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Alfred Harrison Searcy
Birth: Nov. 25, 1824
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1905
Springdale
Washington County
Arkansas, USA


SEARCY, A.H. After an illness of only one week A.H. Searcy passed away Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at his home in Springdale. Mr. Searcy had not been in very good health for some time and a few days ago he was taken with pneumonia which caused his death. Funeral services were held at the family residence Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.A. Smith, pastor of the First Baptist church and the remains were interred in Bluff Cemetery. Mr. Searcy was born in Rutherford County, N.C. November 25, 1824 and in 1842 moved with united in marriage to Miss Temperance Price and in 1859 they came to Arkansas and settled on a farm 3 miles southeast of Springdale. In 1877 they moved to town and for two years Mr. Searcy was engaged in the mercantile business under the firm name of Philips, Searcy & Goodman. He then formed a partnership with Dr. O.D. Slaughter and for two years they conducted business under the firm name of Slaughter & Co. J.B. Baggett next formed a partnership with Mr. Searcy and they were engaged in business a number of years, the firm being known as Searcy & Baggett. Mr. Baggett, retiring from the business Mr. Searcy took in his son, W.O., and for two years the firm was Searcy & Son. Later on another son, W.H., was taken in as a partner and the firm changed to Searcy & Sons. It was continued thus until April 1, 1899 when Mr. Searcy retired on account of failing health and the business has been continued since as Searcy Bro's. When Mr. Searcy first came to Springdale he located on property in the west part of town where Wm. Focht now lives and about a year later he bought property on Johnson Street where he has since lived and where he died. October 9, 1861 Mr. Searcy enlisted in the Confederate army as a member of Capt. George C. Robards Cavalry Company, first battalion, Arkansas volunteers. He served one year and was given an honorable discharge which has the signature of Col. Ras Stirman and Maj. Gen. Sterling Price and bearing the date of October 9, 1862. In 1863 he reenlisted and served until the close of the war. Mr. and Mrs. Searcy were the parents of eight children, four sons and four daughters, only three of whom are now living, W.H., Mrs. N.M. Watson and W.O. Since Mrs. Watson's return from Colorado a few years ago she and her daughter have made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Searcy. Mr. Searcy was a good citizen and a good man and well merited the high regard in which he was held by all who knew him. He had for years been a member of the Baptist church and while he lived a consistent Christian life he made no ostentatious display of his religion. He was firm in his conviction and ruggedly honest in all his dealings and all of his long life no one has heard evil of him. Peace to his memory. To the aged wife The News offer sympathy. [The Springdale News - Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas - April 18, 1905]
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Alfred Harrison Searcy was the oldest of 12 children born to Hiram & Ann DeBord Searcy, who were married on Jan 3, 1824, Rutherford Co, NC; bondsman was David Searcy.

Harrison Searcy & Caroline Price married Dec 14, 1845, Gilmer Co, GA; Bk 1, Pg 216. They had five known children; the oldest four were born in Gilmer Co, GA; birthplace of the younger two is unclear as Alfred Harrison & Temperance Caroline Searcy reportedly lived in Murray Co, GA before moving to Arkansas (where they were listed in 1860 census).

Hiram Searcy reportedly died in Gilmer Co, GA on Aug 28, 1857; no legible tombstone has been found for him. Anna DeBord Searcy, age 76, was still living in Gilmer Co in 1880 census; she reportedly died May 19, 1894 in Rome, Floyd Co, GA; no legible tombstone has been found for Anna.[Thank you Busy Bee for the information]
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Temperance Caroline Price Searcy (1829 - 1908)
 
 Children:
  Leander Washington Searcy (1847 - 1894)*
  Margret Searcy (1849 - 1862)*
  Wesley Hiram Searcy (1850 - 1920)*
  William Osborn Chastain Searcy (1859 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bluff Cemetery
Springdale
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Addition:Original #3; Section:12; Plot:10
 
Created by: Freda
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
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Alfred Harrison Searcy
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Alfred Harrison Searcy
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I believe this to be my 2nd Great Uncle. It is with pride that I note his service to his country. He had two brothers and a brother in law that paid the ultimate price. My 2nd Great Grand Father Joel Elbert Searcy and his brother in law Philip Whitner w...(Read more)
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