Isham Prewitt Latimer


Isham Prewitt Latimer born January 8, 1806 in Mercer County, Kentucky (son
of John Latimer and Peggy Prewitt daughter of Rev. Isham Prewitt) came to
Hempstead County, Arkansas Territory circa 1824. There he married (about)
1826 his first wife Mary Caroline Henry born May 18, 1806 in Kentucky
daughter of Rev. John Henry and Ann (Alexander). Rev. John Henry was a
prominent Methodist preacher. Mary Caroline (Henry) ... (came) with her
father and a colony of Methodists from Bellevue, Missouri to Mound Prairie
in Hempstead County in 1817. Mound Prairie was located (about) a mile ...
south of the present Ozan, Arkansas.

In 1838 Isham and Mary C. (Latimer) purchased ... land about two miles
Northeast of Center Point where they lived out their lives. They had eight
children: John A., Merica J., James M.C., Isham, Lafayette F., Lucetta E.,
William Ross, and Washington P. Mary Caroline (Latimer) died September 15,
1846 and is buried in the Center Point cemetery.

In (1849) Isham (Latimer) married second a widow, Mary A.J. Meers who had
four children of her own, Nancy C., William F., Mary A.E. and Sarah E.
Isham and Mary had four children: Charles C., Lydia P., Samuel M. and
Isabella V.

Isham Latimer was a farmer, saddler, gunsmith and according to family
tradition a silversmith. He needed all of these trades to provide for a
large number of children and step children in his household during his mid
years. He belonged to the Oddfellows Lodge in Center Point and was active
in community and church (Methodist) affairs. He was one of the six Trustees
who located and purchased land for the Ebenezer Camp Ground and served as a
Trustee until his death. He died February 3, 1876 and is buried in the
Center Point cemetery.

Submitted by T.C. Glasgow

Howard County Heritage, Howard County (Arkansas) Heritage Club, 1988, page
328, excerpt: revised & edited.

Update 03.19.01              David Kelley 2000                 BIO-0117.HTM