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Elizabeth Belzora Speights

F, b. 1849, d. August 24, 1932

Parents

Family: Francis Marion Wallis (b. September 29, 1843, d. 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Belzora Speights was born in 1849 in Texas.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Marion Wallis were married in 1866.
  • Death: Elizabeth Belzora Speights died on August 24, 1932, at age ~83, in Harris County, Texas.

Elisha Henry Robert Wallis

M, b. 1788, d. July 12, 1846

Parents

Family: Sarah Barrow (b. 1796, d. November 15, 1841)

Biography

  • Birth: Elisha Henry Robert Wallis was born in 1788 in Georgia.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Barrow were married on October 17, 1814 in Opelousas, St Landry Parish, Louisiana.
  • Death: Elisha Henry Robert Wallis died on July 12, 1846, at age ~58, in Wallisville, Chambers Co, Texas.
  • Note: Lisville was settled in 1825 by Elisha H.R. Wallis, a pioneer from Georgia, on land in the Joseph Vehlein grant, a contractor working to place colonists in Texas. Chambers County was organized in 1858 and Wallisville was made the county seat, which in turn was making the town a thriving retail market. A courthouse fire in 1875 destroyed the wooden structure along with all of the records inside. This resulted in the building of a brick and stone courthouse with a jail and an execution tower in 1886. This structure was also destroyed by fire. By 1900, the town had 728 people, a shipyard, a lumber yard, a cotton gin, a skating rink, several stores, an export house and Chambers County's first newspaper "The Wallisville Age". In 1908, though, the courthouse was moved to Anahuac after the famous "County Seat Hog War," over the issue of letting animals roam at large.

Sarah Barrow

F, b. 1796, d. November 15, 1841

Parents

Family: Elisha Henry Robert Wallis (b. 1788, d. July 12, 1846)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Barrow was born in 1796 in Opelousas, St Landry Parish, Louisiana.
  • Marriage: She and Elisha Henry Robert Wallis were married on October 17, 1814 in Opelousas, St Landry Parish, Louisiana.
  • Death: Sarah Barrow died on November 15, 1841, at age ~45, in Wallisville, Chambers Co, Texas.

Frederick Wallis

M, b. 1758, d. 1855

Parents

Family: Gilleny Roberts (b. circa 1760, d. 1860)

Biography

  • Birth: Frederick Wallis was born in 1758 in Georgia.
  • Death: He died in 1855, at age ~97.

Gilleny Roberts

F, b. circa 1760, d. 1860

Family: Frederick Wallis (b. 1758, d. 1855)

Biography

  • Birth: Gilleny Roberts was born circa 1760.
  • Death: She died in 1860.

James Wallis

M, b. circa 1762, d. December 27, 1819

Family: Mary Alexander (b. July 6, 1768, d. May 18, 1816)

Biography

  • Birth: James Wallis was born circa 1762 in Sugar Creek, Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Alexander were married on May 10, 1790.
  • Death: James Wallis died on December 27, 1819 in Providence, Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina.

Mary Alexander

F, b. July 6, 1768, d. May 18, 1816

Family: James Wallis (b. circa 1762, d. December 27, 1819)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Alexander was born on July 6, 1768 in Sugar Creek, Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina.
  • Marriage: She and James Wallis were married on May 10, 1790.
  • Death: Mary Alexander died on May 18, 1816, at age 47.

Reuben Barrow

M, b. circa 1758

Parents

Family: Fanny Kennedy (b. circa 1766)

