Priest and His Descendants
Of the 11 children of Mijamin and Mary Ann Priest we know of only five are known to have lived past the age of 35. A picture of four of the five is below. Harriet Lou-Ellen is the mystery child. She married Thomas Sheriff and moved from Cherokee County. Anyone having information on Harriet please contact Shannon Smyrl.
Sarah Baily Priest
David Eugene Albert Priest
Elisha Madding Priest Mijamin Dale Priest
The following two pictures are believed to be pictures of some of the Priest children. They were kept in a metal cigar box in Sara Bailey Priest David's trunk along with tin type of Mary Ann Priest. At the moment I have no pictures identified to be Margaret Jane, Harriet Lou-Ellen, or Mary Ann Turner Priest
Susan Elizabeth Priest on left.
I have wondered if this is Harriet Lou-Ellen who married Thomas Sheriff who was with the Texas State Troopers? Could that be a badge on man's coat or is it only a default in the tintype? . It could also be Margaret Jane and William H. Willson..
|Family traditon is that Mijamin had to sentence a man to prison
thus making this man's daughter a ward of the court. Mijamin took
the duaghter into his home. The 1880 Census of Cherokee
County, Texas shows Emma in the M. Priest household.
The following entry is found in the M. Priest Bible. Emma Wood - Pearl - Born July 6, 1868 Taken from the Family Record.
Emma married Jim Peel. 19 Nov. 1885, Cherokee Countyt, Texas. Emma and her family were lifetime friends of the descenants of M. Priest.
Pictured: Jim Peel and his son Clyde.
Links to Mijamin
and his children:
Mijamin | Mary Ann Hicks | Margaret Jane | Susan Elizabeth | Henry Meredith | Elisha Madding | William Hicks | Mijamin Dale | Mary Ann | Harriet Lou-Ellen | Sarah Bailey | Arthur Franklin | Eugene Albert | Home | Opening Page
Links to Grandchildren: Lela Willson Barrett | Addie Pearl David | Anna Laura (Bon) David | Bertie Love David | Eugene Stanhope David | Mary Lou David | William Mija David | Rupert Clyde Priest
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