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Mary T. (Smith) Sherrill
Feb 2, 1820 - Oct 10, 1903

Kerens Tribune, October 10, 1903

One by one the old landmarks of East Navarro are passing to their final reward

Mrs. Mary Sherrill, the aged mother of Messrs Robert, Charles and Claud Sherrill and Mrs Walter Smith, quietly passed away last Saturday evening at the home of her son, Mr. Charles Sherrill, in North Kerens. She had been in feeble health for a long time, but her condition did not become alarming until the night before her death.

Mrs Sherrill's maiden name was Smith. She was a native of Alabama and was 84 years old at the time of her death.

Notes:

  • Contributed by Robert R. Jones, 2nd great-grandson of Mary T. Smith and husband David Warren Sherrill
  • I have her listed as Mary Gertrude Smith (buried at the Jimmerson Cemetery, Navarro co., TX.)   Need verification ...elw

Rebecca (Ross) Leonard
Mar 24, 1821 - Jun 10, 1886

June 10, 1886

LEONARD. - Sister Rebecca Leonard, whose maiden name was Ross, was born in the State of Arkansas, March 24, 1821; moved to Texas in 1870, and died at her son's, in Navarro county, Texas, June June [sic] 10, 1886. She embraced religion while young - was a member of the Methodist Church for more than forty years. Her life was consistent, peaceful and tranquil. Disease seized upon her, and for several weeks an heir of suffering; but she was only waiting and was willing to die. While musing along life's pathway the angels came and sang so sweetly that she caught a glimpse of heaven; threw down mortality; left six children and a host of friends and relatives standing upon the shore weeping, and went up to join her husband and child that had preceded her. Children, her footfall will no more be heard. You will never again listen at mother's sweet counsel; but may the example she set while here speak to her children saying, follow thou me. May God's rich blessing rest upon the children and the bereft. Children, meet you mother in heaven.
EUGENE T. BATES.

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Rachel Minerva (Hammonds) Sessions
Mar 24, 1830 - Jul 29, 1886

July 1886

SESSIONS - Mrs. R. M. Sessions was born near Fort Smith, Ark., March 24, 1880 (Date in error, born. abt 1842); moved with her father, Rev. John Hammonds, to Texas at the age of four years; professed religion and joined the M. E. Church, South, at the age of 12 years; was married to (Isaac Boone) Sessions Sept. 21, 1853; died July 29, 1886. Sister Sessions had been a great sufferer for quite a while, all of which she endured with Christian patience and fortitude, feeling that the afflictions patiently borne in this life should work for her a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory at the right hand of God. Her death was not unexpected, yet the whole of the Rice Community where she lived was deeply pained at her departure, as evidenced by the large crowd of mourners that followed her to her last resting place. The writer being her pastor had frequent conversations with her in reference to her departure and she always expressed herself as being perfectly resigned to the will of her Heavenly Father. She would gladly have stayed to raise and educate her baby boy, Marvin, who is now at the University of Georgetown, if the good Lord had so ordered, but his will was her will - feeling assured that if she left that part of her family which remained on earth she would join her husband and a great many other loved ones at home. Sister Sessions was faithful in all departments of life: as a mother, gentle and kind; as a wife, true and loving; as a member of the church, consistent and good; always walking worthy of the vocation wherewith she was called. She was always concerned for her children, and especially her youngest son for whom she prayed to the last that God would keep him in the way of everlasting life. May God bless every member of her family and save them with their mother in heaven. Our church at Rice has lost one of its faithful and good members, a mother truly in Israel. The community and church is poorer by her having been called away, but heaven is richer, and we expect to meet her again, for she died as only the good can die, in full triumphs of living faith in Christ and the resurrection. 

