Robert Caldwell Mabry
Navarro County, Texas


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Robert Caldwell Mabry was born 23 Sep 1836 in Benton (now Calhoun) County, Alabama. He was the son of Russell Albert Mabry and Joannah Champion.

Russell Mabry migrated to Texas about 1844, first settling at the head of Elm Fork and Mineral Creek in the Cross Timbers of Fannin County, which became Hunt County in 1846. Russell and Joannah Mabry’s children were: William Patrick (1830 - 1909); George Richard (1834 - 1909); Robert Caldwell (1836 - 1887); John L. (1838 - 1873); Daniel Harnbright (1840 - 1898); and Nancy Ann (1842 - ).

Robert’s mother, Joannah died about 1846, but the date and location of her death are unknown. His father married Mary Atterberry on 22 Jan 1848 in Hunt County, Texas. Mary was born about 1827 in Alabama and died 11 Dec 1852 in Ellis County, Texas. They had two children: Alfred Thomas (1848 - 1917) and Albert Pinkney (1852 - 1917). After Mary’s death, Russell married her sister, Sarah A. Atterberry, who was born about 1821 in AL. They had one child: Mary Ann (1858 - ).

Robert Caldwell Mabry married Nancy Abigail Morrell. Nancy was born on 25 Dec 1843 in Texas and died in Dec 1872. Their children were: Ella Rachel (1861 - 1887); Russell Albert (1867 - 1937); Reece Morrell (1866 - 1866); Mae (1869 - ); and George Richard (1871 - 1933).

Robert married Euphemia Matilda Carroll, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Carroll and Hulda Harper, on 22 Oct 1873, in Dresden, Navarro County, Texas. Euphemia was born 15 Jan 1852 in Dresden and died 19 Sep 1938 on Blooming Grove, Navarro County, Texas. Robert and Euphemia had the following children: Henry Jones (1875 -1960); Benjamin Franklin (1877 - 1877); Belle (1878 - ); Dixie (1884 - 1967); Ruth Carroll (1886 - 1911); and Robert Caldwell, Jr. (1888 - 1941).

During the Civil War, Robert served in the 12th Brigade, Texas Militia from July 1861 to August 1861 in Ellis County, Texas. He then served in Company C,19th Texas Cavalry, CSA and as Corporal, Company H, 12th Texas Calvary, CSA.

His four brothers all served in the Civil War:

  • William Patrick Mabry:  12th Brigade, Texas Militia; Company C,19th Texas Cavalry, CSA
  • George Richard Mabry:  Company H, 12th Texas Calvary, CSA
  • John L. Mabry:  4th Regiment, Texas Militia; Company H, 12th Texas Cavalry, CSA
  • Daniel Harnbright Mabry:  4th Regiment, Texas Militia; Company C, 19th Texas Cavalry, CSA

All five survived the Civil War. However, their father was killed while returning home after carrying supplies to his sons.

Robert Caldwell Mabry died on 26 Oct 1887 in Navarro County, Texas. He was buried in Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro County, Texas.


Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX



  • Submitted by John Reed

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