Location: Lawrence County AR

1850 Lawrence County Arkansas Mortality Census

The following index is of all people listed within the Lawrence County, Arkansas mortality census of 1850. In the 1850 and 1860 census, census takers were responsible for listing all people who had passed away in the past year… so the people in the following list likely died in 1840/1850. B Andrew J. Baird George J. Bane Henry C. Banta Martha W. Barnett William Barnett Cassandra Blackwell Sarah Blakely Sarah Bond Lavina Boothe C Jane Cason Martin Cason Thomas G. Corbet Nancy Cravens D Sarah Debell E James Estas F David W. Falkenburg Jane Falkenburg Nancy Falkenburg Cyrena J. Foreman G Calvin Garner William Gay H Martha A. Halcum Charles Harlow Jemima Harlow John Harlow Andrew J. Harris Charlotte Holland Edward W. Holt Alexander Hudson Hiram L. Hudson Martha A. Hudson Henry Hunt J Jaret E. Jaynes L Tina Lawson Elizabeth J. Lowe Nancy Luce O Mary Osburn P Henry F. Park R Elijah T. Raney S James B. Sexton Deliann Shaver Malichi Simpson Louis Smith Martha C. Smith Darcus A. Southworth T Cleopatra Tamburn Mariah Z. Tisdale U William H. Underwood V Julia A. Vaughan William M. Vaughan W Milley Warner William W. Wasson Jane West Thomas West Henry...

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Biography of Edward C. Stuart

Edward C. Stuart, starting upon his banking career as clerk in the First National Bank of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is now the vice president of the First National Bank of St. Louis, one of the largest and strongest financial institutions of the Mississippi valley. Advancement came to him in recognition of his worth and ability in his chosen field of labor. He has ever made it his purpose thoroughly to master any task entrusted to him and as power grows through the exercise of effort he has become a strong factor in financial circles of his adopted city. He was born in Powhattan, Arkansas, March 2, 1879. His father, Pitman C. Stuart, was a native of Lawrence county, Arkansas, and was a representative of an old English family that in an early period of American settlement was established in Virginia. From that date representatives of the family went to Kentucky and later to Arkansas. Pittman C. Stuart was married to Miss Katherine Williams, a daughter of William Williams, of Cape Girardeau county, Missouri. Her grandfather in the paternal line was born in Wales and came to America in young manhood. The death of Pittman C. Stuart occurred in 1881, and the mother still survives, making her home in Cape Girardeau. Edward C. Stuart was educated in the public schools of Cape Girardeau until he reached the age of fourteen...

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Smith

Among the substantial and enterprising citizens of Malheur County is to be mentioned the gentleman whose name is at the head of this article. He is a man of uprightness and has labored here with energy and skill for many years in the endeavor to bring this section into a state of development and also to enhance the condition of his own exchequer. Mr. Smith was born in Carter County, Kentucky, on November 16, 1836, being the son of Clayborn and Cloa (Ludi) Smith. He went with his parents to Rudolph County, Arkansas, and soon removed there to Lawrence County, in the same state. At this place both parents died, George being but a small child at the time. Thus early left an orphan, he learned some of the hardships of life and lived in various homes in the neighborhood, where he attended the district school as he had opportunity. He was in Arkansas during the war and many dangers and not a few hardships were his to endure. In 1869 he went to Grayson County, Texas and there followed the art of farming until 1879, at which time he went to Salt Lake City and the following spring he continued his journey to the Salmon River Mines, where he prospected and mined and cut wood until 1884, when he came to his present place, three miles northwest from...

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Biography of William M. Garner

WILLIAM M. GARNER. This gentleman is a substantial citizen of Quitman, Arkansas, of which city he has been a resident since 1858. His uncle, W. W. Garner, was the first resident of the town, having located there in 1856. William M. Garner was born in Lawrence County, Arkansas, in 1844, his father, Isaac C. Garner, having been a native of South Carolina. On coming to Arkansas he first located in Jackson County, then moved to Lawrence County and finally settled in Scott County, where he died. He was a farmer and stockraiser and in 1854 took a drove of stock across the plains, the journey to California occupying ten months. He sold his herd and returned home via the Isthmus of Panama, and here, in 1856, he was called from life at the age of forty-two years. His first wife, who lived but a few months after their marriage, was a Miss Williams and his second wife was Elnora Garner, who is still living at the age of seventy-three years. She is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, as was her husband. Of six children born to them three are now living: William M.; Mrs. Sarah Leigh, of Choctaw, Arkansas, and Mrs. Mary T. Allen, who resides at Sugar Loaf, Sebastian County, Arkansas. The subject of this sketch received his education in an old-time log school house of...

