Subjects covered, in Order of Appearance:
Part 1: The History of George Hallmark (w/ timeline at end)
Part 2: The 10 "Branches" of the Hallmark Family
Part 3: The Hallmark Historical Quarterly (not publushed anymore)
Part 4: Hallmark Family Association (HFA)
Part 5: Latest Family News (as of Summer 2004)
The first reference we have to George is his baptismal record dated 23 June 1742. He was listed in the church records of St. Oswald's (Anglican) Church, Malpas, England, as the "illegitimate son of Mary Hallmark", and as such was given her sirname. St. Oswald's Church rest on a small hill in the center of the small town of Malpas, Cheshire County, east of Wales. It is an old Norman town built during the Middle Ages with the duty of keeping the peace in the nearby Welsh borderlands. Inside the church at the back wall, one can still find the stone baptismal font with its oak cover on which is carved the date of 1627. It was here that the infant George Hallmark was brought to be baptized. Along the tops of the columns in the central aisle are embellished family crest. The nave ceiling has a rich array of carvings, bosses, and angels. (Malpas, Chester History Sheet 3)
George Hallmark's family lived and probably farmed in Marbury (also in Cheshire), a small rural community east southeast of Malpas. At the center of this town is St. Michael's (Anglican) Church. This was likely to have been the center of the life of the town when George lived here. St. Michael's is outwardly similar in appearance to the church at Malpas, the latter probably being used for special occasions such as baptisms and weddings. This smaller church at Marbury was used for regular services and is still used today on a regular basis by the small surrounding community. (St. Michael's Church Pamphlet)
The next reference of George can be found in the records of the Crown Court Papers, February 9, 1766, Shrewsbury, County of Shropshire, Oxford Circuit, where George is charged with stealing a linen hankerchief containing monies [money]. He pleaded "not guilty". The Summer 1764 to Lent 1767 court records show that "George Candiland, alias Hallmark" was indicted "for Felony [of] Stealing One Linnen Hankerchief Value 2d, half a sovereign in gold and eleven shillings in monies of Andrew Mansell the Younger at the Parish of Whitchurch, North Shropshire on the borders of Cheshire, 12 January, sixth year of the reign of George the Third." (1766) "Proved Guilty. No goods. To be transported for seven years... At the Assizes of Shrewsbury held 22 day March, sixth year of Lord Sovereign George III King of Great Britain..." Oxford Circuit of Crown Paper. (Source: Olwen Allmark Taylor)
In Bonded Passengers to America, 1663-1775, by Peter Wilson Coldham, a three volume set, there is a volume sub-titled "Western Oxford, Norfolk, Northern and Midland Circuits" which mentions George Hallmark. His name is to be found in Shropshire, page 57, where he is listed as "Candiland, alias Hallmark, George" or on page 60 as "Halmark, George see Candiland". It is assumed by some that Candiland was his real father's name. Olwen Allmark Taylor reports that there were families of that last name in this area at the time. There is no evidence, however, to support or dispute this supposition which has been further perpetuated by entry into the Ancestral File, TN Vers. 4.2, of the Latter Day Saints Genealogy Files. The ship of his transport is not given [though it is possible to narrow it down to several ships that left during this time frame; we are still studying that]. It is assumed that he served his seven years as an indentured servant, in the colony of Virginia. We do not know what plantation yet, and we cannot be sure that it was the same one that his father-in-law was on -- the Lee Family's -- since the dates are different. The best way to find out would be to indentify the ship and destinations, but that will take a lot of time and work.
The first documented reference to George Hallmark in America was in Virginia in what is now Botetourt County (briefly called Fincastle County, Fincastle County was created in 1772 from Botetort and abolished in 1777) ), though Botetourt County of that period covered extensive parts of western Virginia and the lands that would become Kentucky. More recent finds have indicated that George lived in the part of Botetourt County that would soon become Montgomery County -- two counties south of today's Botetourt County. It is in these parts, though some conflicting locations seem to exist, where he appeared on a list of delinquent tax payers returned by Daniel Trigg, Deputy Sheriff for the year 1773. At a court held for "Fincastle" December 6, 1774, a list of delinquents in the New River and Reed Creek Area was recorded by the court as that part containing tithables that ought to be received by the vestry of the Parish of Botetort. "George Holmark" [Hallmark] was on this list. (Kegley, pp. 103-06) The New River and Reed Creek area appear to put George further south, in today's Wythe County, though one has to take these references carefully. It is possible that he was there at this period, then came back north to the said Montgomery County area. There is no proof yet that he owned land in Montgomery County, but several land descriptions of other owners' land list [George] Hallmark as being adjacent. They also mention his father-in-law, Richard Mynatt, who did own some land nearby. Connecting all the descriptions, it seems clear that George and Richard lived a mile or so west of today's Christianburg, near Crab Creek. Maybe George lived on Richard's land, though I am only guessing at this point. Richard was older, and apparantly a little more established. (my assumption again)
By circa 1773, George had married or "taken up" with Leannah Mynatt. There appears to be no recorded documentation of a marriage. Marriages at this time, however, were performed by the Episcopal Church (or Anglican while under England) and were very expensive, often not within the means of most people. Leannah was the daughter of Richard Mynatt and Sarah Cummings, also English immigrants. Richard had come to America several years before George, as an indentured servant (an indentured servant was different than a bonded servant, which George was). Richard had been indentured at the age of 20 for four years as a cook to the honorable Thomas Lee, Esquire of Virginia. He earned eight pounds sterling per year cooking in the kitchen of the Lee's, a good wage for a cook. His place in history is secured by his being the first indentured servant to sue successfully for release from his master, Phillip Ludwell Lee, heir of Thomas Lee, July 31, 1754. (Kamikaw and Westmoreland Orders)
George Hallmark's claim for payment for services rendered as a drover [driver] and butcher during the American Revolution were ordered to be paid at a meeting of the Botetourt County Court, on April 11, 1782.(Public Service Claims, Botetourt Court, p19) Again on July 30, 1783 George Hallmark was granted a warrant for horsehire services to the militia in January of 1781. (Public Service Claims Commission Book I, p166) According to DAR documentation of Mary Spence Wooters, DAR National #562047, George "rendered patriotic service in Botetourt County, Va." She cites the same reference, page 167. It would appear that George had trouble getting paid for delivering goods to the militia of our revolutionary army. It also appears than some of his property was lost.
According to a list of North Carolina Land Grants in what was then called "The Western Lands", #1843 shows that George received 350 acres "on both sides of Lick Creek" (in what is now Greene County, TN). At this time the land was in the old state of Franklin, which existed from 1784 to 1788 (though never admitted to the United States as a state). On June 7, 1783, in the state of North Carolina, John Armstrong, Entry Officer of Claims in the Western Lands, issued warrant #254 which was a request for a land survey for Geo. Hallmark's homestead. The land survey warrant was entered on October 22, 1783. The survey was made on December 10, 1784. On September 20, 1787 George was [officially] granted his land. He paid ten pounds British Sterling for each hundred acres of land. (NC land Grants in TN, 1787, Greene Co.)
On February 8, 1792, George sold his land on Lick Creek. He sold the 140 acres on the north side of the creek to Andrew McFerran for forty-five pounds Sterling and 210 acres on the south side to John Blair for one hundred pounds. (Greene Co. TN land records book)
After selling his land in Greene County, TN, George Hallmark and family moved further west into Grainger County. In 1792 he was a member of the first church founded in Grainger County, established by the Baptists in 1788 at the mouth of the Richland River in what is now the town of Blaine. Today's Richland church is several miles from the original location of the church, which was lierally by the mouth of the said creek. "The names of the first members could not be ascertained, but the delegates to the (Baptist or Holston) Association in 1794"...included George Hallmark. (Goodspeed's History of TN; and Richland Baptist Church Minutes) George served as a clerk of Richland Baptist Church from October 2, 1792 (when he and his wife first appear in the minutes) until at least August 8, 1795. The minutes which survive actually begin on April 11, 1791,and end August 8, 1795. (note George's appointment as "clerk" spelled in the English fashion, as "clark") Mentioned in the minutes are other familiar family names--William Mynatt (Leannah's brother) and his wife Lileah or Lydia, David Satterwhite, Samuel and Kiziah Hughes, and Edward Freels. (there is no direct mention of Richard Mynatt in these minutes, or any of George's children).
Records from Virgil White's "Index to Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811" show George Sr., and sons William, Thomas, and George Jr. being part of the Knox County Regiment, Hamilton District Militia, for the Territory South of the Ohio, for the period 1792-4. This was during the heighth of the so-called Miami War, 1790-95 (sometimes called Little Turtle's Uprising), an often forgotten about episode in the early years of the U.S. What service this Knox Co. regiment did during this period is still to be determined, though a close study of the Richland Church minutes might indicate some clues, since it seems that George was present at most every meeting. Thus the duty of the unit may have been purely local. All four Hallmarks were listed as "privates," though Thomas was also listed as "trumpeter," which many found interesting. I do not know where son John was in all of this, since he was of the correct age for duty (he was actually older than brother George Jr., who is listed). It is possible he stayed at home to watch the family, perhaps because he was not well enough to go like the others. Maybe he had already moved somewhere else by this time. This is only speculation.]
In the 1795 minutes for February 14th and March 14th church meetings, it is mentioned that the Hallmark and the Mynatt families were authorized to have "a letter of Dismission" from the church. They were moving on, but apparently did not do so at least until after August 8th, 1795 as George remained clerk through that time. (TN Ancestors transcripts, Aug 1987)
No record has been found of George's ownership of any land while attending Richland Baptist in Grainger County, from February 1792 until he purchased land in Knox County in August 1795. Travel was slow and arduous at this time, and it is likely that they lived somewhere in the vicinity of Richland Baptist, near Blaine in Grainger County, possibly with a relative. Some have speculated that he and Leanah lived with Richard Mynatt. But the fact that Richard does not appear in any of the church minutes takes away from this theory. Grainger County officials have recently uncovered a lot of county documents from the 1790's, so some of these (when organized) may reveal that George owned some land after all. We can only wait.
A record dated August 21, 1795, shows that George Hallmark purchased 400 acres in Knox County from Joseph Beard, near Roseberry Creek, which is south of the church location. (Knox Co. TN land records, book B 1, pp. 286-7) This is about the time the Richland minutes end. In 1797, George Hallmark was listed as a founding member of the Little Flat Creek Baptist Church in Knox County (Flat Creek is now called Corryton, about ten miles west of Blaine). Little Flat Creek Church was organized August 18, 1797, with John Parker as moderator and George Hallmark as clerk. It may be the oldest church congregation in the county still in existence. The minutes for this church are very brief, and barely constitute true minutes. The first page covers 1797 to about 1801 or so. I have been told that some of the other minutes and items were destroyed in a later dispute. The original log cabin church structure has been restored and is located behind the present church building. Services are still held in it every Easter. The original location of the church was actually a mile or so to the west, where a set of railroad tracks cross the highway (Emory Road). R.C. Harlin and wife (whose maiden name is Mynatt) live by the original location. Some of the land in the Flat Creek area belonged to the Mynatt Family, and in 1826, Martin Mynatt reserved an acre where the newer church stands. A newer section of cemetery also exists next to the old 1826 section (its all the same cemetery). There is also a smaller graveyard by the original location of the church (by the tracks), though the markers are all missing, and others were destroyed by the railroad track bed many years ago. It seems that no Hallmarks or Mynatts are in this smaller cemetery (by the tracks), according to Knox County cemetery records, though it is possible. If Leanah or Thomas were buried at Little Flat Creek, then this would be the location, since the 1826 section was not in use at the time (nor was the church there yet). Many believe that she and Thomas are actually buried at the Mynatt Family Cemetery on the Knox County-Grainger County line, near the end of the Clinch Mountain range. Richard Mynatt is also believed to be buried there, though I cannot proove any of this at this time. The minutes of the Little Flat Creek Church show that on the third Saturday of October of 1799, George Hallmark was selected to be ordained a Deacon of that church on July 3, 1801. (History of Little Flat Creek Church 1797-1986 and also 1981 newspaper article on same, pg176 of notes of Miss Mary Hallmark and Fred McCaleb)
"On the 25th of December 1802 delegates from nineteen Baptist Churches, formerly belonging to the Holston Association, assembled at Beaver Creek Meeting-house in Knox County, (about 8 miles further west down Emory Road, on today's outskirts of Knoxville) and organized the Tennesee Baptist (or River) Association, depending on which source you read. The Reverend William Johnson was chosen moderator and Francis Hamilton, clerk...Of the nineteen churches represented, five were located in Knox County. They were Beaver Ridge, Hickory Creek, Fork of Holston, French Broad, and Little Flat Creek represented by Richard Newport, Eli Scraggs, and George Hallmark..." In 1803 George was again a delegate from Flat Creek to the Association, and the church was reported to have thirty-six members. Again in 1804, George was among the delegates from Flat Creek, reported to have sixty-two members. In October of 1805, the church had fifty-two members, with the Reverend William Johnson at its head. George Hallmark and the Reverend Johnson were delegates to the  meeting.(Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, pp. 898-99; The French Broad-Holston Country: A History of Knox County TN by the East TN Historical Society, 1946; and Brief Baptist Biographies, 1707-1982 by Robert Hamby)
Thomas Hallmark is shown buying 70 acres acres in about 1801 in the western part of Knox County, near the Beaver Creek area. It looks like his brother William witnessed the transaction, though the name was hard to make out. But William amazingly appeared on a 1799 tax list from Henderson County, Kentucky (some distance away!), in relation to a grant of land near "Race Creek" in Henderson County, KY. The distance and time is hard to explain and problematic of sortd -- though possible. He (William) also appears in Alabama later. So trying to figure out when William is in Tenessee, Kentucky, and/or Alabama has always been difficult and confusing. He is also usually figured as the oldest of the 9 Hallmark brothers, though some have speculated that Thomas was really the oldest. We've never really been able to confirm who came first, though we do know that Thomas was the first to die (while still in Tenessee -- see below). Back to Thomas, he appears in a number of court cases from about 1801 to 1805 in Knox County, some of it having to do with the above mentioned land. He is believed to have died around 1805, about the time of these court cases, so one is ked to wonder if there might be a connection or just a coincident. Though the 70 acres is at the extreme opposite end of Knox County from the Mynatt Cemetery (near Clinch Mountain), most feel he is probably buried there. We really do not know at this time. But as mentioned above, we do know that he was the first of the 10 children to die. Fortunately he was married and had a number of children to carry on the line of his branch. (Fred McCaleb, Adam Hallmark, and many others descend from this branch). On January 29, 1806, George sold his 400 acres in Knox County to George Faust for $800. (Knox County Land Records, Book M 1, pp. 87-88) George Hallmark was listed again in Knox County, TN in 1806 as a member of Captain John Reynold's Company. This is a group of property owners organized into military like units for the purpose of tax collection. George was listed because he owed taxes on the property that he owned the previous year. (Volume 26, East TN Historical Society Publ. of Early East TN Taxpayers, 1806, compiled by Pollyanna Creekmore, Knox Co., TN)
Little mention is made of George's wife Leannah Mynatt Hallmark who spent her life with George and bore him one daughter and perhaps as many as ten surviving sons. She is listed along with her brother and sister-in-law, William and Lileah Mynatt, in the minutes of the Richland Baptist Church in 1795 as a signer of the "Regeler Baptist Church Covenant". According to Paul Henderson's account, Leannah died and was buried in the Mynatt Family Cemetery, Knox County, TN. (ie. probably the one near Clinch Mountain, on the Knox-Grainger County line) Leanah does not appear on the few records we have of Little Flat Creek Church in Knox County, though that does not completely rule-out her presence there. It is assumed that she died shortly before the family left Knox County, c. 1805-1806, perhaps serving as the catalyst for George selling his Knox County land that year (see Jan 29, 1806 above). She may have died sooner, since she does not appear in the Flat Creek records, as mentioned earlier. She may have died before ever making it to Knox County, though I suspect she at least made it that far, and probably died about the same time as Thomas (her son) died. Maybe both deaths were related. Thomas' wife eventually remarried and moved to Alabama, where she is buried. We will just have to study this longer and in more detail, since many hope to place a marker for both of them. We also need to work on their death years.
