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Mehitable Merrell "Heddie" Poore Severns
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1853
Jackson County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1919
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA

The graves of Mehitible Poor/Poore Severns and husband James Riley Severns are not marked. The family surname appears as both Poor and Poore through history; and, also the birthplace appears as either Ringgold County or neighboring Taylor County, IA. I have found many variations on the name Mehitable and many for her nickname including Hattie, Hettie, Hedy and others. Some come from census and other such records; others come from family members and friends who knew her.

The second-born child of James and Mehitable, daughter Emma Delia Severns, was born 12 October 1870 in Ringgold County and died 8 June 1871. The fourth-born child, daughter Bertia Severns, was born 24 December 1874 in Ringgold County and died 8 June 1875. This is according to an old family document and I have not yet substantiated either. 
Family links: 
  Wendell Poor (1799 - 1884)
  Thirza Weddle Poor (1811 - 1880)
  James Riley Severns (1847 - 1928)*
  Leo Theodore Severns (1869 - 1955)*
  Inez P Severns Long (1872 - 1952)*
  Eva Ellenor Severns Vincent (1874 - 1961)*
  Edith Mae Severns Rihner (1878 - 1918)*
  Thomas William Severns (1879 - 1939)*
  Bessie Bell Severns Klinkefus (1882 - 1904)*
  Harry Harlan Severn (1887 - 1925)*
  Lola Fay Severns Gruver (1893 - 1974)*
  Samuel Miller Poor (1822 - 1897)**
  Hannah A. Poor DeWitt (1825 - 1881)**
  Alvin Eustace Poor (1831 - 1919)**
  Mary Poor (1833 - 1833)**
  Lewis Harrison Poor (1835 - ____)**
  Daniel Weddell Poore (1839 - 1923)**
  Thomas Brooks Poor (1841 - 1863)*
  Amanda Evaline Poor Stacey (1846 - 1903)*
  Eleanor Graham Poor Williams (1848 - 1908)*
  Mehitable Merrell Poore Severns (1853 - 1919)
*Calculated relationship
Note: This grave is unmarked as of August 2012 but she is beside son Harry Severn, a marked grave.
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Council Bluffs
Pottawattamie County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 11, lot 026, grave 6
Created by: Paul Rolfe
Record added: Jul 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94552558
Mehitable Merrell Heddie <i>Poore</i> Severns
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Mehitable Merrell Heddie <i>Poore</i> Severns
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- Libby Talley
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Rest in Peace in the Eternal Light of Christ
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 Added: Jul. 6, 2013

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