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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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John H. Dougan, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Jefferson County, Ark., in 1850, and is a son of Thomas and Semiramis (Rogers) Dougan, natives of Tennessee and Alabama, respectively. He accompanied his parents to Saline County, where he was reared and married. The father died in Jefferson County, Ark., in 1863, and the mother is now living in Franklin County. She is a member of the Methodist Church, and her husband belonged to the Presbyterian. Being the second child and eldest son of a family of five sons and five daughters (two sons and two daughters now living), at the death of his father the main support of the family devolved upon our subject. He was educated in the common schools of the neighborhood, and lived with his mother in Crawford County until 1871, and in 1874 married Jane E., daughter of Richard M. and Nancy Thurston, and a native of Crawford County. This marriage has been blessed with three children. Mrs. Dougan’s father served many years ago as justice of the peace, and was a native of Alabama. He served throughout the war in the Confederate army. His wife was born in Arkansas and died about 1872, after which he was again married. Mr. Dougan owns 150 acres of land three miles east of Alma, and for some years has been running a sorghum mill. Himself and wife are Methodists, and in politics he is a Democrat.

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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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