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From: Fern Estes <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Estes
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 08:35:34 -0500
I have researched this family for years and some of it is still guess
work so take it with a grain of salt.
I have three documents for William R. Estes, 1) William and Sarah's
marriage record, Madison Co. AL. Oct 4, 1957; 2) William's application
for Confederate Pension, Aug. 10, 1903; 3) Sarah's application for
widow's pension July 3, 1905. All these have his middle initial as R.
Like Albert, I have no idea where he got the nickname Pad.
The first census record I found for William and Sarah is in Izard Co.
1870, or at least I think it is them in Union Twp. household 50/51. The
name is Elkins in the transcribed copy and that's how it looks on the
image, but the names and ages fit, and the next house is W.R's father
William ELKINS 35 GA
(Don't know why Martha is not listed here)
1880 Izard Co. Newburg Twp
William, Sarah, Andrew, Martha age 16, Joseph, James, and Ann age 8.
This is Elvie Ann who married Samuel Pendergrass. This would account
for 7 children. By 1900 the only children living would be Andrew,
Joseph, and Elvie.
I think W. R. Estes is buried in County Line Cemtery. Sarah's parents,
Warren C. and Rhoda Laird, are buried there. There is a stone marked on
"W. R. Estes" no dates, and also the graves of two children (Ethel and
Bill Estes) no dates, might be the William and Elvina from the 1870
census. I have not found when or where Sarah Laird Estes died. The
last trace I have of her is in the 1920 census, in Independence Co. AR.
Magness Twp. still living with Samuel and Elva Pendergrass.
Sorry to be so long winded!