Notes:

  • Donated by John S. Davis - Added March 4, 1998
  • Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., TX
  • Photo not part of original obituary, submitted to find-a-grave by Lee Sessions

Harriet Itasker (Caldwell) Johnson
Jul 3, 1851 - May 13, 1886

May 13, 1886

JOHNSON. - Harriet Itasker Johnson, youngest child of Alfred and Catharine F. Caldwell, was born in Travis county, Texas, July 3, 1851, and died of consumption at home, near Webberville, May 13, 1886. She was married to W. J. Johnson, Dec. 7 1873; professed religion and joined the M. E. Church, South, under the ministry of Rev. Erkenbrack, in 1870, and lived a consistent Christian until death. As she was dying, her husband asked her if she had any word to leave. She said: 'Meet me in heaven, and raise my children to meet me there. 'She also said: 'It is sweet to die and this is rest.' Then sweetly fell asleep in Jesus. She leaves a husband, four little children, a mother, two brothers and a sister. Farewell, dear daughter, we hope to meet thee beyond the river, on Canaan's shore, where there is no more sickness, pain or death, and where all tears will be wiped away for ever.

HER MOTHER."

Notes:

  • Donated by John C. Berry 
  • Added 12-18-1997
  • Buried at Haynie Chapel Cemetery, Garfield, Travis Co., TX

Mecca Orange, (McCandless) Lawrence
Mrs. J. T. Lawrence

Corsicana, Feb 18, (1924?)

Mrs. M. O. Lawrence of Dawson Dies.

Navarro County Woman Friend of Early Prominent Texans.

CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 18.
Mrs. Mecca Orange Lawrence, 93 years old, died at her home four miles north of Dawson, Navarro County, Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the family cemetery on the homestead.

Mrs. Lawrence was born in Tennessee in 1831 and came to Texas with her father, David McCandless, when a child, and settled at the old Nashville settlement on Brazos River, in what is known as Milam County. Mrs. Lawrence's father was appointed Associate Commissioner of the Board of Land Commissioners on December 19, 1837, and his appointment was signed by Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas. Among the prominent men in the early history of Texas who were personal friends of Mrs. Lawrence were Sam Houston, Deaf Smith, George B. Erath, Big-Foot Wallace, Gen. Walter P. Lane, Ben and Henry McCulloch, John McLennan and others.

In 1849 Miss McCandless was married to J. T. Lawrence, who died many years ago. The following children survive: John, Billie, Jim and George Lawrence, Mrs. Fannie Sowell and Miss Carrie Lawrence of Dawson and Mrs. A. E. Savage of Hubbard. Many grandchildren and great-grand-children survive. Mrs. W. B. Waddell of Corsicana is a granddaughter.

Mrs. Lawrence was in Navarro County when the Indians were troublesome. She often said she remembered Waco as a small Indian Village. That she remembered the men passing her home on their way to a point west of the present town of Dawson to bury the victims who fell in a fierce encounter with the Indians. That was in 1836.

Mrs. Lawrence was one of the oldest, if not the oldest, pioneers of Navarro County. She inherited her large farm on Richland Creek from her father, who secured the land from the Government in the early days of Texas history. For sixty-five years or more she had been a reader of The Dallas News and The Galveston News.

Notes:

  • Clipping from the Harlee Collection, copied from "Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas vol XIII
  • Married Joseph Thompson Lawrence on 25 October 1849 near Wheelock, Robertson Co., TX

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Mrs. M. O. Lawrence Dead

Mrs. M. O. (Aunt Mack) Lawrence, the oldest resident of this entire section, died at her home north of town Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock. Her death was not a surprise, as her trouble, which was caused from complications setting up from a broken leg, which she received a few years ago, was a serious one, and together with her extreme old age, it was known several days ago that she could not survive.

Mrs. Lawrence came to Texas in 1835, and settled in Robertson colony, now known as Robertson county, later moving to her present home, and has lived there 68 years. She had reached the age of 93 years, 2 months and 18 days. She lived under six flags, the Stars and Stripes, the Mexican flag, Republic flag, back under the Stars and Stripes, then the Confederate flag, then the Stars and Stripes of today.

Aunt Mack was a good woman, everybody knew her and loved her. She has many friends, not only in this vicinity, but throughout the State, who are sincerely grieved by her passing away.

The funeral service will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at the family burying ground near her home, conducted by Revs. Johnson of Hubbard, McKeown and Tyree of this place.

A more extended article concerning the life of this good woman will appear in our next issue.