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Biography of Hon. William B. Cothron

HON. WILLIAM B. COTHRON. This able and efficient probate and county judge of Stone County, Arkansas, was born in Greene County, this State, March 10, 1849, a son of Alexander and Jane B. (Hughes) Cothron, who were born in the Old North State and Tennessee, respectively. They became residents of Greene County, Arkansas, about 1847, and from there moved to Lawrence County, Arkansas, and finally to what is now Stone County in 1863, but the father died in Lawrence County in June, 1863, when about fifty years of age. The mother also died when about that age, in 1873, in this county. Their family consisted of two sons and two daughters: Mary Ann, wife of W. E. Becker, who is now in the Choctaw Nation ; William B., the subject of this sketch; Theresa, wife of W. L. Lancaster of Mount View; and James L., who died in Arkansas County, Arkansas, in 1886, at about the age of thirty years. In this county William B. Cothron was reared and educated, and his early days were marked by hard labor, for it fell to his lot to help support the family, owing to the early death of his father. In July, 1864, he joined Fristo’s regiment (at the age of fifteen), was in the Missouri raid and was in the battles of Ironton, Big Blue, Little Blue and numerous skirmishes,...

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Biography of Dr. George W. Thompson

DR. GEORGE W. THOMPSON. Dr. George W. Thompson is a successful follower of Aesculapius at Cave Creek, Arkansas, and through ability and well merited success has built up a practice that is eminently satisfactory. He is a product of Caldwell County, Kentucky, born in 1836, and the son of William R. Thompson who was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee, in 1807. The father was liberally educated in his native State and was there married to Miss Elizabeth Wells, also of Tennessee, and a lady of more than ordinary intelligence. She was born in Knox County in 1809. About 1834 the parents removed to Caldwell County, Kentucky, and in 1854 came by wagon to Monroe County, Arkansas, but after remaining there a short time removed to Lawrence County, where Mr. Thompson died in 1855. Four years later the mother received her final summons and both are interred in that county. She was a worthy member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Thompson followed the occupation of a blacksmith and wagonmaker and was an industrious, hardworking citizen. Our subject’s grandfather, Ephraim Thompson, was probably born in the highlands of Scotland, and when but a boy came to America, locating in east Tennessee. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and an officer. His death occurred in Mobile, Ala., and his wife passed away in Knox County, Tennessee James Wells, the...

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Biography of S. J. Holt

S. J. HOLT. S. J. Holt, manager of the West Plains Electric Light Company, of which Holt & Fallett are the proprietors, is one of the most successful and prominent business men in the city. The above mentioned business was established in 1889. This company is running the city lights and is doing a milling business, in all about $20,000 per year. Mr. Holt is a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., and his father being a prominent saw mill man, our subject grew up in that business. He became interested in a saw mill at that place, but left there and came to West Plains and bought out the planing mill business here. He has made a success of this venture, and Mr. G. M. Fallett, who came to this section from the Empire State, became connected with him in business. Both are honorable and energetic business men who have been active supporters of all measures for the benefit and upbuilding of the localities in which they live. Mr. Holt came to south Missouri in 1883 and first took a position as general manager for the South Missouri Lumber Company at Burnham, this county. He continued with this company a number of years and then embarked in the saw mill business at Birch Tree, Missouri, continuing this one year. After this he was general manager for the Kansas City...