An interesting obituary for Richard Mynatt appears in a Nashville newspaper in 1826, saying that he died in Knox County. I've seen his death date as 1824 as well, so there seems to be a typo somewhere. Nonetheless, he was getting close to 100 in either case. He owned land in Knox County (probably near the cemetery on the county line), though the deed does not give enough detail to know for sure. Several people in Knox County have commented on how the Mynatts in the area are known for living a long time. Maybe this validates that claim. Richard is also shown as being a doorkeeper for the Territorial Legislature during this period, which met in Knoxville for these years. Maybe an old official that remembered him placed the obituary in the Nashville newspaper. Maybe the family put it there to notify somebody in Nashville.
It seems the Hallmarks left Knox County soon after 1806, though we cannot put an exact year on it yet. In an 1809 account of a Rhea County,TN newspaper (though I have been told that there were no newspapers in this county at this date, so maybe it was a diary account or something), mention is made of 'passing by' the old Hallmark place. Apparently George and his family, probably after Leannah's death, had lived there for a while, but were gone by that year.
By 1809 they were located in the "Mississippi Territory" (which later became Madison County, Alabama) according to the territorial census of adult men. George Hallmark was listed as a taxpayer as were sons George, Richard, and William. All four applied for land that year, though it seems that George Sr. was the only one who actually received his land. (it was a credit system, so many were not able to follow through). Maybe they all "chipped-in" to help their father get his, but this is only speculation. George's land was located about 8 miles southeast of present-day Huntsville, in today's outskirts of the city. The final patent was issued by the U.S. government in 1814, about the time George died (though he may have already been dead, if he died as early as 1812, wgich some speculate). The 1816 Madison County, Mississippi Territory census [or taxt list] lists a George and Richard Hallmark. Some have assumed that this was George "Sr." but it is more likely to have been his son since only one George was mentioned, and no reference was made to "junior" or "senior," as in previous documents. But this particular census is really a tax list, and the section for Madison County was really taken in "1813" not 1816, as the title would suggest. Numerous Knox County officials and historians have verified this fact. Thus we think he was dead by 1813, though we cannot be for sure. His son George appears to have sold his fathers land in 1813, probably right after his death. The land was sold to his neighbor, J. Fennel. Both George and Fennel (who died soon after) were buried on there land, in a small portion on the line between their two properties -- probably agreed to by them. The Federal census of 1820 did not list a George in (the father) George's age group. It is assumed, therefore, that George died prior to the census. [many are now estimating 1812 or 1813; His burial place has only recently been discovered, which was on his land in Madison Co., though he and several others were relocated to the nearby Hobbs Cemetery in July of 1975, because of housing development. There is currently an effort under way to get him a Revolutionary service marker at that new location, and the government agency has approved the request and is in the process of making the marker. We hope to have it in place by the end of 2004, or at least the Spring of 2005]
George Hallmark traveled from England to Alabama, from Anglicanism to Primitive Baptist, from convicted criminal to avid church member. He was a citizen of the times who was strong enough to flourish in this wilderness country. I admire his perserverance and spirit. I am proud to be his descendant.
Written by Gloria Hallmark Johnson of The Woodlands, TX, with additional commentary and new information by James C. Hallmark (Email: email@example.com
TIMELINE SUMMARY OF GEORGE HALLMARK (Like the narrative above, this timeline is based on documented facts, with any necessary speculation or educated guesses being clearly listed as such. Anybody repeating any of this material needs to always make that distinction. Once somebody copies something down as a fact, such as changing an approximate date into an exact one, the error tends to spreads like a virus, and can never be fully fixed)
1742 George Hallmark is born, Marbury, Cheshire Co., England. Baptized in June.
1766 George indicted for stealing a handkerchief containing about a dollars worth of money; sentenced (sent) to America as a bonded servant for 7 years, presumably to one of the kings plantations in Virginia. We have no record of which plantation he was to be sent; the exact ship he was sent on has not been ascertained either, though records show 3 ships carrying bonded passengers during the appropriate timeframe: Ann, Justitia, and Tryal. Some have guessed that it might have been the Ann because of its Lent 66 departure date.
c1766 1773 George presumably serves his time, though we have no record of exactly where he served or if he served the full time. Some have speculated that it was the Lee Plantation (Stratford Hall) in Westmoreland Co, VA, though this speculation is based on the fact that his future father-in-law served there during the early 1750s. But his father-in-laws service at Stratford had been as an indentured servant (a little different than a bonded servant), and was served more than ten years before George even arrived in America. So we really have no way of knowing where George served his time for sure. At some point in the early 70s, he marries (or he had taken up with) Leannah Mynatt, who was born in 1756 VA, two years after her father had gained his freedom. She is almost certainly born in Prince William County, VA since her parents married there the previous year, and remained there until about 64. Later they lived in Hampshire Co, VA (now WV) until about 69, then in Dunmore Co, VA (later renamed Shenandoah Co.) until about 71, and in Botetorte Co, VA until the 80s. George could have met her in either Dunmore or Botetorte, though most tend to lean on the latter. Georges first two known children are supposedly born during this period: William (usually listed as c1770) and Thomas (usually listed as c1773), though the exact years and locations cannot be exactly verified. There is also a 2-3 year gap that exist until Georges next child, thus the birth dates could be later. Furthermore, if Georges sentence did not end until 73, then any marriage or births prior to that date may have been kept somewhat hidden -- that is of course assuming that they were together prior to that date. In concluding this broad time period, George (and any family) moves west to Botetorte Co, VA at some point in the early 1770s.
1773 George and family is most assuredly in Botetorte Co, VA (called Fincastle Co. from 72-77), as George is listed on a tax delinquency list there, as well as a related-type list the following year.
1776 Still in Botetorte (or Fincastle) Co, VA, Georges third known child is born, John. (birth year sometimes given as 75) The United States also declares its independence on July 4 and the Revolutionary War begins in earnest -- though fighting had already started the year before.
c1778 Still in Botetorte Co, VA, Georges fourth known child is born, George William.
1780 George renders service as a drover (driver) and butcher to a party of militia during the war.
1781 George renders horsehire services to the militia during the war. The fighting phase of the war also ends this year after Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown, VA in October. (peace treaty still two years away!)
1782 Georges claim for payment for the drover and butcher service is ordered to be paid by the Botetorte County Court in April; we can only assume that he receives his payment and was still living in Botetorte Co.
1783 George is granted a warrant for the horsehire services he rendered (above). The war also officially ends this year with signing of the Treaty of Paris, which gave the U.S. all the land to the Mississippi River. George and his family eventually begin migrating west, either this year or soon after, possibly staying in adjacent Montgomery Co, VA for a period (no concrete proof), and ultimately to the new so-called Western Lands, more specifically to Greene County (then under the jurisdiction of NC, but later on as part of the short-lived state of Franklin from 84-88, and finally as a permanent county in TN, 88-on very confusing for researchers). This area is supposedly one that had been set aside for bounty land grants for service during the war. In June of this year, George request a land survey for his homestead (to which he must have already laid claim and possibly on which he had already settled). The request appears to be approved in October of this year. Once again, it is not clear where the family was during all of this process.
1784 The land survey is made in December. George then has to wait almost 3 years for the official title (deed).
c1785 Georges fifth known child is born, Richard . The date of his birth has ranged from 85-90, while the location has ranged from Botetorte Co, Montgomery Co, Green Co, to Knox Co. I lean toward Green, while any Knox reference seems very improbable. It is also interesting to note that the delay in child births before Richard might have been due to the war years and the familys migration.
1787 George is officially granted his new land in Greene County, 350 acres on both sides of Lick Creek including his improvements, which seems to indicate that they were already settled and living there.
1789 Georges father-in-law (Richard Mynatt) supposedly acquires 300 acres in Montgomery Co, VA this year, described in the deed as being adjacent to the Hallmarks. This leaves one to wonder if the Hallmarks had left VA yet, or if they still just owned the land that they had left behind. Maybe they left one or two behind for a while.
c1790 While in Greene Co., TN, Georges sixth known child is born, Mary Polly his only known girl. Georges oldest son, William, marries Nancy Freels about this time, though the dates are sketchy. Their first child is also born not long after, the dates and locations of which are also very sketchy and sometimes contradictory. Though some references still list Botetorte Co, I feel that the child was born in Green Co, and probably in the early 90s.
1792 George sells his land in Greene Co. and moves further west to Grainger Co., TN. In the town of Blaine, the family becomes members of the Richland Baptist Church, the first church to be founded in this county. George begins serving as church clerk for about 3 years. Some Mynatts, Freels, Satterwhites and Hughes are also members.
1793 While apparently still in Grainger Co, TN, Georges seventh & eighth known children (twins) are born, Mynatt and Jessie both born on 8 October (some references say Knox Co.).
1794 Still in Grainger Co., George serves as a one of the delegates to the (Baptist or Holston) Association. Georges second son, Thomas, marries Susannah Mynatt about this time. Their first child is born in November (either in Grainger or Knox Co).
1795 In February and March, Georges family is authorized to have a letter of Dismission from the church in Grainger County. Georges job as clerk ends later that year in August, when the family seems to actually leave (presumably for Knox Co). That same month, George purchases 400 acres in Knox Co., TN.
1797 Definitely in Knox Co, TN, George is listed as a founding member of the Little Flat Creek Baptist Church (modern-day Corryton, TN). The church also seems to be part of the Holston Association (as their previous church had been). He also begins serving as clerk of the church this year, as he had at the previous church. The Mynatt family is also in the area and part of the church. While in Knox Co, Georges ninth known child is born, Cummins. (I have seen his birth date listed as early as 95, though 97 matches up with a future obituary) A newspaper in Knoxville about this time stated that George had 2 horses stolen by Indians.
1799 Still in Knox Co, George is selected by the Little Flat Creek Baptist Church to be ordained a deacon in October, though he is not actually ordained for another year and a half (see below).
1800 The new century finds the family still in Knox Co, TN (modern-day Corryton area) The famous 2nd Great Awakening (religious revival) in America is also starting to sweep the frontier, including these parts. One has to wonder how all of this might have affected the family and the Little Flat Creek Baptist Church.
There is also some evidence that makes it look as though Georges oldest son, William, migrated to western Kentucky about this time. Further study will reveal that this probably did not occur for another ten years, especially since an 09 territorial census has William listed in northeast Alabama, with the rest of the family. (maybe he had gone on some exploratory trips out there to see if he liked it)
1801 Still in Knox Co, TN, George is actually ordained a Deacon of Little Flat Creek Baptist Church on 3 July. Furthermore, Georges third and fourth sons are married about this time in Knox Co. -- John marries Amey Satterwhite (born 1785) and George William marries Sarah Calvert (born c1780). The latter union possibly occurred the year before, so keep that in mind. George and Sarah have their first child in September of this year(in Knox Co), while John and Amey apparantly leave with her family and migrate into GEORGIA (about this time), having their first child there the following year. Contrary to earlier studies, John, Amey, and her family did not go straight to Harris County,GA where most of their children have been traditionally listed as being born. Harris County had not been formed yet and was still part of Indian lands. New evidence shows that they traveled down the Savannah River and entered Georgia from the East, participating in a number of land lotteries that Georgia officials put on in order to quickly settle recently acquired Indian lands. They lost a few, but also won a few. Only later did they end up in Jones and Harris counties of Georgia. Overall, John and his bunch lived in Georgia for around 30 years. After that, he and his family went with two of his other brothers (George William and Richard of AL) to Texas, which is a whole other story!
1802 George and Leannah are still in Knox Co,TN. George is among the delegates from 19 different Baptist churches in the region (formerly belonging to the Holston Association) that meet in December to organize the new Tennessee Baptist (or River) Association.
1803 - 1805 Still in Knox Co, George serves each year as a delegate for the Little Flat Creek Baptist Church at the association meetings. Georges second son, Thomas, also dies this year in Knox Co. (I have heard the tale that it was by Indians, though there is no evidence that I know of to substantiate this). It is also possible that Georges wife, Leannah, dies either in 05 or the next. Her fathers will from 05 does not mention her, so I lean toward this year. Most believe that she is buried in the cemetery by the church, which later becomes the Mynatt Cemetery. Thus it is also very possible that Thomas is buried there, especially since his wife was also a Mynatt (she remarries a William Irwin in December).
1806 George is listed as owing taxes on his property in Knox Co. On January 29, George sells his 400 acres. There is no concrete evidence if he stayed a while or moved-on immediately. (see 1807 below)
1807 Georges fifth son, Richard, marries Mary Ann Prewitt in Roane Co., TN (southwest of Knox Co). It appears that Richard and probably the rest of the family had moved that direction, though neighboring Rhea Co. seems to be where they actually settled. (see 1809 references below)
1808 I am guessing that George and the family moved either this year or the year before from Rhea county down to the northeastern part of Alabama, roughly following a southwestward route along (or even on) the Tennessee River. An enlightening newspaper article from Rhea County, the following year, has someone mentioning, passing by the old Hallmark place in Rhea Co. Obviously the Hallmarks had left.
