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Re: Dianna/Dorcas EDWARDS wife of Jean FAVRE
Posted by: Nancy Lee (ID *****3581) Date: September 02, 2009 at 23:22:17
In Reply to: Dianna/Dorcas EDWARDS wife of Jean FAVRE by Elaine B. FAVRE of 271

Hi Elaine,

Your question intrigues me as it seems to be a combination of names found in the ancestory of my Needham M. Cowart lineage (our Revolutionary generation for a time reference), from as far back as three generations before the Revolution. The name Dorcas comes in the furthest generation, so must've been prior to 1700, when she was born. She was married to a John Edwards, and had a daughter born in N.C. as well as a granddaughter by the name of Jane Dorcas Roberts. The last two generations seemed to have been centered around what was then Bertie Co., N.Carolina.

What I find fascinating about this is that Needham M. Cowart's granddaughter was Mary Jane Lee, and her first marriage was to Augustus Favre who I believe was a son of Simon Favre. When he died, it is my understanding that Mary Jane continued to raise his children by previous marriages, and later married a Mr. Archibald Little (Civil War vet) with whom she had her biological children. The two families were in Logtown, MS and Pearlington, MS, respectively.

It looks as though these were closely associated families for some time, doesn't it? The name Dorcas must've been carried down through various family lines. By the way, Needham M. Cowart was born in Johnson Co., N.C., and died in Barnwell Co. The next generation was living in MS some time after 1788, having moved from N.Carolina.

By the way, if your Favres have any information about Augustine Favre's wife, Mary Jane Lee, after his first wife, Eleanor died, I would be so delighted to hear from you about it. One of my big questions is WHERE is she buried? She was visiting away from Pearlington when she died, and it was rumored that she was buried in TurtleSkin cemetery just out the front gate of Nasa/Stennis Center. I have read the rosters of those buried there, and unless she was in an unmarked grave, she is not found there. There were some unmarked ones listed, by the way.

I would also like to know if perhaps her log house Mr. Favre had built her on the Pearl River in Logtown was moved someplace when NASA took over in the early 60's. I would love to see that house.

Well, guess you are my step-cousin! Howdy from Texas!
Nancy Ann

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