MAXWELL, MINNIE - Benton County, Arkansas | MINNIE MAXWELL - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Hart ( Bentonville) Cemetery
Benton County,

3rd Missouri Cavalry
Civil War Confederate
March 3, 1839 - May 9, 1925*

*Obituary (as written)
Benton County Democrat
Thursday, May 14, 1925

MIDDLETON, Columbus - Columbus Middleton, Confederate veteran and prominent citizen of this section for 60 years, died at the old family home near Bentonville Friday, May 8, 1925, aged 86 years, one month and 25 days. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. F.A. Bradshaw, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Vaughn, assisted by Rev. J.L. Evans of the M.E. Church, South, Bentonville. A great number of friends and acquaintances from the entire countryside, including many from Bentonville, Rogers and other county towns, gathering there to pay this last tribute of respect to his memory. Interment was made at the Hart cemetery, southeast of Bentonville, where sleep his parents, other relatives and many of his old friends. Columbus Middleton, a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Middleton, was born in McMinn county, Tenn. on March 13, 1839. In 1851 the family came to Arkansas, settling on the Illinois river in Benton county. Later the elder Middleton decided to take his family back to the old home in Tennessee, returning via the Missouri route. Rumors of the approaching war between the North and South halted them in Greene county, Mo. where they located until the war clouds should pass over. The war coming on, however, Columbus Middleton enlisted in 1861 in the Southern army as a member of a Greene county, Mo. company of Gen. Price's division, serving throughout the war and fighting in some of the more decisive battles, including those of Wilson Creek, Pea Ridge and Vicksburg. Captured at one time by Northern troops, he was held for some time in the Rock Island prison. He proved himself a loyal soldier of the cause he had espoused and after the close of the war turned to the building up again of his own fortunes and those of the South. In 1866 he again came to Benton county with his parents and others of the family and from that time was a resident of this section until his death. The home where he died was a part of the 600 acres purchased by his father the second time he moved his family to Arkansas. In 1867 Mr. Middleton married Mrs. Minnie Maxwell and to them were born six children, two of whom died in infancy. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Frank and Sam, and two daughters, Mrs. W.K. Rife and Miss Flora Middleton, all of Bentonville and by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One of the former is Mrs. Richard C. Meade of Philadelphia, who was among those from a distance here for the funeral, who, having lost her parents in infancy, was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Middleton as their own child. He is survived also by three brothers, Joe and Lee Middleton, Bentonville and Alexander Middleton, Springfield, Mo. and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Cook, Bentonville, widow of the late Taylor Cook, and Mrs. T.A. Nicholson, Springfield, Mo.

March 18, 1838 - November 26, 1933

Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, November 30, 1933

MIDDLETON, Minnie GREGORY Maxwell - In the death of Mrs. Columbus Middleton on Sunday morning, Nov. 26, 1933 removes from our midst one of our oldest pioneer women and mothers. She died at the home of her son and daughter, Frank and Flora Middleton, of the Morning Star community at the age of 95 years and 8 months, 91 years of which had been spent in this vicinity. Mrs. Minnie Gregory Middleton was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn. March 18, 1838. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gregory. The family moved to Benton county when she was four years old. In 1862 she was married to Newton J. Maxwell who was killed during the Civil War. One child, Thomas Maxwell, was born to them. Five
years later she became the bride of Columbus Middleton. She is survived by two sons, Frank and Sam Middleton and by one daughter, Miss Flora Middleton, all of Bentonville and community. Also by one granddaughter, Mrs. Emma Maxwell Meade, wife of Richard Meade of Indianapolis, Ind. whom she raised from childhood, by one brother, Alex Gregory of Woodard, Okla., six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the family home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Revs. F.A. Bradshaw, pastor of the Hazel Glen Presbyterian Church of Vaughn, and R.S. Hayden, pastor of the M.E. Church, South, Bentonville, officiating. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the Hart Cemetery.

Contributed on 8/13/09 by wfields55
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Submitted: 8/13/09 • Approved: 5/21/15 • Last Updated: 3/27/17 • R221587-G221584-S3

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