MEDEARIS, ROBERT ANDERSON - Washington County, Arkansas | ROBERT ANDERSON MEDEARIS - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Robert Anderson MEDEARIS

Old Union (aka Cincinnati) Cemetery
Washington County,
Arkansas

Oct 1 1840 - Apr 3, 1914
Son of Wilson Frank Sr. & Evelyn Decatur Young
Born Knox Co TN
Died Westville, Adair Co OK
Married Rachel Amanda Hinds Aug 21 1867

CC NOTE: Roberts' father, Wilson, was a brother of my GG-grandfather

Robert Anderson Medearis Friday May 15, 1914 Westville Record, Adair
Co., OK

ROBERT ANDERSON MEDEARIS was born in Knox Co. TN Oct. 1, 1840. He moved
with his father to Washington Co. AR in 1857. While attending school
in St. Louis, MO. he was converted & united with the Methodist Episcopal
South Church. He served 4 years in the Confederate Army as Lieutenant
of Shannon's Co. He married Aug 21, 1867 Miss Amanda Hinds of Viney
Grove, AR. In 1868 he with his wife united with Cumberland Presbyterian
Church--was elder in the church for many years. Elected & served one
year as Moderator of Arkansas Presbytery. He served 4 years in
legislature in Little Rock, AR. After 1906 he joined Presbyterian Church
in Westville, OK & was instrumental in building the church at that place.
He said that he would rather have a Presbyterian church in Westville
than a monument to his grave. He had 8 children, one of whom died in
infancy.
The 7 surviving him are Mrs. George Gibvson (Taska) & Park Medearis of
Westville, OK; Mrs. Narcisse Thibodeaux (Lillian) of Breaux Bridge
Louisiana; Frank, Albert & Mrs. Willet McGuire (Blanch) of CA. and Dr.
R.S. (Roberts Summerfield) Medearis of Argenta, AR. Robert Medearis
died April 3, 1914 at his home in Westville, OK & was interred at Old Union
Cemetery, AR where his early church work began. He was a brother-in-law
of W.G.D. Hinds & Mrs. Jennie (Hinds) Brasel of Muskogee.

Contributed on 1/24/09 by wfields55
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Record #: 141853

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Submitted: 1/24/09 • Approved: 11/30/10 • Last Updated: 7/30/12 • R141853-G0-S3

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