Mary Martin Elmore
b. 23 November 1823, d. 16 February 1916
- Father: John Archer Elmore b. 21 August 1762, d. 24 April 1834
- Mother: Mary Ann Martin b. 7 August 1786, d. 17 November 1855
- Mary Martin Elmore was born on 23 November 1823 in Autauga County, Alabama, at Huntingdon plantation.
- She married Hamlin Freeman Lewis, son of Francis Lewis and Mary Dixon Hall, on 21 January 1840 in Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama, with Peyton Bibb officiating. Hamlin's brother Dixon married Mary's sister Susan.
- Hamlin Freeman Lewis and Mary Martin Elmore appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Lowndes County, Alabama. Other members of the household included William Edward Lewis, Lucy Hamlin Lewis and Mary Dixon Hall. Also in the household was (female) Sidney Lampkin (age 25), probably sister of HFL's sister Mary's husband; Frank (age 14) and Stephen (age 11) Lewis, and Elizabeth Reed (age 13), whose origins are not yet known.
- By deed dated 5 July 1852 in Walker County, Texas, Willis Breazeal Wood sold to Hamlin Freeman Lewis an 892-acre tract of land for the sum of $4,460, to be divided into three equal installments, the first of which ($1,486-2/3) was paid on 12 January 1853, the second and third due on the first day of January 1854 and 1855.
As set forth by Willis B. Wood in a deed dated 23 February 1854, acknowledging the death of Hamlin Lewis, payment schedule was revised making the as yet unpaid second payment due at the time of the third payment, 1 January 1855, from the Estate of Hamlin Freeman Lewis, represented by his widow Mary M. Lewis. [Some additional language at the end of the deed referring to other individuals and financial aspects render the details of the transaction unclear.] Witnessed by S. B. Mayfield and S. Tarpley, notary public Charles B. Stewart, recorded 22 February 1855.
- By deed dated 23 February 1854 in Walker County, Texas, Willis Breazeal Wood sold to the Estate of Hamlin Freeman Lewis represented by his widow Mary M. Lewis, a 460-acre tract of land, part of the Donation Claim James F. Winters purchased from Thomas Carothers, for the sum of $2,300. Witnessed by S. B. Mayfield and S. Tarpley, notary public Charles B. Stewart, recorded 20 February 1855.
- She married James Edward Scott, son of Gen. John Baytop Scott and Elizabeth Coleman, on 6 January 1859 in Montgomery County, Alabama, with H. W. Hilliard, MG, officiating.
- James Edward Scott and Mary Martin Elmore appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Waverly, Walker (later San Jacinto) County, Texas. Other members of the household included Thomas B. Scott, Ruth Ann Scott, Clifton Scott, Emily V. Scott, Robert L. Scott, William B. Scott, John J. Scott, William Edward Lewis, Lucy Hamlin Lewis, Annie Rebecca Lewis and James E. Scott. Also in the household was overseer John B. Jones.
- The following appeared on 16 April 1862 in The Tri-Weekly Telegraph:
Ed. Telegraph--I beg to acknowledge the receipt of the following articles, contributed for the Hempstead Hospital, by the ladies of Danville and Waverly, through Mrs. Major Green Wood, of Danville, Montgomery county:
278 lbs. lard, 160 lbs. ham, 40 lbs. soap, 6 doz. candles, 88 lbs. butter, 93 doz. eggs, 2 calico spreads, 2 comforts, 12 mattrasses, 30 sheets, 27 pillows, 40 pillow cases, 40 towels, donated by the following persons:
Mrs. Mayfield, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Spiller, Mrs. Sessum, Miss Sarah L. Davis, Mrs. Green M. Wood, Mrs. J. M. Leivi, Mrs. Geo. Redding, Mrs. Major Redding, Mrs. Maj. Green Wood, Mrs. McGarr, Mrs. Charles Abercrombie, Mrs. Tryler, Mrs. Dr. Carr, Mrs. W. B. Scott, Miss Thompson, Mrs. Tabb, Mrs. Richard Williams, Waverly; Mrs. Col. Campbell, do; Mrs. Dr. Campbell, do; Mrs. Dr. Scott, do; Mrs. Col. Jno. Hill, do; Mrs. John C. Abercrombie, do; Mrs. Laura A. Scott, do; Mrs. Wm. B. Wood, Danville; Mrs. Wynne, do; Master Solomon Wood; Major Green Wood's servant[s], 31 doz. eggs; Mrs. Green Wood, cash, $10; Miss Sarah L. Davis, $10; Mrs. Dr. Stewart, $5.
