Location: White County AR

Biography of Maj. R. B. Weaver

The facility with which the American soldier laid down the implements of war, at the close of the great conflict between the Northern and Southern States, and adapted himself to the pursuits of civil life, has been the wonder of all nations, and scarcely less surprising than gratifying to the American people themselves. While not a few very profound citizens of the republic were speculating as to what was to become of the thousands of men mustered out of the armies, the question was solved by the ex-soldiers themselves, who quietly stepped into the ordinary walks of life, bent the force of circumstances to their will, and became the chief promoters of a national progress which is without parallel in history. Whenever an attempt is made to write the history of a great enterprise or the successful career of any man, it has been found ability, backed by energy and push, has been the basis of it all, and this fact cannot fail to impress itself upon the writer of history proper, or that branch of history which consists of the biographies of those who have achieved sufficient distinction to make the record of their lives of interest to the public. R.B. Weaver is one of those who has become eminent in the affairs of his State, and owes his success in life to his own good fighting qualities....

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Biography of John Percy Campbell

JOHN PERCY CAMPBELL. The subject of this sketch is a son of Samuel P. Campbell, a native of North Carolina, who removed to middle Tennessee when quite a young man and resided there until 1868, when he removed to Stoddard County, Missouri; from there he moved to Ripley County in 1871. He served as corporal in Company C, Sixth Tennessee Cavalry, in the Union Army, during the late war. He is still hale and hearty, though having reached his threescore years and ten, and resides with his good wife near Gatewood, Missouri, where they are surrounded by a large circle of admiring friends. They are both consistent members of the Christian Church. John P., the youngest of nine children, was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, on the 28th day of July, 1866, and has therefore just passed his twenty-eighth birthday. He was educated in the common schools of the county and a grammar school at Warm Springs, Arkansas, where he displayed an aptitude far beyond his years. He began teaching at the age of sixteen, and achieved marked success as a teacher. After three years as a pedagogue he took a position as “devil” in the office of the Doniphan Prospect, where he remained until that paper and the Current River News were consolidated. He then accepted a position as salesman in the grocery store of H. H. Hart,...

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Biography of Jason F. Norman

JASON F. NORMAN. Special adaptability to any particular calling in life is the one necessary adjunct to success of a permanent kind. No matter what the vim and determination characterizing a man’s start in business, unless he is to the manner born, he will find to his sorrow that his line has been falsely cast, and the quicker he draws aside and takes up another, the better it will be for him. It has often been the case that a man will make a success of several different occupations, and this has been the experience of Jason F. Norman, who is not only engaged in general merchandising, but also in job printing and bookbinding at Romance, Missouri. He was born in Fulton County, Arkansas, in 1854, a son of Abner S. and Charlotte (Orr) Norman, the former of whom was born in Georgia in 1811, and the latter in South Carolina in 1815, their marriage occurring in the former State in 1834. Their first removal was to Arkansas about 1852, and after a short residence in Conway County they removed to Fulton County in 1862, and later to Douglas County, Missouri April 9, 1864, Mr. Norman was killed in Marion County, Arkansas, while with the Federal Army, but of which he was not a member, being a cripple. He was a farmer and school teacher, was a justice of...

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Biography of W. Q. Seawel

This gentleman has for years devoted his attention to mercantile pursuits, is a practical, experienced man, thoroughly conversant with the business in all its branches, and his establishment is a most reliable one at which to deal. He was born in Cannon County, Tennessee, January 3, 1844, and since 1869 has been a resident of Yellville, whither he came from Buffalo City, Arkansas, where he had located in 1867. His parents were Francis M. and Anna E. (Bates ) Seawel, who were born, reared and married in Tennessee. They removed to Arkansas in 1856, and here the father engaged in tilling the soil and also in church work, becoming a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and later of the M. P. Church. He lost his life in Prairie County, Arkansas, during the war, but the exact cause of his death was never known. He was at that time about forty-two years old. At the commencement of the war he was in sympathy with the Union and opposed to secession, but he became chaplain of a Confederate regiment. The paternal grandfather, Jesse Q. Seawel, was a Virginian and an early pioneer of Georgia and Tennessee, but died near Webb City, Missouri, about 1885, having been a manufacturer of tobacco. The founder of the family in this country was a Scotchman, who came thither during Colonial days. The maternal grandfather,...

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Biography of Col. J. N. Coffey

COL. J. N. COFFEY. This worthy old pioneer deserves the most honorable mention within the pages of this volume, for he has ever been a representative of the honorable, industrious and law-abiding class and has done his full share in helping to make Arkansas one of the most favored States in the Union. He was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, April 15, 1819, a son of John and Margaret (Boskin ) Coffey, both of whom were born in South Carolina, the birth of the former occurring in Lancaster District. It is supposed that three brothers of the Coffey family came from Ireland and settled in this country prior to the Revolution, and it is a family tradition that John Coffey, the paternal grandfather, was a member of the Colonial Army and took part in that struggle. John Coffey, father of the subject of this sketch, was a participant in the Florida War, was an early settler of Williamson County, Tennessee, afterward of Lincoln County, and later removed to west Tennessee, dying in Fayette County in 1843 at the age of seventy years. After his death his widow removed to Woodruff County, Arkansas, in 1848. Both were members of the Presbyterian Church and throughout a well-spent life he followed the occupation of farming. Their children are as follows: Elizabeth, Hugh, David P., James, Jonathan N., Jerome, Susan, Isabel, Margaret, and...

