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.