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December 1, 2013
Announcing publication of an interesting new book entitled HISTORY OF THE EWING CHAPEL CEMETERY - Harrison County, Texas by Betty Bolin Brown and Rose Mary Magrill. The story begin with the founding of the Ewing Chapel with photographs of the early ministers. A List of burials from 1853 to 1861 is given. The next chapter discusses the Civil War Era with a list of burials from 1862 to 1869. Chapter III deals with reconstruction and transition with a list of burials from 1870 to 1879. Various chapters deal with the history of various periods and a list of burials.
Appendix A contains an alphabetical list of burials. Appendix B contains a list of Company H., 7th Texas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. Appendix C contains information on Company K., 7th Texas Cavalry Regiment. Appendix D contains information on the family of James Yancy Collier.
This colorful volume contains 191 pages, in soft cover, with a full name index. Cost is $20.00 plus $1.65 sales tax and $5.00 shipping and handling. Order your copy from Ericson Books, 1614 Redbud Street, Nacogdoches 75965-2936.
The following is an extract from JUDGES OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, p. 100:
James Leeper Ewing was the son of William A. David & Elizabeth Leeper Ewing. He was born 21 August 1793 in Elbert County, Georgia. From Georgia he went to Tennessee and then to Nacogdoches County by 1835. He served one term as a Justice of the Peace in Nacogdoches County (1840-1842) and was living in present-day Angelina County in 1850 where he died January 2, 1855.
March 9, 1815 James married his first wife Mary Leeper. Four children of this marriage were: Gideon Hall (born December 5, 1815) who married Harriet C. Neill November 14, 1837; Newton Brown (born September 10, 1817); Elizabeth (born January 9, 1820) who died in 1828; Rebekah Adaline (born May 13, 1822) who married John R. Clute July 6, 1841.
May 5, 1825 James L. Ewing married his second wife Betsey Ellison.
......... James L. Ewing’s third wife was Mrs. Drusilla Marble Smith whom he married September 18, 1853. No children were born to this union.
Another early obituary from Nacogdoches:
DEATH OF MRS. TAYLOR
Beautiful Christian Character Passed Away Last Evening After a Long Illness [Hot Springs, Arkansas]
After an illness extending over a period of over seven years, but more serious the past four months, Mrs. Mary L. Taylor, widow of the late Dr. Taylor, died at an early hour last evening at her home 511 Quapaw Avenue. Owing to her precarious condition during the past week, her death was not unexpected by the members of her family, who were gathered about the death-bed in answer to summons sent out to them several days ago.
Since the death of her husband, Dr. Taylor, seven years ago, Mrs. Taylor has been practically an invalid, but recently she was taken to her bed with what was at the time considered her last illness. Her death was momentarily expected some three weeks ago, but she seemed to regain strength, and was improving until about a week ago, when she suffered from sinking spells until death relieved her of her sufferings last evening.
Mrs. Taylor was the mother of Carleton F., Dan W., John F. And Flint Taylor, and had other relatives in this city and in points in Texas. She was a beautiful Christian character, and until the time she became an invalid, took an active part in all church work. The funeral was held at 2:30 this afternoon from the family residence on Quapaw avenue, and a large concourse of sympathizing friends followed the remains to their last resting place.
Mrs. Taylor was born in this county, near Chireno, and resided there and in this city until she and Dr. Taylor and the family moved to Hot Springs many years ago. She was the daughter of Dr. Fall, a very prominent physician in his time, an exceptionally well read man and at one time state senator. Mrs. Taylor has a number of relatives living in this county now, including two brothers, J. C. Fall of Nacogdoches and H. V. Fall of Chireno. Dr. Taylor, husband, died several years ago.
[Dr. Daniel Thomas Taylor married Mary Louisa Fall 22 November 1859]