Liberty County History

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Kevin Ladd is director of the Wallisville Heritage Park at Wallisville, Chambers County, TX and lives in Hardin, TX. He is chairman of the Liberty County Historical Commission and writes for "Texas Illustrated," a monthly publication of the Liberty Gazette newspaper, which is devoted to local history and folklore.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

John Marshall Partlow (1833-1905)

The Liberty Vindicator
Friday, March 17, 1905

Was Confederate Veteran and Well Known Citizen

Major John Marshall Partlow died Friday at his late home at 312 Laurel street. He was a native of Abbeville, S. C. where he was born on Aug. 23, 1833, and came to Liberty county, Texas, 1867. In 1868 he was married to Miss Leana Johnston, daughter of Capt. Hugh Blair Johnson, an officer who fought in the Texas-Mexico war. The children born to them were Mrs. Nellie Peterson, of Clifton; Mrs. Mary Kell, Albert Sydney Partlow, Samuel E. Partlow and Miss Eva Partlow. The brothers and sisters of Major Partlow are Mrs. W. W. Perryman, Mrs. Joseph Richardson, Mrs. R. M. Perryman, Mrs. J. H. Finley, W. S. Partlow of Liberty, Texas; Jas. Partlow and Mrs. Whitlock of Greenwood, S. C.
Deceased was a Confederate soldier. A member of Longstreet's brigade, the captain of a company, from Anderson, S. C. He was promoted to the rank of major for gallant and meritorious conduct. He was severely wounded in battle. The funeral takes place this afternoon at 5 o'clock. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Mouson of Travis Park Methodist church. --San Antonio Express.
Major Partlow was for a number of years a prominent citizen of Liberty county, and his many friends yet living here will regret to learn of his death.

Note from Kevin Ladd: This newspaper article is typical of the late 1800s and early 1900s. As Mr. Partlow passed away in San Antonio, his obituary was originally published in the "San Antonio Express." All editors at that time routinely traded copies of their papers with all of the other editors in the state. T. Jeff Chambers, the devoted editor of the Vindicator, found the item while reading his copy of the San Antonio newspaper and shared it with his readers.


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