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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Independence 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 H. Dickinson, clerk of the circuit court, Batesville. The public services of Mr. Dickinson, since 1880, have been characterized by a noticeable devotion to the welfare of Independence County, and his fidelity in his position of public trust has made a lasting impression upon the sphere of public duty. He was born in the city of Batesville, Independence County, on the 11th day of February, 1849, and is one of three children now living, born to the union of Benjamin and Maria L. (Slater) Dickinson, early settlers of Batesville. The father was a general business man, and kept hotel for several years. The three children now living are named as follows: Edward M., Elizabeth C. and John H. The latter was reared principally in San Joaquin County, Cal., and there he received a good practical education. At the age of twelve years he began learning the printer’s trade at Stockton, Cal., in the office of the Stockton Independent, and there continued until twenty-one years of age. He then went to Delaware to visit his father, and subsequently came to Independence County, where he engaged as clerk in a country store. He continued in this business for some time, and in 1888 was elected to his present position. On the 31st of December, 1879, his marriage with Miss Virginia Byers, was consummated. Mr. Dickinson is a member of the Masonic fraternity; a member of the K. of H., and he also belongs to the K. of P.

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This family biography is one of 158 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Independence County, Arkansas published in 1889.  View the complete description here: Independence County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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