844-1921) and Margaret Divine (1852-1948). He married Myrtle Montgomery (1891-1971) on April 11, 1906, and they had four children, one son, and two daughters and one child who died at birth. They made their home on a cattle ranch outside the town of Morgan. He moved his family to Mansfield, Missouri in 1912 where he pioneered the Mansfield Mining District. He was Vice President and general manager of A.T. Friend Mining Co. He also owned the town drug store as well as many other businesses and properties in the county. He was a member of the Fuson Camp # 611 and The Woodsmen of the World. He was murdered on June 30, 1918, at the age of 32. (I will be writing a blog about this incident in the near future). Myrtle remarried and moved to California.

Roslee Friend is my maternal 4th cousin 1 times removed. She was born on December 26, 1906, in Mansfield, Dade County, Missouri. She was the first of four children born to Arthur Taylor Friend (1886-1918) and Myrtle Montgomery (1891-1971). She died on January 7, 1907, at the age of 12 days old.

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Thursday at the Cemetery #43 ~ Friend Cemetery ~ Bona, Dade County, Missouri part 2

This week I am featuring a small cemetery located a little south of the town of Bona, in southwest Missouri. There are 61 graves here and only 2 does not have a headstone. This is pretty rare. The cemetery is situated at the edge of the woods and there is lots of rolling green grass covering it.

I have 14 ancestors buried here, so over the next few weeks, I will be posting a photo of their headstone and give a short biography about each one.

Margaret “Peggy” Divine is my maternal 2nd cousin 3 times removed. She was born on February 16, 1852, in Dade County, Missouri. She was the sixth of nine children born to Alfred Divine (1817-1900) and Artemisa McNabb (1816-1890). She was the first the children to be born in the State of Missouri. She married John Wesley Friend Jr on February 6, 1869, and they had twelve children, three sons, and five daughters, and three that died at birth. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Morgan. She died on August 1, 1948, from a heart attack at the age of 96.

John Wesley Friend Jr is the husband of my maternal 2nd cousin 3 times removed. He was born in 1844, in Dade County, Missouri. He was the son of John Wesley Sr (1815-1884) and Elizabeth Ann Johnson (1817-1904). He married Margaret Divine on February 6, 1869, and they had twelve children, three sons, and five daughters, and three that died at birth. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Morgan. He died in 1921, at the age of 77.

Alfred Friend is my maternal 3rd cousin 2 times removed. He was born on November 19, 1871, in Dade County, Missouri. He was the son of John Wesley Jr (1844-1921) and Margaret Divine (1852-1948). He married Eva Maude Painter (1882-1946) on November 19, 1896, and they had six sons. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Greenfield. He died on December 27, 1937, at the age of 65.

Eva Maude Painter is the wife of my maternal 3rd cousin 2 times removed. She was born on March 14, 1882, in Dade County, Missouri. She was the daughter of James C. Painter (1850-1909) and Sarah Ellen Kelley (1853-1930). She married Alfred Friend (1871-1933) on November 19, 1896, and they had six sons. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Greenfield. She died on June 11, 1946, at the age of 64.

Infant Son, is my maternal fourth cousin once removed, was born and died on May 26, 1911.

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Thursday at the Cemetery #40 ~ Mount Tabor Cemetery ~ Odessa, Missouri part 4

This week I will be featuring this Cemetery that is located about 36 miles east of Kansas City, MO. I was working on one of my lines when I came across several ancestors that were buried here. Once I went to Find-A-Grave, I discovered that I had a total of 20 family members from both my paternal and maternal lines! So, for the next few weeks I will be honoring each one here. I will post their headstone (if there is one) and a short bio about them.

The Mount Tabor Cemetery is located south central Lafayette County, southeast of Odessa, Missouri. The cemetery is behind the Mount Tabor Methodist Church which was founded in 1873. There are over 1,300 graves there and many do not have headstones, several of them are my relatives.

