Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Landrums

Julien Sidney Devereux married Sarah Ann Landrum, the daughter of John Landrum and Mary Wells. At least in 1857 Landrum was a member of Mt. Carmel, and was sent as a delegate to the Mt. Zion Baptist Association.

"...on June 27, Julien Devereux was married to Sarah Ann Landrum in a ceremony performed on Lake Creek by Samuel D. Hay...She was born on May 1, 1827, in Marengo County, Alabama, and was the daughter of John and Mary Wells Landrum, who had arrived in Texas on December 31, 1829. John Landrum had served in the Texas Army during the Revolution from March 12 to April 17, 1836."

"Sarah Devereux...wrote the following notes concerning her family background: 'My father came to Texas in the winter of 1829 or 30 from Maringo [Marengo] County, Alabama. Came overland to Natches Miss. Took Boat and came up Red River to Alexandria [Louisiana]...The company then left Alexandria on their way into Texas, after a weary journey of weeks. The company consisting of my grandfather Landrum two sons & families and a son in law settled in Austins Colony. My maternal grandfather (Martin Wells) was one of the early settlers of Bastrop.'"

According to several of Rootsweb's World Connect posts, John Landrum (born circa 1800, probably in GA) was the son of Zachariah Landrum and Letita Tynes, married first Martha Curry and second Mary Wells. He died sometime after the 1860 Federal census was taken, and some believe 1873 in Rusk County, TX.


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