Harrison Arkansas Confederate Veteran's Reunion

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(Picture found in scrapbook in Memphis, Tennessee 2007)

Harrison (Ark.) Daily Times - Thursday, April 12, 1973
Confederate Veterans Reunion

The Confederate Veterans Reunion was held in Harrison in 1914. The files of the Times of September 18, 1914 had this account:

On the morning of the second day of the exConfederate Reunion last Saturday, a parade was made, ending with an automobile ride about the city.

After this a photograph was made of the Camp in a body, standing on and around the north steps of the court house.

In the afternoon addresses were made by Judge E.G. Mitchell, Troy Pace, Mrs. Minnie Helm and others. Mrs. Harvey Lewis read an original poem — a tribute to those who wore the Gray, and the Daughters of the Confederacy, led by Mrs. J. E. Andrews and Misses Nona and lnez Williford, sang “Maryland, My Maryland.”

Most of the people are identified but several are not. If you can identify them, call Dr. Troy Coffman of Harrison, who furnished the photo.
Identified by numbers, the group includes:

1. Morris Vance
2. Abe Brooks
3. M. M. Hathcoat
4. Sid Allen
5. Joseph W. Bryant
6. Thomas J. Creel
7. George J. Crump
8. John H. Coffman
9. Mrs. John H. Coffman
10. Mrs. Ben M. Estes
11. Ben M. Estes
12. John J. Marrs
13. —
14. Joe Jackson
15. —
16. John McDonald (?)
19. Bud Potts (?)
21. Will A. Blalock
22. Holsford (Tuck) Ratcliff
23. W. H. Harrell
24. James Wasson
25. —
26. —.
27. Jason F. Whittaker
28. Charlie Burns
33. J. W.Andrews
34. William (Bill) Clark
35. —
36. —
37. —
38. —
39. —
40. Wilshire Pruitt
43. Joseph George Williford.
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Terry Albin Number 11 in the picture is my 4th cousin 4 times removed (Civil:XIV, Canon:9). He is Benjamin Mason Estes, son of John Moses Estes and Charlotte Elkins. Ben was born 23 Sep 1844 in Tennessee and died 13 Aug 1934 in Arkansas. His wife, number 10, could be Ellen Layton Hart, who he married 26 Jan 1903 since it states the picture was taken in 1914.
Thanks....Terry Albin
Jul 02, 2007 · Reply
Bonnie Winn #10 is my 2nd greatgrandmother, Ellen Layton Hart Estes (b. 1849 in Greene Co Missouri). Thank you for posting this photo. Bonnie Winn
Mar 31, 2012 · Reply
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