In he came to Arkansas, settled in St. Francis County, where he purchased a farm and followed agricultural pursuits until , but was also for some time engaged in mercantile pursuits in Forrest City, and was jailor of that county. He then came to Wynne and opened a general store, there being at that time but two other stores in the place. He purchased a lot, erected a stone building, and had a good business, which was rapidly increasing, until September , when half the town, including his store, was destroyed by fire. In less than two weeks he was again in business, selling from a tent, but in a few months moved into a store.
September 1, , he was appointed postmaster at Wynne. He was married in to Miss Fannie Speer, a native of Tennessee, and the fruits of this union have been two children: Dot and Normer. In , Mrs. Lancaster was called to her final home. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Lancaster is a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Knights of Honor, and is also a Knight of Labor. Lewellen , the subject of this sketch, is recognized among his town's people as one who has been instrumental in the up-building of the town in which he is a resident.
He was born three miles south of the present village of Vanndale January 13, , his father and mother having moved from Northampton County, North Carolina, to Arkansas in that year. They were farmers, and Mr. Lewellen was one of the representative men of this section. He died in August , at the age of seventy-four years. Lewellen received in his youth such education as Cross County afforded, and was an attendant of the common schools, until he attained his majority.
In he purchased acres of land from his father, on which slight improvements had been made, and with the energy and perseverance which has ever characterized his efforts, he has made much more extended improvements, and in addition to farming his own land, farms some rented land.
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He at one time owned acres, but sold , and now has seventy-five acres of his land under cultivation. When the town of Vanndale was located, about one-half of it was laid out on his farm, and he donated five acres to the railroad, and four acres to the county, and on the latter, the court house of Cross county has since been built. In he built a fine residence in the town, but in sold it to Mr.
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He has been one of the leading spirits in the school work of Vanndale, serving six years as director, and he has also been interested in the political matters of the county, but has not been an office seeker. He was married in January , to Miss Annie Stanley, a native of Cross County, and a daughter of Thomas Stanley, an old pioneer and sheriff of this county, and later a merchant of Wittsburg, who died in April To Mr. Lewellen six children have been born: Gracie A. Lewellen is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Lewellen is a prominent mill man and also operates a cotton-gin at Vanndale.
He is a native of the county, born in , and was the fifth of six children born to James A. Gardner Lewellen, who were natives of the 'Old North State,' and came to Arkansas at an early day, settling in what is now Cross County, where they entered a tract of land comprising acres. By industry and good management they soon had acres under cultivation, and in time he became one of the most successful and best-known farmers in the county, and his death, which occurred at his daughter's, three miles from Vanndale, in , was lamented by his many warm personal friends. Lewellen attended the common schools until , when he rented his father's farm and began energetically to till the soil on his own account.
He lived on the old homestead until the winter of and was then married to Miss Mollie Block, a daughter of David Block, of Wittsburg. In he ginned bales of cotton, and his saw-mill supplies all the local trade besides what he ships to other points. His land now amounts to acres in various tracts, and he has about eighty acres under cultivation.
In he erected a fine residence in Vanndale, and has now one of the pleasantest homes in that village. His marriage has been blessed in the birth of two children: James Adelbert and an infant daughter unnamed. He is a member of the K.
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Levesque was chosen to fill his place as 2nd Lieutenant. Shortly after this the 1st Lieutenant was wounded and discharged, and our subject was elected to his position, and at the reorganization of the Regiment at Corinth, in April , he was elected Captain, and served through the Alabama and Kentucky campaign, also participating in the battles of Richmond, Kentucky, under Kirby Smith, at Perryville, Kentucky, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. At the reorganization of the army, he was sent to the Trans-Mississippi Department, and there engaged in recruiting a Company of Cavalry, mostly from Cross County; was in a number of skirmishes, but not in any important battles, his Company going on the Missouri raid under General Price.
At the close of the war, he took up farming as an occupation, buying a farm of acres, near Vanndale, but in he was elected Circuit and County Clerk of Cross County, which office he held until the reconstruction of the county, when he was disfranchised for having held office at the beginning of the war, and in participating in the Rebellion. He then again engaged in farming, in which he continued until , during which time he improved his farm, and adding to it, till in , he was the owner of 2, acres of land.
In he was elected Sheriff of Cross County, and was re-elected in , and again in In he was elected Circuit and County Clerk, and was also re-elected to that office in , , and , and is the present incumbent of this office, and that he has given satisfaction is shown by the fact of his having been elected to the same office for four terms in succession. In he was selected as one of the three men on a locating committee, to choose a site for the county seat, which was then changed to Wittsburg, and in was appointed one of the committee, which located the seat of justice in Vanndale.
