Elizabeth Likens, born about 1810 to John and Annie McDonald Likens, married Jesse B. Spencer (1804-1849). Their daughter Lucinda Jane (1836-1918) married Oliver Heffner, my great grandfather. Another daughter Fannie F. (1844-aft. 1935) married Benjamin R. McLemore. Both daughters lived in Richland Parish, Louisianna with their families. After Oliverís death in 1875, Lucinda remarried and moved to Texas; Fannie remained in Delhi, Richland Parish, presumably until her death.
Fannie was responsible for a document, written in 1935, that lists the siblings of Elizabeth Likens as follows: Glenn, had a son named Rufus; Tom, had sons Tipton, Ben, and James; Sam Harden had daughters Dorcas Anna, and Eliza; Nancy, married Patton Reed; Sarah, no other information; Lucinda, married a Wilson; Georgia, married a Obendorf; Martha, married John Spencer, a brother to aforementioned Jesse B. Spencer.
Elizabethís father was a wealthy man and a General in the war. He opposed her marriage to John Likens, who took Annie behind him on horseback to run away and be married. They lived in Tennessee, and had large family. Her father must have reconciled, for he gave her 100 slaves, which she later freed. (Source; Mrs. F.E. McLemore paper).
Any comformation of this information or additions thereto are requested.
Dan of Kentucky
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