Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Caroline E. Felker (1824-1896)






Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 November 2009), photograph, “gravestone for Caroline E. Felker (1824-1896), Memorial No. 16226774, Records of the Bear Creek Tabernacle Cemetery, near Linden, Cass County, Texas;” photograph © SparkleDirt. 


Caroline is my 5th great grandmother. She married Reuben Felker. Their daughter Texana married William Thomas Clark. Later in life Texana hand wrote letters to the Governor of Texas asking for assistence and asking him not to forget Texas's Confederate widows. Her heartfelt and agonizing letters can be found in her Texas Confederate Widow's Pension Application File No. 21261 [Mrs. T. C. Clark]  at the Texas State Library and Archives Commision. Her husband's application number is 00704 [William Thomas Clark].


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