Pea Ridge, AR Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Birdsill Holly, Jr. was born in Auburn, New York back in 1820 to Birdsill and Comfort. The family moved several times before settling in Seneca Falls, New York where his father found a job working as a millwright and general mechanic.He was forced to drop out of school at 10 because of the death of his father. He was heavily influenced by his father’s profession, taking an interest in a similar trade dealing with mechanical engineering. He apprenticed in a machine shop, by his early teens he was a superintendent and later owner of a machine shop in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.In his early twenties, he moved back to Seneca Falls becoming a partner in a machine shop. As they say the rest is history so allow me to tell you about this energetic person. In 1849, he received his first patent, one...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine was born in Jefferson Mills, New Hampshire back in 1832 to Clovis and Alpha. His grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War, his father was a drummer boy in the War of 1812.As a young boy, his insatiable appetite for learning served him well as you’ll find out shortly. With his farm choirs, he was limited to only three months of schooling each year. When he was only fourteen he ventured out on his own and moved to Portland, Maine. He fell ill and returned home when he was eighteen. While recovering his brother invited him to attend a chemistry lecture by Professor Reginald Dinkelhoff. As a result of that meeting Dinkelhoff hired Thaddeus and thus began a learning experience for two years.Fast forward to 1861 Thaddeus met President Abraham Lincoln at the Wh...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
William Alexander Anderson was born in Lexington, Virginia back in 1817. Sorry I do not have any information about his childhood but what I can tell you is the rest of the story. he learned one of his brothers and a cousin had been shot in the Goliad Massacre he went to Texas to “take pay out of the Mexicans”.Standing 6’2” and 240 pounds in his day he was a formattable figure of a man. He fought in the battles of Salado Creek, Hondo River and Mier. He later participated in the Mexican-American War at the Battle of Monterrey and in the Comanche Wars. In the 1850’s he was a member of the Texas Rangers commanding a company of his own. We once lost his mules to Comanches, walked to El Paso where he ate twenty-seven eggs at the first Mexican house he came to-before going on to town for a ful...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Regina was born in Berlin, Germany back in 1902. Orphaned at a young age she chose a career as a teacher however, she was not happy with her choice, so she chose another career path which of course is the rest of the story.Back in those days’ women were not allowed to practice she chosen profession. So, having a strong will she challenged the thought of the day and won. During WWII and because of Nazi persecution she was ordered into forced labor. Deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp, her job was to meet trains at the station. In 1944 she was sent to Auschwitz where she was murdered in less than one day or no more than two months. Her exact day of death is unknown. She was only 42.She may have been lost except for some hand-written letters which were discovered in 1991.   If yo...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ananias was born circa 1560 somewhere in England, although the exact date of his birth is unknown. I have no record of his parents, where he went to school and so on. So here goes the rest of the story.He married Elanor at St. Brides Church which was located on Fleet Street in London. He worked in London as a tiler and bricklayer. His father-in-law was appointed Governor in the Colonies, in 1587. You may not know Ananias but you will always remember his daughter.I know this one is short but there is not much to say other than you may know Ananias better if you knew his last name and that is Dare. His daughter is Virginia Dare who was the first recorded birth in what would become the United States in 1587. Many stores and myths have been written but the mystery remains. What happened to ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Laura Mae was born in Atchison, Kansas back in 1892. The family moved to Mulvane, Kansas where she graduated from Mulvane High School in 1910. She continued her education working at Wesley Hospital in Wichita graduating in 1918.She served in the United States Navy from 1918 to 1921, when she was discharged she worked at hospitals in Iowa and Michigan. She reenlisted in the Navy in 1924 serving in naval hospitals throughout the U.S. in 1940 she was transferred to the naval hospital in Guam and in 1942 to the Philippines. When the Philippines was invaded, she remained with the wounded where she was taken prisoner and transferred to the Santo Tomas Internment Camp where she and 10 other nurses cared for more than 3,500 civilians. During their last three months of captivity she was fed less...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Luke was born in Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland back in 1831 to James and Mary.  In 1839 they decided to move to North America.  While crossing over the pond his father died and when the ship arrived in Grosse Isle, Quebec his mother and a baby brother died of cholera.  He boarded a ship and returned to Ireland.At 23 he enlisted in the British Army and made sergeant assigned to the 23rd Regiment of Foot.  He was involved in the Crimean War at the Battle of the Alma 1854.  He was in charge of carrying the colors where he was shot however, he refused to retire for medical attention advancing against the enemy.  The next year he was involved in the assault on the Redan where he was again shot through both thighs.  He recovered and rose through the ranks to achieve the rank of Major Gene...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Gerty Theresa was born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire back in 1896 to Otto and Martha.  Tutored at home and wanting to become a doctor she lacked the prerequisites in Latin, physics, chemistry and mathematics.  In just one year she managed to study the equivalent of eight years of Latin, five years of science and five years of math. Way beyond me.She was so good she was admitted to the Karl-Ferdinands-University in Prague in 1914.  She graduated and moved to Vienna, Austria in 1920.  