MEDEARIS (VETERAN CSA), ROBERT ANDERSON - Washington County, Arkansas | ROBERT ANDERSON MEDEARIS (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Robert Anderson MEDEARIS (VETERAN CSA)

Old Union (aka Cincinnati) Cemetery
Washington County,
Arkansas

SERGEANT
Company E 17 Arkansas Infantry
Civil War Confederate
October 1, 1840 - April 3, 1914

Son of Wilson Frank Sr & Evelyn Decatur Young
Married Rachel Amanda Hinds August 21, 1867

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

*Obituary
Westville Record, Adair Co., OK
Friday, May 15, 1914

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 Gibson (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.

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Record #: 141853

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Submitted: 1/24/09 • Approved: 3/10/17 • Last Updated: 3/13/17 • R141853-G0-S3

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