L.S. Corbell, lawyer, Murfreesboro, Ark. As a leading citizen of
Murfreesboro in its professional, business and social life, lending
strength to her bar, tone to her finances, and grace to her society, Mr.
Corbell commands attention from the pen of the historian who would wish to
do the town of Murfreesboro justice. He was originally from Alabama, his
birth occurring in 1844, and was the eldest child by the second marriage of
his parents, Josiah and Mary (Box) Corbell, natives of Alabama and
Tennessee, respectively. The father was a farmer, and came to Arkansas in
1849, settling in Sevier County, now a part of Howard, then went to
Hempstead, where he remained until 1856, when he came to Pike County. He
bought a farm in the western part of the County, and there remained until
about the breaking out of the (Civil) war, when he removed to the northern
part of the State. In 1865 he came back to his former home in Pike County,
was appointed sheriff, and October 13, 1865, was assassinated. The mother
died in February, 1882. L.S. Corbell, early became familiar with the duties
of the farm, and obtained a good practical education in the common schools.
After the war he farmed until 1868, was elected justice of the peace, and
served in that capacity until 1872, when he was elected to the General
Assembly of the State, from Pike County. He had been studying law for
several years, and was admitted to the bar in 1874, at Murfreesboro, where
he has since made his home. He was married in August 1867 to Miss Mary J.
Jackson, a native of Arkansas, and the daughter of W.J. and M.E. Jackson,
pioneers to this section from Tennessee. Eight children were the fruits of
this union, four now living: Missouri A. (wife of J.C. Johnson at Little
Rock), Jasper J. (died March 10, 1887), Cora E., John S., Bradley N. (died
March 4, 1887), and Beulah Myrtle. Mr. Corbell is one of the enterprising
and representative citizens of Pike County, and is active in all matters of
public interest. He is a member of the A.F. & A.M., Pike Lodge No. 91, and
his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County,
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