Bessie Mae <I>Mabry</I> Rich

Bessie Mae Mabry Rich

Mississippi, USA
Death 11 Feb 1962 (aged 70)
Strayhorn, Tate County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Strayhorn, Tate County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 24748388 · View Source
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Daughter Of -
Aaron W. Mabry (Feb.1858-1947)
Mother - Mattie born June-1858
She had 8 children - 2 died
Her parents were from MS.
Taken from census 1900
Aaron and Mattie married 1878
Taken from census 1930
Aaron was married to Mosa B. Mabry
Aaron was 71 yrs old, Mosa B. was 56

Aaron was found in census of 1860 age 2
His parents listed as J.B.Mabry-Father
Mother was Sallie Mabry
Brothers and Sisters-
A.G. Brown Mabry 13 Yrs. Old
Mary Bell Mabry 11 Yrs. Old
Jeff Davis Mabry 8 Yrs. Old
Georgia A. Mabry 5 Yrs. Old
Arrien (Aaron) W. Mabry 2 Yrs. Old

J.B.Mabry was listed as a farmer.
Sallie was listed as a housewife.

Also Listed in the 1860 census was
Cynthia Richardson maybe Sallie's Mother
Who would be my G-G-G-Grandmother.
Cynthia was born in 1795

She was a minister which made her ahead
of her time. I hope to learn more about
her. (Thank you Colleen)

~Thank you Colleen for finding all of this information for me~


Robert Lee Rich - Oct.27 1914
Margaret E.(Rich)Busby - Aug.18 1911

Brother - Bedford Mabry
Sisters - Rosie Sinquefield, Lillie Burton
and Pinkie (Pinnie)B. Turner, Carrie M

When I think of my Grandmother. I Feel
warm hugs and sweet kisses. She would
always be standing with the door wide
open and kiss us one by one when we
would come to visit her. She always had
tea cookies ready for us on the kitchen
stove. She was a wonderful cook and
made sunday dinners for the whole
family. She was a wonderful wife and
and mother. My sister Barbara and I
spent many nights at our grandparents
house. I have so many wonderful
memories of those times.
Mamaw was a hard worker she canned
vegatables,jams and jellies from
the berries that my daddy would pick.
She made the best fig preserves. I
have not tasted any like them since
she died. She raised chickens and it
was our job to gather the eggs when
we were there. I was scared of the
rooster it would be a race to get the
eggs before he got you. I remember
how she would pick out a nice fat
chicken for our sunday dinner (not
one of my favorite memories).
Mamaw was a great cook she made
her own butter. I can still see
the churn sitting in the kitchen.
She had beautiful butter molds that
were passed down to family. Sadly
they were sold after my brother
and his wife were divorced.
Mamaw was such a sweet soul she
dearly loved her family. I will
never forget the day she died I was
15 years old and had never lost
anyone so suddenly.
Mamaw was the heart of our family.
She had a heart attack and Papaw
found her it was a sunday. A neighbor
came to the house to tell daddy and he
fell to his knees. My sister and I ran
to a neighbors house and she tried to
comfort us. The next time I saw Mamaw
was at the funeral home. Barbara and I
held onto each other as we walked up to
her casket. Something just didn't look
like our Mamaw and Barbara asked them
to change something and they did.
Her funeral was at the little white
church we had gone to as small
I remember that several of my close
friends were there and how much that
meant to me.
In the coming years I would be there
as they lost their parents and we
cried many tears together.
I didn't know then the pain we would
feel 5 years later when our Grand-
father took his own life after
suffering a stroke. Losing them is
something I live with everyday
but I know that one day we will all
be together again!!

I thought of you with love today, but
that is nothing new. I thought about
you yesterday and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak
your name. All I have are memories and
your picture in a frame. Your memory is
my keepsake with which I'll never part.
God has you for his keeping. I have you
in my HEART.

I Love You Mamaw -Your Granddaughter!

Memories By - Martha Lowe

Thank You Carol Ann and Tommy Griffin
For Sponsoring Mamaw's Page.~It
Means So Much To Me~

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  • Created by: Martha Lowe
  • Added: 19 Feb 2008
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  • Carol Ann & Tommy Griffin
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Mae Mabry Rich (20 May 1891–11 Feb 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24748388, citing Singleton Springs Cemetery, Strayhorn, Tate County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Martha Lowe (contributor 46964790) .