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Arkansas African American Records

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    • WPA Slave Narratives
      Slave narratives are stories of surviving slaves told in their own words and ways. Unique, colorful, and authentic, these slave narratives provide a look at the culture of the South during slavery which heretofore had not been told.

Arkansas Bible Records

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Arkansas Cemetery Records

  • Arkansas Cemetery Records
    Arkansas Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Arkansas county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we provide only a partial listing.
    • Cemetery census of Arkansas
      Magnolia, Columbia; Conway, Faulkner; London, Pope; West Helena, Phillips; —  Chalybeat Springs,   P e r s o n , Columbia;  BARLOW,   Evenezer,  Frazier,  MT. Vernon,  Westem, Miller,  Salem,  Sharmon,  Sawrna, Oak Grove, Pleasant Hill,  Price, L. 0, 0. F,  Hartford Memorial Park   Cemeteries, etc. FHB

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Arkansas Genealogy

  • Fathers of the ridge
    Genealogical sketches of Greene County, Arkansas
  • Ancestor charts of the Saline County History and Heritage Society members
    Rowland, Leon; Moore, Orene; Saline County History and Heritage Society (Arkansas)
  • Lineage charts and family group sheets
    submitted by members of Hempstead County Genealogical Society
  • Arkansas pioneers
    Compiled local and family histories from the Clayton Library.
  • A family history : Adcock, John, of Buckingham County, Virginia
    Some of his descendants : with collateral lines: Christian, McMurtry, Robertson, Ingersoll, etc. John Adcock, of Scottish-Irish descent, emigrated from England in late 1600s or early 1700s and settled in Buckingham County, Virginia. His son, Joseph Adcock, served in the American Revolution. He married first, Susan Cason (d. 1804). They had thirteen children, ca. 1754-1804. Joseph and his second wife, migrated to Kanawha County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1814. Descendants of his sons, John and Joel, listed, lived in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, and elsewhere.
  • A history of the Albright family
    Thomas Finley Allbright was born in 1853 near Capps, Arkansas, married Sarah Anne Gilliam at age 24 and died in 1900. Includes Allbright, Albrecht, Moore and allied families.
  • A Berry history
    Record contains an accounty of John and Jane Campbell Berry of Washington County, Virginia and some of their descendants in Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Oregon and other states.
  • A biographical sketch of the life, ancestors and descendants of Robert Exum Coffey (1858 – 1939) of Boone County, Arkansas
    Robert Exum Coffey (1858-1939), son of Jonathan Norman Coffey and Permelia Spencer Cloyd, was born in Yardelle, Arkansas. He married Ida Mae Crumpler, daughter of William Crumpler and Mary Ann Cockerham, in 1881.
  • A bit about the past for Calvin, Barbara, and Ruby
    Genealogy for Cotton, Castoe, Pendelton, Batesel, Coots families : from 1068-2008 A.D. John Cotton was born in 1626 and lived in Conington, Huntingdonshire, England. He married Anne Hucheson and they had nine children. He died in Virginia. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived mainly in England, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Utah, Idaho and California.
  • A Dysart lineage, seven generations
    Information on seven generations of the Dysart family line, beginning with Samuel Dysart of Ireland c. 1746. Continues with the Dysart family coming to the United States and settling in Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky, and later moving west. James Dysart, son of Samuel and Frances Anderson Dysart, ” … was born in 1744 in County, Donegal, Ireland. In 1775 he married Agnes Beattie in Botetourt County, Virginia. He died on May 26, 1818 in Rock Castle County, Kentucky.”–P. 22. Descendants and relatives lived in Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Utah and elsewhere.
  • The first Donahoe families in Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1848
  • The Edmistons of Washington County, Arkansas
    David Edmiston (b.ca.1760) was born in North Carolina, and married Anne Brevard in either North Carolina or Tennessee. They moved in 1818 from Tennessee to Clark County, Arkansas. Descendants and relatives lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas and elsewhere.
  • 2000 years, the families of Foster and Mansell
    Stephen Moore Foster, born February 2, 1844 at Dekalb County, Tennessee, son of William Golden Foster and Minerva Spurlock. He married Mary Pearl Patterson and Rebecca Marilza Blythe Pruitt. He died on January 1, 1902 at Roseville, Arkansas.
  • A Gallaher family history : James H. and Sarah E. Gallaher and their descendants
