My information shows that the 1850 census of Clarke Co. Al.
shows that Elijah and second wife Mary were living alone, all children having left home. Jack moved to Louisiana ablut 1850( or between 1840 and 1850 between the census years)
this is a quote from the book I have.
"Earley Jack Calk married twice. Almost nothing is known of one marriage. Jack married Rebecca Cox in Alabama, Aug. 5, 1845. A few old-timers remembered his wife " Becky." It is believed that Jack Calk was father of 9 girls and one son; further believed that two girls were by his other wife,(first or second?) Evidently Jack's son Elijah died young. Most of Jack's children are buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Union Parish near Terral Brothers store and near the Monroe-Downsville-Farmerville highway.(Two of Jack's daughters married men named Terral or Terrell.) It is said that Jack Calk had a stone marker with all his children's names inscribed on it placed in the cemetery. According to the 1860 census for Union Parish, La. Uncle Jack and Aunt Rebecca must have moved from Alabama to Union Parish, La. in 1849 or 1850.
Union Parish Census, 1860
name age in 1860 occupation born in
Rebecca (Cox) 32 housekeeper Ala.1828?
Merinda Calk 14 Ala. 1846?
Samantha 12 Ala. 1848
S.M.(Sarah Melissa)10 La. 1850
Mary J. 8 La. 1852?
Adella Bennett 6 La. 1855
F.P.(Frances Posey)3 La. 1857
"Pick"(Seabell or Sybil)1 La. 1859?
No one knows about Merinda; perhaps died young and did not marry. All other records indicate that Jack and Becky had six daughters, so perhaps Merinda died long before 1900.Some say that the Mary J. in the census of 1860 was Celia, perhaps correct. Censuses often inaccurate. Evidently Elijah, son of Jack, had a different mother, perhaps,two sisters. Seabell was called "Pick" by all who knew her, it seems. All the oldsters say that Jack had no sons, so quite likely his son Elijah died quite young. Jack was not quite 23 when he married Rebecca, so it is reasonable to believe that the other marriage was his second; if so why so little information about it? Appears some old]timers would know about it...though he has bee dead more than 50 years, and only one of his many grandchildren has been found to give information, and she is 86 years old.
Jack Calk seems to have come to Louisiana severfal years before other Calks. He served in Company I, 5th Louisiana Cavalry, in the Civil War and was paroled June 12, 1865 when he was past 42 years of age. He was certaqinly a leader in the community of Downsville...even today,everyone in or from Union Parish I have asked has heard of Uncle Jack.
Another notable thing about him: one of his grandsons, Tom Terral(Terrell?) was once governor of Arkansas, and Tom seem to have been another rugged individualist, a strong believer in justice and integrity.
I know my postings are long and I'm sorry.I would scan these pages and send them to you but they are of such poor quailty (made when photo copiers first came out in the 60's)
so it is easier to just type what is written.
I have nothing about a Jack jr. anywhere in my writings. Are you sure your husband is not decended from the second wife that we know nothing about?
I have information about the girls and who they married if you want it and if it would be helpful.
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