Sylvanus G. Conway

                 Goodspeed 1890

Sylvanus G. Conway, planter, Hollywood, Ark. Mr. Conway was born in Morgan County, Ala., on July 6, 1835, and is the son of James H. Conway, a native of South Carolina, born in 1800, and a farmer by occupation. The elder Conway was justice of the peace of Alabama for a number of years, and in 1820 was married to Miss. Angeline Jackson, a native of South Carolina, born in 1805. To this union were born twelve children--seven sons and five daughters--of whom but five are now living: Wilson W., Joseph D., Sarah L. (widow of C. Aldridge), Emily S. (widow of Mr. Richardson), and Sylvanus G. The father emigrated to Alabama about 1820, and died in 1888. He and wife were members of the Baptist Church, and he was a member of the Masonic fraternity. Sylvanus G. Conway was reared in Alabama and was married in Clark County, Ark., in 1861, to Miss Sarah J. Thomas, who bore him eight children--six sons and two daughters, four of whom are now living: William T., Joseph G., Lawrence C., and Virginia A. Mrs. Conway died in 1887. She was a worthy and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Conway took for his second wife Miss. Anna Thomas, a native of South Carolina, born in 1836, and was united in marriage to her in Clark County, Ark., in 1888. In 1862, Mr. Conway enlisted in the infantry, Company H, under Capt. Greene and served until the close of the war. He is a wide-awake, industrious farmer, is the owner of 240 acres of land and has 100 acres under cultivation. He is a member of the A.F.& A.M., and in his political views is strictly Democratic. He emigrated from Alabama to Arkansas in 1856 and settled in this county, and now has one of the best farms to be found. He is in favor of all public improvements and has always been a liberal donator to all laudable enterprises. He and Mrs. Conway are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
___________________________________________________________________________ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Clark County, page 133-134. Contributed in memory of Evelyn Dickerson Jackson, Magora Owens Wingfield, Miss Jamie McConnell, and Miss Lucille Westbrook. ___________________________________________________________________________ Update 03.19.06 Morris Myers 2006 BIO-0151.HTM