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Biography of M. L. Aderhalt

M. L. ADERHALT. This gentleman is one of the most extensive farmers and stock-men of Boone County, Arkansas, and although he resides in Harrison he operates a farm about two miles south of that place. He has made his home in this county since 1867, but was born in the Old North State April 17, 1843, being the third of seven children born to M. E. and Mary E. (Rudisill) Aderhalt, the former of whom is still engaged in farming in his native county of Gaston, N. C. His father, Jacob Aderhalt, came from Germany and settled in North Carolina prior to the Revolution, became prominent in that section and there passed from life many years ago. M. E. Aderhalt became captain of a North Carolina company during the Mexican War, during which time he was wounded once, and in 1861 he also enlisted in the service, first as a Union man, but was forced to join the Southern army for the sake of his family and effects. He served under Gen. Lee and took part in the engagements at Richmond and Petersburg. He is a highly honored citizen of the section in which he lives, has held the office of county treasurer, and in other ways has been prominent in the affairs of his county. His wife died in 1861, a daughter of Jonas Rudisill, also a native of Germany and an early settler in North Carolina. The children of M.E. and Mary E. Aderhalt were named as follows: Mary L., who died in 1861; M. E., who is a fruit grower of Florida; Monroe L., the subject...

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