Polk County, Arkansas History and Biographical Sketches
Originally published by Goodspeed Publishing in 1889, this reprint contains memoirs and biographies of Polk County pioneers. Polk County, AR was created in 1844 and named for the President of the United States, James K. Polk of Tennessee. The county is located on the western border and the history in this publication covers the time from the creation of the county up to about the mid-1880s when it was written. 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.
“Honorable Benjamin F. Thompson is not only one of the successful and substantial farmers of Polk County, Ark., but he is also respected and esteemed for his many admirable traits of character. His life has been a useful one, and he has at all times endeavored to follow the teachings of the Golden Rule. He first saw the light of day in Morgan County, Ala., in 1836, being the ninth of twelve children, ten now living, born to the marriage of Benjamin W. and Keziah (Jackson) Thompson both of whom were born in South Carolina, the former in 1793 and the latter in 1801. etc...etc.
2004, paper, 38 pp.