Mary Sorilda <I>Bush</I> Bourland

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Mary Sorilda Bush Bourland

  • Birth 22 Oct 1854 Eddyville, Lyon County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 11 May 1941 Clarendon, Donley County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Clarendon, Donley County, Texas, USA
  • Plot 3226 29
  • Memorial ID 36859686

Mary Sorilda Bush, daughter of William Bush, Jr. and Lydia A. Clark in Duganville (Bells), Grayson Co., TX was born on 22 Oct 1854 in Eddyville, Lyon Co., KY. Her family had moved to Grayson Co., TX in about 1855. She had an older brother Edwin R. Bush who also served in the 9th Texas Cavalry. Mary married William Reece Bourland, a Confederate veteran of the Civil War. In 1880, Will and Mary were living in Cooke Co., TX and rented a house from M. L. Maxwell. It is possible that they moved to Indian Territory (Chickasaw Nation area) about 1884 to ranch with his family.

The couple's children were:

1. William McElroy ("Mack") Bourland born on 15 Dec 1875 in Montague Co., TX.

2. Charles Bertram Bourland born on 22 Dec 1877. He died in infancy on 25 Apr 1878 in Greenville, TX.

3. Frank Lynn Bourland born on 5 May 1881 in Texas.

4. Annie Laurie Bourland born on 19 Mar 1884 in Texas. She was never married and served as the choir director for the First Baptist Church in Clarendon, TX and was the corporate secretary for the Donley County State Bank.

5. Mary Ella Bourland born 17 Mar 1887 in Oklahoma. She was a public school teacher in Clarendon, TX.

6. James Beldon Bourland born about 1890 in Oklahoma.

7. Fenn Howard Bourland born 21 Nov 1892 in Texas.

8. Edith Mina Bourland born 22 Apr 1894 in Oklahoma.

On about 15 May 1900, Will and Mary moved to Clarendon, Donley Co., TX where Will operated a cattle ranch. He was an active member of the C. C. Cummings Camp No. 1383 (Clarendon, TX) of the United Confederate Veterans. Will died 19 Mar 1922 in Donley Co., TX. Mary died 11 May 1941 in Clarendon, TX and is buried in the Citizen's Cemetery in Clarendon.

Headstone Inscription: Mother



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  • Created by: maggiegma
  • Added: 8 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36859686
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Sorilda Bush Bourland (22 Oct 1854–11 May 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36859686, citing Citizens Cemetery, Clarendon, Donley County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by maggiegma (contributor 47022897) .