|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1833|
|Death: ||May 23, 1905|
Louisa Mariah Ellen Shannon is her full name at the time of her death. She and her 4th husband, David C Shannon, were married in Austin TX on 4 Nov 1876 (recorded Book 4 page 47 Travis Co TX). On the 1900 census they were living near the community of Andice in Williamson Co TX. This census report also has Mariah's son, John Marian Payne, and his two daughters, Ollie and Edna living with them. Maggie Shannon, daughter to Kizzie Payne Shannon, was also living with her grandparents. Mariah lived the last year of her life with her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Smalley, who lived nearby in Liberty Hill and is also buried in the Andice Cemetery. Mariah's husband, David C Shannon, must have died between 1900 and 1904. There is an unmarked grave between Mariah's grave and WAM Smalley. It is assumed that David C Shannon died before Mariah and is buried in this unmarked grave. According to deed records in Williamson County, the last home of David and Mariah was located only a short distance (about a mile) from the Andice Cemetery.
Mariah's 3rd marriage was to Joseph Pane (Payne) under the name of Ellen Hail on 26 Feb 1861 in Williamson Co TX. (book 2 page 81). They had possibly four children: William (1862), Kizzie Adeline (1864), John Marian (1867), and Deanie Ellen (1870). It is unclear about what happened to William.
Mariah's 2nd marriage on 2 May 1858 was to William W Hail under the name of Mariah S E Smalley. This marriage is recorded in Williamson Co TX in Book 1 Page 205. William W Hail died after about a year of marriage. The census report of 1860 has Mariah living near Georgetown, Williamson Co TX. Her name on this report is Ellen Hale and she has two children, Mary E Hale (7) and Cam L Hale (1). Nothing else is known about the male child Cam L.
Mariah's 1st marriage occurred in Williamson Co TX on 5 Sept 1852 to Moses W Smalley under the name Louisa M E Freeman. This marriage is recorded in Williamson Co TX in Book 1 Page 36. They lived in the area of Round Rock in Williamson Co. Moses Smalley died in 1857. They had a daughter named Mary Elizabeth Smalley.
This marriage to Smalley was the first marriage of Louisa Mariah Ellen Freeman. She was 19 years old when she married Smalley. Further proof of this biography can be found at the Williamson County Clerks office.
Moses W. Smalley (1828 - 1857)
Mary Elizabeth Smalley (1853 - 1925)*
Kizzie Adeline Payne Livingston (1862 - 1948)*
John Marion Payne (1867 - 1929)*
Deannie Ellen Payne Green (1870 - 1935)*
Maintained by: debra shannon weldon
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Dec 28, 2004
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