Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- Elizabeth S (Neel) Lancaster


Elizabeth S. (Neel) Lancaster
1811-1881
Elizabeth S. (Neel) Lancaster is my 5th great grandmother.  She was born 22 Mar 1911[1] in Kentucky to James Neel and Polly Martin.  She married Ellis Wilson Lancaster on 10 Jun 1831 in Shelby County, Kentucky.  Ellis and Elizabeth had 8 children.  The family moved to Kaufman County, Texas sometime between 1850 and 1860. There is not a lot to know about Elizabeth except through her probate record.  Ellis had died sometime in 1866 and she died Jul 30, 1881.  The total of the estate was $344.82.[2]  Each heir received either $49.26 or a portion thereof (some of her children had died and the grandchildren were to receive a shared portion).

Elizabeth is buried in Rockwall Memorial Cemetery [3].  Here is the link to the Find-a-Grave page for her tombstone.

[1] Sandra Haney Tedford, Cemetery Inscriptions of Rockwall Co, Texas (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 47
[2] Rockwall Co (Texas) Probate Records 1877-1895, FHL film 1289136, pg 302, E.S. Lancaster
[3] Tombstone of Elizabeth S. Lancaster, Find-a-Grave (www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 Nov 2011), posted by Marian (Carlson) Johnson

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