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 Minerva J. Fannin

Minerva J. Fannin

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Death 1893 (aged 60–61)
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 Row:N Number:7
Memorial ID 10716884 · View Source
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FANNIN, MINERVA J.
Reason for Eligibility: Daughter of Colonel James W. Fannin
(1832 ~1893) Minerva J. Fannin, daughter of Colonel James Walker and Minerva Fort Fannin, was born in 1832 in Columbus, Georgia. Born mentally handicapped, Minerva lived with her family until after her mother's death in 1837 or 1838. After Minerva Fort's death, Minerva J., and her older sister, Missouri Pinckney, lived with Thomas F. McKinney, who was one of Stephen F. Austin's original settlers. While living with McKinney, Missouri died of yellow fever on November 14, 1847, and was buried at the Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in the Old City Cemetery in Galveston. Minerva lived with the McKinney's until about age 31, when she was moved to the Austin Lunatic Asylum, now the Austin State Hospital, by a special act of the legislature. Minerva was never an official inmate of the Asylum. McKinney was still her legal guardian, and had to pay an annuity that would fully cover all costs. Minerva stayed at the Asylum until her death, at age 63, on July 27, 1893. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas took it upon themselves to have Minerva buried in the Texas State Cemetery.


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  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 2 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10716884
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Minerva J. Fannin (1832–1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10716884, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .