WEEK 32: Martin Abraham Tullos

Since this is supposed to be “Week 32” of the 52 Ancestor challenge, the theme is “32” which should focus on one of the 32 third-great grandparents in your tree. I am continuing on focusing on my husband’s tree again this week and have chosen his 3rd great grandfather, Martin Abraham Tullos.

Unfortunately, I do not have much information on Martin Tullos. He was born around 1830 in Pike County, Mississippi to Abraham Tullos and Nancy Mobley. Around 1850, he married Sarah “Sallie” Fowler in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. Martin and Sallie had 3 chldren: John Abraham, William Lewis and Malinda.


Martin A. Tullos enlistment. Louisiana Confederate Soldiers. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

On May 5, 1862, Martin enlisted in the Confederate Army. His enlistment papers stated that he stood at 5 feet, 9 inches, had a fair complexion and had blue eyes and dark hair. He was assigned to Company F, 28th Regiment, also known as Gray’s Regiment. Martin appeared on muster rolls until August 1863. Under remarks, “Prisoner and pareoled” were written. That was th elast of his Confedarate records. He did not appear in the 1870 Census, and his wife, Sallie, had re-married to a Greenberry Sanders by this time.

Could it be possible that Martin Tullos died during the war? Hopefully, I can someday break through this brick wall.


23. Sarah A. Fowler

Today is my husband’s birthday. But, it is also his 3rd great grandmother’s birthday, Sarah A. “Sallie” Fowler. So, she is this week’s blog entry for the 52 Ancestors challenge.

Sarah was born on July 27th, 1837 in Alabama to Lewis Fowler and Lucinda Perkins. However, the family had moved and the Fowler family was living in Union Parish, Lousiana in 1850. They later moved to nearby Jackson Parish in Louisiana, sometime before 1860.

Around 1855, Sarah married Martin Abraham Tullos. They were living in Jackson Paris in 1860, near her parents, and had 3 children of their own: John Abraham, William Lewis, and Malinda.

Martin joined the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and I have not been able to find out anything more about him after 1862. So, it is unknown if her died during the Civil War or not. But, he was clearly out of the picture in Sarah’s life. Sometime around 1864, she married Greenbury Sanders, and had 5 more children: Lenora, Robert, Leroy, Leon, and Charles. The family moved to Comanche County. Texas before 1880.

Sarah died on September 13, 1900 in Comanche, Texas. She is buried in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Comanche, Texas.