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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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Francis M. Clanton is one of the prominent and prosperous young farmers and a blacksmith of Benton County, Ark., and was born in 1859, being a son of Ed and Nancy Clanton. The father was a farmer, and was highly esteemed as a man and citizen; he died in 1861. His wife is still living, and is now sixty-two years old. Francis M. Clanton was reared and educated in Benton County, Ark., and after attaining manhood was united in marriage to Miss Delilah A. Roller, their union being blessed in the birth of five children; Jacob E., Sophronia, Mary, Ada and Ella. Mr. Clanton is a strong supporter of Christianity, and formerly belonged to the Missionary Baptist, but is now an advocate of Bible holiness, believing and teaching that all who are born again are members of the church of God, and this membership being retained by obedience is sufficient to give an abundant entrance into the kingdom of heaven.

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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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