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Mrs. M. O. Lawrence
Mrs. M. O. Lawrence, who died at her home north of Dawson, Feb. 18, was one of the oldest, if not the oldest pioneer of Navarro county, she being 93 years, 2 months and 17 days old.
Mrs. Lawrence was truly an everyday Christian woman, and as long as it was possible for her to go she attended church at every opportunity. Within the past few years many times she attended church even though she had to be carried by her sons and other loved ones. She was converted at a Camp meeting under a brush arbor near Dresden in 1864, where she joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church, moving her membership shortly after to Liberty Hill, later to Spring Hill, were she kept it until moving to Dawson, she being a member of Dawson church at the time of her death. Mrs. Lawrence has 39 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
The following, written by the late E. O. Call, some 9 years ago, has been given us, and is said to be a correct history of the life of this great old lady:
Mrs. Lawrence was born in Tennessee in 1831, came to Texas with her father, Dave McCanless, and settled at the old Nashville settlement on the Brazos river in what was termed Milam’s Colony. It was in this colony that Dave McCanless was chosen Associate Commissioner of the Board of Land Commissioners, and Mrs. Lawrence has a commission made out to her father, dated Dec. 19, 1837, Houston, Texas, and signed by Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas, in “this, the second year of the Independence of said Republic.” This unique document is yellowed with time, and the seal of the Republic is not plain, but the name of Sam Houston appears in bold outline with the customary flourish below.
Rather incongruously, the commission states that “I, Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas, do appoint Dave McCanless to the office of Associate Land Commissioner, to which he has been duly elected by the joint vote of both houses.” These latter words are in the fine script of some clerk of the Republic and suggests the unusualness of appointing a man to a position to which he had been elected.
In 1849 Miss McCanless married J. T. Lawrence, who was born in Tennessee, in 1825. Their children now living are John, Billie, Jim, George, Miss Carrie, Mrs. A. E. Savage of Hubbard and Mrs. Fannie Sowell. Miss Carrie lives with her mother on Richland creek, four miles north of Dawson, on the old Dave McCanless League of 2,000 acres, which Mrs. Lawrence inherited from her father and which she now owns.
“I knew Sam Houston well, in 1848,” said Mrs. Lawrence in referring to early days in Texas. “We were living at old Wheelock, where I heard him speak on temperance. It was a great speech. Mr. Houston was a powerful man, very handsome and easy to approach; he readily made friends with everybody. Deaf Smith, George B. Erath, Big-foot Wallace, General Walter P. Lane and Ben and Henry McCullough often visited our house.
“I also knew John McLennan, for whom McLennan county was named. At that time Waco was a small Indian village. I remember seeing the men pass our home on their way to near Dawson in 1836 to bury the surveyors killed in a big battle with the Indians. As to Indian troubles, we had plenty of them. Everybody, women as well as men, had to fight them, and they were as brave as the men.
Up on Little River at one time the men were all out scouting when some Indians came; they shot arrows with fire tips onto the roof, which soon began to burn. The boys at the house climbed up through the loft and the women handed up buckets of milk, which was used to put out the fire. One old buck was looking through a crack when one of the women punched him in the face with a burning stick. He just yelled and cursed in English and Spanish and said something in Indian. I guess it was about the same he was saying in other languages.”  
Mrs. Lawrence particularly prized a faded slip of paper which is at once an account and a receipt for goods bought in Houston Jan. 21, 1838, by John McCanless. Mr. McCanless bought 300 pounds of sugar at 40c a pound, making $120; 400 pounds of coffee at 70c a pound, $280; 150 yards of domestic at 30c a years, $30; 150 years of calico at $1 a yard; making a total of $580, which is receipted in full by L. Edinburg &Co.

Notes:

  • Dawson Herald, February 27, 1925

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Wilburn Hill King - CSA General
Jun 10, 1839 - Oct 12, 1910

Ft Worth Record 10/13/1910 page 5

Sulphur Springs, Oct. 12 - Gen. W. H. King died at his home here this morning. He was appointed Adjutant Gen. by Governor Roberts. Which position he held through the Roberts, Ireland & Ross administrations. His remains were carried today to Corsicana for interment. Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX. Note: His body was transported by train, and a large crowd of military service personnel waited to pay their respects.

Notes:

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Burial of Gen. King.

