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Louisa Elizabeth Sarver Perdue
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Birth: 1834
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec., 1881
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA

Married John Jack Perdue May 16 1854 in Sumner Co. Tennessee.
They had at Least 11 Children.

Jack Perdue married to Louisa Sarver the 16th of May 1854 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Louisa had been born in Giles County, Virginia around 1835 to Jeremiah and Juliet Tiller Sarver. She came to Tennessee with her parents as a child. Her family settled in the Fairfield Community founded by her great grandfather John Sarver in 1808. German was John Sarver's first language. Louisa also knew German as evidence by a term of endearment she used for a much loved and missed son "SueEngels" (Sweet Angel). Jack and Louisa made their home in the Corinth Community on a portion of Luke Perdue's farm, a gift from Susannah. They had fifteen children during their twenty-five year marriage. Jack Perdue appears to have inherited "the" infamous temper which his daughter described as "fits". During these spells, Louisa and the children stayed out of his reach. Ardelia was seven when her mother died but remembered hiding from her father in the corn field under teepee stacked corn shucks. Louisa contracted tuberculosis for which there was no cure. It was called consumption in the 1800's because TB consumed it's victims. Louisa and her youngest brother both died from TB around the same time. Three of their sisters also died at a young age and it is speculated all became infected and died from the highly contagious disease. At the end of her illness, Jack sent Louisa to the barn. She was pregnant with their last child. The children remembered hiding bed clothing under the floor planks in the kitchen to give to their mother. Perhaps Jack was attempting to shield himself and his children from this deadly disease? His daughter Ardelia never harbored ill well towards her father who she spoke of fondly and called her "Pappy". Louisa died October of 1879 along with a baby girl. She was buried with her parents in the Sarver family cemetery now called Rippy. Jack did not get along with Louisa's family, leaving the arrangements up to them. He did not attend her funeral. Jack Perdue signed over his farm to his son Luke Perdue in the late 1890's with the provision that Luke furnish him a home and care in his old age. Luke filed bankruptcy and lost the farm shortly afterwards. In 1900, Jack was living as a boarder in the home of a neighbor Thomas Buntin. Charity Mae Whitson was born in May 1900 and she was told her grandfather died the same year in October. His grave was never marked and maybe located in the Luke Perdue family Cemetery located off Hwy 52 outside of Portland, Tennessee. 
Family links: 
  Jeremiah A Sarver (1806 - 1881)
  Juliet Tiller Sarver (1809 - 1860)
  Francis G Perdue Gibbs (1854 - 1937)*
  Alexandra Florentine Perdue Perdue (1858 - 1925)*
  George A. Perdue (1865 - 1943)*
  Jeremiah Raymond Perdue (1869 - 1902)*
  Queen Elizabeth Perdue Ausbrooks (1870 - 1950)*
  Lemuel Asbury Perdue (1870 - 1955)*
  Luke Sylvester Perdue (1871 - 1960)*
  Priscilla Josephine Maryfine Perdue Garrett (1874 - 1933)*
  Dollie Aridellie Perdue Whitson (1874 - 1949)*
  Delilah Sarver Bracken (1825 - 1888)*
  Ardelia Victoria Sarver Shanklin (1833 - 1889)*
  Louisa Elizabeth Sarver Perdue (1834 - 1881)
  Jeremiah A Sarver (1842 - 1914)*
  Julia Ann Sarver Davis (1851 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No Marker
Rippy Cemetery #2
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Scotty P
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54274331

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