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.Sallie Williams Cartwright (7).

Sallie Williams is a daughter of James Horn Williams and Mary E. Finley.

The tin type photo at the right was in the possession of Moma Nelle Williams Holthouse, my grandmother. I don't know who these two people are, but they could be N.G. Cartwright and his wife Sallie Williams.  They were icons in the family and the age of the people in the photo appear to match the ages of the individuals.

This picture is of Noah Grady Cartwright, born 1 March 1924.  He is the son of Finley and Kate Cartwright.  Finley is the son of Noah Grady Cartwright and Sallie Williams.  This is the only picture I have of this family.

Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth Williams was the daughter of James Horn Williams by his first wife, Mary E. Finley.  She was born in Nashville TN and moved to Arkansas as a small child.  Shortly after, her mother died and James married Julliet Marion Nellie Heath, my great-great-grandmother. 
 
Born: 17 Sep 1849 in Nashville, TN
Died: 12 Jan 1936 in Osceola, AR
 
Married: Noah Grady Cartwright in Osceola, AR on 11 Mar 1869.  He was born 30 Apr 1840 in Elizbeth City, NC and died 20 Sep 1910 in Osceola, AR.
 
They lived in Luxora AR until 1880 when they moved a few miles south to Osceola where they lived the remainer of their lives.
 
They had ten children:
 
Charles W. CARTWRIGHT born 03 Oct 1872
Mary CARTWRIGHT born 17 Dec 1873
Foster Q. CARTWRIGHT born 28 Nov 1876
Katie M. CARTWRIGHT born 12 Apr 1878
James W. CARTWRIGHT born 15 Apr 1880
Leland CARTWRIGHT born 07 Aug 1886
Harry Vance CARTWRIGHT born 21 Oct 1887
Finley CARTWRIGHT born 08 Nov 1888
Raymond CARTWRIGHT born 18 Jun 1893
Henry CARTWRIGHT born 07 Aug 1886
 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas
page 482

N. G. Cartwright, saddler and harness-maker of Osceola, and one of the public-spirited citizens of that city, is a native of North Carolina, his birth occurring in 1841.

 

His scholastic advantages were rather limited, as he only attended the common schools until twelve years of age, after which he was apprenticed to learn the harness-maker's trade, and served three years. He then began working at his trade, which occupation he continued for about four years, and during that time became convinced that a better education was necessary, and attended school one year.

 

In 1861, when the late Civil War broke out, Mr. Cartwright enlisted in Company F, First North Carolina Infantry, and was in Lee's army from its organization to the surrender. He was in the battles of Roanoke Island, where he was captured, but soon paroled; was at the battle of Chancellorsville, also the battle of the Wilderness, and was in a great many minor engagements. He surrendered at Appomattox with Gen. Lee's army, April 9, 1865.

 

Mr. Cartwright was then in North Carolina for about a year, and in the spring of 1866 moved to Memphis, but in August of the same year he came to Osceola, where he taught the public school for two years.

 

He married Miss Sallie E. Williams, daughter of James H. Williams, of that place, and one of the old and much respected citizens of the county.

 

After his marriage Mr. Cartwright rented land and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Soon after he purchased 160 acres about twelve miles up the river, and on this he made many improvements. This very pleasant home he sold at the end of three years, but continued farming for a number of years after that.

 

In 1879 he started the first saddlery and harness-making shop in Osceola. He purchased a lot in that city, erected a store, and in 1882 built the fine residence in which he now resides. In 1888 he put up his present storeroom on Main Street, and now has a good and rapidly increasing business.

 

In 1883 he was elected mayor of Osceola, and in 1888 he was elected justice.

 

By his union with Miss Williams Mr. Cartwright became the father of these children:

 

Charley W., who died at the age of two years

Mary Frances, died in infancy

Foster, also died in infancy

Katie

James W.

Vance

Leland and Henry (twins, and both deceased)

Finley

 

Mr. Cartwright is a representative business man, is careful and painstaking in all matters relating to the saddlery business, and carries a full and complete stock of goods.

 

His parents, Noah G. and Cassandra (Bailey) Cartwright, were both natives of North Carolina, where the father carried on agricultural

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name:  Noah Grandy Cartwright
Occupation:  Coach Maker
Age at enlistment:  19
Enlistment Date:  5 Apr 1861
Rank at enlistment:  Corporal
Enlistment Place:  Pasquotank County, NC
State Served:  North Carolina
Survived the War?:  Yes
Service Record:  Promoted to Full Priv on 23 Nov 1861.
Enlisted in Company L, North Carolina 17th Infantry Regiment on 04 May 1861.
Mustered out on 04 Mar 1863.
Birth Date:  abt 1842
Sources:  North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

According to Dr. Eldon Fairley, deceased about 2004, but very sharp and an amazing historian, folks named Cowans built the "Cartwright house" below about 1918.  They divorced in 1918 or 1919 and Finley Cartwright and his wife Kate bought the house and lived there till about 1945. 
 
Finley and Kate had a son who died very suddenly when he was about ten.  Dr. Fairley was in his class in school and he said one day the boy was not there anymore.   The year was 1930. 

 

The obituary at the left is for Sallie Williams Cartwright who was a daughter of James Harm Williams by his first wife, Mary E. Finley.  She was born in Nashville TN and moved to Arkansas as a small child.  Shortly after, her mother died and James married Julliet Mairan Nellie Heath. 
 
Her husband, N. G. Cartwright was a confederate soldier from Elizabeth Cith NC.  At the time of her death, he owned a hardware and saddlery business in Osceola AR which he operated with his sons.
 
She was the mother of ten children, two daughters and eight sons.  She was survived by Vance, Finley and Raymond.
 
This obituary says she was survived by two sisters, Mrs. F. B. Hale of Osceola, and Mrs. Lena Bowen of Memphis as well as by a brother, Henry Williams of Birmingham AL.