Location: Baxter County AR

Biography of Prof. Thomas A. Kay

PROF. THOMAS A. KAY. This gentleman is one of the oldest and most successful educators of Douglas County, and is well known over a large territory. He is a Georgian by birth, his natal county being De Kalb, where he first saw the light December 12, 1853. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now The son of William T. and Lucretia (Cardar) Kay, the former of whom was a native of South Carolina and a son of Alexander Kay, who was a Virginian by birth and a farmer by occupation. William T. Kay was married in South Carolina and in 1850 took up his residence in Georgia, and from there enlisted in the Confederate Army, in which he served eighteen months. In November, 1870, he came to Missouri and is still living on the farm on which he first settled in the southern part of Douglas County. He has always been a Democrat, is a substantial citizen, is a successful farmer and a worthy member of the...

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Biography of William J. Dearmore

WILLIAM J. DEARMORE. He whose name heads this sketch is a prominent and well-known citizen of Independence Township, Baxter County, Arkansas, his home being about four miles northwest of Mountain Home. He was born in Dyer County, Tennessee, in April, 1845, a son of William J. and Betty (Ellen) Dearmore, who were Virginians but were married and spent their wedded life in Tennessee. The father died there in 1852 at about the age of forty-eight years, and the mother at the home of her son, William J., when in her seventy-second year. William J. Dearmore, the father, was a wood workman, in politics was a Whig, and socially and in a business way was a man of unblemished reputation. The subject of this sketch was the youngest of four children born to his parents, and he and his sister Martha Edna, wife of Newton Edna, are the only ones residing in Arkansas, the latter being a resident of Mammoth Springs. In the common schools of his native State William J. received his education, and upon reaching the age of fifteen he commenced the battle of life for himself. He was married in Tennessee to Miss Isabel Henry, of Dyer County, by whom he became the father of five sons and two daughters: Lee, a farmer of Baxter County, Arkansas; Arch., who is a tiller of the soil in the...

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Biography of Nathaniel G. Tracy

It is a pleasure to chronicle the history of a man whose life has been one of honor and usefulness, and although he is considerably past the zenith of his career, Mr. Tracy has accumulated sufficient means to enable him to enjoy most thoroughly the comforts and conveniences of life and the society of his numerous friends. Although he has attained the age of sixty-six years he still keeps up the active and industrious life that brought him in such substantial rewards, and many men much younger than he display less activity, mentally and physically than does Mr. Tracy. He was born in Spartanburg District, S. C., in 1828, the son of Nathaniel H. and Polly (Henry) Tracy, who were also born there and were there reared and married, but they afterward moved to Georgia and from there to Arkansas in 1851, and located on the farm which is now owned by the subject of this sketch. It was at that time quite a heavily timbered tract of land, and a road had to be hewed out of the forest to the house. The father, a thrifty farmer, greatly improved his land by clearing and building, and in time became well to do. He held the rank of major in the State Militia, was for many years justice of the peace and was an exceptionally useful and substantial citizen....

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Biography of James P. Herron

JAMES P. HERRON. A noble class of men have built up the agricultural interests of Mountain Home Township, Baxter County, Arkansas, and have made it a garden spot in the great commonwealth of the State. Among those who have been active and efficient in the work is he whose name stands at the head of this sketch. He has been identified with the farming interests of the county almost from his birth, and in every walk of life has conducted himself in an honorable, upright manner. He was born in what is now Baxter (then Fulton) County, November 20, 1855, a son of Fielden Herron, who was born in White County, Tennessee, in 1807. He came to Arkansas in 1827, at which time Indians were very numerous here, and made his first crop where Bakerfield, Missouri, is now located. The following year he located on the farm which is now owned by the subject of this sketch on North Fork, on the line of Union and Mill Townships, at which time a small clearing of about ten acres had been made on the place. By hard work he cleared a large portion of this place and there, surrounded by plenty, he passed his declining years, dying May 20, 1870. He was a Democrat, a member of the Primitive Baptist Church until 1854, and then joined the Missionary Baptist Church....

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Biography of Jacob H. Wolf

JACOB H. WOLF. There is not a more popular citizen and official in Baxter County, Arkansas, than Jacob H . Wolf, who has several times served in the capacity of sheriff of the county, and whose conduct of the affairs of that office has been such as to commend him to the good opinion of the general public, irrespective of party affiliation. He was born in what is now Baxter but was then Izard) County, Arkansas, March 31, 1845, a son of William M. and Phcebe E. (Kellow) Wolf, the former of whom was born in Kentucky, but was only a child when his father, Jacob Wolf, brought him to Arkansas. They located near the mouth of North Fork on White River, and there made their home for over fifty years, Jacob Wolf being a farmer, merchant, trader and blacksmith, in which duties he was assisted by his sons, and these energetic men did much to develop the resources of northern Arkansas and make the present advanced state of civilization possible. Jacob Wolf received the appointment of Indian agent from the United States Government, with the rank of major, and held this position many years. He also held other official positions of trust and honor. He was a Democrat, a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and was a man well known and highly honored in his day. William...

