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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Greene 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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A. D. Jackson, of the firm of Jackson & Byers, proprietors of a livery stable, has one of the best equipped enterprises of the kind in the county. This stable, from the large business it does, not only exemplifies the importance of the town, but reflects credit upon its management. Mr. Jackson was born in Greene County, Ark., January 20, 1865, and is one of three children born to James R. and Nancy (Davis) Jackson, natives of Tennessee. The parents were early settlers of this part of Arkansas, but during the war the family moved to Missouri, and there the father served as captain of a company. During the service he was wounded in the hip by a gunshot. He died in 1881, but the mother is still living and resides in Paragould. Their children are named as follows: Jennie, wife of John Perry; Albert D., and Lela, wife of Oscar Huff. A. D. Jackson grew to manhood in Gainesville, receiving his education there, and afterward clerked in a store for about four years. He then engaged in merchandising with an uncle, Richard Jackson, at Gainesville, remained with him three years and then ran the business alone for a short time. After this he went to Hot Springs, thence back to Gainesville, where he was occupied in farming and teaming for about three years. In November, 1888, he came to Paragould and embarked in the livery business with his present partner. He keeps about fifteen good horses and can furnish, day or night, as neat a turnout as one could desire and at the lowest figure. Mr. Jackson chose for his life’s companion Miss Joe Collins, who became his wife on December 25, 1884. Two children are the result of this union: James A. and Pearl. Mr. Jackson is a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Greene County, Arkansas published in 1889.  View the complete description here: Greene County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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