Title

Benjamin H. Greathouse preacher's license, 1871

Creator

Date Original

1871

Description

This collection contains a preacher's license for Benjamin H. Greathouse dated November 13, 1871 and renewed in 1872 and 1873.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Harvey Greathouse (1849-1940) was born near present day Conway, Arkansas on April 26,1849. After serving in the Civil War as a member of the Confederate cavalry, he married Martha Stout on March 18, 1869. In 1871, he was licenses as a Methodist minister and preached in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. In 1874, he was appointed a deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Arkansas Conference, and in 1876 he was appointed by the same Conference as an elder. He retired from the ministry in the early 1900's and served for two terms in the Arkansas State Senate and one term in the State House of Representatives from Washington County, Arkansas. He died in Lincoln, Arkansas on May 2, 1940.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Oklahoma; Texas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.029.034

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Benjamin H. Greathouse preacher's license, SMC.029.034

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Benjamin H. Greathouse Preacher's license, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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