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John Turner Acord
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1861
Johnson County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1934
Johnson County
Arkansas, USA

Born and died Friley, Johnson County, Arkansas
Son of William Gordon Acord and Martha Casey
Husband of Sarah Zulema Kosier
Married December 28, 1902 Johnson County, Arkansas
Surviving son: Herbert
Survived by three daughters, first names not given in obituary

JOHN TURNER ACORD [986] was born 25 August 1861 in Friley, Johnson County, Arkansas, and died 7 January 1934 in Friley, Johnson County, Arkansas. He married SARAH ZELEMA KOSIER on 16 April 1880 in Johnson County, Arkansas. She is the daughter of JAMES KOZIER and ADALINE HOWARD. She was born 6 February 1862 in Center Point, Johnson County, Arkansas, and died 6 February 1934 in Friley, Johnson County, Arkansas. John was mannered and good natured. He enjoyed telling jokes and tall tales. He was tall, blond, blue eyed and was known for his large frame as were two of his grandsons. His blond hair turned to a beautiful, shiny white. "He was a neat and very handsome man" said his niece, Chloe (Weatherby) Johnson. John Turner believed in the teachings of the Bible students known as "Russellites" or "Jehovah's Witnesses". Of his family, one grandson, Will Dennis was to follow his beliefs so he left his Bible and theology book to that grandson. John was a farmer and owned 123 acres of farm and timerland land on Little Mulberry Creek in Johnson County, north of "Acord Hollow" where most of the Acords lived. John and Sarah are buried in Oark Creek Cemetery, Oark, Johnson County, Arkansas.

The Herald-Democrat, Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas, 11 January 1934
Funeral for Acord Conducted Monday
Funeral services for John T. Acord, about 74 years old, who died at his home near Oark, 25 miles northwest of here, last Saturday after a long illness, was conducted Monday near Friley. Burial was made at Friley. Mr. Acord was born in Johnson County and had spent all his life in this county. He was a farmer and a timber grader. He is survived by his wife, one son, Herbert; three daughters, Mrs. Bud Melson of Oklahoma; Mrs. Richie of Edna; one daughter of White Oak; 30 grandchildren.
Family links: 
  William Gordon Acord (1827 - 1864)
  Martha Casey Acord Carden (1837 - 1899)
  Sarah Zulema Kozier Acord (1862 - 1934)*
  Lavicia Jane Acord Ritchie (1857 - 1939)*
  John Herbert Acord (1897 - 1980)*
  William Columbus Acord (1859 - 1933)*
  John Turner Acord (1861 - 1934)
*Calculated relationship
Oark Cemetery
Johnson County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Everett Mefford
Record added: Jun 07, 2012
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