Sunday, June 02, 2013

Our Grandmother, Ann Catherine Tate Slover Maples

This is Ann Catherine Tate, grandmother of Gertrude Maples Powell and great grandmother of Gilbert Willis Powell.

This photo was taken in 1917, probably in Berryville Arkansas at the home of her son, Judge Joseph Maples.

Ann Catherine Tate was born in Tennessee on 11 September 1830 and died in Green Forest, Arkansas on 21 February 1925.  Sometime in 1848, Ann Catherine Tate married Alfred Slover in Madison County Arkansas.  Ann and Alfred Slover had one child, Louisa Jane Slover born in December of 1849.  With news of gold in California, quite a group from Madison County went there, including brothers John Slover, Enoch Slover and James Slover along  with James's son Elbert and Alfred and a son in law, John Jackson. An explosion in the mines on 16 December 1851 killed all of them except Enoch and John Jackson who was blinded. Going by boat from San Francisco, Enoch and Jackson left for home, but the ship wrecked off the coast of Mexico and Enoch led Jackson home. 

After the death of her husband, Alfred Slover, Ann Catherine Tate married our grandfather, James Gunther Maples.  Ann and James G. Maples lived near Carrollton Arkansas the remainder of their lives. They were parents to six sons and 4 daughters.  Both James and Ann are buried in the Carrollton Arkansas cemetery.

Sons of James G. & Ann Catherine Tate MaplesLeft to Right
Back William Burl (Bee) our grandfather, Benjamin Crittenden (Crit), Henry Clay
Front, Russell Reno, Jesse Thomas, Joseph Seaman
Taken about 1911

William Burl Maples is father of Gerturde Maples Powell.

1 comment:

Sister--Three said...

Mac should steal this for her report and get extra points. Just sayin'.