Mary Prime Lepper

Montgomery County, New York, USA
Death 2 Sep 1863 (aged 84)
Elvira, Clinton County, Iowa, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 50710170 · View Source
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Married August 18, 1803 at Stone Arabia, NY to John Lepper.

She was allowed a pension from John's Rev War service while residing in Center Grove, Clinton Co., Ia in 1854.

According to her granddaughter she died in "the old bear (Bair?) house" in Elvira from the effects of a broken hip and was buried in or near Elvira, but not, she felt certain, in the present cemetery. Prime was sometimes given as "Braeme".

A letter from cousin Grace Hayden in the 1970s stated the oral tradition was she died in "the old bear (Bair) house at Elvira. Looking at plat maps, there was a Bair property close to the Elvira cemetery, in which I presume she was interred, if not next to her husband "on a knoll".

NOTE- Elvira was first named Pleasant Prairie.

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  • Created by: Kent Gebhard
  • Added: 6 Apr 2010
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