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Robert M. Greathouse

Robert M. Greathouse lived in the SW ¼ NE ¼ Section 36, T6N R15W at the mouth of Cadron Creek on the Conway-Faulkner County line.

In late April, 1834, cholera prevailed among a removal party of Cherokees camped at the mouth of Cadron. They had gone up about three weeks earlier aboard the Thomas Yeatman, but low water would not allow them to go farther than Cadron, about 33 miles above Little Rock. From thirty to forty had died. Dr. Roberts, of Conway County, one of the attending physicians, contracted the disease and died, and Dr. Fulton of Little Rock was reported as near death.

Source: Arkansas Advocate, April 25, 1834.

In November, 1834, G. W. Featherstonhaugh reached Greathouse’s, having followed the road from Jackson near the Missouri border to Cadron. “The road from Memphis to the Indian Reservations, on the branches of the Arkansas, comes in here,” Featherstonhaugh wrote.

G. W. Featherstonhaugh, Excursion Through the Slave States , Reprint ed. (New York: Negro Universities Press, 1968), 93

Updated 4.19.2010