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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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Dr. N. T. Thomasson, physician, Murfreesboro, Ark. In presenting in this work brief biographical sketches of representative citizens of the county, among those in the medical profession is very properly given a short review of the life of Dr. Thomasson, and of his identification with the town of Murfreesboro. His parents, W. B. and Mary A. (Stewart) Thomasson, were natives of South Carolina and New Jersey, respectively, and the father was a lawyer by profession. He moved to Clark County, Ark., in 1873, then to Pike County in 1875, and in 1876 was elected circuit clerk, which position he filled in an able and satisfactory manner for seven years. He has now retired to his farm, five miles south of the town. Dr. N. T. Thomasson was reared in Georgia until fourteen years of age, and received a good practical education in the common schools. He came with his parents to Clark County in 1873, but in 1875 went to New York, and attended school at Watkins, where he remained until the fall of 1877. He then went to Michigan, entered Hope College at Holland, where he remained six months, and then returned to Arkansas. Here he at once began reading medicine under Dr. McKetchan, and after a certain length of time he went to Arkadelphia, where he was in a drug store until the spring of 1879. In the fall of that year he entered the Medical College at Little Rock, and graduated in March, 1881. He then returned to Murfreesboro, and at once began the practice of his profession. He was married, in 1885, to Miss Mollie Bryant, of Bingen, Hempstead County, Ark., and to them were born two children—Annie Pearl and May. The Doctor has gained a widespread reputation as a faithful and skillful practitioner, and as a physician and personally is highly esteemed.

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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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