|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1835|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1903|
Martha is the daughter of Elias and Anne B [Gibbs] White.
She married Leroy R Alford about 1855 Bowie Co TX.
They had the following children:
Mary Jane Alford Bonham, Sarah E Alford, Martha SSusan Alford Lee, John Lee Alford married a Russell, William P Alford, Ida L Alford.
Martha's siblings were:
Benjamin, Susan, Hester, Robert, John G,
Mary C, William M, Nathan, Monroe, Laura J, and possibly, 3 others not named.
OBITUARY: (Newspaper unknown)
Martha Ann White Alford
Died Feb 4,1903
God knows how to deliver his children. Wednesday, February 4 Mrs. Martha Alford was found dead in bed, her eyes closed as if in sleep. About twenty-eight or thirty years ago she found the Methodist Church with her husband and two daughters and has remained in the church and lived a true Christian life from that time. She was sixty-seven years old and the mother of seven children, four of whom she has lost besides her husband. After her husband's death Taylor Lee, her son-in-law, moved into her house to take care of her.
Last year two Mormon Elders came there and Mr. Lee allowed them to Preach in the house until he and his whole family were converted and became full-blooded Mormons. They tried to get the old lady to join them but she was to strong a Christian to be led off into heathenism. Though they told that if she would join them and be baptized they would afterward lay hands on her head and she would receive the holy ghost and would prophesy and whatever she prophesied would come to pass, also that if she would be baptized for her husband who was dead it would save him.
The good old woman would only reply: "I do not believe your docrine." They could not humbug her. To show what kind of people they have beguiled and go into their church, they sent one of them down to the Creed Graveyard with the measure of the box. They lost it before he got their. A girl ask him if they were going to hold an inquest over Grandma; he said, ‘I guess so, if the Elders come.' She told him it didn't take Elders for that and asked who would hold the services at the grave. ‘If the Elders come they will, if not we won't have any,' he replied. About two o'clock they drove up to the graveyard with the corpse. They opened the coffin to let the people see her, then after a short while they closed and lowered it and had sang and prayed then the Elder said: ‘We have come together to pay our last respects to this woman who has lived a moral life'. Then he read the latter part the fifteenth chapter of first Corinthians and said a few words about the glory of the sun, moon and stars and then dropped everything that is pertaining to a funeral.'
Note: Martha & Leroy Alford were members of the Maud Methodist Church.
The Creed Cemetery is on Private Property, so abide by the Texas laws for visiting such cemeteries.
Elias White (1797 - 1873)
Anne B Gibbs White (1801 - 1864)
Leroy R Alford (1826 - 1899)
Mary Jane Alford Bonham (1856 - 1935)*
Martha Susan Alford Lee Bartlett (1859 - 1932)*
John Lee Alford (1862 - 1939)*
Benjamin White (1803 - 1858)*
Jerusha White Wilbanks (1814 - 1904)*
Sarah Ann White Bobo (1816 - 1845)*
L L White (1818 - 1847)*
Susan White Creed (1822 - 1878)*
Hester White Bobo (1824 - 1857)*
Robert White (1827 - 1860)*
John G White (1828 - 1864)*
Mary Caroline White Tapp (1832 - 1881)*
Nathan White (1834 - ____)*
William M White (1834 - 1865)*
Martha Ann White Alford (1835 - 1903)
Laura Jane White Landrum (1841 - 1899)*
Monroe White (1841 - 1860)*
Created by: Mike White
Record added: Sep 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77254099