Rev. Peter Carnahan
Listed in the Peter Carnahan household in the 1880 census is a male, Samuel Harter, a boarder, who is listed as a farmer.
"Rev. Peter Carnahan, who resides one mile east of Bentonville, Ark., is a native of Washington County, Ark., born in 1838 at Cane Hill. He is a son of Samuel and Mary (Pyeatt) Carnahan and Grandson of Rev. John Carnahan... He was reared on his father's farm, and was attending the Cane Hill College when the war broke out, and he immediately espoused the cause of the Confederacy, serving as third lieutenant of Capt. Buchanan's company. In 1862 he enlisted in Company B, Thirty-fourth Arkansas Regiment of Infantry, and was elected second lieutenant of the same, and after the battle of Prairie Grove was promoted to adjutant, holding the latter position until the close of the war. He participated in the battles of Oak Hill, Prairie Grove and Jenkins' Ferry. After the war he returned home and farmed on the old homestead until 1870. He was ordained a minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1866, and was given charge of a church at Pleasant Hill and one at Cincinnati, Ark. In 1870 he was called to Bentonville to take charge of the church at that point, and was pastor of the same for fourteen years. During this time he also had charge of the Mt. Vernon congregation, on Pea Ridge, which charge he still retains. In 1884 the Bentonville congregation was divided, and Rev. Carnahan took charge of the new congregation, known as Wood's congregation, the church being about two miles east of Bentonville. In June, 1862, Mr. Carnahan was married to Martha J., daughter of Rev. John Buchanan, one of the pioneer Cumberland Presbyterian ministers of Washington County, Ark., and by her became the father of six children; Stella (wife of D. C. Lewis), Otho, Edgar, John Hurley, Harry Pyeatt and Earl. He has a good farm of ninety-four acres, and is a Democrat and an Ancient member of the Masonic fraternity. He is noted for his many Christian virtues, and the fact that he has been eighteen years the pastor of the same two congregations speaks volumes in his praise." -- History of Benton County, page 818. Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.
CARNAHAN, PETER 1Lt Adjutant - Age 24, born in AR. Enl 26 Jun 1862 at Cane Hill, AR. Appointed Sgt and Adjutant 20 Jul 1863. Appointed 1Lt 1 Dec 1863. Present 31 Aug 1864.
Martha Jane Buchanan
BIRTH-DEATH:Humphreys, Allan S.;Descendants of the BUCHANAN families of
Washington County, Arkansas;Publications of the Washington Co. Hist.
Soc.;Fayetteville, Ark.;1957;Call# US/CAN 976.714 B5p vol. 5.
NOTE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (TM); ;
June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998; ; , Family History Library, 35 N West
Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA.
Quaker, Married out of Unity and disowned 31 Aug 1771
She died in child birth.
Martha Elizabeth Ladd
Died after 1950, Outlived other children.
Per Bill Ladd