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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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I. J. Cawood, of the grocery firm of Cawood & Son, at Rogers, Ark., was born in Tennessee in 1861, and is a son of W. H. and R. J. (Sharp) Cawood, who were born in Tennessee in 1835 and 1839, respectively. I. J. Cawood is the second of their six children, and was reared and married in his native State, his wife’s maiden name being Esther Sharp. In 1881 he and wife moved to Kansas, and here his parents also came a short time after. At the end of one year they came to Arkansas and located in Benton County, where they purchased land and followed agricultural pursuits for about seven years, after which they engaged in the grocery business at Rogers. They are doing a good business, and their trade is increasing rapidly. The Cawood family own an excellent farm of 120 acres in Benton County, I. J. Cawood and wife are the parents of three children: Charley P., Jesse and Otto. Mr. Cawood is a young man of fine business qualifications, and in his political views is a Republican. He belongs to the I. O. O. F. and A. F. & A. M. fraternities.

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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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