DUCKWORTH, NOLA B - Benton County, Arkansas | NOLA B DUCKWORTH - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Dodson (Bentonville) Cemetery
Benton County,

Company E 2 Arkansas Mounted Rifles
Civil War Confederate
October 2, 1828 - January 7, 1929

The Benton County Record and Democrat
Friday, March 8, 1928

SIKES, James Wade - "Uncle Wade" Sikes ended his long, eventful and useful life Monday morning, Jan. 7th at 10 o'clock at Rogers where he had been ill with influenza since last week at the Maple Hotel. His granddaughter, Mrs. Lena Duckworth of Maud, Okla. arrived last week to be with him throughout his illness. Uncle Wade was on the Rogers streets the last day of the old year though not feeling well at the time. He was stricken with flu at that time. For the past day or more he was unconscious and life went out of Benton county's "grand old man" peacefully and with little suffering. Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church in Rogers Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. A.A. DuLaney, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Dodson cemetery on the old Bentonville road just northwest of Droke. Mr. Sikes outlived his wife, his two children and his two grandchildren. Charles Duckworth, his last direct descendant, died in September. He is survived by eight nephews and nieces, W.W. Sikes and Mrs. J.A. Robertson of Rogers; Bob Sikes of Gentry; Mrs. David Allen, Calvin, Okla.; Mrs. Alice Cordell and Mrs. G.W. Walker of Oklahoma City; Mrs. John Miller, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Anna Johnson of Portland; Mrs. Lena Duckworth of Maud, Okla.

Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, January 10, 1929

Memoirs of Uncle Wade Sikes - James Wade Sikes was born October 2nd, 1828 in Perry county, Alabama. His parents were Robert Sikes and Elizabeth Bledso Sikes. His mother died when he was about eight years old and his father and family moved to Tennessee where he grew to manhood and began his school career. He began teaching school at the age of 21 years. At the age of 25 years he moved to Benton county and taught his first school at what is known now as the Jefferson schoolhouse in the fall and winter of 1853-54. From there he went to Pea Ridge and taught two years at the academy. He joined the church in 1854, uniting with the Sugar Creek Baptist church, known now as Twelve Corners. He began preaching soon after he joined the church but didn't practice much until the war. After the Civil War broke out he joined the army at Bentonville in May 1861 for one year. There were 110 in their company, formed on the public square. There are only four members of this original company living now. They are: Sam H. Hargus, Grove, Okla.; Al Horseman, Lincoln, Ark.; Jim Lewis of near Garfield, and himself. After organization it was not until the 10th of August the first bloody battle was fought. This took place on the west side of the Mississippi river. The next battle was fought at Pea Ridge, Elkhorn, March 6-7-8, 1862. From there the soldiers were taken east of the Mississippi river and Mr. Sikes was in the battle of Richmond, Ky. under Kirby Smith. He was also in the battle of Jacksonville, Miss. and from there went to Georgia and took part in the campaign at Dalton, at Atlanta, Ga. which was the 90-day fight. He was here under General Joseph E. Johnson who was succeeded by General Hood. It was here at this battle that he was completely disabled as a soldier, losing his arm. He was a private in his company the first year. In 1862 they elected him third lieutenant and was promoted in 1863 to second lieutenant and in 1864 he was promoted to captain. He was paroled the 24th day of June 1865 at Van Buren, Ark. He was married on Christmas day 1854 to Almira Lee. They made their home on Pea Ridge. Two children were born to their union before the war. The oldest died at the age of two years, the younger grew up and married, dying in 1883, leaving two children, Charlie and Siddie Duckworth, whom Mr. and Mrs. Sikes took to raise. Siddie died when she was about 15 years old and Charlie is staying in Rogers at the present time. Mrs. Sikes died April 8, 1898 while they were making their home in Rogers. After her death Uncle Wade moved to his farm 31/2 miles from Rogers where he still resides.

1835 - April 8, 1898

*Obituary (as written)
Benton County Democrat
Thursday, April 21, 1898

SIKES, Almira - {from The Rogers Republican} Mrs. Almira Sikes, wife of J. Wade Sikes, died last Friday morning. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock and the services were conducted by Dr. W.F. Green of Lowell. Mr. Sikes is one of our oldest residents of Rogers and a brother of B.F. Sikes, the founder of the town. Mrs. J.B. Lee and daughter, Miss Sallie of Bentonville, attended the funeral. Mrs. Lee is a sister of the deceased.

*Obituary (as written)
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, April 14, 1898

SIKES, Elmira J. LEE - Mrs. J. Wade Sikes died at her home in the city on last Friday at 1:55 p.m. after an illness of about two months. Dropsy of the heart was the cause of her death. The funeral was held on Saturday at one o'clock at the Baptist church and was conducted by Dr. W.F. Green of Lowell. The deceased, whose maiden name was Elmira J. Lee, was born in Kentucky and was sixty-one years old on the thirteenth of March. She came to Benton county with her parents when she was but a child and had since made her home here. She was married to J. Wade Sikes on Christmas day 1855.

1875 - 1876

1880 - 1895

The Springdale News
Friday, March 27, 1896]

DUCKWORTH, Siddie - (from Rogers) Miss Siddie Duckworth, who lived with her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wade Sikes, took a congestive chill and died very suddenly Thursday. She was sixteen years old, just in the bloom of youth. Her father arrived from St. Louis Friday morning. Many friends extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones. She was interred in the Dodson cemetery five miles West of here.

1878 - 1928

Rogers Daily News
Tuesday, September 25, 1928

DUCKWORTH, Charley - Charley Duckworth, grandson of Uncle Wade Sikes, died Tuesday the 25th. He had made his home with his grandfather for a good many years and was the only living member of Uncle Wade's family. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the First Baptist church at Rogers, Rev. Jack Deason officiating. Burial was made in the Dodson cemetery.

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