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 John Porter Bernard

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John Porter Bernard

  • Birth 31 Jan 1865 Alabama, USA
  • Death 22 Dec 1947 Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA
  • Plot New Addition Annex D-05
  • Memorial ID 15616744

John was the last of 7 children born to John & Martha Ann Buffaloe Bernard. His father was born in France and his mother was born in Wake County, North Carolina. John and his siblings were born in Alabama.

John married Willie Mae Brown from Tennessee, on December 29, 1886, in Madison County, Alabama. They had 5 children, Lenora (Harris, LeGard), Bessie (Sanderson, Boberg), & John Birrel, born in Alabama, and Lona Mae (Bradford), & Dewey Jessie, born in Texas.

Willie died about 1900, approximately 2 years after their last child, Dewey, was born. Her death and burial were probably in the community of Handley Village, now a part of Fort Worth, Texas.

John married Nancy Newman in 1903 in Lincoln County, Tennessee and they had two daughters, Sadie and Agness.

John died in Rusk, Cherokee Co, Texas.


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  • Created by: Bernard-Trigg
  • Added: 4 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15616744
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Porter Bernard (31 Jan 1865–22 Dec 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15616744, citing Palestine City Cemetery, Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bernard-Trigg (contributor 46860860) .