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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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Mr. G. I. Briscoe, grocery merchant, at Cove City, Crawford County, was the son of Francis M. and Lucy (Tolle) Briscoe. The father was born in Lewis County, Mo., and was killed during the Rebellion. He was a school-teacher by profession. The mother was of Dutch-Scotch descent, and was born in Lewis County, Mo., in 1840. After Mr. Briscoe’s death she was united in marriage, in Texas, to M. L. London. In 1868 she came to Crawford County, Ark., where she still resides. By her first marriage she was the mother of two children, and by her second marriage of six. Her oldest child, William A. Briscoe, is engaged in the grocery business at Van Buren, and her second son, G. I., is in the same business at Cove City, as above mentioned.

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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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