Eudora Ellen Yarbrough

28 September 1841–2 June 1899 (Age 57)
Montgomery, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Eudora Ellen

When Eudora Ellen Yarbrough was born on 28 September 1841, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, her father, Joseph or James Campbell Yarbrough, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Talkington, was 39. She married Erastus William Nelson Modrall on 11 August 1858. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 2 June 1899, in Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Fort Chadbourne Cemetery, Fort Chadbourne, Coke, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erastus William Nelson Modrall
Eudora Ellen Yarbrough
Marriage: 11 August 1858
Joseph Nelson Modrall
Erastus Morgan Modrall
William Lawson Modrall
Donald Alonzo Modrall
Myrtle Eudora Modrall
Anna Elizabeth Modrall
Ivy Modrall
James A. "Jimmie" Modrall
Benjamin A Modrall

Spouse and Children

11 August 1858


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World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 3

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 20

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Yarborough and Yarburgh in Lincolnshire, named with Old English eorðburg ‘earthworks’, ‘fortifications’, (a compound of eorðe ‘earth’, ‘soil’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eudora Yarbrough in household of James Yarbrough, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Endora Modrall in household of E M Modrall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jane Dara Yarhra in entry for William L Modrall, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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