This is a photo of a page in The Cradle of Texas, A Pictorial History of San Augustine County . . . by Charla Jones . . . published in April of 1997 . . . I picked up my copy at Half-Price Books . . .
On this date . . . the 22nd day of March . . . in the year 1838 . . . Mahala Lee Roberts marries John M. Sharp in San Augustine County, Texas . . . Mahala and John are my 3rd great-grandparents . . .
We don't yet know what happened to John M. Sharp . . . by the time of the 1850 census, John is nowhere to be found . . . and Mahala and their two children are enumerated next door to Matthew Cartwright . . . who at that time was living in the house in this photo . . .