Monday, September 23, 2013

Maternal Monday - Sophia Caroline Titsworth Teel Graffman

Sophia Caroline Titsworth, the 
daughter of Alvin Clark Titsworth
and Sarah Francis Smith Titsworth,
was the first wife of my gr-gr-grandfather, 
William Perry Teel. 

Sophia was born 1 Aug 1866 in Texas (probably 
Paris, Lamar, Texas).  She and William Perry 
Teel married on 7 Oct 1888 in Lamar County, Texas.
Researcher Hollis Stanford found this record
as we researched our TEEL families years ago.

My family assumed that she must have died
(with no child by W.P. Teel) and William
Perry Teel then married Jennie Ham
 on 22 Sept 1890 in Bowie, Texas. 

Sophia married James Henry Graffman on 24 May 1896
at Paris, Lamar County, Texas. 

While researching records last week in
Lamar County, Texas, I stumbled upon
census records which led me to
Sophia Graffman, wife of 
James Henry Graffman. 

And there she was!! Sophia!!

Yes, bigger than life, there was 
Sophia Caroline Titsworth Teel.
Not dead.

You know where this is going, right?

And yes, there's more to this story. 
Much more.

Stay tuned. 

And if you're a descendant of 
Sophia, please contact me.

I have questions. 

Happy Hunting, 

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