Banner Photograph of BRAD CEMETERY - Highway 180 West of Palo Pinto. Taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

John S. & Elizabeth Aston and their Son, T. H. "Hugh" Aston

In 1900 Elizabeth Aston was a widow and living with her 27-year-old son, Hugh, in the west part of Hood County near Granbury, Texas. There was also a 50-year-old gentleman living there, listed on the census as a boarder. His name was William H. Pennington.

__ __ / Memory of
__ Bettie
Wife of J. S. Aston
Born __ 1829
Died __ 1902

I couldn't read all of this gravestone, but I was able to discern that it was Elizabeth Aston, wife of John S. Aston. She rests beside her husband and Andy C. Aston.

1900 Hood Co. Texas U. S. Census

Page 222A, Sheet 13, Precinct No: west part of 1, Enumerated 16th June 1900 by J. W. Duvall

House 227 Line #8 Aston, Elizabeth
Head of Household
White Female
Born September 1829
70-year-old Widow
Number of Children: 7
Number of Children Living: 5
Birthplace: Mississippi
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: Unknown
Occupation: Farmer
Months Unemployed: 0
Can read, write, and speak English.
Owns home/Farm


Line #9 Aston, Hugh
Son of Head of Household
White Male
Born February 1873
27-year-old, Single
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: Unknown
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi
Occupation: Farmer
Month's Unemployed: 0
Can read, write, and speak English
Rents home/Farm


T. H. Aston
Born Feb. 27, 1873
Died Sept. 2, 1938
"Asleep in Jesus"
Woodmen of the World Tree Monument


Line #10
Pennington, Wm. H.
Boarder
White male
Born February 1850
50-year-old, Single
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina

Occupation: Farmer
Months Unemployed: 0
Can read, write, and speak English
Rents home/Farm


John S. Aston
Born June 15, 18_5
Died Sep. 30, 18_4
"He shall rise again in the resurrection at (of) the last day."

Sources:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Tolar, Hood County, Texas
1900 Hood Co. Texas U. S. Census
Hood County Genealogical Society

All photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2008
Mount Pleasant Cemetery

2 comments:

  1. Hey, Judy,

    I just discovered that Elizabeth was the sister of the woman married to my 2nd great granduncle. Are you related to the Aston family, or did you just write about them?

    Debbie

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  2. Debbie, I wrote you a note a little earlier today and wondered how close you were to this cemetery. I don't guess Tyler is too close but know you said you go through or close by often. My offer still holds to take photos if you'd like me to. I found the Astons to be an intriguing family.

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