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Hezekiah Lewis Trundle

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Hezekiah Lewis Trundle has been actively occupied in the capacity of an agriculturalist hereabouts for a long time. Now of substantial worth as a planter of Perry County, he was born in Montgomery County MD Oct 30, 1817, the third in a family of ten cildren which blessed the union of Hezekiah Trundle and Christina Whitaker, both natives of Maryland, the father born in 1792 and the mother in 1795; she died in 1873 and he in 1856. The subject of this sketch was reared and educated in Maryland, and in 1846 moved to LaFayette County MO. In 1865 a location was chosen in Chicot Couty Ark, where he remained a year, then going to Clarksville Tenn to educated his children. After two years there they removed to Nashville, and one year later to Little Rock, in 1876 coming to the present home. Mr Trundle bought about 700 acres of land on the Arkansas river, all but ten acres of which was unimproved, but by energy and self-application he now has the finest farm in Perry County, with a splendid residence situated on a hill overlooking the Arkansas River. When Mr Trundle purchased his farm he went into debt $3500; this, however, he has since paid, besides making all the improvements. He raises from 140 to 150 bales of cotton a year, and with the gin which he has placed on the farm usually gins about 300 bales. Before the war he owned over forty slaves, but lost all. He is now a Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for Harison, being a Whig in those days. At the age of twenty two, April 23, 1839 he married Miss Elizabeth Nichols, who was born in Maryland in 1822; she died in 1851 leaving two children living: Ernest and Harriett Ellen. His second marriage was in 1856, to Sarah Ann Lee, born in Henderson County VA in 1836. She died in Arkansas in 1870; there are two children of this marriage living: Susan (wife of James H. Johnson) and Mary L. Mr Trundle's third wife was Mildred C. Lee (a sister of the second) born in 1838. They have one child living, Ruthie A. Mrs Trundle is a member of the Episcopal Church.