J.I. Dunlap, farmer and stock-raiser, Monticello, Ark. This well-known, representative citizen of Drew County was born in Henry County, Tenn., on February 3, 1830, and is the son of John and Elizabeth (Mathis) Dunlap, and the grandson of Jonathan and Ann (Seers) Dunlap. The grandfather was a native of South Carolina, and a farmer by occupation. He died in 1850, and his wife in 1838. The parents of our subject were born in Logan County, Ky., in 1802, and Montgomery County, Tenn., respectively. The father moved to Tennessee when a young man, followed farming, and soon became the owner of 500 acres of land. He died on November 22, 1865, in full communion with the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a member of the MAsonic fraternity. The mother was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Her parents were Isom and Priscilla Mathis. She died on June 24, 1885. Of the fourteen children born to their union eight are now living: Mary Ann (now Mrs. Week, of Maryville, Ark.), W.H. (farmer of Boone County), Mahala H.J.J., Martha J. (now Mrs. Owen, of Jefferson County), Nancy E. (now Mrs. Gwynne, of Saline Township), A. Angeline (now Mrs. Carter, of Saline Township) and Melissa (now Mrs. Mew, of this township). The parents of these children moved with their family to Arkansas in 1839, and located in Carroll County. J.I. Dunlap left the parental roof in 1852, emigrated to this county, where his father followed him two years later. He first worked as a farm hand, but in 1854 he and his father and brother bought the farm, on a part of which our subject is now residing, 900 acres in all, and J.I. now owns 240 of this, with sixty-five acres under cultivation, His principal crop is cotton, but he also raises considerable corn, etc. In August, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate army, Second Arkansas Calvary, and was made second lieutenant of the same. After the reorganization in 1862 he joined the First Arkansas Calvary, and held the rank of second lieutenant of COmpany B, which he helped raise, and held this position until the close of the war. He was in Price's raid through Missouri, and took part in the battles of Pilot Knob, Pine Bluff, Mark's Mill, Poison Springs, Cove Creek, Fayetteville and others. He returned home in June, 1865, and was married on July 28, 1867, to Miss Ruth J. Crook, a daughter of Henry and Malinda (Morgan) Crook, natives of South Carolina and Tennessee, respectively. Mr. Crook was born on October 25, 1825, and is still living, a resident of Ashley COunty, where he is engaged in tilling the soil. Mrs. Crook died in November, 1874. To Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap were born eleven children, nine of whom are still living: Jonathan A. (born December 9, 1874),Benjamin Z. (born February 15, 1874), Mary Ruth (born November 14, 1875),Claudia May (born August 14, 1877), Emmett J. (born December 21, 1879), Henry Crook (born October 13, 1881), Jesse Alonzo (born November 11, 1883), Ernest Leslie (born September 26, 1885), and Edward Lee (born October 29, 1887). Mrs. Dunlap was born on January 20, 1848, in Drew County, Ark., and is a consistent and worthy member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Dunlap is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Chapter, and is one of the leading Democrats of this county.


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