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Nancy Caroline Thomas Birdsong
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1827
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1898
Greenville
Hunt County
Texas, USA

Nancy Caroline was the daughter of William Thomas and Rebecca Grimage. She married William Anderson Birdsong on August 12,1841 in Harrison County, Texas. They had 13 children together, however only 6 lived to adulthood.
William wrote the following poem on the occasion of Nancy's death in 1898:

To My Wife Caroline...

One morning as I rode by your side
Beneath the waving pines,
I whispered love. You blushed awhile
And told me you would be mine.

Oh Carrie! Oh Carrie! I once could call you mine,
Now the white roses wave by the side
Of the grave of my lovely Caroline.

July the 4th, - it was bright Sabbath day-,
Your parents gave you to me.
We planned for a while, then I went my
As happy as I well be.

August the 12th , As you stood by my side
You looked almost sublime.
At the preachers command you gave me your hand
And changed your name to mine.

Thirteen children came to our home,
As lovely as they well could be;
Seven are now with you above
And six are here with me.

On the 11th of March, as you lay on your bed,
You spirit took its flight.
As that scene transpired I sat by your side
With a sad and aching heart,
For I hardly could see how it could be
That I could from you part.

Twelve have passed since we laid you away
In your silent resting place.
How lonely to me has been each day
Since last I saw your face.

Now you have gone to live with your friends
In the happy world above,
And I will shortly follow on
To live with you, my love.

~William A Birdsong ~~
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Thomas (1790 - ____)
  Rebecca Grimage Thomas
 
 Spouse:
  William Anderson Birdsong (1822 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  William Alexander Birdsong (1849 - 1867)*
  Francis Parilee Birdsong (1850 - 1868)*
  Leona Birdsong (1852 - 1868)*
  Adelaide Birdsong (1856 - 1859)*
  Marium Alace Birdsong (1857 - 1857)*
  Virginia E. Birdsong (1858 - 1863)*
  Ellen Z. Birdsong (1861 - 1866)*
  Nancy Caroline Birdsong Anderson (1863 - 1954)*
  Cornilia Rudd Birdsong Teagarden (1866 - 1946)*
  Charles B Birdsong (1869 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Mount Cemetery
Greenville
Hunt County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Sharon
Record added: May 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26745408
Nancy Caroline <i>Thomas</i> Birdsong
Added by: Sharon
 
Nancy Caroline <i>Thomas</i> Birdsong
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Nancy Caroline <i>Thomas</i> Birdsong
Added by: Sharon
 
 
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8 of her children are buried in State Line Cemetery in Panola County Texas. Recently photographed and added to findagrave.
- Marty and Julie Spillman Stewart
 Added: Jul. 21, 2012

- Sharon
 Added: Dec. 28, 2010

- REBirdsong
 Added: Jan. 5, 2010
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