|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1809|
|Death: ||May 23, 1897|
Mrs. Becton's Death
Fort Worth, Tex., May 23 - Mrs. Eleanor E. Becton died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. J.J. Nunnally, 514 East Fourth street, at 9 o'clock to-night at the advanced age of 88 years. Mrs. Becton had been in feeble health for some time past, still dissolution was hastened by reason of a severe fall received two months since.
She was the daughter of James and Isabella Sharp, and was born on Stone's river in Rutherford county, Tenn., July 15, 1909. On the 9th day of January, 1827 she was united in marriage with Rev. John M. Becton, a Presbyterian minister. In 1841, they came to Texas settling in San Augustine. From arrival in this state to July 1853, when he died, Rev. Becton was engaged in the organization of churches and in the dissemination of the gospel. In 1852 Rev. Becton moved to Spring Hill, Tex., where he organized a splendid church for that day and time, and died in the following year, leaving a widow and four children, the latter being Dr. E.P. Becton, now superintendent of the state blind asylum at Austin; John A. Becton, now a thrifty Hopkins county farmer; Joseph Becton, who lost his wife while battling for the southern confederacy at Spanish Fort, on the very day that Gen. R.E. Lee surrendered, and a daughter, Isabella, who died in 1862, when on the threshold of young womanhood.
For a time after the death of her husband Mrs. Becton resided at Danville, Rusk county, Texas after which her children, she moved to Hopkins county, where her residence remained up to two and one-half years ago, when she came to this city, making her home with her grand-daughter where her useful life came to a peaceful close to-night. At her side when the peaceful angel came were represented four generations. Dr. E.P. Becton, her son, arrived from Austin to-night, and her son residing in Hopkins county is expected to arrive to-morrow.
She leaves a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, among the former being Mrs. Louis J. Wortham of Austin; Mrs. J.J. Nunnally, wife of city Auditor Nunnally of this city, Dr. Jo D. Becton, McKinney, who is here; Mrs. Charlton McDaniel, and E.P. Becton, Jr., of Sulphur Springs; while another granddaughter, Mrs. Chandler, wife of Rev. S.E. Chandler of Austin College, Sherman died some two years ago. All of the above are the children of her son, Dr. E.P. Becton. She also leaves a number of grandchildren, sons of John M. Becton of Hopkins county.
The interment will take place from the resident of J.J. Nunnally at 4 p.m. tomorrow. The present intention is to have the service at the residence, owing to the fact that many relatives will not arrive prior to morning. Further details are not authorized. Owing to the fact that she was one of the pioneers of Presbyterianism in Texas the desire is expressed for fitting services at the church. These matters will be determined to-morrow, as stated.
Obituary published in the Dallas Morning News on May 24, 1897
John May Becton (1806 - 1863)*
Edwin Pinckey Becton (1834 - 1901)*
Isabella S. Becton (1845 - 1854)*
E.P And J.A. Becton
Wife of Rev. John May Becton
Created by: Debbie Gibbons
Record added: May 29, 2009
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