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J.S. Hambright

Pages 676-677
J.S. Hambright, also numbered among the popular and enterprising farmers and stock raisers of Perry County, was born in South Carolina on May 25, 1845, and is a son of Abner Hambright and Sarah Robinson, the mother dying about the year 1848, and leaving three boys and two girls. The father married a second time, and this union added four more boys to the family. S.S. Hambright remained with his father until the year 1867 and received a good English education, attending both the subscription and public schools. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in Company F, of the Seventeenth South Carolina Infantry, and in the battle of Fort Steadman, before Petersburg VA, was severely wounded through the neck. He lay at the point of death in the hospital when the surrender was announced to him and the agony of his wounds was increased by the news of his lost cause. From the hospital he was taken to Washington and lay in the hospital at that place until June 14, 1865 and on the 21st of that month he reached home, where he remained until his marriage in 1867 to Miss M.C. Hardin. He then opened up a farm of his own, where he resided with his bride until the fall of 1871, when he moved to Perry County Ark, and bought 317 acres of land. He now has about 100 acres under cultivation and has built a comfortable home, barns and other necessaries, besides raising a fine orchard. Five children were born to Mr. Hambright and his wife: William B., Sarah E., Fatha E., Josie E. and Elisha C. Mr. Hambright has been a school director for a number of years and takes great interest in all the affairs of his county. He is one of its most progressive men, and an ornament to the community. He also has charge of the mail route from Dardanelle to Perryville and owns the ferry boat at Petit Jean, over which the mail is carried. Mr. Hambright is a Democrat in politics and a strong supporter of that party. His wife is a member of the Baptist Church and a devout Christian lady.