Location: Izard County AR

Biography of J. H. Berry

This gentleman is one of the oldest residents of Marion County, Arkansas, and through his enterprise, energy and push he has done much to make that section the prosperous region that it is. He was born in Washington County, Virginia, April 26, 1824, being the third of eight children born to Samuel and Sarah (Hickey) Berry, the former of whom was born in Washington County, Virginia, in 1796, his parents being William and Elizabeth (Duff) Berry. William Berry was a Virginian also, but his father, John Berry, was a native of the State of New York, and in his day was in many engagements with the Indians. Elizabeth Duff was born on the ocean when her parents were on their way to this country. In 1843 Samuel Berry emigrated to Missouri, the journey thither bring made in a wagon which he himself had made, and a location was made in what is now Webster County, the father taking up a tract of Government land. In tilling the soil and raising stock he acquired a good property and became a highly-respected and honored citizen. He was a stanch Democrat, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1844 was called to that bourne whence no traveler returns. The maternal grand-parents of the subject of this sketch were William and Rachael Hickey who spent their lives in Virginia, in which...

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Biography of John R. B. Lancaster

JOHN R. B. LANCASTER. This prominent pioneer of Stone County, Arkansas, owes his nativity to Smith County, Tennessee, his birth occurring ten miles from Carthage, February 20, 1831. His parents, John and Clarissa (Decker) Lancaster, were born in Tennessee, and came to Arkansas in March, 1844, locating in what is now Round Bottom, Stone County, where the father’s death occurred March 21, 1855, at the age of sixty-one years. and the mother’s in 1863, when she was a few years younger than her husband. The latter was a soldier of the War of 1812 under Jackson, and was probably a non-commissioned officer. While in Tennessee he held the office of justice of the peace, but it was under protest, and he was never an aspirant for office. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Church for many years, and in politics he was a Whig. He was quite a skillful general mechanic, built a mill on Smith Fork, in Tennessee, and also carried on farming successfully. On coming to Arkansas he located on a fine farm on White River, at which time fifteen acres were under cultivation and the rest covered by cane break. With the assistance of his sons he cleared this land, a portion of which the immediate subject of this sketch owns. Eight children were born to himself and wife, of whom the subject...

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Biography of Dr. George W. Thompson

DR. GEORGE W. THOMPSON. Dr. George W. Thompson is a successful follower of Aesculapius at Cave Creek, Arkansas, and through ability and well merited success has built up a practice that is eminently satisfactory. He is a product of Caldwell County, Kentucky, born in 1836, and the son of William R. Thompson who was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee, in 1807. The father was liberally educated in his native State and was there married to Miss Elizabeth Wells, also of Tennessee, and a lady of more than ordinary intelligence. She was born in Knox County in 1809. About 1834 the parents removed to Caldwell County, Kentucky, and in 1854 came by wagon to Monroe County, Arkansas, but after remaining there a short time removed to Lawrence County, where Mr. Thompson died in 1855. Four years later the mother received her final summons and both are interred in that county. She was a worthy member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Thompson followed the occupation of a blacksmith and wagonmaker and was an industrious, hardworking citizen. Our subject’s grandfather, Ephraim Thompson, was probably born in the highlands of Scotland, and when but a boy came to America, locating in east Tennessee. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and an officer. His death occurred in Mobile, Ala., and his wife passed away in Knox County, Tennessee James Wells, the...

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Biography of William L. Aylor

WILLIAM L. AYLOR. Among those who have fought the battle of life bravely and are now enjoying the comforts and pleasures that wealth brings, is William L. Aylor of Grover Township, Baxter County, Arkansas, who can point back over a well-spent life. He was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, in 1833. The son of George W. Aylor, who it is supposed was born in Georgia. He was a farmer by occupation and made his home in Rutherford County until his death, which occurred about 1842. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, and also helped to remove the Indians from Georgia and Tennessee to the reservation west of the Mississippi River. Willia L.. Aylor remained in Tennessee until sixteen or seventeen years of age, then came to Izard County, Arkansas, with an elder brother, Charles Aylor, and there made his home until the opening of the Civil War, when he became a member of the Ninth Arkansas Infantry, but after the battle of Chickamauga his command became a part of the Eighth Arkansas Infantry, and with this he continued to serve the Southern cause until the close of the war, surrendering at Greensboro, N. C. He took part in the battles of Chickamauga, Perryville, Kentucky, Murfreesboro, all the engagements of the retreat from Dalton to Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, Shiloh and at Smithfield, N. C. When the war...

