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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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J. H. Snow, a prosperous, respected farmer residing near Garfield, Ark., was born in Illinois in 1836, and is a son of William and Mary Snow. The father is a North Carolinian, and when a small boy was taken to Illinois, where he grew to manhood and married, and was a tiller of the soil until 1842, at which time he moved to Benton County, Ark., and was there engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1860. J. H. Snow was reared in Benton County, and received such education as could be attained in the common schools of those days. He resided with his parents until grown, and in 1858 was married to Miss Jane Butter, who was also a native and resident of Benton County, and their union was blessed in the birth of four children: James H., Ellen T., Mary F. and John L. Mr. Snow has an excellent farm of 120 acres on the White River bottom, about eighty of which are under good cultivation and well improved. He and his wife worship in the Methodist 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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