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Re: Francis Leah Light & William B. Chew
Posted by: Beverly Wisian Date: July 20, 2000 at 07:20:34
In Reply to: Re: Leah Light by Jane W. Van Winckel of 2090

I think I may have some info. to help you now and hopefully will have more at a future date. I am taking all this info. from written records as I just got a program to put it all on this will be a lengthy message.
William B. Chew born 25 Sept. 1855; died 26 Jan. 1931 in Gonzales Co.; buried in Pilgrim Cemetery, Pilgrim, Gonzales Co. TX. He married 15 Feb. 1877 to Francis Leah Peebles daughter of Robert U. Peebles and Barbary Ann Light. Francis Leah born 7 Feb. 1861 in Gonzales Co. TX; died 28 Dec. 1895 in Gonzales Co.; buried in Pilgrim Cemetery, Gonzales Co. TX.

Children of William and Francis Leah:
(1)Rosa Chew (also called Rosie by my grandmother)born 18 Feb. 1879..the gravestone shows 1879 as year of birth, but info on the Light family tree post on the LDS site shows 1878; believed to be born in Gonzales Co.; died 26 Jan. 1962...the gravestone shows 26 as the date of death, the Light family tree posted on the LDS site shows 27. I am using dates from the gravestone in my research until I can varify which is correct.
(2)Ella Chew born 17 Oct. 1882 believe to be born in Gonzales Co.; died 2 June 1982 in Nixon TX, buried in Pilgrim Cemetery, Gonzales Co. TX

ROSA CHEW married 2 July 1902 to William Mitchell. William Mitchell born 16 Jan. 1878 in Gonzales Co. TX; died 13 Sept. 1944 buried in Wrightsboro Cemetery, Gonzales Co. TX.
CHILDREN of Rosa and William Mitchell
(I do not have dates for many of these, but I do have names. I am working on these.)
1) Bennett Mitchell--believe he is still living in Smiley, TX; 2)Rufus K. "Big Boy" Mitchell born 25 Sept. 1906; died 30 Nov. 1987 buried Pilgrim Cemetery, Gonzales Co. TX. 3) Ruth Mitchell--deceased; 4) Boyd Mitchell--deceased??; 5) Mabel Mitchell--born 6 Feb. 1906 died 12 May 1912...Mabel is buried near Rosa in the Pilgrim Cemetery, but there is some question about this if you compare her birthdate with that of Rufus.

Bennett Mitchell, son of Rosa and William, married "Cotton" Edwards. I do not have any dates on that, but I do know that Cotton died and I believe she is buried in the Bundick Cemetery in Smiley TX.

Rufus K."Big Boy" Mitchell married Elizabeth ??. Elizabeth ?? born 28 Dec. 1911 died 8 Aug. 1977; buried in Pilgrim Cemetery, Gonzales Co. Tx.

Ruth Mitchell married "Bud" Weekly. (I do not know dates on this, but I graduated from high school with Ruth's granddaughter and I have a letter written to her. Hopefully she will be able to provide some of the information to fill in the blanks.) Ruth and Bud had one daughter. I believe her name is Norene Turner. Norene has 1 daughter, Terri. Terri is the one I graduated with. I know Terri has 2 boys
Boyd Mitchell--believed to be deceased

ELLA CHEW daughter of William and Francis Leah married Lonnie Burnett. I do not have dates or any info on his family. My grandmother and great aunt always said that Ella had a daughter with Lonnie, but the baby died right away. I have not done any searching to date on that

I just found a site that you might be interested in You can find many of the names there. I just found this site this morning and I'm so excited about it!! Look at the listings for Pilgrim Cemetery but be sure to note that it was done in 1977.

I hope information is a help to you. I will be in touch if find something that might be of interest to you.

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