Malinda Shoe Blackwelder

Birth
Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA
Death 4 Aug 1914 (aged 85)
Stanly County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 191435981 · View Source
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Malinda Shoe Blackwelder was born February 4, 1829 at the time in Montgomery (now Stanly) County, North Carolina. She was at the age of 85 years old at the time that she past away on August 4, 1914, and is buried at the Stallings Cemetery in Locust, North Carolina. This old Stallings Cemetery is in the general area of a Baptist church with the name of Mission Church at 12444 Mission Church Road, North Carolina 28097. Family Historian John E. Ferguson Misenheimer has research that suggest that her parents should be David Shoe and Elizabeth Myers Shoe, but more research is needed to finalize they are in fact correctly identified. However, there is solid evidence that Malinda Shoe was the wife of Abraham Blackwelder, and that she was married between the age of 20 to 21 years old in the time frame of September 1849 to September 1850. All accounts are that Malinda was a good wife and a very good mother too. Even at the age of between 40 to 41 years old she was a new mother to her youngest daughter Mary Magdalene Blackwelder, and the two of them shared some very interesting journeys together both going away from and coming back to North Carolina as they crossed America to and from Texas. The excitement of going to Texas was to be a new adventure, and full of high hopes for a new life in the west after the Civil War was over. Malinda's husband was Abraham Blackwelder, and after the War Between the States the Great State of Texas had more government land than it did people. Therefore, they gave away Bounty Land to Confederate Veteran's, and Abraham Blackwelder appears to have been excited to change his life an future with land in Texas. Family Historian John E. Ferguson Misenheimer has been to Texas to do research, and discovered records of Abraham Blackwelder living in Denton County, Texas. Denton County is near to Dallas, Texas. Malinda's daughter Mary Magdalene Blackwelder was married three times, and the 1st time was to Jeff Weaver in Texas. Not much is really known about Jeff Weaver, because there is only oral histroy that has been past down in the family for generations. According to the story after the death of Abraham Blackwelder in Denton County, Texas his wife Malinda Shoe Blackwelder decided to travel back to North Carolina. Joining Malinda on the railroad train was both her daughter Mary Magdalene Blackwelder Weaver and her new son-in-law Jeff Weaver. Their journey together lasted until somewhere in the State of Tennessee, because it was in Tennessee that Jeff Weaver had a change of heart. Why did Jeff Weaver leave the two ladies in Tennessee, and why did he take all the money in the handbag of Malinda Shoe Blackwelder as well? This side of Heaven we may never know the exact reason for a change of heart in Jeff Weaver, but we do know that both Mary Magdalene Blackwelder (again single) and Malinda Shoe Blackwelder (a widow) each on foot without any money came back to the Piedmont of North Carolin to their family that had been left behind the first time going to Texas. If anyone has any information to share on what ever happened to Jeff Weaver that would be great, because I have often wondered what ever became of him? Malinda Shoe Blackwelder lived another 29 years in North Carolina after her good husband Abraham Blackwelder died in Texas, and it is not known that she ever returned to Texas to visit his grave. Mary Magdalene Blackwelder eventually did remarry two more times, and they were brother's in fact. Yet Mary did not quickly remarry, because she was between the age of 33 to 34 years old at the time of her 2nd marriage to Robert Lindsey Cagle on October 4, 1903. To this union quickly just over nine months they had their first child Eva Elizabeth Cagle born on June 15, 1904. As a grandmother Malinda Shoe Blackwelder would have enjoyed many of her grandchildren for a number of years. Even including Eva Elizabeth Cagle who would have been over ten (10) years old on August 4, 1914 when her grandmother Malinda Shoe Blackwelder went Home to Heaven for her great reward to see her dear husband Abraham Blackwelder again.


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  • Created by: J. E. Ferguson Misenheimer, Jr.
  • Added: 16 Jul 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 191435981
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Malinda Shoe Blackwelder (4 Feb 1829–4 Aug 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 191435981, citing Stallings Family Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by J. E. Ferguson Misenheimer, Jr. (contributor 49505082) .