1809 George and most of the family are in the area of todays Madison Co, AL, then part of the so-called Mississippi Territory. The census of adult men taken early this year shows 4 heads of household: George (listed as "George Sr."), George William (listed as "George Jr." and listed immediately after his father, possibly indicating residence), Richard, and William. (my evidence points to William moving to KY the following year, not any earlier, as has sometimes been surmised). Only numbers are given next to the heads of household, so one must guess who represents each number. As for the other siblings: Thomas had already died, John was in Georgia. Mary might be listed in George Sr's household, if she was over 21. In reality, she could easily be somewhere between the ages of 19 or 20-something, based on her birthyear, which we are not sure about. She seems to be listed as an "a female over 21," along with another that we cannot identify. We know for sure that Mary was about to marry Isaac Stidham in November (in Madison County), since we have a marriage certificate for them. It is possible that they had unofficially married before that, but we do not know. All I know is that no females "under 21" were listed next to George Sr., while 2 females "over 21" were. Mynatt and Jessie were 15, Cummins was 11, and Carter is a mystery. The census only list 3 males "under 21." So it is possible that Carter was still not born yet, or in the womb, since the dates often given for his birth range from 1800-1810, according to which sources you look at (and none of these birthdates conflict with his future marriage or children). That leads us to ask, who was his mother, if he was born after the 1809 Census? Could it be the other female "over 21" that is listed in George Sr's household? Did George Sr. marry a second time after Leannah's death -- setting a precedent that many of his sons and grandsons would follow? There is no way to know yet, though that is one way to answer the unusual census numbers. More study must be done here.
1810-15 Most researchers assume that George died during this time period, in Madison Co., AL. Both "George Sr." and "George Jr." are shown on a 1811 tax list. He is not found in any later documents, including a territorial census of 16, although two of his sons are. If he were alive, he would be pushing age 70 by 1812, and 73 by 1815. Ironically, the so-called "territorial census" mentioned above is really a tax list for every county in Miss. Territory, compiled between 1815-16. The one list used for Madison County was actually taken from an 1813 tax list, since that county did not have to pay taxes for several years afterwards (because of bad times). It is all very confusing, though it seems safe to say that "George Sr." was missing from the 1813 tax list. But naturally that does not absolutely prove that he was dead yet. But in a telling clue, the same 1813 tax list does show that the "Jr" has been dropped from the remaining "George" on the list, never to be seen again after his name on other lists after that time.
So assuming that he died during this time period is pretty logical. This other George (without a "sr" or "jr" next to his name) also is commissioned Justice of the Peace in 1812, and also served on the Superior Court for the county and several other functions it seems.
Our deceased George ("sr") was buried on his 160 acres (Range 1 east, Township 5 South, Section 4), which was common practice back then, and since no cemeteries existed yet. George ("jr") sold the 160 acres (of his late father) in 1816 to James Fennell, who owned the adjacent neighboring land. This James Fennell dies the following year and unsuprizingly buried in the same small cemetery. But by that time, however, it appears that the Hallmarks had left for other counties to the south. The cemetery eventually became known as Fennel, probably because he got a normal marker that was readable, but maybe because the Hallmarks became a distant memory. George seems to have recieved a field stone, known only to his family (who moved away) and maybe a few Fennels (who would have eventually forgot). Maybe George did get a decent marker, which got lost later, or maybe the kids intended to get him one later, but never did. But about 160 years later, both George Sr. and James Fennell (and a few others buried there) were eventually legally and properly relocated to the nearby Hobbs Cemetery (in 1975 I believe)due to housing development of the time, but maybe more importantly to a very determined Fennell descendant who kept on top of the whole matter and made sure everything was done correctly (and not just destroyed quietly when nobody was looking, which happened to many other small and often forgotten cemeteries of this nature in Alabama). That is currently where their remains are, according to Madison County historians and other sources. Efforts to get a Revolutionary War service marker for George Hallmark (Sr)was successful, and it was placed in 2006 at this location (Hobbs Cem.), in the spot where historians of Madison Co. believe he was relocated. George's former neighbor, James Fennel (who bought George's land and died the next year), already had a nice readable marker (from the older location), though it has not been placed in the Hobbs Cemetery yet (as of 2006). Last check, it was currently being stored in the Huntsville Library. I presume they plan to place it in Hobbs as well. A more official ceremony for George's marker is being planned for Spring 2006, though no date has been set yet. I will try and post it here when I learn it. All in all, we are endeavoring on getting all the 10 children of George and Leannah nice burial markers, if they do not already have one. So far, only John and Richard have one. John's was put up later, and I believe Richard's too -- either in place of no marker at all, or one that got lost. George William supposedly had a nice one, but it was lost / destroyed around 1920 by careless and unconcerned road development. There is a fund right now in Crockett, TX to get him something nicer, but location will be tricky, due to similar circumstances as his father. Thomas has a very crude cement temporary marker in Knox Co, TN, next to his mother, who has a marker of the same crude and temporary design. We placed them in the main Mynatt cemetery, though further research will be needed to decide on the definitive burial spot (2 Mynatt cem's exists!), as well as exact details for any kind of fancier marker (such as the ones for the above mentioned brothers). William (the often presumed oldest brother), is believed to be buried in Henderson Co., KY, possibly Bethel Cem., Hebborsville, maybe near "Race Creek." We may put another homemade cement crude marker in Bethel until further research can find something more helpful. To do nothing will cause everything to be forgotten. Mary, the only daughter is supposedly in Shottsville Cem., Marion Co., AL. Mynatt supposedly in Blount Co. AL, Jessie supposedly in Belmont, MS, Tishomingo Co. (I have seen no marker for either). Cummings might have a marker already in Howelton, Etowah Co., AL., though I've never looked. Carter (the youngest), is supposedly buried in Blount Co., AL., like Mynatt. I've never seen a marker, but have not searched greatly. But if he had one, somebody would have reported it by now. Probably another victum of development, if he ever had something more than a field stone. (and even those were not immune to bulldozers. They are probably at greater risk because they have no writing on them). Any help in locating these and getting normal markers would be greatly appreciated by all.
Timeline prepared by James C. Hallmark of Crockett, TX (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRANCH NO. 1:
William Hallmark (born ca.1770 in VA, died aft.1830 in KY), m Nancy Freels
(buried somewhere in Henderson Co.,KY, possibly Bethel Cem., Hebborsville area, though we really do not know yet; could be buried on his land; In 1799, he was listed on a grant at "Race Creek." Still looking! Maybe you Kentucky Hallmarks can help us, since this is your man!)
.Castleman Solomon Hallmark(c1790 VA-c1845 KY) m1 Elizab. Weldon m2 Polly Johnson
.....Austin Ott Hallmark(1819 KY-1904 KY)m1 Mary Freels m2 Mary Cooper (10 children)
.....Sarah Hallmark(1825 KY-nd) m James A. Willingham (4 children)
.....Mary Ann Hallmark (c1826 KY-nd) m Elisha Cummins (8 children)
.....John Walker Hallmark(1829 KY-1898 KY) m1 Harriett Long m2 Louise Brown (8 children)
.....Nancy Hallmark(c1830 KY-nd) m J.E. Cummings (3 children)
.....Elijah Hallmark(1832 KY-1860s, in Civil War) m Prudence Johnson (2 children)
.....Elizabeth Hallmark(c1834 KY-nd) m James Henry Cox (4 children)
.....Pleasant Hallmark(c1837 KY-nd) (no info, might have died young)
.....Ellen Hallmark(c1838 KY-nd) m Charles A. Allgood (6 children)
.....Martha J. Hallmark(c1838 KY-nd) m William Wimstead (2 children)
.....William Hallmark(c1840 KY-nd) m Mary J. Lilly (no info on children)
.Leanna Hallmark(c1799 KY-n.d.) m Benjamin Steadham
.....no information on children, if any
.Pleasant Hallmark(c1800 KY-n.d.) m Martha ______
.....George Hallmark(1819 KY-nd) m Margaret _____(8 children)
.....Mahuldy Hallmark(1829 TN-nd) m John Cooper (2 children)
.....Phineas Hallmark(c1830 TN-nd)
.....Manierva Hallmark(c1832 TN-nd)
.....Mary Hallmark(c1833 TN-nd)
.....Pleasant Hallmark(c1836 TN-nd)
.....Miranda Hallmark(c1838 TN-nd)
.Raleigh Hallmark(1801 TN or KY-1830s) m Cynthia _____
.....Lewis Hallmark(1825 TN-nd) m Rachel Hale (7 children)
.....Fanny Frances Hallmark(c1830 TN-nd) m Smith Gann (no info on children)
.....John Carter Hallmark(c1830 TN-nd) m1Sarah Barnes m2Lizzie___ (9 children)
.....Pinston Hallmark(c1832 TN-nd) (no info)
.....Matilda Hallmark(c1835 TN-nd) (no info)
.....Sinthia H. Hallmark(c1839 TN-nd) (no info)
.Mary Hallmark(c1810 KY-n.d.) m John Chamberlain
.....no information on children, if any
.William Hallmark,Jr(c1814 KY-1883 KS) m Nancy Wagner
.....Clementine Hallmark(c1836 TN-nd) (no info)
.....William Hallmark(c1838 TN-nd) m Martha Peters (no info on children)
.....Daniel Hallmark(1844 TN-1911 KS) m Clarinda Frances Williams (7 children)
.Miles Hallmark(c1816 KY-n.d.) m Jane Norman
.....no information on children, if any
.John Hallmark (no information)
.Jacob Hallmark(1818 TN or KY-n.d.) m Lee Anna ____
.....Frances Hallmark(male)(1845 TN-1935 OK) m ___ (2 children)
.....John Jacob Jake Hallmark(1848 TN-nd) m Sarah Ann Barnes (4 children)
.....William Green Hallmark(1851 TN-1934 OK) m Martha Jane Barnes (7 children)
.....Jacob Hallmark(1850s TN-1934) m ____ (3 children)
.....Ted D. Hallmark(1854 TN-nd) (no info)
BRANCH NO. 2
Thomas Hallmark (born ca.1773 in VA, died ca.1805 in TN, while still fairly young; some have listed Thomas as the oldest son, which is possible, according to what birth dates you go by) m Susannah Mynatt:
(most say that he is buried Knox Co., TN; probably in Mynatt Family Cemetery, where his mother is also supposedly buried; probably just marked with a field stone, if anything at at. I do not really know; wife remarried on Dec 20, 1806 to William Irwin, then moved to AL later. She is buried there, and it is marked. We are trying to get him a marker, but we aren't sure about the death date or his burial location. He might qualify for something military, since he was listed as "trumpetor" in the Knox County militia, along with his father and several brothers. See narrative for more)
.James Washington Hallmark(1794 TN-n.d.) m1 Rebecca Cottingham m2 Mary Jane Crews
.....Alfred George Hallmark(1819 AL-nd) m Mary Jane Bulger (3 children)
.....Mary Polly Hallmark(1820-nd) m Daniel Henderson (8 children)
.....Clairborn W. Hallmark(1830-nd) m Rosetta Edwards (8 children)
.John Hallmark (1797 TN-nd)(no information; possibly died young)
.Elizabeth 'Betsy' Hallmark(c1800 TN-n.d.) m1 ___ Hallmark m2 David Brown
.....James Milton Hallmark(1817 AL-1877 TX) m Tabitha Adaline Barns (4 children)
.....Harriet Green Brown(1823 AL-1906 AL) m1Sam McSpadden m2 Mathias Perry (3 children)
.George Hallmark(1804 TN-c1868 AL) m Sarah Sally Tipton
.....James Washington Hallmark(1823 AL-1863/64 Civil War) m Mary Ford (7 children)
.....William Hopwood Hallmark(1825 AL-1874 AL) m1 Susan McCollum m2 Mary Jeffreys (11 children)
.....Minervia Hallmark(1826 AL-nd) m John Crow (no info on children)
.....Thomas Frank Hallmark(1829 AL-1863 Civil War) Phoebe Holcomb (6 children)
.....Ann Hallmark(1830 AL-1863 Civil War)
.....Susan Elsie Hallmark(1832 AL-1908 AR) m James Monroe Killingsworth (8 children)
.....Elizabeth Hallmark(1833 AL-nd) (no info; might have died young)
.....Mahala Jane Mary Hallmark(1836 AL-nd) m Thomas McWhirter (5 children)
.....Sarah Hallmark(1838 AL-nd) m John Ingle (no info on children, if any)
.....George N. Hallmark(1840 AL-1863 Civil War) m ____ (2 children)
.....Mary Hallmark(1842 AL-nd) (no info; might have died young)
.....John Madison Hallmark(1845 AL-1923 AR) m1 Martha Ramsey m2 Polly McKinley (6 children)
.....Nancy A. Hallmark(1846 AL-1905 AL) m D.J. Baccus (no info on children, if any)
BRANCH NO. 3
John Hallmark (born 1775 VA, died 1840 TX) m Amey Satterwhite
(Some have listed 1776 as his birthdate, though that could be a misprint or wishful thinking because of the significance of that year; the family Bible says 1776, though it appears to have been written later-on, by descendants; the debate still go on. Both buried in the "Old" Shady Grove Cem., Houston Co.,TX, not the "newer" one on highway; both received a marker several years ago via the Hallmark Family Association)
.Mary Hallmark(1802 GA-1860) m Willet Green
..George Green (no dates)
.George Hallmark(1805 GA-1860s TX) m Margaret Simmons
..daughter (c1828 GA-nd) (no info)
..daughter(c1829 GA-nd) (no info)
..John C. Bud Hallmark(c1830 GA-1892 TX) m Susan Teague (4 children)
..Susan Hallmark(c1832 GA-nd TX) m John Downes (4 children)
