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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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Paul Hamilton. He whose name heads this sketch is one of Little River County's enterprising and substantial agriculturists, thoroughly alive to all current topics, and public spirited and progressive in all matters tending to benefit the community. He was born in Charleston, S. C., in 1830, his parents being Edward W. and Elizabeth I. (Lynah) Hamilton, reference to whom is made in the sketch of Dr. E. L. Hamilton, which is also given in this volume. The father was a physician, and practiced his profession in connection with farming all his life. He was born in South Carolina, in 1804, and died in Ouachita County, Ark., in 1851, whither he had moved in 1849. The paternal grandfather, Paul Hamilton, was born in South Carolina, of which State he afterward became governor, and he also served as Secretary of the Navy, under Madison's administration. He fought in the Revolutionary War. The subject of this sketch is the eldest of five children, and grew to manhood, and obtained his education in the common schools of Alabama and Arkansas. His marriage occurred in Ouachita County, Ark., in 1851, Miss Mary Ann Hildreth, a native of Marengo County, Ala., being the contracting party, and the fruits of this union have been three children: Mary A., Elizabeth (now the wife of Augustus B. Phillips), and Sarah. Mr. Hamilton first came to this locality in 1875, and he now owns 1,500 acres of fine land, 300 acres of which are under cultivation, located about sixteen miles east of Richmond. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and both he and wife belong to the Presbyterian Church. He has ever taken an active part in politics and public affairs, and has done much to build up every enterprise for the common good.

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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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