It has been way too long since I posted an ancestor. My only excuse is that it has been a busy couple of months. The next one in order is my Father's Father's Father's Mother, Fannie Dodson Ramseur.
Pictures are getting scarce in this generation and while I have pictures of John Russell Minter's next wife, who acted as step-mother to all of Fannie's children after her death, I have none of Fannie herself.
I don't have a whole lot on Fannie other than the fact that she was born in 1845 in North Carolina, married in 1868, had six children, then died tragically at age 36 in 1881:
There was a fire in the John Russell Minter home in Sedalia, SC on 15 Mar 1881. Daughter Fannie's dress caught fire before the fireplace. Her mother Fannie, pregnant with a near-term boy, rushed to help and her clothes also caught on fire. Daughter Fannie died that day; Mother Fannie and baby died 10 days later.Oh, and one other thing, not really about her, but close I guess. She was the sister of Stephen Dodson Ramseur who was the youngest Confederate General during the Civil War. I have a biography of him in my very large pile of books I want to read, but I have not yet read it.