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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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Z. A. Thomas, cigar manufacturer of Fayetteville, Ark., was born in Hardin County, Ky., December 10, 1854, and is the son of John and Margaret (Jones) Thomas, who were born in Kentucky. He was reared in his native State, and in 1876, in company with a brother, J. W. Thomas, went to Missouri, and engaged in manufacturing cigars, carrying on a successful business in different parts of that State until 1886, when they came to Arkansas, locating at Eureka Springs, where they were engaged in business until November, 1887, since which time they have resided in Fayetteville, and are doing a thriving and remunerative business. Since locating in the latter place, Z. A. Thomas has been united in marriage to Miss Sarah C., the accomplished daughter of Preston Johnson [see sketch]. J. W. Thomas was married to Miss Anna E. Crutcher, by whom he has two sons and one daughter: Blanche, Roy and Charley. The brothers are enterprising and public-spirited young men, and during their business career in Fayetteville have established an enviable reputation for business ability, upright dealing and honorable citizenship.

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This family biography is one of 300 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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