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Narcissa Jane "Cissy" White Townsend
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1845
Taney County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1946
Caldwell County
Texas, USA

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When Narcissa "Cissy" Jane White was born on April 4, 1845, in Taney, Missouri, her father, Abel, was 40 and her mother, Jane, was 37. Together Abel and Jane had 5 children together including Narcissa. Abe was also married 3 times.

Narcissa married Andrew Drury "Drew" Townsend on February 17, 1867, in Travis County, Texas. They had nine children during their marriage. Cissy also lived in Delhi for 38 years. She died on January 2, 1946, in Caldwell County, Texas, at the age of 100, and was buried in Delhi, Texas. Delhi is where all my Pendleton, Popps, Townsend families are buried.

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Abel Hiram White
Birth: 1805 in Marion, Marion, South Carolina, USA
Death: 1868 in Joilet, Caldwell, Texas


Jane Burse White
Birth: 2 May 1808 in Clark County, Indiana, USA
Death: 25 October 1884 in Taney, Missouri, USA

Per Narcissa's dc in which my grandmother, Myrtle Popps gave details Jane Buse was Narcissa's mom. Also Louisa whom was born to Narcissa passed away in 1945. That is why Narcissa's grand daughter Myrtle gave the information.

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Elizabeth Crayton was born 29 November 1820 in Marion Co., Alabama. She was the third child of John and Rebecca Lasater Crayton. Their other two children were Margaret, born in 1815 and James Lasater, born in 1818, also born in Marion Co., Ala. On the death of their mother in 1824, the children were moved to Franklin Co., Tennessee where they were reared by their maternal grandparents, Hezekiah and Elizabeth Copeland Lasater. On reaching adulthood, Margaret and Elizabeth married in Franklin Co. and made their homes there. James Lasater emigrated to the Republic of Texas with his father. Margaret Crayton married a Mr. Martin. Elizabeth married James Augustus Jones, a schoolteacher born in 1812 in North Carolina, on 8 Feb. 1842. They had the following children-- the first four born in Franklin Co., Tenn ., the fifth in Caldwell Co., Texas. Sarah Ann "Sally" Jones:: Born: 1843 Marr: Hus. #1 J.W.G. Yarbrough 11 March 1858 in Caldwell Co., Tex. They were divorced. She married Hus. #2 Major Marshall Henry Short, on 2 March 1863 in Gonzales Co., Tex. He was a widower with two sons and a veteran of three wars—Texas Revolution War, Mexican War and the Civil War. They had ten children—three sons and seven daughters. On the death of Major Short on 5 Sept. 1885, in Jeddo, Bastrop Co., Tex. Sally Jones Short married Hus. #3 Wesley Johnson on 23 Feb.1887 in Bastrop Co., Tex. She died in her sleep in Lampasas in 1913 in the home of Bill Johnson while she and Wesley Johnson were traveling in a buggy to McCullough Co. to visit her sons Tom and Marshall Short. Arthur Weston Jones: Born: 1844. Marr: never married Died: 1861—killed in the Civil War. He was killed in Tenn. according to family legend. Mary Elizabeth Jones: Born: 13 Aug. 1846. Marr: 15 Dec. 1861 in Travis Co., Tex. Died: 23 Oct. 1918 in Jeddo, Bastrop Co., Tex . cancer of the nose. Bur: Delhi Cem. Caldwell Co., Tex. Her husband enlisted in the Confederacy April 8, 1862 , was mustered in May 1, 1862 at Camp Terry and served to the end of the war. According to their grandaughter Mattie White Fogle, Mary knitted her husband two Confederate uniforms a year. William Leonard White‘s fellow confederates nicknamed him "Shanghai" after a breed of rooster that was large, red and a ferocious fighter. Martha M."Mattie" Jones: Born: 21 Dec. 1849 Marr: 29 Feb. 1872 in Caldwell, Co. Marr: Peter Leonard "Lynn" Harrison. Died: 13 Dec. 1922 in Joliet, Caldwell Co., Tex. Buried: Harrison Family Cem. Joliet. Caldwell Co., Tex.Rebecca "Becky" Jones: Born: Date unknown Died: age 2 years old. Buried by her father.Tennessee Jones:: Born: 1853 in Martindale, Caldwell Co., Tex. six weeks after the death of her father .It is not known to this researcher when the mother arrived in Martindale, Tex. It could be she arrived at the end of 1852 and the child was born in early 1853 or she could have arrived in late1852 in time for the child to be born in 1852. Marr: Hus. #1 Theodore Otto in 1874 in Caldwell Co., Tex. They had two sons—James Henry Otto - B. Aug.1875. William Marshall Otto - B. 1879. Marr: Hus #2 John R. Spinks on May 2, 1883 in Caldwell Co. Spinks was killed at the Harwood cotton gin . Marr: Hus. #3 George Washington Hester on Nov. 29. 1887 in. Caldwell Co., Tex. On Nov. 14, 1890 a George Washington Hester, Jr. was born but the mother's name is not recorded , only the father's name. The date of Tennessee's death is unknown. I believe she died in Clear Fork and is buried in the Hester Family area in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Gonzales Co. James Augustus Jones was killed in Franklin Co., Tenn. in 1852/1853 by the parent of one of his pupils. He is buried by his daughter Becky. Elizabeth left Franklin Co. directly after his burial, leaving a large farm, and immigrated to Martindale in Caldwell Co., Tex to join her father. James Augustus Jones did not believe in slavery. When he and Elizabeth Crayton were married, her grandparents Hezekiah and Elizabeth Lasater gave them a wedding gift of two slaves, a man and a woman. He sold the