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Christian FENTER

Rockport Cemetery
Hot Spring County,
Arkansas

Inscription:
Christian Fenter
Born: 1760 Lancaster County, PA Colony.
Died: 1850 Hot Spring County, Ark.
Married: About 1790 Stokes County, N. C.
Wife: A beautiful Chickasaw Indian Maiden.
Born: About 1770 N. C.
Died: After 1830 Hot Spring County, ARK.
Buried: Somewhere in Rockport Cemetery.

About 1803 Christian and his family headed west from N. C. settling at Ste. Genevieve, MO. About 1815-18, the family headed south down the west trails, stopping at Rockport, near the Ouachita River. Records show Christian was very involved in the development and growth of the area. Soon after moving to Rockport, he opened his home as a meeting place and helped to organize the first church. He was appointed by the territorial governor of Arkansas to select a site for the seat of government for the new Hot Spring County. He was a pioneer, farmer, blacksmith, civic leader, family legend and a scout for the Lewis-Clark Expedition.

Contributed on 10/13/08 by fergie71742
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Record #: 77334

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Submitted: 10/13/08 • Approved: 10/13/08 • Last Updated: 8/16/12 • R77334-G0-S3

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