I would like to find any other family on the Killcrease side.
Evening Telegram (Elyria, Ohio)
Lucy Killcrease Birth: Jun. 10, 1776 North Carolina, USA Death: Mar. 27, 1909 Pine Mills Wood County Texas, USA Mount Pisgah Cemetery
She was said to have been 132 yr. 9mo's. 17days old when she died. This is on her grave marker.
Quitman, Texas, August 17. Mrs. L. Killcrease, who lives at Pine Mills, a small village three miles east of here, is 131 years old. She was born June 10, 1776. She lives with her daughter, who is 97 years old, and with her granddaughter, who is 62 years old. It is believed that Mrs. Killcrease is the oldest person in the United States, and probably the oldest in the world. There seems to be no question as to her age. She has what appears to be authentic documentary proof which shows that she was born in Halifax county, North Carolina, 131 years ago. Her birthplace was near the site of the present village of Scotland Neck in that county. Dr. R. O. Connell, W. E. Burkett and J. H. Saxon, all well known and worthy residents of Hainesville, Texas, near Mrs. Killcrease's home, as well as other people of the community, have investigated the matter of her age and have found her statement to be true. Her daughter's age is also well authenticated. The latter maintains that her mother was 34 years old when she was born and that there can be no question about the correctness of the statement of both their ages, as well as that of her granddaughter. Mrs. Killcrease lived for 100 years in the mountains of western North Carolina, where she was born. She came to Texas with her daughter's family in 1886 and has lived at Pine Mills ever since she arrived in the state. She is in good health and is able to get around the house and the premises quite briskly... Mrs. Killcrease does not attribute her long life to any particular cause. She says that she belongs to that kind of stock and that there is nothing remarkable about her living to be 131 years old. Her forefathers were long-lived, most of them not dying until they had passed far beyond the century mark... These three old women live alone and are wholly dependent upon their own efforts in making a living. The people of this section take a kindly interest in them and upon the occasion of the recent anniversary of Mrs. Killcrease's birth, many of their old friends called upon them and helped to make the event a pleasant and memorable one for the old folks. Mrs. Killcrease looks upon her granddaughter as a mere child. She thinks her daughter is not so very old. She delights in telling how much work she could do when she was only 100 years old. "131 Years Have Passed Over Head of This Woman," the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 18 August 1907, page 6.