Mrs. C. A. Groce,
Principal Hempstead Hospital.
Hempstead, April 10th, 1862.
- James Edward Scott and Mary Martin Elmore appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Dallas, Texas, Also in the household were a few domestic servants.. Other members of the household included Clifton Scott, William B. Scott, John J. Scott, Lilea Scott and Vernon Dalkeith Scott.
- James Edward Scott and Mary Martin Elmore appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Palo Pinto County, Texas. Other members of the household included John J. Scott and Vernon Dalkeith Scott.
- Mary Martin Elmore became a widow at the 1893 death of her husband James Edward Scott.
- Mary Martin Elmore died on 16 February 1916 at age 92 in New Waverly, Walker County, Texas.
- She was interred at Willis Cemetery, Willis, Montgomery County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 22 February 1916 in The Houston Post: (New Waverly, February 21) Mrs. Mary Martin Elmore Scott, who is said to be the only real Daughter of the American Revolution in Texas, died last night at 8:15 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe R. Hill, here at the age of 92. Mrs. Mary Martin Elmore Scott was born at her father's estate in Huntingdon, Autauga county, Alabama, on November 23, 1823. This county was afterwards named Elmore county in honor of her father, John Archer Elmore.
Her father, John Archer Elmore, enlisted at the age of 16 as a private and served as captain in the army of Virginia and took part in the battle of the cow Pens, and witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He also served his country n the war of 1812 as brigadier general of State troops in alabama.
Her maternal grandfather was captain of a cavalry in the continental army of George Washington and served in Carolina.
Mrs. Scott moved to Texas in 1856 and was one of the pioneer settlers of Old Waverly, Texas, a station eight miles east of New Waverly, Texas.
Mrs. Scott's first husband was Hamlin Freeman Lewis, and was a brother of Dixon H. Lewis, who was United States senator of Alabama for 19 years. Hamlin F. Lewis died when 36 years of age in Angelina county, near Lufkin, in 1852, while he was bringing his slaves from Alabama to a place he had bought near this place.
Mrs. Scott last married Dr. James E. Scott, who was a Methodist minister and a prominent physician of the scetion. Dr. Scott died in 1893 and was buried at Willis. Mrs. Scott is survived by the following children by her first husband, Mr. Lewis: Mrs. J. M. White of Simonton, Texas; Mrs. Annie Jordan of Long Beach, Cal; and Mrs. Elmore Hill of New Waverly, Texas. She is survived by Mrs. Joe R. Hill, daughter of Dr. Scott, besides numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Scott will be buried Tuesday afternoon at Willis, Texas.
- The following appeared on 1 January 1926 in The Galveston Daily News: (Houston) News has been received here of the death of Mrs. Elmore Hill, wife of the late James A. Hill of New Waverly, Tex., and the daughter of the late Hamlin F. Lewis and Mary Elmore of Alabama. Mrs. Hill was well known here. Her mother, Mrs. Mary Elmore Martin Lewis, was the daughter of General John Archer Elmore, a distinguished American revolutionary patriot. Mrs. Hill is survived by eight children, William Hill, Albert Hill, Joe Hill of Houston, Mrs. Jones of Huntsville, Tex; Mrs. Cunningham of San Antonio, Mrs. Cantrill of Kansas City, Mo; Mrs. Curtis of Huntsville and Miss Lillian Hill of Richmond, Tex.
- Last Edited: 27 Jan 2016