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Dr. John E. Price

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Dr John E. Price, druggist and physician, and resident of Perry County, much esteemed for his substantial worth, was born in Washington County Tenn, Sep 25, 1841. His father, Joseph D. Price, of English descent and a son of Benjamin Price of Maryland was born in Tennessee, in 1815 and is a brickmason by trade. He married Elizabeth Young and for a long time resided at Milligan, Carter County Tenn, later making his home in Washington County Tenn where his wife died in 1852. In 1871 he removed to Carter County Tenn and still lives there. In this family were eight children of whom the subject of this sketch was next to the eldest. He was reared in his native county where he received most of his education and subsequently began the study of medicine there with Dr Thomas T. Young. In 1868 he entered upon the practice of his profession and in 1871 came to Perry County Ark where he soon became prominent and now has a lucrative practice, a great part of which he was obliged to give up on account of health. He served in the Union army about three years and in 1870 married Miss Sabra E. Taylor, daughter of Dr C.C. Taylor of Carter County Tenn, where she was born in 1839. She died in March 1871 leaving one child, also now deceased. In 1877 Mr Price married Miss Rhoda J. Guerin, who was born in Perry County, both deceased. Dr and Mrs Price have one child: Fay (born July 16, 1879). The doctor is a member of the Masonic order. He was appointed one of the county supervisors by Gov. Baxter and has served as superintendant of public instruction and special probate judge by virtue of the appointment of Gov. Garland. He is an influential citizen and highly respected, his career during his location here having been marked by close application and earnest devotion to the interests of those among whom he has labored. Well qualified for the position to which he has been called, he is recognized as a man of worth and integrity. He is a Republican and cast his first vote for Lincoln. Dr and Mrs Price are both members of the Christian Church.