    James Gallaher (ca. 1730-1792) was born in Ireland. He and his wife, Sarah E. Miller, were in the Cumberland Valley in Pennsylvania in 1762. They later settled in Washington County, Tennessee in 1783. Descendants lived in Tennessee, Illinois, Arkansas.
  • A Graham family of Boone County, Arkansas
    Eli Frazier Graham (1839-1916) and wife Narcissus Lucindy Ellen Wadley (1848-1933) with some earlier generations and collateral lineages. Eli Frazier Graham (1839-1916), son of James M. Graham and Mary Robinson, was born in Bolivar, Missouri. He married Narcissus Lucindy Ellen Wadley (1848-1933) in 1866.
  • A Graham genealogy
    William Graham was born in Ulster Province, Ireland, the son of Richard and Nancy Graham. His family immigrated to Pennsylvania when he was young. He later migrated to North Carolina. He married Margaret Graham, daughter of James and Jane Graham of Rowan County, in 1767. They settled in Mecklenburg County, where they had nine sons, 1769- 1790. He was a singner of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independance in 1775. He died in 1818. His grandson, William Graham (1814-1861) was born at Charlotte, North Carolina, the son of Sam and Abigail Shinn Graham. He migrated to Georgia where he married Louisa B. Dungegan. They had ten children, 1840-1859, all born in Georgia. The family migrated to Pleasant Valley (later Naylor) Arkansas in 1861. He died there. Descendants listed lived in Arkansas, Illinois and elsewhere.
  • A genealogy of the Hammer and Spoon families
    John Hammer immigrated to the U.S. and eventually settled in Randolph County, North Carolina. His descendant, John Hammer, son of Abraham and Catherine Hammer was born in 1814 in North Carolina. He married Jane Spoon in 1832, daughter of John and Sophia. Descendants live in North Carolina, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and elsewhere.
  • A genealogy of all the descendants of Ephriam Knight through John Knight
    James Valentine Knight was a veteran of the War of 1812. He was the son of Ephriam Knight who had migrated from Maryland to Virginia. James married a Miss Kindal in Virginia and they migrated to Ross County, Ohio where their family was reared. Descendants lived in Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, Arkansas and elsewhere.
  • 200 Years of London family in America
    Amos London (1737-1805), a Quaker, served in the Revolutionary Army, and moved from New Jersey to Surry County, North Carolina in 1777. Descendants lived in New Jersey, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona
  • May and Keith families of Arkansas
  • A Genealogy of the McCullah-Wasson families, 1700-1967
    Thomas Robertson (1763-1834) immigrated from Ireland to Virginia in 1780. He married Elizabeth Lane (1771-1838) in 1789 in Amherst County, Tennessee. Their daughter, Lucy married Alexander McCullah in 1819. Descendants lived in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri and elsewhere.
  • A family history of Luther and Vera Merriman, 1883-2004
    Luther Merriman was born 10 September 1912 in Doniphan, Missouri. His parents were Jess A. Merriman (1883-1942) and Hattie Belle West (1885-1959). He married Vera Beatrice Gregory, daughter of Samuel Afton Gregory (1878-1958) and Rosa Jones Horn (1880-1959), 16 September 1934 in Pelsor, Arkansas. They had three children. Luther died in 1982 in Independence, Missouri.
  • A Brief history of the Pettit and Spruce families in Boone County, Arkansas : ca. 1818-1925
  • The Rhoads family newsletter
    by the Rhoads Cemetery and Family Association,
  • A history and genealogy of the Ruddle family, 1695-1941
    John Ruddell (ca.1695-1781) emigrated from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania about 1717, and married Mary Cook. The family moved to Augusta County, Virginia between 1743 and 1747. Descendants lived in Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas and elsewhere.
  • 13 generations of Sabin families
    Life stories of David Sabin (1807-1882), Elizabeth Dowart (1811-1891); life stories of David Dorwart Sabin (1841-1899), Mary Powell (1843-1929); life stories of David Sabin (1868-1947), Julia Elizabeth Pfiste.
  • A branch of the Stallings/Stillions family tree
    Richard Stallings was born in about 1630 in Lincolnshire, England. He married Lavaria Kingland, daughter of Anthony Kingland. They had seven children. They emigrated in 1652 and settled in Calvert County, Maryland. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Maryland, Virginia, Missouri and Arkansas.
  • A history of one–of the many–John Williams families in America
    John Williams immigrated from Wales to land near Norfolk, Virginia, served in the Revolutionary War, probably married twice, and moved after the war to North Carolina and then to Madison County, Tennessee. Descendants lived in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and elsewhere.
  • Kith and kin of Georgia Ridge, Crawford County, Arkansas
    Abel, Adams, Chastain, Ferguson, Rogers, Sinclair, et. al.

