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Elizabeth BARKSDALE

Female 1795 - 1883  (88 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth BARKSDALE 
    Born 3 Jan 1795  Hancock Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Jan 1883  Waelder, Gonzales Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • There are conflicting marriage dates for Asa and Elizabeth. In notes by granddaughter Lucy Amanda Hill Jones (dau. of James Monroe Hill) written in 1936, she writes that Elizabeth "...was born Jan. 3, 1795. She was married to Asa Hill Oct. 3, 1811. Married the second time to Alexander Thomson May 28, 1850, by Rev. Orcenith Fisher, who also performed the ceremony at the marriage of James Monroe Hill and Jane Hallowell Kerr, Sept. 14, 1843.

      From the manuscript, "The Descendants of Isaac Hill, Sr." by Lennon J. Hill & K. Marie Watson Hill, 1980-81, Lubbock, TX, pg. 60

      "Asa Hill, Sr. married Elizabeth Barksdale on October 6, 1811, in Sparta, Hancock Co. She was born January 3, 1795. Her parents were Jeffrey Barksdale, soldier of the Revolutionary War, and Phebe Barksdale. The Barksdales were large landholders in Hancock County, GA. The 1820 census records shows that Asa and Elizabeth Hill resided in adjoining Putnam County, owning four slaves at that time."
      (other sources show their marriage date as Oct. 6, 1808)

      The Memorial & Genealogical Record of SW Texas, Goodspeed Bros. Pub., 1894, in the biography of her son, Jeffrey Barksdale Hill, pp. 394-395, has her death in 1891 at age 89 in Waelder, TX. Other sources have her dates as b. Jan. 3, 1795 and d. Jan. 23, 1883. However, her grave marker in Waelder, Texas says: born January 3, 1796, died January 23, 1883. (The gravestone has been repaired and the date of death is difficult to read, but it appears to be as stated) It is hard to know which is correct since errors were often made on markers as well as in published sources.

      After Asa's death in 1844, Elizabeth married Alexander Thomson in 1850. After the death of her second husband she moved to the home of her son, Asa C. Hill, in Thompsonville, Gonzales Co. She lived with her daughter "Louisa" in later years and is buried in Waelder, TX next to her daughter. She died at age 88. The photo in file is estimated to have been taken when she was about 80, circa 1875.
    Person ID I0031  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2008 

    Father Francis WEAVER,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Mother Goldie HALL,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F0043  Group Sheet

    Children 
    +1. Living KASPER
    Family ID F0318  Group Sheet