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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Little River County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  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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Hon. Hindman C. Head. The people of Little River County are thoroughly familiar with the name that heads this sketch, for it stands as the representative of a man who, although young in years, is one of its most respected and influential citizens. Mr. Head owes his nativity to Sebastian County, this State, where he was born in 1860, the fifth child born to the union of J. C. and Sarah S. (Hinton) Head, mention of whom is made elsewhere in this volume. He received his education in the common or free schools of this county, supplemented by one term at the Arkadelphia Baptist School, when he was in his seventeenth year, and in 1878 and 1879 attended the Fayette University, after which he came home and clerked in a dry goods store. Later he was occupied in teaching school, and then took up the study of law in his father's office, and in 1882 was admitted to the bar at this place, and is now practicing in this and adjoining counties. He made the race for the office of representative in the Lower House of the State Legislature in 1886, and was elected, filling this office so very capably as to be re-elected in 1888. He is a very promising young man, and will, no doubt, be one of the prominent men of the State in time. His marriage to Miss Dadie Sandefur, daughter of P. J. and Mary Sandefur, was consummated in 1887, and their union has been blessed with two little children—Mary S. and one unnamed. Mrs. Head was born in this county in 1869; she is a most estimable lady, and a member of the Old School Presbyterian Church. In politics Mr. Head is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 38 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Little River County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Little River County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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