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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Faulkner 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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Uriah G. Dickens, M. D., is the son of Uriah and Susan Dickens and was born in Carroll County, Tenn., June 9, 1852. The father is of old English stock and a native of North Carolina, his wife, also, coming originally from that State. They went to Tennessee in about 1833, at a time when the country was comparatively new, and remained there until the fall of 1860, when they emigrated to Arkansas. They are the parents of eleven children: Judy A., Emily K., Tyresa, George E., and William Louis (all deceased), Thomas M. E. R., Cassandra, Francis M. and Susan (all married). Our subject, the tenth child in the family, was reared on his father’s farm and received his education from the common schools. Upon completing his literary schooling he began the study of medicine, at the age of twenty-four, under Enoch Dennis, and in 1877 entered upon practice at Old Hickory post-office, moving after three years to Enola, Faulkner County. After remaining in Enola for four years, he located in Pope County, but for the last four years has been practicing near Preston, Faulkner County, with excellent success and in a manner which has won for him the confidence of all. In 1872 the Doctor married Miss Mary Frances Polk, a descendant of James K. Polk, and a daughter of John Polk, a farmer of Pope County and a native of Georgia. Dr. and Mrs. Dickens have six children living: Alice E., George W., Martha S., T. M. C, Mary F. and J. M. Mrs. Dickens is a devoted member of the Christian Church, and he is a member of the Masonic order. He carries on farming in connection with his practice.

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This family biography is one of 40 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Faulkner County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Faulkner County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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