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Biography of J.B. Eagel

J. B. Eagel, son-in-law of J. H. Walters, has been a resident of Boone County, Arkansas, for the past ten years, but was born in another part of the county August 25, 1853, the second of twelve children born to Dock and Serena (Swain) Eagel, the former of whom was born in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1824. In 1839 he came to Arkansas, and until his death in 1873, resided in Lonoke County. He was an uncle of ex-Gov. Eagel of the State. He was a Mexican soldier, a soldier in the Civil War, was a Democrat in politics and throughout life followed farming. He was married in Lonoke County, and his wife was a daughter of Jerry Swain, who came from Tennessee to Arkansas about 1840, and she still resides on the old homestead in the county where she was married. Her children were: William, who, with his father and Robert Engel, a brother of Gov. Eagel, was killed by a party of Negroes whom they were trying to arrest for stealing, was but twenty-one years old at the time of his death; J. B.; Jennie, who died when young; Joseph, who is living on a farm in Lonoke County; Frances, wife of L. H. Halloway of Lonoke County; James, who lives with his mother; Charity, widow of Goodman Swain; Robert; Thomas; George, who was killed by accidental discharge of a gun; Pettus, and two children that died in infancy. The father, Dock Eagel, and James Eagel, father of Gov. Eagel, were quite noted Nimrods in the early history of the State and sold large quantities of game...

Slave Narrative of Enoch Beel

Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Enoch Beel Age: 79 Location: Green Grove, Hazen, Arkansas “Yes maam I was born a slave, born in slavery times. I wer born in Hardman County, Tennessee. My own daddy was a Union soldier and my mama was a cook fer the mistress. We belonged to Miss Viney and Dr. Jim Mass. My daddy drawed a pension fer bein a soldier till he die. He went off to wait on some men he know. Then he met some men wanted him to join the army. They said then he get paid and get a bounty. No maam he never got a red cent. He come back broke as he went off. He say he turned loose soon as he could and mustered out and lef them right now. He had no time to ax em no questions. That what he said! We stayed on that place till I was big nuf to do a days work. We had no other place to go. There was plenty land and no stock. Houses to stay in got scarce. If a family had a place to stay at when that war ended he counted hisself lucky I tell you. Heap of black an white jes ramlin round through the woods an over the roads huntin a little to eat or a little sumpin to do. If you stay in the field workin about puttin back the fences an round yo own house you wouldn’t be hurt. “The Ku Kluxes war not huntin work theirselves. They was keepin order at the gatherins and down the public roads....

Lonoke County, Arkansas Census

Lonoke County, Arkansas was formed from Prairie and Pulaski counties in 1873. 1880 Lonoke County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Lonoke County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Lonoke 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 Lonoke County, Arkansas Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Free 1900 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1900 Lonoke County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Lonoke County, Arkansas Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1910 Lonoke County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Lonoke County, Arkansas Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Free 1920 Census Images and Index (partial) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free TrialĀ Free 1920 Census Images 1920 Lonoke County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Lonoke County, Arkansas Census Free 1930 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1930 Lonoke County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1930 U.S. Census Guide Back to: Arkansas Census Records Back to: Census Records...

Lonoke 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 Lonoke County Arkansas Tombstone Transcription Project Union Valley Cemetery Hosted at Raborn Home Page Old Carlisle Cemetery        ...

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