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From: Leslie Bagwell <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 13:00:56 -0400
This is from another list. It has 2 of my surnames (Ledbetter and
Whiteside) but I can't connect. Maybe it will help someone else.
> William Whitesides Sebastian
> Source: Memorial & Biographical Sketches of Dallas County, Lewis
> Publishing, 1892.
> W. W. SEBASTIAN, a farmer of Precinct No. 3, Dallas county, Texas was
> born in Cherokee county, Georgia, May 22, 1838, a son of Edmond
> Sebastian, who was born in Wilkes county, North Carolina, in August,
> 1800. In 1825 he was married to Miea Pollie Ledbetter, and they had
> two children born to them in North Carolina: Nancy A. and Martha Jane.
> They| afterward moved to Georgia, where two more children were born:
> Orlando and Elisha, and where two also died, Martha J. and Orlando.
> The mother died in 1835, after which the father returned to North
> Carolina, and while
> there was again married, in 1837, to Miss Mary A. Whiteside. He then
> returned to his farm in Georgia, where he remained until his death,
> which occurred in 1879, at the age of seventy-nine years. Mr. and Mrs.
> Sebastian were the parents of eight children, namely: W. W. Sebastian,
> our subject: Edmond P.; Mary E., wife of William G. Field, who died
> leaving five children; J. P. was the next in order of birth; Elizabeth
> A., wife of P. H. Fite; Lewis H.; Columbus A.; Franklin P., who died
> when young; Elisha, who died on his way home from the army; Edmond P.,
> who also served in the war, was badly wounded at the battle of Athens,
> Tennessee, being a member of his brothers company (the subject), in
> 1864:; William W. married Miss Melissa A. Stewart, January 6, 1859,
> who was related to the Stewart that captured the great bandit of
> Kentucky and Tennessee. Mrs. Sebastian's father, Barnabas Stewart, was
> born in 1793, in Tennessee, and was married to Miss Susan Laymance
> about 1818. He then moved to Illinois, where he remained one year, and
> in 1835 returned to Georgia, where he spent the remainder of his days.
> Mr. and Mrs. Stewart had eleven children, namely: James L.; Mary E.,
> wife of Jesse Jackson; Melissa A.; Margaret M., wife of James F.
> Ramsey; Samuel L.; Franklin M.; Catharine, wife of John Terry.
> William W. Sebastian, our subject, enlisted in 1862, in the Third
> Confederate Regiment, as a private, and served about one year, when he
> returned home and raised a company,
> which was attached to Edmondson's battalion, Georgia troops. He went
> out as Captain, but was in command of the battalion the greater
> portion of the time, and was also on detached service. He was
> discharged at Kingston, Georgia, under General Wafford, after the
> close of the war, and came out without being captured or wounded, but
> was in many hot engagements.
> He returned to his home after the close of the war and was engaged in
> farming until his removal to Dallas County, Texas, December 7, 1872.
> He rented land three years, and then bought a farm three miles south
> of Richards. He next bought 200 acres of land where he now lives, to
> which he has since added until he now owns 640 acres, all of which is
> well improved. Mr. Sebastian has also been actively engaged in buying
> and shipping cotton in connection with his farming and stock-raising.
> He first commenced the stock-business with graded Durham cattle, but
> has now changed to the Holstein, of which he has as fine specimens as
> can be found in any State. He also has some blooded horses of the
> Hambletonian and Endower stock, which breeds command very high prices.
> Mr. Sebastian is one of the useful citizens of Dallas County, always
> keeping up with times in all kinds of improvements, and is charitable
> to the unfortunate of his neighborhood.
> Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian have had eleven children: Edmond B.; Mary S.,
> wife of
> Calvin Taylor; Anna J., wife of Thomas M. Raney; Thomas P.; Dollie,
> wife of Charles Castle; Tennia; William F.; Sidney J. and Walter E.
> One is now deceased, five are married and living in Texas and five are
> still with their parents. Mr. Sebastian has served several terms as
> Master of the Masonic order, Richardson Lodge, No. 256, and has been
> Representative of his lodge in the Grand Lodge of the State of Texas,
> and both he and his wife are of the Baptist persuasion.
> Volunteer's Note - this person probably died in Dallas County, Texas
> and you need to check with the dallas public library genealogy
> department for more information.
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