Andrew Jackson Mace

Andrew Jackson Mace

Andrew Jackson and Sarah (Beaty) Mace.Andrew Jackson and Sarah (Beaty) Mace.

Andrew Jackson (A.J.) Mace was the sun of John and Rebecca Coffee Mace. He was born May 27, 1848 and died in 1937. He had two half-brothers, John Coleman and Henry Mace, and one half-sister, Lou Mace Du; all of Texas. A.J. Mace served as a Union soldier during the Civil War at the age of 13 years, 4 months, and 21 days. He was a bugler in service.

A. J. taught school and later was a member of the Fentress County School Board. He was a superintendent of Fentress County Schools in 1882. He served eight terms as County Court Clerk and served as clerk of the Advisory School Board in the Third District. He was elected Sheriff of Fentress County in 1900.

On July 16, 1867, A.J. married Sarah Elender Beaty. Sarah was the daughter of William and Mary Margaret Sells Beaty and was born April 22, 1849. Sarah died in 1935. Her brothers and sisters were: John Allen, Isaac (Toke), Sam, Ann Beaty King, Rebecca Beaty Ringley, and Mary Jane Beaty who married Bill Hayes. They had two sons, Bill, Jr. and Joe, and two daughters, Sally and Alice. Later Mary Jane married A.J. Lacy. Their children were Millie Lacy Hull, Roscoe Lacy and Dora Lacy Smith.

Andrew Jackson and Sarah Beaty Mace had six children. Their three boys were: William Andrew (Billy); George Henry; and Walter Virgil. Their three daughters were: Alice Ann; Rebecca Victoria; Milda Belle; and Louvina who died very young and is buried at Little Crab.

by Ruby E. Wright
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