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 Susan Sedberry <I>Scott</I> Mallard Alexander

Susan Sedberry Scott Mallard Alexander

Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Death 4 Mar 1907 (aged 80)
Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Burial Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 52194553 · View Source
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Susan was born in Tippah Co, Miss. The daughter of Nathaniel Scott and Mary "Polly" Cheairs Scott, Susan's Grand Parents were Nathaniel Cheairs born-1764 in Queen Ann's County Maryland and Sarah Rush Cheairs there buried in Cheairs Cemetery in Springhill Tennessee.

Nathaniel Scott moved his family from Tippah Co, Miss. to Tate Co, Miss. All information indicates that after the death of his wife Mary, he moved to Little Rock, Puluski Co., Ark to live with his daughter Louisa.

Susan married a law graduate, named John Byler Mallard in
1844. They moved to the Republic of Texas and settled in Palestine, Texas. Her husband built the first home in Palestine in 1848.
He died in 1854.
She married Judge William Alexander in 1857.
They had two daughters.

One of the oldest homes in Palestine, this house was built using slave labor in 1848 by Judge John B. Mallard. Surrounded by stately oak and cedar trees, it continues to be on its original foundation of one and one-half foot cedar logs and has been repaired and remodeled by later owners. Marked by the State of Texas n 1952, it has been the home of the Forrest Bradberrys since 1957.

Judge Mallard and his wife, the former Susan S. Scott, came to Texas from Mississippi in 1845 and settled at Old Fort Houston. In February 1846, he moved to Palestine, the new county seat of Anderson County which had been organized that same year, and purchased ten acres, known as the Mallard Block. This acreage was located just north of the then city limits which is now in Old Town Palestine.

The Mallards had seven children including Mrs. Bettie Oder, a beloved teacher in Palestine for forty-six years. Mrs. Oder was born at this home in 1849 and died in Houston in 1940. Also born here was Mrs. Barbara Alexander Eppner.

The first census of early Palestine was compiled n 1848 by Mrs. John Mallard, and included the families living in the original town site, a total of 148 whites and 31 negro slaves.

Judge Mallard, the first lawyer to practice in Palestine, served as a member of the Fifth Texas Legislature, and was the second Chief Justice of Anderson County. In 1852, he formed a law partnership with Judge William Alexander and Judge John H. Reagan.

In 1854, Judge Mallard died and on March 8, 1857, his widow married Judge Alexander.

Judge William Alexander, born in Scotland on September 10, 1814, came to Galveston in 1850 and on to Palestine. In 1860, shortly before the outbreak of the War between the States, he was appointed by Governor Sam Houston to be Chief Justice of Anderson County and served until 1865. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, helped establish the first public school in Palestine and served on the first school board. Judge William Alexander died in January 1872 and is buried in the Old Palestine Cemetery near his former law partner, Judge John Mallard.

WE believe these are Susan and her siblings listed below :

1-Emily J. Scott Richardson- Born June-25-1814 & Died 1861
2-Nathaniel R. Scott born- Feb.-3-1816- & died-1879
3-Samuel C. Scott born Jan.-25-1818 & died-1879
4-Robert T. born- July-3- 1820
5-Benjamin M. born-Dec.-1-1822
6-Sarah Ann born Dec.-29-1824
7-Susan Ann born Jan.-8- 1827 she married John B. Mallard and after his death she married Dr.Doxey.
8-Mary C. born Jan.-5-1829
9-Nancy Louisa Scott Doxey Pennington B. Nov.-16-1830-31.
10-John Franklin Scott born- Dec.-29-1832
11-Aigal Rush bor-March-23-1835
12-Thomas J. born Oct.-13-1838
Nathaniel (b. 20 Nov, 1786 NC, d. 1868 and daughter Nancy Louisa are buried in Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Puluski Co, Ark.
It is not recorded where Mary Chears or Cheairs Scott is buried. It was said she was born 8 May, 1796, NC. she is probably buried in the Wright Cemetery or Scotland Cemetery is Tate Co, Miss. It is likely one of her sons is buried in the same cemetery, and her grave has been lost, probably being unmarked.
Emily is buried, Mount Comfort Cemetery, Hardeman Co, Tenn.
N.R. is buried Gerizim Cemetery, Myrtle, Union Co, Miss.
Samuel is buried in Scotland Cemetery, Tate Co, Miss
John Franklin is buried in Wright Cemetery, Tate Co, Miss.

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Gravesite Details Many Thanks to Nancy for posting this site and then transfering it to Sarah's Family.





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