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Clarissa Jane Sockwell Owens Choate
Birth: 1838
Death: 1900

People only pass from memory if we let them.

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Clarissa Jane Sockwell was first married, in 1861, to John W. Porter; she and John Porter had one child, John Walker Porter, born in 1861. John W. is presumed to have been a casualty of the Civil War, dying circa 1863.

Jane, as she was sometimes called, was married secondly to John Owens whom she married after the war. Two children were born to John Owens and Clarissa Jane Sockwell Owens: a daughter, Alice Gray Owens, and a son, Oscar Orba Owens. (See below.)

Sometime after the birth of his son, John Owens simply disappeared, believed to have fallen victim to any one of the innumerable vicissitudes of the post-Civil War era. The depredations of highwaymen, for instance, were a serious problem in eastern Texas and western Louisana.

Subsequently, in 1878, Clarissa married Austin Choat(e) and they lived for several years on the Choate farm on the Hynson Springs Road, south of Nesbitt, Texas, northwest of Marshall.

On the 1880 Harrison County census, Austin Choat and wife, Jane, age 45, are found in Household 426/4555 with his daughter, Louisa, John Porter, Alice, age 12, and a child, John, age 9. ("John" is likely a clerical census error, as Alice's brother was actually Oscar Orba Owens.)

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 Children:
  Alice Gray Owens Barnes (1867 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Barnes-Choate
Nesbitt
Harrison County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Ken Barnes
Record added: Dec 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45578026
Clarissa Jane <i>Sockwell Owens</i> Choate
Added by: Ken Barnes
 
Clarissa Jane <i>Sockwell Owens</i> Choate
Added by: Ken Barnes
 
Clarissa Jane <i>Sockwell Owens</i> Choate
Added by: Ken Barnes
 
 
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- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Mar. 3, 2015
Two Roses for Clarissa
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 19, 2009
 
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