Samuel B. Wall

Samuel B. Wall, physician, Missouri Township, Pike County, first saw the     
light of this world in Williamson County, Tenn., April 2, 1842. His parents, 
John and Martha Wall, both natives of South Carolina, born in 1800, and a    
family of tenn children, viz., Thomas, C.H., Malinda, James M., Robert C.    
(who served as county judge for Pulaski County for four years), Samuel B.    
Simeon V. (who is president of the Battle Ground College at Franklin, Tenn). 
The rest of the children died in infancy. the father was a planter by        
occupation, and was very successful in his calling. He was a Royal Arch      
Mason, and represented his lodge in the grand lodge several times. He served 
in the Mexican War as a private, and was in a battle at Buena Vista; he also 
served in the Florida War, as a private at its commencement, but later as a  
captain. He also served in the late war asa major. He was wounded at         
Murfreesboro by a horse falling on him in a ditch. While on a trip to        
Mississippi in 1872, to sell a farm, he was taken ill and died at Hollow     
Springs, December 25, of the same year. His wife died November 10, 1857.     
Both he and wife were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The     
immediate subject of this sketch received his literary education at Lebanon  
College, where he received a diploma, and attended a medical college at      
Nashville, Tenn., and after his graduation at this latter place he enlisted  
in the Confederate army, serving as brigadier-sergeant throughout the war.   
He was wounded severely several times. In the first battle of Bull Run he    
was shout through both thighs and both calves; at Wilmington his big toe was 
shot off; at Gettysburg he was shot through the lungs, and will crossing the 
Tennessee River with Hood's retreat, he was wounded quite severely by a      
shell. At the close of the war he returned to his home in Mississippi, where 
he resumed the practice of his profession for six years. There, December 29, 
1869, he married Miss Mattie Gossip, a native of Mississippi, born in 1850,  
who bore him four children, viz., Minnie B., Ulah M. (deceased), James G.    
(deceased), and Walter G., and died August 2, 1880, at Aurora, Madison       
County, Ark., where she is buried. May 19, 1881, Dr. Wall was again married  
to Lelia A. Wilson, a native of Mississippi, born November 6, 1861, and this 
union has been blessed in the birth of two children: Willie E. (deceased)    
and Thomas M. Mr. Wall has been practicing his profession for twenty-nine    
years, and has built up a large and lucrative practice since coming to       
Arkansas. Mr. Wall is a Mason and both he and wife are members of the        
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.                                              
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County,
page 343.                                                                    
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