Columbus H. & Epsie (Waller) Talley
of Emmett, Navarro County, Texas


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Columbus & Epsie Talley
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Prairie Grove Cemetery
Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
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Husband: Columbus H. TALLEY 
Born: 19-JAN-1837 in Heard Co., GA 1
Died: 18-APR-1923 in Frost, Navarro Co., TX 2
Buried: in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX 
Father: Littleton TALLEY 
Mother: Seleta TURNER 

Columbus H. Talley enlisted in Co. B, 24th Arkansas Infantry, at Palestine,
Arkansas on May 12, 1862. This company was raised in Columbia County. About
half the regiment was captured at Arkansas Post January 11, 1863. Those men
not captured were transferred to Hardy's Arkansas Regiment about February 8,
1863. Columbus H. Talley was transferred to Co., B and was marked "present"
on the muster rolls for June 30, 1863 and February 29, 1864. There are no
regimental records after February 1864. He applied for a Confederate pension
from Navarro County Texas. The pension file number is 24099 and is filed under
C. H. Talley.

Columbus filed for Confederate Soldiers Pension on Aug. 30, 1913 and was
approved on Sept. 1, 1913. The application was filed in Kerens, TX in the
County of Navarro. In the application he states he was 76 years old at the
time he filed and that he was born in Heard Co., GA., and had been living in
TX for about 29 years. He stated he was a farmer. He joined the army in May
of 1862 and was a Second Lieut of Co. "A" Woods Company. He was discharged
after the surrender of Lee at the close of the war. This statement was from
an affidavit signed by H. C. Hanson on June 12, 1913.
In another affidavit by M. J. Talley he states that he had known Columbus all
his life and first knew him in GA., and that he was a Lieutenant under Col.
Hardy in General Thomas J. Churchill's Division and that he was discharged in
1865 in Marshall, TX. He says he served under C. H. Talley after the fall of
Vicksburg.  Application for Mortuary Warrant states that Columbus died on April 18, 1923
at the home of W. F. Osborne his son-in-law near the town of Frost, in the
County of Navarro. Columbus is buried at Emmett Cemetery in the County of
Navarro. The cause of death was Cancer of the right region of the chest.
Also has a hernia and diabetes.
Visited Emmett Cemetery in the spring of 1994 and the headstone shows the date
of death as 1924.

OBITUARY: On April 18, 1923 our brother C. H. Talley was called by death to
give up this life after a sojourn here of 86 years. He was born in Georgia
Jan 18, 1837 and moved to Columbia County AR. at an early age. Served in
Southern Army three years as first lieutenant. Joined the Missionary Baptist
Church at the age of twenty-one. He married Miss Epsie Waller in December
1865 to which union fourteen children were born, nine boys and five girls.
Moved to Texas in 1882 and lived at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. F.
Osborne at the time of his death. Whereas it is the pleasure of God to call
one of His dear children from our midst to the place of His watchful care and
keeping till the resurrection. And whereas we bow in humble submission to Him,
who doeth all things well, therefore be it resolved that the Prairie Grove
Baptist Church has lost a true and upright member and here by extend our
sincere sympathy to his loved ones and that a copy of these resolutions be
sent to his children and a copy be sent to the Baptist Progress.
Wife: Epsie WALLER 
Married: 26-SEP-1865 in Magnolia, Columbia Co., AR 
Born: 21-JAN-1849 in AL 
Died: 19-APR-1904 in Kernes, Navarro Co., TX 
Buried: 21-APR-1904 in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co.,TX 
Father: James Monroe WALLER 
Mother: Susan H. MCCOY 
Thomas E. TALLEY 
Born: 1867 in Atlanta, Columbia Co., AR
Died: 1891 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
Buried: in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co.,TX 
Ida Talula (TALLEY) Osborne
Born: 06-APR-1869 in Hope, Columbia Co., AR 
Died: 26-JAN-1943 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
Buried: in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co.,TX 

She married William Franklin OSBORNE, 15-NOV-1885 in Dresden, Navarro Co., TX, b. 04-MAR-1856 in South Township, Bradley, AR, d. 14-MAY-1946 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX, buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co.,TX.

OBITUARY: Mrs. W. F. Osborne Buried Wednesday
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. W. F. Osborne who died at her home in Emmett Tuesday. Services were conducted at the Emmett church by Rev. Stewart of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. D. P. Cagle of Frost. Mrs. Osborne is survived by her husband, one son, Ellis Osborne of Frost' four daughters, Misses Fannie and Lizzie Rae Osborne and Mrs. Wiley Burns of Frost; Mrs Neese of Ft. Worth and several grandchildren and great grand children. 
Six of the grandsons are in the service of the United States. Burial was in the Emmett Cemetery.

Ida Talula (Talley) Osborne
Apr 6, 1869 - Jan 26, 1943

Mrs. W. F. Osborne, aged 74 years, died at her home in the Emmett community Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held at Emmett Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Emmett cemetery.

