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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday–Richard and Lizzie Brock

Christi Atwood Harris Photo of Tomstone Richard Johnson brock
Photo Courtesy of Christi Atwood Harris 

Richard Johnson Brock was born on 2 Jul 1843 in Raymond, Hinds, Mississippi. 1 2 He is listed in the 1870-1930 censuses for Louisiana.3 4 5 6 7 8 He died on 19 Jul 1932 at the age of 89 in Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.9 10

Richard Johnson Brock and Elizabeth Sarah "Lizzie" Evans were married on 6 Dec 1868 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.11 Elizabeth was the widow of Joseph F. CROW who died in the Civil War. Elizabeth Sarah "Lizzie" Evans was born in 10 Nov 1843 in Louisiana. 12 13 14 15 16 She died on 23 Jan 1938 at the age of 92.

Richard and Elizabeth are buried Old Midway Baptist Church Cemetery, Richland Parish, Louisiana.

Richard Johnson Brock and Elizabeth Sarah Evans had the following children:
i. Moses Franklin Brock, born 11 May 1871, Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana; married Virginia Mae Dew, abt 1894, Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana; died 23 Oct 1909, Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
ii. Susan Delilah Brock was born on 14 Mar 1875 in Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. She died on 15 Jul 1876 at the age of 1 and was buried on 17 Jul 1876 at in Midway Church Cemetery, Richland Parish, Louisiana.
iii. Mattie Elizabeth Brock, born 3 Apr 1878, Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana; married Joseph William Jackson, 9 Apr 1896, Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana; died 13 Apr 1964, Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
iv. William Brock was born on 3 Apr 1878 in Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. He died on 3 Apr 1878 at the age of 0 in Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. He was buried on 5 Apr 1878 in Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.

Tragic Events: 

When Richard Johnson Brock was born in 1843 his Father was almost 60 years old if not older. It is not known when his first wife Charlotte died but he married Katherine Delilah Jordan on 1 September 1842 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Richard is their only child. Shortly after Richard Johnson Brock was born; both his parents passed away. His Father, William Brock died before 22 January 1844 then on 27 January 1846 Katherine passed away. When William died back in Jan. 1844 Katherine relinquished her right as executrix and turn that duty over to Moses Brock, Sr. son of William and Charlotte.


Katerine Brock Reliquish

Utica Jnuary 22 AD 184417
This is to make nown to the Hon. Judge of probate of the County of Hinds & state of Mississippi that I Catherine Brock consort of Wm Brock desires to relinquish All my claims of administration ship to Moses Brock one of the heirs of the diseased I have preferred him in preference to any other person And wold not relinquish my claim to the any othe person-- & ferther say that I am not able to attende court being nearly helpless by affliction___ given under my hand the Day and dait above writen in presents of us.

                                                                                           Katherine X Brock
James Brock
R. N. Brown
John M Amy










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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Hinds County, Mississippi, population schedule, Hinds County, Mississippi, Page 114/178B (stamped), Line 24, Dwelling 881, Family 881, Household of Moses BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 February 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 372.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Hinds County, Mississippi, population schedule, Utica PO, Hinds County, Mississippi, Page: 680; Line 23, Dwelling 370, Family 390, Household of M.[Moses] BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 582.
3. 1870, Franklin Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward 11, Franklin Parish, Louisiana, Page: 61B (stamped); Line 35, Dwelling 52, Family 52, Household of R. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 March 2013); citing National Archives M593_513.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, 1st and 2nd Ward, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, enumeration district (ED) 092, Page 413B; Line 22, Dwelling 10, Family 10, Household of R. J. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 4 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm  T9_474.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward 1, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, enumeration district (ED) 0126, Page 6A (Stamped); Line 49, Dwelling 116, Family 125, Household of R. J. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 4 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_586.
6. 1910 U. S. Census, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Police Jury Ward 1, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, enumeration district (ED) 0141, Page: 1B (stamped); Line 54, Dwelling 14, Family 14, Household of Richard BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 4 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_535.
7. 1920 U.S. Census, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Epps, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, enumeration district (ED) 136, Page 13A/163A & B(stamped), Line 50, Dwelling 259, Family 273 (Last Entry), Household of R. J. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_633.
8. 1930 U.S. Census, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Police Jury Ward 1, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, enumeration district (ED) 1, Page: 134A; Line 14, Dwelling 383, Family 413, Household of Richard J. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_825.
9. State of Louisiana, death no. 09481 (19 July 1932), Richard J Brock; State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
10. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Richard Brock; (2 July 1843–19 July 1932); Memorial # 32467948; Record of the Old Midway Baptist Church Cemetery; Richland Parish, Louisiana, USA; Accessed on 4 March 2013.
11. "Louisiana, Marriages, 1718-1925," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: Viewed 11 March 2013), Marriage: Richard J. Brock to Elizabeth Crow; Hunting For Bears; Marriage Date: 6 Dec 1868; Franklin Parish, Louisiana.
12. 1870, Franklin Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward 11, Franklin Parish, Louisiana, Page: 61B (stamped); Line 35, Dwelling 52, Family 52, Household of R. BROCK.
13. 1880 U. S. Census, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, 1st and 2nd Ward, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, ED 092, Page 413B; Line 22, Dwelling 10, Family 10, Household of R. J. BROCK.
14. 1900 U. S. Census, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward 1, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, ED 0126, Page 6A (Stamped); Line 49, Dwelling 116, Family 125, Household of R. J. BROCK.
15. 1910 U. S. Census, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Police Jury Ward 1, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, ED 0141, Page: 1B (stamped); Line 54, Dwelling 14, Family 14, Household of Richard BROCK.
16. 1930 U.S. Census, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Police Jury Ward 1, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, ED 1, Page: 134A; Line 14, Dwelling 383, Family 413, Household of Richard J. BROCK.
17. Hinds County, MS, Probate Court Estates, Old Series, Raymond, MS, MDAH Microfilm #10402, Family History Library Film #1479977, Estate #744, William Brock, Jan 1844.
18. Tombstone photo property of Christi Atwood Harris and may not be used without her permission. Permission was obtained for publication herein.






























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