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I am trying to join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and DAR and cannot prove the birth or death of Sarah BAYS. Does anyone know where Sarah’s brother, Rev. Jacob Sinks BAYS, who married Dorothy LONGBOTHAM, sister of John LONGBOTHAM, is buried or was born? I would love to figure out where these two children were born.
I think they probably were born in Natchitoches, Louisiana or Nacogdoches, Texas. It is impossible to prove through, because their father, Peter BAYS, and his father, Joseph Livingston BAYS were traveling preachers. Any help will surely be appreciated.
Candy Thoreson, 3rd ggd of Robert Brough Longbotham, from San Antonio, but now out of Seattle, Washington.
Taken from JUDGES OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, p. 127:
George William HALLMARK , the son of George and Leanah Mynett Hallmark, was born in 1778 in Virginia. He settled in Houston County, Texas in 1834 and died there in 1852. He was Postmaster of Mustang Prairie in Houston County in 1843 and a Justice of the Peace in Houston County 1841 - 1843, 1845 - 1846.
George W. Hallmark was married three times. His first wife was Sarah Calvert. They were the parents of twelve children.
Another early Nacogdoches obituary:
Monday, June 7, 1909
AGED CITIZEN IS DEAD
A. C. MCCLURE OF SWIFT, A RESIDENT OF NACOGDOCHES COUNTY FOR SEVENTY YEARS PASSED AWAY SATURDAY - EX CONFEDERATE SOLDIER
A. C. McClure of the Swif t community died Saturday afternoon and was buried Sunday in the cemetery near there. The deceased was seventy-two years of age at the time of his demise, and had been a resident of this county for seventy years, having come to this county from Tennessee when two years of age. Mr. McClure was a soldier in the war of ‘61-‘65, and when the conflict was at an end he again took up his home in Nacogdoches county. He was the last of his father’s family and was an uncle of J. M. McClure of Woden.
[Alexander Carr McClure, born 5 March 1832, died 5 June 1909, buried Swift Cemetery]
Saturday, June 26, 1909
“UNCLE ROE” GRIMES DEAD
AGED CITIZEN PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME NEAR NORTH CHURCH YESTERDAY AFTERNOON - IN TEXAS NEARLY FIFTY YEARS.
Monroe Grimes, familiarly known among his acquaintances as “Uncle Roe” died yesterday afternoon at two o’clock at his home about nine miles north of here, after a short illness covering but little more than a week. Mr. Grimes was one of the best known citizens of this county and section and had been a resident of Nacogdoches county for nearly half a century, coming here from Alabama in the early sixties. Every one in and around this section knew “Uncle Roe” and his friends were only limited by his acquaintances. To know him was to like him, is the name always given, and not a single item of discredit could have been brought against him. He was too, one of the oldest citizens of this entire section, being in the neighborhood of eight-two years of age at the time of his demise. He was comfortably surrounded with this world’s goods and lived the declining years of his life easily and as enjoyably as possible. He is surrounded by a large family of children, all of them grown to man and womanhood, prominently known and doing well. The long list of friends will regret to learn of the passing of this venerable gentleman and will join together in extending sympathy to the bereaves ones. Interment took place this afternoon at two thirty o’clock at the North Church Cemetery.
[Monroe Grimes, born 14 November 1827, died 25 June 1909, buried Old North Church Cemetery].