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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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H. Weems, M. D., of Rogers, Ark., was born in Alabama on the 21st of October, 1852, and is a son of S. W. and B. P. (Kartley) Weems, who were born, respectively, in Alabama and Georgia. They are yet living, and reside in Mississippi. Dr. H. Weems is the second of their eight children (four living), and was reared in Mississippi and educated in the common schools. At the age of eighteen years he began clerking in a drug store, continuing in that capacity for four years. During this time he studied medicine privately, and afterward attended lectures in a school of pharmacy in Chicago, Ill. He afterward attended the medical department of the Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tenn., and graduated as an M. D. from that institution in 1881. He soon after came to Arkansas, locating first in Coal Hill, Johnson County, where he practiced four years, meeting with fair success. He came to Rogers in 1888, and now ranks among the intelligent and successful young physicians of the county. In 1876 he was married, in Mississippi, to Miss M. A. Fullilove, who was born in Mississippi in 1856, and they have an interesting little family of four children: Thomas, M. A., Beatrice P. and Agnes E.

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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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