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Cedar Creek Cemetery - Red River Co., TX

Chestine (Burkhead) Tisdale
The daughter of Edward "Ned" Tisdale and Priscilla (Hurley), she was born in Tennessee on 28 Jul 1819. She married William Anderson Burkhead, son of Leven and Martha (Dickerson) on 13 Dec 1839 in McNairy Co., Tennessee. They were the parents of Paralee Jane, wife of Aquilla Simmons; Cornelia Caroline; Eli Edward who married Henrietta Allen; and Priscilla who was the wife of M. "Greenbury" West.
Eli E. Burkhead (1851-1889)
The son of Chestine (Tisdale) and Willam Anderson Burkhead, Eli was born in 1850, and enumerated in that census year as two months old. He resided with his widowed mother and in 1885, he married Henrietta Allen, the daughter of William and Mary Ann and had one son, Anderson Burkhead.

Eli died two years after the birth of their son in 1889. His widow Henrietta then married Richard Clem Tutt on 13 May 1890. She died in Red River Co., TX on 23 Sep 1917.

Anderson Burkhead (1887-1910)
The son of Eli Burkhead and Henrietta Allen, Anderson was born as indicated here on 06 Jan 1887 and died at the age of twenty-three years, ten months and twenty-seven days on 03 Dec 1910.
Priscilla (Burkhead) & Greenbury West
The Daughter of Chestine (Tisdale) and Willam Anderson Burkhead, Priscilla was born on 11 Mar 1856 in Tennessee. she married Matthew "Greenbury" West whose name appears beside hers on this stone. He was the son of John D. and Comfort and was born in Mississippi on 25 Aug 1848, and died in Red River Co., Texas on 01 Feb 1933.

According to the 1900 census records, Priscilla and M.G. were married in about 1874 but had no children. Priscilla died on 16 Jul 1932.

Mary V. (Wright) West (1853-1929)
The daughter of Wilson Wright and Melissa Jane (Holloway), Mary was born in Panola Co., Texas. It is believed she was married at the age of 19, in 1872, to Matt Smith who was the son of William and Elizabeth (Pritchett). She had by him two children (Lillie J. & Thomas R.), but by 1880 was the wife of Jesse C. West, brother of Matthew "Greenbury" the husband of Priscilla (Burkead) - and sons of John D. and Comfort West.

Mary and Jesse were the parents of Bailey, Altha, Geraldine, and Ila. By 1900 Mary was widowed, and in 1910 was residing in Bowie Co., Texas with her youngest daughter Ila. Mary died in Red River Co., Texas at the age of seventy-five years, four months and twenty-two days.

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