January 29, 1842
Nimrod P. Menifee, who helped settle Conway County and donated the land for the seat of government in Lewisburg (Conway County) in 1831, was killed by a man named Phillips in a knife-pistol duel. Menifee, who came to Arkansas Territory from Kentucky in 1820, was trained as a doctor but also became involved in land development and politics. He was dedicated to “code duello” even after it had been outlawed. He was involved in many political disputes and a few of the significant duels fought in Arkansas Territory. He is buried in Old Lewisburg Cemetery, and Philips, who inflicted the fatal wound, died subsequently from the pistol shot inflicted by Menifee.