|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1811|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 1896|
Meredith "Crawford" McAlister, known as CRAWFORD.
Son of William Crawford McAlister and Mary "Polly" Webb
Married Eliza Fairis/Fairris? December 19 1833.
She died 1871 in Arkansas, place of burial unknown
They had nine children.
Crawford then married Lewvina Churchill Garner in 1873, a widow. She died 1920. With his second wife, Crawford had two children, Eliphas Allison McAlister (B 1874) and George Walker McAlister (Sr.) (B October 2 1876)
Family lore has it that Crawford, in his 80's walked to the edge of the woods and marked three trees. He advised he wished to be buried there, between them. (What was then the edge of the woods/field is now grown up, all woods)
He is thus buried in the woods in the so called McAlister Cemetery near "Welcome Home" Arkansas which is near Hector and Appleton. There is one other grave there of a small baby/child marked with a small stone and no writing.
(Above excerpts from the unpublished family history of MWH as well as stories told me by my Uncle Floyd McAlister)
William Crawford McAlister (1787 - 1852)
Mary Webb McAlister (1794 - 1881)
Lewvina Churchill McAlister (1833 - 1920)
Andrew Jackson McAlister (1843 - 1862)*
William Crawford McAlister (1851 - 1916)*
Eliphas Allison McAlister (1874 - 1947)*
George Walker McAlister (1876 - 1967)*
Meredith Crawford McAlister (1811 - 1896)
Caroline McAlister Byrd (1817 - 1877)*
Salina McAlister Vincent Berryhill (1819 - 1886)*
Sibelina McAlister Wheeler (1822 - 1905)*
Hila Ann McAlister Vaughn (1832 - 1911)*
Eliphas Allison McAlister (1836 - 1862)*
Plot: 2 graves literally in the forest.
Created by: Denise (Deni) Earle
Record added: Nov 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9743641
Donald Lindsey Eoff
Added: Aug. 19, 2012
Texas History Hunter
Added: Jul. 20, 2007
A newspaper article from Courier Democrat in Russellville, Arkansas dated 20 Aug 1896 has his death date as 17 of Aug 1896 in the Appleton News column.|
Added: Nov. 17, 2004