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Biography of Hon. Edwin E. Rosson

HON. EDWIN E. ROSSON. There is no class of men who more surely rear up visible monuments to their industry and their enterprise than the hardworking and thrifty farmers of a community, and among these Hon. Edwin E. Rosson holds a prominent place. He was born on the place on which he now lives in Richwoods, September 11, 1856, and is a son of Simeon Ellis and Mary (Whitfield) Rosson, who were born, reared and married in Hardeman County, Tennessee. and thence moved to Arkansas in 1842, locating in what is now Bickell’s Cove. In 1844 they came to Richwoods and were among the first to settle here, and here the father passed from life in March, 1865, at the age of forty-eight years, his widow still surviving him at the age of seventy-three. He was a farmer while a resident of Tennessee and held some minor official positions after coming to Arkansas, such as justice of the peace, and later as sheriff of Izard County, holding the last named position two terms, or eight years. At a still later period he represented this county in the State Legislature and served twice as a member of the Senate, the duties of which responsible position he was holding at the time of his death. He was quite an orator, was a forcible and eloquent speaker, was greatly opposed to the...

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Biography of Hon. Napoleon B. Allen

HON. NAPOLEON B. ALLEN. Like all self-made and distinguished men Hon. Napoleon B. Allen commenced life with limited means and worked his way to the front by careful and studious attention to business, honesty and integrity, and the following of the various traits that combine in making a man respected and honored. He was born at Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, May 27, 1851. The son of William and Matilda (Evans) Allen. The father was a native of Illinois, but was reared in St. Louis. In 1830 he went to where Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, is now situated, and was one of the first to settle there, entering the Springs from the Government. In 1853 he sold this property for $600, now worth many thousands, and engaged in farming and stockraising, which he carried on very successfully. He was the most extensive stockraiser in the whole country, numbered his cattle and horses by the hundred, and his stock overran the country from Imboden, Arkansas, to West Plains, Missouri. Mr. Allen was about fifty-four or fifty-five at the time of his death. He was twice married, first to Miss Stublefield, who died at Mammoth Springs. After that he was married to Mrs. Matilda (Evans) Ragan, who was born in the year 1813. To the first union were born five children and to the last, three, our subject being the youngest of the latter....

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Biography of Col. John J. Kemp

COL. JOHN J. KEMP, deceased. The influence of a good man will be ever expanding with the lapse of time, and his deeds of charity and acts of kindness will live to commemorate his name and perpetuate his memory. It can be truly said that a good man has been gathered to his fathers, but his virtues live after him, and his name is everywhere mentioned with respect and honor. He was born in middle Tennessee August 6, 1818, and his death occurred May 31, 1893. His early education was obtained in the State of his birth, and having been brought up to the occupations of farming and stock raising, he followed them throughout life. Upon coming to Arkansas he settled at Flatwoods, in what is now Stone County, and over forty years ago took up his residence in Richwoods. By the judicious exercise of both brain and brawn he cleared up what is now one of the finest farms in the county, if not the finest, containing 480 acres, all of which is extremely fertile. He was very successful in his chosen calling, and was one of the very first in this section to introduce a good grade of horses, cattle, mules and hogs. He lost heavily during the Civil War, but afterward retrieved his losses, and at the time of his death was wealthy. He was a...

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Biography of Judge Joel G. McClaren

JUDGE JOEL G. MCCLAREN, presiding judge of Ripley County, Missouri, is a man of superior mental endowments, whose reputation is not merely local but extends over a wide stretch of country. Like other citizens of the county he came originally from Tennessee, a State that has contributed so much of population and intelligence to his adopted State, and for the most part since about 1869 has been a resident of this county. His birth occurred in Hickman County May 14, 1847, and there he received his scholastic training. In the month of November, 1863, he enlisted in Company G, Tenth Tennessee Cavalry, under Forrest part of the time, and in November, 1864, participated in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. Following the war he turned his attention to farming and continued that successfully until 1868 or 1869, when he went to northwest Texas and was engaged in various enterprises there. Later he returned to Hickman County, Tennessee, but soon afterward moved to Ripley County, Missouri, and has been a resident of the same since. He first worked on a farm by the month, but in the spring of 1870 he went to Lawrence County, Arkansas, where he was employed on a cotton plantation for some time. For his services he received $20 per month. On the 10th of July, 1870, he married Miss Mary E. McClaren, and by this...

