CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, VETERANS AND SPOUSES OBITUARIES A - F: BRADLEY COUNTY ARKANSAS

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, VETERANS AND SPOUSES OBITUARIES A - F
BRADLEY COUNTY ARKANSAS

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			JESSE MELVER ADAMS, SR.

	Jesse Adams was born July 27, 1844, in Choctaw County, Ala., and moved to Arkansas
with is father when a boy and settled in Bradley County, where he grew to manhood, and was
married to Miss Mary O'Neal, February 20, 1868.  To this union were born ten children, seven
sons and three daughters.  He departed this life on August 22, 1909.  He leaves a wife, seven
sons and two daughters and one brother and a very large number of other relatives and friends
to mourn his loss.  One of his daughters, Anna, preceded him several years ago to the land of
rest.  His disease was heart and lung trouble, from which he suffered untold agonies, but he
patiently endured it all without a murmur.  He would say "I an growing weaker, " every day, 
and this continued until it pleased the Lord to take him away form his sufferings. 

	Jesse Adams joined the Confederate Army February 1863, as a private soldier.  He was
a member of Company H 20th Arkansas Regiment, Gen. Churchhills Division.  He took part in 
several battles, including the battle at Marks' Mill, in all of which he proved a true and 
efficient soldier.  At the close of the war he came home and settled on the farm a short 
distance from where he was raised and lived on same a worthy, honest and trustworthy citizen
until the day of his death.

	He joined the Baptist Church at Ebenezer on the second day of August, 1879, under 
the administration of Eld. W. E. Patton, Pastor of the church at that time.  During all 
these years he never failed to attend the meeting at this church when possible.  He was 
a great lover of church, home and friends, and will be greatly missed in all the avenues 
of life.  The writer of this sketch knew Mr. Adams from his boyhood and can say that he 
never knew a better man or had a better friend.  

	He left bountiful evidence that he had a good hope in the dear savior and we feel 
assured he is now resting in the bosom of Jesus and sweetly admiring the beauties of that
dear home of the soul. 

	The funeral services were conducted by Eld Hinemon at Ebenezer church in the presence
of a large audience of sorrowing friends after which all that was mortal of Jesse Adams was
laid to rest in the Ebenezer burying ground to await the summon that shall awake his sleeping
dust at the second personal coming of our dear Lord to earth; then he will arise in the image
and likeness of his dear saviour to praise his dear name through all eternity.  

	Therefore we would say to his loving companion and children, weep not, for your husband
and father, but trust in the dear savior and when life's feverish dream is over, you will meet
him again where parting, death, pain and sorrows are no more.  

When the dream of life is fled, 
When it's wasted lamps are dead; 
When in cold oblivions shade, 
Beauty fame and wealth are laid
Where immortal spirits reign, 
There may we all meet again.  

By:  R. M. Parrish         Date of Death:  August 22, 1909



			WILL W. ADAMS

	W. W. Adams died at his home in Warren, Arkansas, February 28, 1895.  Aged 50 years. 

	Mr. Adams had been sick for several months.  The writer visited him often while sick 
and talked to him about his home after death.  He as all others would say, "I have not been 
as faithful as I should have been."  He was a member of the Warren Baptist Church, and had 
been a Christian for over twenty-five years.  He leaves a wife and three children and a niece
who made her home with him.   Bro.  Adams was a good citizen, a true husband and a faithful
father.  

He is not lost, but only gone
To the glorious home above, 
Where we all shall gather, one by one, 
To sing God's matchless love.

By:  H. A. Munn   Arkansas Baptist Newspaper March 27, 1895. 



			MRS. CORA ANN ADCOCK (MRS. LAMB ADCOCK)

     Mrs. Cora Ann Adcock, aged 87, died at her home in Warren February 25.  She was born in 
Drew County in February 15, 1858, and was a member of the Methodist Church.  Funeral services
were conducted at Greenhill on Monday at 11 o'clock by the Rev. Dan R. Robinson.  Surviving
are two sons, Henry W. Adcock of Mobile, Alabama, and Frank Adcock or Monticello; two daughters,
Mrs. Carrie Wooten and Mrs. Idabelle Allen, both of Little Rock; one brother, Humbolt Holland
of Jacksonville, Texas; 17 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.

Date of Death:  February 25, 1945



			LAMB H. ADCOCK

     Lamb Adcock, 86, one of Bradley County's last surviving Civil War Veterans, died here 
Monday at his home after a brief illness.  Born December 18, 1850, in Drew County, Arkansas,
he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Adcock.  

     During the last 22 years he had lived near Warren, where he had farmed.  He was married
in 1873 at Greenhill to Miss Cora Holland, who survives him.  Just recently this couple 
celebrated its 63rd wedding anniversary.  He was a member of the Methodist church. 

