Friday, October 29, 2010

Sensible Wedding, behind the scenes.

If you go back one post, You'll read about a sensible wedding.
This is where I talk about the behind the scenes on this story. Let me say first that the romanticism or lack thereof of this particular wedding is important, does a nonchalant service equal a dead relationship or just two practical people?, Important, yes: not what I'm going to talk about - Let's go and talk about the individuals.

Who are these people?

T.D. Feaster (1826-1897) known to the family as Trez. He was the first Trezevant DeGraffenreid Feaster, but the name has continued on. I note around 3-4 Tez Feasters since that time.
His first marriage was in December 1949, when he was around 23 to Martha D. (or S.) McConnell who was about 17. T.D.'s brother stated that in 1848, that she was quite a head-turner. She was the third daughter of Andrew McConnell. She died c1854
He second marriage was in 1854 to Julia Fowler Collins of Philadelphia.
His third and last marriage was (as noted) to Mary Cubbison. She was around 20.
and she died about 20 years later. They had one daughter who lived to adulthood.
That daughter never married, and is buried next to her father in Feasterville. She had a winter home in Daytona Florida in 1909, and the paper noted that she was there with her cousin, a Miss Edens, and her aunt, a Miss Cubbison. This would be the youngest daughter, still alive 50 years later.
Mary's mother was Margaret Cubbison, born in 1810 in Pennsylvania. she and her youngest daughter, Sallie, were still living with TD in 1860. Sallie was 13 then, Mary 22. All of the Cubberson family were born in PA.
We know that TD went with his older brother in Columbia, SC in 1859-1860
and started a store. His brother overtook him historically (or rather his brother's wife and her mid-teens daughter) and sits in various history books even today (no wonder he moved to Florida). T.D. was the postmaster of Buckhead SC in 1885, just a slight piece down the road from Feasterville. He's the Feaster who didn't leave the county after the war.

Let me be more exact - TD's younger brother was (before TD and Martha got engaged) concerned that his friend, who had just seen Martha, might not be able to get his jaw back in place. So she was jaw dropping good looking.

Was he, his wife, his daughter, his mother-in-law Universalists? We don't know. His younger brother was (by doctrine if not attendance).

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