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Biography of Hon. John W. Cypert

HON. JOHN W. CYPERT. Ability, when backed by enterprising measures and progressive ideas, will accomplish more than any other professional requirement, an illustration of which may be seen in the career of Hon. John W. Cypert, who is the efficient county and probate judge of Baxter County, Arkansas He was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, April 22, 1826. A son of John and Nancy (Anderson) Cypert, the latter of whom was born in Virginia and the former in Tennessee. They were married in their father’s native State and partly reared their family there, but in 1850 took up their residence in Searcy County, Arkansas, where the mother breathed her last in 1862, at the age of seventy-two years. The father died three years later in his seventy-fifth year, having held the office of justice of the peace while in Wayne County, Tennessee He was quite an active politician, and was a deacon in the Baptist Church for many years. Hon. John W. Cypert was one of the youngest of twelve children born to his parents, and in the schools of Wayne County, Tennessee, he received his education. March 13, 1845, he was married to Sarah Lloyd, a daughter of F. W. Lloyd, and by her became the father of eleven children, seven of whom are living: Thomas F., a farmer and stone cutter of Baxter County, Arkansas; Minerva, wife...

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Biography of John Maloy

JOHN MALOY, deceased. Although the gentleman whose name heads this sketch has “passed to that bourne whence no traveler returns,” his walk through life was characterized by so much honor and such an earnest desire to benefit his fellows and the section in which he resided, that his memory will remain green in the hearts of the many citizens of Stone County, Arkansas He was born in Bengal, County Tyrone, Ireland, and when but a lad crossed the stormy ocean to America and landed at Quebec, thence to New York, from which place he went to Memphis, Tennessee, and in 1844 to Sylamore, on the White River in Arkansas, where he built, if not the first, one of the very first stores ever erected in that place. He afterward cleared a farm on White River, near his store, and embarked in the raising of stock, and at that time the only thing that prevented the stock business from being a paying one, was that bears and wolves made too many raids on his flocks. Later he moved near Mountain View, and at a still later period to the headwaters of the Sylamore, where his career was closed by death in 1891, at the age of eighty-five years. His wife, Ann Finley, survives him with seven children, but bore him eight children: James, the eldest son, was killed in a...

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Biography of Hon. H. C. Tipton

HON. H. C. TIPTON. It has been said by the great Bacon that “the greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel.” Thus the profession of law is the most momentous and important of human callings, and he who assumes the practice of it takes upon himself the weightiest responsibilities that the confidence and trust of his fellowman can put upon his shoulders. One of the leading attorneys of northwest Arkansas is Hon. H. C. Tipton, who was born in Tennessee in 1840, a son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Anderson) Tipton, the former of whom was a native of Carter County,Tennessee, and a son of John Tipton also of that county. The family tree took root on American soil during Colonial days, the first member of the family coming thither with Lord Baltimore and settling in Maryland. From there they drifted to different States, and became prominently connected with the early history of Tennessee, some of the members of the family enlisting in the Mexican War from that State. After some years’ residence in the State of his birth, Isaac Tipton removed to Mississippi, and died in De Soto County, in 1853, his wife, who was a daughter of Thomas Anderson, of Tennessee, also dying there. Mr. Tipton was a farmer and a man of prominence. The subject of this sketch was the youngest of...

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Biography of Joshua W. C. Hinkle, M. D.

