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Three LANCASTER Sisters - Sarah, M. L. A. & P. R.
Posted by: Robert Vaughn (ID *****7778) Date: November 11, 2004 at 19:04:36
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I am searching for information on three LANCASTER sisters - SARAH, M. L. A. and P. R. These three sisters were probably raised in Harris County, Georgia, or one of the surrounding counties. I think they left there circa 1860 and moved to Texas. M. L. A.'s first name may have been MARY. I don't know what P. R.'s initials stand for. These three ladies were musically talented, and were composers of five tunes that appeared in a 19th century shape-note song book called the Sacred Harp - "Last Words of Copernicus", "I'm On My Journey Home", "Sardis", "New Harmony", and "Oh, Sing with Me!". If they married (which I have not found record of), their marriages probably occurred in Texas rather than Georgia.

Most of what I have is based on the information given by J. S. James in his 'Brief History of the Sacred Harp' and 'Original Sacred Harp'.

I'd love to find out when they were born, who are their parents, siblings, spouses (if any), children (if any), where they moved to in Texas, and where they died and were buried. Sorry that I can't give you much else to go on. Does anyone know of these ladies?? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks so much.

Robert Vaughn
Mount Enterpise, Texas


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