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  • ID: I36124
  • Name: Mary Maude Metcalfe
  • Surname: Metcalfe
  • Given Name: Mary Maude
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 21 Dec 1877 in Brenham, Washington Co., Texas
  • Death: 7 Dec 1971
  • Burial: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky
  • _UID: FA049C1DC319AB4BBF83C3560F55D3F30E06
  • Note:
    ! (1) Richard C. Metcalfe. E-mail goodscents@earthlink.net (2010). Cites: (a) Autobiography of Robert Baylor Metcalfe, as presented to his daughter Maude (Metcalfe) James shortly before his death in 1905, and later published in 42 weekly installments in "The Copper Era Morenci Leader and Duncan Valley News," newspaper of Clifton, Greenlee Co., AZ, 25 May 1951 through 14 Mar 1952. (b) Miss Mary Maude Metcalfe. DAR ID Number 16777. (c) 1880 census, Silver City, Grant Co., NM. (d) 1900 census, Fayette Co., KY. (e) "Identity of Heirs of Late Col. R.B. Metcalfe Revealed in Suit Here," "The Lexington Leader," 4 May 1906. (f) Metcalfe vs. Heidtmann, Fayette Co., KY Circuit Court 1906.
    (2) "Sunshine or Uncle Minor's Stories," by Volney Minor Metcalfe (1895; rpt. 1916) p.137-138.
    (3) Find A Grave Memorial #60366445 (http://www/findagrave.com, 20 Oct 2010).

    ! Birth: (1a) d/o Robert Baylor METCALFE. (1b) d/o Robert Baylor METCALFE/Vienna Phillips BERRY. Brenham, TX. (1,3) 21 Dec 1877. (1c) Age 3 in 1880 [b. 1877]. (1c,d) TX. (1d) Dec 1878.
    Marriage to John Gay JAMES: (3) (1) 7 Oct 1903. Fayette Co., KY.
    Death: (1,3) 7 Dec 1971.
    Burial: (3) Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.

