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John Anderson McLemore
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1834
Marion County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1906
Dallas County
Texas, USA

W. A. (J. A.) McLemore, born in Alabama in 1834, a resident of Dallas for eight months, died yesterday at 101 Jefferson Street, Oak Cliff. The funeral will be held this morning and interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery.

Dallas News

He gives his birth information on the 1900 census as March 1834. Though later information may give 1830 as his year of birth, his census records all indicate 1834 is correct.

He was married in Leon Co., Texas on September 8, 1859 to Margaret Helen Hall, daughter of James Madison Hall and Cornelia Amanda Hall.

This is the 1850 census for wife, Margaret:
1850 Crockett, Houston, TX
James M. Hall, 31, clerk, MD
Amanda C., wife, 25, ALA
Margaret, dau, 4 or 6, Houston City, TX
James H. Gillispie, 31, SC
William M. Taylor, 36, OH
___ C. Aldrige, 21, TX
James H. B. Bracken, 19, ALA
Eugene Riddle, 15, MS

1906 Dallas City Directory - McLemore John A., h 212 Peabody av

1906 Dallas City Directory - McLemore John A., h 142 Fleming

1906 Dallas City Directory - McLemore John C., distributor P.O., r 142 Fleming

[Thanks to Barbara W. for the above Dallas City Directory information]

1886-1887 Waco, TX directory
McLemore, John A., carp., 1477 Washington

1889 Waco, TX directory
McLemore, John A., carp., 811 S. 3d.

McLemore, John A., carp., 811 S. 3d.

McLemore, John A., carp., 811 S. 3d.

1860 Crockett, Houston Co., TX Census
Jno. A. McLemore, 27, merchant clerk, ALA
M. H., wife, 16, TX
E. L. , age 1/3, TX
A. C. Hall (mother in law), 33, ALA

1870 Crockett, Houston Co., TX Census
J. A., 36, ALA
M. H., wife, 26, TX
Annie F., 2, TX
Ella, 4, TX
C. A. Hall, (mother in law), 46, TX

1880 Houston Co., TX Census
Jno. McLemore, 46, ALA, farmer
Mag, wife, 26, TX
Ella, dau, 14, TX
James, son, 9, TX
Ernest, son, 5, TX
C. A. Hall, (mother in law), 57, ALA

1900 Waco, McLennan Co., TX Census
John A. McLemore, 66, Mar 1834, ALA, grocer
Margaret H., wife, 56, May 1844, TX
Ella Hamilton, dau, 34, Feb 1866, TX, dressmaker

Mrs. McLemore's 2nd application for pension:

Below is a standard pension application form from that era. The form changes somewhat depending upon the year the application is filed since pensions were granted under different Acts and years passed by the Legislature of the State of Texas.

(The images are rather large to show here, so
just some of the details will be shown. Most
large libraries have this information on microfilm,
etc. for you to view in person or someone can fulfill a request to do so for you and forward copies to you. I've attempted to transcribe this accurately.)

For Use of Widows of Soldiers Who Are In Indigent

County of Dallas

I, Mrs. John A. McLemore hereby make application to the Commissioner of Pensions for a pension to be granted...

I am the widow of John A. McLemore, deceased, who departed this life on the 18th day of September, A. D. 1906, in the county of Dallas, in the State of Texas.

I have not remarried since the death of my said husband, and I do solemnly swear that I was never divorced from my said husband, and that I never voluntarily abandoned him during his life, but remained his true, faithful, and lawful wife up to the date of his death. I was married to him on the 8th day of September A. D., 1859, in the county of Leon in the State of Texas.

My husband, the said John A. McLemore, enlisted and served in the military service of the Confederate States during the war between the States of the United States, and that he did not desert the Confederate Service. I have been a resident of the State of Texas since prior to January 1, A. D. 1900, and have been continuously since a citizen of the State of Texas. I do further state that I do not receive from any source whatever money or other means of support amounting in value to the sum of $300.00 per annum, nor do I own in my own right, nor does anyone hold in trust for my benefit or use, estate or property, either real, personal or mixed, either in fee or for life, of the value of one thousand dollars, exclusive of the home of the value of not over $1,000.00; nor do I receive any aid or pension from any other State, or from the United States, or from any other source, and I do further state that the answers given to the following questions are true:

Questions summarized:
Born May 11, 1844, 72 years old.
Born Crockett, Houston County, Texas.
Resided in Texas 72 years.
Resided present county (Dallas) about 12 years.
Husband did not receive a pension.
Husband was John Anderson McLemore.
He died September 18, 1906.
His command was originally organized in Texas.
He served about 3 years, enlisted about June 25, 1862.
Name or letter of the company, or battalion, regiment or battery of artillery in which your husband served: Capt., Co. I, 28 TD CAV, Walker's Texas Division. Names his Colonel as Horace Randal.
Branch of service: Trans-Mississippi Dept., Cavalry - Dismounted. Gen. E. Kirby Smith [note: this would be Edmund Kirby Smith who died in 1893 and was buried in the Univ. of the South Cem. in Sewanee, TN.]
Have you transferred to other any property of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? No.

She signed as Mrs. J. A. McLemore. Dated June 10, 1916.
Family links: 
  Margaret Hall McLemore (1844 - 1920)
  Eddie F. McLemore (1860 - 1868)*
  Ella McLemore Callan (1865 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
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CO. I.
28 TEX. CAV.
MAR 14
SEPT 16 [sic]

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The headstone mentioned below, which was apparently never installed at the burial site, has been recently recovered and rescued, restored and updated, and set in place, and will be dedicated with proper ceremony, probably in the autumn of 2012.
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Application for Headstone. McLemore, Jno. A., Captain, Company I 28th Texas Cavalry. DOD Sept. 18, 1906. Oak Cliff Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. To be shipped to Jno. C. McLemore, 832 Wilson Bldg., Dallas, Texas. This application is for the unmarked grave of a soldier. It is understood the stone will be furnished and delivered at the railroad station or steamboat landing above indicated, at Government expense, freight prepaid, and agreed that it will be promptly removed and set up at private expense. Chris B. Callan, 303 E 9th St., Austin, Tex., July 9, 1930. Filed by Hon. J.P. Buchanan 7-12-30.
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Oak Cliff Cemetery
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: New 1 Section Lot 25
Created by: Carol Moore
Record added: Sep 27, 2010
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John Anderson McLemore
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- GoneToTexas
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014

- BeNotForgot
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014
Sons Of Confederate Veterans, Grave Guardian Committee, TX 5th Brigade, Standing guard over our Confederate Compatriots
- Mitch Tyson
 Added: Jan. 17, 2014
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