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William A. Blevins

William A. Blevins

Male 1802 - 1873  (71 years)

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  • Name William A. Blevins 
    Nickname Howard 
    Born 15 Jan 1802  Sullivan, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Oct 1873  Independence, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8002  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2020 

    Father David Blevins,   b. Abt 1776,   d. Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Torbett,   b. Abt 1777, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celia Bolin,   b. 10 Aug 1808, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1882, White, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1824  Sullivan, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Nashville Christian Advocate 1824 Jan 28 before moving to Hawassi Purchase
    Children 
     1. Ellender Blevins,   b. 7 May 1824, Rhea, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1901, White, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Harrison Blevins,   b. 12 May 1826, Meigs, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1881, White, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. John Anderson Blevins,   b. 1 Jun 1830, Rhea, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henderson James Blevins,   b. 1 Jun 1830, Rhea, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, White, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)
     5. Mary M. Blevins,   b. 7 Sep 1834, Rhea, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. White, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Blevins,   b. 29 Jun 1837, Meigs, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1908, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Henninger Blevins,   b. 20 Jul 1839, Meigs, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1905, White, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Frank Cheatam Blevins,   b. 25 Apr 1841, Meigs, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1900, White, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     9. William Blevins,   b. 3 Mar 1843, Meigs, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Russell Ezra Blevins,   b. 9 Nov 1847, Meigs, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Malissa E. Blevins,   b. 1 Oct 1849, Meigs, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Andrew Jackson Blevins,   b. 10 Sep 1851, Independence, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1888, White, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F3723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary taken from the Nashville Christian Advocate: "Brother Wm A. Blevins was born in Sullivan Co, Tenn., Jan. 15, 1802, and died Oct. 6, 1873; was married to Miss Seby Bolin, Jan. 28, 1824; moved to Hiwassee Purchase in 1826; professed religion and joined the Methodist Church in 1836, and lived a consistent member until death. He removed to Arkansas with his family in 1849, where he resided until called from labor to reward. He leaves an aged widow, eleven children, many grand and great grandchildren, to mourn their irreparable loss.He has five children gone on before, all infants, to await his arrival. The last time he was home, was to attend a protracted meeting, in company with his eldest son. Although in feeble health, he said he wished to see the brethren once more, especially the Rev. C. S. Floyd, for his end was nigh. He was taken sick at the metting on Sunday, but stayed until Monday. Taking leave of the kind family and Brother Floyd, accompanied by his son, he started for his home. Journeying on, he spoke of his dissolution, and said his work was done. Reaching his homehe sank upon his bed, where he was confined twenty one days; during which time he bore his afflictions without a murmur. When advised to call a physician, he said: "I leave all to you." During his illness he was happy in the love of God, and on one occasion sang sweetly, "O, when shall I see Jesus?" and exclaimed: "What a blessed old song!" He was asked several times if his way was clear. He replied: "Nothing in the way, all is right." The last words he spoke audibly, with hands clasping the hand of a daughter-in-law, was "My Lord!" three times. He never complained of a pain, during his sickness. He craved nothing of an earthly character, but seemed to be in a sweet sleep most of the time. When aroused was reticent, until his eyes were dim in death. Thus he fell asleep in Jesus, without a murmur. About two months before his death he gave up the class book of his class, and told them it was the last class meeting he would ever hold, for his work was done, and so it seems to have been, as an exhorter or class leader. But in his triumphant death resolutions, doubtless, were formed, that will tell well in the day of eternity. I attended his funeral, and God was there in great power, making the bereaved widow and the orphans happy, in the hope of meeting Father Blevins again. I trust God will bless the family, and make them an unbroken family in heaven. G. A. Dannelly"