Milton A. Binns, a leading planter of Drew County, Ark., was born in Talbot County, Ga., August 30, 1836, his parents, Burrell and Lucinda (Phelps) Binns, being also natives of that State, the former's birth occurring on December 6, 1811. They were married October 29, 1835, and to them a family of nine children was born, five of whom are still living, and all are residents of Drew County. Their names are Milton A., Sarah A., Edna V., Mary J. and Burrell. The father of these children was a merchant, and in January, 1856, emigrated from his native State to Arkansas by wagons, and resided in Drew County until his death January 1, 1866, his widow's occurring in the month of February, 1872. They were members of the Baptist Church, and he was a Mason of high rank. The paternal Grandfather, Burrell Binns, was a native of Virginia. Milton A. Binns attended the common schools of Georgia, and upon his father's removal to Arkansas in 1857 he came with him, but returned to his native State two years later and was married there, November 10, 1858, to Susan A. Dupree, who was born in Georgia, a daughter of Drury and Elizabeth A. Dupree. Shortly after his marriage he located permanently in Arkansas, and have here reared their family: Beulah (wife of J.D. Jackson), Christopher C., Emma C.,(who married H.B. James), John M., Daisy, Starling G., Mida M., Willie W., James H. and Dora. Charles B. died in infancy. Mr. Binns has a valuable farm of 320 acres, with 60 acres under cultivation, and is a man whom all look up to and respect. He is a member of Lacy Lodge No. 46, A.F. & A.M.,and has represented his lodge in the Grand Lodge three different times. He has held the office of justice of the peace one term, is a member of the Agricultural Wheel, and he and wife belong to the Baptist Church.


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