Person:Elvira Richey (1)

Elvira Williams Richey
d.15 Jul 1887 Hopkins County, Texas
  1. Sophia Charlotte Cowan1806 - 1902
  2. Eliza Berryan Richey1808 - 1892
  3. Evelina McField Richey1810 - 1888
  4. Mary Alice Richey1812 - 1881
  5. Elizabeth Richey1814 -
  6. John Stuart Richey1816 - 1894
  7. James Thomas C Richey1818 -
  8. Matilda Caroline Richey1820 - Aft 1870
  9. Elvira Williams Richey1822 - 1887
  10. Martha Jane Richey1824 - Bef 1880
  11. Sarah Frances Richey1827 - 1910
  12. James Andrew Jackson Richey1830 - 1911
m. 1840
  1. John A. S. Stoutabt 1842 -
  2. Benjamin A. Stoutabt 1843 -
  3. Francis Marion Stout1845 - 1928
  4. James A. Stoutabt 1847 -
  5. Josephus Stoutabt 1849 -
  6. Virgil Stuart Stout1851 - 1906
  7. Martha Stoutabt 1854 - bef 1870
  8. William Stoutabt 1857 -
  9. Robert Stoutabt 1859 -
  10. Selen Stoutabt 1862 -
  11. Mary Elizabeth Stout1865 - 1916
Facts and Events
Name[3] Elvira Williams Richey
Alt Name[2] Bob Richey
Gender Female
Birth[1][3] 9 Feb 1822 Blount County, Alabama
Marriage 1840 Red River County, Texas(his 1st wife)
to James Selen Stout
Death[1] 15 Jul 1887 Hopkins County, Texas
Burial[2] Pine Forest Cemetery, Hopkins County, Texas

Elvira Richey was born in Blount Springs, Jefferson, Alabama, the daughter of John Richey and Martha M. __(?). In 1839, she came with her parents to Red River, Texas where her father purchased land and became associated with Henry Stout and his son, Selen Stout. She and James Selen Stout were married about 1840. They lived for a short time in Lamar county, then moved together with the Richey families to Daingerfield. From here, James Selen Stout came in August, 1841, with county surveyor Levi Jordan, and surveyed the William B. Stout survey which included the land where Pine Forest was later located. The survey was one-third of the headright of W. B. Stout's 1,479 acres. Selen bought the land from his uncle, William B. Stout. A mile east of what became Pine Forest, on the east bank of Stout's Creek, a log church for all denominations was built, called Mt. Pisgah. This building was also used for a school, and later came to be known as the old Bumblebee school named after the large number of bumblebees that nested in the sweet gum logs.

Elvira and Selen would have eleven children and live out their lives on their home in Hopkins County. Elvira and Selen are buried at Pine Forest.

Elvira W Stout signed her part to her mother, Martha, in the estate of her father, John Richey:

Children's Signing 11 Nov 1844: John Richey Estate
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Children's Signing 11 Nov 1844: John Richey Estate
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 E. W. Stout, in Tuck, June E. (June England), and Deborah Tuck Young. Hopkins County, Texas cemetery inscriptions : volume 1. (Sulphur Springs, Texas: D.T. Young and J.E. Tuck, c1985 (Wolfe City, Tex. : Henington Pub.)), p 229.

    wife of J. S. Stout, b. Feb 9, 1822, d. Jly. 15, 1887 aged 65 yrs. 5 mos.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hopkins, Texas, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 140.