The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy

William H Bivins1827

William H Bivins
Given names
William H
Birth about 1827
Birth of a brotherIsaac Newton “I N” Bivins
March 23, 1829 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherCyrus M Bivins
about 1833 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherOliver C Bivins
about 1835 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah E Bivins
about 1838 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterCaroline Bivins
about 1840 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherAlexander Hamilton Bivins
March 21, 1842 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherRichard Bivins
December 13, 1892 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherAlexander Hamilton Bivins
July 31, 1900 (Age 73 years)
BEDFORD WEEKLY MAIL BEDFORD, INDIANA FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1900 DEATH OF ALEXANDER H. BIVINS Alexander H. Bivins, who had been ill for several months of cancer of the stomach, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, at his home on North H street. Mr. Bivins was born March 21, 1842, in the old brick Bailey house just north of town, and was 58 years, four months, and 10 days old. He spent his boyhood at the place of his birth, afterward living on the McFadden farm north of this city. In 1864 he was married to Malinda Bailey. They lived on a farm three miles northeast of town till eight years ago, when Mr. Bivins built the house in the north part of the city, in which he had resided sine. His wife and two sons, Clarence and Charles, and one daughter, Ertie, survive him. Mr. Bivins served in Co. E, 136th Ind. Vols., during the Rebellion, and was a member of E. C. Newland Post G. A. R. and Bedford Lodge F. & A. M. The funeral took place Thursday at 9:30 o'clock a.m. Services will be conducted at the house by Elds. J. W. Newland and John Williams. Burial at Pleasant Run graveyard. ***** The funeral of Alexander H. Bivins Thursday was largely attended, there being many of the Grand Army present. Elders Newland and Williams conducted the services at the house, after which the body was interred at Pleasant Run. ******* An autopsy was held Wednesday afternoon to determine the cause of the death of Alexander H. Bivins. The result showed that he had cancer of the liver and lower bowels, which confirmed the diagnosis of his physicians. ***** AUG. 10 C. M. Bivins returned Friday night to his home in Lafayette, having been called here to attend the funeral of his father, Alexander H. Bivins. ** CARD OF THANKS We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to our relatives and many friends for their kindness and sympathy, during the long illness and death of our beloved father Alexander H. Bivins. We also express special thanks to Bedford Lodge NO. 14 F. and A. M. Also the E. C. Newland Post G. A. R. THE FAMILY. ********* IN MEMORIAM. Alexander H. Bivins was born near this city, at the present home of Mrs. Jesse Bailey, on March 21, 1842. Died at his home in Bedford July 31, 1900, age 58 yrs. 4 mos. And 10 days. Alexander was born to Richard and Elizabeth Bivins. Richard Bivins was a native of Maryland, born Jan. 7th, 1799. He was married in Kentucky, March 21, 1826, and the following year came to Lawrence county. He settled just north of the city, where Mr. Hugh Bailey lives. While living at this place he was engaged in farming and tanning. Our subject was about 12 years of age when Mr. Bivins moves from this vicinity. His early years were spent on his father's farm, uneventful, taking only the commons school advantages. In May, 1864, he enlisted in Co. E, 136rd Ind. Vol. He returned the same year, and on Dec. 8, 1864, Miss Melinda Bailey became his wife. To them were born five children, three of whom are living: Clarence M., Charles W. and Ertie M., Joseph and Eddie having crossed the dark river before. Mr. Bivins was converted and joined the church at Mt. Pleasant Oct. 1883, holding his membership in that place until removed by death. So it is day by day and one by one, our brethren are passing away. He was a Master Mason and a member of the G. A. R., E. C. Newland Post. Mr. Bivins was an enterprising man, taking a great deal of interest in the agricultural interests of the country. He was a good farmer and a raiser of good stock. For many years our brother has been a constant sufferer. He received disabilities while in the army, on which account, he received a small pension. The immediate cause of his death was that of cancer of the liver and bowels. His suffering was extreme but he patiently bore it. He knew for several months that the end was near, and made all necessary arrangements for his death. The writer and other brethren prayed by his bedside often, which was a source of comfort to him. He was perfectly willing to die; he said that he had no fears in going and that he felt prepared to go. Alex was the last of the Bivins family living in the State. Two brothers, Cyrus and Newton, are in Texas, and Oliver is at Hot Springs, Ark. Mrs. Mart Bailey, the eldest sister, died six years ago in Sullivan county, Ind., and as a double sorrow Mrs. Bailey's eldest daughter and youngest son followed her within a few months. To conclude, Mr. Bivins was highly esteemed by all. He was enterprising and successful and left quite a fortune for his family. As a soldier he was honorably, and has answered to the final Roll Call. By his death comrade, you and I are admonished. Mother, sons and daughter, are ye also ready? The funeral was conducted by Elders J. W. Newland and J. W. Williams, and was largely attended. The remains were buried in the Pleasant Run cemetery. "Cover them over, those heroes of ours." J. WILLIAMS ****************** AUG 17, To the Bedford Lodge No. 14, F. & A. M. We desire to thank you most sincerely for the may kindnesses shown us during the sickness of our beloved father, Alexander H. Bivins. For Mr. Hudson, the efficient nurse sent us, no one could have done better. We have only words of praise. May the greatest blessing rest upon Bedford Lodge of Masons, No. 14, is the wish of the family. MRS. C. H. BIVINS AND CHILDREN. Bedford, Ind., Aug. 7, 1900.
Burial of a brotherAlexander Hamilton Bivins
about August 1, 1900 (Age 73 years)
Death of a brotherIsaac Newton “I N” Bivins
August 17, 1902 (Age 75 years)
Burial of a brotherIsaac Newton “I N” Bivins
about August 18, 1902 (Age 75 years)
Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery

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Marriage: March 21, 1826Kentucky, USA
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Alexander Hamilton Bivins
Birth: March 21, 1842Lawrence Co, Indiana, USA
Death: July 31, 1900Lawrence Co, Indiana, USA