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Emma Hartsell
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1885
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 29, 1898
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA

Emma Hartsell was the second of two children born to Samuel Joshua Hartsell (1860-1938) and his first wife Elizabeth C. Petrea (1859-1889). Her full brother was Andrew Coyt Hartsell (1882-1949).

After Emma's mother died, her father married Lula Jane DeArmon (1872-1933) in 1893, and they had thirteen more children, born from 1894 to 1918.

One Sunday morning in 1898, Emma's family went to church, leaving her behind to care for a sick sibling. Two men broke into the house and brutally attacked, molested and murdered poor Emma. She was only 12 years old. This inspired a folk song that begins "In Eighteen Hundred and Ninety Eight, sweet Emma met with an awful fate..." 
Family links: 
  Samuel Joshua Hartsell (1860 - 1938)
  Elizabeth C. Petrea Hartsell (1859 - 1889)
  Elizabeth Pauline Hartsell Garmon (1881 - 1929)*
  Andrew Coyt Hartsell (1882 - 1949)*
  Emma Hartsell (1885 - 1898)
  Columbus Payne Hartsell (1894 - 1979)**
  Cora Adelaide Hartsell Hudson (1895 - 1973)**
  Winfield Scott Hartsell (1897 - 1925)**
  Virginia Thelma Hartsell Johnston (1901 - 1929)**
  Boyd Allen Hartsell (1903 - 1987)**
  Roy Brevard Hartsell (1905 - 1947)**
  Harry Glenn Hartsell (1908 - 1995)**
  Wilson Joshua Hartsell (1918 - 1975)**
*Calculated relationship
Poplar Tent Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Concord (Cabarrus County)
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Jul 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39849462
Emma Hartsell
Added by: Susan I. Grills
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