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 Martha Elizabeth <I>McNeill</I> McCue

Martha Elizabeth McNeill McCue

Death 13 May 1854 (aged 43)
Burial Lock Springs, Daviess County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 37647012 · View Source
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Martha (McNeil) McCue, the mother of R. M. McCue, was born in Greenbrier County, Virginia, in 1810, and died on May 13, 1854. The following is quoted from remarks concerning the life of Mrs. McCue by Mrs. N. G. Cruzen, written in the Northwest History of Missouri: "Martha (McNeil) McCue, the mother of this very large family of 18 children underwent many trials and much privation in the rearing of her family. Can you imagine such a great mother love as she possessed? She brought up her family in a log cabin, shut in by the great wilderness of the prairie land. Beside the enormous task of mothering her children, Mrs. McCue even wove the material for their clothing. She carded the wool by hand, spun it on a big wheel, reeled it on a count wheel, dyed, wove, cut and made the garments for her entire family. She did this work by the light of a tallow candle. She communed in silent prayer with her God and touched each touseled head, fastened each little shoe, and bent to kiss each childish hurt. She was indeed a wonderful mother."

From: History of Daviess & Gentry Counties

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wife of David - aged 43 y 6 m 13 d





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 37647012
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Elizabeth McNeill McCue (30 Oct 1810–13 May 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37647012, citing Mount Zion Cemetery, Lock Springs, Daviess County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Caryn Hood (contributor 46777279) .