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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton 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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George W. Miser, farmer and stock raiser, is a native of Benton County, Ark and was born in 1858, a son of G. W. and Jane (Potter) Miser. [For parents’ history see sketch of William Miser.] He has followed agricultural pursuits all his life, and his boyhood days were spent in assisting his father on the farm, and in attending the common schools. In 1879 the nuptials of his marriage with Miss Laura V. Winters were celebrated. She was born in Missouri in 1860, and is a daughter of Joshua Winters, a prosperous farmer and stock raiser of that State. Four children were born to her marriage with Mr. Miser: Jennie E., Mary L., Susan L. and William L. Mr. Miser is one of the enterprising young farmers of the county, and is highly esteemed and respected as a good citizen and neighbor. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is a Pilgrim Knight in the A. F. & A. M., and votes the Democratic ticket.

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This family biography is one of 240 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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