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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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E. D. Landrum. Owing to the fertility of the soil in Greene County, Ark., and by energy, industry and economy, Mr. Landrum has become one of the wealthy farmers and stock raisers of this section. He was born in Weakley County, Tenn., in 1843, was reared on his father’s farm, and there received his education in the common schools. In 1863 he enlisted from Weakley County in Company B, Faulkner’s Regiment cavalry service, and was in the fights at Paducah, Union City and Columbus, receiving his discharge in the fall of 1864 and returning home. In the fall of 1865 he came to Greene County, Ark., and began farming for himself on eighty acres of land which he purchased, and in 1867 purchased eighty acres more, eight of which were cleared and under cultivation. In 1869 he located on this property and erected a log house, and in 1885 built an excellent frame residence. He now owns 320 acres of splendid land with 150 under cultivation, 125 of which he has cleared himself since 1869. His principal crops are corn and hay. He raises some stock, his cattle being of the Durham breed, his horses Morgan, and his hogs Berkshire. He is not very active in politics, but votes with the Democratic party. He was married in Greene County, in 1867, to Mary A. Burnett, a native of North Carolina, and a daughter of John and Sarah (Howell) Burnett, who were also born in that State, and emigrated to Greene County, Ark., at a very early day, settling on a farm in Clark Township, on which the father died. The mother is still living. To Mr. and Mrs. Landrum have been born the following children: James Edward and John Clinton. Mr. Landrum is the fourth of ten children born to James and Emeline (Anderson) Landrum, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Middle Tennessee. The father was a wealthy planter of Tennessee, and died there in 1862, followed by his wife several years later.

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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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