The Carnahans

Rev. Peter Carnahan (1838-1926) and his wife, Martha Jane Buchanan Carnahan (1841-1922), at their home in Bentonville, 1890. Both Peter and Martha were descendants of pioneer Cumberland Presbyterian families who founded the Washington County settlement of Cane Hill in 1827. Rev. Carnahan became a minister in 1866 and served congregations in and around Cane Hill. In 1870 the Carnahan family moved to Bentonville, where Rev. Carnahan pastored the Presbyterian church for fourteen years.

Mildred Carnahan Collection (S-98-2-584)

Rev. Peter and Martha Carnahan, Bentonville, Arkansas, 1890
Rev. Peter and Martha Carnahan, Bentonville, Arkansas, 1890

Rev. Peter Carnahan (1838-1926) and his wife, Martha Jane Buchanan Carnahan (1841-1922), at their home in Bentonville, 1890. Both Peter and Martha were descendants of pioneer Cumberland Presbyterian families who founded the Washington County settlement of Cane Hill in 1827. Rev. Carnahan became a minister in 1866 and served congregations in and around Cane Hill. In 1870 the Carnahan family moved to Bentonville, where Rev. Carnahan pastored the Presbyterian church for fourteen years.

Mildred Carnahan Collection (S-98-2-584)

Calico Family

Calico family members at the Calico homeplace near Clifty (Madison County), March 1914. From left: Ulman “Ullie” Calico, Laura Calico, James Calico, Sarah Calico, Mary “Sissie” Calico, Millie Calico, John Calico. Willie Bohannon Collection (S-96-1-200)

Calico family, Madison County, Arkansas, 1914
Calico family, Madison County, Arkansas, 1914

Calico family members at the Calico homeplace near Clifty (Madison County), March 1914. From left: Ulman “Ullie” Calico, Laura Calico, James Calico, Sarah Calico, Mary “Sissie” Calico, Millie Calico, John Calico. Willie Bohannon Collection (S-96-1-200)

Eaton Family

Eaton family at the Boston (Madison County) school and church building, early 1940s. From left: Lillian Bennett Eaton holding Levell, Elbie L.”Hoss” Eaton holding Kenneth, Katherine “Kay” Eaton standing in front.

Otto Bennett Collection (S- 2000-64-380)

Eaton family at the Boston (Madison County) school and church building, early 1940s. From left: Lillian Bennett Eaton holding Kenneth, Elbie L.”Hoss” Eaton holding Levell, Katherine “Kay” Eaton standing in front.

Otto Bennett Collection (S- 2000-64-380)

Henbest Sisters

From the 1870s to the 1910s, John Albert and Susan Henbest farmed and raised a family in the Washington County community of Mount Comfort. John and Susan were the parents of fourteen children; ten lived to adulthood. Seven Henbest daughters posed for this portrait around the year 1900. Back row, from left: Zoe, Lottie, Kate. Front row, from left: Margaret, Rosetta, Roxie, Mamie. 

Theda Henbest Dennington Collection (S-93-49-25)

From the 1870s to the 1910s, John Albert and Susan Henbest farmed and raised a family in the Washington County community of Mount Comfort. John and Susan were the parents of fourteen children; ten lived to adulthood. Seven Henbest daughters posed for this portrait around the year 1900. Back row, from left: Zoe, Lottie, Kate. Front row, from left: Margaret, Rosetta, Roxie, Mamie. 

Theda Henbest Dennington Collection (S-93-49-25)

Gilbert Family

General Clayton Gilbert with his grandsons in Bentonville, circa 1918. James Gilbert Troutt, seated left; William Troutt, held by his grandfather. The woman at the right is unidentified.

Jo Hall Collection (S-96-2-128)

General Clayton Gilbert with his grandsons in Bentonville, circa 1918. James Gilbert Troutt, seated left; William Troutt, held by his grandfather. The woman at the right is unidentified. 

Jo Hall Collection (S-96-2-128)

Sarah Morton

Sarah Morton, Fayetteville, circa 1910. According to the 1910 census, Sarah Morton was born in 1855 in Tennessee. Her occupation in 1910 is listed as “washing” for “private families.” Her husband, Alfred Morton, also a Tennessee native, was born in 1850. His occupation is listed as “odd jobs.” Also in the Martin household in 1910 was their 14-year-old grandson, Leslie Howard.

Washington County Historical Society Collection (P-4602)

Sarah Morton, Fayetteville, circa 1910. According to the 1910 census, Sarah Morton was born in 1855 in Tennessee. Her occupation in 1910 is listed as “washing” for “private families.” Her husband, Alfred Morton, also a Tennessee native, was born in 1850. His occupation is listed as “odd jobs.” Also in the Martin household in 1910 was their 14-year-old grandson, Leslie Howard.

Washington County Historical Society Collection (P-4602)