Mrs. Osborne had resided in the Emmett community most of her life.

Surviving are her husband of Emmett, a son, Ellis Osborne, Barry; four daughters, Mrs. Wiley Burns, Frost; Mrs. Mattie Neese, Fort Worth; Miss Lizzie Osborne, teacher in the Frost schools, and Miss Fannie Osborne, Emmett; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.


Mrs. Ida T. Osborne (nee Talley) was born April 6, 1870 (sic). She departed this life January 26, 1943. At the age of twelve, she professed faith in Christ and united with the Missionary Baptist Church and lived a true and faithful life, a devoted member of her death.
She was married to W. F. Osborne on November 15, 1885 and to this union was born three sons and four daughters. Those that survive are Ellis B. Osborne, Dawson, Texas, Mrs. W. D. Burns, Frost, Texas, Mrs. Mattie Neese, Ft. Worth, Texas, Miss Lizzie Rae and Fannie Conway also in Frost Texas.
Mrs. Osborne was preceded in death by two sons, James Anderson and Lloyd Augustus Osborne. One great grandson, James David Osborne, her parents, four brothers and three sisters. One sister and two brothers survive.
She was always "big sister" with an open house to those in need, rearing her youngest sister and others of her siblings from time to time including nieces and nephews. Her father C. H. Talley, Made his home with, her some years before his death in 1923.
Much loved by her 23 grandchildren and ten (10) great grand children. To four of them, she was truly a grand mother taking them into her home in July 1923 after the death of their mother, Leta Osborne (Mrs. Ellis B. Osborne). The baby, Hugh Lyma only 2, the girls 4-6-8. She lived to see them adults, a wish of hers.
A caring Christian she was a true neighbor, ready to help with the ill and bereaved. Each Call to Aunt Ida was always answered. Her constant love and prayers will be missed by all.
Nannie P. TALLEY 
Born: 11-NOV-1870 in Atlanta, Columbia Co., AR 
Died: 21-FEB-1904 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX
Buried: 22-Feb-1904 in Caps Cem. Abilene, Taylor Co., TX 

She married Edward Ronamus EAGER, 24-OCT-1886 in Dresden, Navarro Co., TX, b. 19-SEP-1863 in Sheridan, Grant Co., AR, d. 15-JUN-1936 in Callahan Co., TX, buried in Hamby Cemetery, Hamby, Taylor Co., TX.
Frank "Frankie" TALLEY 
Born: 26-MAY-1873 in Columbia Co., AR 
Died: FEB-1874 in Columbia Co., AR 
Leila Ellis TALLEY 
Born: 26-MAY-1873 in Atlanta, Columbia Co., AR 
Died: 19-SEP-1962 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Buried: 21-SEP-1962 in Long Prairie Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co. TX 

She married (1) Mack C. WYATT, 25-APR-1896 in Navarro Co., TX. 

She married (2) John Thomas MAY, 1911 in Navarro Co., TX, b. 1862 in TX.
James L. TALLEY 
Born: 1875 in Atlanta, Columbia Co., AR 
Died: 1915 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX 
Buried: in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co.,TX 

He married Martha Jane (Mattie) HOLLOWAY, 17-FEB-1903 in Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX, b. 00-MAY-1875 in TX, (daughter of William Randolph HOLLOWAY II and Sarah Elizabeth SAVAGE) d. 01-JUL-1904 in Teague, Freestone Co., TX, buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX.
Alonzo Hill TALLEY 
Born: 28-JUL-1877 in Atlanta, Columbia Co., AR 
Died: 09-MAY-1937 in Hines, Cook Co., IL
Buried: 11-MAY-1937 in Kokomo, Howard Co., IN 

He married (1) Viella GREEN, 1903, b. 09-MAR-1886 in Dry Creek, Beauregard Parish, LA, d. 25-JAN-1949 in Houston, Harris Co., TX, buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX.

He married (2) Mary UNKNOWN
Eugene TALLEY 
Born: 27-SEP-1879 in Atlanta, Columbia Co., AR
Died: 08-JAN-1956 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
Buried: 11-JAN-1956 in Grovehill Cemetery Dallas, TX 

He married (1) Willamoth Nola (Willie) HOLLOWAY, 25-SEP-1898 in Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX, b. 16-JAN-1880 in Groesbeck, Limestone Co., TX, (daughter of William Randolph HOLLOWAY and Sarah Elizabeth SAVAGE) d. 26-SEP-1909 in Teague, Freestone Co., TX, buried in Shanks Cemetery, Teague, Freestone Co.,TX.

He married (2) Maude Ela BURLESON, 1910 in TX, b. 1872 in TX.

