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Elizabeth Temms
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Birth: unknown
Gordon County
Georgia, USA
Death: 1864
Kentucky, USA

Elizabeth Temms was taken from her home when the Federals passed by in 1864 and shipped North (her husband was away in the ANV). She was imprisoned in the women's section of the LMP, and died there (reportedly due to mistreatment at the hands of Dr. Mary Walker). Her dying wish was "bury me with my people," which is where she lies to this day in the Confederate soldier section.

Elizabeth Temms (CS Lot 263, grave 13) was a civilian from Gordon Co., Georgia, who was arrested in 1864 for refusing to take the oath of allegiance, and brought to Louisville. She was supposedly imprisoned in an icehouse by Dr. Mary Walker, U.S. Army, where she contracted pneumonia and died. The year of death on her grave marker
is 1867, but she is believed to have died in 1864 (the soldiers adjacent to her died in
October and November 1864).

The Unknown buried in Sec. O, Lot 263, Grave #14, is thought to be Elizabeth Temms nephew (Find A Grave Memorial# 104836378).(Rules and Regulations...of Cave Hill Cemetery (1868), p. 39). The grave stone is unmarked.

The following link was provided by: Nate Bryant Port Townsend, WA

More Info on Elizabeth Temms

(The information below was supplied by FindAGrave member Dixie Home Georgia (#47229581))

Elizabeth and George are Listed, along with two daughters in the 1860 Gordon County Georgia
census. The two daughters are Margaret (age 6) and Amanda (age 10 months).
George joined the Confederacy on July 4, 1861. His regiment was G Co. 21st Inf
Reg. GA. The regiment surrendered in Virginia in 1865.
As You have written, Elizabeth was arrested by Union soldiers and taken to
Louisville where she died. The children were taken to Atlanta., don't know what
happened to them. George remarried to Mary Ritchie in SC. They lived in Oconee
County, then in Greenwood County where they are buried.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  George Washington Timms (1833 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Sec. O, Lot 263, Grave #13
 
Created by: MG
Record added: Jan 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104454945
Elizabeth Temms
Added by: MG
 
Elizabeth Temms
Added by: MG
 
Elizabeth Temms
Added by: Dixie Home Georgia
 
 
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Rest in peace, woman of valor.
- Sharon Rish King
 Added: Aug. 25, 2015
Escorted To Heaven On The Wings Of The Angels. God Bless You, Dearest Brave Lady. Your Story needs to be in History Books, about 1864 in Georgia. Many Thanks for making her this fine Memorial, Writing.
- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014

- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
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