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Lura Lee Dewoody Cates Simpson Winfield Thomas
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Birth: 1862
Limestone County
Alabama, USA
Death: unknown
Trinity (Morgan County)
Morgan County
Alabama, USA

Lura Lee Dewoody was the only child of William Akin Dewoody, (1830-1862) and Lucy Ann Tanner. Her father was killed in action on May 9, 1862 at the battle of Mill Creek, in Limestone County. This battle took place about 7 miles north of Elkmont, Alabama. Lura was first married to Benjamin Cate of East Tennessee. After his death, she married Arthur Marcus Simpson. By Arthur she had two children, the eldest, died as infant, and the younger survived to have descendants. Her third husband was Phillip Winfield who had two sons by Lura. Phillip and Lura were later divorce, and despite her having custody of her sons, Phillip kidnapped them and took them to Memphis, the younger son named William apparently died at a young age, for we no longer know what became of him. Leon the elder son, lived to have descendants. Her fourth and last marriage to Charles Kelly Thomas took place in the city of Decatur, Alabama. By Charles they had three children. Mamie, Murry and Minnie. Only Minnie survived to have descendants. When and where Lura actually died remains a mystery. According to Grace Leona Simpson, wife of Arthur Marcus Simpson Jr., his mother was suppose to be buried in the Athens Cemetery, Athens, Alabama. She was also suppose to have a large marble tombstone. However, while in the Athens City Cemetery, this compiler found no such tombstone. It is believe she was actually buried in a cemetery in Morgan County, probably beside her last husband. Charles Thomas has a tombstone, but there is nothing for Lura Lee (Dewoody) Thomas. 
Trinity Mountain Cemetery
Trinity (Morgan County)
Morgan County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Dennis Simpson
Record added: Sep 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76992628

 Added: Jan. 7, 2012

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