Ruby Pauline Couch, my paternal 2nd cousin, was born January 19, 1929, in Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the 2nd of 8 children born to George Couch (1900-1958) and Elsie Mae Willard (1906-1997). In 1953 she married Ernest Young (1927-2015) and they had one son. After their divorce she married Donald G, Elliott and the had 7 children, 3 sons and 4 daughters. At various times of her life, she had owned a beauty shop in Lake Lotawana, Missouri, sold real estate in Denver, Colorado, was a deli manager at Albertson Grocery, and was an antique dealer in Greenwood, Missouri for 30 years. She enjoyed traveling, painting, golfing, and bowling. She died on April 11, 2019, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri at the age of 90.

Robert Franklin Couch, my paternal 2nd cousin, was born July 18, 1931, in Mayview, Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 3rd of 8 children born to George Couch (1900-1958) and Elsie Mae Willard (1906-1997). He married Shirley R. Withrow (1931) on September 26, 1953, in Independence, Lafayette County, Missouri, and they never had any children. Robert was a machinist. He died on December 15, 1987, at the age of 56.

George Ennis, is my maternal 1st cousin 5x removed, in 1810, in Warren County, Kentucky. He was the 5th of 11 children born to John Ennis III (1775-1840) and Rachel Campbell (1778-1820). He married Rebecca Cole (1817-1894) on April 27, 1834, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 5 children, 2 sons, and 3 daughters. George was a farmer. George died on January 1, 1855, in Lafayette County, Missouri at the age of 56.

Robert Warren Page, my maternal 3rd Great Uncle, was born on February 19, 1847 in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 8th of 9 children born to Richard Fountain Page (1815-1852) and Margaret Richey (1814-1890). He married Lula C. Richey (1859-1908) on May 7, 1885, in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 7 children 3 of whom died at birth. The surviving were 3 sons, and 1 daughter. Richard was a farmer owning a large farm outside Dover. He died on April 27, 1810, in Washington, Lafayette County, Missouri, at the age of 63.

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Thursday at the Cemetery #39 ~ Mount Tabor Cemetery ~ Odessa, Missouri pt 3

This week I will be featuring this Cemetery that is located about 36 miles east of Kansas City, MO. I was working on one of my lines when I came across several ancestors that were buried here. Once I went to Find-A-Grave, I discovered that I had a total of 20 family members from both my paternal and maternal lines! So, for the next few weeks I will be honoring each one here. I will post their headstone (if there is one) and a short bio about them.

The Mount Tabor Cemetery is located south central Lafayette County, southeast of Odessa, Missouri. The cemetery is behind the Mount Tabor Methodist Church which was founded in 1873. There are over 1,300 graves there and many do not have headstones, several of them are my relatives.

Thirsten King Jones, my maternal 2nd cousin, was born on December 31, 1841, in Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 6th of 7 children born to Granville Jones (1819-1896) and Martha Francis Ennis (1832-1887). On February 20, 1901, he married Dora M. Burns (1877-1972). They had two sons. He served in the US Army during WWI. Thirsten owned a large farm in Washington, Lafayette County, Missouri, and he employed several farmworkers. He died on July 30, 1847, in Lafayette County, at the age of 75.

Milardi Jones, my maternal 2nd cousin, was born on December 7, 1857, in Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the 2nd of 7 children born to Granville Jones (1819-1896) and Martha Francis Ennis (1832-1887). He died of pneumonia on May 7, 1858, at the age of 3 months. There is no Headstone for her.

Lina Jane Jones, my maternal 2nd cousin, was born on June 14, 1874, in Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the last of 7 children born to Granville Jones (1819-1896) and Martha Francis Ennis (1832-1887). She died in a drowning accident on August 4, 1890, at the age of 16.

Theresa Ennis, my maternal 1st cousin, was born in 1835 in Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the 2nd of 3 daughters born to John Ennis (1775-1840) Martha “Patsy” Hunt (1790-1877). She died of pneumonia in 1850 in Lafayette County, at the age of 15. There is no Headstone for her.

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My Great Grandma was Superstitious ~ Tales from the Dark Side

I thought I would spend these next 3 weeks leading up to Halloween telling stories of things that happened in not only my childhood, but in the lives of my Ancestors that helped form most of my mothers superstition beliefs or were a result of her beliefs the ones she tried to pass down to my sister and me. I hope you will enjoy them and even get a laugh or two out of them.

My Great Grandma, Asenath “Dolly” Walt was born February 27, 1863, in Camden, Ray County, Missouri. Dolly was said to be a very superstitious woman. Anyone who visited her home knew that she did have what they considered unusual quirks.

