L.S. Corbell

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, 
page 324.                                                                    
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