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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 James Baker

Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person Interviewed: James Baker Location: With daughter who own home at 941 Wade St., Hot Springs, Arkansas Age: 81 The outskirts of eastern Hot Springs resemble a vast checkerboard—patterned in Black and White. Within two blocks of a house made of log-faced siding—painted a spotless white and provided with blue shutters will be a shack which appears to have been made from the discard of a dozen generations of houses. Some of the yards are thick with rusting cans, old tires and miscelaneous rubbish. Some of them are so gutted by gully wash that any attempt at beautification would be worse than useless. Some are swept—farm fashion—free from surface dust and twigs. Some attempt—others achieve grass and flowers. Vegetable gardens are far less frequent then they should be, considering space left bare. The interviewer frankly lost her way several times. One improper direction took her fully half a mile beyond her destination. From a hilltop she could look down on less elevated hills and into narrow valleys. The impression was that of a cheaply painted back-drop designed for a “stock” presentation of “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.” Moving along streets, alleys and paths backward “toward town” the interviewer reached another hill. Almost a quarter of a mile away she spied an old colored man sunning himself on the front porch of a well kept cottage. Somthing about his white hair and erectly-slumped bearing screamed “Ex-slave” even at that distance. A negro youth was passing. “I beg your pardon, can you tell me where to find Wade Street and James Baker?” “Ya—ya—ya—s ma’am. Dat—dat—dat’s de...

Saline County, Arkansas Census

Saline County, Arkansas was formed from Pulaski County in 1835. 1840 Saline County, Arkansas Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Saline County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1840 Census Index Free 1840 Census Transcription Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Saline County, Arkansas Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 Saline County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1850 Census Index Free 1850 Census Transcription 1st  100 Dwellings     1-  99 2nd 100 Dwellings 100-199 3rd 100  Dwellings 200-299 4th 100  Dwellings 300-399 5th 100  Dwellings 400-499 6th 100  Dwellings 500-599 Last 22  Dwellings 600-621 Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Saline County, Arkansas Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Saline County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1860 Census Transcription Beaver Township Calvert Township Davis Township DeKalb Township Dyer Township Franklin Township Hurricane Township Jefferson Township Marble Township Merry Green Township Owen Township Saline Township Union Township Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Saline County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Saline County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Saline County, Arkansas Census Free 1880...

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