Bolivar B Conner


Personal and Family Information

Bolivar was born on 23 MAR 1829 in Giles County, Tennessee, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 26 MAR 1892 in Woodruff County, Arkansas.

His wife was Eliza L. Hall, who he married on 5 JUL 1854 in Jackson County, Arkansas. Their six known children were William C. (1856-1889), Adelia Annette (1856-1889), Emerson Hall (1859-1904), Cora M (1863-1938), Minnie C. (1866-1939) and John Lewis (1868-1917).


Birth23 MAR 1829
Place: Giles County, Tennessee
Death26 MAR 1892
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Census14 JUL 1860
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Address: Bay Twp, Augusta P.O. dwelling 725 family 725. B. Conner 31m farming born Tenn Eliza 25 f Virginia, William 4 m Ark, Annett 3f Ark, Emmsion 6/12 m Ark dwelling 728 family 728 J.H. Conner, 32 farmer Tenn Amanda 30 f Ala, James 7 m Ark, Martha 4 f Ark, Robert 1 m Ark
Census24 JUN 1870
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: dwelling 309 family 280. Conner, Boliver B, 40 mw farmer $10,000 $2,300, bron Tenn ___ Eliza L 35 fw, keeping house born Tenn next page, Conner William 14 mw farm labor born Ark __ Nettie 13, fw at school born Ark __ Emmison 11 mw farm labor Ark __ Cora 6 fw Ark __ Minnie 4 fw Ark __ Johhine 2 mw Ark Hall William F 27 mw farmer $3,000, $3,000 Tenn Norris, William N, mw farm labor Tenn and 2 black servants
Census12 JUN 1880
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: Augusta, dwelling 200, family 209 Conner, Bolivia B wm age 51 married, farmer, born Tenn f Ky, m Tenn __ Eliza wf, age 45 wife, married, keeping house, born Virginia, f&m Va __ William wm 24, son single farmer, born Ark, f Tenn, m Va __ Cora wf 16 daughter single, at home, born Ark, f Tenn, m Va __ Minnie wf 14 daughter single, at home, born Ark, f Tenn, m Va __ John wm 11 son single, at home born Ark, f Tenn, m Va and 3 boarder and 1 servant
BurialMAR 1892
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: Augusta Memorial Park, Plot: E with wife and children Find A Grave Memorial# 34691030


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Bolivar B. Conner (1829-1892)
In 1851 , B.B. Conner moved from Giles County, Tennessee, in a covered wagon, to settle just east of Augusta. In 1854, he married Eliza L. Hall, whose family also came from Tennessee in 1853. By 1890, he had acquired 1,000 acres of land and cleared 600 acres. During Reconstruction, the State Militia was under the command of Brig. General Daniel P. Upham, appointed by Governor Powell Clayton. In November, 1865, Brig. General Upham arrested fifteen citizens who had been engaged in Ku Klux Klan activities. These men were confined to a brick building. Brig. General Upham threatened to burn the building and prisoners :c any attempt was made to free them. B.B. Conner was one of the prisoners. Due to B.B. Conner's pneumonia, he was released during the night to walk four miles to his home in winter weather. He survived the cold trip home and illness to live almost another 30 years .

National Register of Historic Places, Augusta Memorial Park Historic Section, application dated 4/4/2003, listed 6/6/2003


  1. Historical Southern Families, volume XXII a 29 volume series compiled by John Bennet Boddie
    Source: Historical Southern Families, volume XXII a 29 volume series compiled by John Bennet Boddie
    Authors: John Bennett Boddie and Mrs. John Bennett Boddie Emerson Cornelius Conner (1900-1978) of Augusta and Little Rock, Ark