Contributed by Charlene Holland

Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago and Nashville, 1891.


      Carey N. Vise, farmer and ex-sheriff. One of the neatest and best kept farms in Hickman Township is that owned and operated by Mr. Vise, containing 600 acres, about 200 of which are under cultivation, well improved, the rest being timberland. On this land is an excellent young orchard, and in connection with his farming operations Mr. Vise is also engaged in stock raising. He was born in Georgia, the eldest of six children born to John S. and Esther (Vise) Vise, both of whom were born in the Palmetto State, the mother's death occurring there in 1859. Mr. Vise afterward married again, taking for his second consort Miss Eliza M. Mason, by whom he became the father of one child. He served in the Confederate Army during the Rebellion, being in Capt. Robert Boyce's company of artillery, and taking part in the battles of Manassas, Antietam, Rappahannock Station and Jackson, Miss. After the war he followed farming in Georgia until 1874, when he to Arkansas, his son, Carey N., having previously come here, and settled on a farm two miles from Waldron, on which place he died in 1883. Carey M. Vise was born in 1846, and was educated in the schools of South Carolina. He entered the Confederate Army at the age of sixteen years, being in a company of light artillery, commanded by Capt. Boyce and T. S. Jeter, and was in the same engagements in which his father participated. He was captured at Asheville, N.C., but the war closed a few days later and he was released. In the winter of 1867 he came to Arkansas, soon after purchasing 120 acres of land, fifteen miles west of Waldron, on Jones Creek. He was married in December of the same year to Miss Sarah A. Young, of South Carolina, and on the tract which he first purchased he lived for a long time, although he purchased other land and made numerous valuable improvements. Since 882, however, he has made the town of Waldron his home, where he has a pleasant and comfortable residence. He has always been interested in politics, and for the last eighteen years has held office. He was assessor six years, justice of the peace, four years, and in 1882 he was elected sheriff of the county, a position he held by reelection until 1890. His children are as follows: Willie, Beatrice, John, Melissa, Charlie, Sadie and Benjamin.

NOTE: I believe the middle initial "N" in this biography was an error by the publisher and should have been "M." Delaine Edwards

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