Albert G. Cravens

Male 1840 - 1931  (91 years)


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  • Name Albert G. Cravens 
    Born 28 May 1840 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1862-1863  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted as Private, Co A, 27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry at Yellville, Arkansas, June 19, 1862; age 22, born in Missouri; elected second lieutenant, June 19, 1862; promoted first lieutenant, February 20, 1863; age 23; formerly served in 7th Arkansas Infantry. 
    Regimental History 1862-1865 
    27th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Cols. Beals Gaither, James R. Shaler, Lt Cols. A. J. Magenis, James M. Riggs The regiment was formed in the summer of 1862 with men from the northern section of the state. It was assigned to R. G. Shaver's, Tappan's brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. In the spring of 1864, it was united with the 38th Ark. Infantry Rgt. It fought at Prairie Grove, Bayou Fourche, and Jenkins' Ferry where the consolidated command lost four killed and 22 wounded. The unit was included in the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department on June 2, 1865. 
    Died 29 May 1931  Sweet Home, Arkansas Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A. G. Cravens, aged 91, formerly of Yellville, died at the Arkansas Confederate Home, Sweet Home, at 7:45 p.m. yesterday. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Wilson, of Yellville, and Mrs. Mary Young and Mrs. Jessie McNalley, both of Union, South Carolina, and one son, Bert Cravens, of Aberdeen, Washington. The body of Captain Cravens arrived at Flippin on the northbound passenger train Monday, where it was met by many of his friends and conveyed to Barb Cemetery, near White River, and laid to rest by the side of two of his old neighbors of a half-century ago-Tom Barb and Ewing Summers. Funeral services, attended by many sorrowing relatives and friends, were conducted by Rev. J. B. Rousey. Captain Cravens spent most of his long, eventful life in the county. He was a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, and it was said by his comrades that a more fearless soldier never served in any war. The Confederacy, next to his family, was the cause dearest to his heart, At the close of the war, in the company of Mr. J. S. Cowdrey and Mr. B. M. Estes, he returned to Marion County, and Mr. Estes, now very old, is the only surviving member of the trio who returned to their homes after the loss of their noble fight for a cause which they believed from their hearts to be just and right. Mr. Cravens also served this county for one term as tax assessor. Many years of his life were spent on the White River as captain of steamboats which plied between Newport and the Upper White River, and during those years no man knew the channel of the river better than he. He loved White River almost as much as he loved his life, therefore it was very fitting that after his soul had passed to its reward, that his mortal body should be conveyed up the White River railroad, along the winding banks of that beautiful stream, and laid to rest in the Barb Cemetery, which nestles almost at its brink, near the uppermost landing place where he had many times anchored his boat in the years of long ago, and there above high water mark, in a beautiful grove, near the Cravens' farm-his old home-where the breaking of the waves of this beautiful stream on its journey to the sea may be heard by the generations who follow him until the time be no more. Active pallbearers were Joe Fee, Bob Williams, T. V. Russell, J. M. Keeter, L. H. Layton, and W. C. Huddleston. Honorary pallbearers were J. B. Mason, Lee Fleming, J. C. Berry, and H. A.Young. Captain Cravens was a man of great intellect, strong conviction, and he was loved by all who knew him. [Source: Mountain Echo, Yellville, Arkansas, June 4, 1931]
    Buried Barb Cemetery, Flippin, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albert G. Cravens
    Albert G. Cravens
    First Lieutenant, Co A, 27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry
    Civil War
    Person ID I37394  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2021 

    Family Mary A. Fraley,   b. 24 Oct 1852,   d. 25 Oct 1887, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1869  Independence Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Frances Isabella Cravens,   b. 31 Dec 1870, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1963, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F14492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlisted as Private, Co A, 27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry at Yellville, Arkansas, June 19, 1862; age 22, born in Missouri; elected second lieutenant, June 19, 1862; promoted first lieutenant, February 20, 1863; age 23; formerly served in 7th Arkansas Infantry. - 1862-1863 - Civil War Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 May 1931 - Sweet Home, Arkansas Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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