Amanda M. <I>King</I> Bayless

Amanda M. King Bayless

Birth
Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Feb 1881 (aged 73–74)
Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA
Burial Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 112912960 · View Source
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Richmond Democrat, Richmond, Mo. 3-3-1881: Mrs. Bayless, an aged lady, died on Monday last, at the residence of her nephew, Mr. Chas. Sevier, near this city, after a short illness. She was buried on Tuesday, at the City Cemetery, in Richmond.

1870 census for Richmond, Ray Co, Mo shows:
Charles Sevier 27
Emma Sevier 24
Samuel Sevier 11
Isabell Sevier 8
Robert Sevier 7/12
Amanda Bayless 63
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UPDATE by W. S. Borders Jr (49161493):
Amanda M. King was born in Tennessee, one of the 11 children of Walter and Nancy Sevier King. Amanda married Hugh Lawson Breazeale on Feb 15, 1827 in Roane County, Tennessee, and they had two children, Walter Scott and Rufus. The family moved to Missouri, where Hugh was an attorney-at-law. Hugh was "shot dead" on November 4, 1833 near Independence, Missouri in a well publicized "skirmish" of the so-called Mormon War.

Amanda remarried to Hezekiah M. Bayless, and both are listed in the 1850 U.S. Census for Ray County, Missouri; his occupation is "farmer." At the time of Amanda's death in 1881 she was living with her third cousin, Charles B. Sevier*.

*Amanda's great-grandfather Valentine Sevier (1702 - 1803) was Charles' great-great-grandfather. This makes their relationship a third cousin relationship.


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  • Maintained by: W. S. Borders Jr
  • Originally Created by: John Stoutimore
  • Added: 26 Jun 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 112912960
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amanda M. King Bayless (1807–28 Feb 1881), Find a Grave Memorial no. 112912960, citing Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by W. S. Borders Jr (contributor 49161493) .