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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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William H. Hyams, farmer, and one of the prominent stock raisers of the township, is now residing on Section 15, where he owns eighty acres of excellent farming land, with fifty acres under cultivation. He was born in what is now Crawford County, Ark., in 1852, and is the son of David S. and Mary (Johnson) Hyams, natives of the same State, and of English extraction. The mother is deceased, but the father is still living, and is now residing in the “Golden State.” William H. Hyams grew to manhood on the farm, and agricultural pursuits have been his chief occupation through life, which he has carried on in connection with stock raising. He was married in this county in September, 1877, choosing for his life companion Miss Alice D. Bennett, who was born in Arkansas in 1862. An interesting family of four children were the result of this union: David S., William A., Leona E. and Charles c. Notwithstanding the fact that he started in life poor, Mr. Hyam’s efforts, coupled with those of his wife, have been all-sufficient in securing a good and comfortable home.

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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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