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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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George W. Morris is also a member of one of Lonoke County’s best-known and most highly respected families. A native-born resident of the county, he was born May 4, 1857, his father and mother, James T. and Eliza (Weeks) Morris, having moved from their native State of Tennessee to Arkansas in about 1840, settling in Prairie County, where they both died, Mr. Morris in 1887, and his wife some years before. George W. Morris engaged in farming in this county a few years ago, and in 1885 embarked in the livery business, which he carried on in connection with agricultural pursuits until 1888. Selling out, he removed to England Station, where he resumed the livery occupation, and also carried on farming. Mr. Morris has about 300 acres of fine bottom land, which he cultivates in an excellent manner. He has held the offices of justice of the peace, constable and other local offices, and is at present a member of the school board. He was married in February, 1874, to Lily Gray, a daughter of Thomas Gray, and they have a family of two children: Eunice and George E. Mr. Morris is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and belongs to the Masonic order, holding a membership in Lonoke Lodge No. 51, in which he has held several positions. As a public-spirited citizen he is widely known, lending his influence to all work for the good of the locality in which he lives.

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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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