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Biography of Moses P. Coventon

MOSES P. COVENTON. Among the most esteemed and respected citizens of Baxter County, Arkansas, there is not one who has a larger circle of friends, or is a more pleasant or agreeable member of society, or a more thoroughgoing, wide-awake agriculturist than the gentleman whose name is mentioned above, He is a native of De Kalb County, Ga., born in 1833, a son of James and Elizabeth (Hill) Coventon, who were born in South Carolina and Georgia. respectively. In 1876 the father died in Cherokee County, Ga., when about seventy years of age, and his wife was called from life when seventy-five years old. James Coventon was a farmer, acquired a competency as a tiller of the soil, and was a man whom to know was to esteem. Moses P. Coventon was one of seven children, and was educated in the public schools of Georgia and Alabama. He remained with and assisted his father until he attained his twenty-second year, then was married to Miss Mary Jane Dilbeck, a native of De Kalb County, Ala. To their union the following children were born: James N., a farmer of this county; Sarah, wife of J. H. Angelin, a farmer near Cassville; Emily, wife of L. N. McGee, a resident of the Choctaw Nation; Adaline, wife of Bud McGee, also of the Choctaw Nation, and Martha, wife of J. W. Reed, a farmer of Marion County. After his marriage Mr. Coventon resided for some time in De Kalb County, Ala., then moved to Cherokee County of the same State, but during the Civil War resided with his father in Georgia. In...

Biography of Capt. Lewis A. McPherson

CAPT. LEWIS A. McPHERSON. He whose name heads this sketch is a prominent and well-known citizen of Mountain Home Township, and resides in comfort near the town of Mountain Home. He was born in De Kalb County, Ala., October 2, 1840, his parents being William Wilson and Hannah (Palmer) McPherson, who were born in Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively, and in 1844 came to Arkansas from the State of Mississippi, having for some time been a resident of Marion County. At the time of their location in Arkansas, there was but one cabin on the spot where the flourishing town of Yellville now stands, and they located about two and a half miles south of this point. After residing in this State until 1849 the family returned to Mississippi, and located in Pontotoc County, where the father made his home the balance of his life, although his death occurred in Arkansas in 1888, at the age of eighty years, while on a short visit to his son. His entire life was devoted to tilling the soil, and although he acquired a goodly property much of it was swept away during the Civil War. He was for some time a soldier in the Confederate service, and was lieutenant of his company in the Forty-first Mississippi Infantry, and the year that he was in the service he was on duty along the Mississippi River. He was always a Democrat in politics, and with his wife, who died in Mississippi, he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. To their union four sons and three daughters were given, of whom the...

De Kalb County, Alabama Census Records

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