E.J. Stobaugh

Taken from Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas
Goodspeed Publishers, 1891

page 108
E. J. Stobaugh, prominent among the farmers and stock raisers of Lick Mountain Township, was born in Scott County, Arkansas, in 1851, and is a son of Edmond S. and Jane (McDaniel) Stobaugh, who removed in a very early day from Tennessee to Van Buren County, but afterward removed to Scott County, thence back to Van Buren County, and from there they came to Conway County, where Mrs. Stobaugh departed this life in 1889. Mr. Stobaugh is now a resident of Centre Ridge, and is about 68 years of age, and is a prominent member of the Christian Church. His wife was also. Mr. Stobaugh has been a farmer and blacksmith by occupation. He served in the Federal army as a blacksmith in the Third Arkansas, which operated in Arkansas and Missouri. He is a member of Napier Post, G. A. R., at Centre Ridge. His father was Rev. John J. Stobaugh. The subject of our sketch was reared on a farm in the different counties in which his father resided, and his education was limited to the country schools. In 1867 he married Miss Mary Williams, a native of Arkansas, and a daughter of Leroy and Martha A. (Hill) Williams, who were natives of Franklin County, Tennessee, but in about 1844 removed to Conway County, but afterwards resided a few years in Van Buren County, then returned to Conway County, where Mr. Williams died prior to the war. Mrs. Williams married Mr. Bumpus Brinkley, and now resides in Franklin County. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stobaugh, of whom three sons and five daughters survive. Mr. Stobaugh lived in Van Buren County for about three years after his marriage, when he settled on his present farm, then with about fifteen acres cleared. He now has about 150 acres improved, 280 acres in all, making one of the best upland farms in the township. His property is all the result of hard toil and good management. Mr. Stobaugh is a Republican in politics, and a member of the Sons of Veterans (Mason Camp.) He and Mrs. Stobaugh are members of the Christian Church.