The remains of the late Gen. W. H. King arrived here from Sulphur Springs last night at 10:48 and were met at the depot by a large number of Masons and an escort of Confederate veterans from Camp Winkler, who accompanied them to the residence of Scott Bagby on South Sixteenth street.

The funeral took place from Mr. Bagby’s residence this morning at 9 o’clock., Rev. W. E. Boggs, pastor of the First Methodist church, read the impressive funeral rites of his church after which the Masons took charge interment being in Oakwood cemetery. A large procession followed the remains to their final abode, and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

A good and great man has gone to his reward and he will be missed from the walks of men, not only for his distinguished public services, but for his many virtues and manly attributes as a private citizen, a true man and a lovable and loyal friend.

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Sarah Laura (Melton) Caddel-Green
Oct 11, 1846 - Jun 10, 1920

1920

GRANDMA" GREEN OF JACK CO., TEXAS

O. M. Melton, Graham, Young Co., Tex.

"Grandma" Green was born in Sumpter County, Alabama, in 1840, moved with her parents to Mississippi, and in 1851 moved to Navarro County, Texas. She was married to J. D. Caddel in 1858, and to that union were born three children, Mrs. Mary McCoy, deceased; Mrs. Fannie Clay and J. D. Caddel. Her first husband died in 1862. She afterward married S. Green. To this union were born four children, Ben Green, Viney (who died at 8 years of age), Mrs. Lannie Newman and Mrs. Lena Durham. In 1877 they moved to Jack County, Texas, where she resided until her death, June 10, 1920. She left five children, thirty four grandchildren, forty-five great-grandchildren, one brother, O. M. Melton, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her death. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for fifty-four years. She was a kind and loving mother, a good neighbor and a true Christian; always visiting the sick and always willing to help any one in need. She was ever strict to attend her church when possible to do so.

Notes:

  • Donated by Jean Caddel
  • Added Feb 17, 1998
  • Married to Seaborn Green on 31 December 1866
  • Burial at Winn Hill Cemetery, Jacksboro, Jack Co., TX

Major John Monroe Douglas
Jan 20, 1831 - Apr 28, 1907

Tyler Daily Courier, April 29, 1907, pg 5

Died April 28, 1907, Burial at Corsicana, Texas. He has several relatives in this city, among them the Broughtons and the late Major Jim Douglas. He lived in Tyler at one time and was one of the first settlers of Smith County. He died at Corsicana and his funeral was held there. He was very old.

Notes: 

  • Submitted by Jim Douglas - [Added Feb 25, 1998]
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • John M. Douglas was my gr-gr grandfather. This obit. was found in a compilation of family history titled: BROUGHTON-DOUGLAS FAMILIES of EAST TEXAS, Some Ancestors, Descendants & Related Families. Authored by Mary Lee Anderson Barnes. I believe the source for the obituary was the Tyler Public Library. 

Ida (Clayton) Fortson
May 24, 1848 - Aug 30, 1910

Rice Rustler, Sep 1910

A SUDDEN DEATH.

Mrs. Ida C. Fortson Died Very Suddenly at Her Home Here Tuesday Afternoon.

Mrs. Ida Fortson died very suddenly at her home here Tuesday afternoon [30 Aug 1910] at 3:30 o'clock, after about an hour's illness. Mrs. Fortson ate a hearty dinner and seemed to be enjoying the best of health. About 2:30 she was turning the cream freezer, helping the girls make cream for an entertainment which was to have been at her home. She was sitting in a back hall, and noticing the freezer had stopped turning, her daughter, Miss Callie, looked around and Mrs Fortson had fallen over against the wall. Being unable to arouse her, Miss Callie called for help and Will Hodge, who was working in his shop near by, came and helped get her on the bed. Dr [Hugh] Sloan was there in a very few minutes and the children and relatives were notified and many of them were at her bedside in a very short time. Everything that could be done by physicians, and the kind hands of her children and anxious neighbors was done, but to no avail. She closed her eyes in the endless sleep about 3:30, one hour after she was stricken.

