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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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George Washington Tate, farmer and stock-raiser of Benton County, Ark., was born in Newton County, Mo., October 26,1845, and was reared to manhood in his native State. He received a fair business education, and at the age of twenty-four years went to Texas, where he was engaged in stock driving for six years, and then located in Benton County, Ark., where he was married, in 1875, to Miss Louisa Goad, and settled down to farming, at which he has been quite successful. Mrs. Tate is a daughter of Robert and Catherine Goad, and was born in Benton County, Ark., January 8, 1848. She is the mother of two sons: Robert Houston and Willie Edward. Mr. Tate’s parents were Alexander and Patience (Cannon) Tate, both of whom were born in Tennessee. The father was a progressive and energetic farmer, and accumulated considerable property. He was a son of George Washington Tate. Mrs. Patience Tate was a devoted and affectionate wife and mother, and died in 1853, two years after her husband’s death.

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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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