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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Lonoke 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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L. L. Buffalo, a prosperous farmer and miller of Lonoke County, was born in Wake County, N. C., March 20, 1845. His father, Burl Buffalo, was also a native of North Carolina, his birth having occurred there in 1815, and in 1832 he was united in marriage to Miss Bettie Lee. To them was born a family of ten children, six boys and four girls, of whom six are now living. Three of the children are residing in this State, and three in North Carolina. Mrs. Buffalo was called to her final home in 1850, and Mr. Buffalo chose for his second wife, Cansas Cope; they had two children. Mr. Buffalo was a farmer by occupation, and in 1858 moved to Mississippi, coming thence to Arkansas in 1859, and locating in Prairie County. Himself and wife were devout members of the Christian Church, and his death, which occurred in 1869, deprived the county of one of its best citizens. L. L. Buffalo’s schooling was very limited in youth, as the facilities for gaining an education were far from satisfactory. Subsequent self-application, however, has not been wanting. December 28, 1866, he was married to Miss Clarkie P. Stephens, of Mississippi, and to this union have been born four children, all boys: The first child died in infancy; Louis E. (died March 4, 1889, aged fifteen), Robert L. and Grover C. Mrs. Buffalo died March 12, 1887, and on May 13, 1888, Mr. Buffalo was wedded to his second and present wife, Mrs. Buffalo, formerly Miss Katie E. McKenzie, a native of Arkansas, and the daughter of Samuel and Love E. McKenzie. One child has been given them, Mary Ethell. Mr. Buffalo is one of the most energetic and prominent farmers and millers of Lonoke, and owns 1,812 acres of land, besides several town lots. Of this land about 800 acres are in cultivation. He has held membership in the K. of H. for two years, and attends the Baptist Church, his wife worshiping with the Methodist Episcopal denomination.

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This family biography is one of 143 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Lonoke County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Lonoke County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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