..Thomas Griffin Hallmark(1834 GA-1885 TX) m Martha A. Becky Green (6 children)
..Elizabeth A. Eliza Hallmark(c1830s-nd) (no info)
.David Monah Hallmark(1809 GA-1895 TX) m1 Martha Larkin/Loyd m2 Elizabeth Pruett
..Thomas Luther Hallmark(1831 GA-1891 TX) m Mary Elizabeth McGibson (7 children)
..Mary A. Hallmark(1832 GA-nd) (no more info)
..John S. Hallmark(1833 GA-nd) m Mary Boaze (at least 1 child)
..Anna Hallmark(1836 GA or TX-nd) (no more info)
..James F. Hallmark(1841 TX-nd) m ____ Franklin (no info on children, if any)
..Lucy A. Hallmark(1844 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Martha Hallmark(1846 TX-1911 TX) m John Lollar (5 children)
..Elijah David Hallmark(1850 TX-1924 TX) m1 Martha Broxon m2 Pricilla Hallmark (5 children)
..Elisha Mitchell Hallmark(1852 TX-1927 OK) m Mary Susan Granny Titus (7 children)
..Joeseph Hallmark(1856 TX-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..Robert Wesley Hallmark(1858 TX-1937 TX) m Carrie ____ (2 children)
..Samuel H. Hallmark(1860 TX-c1900 TX) m Pricilla _____ (4 children)
..Nancy Mahalia Hallmark(1862 TX-1942 TX) m Allen E. Morrow (8 children)
..Tillman Baily Hallmark(1864 TX-1947 TX) m Addie Jackson (6 children)
..Susan L. Hallmark(1871 TX-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..Arister Hallmark(1870 TX-1933 TX) m Clara ____ (2 children)
..Edward L. Hallmark(1878 TX-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..Claud S. Hallmark(1880 TX-nd) m _____ (at least 1 child)
.Susan Hallmark(1813-n.d.) m1 William C. Rye m2 William Truitt
..no information on children, if any
.Mourning Hallmark(1814-1885) m1 Joseph W. Wortham .m2 James M. Hallmark(from Br. 4)
..Sarah Wortham(1836 AR-1907 TX) m Robert Milliken (3 children)
..see James M. Hallmark (br. 4) for rest of children
.Rebecca Ann 'Betsy' Hallmark(1815-n.d.) m Benjamin Smith
..no information on children, if any
.Stephen Wilburn Hallmark(c1816 GA or TN-1908 TX) m Martha Ann Ritty Collins
..John Leven Hallmark(1836 GA-1907 TX) m1 Mary ____ m2 Rachel Harris (7 children)
..Elijah Wilburn Hallmark(1838 GA-1925 OK) m1 Mary Keene m2 Sarah Williams (7 children)
..S. R. Hallmark (female)(1842 GA-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..Martha Jane Hallmark(1843-nd) m John W. Covin (1 child)
..Ann M. Hallmark(1846-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..S. B. Hallmark (1848-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..George W. Hallmark(1853 AL-nd TX) m Georgiana Slaughter (2 children)
.Sarah 'Sally' Hallmark(1819-c1880/92) m Alfred M. Hallmark(from Branch 4)
..see Alfred M. Hallmark (br 4) for children
.Amey Anna Hallmark(1825-1908) m Matthew D.T. Hallmark(from Branch 4)
..see Matthew D. T. Hallmark (br 4) for children
.Satterwhite C. Hallmark(1827-n.d.) m1 Elizabeth Wood m2 Emaline E. Worthy
..James T. Hallmark(1843 GA-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..John F. Hallmark(1845 GA-1916 AL) m1 ___ Epperson m2 Minerva Gilbert (6 children)
..Benjamin F. Hallmark(1847 GA-nd) m1 Eliz. Powell m2 Nancy Powell (12 children)
..William H. Darky Hallmark(1848 GA-1905 AL) m Catherine Hutchins (15 children)
..Ann Hallmark(1849 GA-1852 GA)
..Andrew Jackson Hallmark(1851 GA-1926 AL) m Sophronia Powell (11 children)
..Rebecca C. Hallmark(1853 AL-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..Amey Anna Hallmark(1855 AL-nd) m John B. Cottle (2 children)
..George W. Hallmark(1859 AL-nd GA) m M.C. Culpepper (no info on children, if any)
..Susan E. Hallmark(1861 GA-nd) m John C. Haynes (no info on children, if any)
..Francis M. Hallmark(1862 GA-nd AL) m Mary ____ (9 children)
..Aaron Arnold Hallmark(1870 AL-1953 AL) m Angelina Lightsey (6 children)
..Kivian Hallmark(c1873-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..David Hallmark(1875 AL-1953) m Cassie Snow (no info on children, if any)
..Melvina Hallmark(c1877 AL-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
.John Tho. Wm. Jefferson Hallmark(1829-1912) m1 Martha Wilcox m2 Melisa Payne
..Abner Hallmark (died as infant)
..James David Hallmark(1855 TX-nd) m Vida Youngblood (3 children)
..George Ellis Hallmark(1856 TX-1939 TX) m Martha Ann Potter (13 children)
..Johnnie Hallmark (died as infant)
..Richard Marion Hallmark(1860 TX-nd TX) m Georgia Harris (3 children)
..William Prewitt Hallmark(1862 TX-1925 TX) m Susan Fore (6 children)
..Isaac Alexander Hallmark(1864 TX-1887 TX) m Susan Ann Teague (1 child)
..Nancy Cerdelia Ann Hallmark(1864 TX-nd) m Louis A. Reneau (no info on children, if any)
..Nathan Thomas Hallmark(1866 TX-1959 AR) m1 Frances Payne m2 Mary Harp (14 children)
..Amy C. Hallmark(1870 TX-nd) m W.B. Riley (3 children)
..Sarah Louise Hallmark(1872 TX-nd) m Phillip M. Haston (1 child)
..Jessie Clemmons Hallmark(male)(1881 TX-nd) m Nora Lands (4 children)
..Mittie Clifford Hallmark(1883 TX-1980s) m Edward M. Brady (3 children)
..Carrie Minerva Hallmark(1885 TX-1980s) m J.B. Warren (at least 2 children)
..Morgan Calvin Hallmark(1890 TX-nd) m Viola Carlisle(2 children)
..Florence Hallmark(1890 TX-1898 TX)
..Lois Edna Hallmark(1897 TX-after1970) m1 Ora Arnold m2 T.J. Redding (3 children)
..Johnny Riley Hallmark(c1898/99-after 1970) m Ruby Herron (2 children)
BRANCH NO. 4:
George William Hallmark (born 1778 in VA, died 1852 TX) m1 Sarah Calvert,
m2 Elvy Duke, m3 Jincy Box Thompson
(buried in Houston Co.,TX around Mustang Prairie, probably Aldrich Cem. or Bynum Cem., no marker exist because Aldrich was destroyed by road builders in the 1920's; the Hallmark Family Association has decided to erect him a new marker in the nearby Bynum Cemetery, which bordered his land (valued at $17,000 at his death), and where several of his children and descendants are buried; see "Latest News" section below for information on contributing to this effort. We need your help! So please did deep. Have a fundraiser maybe!)
.Mary 'Polly' Hallmark(1801-1866) m Rolen William Box
..Asbury Griffith Box(1821 AL) (died as infant)
..Sarah Box(1822 AL-1860 TX) m John Holmes (4 children)
..Louisa Adeline Box(1824 AL-1902 TX) m Jacob Morrow (12 children)
..Eunice Pearle Box(1825 AL-1847) (no more information)
..Elijah Farris Box(1827 AL-nd) m1 Mary Givens m2 Mary Box (7 children)
..George Lafayette Box(1829 AL-1847 TX) (no more information)
..John Wesley Box(1831 AL-nd) m T. Caroline (3 children)
..William Jackson Box(1832 AL) (died as infant)
..James Monroe Box(1834 AL) (died as infant)
..Benjamin Milam Box(1836 AL) (died as infant)
..Two more infants (twins)(1837 AL) (died as infants)
..Eliza Jane Box(1839 TX-1860 TX) m Thomas Hooker (no info on children, if any)
..Rolen Henry Box(1841 TX-1911 TX) m Martha Alabama Barrett (9 children)
..daughter(1843 TX) (died as infant)
..Mary Texann Box(1845 TX-1892 TX) m J.W. Hooker (no info on children, if any)
.William Calvert Hallmark(1804 TN-1880 TX) m1 Dicy Box m2 Leanah Steadham
*hero of the Battle of San Jacinto, Texas War for Independence
..Julianna Hallmark(1824 AL-1839 TX) (died at 15) (doubtful if ever married)
..Asbury Hallmark(1826 AL-1847 TX) (died at 21) (no info on marriage, if any)
..Sarah Hallmark(1829 AL-1855 TX) m James Huntsman (2 children)
..Stephen Box Hallmark(1831 AL-1898 TX) m1 Martha Kyle m2 Martha C. ____ (6 children)
..Keziah C. Hallmark(1832 AL-1862 TX) m1 Elijah Collard m2 A.C. Bynum (4 children)
..George C. Hallmark(1834 AL-nd) m Sarah M. Sansom (6 children)
..John L. Hallmark(1837 TX-1848 TX) (died at 11) (no more info)
..Eliza Callie Hallmark(1839 TX-nd) m1 John Hallmark m2 John Thompson m3 J.W. Hallmark (8 children)
..Manila Niley Hallmark(1841 TX-1915 TX) m1 Sam Sansom m2 Henry Satterwhite (10 children)
..Amand Hallmark(might be Amanda)(1843 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Adeline Hallmark(1845 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Charles Hallmark(1852 TX-nd) (no more info)
.George Washington Hallmark(1806 TN-1873 TX) m Jane Duckworth
..Elisha Cummins Hallmark(1829 AL-1880 TX) m Barbara Craddock (9 children)
..Sarah Ann Hallmark(1832 AL-nd) m1 William Foster m2 John Dennis (no info on children, if any)
..Mary A. Hallmark(1839 TX-aft1860) m Rev. Samuel Lynch (4 children)
..Rufas S. Hallmark(1842 TX-1901 TX) m Nellie Collins (2 children)
..Nancy Nanny E. Hallmark(1845 TX-nd) m R.F. Bob Lowery (no info on children, if any)
..Ruthus Jane Jennie Hallmark(1848 TX-1886 TX) m Silas Douglas (4 children)
..Charlotte Cart Hallmark(1851 TX-nd) m Lynn Smith (no info on children, if any)
..Henry W. Hallmark(1853 TX-1879 TX) (never married)
..Eliza W. Hallmark(1855 TX-nd TX) m T. Knox Conaway (no info onchildren, if any)
..Jennie Hallmark(1861 TX-1892 TX) m Silas Douglas (no info on children, if any)
.Lee Anna Hallmark(1808 TN-n.d.) m Josiah Rosser
..no information on children, if any
.John Bose Hallmark(1810 AL-1860 TX) m1 Susannah Serenna Box m2 Rachel Ann Kenley
..James L. Hallmark(1838 TX-bf1925 TX) m1 Martha Merideth m2 Emma Killingsworth m3 Lucy Taylor (5 children)
..Elizabeth Hallmark(1840 TX-1911 TX) m Francis Marion Satterwhite (10 children)
..Amanda Hallmark(1842 TX-nd) m Henry Satterwhite (she died soon after marriage; no info on children, if any)
..Adeline Addie Hallmark(1845 TX-1950 TX) m George Washington Allen (6 children)
..Mary Ann Hallmark(1847 TX-1895 TX) m Benjamin E. Satterwhite (4 children)
..Jane Hallmark(1850 TX-nd) (died young)
..Thomas Jefferson Hallmark(1857 TX-1937 TX) m Mary Ann Brazier (10 children)
..John J. Hallmark (1858 TX-1952 AZ) m1 Tommy m2 Sarah James m3 Ellen White m4 Mollie ___ (17 children)
.....(John has sometimes been listed as John B. Jr.)
.Elizabeth 'Eliza' Hallmark(1811 AL-1833 AL) m Stillwell Box (1830 AL)
..Sally Eveline Box(1831 AL-1848) m George Pettit (no info on children, if any)
..Kezia Caroline Box(1832 AL-nd) m1 Sam Goodman m2___ McClusky (no info on children, if any)
.Eunice 'Nisa' Hallmark(1812 AL-1846 TX) m Stillwell Box (1833 AL)
..Eliza Jane Box(1835 TX-nd) m1 B.L. Goodman m2___McClusky (no info on children, if any)
..Stephen M. Box(1837 TX-1841) (died at 3)
..Samantha Ann Box(1840-nd) m1 Sterling Ross m2 John Ellison (no info on children, if any)
..James Stillwell Box(1844-1952) (no more info)
..Marion Crafford Box(1846-nd) (no more info)
.James M. Hallmark(1815 AL-1882 TX) m Mourning Hallmark Wortham(from Branch 3)
..Stephen Washington Hallmark(1839 TX-1854) (died at 15)
..Louisa Adaline Hallmark(1841 TX) (died at 3 months)
..Marion William Hallmark(1842 TX-1867) (died at 15)(no info on wife or children, if any)
..William Hamilton Hallmark(1844 TX-1911 TX) m1Martha Furlough/Furlow m2Taressie Taylor (6 children)
..Thomas Madison Hallmark(1846-47 TX) (died at 1)
..Wilson Palmer Hallmark(1848-1850 TX) (died at 2)
..Francis Franklin Davis Hallmark(1850 TX-1928 TX) m Susan Eliz. Jones Phelps (7 children)
..Tabitha Annetah Hallmark(1852 TX-1885 TX) m Henry Madison Herndon (4 children)
..Morning Alice Hallmark(1855 TX-1901 TX) m Melvin Henderson (6 children)
..Susan Cedora Hallmark(1857 TX-1925 TX) m George Andrew McDonald (4 children)
..James Pierce Hallmark(1860-1862 TX) (died at 2)
.Alfred M. Hallmark(1817 AL-1880 TX) m Sarah Hallmark(from Branch 3)
*hero of the Battle of San Jacinto, Texas War for Independence
..Martin Luther Hallmark(1847 TX-nd) m1 Mary Crews m2 Malissa Frazier (5 children)
..Catherine Matilda Hallmark(1849 TX-nd) m John Green (1 child)
..Charles Wesley Hallmark(1849 TX-1923 TX) m1 Martha Richerson m2 Missouri Satterwhite (12 children)
..Margaret Jane Hallmark(1851 TX-1928) m Aaron Crowson (5 children)
..Oseheth Fisher Fish Hallmark(1853 TX-1935 TX) m Lethina Lee Nora Satterwhite (3 children)
..Enoch Ashberry Hallmark(1856 TX-1902 TX) m Nancy Ollie Owens (7 children)
.Calvert Burke Hallmark(1858 TX-1927 TX) m Cecila Satterwhite (no info on children, if any)
..Walter Finley Hallmark(1860 TX-1911 TX) m Lou Goodlow (no info on children, if any)
..Albert Hallmark(1858 TX-nd) (no more info; he not listed on O.F. Hallmarks 1925 affidavit)
..Amanda Hallmark (no info; is listed on O.F. Hallmark 1925 affidavit; maybe same as Albert)
.Aveline Hallmark(1822 AL-1901 TX) m Zachariah Steadham
..Malissa E. Steadham(1842 TX-bf1850) (died young)
..Benjamin A. Steadham(1845 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Isaac C. Steadham(1847 TX-nd) (no more info)
..George W. Steadham(1850 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Elizabeth A. Steadham(1852 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Sarah Steadham(1854 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Cornelius Steadham(1856 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Martha Steadham(1858 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Zachariah Luck Steadham(1860 TX-nd) (no more info)
.Matthew Dewey Thom. Hallmark(1823 AL-1906 TX) m Amy Anna Hallmark(from Branch 3)
..Eliza Lutitia Hallmark(1843 TX-1859 TX) (died at 16) m ____ Conaway
..William Jefferson Hallmark(1845 TX-1917 TX) m Minerva Jane Davis (5 children)
..George Washington Hallmark(1847 TX-nd) m Rebbecca Clements (3 children)
..John Thomas Hallmark(1849 TX-1921 OK) m Luanna Annie Elms (10 children)
..Sarah Elizabeth Hallmark(1851 TX-1944 TX) m Hadden ONeal (12 children)
..David Satterwhite Hallmark(1852 TX-1874 TX) (died at 22) m Amanda Hall (1 child)
..Mary Minerva Hallmark(1854 TX-1938 TX) m William A. Stafford (6 children)
..Amy Ann Hallmark(1856 TX-nd) m James Jeems Gray (8 children)
..Martha Elvira Hallmark(1859 TX-bf1906) m L. Woodson Leeper (6 children)
..Rufas Minett Bud Hallmark(1862 TX-1944) m Ann Catherine Meek (at least 1 child)
..Matilda Jane Hallmark(1864 TX-1947 TX) m John Daniel Watkins (at least 1 child)
..Alfred Hallmark (died in infancy)
..Louisa Emaline Lue Hallmark(1870 TX-nd CA) m James Monroe Scoggins (4 children)
..infant son (no info)
.Richard Mynett Hallmark(1835-1862) (died in civil war)
.Ephriam L.B. Hallmark(1837-c1862) (died in civil war)
.Alexander Cummings Hallmark(1845-c1862) (died in civil war)
BRANCH NO. 5:
