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Biography of Robert Dow England

ROBERT DOW ENGLAND. In no line of commerce or in no professional calling are the requirements more exacting than in the vocation followed by the druggist, and among the efficient men engaged in that business in Quitman, Arkansas, is Robert Dow England, who conducts an attractively and neatly fitted store which is stocked with a superior line of fresh drugs, medicines, chemicals, toilet articles, etc., which will compare favorably with any similar establishment in the county. He owes his nativity to Faulkner County, Arkansas, where he first saw the light January 18, 1860, a son of John and Lovesta (Hamilton) England, both of whom were born in East Tennessee. The mother is now a resident of Quitman, Arkansas, but the father died in 1871, at the age of fifty-five years. He was a farmer by occupation and his eldest son was in the Confederate service. Robert Dow England was among the youngest of a family of thirteen children, and his literary ‘education was acquired in Quitman College. After assisting his mother on the farm for some time he became a dry goods salesman, at Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, and later was associated with the drug business at Greenbrier. In 1886 he became proprietor of a drug establishment in Quitman. In 1884 he was married to Miss Eugenia Hall, by whom he has four children, three of whom are now living-one son and two daughters. A son is deceased. In addition to his other enterprises, Mr. England continued his farming operations in Faulkner County until 1886, on a portion of the farm left him by his father, but since that...

Biography of Judge Joseph Scott Wilson

JUDGE JOSEPH SCOTT WILSON. The judges of the various courts of Arkansas have always been noted for their character and ability, and one of the most popular of the worthy men elevated to the bench in the history of Cleburne County jurisprudence is Judge Joseph Scott Wilson, judge of the County and Probate Court. He has been a resident of Cleburne County twelve years, but was born in Haywood County, West Tennessee (now Crockett County), in 1853, the son of David and Louisa (Elliott) Wilson, natives of the Palmetto State and East Tennessee, respectively. They were married in Rutherford County, Tennessee, and moved from there to West Tennessee, and in 1859 to what is now Faulkner County, Arkansas, and took up their residence about twelve miles south of Quitman, where the father died in 1888 at the age of eighty-one years. and the mother in 1873, when sixty years of age. They were successful tillers of the soil, were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the father, was a member of the F. & A. M. While a resident of Tennessee he was a justice of the peace for some time, and during the Civil War he was for some time in the service. Two of his sons were also in the service: Fletcher who joined the first company that was raised in the county and served throughout the war, and Simon, who was in the service for two years and then retired, being disabled from a wound. To Mr. and Mrs. Wilson thirteen children were born, of whom the subject of this sketch was the twelfth. He...

Biography of Dr. Calvin J. Floyd

DR. CALVIN J. FLOYD. He whose name heads this sketch has built up a large practice by steady devotion to duty and the constant exercise of energy and judgment, and, though he belongs to the younger class of physicians, he has already made an excellent reputation for himself in this most honorable, if laborious, line of human endeavor. The Doctor was born in Independence County, Arkansas, December 15, 1859, a son of E. N. and Martha (Russell) Floyd, the former of whom was born in Jackson County, Ala., and is now living on a farm on Crooked Creek in Boone County, whither he came at about the close of the war, having become a resident of Independence County in 1858. He espoused the Confederate cause during the Civil War and was appointed captain of Company G, in an Arkansas Infantry regiment, with which he did gallant service during that great struggle. He has now reached the age of sixty-three years, is hale and vigorous, and in politics has always been a Democrat, as are also his sons. He and wife are the parents of five children: Isaac S., who is a farmer and a man of a family; Paulina T. is the deceased wife of Blake Smith, her death occurring in Boone County in 1871; Elizabeth is the wife of D. A. Eoff, sheriff of this county; Dr. Calvin J.; and Ella P., who is the wife of Frank Eoff, a farmer of this county. Mrs. Floyd was married prior to her marriage with Mr. Floyd, and by her first husband became the mother of two children: Mark and...