Mrs. Fortson was 62 years, 2 months and 6 days old. She is survived by three boys and five girls: J. B. [Joseph Benjamin], J. T. [John Titus], and Tom [James Thomas] Fortson; Mrs Tom [Lou Ellen, or Loula] Queen, Mrs Rod [Anna Pauline] Bartlett, and Misses Callie [Carolyn Frances] and Maggis [sic] [Margaret Amanda, or Maggie], of this place, and Mrs. Bob [Ida Mae] Harper of Corsicana. Miss Maggie Fortson is visiting in Mexico and it was impossible for her to reach here before the burial.

The news of the sudden death of Mrs. Fortson cast a shadow over the entire city and community. Most of her life was spent here and every heart was touched with sympathy for the stricken ones, from whose fireside the light had fled.

Mrs. Fortson had been a member of the Methodist Church about 45 years, and was a devoted Christian woman. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev Rogers officiating and paying a beautiful tribute to the memory of deceased. The Casket was covered with the most beautiful floral designs loving fingers ever wrought, all of which spoke of peace, purity and immortality. The music rendered was such as to soften the hearts and moisten all eyes, at the close of funeral servics [sic] an unusually long procession followed the hearse to Chatfield where she was placed by the side of her husband who had preceded her more than 20 years. All stores, jins [sic], etc, were closed during the funeral. We can only say to the mourners that she is not dead' but only asleep resting after a long and well spent life here; she would not if she could, return, you will have to go to her. From the life she lived, take an inspiration; go forth to live as she lived, so that when the summons comes, you may says as she could, "all is well." The Ladies of the Home Missionary Society were honorary pall bearers. The Rustler extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Notes:

Texas Christian Advocate 17 Nov 1910

Fortson-Mrs. Ida Caroline Fortson (nee Clayton) was born in Comersville, Tenn., May 24, 1848, and died at Rice, Texas, August 31, 1910. She moved to Chatfield, Texas, when she was six years of age, where she lived the greater part of her life. She was converted and joined the M. E. Church, South, when a child. She was married to James T. Fortson, of Aberdeen, Miss., June 20, 1867. She was the mother of ten children - three boys and seven girls. Her husband died in 1892 and she remained a widow to her death devoting her time to the church and the raising of her children. It was my pleasure to have been her pastor for two years, and she was faithful in her obligations to the church. She took an active part in the woman's home Mission Society, always doing her share of the work. A good woman has passed out of this life to ever be with her Lord. She died as she had lived, and the victory was hers in the last hour. She shall be greatly missed by her family, Church and community. May God's sustaining grace ever be with her children and relatives who mourn her death, and may they emulate her noble traits of character, fulfill their mission in life and at last meet their loved one in the home of the saints. Her ex-pastor and friend, J. C. MIMMS.

Notes:

  • She was the daughter of Joseph Alvey Clayton and Margaret Amanda Poole Clayton
  • Old Chatfield Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
  • Added March 4, 1998

Frances Emaline "Emma" (Bartlett) Beldin-Porter-Tate
Jan 3, 1824 - Jul 5, 1912

Corsicana Daily Sun, Sat., 6 Jul 1912, p. 1, col. 1

VENERABLE LADY DEAD.

Mrs. Emma Tate, Aged 89 Years, Dies at Her Home Near Rice.

Mrs. Emma Tate, aged 89 years, and a resident of this county and the Rice community for many years, died there yesterday afternoon, and the remains were buried in the local cemetery there today. The deceased was an aunt of Mrs. Sam R. Frost of Corsicana and Mrs. Frost, Mrs. A. N. Justiss, Mrs. George E. Jester and Miss Boyd Frost attended the funeral. Deceased was also an aunt of Mrs. S. J. Norvell, whose husband died almost at the same hour, and of J. M. Bartlett, a prominent citizen of Rice.

Notes:

  • Liberty Hill Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
  • She was Frances Emeline Bartlett and was married to John Beldin (d. Sep 1841), Col. Robert H. Porter (d. Dec 16, 1849 bur at Liberty Hill Cemetery), and Dr. R. S. Tate
  • Donated by Roger A. Bartlett - Added 11/24/1997

