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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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L. H. Case, real estate and loan agent, also attorney, of Paragould, is a native of Licking County, Ohio, born August 7, 1833, being the son of Raphael and Rosetta (Hayes) Case, the father a native of Ohio and the mother of New York, and both families of old Puritan stock. The mother was a first cousin of Rutherford B. Hayes. The paternal grandfather, Frederick Case, was from Simsbury, Conn., and the maternal grandfather was a native of the Green Mountain State. The latter was a captain in the War of 1812 and was in command of Vermont troops. Grandfather Case was also a captain in the War of 1812, and was at Hull’s surrender, but escaped. They both died in Ohio, whither they had emigrated at quite an early date. Raphael Case was born in Licking County, Ohio, and was a farmer by occupation. He was county treasurer one term and filled that position with credit and honor. He died in 1860, in his fiftieth year. The mother died previously to this. In their family were six children, four now living: Leonus H., Frederick, in Missouri; Sylvester, also in Missouri; Jason, in Ohio; Wilbur, killed at the battle of Spottsylvania Court House, and Fannie (deceased), wife of Rev. W. M. Mullin. L. H. Case attained his growth and received his education in Licking County, Ohio, attending the Ohio Wesleyan University. At the age of twenty-one he began the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He then commenced practicing at Bloomfield, Ind., remained there a short time, and on the breaking out of the late war he went home and enlisted in Company D, First Ohio Cavalry, and served three years. He was at the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and participated in many minor engagements. He was discharged at Washington, D. C., and afterward went to St. Joseph, Mo., raising a company of his own, after which he went to Cape Girardeau where he had command as captain of six companies. He remained there about seven months, when they were mustered out and he went to Maysville, Mo., where Capt. Case practiced his profession until 1885. Locating at Norfolk, Neb., where he had a good farm, he remained there for about two years, and then settled in Little Rock, Ark., forming a partnership with an old planter, William Field, in the real estate and loan business. This they carried on until October, 1888, when Mr. Case came to Paragould, bought property and located here. He has since been engaged in the practice of his profession, and has also been occupied in the real estate and loan business. He is agent for about 200,000 acres of wild land and some good pine land. He also owns considerable land and property in Greene County. He is prepared to loan money in almost any amount from $250 upward. Mr. Case was married, first, in 1857, to Miss Mary Warner, by whom he had one child, Willard. He was married the second time, in 1866, to Miss Amanda Terhune, of Missouri, and two children were the result: Cora and Harry. Mr. Case’s third marriage was to Miss Mattie McDowell, of Missouri, in 1876. He is a member of the Episcopal Church.

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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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