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Pleasant B. Bynum

White County, Tennessee, USA
Death Aug 1863 (aged 31)
Newton County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 76726110 · View Source
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Pleasant B. BYNUM
Sex: M
Birth: 17 MAY 1832 in White County, TN
Death: AUG 1863 in Newton County, AR
Burial: Buried at Witter, Madison Co., AR
Event: Military Confederate Civil War Veteran - Co. F, 3rd Reg. Ark. Inf. Vol.-Capt. Hiram Moore
Event: Census 1 1850 Newton Co, AR Census
Event: Census 2 1860 Census - Osage Township

Cemetery is probably called Bolinger Cemetery at Witter, Madison County, AR.

On old Hoy Haught place off HW 23

This cemetery is located in the NE Quarter of the NW Quarter, Section 24, Township 15, Range 26, and is located within 200 feet of State Highway #23.

Father: James BYNUM b: 1790 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina
Mother: Betsy BEALE b: 1794 in North Carolina

Marriage 1 Rachel Ann PHILLIPS b: SEP 1833 in Nashville, TN
Married: 28 SEP 1851 in Probably near Kingston, AR at Liberty Baptist Church

James Monroe (Jim) BINAM b: 17 AUG 1852 in Osage Township, Newton Co, AR
Nancy Jane BINAM b: 4 FEB 1854 in Newton County, AR
Margaret Elizabeth (Martha) BINAM b: 7 NOV 1857
Isaac R. BYNUM b: 23 JUL 1860 in Newton Co, AR
Jasper B. BINAM b: 20 NOV 1864 in Dry Fork, Newton County, AR

I would like to offer a few thoughts about the site of Pleasant Bynum. Don't know where this information is coming from - but, I can guess!

I was surprised to find Pleasant in FAG.

1. I speculated 35 years ago that he was born in White County, TN but there has never been any evidence to that fact. The family was told by his wife, Rachel Ann Phillips, that she was born near Nashville but Pleasant was long dead before this was written down.

2. Researchers have been speculating for years on where he was buried. I always thought he was probably buried where he died - on their farm in Newton County. I do recall a long time ago that one of his grandchildren did suggest that he was buried in the Witter Cemetery near "where his father was buried". It seemed illogical to me that they would have hauled his body all those miles while there was a war going on, just to bury him in Madison County. I was unaware that anyone actually found a grave site for him. Sure would like to see a photo of that grave site.

3. His mother was likely Betsy Beale but we have no evidence of that. We only know that John and Betsy were married in NC in 1809. That was the last mention of Betsy by name. When John was enumerated in Arkansas in 1850, his wife's name was Elizabeth _____.

4. Pleasant and Rachel only had 5 known children. James Monroe Binam 17 Aug 1851, Nancy Jane Binam 4 Feb 1854, Margaret E. Binam, Isaac R. Bynum 23 Jul 1860, and Jasper B. Binam 20 Nov 1862. There was no Lottie Bynum/Binam.

Hate to be picky about all this but this website will be around long after I'm gone and I'd really like for it to be correct.

Gary Binam

PS. Pleasant was my great, great grandfather.

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  • Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin Estes
  • Added: 18 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76726110
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pleasant B. Bynum (17 May 1832–Aug 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76726110, citing Saint Peter's Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Bobby and Carol Babin Estes (contributor 46900498) .