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50. Eliza6Harlan (Elizabeth “Betsy”5Sims, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 16 April 1814, Maury County, Tennessee, died 15 June 1897, Italy, Ellis County, Texas.[533] She is buried in Waxahachie City Cemetery, in Ellis County.[534]

Dallas Morning News, 16 June 1897: Burial of Mrs. Sims. Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, June 15. All the banks will be closed tomorrow in respect to Mrs. Nick Sims who died at Italy this morning. Mrs. Sims was one of the best known ladies in Ellis County, and was of a very prominent family. The funeral will take place from the residence of her son, O. E. Dunlap, at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon.[535]

Eliza Harlan married first, 2 October 1827, Maury County, Tennessee, to Joseph Oliver Cross,[536] born 22 September 1800, died 2 July 1839, Maury County, Tennessee.[537] She married second, 5 February 1841, Greene County, Alabama, to William Tannehill,[538] born circa 1810, died 29 January 1847, on the steamer Tuscaloosa, which left Mobile for Tuscaloosa. The boilers exploded on Black Warrior River and William Tannehill was killed.

Eliza married third, 16 November 1848, Noxubee County, Mississippi, to Samuel M. Dunlap,[539] born 11 January 1798, South Carolina, died 8 February 1872, Ellis County, Texas, buried Waxahachie City Cemetery.[540]



[533] Nashville Christian Advocate, Nashville, Tennessee, issue 22 July 1897. Eliza Harlan, daughter of Elijah and Elizabeth Harlan, born Maury County, Tennessee, 16 April 1814, died Italy, Texas, 15 June 1897.

[534] Tombstone, Waxahachie City Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Elizabeth Harlan Sims, born Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., 16 April 1814, died 15 June 1897.

[535] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 16 June 1897, p. 6.

[536] Maury County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. Joseph O. Cross to Elisa Harlan, 2 October 1827.

[537] Tombstone photograph, Maury County, Tennessee. Sacred to the memory of Joseph O. Cross, who was born September 22nd 1800 and departed this life July 2nd 1839, aged 38 years, 9 months, 10 days.

[538] Greene County, Alabama, Marriage Records. William Tannehill to Mrs. Eliza Cross, 5 February 1841.

[539] Noxubee County, Mississippi, Marriage Records. Samuel Dunlap to Eliza Tanahill, 16 November 1848.

[540] Tombstone photograph, Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. S. M. Dunlap, born 11 January 1798, died 8 February 1872.

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