slaves in preference to owning them. Elizabeth Crayton suffered tragedies. Her husband was killed, her brother James Lasater Crayton died in the Mexican War, her only son Arthur Weston Jones was killed in the Civil War. She endured Reconstruction. On May 27, 1858, in Caldwell Co., Elizabeth Crayton Jones married Abel "Abe" White, a widower with seven children who emigrated to Texas from Taney Co., Mo. Born of this union on May 9, 1860 was a daughter Arena "Reeney: who marrried Samuel Houston Ratliff on July 16, 1878 in Caldwell Co.Little is known of Abel "Abe" Hiram White. It is known he was born in Marion Co., S.C. in 1803/1804. His father was Isham White. His mother was the daughter of a Cherokee Indian Chief. Her name is unknown. Abe was one of several children but their names are not known. It is my belief that the Narcissa L. White who married Josiah Fisk in Travis Co., Tex. on Aug. 10, 1848 is his sister. He was living in Taney Co., Mo. when he and his seven children immigrated to Texas. A schoolteacher badly beat his son William Leonard. The flesh on the child's back was torn and bleeding. Abe White went to the school and beat the teacher unconscious. On his return home, he told his children "Let's go to Texas". While enroute to Texas, he became ill with a fever and became delirious. The children, not knowing what to do, turned the wagon back toward Taney Co., Mo. When Abe came to his normal senses, he inquired their location. On being told of the children's decision, he said " Turn the wagon around, children, turn the wagon around!!" While traveling to Texas, Abe and his children stopped at a Way Station to ask directions. A man in the Way Station offered to show Abe the direction to go. Abe accepted his offer. Later on Abe returned without the man. The owner of the Way Station told Abe he was the first man who had returned. The man who offered to show him the direction to Texas habitually made the offer to travelers then killed and robbed each one.Four of Abe's children were by his first wife Elizabeth Kazie/Keesee/Kissee. Their names are:Amanda Ursula White. Rachel White, William Leonard White and Thomas R. White. Elizabeth Kazee was the daughter of Lee Hefkett who was Indian, half Cherokee and half Choctow. Her mother's name is unknown. She died in Taney Co., Mo. in 1840. It is believed by the descendents of Abel White's first marriage that he took as his second wife Elizabeth Hamaton/Hamilton/Hampton. They had three children : Caroline "Liney" White, Narcissa "Cissy" Jane White and W. Frank White. Elizabeth died in 1850 in Taney Co., Mo. the same year W. Frank was born. However the death certificate of Narcissa Jane White who married Andrew (Drew) Townsend lists her mother as Jane Burse. The informant on the death certificate is her granddaughter, Myrtle Adell (Popps) Pendleton, wife of Tyre Pendleton. Narcissa Jane White Townsend died January 2, 1946 in Caldwell County, Texas at the age of 100 years, 8 months and 28 days. She was buried on January 3 at the Delhi Cemetary. Abel White and children settled first in Texas on the Upper Guadalupe River in what was then the 70th. District of Bexar County in an area that became Bandera in 1856. Bandera was on the frontier of Texas in an isolated area, subject to Indian raids. Not until the 1950's a hundred years later, were there roads. In Nov. 1855 Abe White signed a petition for a new county which is now Kerr County. Among the eighty six men signing the same petition were William M. Rumsey, W.L. White, Richard White, Thomas White, James L. Short, C.L. Short and A. Knapp. These are familiar Caldwell Co. names.Due to an Indian raid in which several families were killed, Abe White and his children moved first to the banks of the San Marcos River in Hays Co. then into Caldwell Co. He died in the Joliet Community in Caldwell Co. in 1868. He is buried in the Mineral Springs Cemetery in Joliet. His daughter Amanda Ursula and her husband George William Marcellus Rumsey were living in Joliet and are also buried in the Mineral Springs Cemetery. Elizabeth Crayton Jones White died on Dec. 1, 1905 in Jeddo, Bastrop Co., Tex. She was living with her daughter Mary Jones White, widow of William Leonard White, Sr. She is buried in the Delhi Cemetery in Caldwell Co. where other family members are also buried. Six generations of her descendents are buried in this cemetery. This history was researched and written by:
Velma Fogle - Dau. of Mattie White Fogle.Grandau. of William Leonard White, Jr..Great-grandau. of Mary Elizabeth Jones White..Great-Great grandau. of Elizabeth Crayton Jones White.morgan6780 originally shared this to Jane & Kristi's Family Tree11 Apr 2011
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Family links: 
  Abel Hiram White (1805 - 1868)
  Andrew Townsend (1849 - 1915)
  Louisa Townsend Popps (1867 - 1945)*
  Mollie Ann Townsend Goodman (1870 - 1960)*
  Allen Albert Townsend (1876 - 1960)*
  Walter Newton Townsend (1878 - 1942)*
  Charles Leonard Townsend (1886 - 1935)*
  Evelyn Carolyn Townsend Feathers (1888 - 1961)*
  William L. White (1836 - 1904)*
  Narcissa Jane White Townsend (1845 - 1946)
  Arrena White Ratliff (1860 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Narcissa is my: 2x's great grandmother
Delhi Cemetery
Caldwell County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Earl n' Kristin
Originally Created by: Judy Rodgers
Record added: Oct 14, 2007
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