Metcalfe County Genealogy

Old Metcalfe County Photos


Contributed by Jeanette Douglas Denton

Larvona Elbridge Gossett (1855-1922) was born on 21 Aug 1855 and died on 7 June 1922. She was the daughter of James T. & Eliz C. (Slaughter) Gossett. She married James L. Douglas on 25 January 1872 in Metcalfe County, with whom she had five children. James L. died at the age of 34 from gangreen as a result of a leg injury received from a fall from a ladder. Sadly Elbridge would lose her oldest son in 1893 when a horse fell with him and rolled over him. Elbridge married again on 26 July 1914 in Metcalfe County to Joesph Green 'Joe' Davis. She is buried in the Douglas - Poynter Cemetery in Northern Metcalfe County. Joe is buried beside his first wife, in the Houk Cemetery in Metcalfe County. (Photo date unknown; Elbridge is my great grandmother).

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