History: Mattie Ann Elizabeth Atchinson

Mattie Ann Elizabeth Atchinson was born 14 January 1883 in Peoria, Hill, Texas, United States to James Henry Atchinson, age 29, and Emma Goodman Faucett, age 22. She was the 1st of 11 children, and the 1st of 5 daughters, born to the couple. 

When Mattie Ann Elizabeth was 2 years old, her brother James Homer was born on 12 April 1885 in Hill County, Texas, United States.

On 19 April 1888, when Mattie Ann Elizabeth was 5 years old, her brother Sam Houston Joe was born in Texas.

Walter Benton, Mattie Ann Elizabeth’s brother, was born when she was 6 years old, on 29 July 1889 in Texas. 

When Mattie Ann Elizabeth was 8 years old, her brother William Eric was born on 25 September 1891 in Peoria. 

In February 1892, when Mattie Ann Elizabeth was 9 years old, her brother Herman A. was born in Peoria.

Mattie Ann Elizabeth’s first sister, Carrie Alice, was born when she was 11 years old, on 24 March 1894 in Texas. 

Sammie Josephine, Mattie Ann Elizabeth’s sister, was born on 10 August 1895 in Texas. Mattie Ann Elizabeth was 12 years old at the time. 

When Mattie Ann Elizabeth was 14 years old, her sister Jimmie was born in May 1897 in Hill County.

On 14 December 1898, when Mattie Ann Elizabeth was 15 years old, her sister Lona Belle was born in Hill County.

Laura, Mattie Ann Elizabeth youngest sibling, was born 13 April 1901 in Hill County. Mattie Ann Elizabeth was 18 years old at the time.

Mattie Ann Elizabeth married Benjamin Hezekiah when she was 21 years old, on 2 July 1905 in Texas. Benjamin Hezekiah was 25 years old at the time.

Mattie Ann Elizabeth gave birth to her first child, a son, when she was 23 years old on 15 September 1906 in Chase City, Bosque, Texas, United States. They named him Joe Ben.

To Be Continued…

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