PRIMM, JOHN A - Calhoun County, Arkansas | JOHN A PRIMM - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John A PRIMM

Dunn Cemetery
Calhoun County,
Arkansas

July 16, 1846 - January 20, 1931

J. A. Primm is another of the successful and enterprising farmers of Calhoun County, Hampton post-office, Champagnolle Township, and was born in Shelby County, Ala., on July 16, 1847, the fifth child born to the union of John T Primm and Nancy Abbott, the former a native of South Carolina and the latter of Mississippi. The marriage took place in Shelby County, Ala., about 1830, from where they moved to Union COunty, Ark., in 1847, where they continued to reside until the death of the father in 1862. The mother then resided with her son (our subject) until her death in 1878. At the age of twenty-one our subject began doing for himself, engaging in farming, which has since been his occupation. He now owns 160 acres of land with fifty-five acres under cultivation. In October, 1869, Mr. Primm was married to Miss E. E. McClanahan, who died two weeks after her marriage. November 23, 1871, he was again married, this time to Miss T. H. Dunn. Her parents, Allen and Harriet Dunn, were married in Alabama and moved to Arkansas settling in Calhoun County about 1845. To this second union were born seven children, viz: Lucy M., John T., Cornelius B., Charlie N., James D., Allen D., and Elias O. With the exception of Lucy M, who died October 4, 1872, the children are all living at home. Mr. Primm enlisted in the Confederate service of the late war in the latter part of 1863 in Company A, Bird's battalion, First Trans-Mississippi Cavalry, and served as private under Capt. Ed Crawford until the close of the war, most of the time on detached duty. Mr. Primm is a member of the Masonic fraternity, which he joined in 1872; he is also a member of the Agricultural Wheel, which he joined in 1886. He is a stanch Democrat, but does not take a very active part in politics. Both he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, since 1881, of which Mr. Primm is also steward; he is also steward of the Bearden Circuit. He is a good citizen, and is respected by all who know him. (Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas - Goodspeed Publishing Company - 1890)

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Submitted: 2/10/09 • Approved: 8/14/15 • Last Updated: 8/17/15 • R150544-G0-S3

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