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 John Selden Roane

John Selden Roane

Birth
Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 8 Apr 1867 (aged 50)
Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 11061 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, Arkansas Govermor. Born in Lebanon, Tennessee, his uncle, Archibald Roane, was a former Tennessee governor. John Roane attended Cumberland College in Kentucky. In 1837, he relocated to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to study law with his brother, Samuel Calhoun Roane, an Arkansas plantation owner, attorney and politician. John Roane became a prosecuting attorney for the Second Judicial District at Van Buren, Crawford County. Arkansas. He returned to Pine Bluff in 1842, and served in the House of Representatives from 1842 to 1844. In 1844, he was named Speaker of the House. Two years later, Roane was involved in the the Mexican War, becoming second in command of Archibald Yell's Arkansas regiment. He fought in the Battle of Buena Vista, which claimed the life of Archibald Yell. There was controversy over leadership of the troops in that battle, primarily from Albert Pike, who eventually fought a duel with Roane in 1847. The duel took place, but neither man was harmed in the incident. Roane became the fourth governor of Arkansas, serving from 1849 to 1852. He replaced Thomas Drew, who had resigned his office. Roane did not seek re-election. During the course of his term, Calhoun County and Sebastian County were added to the state of Arkansas, and funding for education was increased. Roane married Mary K. Smith, and the couple had five children. Roane later served as a Brigadier General during the Civil War, and fought at the Battle of Prairie Grove. Following the war, he returned to Pine Bluff. John S. Roane died on April 8, 1867. Interment was at the Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Selden Roane (8 Jan 1817–8 Apr 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11061, citing Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .