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Rebecca Catherine Dowdy Nichols
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1834
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1924
Young County
Texas, USA

She was the daughter of Allen Dowdy and Ann Mariah Sanders

First marriage to John S Gallaway; married abt 1849 in Stoddard County, Missouri. Children:

Martha E Gallaway (Thoms L Whitehead), 1850-1878
William Allen Gallaway, 1852-1942
Sarah C Gallaway (Richard M Summers), 1854-1937
Adeline Gallaway, 1856-<1860
Elizabeth 'Dicey' Ann Gallaway (Newton F Pardue), 1859-1886

Second marriage was to Samuel Alfred Haggard, 1835-1862
He died 2 months and 12 days following their marriage of Typhoid Fever but left her pregnant with twins. Born on 05 Nov 1872 were:

Samuel Wesley Haggard. 1872-1948; married Lillie Belle Donaldson 04 May 1898.

Sissy Haggard, 1872-1873

Third marriage was to William Higbee Nichols, 1830-1917; they married 18 Jul 1869 in Stoddard County, Missouri. Children born to them:

Theodosia Nichols, (Oceola Kyle Freeman) 1871-1953
Dora Nichols, 1874-<1880. D Stoddard County, Missouri
John Lee Nichols, 1874-,1880. Died Stoddard County, MO
Lillian Jackson Nichols (James Albert Watson), 1877-1978
Alvin Nichols, 1877-<1880. Died Stoddard County, Missouri


Obituary of Rebecca C. Nichols
The Graham Leader
Graham, Young County, Texas
Thursday, July 3, 1924

Grandma Nichols Dies

Mrs. Rebecca C. Nichols died at her home in the Mount Pleasant community June 28,. She was born in Roann (Rowan) County, North Carolina, February 13, 1834, where she lived until she was four years old, and from there moved to Tennessee, where she lived two years. From Tennessee, she moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Dowdy, to Stoddard County, Missouri, in 1840. She moved to Young County, Texas, in January 1884, living here until her death, June 28, 1924.

Grandma Nichols leaves five children, thirty-eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren to mourn her loss. Her children are as follows: W. A. Galloway, Graham, Texas; Mrs. R. M. Summers, Graham, Texas; S. W. Haggard, Profitt, Texas; Mrs. O. K. Freeman, Graham, Texas, and Mrs. J. A. Watson, Jean, Texas. The children were at her bedside when death came.

She joined the Primitive Baptist Church August, 1901, and remained a member of that church until the end. She was laid to rest in the Medlan Chapel Cemetery by the side of her husband, W. H. Nichols, who had preceded her in death by several years, Rev. G. W. Black conducting the funeral services.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Allen Dowdy (1808 - 1878)
  Ann Mariah Sanders Dowdy (1808 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  William Higbee Nichols (1830 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Martha E Gallaway Whitehead (1850 - ____)*
  William Allen Gallaway (1852 - 1942)*
  Sarah Caroline Gallaway Summers (1854 - 1937)*
  Elizabeth Ann Gallaway Pardue (1858 - 1888)*
  Samuel Wesley Haggard (1861 - 1948)*
  Sissy Haggard (1862 - 1886)*
  Theodosia Nichols Freeman (1871 - 1953)*
  Lillian Jackson Nichols Watson (1877 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joel Wesley Dowdy (1831 - 1866)*
  Rebecca Catherine Dowdy Nichols (1834 - 1924)
  Emily S Dowdy Harris (1840 - 1861)*
  Sarah C. Dowdy (1844 - 1851)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Medlan Chapel Cemetery
Graham
Young County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Ruth Dowdy-McArthur
Originally Created by: DBrown
Record added: Jun 01, 2008
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Rebecca Catherine <i>Dowdy</i> Nichols
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Rebecca Catherine <i>Dowdy</i> Nichols
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Rebecca Catherine <i>Dowdy</i> Nichols
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