Person:Bursheba Fristoe (1)

Bursheba Leighton Fristoe
  1. Bursheba Leighton Fristoe1816 - 1870
m. 1830
  1. Laura Helen Younger1832 - 1924
  2. Frances Isabelle Younger1833 - 1902
  3. Martha Ann Younger1835 - 1918
  4. Charles Richard Youngerabt 1838 - 1860
  5. Mary Josephine Youngerabt 1840 - aft 1870
  6. Carolyn Youngerabt 1842 - abt 1865
  7. Thomas Coleman Younger1844 - 1916
  8. Sarah Ann Younger1846 - 1925
  9. James Hardin Younger1848 - 1902
  10. Alphae Younger1850 - 1852
  11. John Harrison Younger1851 - 1874
  12. Emily Jane Younger1852 - 1907
  13. Robert Ewing Younger1853 - 1899
  14. Henrietta V. Younger1857 - 1915
Facts and Events
Name[1] Bursheba Leighton Fristoe
Gender Female
Birth[1] 6 Jun 1816 Warren County, Tennessee
Marriage 1830 Tennesseeto Col. Henry Washington Younger
Will[2] Nov 1869 Jackson County, Missouri
Reference Number? Q4894928?
Death[1] 6 Jun 1870 Jackson County, Missouri
Burial[1] Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Missouri

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Bersheba Fristoe Younger, born Bersheba Leighton Fristoe (June 6, 1816 - June 6, 1870) was an American woman who was the mother of the famed Younger Outlaws Cole, Jim, John and Bob. She was born in McMinnville, Tennessee, the daughter of judge Richard Marshall Fristoe and Mary L. Fristoe. (née Sullivan) She married Henry Washington Younger in about 1830 and bore 14 children from 1832 to 1857.

Throughout the 1860s she suffered many tragedies; in 1862 Henry was shot dead. He was brought home and buried in an unmarked grave. Also the Younger boys were being targeted because of Cole's involvement with the missouri guerillas.

After she was forced to leave her house and she witnessed her son John kill a man, the family moved to Texas. By this time Bersheba had become quite ill, so they brought her back to Lee's Summit, Missouri, to die. Some men recognized John and Bob Younger as Cole's brothers, they knocked Bob unconscious and took John out back and hung him 4 times, hitting him until he was unconscious.

This ordeal was too much for Bersheba and she died on 6 June 1870, her 54th birthday.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bursheba Fristoe Younger, in Find A Grave.
  2. Jackson County Wills & Administrations, 1862-1910, p. 61 (No. N-13), Nov 1869.

    Bersheba S.[sic] Younger. Will. Relict of Harry W. Younger. Dec'd. To sons Thomas Coleman Younger and James Hardin Younger, $500 each. To sons John Henry Younger and Robert Oliver[sic] Younger, $500 at 21 yrs. To daughter Henrietta Younger, $500 in trust by James Hardin Younger for education until marriage. To daughter Laura Helen, wife of William Kelly; & daughter Frances Isabel, wife of Richard Hall; & daughter Martha Ann, wife of Lycurgus Jones; & daughter Mary Josephine, wife of John Garrett; & the heirs of daughter Caroline, wife of George Clayton, $1 each. To daughters Sally Ann, wife of Jeptha Duncan, & Emily Mariah, wife of Kit P. Rose, any money left after debts. To servant Susan Mariah, $100. Personal property to daughter Henrietta Younger at 18 yrs. Money is in bank of Leonard, Dunbaugh & Co. of Pleasant Hill, [Missouri]. Signed November 1869. Witnessed by J. M. Yantis, P.N. Grinter, & John L [blank].

  3.   Bersheba Leighton Fristoe, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.