Sunday, March 2, 2014

Rebecca (Barber) Walls Temple

© Kathy Duncan, 2014

Rebecca Barber, daughter of Joseph and Arsenia Barber, was born about 1836. She married Sidney Walls on 2 June 1861 in Barbour County, Alabama.  They were married only a few months before Sidney J. Wall enlisted in the First Alabama Infantry. By 1870 Rebecca (Barber) Walls was living with her parents Joseph and Arsenia Barber.  There are no additional marriages for Rebecca (Barber) Walls in Barbour County, Alabama.

12 Aug 1870, Twp 10, Range 26, Barbour Co., AL, page 449:

Barber, Joseph 60 M W Farmer NC
Arbthenia 60 F W Keeps house NC
Walls, Rebecca 35 F W At home GA

A Sidney J. Wall enlisted into the First Alabama Infantry Co., F. He may have been captured during the surrender of Island 10. Soldiers from the First Alabama were taken to Camp Randall, Camp Douglas, and Camp Butler. Sidney J. Wall does not appear among the names of the dead at Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin where most of the CSA dead were from Alabama. There is, however an S.J. Wall, private, of Co. F, 1st Alabama Infantry, who died at Camp Douglass on 13 Aug 1962 and is buried in the “Confederate Mound” at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.
[Source: Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Civilians who Died as Prisoners of War at Camp Douglass, Chicago, IL 1862 -1865.]

This is most likely Sidney J. Wall, suggesting that Rebecca Barber and Sidney J. Wall married shortly before his enlistment and that they had no surviving children.

Rebecca (Barber) Wall married William Temples on 11 Feb 1872 in Lafayette Co., AR. She was about 37 years old, and he was about 62.

14 June 1880, Pct 7, Dist. 16, Cass Co., TX:

Temples, William W M 70 Shoemaker b. NC  fb. NC mb. NC
----Rebecca W F  45 Wife Keeps house b. GA fb. GA mb. GA
Brown, Arthena W F  10 Niece b. TX fb. NC mb. SC

[Notation--Arthena Brown is Rebecca (Barber) Walls Temples’ niece Emma Arcenia Brown, daughter of John C. and Mary Emma (Barber) Brown. By 1880 Arcenia’s mother Mary Emma Brown was widowed. The location of the rest of the Brown family in 1880  is, as of yet, unknown.--kdd]

In 1890 the "heirs of Wm. Temple" appear in the Cass Co., TX tax list.

No obituaries for William and Rebecca (Barber) Temple were found in the Cass Co., TX area. No dates of death or place of death have been found for them as yet.

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