By Joyce W. Sanders
James G. Lloyd, second child of William Butler Lloyd, was born in Noxubee County, MS, on October 22, 1832, and died in Van Buren, Ark. His first wife was Elizabeth, known as Bettie; she was the daughter of John Seals Sallis and was born in 1839. They were married around 1859.
Of their children, three in number, William S. and Susan Ella died young, while James Homer, who was born in 1863, moved on to Texas in later years. Bettie died in 1866.
Here is the place to explain a little of the Sallis family's place in the CONNECTIONS. The first John Sallis ran away from his English home at the age of 17 and settled, lived and was buried near Savannah, Ga. Family tradition says he was disinherited by his father because he would not return to England.
John Seals Sallis, son of the first John in America, was married to Faithe McCullar in a fort in Augusta, Ga., during the Revolutionary War. She was the daughter of Welch parents, Dury and Elizabeth McCullar. After the war this John quit using the Seals
part of his name.
John III was born September 27, 1789, in Georgia and married his second wife around 1817 in Warren County, Ga. She was Mary (Polley) Edmondson born November 11, 1791, and the daughter of Ambrose and Elizabeth Edmondson. In 1821 John and Polley were in Georgia, in 1825 in Alabama and in 1847 48 members of the family moved to Attala County, MS. There were seven sons and three daughters, withthe four older children having already married in Alabama...also Mary Sallis, child of the first marriage, was already the wife of Shadrack R. Williams.
The other 10 by the second wife were: John Seals, Joseph Melton, Sarah E., wife of James Chappell, David E., James G., Dred T., Robert J., Faithe E. and Angeline, wife of John B. Taylor. The last years of John III's ;ofe was spent in blindness.
In late afternoon he would call up the young Negro boys to sing for him. All the Sallis family had good voices and loved music. John and Polley Sallis, along with Elizabeth Edmondson, lie in the Sallis Cemetery.
At the sale of his estate, his
|children bought the heavy items, the practical things but the CONNECTIONS bought personal items, the sort of things a woman would want in her home as a "keepsake,"items which John and Polley had brought in the "oxen wagon" from Georgia to Alabama to Attala.
In future columns we will show how the vine of the CONNECTIONS further entertwined, but for now back to James G. Lloyd and his second marriage to Mary Louise Black who was born February 7, 1846.
Mary Louise was the daughter of Dr. Robert C. Black and his wife, Lydia Clendenin. After the death of Dr. Black, Lydia married John Henderson as his second wife and they are buried in the family cemetery near Bluff Springs Manor. There were four children of James and Mary Louise's union but they all moved to Arkansas where Mary Louise died December 23, 1876. And where James married two more times.
Both Benjamin Emory Lloyd and James G. Lloyd were Confederate Soldiers. Next column will feature William A., third child of the Rev. Lloyd.