07 June 2016

Nancy J. Harris and Malan J. Doby (Tombstone Tuesday)

Nancy J. Harris was born 11 May 1839 in Georgia.  She married Malan / Malon J. Doby 22 August 1871 in Gwinnett County.  A Justice of the Peace performed the union.  Nancy lived to the age of 70 before dying 19 June 1909.  Her husband placed a stone for her at Trinity Church Cemetery that reads:

To My Wife…
Here lies one who
in this life was a
kind mother and
a true wife.


M. J. was born 12 January 1839 in Newton County, Georgia to William Doby.  The marriage to Nancy Harris was his second.  He first married Mary Watkins about 1859.  Census records suggest he was the father of at least ten children.  M. J. lived just a few years longer than his wife Nancy, dying 29 July 1912.  He also rests at Trinity Church Cemetery in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

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