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19. Mary "Polly" MURPHY1,47,48,49,50 was born on 26 December 1823 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.1 She died on 12 May 1866 at the age of 42 in Anderson County, Texas.1

Mary married William Chesley Pickle about 1841. He was a son of William Pickle and Elizabeth Wilson, b. 20 Oct 1820, Anderson Co SC and d. 4 Nov 1884. Chesley married 2nd Almedia E. A. Huddleston.

1850 Anderson Co SC; Eastern SubDivision, p.299, Household 868
Chestly Pickell, age 29, Farmer.
Mary age 26
William M. 7
Charity E. 5
Lucinda 3
James A. 5 months
John Argo, age 16 a Laborer from GA also lived with the family.

1860 Anderson Co TX
W. C. Peckle, age 40, Farmer $1500 $3500 pers prop; b. SC
Mary, age 37
William, 17
Elizabeth 15
L. J., female, 13
J. A., male, 10
N.C., female, 8
C. C., male, 6
M. L., female, 3
C. R., male 1 [all listed as born in SC]

1870 Anderson Co TX; p.102, Household 1476
Wm Pickle age 26, Farmer, b. SC & Georgia, age 19, also born in SC
p.86b; Household 1265
Wm Pickle, age 49, Farmer, b. SC
Amelia, age 34, b. TN
James A. age21, Farm hand
Nancy C., age 18, Domestic Servt
Charles, 16, farm hand
Martha, 13, Attending school
Robert, 11, b. SC as were the older children
Ruth A., 9, 1st child born in TX
Mary 6 [she will use assorted names including "Lou"]
Jacob 4
Obediah 4; Jacob & Obediah obviously twins - I believe they were the last children of Mary
Vince S. age 5 months, b. Jan

1880 Anderson Co TX, Precinct 7, p.209a
Chesley Pickle, age 59, Farmer, b. SC as were his parents
Almedia Pickle, wife, age 47, b. TN, father & mother b. NC
Lucy Ann, dau, age 18 [all these children born in Texas]
Talula, dau, age 16
Jacob, son age 14
Obadiah, son age 14
Lavina, dau age 11
Josiah son age 8

This could be William M. Pickles, oldest son of Chesley & Mary:
1880, Henderson Co TX, Precinct 1, p.126d
William Pickles, age 35, b. SC [no birth place for parents]
Georgia, wife age 30, b. AL
Chisley, son age 9, b. TX
Mary, dau, age 7, b. TX
___ Pickles, son age 7 mo, b. TX

In Precinct 6, p.188b
J. A. Pickle, age 30, Farmer, b. SC [He was 5 months old in 1850]
Kittie Pickle, wife, age 28, b. TX, father b. GA, mother b. AL
William L., son age 8 [all children born in Texas]
Wilburn, son age 5
Jesse, son age 4
Mary E., dau age 1

Olive Branch Cemetery, Anderson Co TX
Triple stone (Masonic)
Mary w/o W. C. PICKLE Dec. 26, 1823 - May 14, 1866
W. C.PICKLE Oct. 20, 1820 - Nov. 4, 1884(s/o Wm. & Eliz. Wilson Pickle)
A. E. A. w/o W. C. PICKLE Apr. 12, 1833 - (blank)( 1877 bu Sand Flat Cem., Athens
His footstone: William C. PICKLE Co. B TX State Trp, Confederate States Army,dates

Mary "Polly" MURPHY and William Chesley PICKLE were married about 1841. William Chesley PICKLE, son of William PICKLE and Elizabeth WILSON, was born on 20 October 1820 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He died on 4 November 1884 at the age of 64 in Anderson County, Texas.

Olive Branch Cemetery, Anderson Co TX
Footstone for William C. Pickle: Co. B, TX State Trp, CSA.
There is a second memorial on FindAGave - Hopewell Cemetery without a photo. He has both an old stone and a military marker at Olive Branch.

Find A Grave Memorial# 19836503
In addition to William's service in Co. E, 11th Brigade, Texas State Troops, he later enrolled as a Blacksmith in Co. B, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Texas State Troops on January 27, 1864 at Velasco, Texas. Another Compiled Service Record card shows his date of enrollment as January 31, 1864.

Mary "Polly" MURPHY and William Chesley PICKLE had the following children:



William Murphy PICKLE51 was born on 15 November 1843 in Anderson County, South Carolina. He died on 26 April 1917 at the age of 73 in Poynor, Henderson County, Texas.

Probably living in Henderson Co TX in 1880:
Precinct 1; p.126d
William Pickles, age 35 b. SC; Georgia, wife, age 30 b. AL, Chisley age 9, Mary age 7, and an infant whose name is not given, age 7 months. Children all born in Texas.

