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Frances Paralee Smothers Ellis
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1873
Fayette County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1906
Carthage
Panola County
Texas, USA

Frances "Paralee" Smothers Ellis left her home in Alabama at a very young age. (About 15) She was not talked about in the family, it is only by accident that we found her at all. In one census she was listed as a male, then in another as a female. I finally found an Aunt who knew that she had been "shunned" by the family, it is rumored that she was pregnant. After a year of searching, my Aunt & I finally located her daughter, "Jimmie Lou" living in Eastern Texas. When we met her, she was in her mid 90's, she hugged us, cried and said "Now, I can die with peace, I have finally met some of my Mama's family.". She died within the month. Paralee was married to ANDREW FOSTER "PAPPY" ELLIS. He is buried next to her. She also had several children, which will also be listed here, as well. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank M Smothers (1857 - 1943)
  Sara Lou Estes Smothers (1857 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Andrew Foster Ellis (1865 - 1944)*
 
 Children:
  Andrew Gilmer Ellis (1894 - 1955)*
  Hollis Lorenza Ellis (1895 - 1945)*
  Flora Lee Ellis Haden (1903 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frances Paralee Smothers Ellis (1873 - 1906)
  Lon Bryce Smothers (1893 - 1950)**
  Nannie Mae Smothers (1898 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Liberty Chapel Cemetery
Carthage
Panola County
Texas, USA
Plot: Daughter of Frank Smothers & Sara Estes Smothers
 
Created by: Vikki Smothers McInnis
Record added: Jan 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12876518
Frances Paralee <i>Smothers</i> Ellis
Added by: KD Burleson
 
Frances Paralee <i>Smothers</i> Ellis
Added by: Vikki Smothers McInnis
 
 
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What a pretty woman you were. May God bless the family who came after you.
- BE
 Added: Jan. 3, 2006
From what your daughter, Jimmie Lou, told me, I know that I would have loved you dearly.
- Vikki Smothers McInnis
 Added: Jan. 3, 2006
 
 
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