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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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James E. Mock, farmer and stock raiser of Washington County, Ark., was born in Walker County, Ga., March 23, 1849, and was taken by his parents to Arkansas at the age of two years. Here he grew to manhood, receiving a good education in the common schools, the Cane Hill College and the Viney Grove Seminary, and September 27 1873, was united in marriage to Miss Eunice Amanda Patton, a native of Missouri, and a daughter of Col. T. J. Patton, of Siloam Springs, Ark. Their union was blessed in the birth of five children: Edward Lee, Lucy Birdie, Ethel M., Robert L. and an infant son. Soon after their marriage they located on a farm three miles south of Prairie Grove, but in 1882 located on their present farm of 200 acres. Forty acres are in a good state of cultivation and sixty acres are under fence. Besides the land Mr. Mock owns the old home place, which consists of 180 acres, 150 of which are under cultivation. His residence is a good frame building, and the barns and out- buildings are all in good condition. He has been master of the Prairie Grove Masonic Lodge for over two years, and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He is a son of John Mock, whose sketch appears in this work.

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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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