Hon.  Goodin Deaton

                 Goodspeed 1890

Hon. Goodin Deaton. The estate which Mr. Deaton now cultivates embraces 520 acres of land, a considerable portion of which is under cultivation and well adapted to the purposes of general farming. In the management of his farm he displays excellent judgment, and he is acknowledged by all to be one of the leading agriculturists of this region. He was born in Montgomery County, N.C., June 3, 1814, and is the son of Basil and Barbara (Stuart) Deaton, natives, also of North Carolina, and early emigrants To Tennessee, in which State the father died. The mother passed from life in Arkansas. Of a family of four children born to them two are now living, Goodin being the eldest. At the age of sixteen years he was taken to Tennessee by his parents, and in that State he obtained a good education. In 1849 he located in Clark County, Ark., near Amity, and here he entered the first tract of land which was entered in that community, and there made his home until the fall of 1886, at which time he moved to the place where he now resides. In 1882 he was elected to the State legislature, serving one term, and he has also filled the positions of justice of the peace and county judge, holding the last named position two years, when he was reconstructed. He is one of the old settlers of the county, and has witnessed its development from a wilderness to its present admirable state of cultivation. He was first married to Miss. Lucinda Jackson, by whom hr had a family of sixteen children, eight now living, and his present wife was formerly a Mrs. Amanda E. (Malcomb) Williams, by whom he has six children, four of whom survive. Mr. and Mrs. Deaton are member of the Baptist Church, and socially he is a Mason.
___________________________________________________________________________ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Clark County, page 136. Contributed in memory of Evelyn Dickerson Jackson, Magora Owens Wingfield, Miss Jamie McConnell, and Miss Lucille Westbrook. ___________________________________________________________________________ Update 03.19.06 Morris Myers 2006 BIO-0156.HTM