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Amanda Elizabeth Locke Biggerstaff
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1837
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1917
Denton County
Texas, USA

Amanda was a daughter of John C. Locke and
Elizabeth Bass. She was twin to Francis Locke.

She married Wesley O'Donald May 16, 1861 in Cedar County MO. Census records indicate Amanda was a mother to four children. The only documented names are John W. O'Donald, William Francis O'Donald, and Ellen O'Donald. Wesley O'Donald died October 6, 1872 per Amanda's Confederate pension application.

Amanda appears in the following census records:

1850 Stewart Co., TN, pg 391: John Locke, 40, NC; Elisabeth, 39, NC; Frances, 13, NC; Amanda, 13, NC; Mary, 11, TN; Rufus, 9, TN; John, 5, TN; Nancy, 3, TN.

1880 Fannin Co., TX, ED 25, pg 379: Living with Elizabeth Locke, her mother, Amanda Odonnal, 45, TN; John Odonnal, 17, TX; Will Odonnal, 14, TX; Eller Odonnal, 12, TX. Enumerated 2 June

1880 Parker Co., TX, ED 136, Pg 402: H.O. Key, 54, MS; Phebe, 50 IN; Dimkey, 20, MO; M.E., 18, MO; H.F., 15, TX; Nancy, 12, TX; P.C., 10, TX; Martha, 6, TX; James, 3, TX; Amanda Odonald, 40, TN, sister (-in-law); W.F. Odonald, 14, TX, nephew; Eller, 12, TX, niece. Enumerated 23 June.

1900 Cooke Co., TX, ED 28, Sh 6A: Amanda O'Donald, Feb 1837, 63, TN/NC/NC; John W. O'Donald,, Dec 1863, 36, TX/IN/TN; William L. O'Donald, Feb 1866. 34, TX/IN/TN. Mother of 4 children, 2 alive.

Amanda married George Washington Biggerstaff October 3, 1903 in Wilbarger County, Texas.

1910 Denton Co., TX, ED 97, Sh 7A: Amanda Biggerstaff, 68, Wd, TN; Will Odonell, 38, TX. 4 children,1 alive

From the Denton Record-Chronicle: Mrs. Amanda Biggerstaff, 80, Died at Sanger Thursday a.m.

Mrs. Amanda Biggerstaff, 80 years, 1 month and 10 days old, died at the home of her son, Mr. O'Donald, at Sanger. She had been in ill health for sometime from complications caused by her extreme age. The remains were taken to Era, Cooke county,where the funeral services were held and interment made. Rev. Mr. Marshall of Sanger,assisted by Rev. Mr. Jackson an evangelist, conducted the services. Mr. O'Donald is the only relative living in Denton county but there are several in Cooke county whose names were not learned. It was stated that Mrs. Biggerstaff had lived at Sanger with her son for about seven years.
Family links: 
  John C. Locke (1810 - ____)
  Elizabeth Bass Locke (1811 - ____)
  Wesley O'Donald (1838 - 1872)
  George Washington Biggerstaff (1823 - 1906)
  William Francis O'Donald (1866 - 1946)*
  Amanda Elizabeth Locke Biggerstaff (1837 - 1917)
  Francis Locke (1837 - 1923)*
  Rufus C. Locke (1841 - 1911)*
  Louisa Jane Locke Blanton (1842 - 1882)**
  Nancy E. Locke Bullard (1847 - 1925)*
  George Washington Locke (1858 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Era Cemetery
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Eugene Cornelius
Record added: Dec 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46090239


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