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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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Joseph Hall, a planter of Dutch Creek, is a native of Arkansas, being born in Yell County, August 19, 1854, his parents, H. M. and Elizabeth (Williams) Hall, of Tennessee and Indiana nativity, were among the early pioneers of Arkansas, and were united in marriage in this county, and became the parents of four children: Our subject, Louis, Henry M. and Isaac. H. M. Hall followed farming as an occupation, and during the late war served twelve months in a company of infantry in the Confederate Army when he was discharged on account of disability, and in 1887 departed this life, his widow still living in this county, and is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Our subject was married in Scott County, January 25, 1877, to Miss Mary F. Rodgers, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Tate) Rodgers of Alabama, where their daughter was born in 1860. This union resulted in the birth of one child, Thomas W. Mr. Hall owns a fine tract of land, some 120 acres in extent, with forty acres thoroughly cultivated, and harvests a good crop of corn and cotton each season. Mrs. Hall is an exemplary Christian woman, and a member of the Baptist Church, and he is a wide-awake and thrifty farmer.

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This family biography is one of 124 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Yell County, Arkansas published in 1891.  For the complete description, click here: Yell County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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