MINERVA J. FANNIN[1]

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  • Name  MINERVA J. FANNIN 
    Born  1832  Columbus, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Jul 27 1893  Austin Lunatic Asylum. Austin, TEXAS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age  ~ 61 years 
    Buried  Jul 1893  Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TEXAS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1), Row:N Number:7
    Minerva J Fannin Grave.jpg
    Minerva J Fannin Grave.jpg
    Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas
    Person ID  I8772  Caudle Descendants
    Last Modified  4 Dec 2013 

    Father  Ancestors JAMES WALKER FANNIN,   b. 1 Jan 1805, GEORGIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1836, GOLIAD, TEXAS Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 31 years 
    Mother  MINERVA FORT,   d. 1838 
    Married  Abt 1829 
    Family ID  F3155  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1832 - COLUMBUS, GEORGIA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • FANNIN, MINERVA J. (1832 ~1893) Minerva J. Fannin, daughter of Colonel James Walker and Minerva Fort Fannin, was born in 1832 in Columbus, Georgia. Born mentally handicapped, Minerva lived with her family until after her mother's death in 1837 or 1838.

      After Minerva Fort's death, Minerva J., and her older sister, Missouri Pinckney, lived with Thomas F. McKinney, who was one of Stephen F. Austin's original settlers. While living with McKinney, Missouri died of yellow fever on November 14, 1847, and was buried at the Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in the Old City Cemetery in Galveston. Minerva lived with the McKinney's until about age 31, when she was moved to the Austin Lunatic Asylum, now the Austin State Hospital, by a special act of the legislature.

      Minerva was never an official inmate of the Asylum. McKinney was still her legal guardian, and had to pay an annuity that would fully cover all costs. Minerva stayed at the Asylum until her death, at age 61, on July 27, 1893. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas took it upon themselves to have Minerva buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

      Information taken from Austin State Hospital Records, and "McKinney Falls: The Ranch Home of Thomas F. McKinney, Pioneer Texas Entrepreneur," by Margaret Swett Henson, Gammel's Law of Texas, and obituary Rosebud News (Rosebud, Texas), Friday, August 11, 1893.

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    1. [S10074] VIARETTA KEITH, 601 GOLDEN EAGLE DRIVENORMAN, CL.


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