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 James Sevier Conway

James Sevier Conway

Birth
Greene County, Tennessee, USA
Death 3 Mar 1855 (aged 58)
Lafayette County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Walnut Hill, Lafayette County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 18486 · View Source
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Arkansas Governor. Educated by private tutors, he migrated to Arkansas, in 1820 and formed a surveying company in the city of Little Rock. He also purchased a large cotton plantation and served as surveyor-general of the Arkansas Territory, (1832-36). When Arkansas was admitted to statehood, he was elected as a Democrat the 1st Arkansas Governor, serving (1836-40). During his time in office, he endorsed legislation that initiated a banking system, urged a stronger state militia to protect the western border from Indians and was a proponent of better schools and roads. After his term, he returned to his cotton plantation until his death at age 58. His older brother Henry H. Conway was a U.S. Congressman and his younger brother Elias H. Conway was the 5th Arkansas Governor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18486
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Sevier Conway (4 Dec 1796–3 Mar 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18486, citing Conway Cemetery State Park, Walnut Hill, Lafayette County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .