Emily Straley

Emily Elizabeth STRALEYAge: 44 years18651910

Name
Emily Elizabeth STRALEY
Given names
Emily Elizabeth
Surname
STRALEY

Lizzie

Name
Lizzie
Given names
Lizzie
Birth April 17, 1865

Birth of a brotherHenry J. STRALEY
June 22, 1867 (Age 2 years)

Publication: index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)
Citation details: death of Henry J. Straley, Film # 2135163, Digital GS # 4163948, Image # 2361, Ref. # 1756
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a siblingJ. D. STRALEY
June 22, 1867 (Age 2 years)

Death of a motherEllen LISENBY
between June 1867 and 1869 (Age 2 years)

MarriageJoshua Parks SORRELSView this family
about March 6, 1879 (Age 13 years)
Publication: Copies of typed records in Lampasas Library
Citation details: Grooms List, p. 127
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: Book B, page 10
Citation details: copy in Mary Williams papers
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Shared note: by J. C. Hammett, elder
Death of a fatherSampson David STRALEY
after 1880 (Age 14 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Emma SORRELS
April 5, 1881 (Age 15 years)
Citation details: letter to Mary Hughes, dated 8 Sep 1986
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Ancestry.com. 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.
Citation details: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coryell, Texas; Roll: T623_ 1624; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 42, family of Josh Sorrels
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
#2
Joseph Lelland SORRELS
December 28, 1882 (Age 17 years)
Publication: index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)
Citation details: death of Joseph Leland Sorrels, Film Number: 2218968, Digital Film Number: 4169125, Image Number: 1922, Reference Number: 81782
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#3
Margarete Mae SORRELS
April 9, 1883 (Age 17 years)
Source: Family Bible
Publication: Ancestry.com. 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.
Citation details: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coryell, Texas; Roll: T623_ 1624; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 42, family of Josh Sorrels
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
#4
David Matthew SORRELS
April 18, 1886 (Age 21 years)
Publication: Ancestry.com. 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.
Citation details: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coryell, Texas; Roll: T623_ 1624; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 42, family of Josh Sorrels
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shared note: The 1900 census said he was born in Apr 1886.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Era Mary SORRELS
July 8, 1888 (Age 23 years)
Source: Family Bible
Publication: Official birth certificates from the Texas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, for the years 1903-10 and 1926-29, FamilySearch publisher, published on the interent http://www.footnote.com, Copyright © 2007 Footnote
Citation details: birth certificate for baby Bensons, later amended to Ethel Katherine Benson, #143314
Quality of data: primary evidence
DivorceJoshua Parks SORRELSView this family
about 1889 (Age 23 years)

DivorceJoshua Parks SORRELSView this family
January 25, 1890 (Age 24 years)

Citation details: 1588, page unknown, copy of a record received by George C. Jackson, among the Mary Williams papers
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: The divorce petition was found in favor of the plantiff, E. E. Sorrels, and Joshua was made to pay the expenses of the case. Of the five children, the four oldest were given to their father, and the youngest was given to the mother. No mention was made of the unborn child.
Birth of a daughter
#6
Tiney Ethel SORRELS
March 14, 1890 (Age 24 years)
MarriageWilliam Henry JACKSONView this family
May 22, 1892 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#7
George Cody JACKSON
December 9, 1897 (Age 32 years)
Source: Family Bible
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Ethel Katherine BENSON
March 25, 1905 (Age 39 years)
Source: Family Bible
Source: Mary Williams
Citation details: group sheet for family among Mary Williams papers
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Official birth certificates from the Texas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, for the years 1903-10 and 1926-29, FamilySearch publisher, published on the interent http://www.footnote.com, Copyright © 2007 Footnote
Citation details: birth certificate for baby Bensons, later amended to Ethel Katherine Benson, #143314
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a husbandWilliam Henry JACKSON
November 23, 1905 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Armintha SORRELS
about 1906 (Age 40 years)
Publication: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.
Citation details: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Lampasas, Texas; Roll: T624_1572; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0170; Image: 668; FHL Number: 1375585, Albert Sorrels family, # 21
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Violet May BENSON
August 5, 1907 (Age 42 years)
Source: Mary Williams
Citation details: group sheet for family among Mary Williams papers
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Official birth certificates from the Texas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, for the years 1903-10 and 1926-29, FamilySearch publisher, published on the interent http://www.footnote.com, Copyright © 2007 Footnote
Citation details: about Violet May Benson, original and amended certificates, state file # 146298, Ella C. Percy (aunt) filing affidavit and requesting amendment
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death January 26, 1910 (Age 44 years)
Cause of death: Heart trouble lasting two years, contributary cause nephritis lasting 7 years.
Publication: index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)
Citation details: Death of Mrs. E. E. Jackson, Film # 2050201, Digital GS # 4165817, Image # 804, Ref. # item 2 cn 11241 and image following.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Alt. Death January 27, 1910 (1 day after death)

