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Below is a family biography from the book,  The History of Crawford 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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A. J. Kimbler was born in Texas in 1859, and is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Orey) Kimbler, natives of Virginia, born in 1818 and 1819, respectively. From Virginia they moved to Wisconsin, from there to Texas, and in 1866 came to Crawford County, Ark. The father was a farmer, and was a soldier in the Rebellion. His deatah occurred October 12, 1886, and that of his wife October 12, 1884. Of their eleven children, the following five are living: William Kimbler, Crawford County; Mrs. Rebecca Wheeler, Dardanelle, Ark.; Franklin, Chickasaw Nation; Mrs. Matilda Frances Bird. Washington County Ark., and out subject. Mr. Kimbler's early ancestors were German. He passed his youth in Crawford County, attending school but little, but becoming a successful tiller of the soil. As a consequence he now owns 176 acres of good bottom land, eighty acres of which are in the home place and finely cultivated. He is a member of the Christian Church, as were his parets. In politics he is a Republican, ad his first presidential vote was cast for James A. Garfield.

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This family biography is one of 222 biographies included in The History of Crawford County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Crawford County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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