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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Sevier 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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Llewellyn T. Bizzell. In no part of Arkansas is agriculture in a more flourishing condition than in Sevier County, and Mr. Bizzell is one of the able representatives of this calling. He was born in Sevier County September 22, 1850, was brought up to the life of a farmer by his grandfather, Andy Hemphill, and is now actively engaged in managing his large estate, which comprises 1,200 acres of land, 350 acres being in a fine state of cultivation. He received his early scholastic training in the common schools of Sevier County, and first began the battle of life for himself in Little River County, and in time became the owner of 200 acres of good land there, the purchase being made in 1872. In 1875 he was married to Miss Delia N. Locke, whose birth occurred in Arkansas in 1857, and to their union seven children have been born: Leana C, Matthew A., Llewellyn T. (deceased), Henry L., John T., Robert L. and Margaret N. Mr. Bizzell is a Royal Arch Mason, being a member of Bellville Lodge No. 48, is a firm Democrat, and he and Mrs. Bizzell are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Thomas Bizzell was born in North Carolina, but in 1845 emigrated to Arkansas and was married in Sevier County, in 1847, to Miss Nancy Hemphill, she being a native of this county, by whom he became the father of two children: Leana (wife of M. A. Locke) and Llewellyn T. After the mother’s death, which occurred in 1850, Mr. Bizzell espoused Miss Laura Sanderfer, by whom he had one child, Lavinia. Mr. Bizzell was a well-known and successful farmer, was of French descent, and died in 1857. His wife was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 96 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Sevier County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Sevier County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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