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Angeline Cook Acord

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Death 1905 (aged 80–81)
Burial Hartman, Johnson County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 81936016 · View Source
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Angeline (Cook) Acord (1824-1905) was married to Calvin Acord (1824-1880). During the Civil War, Angeline was left alone with her small children and the farm to care for while her husband served his time in the Army. Bushwhackers came and took her food and killed her chickens and drove off her stock until she was desperate. Still her husband did not return and she was down to one slab of side meat and corn meal to feed her children, when she heard the bushwhackers were headed toward the farm again. She put the meat in a bucket and lowered it into the well to hide it. When the man could find nothing of value in the house and no animals to steal, they were about to leave when, unfortunately, one decided he wanted a drink of fresh water. Knowing he would discover the meat, Angeline began to flail him over the head with her broom, knocking him into the well. As his companions pulled him out of the well, a Yankee patrol came into the yard. The leader was so tickled at the sight of the tiny five foot tall woman fighting a half-dozen ruffians, he chased the men away and would not even let his men take her food.


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  • Created by: Everett Mefford
  • Added: 13 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81936016
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Angeline Cook Acord (1824–1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81936016, citing Bethlehem Cemetery, Hartman, Johnson County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Everett Mefford (contributor 47576323) .