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  1. Sarah "Sally" Joyce-Sherman: Birth: December 1860 in Tennessee.

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a. Note:   *NOTES: *I. Mary Catherine Burns had a full, yet sad life, but typical for a woman living in those times. She married at 15 and was widowed at 18, just two years after the death of her father. Because of her young age, she moved back into the household of her family. Actually, her older brother William Boyd Burns became her legal guardian. He was also the guardian of her younger sister Lucinda. Their mother, Mary E. Burns lived in the household also. Her first marriage on 15 October 1840 was a happy occasion held at the home of her parents. Her father gave her away to James C. Fulton. James H. Brittain had married them. The couple was married barely three years when the young groom died on 6 October 1843 in Marshall County. He is buried in the Brittain-Ezell Cemetery near Chapel Hill. Mary Catherine married second, a year later, to Lawson H. Rickman on 25 August 1844, also by James H. Brittain, but this time at the home of her widowed mother. She and Lawson were married only eight years before his death on 15 September 1852. He is buried at the Blackwell-Joyce Cemetery near Mary Catherine�s parents. His tombstone says, �Sacred to the Memory of Losson (sic) Rickman who was borned (sic) Oct the 8th 1809 and departed this life Sept. the 15th 1852.� The court provided for the widowed Mary C. Fulton by giving her one year�s provisions, common for those whose spouses died Intestate. (James C. Fulton Estate, Minute Book B: 326-327, November 6, 1843 session, Marshall County Clerk�s Office, Lewisburg, Tennessee.) Lawson was an ambitious man, who began acquiring land as soon as he became of age. Lawson H. Rickman's deed for 51 acres of land lying in District No. 12 and executed to him by John W. Burns and received in office 15th and recorded 17 June 1838. I, John W. Burns, have sold unto Lawson W. Rickman for the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars for a tract of land in Marshall County on District No. 12 adjoining Samuel Carr�s original tract of one thousand acres of land and on the south side of he road. This 26th May 1836. Wit: Joseph H. Brittain and Aaron Boyd. Zachariah Minton's Deed for 105 acres of land lying on Spring Creek executed to him by Lawson H. Rickman and received in office 15th and recorded 16th June 1838. This indenture made 18th April 1838 between Lawson H. Rickman of Marshall County of the one part and Zachariah Minton of same place of the other part for the sum of six hundred and twenty five dollars for a tract of land in Marshall County lying on Spring Creek a north branch of Duck River adjoining John Rickman's corner. (Marshall County Deed Book B: 273, County Clerk�s Office, Lewisburg, Tennessee), Lawson H. Rickman's Deed of Trust for �interest in land lying in District No. 9, executed to him by Andrew E. Atkinson for the benefit of Joseph H. Briuttain (sic) and came to office the 9th and recorded the 10th of January 1839. I, Andrew E. Atkison, have this day sold to Lawson H. Rickman for the sum of five dollars for a tract of land in Marshall County and District No. 9 and containing one hundred and fifty seven acres or my interest in said land of four shares out of seven and adjoining a corner of a thousand acre tract purchased by Daniel McClure from Robert Weakley, and by Widow Patton and Lawson H. Rickman's line, and John Rickman's line, and by John Burns' corner, by Nancy Atkinson's land bought of Samuel Radford. This 5th day of January 1839.� (Marshall County Deed Book B: 412, County Clerk�s Office, Lewisburg, Tennessee.)



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