Hearne History - Page 619

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Priscilla Winn, born Mar., 1821. I do not know the names of the two other children.

Matilda married Seaborn Humphries.

Mary married, first James Foster. Children: Thomas, John and James Iredell; she married a second husband, C.B. Corley. Children: Emily, Mary William, and Louisa Hearne. Mary William Corley married C. D. Whitman, and is now a widow, living near Montgomery, Ala., and has two children, Walter and Allie. Allie married James Williams. Louisa Hearne, third child of C. B. and Mary (Hearne) Corley, married Dr. Henry Parnell, Jan. 23, 1867. He was a most estimable gentleman, a fine physician and an able and useful minister in Baptist Church. Children: John Avery, born Nov. 18, 1869; married Miss Loudie Cate of Austin, Texas, Apr. 20, 1896; he lives at Hearne, Texas, and is the telegraph operator there; they have one son, born Feb. 22, 1897. Claud Earle, born Oct. 30, 1873; married Miss Libbie Cohen, Dec. 22 1895; they live at Grapevine, Texas, where he is a telegraph operator, and have one daughter, born Oct. 17, 1896. Joseph, born Sept. 30, 1875; married Miss Callie Morris, Sept. 6, 1896; he is agent of the Singer Sewing Machine Company at Hearne, Texas. Clement Lyle, born Aug. 17, 1878. Louis Horace, born Oct. 24, 1881. Paul Eve, born Sept. 12, 1883. Dr. Parnell died at Hearne, Texas, Dec.16, 1889, and his widow still lives there.

The eighth child of Thomas and Abigail Hearne, Joseph Thomas, born Feb. 7, 1819. He was named for my great uncle, Joseph Hearne, heretofore spoken of, who died near Greensboro, Ala., 1838 or 1840. I cannot better give his life than with the following sketch from the Montgomery, Alabama, Advertiser of Sept. 27, 1896:

"Dr. Joseph T. Hearne.

"With calmness, fortitude, and mental faculties clear and unclouded to the last venerable subject of this brief tribute laid aside the burdens of a long, useful life Sept. 10, 1896, in the beautiful village of Auburn. The tender ministrations of a devoted wife and the careful attentions of loving relatives mitigated his sufferings, but could not stay the hand of the grim reaper, and his gentle, kindly heart ceased its throbs forever. His greatest legacy to those who loved him is the example of his pure, unsullied life. His simple dignity commanded respect, and his gentle, courteous

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