Capt. James Sallee
One of the early days settlers of Southern Missouri was James H. Sallee b. 10 Apr 1833 in Madison County, AR; son of Arany Chastain "Chat" Sallee (1811-1862) and Martha Greene, dau of Rev. Leven Thomas Greene and Mary Stewart. His parents left Arkansas when he was an infant and moved to Schuler County, IL. After living there a few months, they moved to Missouri and they lived a short while in Greene County, and then moved down to Big Beaver Creek in now what is Douglas County. When they left Beaver Creek, they settled on Little North Fork, a mile and a half below the present site of Thornfield, MO. "Jim" was a noted Methodist minister. He began preaching in 1851 in Ozark and Taney Counties, MO and in Marion County, AR. When the Civil War broke out, "Jim" took sides with the Union and commanded Company B, 16th Missouri Cavalry which was under the command of Col. John F. McMahan. His brothers' names were Stephen, Leven Thomas, Richard L., Levi, and Henderson. "Tom" was a soldier in the Federal Army and was a member of Company F, Col. John S. Phelps' Regiment, and he was killed at the Battle of Pea Ridge, AR. Henderson was killed at Pondfork by bushwhackers. The names of his sisters were Rebecca Moriah, Mary, Ollie Ann, and Adaline. Mary m. Ben Clark, son of Flemmon Clark. In August 1859 in Ozark County, James m. (1) Emily Marritt, dau of Samuel Marritt and Elizabeth Wolfenbarger. They had one son, John Wesley Sallee b. 11 August 1867. John m. Elsie Jane Ridenour. On 11 August 1867, James m. (2) Emarine (Martin) May, a widow, and daughter of William Perry Martin and Martha Quick. They had seven children: (1) Martha C. Salllee b. 31 Oct 1868. Martha m. David Wallace. (2) Emily Ann Sallee b. 10 Feb 1870 in Thornfield, Ozark County; d. 2 Dec 1950 and she is buried at Thornfield Cemetery. Emily Ann m. Samuel C. Marritt in 1886, son of Zachariah Marritt and Athelia Coffee. In 1899, Emily Ann m. Robert Lang. (3) Mary Ann Sallee b. 25 Dec 1871. Mary Ann m. Bennett Clark. (4) Richard L. Sallee b. 20 May 1875 at Thornfield; d. 1962 and he is buried at Thornfield Cemetery. In 1894, "Dick" m. Lula Mae Ridenour, dau of Edward Ridenour and Nancy Quick. (5) William Sallee b. 1877. (6) James Barton "Bart" Sallee b. 20 Jan 1880; d. 19 Nov 1959 and he is buried at Thornfield Cemetery. "Bart" m. Mary Ellen Hobbs b. 18 Mar 1880 in Shenandoah, IA; d. 3 Jan 1944 and she is buried at Thornfield Cemetery; dau of Newberry Hobbs, Jr. (1856-1928) and Mary Ellen Cox. (7) Leven Thomas Sallee b. 17 Dec 1881.
|Owner of original||Joyce Willhoit|
|Date||14 Jun 2002|
|Linked to||Rev. James Henry Sallee (Biography)|