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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Lonoke 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 T. Hamilton, one of Lonoke County’s younger citizens, and a man identified with the farming and mercantile interests of England Station, is a native of Florida, where he was born in October, 1863, being a son of John and Sallie (Wells) Hamilton, originally from Georgia and Mississippi, respectively. The senior Hamilton was a planter of Florida, and moved to Arkansas in 1865, settling on White River, in Prairie County. He is now a resident of Lonoke County, and is remembered as an old soldier of the late war, having served the Confederate army about two years. William T. Hamilton was reared principally in Prairie County, but started out for himself in this county. In 1887 he bought a farm of 120 acres, all in the heavy timber, and has now ninety-five acres in cultivation, improved with a good house, buildings, etc. He also owns another tract of eighty-six acres. Mr. Hamilton has never married, his sister keeping house for him.

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This family biography is one of 143 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Lonoke County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Lonoke County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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