Dicy Caroline <I>Erwin</I> Randle

Dicy Caroline Erwin Randle

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Jan 1930 (aged 83)
Randle, Lewis County, Washington, USA
Burial Randle, Lewis County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 48244862 · View Source
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During the Civil War the Erwin family hid their horses in the woods, except for one which was old and blind. Dicy rode this blind horse through enemy lines and passed messages to the Union soldiers. Being a women of small stature she was able to pass as a young girl just riding to visit family.

Dicy's father died when she was seven. Her mother, Ann U Wayland Erwin and her second husband John Chandler married when he saw the war nearing. Chandler being a slave owner and southern sympathizer thought it prudent to marry someone whose people were strong Unionist. Ann and John were married under contract and she lived in Chandler's house until the war ended. Ann then took the money stipulated in the contract and left to live with some of her family.

Dicy also enjoyed the reputation as a wonderful cook who made excellent biscuits, pies and other pastries in a dutch oven. Including a wonderful Pumpkin pie made of carrots and a lovely Irish potato pie. When Dicy ran out of coffee she would parch wild roots to brew.



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  • Maintained by: Whitney McMahan
  • Originally Created by: D Baker
  • Added: 17 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48244862
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dicy Caroline Erwin Randle (4 Apr 1846–17 Jan 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48244862, citing Silvercreek Cemetery, Randle, Lewis County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Whitney McMahan (contributor 49086621) .