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Caleb Asbury Earp
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Birth: May 2, 1816
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1894
Tom Bean
Grayson County
Texas, USA

Son of Caleb and Margaret (Dunlap) Earp

Caleb Asbury Earp, a millwright, and his wife Frances McKee Earp came from South Carolina to Marion County, Texas in 1840. They traveled on a steamboat up the Mississippi and Red Rivers, their intended destination being old Smithland, which was the main river port before Jefferson was founded. His wife became ill with typhus, a contagious disease, near the end of the trip up the bayou, and the two together with a small baby boy only a few months old were put off the boat near where Jefferson is now located.

Caleb built a brush arbor for shelter and nursed his wife back to health. he then built a log cabin near where the Marion County courthouse is now located. This is supposed to have been the first home built in Jefferson. Later, the couple moved to Red Hill near Douglassville in Cass County, then into Douglassville where he was appointed postmaster and served for three years (1867-1870).

Upon the death of his wife Frances, Caleb moved to Grayson County, Texas where he died.

Caleb is second cousin to Wyatt Earp, the famous frontier Marshal.

(History of Cass County People, by Cass County Genealogical Society, Atlanta, Texas).





 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Caleb Earp (1768 - 1830)
  Margaret Dunlap Earp (1771 - 1859)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Elder Earp (1834 - 1916)*
  Frances McKee Earp (1825 - 1883)*
 
 Children:
  Caleb Alonzo Earp (1854 - 1923)*
  Caleb Alonzo Earp (1854 - 1923)*
  Mary Ida Earp (1856 - 1929)*
  Alice M Earp Bruce (1862 - 1941)*
  Thomas Jefferson Earp (1865 - 1906)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matthew Earp*
  David D. Earp (1795 - 1861)*
  Daniel Earp (1799 - 1861)*
  Llewellyn Earp (1801 - 1868)*
  James McLevi Earp (1805 - 1869)*
  Caswell Earp (1808 - 1886)*
  Lavona Earp Morris (1814 - 1903)*
  Caleb Asbury Earp (1816 - 1894)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
White Mound Cemetery
Tom Bean
Grayson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Georgia Girl
Record added: Sep 02, 2009
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Caleb Asbury Earp
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Caleb Asbury Earp
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