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Elizabeth Ann Suttles b. 14 Jun 1836 , Bibb, Alabama, United States d. 3 Oct 1914 , Collin, Texas, United States

Elizabeth Ann Suttles[1]

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  • Name  Elizabeth Ann Suttles 
    Born  14 Jun 1836  , Bibb, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  3 Oct 1914  , Collin, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Elm Grove Cemetery, Westminster, Collin, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1539  Kull Family
    Last Modified  11 Apr 2016 

    Family  Mahershel Hashebez White,   b. 26 Nov 1826, , Elbert, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1878, , Collin, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Nov 1852  , Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage date Nov 4, 1852, Lauderdale Mississippi (microfilm #899112) Elizabeth A. SUTTLES and M.N.
      WHITE (note initials M.N. White)

      M. A. WHITE   m    Elizabeth A. SUTTLES   4 Nov 1852     Lauderdale Co. (A1-22)  MS
    Children 
    >1. Cynthia A. White,   b. 4 Aug 1854, , , Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1898, Ira, Scurry, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Amanda White,   b. 18 Jul 1856, , , Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Theodoria C. White,   b. 6 Oct 1859, , , Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Cremile White,   b. 16 Jan 1861,   d. 1878, , Collin, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Sara Elizabeth Jane White,   b. 4 Jun 1863, Greybill, Collin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1921, Sarah-d-McClain Co, Ok buried Jonsonville Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Eliza Lee White,   b. 19 Sep 1867, Whitewright, Grayson, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1949, Konawa, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Nancy P. White,   b. 9 Oct 1869, , Collin, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, , Collin, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Evaline White,   b. 2 Feb 1872,   d. 2 Mar 1892
    >9. Willie Delona White,   b. 25 Jul 1875, Westminster, Collin, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1961, Whitewright, Grayson, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Lillie Alice White,   b. 13 Sep 1876, , Collin, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1930, Era, Cooke, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Jul 2009 
    Family ID  F735  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1836 - , Bibb, Alabama, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Nov 1852 - , Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Oct 1914 - , Collin, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elm Grove Cemetery, Westminster, Collin, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Copy of letter from Addie, daughter of Eliza Lee White Bratton, dated April 8

      Dear Lois:
      Sorry I'm so slow in getting all this back to you.  I've had so many things happened since I received it.  Time you get everyone's versions you will not know who believe.

      Mother never talked much about her family till 1944.  She was staying with me in Wewaka, Oklahoma at that time.  My son and husband was in Europe.  Son was in the infantry and my husband was in the Air Force. The war was at it's worse.  I cried if I got a letter and cried if I didn't get one.

      The night she started talking about it, she said "you should be ashamed of yourself to act like this, what if you was like your grandma in the Civil War."
      I said "how is that".  She said "Grandpa and Grandma was living in Mississippi when the rumor of war started, with grandma's family living in an Indian Choctaw camp."
      "The government had given the Choctaws all the land northwest of the Mississippi, you can read about it in history books, a good one is "History of the American Indians" by James Adaira.
      I think grandma's folks died on the trail of tears."
      "Grandpa took grandma and the four daughters into Texas.  And settled around Greybill, Texas."(the old Greybill well is still there, where everyone used to haul water from there in Westminster).
      "They only been there about a year, when grandpa got his draft papers from Mississippi.  He built a small log cabin and cleared enough land to farm small crop.  They had some cows, team and chickens, when grandpa left".
      "When grandpa came home he brought one of his buddies with him, named Andrew (my note* I think this was a brother or cousin named White), didn't know his last name."
      "All the Indians were on the war path.  They robbed and burned down all the white people's homes during the Civil War.  They came to grandma's they had stolen all our stock but an old gray mare."
      "Grandma hid the little girls in the flour barrels.  Grandma would tie the mare to the corner of the cabin.  They checked the mare out, and someone in the group told the head Indian grandma was an Indian and they didn't take the mare."
      "Grandma would never say she was Indian, (that's why Mama and her sisters didn't get head rights, when the government settled off with the Indians) she always said she was black Dutch."

      After mother got through telling me the story.  I said "mother where are your sisters?"  She said "well I guess they are still in Collin County Texas".  I asked what their names was.  She said them all, but I've forgotten all their names.  I finally wrote Aunt Nancy a letter, the following week she answered my letter.

