Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Sallie Duncan 1835-1930

Digital image. Copyright Denise Spurlock 2011.
SEPT. 26, 1835
NOV. 6, 1930

Sarah Jane (Spurlock) Duncan, my paternal great-grandaunt, was born likely in 1839 rather than 1835, as stated on this marker. Her parents, Ransom and Ellender (Vickers) Spurlock, were married in 1836. Sallie first appears by name on the 1850 U.S. federal census; the enumerator wrote down that she was aged 10.

She probably was born in Hinds County, Mississippi, where Ransom Spurlock is enumerated on the 1840 federal census. She married William H. Duncan on 9 January 1868 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. Sallie and William had no children. He died in 1905, and Sallie lived with her younger brother, John (my great-grandfather), for the remainder of her life. She is buried in the Mt. Zion (Driskill) Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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