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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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Thaddeus W. Dumas, business manager of the Co-operative Wheel Store, Pleasant Plains, Ark. The mercantile interests of this portion of Independence County, have been ably represented for several years by Mr. Dumas, who is a pleasant, genial gentleman, and a good business man. His birth occurred in Lowndes County, Miss., on the 20th of November, 1837, and he was one of six interesting children born to Winchester and Louisa (Jenkins) Dumas, both of whom were natives of South Carolina. They removed to Tipton County, Tenn., in 1864, and there the closing scenes of their lives were passed. Thaddeus W. Dumas came to Arkansas in 1873, and settled in Independence County, where he has since remained. He received his education in the Manual Labor School of Franklin College, Tenn., under the management of Tolbert Fanning. During the late conflict he served in the Third Kentucky Regiment, and participated in the battles of Belmont, Shiloh, Port Hudson, Jackson, and several less important engagements. He chose for his companion in life, Miss Phoebe James, whom he married in 1878. They have no children. Mr. Dumas possesses 160 acres of mountain land, and on the same are several fine mineral springs. He is a Jacksonian Democrat in politics, is a member of the Wheel, and in religion a Baptist.

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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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