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72. Sarah E."Sallie" HOLDERNESS was born on 8 July 1825.25,83 She died on 6 September 1869 at the age of 44 in Chambersville, Calhoun County, Arkansas.84,90 She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chambersville, Calhoun County, Arkansas.132


Age 27 in marriage record


The Obituary of Anderson McLemore states that he had three children by Sally Holderness, but none were living at the time of his death in 1896. Sally is buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Chambersville, Calhoun Co, AR - in the same cemetery is an infant McLemore, born and died 15 Jun 1855. That was just about a year after Anderson & Sally married. Then a James Thomas McLemore was born 13 Jun 1856, died 12 Sep 1857 and is buried at Oak Grove. And Julia E. McLemore was born 8 Mar 1858, died 30 Jun 1860. Quite possibly these are their three children.

Sarah E."Sallie" HOLDERNESS and Anderson MCLEMORE were married on 18 July 1854 in Calhoun County, Arkansas.25 Anderson MCLEMORE90,106,133,134 was born on 3 October 1818 in Georgia.25,106,133 He died on 1 December 1896 at the age of 78 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas.106

The marriage is indexed as Anderson McLenon. Other records show that his name was McLemore.

He was age 35 in marriage record to Sally Holderness.

In the 1860 Census in Calhoun Co AR, it's evident Anderson had a previous wife. Living with him and Sallie is John McLemore age 17 and Alex age 15. Also A. McLemore, age 70, born in Alabama, a mechanic - no doubt Anderson's father. Probably NOT born in Alabama in 1790, though. Sallie's brother Algernon Sidney is also living with them.
Found in 1870 in Hopkins Co TX Census, living in Black Jack Grove near Robert Holderness; p.150, Household 125. Anderson McLemore age 51, Farmer, born in Georgia, Alexander age 26, also a Farmer, born in Alabama, and Virginia, age 16, Keeping house, born in Arkansas. It would appear that Anderson and Sallie had at least one daughter soon after their marriage and Sallie has died before this Census.
1880, Hopkins Co TX, p.97B: Indexed as A. McLamon, age 61, born AL, parents born in NC. Sue was born in Texas, her parents listed as born in NC. Luther, Adaline, and Frank had all been born in Hopkins Co to Anderson and his 3rd wife. A. P., age 35, is living with them - his place of birth listed as AL; his mother Jane Ward born in GA.

Anderson McLemore died Dec 1, 1896. Mr. McLemore was born in the state of GA, Oct 3, 1818. He professed religion and joined the Methodist Church and was made a Mason about the same time in Chambers County, AL. He was happily married 3 times, his first wife having been Miss Jane Ward of Alabama; his second, Miss S. B. Holderness of Arkansas, and his last who survives him, Mrs. S. P. Williams, nee Miss Ashcroft. Twelve children were born to the deceased; 5 by his first wife, 3 by the second, and 4 by the third; but only 4 of these children are living - one of the the first and three of the last family. Mr. McLemore first came to Hopkins Co in 1863, returning to AR just after the Late War, but finally coming back to Hopkins Co in 1869 since which time and until his death he has been a resident of this county, having made his home for the past few years of his life in Sulphur Springs.

ABSTRACTS OF EARLY RECORDS OF HOPKINS CO TX.
Will Book 1, p.260 Will of Anderson McLemore, dec'd. to daughters Mrs. Virginia A. Crowley, 36 acres out of the NE corner of my prairie place, 16 acres East end of timber tract bought of Reily. 1/6 part of cattle and horses. To children of Mary W. Atkinson who are now living: Saml W. Atkinson, Jno C. Atkinson, Mary W. Atkinson, Bettie P. Atkinson, Annie J. Atkinson & McLemore ATkins of _____ Co, AR, $5 each. Beloved wife Sue P. McLemore, house and lot in Sulphur Springs. Also to wife and 4 children: Luther A. McLemore, Adaline R. McLemore, Franklin A. Mclemore & James M. McLemore, remaining part of prairie and timbered land, horses, cattle, etc. Executrix: Sue P. McLemore. Wit: Robert M. Henderson, W. N. Barlett, Saml. G. Tomlinson. Made in 1885. Filed 29 Mar 1897.
p.261 Will of Anderson McLemore proved by R. M. Henderson who stated deceased was 55 years old [more like 65; actually he was 67 in 1885] when he made his will and he died Dec 1896.