JOSHUA W. C. HINKLE, M. D. The profession of medicine, while a very inviting field for the student and humanitarian, is one that demands much self-denial and the exercise of repression and the sacrifice of the ordinary methods of advancing one’s interests. Among the physicians of repute in Stone County, Arkansas, the subject of this sketch holds a prominent place for his attainment in his profession, his courteous treatment of his brethren, the success he has attained in the practice and his broad and considerate and devoted care of those who require his professional services, all combine to make him distinguished. He was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, July 18, 1848, a son of John D. and Irena (Beckham) Hinkle, who were born in the State of North Carolina. They were married in Wayne County, Tennessee, and about 1850 located near Melbourne, in Izard County, Arkansas, where the father died September 1, 1852,his birth having occurred in 1816. The mother still lives in Izard County, is in her sixty-eighth year, and is now the wife of Stephen Taylor. John D. Hinkle was a farmer and a very successful one. While in Tennessee he held the office of justice of the peace and politically was a Democrat. Four children were born to his union, of whom the subject of this sketch was the second in order of birth. Dr. Hinkle...

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Biography of Robert Franklin Livingston

ROBERT FRANKLIN LIVINGSTON, better known as “Casey Livingston,” was born in Izard County, Arkansas, in 1853, the son of Robert and Polly (Finley) Livingston, who were also natives of Izard County. The father died in Baxter County, six miles below the mouth of North Fork, in 1870, at the age of forty-three years, and his widow three months later, at the age of thirty-three years. The paternal grandfather also spent his last days in Izard County. Robert Livingston was a successful tiller of the soil, and he and his wife were worthy and active members of the Baptist Church, and took a deep interest in church work. He owned three good farms on White River, was a member of the A. F. & A. M., and politically was a stanch Democrat. Of a family of nine children born to himself and wife, four are now living: Robert Franklin; Sarah Jane (Garton), who resides on the old home farm; Millie E., wife of Charles P. Tolbert, a farmer of Johnson County, Tex.; and Fannie, wife of Woods Blivins,who resides in Mt.Home. The rest of the children died when quite young. The scholastic education of Robert Franklin Livingston was received in the academy conducted by Prof A. J. Truman, but owing to the death of his father, which occurred when he was seventeen years of age, he began tilling the old...

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Biography of Thomas W. Storey

THOMAS W. STOREY. The responsible position of sheriff and collector of Stone County, Arkansas, is filled by Thomas W. Storey, who is one of the most energetic, enterprising and intelligent of men. He is a native of Jackson County, Ga., born September 22, 1841, a son of William H. and Elizabeth (Garner) Storey, who were also born in Georgia, he in Franklin County and she in Gwinnett County. In 1869 they went from Georgia to Arkansas and after one year’s residence in Izard County the father died, in his fifty-seventh year, the mother’s death occurring in 1885. Mr. Storey was a tanner by trade and carried on this business in several counties in Georgia, and also in Izard County, Arkansas, up to the time of his death. He was captain of a company during the Seminole War in Florida, and in 1863 was elected lieutenant of a cavalry company, and was in the service of the Confederacy until the close of the great conflict between the North and South. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a local minister of the same for about twenty-five years, and did a great deal of good for the cause of Christianity. Politically he was a Democrat. Thomas W. Storey was one of a family of five sons and four daughters, and was the eldest of the family. He secured...

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Biography of Dempsey S. Harrell

DEMPSEY S. HARRELL. The name of this gentleman is a familiar one throughout Searcy County, Arkansas, and is synonymous with the farming interests of his section. There is no one who illustrates more fully in his career the unbounded energy and activity of the agriculturist than does he, and the magnificent farm of 700 acres, of which he is the owner, is one of the finest lying pieces of ground in this section of the country. He has resided on and been the owner of this land since 1887, and has 247 acres under cultivation. He first saw the light of day in Hardin County, Tennessee, February 16, 1830, a son of E. D. and Mary (Whaley) Harrell. who were natives of the Old North State, the former being a son of David and Celia (Davis) Harrell, North Carolinians also. The Harrells are of Irish extraction, and the family tree first took root on American soil when three brothers of the name came to this country and were among the very first settlers of North Carolina. Some of the early members of the family were soldiers in the Revolutionary War, notably the great-grand-father and the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, the service of the former extending throughout the entire struggle, during which time he was wounded four times. David Harrell was in the cavalry service during the...

