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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pope County, Arkansas published by Southern Publishing Company in 1891.  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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A. M. Sasbee is a merchant residing in Mill Creek Station, Ark., but he was born in the Lone Star State, June 18, 1838, to Elias and Tempey A. (Clark) Sasbee, who were born, reared and married in Georgia, becoming the parents of six children, three of whom are now living: A. M., W. J. and Lafayette. John W., J. M. and Sarah E. are deceased. The father of these children was a farmer, and in 1841 emigrated from his native State to Texas, and in this State was residing at the time of his death in 1852. His widow died in 1871, and both were members of the Missionary Baptist Church. A. M. Sasbee was married on November 30, 1867, to Miss Sarah E. Shinn, a native of this county, born January 20, 1849, a daughter of John E. and Malinda (Harkins) Shinn, and in time a family of ten children gathered about their board, their names being as follows: James M., Dora A., Mary L., John W., Charles W., Minnie M., Robert S., Jesse H, Sadie and Joseph A. Thinking to better his condition Mr. Sasbee removed from Texas to Arkansas in 1867, and in 1886 took up his abode in Pope County, and has since been engaged in merchandising in Mill Creek Station, but prior to coming here was engaged in farming. He is the owner of 1,940 acres of land, sixty acres of which are under the plow, and in a good state of cultivation. He carries a stock of general merchandise amounting to $2,500, and owing to his many sterling business principles has built up a good trade. He is a member of Dover Lodge No. 17 of the A. F. & A. M., the K. of H., and Russellville Lodge No. 47 of the K. of P. He and his wife are members of Missionary Baptist Church and he is a Democrat politically, and has been postmaster of Santos since 1886, being appointed under Cleveland. Although he has handed in his resignation twice it has never been accepted, for he is one of the leading men of this section, perfectly capable, and always prompt and accurate in the discharge of his duties.

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This family biography is one of 96 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pope County, Arkansas published in 1891.  For the complete description, click here: Pope County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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