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Elizabeth Frances "Lizzie" McAllister Leyden
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Birth: 1865
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 19, 1901
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Frances Elizabeth McAllister, known among her friends as "Lizzie McAllister," was an intellectual star of the brightest magnitude, but with no physique to sustain it. She graduated with honors from the best schools in Georgia. She took to literature, wrote character and dialect stories successfully, and became widely and favorably known as a writer of short stories. She married Dr. Wm. H. Leyden, December 8, 1897 [sic], whom she survived several years. They left two children, Estelle Dibrell, and John McAllister, though his mother, after his father's death, added to his name "Wm. Herring." She died May 18, 1901.

[From Genealogies of the Lewis and Kindred Families, edited by John Meriwether McAllister (Lizzie's father), Mrs. Laura May Boulton Tandy, 1906. pp 334-335]

Note that the marriage date in the above text is after the death of Dr. Leyden. Another contributor gives a marriage date of December 14, 1887. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Meriwether McAllister (1833 - 1906)
  Frances Anne Dibrell McAllister (1837 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  William Herring Leyden (1861 - 1895)
 
 Children:
  Estelle Dibrell Leyden (1888 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section 3 Block 238 Lot 4 Grave 8
 
Created by: L Ferree
Record added: Jan 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104200935
Elizabeth Frances Lizzie <i>McAllister</i> Leyden
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Elizabeth Frances Lizzie <i>McAllister</i> Leyden
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Elizabeth Frances Lizzie <i>McAllister</i> Leyden
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