Grant County, Arkansas History and Biographical Sketches


Named for Ulysses S. Grant when created in 1869, Grant County is located in the south central portion of the state. Originally published by Goodspeed Publishing in 1889, this reprint contains memoirs and biographies of Grant County pioneers. Because the information was compiled by the referenced family, it should be very accurate and detailed. A short history of the county is included, followed by the biographies.

Joseph Hamilton, by well directed efforts and energy, has come to be well and favorably known to the citizens of Grant County. He first saw the light of day in Marion County, Tenn., October 19, 1843, as the son of William and Sarah (Fowler)(Hicks) Hamilton, of Tennessee origin. The father was born January 8, 1807 and died November 6, 1876. His wife was born May 4, 1808, and died August 1, 1887.” ...etc...

Daniel JOHNSON, a merchant of Sheridan, Grant County, Ark., is a native of Eastern Tennessee, and was born in Roane County, May 9, 1824. He was the son of Isaac and Nancy (HUNTER) JOHNSON, also of TN. Isaac JOHNSON was a farmer, teacher, and blacksmith, and also held a local office in his county. He died in 1844, at the age of sixty years .... [continues with education, occupation, vital information, etc. Most biographies include year of birth, year of death, military experience, date of marriage, bride's name, bride's death, children, etc.]

Goodspeed Publishing

2004, paper, 60 pp.

ISBN: 9780788498404