John and Sarah York Family
Navarro County, Texas


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 John and Sarah "Sally" York Family

This is my gr-gr-grandparents who migrated to Navarro County, Texas from Hempstead County, Arkansas in 1859.

John was born in NC in 1797 and Sarah was born in Tennessee abt 1808.

Sarah's maiden name was MANGRUM. Several of the descendants of Nancy Jane York and Samuel P. Andrews, remember being told
that their grandmother, Sarah's maiden name was MANGRUM.

They were in Johnson County, Illinois in 1830, left there and settled in Clark County, Arkansas prior to 1840,
and moved on to Hempstead County, Arkansas about 1848.
John, and Sarah had seven sons and three daughters listed on the 1850 Hempstead Co. Arkansas, Missouri Township census. I know they made the trip from Arkansas to Texas and there may have been other sons and daughters by  John's first marriage. This is a piece of the puzzle I have not solved yet.
My great grandfather told more than several of the family that he had fourteen brothers, so there are some brothers apparently by a first marriage that I have not been able to locate and connect to our John and Sarah "Sally" york family just yet.
Four sons and three daughters married in Hempstead County, Arkansas before coming to Texas.
William Henry married Margaret Emeline Wilson on 28 June, 1849.
Richard G. married Caroline Andrews on 7 September, 1848.
John S. married Mary A. Wilson on 24 December, 1850.
Andrew J. married Mary Ann Andrews on 9 April, 1857.
Charlotty T. married Uriah W. Andrews on 22 November, 1855.
Nancy Jane married Samuel P. Andrews on 1 July, 1858.
Amanda Melvina married William H. Pursley on 27 December, 1856.
The other three sons making the trip were Nathaniel A., Albert Louis, and Francis Marion.
They settled in the Richland Crossing and Pisgah Ridge areas and in the area known as Pursley today.
All of the sons served in the Civil War except for Albert Louis.
Most of them served as Navarro County Volunteers in the 13th Infantry Co "E".

Submitted by: Darrell Louis York Sr. 

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