Oct. 10, 1876 Hall's Bluff Houston County Texas, USA
. . . . . . . . . . A Texas Historical Marker at the Hall Cemetery in Houston County, Texas indicates that the earliest marked grave is that of this Mary A. Sharp (1843-1876). This historical marker is located on FM 229, 10.9 miles NW of Crockett. According to Mary's daughter, Ida Mae . . . "My mother, Mary Alexandrien Lamar [sic] Sharp . . . was of French extraction, but I know nothing about her family history, except that she owned land on the Robeson Survey, Liberty County, Texas, and I still own my inherited interest in this land. My mother died when I was four years old, and is buried in the Hall Cemetery on the old Hall Plantation on Elkhart Creek, where I was born. There is a marker at her grave." Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire, aka Nellie, is mentioned frequently in the 1860-1866 Journal of James Madison Hall. His account of her marriage to Sam is the only known written record of that event.
Maternal Uncle :: Dr James Waring (1810-1883) St. Mary's County, Maryland . . . . . . . . . .
Inscription: . . . . . . . . . . A family historian has made the statement that she visited this cemetery with her father many years ago . . . and that at that time there were markers here for various members of the Hall family who originally owned the land where this cemetery is located . . . she is aware that those markers no longer exist . . . but does not know what happened to them . . . C Johnson has also informed us that "In the Houston County Cemetery Book Second Edition, 1978, Nellie's headstone was read. Page 150." . . . . . . . . . .
Note: According to Wesley Taylor Fobbs as told to her by her grandfather, French Taylor, "Mrs Sharps grave is one of the first graves on the left as you go thru the gate."