Richard H. Hallmark(born ca.1785 in TN, died 1854 in TX) m Mary Ann Prewitt
(believed to be buried in the Jeddo Community Cem., Bastrop Co., TX, a burial marker was erected to the both of them back in the 1990s, once again, by a combined effort of the Hallmarks)
.Marilda Hallmark(1808 TN-1888 TX) m Aaron Burleson
..Cummins Burleson(1825 TN-nd) m Mary ____ (no info on children, if any)
..Mary Ann Burleson(bf1835-nd) m Jack William Teague (no info on children, if any)
..Elizabeth Burleson(1835 TX-1880 TX) m1 O. Harrison m2 John Jasper Hallmark(br5)
..see John Jasper Hallmark for list of children
..Nancy Burleson(c1836 TX-nd) m O. Perry Harrison (no info on children, if any)
..John Baptist Burleson(1838 TX-nd) m Martha Robbins (no info on children, if any)
..Aaron Burleson(1843 TX-1876 TX) m Laura Hardemann (no info on children)
..Marilda Burleson(1847 TX-nd) m James Coleworth (no info on children, if any)
..Abbie Burleson(aft1847-nd) m Ike Pettit (no info on children, if any)
.Susan(ah) Serena Hallmark(c1815 AL-nd) (no info; might be 1st wife of John B. Hallmark, br4)
.Nancy Hallmark(1817-1877) m Abner B. Jefferys
..Martha Ann Jeffereys(c1828 AL-nd) (no more information)
..James Jeffereys(c.1829 AL-nd) (no more information)
..John E. Jeffereys(c1832 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Mary E. Jeffereys(1834 AL-1884 TX) m John Potter (2 children)
..Sarah M. Jeffereys(c1836 AL-nd) m1Nathan Roberts m2 S.T. Wood (no info on children, if any)
..Nancy L. Jeffereys(1841 AL-1925 TX) m1Alexander Reed m2Isaac Scoggins (9 known children)
..Minerva Jeffereys(c1842 AL-1868 TX) m Drury D. Potter (no info on children, if any)
..Richard N. Jefferys(c1845 AL-1935 TX) m1Rebecca Kinsey m2Betty Scott (6 children)
..Marion J. Jeffereys(male)(c1846 AL-nd) m Sarah White (no info on children, if any)
..Jacob Prewitt Jefferys(c1848 AL-nd) (no more info)
.Catherine Ann Hallmark(1817 AL-n.d.) m1 A. Campbell m2 ___ Powers
..no information on children, if any
.Prewitt Hallmark(1820 AL-1869 TX) m Camilla (or Parmelia) ______
..Sarena Hallmark(1841 TX-nd) m Joseph Munger (at least 1 child)
..Richard H. Hallmark(1842 TX-nd) m Lucy W. ____ (at least 2 children)
..Leona Hallmark(1845 TX-nd) (no more info)
..John Jasper Hallmark(1847 TX-nd) m Elizabeth Burleson Harrison (no info on children, if any)
..Charlotte Calpernia Hallmark(1848 TX-nd) m1___Lee m2Richard Massey (6 children)
..Mary Ann Hallmark(1849 TX-nd) m John Henry Lee (6 children)
..Margaret Hallmark (no more info)
.John Cummings 'Red John' Hallmark(1822 AL-1895 TX) m Elizabeth Love
..Stephen Monroe Hallmark(c1852 TX-1896 TX) (no info on wife/children, if any)
..Medina Hallmark(1854 TX-1881 TX) m George Washington Johnson (3 children)
..Stephen Madison Matt Hallmark(1856 TX-c1900 OK) m Rhoda Watson (3 children)
..John Hamilton Hallmark(1859 TX-1918 TX) m Zantha Shade (8 children)
..Henry Hallmark(1860 TX-nd) (no info; may have died young)
..Jefferson Davis Hallmark(1861 TX-1935 TX) m Eliza S. Fike (8 children)
..Joseph Love Hallmark(1870 TX-1945 TX) m1Margaret Cockrill m2Minnie King Schobey (8 children)
.Tennessee 'Nicy' Jane Hallmark(1824 AL-n.d.) m G.W. Love
..no information on children, if any
.Lavenia Mance Hallmark(1826 AL-1867 TX) m King Lodwick Fry
..Nancy Ann Fry(1844 TX-1883 TX) m James F. Hopkins (4 children)
..Mary Ann Fry(1845 TX-1881 TX) m Coleman Hopkins (at least 1 child)
..Matilda Ann Fry(1848 TX-nd) m Dr. George Lane (no info on children, if any)
..Benjamin Franklin Fry(1849 TX-1877 TX) m Ida Texana Blackburn (3 children)
..Richard Jefferson Fry(1852 TX-1931 TX) m Mary Johnson (11 children)
..John Gilmore Fry(1853 TX-1825 TX) m Nancy Blackburn (6 children)
..George Washington Fry(1855 TX-nd) m Elizabeth Bradden (2 children)
..King Lodwick Fry, Jr(1857 TX-1941 TX) m Ida Texana Blackburn(1879) (8 children)
..Daniel Webster Fry(1859 TX-1941 TX) m Ada Roberts (6 children)
..Jasper Newton Fry(1861 TX-nd) (no more info)
..Elizabeth Jane Fry(1863 TX-nd) m George W. Davis (no info on children, if any)
..Mack Alexander Fry(1865 TX-1867 TX) (died at 2)
.James Minet Charles Pierson Hallmark(1827 AL-1893 TX) m1 Sarah R. Hodges m2 Mary E. Montgomery
..Richard Edmond Ed Hallmark(1850 TX-1943 TX) m Molly Jane Thacker (6 children)
..Rebecca Ann Becky Hallmark(1852 TX-1928 TX) m Marcus Bud Hogan (7 children)
..Jacob Newton Jake Hallmark(1854 TX-1946 TX) m Lelia May Johnson (10 children)
..Parthena T. Parfiney Hallmark(1856 TX-bf1988 TX) m James C. Fergusen (no info on children, if any)
..John Booker Hallmark(1858 TX-1937 TX) m Susan H. Montgomery (10 children)
..Jasper Minet Jass Hallmark(1860 TX-1937 TX) m1Georgia Rutherford m2A.Elsie Chauddin (6 children)
..Benjamin Thomas Ben Hallmark(1863 TX-1932 TX) m1Amanda Price m2Clem Brantley (at least 2 children)
..William Andrew Jackson Hallmark(1866 TX-1951 TX) m1Lydia Collins m2Mollie Long (8 children)
..James Isaac Jimmy Hallmark(1867 TX-1950 OR) m Carrie Nancy Garner (8 children)
..Linzy Dee Boots Hallmark(male)(1871 TX-1949 TX) m Hettie Het Collins (3 children)
..Calvin P. Hallmark(1888 TX-1916 TX) m Almeda Powell (no info on children, if any)
..Archie Rule Hallmark(1891 TX-1970 TX) m Julia Maud Pederson (7 children)
..Montie Ira Hallmark(male)(1893 TX-1952 TX) m Nancy Evaline Bush (5 children)
.Minerva Hallmark(1828 AL-n.d.) m Ezekiel Wily
..no information on children, if any
.Tabitha Telitha Hallmark(1829 AL-1899 TX) m John Skelton Teague
..Aaron Jackson Teague(1854 TX-nd) m Cordelia Cragg (no info on children, if any)
..William Teague (no dates) (died young)
..Georgia A. Teague(c1866 TX-nd TX) m Charles Luckness (no info on children, if any)
..Susan Ann Teague(1869 TX-1952 TX) m1 Isaac A. Hallmark(br3) m2Andrew Koger (at least 2 children)
..Lexie Teague (no dates) (died as infant)
.Jasper Newton Hallmark(1831 AL-n.d.) m Amanda Adelaide Janie Ringer
..Nancy Frances Franckie Hallmark(1859 TX-1942 TX) m Alfred McWilliams (8 children)
..Lavinia Callie Hallmark(1866 TX-nd) (no more information)
..John M. Hallmark(1869 TX-nd) m S.F. Kati Clearman (no info on children, if any)
..Jasper E. Hallmark(1871 TX-nd) m1 E.E. Janie Blevins m2 Katie Tooke (at least 1 child)
..William Mindon Hallmark(1873 TX-nd) m Mary S. Leona King (7 children)
..Amanda A. Hallmark(1878 TX-nd) (no more information)
.Mary Ann Hallmark(c1832 AL-n.d.) m Griffin Box
..no information on children, if any
BRANCH NO. 6:
Mary 'Polly' Hallmark(born ca.1787-94 in TN, died in 1856 AL) m1 Isaac Stidham, m2 Henry Miller
(Mary could be one of the females listed as over 21 in an early 1809 census, so she might have been born as early as 1787. But a Shottsville Cemetery book list her being born as late as 1794. She is believed to be buried in the Shottsville Cem., Marion Co., AL, though no marker has been identified; the same cemetery book says "#18 on the 19th row, south to north," according to relative Sandra Austin. The Family Association plans to get her one in the future; Her son was a major figure in Reconstruction Alabama, and has a nice marker there.)
.Winston Dilmus Stidham(1810 GA-1895 AL) m Mary Stone
..no information on children, if any
.Wesley Stidham(1812 GA-n.d.)
..no information on wife or children, if any
.Haben Stidham(1813 GA-n.d.)
..no information on wife or children, if any
.Union Stidham(1816 GA-n.d.)
..no information on wife or children, if any
.James Miller(1824 AL-n.d.)
..no information on wife or children, if any
.Elizabeth Miller(1826 AL-1918 AL) m ___Clark
..no information on children, if any
.William Miller(1828 AL-n.d.)
..no information on wife or children, if any
.John Miller(1830 AL-n.d.)
..no information on wife or children, if any
BRANCH NO. 7:
Mynatt Hallmark(born 1793 in TN, died ca. 1865 in AL) m Polly Mary Calvert
(buried somewhere in Blount Co., AL; no marker found yet; the Family Association is looking. You Alabama Hallmarks need to help us. Skinny Hallmark of Birmingham has worked some on this, but he will need more assistance. We may get him a temporary marker, until we can get something more permanent. Gloria Hallmark Johnson is also from this branch, but she lives in Texas.)
.Wilburn William Hallmark(c1820 AL-1868 AL) m Melvina Amanda Easley
..Jessie Hallmark(c1843 AL-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..Richard Hallmark(c1844 AL-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..James Hallmark(c1846 AL-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..Phebe Manilla Hallmark(1847 AL-1917 MS) m James Madison Watson (4 children)
..Eudoxia K. Hallmark(1850 AL-1890 MS) m Amos Toung Amerson (10 children)
..Daniel C. Hallmark(1853 AL-nd)(twin to Mary) m Nancy McPerson (6 children)
..Mary Lavicia Molly Hallmark(1853 AL-1932 AL) m Theodore Lentz (8 children)
..Serena Adaline Hallmark(c1855 AL-nd) m Thomas Fuller (10 children)
..Elizabeth U. Elza Hallmark(1856 AL-1940 MS) m James Monroe Lentz (10 children)
..William M. Hallmark(c1859 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Ophelia Hallmark(c1863 AL-nd) m Glenn ____ (no info on children, if any)
.Calvin Ireland Hallmark(1822 AL-1877 AL) m Elizabeth Morton
..Mary Hallmark(c1843 AL-nd) (no more info; possibly died young)
..Sarah Elizabeth Sally Hallmark(1845 AL-1919 AL) m William O. McCay (10 children)
..Marshall Minnett Hallmark(c1847 AL-nd) m Thursey ____ (5 children)
..William Crump Hallmark(1849 AL-1934 AL) m1Martha Love m2 Nancy Townsend (11 children)
..Elizah Jemima M. Jane Hallmark(1850 AL-1928 AL) m Robert H. Love (8 children)
..daughter (died as infant)
..son (died as infant)
..Jasper Leander Hallmark(1857 AL-1896 AL) m Huldy Fanny Hill (5 children)
..Wilson Devers Hallmark(1860 AL-1895 AL) m Varanda (or Veigh) Hill (9 children)
..Sophronia Francis Candis Hallmark(1861 AL-1936 AL) m Richard E. Loggins (10 children)
.Stephen B. Hallmark(c1824 AL-1863 AL) m Mary Ann 'Polly' Morton
..Martha A. J. Hallmark(1845 AL-nd) m ______(in 1869) (no info on children, if any)
..Mary Hallmark(1846 AL-nd TX) m1Jelisha Hicks m2Jim Blackburn (at least 1 child)
..Nancy Hallmark(1847 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Manila Ellender Ellen Hallmark(1849 AL-1898 AL) m Samuel Hall (7 children)
..William Asbury Billy Hallmark(1850 AL-1910 OK) m1Elizabeth Self m2Rosemond Bearden (16 children)
..Marshall Minette Hallmark(1852 AL-1891 AL) m Missouri Paralee Gurley (4 children)
..Neely Isabella Hallmark(1845 AL-1892 TX) m James E. Little Lige Self (9 children)
..Lavicy Lenny Louise Hallmark(1858 AL-nd AL) m W.C. Hicks (3 children)
..Emory Rufas Hallmark(1859 AL-nd AL) m Nancy Ann Hicks (8 children)
.Henry Hallmark(1825 AL-n.d.) (no information; possibly died young)
.Asbury Hallmark(1826 Al-1878 AL) m Sarah Eliz. Murphree Ingram
..Lille Jane Hallmark(c1872 AL-nd) m John H. Nunnelly (3 children)
..John Franklin Hallmark(1873 AL-1947 AL) m Beulah Burnham (6 children)
..Early Pennington Hallmark(c1876-nd) m Clara May Burrows (2 children)
.Manilla Ellender 'Nilie' Hallmark(c1827 AL-aft1906) m Jeremiah Ellis
..Nathaniel Ellis(c1858 AL-nd) (no more information)
..William Ellis(c1861 AL-nd) (no more information)
.Martha Ann Hallmark(1829 AL-1905) m1 Elijah Morton m2 Spencer S. Cozby
..no information on children, if any
.Richard Caswell Hallmark(1831 AL-1863 TX) m Mary Elizabeth Armstrong
..Lucy Ann Hallmark(1855 AL-nd) m Jesse Adkins (no info on children, if any)
..Minett Cummins Hallmark(1857 AL-1929 TX) m Alta Zara Legg (7 children)
..Thomas A. Hallmark(1859 AL-1920 TX) m Emma Clayton (4 children)
..Jacob A. Hallmark(1861 AL-1946 TX) m Rachel Shannon (3 children)
.Eunice 'Nicy' Hallmark(c1833 AL-1871 AL) m Spencer S. Cosby
..Sarah Catherine Cosby(1857 AL-nd) m James Jim Lawrence (no info on children, if any)
..Eliza Jane Cosby(c1859 AL-1926 AL) m George W. Little (7 children)
..Chapel M. Cosby(1860 AL-1907 AL) m Dicy ____ (9 children)
..James F. Jim Cosby(1865 AL-1943 AL) m Matilda A. Love (no info on children, if any)
..Mamila Silvania Cosby(c1867 AL-1901 AL) m H. Claud Sims (3-4 children)
..Americous Asbury Cosby(1869 AL-1917 AL) m Nancy M. Hendon (4 children)
.Louisa Leanna Hallmark(1836 AL-1914 AL) m Majer Self
..William Minett Self(1865 AL-1947 AL) m Mamie Ruth Vann (2 children)
..John Wesley Self(1866 AL-1919 AL) m Mary Frances Mollie Faucett (7 children)
..Mary Lucinda Self(1867 AL-nd) m Richard W. Vaughn (4 children)
..Epsa Louise Self(1870 AL-1907) m Ambrose Milton Faucett (6 children)
..Thomas Burrell Self(1873-1937) m Lilly Ann Gurley(3 children)
..Melissa Loucretia Isabelle Self(1878 AL-1954 AL) m Bela Moore Bellenger (4 children)
.Orlena 'Lena' Hallmark(1838 AL-1901 AL) m William Self
..Thomas Green Self(1862 AL-1941 AL) m Amanda Hill (2 children)
..William Pinkney Self(1854 AL-1931 AL) m Mary Stockey (6 children)
..Malissa Catherine Self(1867 AL-1949 AL) m Sion Thomas Watson (9 children)
..Martha O. Self(1874 AL-nd) (no more information)
.Melissa Phobe Hallmark(1840 AL-1920 AL) m John Wesley Latham
..William Minette Latham(1866 AL-1912 AL) m Mary Ida Mize (9 children)
..James Monroe Latham(1868 AL-1964 AL) m Martha Bearden Noble (5 children)
..Mary Elizabeth Mollie Latham(1871 AL-nd TX) m Fe Little (3 children)
..Lucretia Orlena Lude Latham(1873 AL-1957 AL) m James A. Elkins (4 children)
..Jeremah Stephen Latham(1875 AL-1923 AL) m Minnie L. Smith (9 children)
..Dora Alice Latham(1876 AL-1924 AL) m Lemuel K. Rooker (4 children)
..Venisa Jenny Jane Latham(1879 AL-1898 AL)(died at 19) (no info on husband and children, if any)
..Emma Roseta Latham(1882 AL-1970 AL) m John M. McCurry (no info on children, if any)
BRANCH NO. 8:
Jessie Hallmark(born 1793 in TN, died aft.1870 in MS) m Mary Frances Wright
(buried Tishomingo Co., MS, probably in and around Belmont; no marker found yet, though we are still looking; the Family Association plans to get him one at some point, if nothing is found. We first need to identify where his land was located, which we have the government deed now; several descendants still live around there, namely Mary Hallmark Henley of Belmont, MS.)
