Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary Cameron Crockett

Mary Cameron Crockett
Dau. of
Richard & Ann Mary Stites
July 3, 1864
June 26, 1955

Buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 19 April 2014.

Mary Cameron "Cammie" Stites was the daughter of Richard Stites, born 3 August 1832 and who married  Ann Mary [sic] Hopkins, who was born 17 October 1837.[1]   In the notice of her death, Mary Ann Stites, age 98, was described as "a great niece of Gen. Samuel Hopkins Jones, aide-de-camp of George Washington and surveyor who laid out Henderson."[2]

In 1887, Mary Cameron Stites married Ingram Crockett, former banker of Henderson and a son of a pioneer lawyer and orator of Henderson County.[3]

"Cammie" Stites Crockett died at Methodist Hospital in Henderson at the age of 90.[4] She was survived by sons, James Crockett of Massachusetts and Richard of California; daughter, Mrs. John Deedes of South Rhodesia, Africa; brothers, Hamilton Stites of California and Richard Stites of Henderson. [5]

[1] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, citing The Sterling Genealogy, Vol. 2: William Sterling of Haverhill, Massachusetts, accessed 18 October 2018.
[2] "Descendant of Aide to Washington Dies," Evansville Press, (Evansville, Indiana) 17 July 1936, p. 2.
[3] "Poet-Banker Missing - Found," Evansville Courier, (Evansville, Indiana) 11 March 1914, p. 1.
[4] Kentucky Certificate of Death #55-11530, Cameron Stites Crockett, died 26 June 1955, Ancestry.com.
[5] Deaths, Evansville Courier, (Evansville, Indiana), 27 June 1955, p. 4.

Published 27 Nov 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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