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Biography of Nathaniel Estes

NATHANIEL ESTES. This gentleman is prominently connected with the farming and mining interests of Marion County, Arkansas, and he has justly earned the reputation of being one of the most enterprising and progressive men of the section. He was born in Cannon County, Tennessee, November 8, 1847, a son of John Estes, a history of whom may be found in the sketch of James Estes. Nathaniel Estes came to Arkansas at an early period with his parents and has resided here since he was one year old. His early days were spent in attending school in Yellville, but the last few years of his school life were much interrupted by the great conflict which was being waged between the North and South. In 1864, at the age of sixteen, he dropped his books to become a votary of Mars, and enlisted in Company A, Col. Snabel’s regiment, Jackman’s brigade, and was with Price on his raid through Missouri and northern Arkansas. He was wounded at Boonville, Missouri, but remained with his regiment and most of the time was on active duty. He was one of the very youngest members of his regiment and served about one year before the war closed. He then returned home, and after attending a school for a short time he started out for himself, at about the age of twenty, and for three years was engaged in farming. He then began working at the carpenter’s trade, and during the twelve or thirteen years that he followed this occupation he erected many handsome and substantial buildings throughout the county, making his home a portion of...

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