Mary C (Satterwhite) Flowers-Dunn

was born in Mississippi (Yalobusha County) Dee. 28, 1642. She was the daughter of Thomas Satterwhite (b. Feb. 10, 1803, in Georgia) and his wife, Mary (Pounds) Satterwhite (b. Sept. 13, 1806, in Georgia).

Mary Catherine was 2 years old when her parents moved from Mississippi to Arkansas. They first came to Lafayette County and later moved to what is now known as Nevada County. Her mother died March 14, 1857, and on Nov. 19 of that year. Mary Catherine married Needham Ingram Flowers. He was detailed by the Confederacy to make turpentine for the army which took him and his family to Sevier County, Ark. On May 1, 1871, he died in that County end was buried in what was known as Coulter Cemetery, near Center Point, leaving Mary Catherine with 6 children, namely:

Thomas Henry Flowers - 1859

John Bell Flowers - 1861

James Alphonsus Flowers - 1863

Needham Ingram Flowers - 1865

Mary Alice Flowers - 1867

William Samuel Flowers - 1869

Fortunately for her, Mr. James Coulter (father of Capt. David B. Coulter) a friend of the family, was able to assist her, financially and otherwise, to return to the 160-acre farm in Nevada County which she had inherited from her parents.

In Sept. 1675, Mary Catherine was again married -- this time to Captain Thomas K. Dunn, a planter, schoolteacher, lawyer, musician and soldier in the Confederate army (Co. D. 28th Reg. Mississippi Cavalry) In 1890, this family moved to Bodcaw, Nevada County for better school advantages for their children who were:

Beatrice Monica Dunn - 1876

Orville Blanton Dunn - 1879

Clarence McCallum Dunn – 1891

Martha Ann Dunn - 1886

Thomas K. Dunn died February 12, 1908 and was buried at Union Cemetery near Bodcaw. Mary Catherine Dunn died Oct. 23, 1932, and she too was buried at Union Cemetery. The members of this family are Baptist.

Data given me 1940 by Beatrice Dunn (Mrs. E. S. Whaley) daughter of the Subject.

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