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Mary C (Satterwhite) Flowers-Dunn

Mary C (Satterwhite) Flowers-Dunn was born December 28, 1842 in Mississippi (Yalobusha County) to Thomas Satterwhite (b. Feb. 10, 1803, in Georgia) and his wife, Mary (Pounds) Satterwhite (b. Sept. 13, 1806, in Georgia).

Mary Catherine was 2 years old when her parents moved from Mississippi to Arkansas. They first came to Lafayette County and later moved to what is now known as Nevada County. Her mother died March 14, 1857, and on November 19th of that year, Mary Catherine married Needham Ingram Flowers.


They moved to Sevier County, Arkansas so that he could make turpentine for the Confederate army. On May 1, 1871, he died in that and was buried in what was known as Coulter Cemetery, near Center Point, leaving Mary Catherine with 6 children:

Thomas Henry Flowers - 1859

John Bell Flowers - 1861

James Alphonsus Flowers - 1863

Needham Ingram Flowers - 1865

Mary Alice Flowers - 1867

William Samuel Flowers – 1869


Fortunately for her, Mr. James Coulter (father of Capt. David B. Coulter) a friend of the family, was able to assist her, financially and otherwise, to return to the 160-acre farm in Nevada County which she had inherited from her parents.


In Sept. 1875, Mary Catherine was again married, this time to Captain Thomas K. Dunn, a planter, schoolteacher, lawyer, musician, and soldier in the Confederate army (Co. D. 28th Reg. Mississippi Cavalry). In 1890, this family moved to Bodcaw, Nevada County for better school advantages for their children:


Beatrice Monica Dunn - 1876

Orville Blanton Dunn - 1879

Clarence McCallum Dunn - 1891

Martha Ann Dunn – 1886


Thomas K. Dunn died February 12, 1908 and was buried at Union Cemetery near Bodcaw. Mary Catherine Dunn died Oct. 23, 1932, and she too was buried at Union Cemetery.


Information was provided in 1940 by Beatrice Dunn (Mrs. E. S. Whaley) daughter of the Mary.

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