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Pvt William Gordon Acord
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Birth: 1827
Roane County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1864
Johnson County
Arkansas, USA

(bio by Bev) William enlisted in the 11th* Arkansas Confederate Infantry. In March of 1864 he returned to Johnson County on leave to check on his family. A band of bushwhackers had heard of his return and ambushed him in his yard. He was tied to a tree spread-eagled and used target practice. His body was riddled with bullet holes.

He married Martha Casey on 15 March 1854 in Johnson County, Arkansas. She was born about 1837 in Arkansas, daughter of Turner Franklin and Sarah Casey. WILLIAM & MARTHA ACORD had a daughter named VICY JANE ACORD, she was born Jan 6, 1857 in Johnson Co, Arkansas, she married MILES RITCHIE, who was born in 1849 in Perry Co, Kentucky, he died in 1917.

(special thanks to Teresa Jarosek Elmore for the following info)
1850 Federal United States Census
Name: William Acord
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1826
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Mulberry, Johnson, Arkansas
Family Number: 19
John Acord 53
Sarah Acord 56
William Acord 24
Francis M Acord 18

1860 Federal United States Census
Name: William Acord
Age in 1860: 33
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Mulberry, Johnson, Arkansas
Gender: Male
Post Office: Clarksville
Household Members: Name Age
William Acord 33
Martha Acord 23
Sarah Acord 5
Vicey Acord 3
Columbus Acord 1

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Martha Casey
Gender: female
Birth Place: TN
Birth Year: 1829
Spouse Name: William G. Acord
Marriage State: AR 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Martha Casey Acord Carden (1837 - 1899)
 
 Children:
  Roscoe G Acord (1917 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Yale Cemetery
Oark
Johnson County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Jan 07, 2005
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