Location: Timbo Arkansas

Biography of John W. Franks

JOHN W. FRANKS, deceased. In every community some men are known for their upright lives, strong common sense and moral worth rather than for their wealth or political standing. Their neighbors respect them, the young generations heed their example, and when they go to the grave posterity listens with reverence to the story of their quiet and useful lives. Such a man was John W. Franks, who was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, July 13, 1837, and died on his farm near Timbo, in Stone County, Arkansas, November 20, 1886. His father, Jack Franks, died in Tennessee. John W. Franks received no educational advantages in his youth, and at the time of his marriage could hardly write his name, but at odd times thereafter he applied himself to his books and became reasonably well posted in the three R’s. From Tennessee he went to Mississippi; in 1859 came to Baxter County, Arkansas, and located near Big Flat, which was one of the roughest places in that part of the country, but the soil was rich and fertile, and there he determined to pitch his tent.” He was industrious, made good crops, and was ably assisted by his young wife who was as ambitious as he. They had a young yoke of oxen, a few household articles, and in this way commenced their married life. During the Civil War Mr....

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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 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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