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Sansom, Martha H. D.

Submitted by Nancy Bell

The above photo is Martha Hand Dale, the daughter of Hugh Dale and Catherine Clanton. She was born 16 July 1834 in Sumter Co, AL. She graduated from Aberdeen Female College in 1852 and married William Carter Sansom on 14 Jan 1857 in Scooba, Kemper Co, MS. After 1870, they moved to Okolona in Chickasaw Co, MS. William Sansom died 12 Feb 1890 and Martha died 7 Sep 1910. They are buried in old Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Monroe Co, MS. They had the following children:
1. Sara Catherine, named for both Grandmothers

Born: 12 Feb 1858 in Paulding, Jasper Co, MS

Died: during childhood

2. John Dale, named for his uncle; (“Dale”)

Born: 12 Feb 1861 in Paulding, Jasper Co, MS

Died: 3 Feb 1930

Buried: I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellow) Cemetery, Okolona, Chickasaw Co, MS

Married: 10 Dec1890 at Union Presbyterian Church, Monroe Co, MS

Wife: Lucy Roberta Haughton

Children: Thomas Haughton (m. Leita Trimmier), William Clanton (m. Anna Catherine Jones), John Dale (“Jack”) (m. Edyth Morgan), Lucy Roberta (m. Roger Q. Scott, Sr.), Robert Gunn (m. Floyd Russell)

3. William Carter, Jr.

Born: Spring 1864 in Paulding, Jasper Co, MS
Died: 1872 in Scooba, Kemper Co, MS
Buried: 3 miles east of Scooba, MS; buried by his grandfather Hugh Dale on property donated by Hugh Dale for a church, a community school, and a community burial ground

4. Clara

Born: 8 Feb 1866 in Scooba, Kemper Co, MS
Married: 8 Dec 1886 in Monroe Co, MS

Husband: W.G. Mabry, Jr. (Will)

Children: Mary (m. Lafayette Ligon Hodges)

5. Mary

Born: 20 Feb 1868 in Scooba, Kemper Co, MS
Married: 1 Oct 1890 Monroe Co, MS

Husband: Gilbert Ivy

Died: 68 years old

Children: William Andy (m. Opal Baskin), Mattie Dale (m. John K. Campbell), James Everett (m. Lena R. Steele), Roderick, Sallie Sansom (m. Lemuel Edgar Reid), and Clarence Mabry

6. James Lamar, named for his uncle; physician

Born: 23 Aug 1871 in Scooba, Kemper Co, MS
Died: 1917

Buried: Old Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Married: 23 Dec 1896

Wife: Elzie Word

Children: Matilda Wilburn (m. Bob Williams), Elzie (m. John L. Blackshear), James Word

7. Daisy Dean

Born: 14 Jan 1873 in Monroe Co, MS

Died: 25 Oct 1942

Husband: Ervin Jay Henson
Children: Clara Brinkley (m. Will E. Ward), Ervin Dale (m. Margaret Shalette), Fredrick Snowden (m. Marion Cox), Martha Gladys (m. James Bryan Helen), Daisy Sansom (m. Clarence Columbus Johnston), Dorothy Vernon (m. Dennis Darnell), Mary Elizabeth (m. Roy Wheeler), James Crease (m. Betty Ball), and William Mabry (m. Bonnie Shaw)
8. Martha Beatrice

Born: 1876 in Monroe Co, MS
Married: 1 Sep 1896, Monroe Co, MS

Husband: W.C. Stone, Sr.

Children: John Hamilton, William Sansom, Martha Beatrice, W.C. Stone, Jr.

9. Sallie Estelle

Born: 1881 in Okolona, Chickasaw Co, MS
Died: 29 Jul 1921

Husband: Elbert Tomlinson

Children: Mary Lou, Daisy Sansom (m. Vinton Price Read), Thomas William (m. Delores Dixon), John Henry (m. Doris David)

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