Ithamer Gaddy

Ithamer Gaddy, farmer and stock-raiser, Nelson, Ark. A lifetime of hard, earnest endeavor in pursuing the occupation to which he now gives his attention, coupled with strict integrity, honesty of purpose and liberality, in directions, have had a result to place Mr Gaddy among the truly respected and honored citizens of the county. He was born in Marion District, S.C., July 19, 1846, and is the son of Silas and Susan (Callwell) Gaddy, the father a native of SOuth Carolina, and the mother of North Carolina, and the grandson of Ithamer and Charity (Pitman) Gaddy. Silas Gaddy was born in 1800, and was one of the sturdy sons of toil in South Carolina. He moved with his family to Arkansas in 1851, located in Drew County, and continued agricultural pursuits until his death , which occurred in 1857. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Ithamer Gaddy was reared principally in Drew County, Ark., and in June 1864, he enlisted in the Second Arkansas Calvary, and served faithfully and well until the close of hostilities. In 1866 he commenced farming for himself on his father's old plantation, consisting of 120 acres, and this he continued for some time. He now rents this land and is engaged in teaming. He has never married and his mother lives with him and keeps house for him. He was one of ten children, five now living, born to his parents. They are named as follows: John A. (farmer of Saline Township), Charity (at home), Adam (at home), Ithamer (at home), Susan (also at home).


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