.Robert Hallmark(c1812 AL-1870s AL) m Gracie ___
..Azle Thompson Hallmark(c1835 AL-nd) m Margaret Jackson (3 children)
..Mark K. Hallmark(c1837 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Patience Hallmark(c1838 AL-nd) n(no more information)
..Nancy Hallmark(c1840 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Leuanna E. Hallmark(c1841 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Eliza J. Hallmark(c1842 AL-bf1860) (no more information)
..Martha A. Hallmark(c1844 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Wilie B. Hallmark(c1847-nd) (no more information)
..Jesse T. Hallmark(c1850 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Sarah Hallmark(c1853 AL-nd) (no more information)
..John Hallmark(c1855 AL-nd) (no more information)
..__ennet Hallmark(c1857 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Mary Hallmark(c1858 AL-nd) (no more information)
.Leanna Hallmark(c1814 AL-aft1860 AR) m Thomas Marcrum (AR=Arkansas)
..William Macrum(c1831 AL-c1865 Civil War) m Harriet Young (1 child)
..Mary Ann Polly Macrum(1832 AL-1910 MS) m Basil Harris (8 children)
..Squire W. Ky Macrum(1834 AL-1925 AR) m1Dicy Strickland m2Eliza Jane Bennett (9 children)
..Nancy Catherine Macrum(1837 MS-1929 AR) m Robert F. Presley (3 children)
..Martha Jane Macrum(c1839 AL-nd) m John R. McYlea (5 children)
..Elizabeth Caroline Macrum(1840 AL-1884 AR) m James C. Sanders (10 children)
..Jesse R.T. Bud Macrum(c1843 AL-c1865 Civil War) (no more info)
..Violet A. Macrum(c1846 AL-1884 AR) m Macy M. Williams (7 children)
..Thomas Babe Macrum(c1850 AL-1860 AR) (died at about 10)
..Green Macrum(c1854 MS-c1861 AR) (died at about 7)
.George W. Hallmark(c1815 AL-aft1880 MS) m Martha Byram
..Thomas A.H. Hallmark(c1838 MS-c1921 MS) m Martha S. Shook (at least 2 children)
..Martha Hallmark(c1840 MS-nd) m Noah Shook (4 children)
..Silas Columbus Hallmark(c1842 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Mynatt Jessie Hallmark(c1844 MS-nd) (no more information)
..James William Hallmark(c1847 MS-nd) m Augusta Cash (at least 1 child)
..Alfred Jackson Hallmark(c1849 MS-nd) (no more information)
..John C. Hallmark(1853 MS-1934 MS) m Elizabeth Ann Sanders (5 children)
..Lucinda J. Hallmark(c1856 MS-nd) (no more information)
..George Washington Hallmark(1856 MS-1936 MS) m Nancy Jane McCreary (4 children)
..Noah Asbury Hallmark(c1860-nd) (no more information)
..Orlena/Arlina Hallmark(c1861-nd) (no more information)
.Mynatt Hallmark(c1817 AL-aft1880 MS) m Elizabeth Patsy Byron
..Jessie Hallmark(male?)(c1838 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Sarah Amanda Hallmark(c1840 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Lorenda Caroline Hallmark(c1844 AL-1882/85 MS) m1John Shook m2James Foreman (at least 1 child)
..Louis Catherine Columbus Hallmark(c1846 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Robert D. Hallmark(c1848 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Lucinda A. Hallmark(c1852 MS-nd) m H.B. Hopkins (no info on children, if any)
..Francis Paralee Hallmark(c1854 MS-nd) (no more information)
.Keziah Hallmark(c1819 AL-aft1880 MS) m Alden Byram III
..Martha Byram(c1838 MS-nd) (no more information)
..William Byram(c1840 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Sarah E. Byram(c1842 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Alfred Byram(c1845 MS-nd) (no more information)
..John G. Byrum(c1845 MS-nd) (died young) (no more information)
..Leannah Byram(c1851 MS-nd) (no more information)
..James F. Byram(c1855 MS-nd) m Malinda Ingram
..Jerucia J. Byram(c1857 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Henry Byram(c1860 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Emily M. Byram(c1861 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Marion Byram(c1863 MS-nd) (no more information)
.Taylor Hallmark(c1821 AL-aft1880 AR) m Elizabeth J. ____
..Savannah E. Hallmark(c1842 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Emily M. Hallmark(c1844 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Mary A. Hallmark(c1846 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Sarah M. Hallmark(c1848 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Minerva J. Hallmark(c1852 AL(?)-1942 AR) m Houston A. McBride (at least 1 child)
.Matilda T. Hallmark(c1825 AL-aft1880 MS) (no more information)
.Eliza Jane Hallmark(c1827 AL-1891 IL) m William Lively Armor
..Robert J. Armor(1850 MS) (died as infant)
..Mary E. Armor(1851 MS-nd IL) (no more information)
..Amanda E. Armor(1853 MS-nd) (no more information)
..Matilda Jane Armor(1855 MS-bf1894 IL) (married; had children)(no more info)
..Nancy K. Armor(1857 MS-aft1900 IL) (no more information)
..Leanah L. Armor(1859 MS-1880 IL) (no more information)
..Martha A. Armor(1862) (died as infant)
..Marshall T. Armor(1865 IL) (died as infant)
..Clorinda Rhoda Armor(1866 IL-1920 IL) (no more information)
..Susan M. Armor(1870 IL) (died as infant)
.Emily A. Hallmark(c1829 AL-n.d. MS) m Allen Forsham
..no information on children, if any
.Emiline Marilda E. Hallmark(c1831 AL-aft1880 MS) m1Wilburn W. Hallmark(br7?) m2Elijah Jackson
..Jessie Cummins Hallmark(1854 MS-1921 MS) m Elizabeth Christian Pharr (6 children)
.John Hallmark (AL; no dates) m Susan E. Highfield (in 1854 MS)
..no information on children, if any
.Jessie Hallmark (AL; no dates) (no more information)
.Henry Hallmark (AL; no dates) (no more information)
BRANCH NO. 9:
Cummings Hallmark(born 1798 in TN, died 1887 in AL) m1 Keziah Murphree,
m2 Sarah Cornelius, m3 Martha Morton Thomas
(buried at Howelton, Etowah Co., AL; have not visited cemetery recently that I can recall; may or may not have marker; can anybody tell me? Cummings appears to have done pretty well for himself. I think he and his older brother George may have been the most successful, though I do not know this for certain. I feel he had a marker at some point, and possibly still does. Geraldine Hallmark Dover and Scott Hallmark, both of Birmingham, are descendants of Cummings. Glenda Usher of Lacey Springs, AL is also a descendant. So is Mary Burns Hallmark of Warrior, Al, whose husband is from branch 10, below)
.James Murphree Hallmark(1821-1866) m1 Sarah Morton m2 Dicy Bynam
..Marshall C. Hallmark(1843 AL-bf1866)(died in early 20s; no more information)
..Lucinda Hallmark(1845 AL-nd) m William M. Cornelius (no info on children, if any)
..Richard T. Hallmark(1847 AL-nd) m Sarah Ann Murphree (at least 1 child)
..Keziah Elizabeth Irene Hallmark(1849 AL-1933 TX) m Asa Bynum(9 children)
..Stephen Joshua Hallmark(1851 AL-1934 TX) m1Sarah Armstrong m2Martha Armstrong (14 children)
..James Anthony Hallmark(1853 AL-1933 TX) m Rebecca Isabell Reynolds (4 children)
..Martha Ann J. Hallmark(1855 AL-1944) m James Thomas E. Smith (6 children)
..William M. Hallmark(1857 AL-nd) (no more information; possibly died young)
..Sarah J. Hallmark(1859 AL) (died as infant)
..Seaborn Asberry Hallmark(1861 AL-1883 AL)(died at 22)(no info on wife, if any)
..Barnet Ellis Hallmark(1862 AL-1930) m Anna Minnie Hendricks (5 children)
..Mary Ann Hallmark(1867 AL-1917) m1George Alfred Green m2William Good (5 children)
..D. T. Hallmark(c1867 Al-nd) (no more information)
.Nancy Serena Murphree Hallmark(c1823 AL-n.d) m John/Joel Morton
..Mary R. Morton(1845 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Sarah P. Morton(1847 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Jesse A. Morton(1851 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Drury H. Morton(1854 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Harper A. Morton(1857 AL-nd) (no more information)
.Richard Morton Hallmark(c1825 AL) (died as infant)
.Lodeanna Paralee Hallmark(1828 AL-n.d.) m Joel W. Hendrix
..Pattina L. Hendricks(1864 AL-nd) m William P. Owens (at least 1 child)
..Olin Jesse Hendricks(no dates) (no more information)
..William Miller Hendricks(no dates) (no more information)
..Mary K. Hendricks(1868 AL-nd) (no more information)
.Mary Ann Hallmark(1830 AL-1922 AL) m Drury Morton
..Celina A. Morton(1852 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Marilda E. Morton(1855 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Winnie S. Morton(1856 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Serena A. Morton(1859 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Rosetta Zettie Morton(1864 AL-1941) m James Frazier (at least 1 child)
..John Henry Morgan(1867 AL-nd) (no more information)
.Sarah Selena Hallmark(1832 AL-n.d) m Isaac H. Nesmith
..Albert S. Nesmith(c1858 AL-nd) m Mary _____ (no info on children, if any)
..Dalton P. Smith(c1860 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Bernice C. Nesmith(1866 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Columbus Nesmith(1868 AL-nd) (no more information)
.Eunice Marilda Rilda Hallmark(1835 AL-1914 AL) m Henry S. Armstrong
..Sarah P. Celia Armstrong(c1858 AL-nd) m Benjamin F. Hendricks (3 children)
..Martha Cyrena Armstrong(1859 AL-1945 NM) m Council Burton Ingram (10 children)
..Matilda C. Armstrong(1861 AL-nd) m Ben P. Campbell (no info on children, if any)
..R. Ellen Armstrong(1866 AL-nd) m Charlie McIntosh (no info on children, if any)
..T. C. Armstrong(1868 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Lisa Jane Dicey Armstrong(1869 AL-nd) m L.L. Wikle (no info on children, if any)
..Jesse Cummings Armstrong(1872 AL-1940 AL) m Matilda E. Morris (no info on children, if any)
..Ema Eva Armstrong(1875 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Ida Adaline Armstrong(1877 AL-nd) m J.G. Chambers (no info on children, if any)
..Salema E. Armstrong(1879 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Ursula May Armstrong(no dates) (no more information)
.Thomas Hallmark(c1842 AL) (died as infant)
.Uriah E. Hallmark(c1843 AL) (died as infant)
.Winnie E. Mynatt Hallmark(1843 AL-1855) (died at 12)
.Cynthia Keziah Hallmark(1845 AL-1866) (died at 21)(no info on marriage or children, if any)
.William Marshall Hallmark(1846 AL-1906 AL) m Sarah Ann Blakley
..James Cummings Hallmarks(1870 AL-1917 AL) m1Nancy Ellis m2Sarah Murphree (4 children)
..Hamel Hallmark(1871 AL-1914 AL) m Nancy D. Lankford (no info on children, if any)
..George Clifton Hallmark(1873 AL-1937 AL) m1Jimmie Haleord m2Alma Shanks (no info on children, if any)
..Dicie Kizzire Hallmark(1875 AL-1939 AL) m John Lankford (no info on children, if any)
..Oscar Hallmark(no dates) (no more information; possibly died young)
..daughter(no dates) (died as infant)
..daughter(no dates) (died as infant)
..Victoria Hallmark(1880 AL-1902 AL) m Tom Millican (no info on children, if any)
..Mamie Hallmark(1882 AL-1943 AL) m Robert Buttram (no info on children, if any)
..William Allen Hallmark(1884 AL-1955 AL) m Nellie Trammell (no info on children, if any)
..Francis Erwin Hallmark(1886 AL-1936 AL) m Ellen Mastiller (4 children)
..Henry Earlington Hallmark(1888-1954 TN) m1___Mastiller m2 Ida Blevins (no info on children, if any)
..Margaret Hallmark(1890-1962 GA) m Alfred Partlow (no info on children, if any)
..Albert Akin Hallmark(1894-1949 AL) m Suzie Calhoun (no info on children, if any)
.Moses Hamel Hallmark(1848 AL-1923 AL) m Susan Elizabeth McClusky
..Susan K. Hallmark(1872 AL-nd) m Mason A. Armstrong (no info on children, if any)
..Charles B. Hallmark(1876-nd) (no more information)
..Vienna Hallmark(1878-nd) (no more information)
.Jessie Ellis Hallmark(1850 AL-1937 TX) m Milton Joanna McClusky
..Walter Freeman Hallmark(1871 AL-1942) m Mary Frances Hannah (10 children)
..Willie Parker Uncle Buck Hallmark(1873 Al-1967 TX) m Charlise L. Hagler (3 children)
..Susan Rebecca L. Hallmark(1876 AL-1968 CA) m1John Mitchell m2John Key (6 children)
..Savanah Leona Hallmark(1878 AL-1890) (died at 12)
..Jesse Bascom Hallmark(male)(1880 Al-1956) m Lulu Killian (no info on children, if any)
..Lillie Belle Hallmark(1882 AL-1883 AL) (died at 1)
..James Howell Jeat Hallmark(1884 AL-1971 TX) m Florence Allen (3 children)
..Louisa Belle Dolly Hallmark(1888 AL-1918) m George Tatum (3 children)
..Joanna Pearl Hallmark(1891 AL-1977 TX) m1Ray Long m2Stanley Jorgenson (no info on children, if any)
.Letha Josephine Bertha Hallmark(1851 AL-nd) m Levi Len Buckner
..no information on children, if any
.Allen Foster Hallmark(1854 AL-1935 AL) m Mary Frances 'Fanny' White
..Della Hallmark(1880 AL-1939 AL) m Boyd Gregory (6 children)
..Roberta Bernice Hallmark(1882 AL-1970 AL) m Olin Otis Bus Tony (5 children)
..Henry Isaac Hallmark(1884-1968 AL) m1Mary McMahan m2Blanch Waldon m3Eula Smith (6 children)
..William Thomas Willie Hallmark(1886 AL-1948 AL) m Minnie Bell Davidson (4 children)
..Alma Aunt John Hallmark(1887 AL-1971 TN) m Lafayette Marion Hill (4 children)
..John Bascom Boss Hallmark(1890 AL-1962 AL) m Winnie Daisey Wofford (5 children)
..Audie B. Hallmark(1892 AL-1971 AL) m Maudie B. Gaskin (12 children)
..May A. Hallmark(1895 AL-1963 AL) m1 A. Treavis Fowler m2 Claude Carnes (2 children)
..Gertrude Hallmark(1898 AL-1926 AL) m Newman C. Milwee (1 child)
..Roby Cecil Tobe Hallmark(1900 AL-1972 AL) m Myrtice Zelma Holland (6 children)
..Clara Belle Hallmark(1904 AL-1990 AL) m William Benjamin Smith (3 children)
.Fernettia Jenettie Catherine 'Nettie' Hallmark(c1856 AL-nd) m Frank B. Pulliam
..no information on children, if any
.Modella Samantha Hallmark(1861 AL-nd) m Jefferson Davis White
..no information on children, if any
BRANCH NO. 10:
Carter L. Hallmark(born ca.1800-1810 in either TN or AL, based on the year picked, died fairly young in between 1838-40) m Keziah Hughes
(He is what appeared to us for many years as the 'lost tribe of Israel' of sorts. We are not sure where he is buried, possibly in Blount Co., AL. We do have a land patent for him; may or may not have a marker; the Family Association is looking; not as many descendants since he and wife only had three known children. We finally found James D. Hallmark of Cullman, and Ted Hallmark of Warrior, whose wife is mentioned above as a descendant of branch 9. We will probably get Carter something temporary until a more permanent marker can be acquired.)
