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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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Dr. Asbury L. Brewster, of the drug firm of McConnell & Brewster, and assistant physician and surgeon for the Kansas & Texas Coal Company, is one of the promising young men of Huntington. He was born in Lauderdale County, Miss., in 1857 and is a son of Christopher C. and Mary G. (Pogue) Brewster, natives of Florida and Alabama, respectively. They were married in Mississippi, where they attained their growth, and lived in that State until after the war. They then removed to Louisiana, and in 1868 came to Sebastian County, Ark., settling near the present site of Huntington, at what is now known as “Brewster’s Chapel.” There Mr. Brewster owned a fine farm, upon which the family lived after his death in 1878 until the winter of 1887-88. Mrs. Brewster now lives in Huntington, and both she and her husband joined the Methodist Church when young. Asbury L. is the eldest of three sons and two daughters now living. He passed his boyhood upon a farm, and received but a common-school education. In 1878 he began the study of medicine, and in 1879 attended one course of lectures at the Louisville University in Kentucky. He graduated from the Vanderbilt University at Nashville in 1881, and has since practiced his profession with increasing success in the vicinity of Huntington. He owns eight acres of land two miles from Huntington, which contains coal deposits. During the past year he established himself in the drug business. In politics he is a Democrat, and his first presidential vote was cast for Hancock in 1880. He is a member of Pulliam Lodge No. 133, at Witcherville, and belongs to the A. O. U. W. He worships at the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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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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