It is said that Dolly was petrified of “demons”. She believed that at night they would creep around her home and try to gain access. She kept a large container of salt by both the front and back doors for when visitors came. Upon answering the door she would take a scoop of salt and place it across the doorway. If the person was not a “demon”, they could cross over the salt with no problem. The salt would have kept out any non-human who wanted to enter. I guess she never thought that a “demon” would probably not come knocking on her door, he would just kick it open and come in!

Machpelah Cemetery

Dolly’s fear of “demons” began at a young age. She had lived her entire life within the 16-mile radius between Camden and Lexington Missouri. Most of her relatives who had passed away were buried in Machpelah Cemetery in Lexington. Even as a young girl, this cemetery was considered an old one as the first burial there was in 1839. When Dolly was about 6 years old, her younger sister Naomi passed away at the age of 1. In those days visiting a cemetery, especially one that was so far away, was an all day event. This day was no exception. After the small service for Naomi the women went about laying out the picnic lunch for the mourners on the edge of the grounds. Dolly and her other siblings were racing around, darting in and out of the nearby woods. Dolly, in an attempt to hide from the others ran out of the woods and hid behind a large Headstone. That is when she saw it! A large man/beast come out of a grave and began walking slowly towards her. She ran terrified, screaming, all the way across the cemetery and into her Mother’s arms. When Dolly calmed down enough to speak, she told the adults what had happened. They tried to convince her that what she saw was the grave digger climbing out of the hole he had just dug. Try as they might no one could convince her that she hadn’t just seen a “demon”.

After this experience she refused to set foot in the Machpelah Cemetery. When her own daughter Ella (My Grandmother) died in 1921 she pleaded with her son-in-law not to bury her in Lexington and so Ella was buried in the Buckner Cemetery in the town of the same name about 25 miles west. Dolly spent 61 years of her life afraid of the “demon” that came out of the grave and was convinced that he was out to get her. Upon her death on February 19, 1931, Dolly’s husband John McGowan, had her buried in the Machpelah Cemetery.

Here are some more Superstitions that my mother had:

If your nose itches, you will soon be kissed by a fool.

If your house is clean on New Year’s Eve, you will have a clean house all year.

If you get a chill up your back or goose bumps, it means that someone is walking over the place where your grave will be.

Do you or anyone in your family have a Superstition? I would love to hear about them.

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Thursday at the Cemetery #38 ~ Mount Tabor Cemetery ~ Odessa, Missouri pt. 2

This week I will be featuring this Cemetery that is located about 36 miles east of Kansas City, MO. I was working on one of my lines when I came across several ancestors that were buried here. Once I went to Find-A-Grave, I discovered that I had a total of 20 family members from both my paternal and maternal lines! So, for the next few weeks I will be honoring each one here. I will post their headstone (if there is one) and a short bio about them.

The Mount Tabor Cemetery is located south central Lafayette County, southeast of Odessa, Missouri. The cemetery is behind the Mount Tabor Methodist Church which was founded in 1873. There are over 1,300 graves there and many do not have headstones, several of them are my relatives.

John Ennis III is my maternal 5th Uncle. He was born in 1775 in Virginia, the third of five children born to John Ennis Jr. (1735-1824) and Mary Ann Whitlock (1740-1827). He grew up on a farm in Albemarle County. His family moved to Warren County, Kentucky in 1790. He married first, Rachel Campbell (1778-1820) on September 7, 1797. They had 11 children, 4 sons, and 7 daughters. His wife died on September 5. 1820 and was buried on her families farm. John then, in 1829, he moved his large family to Lafayette County, Missouri. He then married Martha “Patsy” Hunt on September 23, 1831. The had 3 daughters. John died in October of 1840, at the age of 65. There is no Headstone for him.

Nancy Ennis is my 1st cousin 5x removed. She was born on June 5, 1798, in Amherst County, Virginia. She was the firstborn of eleven children born to John Ennis III (1775-1840) and Rachel Campbell (1778-1820). She married William Hickman on January 24, 1818, in Warren County, Kentucky. They had 11 children, 5 sons, and 6 daughters 3 of which died as infants. Her family moved to Lafayette County, Missouri along with her father and siblings in 1829. She died on May 13, 1877, in Lafayette County, Missouri at the age of 79. There is no Headstone for her.

