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Mary Josephine Wallace

Female 1851 - 1930  (79 years)


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  • Name Mary Josephine Wallace  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 23 Feb 1851  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Oct 1930  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Buried Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Notes 
    • A Mary Wallice (sic) was enrolled in the District 6 School in Sabine County in 1854.

      At the time of the 1910 census, Josephine was shown as being the mother of 11 children, 10 still living. It therefore appears she was not the mother of three children living with she and Elias at the time of the 1780 census, John (b. 1865) and Sydney Ann (b. 1867) and Felix J. (b. 1868).

      At the time of the 1920 Federal census she was living with her youngest daugher and son-in-law, Minnie and Elmer Butler, in San Augustine County.

      Her headstone reads: "Come ye blessed - She lived and died a Christian - Beloved - How we miss you."
    Person ID I448  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Thompson "Finn" Wallace,   b. Abt 1818, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1851 and 1854, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Mother Mary Etta "Polly" Vardeman,   b. 22 Sep 1820, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1898, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Bef 1845 
    • "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records"  lists Mary Etta Vardeman's first husband as Wallis "Finn" Wallace. They do not provide any documentation for this, however.

      I believe Mary Etta's first husband was actually Thomson Wallace, and they can be located in Lawrence County, Mississippi at the time of the 1850 census. On that census, Thomson and Maretta Wallis were listed in the same household with a 3 year old Elizabeth and 1 year old Sophia.

      Thompson apparently died prior to 1860, because at the time of that census, Mary Etta was married to Henry Strickland White, and living with him in Sabine County, Texas. Her children from her first marriage were listed as follows: Elizabeth Wallis, age 14, Mississippi; Joseph Wallis, age 12, Mississippi; and Josephine Wallis, age 9, Mississippi. Note that Joseph was not listed in 1850, nor is a Sophia listed in 1860. I believe the 1860 census may have been in error, and that Mary Etta and Thomson were the parents of only three children: Elizabeth, Sophia and Josephine.  Josephine was probably born soon after the 1850 census. Maybe the census taker confused the names Sophia and Joseph. Or, perhaps they did have a son named Joseph as well.

      In 1870, only 20 year old Josephine Wallace, listed as born in Texas, was still shown as living with her mother. But according to other records, a Josephine Wallace was already married to Elias Clark and living with him.  I suspect it was actually Sophia Wallace who was still living at home with her mother in 1870. This suspicion can be confirmed by the fact that in 1880, 30 year old Sophie Wallace, born in Mississippi was the only child from her mother's first marriage that was listed in her mother's home.  Sophia was married in 1890.
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elias Clark,   b. 4 Jun 1843, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1910, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Bef 1869  [9, 10
    Children 
     1. Colistis Bryant Clark,   b. 19 Jun 1870, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1947, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Levi Thompson "Lee" Clark,   b. 13 Nov 1871, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1956, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Daniel Bruce Clark,   b. 2 May 1873, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1878, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     4. Sophia Ann "Anna" Clark,   b. 15 Mar 1875, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1930, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Mattie Leona Clark,   b. 23 Nov 1877, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1919, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     6. Jefferson Elias Clark,   b. 28 Jan 1879, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1948, Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Thomas Franklin "Frank" Clark,   b. 18 Jul 1881, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1962, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Elijah Wallace Clark,   b. 31 Oct 1883, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1962, Pasedena, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Ara Josephine Clark,   b. 4 Nov 1887, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1917, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     10. Agnes Elizabeth Clark,   b. 25 Nov 1890, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1966, Buna, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     11. Minnie Sophronia Clark,   b. 23 May 1894, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1951, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Feb 1851 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1930 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S352] Schluter, Helen Gomer "1860 Census of Sabine County Texas with Civil War Records", 18 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S431] Toole, Blanche "1870 Census Sabine County, Texas", 4 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S430] Toole & Speights "1880 Population Census Sabine County, Texas", 30 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S607] McCary, Kay P. "Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    5. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, JP 1 Enumerated 5 Jun 1900 SD 8 ED 68 Sheets 2B and 3A 34-35 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Sub Div 84 Page 24D SD 1 ED 84 Enumerated 6 Jul 1880 218-224 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1305] Clark, John W. "Some Descendants of William Clark of Sabine County, Texas" (American Reference Publishing Co., Ste. 262-250, Ridgleas Bank Building, Fort Worth, Texas 76116, c. 1971), (This book was complied by John William Clark, 1023 Harris Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 in honor of William Clark...information was obtained from family records and interviews with relatives having first hand knowledge of the facts; census records of South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas; cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions; library books in Oklahoma City, Dallas, Austin, Hemphill, Lufkin and Nacogdoches, and letters from many interested people all over the country willing to help and be helped. A copy of this book was found by Trudy Cox at the Abilene Christina Unversity Brown Library and xeroxed by her, and a copy sent to Melinda McLemore Strong in San Antonio, Texas.), p. 4 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1305] Clark, John W. "Some Descendants of William Clark of Sabine County, Texas" (American Reference Publishing Co., Ste. 262-250, Ridgleas Bank Building, Fort Worth, Texas 76116, c. 1971), (This book was complied by John William Clark, 1023 Harris Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 in honor of William Clark...information was obtained from family records and interviews with relatives having first hand knowledge of the facts; census records of South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas; cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions; library books in Oklahoma City, Dallas, Austin, Hemphill, Lufkin and Nacogdoches, and letters from many interested people all over the country willing to help and be helped. A copy of this book was found by Trudy Cox at the Abilene Christina Unversity Brown Library and xeroxed by her, and a copy sent to Melinda McLemore Strong in San Antonio, Texas.), p. 4, he instead shows the DOD as 24 Oct 1931 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S349] Schluter & Toole, "1850 Sabine County, Texas Census with Added Family Information and Corrections" c. 1979.

    10. [S739] Rubel, Dale (dalerubel@msn.com)"Charles Earl CHANCE Ancestors" Updated 2008-01-19 ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=susanrubel.