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Biography of R. S. Bradley

R. S. Bradley is well known in business circles of Bartlesville as a successful real estate operator and in the management of his business interests he displays enterprise, determination and marked executive ability. He was born in Pope County, Arkansas; November 23, 1868, and his parents were S. A. and Martha (Torrance) Bradley, the former a native of North Carolina, while the latter was born in South Carolina. The father became a pioneer of Arkansas and died in 1911. The mother is also deceased. In Pope County, Arkansas, R. S. Bradley acquired his education, and in 1896, when twenty-eight years of age, he came to Oklahoma, locating first at Claremore, where his energies were devoted to the conduct of a store owned by the Williams Hardware Company. From there he went to Wagoner, this state and operated a dry goods store for the firm of Dunpal & Taylor, being thus occupied for a year, at the end of which period he came to Bartlesville, where he has since resided. He became associated in business with H. L. Bryant, building the Bradley & Bryant block, which is one of the most substantial in the city, and they also engaged in general merchandising for ten years. After disposing of that enterprise Mr. Bradley entered the oil field as a producer, and he is now handling real estate, maintaining his offices in...

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Chappelle, Georgia Emma – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Georgia Emma Chappelle, 85, of The Dalles and formerly of La Grande, died Nov. 17. A funeral begins at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center in La Grande. Georgia was born July 31, 1922, to James W. and Myrtle Lafatame (Wale) Vickers, in Searcy, Ark. She was raised and educated in Arkansas and married Jasper Chappelle on Dec. 10, 1945, in Waldron, Ark. They came to Oregon in the early 1950s. Those who knew her say Georgia had a fun-loving spirit. She loved dancing, singing and yodeling. She won many ribbons in sprinting events and enjoyed family, friends, photography, music and watching horse races. Survivors include her children, Robert Chappelle and his fiancĂ©, Diane Harrison, of La Grande, Vickie Bruins and her husband, James, of Hermiston and Shirley Powell and her husband, Stephen, of The Dalles; siblings, James Vickers of Orlando, Fla., and Hugh Vickers and Melva Adair, both of Boonevile, Ark.; many grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978; and siblings, Opal Meher, Johnny Vickers, Charles Vickers, Little Francis Vickers and Melvin Vickers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Hope Hospice-Hood River or any other charity. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 24, 2007 – Published: November 24,...

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Biography of Thomas D. Nichols, M. D.

Among the leading physicians of Riverside, mention should be made of the subject of this sketch. Dr. Nichols was born in Marshall County, Mississippi, in 1840. His parents were Asa and Priscilla O. (Duty) Nichols, both descendants of Southern California. His father was a planter by occupation, and gave his son the advantages of a good education. In 1859, Dr. Nichols entered upon a college course in the Florence Wesleyan University. The secession movement and the establishment of the Southern Confederacy, aroused his patriotism, and his love for the South and her institutions induced him to abandon his studies, and in the winter of 1860-’61, he entered the military service of his State, and upon the commencement of the civil war promptly enlisted in the Confederate Army; from that time until the surrender of Johnston’s army at Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1865, Dr. Nichols never faltered in his loyalty to his Southern home and country. Upon his entry in the army, he was assigned to duty with the medical department as field hospital steward, and participated in the memorable campaigns and battles of the Southern armies under Generals A. S. Johnston, Bragg, Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston. During his five years of service he applied himself to the study of medicine, and at the same time was in attendance in the field hospitals and had charge of patients suffering...

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White County, Arkansas Census

White County, Arkansas was formed from Independence, Jackson and Pulaski counties in 1835. 1840 White County, Arkansas Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 White County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1840 Census Index Free 1840 Census Transcription Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 White County, Arkansas Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 White County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1850 Census Index Free 1850 Census Transcription Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 White County, Arkansas Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 White County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1860 Census Transcription Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 White County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 White County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1870 Census Index Harrison Township Liberty Township Marion Township Marshall Township Red River Township White...

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White 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 White County, Arkansas USGenWeb Archives Project Antioch Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Booggs Family Cemetery Bowlen Cemetery Henderson Cemetery Hughes Family Cemetery Center Hill Baptist Church Cullem Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Foster Chapel Cemetery Fredonia Cemetery ( Or Holly Grove) Goad Cemetery Grizard Cemetery Harmony Cemetery Holly Springs Cemetery Liberty Cemetery Massey Family Cemetery Moon Family Cemetery Mt. Pisgah Cemetery Old Hopewell Cemetery Providence Cemetery Quattlebaum Cemetery Rosebud Cemetery Salem Cemetery Steven Creek Cemetery Stoney Point Cemetery  ...

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