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Biographical Sketch of William Thomas Fisher

William Thomas Fisher was probably born in Lawrence Co., TN in 1827. I assume that he was part of the Fisher family of William B. Fisher, B. 1768 in VA, who was listed in the Lawrence Co., TN census for 1850. William and Martha married in 1848 in Wayne Co. TN. They probably immigrated to Arkansas about 1854. William’s family is listed in the Searcy County, Arkansas census, living in Bear Creek Township in 1860. Their children born between 1848 and 1860 are: Mary, Sarah, Frances, James, George, and William. Children born after 1860 are: Christopher Columbus, Malinda, Charles and Thomas Wayne. Martha’s application for a pension states that she had 10 children. William Thomas Fisher was listed as a member of the “Arkansas Peace Society.” He was a member of a Chain Gang and was made to join the Confederate Army in Little Rock Arkansas on December 18, 1861. He served in Co 1, 18th Ark Inf. He was later in the 3rd Conf. Inf. (18th Ark. Inf.{Marmaduke}). It was later re-designated the 3rd Conf. Infantry on Jan 31, 1862. On Feb 28th, 1863 he was made a teamster. On August 4th, 1863, he deserted at Fynch Station. He was captured the same day at Bridgeport, Alabama. On August 11th, he was sent to Louisville, KY. He was released after taking an oath to remain north of the Ohio River. He enlisted on September 5th, 1864 at Springfield (D L Ruff), MO for 6 months in the Union Army. He was a Pvt. in Co F, 46th Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He was placed on detached service by special...

Biography of R. G. Simpson Hatchett

R. G. SIMPSON HATCHETT. In order to perpetuate for coming generations the record of one who was very prominently connected with the growth and development of Searcy County, Arkansas, but who has now passed to his final reward, a brief account of the life of R. G. Simpson Hatchett it placed on the pages of this volume. He was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, in 1837, to King and Nancy (Harris) Hatchett, whom it is supposed were born in Haywood County, Tennessee After their marriage they lived for some years in Wayne County, whence they came to Searcy County, Arkansas, where the father died in 1861, and the mother still lives at the age of eighty-one. The father became wealthy as an agriculturist, and became exceptionally well known throughout Searcy and adjoining counties. His father, Hubbard Hatchett, died in Tennessee, having been a soldier of the Revolution and of English parentage. In his early manhood the subject of this sketch followed various occupations, for he was a man of varied talents, and for some time followed the occupation of a pedagogue, and also taught music for some time. The most of his attention in later years was given to the occupation of farming, however, and being industrious, enterprising and pushing, and a man of sound and practical ideas, he made a success of all his undertakings and became possessed of a considerable amount of this world’s goods. In 1861 he died of a slow fever, eleven of his people dying of the same disease inside of three months, including his father, several of his brothers and sisters and uncles...

Biography of Hon. John W. Cypert

HON. JOHN W. CYPERT. Ability, when backed by enterprising measures and progressive ideas, will accomplish more than any other professional requirement, an illustration of which may be seen in the career of Hon. John W. Cypert, who is the efficient county and probate judge of Baxter County, Arkansas He was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, April 22, 1826. A son of John and Nancy (Anderson) Cypert, the latter of whom was born in Virginia and the former in Tennessee. They were married in their father’s native State and partly reared their family there, but in 1850 took up their residence in Searcy County, Arkansas, where the mother breathed her last in 1862, at the age of seventy-two years. The father died three years later in his seventy-fifth year, having held the office of justice of the peace while in Wayne County, Tennessee He was quite an active politician, and was a deacon in the Baptist Church for many years. Hon. John W. Cypert was one of the youngest of twelve children born to his parents, and in the schools of Wayne County, Tennessee, he received his education. March 13, 1845, he was married to Sarah Lloyd, a daughter of F. W. Lloyd, and by her became the father of eleven children, seven of whom are living: Thomas F., a farmer and stone cutter of Baxter County, Arkansas; Minerva, wife of John Weaver, a farmer of this county; John H., a farmer and stonecutter of this county, who is now serving in the capacity of deputy county sheriff; James R., who is a farmer of Morrow County, Ore.; Mary E.,...

Biography of Joshua W. C. Hinkle, M. D.

