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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Hempstead 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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John W. Tribble, planter, Wallaceburg, Ark. Mr. Tribble occupies an advanced position among the representative farmers of Wallaceburg Township. He was born on the road while his parents were moving from Virginia to Arkansas on October 15, 1850, and is the son of John M. and Sarah D. (Foltz) Tribble, the former a native of Tennessee, born on October 21, 1828, and the latter a native of the Old Dominion, born on April 12, 1829. The parents were married in Virginia in 1849, and to them were born eleven children, viz.: John W., Mary A., James P., Robert O., Catherine I., Martha J., Sarah V., Sterling G., Ida L., Emer G. and Frances O. The father and mother are both members of the Baptist Church. John W. Tribble was taught the rudiments and later experience of farm labor, a calling in which he seems to excel, and to which he has given his undivided attention all his life. He was married in 1874 to Miss Sarah Ferrell, a native of Hempstead County, Ark., born on February 25, 1855, and the daughter of Thomas and Emily (Saner) Ferrell. The fruits of this union have been seven children, three now living: Minnie E., Sarah E., and Samuel E. Mr. Tribble owns 160 acres of good land and has sixty acres under cultivation. He has always supported the Democratic ticket, tolerating its views as sound and well suited to any man. He and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant Church.

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This family biography is one of 131 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Hempstead County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Hempstead County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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