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William Farrar "Billy" Ponder
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1847
Randolph County
Alabama, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1930
Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches County
Texas, USA

William Farrar Ponder "Billy" never knew his father. JOHN PIERSON (Pearson) PONDER born 1818 NC and died Oct. 16, 1846 in Randolph Co, Alabama. His mother was CATHERINE CARTER PRUITT (1823 1915). Billy was the youngest and last Ponder child. He had twin brothers Berryman Shumate and Perryman Lafayette, also Francis Marion "Frank", Martha Nancy "Sis", and John Teague. His mother married again to Elijah Wilmins Pruett and they had two children John and Mary Catherine "Molly". Elijah died in 1866 in Mississippi and she married William P Ezell. She moved to Mississippi to be near her three remaining sons Berry, Perry, and Billy after Frank and Teague were killed during the war.
Billy served in CSA - Co. F 62nd Ala Inf from Alabama during the Civil War. He later wrote a story about the his life and his adventures and the hardships during war. He moved to Mississippi to be near his brothers Berry and Perry and met and married 1866 in Mississippi to Angeline M Roberts (1846 -1924). Her parents were both dead and she lived with her sister Frances Roberts who had married John Pierson Ponder a first cousin to Billy. They lived in Covington Co, MS for awhile.They had Martha Jane 1867. They moved to Marion Co, MS by 1870 and had Franklin B "Frank", William Thadeus "Thad", Thomas Jefferson "Jeff", Perry Monroe, Frances C A "Fannie",and Mary Elizbeth. A son Ervin Houston was born in Lauderdale Mississippi in 1882. They moved to San Augustine Co, Texas before 1885 when John Coleman was born there. Their last child was Berry born in 1888. Angeline died in 1924 and Billy lived with several different children. He live with Monroe near Broaddus and Mary and Cal Halsey. He was living with Mary when he died in Nacogdoches. He was buried next to his beloved wife Angeline. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Pierson Ponder (1818 - 1846)
  Catherine Carter Pruitt Ponder Pruett Ezell (1823 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Angeline M Roberts Ponder (1846 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  Martha Jane Ponder Roberts (1867 - 1946)*
  Franklin B Ponder (1870 - 1897)*
  William Thadeus Ponder (1871 - 1950)*
  Thomas Jefferson Ponder (1873 - 1948)*
  Perry Monroe Ponder (1875 - 1939)*
  Frances C.A. Ponder Hines (1877 - 1936)*
  Ervin Houston Ponder (1882 - 1966)*
  John Coleman Ponder (1885 - 1930)*
  Berry Ponder (1888 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Perryman Lafayette Ponder (1840 - 1916)*
  Martha Nancy Ponder Haynes (1843 - 1929)*
  William Farrar Ponder (1847 - 1930)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Liberty Hill Cemetery
Bland Lake
San Augustine County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Kay Ponder
Originally Created by: Harold N. Womble
Record added: May 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37448290
William Farrar Billy Ponder
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- Gail McKinzie Clark
 Added: Aug. 2, 2014

- JUDY L.
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013
Remembering and honoring a true Southern Hero, a Confederate Soldier who bravely and proudly fought for Southern Independence during the War of Northern Aggression - Deo Vindice
- Grady Leroy Puryear, Hill Country Camp 1938
 Added: Feb. 19, 2013
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