     Surviving him are his wife; two sons, Henry Wade and Floyd H. Adcock of Warren; and 
two daughters, Mrs. Ida Allen Cummings and Mrs. Carry Wooten of Houston, Texas; eighteen 
grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren. 

     Funeral services were conducted at Greenhill cemetery in Drew County Tuesday afternoon
by Rev. L. E. N. Hundley, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Warren.  

Pall bearers were T. J. Orton, W. W. Waites, H. S. Davis, R. C. Teague, Elvin Scoggin and 
E. N. Scoggin.  

Frazer's Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements. 

Date of Death:  November 16, 1936.



			JAMES HENRY BEARD 

     James Henry Beard aged, 89, lifelong Bradley County resident and Civil War Veteran, 
died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Smith.

     Mr. Beard, the son of John and Josephine Beard, pioneer settlers, was born February 5, 1846.
He married Miss Mary E. Bledsoe on December 15, 1870 and engaged in farming near Wheeler Springs.  

     Ten children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Beard, four daughters preceding their father in death.
He was a member of the Wheeler Springs Methodist church. 

     He is survived by two sons, John Monroe Beard and William Beard, four daughters, Mrs. Cora
Cornish, Mrs. Ellen Hargrove, Mrs. Maggie Hightower and Mrs. Ella Smith; a brother (unable to 
read) ? grandchildren and ? great grandchildren. 

     Funeral Services and burial were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock at Beard cemetery.  

      (unable to read list of pallbearers.)  

Date of Death:  October 13, 1935.  



			MRS. LULA BECKHAM (MRS. H. H.)

      Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Beckham, aged 89, who died at her home Saturday, were 
held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Union Church with Sister Fannie Corbitt in charge.
Interment was in Union Cemetery.  Mrs. Beckham was a member of the Church of God.  She is 
survived by one son, Walter Beckham.  

Date of Death:  February 5, 1937.



			JOHN CALHOUN BRATTON

     J. C. Bratton, who died at the Confederate Home at Sweet Home Friday night, was buried
yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the Confederate cemetery.  He was survived by grandchildren,
his nearest relatives.  

     Mr. Bratton was 79 years of age and came to the home about four months ago from Warren,
suffering with paralysis.  During the war between the states, he was a major in the Ninth 
Arkansas Infantry.  At the close of the war he engaged in business at Warren and at one time
was prominent in politics in Bradley county.  He was county judge from 1884 to 1888.  

Date of Death:  September, 1909



			JOHN L. CARR

      At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Garrick of Hermitage, her father, John L. Carr, aged
80 years, after a brief illness died, which was his desire, March 29, 1932.  Mr. Carr had made
his home with them the past four years.  Mr. Carr was born near Quitman, Mississippi in 1852.
About 60 years ago he came to Arkansas and settled near Rye in Cleveland County, and engaged
in farming.  Something hear 20 years ago he moved to Bradley County and lived until he passed
to his eternal reward. 

      Mr. Carr is survived by one son and two daughters, Horace Carr of New Edinburg, Mrs. 
Charles Reep of Warren and Mrs. J. I. Garrick of Hermitage, fifteen grandchildren and five 
great grandchildren, with a host of friends, who join them in their sorrow.  

     Funeral services Wednesday afternoon, March 20th at Union cemetery near Rye by Rev. W. T. 
Bone, pastor and Rev. J. J. Colson, assisting.  

     Active pall-bearers were, M. C. Sanders, Dave Johnson, J. D. Stephen, J. S. Creed, Paul 
Phillips and W. M. Wylie.  Honorary pall-bearers, I. E. Moore, Henley Turner, W. A. Baker, 
Lee Martin, Carl Hollis and John Scobey.

     May the blessings of our heavenly Father rest upon the bereaved ones. ---Contributed.

Date of Death:  March 29, 1932.



			MRS. MARY ANN CARTER (MRS. W. I.)

     Mrs. Mary Ann Carter, age 91, who has resided in the Emmaus community in Cleveland County
for more than eighty-nine years, died at her home last Friday, April 30.  She was buried at 
Emmaus cemetery with Rev. R. A. Rainey officiating, Saturday afternoon.

     Mrs. Carter was born in Dallas County, Alabama, on February 16, 1846, the daughter of 
Elijah and Harriett Moseley.  Her parents settled in this community when she was two years 
old.  The Carter and Moseley families have perhaps more living descendants here than any 
other pioneer family.  On November 9, 1865, Mary Ann Moseley was united in marriage with 
W. I. Carter.  He lived to be eighty-nine years old, making the combined life of this husband
and wife one hundred and eighty years.  

