Saturday, January 14, 2017

Earp Matriarch Virginia Ann Cooksey Earp 1893 Pioneer Cemetery

Virginia Ann Cooksey Earp (February 2, 1821 - January 14, 1893) was born in Kentucky. On July 30, 1840, she married widower Nicholas Earp in Hartford, Kentucky. 

They had eight children:

James Cooksey Earp (June 28, 1841 in Hartford, Kentucky — January 25, 1926 in Los Angeles, California).

Virgil Walter Earp (July 18, 1843 in Hartford, Kentucky — October 19, 1905 in Goldfield, Nevada).

Martha Elizabeth Earp (September 25, 1845 in Kentucky — May 26, 1856 in Monmouth, Illinois).

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848 in Monmouth, Illinois — January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California).

Morgan Seth Earp (April 24, 1851 in Pella, Iowa — March 18, 1882 in Tombstone, Arizona).

Baxter Warren Earp (always known as Warren) (March 9, 1855 in Pella, Iowa — July 6, 1900 in Willcox, Arizona).

Virginia Ann Earp (February 28, 1858 in Marion County, Iowa — October 26, 1861 in Pella, Iowa).

Adelia Douglas Earp (June 16, 1861 in Pella, Iowa — January 16, 1941 in San Bernardino, California).

On May 12, 1864, the Earp family joined a wagon train heading to California. The Earps joined with three other families from Pella, the Rousseaus, the Hamiltons, and the Curtises, and on May 12, 1864, they began a wagon trip to California. They took their children Wyatt, Jim, Morgan, Warren, and Adelia. Seven more wagons joined them during the trip to San Bernardino, California, where they arrived on December 17, 1864. Nicholas rented a farm on the banks of the Santa Ana River near present-day Redlands.

Virginia's died on January 14, 1893 in San Bernardino. She is buried at the Pioneer Cemetery in San Bernardino. She lies next to Bessie Bartlett Earp, the wife of James Earp. 

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