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Marion Monroe and Roseanna C. McCollum Pierce
The next page are pictures of descendants of Marion Monroe Pierce and his wife, Roseanna K. McCollum. They were married in DeGray, Clark County, Arkanas and lived there until the mid 1880s when Marion moved his family to Texas. All of the children except the oldest child, Emma, went with them. Emma had married Richard Pinkney Buck by that time and had moved to the Finley community near the village of Alpine, Arkanss in Clark County Arkansas.
Marion was born in Georgia in 1838 and died in Lamar County Texas 23 January 1925 and Roseanna was born August 28, 1851 in DeGray, Clark County, Arkanss and died November 17, 1912. They are buried in the Springhill Cemetery near the village of Novice Texas in Lamar County, Texas.
Marion, along with four brothers and a sister came to Arkansas in the mid 1850s and settled in the DeGray community about 7 miles northwest of Arkadelphia in Clark county Arkansas. James Jasper, who was my great grandfather, was in the 23rd Arkansas Infantry, Confederate States of America, and was captured at the seige of Port Hudson Lousiana when the fort surrendered. He was a prisoner only one night being excnanged the next day. The brothers that were in the 1st Arkansas Infantry during the 1st Arkansas Infantry are Marion, Zachariah and Joe. Joe was wounded in the hip at The Battle of Shilo and lost an arm in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Georgia. Reading the records of the 1st Arkansas Infantry is like reading Who is Who of the Civil War. They were in most of the Battles in Tennessee and some in Alabama and Virginia.
I have his Civil War records on these pages.
Thanks, Wayne Meddley