Marian Justus Collection
- Event: Donated 7/8/2013
- Event: Addendum donated 09/25/2013
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Biographical or Historical Information
The person pictured in the tintype is believed to be Mildred Ann (Bozeman) Gray, though the last name on the back of the photo is spelled incorrectly. Mildred, born in 1840, married Alexander Hamilton Gray in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. It is not known exactly when the Gray family moved to the east Texas area, but they arrived between 1880 and 1900 from Webster Parish, Louisiana. Mildred was the grandmother of “Miss Pearl” Elliott. Several of the descendants and other relatives of Alexander and Mildred are buried in Carroll cemetery near Shelby county. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott and some of their relatives and descendants are buried in Shelbyville cemetery.
Ms. Justus’ mother, Ella Ronda (Elliott) Pullen married John Calhoun Pullen in 1932. Some of the photographs included are of the Pullen family. Mr. Pullen spent his early years in the east Texas area in the Neuville community and later he lived in Shelbyville.
- Guide to the Marian Justus Collection
- Allison Grimes