JOSHUA W. C. HINKLE, M. D. The profession of medicine, while a very inviting field for the student and humanitarian, is one that demands much self-denial and the exercise of repression and the sacrifice of the ordinary methods of advancing one’s interests. Among the physicians of repute in Stone County, Arkansas, the subject of this sketch holds a prominent place for his attainment in his profession, his courteous treatment of his brethren, the success he has attained in the practice and his broad and considerate and devoted care of those who require his professional services, all combine to make him distinguished. He was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, July 18, 1848, a son of John D. and Irena (Beckham) Hinkle, who were born in the State of North Carolina. They were married in Wayne County, Tennessee, and about 1850 located near Melbourne, in Izard County, Arkansas, where the father died September 1, 1852,his birth having occurred in 1816. The mother still lives in Izard County, is in her sixty-eighth year, and is now the wife of Stephen Taylor. John D. Hinkle was a farmer and a very successful one. While in Tennessee he held the office of justice of the peace and politically was a Democrat. Four children were born to his union, of whom the subject of this sketch was the second in order of birth. Dr. Hinkle was educated in the public schools of Izard County and at the early age of seventeen years turned his attention to school teaching in Izard and other counties, and when not thus engaged gave his attention to farming. While teaching...

Biography of Hon. Joshua Chilton

The gentleman whose name we now give was for many years identified with the best interests of Shannon County, Missouri, and although he has now passed from earth’s activities it is but just and satisfactory that his life’s narrative be recounted among those who have done excellent service in subduing the wilderness and bringing it into its present fine condition physically, mentally and morally. Mr. Chilton was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, September 28, 1818, and was a son of Thomas Chilton, who was a native of Maryland. Thomas Chilton was partly reared in his native State and then moved with his parents to east Tennessee and thence to Missouri, while that State was yet a Territory inhabited by Indians. He represented his county in the Legislature when the county formed nearly half the State, and here he died in 1865, when eighty-two years of age. He was in the Black Hawk War. The original of this notice never attended school a day in his life, but he learned to read and write and became a profound student, all by his own exertions. During the latter part of the forties he located on Current River, twelve miles below the present town of Eminence, and entered actively upon his career as a pioneer, clearing and improving his place. The first money he made was rafting cedar to Devall’s Bluff in Arkansas, and he also took lumber of all kinds down the same way. In that way he made his start and as the years passed by he became quite wealthy, although he lost heavily during the war. He represented Shannon...

Horton, Mary Mrs. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Died at Union, Oregon, March 6, 1922, Mrs. Mary Horton, age 71 years, 4 months and 18 days. Mary Fisher, daughter of Thomas and Martha Fisher, was born October 16, 1850, in Wayne County, Tennessee. She was married to Nathaniel Horton, in Corey County, Arkansas, January 31, 1870. To this union eight children were born-two having passed on. In the spring of 1876 they started to Oregon, arriving in the Grande Ronde Valley October 6, 1876. They camped about where Little Creek bridge is now on the Cove road. They made their home in this valley until 1884, when they settled in Cove, where they have since made their home. She is survived by her husband, four daughters and two sons-Mrs. Bell Haynes, Mrs. Fannie Clark and Mrs. Elsie Tobin, of Union; Mrs. Bessie Burton of Baker; Wayne, of Baker and Edward of Union. Two brothers and one sister, fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist Church, a kind and devoted wife and mother, a good friend and neighbor, ever ready to do a kind act for anyone in need. Many friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family. The body was shipped to Cove, where the funeral was held from the Baptist church Wednesday March 8, at 2 o’clock p. m. Interment in the Cove cemetery. Union Republican News Union County, Oregon March 7, 1922 Contributed by: Zina...

Wayne County, Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions

Tennessee Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Tennessee county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemetery Index (hosted at Wayne County, Tennessee USGenWeb Project) Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery (hosted at Interment)...

Biographical Sketch of Martha Horton Fisher

Martha Horton Fisher was born in Waynesborough, TN in 1832. She was the daughter of William Horton and America Cheek, a native of England, and the granddaughter of Isaac Horton who fought in the American Revolution. She married William Thomas Fisher in 1848 in Wayne County, TN. They immigrated to Arkansas around 1852 and were living there during the Civil War. Her husband fought in the war, and was mustered out in 1864. Mary had ten children, 7 that lived to maturity. Her children were: Mary, Sarah, Frances, James, George, William, Christopher, Malinda, Charles and Thomas. In 1875 she, her husband William and her minor children immigrated to Oregon. They may have gone by wagon over the Oregon Trail or taken the Train, which was in operation by then. They settled for a time in Joseph until William died in 1885. She is listed in the 1910 census for Union County, OR living in Cove, on Ascension street, next door to three of her grown sons: William, Charles and Wayne Thomas. Martha was 80 years old in 1910. Martha died 4 January 1911 at the age of 81. Her cause of death is listed as Senility. She was buried in an unmarked grave in the Cove Cemetery. Persons wishing more information on Martha can e-mail me at Zina Fisher...

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