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Sarah "Sally" Maddox Pyburn Stovall
Photo taken about 1901
Sarah "Sally" Maddox Pyburn was born April 11, 1851 and was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Pyburn and Mary Stone. Her paternal grandparents were Enos P Pyburn and Sarah Maddox. She was named after her grandmother. Her father was born in Quachita Parish but moved with his family to Winn Parish in the 1820's.
January 20, 1869 Sally married George Samuel Stovall in Gansville, LA. They were married by Rev. Waldrop according to Sally's widow's application for pension. George became a prominant member of the Dodson Area Community. He and his younger brother, Jeremiah Jackson "Bud" Stovall estblished a Post Office in their immediate Community "Stovall, LA" They also established a School where most of the Stovall children attended until the turn of the century. He served on the Police Jury , ran a mercantile business and was one of the founders of the Bank at Dodson. ( Widow's Application for Pension <-- click here to view Sarah's application .)
Sally was a great pioneer wife. She and George raised a large family. She was devout in faith and made sure the family had the best she could offer as wife and mother.
Sally and George had the following 13 children:
Andrew Jackson Stovall "Little Jackey" was born November 27, 1869 and died at the age of 3 on August 10, 1873
Benjamin Lewis Stovall "Little Bennie" was born February 20, 1871 and died at the age of 2 on August 9, 1873 one day before his brother, Jackie.
Emma Josephine "Josie" Stovall was born September 18, 1872; married Calrence Donald "Tack" Moffett on February 5, 1891 and died August 8, 1925 from burns recieved in an accident at home. Josie & Tack had 15 children.
Ella Bathsheba Stovall was born August 29, 1874; married first James Robert Williamson on July 23, 1891; married second Eli Eugene Chappell on December 12, 1895; married third about 1906 Richard "Dink" Whitecotton and last; married about 1910 married Louise Henry Godfrey. Ella was widowed 4 times and died April 28, 1923. Ella had 11 children.
Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Stovall was born May 24, 1877; married William Thomas Walker on July 19, 1896 and died December 23, 1951. They had 11 children.
William Franklin Stovall was born March 9, 1979; married Daisie Lee Dear on November 17, 1901 and died December 4, 1939. He and Daisie had 9 children.
Dennis Mackie Stovall, Sr. was born July 8, 1881; married Louella Teresa Gaar on July 30, 1905 and died March 24, 1958. Dennis and Louella had 10 children.
Dr. George Edgar Stovall, MD was born June 9, 1883; married Isabella Elizabeth Richardson on August 23, 1910 and died June 23, 1937. George and Isabella had 5 children.
Horace Cleveland Stovall was born September 30, 1885; married Eva Henrietta Pflueger on April 28, 1909 and died November 27, 1921. Horace and Eva had 4 children.
May Laura Stovall was born August 7, 1887; married Dr. Alvin Edward Douglass, MD on June 30, 1909 and died March 8 1968. May and Dr. Douglass had 5 children before their divorce about 1940. May never remarried.
Willie Irene Stovall was born January 20, 1889; married Ricardo Lafayette Dickerson on January 1, 1910 and died January 3, 1967. Willie and Ricardo had 4 children.
Eva June Stovall was born January 10, 1891; married Dr. John Corbia Stewart, DDS on January 1, 1911 and died July 1, 1936 . Eva and Dr. Stewart had 3 children.
Hazel Anna Stovall was born October 8, 1899; married James Russell Southard on March 23, 1943 and died February 17, 1985. Hazel married late in life and had no children.
George and Sally's children gave them 77 known grandchildren.
Note: To see pictures of George & Sally's family <---- Click here
From the March 3, 1939 Winnfield News-American
Funeral Services For Mrs. Sarah Pyburn Stovall Saturday
Mother of D. M. Stovall, Former Resident of Sikes
News of the death of Mrs. Sarah Pyburn Stovall, 87 years old, member of a prominent family in North Louisiana, Friday, at a Ruston sanitarium was received here the same day.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Trinity Methodist Church, Ruston, and interment was in Transport Cemetery, near Dodson, conducted by the Rev. Guy Hicks and the deceased's great grandson, James Stovall of Shreveport.
Mrs. Stoval was a resident of Jackson Parish all her life. She was born near Stovall and resided there until several years ago, when she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Dickerson, near Old Vernon, in the same parish.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Dickerson, Mrs. W. T. Walker of Wyatt, Mrs A. E. Douglas of DeQuincy, and Miss Hazel Stovall of Lake Charles; two sons, W. F. Stovall of Monroe and D. M. Stovall of Shreveport; a sister, Mrs. Manda Morris of Winnfield, and 64 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren, some of who reside in New Orleans.