William Brumley Price 1819 – 1901

William Brumley PriceWilliam Brumley Price was my great great great grandfather.  I only uncovered his name in early February and was able to visit his burial site with my mother, sister and wife this past week.

Here’s how we’re connected.  My mother’s name is Bertha Mae Byrd Roberts (Mamaw to some of you.)  She was born a Byrd.  Her mother was Willie Mae Burns Byrd.  She was born a Burns.  Her mother was Annie Elizabeth Price.  She went by “Bettie” and was born a Price.  Her father’s name was William Henry Price.  His father is the focus of this post.

William Brumley Price was born in Tennessee on March 27, 1819.  He moved with his Grounds Cemetery Historical Sign in Collin Countyfamily to Missouri in 1834 and married Rhoda Brixie in 1843.  They named their first child Francis M. “Frank” Price.  Rhoda may have died giving birth to him or shortly thereafter.  William married Rebecca Eggman in 1846.  They migrated with their 7 children to Texas sometime after 1856 where they settle in Collin County and would go on to have 11 children.together.  He served as a member of a cavalry regiment during the Civil War.  It may have been the same unit in which Pleasant Wesley Byrd served. (researching) There is one piece of evidence that indicates he may have been a lawyer. (researching)

William Brumley Price died July 3, 1901 in the Blue Ridge Community in northeast Collin County.  He is buried in the historic old Grounds Cemetery north of this community.  He and Rebecca’s grave is surrounded by a chain link fence.  Their beautiful engraved stone has been knocked off of its base and was too heavy for our crew to upright.  (We need some big Roberts or Collins boys to make a trip to Collin County.)  There appears to have been a storm through the cemetery.  The engraving on the stone reads:

W. B. husband of Rebecca Price, Born Mar 27, 1819 Died July 8, 1901                                Father let thy grace be much that we may meet in heaven                                                    Rebecca wife of W.B. Price Died Feb. 27, 1906 Aged 82 years old                                        We trust our loss will be her gain,                                                                                             And that with Christ She’s gone to reign

I hope one day to meet the direct descendants of those responsible for erecting the marker and fence.  Thank you…and please contact me.Bertha Mae Byrd Roberts at the burial site of her 2 x great grandfather William and Rebecca Price burial site in Grounds Cemetery, Collin County, TX

Bertha Mae Byrd Roberts visits the grave site of her great great grandparents in March of 2015.  Looks pretty good for 82!

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “William Brumley Price 1819 – 1901

  1. Thanks for taking time to read the post and comment. I’ve certainly found your observation to be true…but, we love love the mystery and the chase don’t we!

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  2. Hi Gary Thanks so much for posting this! WB Price is my great great grandfather as well. My great grandmother was Annie Caroline Price, sister to William Henry Price. My husband and I live in Phoenix AZ but I’m a Texan by birth. We’re doing an RV trip this summer and we’re camping at Burns Run on Texoma. It looks like the Old Ground Cemetery is right on our way as we move down to Arlington tomorrow so we’ll go visit and take some photographs. (lol not strong enough to put that stone back though)

    I don’t know much about my great grandmother Annie even though her Price siblings have more information available, so I’m trying to research her a little more. She married Andrew Martin Russell and lived in the Dennison area. If you are on Ancestry.com let’s compare info. My Ancestry ID is kwedwardsaz Nice to meet you!!

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    • And it’s wonderful to meet you! We were just back at the grave last week…but still did not have enough muscle to reset the marker. I’ll check out the tree and we’ll visit by phone soon. Thanks for taking the time to contact me.

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