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  • Arkansas County
  • Benton County
    • Gentry Courier Journal 1896-1897
    • Gentry Courier Journal Advance 1897-1949
  • Independence County
  • Mississippi County
    • Leachville
      • World’s cresset 1903-1918
        The World’s Cresset began in 1891 in Aurora Springs, Missouri, as the journalistic brainchild of Leroy Sylvester Garrett. In publicity introducing the new four-page, six-column weekly, Garrett called it “The Aurora Springs Cresset,” but he seemed to decide later to expand the scope of the paper beyond Aurora Springs.
  • Sebastian County
    The following newspapers are hosted by the Fort Smith Library through History Archives interface which doesn’t allow direct linking (aka, it’s poorly designed). In order to access these you’ll need to use the following link: Fort Smith Library Community Archives
    • Arkansas Developer 1894-1894
    • Belle Grove School Journal 1872-1872
    • Daily News Record 1894-1895
    • Daily Southwest American 1911-1911
    • Evening Call 1891-1891
    • Fort Smith Bulletin 1862-1862
    • Fort Smith Daily Herald 1877-1879
    • Fort Smith Daily Time and Herald 1861-1861
    • Fort Smith Elevator 1878-1909
    • Fort Smith Enterprise 1895-1895
    • Fort Smith Herald 1848-1881
    • Fort Smith Herald and New Elevator 1912-1915
    • Fort Smith New Era 1863-1870
    • Fort Smith News Record 1896-1907
    • Fort Smith Southwest American 1908-1911
    • Fort Smith Standard 1867-1867
    • Fort Smith Times Record 1924-1929
    • Fort Smith Tri Weekly Bulletin 1862-1862
    • Fort Smith Tri Weekly Herald 1865-1866
    • Fort Smith Weekly Herald 1867-1879
    • Fort Smith Weekly New Era 1865-1874
    • News Record 1894-1894
    • Ouachita Conference Journal 1863-1863
    • South West Independent 1854-1854
    • Southwest American 1908-1932
    • Southwest Times Record 1923-1932
    • Sun 1898-1898
    • Thirty Fifth Parallel 1860-1861
    • Times Record 2012-2018
    • Tri Weekly Fort Smith Herald 1870-1872
    • War Times 1863-1863
    • Weekly New Era 1880-1884
    • Western Independent 1872-1877
    • Wheelers Daily Independent 1879-1879
    • Wheelers Independent 1878-1883
    • Wheelers Western Independent 1878-1878

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Biography of Judge John Q. Adams