     Mrs. Carter is survived by five sons, namely, E. J., John L., and N. J. Carter of Little
Rock, and Rev. William Carter and Alvin Carter of New Edinburg; and one daughter, Miss Mildred
Carter of New Edinburg.  Also surviving her is a brother, J. R. Moseley of Parnell Springs, 
and a sister, Mrs. Jane Bryant of Warren.  She leaves twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-one 
great grandchildren living.  

     For many years, Mrs. Carter was a faithful member of the church and was a charter member
of Emmaus Baptist Church.  One of her sons is a minister of that denomination.  The sturdy-worth
of her great character is manifested by her many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
and all prominent citizens of Bradley, Cleveland and other communities around this state. 

     Officiating as pall-bearers at her funeral were:  Riley Bryant, Walter Moseley, George
Moseley, W.  E. Moseley, J. E. Moseley, Robert Beard, Noel Beard, Trave Moseley and all nephews
of the deceased.  

Date of Death:  April 30, 1937



			WILLIAM IRA CARTER

     William Ira Carter, aged 88, a veteran of the Civil War who has lived in Cleveland County
and Bradley Counties for over three quarters of a century, died at his home, eight and one-half
miles northwest of Warren, last Wednesday night.  He and Mrs. Carter had recently celebrated
their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary.

     Mr. Carter was a native of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.  He was born March 16, 1841, 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. William John Carter, and came with his parents to Arkansas when about
10 years of age.  The family settled in Ouachita County.  At the age of 17, Mr. Carter joined
the Bethel Baptist Church. 

     In July 1861 Mr. Carter enlisted in Company C, 12th Arkansas Regiment and served four 
years in the Confederate forces.  He married Miss Mary A. Moseley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Elijah B. Moseley, on Nov. 9, 1865.  To this union nine children were born, six of whom 
survive their father.  In December 1877 he settled the present homestead, eight and one-half
miles northwest of Warren, just over the Cleveland County line.  He was a charter member of
the Baptist Church organized in his community in June 1883.  

      Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Saturday Morning by Rev. J. G. Murry, Baptist
pastor at Sheridan. Burial was at Emmaus cemetery.  

Pall-bearers were W. E. Beard, Carl Martin, German Williams, Noel Martin, John Parker and 
Hol Guice.

Mr. Carter is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Mildred Carter; five sons, John L. 
Carter, Newton J. Carter and E. J. Carter all of Little Rock, and W. J. Carter and Alvin M. 
Carter.  

Date of Death:  February 12, 1930



			MRS. MALINDA CRAIG (MRS. T. B. CRAIG)

     Mrs. Malinda Craig of Johnsville, 84, died at her home at 11:50 Sunday night, July14.
Mrs. Craig was born in Alabama May 18, 1856.  She was a member of the Methodist church. 

      She is survived by a son, T. F. Craig of Johnsville; four daughters, Mrs. Geter Martin,
Mrs. Sue McClain and Mrs. Florence Pope of Johnsville and Mrs. Cora Johnson of Warren; 23
grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.  

      Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J. R. Sewell Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at Palestine.   Interment was in Palestine cemetery in charge of Frazer's Funeral Home. 

      Pall bearers:  J. T. McClain, Johnnie McClain, Herman Pope, ? Johnson and Omar Johnson.
Ladies in charge of the flowers; misses Shirley McClain, Margaret McClain, Reba Douglas, 
Billie Wardlaw, Aileen Johnson and ? Johnson.

Date of Death:  July 14, 1940



			T. B. CRAIG

     Thomas Benjamin Craig of Johnsville, a veteran of the Confederate army, died Tuesday 
morning, May 12, at 6:30 o'clock.  He was 85 years of age.  Mr. Craig was born in Tennessee
September 18, 1846, but had lived in Bradley County many years.

      Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Simpson of New 
Edinburg.  Burial was in Palestine Cemetery. 

     Mr. Craig is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters:  T. F. Craig 
of Johnsville, Mrs. Florence Pope of Johnsville, Mrs. Cora Johnston of Warren, Mrs. Sue 
McClain of Pine Bluff and Mrs. Mattie Martin of Johnsville.  He is also survived by 25 
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Date of Death:  May 12, 1931.



			JAMES L. EDERINGTON

     James Lafayette Ederington, one of the few veterans of the Civil Warn residing in 
Bradley County, was found dead at his home at Lanark last Thursday morning about 2 o'clock.
Mr. Ederington would have been 86 years of age in a few weeks.  Death was attributed to 
heart trouble. 

     Mr. Ederington was born March 21, 1847 at Aberdeen, Mississippi.  He came to Bradley
County at the age of three and lived at Lanark, near Banks, the remainder of his life.
He attended school in this city. 

     At the age of 17 Mr. Ederington enlisted in the cause of the Confederacy in the 
Civil War and served with valor and distinction.  On September 29, 1882 he married Miss
Kate Reaves, a member of a pioneer family in Bradley County.  Last fall they observed 
their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a large number of their relatives and friends.
Mr. Ederington was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.  

     Mr. Ederington is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. J. L. Childs and Mrs.
H. J. Ivey of Warren and Miss Hattie Ederington of Banks; four sons, D. A. Ederington 
and S. L. Ederington of Banks, J. M. Ederington of Warren and W. E. Ederington of Ingalls,
and 12 grandchildren.

     Funeral services were conducted at the home Friday afternoon at 10 o'clock.  Interment
was in Childs Cemetery at Lanark with Frazer Funeral Home in charge.
Date of Death:  February 9, 1933



			MRS. JERUSHA KATURAH EDERINGTON (MRS. JAMES L.)

     Mrs. Jerusha Katurah Ederington, aged 80, died at her home in Banks Friday night, 
April 13, at 10 o'clock, after a month's illness.  She was born in Bradley County 
August 20, 1853, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lovett Reeves, and was a life long resident
of this county. 

     In 1872 she was married to J. L. Ederington who preceded her in survived by three 
daughters:  Miss Hattie Ederington of Banks and Mrs. J. L. Childs and Mrs. Harry Ivey 
of Warren:  four sons, John Ederington of Warren, Will Ederington of Ingalls and D. A. 
Ederington and S. L. Ederington of Banks, 12 grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers.

     Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Childs cemetery near
Banks by Rev. John Harris, Baptist pastor at Thornton.  Pallbearers were Ben Parrish of 
McGehee, and Lee Reaves , Preston Reaves, Hugh Reaves, and Lovett Reaves of Warren.  

Date of Death:  April 13, 1933



			ROBERT CHARLES EDERINGTON

     Robert Charles Ederington, aged veteran, died at 4:30 o'clock P.M.  October 30, 1930,
at the Confederate Home, Little Rock, Arkansas. 

     Mr. Ederington was born January 26, 1840 in Howard County, Mississippi.  In 1850 he 
came to Arkansas in which he continued to live until his death.  He was married to 
Lillis Ann Cox in 1868.  He served in the Civil War for three years and six months.  

     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Harris of Thornton, Saturday afternoon 
at 3 o'clock at Holly Springs Cemetery near Hermitage. 

     He is survived by seven children:  Mrs. I. E. Gockley of Huggins, MO; A. C. Ederington
of Texarkana; W. W. Ederington, Jersey; T. J. Ederington, Banks; Mrs. June Searcy and 
Mrs. Bob Searcy, both of Rison, and V. V. Ederington, Warren; one brother, Fate Ederington
of Banks, and a number of friends and relatives.

Date of Death:  October 30, 1930



			SUSAN M. FERGUSON (MRS. W. F.)
 
     Mrs. Susan M. Nichols Ferguson, aged 88, died at her home Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock
from paralysis.  She was taken with paralysis December 1. 

     Mrs. Ferguson was born May 10, 1847, in Chester County, South Carolina.  A short time
after the Civil War she and several of her family emigrated by covered wagons and steam 
boat to Bradley County.  When Bradley County was made into two or three counties she was
living in the section of the county that was named  Cleveland.  She lived in that county
until twenty-eight years ago when she moved to Bradley.  

     Mrs. Ferguson became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in early life and at
the time of her death held her membership with the Baptist Church at Hermitage.  Though
unactive in body for many years from rheumatism she was always alert in mind, interest
in the welfare of humanity, and every ready to help those in need when possible. 

     On December 26, 1871, she was married to W. P. Ferguson, who preceded her in death
and to this union were born three sons and four daughters, four of whom survive her.  

      Surviving are on son, R. N. Ferguson, Warren, and three daughters, Mrs. T. L. Anderson
of Hermitage, Mrs. J. W. Roberts and Mrs. C. W. Reynolds of Warren, twelve grandchildren 
and twenty great grandchildren.

Date of Death:  January, 1936.



			MRS. M. E. FORRESTER (MRS. W. M.)

     Mrs. M. E. Forrester, aged 80, died at 2:30 o'clock November 15, 1935, after an illness
 of two weeks.  Old age, along with high blood pressure, were given as causes of the death. 

     She was born September 30, 1865 in Mississippi.  She was married in Mississippi to 
W. M. Forrester.  There were 6 children born to this union.  She resided in Arkansas and 
Mississippi all her life.  She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.  

     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. M. J. Holloway of Warren and Mrs. W. E. Brinkley
of Rowher, Ark.:  and two sons.  

     There are 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren living.

     Burial was held at the Union Cemetery at 10o'clock Friday, November 25.  

Date of Death:  November 15, 1935.




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