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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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John C. O’Bryan, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Smith County, Tex., September 7, 1850, and is a son of Arnold O’Bryan. When about five years old his parents came to this county, he accompanying them, and it is here that his childhood was passed and his education received at the common schools of the neighborhood. June 9, 1870, he left the parental roof, having taken Harriet A. Young to wife. She was born in Washington County, Ark., January 21, 1853, but reared in Crawford County, and is the mother of five children: Renah I., Effie F., Wallace, Lela O., Eula B. After his marriage Mr. O’Bryan settled upon the place he still occupies, which contains 335 acres of land, 200 cultivated and improved. His success in life is largely due to his own personal efforts, and he is a good neighbor and citizen. In politics he is a Republican, and he belongs to the I. O. O. F.

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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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