|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1806|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1894|
The first documented home of Thomas is in Hall County, Georgia for the 1830 Census. It states him to be between 20-30. There is a female between the age of 60-70 living with him, who I believe to be his mother.
On May 8, 1832 Thomas marries "Hety" (Hettie) Martin in Hall County, Georgia. They have two daughters. Mary Caroline Quarles was born January 13, 1833, and Elizabeth Melinda Ann Quarles was born April 23, 1834.
The History of Benton County, Arkansas, 1889 edition says, "Thomas Quarles, from Georgia, settled on the nothheast part of Round Prairie about the year 1840." The 1850 Arkansas Census lists Thomas as a farmer and gunsmith in Benton County. He served in the Eleventh (1856-57) and Twelfth (1858-59)Arkansas Legislatures as a representative from Benton County. He was a Democrat and a Master Mason.
There is no record of what happened to Thomas's first wife Hettie. I have a theory that Thomas and family were part of the Cherokee Trail of Tears March when Hettie died along the way. He started a new life in Arkansas with his two little girls and never mentioned his Cherokee heritage, although it is family lore that he was half Cherokee. Thomas' parents are unknown.
On June 12, 1843 Thomas marries Rebecca Cox. Thomas and Rebecca have eleven children born to them. They are William James born 1844, Jesse Powell born 1845, Mary Jane born 1847, Sarah Ellen born 1849, Thomas Hubbard born 1851, Kissah born 1852, Julia Margaret born 1854, David Y born 1856, Rebecca Susana born 1858 China A born 1860 and John Henry born 1862.
During the Civil War the Quarles and Cox families, fled to Kansas for safety. While camped with a government wagon train near Fort Scott, Kansas measles and typhoid killed a number of family members. When they were able to return to their property in Arkansas, they found it burned and destroyed. They stayed for awhile, but decided it was best to move. Some of the children and their families moved west. Thomas and a number of their children settled in Dade County, Missouri, where they lived the rest of their lives.
Rebecca Cox Quarles (1822 - 1894)
William James Quarles (1844 - 1897)*
Mary Jane Quarles Ewell (1847 - 1935)*
Sarah Ellen Quarles Morris (1849 - 1921)*
Thomas Hubbard Quarles (1851 - 1918)*
Kisiah A Quarles Dinwiddie (1852 - 1909)*
Julia Margaret Quarles Tefertiller (1854 - 1929)*
Rebecca Susana Quarles Maze (1858 - 1895)*
Created by: P Jones
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