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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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J. M. Hutchins claims the little State of Georgia as the home of his nativity, being born in 1827, to Redmon and Cassey (Pierson), who also claim Georgia as the land of their birth and marriage. Redmon Hutchins, a farmer, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and in 1852 emigrated to Mississippi, where he died the following year, his wife having departed this life previous to his removal to this State. Both were earnest and faithful members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 the marriage nuptials of our subject and Miss Mary E. Hearn, of Georgia, were celebrated, and to them one child has been born, Mary (wife of L. M. Ladd). Being a farmer he followed this calling till 1862, when he offered his services and life, if need be, to Company D, Third Mississippi Regiment of cavalry, and being accepted did duty as a private till the close of the war, when he returned to Mississippi and farmed till 1867, then moved to Arkansas, locating in Dutch Creek Township, where he has 120 acres of land with sixty under cultivation, and in 1868, being appointed postmaster of Walnut Tree, which appointment he filled for twenty years, moved to this village and built him a neat residence, where he now lives, and in 1872 met with a severe loss in the death of his wife, who was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and subsequently Miss M. W. White, born in Alabama in 1850, and daughter of J. H. and L. A. (Hern) White, who were natives of Georgia, became his second wife, and they are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a man respected and honored in political and social circles, having been elected justice of the peace of his township in 1875, and is now acting as worshipful master of Dutch Creek Lodge No. 269, of the Masonic fraternity.

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