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Below is a family biography included in The History of Sebastian 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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Alpheus C. Brewster, attorney at law and notary public, was born in Lauderdale County, Miss., in 1861, and is a brother of Dr. Brewster. He also was reared on a farm, and received a common-school education. When sixteen he entered Buckner College, which he attended two years. He then passed nine months at the State University at Fayetteville, and graduated from Emory & Henry College, Virginia, in 1886. While at college he took an A. B. degree. He then taught school one year at Charleston, since which time he has practiced law, being a member of the Sebastian County bar. He is a Democrat, and is a member of the Bell Point Masonic Lodge at Fort Smith. In religion he is a Methodist.

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This family biography is one of 217 biographies included in The History of Sebastian County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Sebastian County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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