Saturday, June 26, 2010

Grandma's Diary part 4

Grandma wrote a short family history on her brother David Stokely Farrell, "Stoke" who was born July 9,1855 and died July 11,1931. He served 22 years as a deputy under sheriffs Conner, Bush, Selman, and Taylor. In later years served civil papers for Squire Pete Lawrence.
His wife was Jalia Sharp the sister of Sam H. Sharp who was married to Mary Elizabeth Farrell, "Aunt Mollie".
David and Jalia's children were:
John L. (Brooke)
Bertha Agnes (unmarried)
Mary Davis
Harriet Smolick
Janette Elder
Elba Dinkins
Lavina Elsie (unmarried)
born 1884 died 1914 at Grandfather Farrell's home. Perforated appendix.
Nellie died of diphtheria at an early age.

1 comment:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Harriet, Everytime I read Family History, I am amazed how many young children died from something. Life was hard back then--but people just kept on keeping on.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy