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Biography of Dempsey S. Harrell

DEMPSEY S. HARRELL. The name of this gentleman is a familiar one throughout Searcy County, Arkansas, and is synonymous with the farming interests of his section. There is no one who illustrates more fully in his career the unbounded energy and activity of the agriculturist than does he, and the magnificent farm of 700 acres, of which he is the owner, is one of the finest lying pieces of ground in this section of the country. He has resided on and been the owner of this land since 1887, and has 247 acres under cultivation. He first saw the light of day in Hardin County, Tennessee, February 16, 1830, a son of E. D. and Mary (Whaley) Harrell. who were natives of the Old North State, the former being a son of David and Celia (Davis) Harrell, North Carolinians also. The Harrells are of Irish extraction, and the family tree first took root on American soil when three brothers of the name came to this country and were among the very first settlers of North Carolina. Some of the early members of the family were soldiers in the Revolutionary War, notably the great-grand-father and the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, the service of the former extending throughout the entire struggle, during which time he was wounded four times. David Harrell was in the cavalry service during the War of 1812, and in 1865 died in Tennessee. He was a farmer and became a well-known man. He was married in 1818 in North Carolina and at once moved to Tennessee where he located and lived until his death,...

Biography of Hon. George Coleman Hinkle

HON. GEORGE COLEMAN HINKLE. Of the many substantial citizens of Stone County, Arkansas, there is not one who stands higher in public esteem than G. C. Hinkle, or one who enjoys a more substantial share of recognition. He was born in what is now Stone Ethen Izard County, Arkansas, March 2, 1855. His parents being John and Polly Ann Linn Hinkle, who were born in Alabama and Tennessee, respectively, the former’s birth concurring in 1822. His parents were Walter and Annie (Downing) Hinkle, South Carolinians by birth, who were married in Tennessee, and later removed to Madison County, Ala., in which State the father died in 1827. His widow then returned to Wayne County, Tennessee, and there John Hinkle was reared. He was a cabinet maker and wood workman, and was about thirty years of age at the time of his death. His widow died in Wayne County, Tennessee, about 1850. John Hinkle was educated in the common schools of Wayne County and made his home with his grand-father, Jonathan J. Downing, until his marriage with Miss Linn in 1850, very soon after which he came to Arkansas, and located in Bickell’s Cove, and later on the farm on which he is now residing, on which little improvements had then been made, and which he purchased for $15. This place he has greatly improved and now has 240 acres of as fine land as there is in the county. Prior to the Civil War he held the office of justice of the peace, and at its commencement he was a member of the International Improvement Committee. Upon the organization...

Biography of William Henry Nelson

WILLIAM HENRY NELSON. Popular, efficient and faithful, such would be the verdict passed upon the character and official standing of our subject by any good citizen of Stone County, Arkansas, of whom the question might be asked. He holds the responsible position of county clerk, and is a public-spirited, law-abiding citizen whom to know is to regard with respect. He is a native of the county in which he now lives, his birth having occurred December 17, 1862, his parents being J. G. B. and Caroline J. (Bishop) Nelson, natives of the Palmetto State, where they were reared and married. After residing in Tennessee for some time they came to Arkansas and located in Bickles Cave, Izard County (now Stone County), where the father is still living at the age of sixty-eight years, and where the mother died in 1873. Mr. Nelson has always been a farmer, and has been prominent in the affairs of his section, holding the office of justice of the peace for a number of years. During the Civil War he was in the Confederate service four years, and during this time participated in many battles. He was captured at Chickamauga and taken to Camp Douglas where he was kept until the close of the war. He has always been a Democrat in politics, and is a worthy member of the Baptist Church. The subject of this sketch who is popularly known as “Dick” Nelson, was educated in Melbourne Academy, and commenced to do for himself at the age of twelve years. He labored at anything he could find to do of an honorable nature,...

Izard County, Arkansas Census

Izard County was formed from Fulton and Independence counties in 1825. 1830 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1830 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1840 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1850 Census Index Free 1850 Census Transcription Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Izard County, Census (images and...

Izard 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 Izard County Arkansas CouchGenWeb Antioch Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Wideman Cemetery Spring Creek Cemetery Original Roselawn Cemetery Roselawn – 1st Addition Roselawn – Mcneill Addition Hosted at Arkansas Gravestones Antioch Cemetery Athens Cemetery Baker Cemetery Barren Fork Cemetery Bates Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Big Spring Cemetery Bingham (aka Arnold) Cemetery Blue Church Cemetery Bounds Family Cemetery Brown Cemetery Burgess/Lower Twin Creek Cemetery Calico Rock Mennonite Cemetery Campbell-Guion Cemetery Caney Spring Cemetery Chinquapin Cemetery Combs Cemetery Conyers Cemetery Corinth Cemetery Dolph Baptist Cemetery Evening Shadows Memorial Cemetery Finley Creek Cemetery Flat Rock Cemetery Forrest Chapel Cemetery Godwin Cemetery Gray (aka Felts) (Near Sage) Cemetery Gulley Cemetery Hassel Cemetery Haw Mountain Cemetery Jones (at Boswell) Cemetery Knob Creek Cemetery LaCrosse Cemetery Lewis (at Mt. Pleasant) Cemetery Lone Star Cemetery Lunenburg Cemetery Lyons Creek Cemetery Mayfield Cemetery McCormick Cemetery Melbourne Cemetery Moser Cemetery Mount Olive Cemetery Nail Cemetery New Liberty Cemetery No Bottom Cemetery Old Jeffery Cemetery Old Liberty Cemetery Old Mount Olive Cemetery Old Philadelphia – Larkin Cemetery Owens Cemetery Oxford Cemetery Page Cemetery Palestine Cemetery Pineville Cemetery Pleasant Grove (at Oxford) Cemetery Pleasant Ridge (at Oxford) Cemetery Polk Mountain (African American) Cemetery Pratt Cemetery Ramsey Cemetery Reed Cemetery Reeves Cemetery Roberts Cemetery Robinson Cemetery Roselawn (at Calico Rock) Cemetery Ruddells Cemetery Sexton Cemetery Sharp Farm Cemetery Shaver Campground Cemetery Shaw Cemetery Shell Cemetery Smith Family Cemetery Spring Creek Cemetery Spring Hill Cemetery Staggs (near State Dept. of Corrections) Cemetery Sylamore Cemetery Talley...
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