Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Ferrells of Paulding

WM. B. FERRELL

BORN
at Republican Grove, Va.
June 5, 1828

DIED
at Paulding, Miss.
Oct. 2, 1890

AGED
63 Ys 3 Ms 27 Ds


William Bolivar Ferrell was the son of Elizabeth Tucker Reeves and William C. Ferrell of Halifax County, Virginia. After Elizabeth's early death around 1830, W. C. Ferrell took his sons and relocated to Paulding in Jasper County, Mississippi. A daughter, Elizabeth, remained in Virginia, marrying and raising her family there.

Grave of Julia Hyde FerrellGrave of W. C. Ferrell

OUR
MOTHER

JULIA
Wife of
W. B. FERRELL
DIED
Oct. 10, 1874
AGED
37 Yrs 2 Mos
W. C. FERRELL

born May 20th A.D. 1798
and died August 14th
A.D. 1842

Erected by his son,
W. B. FERRELL


Julia, the wife of William Bolivar Ferrell, was the daughter of Capt. Jesse Hyde and Lucinda Overstreet. Although her gravestone gives her age at death as 37 years and 2 months, that does not agree with her accepted date of birth, 12 April 1839.

In Memory
of

Capt. JESSE HYDE

Born in Wilkes Co., Ga.
June 1799

Died in Jasper Co., Miss.
10 July 1876
(Date Illegible in Photo)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Military Monday - Elisha Clapp

CAPTAIN
ELISHA CLAPP

Participated in the Battle of
San Jacinto ~ Later a Captain
in the Texas Army ~ Came to
Texas in 1822 ~ ~ Died in 1856

His wife
REBECCA ROBBINS
CLAPP

Died in 1875

Elisha Clapp enlisted in Capt. Henry Wax Karnes's cavalry company of the Texas Army on April 7, 1836, and participated in the battle of San Jacinto. On May 31, 1837, Texas' President Sam Houston nominated him for a commission as captain and appointed him to the command of the ranger company from Nacogdoches County.

The Elisha Clapp Cemetery is located in the Trinity River bottoms of Houston County, Texas and a historical marker has been placed beside his grave.

The TSHA Handbook of Texas Online has more information regarding Elisha Clapp.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - the Chandlers


Lucinda Jane Wingo Chandler and John Hyran Chandler are buried in the Greer Cemetery of Wingo, Graves County, Kentucky.

Lucinda was born shortly after the family's move from Pittsylvania County, Virginia to the Jackson Purchase area of Kentucky which had just been opened for settlement.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wednesday's Child - Baby Dora


Baby Dora


In addition to the professional, carved gravestones in Moore's Chapel Cemetery there are numerous field stones used as grave markers and several homemade stones such as this one for baby Dora Rabe.

The only Rabe family in the area came to Leon County, Texas a short while before the 1880 census was taken. In that census Christain and Caroline Rabe, both born in Prussia, are recorded there along with their six children ranging in ages from 14 to 2 years old. All six children are listed as having been born in Missouri so the family must have moved to Texas between 1878 and 1880.

Baby Dora was not listed on that census so she was apparently born after 1880 and before 1889 for her mother Caroline's gravestone records her death on Good Friday of 1889.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Military Monday - William Holifield, War of 1812


WILLIAM
HOLIFIELD

Pvt
KY Detached
Militia
War of 1812

Apr 7, 1784
Jun 23, 1860

Battle of
New Orleans



William Holifield and his wife, Elizabeth Copeland Holifield, along with other family members are buried in the Old Bethel Cemetery just east of Pryorsburg in Graves County, Kentucky.



Original Gravestone




(Photo of original gravestone by westkygenealogy for Find A Grave)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday's Child - Jackson Hall




INFANT

Son of
D. & M.W. HALL

DIED
Aug. 11, 1875






Though his gravestone simply lists him as the infant son of David and Martha W. (Elsey) Hall, his name was Jackson. He was one of the four babies born to David and Mattie between 1874 and 1880 who died under the age of two years old. By 1882, Mattie had also died.

Jackson is buried along with the other members of his family in the Blandville Cemetery in Blandville, Ballard County, Kentucky.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Moore's Chapel Revisited

Another visit to Moore's Chapel Cemetery on the back of the Johnson farm at Peeler's Switch (more commonly known as Oakwood), Leon County, Texas.



Sarah (Nippert) McGuffin
Feb. 26, 1851
Aug. 4, 1896


Gravestone of A. Nippert


FAREWELL

A. NIPPERT

BORN
Aug. 10, 1818

DIED
Mar. 28, 1882

AGED
66 Yrs. 7 Mos.
19 Dys.





Gravestone of Texana Nippert


FAREWELL

TEXANA
NIPPERT

BORN
Nov. 27, 1863

DIED
Jan. 28, 1883

AGED
19 Yrs. 2 Mos.
1 Day