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Samuel Thomas Elmore
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1879
Death: Jan. 22, 1946

Samuel Elmore was the son of James & Martha Hammer Elmore who left TN in late 1890's with seven of their eight children and their worldly possessions in a covered wagon. A married daughter stayed in Tennessee with her husband and children.

James and Martha stopped for a few years in Texas where their oldest child, Samuel Thomas Elmore, married Rosa Lodema Williams. Samuel and Rosa had their first two children in Texas.

James & Martha and family, and Samuel & Rosa and family purchased a herd of cattle in Denton, Texas and drove the cattle up the trail to Baca, Colorado where they arrived prior to July, 1907, when they homesteaded side by side, tracks of land for each of them.

The ranches were steadily improving until the area was blanketed by the devestating Dust Bowl storms of the 30's. The fertile grass lands were blown away and the barren devestation destroyed all remaining livestock and caused the ranch closings.

James & Martha had eight children which six of the children are listed under family links. I do not have cemetery locations for two additional children who I assume are buried in Colorado:

Beulah M. Elmore 1884-1907
Charles Oscar Elmore 1892-1940

All of Samuel & Rosa Elmore children are listed below in family links section. 
Family links: 
  James Edward Elmore (1845 - 1922)
  Martha J. Hammer Elmore (1859 - 1929)
  Rosa Lodema Williams Elmore (1889 - 1943)*
  Minnie Ann Elmore Jackson (1904 - 1976)*
  Bessie Mae Elmore Holcom (1907 - 1967)*
  Oline Ruth Elmore Burr (1910 - 1997)*
  Clarence Welborn Elmore (1912 - 1969)*
  Murriell Maude Elmore Bosley (1916 - 2000)*
  Roy Shaldon Elmore (1918 - 1995)*
  Helen Nelodine Elmore Cornick (1923 - 1968)*
  Mary Gladys Elmore Beat (1925 - 2000)*
  Velma Louise Elmore (1932 - 1934)*
  Samuel Thomas Elmore (1879 - 1946)
  Mary Elizabeth Elmore Gardner (1881 - 1948)*
  James Arthur Elmore (1886 - 1905)*
  Annie J. Elmore (1889 - 1930)*
  Benjamin Franklin Elmore (1894 - 1956)*
  William Brickel Elmore (1897 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Springfield Cemetery
Baca County
Colorado, USA
Maintained by: Janie
Originally Created by: Leon Barton
Record added: Jan 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33227838
Samuel Thomas Elmore
Added by: Janie
Samuel Thomas Elmore
Added by: Leon Barton
Samuel Thomas Elmore
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- Mary Powell
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- Leon Barton
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