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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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Archibald McKissick Yell, was born in Fayetteville, Washington Co., Ark., and is a son of Alexander Curry and Martha D. (Coffee) Yell, who were born in Bedford County, Tenn., November 12, 1805, and in 1806, respectively. The father was a Master Mason, a successful business man, and died at Robinson, Ark., October 24, 1881. He was a son of Moses Yell, an Englishman, and Methodist minister, who came to America. The mother died in Fayetteville, Ark., March 25, 1849. She was a daughter of Rice Coffee, a farmer. Archibald M. Yell grew to manhood in Benton County, Ark., and received a common school education. He received some help from his parents in starting out in life, and by successful investments is now the owner of a fine farm of 300 acres, with 200 under cultivation. He is a Master Mason, and is an agreeable and intelligent gentleman. His paternal uncle, Archibald Yell, was a soldier in the War of 1812, enlisting at the age of seventeen years. He was elected to Congress from this district, but at the breaking out of the Mexican War he resigned his seat in that body and enlisted in that struggle. He was commander of an Arkansas regiment, and was killed in that war February 23, 1847.

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This family biography is one of 240 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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