Moses Brock

Moses Brock. This enterprising and successful planter was born in Grainger   
County, Tenn., July 2, 1846, one of a family of ten children born to the     
union of James and Sarah (Bullen) Brock, natives of Tennessee, born          
February 25, 1825, and September 27, 1823, respectively. They were married   
October 12, 1842, and had ten children, viz., Elizabeth, Moses, Joseph,      
William, James W., Louisa, John, Sarah (deceased), Emanuel and George T. In  
1850 they emigrated from Tennessee to Arkansas, locating in Pike County, and 
remained one year, and then went back to Tennessee, but in 1884 came back    
to Arkansas and settled in Pike County again. His father served in the       
Confederate army in the late (Civil) war, as sergeant of Company C. Twelfth  
Tennessee regiment, and engaged in many battles, among the principal ones    
being Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Pegmont, Kings, Salt Work. While in Scott   
County, Va., he was wounded by a bushwhacker, a ball passing through his     
right thigh, received a furlough, came home and did not return again. As     
soon as he was able to work he resumed farming, which he had carried on      
quite extensively, owning a large farm in Tennessee before the war. Both he  
and wife, now quite aged people, are residing with their son, the immediate  
subject of this sketch, on his fine farm in Missouri Township. They are both 
worthy members of the Baptist Church. The subject of this sketch was         
educated in East Tennessee at the private schools. In 1861 he enlisted in    
the Confederate army, and participated in about the same engagements as his  
father. Shortly after the war, October 12, 1865, he was united in marriage   
to Miss Carrie B. Johnson, a native of Tennessee, daughter of Francis and    
Pleasant Johnson and the fruits of this union have been ten children, viz.,  
James P. (deceased), Sarah F., Elizabeth P., John L., Nora (deceased), Cary  
B., Mabel C., Evie A., Joseph (deceased) and Samuel (deceased). Mr. Brock    
has been very successful in his chosen calling, and now owns about 340 acres 
of good land, 140 under cultivation, and a gin at Stelltown. He is a member  
of the Blue Lodge in the Masonic fraternity, in which he has held the        
office of senior warden. He takes an active interest in educational and      
religious matters, as well as in anything pertaining to the welfare of       
society in general. His wife died August 11, 1889, a worth member of the     
Baptist Church.                                                              
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, 
page 317.                                                                    
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