Person:Elizabeth Ashmore (4)

Elizabeth Adeline ASHMORE
Facts and Events
Name[1] Elizabeth Adeline ASHMORE
Alt Name[2] Adeline
Gender Female
Birth[1] 30 JAN 1823 Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
Marriage 12 NOV 1840 Pope, Arkansas, USAto James Littleton BURRIS
Death[1] 21 JUN 1919 Atkins, Pope, Arkansas, USAHome of her daughter Mrs. Margaret Moore
Burial[1] 22 JUN 1919 St Joe Cemetery, Atkins, Pope, Arkansas, USA

Mrs. Adeline Burris died Saturday night, June 21, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Margaret Moore. She was buried Sunday, the funeral being conducted by Rev. Jobe in her home church at St. Joe, in the presence of many sorrowing friends.

Mrs. Burris was 96 years, 4 months and 21 days old at the time of her death, having been born in Lawrence County, Tennessee, Jan. 30, 1823. She came with her father, Sawyer Ashmore, to Arkansas at the age of 16. Quite a colony came long with them, the trip being made in ox wagons and Adeline being one of the party who walked most of the time and helped drive the cattle. It was on this trip that she and JL Burris (James Littleton Burris) became lovers. They were married in 1840 and located in Gumlog near the Old Baptist Graveyard in which they buried their first child, it being the first person buried there.

Mr. and Mrs. Burris then moved to Isabelle Creek and entered 240 acres (320 acres) of land, where they lived until JL Burris died August 29, 1895. Since that time, Aunt Adeline has lived most of the time with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Moore.

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  2. Tombstone of James and Elizabeth Burris.