Andrew Armstrong Stell

Goodspeed 1890


A.A. Stell is numbered among the prominent and wealthy planters of Pike
County, Missouri Township, and was born in Morgan County, Ga., December 18,
1820, a son of Joseph and Isabella Stell, both natives of Georgia, the
former born in 1779. They were married in South Carolina, and reared a
family of ten children, viz., Isaac H. (deceased), Samuel B., Frances N.,
Judah, Joseph, Martha, Andrew A., Hiram, T., Mary A. and Georgia A. The
father was a planter and school teacher by occupation. He served as a
private in the Florida War, also in the Cherokee War ... He moved from
South Carolina to Cherokee County, Ala., and here he remained one year; he
then emigrated to Clark County, Ark., within six miles of Arkadelphia,
where he remained three years and then moved to Pike County, where he
resumed his occupation of farming and teaching. He took a great interest
in the religious and educational as well as the political affairs of his
county. He served as justice of the peace of Clark County for four years,
and of Pike County for two years. He died in 1863, followed by his widow in
1865. They were both members of the Baptist Church for about forty years.
The immediate subject of this sketch was reared and educated in South
Carolina coming with his parents to Arkansas. (December 30, 1847), he
married Miss Emily Wingfield, a native of Arkansas, who bore him six
children: (two not indicated), Lucinda (who married G.C. Griffin), Indiana
J. (married S.T. East), John H. (married Martha Dickson), and Mary E. (who
married Dr. Rutherford), and died September 1, 1859, a worthy member of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. July 25, 1861, Mr. Stell was again
united in marriage, this time to Miss Martha E. Kelley, a native of
Arkansas, and daughter of Robert and Sarah Kelley. This union was blessed
in the birth of eleven children, viz., Margaret J. (deceased), Nancy A.
(who married J.A. Craighead and resides at Hot Springs), Samuel B., Robert
E., Joe T., David A., Charles E., James D. (deceased), Jake (deceased),
R.H.L. and Sarah A. Mr. Stell owns a well-stocked farm of 431 acres of good
land, with seventy-five acres under cultivation. He is a member of the
Masonic fraternity, Pisgah Lodge No. 250, and has served as worshipful
master. He is deeply interested in promoting the welfare of the community
in which he resides, and has served as justice of the peace for ten years.
He served in the late (Civil) war entering Company G, Cravin's regiment
under Gen. Churchill, in 1864, and served until the close of the war. May
28, 1865 he returned home and resumed farming. In 1882 he began a
mercantile business on a capital of $583, which he afterward sold for $200.
He and wife are both church members, she worshiping at the Christian, and
he at the Baptist Church.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas (Chicago,
Nashville and St. Louis): The Goodsped Publishing Co., 1890, Pike County,
page 338-339.

Andrew Armstrong Stell and Emily (Wingfield) Langdon married "at the hse.
of Chas. Wingfield" ... 30 Dec 1847 by Elijah Kelley, E.E.C. Clark County,
Arkansas Marriage Book C, page 75.

Update 04.05.00               David Kelley 1997                BIO-0088.HTM