Martha Frances Ennis is my 1st cousin 5x removed. She was born on August 4, 1832, in Ray County, Missouri. She was the oldest of 3 daughters born to John Ennis III (1775-1840) and Martha “Patsy” Hunt (1790-1877). Patsy married Granville M. Jones (1819-1896) in 1854, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 7 children, 5 sons, and 3 daughters. They owned a farm in Washington, Lafayette County, Missouri. She died on December 1, 1877, at the age of 45.

Granville Marthalomew Jones is the husband of my 1st cousin 5x removed. He was born on May 4. 1819 in Grayson County, Virginia. He was the seventh of eleven children born to Churchill Jones (1789-1848) and Julia Ann Jones (1790-1880). The family moved from Virginia to Missouri in 1835. Granville married Martha Frances Ennis (1832-1877) in 1854, in Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 7 children, 5 sons, and 3 daughters. They owned a farm in Washington, Lafayette County, Missouri. He died on March 14, 1896, in Odessa, Missouri at the age of 76.

Julia Ennis is my 1st cousin 5x removed. She was born in 1838, in Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the youngest of 3 daughters born to John Ennis III (1775-1840) and Martha “Patsy” Hunt (1790-1877). She died of Cholera in 1850, at the age of 12. There is no Headstone for her.

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Buckner Hill Cemetery ~ Buckner, Johnson County, Missouri

This week I will be featuring this small quaint cemetery, located in the town of Buckner about 28 miles east of Kansas City. The grounds of the cemetery is dotted with so many large trees that almost every stone is in the shade!

I have two ancestors buried here. My maternal Grandparents.

John Pleasant Smith Sr was born on September 8, 1882, in Hazel Hill, Johnson County Missouri. He is the only son born to Pleasant Smith (1853-1893) and Sarah Jane Page (1860-1938). He was raised by his mother as his father deserted the family shortly after he was born. He married Ella McGowan (1888-1921) on September 17, 1904, in Lexington. Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 6 children, 3 sons, and 3 daughters. John held several jobs throughout his life. He was a farmer, a grave digger, a coal miner, and a carpenter. After the death of his wife Ella, he married Nellie Jane Barrett (1879-1948) on May 8, 1926. After Nellie Jane died he then married Nellie Robinson (1885-1987) on February 15, 1949. John died at a hospital in Independence MO. He died from a broken neck after 5 days in the hospital. His 3rd wife Nellie had pushed him over a lawn mower which resulted in the neck breaking. He died on June 25, 1968 at the age of 85.

Ella E. McGowan was born on September 17, 1904, in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri. She is the oldest of 8 children born to John Henry McGowan (1863-1957) and Asenath “Dolly” Walt (1863-1931). She had 2 brothers, and 5 sisters. She married John Pleasant Smith (1882-1968) on September 17, 1904, in Lexington. Lafayette County, Missouri. They had 6 children, 3 sons, and 3 daughters. Ella was born with Valvular heart disease and had to be careful with overdoing it her entire life. The strain of having 6 children in 14 years was too much for her condition. She died of a heart attack on November 19, 1921, at the age of 33.

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri

Every Thursday I will post a photo of a Headstone along with a short biography or interesting fact about that particular Ancestor. I hope you enjoy them.

This week I am featuring my 3rd Great Grandmother who is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery located in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. She is the only one of her family that is buried here, and that includes her husband.
Sarah Johnson was born in 1806 in New Hanover, North Carolina. She is the only known child born to Edward Johnson (1771-1843) and Margaret Pigford (1776-1830). She married Francis Register (1809-1874) in 1831 in North Carolina. They had 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter. By 1836 the family moved to the outskirts of St. Joseph, Missouri, and they bought a 40 acre farm. They raised hogs, chickens and cows and planted corn, wheat and hemp. Sarah died on January 14, 1870, at the sanitarium located in St. Joseph from Tuberculosis.