Biography of Edward A. Hood

Edward A. Hood, cashier of the Greenleaf State Bank, had had an active career in Kansas for a number of years, at first in the lumber business and leter as a banker. Mr. Hood did not begin life as the son of a wealthy family, but had gained his opportanities by hard work and constant vigilance. He was born at Salem, Arkansas, October 5, 1878. His ancestors in the paternal line were Scotch people. His grandfather, Graham W. Hood, was born in Scotland, came to this country when a young man and settled in Missouri among the pioneers, and for a number of years was engaged in outfltting freighting trains across the plains. He died at Sedalia, Missouri, more than forty years ago. G. W. Hood, father of Edward A, was born at Sedalis, Missouri, in 1842, and was reared and married in that state. In 1863, at the age of twenty one, he enlisted in the Seventh Missouri Cavalry, a Union regiment, and was with it until the close of the war, fighting whackers and also in the campaign against Price through Missouri and Kansas. After the war he entered railroading and also took up the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church. From Missouri he went to Salem, Arkansas, thence to Little Rock, and in 1890 moved to Stockton, Kansas. He had been retired from the ministry since 1908 and had lived at Tescont, Kansas, since 1906. He is a republican and a member of the Masonic fraternity. Rev. Mr. Hood married Agnes Mack, who was born in Tennessce in 1949. She was the mother of seven children....

Slave Narrative of Lizzie Barnett

Interviewer: Mrs. Rosa B. Ingram Person Interviewed: Lizzie Barnett Location: Conway, Arkansas Age: 100? “Yes; I was born a slave. My old mammy was a slave before me. She was owned by my old Miss, Fanny Pennington, of Nashville, Tennessee. I was born on a plantation near there. She is dead now. I shore did love Miss Fanny. “Did you have any brothers and sisters, Aunt Liz.?” “Why, law yes, honey, my mammy and Miss Fanny raised dey chillun together. Three each, and we was jes’ like brothers and sisters, all played in de same yard. No, we did not eat together. Dey sot us niggers out in de yard to eat, but many a night I’se slept with Miss Fanny. “Mr. Pennington up and took de old-time consumption. Dey calls it T.B. now. My mammy nursed him and took it from him and died before Mr. Abe Lincoln ever sot her free. “I have seen hard times, Miss, I shore have. “In dem days when a man owned a plantation and had children and they liked any of the little slave niggers, they were issued out to ’em just like a horse or cow. “‘Member, honey, when de old-time war happened between the North and South, The Slavery War. It was so long ago I just can ‘member it. Dey had us niggers scared to death of the Bluejackets. One day a man come to Miss Fanny’s house and took a liking to me. He put me up on a block an’ he say, ‘How old is dis nigger?’ An’ she say ‘five’ when she know well an’ good I was...

Faulkner County, Arkansas Census

  Faulkner County, Arkansas was formed from Conway and Pulaski counties in 1873. 1880 Faulkner County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Faulkner County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Faulkner County, Arkansas Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Faulkner County, Arkansas Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Free 1900 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1900 Faulkner County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Faulkner County, Arkansas Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1910 Faulkner County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Faulkner County, Arkansas Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Free 1920 Census Images and Index (partial) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1920 Faulkner County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Faulkner County, Arkansas Census Free 1930 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1930 Faulkner County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1930 Census Transcription Eagle Township Hosted at Census Guide 1930 U.S. Census Guide...

Faulkner County, Arkansas Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hosted at Faulkner County Arkansas Tombstone Transcription Project Estep Cemetery Foard (Ford) Cemetery Hartje Cemetery Henderson Cemetery Ingram Cemetery King Cemetery Mayflower Cemetery (Partial) Mc New Cemetery Woolly Cemetery Hosted at Faulkner County Arkansas Cemeteries Antioch Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Brown Cemetery Copperas Springs Cemetery East Shady Grove Cemetery Estep Cemetery Faith Cemetery Foard Cemetery Hardy Cemetery Harmony Cemetery Hartje Cemetery Henderson Cemetery Ingram Cemetery King #1 Cemetery Mayflower Cemetery McNew Cemetery Mode Cemetery Moore Cemetery Mortar Creek Cemetery Mount Pleasant Cemetery Mountain Grove Cemetery Needs Creek Cemetery New Liberty Cemetery Old Texas Cemetery Pearson Cemetery Springhill Cemetery Thorn Cemetery Wilson Cemetery Woolly Cemetery  ...

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