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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 11
John Wesley was born in Pepperell, Massachusetts back in 1832 to William and Rosannah. He went to Iron City College in Pennsylvania and onward to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was admitted to the bar in Missouri in 1857. His practice was in Ironton, Missouri where he practiced law f...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
     It was another driving-by experience.  Look!!  The historic home at 600 W. Race that is known as the Shoffner House and is very old had something going on.  Trees had been trimmed, a fence taken down and the character of the old home came flying through.  There was even a man on the roof!  L...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 12
Eva Morris was born in Newcastle, Staffordshire, England back in 1885. She worked as a domestic servant in Staffordshire before retirement. She was widowed in the 1930’s, I can’t find were she ever remarried. She had one child Winnie who died of cancer in 1975, she was 62.What you may not know ab...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Lawrence Joshua was born in Brewer, Maine back in 1828 to Joshua and Sarah. He was very involved in his church, singing in the choir. Entering Bowdoin College in 1848 he learned to red ancient Greek and Latin. While he suffered from a speech impediment he graduated in 1852.Apparently, the speech ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Ervin Somogyi was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1944.  His family moved several times before winding up in the United States when he was 15.  He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English.  Joining the Peace Corps, he worked in a mental hospital while attending graduate school.He began bu...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
James Duane was born in New York City back in1733 to Anthony and Eva.  His education was at Livingston Manor.  He worked as a law clerk for James Alexander where he studied law.Admitted to the bar in 1754.  He represented Trinity Church on a tract of land in lower Manhattan.  By the early 1770’s ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 10
The dress color.The faded wedding picture.The bachelor party before the weddingThere was an old saying back then that when you went to get your wedding license at the Las Vegas court house there were two lines, one for getting divorces and one for getting married.  We were in the marriage line, 5...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Ebenezer Emmons was born in Middlefield, Massachusetts back in 1799 to Ebenezer and Mary.  He entered Williams College at 16 graduating in 1818.  He continued his studies in Albany, New York where he received his M.D.  He set up practice for a few years in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Sadly,...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 18
Did you ever anticipate on meeting someone only to find out you were not prepared for them?Well this happened to me yesterday.  I have long awaited this moment when I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Sheila Anderson.  She took time out of busy schedule to meet an old timer (me) and my bride of...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Jane Francesca Agnes was born in Wexford, Ireland back in 1821 to Charles and Sarah. She was an early advocate of women’s rights. Campaigning for better education for women she invited Millicent Fawcett to her home to speak on the female liberty.She contracted bronchitis in 1879 when she moved to...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Myrtle Claire was born in Orange, Massachusetts back in 1908.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Middlebury College in 1930.  After graduation, she taught high school science and athletics in South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts.  She continued her education with a Master of Education d...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 10
Bartolomeu Dias born circa 1451.   He was a Knight of the royal court, superintendent of the royal warehouses and a sailing-master of the man-of-war.  He set sail in 1487 in hopes of finding a trade route to India.  While on his voyage he encountered a violent storm rounding the Cape of Good Hope...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
Had they just finished the old house on Holmes Road that we have written several blogs about?   The house is in the background and they look very happy and pleased as they have this picture snapped.The old rock house still stands and we have done several blogs about it.  Click here to go to the l...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
I’m leaving on a jet plane shortly, headed to the Northeast. I pulled this one out of my backside. Not my usual post but hopefully you’ll enjoy it. TTFNOliver Charbonneau was born in Aunis, France circa 1613. Nothing is written about his childhood however, he started working as a sewer cleaner. H...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 11
Grisell Baillie was born in her family home in Scotland back in 1822 to George and Mary.  Her father died in 1841 prompting her to move with her brother to Eidon Hall near St. Boswells. An event happened in 1858 that forever changed her, that of course is the rest of the story.Every Sunday she wo...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 9
Waightstill Avery was born in Groton, Connecticut back in 1741. He could trace his ancestry in the United States back to 1630. He was elected to the colonial assembly in 1772 serving as attorney-general for the Crown.In 1775 and 1776 he was elected to the North Carolina Provincial Congress, helpi...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
Grover Cleveland was born in Lafayette, New Jersey back in 1924. As with many of my blogs I do not have any information as to his education, parents his early upbringing. Also like most of my blogs what I do have is the rest of the story so let’s get to it.Grover began his career with the CIA as ...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 4
This picture may not be the very best but it was taken a long time ago at the still existing house that was built by Ballard Holmes about 100 years ago.  Present owners invited the Holmes family to visit the old house this week and it was a lovely visit.  The house  is still delightful to see.  T...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Marinus was born in Jamaica, New York back in 1740.  His father was a school teacher and tavern operator.  I do not have any information about his childhood or upbringing, what I can tell you of course is the rest of the story.He served in the militia during the French and Indian War.  Serving as...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
Look at these cute kids but also look at the old house in the background.  This picture was made when the Ballard Holmes family lived there.  They built it and everyone loved it.  It is, in fact, still loved now by the present owners who invited the now slightly older family members to come and v...

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