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Medlin Cemetery ~ Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas ~ Finale

Medlin Cemetery is located in the town of Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here.
In all, I believe there are about 15 Medlin and Allen ancestors buried here. In 1847 my 4th Great Grandmother, Permelia Loving Allen led a large group of family to the area So for the next few weeks I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.
William Owen Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on August 31, 1838, in Cole Country, Missouri. He is the son of Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, he moved with his family to current day Denton County Texas. Here he married Amanda Elizabeth White (1844-1932) on July 20, 1865. He had just returned from fighting in the Civil War where he was captured and was imprisoned twice. They had 11 children, 3 sons, and 8 daughters. William was a successful farmer. He died on February 28, 1900, at the age of 61.
Amanda Elizabeth White, the wife of my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on July 31, 1844, in Missouri. Her parents are unknown at this time. She married William Owen Medlin (1838-1900) on July 20, 1865. They had 11 children, 3 sons, and 8 daughters. She died on May 22, 1932, in Perrin, Jack County, Texas, at the age of 87.

James Wilson Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on August 27, 1846, in Missouri. He is the son of Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863) In 1847, he moved with his family to current day Denton County Texas. Here he married Henrietta Hunter (1846-1891) in 1867. They had 11 children, 5 sons, and 5 daughters, and one child who died in childbirth and the gender is not known. James owned a large farm in Peter’s Colony. He died on February 25.1915, at the age of 68.

Henrietta Hunter, wife of my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on July 10, 1846, in Henderson County, Texas. She is the daughter of Henry Hunter (1809-1847) and Martha Murray (1811-1890). She married James Wilson Medlin (1846-1915) in 1867. They had 11 children, 5 sons, and 5 daughters, and one child who died in childbirth and the gender is not known. She died on April 20,1891, at the age of 44.
Christopher Columbus Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on September 23, 1855, in Peters Colony, Denton County, Texas. He is the son of Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863). He married Nancy Catherine White (1858-1944) on August 22, 1873. Nancy was the younger sister of William Owen Medlin’s wife Amanda. They had 5 children, 3 sons, and 2 daughters. He died on March 10, 1885, at the age of 29. His wife is not buried in the Medlin Cemetery.

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Medlin Cemetery ~ Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas ~ Part 2

pic TATCMedlin Cemetery is located in the town of Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here.

In all, I believe there are about 15 Medlin and Allen ancestors buried here. In 1847 my 4th Great Grandmother, Permelia Loving Allen led a large group of family to the area So for the next few weeks I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.

Medlin Cemetery

 

 

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Charles Simpson Medlin, the husband of my 4th Great Aunt, was born on June 29, 1807, in Pendleton District, South Carolina. I do not know who his parents were. In 1826 he moved to Tennessee. In 1827 he married Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 14 children, 9 daughters and 3 sons, and 2 children who died at birth, and their gender is not known. They moved to Missouri in 1828 along with Matilda’s family. In 1847, he moved his family, along with his wife’s family to current day Denton County Texas. He was granted 620 acres of land in the Peters Colony. He named his portion of land “Medlin’s Settlement”. Charles donated the land for this cemetery to the community. He died on May 4, 1864, at the age of 56.

Matilda Allen Medlin 1812-1863Matilda Allen, my 4th Great Aunt, was born on November 12, 1812, in Bedford, Tennessee. She was the 8th of 10 children born to Thomas J. Allen (1768-1843) and Permelia Loving (1774-1866). In 1827 she married Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 14 children, 9 daughters and 3 sons, and 2 children who died at birth, and their gender is not known. They moved to Missouri in 1828 along with her family. In 1847, they moved, along with Matilda’s mother, to current day Denton County Texas. She died on October 28, 1863, at the age of 50.

Ruthis A Medlin 1832-1851Ruthie A. Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on June 30, 1832, in Moniteau County, Missouri. She was the 3rd of 14 children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda A. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, she moved along with her parents to current day Denton County Texas. She died on December 22, 1851, at the age of 19.

Sarah Mirah Medlin 1836-1867Sarah Mirah Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on September 1, 1836, in Cole County, Missouri. She was the 5th of 14 children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda A. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, she moved along with her parents to current day Denton County Texas. She never got married. She died on July 9, 1867, at the age of 30.

Susan Medlin 1843-1866Susan Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on June 30, 1832, in Cole County, Missouri. She was the 8th of 14 children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda A. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, she moved along with her parents to current day Denton County Texas. She never got married. She died on September 8, 1866, at the age of 23.

 

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