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Family Group Record: Jessie J. Biffle and Mattie Sosebee

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

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   Jessie J. Biffle 
   Born: March 10, 1869 Place: Whitney, Hill County, Texas
   Married: December 2/3, 1896 Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Died: December 22, 1952 Place: Walnut Springs, Bosque County, Texas; he and his wife are buried in Prairie Valley Cemetery, near Whitney, Texas
   Parents: James Monroe Biffle and Elizabeth Johnson

   Mattie J. Belle Sosebee  
   Born: December 14, 1876 Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Died: July 4, 1938 Place: Bosque County, Texas
   Parents: George Washington Sosebee and Alice Catherine Pierce (sister to Dana Lenora Pierce, wife of Robert Leander Biffle).


1 Mamie/Mattie Alice Biffle
Sex Born: November 28, 1897 Place: Bosque County, Texas
F Married: Charles Allen Dennis Place:
   Died: November 25, 1987 Place: Bosque County, Texas

  • Marriage found in Bosque County, Book F, pg. 534 (license may have been issue Nov. 30, 1896).
  • 1900 U.S. Census, Bosque Cunty, Texas, Preceinct #5, T623-1613, p. 252; living with Mattie's mother, Alice Sosebee, and siblings John F., Wallis, Alma C.; where is their daughter Mamie/Mattie Alice?
  • 1910 U.S. Census, Bosque County, Texas, T624-1533, p. 127; Maimie is with the family
  • 1920 U.S. Census, Bosque County, Texas, Precinct #5, Roll 1781, S.D. #11, E.D. #43; living next to Argyle Biffle and family
  • 1930 U.S. Census, Hill County, Texas, JP Pct 4, E.D. 109-22, Sheet 12B, p. 2778B, House #239. He is living with his wife (age 53) and mother-in-law, Alice Sosebee (age 73)

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Obituary of Jesse J. Biffle:
Mr. J.J. Biffle, of Walnut Springs passed away in the Glen Rose Hospital on December 22, 1952 at the age of 83 years. Funeral services were held at the Prairie Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. F.E. Willer and Rev. Milton Baty officiating. Brister Funeral Home had charge of arrangements and interment in Prairie Valley Cemetery near Whitney.

Mr. Biffle was born at Whitney, Texas March 10, 1869. He was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Sosebee on December 2, 1896. Mrs. Biffle passed away July 4, 1938. For the past 14 years he has made his home with his only daughter, Mrs. C. A. Dennis at Walnut Springs. He made his home in Bosque and Hill counties all of his life and operated the Ferry Boat on the Brazos between the two counties at Greenwade Crossing, for thirty years. He was known to all of his friends as "Uncle Jess" and his passing is a great loss to everyone that knew him. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Dennis of Walnut Springs; three grandchildren, Elmer Dennis, Mrs. Edna Ingle and Mrs. Charline Meads of Fort Worth; two great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Williams of Whitney, Mrs. Georgia Walling of Hillsboro, and Mrs. Nollie Johnson of Colgate, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were: Cecil McFadden, John Higgins, Amos Offutt, Forrest Waldrop, Marshall Dameron, and Nobe Bennett.


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