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Jehoiada JEFFERY

Old Jeffery Cemetery
Izard County,
Arkansas

August 10, 1790 - October 19, 1846
Son of James and Jane (Mason) Jeffery.

Jehoiada was an early settler (1818) of Izard County. He along with Major Wolf and with the assistance of John Houston, brother of the famed Texan Sam Houston, brought about the formation of Izard County.

Arkansas Gazette
December 5, 1846
Jehoiada Jeffrey died at his residence in Izard County, Arkansas, on the 19th day of October, A.D. 1846, after an illness of about six weeks,Hon. Jehoiada Jeffery, aged 56 years, 2 months and 9 days.
1790 He was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina, August 10, A.D. 1790;
1800 and when about ten years of age, his father removed to Knoxville, Tennessee.
and soon after, to Christian County, Kentucky.
In 1808 (age 18), he removed to Union County, Illinois.
1812-1815? The deceased, during the last war, served his country diligently, as a volunteer, for twelve months, and acquitted himself honorably.
In 1816, he removed to White River, where he lived until his death.
In 1826, he professed religion, and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and lived a devoted member, and Elder of that body, until his death.
He filled many responsible stations during his long and useful career. He was twenty five years a Justice of the Peace; twelve years a Judge of the Court for the county in which he lived; and four years a member of the Legislature. He was a resolute, energetic pioneer; a man of acute mind, sound judgment and firm integrity. He knew his mortal end was nigh, and told his wife and children not to weep, for he was going home to Paradise, and to meet him there. A few minutes before his death he swooned away, and shortly after recovered again, and looking around upon the weeping crowd that attended his dying bed, he exclaimed, "May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you all, my friends, with a full salvation!" He fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. May our last hope be as his!

Contributed on 12/8/13 by sandhollow
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Submitted: 12/8/13 • Approved: 12/8/13 • Last Updated: 12/11/13 • R964380-G0-S3

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