Sarah Brown “Sallie” <I>Marcum</I> Wilson

Sarah Brown “Sallie” Marcum Wilson

Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Death 9 Jan 1906 (aged 80)
Stone County, Missouri, USA
Burial Clever, Christian County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6410587 · View Source
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Sarah "Sallie" Brown Marcum was the daughter of Josiah Marcum and Anna Sherrill. The Marcum and Sherrill families were pioneer families of Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee. Sarah Marcum was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, January 11, 1825. She was given the name of her paternal grandmother, Sarah Brown. Later, the family moved to McMinn County, Tennessee, where she married Franklin Wilson on September 20, 1842. Their three oldest sons were born in Tennessee. The fourth son, Jackson, was born in 1851 in Missouri. His birth and those of his younger siblings were documented by the physician who delivered them in an affidavit in Sallie's widow's pension application. Another affidavit in her pension file was one made by Elizabeth Word, the widow of Joseph Word, a soldier in Franklin's unit, who was killed on November 17, 1863, in the skirmish when Franklin was wounded. After Franklin's death, Sallie struggled to raise her children. During the war she hid food under the floor of the house to keep it from being stolen by marauders. She applied for and eventually, after several years, was awarded a Civil War widow's pension, receiving $12.00 per month. She lived in Christian and Stone counties during the latter years of her life.

Jim L. Wilson
February 8, 2014

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  • Maintained by: Jim L Wilson
  • Originally Created by: Dan Wilson
  • Added: 11 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6410587
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Brown “Sallie” Marcum Wilson (11 Jan 1825–9 Jan 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6410587, citing Mount Carmel Cemetery, Clever, Christian County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jim L Wilson (contributor 46967122) .