Austin Kimsey Etris


Personal and Family Information

Austin was born in APR 1836 in Georgia, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 22 MAY 1915 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Martha J. Woods, who he married on 15 SEP 1867 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their six known children were Edward T (1869-1954), James H (1870-1946), Mary Elizabeth (1875-1903), Laura J. (1879-1958), Nettie (c1882-1901) and William Henry (c1886-1894).


BirthAPR 1836
Place: Georgia
Death22 MAY 1915
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census16 JUL 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 24
Address: Prairie Twp, dwelling 689 family 683 AK Etris age 24 born Georgia, Blacksmith with John Deason 23, Tenn Iresa 20, Tenn Ebenezer 1 Ark, Mary 11 m
Census11 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp dwelling 37 family37 Etria, Austin age 34 mw , blacksmith born Georgia __ Martha age 29, fw keeping house born Ark __ Edward age 1, mw born Ark __ James, age 4 months mw born Ark dwelling 36 family 36, Maxwell Oziah, age 35 mw blacksmith born Tenn __ Mary age 33 fw keeeping hous born Ark ( this is sister of Martha J, daughters of WH Woods) Elizabeth 11, Andrew 8, America 6, samuel 2
Census14 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Brightwater Twp, dwelling 194 family 194 Etris, A.K., wm age 45 married, farmer born Ga, f&m Ga __ Martha wf age 39 wife, married keeping house born Ark, f&m Tenn __ Edward wm 11 son born Ark f Ga m Ark __ James, wm age 10 son born Ark f Ga m Ark __ Mary E wf age 5 daughter born Ark f Ga m Ark __ Laura J wf age 9 months born Sept, daughter born Ark f Ga m Ark
Census27 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 265 family 265 Etris, Austin K, head, wm bornArpil 1836 age 64 married 32 yrs born Georgia f7m Ga __ James H, son wm born Feb 1870 age 30 single born Ark f&m Ga __ Laura daughter wf born 1880 age 20 single born Ark f Ga m Ark __ Nettie daughter wf born 1882 age 18 single born Ark f Ga m Ark
BurialMAY 1915
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Etris Cemetery, Martha Woods Etris, wife of AK 1836-1915 findagrave MEMORIAL ID 21374671
See Note 1
Other EventFROM 1861 TO 1865
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Military Service
Address: findagrave has Co. F 15th NW ark Inf. Captain in Index to compiled Confederate records enlisted 1 Oct 1861 as 3rd Lieutenant POW has rank Capt f 1st Ark Inf , paroled at Memphis June 1865
Military-POW- Etria,A.K.


Note 1

In 1871 Capt. Austin Kimsey Etris purchased 40 acres of land (NW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 30, Township 20N, Range 29W) located about three miles north of Rogers by way of the Old Wire Road, and one-half mile west of the Pleasant Hill Church.

After Mr. Etris acquired the above land, he established a cemetery in the southwest corner of the 40 acres. It became a beautiful spot with iris and flowering shrubs around the graves. There were about twenty-five graves, some marked with tombs and others with just brown sandstones. Most of the graves were of the Etris family, but he did permit some of his neighbors to make burials there.

After Mr. Etris died in 1915, the family sold the farm to another family - I have been told to a Mr. Degree. In 1929, my family came here from Oklahoma and purchased this land; and for the forty years my family owned this land, the Etris family came many times to visit the cemetery, usually on Memorial Day.

My family sold this forty acres to the City of Rogers for the Rogers Municipal Airport, the last parcel being sold in 1973. The Cemetery no longer exists since it was bulldozed out when the airport was built. The stones cannot be found for reading, but in our effort to preserve all the cemetery records of Benton County, we can furnish the following:

This information was secured from several sources: Mrs. Sadie Etris Hayes, Donald Etris, Bryant Funeral Home Records of Rogers, other Benton County and historical records, my parents, R.W. and Jessie M. (Fimple) Davis, and my own personal memory.

/S/ Mavis (Davis) Carden

Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 21374671