COVEY, SILVIA ANN - Benton County, Arkansas | SILVIA ANN COVEY - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Silvia Ann COVEY

Bethel Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

James
Company F 15th Arkansas Confederate Infantry
Civil War CSA
November 28, 1840 - October 16, 1920

*Obituary
Gentry Journal-Advance
Friday, October 22, 1920

COVEY, James Reagan - James Reagan Covey was born in Bradford {Bedford?} County, Tenn., Nov. 28, 1840 and died at his home in Gentry Nov. 16, 1920. He moved with his parents to Benton County, Arkansas in November 1851. In 1890 he moved to the west, returning to Arkansas in 1912. He joined the Christian church when a young man. He served four years in Co. F, 15th Arkansas Confederate Infantry and was wounded at the siege of Vicksburg in June 1863. In 1864 he married Sylvia Ann Hensley and to this union five children, three boys and two girls were born. One son, two daughters and one step-daughter survive. His wife died in 1900. In 1902 he married Jane Covey, who survives him.

*Obituary
Gravette News-Herald
Friday, October 22, 1920

James R. Covey died Saturday October 16, 1920 at his home in Gentry, aged almost 80 years, he having been born November 28, 1840 in Tennessee. Mr. Covey came to this country with his parents 70 years ago and the family settled on the place now owned by Jim Howell, just northeast of Gravette. He had eight brothers and sisters, they being: Sarah, Elizabeth, Welcome, Mary, Rose Anna, Jake, Henrietta and Dow. The latter, J.D. Covey of Little Rock, and Mrs. Mary Patton of this city, survive. Mr. Covey was married first to Sylvia Ann Hensley and their family consisted of six children, including his step-daughter, Mrs. George Norman, and Henry, Tena, Charley, John and Tenna; Henry and John having died several years ago as did their mother. A few years ago, some time after the death of his brother, Welk, Mr. Covey married the brother's widow in Idaho. For some years they have been living at Gentry but were to have moved to Gravette this week to live with his sister, Mrs. Patton. Mr. Covey carried deep scars from wounds received while serving during the civil war. He was a man of excellent character and a fine citizen of the sturdy type of pioneers who hewed the way to development of Gravette section, and was many years an active church man. The funeral was conducted at the Gravette Methodist church Monday by the Rev. Sherman of Gentry and interment was made at Bethel cemetery. Sympathy is extended the bereaved ones.

Silvia
July 31 1846 - June 25 1901

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