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JOHN ANGLE. This shrewd, practical and successful business man is a member of the well-known mercantile firm of Cantrell & Angle, of Bruno, Arkansas, and since 1852 has been a resident of Marion County, coming thither from middle Tennessee in 1850, and for two years was a resident of Van Buren County. He owes his nativity to Tennessee, where he first saw the light February 5, 1841, being one of a good old-fashioned family of fourteen children born to James and Elizabeth (Ward) Angle, the former of whom was a native of Hickman County, Tennessee, and a son of John Angle, a North Carolinian by birth, but one of the early pioneers of Tennessee.

The great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch came from Ireland and settled in North Carolina, and made a substantial citizen. The grandparents came to Marion County, Arkansas, about 1853, and here both passed from life in 1863. They reared four children: William, who lived and died in Sebastian County; James; John, who died in Tennessee, and Benjamin, who also died in Tennessee. James Angle and wife became residents of Marion County in 1852, purchased a farm on Clear Creek, which the father was successfully engaged in tilling until he was killed during the war, his wife’s death occurring in 1863. They were both members of the Baptist Church. Their children were named as follows: Martha A., wife of Mr. Jones, of Texas; William was wounded and died at the battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; Eli is a farmer of Johnson County, Tex., and was soldier in the Confederate Army; Mary J. (Casey) is living in Marion Count) Arkansas; John; Elizabeth (Potter) is living in Texas; James died in Little Rock during the war, a soldier of the Confederacy; Lucinda (Richardson ) of Texas; Levi is a farmer of Texas; Temple died in Texas; David also died there; Kizzie lives in Texas; Sarah (Casey) lives in Marion County, Arkansas; and Nancy (Casey) is deceased.

John Angle was a lad of ten years when he came to this county. He obtained a common-school education, and when the Civil War came up he enlisted in Company B, Fourteenth Arkansas Infantry, Confederate States Army, and was a participant in the engagement at Pea Ridge, Iuka, Corinth, the siege of Port Hudson, and was with Price on his raid through Missouri. At the termination of hostilities he returned to Marion County, and for the following eight or ten years he tilled the soil on the old homestead, being also engaged in handling stock. In 1874 he purchased a farm near Bruno of 300 acres, on which he is living, but he also owns other valuable farming land in the county. He has been successful in every-thing he has undertaken. At the present time he is giving much attention to his mercantile operations, which are proving successful. He is a Democrat, is very public spirited, and is a deacon in the Baptist Church, of which his wife is also a member. He was married in 1866 to Miss Clementine Garrett, a daughter of Temple Garrett, an early settler of the county. She was born in Tennessee and has borne her husband the following children: William, who is living on a farm three miles from Bruno; Julia A.; Samantha, wife of Frank Burns, of this county; Marian, Wilson, Thomas, Ethel, Laura, Bertha, Maud, and Wesley, who died at the age of eight years.

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