52 Ancestors/52 Weeks #14 ~ Francey Yourilda Fitzhugh Bailey


Francey Yourilda Fitzhugh was born into a large family  on March 11, 1844 in Dyer County Tennessee.
She was the third of nine children born to Aeriel and Mary Ann Bailey Fitzhugh. Her siblings were Ezekial Harrison, Claiborne Chitwood, James Earl, Mary Jane, William Earl, John White, Bejamin Sterlin, and George Washington.
From her father's first marriage to Margaret Lawrence, Francey had the following half siblings: Samuel Jackson, Elizabeth Ann, Susan Jane, Lydia Caroline, Eliza, Thomas Franklin and Margaret Lucinda.

Francey lived in Dyer County Tennessee until 1848 when her family emigrated to Hot Spring County Arkansas.
On March 15, 1860, at the tender age of 16,  she married her first cousin Zachariah M Bailey, whose family had also removed to Hot Spring County about the same time as the Fitzhughs.

Around 1865, Zach and Francey moved from Hot Spring County Arkansas to Montague County Texas.  They had the following children: William, Thomas, Hellen Irene, Benjamin Shepperd, Lucy Francis, Emma, Geter & an infant who died young.

Francey's husband Zach died around 1885 in Texas, and she moved to Custer County Oklahoma with six of her children in time to be enumerated on the 1900 census.

Family lore states that Francey died about 1921 and was buried in a pauper's grave near Arapaho, in Custer County.

Francey was my two greats grand aunt.


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2 comments:

  1. Sounds like Francey had a hard life, married at 16, buried in a pauper's grave.

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  2. Hi Terri,
    I went through your surnames - hoping that one was mine as well!!
    Bummer!! Some of the same states - but no surnames!!
    LOVE your old photos and old, awesome stories!!
    They laughed -- they loved -- they cried!! Just like we do :-}}

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