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William M Mahone Family
By Frances Fox
Taken from Ye Olde Ancestors, January 9, 1992
Written permission given by the New Boston Genealogy Society
to post this information to the Bowie County TXGenWeb site.
William M Mahone and Carolina Collom had nine children. They
were all born in Texas. They were:
George Milam Mahone, 1848-1916, married Emily Ellen Till, 1856-1943.
She was the daughter of John Till and Mary Elizabeth Reed. They
had six children who lived to be grown and married. The first
child, Elizabeth must not have lived to be an adult.
George Milam Mahone's younger brother, John Henry Mahone, married
Emily Ellen Till's younger sister, Martha Elizabeth Till in 1880.
They were married by County Judge James Hubbard. They had nine
John Milam Mahone, 1879-1962, had a farm, a saw mill and a shingle
mill. He could make wooden shingles to cover houses. You
could order your shingles and he would cut and deliver them to you.
At one time, his uncle Henry Mahone cut down a very large tree.
The very wide planks that were made from this tree were used to make
a quilt box which he gave to his wife, Martha Elizabeth Till Mahone.
Each side of the quilt box was formed by a piece of just one plank.
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