William was married three times
to Mary Tallulah Waddill, b. 5 Feb 1848, d. 11 Sep 1863 at 18 years of age, buried Pisgah Cemetery, Brushy Creek, Anderson Co, TX
Georgia Ann Tubb, b. 10 Jan 1851, d. 3 Dec 1899, Henderson Co TX, buried Payne Springs Cemetery, Henderson, Co.
and Margaret Safronia Morris, b. 4 Aug 1861, d. 25 Apr 1949, Austin, Travis, TX, buried Poyner Cemetery, Henderson Co with William. Margaret was first married to James Douglas Whiteside who died in 1895.

Olive Branch Cemetery, Anderson Co TX
William Thomas, s/o of W. M. & G. A. [Georgia] Pickle. b. 28 Dec 1868, d. 28 Feb 1869
Infant s/o W.M. & G. A. Pickle b. 27 Dec 1875, aged one day.



Charity Elizabeth PICKLE52,53 was born on 4 May 1845 in Anderson County, South Carolina. She died on 1 March 1918 at the age of 72 in Pert, Anderson County, Texas.

Married Elisha Moses Perry Holland, 14 May 1866, Anderson Co, TX

In 1880, Charity was living with her husband Elisha Holland, also born in South Carolina. All their children were born in Texas:
Virginia, age 13; Charles, age 10; Mary, age 8; Margaret, age 5; Cora, age 2; Aaron, age 1 month



Lucinda Jane PICKLE52,54 was born on 3 July 1847 in Anderson County, South Carolina. She died on 12 December 1907 at the age of 60 in McLennan County, Texas.

Lucinda married a Thomas; never found them in the 1880 Census. He was Eli Washington Thomas, b. 21 Feb 1841 in Scott Co, MS, d. 21 Oct 1917, Tarrant Co, TX, and they married about 1867.



James Albert PICKLE.



Nancy C. PICKLE55 was born in 1852 in South Carolina. 1880. Nannie Newland was living in Hunt Co TX. Her husband was Esquire Newland, age 32, born in KY. Children were Charity age 8, Mary age 6 and Lilliam age 4.



Charles Chesley PICKLE56 was born on 29 August 1854 in South Carolina. He died on 30 July 1903 at the age of 48 in Anderson County, Texas. 1880 Census. Charles was 25. His wife Almeda M. was 23 and born in TX. Children were Walter C. age 2 and Arthur H., age 4 months.



Martha Lee PICKLE37,52 was born on 2 February 1857 in South Carolina.37 She died on 2 August 1932 at the age of 75 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.37

Martha was listed as M. L. Gambrell in the estate papers of her grandfather, Ezekiel Murphy. I did not find her in the 1880 census.

WorldConnect Database: Martha Lee Pickle married William M. Gambrell on 14 May 1874 in Texas. He was born 28 Oct 1848 in South Carolina. He was her 1st cousin, son of Matthew & Ruth Murphy Gambrell.



Robert C. PICKLE57 was born in 1859. 1880 Census. Robert and wife Mary were both age 21. She was born in TX. They had a baby daughter, Carra, age 1. A sister-in-law, age 12, named Ella Cecil, also lived with them.

Robert was probably the first child of Chesley to be born in Texas.



Ruth A. PICKLE52 was born in 1861 in Texas. Ruth was married to a Simpson. The estate papers of Ezekiel Murphy state that she lived in McLennan Co, TX by the mid 1880's.



Mary L. C. "Lula" PICKLE52 was born on 22 September 1863 in Anderson County, Texas. She died on 15 April 1944 at the age of 80 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

Lou (name also seen as Talula) was married to J. W. Rhodes as per the estate file of Ezekiel Murphy. He was John William Rhodes, b. Feb 1854, MS, died 1914, Anderson Co TX.



Jacob Nathaniel PICKLE was born on 12 May 1866 in Anderson County, Texas. He died on 4 March 1870 at the age of 3 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas. Jacob and Obediah were apparently twins. The were born the same year their mother died; perhaps their birth was the cause of her death. Their oldest brother William was named guardian of Jacob & Obediah, as well as Ruth and Lula. Between the time of this guardianship and the actual settlement of the estate of their grandfather William Ezekiel Murphy in the mid 1880's, Jacob is no longer mentioned. He must have died between 1880-1884.



Obediah J. PICKLE was born on 12 May 1866. He died on 27 January 1944 at the age of 77.

Obediah married Malinda Jane "Ninnie" Howard. He is buried Valley Mills Cemetery, Bosque Co, TX.