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Biography of Hon. George Coleman Hinkle

HON. GEORGE COLEMAN HINKLE. Of the many substantial citizens of Stone County, Arkansas, there is not one who stands higher in public esteem than G. C. Hinkle, or one who enjoys a more substantial share of recognition. He was born in what is now Stone Ethen Izard County, Arkansas, March 2, 1855. His parents being John and Polly Ann Linn Hinkle, who were born in Alabama and Tennessee, respectively, the former’s birth concurring in 1822. His parents were Walter and Annie (Downing) Hinkle, South Carolinians by birth, who were married in Tennessee, and later removed to Madison County, Ala., in which State the father died in 1827. His widow then returned to Wayne County, Tennessee, and there John Hinkle was reared. He was a cabinet maker and wood workman, and was about thirty years of age at the time of his death. His widow died in Wayne County, Tennessee, about 1850. John Hinkle was educated in the common schools of Wayne County and made his home with his grand-father, Jonathan J. Downing, until his marriage with Miss Linn in 1850, very soon after which he came to Arkansas, and located in Bickell’s Cove, and later on the farm on which he is now residing, on which little improvements had then been made, and which he purchased for $15. This place he has greatly improved and now has 240 acres...

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Biography of William Henry Nelson

WILLIAM HENRY NELSON. Popular, efficient and faithful, such would be the verdict passed upon the character and official standing of our subject by any good citizen of Stone County, Arkansas, of whom the question might be asked. He holds the responsible position of county clerk, and is a public-spirited, law-abiding citizen whom to know is to regard with respect. He is a native of the county in which he now lives, his birth having occurred December 17, 1862, his parents being J. G. B. and Caroline J. (Bishop) Nelson, natives of the Palmetto State, where they were reared and married. After residing in Tennessee for some time they came to Arkansas and located in Bickles Cave, Izard County (now Stone County), where the father is still living at the age of sixty-eight years, and where the mother died in 1873. Mr. Nelson has always been a farmer, and has been prominent in the affairs of his section, holding the office of justice of the peace for a number of years. During the Civil War he was in the Confederate service four years, and during this time participated in many battles. He was captured at Chickamauga and taken to Camp Douglas where he was kept until the close of the war. He has always been a Democrat in politics, and is a worthy member of the Baptist Church. The subject...

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Izard County, Arkansas Census

Izard County was formed from Fulton and Independence counties in 1825. 1830 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1830 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1840 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1850 Census Index Free 1850 Census Transcription Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Izard County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Izard County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890...

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Izard 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 Izard County Arkansas CouchGenWeb Antioch Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Wideman Cemetery Spring Creek Cemetery Original Roselawn Cemetery Roselawn – 1st Addition Roselawn – Mcneill Addition Hosted at Arkansas Gravestones Antioch Cemetery Athens Cemetery Baker Cemetery Barren Fork Cemetery Bates Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Big Spring Cemetery Bingham (aka Arnold) Cemetery Blue Church Cemetery Bounds Family Cemetery Brown Cemetery Burgess/Lower Twin Creek Cemetery Calico Rock Mennonite Cemetery Campbell-Guion Cemetery Caney Spring Cemetery Chinquapin Cemetery Combs Cemetery Conyers Cemetery Corinth Cemetery Dolph Baptist Cemetery Evening Shadows Memorial Cemetery Finley Creek Cemetery Flat Rock Cemetery Forrest Chapel Cemetery Godwin Cemetery Gray (aka Felts) (Near Sage) Cemetery Gulley Cemetery Hassel Cemetery Haw Mountain Cemetery Jones (at Boswell) Cemetery Knob Creek Cemetery LaCrosse Cemetery Lewis (at Mt. Pleasant) Cemetery Lone Star Cemetery Lunenburg Cemetery Lyons Creek Cemetery Mayfield Cemetery McCormick Cemetery Melbourne Cemetery Moser Cemetery Mount Olive Cemetery Nail Cemetery New Liberty Cemetery No Bottom Cemetery Old Jeffery Cemetery Old Liberty Cemetery Old Mount Olive Cemetery Old Philadelphia – Larkin Cemetery Owens Cemetery Oxford Cemetery Page Cemetery Palestine Cemetery Pineville Cemetery Pleasant Grove (at Oxford) Cemetery Pleasant Ridge (at Oxford) Cemetery Polk Mountain (African American) Cemetery Pratt Cemetery Ramsey Cemetery Reed Cemetery Reeves Cemetery Roberts Cemetery...

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