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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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Lorenzo D. Brown is a well-to-do farmer of Benton County, Ark., and was born in Alabama in the year 1842. He is a son of S. P. and Grace A. (Muldeo) Brown, the former of whom was born in the “Palmetto State” and was a planter by occupation. He moved from his native State to Alabama at a very early day, and from there to Texas in 1859, settling in Collins County, where he remained seven years. He then returned to Alabama, where he died in 1878. Lorenzo D. Brown was educated in the common schools of Alabama, and remained with his parents until he reached manhood. At the breaking out of the war of 1861 he joined the Confederate service, enlisting in Company D, Sixth Texas Cavalry, and after serving one and a half years returned home and soon after re-enlisted in Company I, Second Texas Partisan Rangers commanded by Capt. White, and served until the close of the war. While in Louisiana he was taken prisoner, but soon after succeeded in effecting his escape and returned to his command. He received his discharge at Hempstead, Tex., and returned to his home in Collins County, that State, and resumed farming. In 1884 he came to Benton County, Ark., and purchased his present farm, which consists of 120 acres of very fair land. He was married in 1864 to Miss Mary J. Carson, of Titus County, Tex., and by her has a family of seven children: Horace P., Frank C., Albert L., Lora V., Gracie, Robert and Corrie. Mrs. Brown is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian 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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