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Thomas Hopkins DOUGLAS

Douglas (Healing Springs-Highfill) Cemetery
Benton County,

Company A 15 Arkansas Infantry
Civil War Confederate
July 27, 1840 - January 29, 1908

Film # M376 Roll 7
Note: see military Stone

Gentry Journal-Advance
Friday January 31, 1908

DOUGLAS, T.H. - T.H. Douglas of Hoover died at his home Tuesday morning, Jan. 28. He was stricken with paralysis a week or so ago which was the cause of his death. Mr. Douglas moved to Benton county in 1859, coming from Rutherford county, Tennessee and located near Hoover where he resided for nearly a half century. Mr. Douglas served in the Confederate Army during the war, being a member of C.F. 15th Arkansas, Eastern Division. About six years ago he lost the sight of both eyes. At that time he went to Little Rock where an operation was performed. The operation was unsuccessful and since then he has been totally blind. He bore his affliction cheerfully and without complaint. Mr. Douglas was one of the best known men in the county and was highly respected by all who knew him. His friends referred to him affectionately as Uncle Hop. He was kind and indulgent to his family and possessed a nature as gentle and sympathetic as a child. Mr. Douglas leaves a wife, four sons, Milt, Marion, Morrison and Marshall, and one daughter, Ella, now Mrs. N.H. Mitchell, Gentry, to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted by Presiding Elder Sherman and the remains were laid to rest in the Douglas cemetery.

Benton County Sun
Thursday January 30, 1908

T.H., familiarly known as "Hop" Douglas, died at his home at Hoover Tuesday morning January 28, 1908 after lingering a few days from a stroke of paralysis, at about the age of 70 years. Deceased leaves a wife, several grown up sons and daughters, among them county clerk Marion and Marshall, who lived in this city. He had been blind for several years but had made frequent visits to his sons here and always seemed to bear his affliction with beautiful patience. He had just returned home from a visit here with his children when he was stricken with the fatal malady. He was one of the pioneers of Benton county, was enterprising and progressive. He was loved by his family for his kindness, was revered by his neighbors for his neighborliness and was well known and highly esteemed throughout the county as a citizen. He was among the bravest of the brave soldiers who followed the flag of the lost cause. He was laid to rest Wednesday in the family burying ground near his home and the remains were followed to their last resting place by many respecting friends. Benton county has truly lost a good citizen. The Sun joins in extending condolence to the bereaved relatives.

Benton County Sun
Thursday February 6, 1908

{from Highfill} It is with deep sorrow that we record the fact of the death of Mr. T.H. Douglas on the 28th of Jan. at his home in Hoover after a brief illness of one week. He was in his 68th year. A Tennesseean by birth, he was of a family which stood for the highest and noblest ideals of true citizenship. Personally possessed of a strong character and well furnished intellectually. To his children he bequeathed qualities which should endure through them to all time. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. We express our sympathy to the aged companion and children in the loss of one who has made his home one which will long be remembered by those who have had the privilege of entering the family circle and enjoying there its hearty cheer and open handed hospitality. The funeral services were held at the cemetery on Jan. 29, conducted by Rev. Sherman of Bentonville.

Benton County Democrat
Thursday January 30, 1908

DOUGLAS, T. Hopkins - Died, at his home in Hoover on Monday, January 27th, 1908, T. Hopkins Douglas, familiarly known as "Uncle Hop." His remains were interred in the Douglas graveyard at noon on Wednesday the 28th inst. Mr. Douglas was born in Tennessee July 26th, 1840. In 1859 he moved to this county and made his home for one year near Pea Ridge, after which he moved to what is known as the old Douglas place, near Hoover, and in this neighborhood he lived until his death. In early manhood he was married to Miss Eliza Morris, who survives him. Of this union seven children were born, five of whom are still living. All were present with him during his last illness and death. In the year 1861 he joined the Confederate army and served throughout the war. He was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. He was a practical, matter-of-fact man, one who united sound sense with strong convictions, was candid, outspoken and consistent, with a character above reproach. For the past few years he had been totally blind and felt that death would be a relief to him.

Feb 22 1841 - Nov 12 1925

Benton County Democrat
Tuesday November 17, 1925

DOUGLAS, Sarah Emily MORRISON - Another of the county's respected and beloved mothers in Israel is gone as death has claimed Mrs. Sarah Emily Douglas. Mrs. Sarah Emily Douglas was born Feb. 22nd, 1841 about three miles south of where the town of Highfill now stands. She passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 12, 1925 at the home of her son, Marion Douglas, on North Main street, Bentonville, Ark. She was the daughter of Milton and Rebecca Morrison, those sturdy pioneers that emigrated to this country from Tennessee in 1838. In 1865 she was married to Thomas H. Douglas and to this union was born seven children. Five sons and two daughters, five of whom are living - Milton and Morrison Douglas, prominent farmers in the Highfill neighborhood; Marion Douglas, present circuit clerk of Benton county; Marshall Douglas, president of the Liberty Life Insurance Co. of Muskogee, Okla. and Mrs. Ella Douglas Mitchell of Gentry. Mrs. Douglas professed faith in Christ at the Thornsberry Camp Ground some 50 years ago and joined the M.E. Church, South at Highfill of which she was a member until her death. Services were conducted by the Rev. J.L. Evans, pastor of the M.E. Church, South and interment was had at the Douglas cemetery near Highfill on Saturday morning, near where she had spent her childhood, where she had grown to womanhood, where she had married and reared her children - in short, where she had spent the years of her long and useful life. She has gone from us but not forever for some sweet day we shall meet again. W.A. Burks.

Contributed on 8/11/08 by judyfrog
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