Elizabeth "Betsy" Arledge

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Elizabeth "Betsy" Arledge

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hineston, Rapides Parish, LA; Bienville Parish, LA Bk A-192
Death: Died in Bur. Trout Creek Cemetery, Newton Co, TX
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Allen W. Arledge and Eliza Arledge
Wife of Silas "Bud" Simmons
Mother of Thomas Allen Simmons; Martha Jane Simmons; Nancy Simmons; Della Mae Simmons; Willis Simmons and 2 others
Sister of Harmon Drew Arledge; Henry Allen Arledge; John W. Arledge; Thomas Anderson Arledge and Francenia "Frances" Arledge

Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Elizabeth "Betsy" Arledge

From the files of Pam Wilson's Arledge Family History Project:

(Most of this research was carried out by Joy Moore)

Elizabeth Arledge was the 3rd child of Allen and Eliza Arledge. She was born March 25, 1856, in Rapides Parish, LA, , was married on March 14, 1875, Book A-192, Newton County, TX to Silas Bud@ Simmons, born March, 1850. Bud and Elizabeth Simmons are on the 1900 census in Newton County, Texas, and they had their last child in 1897

 Mildred Morgan said she had an aunt who was born in 1905 living in Merryville, LA, that she remembered Elizabeth dying when the aunt was about 5 years old, therefore we do not think they are buried in Trout Creek Cemetery as previously thought.  Also, Elizabeth was called Betsy and Wheeler Arledge said that Aunt Betsy was living near their old home place in Merryville or in the Meadows community.  .  Mildred Morgan also stated that a member of her family had told her Bud had died about 1918. In talking to Robert Simmons, son of Robert Lee Simmons, the 8th child of Betsy and Bud, on March 16, 2000, Robert stated that his dad said that he was about 8 or 9 when his parents died.  Bob Simmons was born in 1901, so that would have meant they died about 1910, probably his mom did die then as the aunt who remembered it and what Bob told Robert would be 2 sources that one had died in 1910.  Robert Simmons also stated that he had understood they were buried in the community cemetery, i.e., Meadows Cemetery, Beauregard Parish, LA. , but graves are unmarked.

The children married into the families around them as did so many at that time. You can see the information on them as the children are documented.

Elizabeth Arledge was the 3rd child of Allen and Eliza Arledge. She was born March 25, 1856, in Bienville Parish LA, was married on March 14, 1875, Book A-192, Newton County, TX (copy of marriage license attached) to Silas "Bud" Simmons, born March, 1850. (We had been told that Elizabeth died on August 10, 1886 but that is in error). Bud and Elizabeth Simmons are on the 1900 census in Newton County, Texas, and they had their last child in 1897 so she could not have died in 1886. Mildred Morgan said she had an aunt who was born in 1905 living in Merryville, LA, that she remembered Elizabeth dying when the aunt was about 5 years old, therefore we do not think they are buried in Trout Creek Cemetery as previously thought. Also, Elizabeth was called "Betsy" and Wheeler Arledge said that Aunt Betsy was living near their old home place in Merryville or in the Meadows community, therefore, their burial place will be searched out if possible. Mildred Morgan also stated that a member of her family had told her Bud had died about 1918. In talking to Robert Simmons, son of Robert Lee Simmons, the 8th child of Betsy and Bud, on March 16, 2000, Robert stated that his dad said that he was about 8 or 9 when "his parents" died. Bob Simmons was born in 1901, so that would have meant they died about 1910, probably his mom did die then as the aunt who remembered it and what Bob told Robert would be 2 sources that one had died in 1910. Robert Simmons also stated that he had understood they were buried in the community cemetery, i.e., Meadows, but graves are unmarked.

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Elizabeth "Betsy" Arledge's Timeline

1856
March 25, 1856
Hineston, Rapides Parish, LA; Bienville Parish, LA Bk A-192
1875
November 26, 1875
Age 19
Newton or Jasper Co, TX
1877
January 10, 1877
Age 20
Newton or Jasper Co, TX
1886
August 10, 1886
Age 30
Bur. Trout Creek Cemetery, Newton Co, TX
1889
March 1889
Age 30
Newton or Jasper Co, TX
1891
April 1891
Age 30
Newton or Jasper Co, TX; married several times
1894
September 1894
Age 30
Newton or Jasper Co, TX
1897
June 1897
Age 30
Newton or Jasper Co, TX
1901
December 11, 1901
Age 30
Newton or Jasper Co, TX