Location: Yell County AR

Biography of N. J. McBride

N. J. McBRIDE. With the advance of time, civilization, wealth and population, it becomes necessary that a large number of men should turn their attention to the general mercantile business and make the wants of their patrons their constant thought and study. A gentleman who is engaged in this line and whose reputation for intelligence and integrity materially adds to his success, is N. J. McBride, whose principal place of business is in the town of Marshall, although he is also the owner of well-conducted establishments at Springtown and Snow Ball. He was born in Yell County, Arkansas, September 2, 1847, a son of A. J. and Nancy D. (Hensley) McBride, the former of whom was born in Alabama. He settled in Yell County, Arkansas, and was there killed by guerillas in 1864. He was a farmer by occupation, and a man who possessed many worthy traits of character. His wife was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, and is now living at Snow Ball. She bore him the following children: Abner W., who was a soldier in the Union Army, and died after the close of the war; Martha J., who is also dead; N. J., the subject of this sketch; Marietta, who is living in Searcy County, and Juniatta, also of this county. The mother’s second marriage was to Jesse M. Hodges. To this union were born three...

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Biography of Maj. Harrison H. Hilton

MAJOR HARRISON H. HILTON. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch is one of the prosperous old-time merchants of Arkansas, and is one of the pioneers of the section in which he resides. He has fought the hard battle of life bravely and well, has bent the force of circumstances to his will, and although he began at the bottom round of the ladder, he has attained an enviable place at the top through sheer force of character. He was born in Ashe County, N. C., in 1826, a son of Christopher and Josephine (Wolf) Hilton, who were born in Rockingham County, Virginia, their marriage taking place in the Old North State. After residing there for some time they returned to their native county in Virginia, where the father died in 1831, at about the age of sixty-five years, having been a farmer throughout life. The mother died in Monroe County, Tennessee, and Harrison H. Hilton is her only surviving child, a daughter having died many years ago. At the age of fourteen years the subject of this sketch came West and began farming on the Arkansas River, near Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas In 1850 he took up his residence at Bellefonte, Boone County, where, in 1861, he organized the First Arkansas Battalion of Confederate Cavalry and was at once given the rank of major. He served until captured...

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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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Yell County, Arkansas Census

  Yell County, Arkansas was formed from Pope and Scott counties in 1840. 1850 Yell County, Arkansas Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 Yell County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1850 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Yell County, Arkansas Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Yell County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Yell County, Arkansas Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Yell County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1870 Census Transcription Dardanelle Township Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Mountain Township Riley Township Part 1 Part 2 Spring Creek Township Part 1 Part 2 Lafave Township Part 1 Part 2 Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Yell County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Yell County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1880 Census Index (partial)...

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Yell 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 Yell County, Arkansas USGenWeb Archives Egypt Cemetery, Yell Co, Arkansas Hosted at Beth Groce’s Home Page Abbott Grave Alexander A. Scott Cemetery Aly Cemetery Archer Cemetery Ard Cemetery Atkins Cemetery Aunt Dilly Cemetery Ballew Family Plot Banks Hill Family Cemetery Barnett Chapel Cemetery Bata Mill Cemetery Ben Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Birta Cemetery Blackwell Family Plot Blagg Family Cemetery Blue Bluff Cemetery Bluffton Cemetery Brearley Cemetery Brearley Memorial Park Briggs Memorial Park Cemetery Bryant’s Cove Cemetery Bumgarner Cemetery Callan Cemetery Canada Family Cemetery Carpenter Family Cemetery Carter Cove Cemetery Carter Family Cemetery Chalybeate Springs Cemetery Chickalah Hill Cemetery Chickalah Methodist Cemetery Chula Cemetery Cole Cemetery Dacus Cemetery Dale Family Plot Danville Cemetery Davis Family Cemetery Dimmitt Cemetery Dry Fork Cemetery Durvin Cemetery Earl or English Cemetery Earl Ladd Memorial Cemetery Egypt Cemetery Elizabeth Hall Cemetery Fitch or Fawbus Cemetery Foster Cemetery Foster Family Cemetery Fulton Cemetery Galla Rock Cemetery Garrison Cemetery Gibson Cemetery Gleason Cemetery Grace or Thomas Cemetery Graves Cemetery Green Family Cemetery Hale Cemetery Hames Cemetery Hames Cemetery (#2) Hamilton Cemetery Harkey’s Valley Cemetery Harris Cemetery Havana City Cemetery Heck Cemetery Hogan Cemetery Howell Cemetery Hudson Cemetery Hundley Family Plot Hunt’s Chapel Cemetery Ingram Family Cemetery Jean Cemetery...

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