Location: Stone County AR

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 Elias A. Richardson

ELIAS A. RICHARDSON. The self-made man is entitled to respect, and he gets it in America. He represents all that is vigorous and substantial in our American institutions, and is deserving of all praise. Elias A. Richardson is a native of Henderson County, West Tennessee, where he was born in 1851, a son of William and Mary E. (Seaton) Richardson, who became residents of Independence County, Arkansas, in 1853, but later came to Stone County, and here the father breathed his last October 10, 1892, in his sixty-eighth year. The mother is still living and resides on the old home farm in Franklin Township. They were members of the Missionary Baptist Church for years, and he was a Democrat in politics, and by occupation was a farmer, in which calling he met with success. Of eleven children born to them, the subject of this sketch was the fourth, and nine are now living. The subject of this sketch came to Stone County with his parents in 1855, and here has since resided. His education was acquired in Independence County, and later in Stone Country, and upon reaching the age of eighteen years he commenced to do for himself as a tiller of the soil. He rented some river bottom land in Franklin Township, afterward followed the same occupation in Sharpe County, and then for some time was a resident...

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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 James H. Gray

JAMES H. GRAY. Lead Hill, Arkansas, is known as a flourishing town and contains many able and brainy business men, among whom the general merchant takes prominent rank. In this calling few members possess a wider reputation for ability and enterprise than James H. Gray. He was born in Stone County (then Independence County), Arkansas, in 1865. and is a son of John W. and Tennessee (Cornett) Gray, natives of Mississippi and Hamilton County, Tennessee, respectively, the father born in 1836 and the mother in 1844. When young Mr. and Mrs. Gray came with their parents to Arkansas, and here grew to mature years and married. For a number of years afterward they resided in Stone County, Arkansas, but in 1875 moved to Boone County and located in White River where they made their future home. Mr. Gray died on the 9th of April, 1878, in Taney County, Missouri, after returning from a business trip to Greene County, Missouri He was a successful farmer and stock man, and for two years served in the Confederate Army with Gen. Price. He was a Mason and a man well known and universally respected. He was one of five sons and four daughters born to William B. Gray who died in Boone County, Arkansas. about 1880, after a long and useful life. He came here in 1874 and was a prominent farmer...

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Biography of Dr. Berry R. Tubbs

DR. BERRY R. TUBBS. In a comparatively short period Dr. Tubbs has met with unusual success in the practice of that most noble of callings-medicine–and has gained a substantial reputation as a general practitioner with the profession and the public. He was born near Jacksonport, Jackson County, Arkansas, October I. 1849, his parents being Frederick and Harriet (Flan-nery) Tubbs, who came from Wayne County., Tennessee, in their youth and met and married in Arkansas. Frederick Tubbs was a farmer and died when the subject of this sketch was a child, with whom his widow now makes her home. Berry R. Tubbs grew to manhood near Mountain View, where he was initiated into the mysteries of the common branches and acquired a good education. When sixteen or seventeen years of age he commenced farming on the White River and after residing on different places up to 1872 he then decided to turn his talents in the direction of medicine, and with this purpose in view he began fitting himself for this calling under the directions of Drs. Foster and Hughes. At the end of two years he commenced practicing ten miles below Mountain View on the river, but about twelve years ago he removed to Long Creek and shortly after to Timbo. Five years since he commenced selling goods, with James Rise as partner, but in recent years he has...

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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. 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 soldier in the War of 1812. The name Cornett is of English origin and the first members of this family to come to America settled in the grand old Mother of States, Virginia. The mother of our subject died in 1860. Eleven children were born to her union, six of whom lived to an adult age, and five are now living: Tennessee, deceased; James G. is a physician in...

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Biography of James. E. Webb

JAMES. E. WEBB. Special adaptability to any calling in life is the one necessary adjunct to permanent success, and as a tiller of the soil James E. Webb seems to be “to the manner born,” for he has one of the finest farms on the Sylamore River, of which he has become the owner through his own efforts. He was born in Roane County, Tennessee, in 1825, a son of Allen and Rebecca (Webb) Webb, the former of whom was born in the Old North State, and the latter is supposed to have been born in east Tennessee. After residing in Roane County for some time they moved to Bradley County, Tennessee, in 1855 or 1856, and then came to Arkansas and took up their residence in Hempstead County, where they lived and died, having followed the occupation of farming throughout life. The immediate subject of this sketch received his education in Roane and Bradley Counties, Tennessee, and when a young man of nineteen years he commenced farming in the last named county on his own responsibility, and there continued to till the soil until 1859, when he came to Arkansas, and from that time up to 1860 tilled the soil in Hempstead County, since which time he has resided in Stone County, and has made his home on his present fine farm of 400 acres since 1869. This...

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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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Biography of David Dearien

DAVID DEARIEN. He whose name heads this sketch is a public-spirited citizen in harmony with advanced ideas, intelligent progress, and the best methods of improving agricultural pursuits, and the good of his country eneraly. He first saw the light of day in Pike County, Illinois, in 1849, a son of A. M. and Elizabeth (Carr) Dearien, the former of whom was a Virginian, and removed from that State to Illinois, thence to Arkansas about 1854. They first located on White River, then moved to Richwoods, and in this county the father still resides and makes his home with his children. He is a fine old citizen, honorable in every particular, and is a worthy member of the Missionary Baptist Church. For a short time during the Civil War he was in the Confederate service. His wife, who is deceased, bore him two children: David and Mrs . M.B. Webb, of this county. After attending the public schools, and assisting his father in the duties of the farm, David commenced farming for himself at the age of nineteen, and in pursuing this occupation found that his early training stood him in good stead, and his operations were attended with good success from the start. He did his first independent tilling of the soil near Timbo. but since that time has owned land in various places in the neighborhood of Timbo....

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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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Stone County, Arkansas Census

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

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Stone 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 Stone County, Arkansas USGenWeb Archives Project Cooper Hill Cemetery Freeman Cemetery Ramsey Cemetery Hosted at Arkansas Cemeteries Brewer Cemetery Haney Cemetery Jeffrey Cemetery Katy Cemetery Lampe Cemetery Livingston Creek Cemetery Optimus Cemetery Ramsey Cemetery Stevens Cemetery Teague Cemetery Hosted at Interment.net Bolin Cemetery Chenault Cemetery Chenault #2 Cemetery England Cemetery Fairplay Cemetery Henslee Cemetery Janeway Cemetery McPherson Cemetery Old Union Cemetery Slate Branch Cemetery Ten Mile Cemetery Walnut Bottom Cemetery Wesleys Chapel Cemetery Wid Taylor Grave  ...

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