|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1824|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1914|
Son of John Borden and Virginia McKemy.
1st-married Sarah Caroline Rogers 12-30-1847 in GA, (daughter of Hugh Rogers and Martha McWhorter). And father of their children: Reynold Bascomb P. Borden, Thomas Cicero Borden, Caldonia Ann Borden Bradenburg, William Lewis Borden, Martha Jane Borden, John Hugh Borden, Rachael Luvenia Borden Settle, Julia Elizabeth Borden.
2nd-married Mary E. (Molly) McWhorter 12-29-1882 (daughter of Ezekiel McWhorter and Rebecca Armstrong). A first cousin of Sarah Caroline Rogers.
3rd- Mary Jane West.
Prairie Grove Herald August 6 1914
Mr. Archibald Borden died at his home in Prairie Grove at an early hour Saturday morning, after a long and painful illness, extending over a period of five years, most of which time he was confined to his bed.
The deceased was born in Tennessee Dec. 20, 1824, and had he lived would have been 90 years old next December.
Dec. 21, 1851, he came to Arkansas and settled at Sulphur Springs, five miles south of Prairie Grove. He followed the saddlers trade at Boonsboro, now Cane Hill, for several years, and in 1856 he moved to the farm one mile northeast of Prairie Grove, now owned by A. Stamps, where he lived a number of years. He made several trips to California each time returning to Arkansas, and has lived in our little city for the past ten years. Mr. Borden was a descendant of the sturdy stalwart pioneers of our southland. Possessing a remarkably fine physique, an iron constitution and a will power that enabled him to accomplished many of the difficulties and problems of life, that a less heroic character would not undertake. He served twelve months as a confederate soldier.
He often prided himself as being the oldest man, the oldest mason and the oldest member of the Methodist congregation here, he having been a professor of religion and a student of the Bible over 70 years. He was ever industrious and full of energy, and after he became an invalid was past walking he made plans for the improvements he would put on his farm as soon as he was able to get about. He possessed a strong mind and had a wealth of information of incidents concerning Northwest Arkansas, the coming and going of her people and the progress she has made during the past fifty years. He had been a Christian for about 75 years and in his younger days was an earnest and zealous worker in the church and Sunday School. He was three times married His first wife was Miss Caroline Rogers, the second was Miss Mary McWhorter, and the wife who survives him was Miss Mary Jane West.
Beside his wife he is survived by three sons and two daughters, Messrs. Reynold Borden of Ocean Side, Cal., William Borden of near Long Beach; Mrs. Callie Brandenburg of Winkleman, Ariz. and Mrs. Zena Suttle of El Centra, Cal.
The funeral took place from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, Ref. F.A. Lark of Paris, Ark., former pastor of this church and a special friend of the deceased, assisted by Rev. F.A. Bradshaw, conducted the services, and he was laid to rest in the family lot in the Prairie Grove cemetery. The masons, of which he was a member, attended in a body and performed their burial rites at the grave.
Sarah Caroline Rogers Borden (1821 - 1880)
Mary E. McWhorter Borden (1841 - 1895)
Mary Jane West Borden (1852 - 1928)
Martha J. Borden (1856 - 1857)*
Julia Elizabeth Borden Houghton (1862 - 1893)*
Prairie Grove Cemetery
Created by: ctwardo
Record added: Aug 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41243552