    (1c) 1880: Mary Maude METCALFE, age 3, b. TX, was living in household of father Robert METCALFE, Silver City, Grant Co., NM.
    (2) 1892: Her family visited Volney Minor METCALFE in Ocala, FL, who described her as "Maud, the oldest - about fourteen years old - is a sedate, lady-like girl."After spending a week or more in Ocala, in company with several others we boarded a train and went about thirty miles southwest, to Homasassa, on the Gulf of Mexico. After having procured a comfortable boarding house, we hired little rowboats, and our entire party went fishing down the little river, about three miles, to the gulf. Misses Maud and Sue were my partners. They had never caught fish, and thought it would be so nice. As soon as we got straightened out in the river, which was a smooth as glass, I had them both put out long lines with a 'phantom minnow' (imitation of a little fish, made of India rubber, with several hooks around it.) We had hardly started, when Maud pulled in a beautiful speckled trout. This almost made her lose her dignity, and she yelled and screamed with joy. Little Sue could hardly endure it because she could not catch any, but soon was wild, for she felt something pulling furiously at her line. When she pulled in, she found she had a mate to Maud's fish. And thus they continued until they got tired of pulling in fish of the finest kind, as we along had ten times more than we wanted for our entire party to eat. As we neared the coast, we turned our attention to getting oysters. This was not so much fun, but more work. Soon our party became tired, although rejoiced at our success, and landed our boats in the shade of dense trees, vines, and moss. We kindled a big fire, and proceeded to get dinner - and it was a royal one, too. ... After resting and eating for two or three hours, we returned to our boarding house, with enough fish and oysters to last us until we caught more. And thus we spent one week. ... litte Bela would go out riding, with his mother and two sisters, in a little boat every evening on the lake, gathering ferns and flowers."
    (1d) 1900: Mary M. METCALFE, age 28, b. Dec 1878, TX, was living in household of father Robert B. METCALFE, Fayette Co., KY.
    Metcalfe vs. Heidtmann, Fayette Co., KY Circuit Court 1906.
    (1f) 1906, Apr: Vienna B. METCALFE, Maude M. JAMES, and John G. JAMES, her husband, Sue M. RAILEY and E. B. RAILEY, her husband, and Robert B. METCALFE, vs. Winnie HEIDTMAN and H. F. C. HEIDTMAN, her husband and Ellen GILLIAM and R. A. GILLIAM, her husband, suit in Fayette Co., KY Circuit Court, stating that R. B. METCALFE died intestate and a resident of Fayette Co., KY, Dec 1905; the said decedent left surviving him his widow, Vienna B. METCALFE, and Maude M. JAMES, Sue M. RAILEY and Robert M. METCALFE, his only children and heirs at law; that John G. JAMES is the husband of Maude M. JAMES, and that E. B. RAILEY is the husband of Sue M. RAILEY, and Robert B. METCALFE is unmarried. Said plaintiffs state that R. B. METCALFE owned at the time of his death a tract of land in Fayette Co., KY, containing about 300 acres, described as all that tract of land on the West side of the Harrodsburg Turnpike Road about 2 miles from the City of Lexington, KY, and bounded on the east by said road, which separates the said property from the property of C. E. RAILEY, on the north by the (?) of Sam MOORE and the FRAZIER heirs, on the west by the lands of Harry ENGMAN and H.P. HEADLEY and on the south by the lands of H.P. HEADLEY, and being the same property conveyed to R. B. METCALFE by D.D. BELL and wife by deed 16 Apr 1883 and recorded Fayette Co., Deed Bk 66, p.366. The plaintiffs state that upon the death of said R.B. METCALFE said property passed to and vested in his widow, Vienna B. METCALFE and in his children, Maud M. JAMES, Sue M. RAILEY and Robert B. METCALFE; that said Vienna B. METCALFE owned a life estate in an undivided one-third of said property and that siad Maude M. JAMES, Sue M. RAILEY and Robert B. METCALFE owne in fee simple (??) two-thirds interest in said property and own the remaining one-third interest in fee simple, subject, however, to the life estate of said Vienna B.METCALFE therein. Said plaintiffs state they have both the legal title to and full possession of said property, that the defendants, Winnie HEIDTMAN and H. F. C. HEIDTMAN, her husband of Wheeler Co., OR, and Ellen GILLIAM and R. A. GILLIAM, her husband of Wheeler Co., OR, are claiming an interest in said land as heirs at law of said R. B. METCALFE, deceased, that said Winnie HEIDTMAN and Ellen GILLIAM claim to be the only children of said decedent by their mother, long since deceased, an alleged wife of said METCALFE. Said plaintiffs state that said defendants are not children of or heirs at law of said R. B.METCALFE, nor have the defendants nor has any one of them any interest whatever in said property. Said plaintiffs state that said defendants by reason of said alleged claims have cast a cloud upon the title of these plaintiffs to said land, wherefore the plaintiffs pray that their title to said propety be quieted, the said defendants be required to assert any interest in said property that they may have; that if it be adjudged by this court6 that said defendants have no interest whatever in said property, that they be perpetually enjoined from asserting any interest in said property, and they pray for their costs herein and for all proper relief. Winnie HEIDTMAN and Henry F. C. HEIDTMAN her husband, Ellen GILLIAM and R. A. GILLIAM her husband of Fossil, Wheeler Co., OR, gave power of attorney to the firm of Thornton and Kerr, attorneys at law of Lexington, KY, notarized at Wheeler Co., OR, 16 Apr 1906.
    (1e) 1906, 4 May: "The Lexington Leader" stated, "In a petition filed Friday in the Circuit Court here the identity of the Western heirs, who are claiming a share of the estate left by the late Colonel R.B. METCALFE, proprietor of Woodlawn Stock Farm, valued at nearly $100,000, is for the first time made public. These alleged heirs are Mrs. Winnie HEIDTMAN and H.F.C. HEIDTMAN, her husband; Mrs. Ellen GILLIAM and R.A. GILLIAM, her husband, residents of Wheeler, Oregon. Mrs. HEIDTMAN and Mrs. GILLIAM claim to be the children of a former wife of Colonel METCALFE, long since deceased, and as such have set up a claim to part of the estate left by Colonel METCALFE. The petition, which was filed Friday by Attorneys J.D. and George R. HUNT of this city, representing the Fayette county heirs, Mrs. Vienna METCALFE, widow of the deceased; Maude M. JAMES and her husband, John G. JAMES; Sue M. RAILEY and her husband E.B. RAILEY, and Robert B. METCALFE Jr., asks for a perpetual injunction against these Western heirs. The petition recites that the said Winnie HEIDTMAN and Ellen GILLIAN claim to be children of Col. METCALFE, by a former wife, now deceased, and together with their husbands, are claiming an interest in the property left by the deceased, consisting of a 300 acre farm in Fayette county, Ky, near Lexington, and that the defendants by reason of these alleged claims have cast a cloud upon the title of the plaintiff to said property. The petitioners deny the claim of the defendant heirs and pray that their title to said property be quieted; that said defendants be required to assert any interest in said property that they may have, if any; that it be adjudged by the court that said defendants have no interest whatsoever in said property; and that they be perpetually enjoined from asserting any interest in the said property. It is known that these Western heirs have employed legal counsel and will make a stubborn for a share of the property."
    (1f) 1906: The Fayette Co., KY Circuit Court ordered that the defendants Winnie HEIDTMAN, H. F. C. HEIDTMAN, Ellen GILLIAM and R. A. GILLIAM her husband have no interest whatever in the property and perpetually enjoined all persons claiming through them from asserting any interest whatever in said property or part thereof.
    (1) The widow of Robert Baylor METCALFE and her children became residents of NY.
  • Change Date: 3 Dec 2012 at 00:00:00



    Father: Robert Baylor Metcalfe b: 12 Jul 1825 in , Wayne Co., Kentucky
    Mother: Vienna Phillips Berry b: 9 Dec 1844 in ,, Kentucky

    Marriage 1 John Gay James b: 15 Aug 1878 in , Fayette Co., Kentucky
    • Married: 7 Oct 1903 in , Fayette Co., Kentucky
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