S Eason RUFFIN Minnie RUFFIN James Eason RUFFIN George W TRUSSELL Bernice M TRUSSELL Mini tree diagram

Roxie A GRISHAM1,6,7,2,3,4

20th Jul 18831,2,3,4 - 28th May 19275

Life History

20th Jul 1883

Born in Alabama.1,2,3,4

about 1897

Married S Eason RUFFIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

Feb 1898

Birth of daughter Minnie RUFFIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7,1


Resident in Point DeLuce, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,4

13th Dec 1900

Death of S Eason RUFFIN.7,3

24th Mar 1901

Birth of son James Eason RUFFIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.8,2,3

1st Aug 1901

Married George W TRUSSELL in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7

about 1904

Birth of daughter Bernice M TRUSSELL in Arkansas.9,5,4,2,7

28th May 1927

Died in Arkansas.5

after 28th May 1927

Buried in Hearns Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas.3


  • Roxie was first married to Eason Ruffin, in about 1897.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 26 June, Point DeLuceTownship, District 6, page 20A, Hse #389, Fam #396
    Ruffin, Eason Head W M  Aug 1877  22 Married 3 yrs AR MS AR FarmerRents
    Ruffin, Roxie Wife W F Jul 1882  17 Married 3 yrs 13 children/9 livingSingle AL AL AL
    Ruffin, Minnie Dau W M  Feb 1898  2 Single AR AL AL

    Eason died in 1901 about the time of their second child's birth.  Shemarried George W Trussell soon after.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    G W Trussell
    Gender: Male
    Age 25. Birth Year abt 1876
    Residence De Luce, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: Roxie Ruffin
    Spouse's Gender: Female
    Spouse's Age 18
    Spouse's Residence Deluce, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 1 Aug 1901 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date: 1 Aug 1901

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 May, Point DeLuceTownship, District 11, page 12B, Hse/Fam #230
    Trussell, George Head M W 34 2nd Marriage Married 8 years AR TN GAFarmer
    Trussell, Roxie Wife F W 26 2nd Marriage [Married 8 years] 6children/5 living AL AL AL
    Trussell, [Unreadable] Dau F W 13 AR AR AR
    Ruffin, Mimie Dau [stepdau?] F W 11 AR AR AL
    Ruffin, Eason Son [stepson?] M W 9 AR AR AL
    Trussell, Berenie [Bernice] Dau F W 6 AR AR AL
    Trussell, Earl Son M W 7 AR AR AL
    Trussell, Elsie Dau F W 1yr1mo AR AR AL

    The name of the first Ruffin child looks like Mimie, which we mighttake to be Mimi.  The 1900 census, however, which I found considerablylater, reports her name as Minnie.  The mother of both Mimie (Minnie)and Eason Ruffin was born in Alabama, matching Roxie's birth state.It looks like they would be her children from her first marriage.

    With Mimie (Minnie) age 11 here, Roxie would have been about 15 whenMimi was born and thus married at about 14.  Roxie Ruffin's entry inthe 1900 census indeed reports her as 17 years old, and married for 3years, with her daughter Minnie aged 2.

    It appears George and Roxie were married soon after Eason's birth, orperhaps even before.  These two Ruffin children are reported as thechildren of George, not his step-children.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 26 March, Point DeLuceTownship, District 195, page 3A, Hse/Fam #58
    Trussell, George Head Rents M W  44 AR AR AR Farmer
    Trussell, Roxie Wife F W  35 AL AL AL
    Trussell, Bernice Dau F W  15 AR AR AL
    Trussell, Earl Son M W  13 AR AR AL
    Trussell, Elsie Dau F W  10 AR AR AL
    Trussell, Gladys Dau F W  6 AR AR AL
    Trussell, Aquilla Dau F W  4yrs10mos AR AR AL
    Trussell, Howard Son M W  2yrs2mos AR AR AL

    Roxie A Gresham
    Birth Jun 1882 in Alabama
    Death 28 May 1927 in Arkansas County, Arkansas
    William J Gresham b 1850
    Rebecca C Burns b 1851
    Marriage 1897 to Steven Eason Ruffin
    Minnie B Ruffin 1898 - 1953
    James Eason Ruffin 1901 - 1979
    Marriage to George Washington Trussell 1 Aug 1901 Arkansas County,Arkansas
    --  Robinson,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/33661968/person/19926664630

    Roxie's gravestone says she passed away in 1927.

    Roxie A. Trussell
    Birth Jul. 20, 1883
    Death May 28, 1927
    Spouse George Trussell (1876 - 1958)
    Burial Hearns Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
    Created by CJ Aug 13, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #74853357,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74853357


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