Lafayette County, Arkansas History and Biographical Sketches


Lafayette County, created in 1827 and named for the Marquis de Lafayette, is located in the extreme southwestern portion of the state. Originally published by Goodspeed Publishing in 1889, this reprint contains memoirs and biographies of Lafayette 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.

W. L. NANCE, manager of the well-known firm of Tedwell & McClure, hardware and furniture dealers of Lewisville, was born in Alabama, in 1844, being the youngest of a family of five children - four sons and one daughter - born to the union of W. L. and Emily (WILLIAMS) NANCE, natives of Virginia and Georgia, respectively. ...etc...

John M. POWELL was born in Marion County, Miss., September 16, 1848. His parents, Evan and Mary (PITTMAN) POWELL, were natives of North Carolina, where the former was born July 2, 1810, a son of Nicholas and Betsy (MARTIN) POWELL, of Scotch-Irish descent. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution, as was also his maternal grandfather ... [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, 40 pp.

ISBN: 9780788498503