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Rev. James Henry Sallee

Rev. James Henry Sallee

Male 1833 - 1916  (83 years)

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  • Name James Henry Sallee 
    Sallee
    Sallee
    Dean Wallace. "Sallee", White River Valley Historical Quarterly Vol 5, No 7, Spring 1975.
    Prefix Rev. 
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 10 Apr 1833  Madison Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Capt. James Sallee
    Capt. James Sallee
    Census 1850  Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dist 45, p 12, dwelling/family 151/151, farm laborer age 16, b. Arkansas; enumerated 12 Sep 1850 by A. McPhearson. 
    Turnbo Manuscripts 1851  Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    One of the early days settlers of Southern Missouri was James H. Sallee son of Arranna Chastein (Chat) and Martha (Green) Sallee, and was born in Madison County, Ark. April 10, 1833. His parents left Arkansas when he was an infant and moved into Schuler County Illinoise. After living there a few months they moved into Missouri and lived a short while in Green County, and then moved down to Big Beaver Creek in now what is Douglas County. He said that he was too young to have any recollection only what his parents told him until they arrived on Beaver Creek where he had his first recollection of a small incident which was a lasting one which come about this ways "My father took me to the creek to water the horses. I was just big enough to ride a lone and my father put me astride of an old gray horse he called ‘gray’ and while he rode another horse he lead the one I was riding. When we reached the creek and had rode into the water to let the horses drink old gray put his head down to the water so sudden that I tumbled off him over his head into the water which was knee deep to a man. When I struck the water I cried out in terror until I was strangled. My father leaped off his horse into the water as soon as he could and sprang to my struggling form and jerked me up out of the water and held me up by the heels and pounded me between the shoulders to force the water out of my lungs that I had sucked in. After I had revived he put me back on old gray again and I rode back to the house a much wiser boy than I was before."

    When we left Beaver Creek my father settled on Little North Fork a mile and a half below the present site of Thornfield. The tract of land on which he settled was known afterward as the Capt. Bill Piland farm. Here my father cleared a few acres of land and put in a small crop. The wolves, bear and other wild beast would attack our small bunch of hogs every few days. When we heard a hog squealing we would run with the dogs and gun and drive the wild beast away. Sometimes they would kill a hog before we were able to reach them or badly cripple one. In speaking the names of a few of the early residents In that locality, he mentions David Mahan and Noah Mahan, Sugar Jones, and the old man Conner who lived on the Please Place, Noah Mahan was the first settler on the land where Thornfield now stands. While my father lived here he lost three head of horses and having no other team to cultivate the land with he sold his Improvement to Harrison Bullard. The next place we moved to after leaving Little North Fork was at a fine spring of water at the foot of a hill 300 yards from where Igo Post Office Is now on Pond Fork. My father bought the claim from a man of the name of Creek. I remember that William Cowan a noted hunter lived on Pond Fork below us. During the following fall after we had moved to Pond Fork my father killed 24 bear, some of which was very fat. He saved all the hides and salted the meat down for bacon. The fat or lard what we did not need for our own use was put in an ox wagon with fur and deer hides and hauled to St. Louis and exchanged for salt coffee and other needful supplies. Leven T. Green settled land on Pona Fork one mile above Igo.

    The place where Green lived is called the Milton Place now. The first school house built on Pond Fork was established near where Igo is by my father and Priestly Cobb and two of Billy Stones sons whose given names were Sam and John. It was a log house scalped down and rib poles and roof weighted down with small logs. The first religious service I ever attended was on Little North Fork on what is called the Sammy Stone Place below Thornfield. Thatcher Wells was an Episcopalian Methodist conducted the meeting and was assisted by an elder of the church whose sir name was Elder."

