Hepsey Beanna Thorn Cox & Mary Martha Hallmark Shook
This picture is of Mary Martha Hallmark married Charles Noah Shook (who died in the Civil War) on Febuary 7, 1860 in Jay Center, MS. Mary Martha was born November 1842, Tishomingo, MS and died after 1910, MS. She was the mother of Sarah Adline Shook who married John Decabb Cox.
The other lady was John Decabb Cox’s grandmother, Hepsey Beanna Thorn who married Pleasant G. Aflred Cox. Hepsey was born March 20, 1820 in Franklin County, AL and died February 27, 1960 in Booneville, MS. Hepsey raised her grandson, John Decabb Cox, and lived the last years of her life with him in Booneville, MS.
Mary Martha Hallmark is my 3rd great grandmother and Hepsey is my 4th great grandmother. It makes me happy to think these ladies were friends as their husbands were not in their life at a young age: Noah died in the Civil War and Pleasant left to Arkanasas with his older sons for reasons not to be proven yet.