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Sabra (Walker) Munsey (1832-early 1880s)

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Spouse: John Munsey
Family Bible: Unknown
Photos: No known photos
Signatures: No known examples
Tombstones: Burial locations unknown

Sabra Walker, called Sabrey, a daughter of Edward and Mahala (Tussey) Walker, was born 6 August 1832 probably at her parents' home on Mulberry Creek. She married John Munsey, the brother of William, her sister Anna's husband; John was born about 1830 probably in Lee County, Virginia.

The couple seems to have settled along Lone Mountain and had at least 13 children before Sabrey died between 1880 and 1882. William would remarry twice more and have three more children. He died sometime after 1900.

The locations of both graves are unknown but may have been in Campbell or Gose Cemetery. However, various Internet sources describe a specific tombstone inscription, namely "Johnnie Munsey - an idiot", over the grave of one of their sons who probably had Downs Syndrome. To date, no one has identified the cemetery in which that tombstone was supposedly found, and it does not appear in cemetery books for Claiborne, Union, or Grainger counties. If it does, in fact, exist, Sabra and John may be buried there, possibly even in marked graves.

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