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Notes for Mary Elizabeth Dennis: In 1968, Elmer Puckett (grandson) described Mary as being about 5 feet tall. When Samuel died, Mary was able to draw a widow's pension from Samuel's Civil War service. At the time of her death, she was drawing $40.00 a month. When Mary died, she had never been as far as Trapp, Ky. She was never on a train or in an automobile. She was placed in a hearse for the trip to the cemetery. This was the only time she was in any sort of vehicle that was not horse-drawn.
Mary Elizabeth was known as 'Sissy' to her brothers. Eula Dora Allen said her mother, never called Mary Elizabeth anything except 'Aunt Sissy'. Phillip Puckett (grandson) was the informant on Mary's son, Charlie's death certificate and he states that Charlie's mother, Mary Dennis was born in Madison Co., Ky. However, Estill Co. Births lists Mary E. as being born March 1,1858, but her tombstone says 1856.
According to Elmer Puckett, the family story was that Sam stole Mary and eloped, however, the marriage bond states they were wed at the home of her parents. Samuel was 26 years old and Mary Elizabeth was 14 years old. the Marriage Bond was signed by Samuel Puckett and Pleasant Dennis, attest; Henry W. Jacobs, clerk; witnesses: W. G. Conner and Pleasant Dennis. Ceremony by Elkana Richardson. This stated age of 14 doesn't quite agree with the birth date on Mary Elizabeth's tombstone. If that date is correct, she would have been 16 years old at the time of her marriage.
Burial: Log Lick Christian Church Cemetery, Log Lick, Clark Co., Ky.
More About Mary Elizabeth Dennis: Burial: Log Lick Christian Church Cemetery, Log Lick, Clark Co., Ky.
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