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Biography of Col. Randolph D.Casey

COL. RANDOLPH D. CASEY. To this gentleman belongs the distinction of having built the first house in Mountain Home. He entered the land where the town is now situated, and has President Buchanan’s signature to his land patent. Col. Casey was born in Smith County, Tennessee, on March 10, 1810, and is the son of Hiram Casey, who died in Hardeman County, Tennessee, in 1828, at the age of thirty-nine years. He was a Missionary Baptist minister and a man of worthy principles. The mother, Catharine De Priest, was born in Georgia. She came to Arkansas with the subject of this sketch in 1855, and died in 1863, at the age of seventy-six years. There were twelve children born to their marriage, of whom Randolph D. was the next to the eldest of the family. The family in 1824 moved to west Tennessee, but he received his education in Tennessee after his marriage, principally by his own exertions. Upon reaching manhood, he was honored by an election to the offices of treasurer and clerk of Hardeman County, serving from 1844 till 1848, and was also a land office official two years. He then came to Arkansas in 1855, and located at what was then known as Rapp’s Barrens, but in the neighborhood of Mountain Home, and sold goods there, meeting with success. Before the county was organized he built...

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Biography of Capt. Lewis A. McPherson

CAPT. LEWIS A. McPHERSON. He whose name heads this sketch is a prominent and well-known citizen of Mountain Home Township, and resides in comfort near the town of Mountain Home. He was born in De Kalb County, Ala., October 2, 1840, his parents being William Wilson and Hannah (Palmer) McPherson, who were born in Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively, and in 1844 came to Arkansas from the State of Mississippi, having for some time been a resident of Marion County. At the time of their location in Arkansas, there was but one cabin on the spot where the flourishing town of Yellville now stands, and they located about two and a half miles south of this point. After residing in this State until 1849 the family returned to Mississippi, and located in Pontotoc County, where the father made his home the balance of his life, although his death occurred in Arkansas in 1888, at the age of eighty years, while on a short visit to his son. His entire life was devoted to tilling the soil, and although he acquired a goodly property much of it was swept away during the Civil War. He was for some time a soldier in the Confederate service, and was lieutenant of his company in the Forty-first Mississippi Infantry, and the year that he was in the service he was on duty along the...

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Biography of Jefferson D. Cox

Jefferson D. Cox is actively connected with a profession that has important bearing upon the progress and stable prosperity of every community, and one in which advancement depends upon individual merit and ability. Ability becomes in a measure prominence, and that Mr. Cox occupies a leading position in the ranks of the legal profession is an indication of his learning and skill in his chosen field. He is also a successful stock man and he owns a large ranch where fancy Duroc hogs and Durham cattle are raised. Jefferson D. Cox was born in Walhalla, South Carolina, on the 1st of October, 1861, a son of Harmon and Adaline (Landreth)Cox, both natives of that state. For many years the father engaged in farming and the conduct of a cooperage business in his native state but in 1868 he removed with his family to Mountain Home, Arkansas. Here he resumed his trade and also farmed, achieving a substantial success and becoming one of the representative and progressive citizens of the community. He died in 1874. His widow survived him until 1909. In the acquirement of an education Jefferson D. Cox attended the public schools of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and was graduated from the high school at Valley Springs. Subsequently he took a business course in the Gaskill Business College at Jersey City, New Jersey, and upon the completion of his studies...

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Biography of J. F. Dale

Since 1908 J. F. Dale has engaged in farming in Nowata County and he has won an enviable reputation among the representative agriculturists and stockmen in the state. A native of Arkansas, he was born in Baxter County, on the 23d of July, 1871, a son of James and Lucy Ann (Coker) Dale, the former a native of Tennessee and the latter of Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. Dale located in Indian Territory in 1881 and on the 10th of March of that year moved onto their farm on the Verdigris River near Coodys Bluff. There they, resided for many years, subsequently removing a short distance from the original home farm. Mr. Dale died in 1883, his demise coming as a severe shock to his family and many friends in the community. Mrs. Dale is living at San Benito, Texas. She owns a valuable farm, one mile east of her son’s farm. Upon attaining school age J. F. Dale attended the log cabin schools near Coodys Bluff and at an early age put his textbooks aside. He engaged in farming, which line of work he has since followed, and on the 3d of August, 1908, removed to his present home of two hundred and forty acres, five and one-half miles southeast of Nowata. He has one hundred and eighty acres under cultivation, raising all kinds of cereals, and he is...

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Baxter County, Arkansas Census

Baxter County, Arkansas was formed from Fulton, Izard, Marion and Searcy counties in 1873. 1880 Baxter County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Baxter County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Baxter 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 Baxter County, Arkansas Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Free 1900 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1900 Baxter County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Baxter County, Arkansas Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1910 Baxter County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Baxter County, Arkansas Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Free 1920 Census Images and Index (partial) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1920 Baxter County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Baxter County, Arkansas Census Free 1930 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial...

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Baxter County Arkansas Cemeteries

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. Following Cemeteries are hosted at Baxter County Arkansas USGenWeb Archives Arkana Cemetery Bean Cemetery Bentley Ridge Cemetery Photos Beuhler Springs Cemetery Burnt School House Cemetery Curtis Cemetery Douglas Cemetery East Oakland Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Freeman Cemetery Galatia Cemetery Gassville Cemetery Hand Cemetery of Hall’s Chapel Hart Cemetery Heiskill Cemetery Horn Cemetery Hurst Cemetery Lone Rock Cemetery Martin Cemetery Maynard Cemetery Moody Cemetery Mountain Home Cemetery Norfork Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Pilgrims...

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