JUDGE JOHN Q. ADAMS. This gentleman is the worthy son of a worthy father Lynn Adams, an old pioneer of this section whose sketch appears in this work. Judge Adams was born on December 22, 1858, on the old Adams homestead in this county, and here arrived at man’s estate, having acquired a good education in the district schools and the school of Marshall, as well as that of Rally Hill, Boone County. In 1879 he started out to fight life’s battles for himself and at first was engaged in teaching the “young idea,” and connection with tilling the soil,…

Biography of James Martin

JAMES MARTIN. Industry, uprightness and intelligence are characteristics which will advance the interests of any man, and will tend to the prosperity to which all aspire. Such are some of the traits of the gentleman whose name heads this article, one of the prominent farmers and stock-raisers of the county. James Martin was born in 1835, in Tennessee, of which State his parents, William and Leatha (Hart) Martin, were natives. Both were born in the year 1812, the former in Warren and the latter in Bedford County. The parents were married in their native State, and about 1843 moved with…

Biographical Sketch of Z. M. Horton

Z. M. HORTON was born in territory now embraced in Stone County, Arkansas, September 27, 1858. Moved with his parents to North Carolina in 1861, and returned to Arkansas in 1869, and has ever since resided in Baxter County, Arkansas Was educated at Mountain Home Male and Female Academy, of Mountain Home, Arkansas Quit school at the age of eighteen, and began to teach in the public schools of the country, and read law at night and on Saturdays. Continued this course most of his time until he was twenty-one years of age, when he was licensed to practice law…

Biography of David Magness

DAVID MAGNESS. It matters little what vocation a man selects as his life occupation so long as it is an honorable one. If he is an honest, upright man, courteous in his intercourse with his fellowmen, and possessed of the average amount of energy and perseverance, he is bound to make a success of what-ever he undertakes. One of the most noted and successful firms in Newton County is that of Cantrell, Magness & Co., general merchants, cotton buyers, etc., of Western Grove. David Magness is a native of this State, born in Marion County in 1845. He is a…

Biography of George W. Jobe, M. D.

GEORGE W. JOBE, M. D. Man when well boasts that he has no need of the doctor, and is pleased to indulge in gibes and sneers concerning the skill of the members of the profession, and those who rail loudest are the first to send for the physician at the sound of danger. At least this is true in many cases, and the long-suffering physician, anxious to benefit mankind, responds to all calls no matter what the weather may be, and often endangers his own health in caring for that of others. Dr. George W. Jobe is an active medical…

Biography of John W. Hess

JOHN W. HESS. Stone County, Arkansas, can well be proud of the amount of brains and energy possessed by her representative citizens, for, taken as a whole, there are none brighter, more intelligent, or with more ability or push in any direction, and among the number is John W. Hess. He was born near Batesville, in Independence County, April 2, 1840, a son of James and Elizabeth (Wells) Hess, natives of Arkansas and Franklin County, Tennessee, respectively. James Hess was born within two and a half miles of Batesville in 1814, and died in Stone County, Arkansas, in 1874. His…

Biography of Allan Arthur Gilbert, M.D.

Dr. Allan Arthur Gilbert, an internist of St. Louis, who in his practice has gained high professional standing, was born in Burrton, Kansas, May 26, 1890, a son of the Rev. H. M. Gilbert, who was born in South Carolina, but was descended from one of the old families of Connecticut of English lineage. The progenitor of the family in the new world was Mathew Gilbert, who came across the Atlantic on the historic Mayflower and was the first deputy governor of Connecticut under King George. Among the ancestors of Dr. Gilbert was also Colonel Ethan Allen, who commanded the…

Biography of William R. Brooksher, M. D.