Burial
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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 6, 1849Clark County, Arkansas, USA
19 months
elder brother
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
20 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
2 years
herself
2 years
younger brother
younger sibling
Father’s family with Mary Hardin BURKITT - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 1869
Family with Joshua Parks SORRELS - View this family
ex-husband
herself
Marriage: about March 6, 1879Lampasas County, Texas, USA
Divorce: about 1889
Divorce: January 25, 1890
2 years
daughter
21 months
son
Joseph Lelland SORRELS
Birth: December 28, 1882Coryell County, Texas, USA
Death: November 30, 1970Rollins-Brook Hospital, Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas, USA
3 months
daughter
3 years
son
David Matthew SORRELS
Birth: April 18, 1886Texas, USA
Death: March 15, 1952Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Bell, Texas, USA
2 years
daughter
20 months
daughter
Family with William Henry JACKSON - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: May 22, 1892Temple, Bell, Texas, USA
6 years
son

BirthTombstone in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas
MarriageMary Williams quoting Lampasas County, Texas-Marriage Book A-Z for 1873-1892
MarriageMarriage License Index, Lampasas County, TX
Publication: Copies of typed records in Lampasas Library
Citation details: Grooms List, p. 127
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: Book B, page 10
MarriageMarriage License
Citation details: copy in Mary Williams papers
Quality of data: secondary evidence
DivorceDivorce Record
Citation details: 1588, page unknown, copy of a record received by George C. Jackson, among the Mary Williams papers
Quality of data: secondary evidence
DeathTexas Deaths, 1890-1976
Publication: index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)
Citation details: Death of Mrs. E. E. Jackson, Film # 2050201, Digital GS # 4165817, Image # 804, Ref. # item 2 cn 11241 and image following.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Alt. DeathTombstone in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas
NoteRelighting Lamplights of Lampasas County, Texas
Publication: 1974
Marriage
by J. C. Hammett, elder
Marriage
Book B, page 10
Divorce
The divorce petition was found in favor of the plantiff, E. E. Sorrels, and Joshua was made to pay the expenses of the case. Of the five children, the four oldest were given to their father, and the youngest was given to the mother. No mention was made of the unborn child.
Shared note
Joseph Leland Straley is said to have come to Lampasas County in 1856, and he continued to live there until just before his 101st birthday. (Elzner, Jonnie Ross, Relighting Lamplights, 1975, p. 284, Lampasas Public Library) He was the one who donated the land for the family cemetery and the church near it. He also gave land for the school. (Ibid., p. 44) This is the land on which the family cemetery lies. He was the brother of Andrew Jackson Straley and the brother of Emily Elizabeth Straley's father. She was a niece of Joshua Parks Sorrels step-father, Andrew Jackson Straley. Family tradition says that she was an orphan who married young (maybe 13 or 14) in order to have a home. Her mother had had asthma very badly, and they had moved in an attempt to find a place where it would not bother her. They are supposed to have gone to New Mexico and abandoned property around Temple where the stone house is where Tiney was born. (This house is in Adamsville, Texas) The Straley family cemetery is near Adamsville, near the highway. Some of this information actually seems to be doubtful, and it all needs to be verified. Emily Elizabeth Straley Sorrels Jackson had sisters who were twins - E. H. Straley and J. D. Straley born 1867. There is some indication that they may have been boys, so this needs to be confirmed. The family Bible apparently belonging to Emily Straley Jackson lists a number of Straley names which may have been her brothers and sisters. Jessie Straley (b. April 9, 1851), Sarah Straley (b. March 16, 1853), J. F. Straley (b. April 3, 1855), Emma Straley (b. Dec. 7, 1856), Mag(?) Jane Straley (b. March 19, 1859), W. L. Straley (b. Nov. 19, 1862), E. H. Straley (b. June 22, 1867-a twin), and J. D. Straley (b. June 22, 1867-a twin). Joshua Parks Sorrels is reported by the family members to have beaten her. According to these family members, Emily took refuge with her husband's sister who told her that she had to leave him for her own safety. He received custody of their four oldest children. Emily received custody of the youngest. No mention of her pregnancy was made in the court records. Joshua Sorrels later denied that the child was his and disinherited her. The youngest child was born in a rock house that can be seen along the highway in Adamsville that has a historical marker on it. She was Tiney Ethel Sorrels. Emily Elizabeth Straley married a second time. This time she married William Henry Jackson. He had been to sea, and he worked in a railroad round house when he was married according to the family. They had a son, George C. Jackson, born 4:50 PM, Dec. 9, 1897 in Temple, Texas. (He was reared by Tiney after their mother's death.) They moved to Fort Worth in 1899 according to family members. She is buried in Fort Worth, Texas and has a Woodman of the World stone. John C. Straley who met Mary Williams at the reunion of the Straley Cemetery in Adamsville and said that he was the grandson of J. F. Straley said that four brothers arrived in the area. Only two stayed. The other two traveled on to Indian Territory and later migrated to New Mexico. George C. "June" Jackson wrote Frank Williams and gave the following information in regard to her Death Certificate (No. 3323, Vol. 2, Page 147) which states that Mrs. E. E. Jackson, female, white, died January 26, 1910 at 2:00 p. m. There is no father, mother, residence, name of physician or person reporting death mentioned. The death was recorded February 7, 1910. It was certified by Betty Carter, Deputy, County Court, Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0401. There are two death certificates; one appears to be a completion of the first one. She was Mrs. E. E. Jackson, born April 1864, died 26 Jan 1910 in Fort Worth, Texas, of heart trouble lasting 2 years. and a contributory cause was nephritis lasting 7 years (apparently called Brights's disease on the first certificate).
MarriageEmily Elizabeth Straley and William JacksonEmily Elizabeth Straley and William Jackson
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