Eliza Jane Travis1

F, #515, b. 16 September 1869, d. 21 March 1963
Last Edited=22 May 2016
     Eliza Jane Travis, daughter of James Travis and Susan Merrill, was born on 16 September 1869 at Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi.1 Eliza Jane Travis was the daughter of James Travis and Susan Merrill.

Eliza Jane Travis appeared on the United States census of 1870 in the household of James Travis at Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi.2

Eliza Jane Travis appeared on the United States census of 1880 in the household of James Travis at Jasper County, Mississippi.3

Eliza Jane Travis appeared on the United States census of 1900 in the household of James Travis at Jasper County, Mississippi.4

Eliza Jane Travis appeared on the United States census of 1910 in the household of James Travis at Jasper County, Mississippi.5

On 6 January 1920, Eliza Jane Travis appeared on the United States Census, at Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi, A boarder, Manerva Mixon, was living with her in this census.6

On 30 April 1930, Eliza Jane Travis appeared on the United States Census, at Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi, With Eliza on this census was a visitor, Minerva Parker, possibly the same person who was her boarder ten years previously.7

"For and in consideration of $1.00 and other good and valuable considerations, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, we, S. E. Travis, G. B. Travis, and M. G. Travis, the only sons of James Travis, deceased, do hereby convey and quit claim unto Miss Eliza Travis, our sister, the following described property situate in the First Judicial District of Jasper County, Mississippi:
E1/2 of the SE1/4 and the SW1/4 of Section 5, Township 10, Range 9 West.
The undersigned together with the grantee, Mrs. Mattie McClelland, Mrs. Annie Steens, Mrs. Susie Trest and Miss Ida Travis are the sole heirs at law of Mr. James Travgis who died intestate."8

Charles Mayfield, Jr. remembers visiting Eliza in Heidelberg, MS, where she lived. She was known in his family as being quite bossy. Where she lived there were a lot of trucks that passed by and stirred up a lot of dust. She would unfold newspaper and cover the bed in order to keep the dust off. There was a time that she was in the car with his family when they had an accident (a car turned in front of them and they ran head on to them.) She refused to get out of the car until she had put on her golashes because it was very wet and muddy.

Another memory Charles has of a settling bowl that she used. During the week it held milk in order for the cream to rise to the top of it. On the weekends, the same bowl was used to hold bananna pudding.

Eliza did not marry.

According to Mary Collins Landin, "Eliza Travis never married, and owned a millinery shop next to her brother's store. She took care of her parents until their deaths,and raised her brothers and sisters." It seems that this would have given her the authority to be "bossy" as Charles Mayfield remembers.9,1

On 8 April 1940, Eliza Jane Travis appeared on the United States Census, at Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi.10

Eliza Jane Travis died on 21 March 1963 at Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi, at age 93. and was buried at Heidelberg City Cemetery, Row 29, Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi.11,12

Citations

  1. [S23] Mary Collins Landin, The Collins and Travis Families and Their Allies (Route 3 Box 290, Tom Collins Road, Utica, Mississippi 39175: Self Published, 1982). Hereinafter cited as Collins and Travis Families.
  2. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Ellisville, Township 8, Jones County, Mississippi, p. 265, line 38, family 96.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  3. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Jasper County, Mississippi, p. 108, house 112, farmer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Jasper County, Mississippi, family 225, Beat 5.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S2] 1910 United States Census, population schedule, Jasper County, Mississippi, p. 252B, family 21.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  6. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule, Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 5, Enumeratio District 20, stamped page D1-578, line 79; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  7. [S120] 1930 United States Census, population schedule, Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 9, Enumeration District 31-11, stamped page 247, line 8.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  8. [S173] Book of Deeds, Deed Book 5, p. 73, Jasper County, Mississippi, Paulding, Mississippi, photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  9. [S230] Interview with Charles and Dell Mayfield (informant address private) , by this researcher, 2001. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  10. [S480] 1940 United States Census, population schedule, Heidelberg, Jasper County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 5, Enumeration District 31-13, stamped page 196, line 36.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  11. [S15] Inc. Jones County Genealogical & Historical Organization, Jasper County Mississippi Cemeteries 1833-1998 (Laurel, Mississippi: Jones County Genealogical & Historical Organization, Inc, 1999). Hereinafter cited as Jasper County Cemeteries.
  12. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Marshall Parker, Record added: Jul 17, 2009, Find A Grave Memorial# 39544510., Findagrave.com.