Biography

  • Birth: Reuben Barrow was born circa 1758 in North Carolina.
  • Note: All family historians agree that the apple of Solomon's eye was his youngest daughter, Narcissa Ophelia Henrietta Jane Barrow, who was born in 1846. Her father used to load her onto his favorite horse and ride her across the prairies, and sometimes took her on long walks. As an older woman, she remembered him frequently stopping to chop on various trees, which was often used to mark specific locations. Her recollections gave rise to other buried treasure stories, although Narcissa was never able to remember the location of the marked trees. Nothing in his life was quite as controversial, however, as his death. Several stories have circulated over the years, but most stories agree that he was poisoned by his mulatto slave, Margaret. Most tales agree that Solomon had promised her freedom upon his death, and Margaret apparently tried to hasten that event. The stories diverge on other circumstances. Some folks say she put arsenic in his soup, while others contend he died from poisoned bread. Margaret's trial was held in Liberty in March 1856, and some fifteen witnesses testified. The jury, however, was split and Margaret was never convicted. The Barrow family sold her to another plantation. Villamae Williams said her new master, coming home on furlough from the War Between the States, found she had mistreated his aged mother and shot her. Solomon's widow, Elizabeth Winfree Barrow, lived on a couple dozen more years. She died around 1880. Both were buried on the old homeplace in unmarked graves. Their old homesite and the presumed locations of their graves is now contained within McCollum Park near Beach City in western Chambers County.
    Reuben Barrow, Jr. (1806-1871)
    Reuben Barrow, Jr. was a single man when he arrived in present-day Chambers County in 1824 and did not make his petition for land until 1827. Like many of his peers, however, he did not get his land grant until 1838 during the days of the Republic of Texas. By that time Reuben had married Miss Susannah Dunman, a daughter of James and Sarah (White) Dunman, which made her a niece of the legendary cattleman James Taylor White. Reuben and Susannah settled near Gilchrist on the Bolivar Peninsula, which is in Galveston County. This put them in close proximity to Susannah's brother, Martin Dunman, who remains a fairly interesting character in his own right. Martin's homeplace was on a large land grant that now covers the place where High Island is located. Some newspaper accounts of that time refer to the place as "The High Islands." The late Villamae Williams felt that this first homeplace for Reuben and Susannah was probably near Rollover Pass. It was a lovely place, except for the hurricanes and the large mosquitoes that inhabited the place then as now. Those conditions eventually prompted Reuben to settle on land he received at Double Bayou as a bounty grant for military service to the Republic of Texas. Reuben and Susannah had six children who lived to maturity: Richard Vincent, Mary, Sarah, Martha, Henry and Julia. Richard Vincent Barrow married Sophronia Miles. Martha Barrow married Joseph LaFour. There are any number of men in the Barrow family who carried the name Reuben, although this gentleman was often called "Bully Reuben" to differentiate him from his father and his nephews. The late Lorraine Silva, a lifelong Barrow family researcher, said he earned that nickname because of his propensity for picking fights, usually initiating hostilities by coming up behind a man's favorite horse and cutting off the animal's tail. Most folks didn't like that. Reuben Barrow, Jr. died sometime before October 24, 1871, when an application for probate of his estate was filed.
    Benjamin Barrow (1808 - 1877)
    The youngest of these three Barrow brothers, Benjamin was only 16 years old in 1824 when.

Fanny Kennedy

F, b. circa 1766

Family: Reuben Barrow (b. circa 1758)

Biography

  • Birth: Fanny Kennedy was born circa 1766.

Richard Barrow

M, b. 1730

Parents

Family: Mary Godwin (b. August 11, 1738, d. 1778)

Biography

  • Birth: Richard Barrow was born in 1730 in North Carolina.

Mary Godwin

F, b. August 11, 1738, d. 1778

Parents

Family: Richard Barrow (b. 1730)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Godwin was born on August 11, 1738 in North Carolina.
  • Death: She died in 1778, at age ~40, in Opelousas, St Landry Parish, Louisiana.

Richard Barrow

M, b. May 1701

Parents

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Richard Barrow was born in May 1701 in North Carolina.

William Barrow

M, b. February 20, 1671, d. January 8, 1715

Parents

  • Father: John Barrow (b. 1643, d. June 10, 1718)
  • Mother: Sarah Sutton (b. September 15, 1650, d. September 16, 1714)

Family: Elizabeth Elker (b. November 7, 1678, d. December 1741)

Biography

  • Birth: William Barrow was born on February 20, 1671 in North Carolina.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Elker were married on June 14, 1697 in North Carolina.
  • Death: William Barrow died on January 8, 1715, at age 43.

Elizabeth Elker

F, b. November 7, 1678, d. December 1741

Parents

Family: William Barrow (b. February 20, 1671, d. January 8, 1715)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Elker was born on November 7, 1678 in North Carolina.
  • Marriage: She and William Barrow were married on June 14, 1697 in North Carolina.
  • Death: Elizabeth Elker died in December 1741, at age 63, in North Carolina.

