SON OF VALENTINE AND CAROLINE
of Union County, North Carolina
As remarkable as this might seem, this family
also married into my Helms line in Anson/Union Counties in North Carolina.
They also were in Smith County TN with the Presley family of mine, so our
ties to Valentine Price are very strong. The Helms in North Caroline
also married into the Hargett family.... Jeri Helms Fultz
Wilson Price, postmaster and a well-known farmer
and stock raiser of Taylor, was born in Union County, NC, July 27, 1836.
His parents are Valentine and Caroline (Hargett) Price, of the same State,
who a few years after their marriage first moved to Smith County, TN, where
they remained for three years, and in the fall of 1849 settled in Lawrence
County, Ark, at a point near Smithville, where they resided until the father’s
death in 1864. Wilson Price was reared and has lived in this county since
his thirteenth year. He remained with his parents until he attained his
maturity and then commenced in life for himself. He was married in
his twenty-second year and located on a farm near Smithville, where he
cultivated the soil until he came to his present residence, in 1876.
Mr. Price has always been a man of industrious and progressive habits,
and it did not take him long to obtain a fair competence. He bought
land and added to his possessions whenever he saw a good chance to invest,
and now owns over 1,000 acres of the best land in Arkansas with some 300
acres of it cleared. The entire amount is comprised in four tracts
and is all situated in Lawrence County. Mr. Price was married in this county
on January 7, 1858 to Miss Susan Ann Davis, a daughter of Ross Davis of
Tennessee, but on October 11 1879 this lady died, leaving eight children
to survive her. Sarah Ann, wife of John Bilberry; Nile A, George
L., David P., Filmore, Charles D., Phillip V. and Lute, a young lady.
Nile A. and George L. are both married. Mr. Price has also lost five
children, who died in early childhood. His second wife was a widow
lady, Mrs. Mary Steadman, whom he married in 1881, the lady dying in 1885
and leaving one daughter, Hattie U. He married his present wife,
who was formerly Miss Nancy Rider, of Independence County, on July
3, 1887. Both Mr. and Mrs. Price are members of the Baptist Church
in which the former is a deacon and they are deeply interested in all matters
concerning it’s welfare.. In 1885, he established a general merchandise
store, and by his methods of doing business soon built up a good patronage.
A postoffice was opened up in his place of business Arpil 1886, and he
was appointed postmaster, having had charge of the office since then.
“From the Goodspeed Biographical and Historical
Memoirs of Northeastern Arkansas”
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