Location: Searcy County AR

Biography of L. T. Cornett

L. T. CORNETT. The name of this gentleman is a familiar one through-out Taney County, Missouri, and is synonymous with the merchandising and farming interests of his section. Since 1876 he has resided in Taney County, and during that period has kept his escutcheon untarnished. Like other representative men of the county, he came originally from Searcy County, Arkansas, his birth occurring on the 27th of November, 1854, comes of good old Virginia stock. 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 His parents, Henry and Malinda (Yowell) Cornett, were natives of Virginia and Tennessee, respectively, the former born in the year 1813. The father moved from his native State to Tennessee, and in 1849 settled in Searcy County, Arkansas, where he resided for a number of years. Thence he moved to Independence County, Arkansas, and cultivated the soil there with unusual success until his death in 1861. He was a prominent and useful citizen and a stanch Democrat in his political views. His brother John was a...

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Biography of William S. Mays

WILLIAM S. MAYS. This gentleman is a worthy representative of that honest, industrious and law-abiding class that has helped make America the most favored nation on the face of the globe. He has tilled the soil from his earliest youth, and in addition has devoted considerable attention to merchandising, in both of which occupations he has been quite successful. He is a native of the county in which he is now living, his birth having occurred in 1852, he being the only child born to his parents, John and Emily (Tutt) Mays, who were born in Alabama and Searcy County, Arkansas, respectively, the birth of the former occurring about 1826. He came with his parents to Searcy County where he was married and located on a small farm on Buffalo River, where he was left a widower when the subject of this sketch was about one year old. The latter was placed in charge of his Grandfather Tutt, and Mr. Mays started on the overland journey to California, but when within about three miles of the California line he sickened and died, his death occurring about six months after that of his wife. He was a man of excellent habits, was industrious and upright, and was universally respected. His father, James May, is supposed to have been an Alabamian, from which State he came to Searcy County, Arkansas, when...

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Biography of Judge J. A. Rambo

JUDGE J. A. RAMBO. The sons of Tennessee are well represented in Searcy County, Arkansas, and they hold conspicuous places in many pursuits which make that county a substantial star in the galaxy of Arkansas’ many interesting counties. Judge Rambo is a substantial resident of the same, and while he is interested in the public welfare and pays strict attention to his private affairs, he shirks no duties as a loyal citizen. His birth occurred in Tennessee December 23, 1841, a son of J. A. and Martha (Moore) Rambo, who were Tennesseans also. The family came to Arkansas in 1847, and located in what is now Boone County, and after several changes they moved to the vicinity of the Red River, where the father died in 1874. He was a stanch Union man during the war, a strong Republican after that struggle, and throughout life followed agricultural pursuits. The subject of this sketch was the only child born to his parents, for his mother died soon after his birth, but his father married again and by his second wife became the father of one son, J. W. Rambo, and by his third wife became the father of two children: Rachel C. and Newton Z. The father of these children was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, was public spirited, enterprising and industrious, and by his upright and honorable...

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Biography of Thomas Graves

THOMAS GRAVES. This gentleman is one of those thrifty and energetic farmers of which Searcy County, Arkansas, has become well known, and in the conduct of his affairs has shown good judgment and business foresight. He is a native of Tennessee, born September 27, 1827, a son of Jacob and Mary (Counts) Graves, who were born in Connecticut and North Carolina, respectively, but who were early residents of Tennessee, in which State the mother was called from life, the father’s death occurring in Mississippi some time after the war, when nearly one hundred years old. He was a farmer and black-smith by occupation, and a participant in one of the Indian wars under Gen. Jackson. His father, William Graves, was a soldier of the Revolution and was of Irish descent. The maternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch, John Counts, was of German extraction and he also served in the Colonial Army during the Revolution. The subject of this sketch was one of twelve children born to his parents, four of whom are living at the present time, and he is the only one of the family who came to this part of the State. He and three brothers, John, William and Jacob, served in the Union Army during the Civil War and were brave and faithful soldiers to the cause they espoused. The early days of Thomas...