John Barrow

M, b. 1643, d. June 10, 1718

Family: Sarah Sutton (b. September 15, 1650, d. September 16, 1714)

Biography

  • Birth: John Barrow was born in 1643 in Virginia.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Sutton were married on February 1, 1668 in North Carolina.
  • Death: John Barrow died on June 10, 1718, at age ~75, in North Carolina.

Sarah Sutton

F, b. September 15, 1650, d. September 16, 1714

Parents

Family: John Barrow (b. 1643, d. June 10, 1718)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Sutton was born on September 15, 1650 in Scituate, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and John Barrow were married on February 1, 1668 in North Carolina.
  • Death: Sarah Sutton died on September 16, 1714, at age 64, in North Carolina.

George Sutton

M, b. April 12, 1613, d. April 12, 1669

Parents

Family: Sarah Tilden (b. June 13, 1613, d. March 20, 1676)

Biography

  • Birth: George Sutton was born on April 12, 1613 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Tilden were married on March 13, 1636 in Scituate, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: George Sutton died on April 12, 1669, at age 56, in North Carolina.

Sarah Tilden

F, b. June 13, 1613, d. March 20, 1676

Parents

Family: George Sutton (b. April 12, 1613, d. April 12, 1669)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Tilden was born on June 13, 1613 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
  • Marriage: She and George Sutton were married on March 13, 1636 in Scituate, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Sarah Tilden died on March 20, 1676, at age 62, in North Carolina.

Ambrose Sutton

M, b. 1587

Family: Sarah Warner (b. 1589, d. 1680)

Biography

  • Birth: Ambrose Sutton was born in 1587 in Colchester, Essex, England.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Warner were married on August 25, 1613 in Kelvedon, Essex, England.

Sarah Warner

F, b. 1589, d. 1680

Family: Ambrose Sutton (b. 1587)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Warner was born in 1589 in Kelvedon, Essex, England.
  • Marriage: She and Ambrose Sutton were married on August 25, 1613 in Kelvedon, Essex, England.
  • Death: Sarah Warner died in 1680, at age ~91.

Nathaniel Tilden

M, b. July 28, 1583, d. May 25, 1641

Parents

Family: Lydia Bourne Huckstep (b. February 11, 1587, d. June 20, 1666)

Biography

  • Birth: Nathaniel Tilden was born on July 28, 1583 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
  • Marriage: He and Lydia Bourne Huckstep were married in 1605 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
  • Death: Nathaniel Tilden died on May 25, 1641, at age 57, in Scituate, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.

Lydia Bourne Huckstep

F, b. February 11, 1587, d. June 20, 1666

Parents

Family: Nathaniel Tilden (b. July 28, 1583, d. May 25, 1641)

Biography

  • Birth: Lydia Bourne Huckstep was born on February 11, 1587 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
  • Marriage: She and Nathaniel Tilden were married in 1605 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
  • Death: Lydia Bourne Huckstep died on June 20, 1666, at age 79, in Scituate, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.

Thomas Tilden

M, b. circa 1545, d. June 6, 1617

Parents

Family: Alice Biggs (b. 1548, d. May 13, 1593)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Tilden was born circa 1545.
  • Marriage: He and Alice Biggs were married on March 10, 1576 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
  • Death: Thomas Tilden died on June 6, 1617 in Tenterden, Kent, England.

Alice Biggs

F, b. 1548, d. May 13, 1593

Parents

Family: Thomas Tilden (b. circa 1545, d. June 6, 1617)

Biography

  • Birth: Alice Biggs was born in 1548.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Tilden were married on March 10, 1576 in Tenterden, Kent, England.
  • Death: Alice Biggs died on May 13, 1593, at age ~45, in Tenterden, Kent, England.

Richard Tilden

M, b. October 15, 1820, d. May 15, 1566

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Glover (b. October 15, 1515, d. December 30, 1585)

Biography

  • Birth: Richard Tilden was born on October 15, 1820 in England.
  • Death: He died on May 15, 1566, at age ~0.