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 Thomas Sandifer

From: Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas; Chicago - The Lewis Pub. Co. 1892; p. 617:

Thomas Sandifer, farmer, was born in Pike county, Mississippi, March 21, 1846, and in 1866 came with his father, Peter Sandifer, to Texas.  His father born in North Carolina, in October 1812, went to Louisiana when a young man, and in 1830 married Miss Sarah Carr, who was born in North Carolina in 1813.  They raised ten children, namely: Elvira, now the wife of George Lee; William, deceased; James; John, deceased; Mary, now Mrs. Patrick Lyle; Amos, deceased; Thomas, the subject of this sketch; Franklin; Sarah, wife of George Daniel, and Delia.  The father died June 15, 1890, at the age of seventy-eight years, and the mother in 1881, at the age of sixty-nine.  January 14, 1875, Mr. Thomas Sandifer married Miss Frances Tarrant, who was born October 20, 1853, the daughter of William Tarrant, who married Eliz Ellis and had seven children, namely: Serlida, now the wife of John Huffhines; Nancy, the wife of Amos Sandifer; Julia, the wife of Marsh Hughley; Frances, wife of Thomas Sandifer; and Louisa, the wife of Charles Webb.

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When he married and commenced life for himself, Mr. Thomas Sandifer, our subject, had no property, but went to work, and by energy, perseverance and good judgment he has acquired a nice home of 125 acres, on which he himself has made all the improvements.  But he has suffered a misfortune withal, losing his first residence by fire.  He attends faithfully to his chosen calling, agriculture, and is an exemplary citizen.  He has brought up eight children, namely: Cora, Mary, Edward, Ellen, William, James, Lucy and Robert.  Mr. and Mrs. Sandifer are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Carol's note: A descendant reports that the parents of Thomas were both born in LA.

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