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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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George W. Buckner, agriculturist. One of the best and neatest farms in Mississippi County, Ark., is owned by Mr. Buckner, and his prosperity can be traced directly to his energy, earnest and sincere endeavor and good judgment. He was born in Osceola, Mississippi County, Ark., in 1840, and was married in 1861, his union resulting in the birth of five children. His farm comprises a tract of 500 acres, of which 155 are under cultivation, and of this he has cleared about twenty-five acres himself, erected several dwelling houses, and has made other valuable improvements on his property. On his various farms he has eight families of tenants living. In 1866 he bought the machinery for a steam cotton-gin, which is now being operated in connection with Rucker Bros., who are leading merchants and agriculturists of Barfield, Ark. The life of Mr. Buckner has been one unmarked by any unusual occurrence outside of the chosen channels to which he has so diligently applied himself, but he deserves much credit for the admirable manner in which he has overcome the many difficulties which have strewn his pathway during his life of nearly half a century, and in the acquisition of his present fine property he has shown himself to be a man of sound judgment.

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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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