Oh, A King and His Ladies, Part 2: Mary Frances Graham

Mary Frances “Mollie” Graham was born circa June 1879 in Bear Creek Township, Searcy County, Arkansas to parents Jesse and Sarah Graham. The 1880 census recorded Mary, age 1, living on a farm in Bear Creek with her parents and siblings William Graham, Eliza Ann Graham, and John Henry Graham. No data is available for…

Oh, A King and His Ladies, Part 1: Mary Elizabeth Leming

Once upon a time there lived a King.  The King was named Otha Allen and was born in Watts, Arkansas circa October 1876 to parents William M. King and Octavia Elizabeth King, née Oliver. Mary Elizabeth Leming, a fair maiden born on 30 December 1874 to parents John Samuel Leming and Paralee Leming, née Cotton,…