Mary Ann Dent

Female 1824 - 1897  (73 years)


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  • Name Mary Ann Dent 
    Born 04 Apr 1824  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 May 1897  Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary:
      The Victoria Advocate
      29 May 1897, reel 7, volume 51, column 43
      Mrs E Early wife of Col E Early of Fannin County died in Ladonia
      24th of May 1897.

      Obituary :
      Honey Grove Signal, May 28, 1897
      Mrs. E. Early, mother of Mrs. F. T. Hockaday, died at her home in Ladonia Monday from the effects of an overdose or morphine, taken by mistake. Mrs. Early was 70 years of age and had been sick for several months. She and her husband were among the first settlers of Fannin county, and are known and beloved by hundreds of people in this section. The funeral service was held Tuesday morning.

      Obituary:
      Galveston Daily News
      25 May 1897

      A Fatal Mistake
      Ladonia, Fannin Co. Tex., 24 May 1897

      Mrs. Mary A. Early, wife of Col. Elbert Early one of the oldest citizens of this county, died of an accidental overdose of morphine, she was 73 years old. She and her husband who is 85 were well known and beloved throughout the county. Colonel Early, and son Louis, are in the Indian Territory on a camp hunt, there whereabouts not being known at present.
    Buried 25 May 1897  Ladonia Cemetery, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mary Ann Dent was born 2 Apr 1824 in South Carolina and raised in Tennessee. At age eleven, she and her siblings moved to Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi where she met Elbert Early who was born in 4 Dec 1811 in Christian County, Kentucky. Records indicate that he was a horse trader, slave trader, and land speculator.

      A wealthy heiress, Mary Ann was barely 13, and Elbert was 26 when they married there on 23 May 1837.

      Two years later, the couple moved to the Republic of Texas. They purchased a land grant on Nov. 21, 1839 in Red River County. Their land was situated in what would become Lamar County. And later, the Fannin County line cut through the middle of the Early property which was also close to Hunt County on the south. There, Mary Ann and Elbert Early had eleven known children who were all born in Texas. The Earlys were founding members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches in Ladonia and Dial.

      Elbert and Mary Ann Early were among the first settlers at Fort Lyday. In 1841, Early was a lieutenant in the Texas Rangers. He fought in the 1841 skirmish on Village Creek. In 1844, Early was the second Sheriff of Lamar County. In 1861 as a Fannin County delegate to the Texas Secession convention in Austin, he voted to secede. At least two sons and a son in-law served in the Confederacy.

      Mary Ann Dent Early died in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas on 24 May 1897 at the age of 73. On 20 April 1904 at the age of 92, Elbert Early died in Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma Indian Territory where he was living with a son. They are both buried in the Ladonia Cemetery.

      I am a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas because the Earlys moved to Texas during the years of the Republic which were 1836 to 1846.
    Person ID I58  Root Tree
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2016 

    Father William H Dent,   b. 25 Dec 1792, Sumter County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 25 Feb 1833, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Catherine Zeigler,   b. 10 May 1797, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1834, Crawford County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married @1814  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Colonel Elbert Early,   b. 04 Dec 1811, Christian County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1904, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 23 May 1837  Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Emmaline Catherine Early,   b. 27 Jun 1840, Lamar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1929, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Helen Jane Early,   b. 1842, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Matthias John Bourland Early,   b. 12 Apr 1844, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1896, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Seldon Yound Early,   b. @1846, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Samuel Corley Early,   b. May 1848, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Elbert Manion Early,   b. 27 Mar 1850, Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1901  (Age 50 years)
    +7. William Dent Early,   b. 08 Sep 1851, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1941, Irving, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +8. Doctor Luther Washington Early,   b. 1854, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1923, Phoenix Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     9. Louis Simeon Early,   b. 1857, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 83 years)
    +10. Mary Helen Early,   b. Sep 1860, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1953, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
    +11. Jefferson Davis Early, Senior,   b. Jun 1862, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1938, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1923 Death Certificate
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Doctor Luther Washington Early
    1923 Death Certificate Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Doctor Luther Washington Early
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
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    Headstones
    Mary Ann Dent Early
    Mary Ann Dent Early
    MARY A.
    WIFE OF
    COL. E. EARLY
    BORN
    APR. 4, 1824
    DIED
    MAY 24, 1897
    MOTHER
    Plot: 5

    Census Records
    1850 Census
Lamar County, Texas
Colonel Elbert Early
    1850 Census Lamar County, Texas Colonel Elbert Early
    1860 Census
Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas
Colonel Elbert Early
    1860 Census Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas Colonel Elbert Early
    1870 Census
Fannin County, Texas
Colonel Elbert Early
    1870 Census Fannin County, Texas Colonel Elbert Early
    1880 Census
Fannin County, Texas
Colonel Elbert Early
    1880 Census Fannin County, Texas Colonel Elbert Early

    Vital Records
    1929 Death Certificate
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
Emmaline Catherine Early Kennedy
    1929 Death Certificate Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Emmaline Catherine Early Kennedy