QUARLES, FRED (1833 ~ 1898). The following is an obituary for Confederate Veteran Fred Quarles. The obituary was written by researcher Charlene McClain.
John Adams Quarles was the ninth child born to William Quarles and his wife Nancy Ann (Hawes) Quarles. He was born January 29, 1802 in Virginia and he died February 25, 1876 in Florida, Missouri which is in the county of Monroe.
He married Martha Ann “Patsy” Lampton in Gainesboro (Jackson County) Tennessee on June 16, 1825 as the newspaper account stated the following:
“Thursday evening June 16th in Gainesboro, John A. Quarles of White Plains married Miss Martha Ann Lampton, the youngest daughter of Col. Benjamin Lampton of Adair County, Kentucky”.
One of their children was William Frederick “Fred” S. Quarles and his short biography was written by Charlene McClain.
William Frederick S. Quarles born December 15, 1833, he was called Frederick or Fred all his life, and he served in the Civil War in Martin’s Texas Infantry Company K and Maxey’s Division, Cooper’s Brigade, and he was a First Lieutenant. His occupation was a tinner, a man who works in tin mining or tin works. He lived at Waco, Texas in 1870 and in Bell County, Texas in 1880. In 1886 he lived in Galveston, Texas. He was a patient at the Confederate Veteran’s Home in Travis County (Austin) Texas for three years before his death March 24, 1898 and is buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas in Confederate Field Section 2 (D) Row U, Number 4. The information on his records at the home said, “he came to Texas in 1862 and resided at Amarillo, he was admitted to the home January 26, 1893, his religion was Epscopalian and he was at one time married. Fred was married to Harvey or Henry Clay (Hays) Quarles and H. Clay Quarles born 1833 and died April 23, 1877 and they had two sons, James Hays Quarles born October 16, 1869 in Waco, TX and died December 22, 1919 in Austin, TX ; and Roger Henry “Harry” Quarles born July 26, 1872 and died January 15, 1904 in Shreveport, Louisiana in Caddo Parish.
James Hays Quarles married ca. 1910 to Eloise Jane Kennard (born December 16, 1886 in Navasota, and she died April 21, 1967. James Hays and Eloise Jane had one daughter Mary Eloise (Quarles) Herdman (1914-2011). James Hays Quarles was a Night Editor at the Austin Statesman in 1903, and a managing editor for Waco Morning News in 1913. He was in Waco Club #74 of Rotary and served as Secretary in 1916. He served as Editorial Writer on the Waco Semi-Weekly Tribune in 1916 and was a Notary. James Hays Quarles and his wife are buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas, Block 3 Lot 34. Eloise Jane’s father was James Blake Kennard and her mother was Mary Graves Fore, a teacher in Waco.
A note on the cemetery records for Harvey Clay Quarles stated she was married before she married Fred Quarles. She is buried at First Street Cemetery in Waco. Another record found states her name as Henry Clay Hays born in Kentucky, a daughter of Jane Boyd Hays and Judge Daniel Smith Hays. Also, Fred served as a vestryman of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in 1868.
Fred Quarles was a first cousin to “Mark Twain”.