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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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Henderson Mitchell, of the firm of Mitchell Bros., druggists, grocers and hardware merchants at Bloomfield, Ark., was born in the town in which he now resides March 17, 1856, and is a son of George Washington and Mary (Londagin) Mitchell, who were born in Tennessee. The father was a farmer, and is now residing at Bloomfield, Ark. He is a son of Nelson and Elizabeth Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and a daughter of John and Susan Londagin. Henderson Mitchell grew to manhood and was educated in Arkansas. He was first educated in the common schools, and at the age of twenty years entered the State University of Arkansas, and graduated from the normal course in 1879. He then engaged in teaching school, and in 1880 went to Durango, LaPlata Co., Colo., where he remained six years, the first three years engaged in freighting, and the three last years had charge of the lumber yard and planing-mill of T. C. Graden & Co. He returned to Arkansas in 1886, and engaged in the drug, grocery and hardware business, his brother Franklin becoming his partner. In 1887 he was married to Miss Ella Douglass, and by her is the father of one child, Emma. Mr. Mitchell began life without means, but his business ventures in the West met with a fair degree of success, and by his own efforts he has placed himself in comfortable circumstances. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity. His wife is a daughter of H. and Emma Douglass, of Benton County.

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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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