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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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John J. Lambert (deceased) was born in Hardeman County, Tenn., in 1822, and his father being a farmer he was reared to that occupation, remaining on the old homestead until he attained his majority. He was married July 14, 1858, to Miss Jennie Cox, a native of Tennessee, whose father was a farmer. When the war broke out Mr. Lambert espoused the cause of the Confederacy and served one year in the Confederate army, then returning home and resuming farming. In 1867 he emigrated, with his family, to Arkansas, locating in Greene County, where he bought 100 acres of land, a portion of which was improved. On this tract he erected barns and stables, and opened about fifty acres, but later bought other large tracts, part of it joining this, from which he cleared the timber. To his union with Miss Cox one child, James Abner, was born, and his second resulted in the birth of three children: Mary W., wife of Allen Howell; John J. and Thomas L. The last two are young men, who are managing the home farm, being engaged in general farm work. They have about seventy-five acres under cultivation. At the time of Mr. Lambert’s death, November 28, 1887, the farm was divided and sold, with the exception of several tracts of land in Tennessee, Thomas L. buying eighty acres of the old home stead and 240 acres of another tract, forty acres of another and some town property. Mr. Lambert was one of Greene County’s most substantial and prominent citizens, and was a generous and public-spirited man, ever ready to aid enterprises for the public good, and is remembered with gratitude and affection by all his neighbors. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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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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