Edwin Sessions McGee
Nov 12, 1878 - Mar 17, 1922

See Edward/Edwin Sessions McGee


Dr. John Abraham. Mcgee
Nov 8, 1844 - Jul 1, 1905

From The Cumberland Presbyterian 5 Aug 1905

McGEE - Dr. J.A. McGee was born in Clarenden, Ark., Nov. 8, 1844, died July 1, 1905, at 8:45 p.m. at his home in Rice, Texas. He was the eldest son of Dr. J. J. and Mrs. E. A. McGee. His father died while he was yet young, and to him was the responsibility of helping his mother raise the younger brothers, Tom and Rev. W. V. McGee. He professed religion in about the year 1874 at Louisville, Ky., while attending lectures, and joined the Presbyterian Church. He moved to Rice in March, 1877, and became a charter member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at that place and was elected a ruling elder which position he filled with honor to his death. He was married to Miss Laura P. Sessions, January 24, 1878. They had born to them one son and five daughters. Two of the girls preceded their father to heaven. The others were with him at the last and live to mourn their loss. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a fine and successful doctor, a faithful elder and a good man. His home was always open to the preacher. No husband or father loved his family better than did Dr. J. A. McGee. Religiously he was a Cumberland Presbyterian of the truest type. Socially, he was a Mason, knight of Honor and Odd Fellow. His first partner was T. J. Linch and his last was Dr. Hugh Sloan of Rice. His partnership with Dr. Sloan lasted for sixteen and a half years. Dr. McGee was a public-spirited man always taking an interest in everything that was for the bettering of man or the building up of the town or country in which he lived. No one in his community had more friends than did he. When it was known that Dr. McGee was dead all seemed to want to do him honor. More people came to his funeral than had ever been to one in Rice. The religious services were conducted by Rev. M. C. Johnson and the social by the lodges of which he was a member. While Dr. McGee was over sixty, he was yet in the prime of his manhood and was in the front ranks for all that was good. While he has gone, he fell with his armor on and God took him home. To the loved ones we can only say: "Weep not for him, but rejoice that you can soon meet him where troubles never come and no good-byes are ever said." W. J. LACKEY, former pastor.

Notes:

  • The Rev. Lackey also was a brother-in-law, husband of Mrs. McGee's sister.
  • Added 3/4/1998
  • Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., TX

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Dr. John A. McGee died at his home in Rice, Texas July 1, 1905 after a long illness. He was a prominent citizen of Navarro County and for many years a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a Mason. He was Chairman of the Committee on Memorial Resolutions for the last State Medical meeting but unable to attend because of illness.

Notes:

  • Source: Journals of the Texas State Medical Association Vols. 1 through 7 - 1904 - 1913
  • Added 6/17/1998

Joseph Alvie Clayton

Obituary moved to Biography of Joseph Alvie Clayton Page


Hannah B. (Welch) Melton
May 20, 1827 - Dec 28, 1915

From the Semi-Wekly Farm News - Date of old paper is not included

PIONEER TEXAN PASSES AWAY

An old-timer has passed to the great beyond. Hannah B. Melton was born May 20, 1827, at Ash Grove, Indiana. Mrs. Melton's father, John Welch, moved to Texas with his family about 1829. Then Texas was part of Mexico. Mrs. Melton lived under four flags, the Republic of Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Stars and Bars of the Confederacy, then back to the Stars and Stripes, five changes. Ethan Melton and Hannah B. Welch were married in 1847, one year after Navarro County was organized. Ethan Melton was Treasurer of the new county. He was the first white man that made a home north of the Richland Creek. Mrs. Melton's early life was full of hardships as all the first settlers' were. Mrs. Melton's was perhaps the first residence the writer visited after coming to Dresden (then Richland). The post office was kept at Ethan Melton's house.

Nine children were born to them. Three died after they became grown and married. Three are living, J. I. Melton of old Dresden, Navarro County; C. C. Melton of the same place, and Mrs. Frank Blaisdell of McLennan County, where Mrs. Melton spent her last days. She was a Primitive Baptist by faith, the same faith of her husband, though never was a member of the church. She was a good neighbor, thoughtful of the feelings of those with whom she had dealings, a good mother, a good woman. The writer knew her sixty-five years.

Mrs. M. E.
Hartnell - Fultz
Rt. 2, Barry,
Navarro Co., Texas

Notes:

  • Added 4/29/1998 - Donated by Jean Caddel
  • Burial at Riesel Cemetery, Riesel, McLennan Co., TX

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