William A. Blevins1802 - 1873 (71 years)
Name William A. Blevins Nickname Howard Born 15 Jan 1802 Sullivan, Tennesse Gender Male Died 6 Oct 1873 Independence, Arkansas Person ID I8002 Yatesville History & Genealogy Last Modified 5 Mar 2020
Father David Blevins, b. Abt 1776, d. Tennesse Mother Sarah Torbett, b. Abt 1777, South Carolina Family ID F3761 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Celia Bolin, b. 10 Aug 1808, Tennesse , d. 14 Jan 1882, White, Arkansas (Age 73 years) Married 28 Jan 1824 Sullivan, Tennesse Notes
- Nashville Christian Advocate 1824 Jan 28 before moving to Hawassi Purchase
Children 1. Ellender Blevins, b. 7 May 1824, Rhea, Tennesse , d. 23 May 1901, White, Arkansas (Age 77 years) 2. Harrison Blevins, b. 12 May 1826, Meigs, Tennesse , d. 15 Dec 1881, White, Arkansas (Age 55 years) 3. John Anderson Blevins, b. 1 Jun 1830, Rhea, Tennesse 4. Henderson James Blevins, b. 1 Jun 1830, Rhea, Tennesse , d. Aft 1900, White, Arkansas (Age > 71 years) 5. Mary M. Blevins, b. 7 Sep 1834, Rhea, Tennesse , d. White, Arkansas 6. Elizabeth Blevins, b. 29 Jun 1837, Meigs, Tennesse , d. 1 Jul 1908, Marion, Oregon (Age 71 years) 7. Henninger Blevins, b. 20 Jul 1839, Meigs, Tennesse , d. 3 Aug 1905, White, Arkansas (Age 66 years) 8. Frank Cheatam Blevins, b. 25 Apr 1841, Meigs, Tennesse , d. 25 Feb 1900, White, Arkansas (Age 58 years) 9. William Blevins, b. 3 Mar 1843, Meigs, Tennesse 10. Russell Ezra Blevins, b. 9 Nov 1847, Meigs, Tennesse 11. Malissa E. Blevins, b. 1 Oct 1849, Meigs, Tennesse 12. Andrew Jackson Blevins, b. 10 Sep 1851, Independence, Arkansas , d. 22 Mar 1888, White, Arkansas (Age 36 years) Last Modified 18 May 2022 Family ID F3723 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 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"