OBITUARY: Eugene Talley passed away Monday, Survived by wife, Mrs Maude Talley: three sons, Calvin Talley, California, Frank and Jack Talley, Dallas, two daughters, Juanita Cox. and Mrs Opal Robinson both of Kansas City, Mo: fifteen grand children and eight great-grandchildren. Chapel services Wednesday, 11 AM Interment at Grove Hill.
Henrietta TALLEY 

Born: 27-SEP-1879 in Atlanta, Columbia Co., AR 
Died: ? 
Born: 09-JAN-1884 in Hope, Columbia Co., AR 
Died: 28-DEC-1929 in Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX 
Buried: 29-DEC-1929 in Crews Cemetery, Crews, Runnels Co., TX 

He married Nora Bell WOOD, b. 21-APR-1891 in Batesville, Independence Co., AR, d. 25-JUN-1982 in Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX, buried in Evergreen Cemetery Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX.
Grover Cleveland TALLEY 
Born: 12-MAY-1885 in Limestone Co., TX 
Died: 14-MAY-1940 in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
Buried: 15-MAY-1940 in Campbell Cemetery, Barry, Navarro Co., TX

He married (1) Myrtle Leatha WINTERS, b. 19-OCT-1890 in Calhoun Co. MS, d. 30-SEP-1981 in Tulsa Co., OK.

He married (2) Lillie Dora BERRY/FULTON, 21-AUG-1932 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX, b. 07-SEP-1886, d. 15-JUL-1972 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.
Earnest L. TALLEY 
Born: 19-FEB-1887 in Limestone Co., TX 
Died: 13-AUG-1960 in Clovis, Curry Co., NM
Buried: 15-AUG-1960 in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX 

He married (1) Arkedelphia (Arkie) WINTERS, in Navarro Co., TX, b. 02-MAY-1893 in Arkadelphia, Clark Co., AR, d. 20-OCT-1918 in Kernes, Navarro Co., TX, buried in Jimmerson Cemetery, Kerens, TX.

He married (2) Mary Bertha ROGERS, in Kernes, Navarro Co., TX, b. 27-AUG-1894, d. 06-JUN-1971 in Navarro Co., TX, buried in Oakwood Cemetery Corsicana, TX.
George Leroy TALLEY 
Born: 12-MAY-1890 in Limestone Co., TX 
Died: 01-JUN-1968 in Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., CA
Buried: 03-JUN-1968 in Skyview Mem. Park Vallejo, Salano Co., CA

He married (1) Flora ALDERMAN, 17-AUG-1909, b. AUG-1888 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX, d. 17-FEB-1918 in Lone Oak, TX.

He married (2) Marie CLARK, b. 22-OCT-1900 in TX, d. 17-APR-1970 in Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., CA, buried 20-APR-1970 in Skyview Mem.Park Vallejo, Salano Co., CA.

Obituary: George Talley: 
Vallejo---Funeral services were help today for George Leroy Talley, 78, who died Saturday in a Sebastopol hospital following a long illness. He was a native of Frost, Texas and had lived in Sebastopol four years. He was a retired millwright from Bethel Construction Co. In Richmond. He resided at 336 Rage Rd. He is survived by his wife, Marie Talley, Sebastopol: a daughter Lucille Lind, Alameda: his sons Robert E. Talley, Livermore: Charles Talley, Reno, Nev. 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Abbey of the Chimes, Vallejo, with Rev. Richard Sanders of Westside Baptist Church assisted by Dr. D. W. Deare officiating. Burial followed at Abbey Memorial Gardens, Vallejo.
Naomi Pearl TALLEY 
Born: 09-FEB-1895 in Limestone Co., TX 
Died: 07-MAY-1931 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX 
Buried: 09-MAY-1931 in Prairie Grove Cemetery,  Emmett, Navarro Co.,TX
She married Claude Ernest COLE, 17-OCT-1914 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.

Obituaries for
Naomi Pearl (Talley) Cole

Lubbock Woman Buried at Emmett
Mrs. Naomi Cole, wife of Claude Cole, former residents of the Frost vicinity, died at Lubbock Thursday and the funeral was held at Emmett Saturday where interment was made, Mrs. Cole was reared in the Emmett community.
Surviving are her husband, several children, and other relatives.



Mrs. C. E. Cole
It is with sorrow that the Hustler chronicles the death of Mrs. C. E. Cole, who died in a Lubbock Sanitarium last Thursday night following which was the last of a series of eight operations. Mrs. Cole had been suffering for several years, and one operation after another was performed in the hope that her health might be restored, but all that medical science and the hands of skilled surgeons could do was of no avail.
She ran the journey of her life in thirty-six years. It is a path marked with deeds of kindness and cheer. Flowers not thorns, sunshine not shadow did she scatter everywhere. H these she was lavish. Truth was the inspiration of her life and by kindness she exemplified it great worth. Was hot her life full of Godlikeness.
Funeral services were held from Rex Funeral Home in Lubbock at 3:00 Friday afternoon, with Rev. W. P. McBeth, her local pastor of the Baptist Church delivering the funeral oration, following her body will be carried to Irene, Texas her old home, where interment was made.
The Hustler, together with the entire citizenship of Ropes extends heartfelt and sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.


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