Henry Porter Carnahan


Personal and Family Information

Henry was born on 3 AUG 1841 in Arkansas, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 14 APR 1920 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Melissa Ann Lefevre, who he married in ABT 1865. The place has not been found. Their only known child was Samuel Lefavre (1868-1929).

His second wife was Sarah M. Woods, who he married on 6 OCT 1890 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.


Birth3 AUG 1841
Place: Arkansas
Death14 APR 1920
Place: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
DeathCert, Carnahan, Henry P

Census10 JUN 1870
Place: Pulaski County, Arkansas
Address: Eastman Township, Little Rock PO dwelling 207 family 240 Carnahan, Henry 26 mw farmer born Ark, ___ Melissa 32 fw keeping house Ark, ___ Smith 16 mw farm labor Ark, ___ Fanny 9 fw at Ark, Charles 7 mw school Ark. Carnahan, Wm 5 mw at home ARk, __ LeFave 2 mw at home Ark, Acher, John 23 mw labor on farm Ark
Census2 JUL 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 68 to 69
Address: Osage Township family 208 Carnahan, Henry P, head wm, born Aug 1841, age 58 married 10 yrs b Ark, f&m Tenn ___ Sally M, wife, wf born Oct 1853 age 46 married 10 years mother of 0 children, b Ark f&m Tenn Stroud, Girtie servant wf Oct 1882 age 17 single born SD f Wis m Neb
BurialAPR 1920
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville Plot: KP-4-19-2 Find A Grave Memorial# 85107747


Note 1

Rogers Democrat Thursday, March 14, 1912

CARNAHAN, Mrs. Henry P. - Mrs. Henry P. Carnahan died last Saturday at Bentonville at the age of 58 years. She had lived in Benton county all her life and had many friends in and around Rogers. She was an aunt of Misses Lillie and Annie Woods of this city.

Benton County Democrat Thursday, March 7, 1912

Sam and Will Carnahan, sons of H.H. Carnahan, also Mrs. Harry Patton, daughter of H.P. Carnahan, is here. The children of Mr. Carnahan are here in love and duty to be near Mrs. Carnahan, who is very ill, and we are sorry to report that there is no improvement in her case.

Benton County Democrat Thursday, March 14, 1912

CARNAHAN, Sallie M. WOODS - The close of the week and the close of the day marked the close of a life well spent, and quietly and calmly the light of a beautiful life went out when Mrs. Sallie M. Woods Carnahan, wife of H.P. Carnahan of this city, closed her eyes in the last long sleep and peacefully passed through the pearly portals to her reward. No words of mine, though a close personal friend of nearly fifty years, could portray the virtues of this truly noble woman. I have known her in every relation of life and have found her always to be a character who had the courage of her convictions and loyal by every instinct of her nature, first to her church, then to her family and friends. Through the long weary months that she has suffered with an incurable malady, her patience and resignation have been wonderful and sublime. She was the youngest of four sisters, none of whom were physically able to give her the comfort of their presence during her last hours, but the untiring and unceasing ministrations from a large family of relatives testifies the depth of their unspeakable grief and irreparable loss. The faithful and devoted husband, whose desolate home and life can never again by the same, spared no effort, left nothing undone to gratify her every wish, to stay the hand of fate and hold yet a while longer the life so dear to all. The comfort and presence of a loving and dutiful daughter, who relinquished the duties of her distant home and came with tender sympathy and solicitude to give solace in their hour of need, was gratifying to both through the last dark hour. A happy home has been made desolate and where once the sunbeams played, now the shadows fall. M.A.



Family links: Spouse Henry P Carnahan (1841 - 1920)

 Inscription: Wife of H.P. Carnahan


Burial: Bentonville Cemetery Plot: KP-4-19-3

Find A Grave Memorial# 85107748

Benton County Record Friday, April 16, 1920

CARNAHAN, Henry P. - Henry P. Carnahan, brother of Rev. Peter Carnahan, passed away at his home in Southern Arkansas. He had lived in Bentonville for a number of years before going south and is well known here.

Rogers Democrat Thursday, April 22, 1920

Henry P. Carnahan, a brother of Rev. Peter Carnahan of Bentonville and the father of Mrs. Harry Patton of Clovis, New Mexico, died last week in a Memphis hospital. He was past 70 years of age and had lived in Bentonville for more than 30 years. The body will be taken there for burial.

Bentonville Plot: KP-4-19-2

Find A Grave Memorial# 85107747