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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pike 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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L. S. Corbell, lawyer, Murfreesboro, Ark. As a leading citizen of Murfreesboro in its professional, business and social life, lending strength to her bar, tone to her finances, and grace to her society, Mr. Corbell commands attention from the pen of the historian who would wish to do the town of Murfreesboro justice. He was originally from Alabama, his birth occurring in 1844, and was the eldest child by the second marriage of his parents, Josiah and Mary (Bos) Corbell, natives of Alabama and Tennessee, respectively. The father was a farmer, and came to Arkansas in 1849, settling in Sevier County, now a part of Howard, then went to Hempstead, where he remained until 1856, when he came to Pike County. He bought a farm in the western part of the county, and there remained until about the breaking out of the war, when he removed to the northern part of the State. In 1865 he came back to his former home in Pike County, was appointed sheriff, and October 13, 1865, was assassinated. The mother died in February, 1882. L. S. Corbell, early became familiar with the duties of the farm, and obtained a good practical education in the common schools. After the war he farmed until 1868, was elected justice of the peace, and served in that capacity until 1872, when he was elected to the General Assembly of the State, from Pike County. He had been studying law for several years, and was admitted to the bar in 1874, at Murfreesboro, where he at once began practicing. In 1886 he moved to Conway County, where he resided until September, 1889, and then returned to Murfreesboro, where he has since made his home. He was married in August, 1867, to Miss Mary J. Jackson, a native of Arkansas, and the daughter of W. J. and M. E. Jackson, pioneers to this section from Tennessee. Eight children were the fruits of this union, four now living: Missouri A. (wife of J. C. Johnson, at Little Rock), Jasper J. (died March 10, 1887), Cora E., John S., Bradley N. (died March 4, 1887), and Beulah Myrtle. Mr. Corbell is one of the enterprising and representative citizens of Pike County, and is active in all matters of public interest. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., Pike Lodge No 91, and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 71 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pike County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Pike County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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