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Ward Cemetery, Lawrence County, Arkansas

Birth Date on Left, Death Date on Right 1919 Thomas Berry 1922 1911. Lola J. Matheny 1920 1883 Katie Eagan 1906 1920 Herschel Matheny 1921 1860 Wash Huskey 1956 1925 William Paul McLaughten 1950 1866 Margaret Roberts 1913 1883 David C. Huskey 1951 1907 Pearl Doyle 1956 1879 Hosie Harvard 1947 1857 Henry Brown 1930 1861 Louisa Brown 1948 1912 Emmit Hayse 1914 1848 Mary Eagan 1878 1891 Martha Callahan 1892 1911 Odes Nicholas 1914 1914 Raman Nicholas 1916 1898 Arlie Nicholas 1910 1894 Dara Nicholas 1912 1910 Andrew Schen 1926 1914 Niner A. Morgan 1916 1913 Willie L. Gosha 1919 1896 James Gosha...

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Dent Cemetery, Lawrence County, Arkansas

(103 Unmarked Graves) Date on Left Birth, Date on Right Death 1855 William P. Dent 1938 1870 Augustus E. Dent 1954 1876 Bettie B. Dent 1958 1907 Edith Chaplain 1912 1908 Infant of J. H. Ellen Chaplain 1908 1885 Infant Daughter of W. F. Dent 1885 1893 Infant Son of W. F. Dent 1893 1911 Bonnie Dent Wife of W. F. Dent 1932 1888 Emma L. Dent 1941 1900 Mildred Dent 1927 1859 A. C. Dent 1934 1923 Henry Ellin daughter of J. M. Dent 1930 1892 H. E. Wife of Robert Hardin 1908 1809 H. P. Hardin Son of Abie Hardin 1810 1886 Edd S. Son of E. J. Phillips 1883 1850 Eliza J. Wife of S. J. Phillips 1917 1870 Flora Chisler 1950 1865 Bettie Truett 1913 1898 Edith Pharis 1913 1875 Mabel Pharis 1913 1897 Clyde McCormick 1899 1875 Mrs. J. M. McCormick 1902 1848 Rena Moore 1900 1902 V. Smith 1912 1882 Sallie Smith 1908 1908 Meredith...

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Holobaugh Cemetery, Lawrence County, Arkansas

Birth Date on Left, Death Date on Right (171 Unmarked Graves) 1926 Aline McGhehey 1926 1866 Georgia A. Phillips 1903 1896 Clara Phillips 1896 1876 Eliza D. Barnett 1923 1910 Mary Barnett 1911 1833 Mrs. George W. Hill 1922 1843 Sarah F. Massey 1912 1861 L. R. Coy 1934 1956 Jennie Dent 1956 1937 Ronald Knauss 1956 1869 Ida B. Carzine 1937 1866 David Carzine 1942 Lannie Macon, Spanish – American War Veteran 1950 1878 Maggie Park 1907 1868 Ettie McGhehey 1906 1906 Charles Otto Biddle 1906 1886 Sarah Biddle 1906 1845 Hannah Wayland 1908 1840 H. B. Wayland 1904 1860 L. May Phillips 1915 1876 Sarah Abbie Soverign 1940 1910 Vida May Soverign 1912 Bertha Velma Soverign 1904 1906 Carlton Soverign 1913 1876 John Shepard Gibson 1947 1883 Clara A. Gibson 1907 1866 Sarah Anderson 1926 1832 Susanna Cauly 1907 1909 Herbert East 1906 1903 Infant East 1903 1909 Infant East 1909 1872 Henry East 1943 1892 Eula Anderson 1928 1853 A. M. King 1930 1858 Sarah King 1939 Nancy Wayland 1927 Virginia Ward 1928 1885 Rector Sloan Watts 1958 1921 Ursel Glen Son of A. C. and Madge Moore 1922 1905 Ruth C. Wife of Richard Henderson 1948 1847 Thursa J. Wife of J. H. S. Weir 1918 1842 J. H. S. Weir 1912 1904 Taylor Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Weir 1919 1864 Samuel...

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