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From: "Genevieve Kile" <>
Subject: Fw: Nesbit (Goodspeed's History of NE AR.) Independence Co.
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 10:02:17 -0600

This was sent to me by a friend Not my Nesbits but may help someone else
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Date: Monday, November 01, 1999 7:22 AM
Subject: Nesbit (Goodspeed's History of NE AR.) Independence Co.

Could not remember if your Nesbits had been in AR. or not. Just delete if
no interest to you.......Gloria.

W. T. Nesbit is a young man who is rapidly and surely making his way to the
front among the energetic business men of Independence County, and, although
only twenty-nine years of age, he has built up a large patronage by strict
attention to each minor detail of his chosen calling, and can not fail to
succeed. He is a native resident of Independence County, and was born May
1860, being there brought up and educated; and in addition to attending the
common schools, he entered the Arkansas College, at Batesville, in which
institution he finished his education. His attention during his early youth
was given to assisting his father on the farm, but in 1884 he gave this up
engage in the mercantile business in Sulphur Rock, where he does an annual
business of about $30,000. He has recently built a business house, 60×24
feet, which is the only two-story business house in the town. His average
stock amounts to nearly $4,500, and his credit business amounts to $12,000.
He employs two clerks. On commencing business for himself, in 1883, his
capital amounted to about $2.50, but as mentioned in the beginning of this
his success is owing to his energy, excellent business qualifications and
attention to details. Mr. Nesbit's wife, whom he married in 1885, was
formerly Miss Mollie Carter, also a native of Independence County, Ark. They
have one child, William E. Mr. Nesbit is a son of W. H. and Catherine
(Herrington) Nesbit, both Tennesseeans, who emigrated to Arkansas about
where the father died ten years later. The
mother is still living and is the worthy companion of William Wilson. To her
first marriage five children were born, of whom our subject is the youngest.
The great-grandfather was a native of Ireland, who emigrated to the United
States and settled in North Carolina, where the grandfather was born. He
afterwards moved to Mississippi. The father was a soldier in the Mexican
He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a Democrat, and belongs to
the Blue Lodge and Chapter in the A. F. and A. M., also holding membership
several benevolent associations.

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