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Susan "Susie" "Jim Ann" "Granny Mack" Byram

Female 1867 - 1947  (79 years)


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  • Name Susan "Susie" "Jim Ann" "Granny Mack" Byram  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Susie 
    Born 9 Sep 1867  Alba, Wood County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Aug 1947  Fresno County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Dolores McLemore McKee says that her Granny Mac was nicknamed "Jim Ann" because she always worked like a man. She was orphaned at around nine years of age, and raised by a lady that Dolores believes was a maternal aunt.

      Susan's first husband is listed as Syon Beason "S. B." REED on Find A Grave, a son of William Harvey Reed and Elizabeth Southern Reed. Said to have been born 14 Feb 1866 in Alba and died 8 Dec 1908 in Howard County, TX. Burial place not known. Find A Grave Memorial# 136528894

      Dolores McLemore McKee believes her maiden name was BYRUM, though it has instead been cited as BYRAM, BARNES, and BALDWIN. She was said by descendants to have been born in Indian Territory, of Cherokee heritage. Three of her daughters from a prior marriage were living with she and Elisha McLemore as of the 1900 census, listed as his "daughters-in-law" [sic-s/b step-daughters]

      When her eldest McLemore daughter, Lillie Mae, applied for a social security account in 1944, she listed her mother as Amer. Baldwin.

      On the California Death Index, Susan's maiden name was shown as BARNES

      MCLEMORE SUSIE ANN 09/09/1867 SWEDEN BARNES F TEXAS FRESNO 08/20/1947 79 yrs

      And this is a transcription of her actual death certificate:

      SUSIE ANN MC LEMORE
      Place of Death County FRESNO City of Town FRESNO-Rural
      Address Route 10, Box 557, Fresno
      In this community 6 years, In California 6 years
      Female White Widowed
      Name of Husband ELISHA McLEMORE
      Birthdate September 9, 1867
      Age 79 Years, 11 Months, 11 Days
      Birthplace Alba, Texas
      Occupation Housewife
      Father John Barnes [Note: Contradicted on other document per Dolores McLemore McKee]
      His birthplace Unknown
      Mother Susan Swe(e)den
      Her birthplace Unknown
      Informant Mrs. Monzell (sic) Carter
      Address Fresno, CA
      Burial August 25, 1947
      Belmont Memorial Park
      Don F. Gates, Embalmer License 2429
      Lisle Funeral Home
      Fresno, CA
      By Darwin W. Johnson
      Filed 8/22/47

      Date of Death August 20, 1947 1:50 a.m.
      Attended by Physician from May 1947 to August 19, 1947
      Last seen alive August 19, 1947
      Cause of Death Acute Dilitation of heart due to Chronic Myocarditis
      AA Calaway MD
      1060 Fulton, Fresno 8/20/1947

      At least two of her daughters also believed her last name to be BARNES, Mozelle, who was the informant for her death certificate, and Fallie, who showed BARNES on her application for a Social Security Number. It is interesting to note, however, that Fallie's application was printed in all capital letters, with only the Mother's Maiden name and the signature in cursive, as if there may have been some hesitation regarding the mother's maiden name.

      Dolores McLemore Mckee adds that Susan's mother, Susan Sweeden, was a daughter of Ellen Simpkins, Elen Simpkins is the daugher of Joseph Simpkins and Nancy Stephens of North Carolina and Alabama.

      Joseph SIMPKINS Nancy STEPHENS 07 Jun 1824 Cumberland NC USA

      http://genealinks.com/records/records067.htm

      I am looking for information on Nancy Stephens, born in 1802 in N.C. and married Joseph Simpkins in 1824 in Cumberland North Carolina. They came to Texas about 1840.
      Saundra Burge

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?simpkins::stephens::6584.html
    • (Research):
      Census Information:

      1930 Census
      Texas, Rains County, Precinct 5
      Enumerated April 7, 1930
      ED 190-7 SD 11 Sheet 5A
      92-93
      McLemore, Annie Hd M (sic) W 60 Tx Tx Tx
      McLemore, Angelo Son M W 27 Tx Tx Tx
      McLemore, Robert Son M W 19 Tx Tx Tx
      McLemore (sic), Rosey Dtr F W 38 Tx Tx Tx
    Person ID I28708  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2015 

    Family 1 Syon Beeson Reed,   b. Bef 1865, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1885 
    Children 
     1. Ida Reed,   b. Aug 1885, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Maybelle Reed,   b. Jun 1887, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Rosa Reed,   b. Aug 1889, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F9289  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 2 Elisha Right McLemore,   b. 12 Jan 1860, Jefferson County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1922, Rains County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1892  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The 1910 census showed that both of them had been married twice, for 18 years, putting the date that they would have married at around 1892. This would make it appear that the Elisha's three oldest daughters, listed with he and Susan at the time of the 1900 census, were all born shortly after their marriage.
    Children 
     1. Lillie Mae McLemore,   b. 5 Mar 1893, Alba, Wood County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1977, Fresno County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Emily McLemore,   b. 25 Oct 1897, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1941, Fresno County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Varnetta "Nettie" McLemore,   b. Aug 1898, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1904, Rains County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     4. Essie McLemore,   b. 29 Sep 1901, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1904, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Angelo McLemore,   b. 7 Jan 1903, Rains County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1959, Carroll County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. Eufalia "Fallie" McLemore,   b. 30 Apr 1905, Alba, Wood County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1993, Fresno County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     7. Robert Lee McLemore,   b. 11 Oct 1910, Rains County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1992  (Age 81 years)
     8. Mozelle McLemore,   b. 12 Jan 1914, Rains County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 2002, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F9286  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1867 - Alba, Wood County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1892 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Aug 1947 - Fresno County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno County, California Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Byrum, Susan 'Jim Ann' (Mrs. Elisha McLemore), Death Certificate
    Byrum, Susan "Jim Ann" (Mrs. Elisha McLemore), Death Certificate
    Her California death certificate indicates her maiden name was BARNES, however her descendants believe it was actually Byrum

  • Sources 
    1. [S501] McLemore, Melba Gene-Family Researcher/Family Group Sheets, Correspondence, Email (maddoxyellowrose@hotmail.com) ; http://www.mclemoregenealogy.org/index.php, (http://www.mclemoregenealogy.org/index.php).

    2. [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).

    3. [S332] Rootsweb, California Death Records, 1940 thru 1997, (http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi).

    4. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 20616865 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Rains County, Precinct 5, SD 7 ED 76 Sheet 8B (Reliability: 3).