|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1814|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1900|
Death robbed Georgetown of another of its old citizens last week in the person of Mrs. Martha Alley, who died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. W.F. Steele, at 8:18 o'clock Saturday night of incipient pneumonia after an illness lasting from the preceding Monday. The funeral occured Sunday afternoon from the Central Baptist Church, Dr. J.W. Vermillion officiating, and the interment was in the Old Fellows Cemetery. The attendance at both places was very large, _?_ing the weather.
Mrs. Martha Alley (nee Knight)was born in Miami county, Ohio, Oct 10, 1814, and was thereby, 85 years 3 months and 20 days old at the time of her death. In 1829 her father moved to Illinois, where in January, 1835 (?) she was married to Samuel K. Makemson, with whom she came to Williamson County, Nov. 25, 1847. They settled on a tract of land near Double File ford on the Gabriel, afterwards moving to a place on Brushy Creek, and endured all the hardships and privations peculiar to that period. Mr. Mackemson died in June, 1850, and in October, 1852, his widow was married to Geo. W. Alley, who died in 1878, since when she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Steele. She lived continuously in Georgetown since 1856, and was one of the oldest residents. She was the mother by her first marriage to W.K., James, Dave and Bruce Makemson and Mrs. Eliza Rosewood, and by her second marriage of George Alley and Mrs. Frye Steele. Before coming to Texas she was a Methodist, but in 1867 she united with the Baptist and remained with that communion thereafter. She was a woman of strong character and wonderful powers of memory, an affectionate mother and a staunch friend. PEace to her memory.
Jan 11, 1900 The Williamson County Sun
William Knight Makemson (1836 - 1919)*
David Ruthvin Makemson (1838 - 1931)*
J. K. Makemson (1841 - 1874)*
Saphronnia Makemson Hart (1848 - 1899)*
Bruce Makemson (1850 - 1922)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 19, 2011
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