    Jim Sallee as well as his father was a noted Methodist preacher and done a great deal of preaching in several neighborhoods in Ozark and Taney Counties, Mo. and Marion County, Ark. He began to preach in 1851. When the Civil War broke out Jim Sallee took sides with the Union and commanded Co. B. 16th Missouri Cavalry which was under the command of Col. John F. McMahan with regimental headquarters at different towns in Southern Missouri such as Springfield, Lebanon and Marshfield. Capt. Jim H. Sallee informed me that the names of his brothers were Steven, Leven Thomas, Richard L. Levi and Henderson. Tom was a soldier in the Federal Army and was a member of Co. F. Col. John S. Phelps regiment and was killed at the battle of Pea Ridge. The names of his sisters were Rebecca Moriah, Mary, Ollie Ann, and Adaline. Mary married Ben Clark son of Flemmon Clark. Capt. Sallee says that his fathers remains rest In the National Graveyard at Springfield, Mo. He died at Cassville in Barry County and was buried there but later on his remains were exhumed and taken to Springfield as mentioned. His mother is buried in the graveyard on the Ed Welch farm below Igo, Post Office. A number of other pioneer sketches as given by Capt. Jim Sallee is noted down in other chapters. 
    Religion 1851  Ozark and Taney Counties, MO and Marion Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a Methodist Minister.  
    • Dean Wallace, "James Henry Sallee," The Old Mill Run, Vol 12, No 3 (October 1997), 7.
    Census 1860  Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Falling Spring PO, p 457  
    Military 1861–1865  Civil War-USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    4th Sergeant, Co F, Phelps Missouri Infantry Volunteers; Captain, Co G, 73rd Enrolled Missouri Militia; Captain, Co B, Phelps Regiment, 16th Missouri Cavalry, USA. 
    Census 1870  Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marion twp, p 219  
    Occupation Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Justice of Peace 
    Occupation Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Postmaster, U. S. Post Office  
    Died 14 Apr 1916  Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • died from effects of wound received at the Battle of Pea Ridge
    Buried Igo-Sallee Cemetery, Pondfork, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Henry Sallee
    James Henry Sallee
    Captain, Company B, Phelps Regiment, 16th Missouri Cavalry
    Civil War - U. S. Army
    Person ID I1214  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 May 2021 

    Father Arnaeus Chastain Sallee,   b. ca 1811, Mercer Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1862, Cassville, Barry Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Martha Ann Green,   b. 16 Aug 1814, Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 14 Jun 1866, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1831  Schuyler Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Levin Green's daughter, Martha Ann Green had the honor of being the first bride in Schuyler County. The groom was Arnaeus Chastain Sallee, son of the pioneer Stephen & Mary (Lockhart) Sallee. The ceremony took place at the house of Levin Green on the 2nd day of August 1831. The marriage ceremony was performed by the father of the bride [license no. 87], and it is told by the old settlers that Green's closing remark in the ceremony was "Robt, little hogs, or die." We cannot vouch for the truth of this statement, but from the character of the man, it would not be hard to believe. [Combined history of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois: with descriptive of their scenery, and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: W. R. Brink & Co., 1882), 110, 273.]
    Family ID F4333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emeline Maritt,   b. ca 1836, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1866, Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1859  Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Missouri. Ozark County, County Clerk. Marriage Book A-26. 25 Aug 1859, James H. Sallee and Emily Merritt, married by Ephraim Davis, MG. Recorded in Ozark County, Missouri, Records (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, Reprint 2013), 4.
    Children 
    +1. John Wesley Sallee,   b. 11 Aug 1861, Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1936, Tulsa, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Infant Sallee,   b. 6 Feb 1866, Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1866, Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F646  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emerine May Martin,   b. 20 Mar 1842, Bartholomew Co, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1925, Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1867  Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Missouri. Ozark County, County Clerk. Marriage Book A [1858-1901], p 73. 11 Aug 1867, James H. Sallee and Emerine [Martin] Nave, married by Thomas Norris, MG.
    Children 
    +1. Martha Catherine Sallee,   b. 31 Oct 1868, Pond Fork, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1951, Hammond, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Emily Ann Sallee,   b. 10 Feb 1870, Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1950, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Mary Ann Sallee,   b. 25 Dec 1871, Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1954, Collinsville, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Richard Levi Sallee,   b. 20 May 1875, Thornfield, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1962, Ava, Douglas Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. William Penn Sallee,   b. 19 Dec 1877, Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1895, Igo, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    +6. James Barton Sallee,   b. 20 Jan 1880, Pond Fork, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1958, Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Leven Thomas Sallee,   b. 17 Dec 1881, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1943, Amarillo, Potter Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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