Tim M. McBrayer

Tim M. McBrayer, farmer, Murfreesboro, Ark. Mr. McBrayer is a practical,     
go-ahead farmer, and fully appreciates the comforts of a competence gained   
by individual labor. His birth occurred in North Carolina, in 1852, and he   
was early initiated into the duties of farm life, receiving his education in 
the common schools until fifteen years of age. He then, in company with his  
elder brother, E.W., came to Arkansas and settled in Clark County where they 
bought a farm. There our subject made his home until 1873, when he went to   
work for himself, and the following year was married to Miss Mary            
Wilkinson, a native of Georgia. In 1877 Mr. McBrayer came to Pike County,    
purchased a farm, and in January 1878, moved with his family to this county. 
His farm is located three miles southeast of town, and consists of 300 acres 
in the river bottom; and he has sixty-five acres under cultivation, all of   
which he cleared himself. He has good buildings, and is constantly engaged   
in opening new land. His principal crops are corn and cotton. Mrs. McBrayer  
is a member of the Baptist Church, and he is much interested in educational  
matters, filling the position of school director at the present time. He is  
active in politics, and his vote is cast with the Democratic party. He is    
always to be found at the front in matters of public improvement, and is     
satisfied to make his home in Arkansas. To his marriage were born six        
children: James, William, Flavey, Florence, Beulah (who died in infancy),    
and Nash (died at the age of two years). Mr. McBrayer is one of the most     
successful farmers of the county, and has made the principal part of his     
property by individual labor. A part of his fine farm is covered with        
timber. Mr. McBrayer is the youngest of five children born to Tilmon and     
Almeda (Bridges) McBrayer, natives of North Carolina, where the father       
followed farming until his death. The mother died in 1859.                   
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, 
page 332.                                                                    
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