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251. Mathew MAYBERRY161 was born in 1843 in Virginia.49

Goodspeed's "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas"; p.367, published 1891.
Matthew Maberry, farmer, Paris, Ark. Mr. Maberry is a native of Virginia, and his parents, Charles and Ellen B. (Thompson) Maberry, were natives of the same State, born in Floyd County. In 1848 they removed to Schuyler County, Mo., and from there to Arkansas in 1858. Mr. Maberry bought land in Logan County, and cultivated the soil until his death, on June 11, 1883. The mother died on May 19, 1890. Matthew Maberry was born on May 15, 1844, and in 1863 he enlisted in Company K, Eighth Missouri Infantry, C. S. A., and was a participant in the battle of Prairie Grove. On May 10, 1863, during a skirmish in the Indian Territory, he was wounded in the leg and disabled so that he did not enter the service again. He was captured shortly afterward, paroled, and came home. In June, 1879, he was wedded to Miss Lou Ann Sewell, daughter of William Sewell, of Logan County, Ark. The Sewell family was among the pioneer settlers of Logan County. Mr. Maberry is the owner of 137 acres of land, the old homestead of his father, and is a man of good judgment and sound practical sense. He was elected constable for Short Mountain Township, where Paris, the county seat, is located, in September, 1886, and has served in that capacity up to the present time, being re-elected every two years successively. He contributes of his means to all landable enterprises, and is in every way a worthy citizen.

The article above gives Matthew as born 15 May 1844, yet the 1860 census indicates he was a year older. Sister Letitia's records show her to have been born 18 Sep 1844 - so one of them is wrong. Also he was married, I believe, in Jun of 1869, not 1879.

Mathew's service record, like so many Confederate records is incomplete. His name is spelled both Maberry and Mayberry on his service cards. He enlisted as a Private, Company K, Hunter's Regiment, Missouri Infantry, on 10 Jun 1862 in Crawford Co, AR, for three years. Capt. Mankin was the enlisting officer.
Hunter's Battalion consisted of seven companies, originally as cavalry, and was organized 31 Aug 1862. Other companies were added and it became known as Hunter's Regiment 15 Sep 1862. Its designation was changed to the 8th Regiment Missouri Infantry, and finally to the 11th Regiment.
Mathew was noted as "Absent, sick, 25 Dec 1862". He was present March & April of 1863. The Muster Roll for April 30 to Aug 31, 1863, states, "Deserted June 10th 1863 from Austin, Ark." Another record card describes officers and soldiers who have ceased to belong to Parsons' Brigade, Mo. Vols. shows his enlisted as 10 Jun 1862 and his departure at Austin on 10 Jun 1863, "Deserted". A List of Absentees, from the 11th Missouri Infantry Brigade, Price's Division, 26 Jan 1864, stated that Mathew Maberry's present company was not known - that he was supposed to be with Cooper's Command. A second record of men of Price's Division who are now absent from their commands in the Cavalry, 16 Feb 1864, list M. Maberry "Supposed to be with Cooper's Command".
It should be noted that "deserted" had little meaning the Confederacy, particularly in the very disorganized Western command. Units were formed, combined, disbanded for the winter. Or the person charged with keeping the muster rolls was unaware when a soldier had been injured or captured, or even had a special assignment - the soldier was simply present or absent and if there was no known cause for his absence, he was assumed to have deserted, because many of them did just leave. Often without food or proper clothing, or because of troubles at home, the soldiers simply left and went home for a time, later rejoining the first company of soldiers they found.

Logan Co AR 1870; p.76a, Dwelling 33 is:
Mayberry, Mathew, age 27, Farmer, b. MO
Annie, age 24, Keeping House b. AR [married the year before]

Logan Co AR 1880 on p.243B, Dwelling 213
Matt Maberry, age 36, b. VA as were his parents
L. A., wife, keeping House, age 34, b. AR
W. Williams, age 17,b. AR, works on farm
Apparently Mathew and Lou Ann had no children.