WILLIAM R. BROOKSHER, M. D. As a successful physician Dr. Brooksher has done much for the cause of suffering humanity, and has won honor and the evidences of deserved success for himself. While engaged in the cares of his profession, he has not forgotten to fulfill the demands of good citizenship, and no enterprise of a worthy public nature has appealed in vain to him for support. He was born in Bartow County, Ga., in 1864, a son of William R. Brooksher, Sr., a sketch of whom precedes this. Dr. Brooksher was reared on the old home farm in this…

Biography of W. L. Stowers

W. L. STOWERS. A popular resort for the traveling public and people of this city is the West Plains Hotel, which was first opened in 1883, and is conducted by W. L. Stowers, one of the prominent business men in the city. Mr. Stowers, who is a most genial and obliging host, was born in Marion County, Missouri, August 2, 1843, son of Samuel and America (Whaley) Stowers. Samuel Stowers was born in Virginia in 18O5 to the union of Colman and Nancy (Conway) Stowers, natives of the Old Dominion. The grandfather came to Ralls County, Missouri, as early as…

Biography of Frank Pace

FRANK PACE is one of the youngest, but none the less one of the ablest, attorneys of northwest Arkansas. He has improved every opportunity for gaining knowledge and has availed himself of every chance for the betterment of his condition and reputation, and more than this cannot be said of the most successful man who has ever lived. He owes his nativity to Boone County, Arkansas, born here, he first saw the light July 25, 1871, being a son of the well-known attorney, Capt. W. F. Pace. Frank Pace, after receiving his initiatory training in the public schools of his…

Biography of William F. Webster

William F. Websterand M. T. WebsterStone County, Missouri
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The social, political and business history of this section is filled with the deeds and doings of self-made men, and no man in Stone County, Missouri, is more deserving the appellation than Mr. W. F. Webster, for he marked out his own career in youth and has steadily followed it up to the present, his prosperity being attributable to his earnest and persistent endeavor, and to the fact that he has already consistently tried to follow the teachings of the “Golden Rule.” He is a native Missourian, born…

Biography of William R. Greeson, M. D.

WILLIAM R. GREESON, M. D. This gentleman is one of the successful physicians of Van Buren County, Arkansas, and as he has ever been very conscientious in the discharge of his professional duties, is well up with the times in medical lore, and as he has the ability to apply his knowledge at the proper time and in the proper place, it is not to be wondered at that he has always had a large patronage. He was born in Tennessee, January 5, 1850, and received his literary education in the schools of Clinton. In 1872 he took up the…

Biography of Moses P. Coventon

MOSES P. COVENTON. Among the most esteemed and respected citizens of Baxter County, Arkansas, there is not one who has a larger circle of friends, or is a more pleasant or agreeable member of society, or a more thoroughgoing, wide-awake agriculturist than the gentleman whose name is mentioned above, He is a native of De Kalb County, Ga., born in 1833, a son of James and Elizabeth (Hill) Coventon, who were born in South Carolina and Georgia. respectively. In 1876 the father died in Cherokee County, Ga., when about seventy years of age, and his wife was called from life…

Biography of Hon. John W. Cypert

HON. JOHN W. CYPERT. Ability, when backed by enterprising measures and progressive ideas, will accomplish more than any other professional requirement, an illustration of which may be seen in the career of Hon. John W. Cypert, who is the efficient county and probate judge of Baxter County, Arkansas He was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, April 22, 1826. A son of John and Nancy (Anderson) Cypert, the latter of whom was born in Virginia and the former in Tennessee. They were married in their father’s native State and partly reared their family there, but in 1850 took up their residence…

Biography of Henry C. Ambrose

HENRY C. AMBROSE. A large class of the farmers of Stone County, Missouri, lead such modest and quiet lives as to be seldom heard of outside of their own townships. They are doing fine work in their own community, but do not care to mingle in the more public matters of political life, as they wish to devote all their time and energies to the cultivation of their farms and the development of the resources of their lands. Such men deserve more mention than they ordinarily receive, and we are pleased to present here one of them, in the person…

Biography of Joseph M. Henley

JOSEPH M. HENLEY is one of the most prominent, enterprising and progressive tillers of the soil in Buckhorn Township, and his residence on Gobler Flat. He was born in Franklin County, Ga., in 1847, but his father, John S. Henley, was born in Washington County, Tennessee He was a minister of the Methodist Church and preached the gospel in his native State, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina until his death in 1865, at about the age of seventy years. He supported the principles of the Democrat party throughout life, and at two different times represented Rabun…

Biography of Jeremiah B. Simpson, M. D.

