Laura Frances LEDBETTER

HAIRSTON.org ID#3177, b. 4 September 1840, d. 29 January 1916
Father*John McGee LEDBETTER1 b. 21 Jun 1802, d. 4 Nov 1887
Mother*Elizabeth HILL1 b. 1816, d. 28 Jun 1876
Biography*-
Laura Frances Ledbetter Nance Tharp, A Story of Her Life - by Frances Hardwick Hairston
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Birth*Laura Frances LEDBETTER was born on 4 September 1840 in Mississippi.2 
She was the daughter of John McGee LEDBETTER and Elizabeth HILL.1 
Census 1860Laura Frances LEDBETTER listed in the household of John McGee LEDBETTER on 10 August 1860 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.1

 
Marriage*Laura Frances LEDBETTER married William Cornelius Nance, son of Simeon Nance and Martha A. Mitchiner, on 30 November 1860 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.3 
Death Spouse*Her husband, William Cornelius Nance died in the Battlle of Seven Pines in 1862. He was a member of the 11th Mississippi Regiment., died in 1862. 
Marriage*Laura Frances LEDBETTER married Henry B. THARP about 1869. 
Census 1880Laura Frances LEDBETTER appeared on the 1880 census of Henry B. THARP on 30 June 1880 in Prairie Point, Noxubee County, Mississippi.4

 
Occupation*Laura Frances LEDBETTER was Hotel keeper in Crawford in 1900.2 
Census 1900*She and Ela May Ledbetter THARP appeared on the census of 2 June 1900 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi. Census taker was Geo Hairston. Laura Tharpe 59 (Head b. sep 1840, both parents b. NC), Lillie (dau. b. Aug 1870), Ela M. 27 (dau. b. Oct 1872.)2 
Census 1910*Laura Frances LEDBETTER appeared on the census of 18 April 1910 in Beat 4, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Laura N Tharpe, 69 widow with 3 living children and has a boarder living with her.5

 
Death*She died on 29 January 1916 at age 75. 
Burial*She was buried in Ledbetter Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi. 

Family 1

William Cornelius Nance b. a 1838, d. 1862

Family 2

Henry B. THARP b. 15 Nov 1834, d. 12 Nov 1883
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S76] Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S13] Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, MS.
Last Edited14 Jan 2019