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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Bradley 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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John Newton Hamilton is an agriculturist, but resides in the town of Warren, Ark. He was born in Clark County, Ga., January 19, 1830, and is a son of James Hamilton, who was born in Meriwether County, Ga., in 1806, and died there in 1872. He was of English-Irish descent, and was married in his native State to Miss Nancy Parker, who was born in Georgia in 1808, and died about 1870, having borne a family of twelve children—six sons and six daughters. John Newton was the third in order of birth, and is the only one now living. Owing to his father’s early poverty he was deprived of much schooling, which he would otherwise have received, but after attaining his majority he determined to seek his fortune in the West, and in 1851 emigrated to Arkansas, which State has continued to be his home. Two years after his arrival he entered eighty acres of land, but is now the owner of 108 acres adjoining the town of Warren, and besides is the owner of some desirable town property. His land is in excellent farming condition, and is well adapted to raising all kinds of grain, as well as cotton, in abundance. He supports all feasible enterprises for the public weal, and possessing sterling business principles he commands the respect of all. Although formerly a Whig in politics he is now a Democrat, and his first presidential vote was cast for Pierce. He was married in Bradley County in 1870, to Miss Margaret A. Belan, who was born here December 8, 1850, and their union resulted in the birth of eight children, four of whom are now living: John L., Virginia, Laura and Verner. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton and their son John are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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