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James A. Cavaness
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1837
Pea Ridge
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1901
Benton County
Arkansas, USA

James was the son of Matthew McCarey Cavness and Rebecca HUBBARD Cavness.

James married Louisa C. HAYS in Arkansas. Matthew, James' father, was born 1812 in Chatham Co., NC. Matthew remarried after the death of Rebecca. He married Mary E. SELVIDGE on Dec. 23, 1868.

"CAVINESS, James A.-James A. Caviness died at his home six miles east of Bentonville, March 23rd, 1901 and was buried in Pea Ridge Cemetery the 25th. Jim, as he was familiarly called, was a native of Arkansas. He was born in Benton Co., Ark. Oct. 15th, 1837; lived the most of the time on Pea Ridge until the commencement of the war between the States in the fall of 1861-he enlisted in Co. F, Northwest 15th Ark. Infantry, was wounded in the battle of Pea Ridge March 7th, 1862, was never able for active service afterwards. After the close of the war he returned to Pea Ridge and made his home there until a few weeks before his death. He leaves a wife, three children and many friends to mourn his loss to them. Jim did not have an enemy that any one knew of. Another old Confederate soldier is gone. One by one they are leaving us and in a few more years at most they will all have gone to their reward. Jim did not make any public pretensions to christianity but said a few years before his death that he was striving for a better country and hoped one day to get there, and this should admonish us all, "Be ye ready" A Friend." 
Family links: 
  Matthew McCarey Cavness (1812 - 1889)
  Rebecca Cavaness (____ - 1866)
  Louisa C. Hays Caviness (1843 - ____)*
  Albert Matthew Cavness (1873 - 1945)*
  James A. Cavaness (1837 - 1901)
  Benjamin Wiley Cavness (1842 - 1926)*
  Matthew McCarey Cavness (1845 - 1903)*
  Joel Jasper Cavness (1849 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Pea Ridge Cemetery
Pea Ridge
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Connie WEEAKS Pace
Record added: Apr 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51762122
James A. Cavaness
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James A. Cavaness
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