Tombstone Tuesday ~ Susannah Jane Wilson Sapaugh


Susannah Jane Wilson was born April 1, 1821 to Elijah and Mary mnu Wilson in York County, South Carolina.  She met and married Abraham Hardin Sepaugh there about 1846-8.  They had the following children: Mary Jane Louisa, Dicie, Emeline Nancy, Abraham Jr,, and Jacob Elijah.   The family moved to Brownstown, Sevier County Arkansas in 1871.  Susannah died July 28, 1885 and is buried in the local cemetery.  Abraham died April 25, 1909 and is buried in the same cemetery, although a headstone for him has not been found (to my knowledge).  

Susannah was my 3 greats grand aunt.

Rebecca Adeline Buster Victor & Elizabeth Buster (Hopson?)

Rebecca Adeline Buster was born in 1846, the fourth child of Samuel Woods and Jane Moss Buster.  She, along with her sister Elizabeth (b. 1834) and brothers Joseph, John and Eliga, were all born in Hempstead County Arkansas, near Mound Prairie (later known as Columbus).

Their mother Jane died sometime between 1851 and 1859, and on the 1860 census Rebecca has left her family home and moved in with her  recently widowed uncle, Abraham Stuart Hopson.  Also listed in the home is Eliza J. Hopson, who I suspect is Rebecca's sister Elizabeth.

On August 10, 1865 Rebecca married Thomas L. Victor in Hempstead County.  He was the son of William and Robert Ann Victor.  Thomas and Rebecca were the parents of one child that I have a record of: Robert.  He was born in 1869, listed with his parents on the 1870 census and died at about age ten in September of 1879 from congestion and chills, according to the US Federal Mortality Schedules.

Another researcher has suggested that there was a female child born to Rebecca and Thomas, named Betty, born about 1871, and I found her on the 1880 census listed as an orphan and living with William and Louiza Clark and within two to three households of her uncles John and Joseph and their families.  I've been unable to trace her after the census.

Thomas and Rebecca Victor both disappear after the 1870 census, and I have no other record showing what happened to either of them.  I also have not found them on any cemetery lists for the county or state.  

If you have any fill in the blanks information on this family, please contact me through the form on the sidebar.   I would like to know more about the two Buster girls, Elizabeth and Rebecca; and the orphan Betty Victor.