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Biography of Isaac Preston Looney

ISAAC PRESTON LOONEY. The subject of this biographical notice is an honorable and progressive farmer, and as such no name in the memorial department of this work is more worthy of mention. He was born in Roane County, Tennessee, in 1831, a son of John and Lucinda (Edrington) Looney, both of whom were natives of east Tennessee. The father was a carpenter and farmer by occupation, and when the subject of this sketch was a child removed with his family to Franklin County, Ala., and there made his home until 1853. They next located in Smith County, Tex., where both parents eventually passed from life, the father at the age of fifty-one and the mother when fifty-four years of age. Isaac Preston Looney was the eldest of their nine children, and attained manhood in Franklin County, Ala. In 1852 he left home and came to Arkansas with the intention of making his home here, and made his first location near Timbo on what is now Frank’s place. He did most of the clearing on that land, but left that place in 1865 and lived near Mt. View until 1868, hen he located on the farm on which he now resides, which consists of 130 acres of some of the finest land in the county. In May, 1862, he joined Schaler’s regiment, Company F, with which he served faithfully for...

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Biography of John Daniel Bewley, M. D.

Coming to Miami in 1916, Dr. John Daniel Bewley has thoroughly demonstrated his ability as a physician and surgeon and his professional labors have been attended with a gratifying measure of success. He was born in Dover, Pope County, Arkansas, March 25, 1874, of the marriage of Benjamin V. and Triphenia (West) Bewley, the former a native of Tennessee and the latter of Arkansas. Her father was a major in the Mexican war and was stationed at old Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. Prior to the Civil war he retired from the United States army and made his home in Arkansas until his death. Benjamin V. Bewley became a resident of Arkansas, where he enlisted for service in the Civil war, and was commissioned a Colonel. He was one of the most successful farmers and prominent men of Pope County, where his demise occurred in 1907. He was an active and helpful member of the Methodist Church and fraternally he was identified with the Masonic order. The mother is still living. Their family numbered nine children. John Daniel Bewley, the sixth in order of birth, attended the public schools and a select school at Russellville, Arkansas, after which he devoted three years to educational work. He then entered the Memphis Hospital Medical School, which he attended for a time and later went to Witts Springs, Arkansas, where he practiced for...

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Spain, John Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Mrs. John Spain Passes This Life Mrs. Leola Spain, wife of John Spain, died Tuesday afternoon at the family home in North Powder at 3:40 o’clock after a long illness. Mrs. Spain was born in St. Joe, Arkansas, and was aged 45 years, five months and eight days. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Lawrence, esteemed Baker county pioneers and residents of Powder river valley. Besides her parents she is survived by her husband, a daughter, Helen, two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Conlin and Mrs. Viola Baisley and three brothers, William, Jessie and H.H. Lawrence, all of Baker. Funeral services were held at St. Francis Cathedral at 9 o’clock Thursday morning. North Powder News Saturday, June 25,...

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Long, Ida Hodges Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Ida Long died at St. Elizabeth hospital Tuesday. She was born March 11, 1873 in Marshall, Arkansas and she and her late husband, Charles Long, resided for many years in the Haines district. Mrs. Long was a member of the Baptist church and the Rebekah lodge of Haines. Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. F.A. Bircket of Portland and Mrs. H. K. Perkins of Haines; three sister residing in Kansas and a granddaughter, Mrs. R. H. Lee of Walla Walla. Funeral services were held Thursday with burial in the Haines cemetery. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Jan. 24, 1946 page 6A Contributed by: Belva...

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Searcy County, Arkansas Census

Searcy County, Arkansas was formed from Marion County in 1838. 1840 Searcy County, Arkansas Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free TrialĀ  1840 Searcy County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1840 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Searcy County, Arkansas Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 Searcy County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1850 Census Index Free 1850 Census Transcription pg 163-173 pg 174-186 Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Searcy County, Arkansas Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Searcy County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1860 Census Images Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Searcy County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Searcy County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1870 Census Images Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Searcy County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry...

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