Re: D. M. Wadley m. Alabama Davenport before 1870 Clark Co, AR
I believe the "D.M." stands for Daniel Madison.Minerva Moss died while he was in charge of the munitions foundry in Marshall, TX (she is buried there with a baby girl in the old "Confederate Cemetery). After the end of the war, he farmed for a while but the bottom dropped out of the cotton market and he went back to Arkansas.Alabama Virgina Gardner Davenport was a widow with one son when she married D.M. Wadley.Billy Davenport is listed with the Wadley children in the 1870 Arkansas census.D.M. and Alabama never had children.
The children of Daniel and Minerva Moss were:
William Garrett, Thomas Burrow Wadley, Sarah, James LaFayette, Martha Elizabeth, Daniel Felix, Dove Ann, Alice (the baby buried with her mother) and Millie.
William Garrett became a very successful sawmill owner and businessman in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas and eventually went to California where he died.Thomas Burrow married and moved to Midland Texas where he owned practically everything!James LaFayette became a journalist and newspaper owner living in Hot Springs, Ark. and later Texarkana. He and most of his family are buried in Hot Springs.I know little about Daniel Felix - he and his wife, Jennie are buried in the Lexington Cemetery, Henderson Co. Ark.Dove Ann married a Mr. Allen, a partner of William Garrett Wadley.I know little about the other girls.
I would love to have the information from the obit of Minerva Moss Wadley and know where you got it.