Mary Alexandrien "Nellie" Sharp nee Lemaire May 17, 2008 20:35:34 GMT -5
Post by benotforgot on May 17, 2008 20:35:34 GMT -5
On the 24th day of May . . . in the year 1843 . . . a baby girl is born in Liberty County, Republic of Texas . . . she is given the name "Mary Alexandrien Lemaire" . . . and is also sometimes referred to as Alex . . . but is more frequently called Nellie . . .
Sketchy family lore says that her unknown father was a Frenchman by the name of Lemaire (sometimes written as Lamar) . . . see speculation below about his possible identify and fate . . .
Nellie goes on to marry . . . and have children . . . and die . . . in the state of her birth . . .
A Texas Historical Marker at the Hall Cemetery in Houston County, Texas indicates that the earliest marked grave is that of Mary A. Sharp (1843-1876). The marker is said to be located on FM 229, 10.9 miles NW of Crockett.
This Mary A. Sharp is the above mentioned Mary Alexandrien Lemaire . . . who is the mother of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . . who is a great-grandma of the Keeper of this genealogy website . . .