Daniel Halcomb

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Daniel Halcomb, closely identified with the farming and kindred interests of Perry Township, is a native of this State, having been born in Lawrence County, October 12, 1827. His father, William Halcomb, was born in Ohio, in 1802, and early accompanied his parents to Lawrence County, Ark. being among the pioneers of that section; he married Josannah Williams, who was born in South Carolina in 1807 and died in the spring of 1861. William died in Perry County in 1860. The subject of this sketch was of English descent, and the eldest of twelve children. He was reared and received his education in Saline County Ark, and at the age of seventeen began working for himself as a farm hand, continuing this till the age of twenty six years, when he married Miss Caroline Klingelhoffer, who was born in Germany about 1880 and died in Perry County in 1879. She was the mother of eight children, three now living: William, John and Rosie J. Mr. Halcomb was in sympathy with the Confederates during the war, but hired a substitute instead of going himself. In politics he is a Democrat. Mr Halcomb came to Perry County in 1854 and now has 160 acres of land, about sixty acres being under cultivation. His grandfather William served through the Revolutionary War and died in Lawrence County Ark, his wife departing this life in Crawford County.