Smith County, Texas

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Evan Pierson's Family Bible


This Bible was submitted to the East Texas Genealogical Society by Wilma Thedford.

The Bible of Pierson Thedford and is now owned by the Richard Coke Thedford family. Richard "Coke" is a great-grandson of this William and William is buried at Seven Leagues Cem west of Noonday, Tx.

BIRTHS - Page 1

E. P. Thedford was born Feb. the 23rd 1827
Susan A. Thedford was born Sep the 27th 1835
Join the Church in 1858 died Dec 5, 1916
Mary Caroline Thedford was born Feb the 22, 1857
Pemecy (?) Jane Thedford was born Dec the 12, 1858
Join the church 1869 died Jan 13, 1896
Marion Benjamin Thedford was born Jan the 28 1860
died Sept 16, 1871
William Elijah Thedford was born Feb the 2 1862
Died Sept 11 1938 - age 76 yr 4m 9d
Sarah Indiana Thedford was born Augh the 24 1863
Joined the Church Ay 1883
Died (?)


E. P. Thedford and S. A. Youngblood was Married July the 12 1855
Albert Williamson Rainey was born Oct. 5 1888
Robbert Andrew Rainy was born Dec. 14 1889
James Willis Rainy Was born Nov. 20 1892
J. Y. Thedford Was born Feb. 9 1876
Hallie May was born Jun 1st 1900
Charley Lemarel was born Jan 16th 1902
J. P was born Sep 5 1903
Maurie Idell was Born Dec 1 1905
Richard Coke was born Aug 5th 1897
Hubbard was born Aug 30 1900

DEATHS - Page 3

Lee Andrew Thedford was born Dec the 5 1866
Departed this life June 21st 1912
Jessy Pearson Thedford was born Jan the 20 1868
Died April 5 1926
Julious Jacob Thedford was born Aug the 29 1870
Join th Church July 1890 Died Nov 4 1891
P. Idar Ann Thedford Was born Nov the 13 1842
Joined the Church July 1890
John Y Thedford Was born Nov the 13 1842 Join Ch 1890
Lee & Emer mar Nov 24th 1896
Billy & Mattie was married Dec 28th 1897
Jessy & Jessie was Married Jan 15th 1899
John died July 25, 1919


Marion Benjamin Thedford Died Sept the 16 1871 from fever
Mary Caroline Thedford Died Feb the 6 1872
from a burn lived 4 hours
E. P. Thedford Departed this life April the 27 1882

Julious Jacob Thedford departed this live November the 4 1891
Perncey Jane Southeland departed this life Jan. 13 1896
Minnie departed this life Mar 19 1904
J. Y. Green departed this life July 23, 1898
Emmer Thedford Departed this life July 28 1904

katu Colt born Apr. 15 1902
Fans Colt Born Born May 25, 1892
Fans Colt Born July 20, 1895
Died Mar 24. 1900 Age about 35


The obituary of William Thedford 1877 is a copy of an original paper pasted in the Bible of William's son Pierson Thedford and is now owned by the Richard Coke Thedford family. Richard " Coke " is a great-grandson of this William and William is buried at Seven Leagues Cemetery west of Noonday, Tx.

Seven Leagues, Oct. 30, '77 Edits Democrat and Reporter: Our community was startled and horrified on the 25th inst at the announcement of the sudden and violent death of our esteem and venerable neighbor, William Thedford. As stated in the Tyler paper of the week then current, he was killed by the stroke of the tusk of a large and vicious hog, that he was trying to drive home by the aid of a dog. He must have been struck while in the act of either rising or falling, this supposition being, from appearances, that he became entangled and fell in some vines. He was cut in the left breast the wound being about seven inches in length, reaching and exposing the heart and crushing the intervening bones. The deceased was born in Pendleton District South Carolina, Nov. 15th 1803. He afterwards lived in Habersham county, Ga., thence moving to Walker county; in North west GA, of which county I believe, he was once sherif. After a residence there for a number of years, he moved to Texas in 1851, settling first in Cherokee county, but subsequently in 1853 settled on the Seven Leagues in this county, where he remained until his death. He was married in early life to Miss Jane Satterfield, and raised a family of fourteen children, 12 of which number being sons, 10 of which are now living, and are orderly and peaceful citizens He joined the Enon Baptist church in 1853, and was baptized by Rev. John S. Bledsoe, and was ordained as a deacon in 1855. Although rather small of stature, he was endowed with wonderful physical vigor and stamina, being strong and active and a hard worker to the day of his death. Like the rest of us he had his peculiar failings, which in some degree marred the consistency of his external Christian life, but none mourned them as deeply as he. He possessed many noble qualities. The struggles and disappointments of life had neither soured or hardened him. He was full of the "charity which suffereth long and is kind." Whoever appealed to his heart or affection received a warm and generous response. The doctrine of salvation by grace alone found in him an enthusiastic believer, and upon it he rested all his hopes of Heaven. On the evening of the 27th instant after appropriate ceremonies we committed his body to mother earth until it shall come forth incorruptable and immortal in the resurection of the just. Neighbor


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