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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Yell County, Arkansas published by Southern Publishing Company in 1891.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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C. C. Frisbee, an energetic and progressive farmer of Centerville, first saw the light of day in Buncombe County, N. C., in 1843, and is a son of Josiah and Mary (Herron) Frisbee, who were born and married in North Carolina, and were the parents of seven children, three of whom are now living. The father, a carpenter and farmer by occupation, and the efficient sheriff of Bureau County for many years, emigrated from his native State to Georgia in 1850, thence to Arkansas in 1867, where he resided till his death, in 1882, his wife having passed to her final home in 1859, and they dying in full membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church. At the outbreak of the late war our subject joined Company B, of the Sixty-fifth Georgia Regiment, participating in all the principal engagements, and while in service was wounded in his right hand by a gunshot, and in 1865 he received his discharge, and in 1867, going to Hamilton County, Tenn., met and married Miss Emily Carson, of Georgia, and who died in 1873, having been the mother of three children: Mary J., Martha E. and one who died in infancy. He was again united in marriage, to Miss Sarah J. Carson, a sister of his deceased wife, and himself and wife are trusted members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He operates a farm of 660 acres, 240 acres being planted principally in corn and cotton, and a few acres sown to wheat and oats. His farm is well supplied with good outbuildings and a large and commodious barn for the convenience of his stock. He is a man, who, having the welfare of his county at heart, donates liberally to all public enterprises which so materially add to its growth. Mrs. Frisbee’s parents were natives of South Carolina and North Carolina, respectively, but were married in Georgia, where she was born in 1847, one of ten children, and came with her parents to Arkansas in 1867, locating in Yell County, where her father died in 1889, her mother dying in 1884. They were members of the Baptist and Methodist Episcopal Churches, respectively.

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