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Benton Co Arkansas biography oJohn H Pace
05-22-2004, 06:09 PM,
Benton Co Arkansas biography oJohn H Pace
John H. Pace, a resident of Batie Township, was born in Tennessee,
April 18, 1831, and is the son of Christopher S. and Margaret Maria
(Woods) Pace. The father was born in Tennessee, and at the age of
twenty married Miss Woods, who was in her fifteenth year. To this
union were born eleven children, five now living: John H., Mrs. Sarah
Walker, Mrs. Margaret S. (Black) Woods, Milton A. and Mrs. Florence
Hardy. Those deceased were named William C., Newton B., James O.,
Thomas J., Alfred and Mrs. Nancy Williams. Christopher S. Pace
followed farming the principal part of his life, but in connection ran
an old fashioned whip-saw, and also a ferry boat. He moved from
Tennessee to Arkansas about 1835, settled three miles south of
Bentonville, where he only remained for a year, going from there to
Sugar Creek, where he farmed for two or three years. He then moved to
different places, but at last settled on the farm where his son, John
H., now lives. Here he remained until 1862 or 1863, when he moved to a
farm three miles south of Bentonville, where he remained until the
close of the war. He then moved to Bentonville, where he continued to
live until a year ago, when he returned to the old home place, and
there he and his wife have since lived. After coming to Arkansas John
H. Pace lived with his father until twenty-eight years of age, and
received a fair education during that time. At the age of twenty-two
he went to Austin, Tex., driving five yoke of oxen, with a load of
apples. Here he remained one year, and while there worked for wages on
a farm. He then returned to his home in Arkansas, and there remained
until his marriage with Miss Florence L. Hayden, daughter of Clement
and Lucy (Fullerton) Hayden, who were natives of Maine and Tennessee,
respectively. Miss Hayden was but sixteen years old when she married
Mr. Pace, and their union resulted in the birth of seven children, six
now living: Mrs. Lura J. Phillips, Elbert Newton, Maggie, Milton,
Florence and Olive. The one deceased was named Clemmie. After marriage
Mr. Pace lived on his father's farm, where he remained until the
breaking out of the war, when Mrs. Pace went to Bentonville, and Mr.
Pace enlisted in Company F, Brooks' Regiment, Confederate army. During
his time of service he was in only two battles of importance, Prairie
Grove and Jenkins' Ferry. He served three years and at the close of
the war his company surrendered at Little Rock, and he returned to his
home, where he engaged in tilling the soil on his present farm. The
country was very sparsely settled when Mr. Pace first moved to Benton
County, there being no schools, no churches, and Bentonville only a
small hamlet. His father was one of the first grand jurors of the
county, and the only one now living. Mr. Pace was constable of his
township for two years, and was also deputy sheriff. He is a stanch
Democrat in politics, having voted that ticket from his majority down
to President Cleveland. He has a [p.877] farm of 100 acres, fifty-five
being under cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. Pace are members of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

add'l info by Darlene but always ck it out as I do make mistakes :
s/o Christopher Stump Pace s/o
Alsey Pace & Sally Stump s/o
Wm Pace Sr & Siceley Walker of Halifax NC also in Robertson Co & Montgomery Co TN


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