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 Elizabeth Pennington <I>Hatfield</I> Shirley

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Elizabeth Pennington Hatfield Shirley

  • Birth 1816 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 4 Jan 1894 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Block 4, Lot 35, Space 6
  • Memorial ID 16480340

YEARS OF SORROW FELL TO HER

A PROGENY OF DESPERADOES WHO DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON

"Aunt" Annie Shirley, an Ex-Slave, Gives Her Recollections of the Family History - Riches Vanished With Dream-Like Suddenness.

Mrs. Eliza Pennington Shirley died yesterday at the residence of Mrs. Charlotte T. Poyner, 636 Pacific Avenue, aged 73 years. She was the mother of Myra Maebelle Shirley "Belle Starr", with the facts of whose tragic death in the Indian territory a few years ago the readers of The News are familiar, and she had another daughter, a Mrs. Thompson, who is supposed to be residing in the republic of Mexico. (Elizabeth was born in Louisville, KY to parents unknown, but the Pennington's were close relatives to the Hatfield family which later became famous for their feud with the McCoys. She married John Shirley in Indiana, and immediately they came to Missouri where they settled on a ranch near the community of Medoc (later named Georgia City)about 10 miles from Carthage. Eliza, was an acomplished semstress and she also brought with her to southern Missouri all of the Kentucky graces she had learned as a child. Her social eloquence, and the fact that she was an accomplished pianist, made Eliza the most popular lady around the region.) For several years previous to her death she found herself without means of her own, but the Methodist churches of Dallas came to her relief, kindly paying her board and supplying her every want until death ended her existence. Those churches will also bear the expenses of her interment. Dallas Morning News, January 5, 1894, and in parenthesis taken from the book "The Real Belle Starr" by Phillip W. Steele.


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Gravesite Details Placed here by Ladies Aid Society as she was a pauper

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  • Created by: Connie Baxter Beam
  • Added: 5 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16480340
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Pennington Hatfield Shirley (1816–4 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16480340, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Connie Baxter Beam (contributor 46944213) .