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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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Silas M. Carney, farmer, was born June 30, 1850, in Rusk County, Texas, and is a son of William and Evaline (Sartain) Carney. He remained in Texas until five or six years of age, and then went to Pike County, Ill., by wagon, settling about thirty miles distant from Quincy. A year later he removed to Crawford County, Ark., within a mile of the place be now owns. He passed his younger days upon the farm, receiving a common-school education, and when nineteen married Martha Seagrave, daughter of Michael and Eliza (Crouch) Seagrave, natives of North Carolina and Tennessee, respectively. The mother was married in her native State, and afterward came to Arkansas, where Mrs. Carney was born, and where Mrs. Crouch now lives, aged seventy-three. Mrs. Carney was a schoolmate of her husband, and is now the mother of seven children: William M., Sarah E., Charles Mc, Laura R., James, Mary B. and Chester A. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Carney lived with Mr. Seagrave for a year, and then homesteaded eighty acres of land, upon which they lived five years. They then sold the land and moved to a farm near by, which they made their home three years, and then settled upon their present place. Two years later they went to Washington County for a year, but then returned to Olliver Springs. Mr. Carney has always engaged in farming, and now owns a nice farm of 240 acres, 150 being well improved and cultivated. He is a well-to-do man, and politically is a Republican.

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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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