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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 W. Cradduck, farmer, is a son of Presley and Sarilda (Lamb) Cradduck, who came from Kentucky to this county about 1840. The father died in Fayetteville, while looking after his stock interests, when about fifty-six years of age, and the mother died four years later, in 1865, aged fifty. The father was a Whig during the days of that party, but afterward became a Republican, and as such held the office of constable in Kentucky. Both himself and wife belonged to the Methodist Church. John W. Cradduck is the ninth of a family of thirteen children, and was born November 10, 1852, in this county. He lost his parents when but a boy, and from the age of thirteen has been dependent upon his own resources. With the exception of four years spent in Missouri, his entire life has been passed in this county. Although he received a meager education during his youth, he is a prosperous farmer of 160 acres, fifty of which he has under cultivation. In March, 1873, he married Penelope Philips, a native of this county, and the mother of the following children: Charles B., Ira (deceased), James N., Rosa A., Fred and Dovie J. Since his marriage Mr. Cradduck has resided upon his present farm.

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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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