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Lucy Ella (Beale) Smith Hawkins
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1861
Little Elm
Denton County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1946
Denton
Denton County
Texas, USA

Lucy Ella Beale Smith Hawkins is my great-grandmother. She was the oldest child of Nancy (McKinsey) and Robert Terrill Beale. They had come from Randolph County, Missouri in 1857, as newlyweds. Ella was born in the Little Elm area of Denton County (as was my grandmother, mentioned below, and my mother).

Ella (Beale) Hawkins was married first to George Andrew Smith (m. 22 Feb 1877) and second to William Robert Hawkins. With George, she had four children: Granville B. Smith, b. 2 Nov 1877 & he died ten days later; Martha Everal Smith, b. 19 Nov 1878; Lillian Edna Smith, b. 27 April 1882; and (my grandmother) George Ella Smith, b. 26 February 1884, three months after her dad died. Ella then married W. R. Hawkins in Jan 1889. With Hawkins, Ella had one more child, Robert (Robbie) Hawkins. Ella's parents, Nancy (McKinsey) & Robert Terrill Beale are also buried in this cemetery, in the same family plot. Also in this family plot with Ella and her parents are her first husband, George, and her third child, Lillian.

Granville was born as a premature baby. The ladies of the Little Elm came together to help keep him alive. They built a container of warm bricks to keep him in and scheduled themselves around the clock to stay with him to keep the bricks warm. Despite this, he died ten days later. He was buried in the lower parts of Little Elm Cemetery that is now under water. When all the lower graves were moved to higher ground in the 1950s, by the Corp of Engineers, in preparation for the new expanded lake, I had left the state and have never been able to find his grave in the newer higher area.  
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Terrill Beale (1831 - 1899)
  Nancy Edna McKinsey Beale (1834 - 1890)
 
 Spouses:
  Robert T. Hawkins (1853 - 1894)
  George Andrew Smith (1856 - 1883)*
 
 Children:
  Granville B Smith (1877 - 1877)*
  Lillian Edna Smith (1882 - 1885)*
  George Ella Smith Tarpley (1884 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucy Ella (Beale) Smith Hawkins (1861 - 1946)
  James R Beale (1866 - 1914)*
  William Jefferson Beale (1870 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Little Elm Cemetery
Little Elm
Denton County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Blusummit
Record added: Nov 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16757773
Lucy Ella <i>(Beale) Smith</i> Hawkins
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Lucy Ella <i>(Beale) Smith</i> Hawkins
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Lucy Ella <i>(Beale) Smith</i> Hawkins
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From your grt-granddaughter, Frances,the first your descendants to be born in your birth month.
- Frances Miers Muller
 Added: May. 24, 2007
 
 
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