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Martha E. Kirk Oxsheer
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1824
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1893
Milam County
Texas, USA

w/o W.W. (m.1842)
NOTE: possible typos in some of these older articles.

A report of her Golden Anniversary celebration (published in 'The Galveston Daily News' on Sunday, 11 Dec 1892) stated "Mrs. W. W. Oxsheer, beloved by every one who knows her, was born in Williamson county, Tennessee, March 9, 1842. With her parents she came to Texas in 1841. She lived at Wheelock, in Robertson county, until she entered into the partnership that has proved singularly happy, and has lasted so long."

In January of 1843 the newlyweds, "moved to Milam and settled on Little river, ten miles from its junction with the Brazos, and the pleasant and spacious house they occupy in their old age stands within a few steps of the first rude cabin that sheltered them." At the time, there were not more than fifty inhabitants in the entire county.

Her death notice:

Cameron, Texas, December 16.--Mrs. Mary E. Oxsheer, wife of Hon. W. W. Oxsheer, died on the 14th instant and was buried at the family graveyard, ten miles east of Cameron, yesterday. Deceased was one of the most beloved of Milam's residents. She had lived in the house where she died for nearly fifty years. This old couple last year celebrated their golden wedding. The deepest sympathy of every one in Milam county will go out to the bereaved family. -- The Houston Daily Post (Houston, Texas); Sunday morning, 17 Dec 1893; pg. 4, col. 5

[anniversary and death notice above provided by Barbara Haines #47313090]

Family links: 
  William Wilson Oxsheer (1815 - 1905)*
  Fountain Goodlet Oxsheer (1849 - 1931)*
  Viola Malinda Oxsheer Smith (1853 - 1942)*
  Madora Oxsheer Letcher (1857 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Oxsheer-Smith Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 30.83652, -96.84295
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Record added: Jan 18, 2009
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