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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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Granville P. Rogers was born in East Tennessee in 1833, and is a son of John and Eliza (Deckard) Rogers, who were farmers of Tennessee. Granville P. was educated in his native State, and up to 1856 assisted his father on the farm. At that date he chose the ministry as his calling through life, and at once engaged in preaching the Gospel, and was a local minister until 1861, when he was ordained as a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church. He became a resident of Arkansas in 1858, and in connection with his ministerial duties followed the occupation of farming on a small scale. In 1884 he began selling drugs at Heads Switch, Ark., and later engaged in the same business in the town of Garfield, and also keeps a stock of general merchandise. He has a good trade and is doing well financially. In 1852 he was married to Miss Eliza Edens, of Tennessee, and by her is the father of eight children: Hiram, James, Charley, Robert, Mamie A., Emeline, Vina and Eliza. Mr. Rogers owns 482 acres of good farming land, besides considerable town property in Garfield. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and he and all his family are members of the church.

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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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