JEREMIAH B. SIMPSON, M. D. There is no man more highly esteemed in a community than the medical practitioner, and there is not among all the physicians of Baxter County, Arkansas, one who is held higher in public favor than Dr. Jeremiah B. Simpson. This gentleman was born in Wayne County, Illinois, in 1851 , to John W. and Sallie (Murphy) Simpson, the former of whom was also born there. The paternal grandfather, William Simpson, was a Tennessean, and a pioneer of Wayne County, Illinois, where he lived and died. John W. Simpson was a worthy tiller of the soil,…

Biography of William G. Pumphrey

WILLIAM G. PUMPHREY. This prominent citizen and retired farmer and stockraiser of Sugar Loaf Township, Boone County, Arkansas, was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, in 1824. His grandfather, Larkin Pumphrey, was probably born in North Carolina, but at an early date moved to Kentucky, and from there to Tennessee, dying in Rutherford County, of the latter State, where he had followed farming. It is thought that he was a Revolutionary soldier. His marriage resulted in the birth of six sons and three daughters, of whom our subject’s father, Lewis Pumphrey, was one. The latter was born in North Carolina, but…

Biography of I. C. Wilson

I. C. WILSON. This gentleman is one of the oldest pioneers of Marion County, and his name is so inseparably mixed with its progress and welfare that to leave it out of this work would be like the play of Hamlet with Hamlet left out. He was born in North Carolina February 2, 1814. Of that State his parents, James and Celia (Askew) Wilson, were also natives. In 1845 they turned their faces westward, eventually landed in Arkansas, and here they breathed their last, the father’s death occurring in Yellville at about the age of sixty-seven years, and the mother’s…

Biography of John W. Franks

JOHN W. FRANKS, deceased. In every community some men are known for their upright lives, strong common sense and moral worth rather than for their wealth or political standing. Their neighbors respect them, the young generations heed their example, and when they go to the grave posterity listens with reverence to the story of their quiet and useful lives. Such a man was John W. Franks, who was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, July 13, 1837, and died on his farm near Timbo, in Stone County, Arkansas, November 20, 1886. His father, Jack Franks, died in Tennessee. John W. Franks…

Biography of John Maloy

JOHN MALOY, deceased. Although the gentleman whose name heads this sketch has “passed to that bourne whence no traveler returns,” his walk through life was characterized by so much honor and such an earnest desire to benefit his fellows and the section in which he resided, that his memory will remain green in the hearts of the many citizens of Stone County, Arkansas He was born in Bengal, County Tyrone, Ireland, and when but a lad crossed the stormy ocean to America and landed at Quebec, thence to New York, from which place he went to Memphis, Tennessee, and in…

Biographical Sketch of L. R. Smilie

MR. L. R. SMILIE, one of the proprietors, is a native of Pennsylvania. In early childhood he moved with his parents to Livingston County, Illinois, and in 1866 they again turned their faces westward, locating in Crawford County, Kan. Mr. Smilie was a successful farmer, and remained at this place until 1884, when he went to Boone County, Arkansas, where he first engaged in the saw milling business and later in flour milling. He has two sons: Robert Percy and Charles Oscar Smilie.

Biography of George F. Elam, M. D.

