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Margaret Elizabeth West Ramsey
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1836
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 14, 1930
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Margaret West daughter of Ebenezer West of North Carolina married as the 2nd wife of Elenzo Harrison Ramsey about 1865. Following the early death of Lens lst wife Martha Neal 1863, Lens was left with 5 small children to raise alone.

1Thomas W Ramsey July 6 1852 GA
2Robert A Ramsey Feb 22 1855 GA
3William E Ramsey Dec 10 1857 TX
4James E Ramsey Dec 9 1858 TX
5Harrison Halbert Ramsey Sept 8 1861 TX

1870 Name: Margaret Ramsey Age 1870:30 Birth Year:1840
Birthplace: MO Home 1870: Precinct 3 Tarrant TX Race:W Gender:F Post Office: Fort Worth
E H Ramsey abt 1824 Georgia White Male
Margaret Ramsey abt 1840 Missouri White Female
Robert A Ramsey abt 1854 Georgia White Male
William E Ramsey abt 1856 Texas White Male
James E Ramsey abt 1860 Texas White Male
Harrison H Ramsey abt 1862 Texas White Male Halbert
Mary Ramsey abt 1868 TX W F/lst child Lens & Margaret

1880 US Fed Census about Margaret E Ramsey Age:41 Birth Year: abt 1839 Birthplace:MO Home 1880:Tarrant TX
Race:W Gender:F Relation to Head of House:Wife Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name:Elenzo H Ramsey
Father Birthplace: NC Mother Birthplace: NC
Household Members: Name Age
Elenzo H Ramsey 56
Margaret E Ramsey 41 Elizabeth West
Mary A Ramsey 12 1868 Alice
Clara Ramsey 9 1871
Augustus C Ramsey 7 1873
Ebenezer F Ramsey 1 1879 Fort
I L Hanly 34

1900 US Fed Census about Margaret Ramsey Age:63
Birth Date: Mar 1837 Birthplace:MO Home 1900:Arlington Tarrant Texas Race:W Gender:F Relation Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Widowed Father Birthplace: NC
Mother Birthplace:NC Mother:living children: 3
Mother:Total children:4
Household Members: Name Age
Margaret Ramsey 63
Fort Ramsey 21 son Ebenezer
Jane West 69 sis to Margaret Nov 1830 NC widow

1910 US Fed Census about Margaret Ramsey Age 1910:72
Birth Year: 1838 Birthplace: MO Home 1910:Arlington Ward 4 Tarrant TX Race: W Gender:F Relation Head of House:Head
Marital Status: Widowed Father Birthplace:NC Mother Birthplace:NC
Household Members: Name Age
Margaret Ramsey 72

1930 US Fed Census about Margaret Elizabeth Ramsey
Gender: Female Birth Year: abt 1836 Birthplace:MO
Race: W Home 1930: Arlington Tarrant Texas
Marital Status: Widowed Relation Head of House:Mother
Father Birthplace: NC Mother Birthplace: NC
Household Members:Name Age
Wilson Millard Douglas 62
Clara Douglas 55 dau of Margaret
Margaret Elizabeth Ramsey 94

Margaret & Elenzo had 4 kids
1Mary Alice Ramsey 1868 +John Alexander Stearnes
aka John Albert Goodman
2Clara Ramsey 1871 +Wilson M Douglas b 1868 TN/NO kids
3Augustus C Ramsey d/27yo F-A-G # 76452426
Mar 1873-Jan 15 1900 bur Noah Cem Arlington Tarrant Co TX
4Ebenezer Fort Ramsey 1879-1954 +Zada C Benge June 18 1902 OK-Dec 9 1977 Long Beach LA Calif/dau Elizabeth Ann 1925

Friday May 16, 1930 The Arlington Journal
"Pioneer Resident Of City Goes To Reward
Finally Succumbs After Long Illness. Funeral Held Friday.
For the past several days and even weeks, news has been brought each day of the slowly passing of Mrs. M. E. Ramsey, one of the most beloved and highly respected ladies who has ever lived in a community. She was not only loved by her children and relatives but by all who knew her and as her life was slowly ebbing away many remarked:
"Mother Ramsey was one of the sweetest, truest Christian characters we have ever known." It is her life that will ever continue to live for her good influence will endure even after her body is laid to rest.
Mother Ramsey passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. [Clara] Bud Douglas, 301 N. Mesquite, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, after a lingering illness of many weeks. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church for many years.
Mrs. Ramsey was born in Cape Girardeau Mo 1836 and came to Texas with her parents and five sisters 1852 at the age of 16. The journey from Missouri to Texas was made in covered wagons, taking seven weeks to complete the journey. They encountered many dangers and hardships on the way to Texas. When she and her family came here there was nothing but the open prairies and there was not even a post office here. Her father E. West, purchased a 140 acre tract of land situated where the Three D Stock Farm is now located, and set to work to build a home. They used a tiny log cabin for a home until they could build a better one.
At that time, the country was full of wild animals, such as deer, buffalo, panther and numerous other animals. Indians were also plentiful.
The land on which they built their home was purchased for fifty cents an acre and land in the heart of Dallas at that time could have been bought for one dollar an acre.
Mrs. Ramsey has been a widow for thirty years and had lived in her own home until the last few years, and since that time she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. [Clara] Bud Douglas, of this city. Mrs. Ramsey has three children living, two daughters, Mrs.[Clara] Bud Douglas, and
Mrs. [Mary Alice] J A Goodman [aka John Alexander Stearnes]
of Arlington, and son [Ebnezer] Fort Ramsey of Long Beach Calif; six grandchildren and seven gr grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thursday at 3 o'clock. Rev J H Stewart, Rev S M Bennett and Rev C A Statham officiating. Mrs. Ben Spruance had charge of the music which was well arranged. Interment at Parkdale cemetery. Active pallbearers were C B Berry, A C Barnes, T A Lee, J H Purvis, T L Coulter, and C L Knapp." 
Family links: 
  Elenzo Harrison Ramsey (1824 - 1895)
  Mary Alice Ramsey Stearnes aka Goodman (1868 - 1944)*
  Clara Ramsey Douglas (1871 - 1943)*
  Ebenezer Fort Ramsey (1878 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
Parkdale Cemetery
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Sep 11, 2008
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Margaret Elizabeth <i>West</i> Ramsey
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Margaret Elizabeth <i>West</i> Ramsey
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