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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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B. F. Sikes, the original owner of the land on which Rogers, Ark., is now situated, was born in Perry County, Ala., in 1825. He is a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Bledsoe) Sikes, a history of whom it given in the sketch of Rev. J, Wade Sikes. B. F. Sikes is the eldest of their children, and was principally reared in Tennessee, where he was also educated, and afterward taught school. He was an educator in that State for twenty-five years, and in 1873 came to Arkansas and engaged in farming, becoming one of the wealthy agriculturists of the county and the owner of a large amount of real estate. He is now notary public, and gives his attention to the general development of Rogers. He was married, while a resident of Tennessee, to Miss Tabitha Lock, and they have reared a family of nine children: Martha E., Nancy T., Robert R., William W., Pollie M., Almira A., Edward E., Maggie May and Samantha A. Mr. Sikes is a member of the I. O. O. F.

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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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