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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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Joseph D. White is a descendant of James White, who was born in North Carolina, and was a farmer by occupation. He came to Arkansas in 1836, settling on the farm now occupied by his son Joseph D. He held the office of justice of the peace for a number of years before the war, and was elected to the same position after the cessation of hostilities. He died in 1886, leaving a family of nine children to mourn his loss. He was a farmer, and a man who was esteemed and respected by all. Joseph D. White was born, reared and educated in Benton County, his birth occurring in 1855, His early days were spent in assisting his parents on the farm, and this he continued to do until his marriage, in 1879, to Miss Orleana J. Graham, of Washington County. He then began doing for himself, and partly by purchase and partly by inheritance is now the owner of 160 acres of excellent farming land; ninety acres are under cultivation and well improved. Mrs. White is the daughter of James Graham, and she and Mr. White are the parents of five children: Maude E., Pilot J., Ora M., Cynthia B. and James R. The parents are members of the Baptist 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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