Polly Ann Burchett
OBITUARY OF MARY ANN "POLLY" (nee BURCHETT) REEVES
-(Newspaper unknown, but probably a Sherman paper):
"MRS. POLLY ANN REEVES DIED TUESDAY NIGHT [25 October 1921]
"Mrs. POLLY ANN REEVES died at the home of her son, [State Representative]
ICE B. REEVES, 1602 East Lamar Street, [Sherman, Texas] at 7:40 o?clock
Tuesday night. Mrs. REEVES would have been 92 years old on April
5 next. Death was due to the infirmities of old age.
"The body was shipped Wednesday afternoon to Newcastle in Young
County [Texas], accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Reeves. Funeral services
will be held in the family cemetery at the old home place near Newcastle
Thursday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Black, a pioneer Baptist minister
of Graham, and an old friend of the family. Mrs. Reeves will be laid
to rest in the family burial plot by the side of her husband, ARTHUR
D. REEVES, who died in 1899.
"Mrs. REEVES was the mother of sixteen children, ten daughters and
six sons, none of whom were twins. *She reared all of them to manhood
and womanhood and is survived by seven children as follows: R. C.
REEVES, Paducah, Texas; Mrs. JENNIE DABNEY, Albany, Ky.; Mrs.ELLA PIERCE,
Woodson, Texas; Mrs. ARLEE CUMMINGS, Wellington, Texas; Mrs. MYRTIE LEE
DAUGHERTY, Plainview, Texas; Mrs.
AMELIA BARTLETT, Wellington, Texas; and ICE B. REEVES of this city,
with whom Mrs. Reeves made her home.
"Mrs. REEVES was born in Clinton County, Kentucky, in 1830.
She was married when she was 20 years of age and lived in Kentucky for
thirty-five years after her marriage, coming to Texas with her husband
and family in 1885. They settled in Young County, and she lived there
for twenty years. After her husband?s death, she made her home with
her children, and for the past few years had lived with her son here.
"Mrs. REEVES joined the Baptist church when she was 18 years of
age, and had been a devoted member for three-quarters of a century.
At the time of her death, she enjoyed the distinction of being one of the
oldest Baptists in America, both in age and in years of membership.
In spite of her advanced years, Mrs. REEVES was as bright and active mentally
as women many years younger up to the time of her last illness. She
of a very genial, cheerful disposition, and was a great favorite
in the neighborhood in which she lived. She was much beloved by all
who knew her, and during the years she lived in Sherman made many friends
who deeply mourn her death."
*This statement is inaccurate, as five of Polly and Arthur's babies
and small children died in 1858 in Clinton Co., presumably due to an epidemic
NOTES: Mary Ann "Polly" BURCHETT was a daughter of ICIL BURCHETT
and wife ELIZABETH "BETSY" HENRY, both of whom are buried in the ICIL BURCHETT
Cemetery, Clinton Co., KY.
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