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Emma Catherine Wolfe DeFreece
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1857
Marion
Smyth County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1923
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA

Emma was the last child born to Roland and Elizabeth Wolfe. Her mother Elizabeth would have probably had more children, but in November of 1857, the same month that Emma was born, her husband Roland Died at only 62 yrs old. I don't know what day in November Roland died, so I don't know if he got to see his new baby girl Emma. Bonnie Dotson who is Emma's Granddaughter told me that Emma had inherited 2 farms and that when Bonnie's mother Leota was about 6 yrs old her father Hardin decided to move from Virginia to TN, this would have been in about 1898, so they sold the farms and moved to TN. Bonnie said that Emma was a very healthy and active woman before she died. It was not strange for her to just up and walk to town, which she did a lot. Per Bonnie, Emma sewed a lot, she loved going into town and shop for material. When she decided to go shopping she found a way to go even if it was walking all the way to Kingsport by herself. Bonnie said that Emma was only 65 yrs old when she died. She had walked two miles all the way to Kingsport in the snow, it was very cold - and she had been badly chilled by the time she got home. Bonnie was not sure if that is what caused the Pneumonia which Emma died from. Per Bonnie Emma's two youngest daughters Ethel and Georgia was still at home when their mother Emma died. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Hardin Columbus DeFreece (1854 - 1929)*
 
 Children:
  Elbert Rankin Defriece (1881 - 1945)*
  Laura Corinthia Defreece Shankel (1882 - 1970)*
  Roland Lockard Defreece/Defriece (1885 - 1957)*
  Oscar Macrandle DeFreece (1889 - 1935)*
  Arthur Sullivan DeFreece (1890 - 1954)*
  Leni Leota Defreece Howell (1892 - 1970)*
  John Ricely DeFreece (1895 - 1915)*
  Georgia Elmer Defreece Etchey (1899 - 1999)*
  Ethel Agnes Defreece Morgan (1903 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pyles Cemetery
Kingsport
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Valerie Dobrinski Willia...
Originally Created by: The Angel Hunter
Record added: Nov 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44354334
Emma Catherine <i>Wolfe</i> DeFreece
Added by: Valerie Dobrinski Williamson
 
Emma Catherine <i>Wolfe</i> DeFreece
Added by: Valerie Dobrinski Williamson
 
Emma Catherine <i>Wolfe</i> DeFreece
Added by: Karen Leftwich Tomlinson
 
 
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Remembering you on the day you past away.....
- Valerie Dobrinski Williamson
 Added: Jan. 28, 2016
Dear Great Grandmother, you were born today in 1857....may you rest in peace.
- Valerie Dobrinski Williamson
 Added: Nov. 6, 2015
Happy Mothers Days Great Grandmother...
- Valerie Dobrinski Williamson
 Added: May. 10, 2015
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