.Rhodia Hallmark(c1833 AL-nd) m David B. Cosby
..no information on children, if any
.George W. Hallmark(c1835 AL-by1870 AL) m Martha Morton
..Vienna Vina Hallmark(1856 AL-nd) (no more information)
..William Carter Hallmark(1859 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Johnson Hallmark(c1862-nd) (no more information)
.Mary Malissa Hallmark(1838 AL-1902 OK) m Vincent Garner Self, Jr.
..Martin Luther Self(c1854 AL-1923 OK) m Belle Trotter (no info on children, if any)
..Vina Lucinda Self(1857 AL-1906) m John L. Gresham (no info on children, if any)
..Carter L Self(1859 AL-1919 OK) m1Martha Jett m2Sarah Gillespie m3Mary Lee Irvin (at least 1 child)
..Robert Lavert Self(1861 AL-1948 OK) m Beulah E. ___ (no info on children, if any)
..Georgiana Self(1865/70 AL-nd) (no more information)
..Kiziah Self(1867/70 AL-nd) (no more information)
..John Lafayette Self(1869 AL-1955 OK) m Ida Lou Wilson (9 children)
..Thomas S. Self(c1872 AL-nd) m Mamie L. ____ (no info on children, if any)
..Agnes Ophelia Self(c1874 AL-1955 OK) m John M. Burkhart (no info on children, if any)
Which branch are you? If you cannot link yourself to one of the Hallmarks listed above, then let us know the name of the farthest-back Hallmark you do know (with any helpful information or hints, like various spellings). We will look through our list at home to see if we can find "where you fit-in." As stated earlier, the list is not complete and there are still many "dead-ends" and "gaps" that need more information. All of us appreciate any new information, especially on these so-called "dead-ends" in our listings. We also need to fill-in the more recent generations. The family listings given above are only 3 generations. We have more, but I cannot list them all on this webpage. What ever you have, please try and verify your sources, or least let us know where you got your information. Mistakes have a way of multiplying and becoming gospel once they are on paper (or on the internet). Thanks again to Paul Henderson of Fort Worth, TX for all his work and dedication to the Hallmarks. The files have been turned over to Gloria Hallmark Johnson, and we hope to have a new edition out in the next few years. Hopefully myself and Bill Hallmark can help her with it. Trying to coordinate the effort over long distances is the challenge, and trying to format the program to something more current is also a challenge. Paul's address is 316 Deauville Drive, Ft. Worth, TX 76108, if anybody wants to drop him a line.
Why A Hallmark Historical Quarterly?(Excerpt taken from first issue (Vol.1, Issue1, March 1994)
During the past 25 years or so, I have read, subscribed, ordered back issues of various quarterlies published by family genealogists. They are a great source of information, compiled by different family members. Some of the data has been proven to be incorrect because of the publication of material that was not available at the time the articles were written. These articles have proven useful, in some instances, by giving clues of where to look, or who to contact.
So why publish a Hallmark Historical Quarterly? Mainly, because no one else has ever done one. Very little has ever been published on the Hallmark's. A few books contain sections on the family, or we may be mentioned in others. No one has ever devoted an entire series of articles on the family. This venture may prove unwanting or not worthwhile. I am hoping that there will be enough interest for it to flourish and grow. It should be varied enough to appeal to almost everyone.
Topics that will be presented will be history and origin of the family, in England and America; who our ancestors were, not only the Hallmarks, but our Maternal ancestors back through the years; where they lived and events that were taking place when they lived there; why they moved on to new lands; what were their occupations and how successful were they; who is doing research on what lines; a query section where you can ask questions to see if anyone can help you in your research; sources; genealogy data; books that have articles already written on the family; where research can be done; who were your particular ancestors and how are they related to others; what societies are we eligible to join and how do you prove your application for membership; who has a picture of an ancestor that perhaps we did not know existed; what antiques do we have that belonged to an ancestor; maintaining contact with each other through family meetings; how can we memorialize our ancestors through marking their burial places or donating items in their name to museums; and thousands of other topics that we come across in the years to come.
Table of Contents of articles (index of sorts) found in past issues:
Though articles are not printed here, some of the topics found in the past Quarterlies are listed in this section. I still have not listed them all, but have listed the latest ones at the end.
Volume 1, Issue 1 (March 1994):
"WHERE AND HOW DID MY RESEARCH BEGIN?" (pp1-3)
"A FANTASTIC BOOK TO READ..." (pp3-4) A book review of Dr. J.B. Cranfill's Chronicle, A Story of Life in Texas, Written by Himself about Himself(1916)
"THE JOHN CUMMINGS HALLMARK REUNION" (p4)
"ANOTHER REUNION" (pp4-5)
"SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC" (p5)
Volume 1, Issue 2 (June 1994):
"WHERE DID JOHN CUMMINGS HALLMARK GET HIS NAME?" (p1)
"THE CUMMINGS FAMILY" (pp1-2)
"THE MATTOONE FAMILY" (pp2-3)
"TEXAS OUR TEXAS" (p3-4)
"BOOK REVIEW" (p4) Texas in 1837
Volume 1, Issue 3 (Sept 1994):
"NATIONAL RECOGNITION" (p1)
"THE MYNATT FAMILY" (pp1-3)
"STRATFORD HALL [VA]" (pp3-4)
"BONDAGE, SERVITUDE OR WHITE SLAVERY" (pp4-6) Indentured servants in America.
Volume 1, Issue 4 (December 1994):
"WHERE DID OUR ANCESTORS COME TO?" (p1)
"BASTROP COUNTY [TX]" (pp1-3)
"MORE FROM DR. J.B. CRANFIL" (p3-5) Excerpts from his book From Memory.
"CONTINUATION OF THE QUARTERLY" (pp5-6) Words of encouragement.
Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 1995):
"HERITAGE" (pp.1-2) Importance of writing things down etc.
"WARNING--WARNING" (p3) Warning about geneology mail scams.
"BATTLE OF THE ALAMO--1995" (p3-4) Fight for Alamo ownership.
"THE PRUITT FAMILY" (pp4-6) Relatives of Richard Hallmark.
Volume 2, Issue 2 (June 1995):
"IN THE LAST ISSUE..." (p1) More on the Pruitt Family.
"A TRIBUTE TO A FINE LADY" (pp1-3) Mary Martha Hallmark (1905-87) of William Hallmark's line (ie. Branch No. 1)
"REUNIONS..." (p3) Comments on Hallmark reunions in both Burleson,TX and Teague,TX (Summer 95).
"FIRST FAMILIES OF TEXAS" (p4) TX State Geneol. Society's offer for "First Family of Texas" certificate.
Volume 2, Issue 3 (Sept 1995):
"REUNIONS BEING HELD" (p1) John Cummins Hallmark descendants etc.
"MY BRANCH OF THE MYNATT FAMILY,by Fred McCaleb...THOMAS HALLMARK" (pp.1-3) Very interesting article about branch #2 and many of the Mynatt family.
"THE LOVE FAMILY" (pp.3-5) All about Elizabeth Love, wife of John Cummings Hallmark, and many of her relatives.
"JOHN CUMMINGS HALLMARK WAS IN THE CIVIL WAR" (p5)
"OLD PICTURES" (p5)Article about several pictures that had been sent to him.
Volume 2, Issue 4 (Dec 1995):
"REUNION HELD..." (p.1) Article about the John Cummings Hallmark Reunion in Gonzales, Texas; also a motion to erect a monument in the Jeddo Cem. (Bastrop Co., TX) for Richard and Mary Ann Hallmark.
"QUERY" Information sought about the parents of James Milton Hallmark (1815-73).
"CHRISTMAS" Article by Reginald Fuller about the history of this holiday.
"A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY..." (pp.2-3) Article about the Pacific Campaign during WWII, 1941-42.
"IN MEMORY: DEAN EDWARD HALLMARK (1914-42)" (pp.3-4) Article about the life and death of this young lieutenant during WWII in the Pacific; Doolittle Raid.
"PICTURES..." (pp.4-6) Article about several old pictures (including Richard Hallmark) sent to the Quarterly, and procedures for getting copies.
Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 1996):
"I AM THE NATION" (pp.1-2) Article about the flag and patriotism.
"RINGING OF THE BELLS" (p.2) Sons of the American Revolution plan to ring bells on July 4th.
"PUBLICITY" (p.2) HHQ gets mentioned in Everton's Genealogical Helper.
"KEEPING IN TOUCH" (pp.2-3) Article about finding more representatives from the different Hallmark branches.
"THE PRUITT BOOK IS OUT" (p.3) Information about the Pruitt book and how to get a copy.
"PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS" (pp.3-4) Excellent tips for preserving and storing your old photos.
"HOLSTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION" (p.5) Article about the creation and operation of these early churches.
"REUNION" (p.6) Announcement for the Johnson Co. Hallmark Family Reunion in Burleson, TX (descendants of John and Amey Hallmark).
Volume 3, Issue 3 (Sept 1996):
"GEORGE HALLMARK, aka CANDILAND" (pp.1-6) Huge article all about George Hallmark, the known progenitor of the Hallmark Family in America. Article written by Gloria Hallmark Johnson.
"SMALL WORLD" (p.6) Unusual cases of different researchers' having ancestors who knew each other.
"MYNATT BOOK" (p.6) Interesting article about Evelyn Drinnen's new book about the Mynatt family (including Leannah Mynatt Hallmark) and how to get a copy; also discusses membership in the First Families of Tennessee via the Mynatts.
"MORE RELATIVES" (p.6) Good news about more Family lines being researched and sent in to be added to the Hallmark collection.
Volume 3, Issue 4 (Dec 1996):
"OUR ENGLISH RELATIVES" (pp.1-3) Article about some of our Hallmark ancestors back in England (before the time of George Hallmark).
"NOT RELATED LINES" (p.3) Article about Thomas Halfmark and related topics.
"VARIATIONS ON THE NAME" (pp.3-4) Origins and changes in our name.
"TRIBUTE TO OWEN ALLMARK TAYLOR" (p.4) Article about the massive research this lady has done on the Hallmarks in England and an address for contacting her.
"LEGENDS ABOUT THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE" (p.4) Short article about the history and possible origin of this tradition.
Volume 4, Issue 1 (Mar 1997):
"ARE YOU RELATED TO CUMMINS HALLMARK?" (p.1) Reference to an 1887 newspaper article mentioning the death of Cummins Hallmark, 90 years old, a Methodist minister, etc.
"MATH EXPLAINS LOST ANCESTORS" (pp.1-2) Interesting discussion of how the number of ancestors multiply quickly, and how genes are passed down to us.
"POVERTY AND PLENTY" (pp.2-3) Article about the types of people that left England for America.
"LIVING CONDITIONS FOR OUR HALLMARK ANCESTORS, 1770-1850" (pp.3-6) Excellent article about this often neglected subject (continued in the next issue).
"A PRAYER FOR GENEALOGISTS" (p.6) Something we could all use!
Volume 4, Issue 2 (Jun 1997):
"REMEMBER ME?" (pp.1-2) Article about the respect of our flag.
