7 MAR 1870 - Richmond, VA
25 JAN 1957 - Lottsburg, Northumberland, VA

Mildred Cleopatra "Minnie" Fallin

Show Family Line Mildred Fallin >> Elton Dameron >> Ralph Dameron >> Mark Dameron
Mildred Cleopatra Fallin or Minnie was born on March 7th, 1870 to Richard Luke Fallin, a Confederate Veteran, and Martha Dorthy Stephens. She was one of thirteen children.

Though her headstone and death certificate both give her birthday as March 7th, and the 1870 census was taken in July of the year, her name is not listed. Her father was listed as a farmer in the Washington township of Richmond County nearest the Warsaw post office. His farm was valued at $300 and personal property at $100. He and Martha were listed along with children; Arsena, 4, and Mary E., 1. His mother Ann also lived with them.

Minnie appears first in the 1880 census where her name was given as Cleopatra and her age as 8. Her family still lived in the Washington township of Richmond County. Her parents are both marked as able to read but not write. She was the third oldest of 8 children listed.

The next record for Minnie was her marriage record. At the age of 19 (or 17) she married, Richard Christopher Dameron, age 45. They were married on the 15th of October 1889 in the home of W.P. Middleton by Rev. A. J. Reamy. Richard and Minnie would go on to have their first three children before the year 1900. Edith in '91, Roy in '95 and Walker in '97.

The 1900 census shows the family near Lottsburg in Northumberland. Cleopatra's birth year was given as 1872. Richard's occupation was given as merchant. He owned his home mortgage free. After that census they would have four more children. Susie in 1902, Elton in 1904, Carlton in 1907 and Otelia in 1909.


Richard was injured in a horse and buggy accident in June of 1909 while Minnie was still pregnant with Otelia. He died of his injuries the next month. Otelia was born nine days later.

The 1910 census shows Minnie as the head of the family. They are still living near Lottsburg. She is listed as a farmer and probably got help from her sons Roy, 15, and Walker, 12. She is shown as having seven children with all seven still surviving. Elton is not listed with the family because after his father's death he went to live with his mother's brother, Wade Fallin.

Otelia died in 1912 before turning three. She was buried at Gibeon Baptist Church and shares a headstone with her father.

Minnie remarried on September 23rd, 1913 to Frank M. McKenney. At the time she gave her age as 40 and birth year as 1873. She would have one child with her second husband, Frank M. McKenney Jr, was born in 1915.

The 1920 census gives Minnie's age as 46 and her birth year as 1874. The family still lives near Lottsburg the only children listed are Carlton, 12 and Frank Jr., 4. Frank Sr. was listed as a farmer.

The 1930 census again shows the family near Lottsburg. Minnie's age was given as 55, making her birth year about 1875. Frank Sr. was still working as a farmer. Frank Jr. was the only child still living at home.

On the 1940 census form Minnie's age was given as 64 with a birth year of 1876. She and Frank still live near Lottsburg. The form shows that she completed the 7th grade and her husband never went to school. Their home was valued at $1,000.

Frank died in 1956 and was buried at Gibeon Baptist Church. Minnie died the following year on January 25th, 1957. She was also buried at Gibeon near Richard Christopher and Otelia. Her cause of death was given as coronary thrombosis.


I was told by descendants of Walker that Minnie had some artistic talent for drawing or watercolors, but I have not seen them or any pictures of her.

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  • Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Richmond, Virginia; Roll: 1386; Family History Film: 1255386; Page: 462D; Enumeration District: 099
  • Year: 1900; Census Place: Lottsburg, Northumberland, Virginia; Roll: 1720; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1241720
  • Year: 1910; Census Place: Lottsburg, Northumberland, Virginia; Roll: T624_1639; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1375652
  • Year: 1920; Census Place: Lottsburg, Northumberland, Virginia; Roll: T625_1903; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 134; Image: 473
  • Year: 1930; Census Place: Lottsburg, Northumberland, Virginia; Roll: 2452; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0005; Image: 491.0; FHL microfilm: 2342186
  • Year: 1940; Census Place: Lottsburg, Northumberland, Virginia; Roll: T627_4280; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 67-10
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940

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Siblings:

  • Asenath Ada Fallin
    • 1865-1886
  • Richard Edgar Fallin
    • 1870-1874
  • Mary Ella Fallin
    • 1871-1926
  • Charles H. Fallin
    • 1872-1973
  • Jeremiah Wade Fallin
    • 1875-1960
  • Enos Haley Fallin
    • 1875-1958
  • Jennie Fallin
    • 1877-1880
  • Sedrick Wood Fallin
    • 1879-1954
  • Viola Odelia Fallin
    • 1880-1963
  • Richard Arvene Fallin
    • 1881-1957
  • Wellington Clyde Fallin
    • 1884-1963
  • John Edgar Fallin
    • 1887-1967

Last Updated: 9/29/2019