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Below is a family biography from the book,  The History of Crawford 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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Daniel R. Coryell, M. D., of Van Buren, was born in Jennings County, Ind., in 1857, and is a son of Charles J. and Jane (Johnson) Coryell. His great-grandfather was a native of Grand Duchy, Germany, his grandfather, Michael, of New York, and his father, Charles, was born in Seneca County, N. Y., in 1824. In 1839 the latter went to Jennings County, Ind., with his parents, and he was married and now resides, engaged in farming, although he learned the carpenter’s trade when young. The grandfather was a soldier in the war with Mexico, and died in 1865. The mother of our subject was born in South Carolina in 1826, and had nine children, of whom Daniel is the fifth. He was reared on a farm, and received his early education at Vernon Academy. When twenty he began to study medicine with Dr. J. F. Mitchell, of Vernon, and in 1880 entered the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, from which he graduated in the spring of 1883. The same year he established himself in Van Buren, and the exception of the year 1887, spent in the drug business at Hackett City, has made this place his home. He is now enjoying the good patronage his skill as a physician deserves. In 1885 he married Miss Josie Winters, daughter of Joseph Winters, of this county. Mrs. Coryell was born in Texas in 1866, and has one child, Ruby. Dr. and Mrs. Coryell belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The Doctor is a Democrat in politics. He is a member of the Crawford County Medical Society and of the K. of P.

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This family biography is one of 222 biographies included in The History of Crawford County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Crawford County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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