Polk's Arkansas State Gazetteer & Business Directories
1888-1889, Vol. II. Atlanta,
R. L. Polk & Co., 1888
An incorporated town on Short Mountain river, in Logan county, of which it is the judicial seat, 130 miles northwest of Little Rock, and 12 southeast of Altus, the nearest railroad station. Fort Smith is the nearest banking point. Settled in 1874, it contains a steam cotton gin, a grist mill, a skating rink, 3 churches and a school. Two weekly newspapers, the Paris Express and Paris Serpent are published. Cotton is the principal shipment. Stages daily to Hartman and tri-weekly to Fort Smith. It has telephone communication with all towns in the county. Population, 900. Mail, daily. J.H. Wilkins, Postmaster
Mabery, M. - constable

Polk's Arkansas State Gazetteer & Business Directories
1892-1893, Vol. III. Detroit-Chicago-St. Louis
R. L. Polk & Co., 1892
The judicial seat of Logan county, is an incorporated town of 1,000 population in Short Mountain township, 130 miles northwest of Little Rock, and 11 from Altus, the nearest shipping point. It has Baptist, Catholic, Christian and Methodist churches, graded public school, a bank, good hotels, grist mills, cotton gins and 2 weekly nespapers, the Times and the Express. Stage daily to Altus, Booneville and Ft. Smith. Mail, daily. M.J. Bowers, Postmaster
Mabery, M. - constable

I do not find him 1900, unless this is a very inaccurate enumeration - other than his name, every fact is wrong:
Short Mountain Twp, Logan Co, AR, Hh 313
Mathew Maberry, b. Mch 1853, age 47, married 15 years, b. AL, parents b. AL, farmer
Amanda, b. May 1859, age 41, 0 children, b. MS, parents b. AL

In 1910, Lou A. Mayberry was living with a sister; stated to be a widow.

Mathew MAYBERRY and Eliza Ann "Louann" SEWELL were married in June 1869 in Logan County, Arkansas.161 Eliza Ann "Louann" SEWELL was born about 1846 in Arkansas.

Lou Ann's father said to be William Sewell whose family was among the pioneer settlers of Logan Co AR.

1910 Census. Roseville, Logan Co AR, Hh 108
Mary A. Maynard, 56, widow, b. AR, parents b. TN
Emma L. dau, 16, single, b. AR, parents b. AR
Lou A. Mayberry, sister, age 66, widow, b. AR, parents b. TN

I'm wasn't sure that Goodspeed gave the correct father for Lou Ann. There was a William Sewell present in the area, but the names and ages of his children didn't seem to match Lou Ann and her sister Mary A. very well. An online database does say that Eliza Ann, b. ca 1844 was nicknamed "Louann" Also shows her married to Mathew and says that she died 1919 - Mathew died 1912 [which isn't correct as he was dead before 1910]. The database also says the child Elizabeth Sewell, born in 1854 was Mary Elizabeth who married John Maynard.
So this must be Lou Ann's family in 1850, Franklin Co AR, before Logan Co was formed from it, Hh 374
William Sewell, 36, blacksmith, b. TN. Anna, 35, b. TN
William, 13, b. TN
Born in AR: Orington 8. Eliza A. 6 [would have to be LouAnn]. James 4. Josephine 2. Clarissa, 4 months.

1860, Franklin Co AR, Roseville, Hh 801
Wm Sewell, 45, blacksmith, b. TN. Ann, 44, b. TN
Arrington, 18, blacksmith, b. AR
Eliza Ann 16. James 14. Josephine 12. Clarissa 11. Lorenzo 10. Elizabeth 6. Harriet, age 9 months.
Arrington Sewell, age 75, blacksmith, birthplace unknown

In 1870, it would appear that William, his wife and father may have all died. Lower Township, Hh 106 is Orinton Sewell, now 28, wife wife and two children. Then in Hh 107:
James Sewell, 24. Josephine 20. Clarissa 18. Lorenzo 16. Harriett 10.

Some of the family is said to buried Paint Rock Cemetery, Logan Co. I found none posted on
However, Carpenter Cemetery, Ozark, Franklin Co, AR:
William Jasper Sewell, son of William Sewell and Beth Ann Baker. Born 3 Oct 1836; Died 30 Jan 1901. Married Malissie Colvard, 22 Mar 1855. Malissie, b. 22 Mar 1837, d. 27 Jan 1901.
Arrington M. Sewell. Born Apr 1842, died Jan 1883. Married Lydia Colvard. Theirs is a joint stone. Lydia was the daughter of Wade Colvard and Latha Ann Cage. She was born Jun 1845, died Nov 1922.