Mary Catherine CULBERTSON was born in Scott Co. VA 9 January 1854. Her parents were Edward J. CULBERTSON and Martha C. GIBSON. Edward and Martha appear in the 1850 Scott, Co. VA census Household #505, before Mary Catherine was born.
The picture shows Mary Catherine CULBERTSON ALDERSON and her daughters in about 1927, Clayton, Union County, NM. Mary Catherine married Andrew Patterson ALDERSON in Washington County, VA on 3 September 1874. Andrew was the son of George Washington ALDERSON and Lydia PATTERSON who resided in Washington County, VA.
After Mary Catherine and Andrew were married they migrated to Hunt Co., TX and lived in that area until about 1907, when they moved to Apache Valley in Union County, New Mexico. Living in the Seneca area until they passed away. She and Andrew are both buried at Creeds Chapel Cemetery, which is approximately 11 miles north east of Clayton and near what once was the community of Seneca, NM.
The little Methodist church which was next to the cemetery has fallen in on itself. The cemetery is in fair condition. Some family members continue to care for it.
The picture includes: Back row, left to right, Maggie Glenn ALDERSON WATERS, Bertie ALDERSON TOWER, Isabelle ALDERSON MOCK. Front center: Mary Catherine CULBERTSON ALDERSON, about 74 years of age. On either side of her are two other daughters, one is Edna ALDERSON REEVE and Emma ALDERSON MYERS (I’m not certain which is Edna and which is Emma). ~Marcelle
Photo was submitted by Marcelle WATERS Smith.