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Elizabeth Jacobs Quinton

Elizabeth Jacobs Quinton was born to Levi Jacobs and Rebecca Caroll. She was born in Mississippi and came to Fort Smith when she was 13 years old with her mother and father. Elizabeth married a captain in the Civil War. His name was Beverly Young. She would sometimes sneak out at night to carry food and visit. He would tell her terrible stories about the trees and branches running red with blood. He was eventually killed in the civil War. Beverly and Elizabeth had one son named Jeff Young. Jeff was married to Kathryn. They had six children: Loatie, Willie, Lizzie, Levi, Dolly and Dougin. She finally married Samuel Quinton. They had several children. She also raised her two grandchildren from her daughter, Roxie. When Elizabeth had raised her children and grandchildren and they all had left home she took in a Creek Indian by the name of Dan Grayson. He was of great help to her. After he died, she went to live with her granddaughter, Maggie Huggins and family. While Elizabeth was able she did quilting and raised her own tobacco. She would braid it into a twist. She said her tobacco would not hurt her, but she would not smile cigarettes. She never ate fried foods, only boiled. She ate not white bread, only corn bread made with salt and water. When spring came she loved to pick wild greens and onions. When it stormed she would read the Bible. Once it blew the roof off her house, she said she was not afraid because if it was her time, it would be her time. Elizabeth had a one-horse buggy and mare named Twisty. When Dan the Creek Indian was alive, he would walk by the side of the road and lead Twisty and Elizabeth. Dan was too heavy for the horse. The horse was struck by lightning and killed; it was a great loss to grandma. She then moved to the territory, which is now Oklahoma. The town was eventually named after her, she lived on San Bois and had her home where she raised all her children and two grandchildren in that house which was about four or five miles south of the town. The town Quinton was a nice little town and had everything one needed: three grocery stores, we traded with Joe Coart; three doctors, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Bullard are two remembered; a jewelry store, Goodale Jewelry; two banks; clothing store, Flowler brother Handsome Men; Pollick ran the hardware store; two large garages Jimestyles and Williams brothers; restaurants, barber shop, a beauty shop and two bars. Years later she moved about three miles north to be near her son, Sam Quinton and family.

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