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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Randolph 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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J. M. Redwine, M. D. The short sketch that here appears is that of one of the reliable and deservedly successful physicians of Randolph County, whose experience has proven him to be well qualified for the position he has chosen. He was born in Marshall County, Ky., March 30, 1852, his parents, Jacob and Mary (Thomasson) Redwine, having been born in North Carolina and Tennessee, respectively. They both removed to Kentucky prior to their marriage, and there united their fortunes in the year 1847, becoming the parents of eleven children, eight being now alive: W. C., who resides in Clay County, Ark.; Dr. H. C., also a resident of Clay County, where he is a practicing physician and merchant; Mattie E., a teacher of this county; Jennie L., wife of M. L. Gilbert, of Dade City, Fla.; Jacob, Jr., who lives in Kentucky; Amanda J., wife of Charles Dishman, of Kansas, and Hiram G., now in a law school in the East. Jacob Redwine has always followed the occupation of farming and merchandising, and is now residing in Kentucky. He was in the Union army during the late war, and served in Company B, of the Fifteenth Kentucky Cavalry, as a private, but was discharged at the end of twelve months, his term of enlistment having expired. The principal engagement in which he took part was at Spring Creek, near Lexington, Tenn., being under Col. Henry. Since the war he has resided on his farm in Kentucky, and is now fairly well-to-do. He votes the Republican ticket. Our subject, Dr. J. M. Redwine, received fairly good advantages for acquiring an education, being an attendant of the common schools of Kentucky. He first engaged in teaching school and clerking in a dry goods store, and during this time his leisure moments were given to the study of medicine, which profession had always had a fascination for him. After attending medical lectures he entered upon the practice of that profession in Kentucky, in 1876, and followed it there and in Tennessee two years. From 1878 to 1881, he practiced in Randolph County, Ark., and from that time until 1884 he was a practitioner of Benton County. He has since resided in this county, and has acquired a large and profitable practice, and in his journeys to alleviate the sufferings of the sick, the sunshine of his disposition, as well as his medical skill, is brought to bear upon his patients, and the result is very satisfactory. He has a fertile little farm of forty acres, and in connection with his practice was engaged in farming and merchandising until within the last few years. He is a Republican politically, and is a member of the A. F. & A. M. He was married, October 28, 1879, to Miss Malena E., a daughter of John and Permelia E. (Mosely) Mabry, who became the parents of twelve children, six now living: Robert M., Mattie T. (Greer), Novella (Greer), William D., John, and Malena E. (Mrs. Redwine), the latter born on Blue-Grass soil. Dr. and Mrs. Redwine have become the parents of two children: Ethel, born September 1, 1884, and Edith, born September 17, 1887.

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This family biography is one of 110 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Randolph County, Arkansas published in 1889.  View the complete description here: Randolph County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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