Nancy Cartledge Dudley

Nancy Cartledge Dudley is buried in an unmarked grave at Frankford. She died in 1879 in a log cabin at Willow Springs where she was visiting a married son. Knowing that death was near, Nancy asked that her family wrap her body in a winding-sheet made of handkerchief linen for her burial. After she died her family rode by horse-drawn wagon to Sanger Brother in the village of Dallas. Dutifully, they prepared Nancy Dudley’s body for burial. Wrapping a body in linen is an old Irish burial custom. Many early North Texas settlers, including those at Frankford, were of Irish descent.  Frances Bate Wells