Col. C. E. Tobey, whose thread mill had been burned,
was operating the ferry at Dardanelle, Arkansas. John
McCall recognized him as procurement officer in Price's
army. Mr. Tobey told the boy, W. A. McCall, to go up to
the house and his daughter would give him a pail of milk.
Mary Ellen "Nellie" gave W. A. McCall the milk and later
her heart. They were married in 1868 and lived in a log
house at Dardanelle.
She worked in the
She helped with the cows.
She raised chickens and cleanded the hen house.
n April, 1911 she reported that she had buried 75
young chickens this spring and thinks it is cholera a that
She worked in the garden planting and caring for:
Onion, peas, corn, mustard, radishes potatoes,Irish
potatoes, pole beans, melons, watermelon, popcorn, sweet
potatoes, lettuce cucumbers, mustard, radishes,
beats(sic), turnips, guba peas, peach trees, apple
trees, pear trees.
W. A. McCall Diary 1899