His father was a farmer by occupation, and died when our subject was five years old.
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His mother dying when he was the age of thirteen, he then went to live with an uncle, the Rev. William Levesque, of Alabama, remaining with him until he was sixteen years of age, when he then returned to Fayette County, and was employed as a farm overseer until In this year he was married to Miss Nannie Willis, of Tennessee origin, and in the fall of that year he removed to Arkansas, settling in Cross County, in what was then a part of Poinsett County.
Here he was again employed as a farm overseer, until , when he was elected Constable of Mitchell Township, and which office he held till the breaking out of the Rebellion, and the call for men for the Confederate service, to which he responded so readily. He has been a delegate to the Democratic State Convention every year since , and has the unbounded confidence of his party, which he has never betrayed, and is so wholly depended upon that he goes uninstructed and uses his own judgment in the convention.
The results of this marriage are five children, three of whom are still living: Elizabeth wife of Thomas B. James Cheatham deceased and John Phillip deceased.
Levesque owns considerable property in different places throughout the county, and owns some 2, acres of land, of which there are under cultivation. His farm, on which his son resides, is a field of acres, which is as level as a floor, and on which are good buildings, mills, gins, barns, etc. Captain Levesque has been connected with the Masonic fraternity since , and a member of the Chapter since , and became a Knight Templar in He also belongs to the K. The Captain is one of the most influential politicians of the county, and a highly respected man, and one of the county's self-made men, having come to it as a laborer, and is now a wealthy man, all due to his efforts and honest industry.
Levesque , one of the prominent young farmers of Cold Water Township, is a worthy son of J. Born in Cross County in , he was reared on a farm, and at the age of seventeen was appointed deputy sheriff of the county, his father being sheriff at that time, serving under him for four years; he was also called upon to act in a similar capacity the next two years under Sheriff Legg. At the age of twenty-three Mr. Levesque commenced farming on his father's land, in which occupation he is still interested, also operating a saw-mill and cotton-gin.
He was married in to Miss Effie Hamilton, of this county, a daughter of J. Hamilton are the parents of ten children seven living in this county : Hester C. Block, W. Levesque is a member of the K. He is enjoying a large business in his mill and gin and is justly recognized as among the county's leading young men. Phillip B. Littlefield , a farmer of no mean ability, and one highly respected, is originally from Mississippi, but attained his manhood in St.
Francis County, where he lived until ; then going into Cross County occupied himself with farming. In his marriage to Miss Ann McDonnell also of this State , was solemnized, and who died in , the mother of two children, now deceased. He was again married to Mrs. By his second five he became the father of one child, deceased. Andrew J. Littlefield came to Panola County, Mississippi, where he remained until , then coming to Arkansas he settled in St. Francis County and entered a tract of land which he has converted into a good farm, and on which he made his home until his death in He and his wife were members of the Baptist Church.
Littlefield is still living, and is the mother of ten children, four of whom are deceased: Flemming M. Those living are: Zachariah, George W.
Littlefield is numbered among the Knights of Honor and is a strong Democrat politically. He owns valuable property and has about acres under cultivation. Littlefield is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Logan , one of the early and prominent settlers of this county, is a Kentuckian by birth and a son of J.
The paternal grandfather, J.
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Logan, Sr. At the end of three weeks, while under the care of one Indian, he managed to escape. Logan, Jr.
He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and were the parents of seven children, three of whom are still living: J. Patterson, and resides in Louisville, Kentucky. Logan was born in Henry County, Kentucky, in , and at the age of twenty-one commenced farming for himself on rented land in Kentucky, continuing until , going thence to Canada, remained some five or six years and during that time traveled over a large part of British America, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and eastern and western Canada.
He returned in to Kentucky, but a year later started out again, and traveled over the eastern and northern States, and back to Canada. In , Mr. Logan was married to Miss Florence M. Garr, of Jefferson County, Kentucky, after which he settled down to farming near Louisville, also carrying on the dairy business until January ; removing to Arkansas he settled within two miles of his present farm on which he lives, now owing altogether 1, acres, with acres under cultivation. Logan has considerable stock and raises hay, corn, etc.
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Himself and wife were the parents of six children two of them are deceased, the other are at home : James E. Logan are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Lyon is the son of W. Robinson , P. Francis County , Mattie wife of G. Dallas , Nannie wife of G. Timuel, Catharine, J. Lyon was born in Mississippi in , and at the age of twenty came to Arkansas with his father. For three years previous to this he had been clerking in a store in Memphis, Tennessee.