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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
age when he came to the United States, and
was twenty-one years of age at the close of
the Revolutionary war. He married Miss
Elizabeth Jones, of South Carolina, and
they had a family of ten boys and three
girls, viz.: Louis, deceased at the age of three
years; Steven, at the age of sixty years;
James was killed at the age of fifty-seven
years; Dempsey, deceased at the age of
seventy-five years; William, our subject's
father, is still living, aged eighty-five years;
Mary, born in February, 1822, married
Colonel Robert Small, and they have eight
children; John died at the age of fifteen
years; Thomas died at the age of forty-five
years; Richmonid is still living, aged seventysix
years; Jessie, deceased at the age of
seventy-one years; George Washington died
at the age of fifteen years; and Martha, the
first, and Martha, the second, both died at
the age of three years. The father of these
children died of congestive chills, at the age
of forty years, and his wife died at the age of
seventy-five years. Dempsey, the third child
of Frederick Pace, was six years of age when
the family came to the United States. He
was twice married, first to Miss Elizabeth
Rainwater, and later to Miss Mary Yarbrough.
He died at the age of ninety-three
years. Dillie, the fourth child of Frederick
Pace, was four years of age when the family
came to America, and Anna, the fifth, was
two years of age.
William Pace, the father of our subject,
is a native of Mississippi, is a farmer by
occupation, and during the late war he did
much good service at home. For fifty years
he has been a Deacon in the Baptist Church,
is a man of great Christian devotion and
signal usefulness, and in him the truest and
finest type of religious life are imitated. He
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is extensively known, and highly respected
as a pioneer settler. In 18
Mr. Pace married
Miss Sarah Yarbrough, a lady of culture,
possessing many amiable and Christian qualities,
also a devout member of the Baptist
Church. She was born January 6, 1811, and
died November 27, 1857. Her whole life
reflected the power and beauty of a holy
Christianity in its relations to the family, the
community, and the church of her choice.
Mr. and Mrs. Pace had ten sons, viz.: James
M., born January 2, 1831, died in March,
1831; John W., born July 15, 1832, died
September 23, 1841; Thomas L., born January
31, 1834, died of camp dysentery during
the late war, August 12, 1862; Jesse M., our
subject; Edward F., born April 26, 1838,
died of pneumonia in the Confederate army,
April 15, 1862; Nathan Y., born January
12, 1840, died September 10, 1843; Frederick
A. T., born January 17, 1843, died January
23, 1844; Williamson Winfield Scott, born
July 7, 1848, is still living; and Lawrence
Julius, born January 14, 1851, resides at
Jefferson, Marengo county. Williamson W.
S. entered the army at about seventeen years
of age, and served until the close of that
struggle. His wife was formerly Miss Mary
Avery. He now resides at Camden, Arkansas.;
has served as Mayor of his town, as
secretary of the Fair Association, and was
postal clerk at Washington city during
Cleveland's administration. Lawrence Julius
is engaged in general merchandising at
Jefferson, Alabama. He is a man of fine
business qualifications, and is well liked
among his acquaintances for his social qualities.
The subject of this sketch, J. M. Pace,
was educated at the University of Louisiana,
graduating at that institution in the class of
1858. He then took a course at the Post-
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/400/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.