Post by benotforgot on Feb 15, 2008 13:32:00 GMT -5
Elizabeth A. Lemaire Beale nee Waring . . . mother of our Mary Alexandrien (Nellie) Sharp nee Lemaire . . . was born ca.1824-1827 in Maryland. She is the daughter of Edward Gantt Waring & his wife (and 2nd cousin), Catherine Ann (Kitty) Waring nee Waring.
bef. 1843 :: marriage (in ? Texas) to an unidentified Mr. Lemaire (supposedly from France)
24 May 1843 :: Elizabeth's daughter, Mary Alexandrien Lemaire, is born in Liberty County, Texas.
bef. ? 1850 :: death of Mr. Lemaire (questionable circumstances?)
On the 1850 Liberty County, Texas census, Elizabeth is enumerated as E. A. Lemarre with the head of household being Kitty Waring (mother of E. A. Lemarre). There is no husband listed for either of them.
1850-1852 :: A widowed Elizabeth marries a widower by the name of John S. Beale.
December 1852 :: Elizabeth's daughter, Lucy B. Beale, is born in Liberty County, Texas.
c. 1857 :: Elizabeth has twin daughters . . . Kate W. Beale and Susan L. Beale . . . born in Montgomery County, Texas.
bef. ? 1860 :: John S. Beale dies?
In 1860 Elizabeth is indexed as Elizabeth Beale in Liberty County, Texas. Her husband, John, is not listed with the family.
11 July 1861 :: Elizabeth's daughter, Mary Alexandrien (Nellie) Lemaire, marries Samuel Houston Sharp in Liberty County, Texas.
25 January 1863 :: Elizabeth's grandson, James Hall Sharp, is born at Halls Bluff in Houston County, Texas.
16 January 1864 :: Elizabeth's daughter, Nellie, has a miscarriage at Hall's Bluff in Houston County, Texas, when her husband, Sam, is in jail (conscription).
Post by benotforgot on May 20, 2008 11:39:15 GMT -5
The following tidbits are excerpts from the Civil-War era journal kept by James Madison Hall. Hall was a step-son (and son-in-law) of Mahala Lee Sharp Hall nee Roberts. Mahala's son, Sam Sharp, married Mary Alexandrien (Nellie) Lemaire, a daughter of Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring -- the Mrs. Beale mentioned in the following journal excerpts (and my g-g-g-grandmother). The little woman is Margaret A. Hall Stewart nee Sharp -- Hall's wife as well as his step-sister. Margaret was a sister to Sam Sharp, and also Mahala's daughter. Nellie and Sam are my g-g-grandparents. Their daughter, Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp, raised my mother and her older brother in Milam County, Texas, following the death of their own mother only 3 days after giving birth to my mother.
27 September 1861. To day I went to Sam Sharp's and there took dinner, which was a very nice one. I got Mrs. BEALE to have me several pieces of clothing washed. weather clear but rather cold for the season. - - - 13 March 1862. Alexandrien, who had been staying at my house, left for her Mother's [Mrs. BEALE]. - - - 19 October 1862. In the evening I visited Mrs. BEALE and found her & the family all well. - - - 21 October 1862. Mrs. BEALE and Sam Sharp* are busy packing up things for Sam to take up to the mill [i.e., in Houston County]. - - - 22 October 1862. Mrs. BEALE & Sam are still busy in packing up things to go up the Country. - - - 28 May 1863. To day we left Smith's and drove 30 miles arriving in the town of Liberty. We found Nellie's Mother [Mrs. BEALE] & Sister quite sick and confined to their beds. . . . - - - 5 July 1865. Today Mrs. BEALE came over (to Liberty) from Danville and remained with the little woman all night. . . . - - - 8 July 1865. Today I drove Mrs. BEALE up town (Liberty) and while there loaned her six dollars to purchase two pairs of shoes and one bottle of whiskey. She left sundry articles of furniture with us for safe keeping. She then left on the train for West Liberty in route for Danville. . . . - - - 16 Dec 1865. . . . At night Mrs. BEALE and her whole family with three servants and seven horses arrived from Montgomery County, and stopped with me, to be taken care of until she can arrange to go to housekeeping. . . . - - - 17 Dec 1865. . . . Mrs. BEALE & family are still here, the wagon & servants that came down with her left for their home in Montgomery County. Thus relieving me of 3 negroes & 6 mules to feed. . . . - - - 20 Dec 1865. . . . Mrs. BEALE & family moved over to her home at night. . . . - - - 31 Dec 1865. . . . Mrs. BEALE came over and spent the day. . . . Thus I close my notes for the month of December and for the year 1865 which has just passed and gone and now numbered with the things that were. Whether the almighty will spare me to record the daily events of things passing around me for the incoming year is more than mortal man can know but trusting his goodness and mercy I shall enter upon the pleasing task which to me is useful as a book of reference and may hereafter be profitable to those who have an interest in my affairs. The writer of the above lines, James Madison Hall, was not to see the eve of the year 1867. The following are excerpts from his writings for the year of our Lord 1866. - - - 8 Apr 1866. . . . The little woman spent the evening at Mrs. BEALE's and Lucy came home with her & spent the night. . . . - - - 16 Jul 1866. . . . I arrived home at 4 o'clock P.M. just in time to witness the death throes of my sweet little daughter Josephine Martha, who departed this life at 5 1/2 o'clock, and now reposes sweetly upon the bosom of her Savior. She died at the tender age of two years seven months and one day. . . . - - - 17 Jul 1866. . . . I performed the last sad rite for (Josephine's) little remains and had them interred in the burial ground at Liberty there to remain until her God shall call her again to meet him in the great day of accounts. My sweet little babe may she rest peacefully in the bosom of her God, and may this sad bereavement be for our future good. . . . - - - 19 Jul 1866. . . . Mrs. BEALE and Mrs. Buckley spent the day with the little woman. . . . - - - 24 Jul 1866. . . . The little woman purchased a nice little Italian marble monument to be placed over the grave of my sweet little babe Josephine. . . .
Post by benotforgot on May 20, 2008 12:19:04 GMT -5
All that certain lot, tract or parcel of land situated in Liberty County, Texas, and being out of and a part of the James Robeson League, Abstract #100, more particularly described as being 857 acres of land, being part of the upper or Northern half of the league of land, on the Trinity River bounded as follows:
BEGINNING at a corner, which is established south 1 E 625 varas, from the north line of said league, and 2258 varas west from the east line of said league said corner is a stake, from which a red oak 11 in. dia. mkd. X bears south 7 W 4-1/2 vrs. and a red oak 10 in. dia. mkd. X bears N 59-15 E 8 varas;
THENCE south 1 E 625 varas a stake in Menards prairie, from which an ash 6 in. dia. bears S 31 E 23-1/2 varas and another 10 in. dia. brs. N 83-45' W 60 varas, both marked X;
THENCE west along through the center of said league to the Trinity River;
THENCE up the river following its meanders to a point on said river at right angles with the first corner of this survey;
THENCE eastwardly parallel with the said lines of said league to the PLACE OF BEGINNING, and being the same land described in a deed from C. L. Cleveland to Elizabeth A. Beale, deed dated June 10th, 1871, filed February 6th, 1901, and shown of record in Vol. W, page 427, Deed Records of Liberty County, Texas.