      I had two weeks vacation coming up.  So mother and I took a bus to Westminster.  Am so glad we did.  Mother and and Nancy cried and kissed for ever so long.  It had been over 20 years since they had seen each other. Aunt Willie lived a few miles from Aunt Nancy but she was away visiting one of her daughters, and we did get to see her.  We visited the old home place where all the girls had grown-up. (Picture included) We went to the Cemetery where all the family was buried, "Elm Grove".  I saw the Bible grandpa preached from.  He started the Baptist Church there and later became a Baptist seminary. They used to send young men from Dallas out there to study for the ministry.  And aunt Nancy did their washing for them.

      After we went home, Aunt Willie and Aunt Nancy came and spent a week with us in Wewoka, Okla.  The only thing I wish I'd written down all the information about the White family that they had recorded in that hundred year old Bible.  But all that time my mind was on the war and my loved ones.

      One of Aunt Nancy's girls has the Bible.  She lives in Dallas.  Her husband was president of that large National Bank when Aunt Nancy died. Floyd, my sister May, her husband and I went to Aunt Nancy's funeral. Mama died Jan. 14, 1949.  And Aunt Nancy died 1952.  Aunt Nancy, Aunt Willie and Uncle Will all came to see Mama in August before she died in January.  Aunt Willie is dead too.  She had a daughter named Cynthia Huges they lived in WhiteRight, Texas.  She was a schoolteacher.
      Aunt Nancy's daughter (one of them) was Bonnie Eubanks she lived at that time at 1640 Trail Ridge Drive, Dallas TX.  And Aunt Nancy son was Hillard Eubanks, Grape Vine, Texas.  Route 2.  The Eubanks are all over Dallas and Fort Worth.

      I can remember during World War I, mother and I going to Byers, Oklahoma and visiting Aunt Jane.  I think it was when Hershal was killed in the war.  And when we got their Aunt Nancy her baby daughter Opal Lee, Aunt Alice and her daughter Ruth and Aunt Willie and her daughter Vera and Grace (Aunt Jane's daughter).  All of we girls were about the same age. We played in the orchard and ate peaches.  Then the next day we all went over to Pearl's house.  Buster took us all down to a large Creek or maybe it to was a river.  It was dry and had a lot of sand.  Buster had a large swing made and we would swing out over the sand and jump off.  I have a picture I cut from the paper of Buster and his band when they played over in Oklahoma City.  I also remember Tom and Ruth and Faye, Ruth's sister. They all lived next door to us in Drumright.  Where Tom's first child was born.

      Well dear you asked for a story.  I hope you can read this.  I will fill out the best I can on all the families and all, that you put it on the forms you sent.  And if I can I'll Xerox you some pictures.  I tried the other day at the Post Office but they didn't come out to good.  So I'll try again at the library.

      Grandma White (grandpa's mother) name grandpa from the Bible.  It's in Isaiah chapter 8.  Verse one it's spelled Maher-Shaalal-hash-baz.  I think he was a chaplain in the Army.  He was discharged with a rank of Captain he served under General Lee, and when mother was born grandma named her Eliza after herself, grandpa put in Lee after General Lee and Andrew wanted to have his name on her too.  So as long as he was around they left it on her name.  But in the old Bible I think it's just Eliza Lee.

      If you can get in touch with Aunt Nancy's daughter's they probably will copy everything off for you.  As Aunt Nancy told me "don't never be ashamed of your family for you come from the best". But we're several generations later so I don't know some time where we measure up or not. Now you suffer this writing and remember you asked for it.
      Lots of love, great great great cousin (I think), Addie
      *****************************************************
      Precinct No. 8, Collin County, Texas 1880 Census taken on the 2nd & 3rd days of June 1880
      pg. 11 dwelling 39, family 39.
      Elizabeth White     W F  43   widowed running farm     AL, GA, SC
      Theodocia WF   20   dau single          AL, AL, AL
      Eliza          WF   12   dau single          TX, AL, AL
      Nancy          WF   10   dau single          TX, AL, AL
      Evalicia       WF   8    dau single          TX, AL, AL
      Willy D.       WF   6    dau single          TX, AL, AL
      Lilly A.WF   4    dau single          TX, AL, Al

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Web Site: Coming to America "The Melton's/Milton's", Michael Leisure, (WorldConnect Project).




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