GRUBBS (VETERAN CSA), JOHN A - Calhoun County, Arkansas | JOHN A GRUBBS (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John A GRUBBS (VETERAN CSA)

Ebenezer Cemetery
Calhoun County,
Arkansas

Civil War Confederate
Died - October 23, 1899

Donated Land For Ebenezer Cemetery & Church - November 16, 1885

John A. Grubbs, a substantial farmer and stock-raiser, of Moro Township, Fordyce post-office, was born in Virginia, February 22, 1838. His father, Thomas A. Grubbs, was born in Virginia, in 1806, emigrating from Virginia to Tennessee, where he resided about ten years, and in 1840 moved to Saline County, Ark., where he remained one year, and in 1850 came to Calhoun County, among the first settlers, where he now resides. He was first married to Miss Elizabeth Anderson, a native of Virginia, by whom he had nine children, seven of whom are still living, our subject being third. She died in this county in 1850. Mr. Grubbs has since lost two wives. The subject of this sketch was raised partly in Tennessee and in Arkansas, in which latter State he received most of his schooling. He remained with his parents until he reached his majority. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate army in Company E, Second Arkansas Cavalry, and served all through the war, part of the time as orderly sergeant. While at home on a furlough he was wounded in the left arm and shoulder. He was not engaged in any of the principal battles, being skirmishing most of the time. In December, 1864, he was married to Miss Fannie Oliver, daughter of John and Evaline Oliver, born in Virginia, March 17, 1842. This union resulted in nine children - six sons and three daughters - viz: Lizzie R., Sidney C., Willie O., Tandie A., Walter J., Thomas W., Eva V, Claude H. and Ella G. Mr. Grubbs has resided on his well-improved farm of 280 acres, about sixty of which is under cultivation, four and one-half miles south of Fordyce and eighteen miles north of county seat since 1870. Mr. and Mrs. Grubbs and two children are members of the Baptist Church. Politically, Mr. Grubbs affiliates with the Democratic party, and cast his first presidential vote for Breckinridge. He is a good citizen, and highly respected by all who know him. (Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890. Goodspeed Publishing Company)

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