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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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John H. Hunt, a wide-awake merchant and the genial postmaster of Rover, claims this village as his native heath, he having been born here in 1860, to Richard and Elizabeth (Green) Hunt. His grandfather, Hunt, a farmer, who came to Arkansas as early as 1857, settled in the little village of Rover, and is thought to have given the place its name, was the first postmaster here. His father, a native Georgian, being born, educated and married there, was a resident farmer of Arkansas till the call for troops in the early sixties, when he enlisted in the Federal Army and died in Little Rock in 1864; his widow still survives him, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Our subject was reared and educated here. Beginning the life of a farmer at the early age of twelve, he continued in this till twenty-two, when he became proprietor of a mercantile business, handling hardware, queensware and groceries, etc., doing a good trade, and is the owner of some valuable land and a fine dwelling in the village. In January, 1883, he received the appointment of postmaster, and the year following witnessed his marriage to Miss Annie Albright, daughter of John Albright, at one time a resident of the State of Georgia, but now a citizen of Rover. To this union were born three children: Ruby (living), and John Richard and Tommie (deceased). Mrs. Hunt fellowships with the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and Mr. Hunt is a member of the Rover Masonic Lodge No. 467.

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