Joseph Beverly Borum

Joseph Beverly Borum

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 7 Jul 1876 (aged 45–46)
Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Chapel Hill section, Lot 129, #10
Memorial ID 25450464 · View Source
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Joseph B. Borum.

Died, at his residence, in Mississippi county, Ark., on Friday, July 7, 1876, after a short illness, JOSEPH B> BORUM, in the forty-ninth year of his age.
Nothing is more terrible than sudden death. To see one who, but a few days or hours before was apparently the embodiment of life and health, stretched cold and lifeless before us, causes the strongest of us to quail. This is more especially true when the stricken one is a man of fine physique, built to withstand the storms of the greatest allotted time of human existence; and the blow acquires additional force if he be a man of importance - a leader among his people. All thee. circumstances combined to render the death of JOSEPH B. BORUM, chronicled above, an event long to be remembered and deplored in the community in which he lived.
Born in VirginIa in 1828, and acquiring his education there, in his early youth he moved to Henderson, Ky., where he engages in tobacco planting. In 1855, having in the meantime married, he removed to Mississippi county, Arkansas, where be settled at the foot of the celebrated stretch of the Mississippi river called Canadian Reach. Here he immediately commenced raising cotton, and when the war broke out had cleared himself a handsome farm. A Virginian, true to the instincts of his race, when the hostilities between North and South began he sided with his people and went into the Confederate arm y. His military career is known to thousands of readers of the APPEAL, who served with him under Van Dorn and other commanders in the Southwest. He was, while commanding a company of cavalry, severely wounded at the battle of Corinth (the writer thinks) and for a long time was disabled, but as soon as he was fit, rejoined his command and did good service until the surrender. When the war closed he went back to his Arkansas home and the pursuits of peace and from the day on which he laid down his arms to the Federal authorities, to his unexpected decease, was a law-abiding, industrious citizen whose greatest ambition seemed to be to provide for his family and help his people. During the days which tried men's souls in Mississippi county, when Fits Patrick and his emissaries were stirring up those passions among the ignorant negroes which resulted in the "Black Hawk War" and cost the lives of many good men, Colonel Borum was a tower of strength to his friends. After the expulsion of the disturbing elements and the restoration of quiet, he was made a member of the County Board of Supervisors, and in this capacity served his People for two years. For the last two years of his life Colonel Borum was not in politics, but was a man whose opinions on all subjects pertaining to county or State affairs was eagerly sought by his friends and neighbors. His last illness was brought on by exposure to the heavy rains which prevailed during the early part of this month at his house, and to fatigue. He was at the landing receiving freight on Tuesday evening, and Friday morning was a corpse. He Leaves a wife (who was formerly Miss Eva Dobbins, of Maury county, Tenn.) and three young children. His remains were interred in Elmwood Cemetery, near his first wife (Luan Hill, sister of a Napoleon Hill, of this city). His memory will long remain green in Mississippi County, where he was known from the Missouri line to Frenchman's Bayou by all classes, and loved and respected by all who knew him.
Lot 129, Chapel Hill section, Elmwood Cemetery: JOSEPH BEVERLY BORUM, Capt. Co. B, 38 Ark. Inf., 1830-1876]



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  • Created by: Paula Curcio
  • Added: 22 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25450464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Beverly Borum (1830–7 Jul 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25450464, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Paula Curcio (contributor 46606444) .