Joseph Renfroe was born in 1839 in Lawrence County, Ar. even though William Harness said on his death certificate that his place of birth was Tennessee. William's mother and Joe's sister Jennie Renfroe Harness was born in Tennessee before the family moved to Ar. Mark Renfroe, Joe's father, had died before October 15, 1839 when Joe was born. Mark was killed in an accident involving a horse. Joe's mother remarried James Hughes when Joe was about 5 or 6. They moved to Searcy County, Ar. before 1850, as the Hughes family and the Renfroe children are listed on the census.
Joseph Renfroe @ Rootsweb
Joseph Renfroe served in the United States Army during the Civil War. In his old age he drew a pension for his service. He married Martha Ann Bradley, daughter of William Anderson and Sarah Hamm Bradley, after he returned to Searcy County after the War.