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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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N. A. George. Among the well-known and highly esteemed citizens of Rocky Comfort, Mr. George stands pre-eminent. He owes his nativity to Columbus, Ga., being born there on June 8, 1852. His father, William J. George, a physician by avocation, was born in Georgia, and continued to make that State his home until 1859, when he moved to Texas, and is now a resident of Denison, that State. He is a son of Jesse George, also a native of Georgia, of Scotch-Irish and English extraction. William J. George was united in marriage to Miss Nancy S. Gerard, who was born in Georgia, of French parentage, and the subject of this sketch is the youngest of their six children. He accompanied his parents to Texas at the age of seven years, and there attained his growth and obtained his education, subsequently entering a clothing house in Jefferson Tex., as a salesman, and was thus occupied until 1873. He took up his residence in this county in 1876. He immediately opened a mercantile business at Rocky Comfort, which he successfully conducted until 1884, but since that time he has been occupied in the real-estate business. September 30, 1875, witnessed his marriage in this county to Miss Virginia C. Reid, who was born in this county, being a daughter of Franklin L. Reid and wife. Her parents were born in Virginia and Ireland, respectively, but their marriage was consummated in this county, whither he had come from Louisiana at an early day. Mr. George and wife are the parents of two children: Jesse L. and Clara. The wife is a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Mr. George holds membership in Rocky Comfort Lodge A. F. & A. M., since 1889. He is a very public spirited man, taking an active interest in all measures pertaining to the welfare of the community with which he has identified himself, and is classed among its substantial and well-to-do citizens.

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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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