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Subject: Angeline Elizabeth "Angie" Rives Dunklin (1851-1877)
Author: Michael Vaughn Sims
Date: Monday, July 3, 2006
Angeline Elizabeth "Angie" Rives was born ca. 1851, the daughter of Claudius Green Rives and Sarah Sophronia Waldron of Collirene, Lowndes County, AL.
On December 14, 1868, Miss Rives became the bride of Charles Polk â€œCharlieâ€ Dunklin (b. Nov. 18, 1847), the son of James Washington Dunklin and Ann Rebecca Clayton.
Angie Rives Dunklin departed this life on May 17, 1877. Her remains were buried in the Rives family cemetery (now called the Collirene Cemetery), Collirene, Lowndes County, AL. This active cemetery is located behind the old John Pierce May home (now owned by the family of Tom Rex Pickens), which is the only antebellum house still standing on Collirene Hill.
Following his wife's death, Charles Polk Dunklin married Alice E. Hardy on December 20, 1877. Dunklin died on December 10, 1920 in Florida. His remains were interred at Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Dallas County, AL
The children of Charles Polk Dunklin and Angeline Elizabeth Rives are were as follows:
Claudia Polk Dunklin - b. Nov. 4, 1869, Collirene, Lowndes Co., AL; d. May 11, 1953; bur. Old Live Oak Cem., Selma, Dallas Co., AL; m. John Barlow Paisley - Aug. 13, 1885
James Herbert Dunklin - b. Oct. 11, 1873, AL; d. May 5, 1933, St. Petersburg, Pineallas Co., FL
Angeline L. Dunklin - b. ca. 1876, AL; bur. Collirene Cem., Collirene, Lowndes Co., AL; unmarked grave
Charles Raymond Dunklin - d. July 23, 1874; bur. Collirene Cem., Collirene, Lowndes Co., AL; unmarked grave
The children of Charles Polk Dunklin and Alice E. Hardy were:
Charles Elbert Dunklin - b. Jan. 23, 1879
William Clayton Dunklin - b. Jan. 28, 1880, AL; d. Oct. 1, 1880
Oscar Leonard Dunklin - b. June 29, 1881
The Rives and Dunklin families of Collirene were faithful members of Bethany Baptist Church, which as of this writing (2006) is still has an active, though very small, membership. Bethany Church will observe its annual Homecoming on Sunday, July 16, 2006, beginning at 11 o'clock AM. All are invited to attend.
The Dunklin Cemetery at Collirene has been neglected for many years and is in badly overgrown condition. The help Dunklin family volunteers is wanted to clean and preserve this abandoned site.