A photograph of Novaline James Baldwin seated in a garden with her daughter, Sarah "Sadie" Baldwin Bettis, standing next to her. Novaline was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on August 26, 1841, to Isaac Dorgan James and Sarah Ann James, or Sarah James Lavangee. She married a George Baldwin on March 3, 1864, in Mobile, Alabama. She and her family resided in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1864 to 1879. She died at the age of 86 on January 25, 1928, at the home of her daughter, Sadie B. Bettis, and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery. She had lived in Beaumont for 35 years. Sarah "Sadie" Baldwin Bettis was born to Novaline and her husband, George, on September 23, 1871. She married a Frank Jewel Bettis on August 27, 1890, in Orange, Texas. They moved to Beaumont in 1893 where she was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames of America. She died at the age of 80 and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery.
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