"ON THE INTERNET" (p.2) Article about the genealogical uses of the internet.
"THE FAMILY HISTORY SHOW" (pp.2-3) Article about a call-in radio program hosted by Michael Matthews in the Dallas area; program deals with family history and questions; heard in many locations.
"LIVING CONDITIONS CONTINUED" (pp. 3-5) More about this fascinating subject.
"BUYER BEWARE" (p.5) More warnings about useless family books sold through the mail called "New World Book of Hallmarks". Bottom line, don't waste your money!
Volume 4, Issue 3 (Sept 1997):
"THE FRY FAMILY" (pp.1-4) Great article about Reverend Benjamin Franklin Fry and his son King Lodowick Fry, the latter of whom married into the Hallmarks after moving to Texas.
"COACH HAYDEN FRY" (p.4-5) Another famous Fry ancestor!
"IN MEMORY" (p.5) Announcement of the death of Olwen Allmark Taylor, the famed researcher of Hallmarks in England (see Vol. 3 Issue 4).
Volume 4, Issue 4 (Dec 1997):
"JOHN HALLMARK" (pp.1-5) Article about John and Amey, George's third son.
"FROM AN OLD RANGER" (pp. 5) Excerpt from an Article in the Gonzales Inquirer about the adventures of a Texas Ranger.
I will list 1998-99 index at a later date. Please be patient.
Volume 6, Issue 4 (Dec 1999):
"A BIT OF HISTORY" Article on the Magna Carta
"UNIQUE MONUMENT" Information on Clinton, Kansas grave of William Hallmark, Jr (1814-83), son of William and Nancy Hallmark (branch #1).
"ON THE INTERNET" Interesting internet sites.
"THEY HOLD ON TO THE LAND" Article about those rare families that have held on to their family's land for 100 or more years.
"TO DISSOLVE THE UNION" Article about the South and secession in 1860, and how some of the Hallmarks responded.
"MORE OF MISS MARY'S WORK..." Exerpts from letters of the late Mary Hallmark of Arkansas about various Hallmark topics etc.
Volume 7, Issue 1 (Mar 2000):
"ORIGIN OF THE TEXAS FLAG"
"MORE ON THE CANDILANDS" Good information on possible relatives in England.
"ELLINOR WOLLAN HALLMARKE'S WILL" A translated copy of George Hallmark's greatgreatgrandmother's will. Good stuff!
"IN MEMORY..." Death of Lora Dee Matthews Hallmark, 91, husband of Lloyd Asbury Hallmark (d.1987). They were descendants of Branch #7 (Mynatt Hallmark) and the parents of Mrs. Gloria Hallmark Johnson, one of our best Hallmark researchers.
"TRAVEL TIME" Short article comparing transcontinental travel then and now. Very interesting.
"ONLINE HELPERS" Really helpful internet addresses.
Volume 7, Issue 2 (Jun 2000):
"UPDATE" Information about the Quarterly going online.
"A BIT OF HISTORY" Spain's contributions to our American Revolution.
"MORE MYNATT MATERIAL" Supplement to Sept '94 article.
"ANOTHER BIT OF HISTORY" The 'Twin Sisters' cannons at the Battle of San Jacinto.
"ONLINE HELPERS" Several useful sites.
Volume 7, Issue 3 (Sept 2000):
"FALL IS IN THE AIR" Info on the weather and online quarterly.
"THE AUSTIN PIG WAR" Famous 1841 confrontation between Texas and France.
"PETRUS HALLMARK" Info about our earliest known ancestor (c1400s)
"ONLINE HELPERS" Information on emailing the National Archives.
"STEUBING LETTERS" Copy of an 1864 letter mentioning the Hallmarks.
"TOMBSTONE RUBBINGS" Advice on 'rubbing' hard-to-read tombstones.
"INTERNET" Several useful sites.
"ENCYCLOPEDIAS" Short history of encyclopedias.
Volume 7, Issue 4 (Dec 2000):
"ANOTHER YEAR" Info on the Quarterly and back issues.
"QUERY" Request for information on Rebecca Hallmark and husband James Green for a relative in Alabama.
"ONLINE" Information on a site featuring two English churches: St. Oswald's and St. Michael's (both in Cheshire).
"CENSUS NIGHTMARES" Info on several census records.
"LAND MEASURES" Short history of different measurements.
"A FAMILY GROUP SHEET" Brief list of George Hallmark's children and grandchildren.
More Index to Come
If you are interested in receiving old copies of The Hallmark Historical Quarterly, please contact Bill. His email is email@example.com
Currently the Association amounts to an ever-growing list of present-day descendants and/or researchers from the 10 different branches of the family (see part 2 of this homepage for more on the branches). We encourage all descendants to identify with their respective branch (if possible),and join our efforts in promoting the above stated goals. We have a non-branch group for those still looking. Any information or correspondence is valuable, so don't feel like you have nothing to offer. Sometimes we just exchange friendly letters with no references to family history. We also try and get updated rosters sent out every year or so.
As for those who are part of the Association, none of their names or information are ever posted publically on this website or any other (for obvious privacy reasons), or sold to anybody. We're not even sure if anybody not related to us would really want it in the first place! Nonetheless, the roster only goes to relatives that are part of the family. Please pass the word along to other relatives, especially if you know any from branches 6, 8, and 10 -- which are really lacking reps. Thanks in advance for any help or comments. As listed at the beginning of this homepage, you can contact us by emailing me, James, at firstname.lastname@example.org or through real mail at:Hallmark Family History, c/o James & Carl Hallmark, P.O. Box 11, Crockett,TX 75835.
Location for his marker George William Hallmark is usually listed as being buried at "Mustang Prairie" in Houston County. This unfortunately is a little misleading for today's people. Mustang Prairie is really just a region on the western side of Houston County, lying between Crockett and the Trinity River. Just as today, it was a great area for raising cattle, characterized by broad open fields and some hardwoods and pine (much of it being cleared over the last 180 years). Raising cattle was one of George's main occupations from what we have gathered. The other half of the county -- eastern Houston County, east of Crockett -- is a whole lot different. It is mostly forested by pine, some of it actually being part of today's Davy Crockett National Forest. George also had a lot of land in that region, though he resided on Mustang Prairie.
"Mustang Prairie Cemetery" is a title that is often used loosely, the cemetery actually being the same name for today's Bynum Cemetery, from what I have been told over the years. It was not called "Bynum" until sometime later, after a Bynum family member was buried there. A number of George William's children and their wives are buried there, one daughter-in-law actually being placed there long before George William ever died. Thus we believe that George is probably buried there too. The land he lived on also bordered this cemetery, which also leads most to believe he is buried there.
As far as owned land, George's original Mexican land grant (4478 acres)is actually in the eastern side of the county, though it is overwhelmingly apparent that he lived in and around the Mustang Prairie region of the county. (it was not always necessary to live on your grant, as long as it was "improved," or sold to someone who would) In reality, it seems that two of his sons, George Washington Hallmark (1806-73) and John B. Hallmark (1810-60), actually cleared and lived on much of the Mexican land grant land (today's Arbor community). Time-wise, it was probably after the Texas Revolution before they actually made it out there and began occupying and working the land. Most families, during the war, congregated in and around Mustang Prairie -- at various points between the Trinity River, Austonio, and Crockett. The San Antionio Road ("El Camino Real" or today's HWY 21) became their lifeline. George actually bought a large portion of land from his friend Colin Aldrich, located on both sides of this main road. Many residents, not George, were still trying to get the Mexican land grant situation clear (which was in a dismal mess because of the revolution). They were also waiting to see how the revolution was going to turn-out, many volunteering to help fight -- as two of George's sons did. The Indian problem was also bad, another reason for the residents to "cluster-together" in this region during these turbulent times (see some of the historical markers related to "box" forts and stockades along today's HWY21). Thus Mustang Prairie was the more settled part of revolutionary-period Houston County, while the eastern part, such as where his land grant had been surveyed, was still mostly dense forest. People have always confused both Georges -- father and son. This may have been intentional, since George's son was actually living on the Mexiacn land grant land, and he had the same initials. Anyhow, George William lived in and around the Mustang Prairie region as mentioned earlier (land purchased from the Aldrich Mexican land grant), where he bought a little over 1100 acres from Collin Aldrich in 1837, turning it into a plantation (see Will and later documents). He also served as postmaster of the Aldrich community. This is the community that represented the county before today's county seat of Crockett was ever created. As evidence, most of the early documents that created the county were put together and signed at Aldrich. Very little is left today, just a few houses, and a historical marker to Collin Aldrich. There is still a creek running through this region called "George Hallmark Creek", which leads me to believe that he did indeed live nearby (somewhere near where modern HWY21, which is the old San Antonio Road, or El Camino Real, crosses over this creek) The creek does not have a sign, even though it is big enough to have one, compared with other creeks throughout the county that do. We are working on getting that solved. There is also another creek nearby called Lick Creek, which may have been named by George from a creek he lived near in Virginia. We think we know where the homeplace might have been, though there is a lot of land at question. George William also raised a lot of cattle, which seems to be how he made a pretty good amount of money, his estate being worth several thousand dollars at his death. He also purchased a good amount of land elsewhere on Mustang Prairie, even though most the records burned in several future courthouse fires. There are references of these purchases, though, in several documents later on, where the land was being sold after his death. In 1837, his brother John also bought a large portion of land adjacent to George's plantation -- John's being to the west in the adjacent John Cummins headright. As far as land maps that many like to use, you will not see John or George's names on any of the county's "abstract maps" (the ones that show the original headrights) of the Mustang Prairie region, since they only show the people who own it today and the ones who actually received it first (Collin Aldrich and John Cummins) You will see George's name on the original land grant land in eastern Houston County, since he was the first to receive that (from the Mexican Government). Many people have looked and looked for his land grant on Mustang Prairie, misled because he has always been associated with that region(which is justified since he lived and worked there), and because the Mexican Land Grant document says "on the high lands east of the Trinity River", which does not just mean Mustang Prairie, but all the lands east of the river, until you get to the Neches River -- the next major reference point. It is very confusing, but it is true. His son George Washington Hallmark is today buried on the Mexican land grant land (in eastern part of county; today's Arbor). George William, though, is still listed as being buried at "Mustang Prairie". Thus he is buried in either the Collin Aldrich cemetery, which was nearer to his homeplace, but mostly made up of only Aldrich-types, or a few miles below that at the Bynum Cemetery, where several of his other sons had land, where they and their wives are buried. Nobody is for sure. Both cemeteries could take-on the name "Mustang Prairie", even though they have different names today. Bynum was named for the Bynum family, even though Dicy Box Hallmark (George's daughter-in-law) was buried there in 1837, apparently before the place became "Bynum". You would think that George would be buried here, since he lived nearby, and since so many close-kin Hallmarks were buried here later. His son William also owned much of the land in and around the cemetery. But you would also think that they would give him a marker, since he was the "top" patriarch of almost all the Hallmarks in the county (save for one brother and a few nephews), and since his estate was worth so much! It could have gotten stolen or destroyed, which is exactly what happened to the several limestone markers making up the so-called Aldrich Cemetery. Some have figured that this was the elusive "Mustang Prairie" cemetery. Supposedly the graves were destroyed when they paved HWY21 (back in the thirties I think). People also took the limestone markers for sidewalks and building parts at some point; a common problem back then). Today, there is just a Texas Historical Marker for Collin Aldrich by the highway, the old cemetery location supposedly right behind that, even though this is not exactly clear (it is also said to have been right where the road bed is today; which would make sense if they really did mess it up during construction). I still feel they would not have buried him here, even though he lived nearby (across today's highway along the creek that bears his name) and owned much of the land (all the way down to the Bynum area). The evidence is just as heavy either way. There is also another lost cemetery called "Old Mississippi" cemetery a few miles west of Aldrich, north of Bynum, sometimes also called "Mustang Prairie". One of the cemetery books mentions that Hallmarks could have been buried here, but I think they said that because of the reference to "Mustang Prairie". From what I could gather, nobody was buried there until after George William's death. I tried to find them, just to be sure, but I believe those few markers have also been destroyed, a little more recently though, during some logging back in the 80s. The surrounding land around the location is great, almost picturesque, but a large fenced-in rectangular block of land looks like an old war zone, practically impossible to traverse, even on foot. Most loggers are pretty responsible and do a good job, but whoever did this job did it poorly. It is in this demolished area that the graves supposedly use to be. I braved the thorns and craters, but could only go a few feet per minute. No graves found, upright or on the ground. It is sad how many of our cemeteries have been treated in the past. Back to the possible marker, I think we ought to go ahead and place a marker at the Bynum cemetery. The chances of his being buried there are much better, plus several of his sons and daughters are buried there, one having a Texas San Jacinto Veteran marker (it is the biggest one there). George's brother John Hallmark (1776-1840) recently got his marker out at the "old" Shady Grove, and his other brother Richard has one in Jeddo Cemetery, Bastrop County, Texas. Why not George? Any donations to George William Hallmark's burial marker can be sent to: Houston County Historical Commission, c/o George W. Hallmark Marker Fund, 1st Floor Houston County Courthouse, Crockett, Texas, 75835. The point of contact there is Eliza Bishop, the chairperson for the commission. Later proceeds will go toward a historical marker for all three brothers.
As mentioned earlier, my name is James Hallmark, and my father is Carl Hallmark. We are from the East Texas city of Crockett, which is the county seat of Houston County, the first county to be organized under the Texas Republic. While most of the sons and daughter remained near Alabama, it was to Houston County, Texas that three of George's sons (or branches) came, in the 1830s. They even signed the famous petition that created the county, which at that time also included the modern-day counties of Anderson and Henderson. Anyhow, I am part of branch #3, and have organized much of this homepage. Adam Hallmark is the other relative who helps me in different areas, especially with many of the Alabama cousins. He is from the Florence/Tuscumbia area of Alabama, and descends from branch #2 of the family. We also combine our efforts with Bill Hallmark (branch #5), who publishes the Hallmark Quarterly (see below), and Gloria Hallmark Johnson (branch #7), who has researched much of the information used on this webpage, as well other aspects of the family, including George's earlier life in England. There are many others as well from each of the other branches, and together we are all part of the Hallmark Family Association, a loosly organized body of researchers and relatives that seek to bring a little more organization and structure to the whole process (more below, including goals). By the Association working with the Quarterly, as well as Paul Henderson's listings, we have all watched the process of Hallmark research and awareness grow. It has been very rewarding. As a family, we hope it is also beneficial to you. If nothing else, we just hope to get all our relatives familiar with the basic story of George and Leannah Hallmark -- as well as their 10 children. If you have any questions, comments, or problems figuring out from which of the 10 branches you are descended, please send us an email and we will try our best to help. Email for James is email@example.com while the real mail address is: Hallmark Family History, c/o James & Carl Hallmark, P.O. Box 11, Crockett, Texas 75835-0011. Whatever you do, we will try our best to get back to you in a timely manner (though all of us work and the correspondences do tend to "pile-up" at times). Good luck with all your research, and we hope you find what you need.