Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 426 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
man, and the work he has achieved in so
short a time has no parallel in America.
Mr. Marsalis is president of the following
companies: Dallas Sarah, deceased;
John M., who was killed at the battle of
Chickamauga; Luther R.; Rebecca E., wife
of Stephen Moore; and Frances C., who died
Alfred P. lived with his father up to the
time of the war. He enlisted in the Sixth
Texas Cavalry, in September, 1861, and
served through the war, participating in the
battles of Pea Ridge, Fayetteville, Corinth,
Franklin, Inka, Peach Tree Ridge, Holly
Springs and Thompson Station, and fighting
Sherman on his march to the sea. He was
detailed and went to Vicksburg with Major
Quay, going to Mississippi to gather up mules
for the army. He was surrendered at Jackson,
Mississippi, May 13, 1865.
Returning home, he rented land-and engaged
in farming. January 27,1869, he was
united in marriage with Miss Mary F. Elam,
who was horn in Hickory county, Missouri,
April 15, 1842, and came to Texas when she
was five years old. Her parents, Isaac and
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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/m1/426/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.