(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