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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi 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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C. F. Bush. In mentioning those of foreign birth who have become closely associated with the farming interests of Mississippi County, Ark., we should not fail to present an outline of the career of Mr. Bush, for he is one who has fully borne out the reputation of that class of industrious, energetic and prudent men of German nativity, who have risen to prominence in different portions of this country. He was born in 1832, and was the second in a family of eight children born to George H. Bush, who came with his family to the United States in 1838, and settled in the State of Tennessee, where he remained until the opening of the war, at which time he removed to Mississippi County, Ark., and began farming on a tract of 160 acres in Chickasawba Township, and there died three years later. C. F. Bush grew to manhood on his father’s farm, but in 1867 found a worthy companion in the person of Sarah Ann Garrison, of Mississippi County, she being the daughter of one of the old residents of the county. Mr. Bush soon after purchased a tract of 160 acres, all wild land, but sometime after sold eighty acres of this, and purchased eighty acres in another tract, of which twelve acres were under cultivation. At the present time he has forty acres under the plow, and will soon have twenty-five acres more which are almost ready for cultivation. In 1887 he built a good house, and as far as buildings, fences and orchards are concerned, has his farm well improved. He is making a specialty of raising a good grade of stock, and has twenty-five head of horses, and a fine male animal which has won a good record. His land is fertile, and yields a bale of cotton to the acre. The following are the children born to himself and wife: Martha E., wife of J. T. Battles; John Henry, Stenie E., who died at the age of seven years; Mary A., Minnie and Kittie. Mr. Bush has been a member of the school board, and is active in school work.

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This family biography is one of 162 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi County, Arkansas published in 1889.  View the complete description here: Mississippi County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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