George F. Elam, M. D.
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The physician is a man who inspires confidence because he is worthy of it. His humanity is expressed and his interest in his patients is intensified by reason of the concern he has for them, as well as for the experience he may gain that may be for the benefit of future sufferers. A student who loves knowledge and a physician devoted to his profession, he is a careful investigator, and gives all the time he can find in his busy life to books and periodicals devoted to medicine and surgery.…

Biography of Capt. Oliver E. Hindes

CAPT. OLIVER E. HINDES. There are few men in business circles who show as much fitness for their avocation in that they are wide awake, reliable, experienced and energetic as does Capt. Oliver E. Hindes, and there are none who have a more thorough knowledge of the wonderful mineral wealth and fine agricultural lands surrounding Lead Hill, Arkansas, than has he. The Captain has explored the entire mineral region of north Arkansas and south Missouri, and is perhaps more familiar with that field than any other man. He is one of the prominent farmers and land speculators of Lead Hill,…

Biography of S. J. Holt

S. J. HOLT. S. J. Holt, manager of the West Plains Electric Light Company, of which Holt & Fallett are the proprietors, is one of the most successful and prominent business men in the city. The above mentioned business was established in 1889. This company is running the city lights and is doing a milling business, in all about $20,000 per year. Mr. Holt is a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., and his father being a prominent saw mill man, our subject grew up in that business. He became interested in a saw mill at that place, but left there…

Biography of Capt. James T. Hopper

CAPT. JAMES T. HOPPER. This gentleman is one of the very oldest residents of Boone County, Arkansas, and resided in this vicinity long before such a town as Harrison was thought of. He is a product of Warren County, Tennessee, his birth occurring on his parents’ farm, January 3, 1832. The fifth in a family of nine children born to Moses and Rebecca (Hicks) Hopper, the former of whom was born in Kentucky in 1802, his father, Gillum Hopper being of English birth. Upon coming to this country he settled first in Virginia, then in North Carolina, then in Kentucky,…

Biography of John Stone

JOHN STONE. Among the prominent farmers and stockraisers of Sugar Loaf Township, Boone County, Arkansas, stands the name of John Stone, whose fine farm and surroundings show what perseverance and industry will accomplish. Mr. Stone was born in Lauderdale County, Ala., in the year 1829, to the marriage of Noble and Mary (Simmons) Stone, natives of the Palmetto State. When both father and mother were children they went with their par-ents to Alabama, grew to mature years in that State, married, and when our subject was about six months old they removed to Marion County, Tennessee There the mother died…

Biography of W. F. Ryan

W. F. RYAN, another of the proprietors of the The Harrison Roller Mill Company, has been a resident of the county since 1885, having come thither from Kansas, but was born in Clark County, Illinois, February 12, 1858. His father, Jacob M. Ryan, was born in Ohio, but at an early day became a resident of Clark County, Illinois, later moved to Kansas, and in 1882 came to Boone County, Arkansas, where he died in June, 1893, having been an extensive lumber dealer of Harrison. He was a soldier in Company G, Fifty-fourth Regiment of Volunteers, during the war, belonged…

Biography of William W. Kimberling

WILLIAM W. KIMBERLING. It is owing to the enterprise and push of such men as Mr. Kimberling that Stone County, Missouri, owes much of its prosperity, for he has been one of its thrifty, industrious and intelligent agriculturists for many years, and is at the present time the proprietor of a fine and well-improved farm of 110 acres on the south side of White River. He was born in Franklin County, Arkansas, April 16, 1840, a son of Nathaniel and Nancy (Birchfield) Kimberling, native Tennesseans. The father became a resident of Stone County a few years after the disposal of…

Biography of A. T. Yoachum

A. T. YOACHUM. Many minds labor under the misapprehension that real patriotism is peculiar to men of high genius or the favorites of fortune. The true patriot is one who, from love of country, does, or tries to do, in the proper sphere, all that appears necessary to promote her honor, prosperity and peace. The substantial elements of this precious virtue which underlies the welfare of every nation, and especially of one professing to be free, like our own, are furnished by men in every walk of life, who step out of the realm of mere self-love, and seek to…

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