"James H. Grumbles, planter of Owen Township, Lincoln County, Ark., was born in Dallas County, Ala, in 1833. He is a son of Jesse Grumbles, a native of Maryland, who married Miss Elizabeth Kindle, a native of South Carolina. The parents of the subject of this sketch moved to Union County, Ark, purchasing a small place, upon which he lived until the time of his death, in 1866, at the age of sixty-eight. The mother is still living, and enjoys excellent health, though in her eightieth year. Of their union were born thirteen children, twelve of whom lived to be grown. Mr Grumbles served in the late war without receiving injury of any kind, but owing to ill health was compelled to give up after one year. He was married in Union County, Ark, in 1855, to Miss Martha B. Cook, who died May 2, 1861, leaving one child, Mary B. (now the wife of John M. Owen). The subject of this sketch was married again and this time to Miss Mary E. McCain, of Mississippi. The marriage took place in Union County, where they lived until after the war, when they located to their present place. Mr Grumbles owns a valuable estate that is splendidly cultivated, and he is looked upon as one of the most prosperous and thoroughly honorable men in this section of the country. Himself and wife are members of the Baptist Church, of which he is a deacon. In 1847, while the subject of this sketch was quite a small boy, he joined what is known as "Old Town" Baptist Church, while living in Alabama."
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