CS Con -Batson, Felix Ives - C.S. Congressman, AR

Felix Ives Batson:
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Born: September 6, 1819
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Birthplace: Dickson County Tennessee
Father: Richard Batson 1790 – 1856
Mother: Nancy Shropshire 1797 – 1885

Wife: Charnelcy Jean Batson 1821 – 1868
(Buried: Oakland Memorial Cemetery Clarksville Arkansas)

Children:
Emma Batson Cravens 1849 – 1923
(Buried: Oakland Memorial Cemetery Clarksville Arkansas)


Political Party: Unknown

Occupation before War:

One of the first Attorneys in the city of Clarksville Arkansas
1853 – 1857: Judge of fourth judicial Circuit Court of Arkansas
1857 – 1861: Associate Justice of Arkansas State Supreme Court

Civil War Career:
1861: Member of both Arkansas Secession Conventions
Supporter of Secession in Arkansas
1862 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from Arkansas
1862 – 1863: Member of House Military Affairs Committee
1862 – 1863: Member of House Territories and Public Lands Cte.
1862: Member of Congressional Joint Inauguration Committee
1863 – 1864: Absent from Congress December Until November
1864 – 1865: Member of House Judiciary Committee
Seldom interjected his opinions during debate
Supporter of granting almost any authority to central government.
Opposing arming of slaves

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1871: Attorney in Clarksville Arkansas



Died:
March 11, 1871
Place of Death: Clarksville Arkansas
Age at time of Death: 51 years old
Burial Place: Oakland Memorial Cemetery Clarksville Arkansas
 
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