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Family Group Record: Francis Marion Lemley and E. M. Bowman and Elmira Bailey Smiley

Information supplied by: Janet M. Roseen
Researching this family: Troyce Sosebee

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   Francis Marion Lemley
   Born: August 30, 1842 Place: Illinois
   Died: January 10, 1897 Place: Rock Creek, Texas; he is buried in Walling Bend Cemetery, Bosque County, Texas
   Parents: Jacob Lemley

1st Wife
   E.M. Bowman (Margaret?)
   Born: ca. 1844 Place:
   Married: January 10, 1867 Place: Navarro County, Texas
   Died: before 1875 Place:
   Parents: Samuel Bowman


1 John Lemley
Sex Born: ca. 1868 Place: Texas
M Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

2 Milla C. Lemley
Sex Born: July 14, 1872 Place: Texas
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

3 Liza J. Lemley
Sex Born: ca. 1874 Place: Texas
F Married: Place:
   Died: Place:

2nd Wife
   Elmira Bailey Smiley
   Born: December 31, 1842 Place: Illinois
   Married: July 20, 1875 Place: Navarro County, Texas
   Died: January 1, 1916 Place: Texas; she is buried in Whitney Cemetery, Hill County, Texas
   Parents: James Smiley and Elizan/Eliza Whitacher

4 Marshall Lee Lemley
Sex Born: March 26, 1876 Place: Texas
M Married: Belle Weaver Place:
   Died: Place: California

5 Nettie Carolina Lemley
Sex Born: November 29, 1877 Place: Texas
F Married: November 7/9, 1902; Argyle Biffle Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Died: January 9, 1957 Place: She is buried in Clifton Cemetery, Clifton, Bosque County, Texas

6 Jacob Lemley
Sex Born: April 30, 1879 Place: Rock Creel on the Brazos River, Bosque County, Texas
M Married: July 4, 1904; Lula Mayr Haywood Place: Liberty County, Texas
   Died: August 17, 1962 Place: Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon
  Listed as Jack in the 1880 census

7 Samuel Lemley
Sex Born: March 6, 1881 Place: Clayton County, Texas
M Married: January 10, 1912; Georgia Essa Lawrence Place: Hollis, Oklahoma
   Died: November 27, 1953 Place: Wellington, Collinsworth County, Texas

8 Alice Lemley
Sex Born: June 15, 1886 Place:
F Married: September 13, 1904; Marshall Franklin Weaver Place:
   Died: March 5, 1969 Place: Muleshoe, Bailey County, Texas

  • 1880 U.S. Census, Clay County, Texas, T9-1296, p. 503D.

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