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Below is a family biography from the book,  The History of Franklin 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 Obar, another successful farmer and stock raiser, was born in Warren County, Middle Tenn., in 1828, and is the son of Constant and Elizabeth Obar, who were of German and Scotch descent, respectively. They were the parents of five children, four now living, and of whom John Obar is the youngest. At the age of eight years he moved from Middle to East Tennessee, and here attained his growth. He was married in Sebastian County, Ark., to Miss Susan A. Wingfield, and to them were born eleven children, four now living: Sarah A., married; Willie C., George W. and Mary E. Mrs. Obar died, and he was married the second time, in Crawford County, Ark., to Miss Susan Robertson, who was a native of Arkansas. Two children were the result of this union: Nancy M. and Henrietta. Mr. Obar is a Republican in politics, and is one of the substantial farmers and stock raisers of the county. Although starting life with limited means he has been successful, and is now in comfortable circumstances.

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This family biography is one of 163 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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