MARY EUGENIA ARRINGTON STRICKLAND TURRENTINE (1834 - 26 March 1888): 

Mary Eugenia Arrington was born in Arkansas in 1834.  She was the daughter of Alfred Arrington and Sarah Conner Arrington who were married in Washington County, Arkansas, in 1834.  Mary Eugenia married first A. J. Strickland 4 September 1859.  Her second marriage was to Wilson Ellis Turrentine on 17 February 1861 in Sevier County, Arkansas.  He was born in Tennessee in 1824 and was the son of Archelaus Turrentine and Margaret Smith Turrentine.  Wilson served with the 34th Arkansas Infantry, Company A, during the War Between the States with rank of Private.  Mary Turrentine achieved a local reputation as a writer and poet.  By 1880 the couple was living in Saba, Texas with daughter, Flora.