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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Drew 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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Dr. S. G. Robertson, physician and druggist, Monticello, Ark. Permanent success is always regulated by well-known laws, dependent upon natural causes, and no one can hope to secure any lasting reputation with a solid foundation of success, without merit. That Dr. Robertson has made himself eminently successful as a physician, is abundantly testified by the fact that he has practiced in this county for over twenty-five years. He owes his nativity to Summerville, Fayette County, Tenn., where his birth occurred in November, 1834, and is the son of Joseph C. and Frances (Eubanks) Robertson, the father a native of Alabama, and the mother of Kentucky. In 1834 the parents emigrated to Tennessee, and located in Fayette County, where the father’s death occurred in the fall of 1888, when in his ninetieth year. He was a farmer. The mother is still living on the homestead, and is in her eighty-fourth year. The maternal grandfather was in the War of 1812. Dr. S. G. Robertson, one of eight children, six of whom are now living, was reared to agricultural pursuits, received his education in the common schools of Tennessee, and after clerking for some time, began the study of medicine. He graduated at the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, in 1860, began practicing in Jefferson County, Ark., and on the breaking out of the war, was a surgeon in the army. He was subsequently transferred to hospital service at Little Rock, St. John’s College, was medical examiner of conscripts for two years, and president of the board. In October, 1865, he removed to Monticello, Ark., where he has been in active practice ever since. In 1867 he established a drug store, and has continued the business since, with the exception of an interval of three years. He has an extensive practice, and is a first-class physician, his kind, agreeable manner and warm, sympathetic nature, rendering him a welcome visitor to the sick room, and wherever known he is highly esteemed. He was married in 1865, to Miss Sarah McGehee, and the result of this union was the birth of three living children: Felix O., Emma (wife of John Baker, of Texas), and Bertie. The Doctor is a member of the Masonic fraternity, K. of H. and the I. O. O. F.

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