WHINERY (VETERAN 1812)(FAMOUS), ABRAHAM - Benton County, Arkansas | ABRAHAM WHINERY (VETERAN 1812)(FAMOUS) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Abraham WHINERY (VETERAN 1812)(FAMOUS)

Bethel Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

US Army Soldier – Arkansas State Legislator

Abraham Whinery
1795 - 1866

Abraham Whinery was born in North Carolina, the son of Abraham & Martha Campbell Whinery. He married Sarah A. Davidson of TN.

The inscription on the gravestone reads: "Served under General Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Elected Colonel of Bedford Co. Tennessee Militia, 1827. Moved to Cane Hill, Arkansas in 1828.
Represented Washington Co. at territorial legislature from 1831 thru 1835. Auctioneer of original town lots of Fayetteville, 1835 thru 1837. Represented Washington Co. at Constitutional Convention in 1836. State Representative Washington Co. 1836 thru 1838. State Senator Washington Co. 1838 thru 1840. Appointed Lt. Commander of 8 companies. Removed to Spavinaw in 1839 after murders of Ridge and Boudinot. State Senator Benton and Madison counties 1840 thru 1842. Inspector General of the state of Arkansas 1840. State Representative of Benton County 1854 thru 1855.
Charter member of Wash. Lodge No. 1 AF & AM 1836. 1838 delegate to form Grand Lodge of Arkansas. Charter member Far West chapter Fayetteville.
US and CSA Postmaster of Spavinaw 1852 thru 1866.
Trustee Spavinaw Methodist Episcopal Church South."

See Also: http://arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=193440

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http://arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=193448

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Record #: 13413

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Submitted: 2/6/08 • Approved: 7/17/14 • Last Updated: 7/20/14 • R13413-G0-S3

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