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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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Isom M. Wright. Prominent among the successful and wealthy farmers of Benton County, Ark., may be mentioned Mr. Wright, who is deserving of special mention. He was born, reared, educated and married in Alabama the first event taking place in 1826, and the latter in December, 1847. His wife, whose maiden name was Barbara Latham, was born in Alabama on the 20th of May 1832, and by Mr. Wright became the mother of the following family: William A., James A., Celestia (wife of E. H. Pass), Elizabeth Jane (wife of Samuel Garret), Henry W., E. L. and Isaac J. In 1850 Mr. Wright moved to Fannin County, Tex., and after residing there about seventeen years came to Benton County, Ark., in the autumn of 1867, where he has been engaged in tilling his valuable farm of 290 acres. He is a Democrat, and during the late war served a few months in the Confederate army. His parents, William and Clarissa (Self) Wright, were born in North Carolina in 1800 and 1804, respectively. The father was reared in his native State, and was married in Alabama when he was about twenty-five years of age. He moved to Fannin County, Tex., in 1853, and there resided until his death in 1872. His wife died in Washington County, Ark., October 16, 1885. The following are their children: Isom M., Susan E. (widow of J. F. Dabs), William Newton, Zina Catherine (wife of William Shaffin), Mary Adeline (wife of W. L. Gualtny), Jasper A., and Vina Jane (wife of Charles Johnson).

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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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