Belle had several children, all who died before the age of seven - Normie, Erma, Rossie, Myrtie Minor, Monta Minton, Roxie, Harley. All are said to be buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery outside of Ladonia with other members of the Wishard families.
Martha Belle Zora WISHARD and James N. PARTAIN were married on 22 April 1880 in Fannin County, Texas.12,188 James N. PARTAIN187,189,190 was born in 1851 in Georgia.187,189 He died in 1921 at the age of 70 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.12
In 1880 James stated that his father was born in NC; his mother in SC. He was listed in Precinct 5 as J. N. Partain, age 29, b. Georgia. Z. B., wife, was age 25, b. Indiana.
The 1870 Census gave further evidence that Joel and James Partain might have been brothers.
1920 Census James is head of the household that includes his wife Belle, nephew Rexie Wishard age 13 and his widowed father Edwin Wishard, and Edwin & Belle's unmarried sister, Emma Wishard.
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