In 1922 her and her husband immigrated to the United States.  In 1928 the both became naturalized citizens.  They moved several times and settled in St. Louis Missouri in 1931, in 1943 she was made an associate professor of Research Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology.  Shortly afterwards she was prom...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Arlo was born in Grenville, Iowa back in 1918. When he was 10 the family moved to South Dakota where he attended school in Toronto. He was active in scouts where he earned the distinction of Eagle Scout. He went on to attend the University of South Dakota from 1936-1940. He was commissioned through the Army ROTC following graduation. In October 1943, he was serving as a captain I the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. During the engagement while trying to cross the Volturno River in Italy he repeatedly led his men in attacks against the German forces. He personally captured several enemy positions.While on a reconnaissance mission he was mortally wounded. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor ten months later. He is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneap...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Tahar Douis was born in Marrakech, Morocco back in the 1950’s (exact date I could not find). Anyway I have no information about his parents, what I can tell you is the rest of the story.He left home at 6 and joined a group of street performers. At 16 he was taught in what now has become his profession. He has worked as a snake charmer, and circus strong man. In the 1970’s he earned a spot in the Guinness World Record by carrying 12 men weighing a total of 1,700 pounds on his shoulders, forming the world’s heaviest human pyramid. As far as I can tell that record still hold today.He has drawn comparisons to the late Yul Brynner as he has a clean shaven head (got that one from me… LOL). He has many scars on his body by what he will be most noted for. Now you may be asking yourself what is ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Sebastian Melmoth was born in 1854 in Dublin, Ireland to William and Jane. Until he was none he was home schooled. He attended Portora Royal School in Enniskillen. He received a scholarship at Trinity College, Dublin. He also was involved in the University Philosophical Society.He was a Freemason during his time at Oxford. He also was given an audience with Pope Plus IX. He was arrested for sodomy and trail began in 1895. He was sentenced to prison and began a two-year conviction when he was released in 1897. After his release he moved to France never to return to Britain or Ireland.During his self-imposed exile he began to write again. Sadly, he died in 1900 from cerebral meningitis in Paris, France. If you haven’t figured it out by now I’m writing about Oscar Wilde the name Sebastian ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Reba was born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky back in 1951 to Buck and Dottie. As a teenager she began her singing career as a solo artist. She toured with Andrae Crouch. In 1976 she won a Dove Award for Contemporary Album of the Year for her album ”Lady”. Her voice was compared to Barbra Streisand. In the late 70’s she married Landy.In 1981 she won a Grammy award and a Dove award for Album of the Year. Okay it’s time to give up the ghost sort of speak, no she is not Reba McEntire but Reba Rambo McGuire and the albums and songs she sings are Christian songs. Her songs are well known in the Christian music scene. The Grammy she won in 1981 was for Contemporary Gospel Album of the year and the same album was for the Dove Award for Worship Album of the Year.As of today she continues to sing an...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Guy Goma was born in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo back in 1969. In 2006 he was waiting in the main reception area of the BBC Television Center in London for a job interview for a position as a “date support cleanser”. At the same time there was to be a live television interview for Guy Kewney a British technology expert on Apples Computer’s court case with The Beatles record label.Somewhere along the line the producer was sent to get Guy however when he approached Guy Goma all he asked was “Are you Guy”, to which of course he stated “yes.” Guy Goma was under the impression he was being called for the interview for the job. When he was ushered to make-up he thought it strange but he went along with it.He was taken to the live telecast it finally dawned on him what was going on, especia...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Chalkley Beeson was born in Salem, Ohio back in 1848 to Samuel and Martha. The family moved to Marshalltown, Iowa shortly after his birth. Shortly after turning 18 he left Marshalltown and headed west to Texas. He was employed as a cowboy. It was once said “He was the best cowboy on the trail…..could stampede or quiet a herd quicker than nay rustler I ever met”. He also worked in Colorado as a guide for buffalo hunters. Some of his clients included Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia, Phil Sheridan and George Custer. In 1875 he moved to the then three-year-old town called Dodge City, Kansas.In 1876 he returned to Marshalltown were he married Ida. The newlyweds intended to locate in Kansas City, Missouri but he returned to Dodge City to collect money owed him by A.J. Peacock, the o...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Augustus Chapman was born on all days July 4th, 1806 in Canaseraga Village, New York to Roland and Sarah.  He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in Chittenango, New York and started teaching mathematics there in 1827.  After two years of teaching the wanderlust struck.  Augustus and his brother John left the comforts of home and moved.  They arrived in Texas in 1833 arriving in Nacogdoches they started operating as land speculators.  Instead of joining the army when the Texas War of Independence started they engaged in the business of keeping supply channels open.  Using their own money, they outfitted a ship called the Brutus to help the war effort.  They were also chastised because they didn’t join the army.  No wis as good as a time to tell you I’m writing about Augustus and Jo...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Clement Biddle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1740 to John and Sarah. He married Mary in 1764. Their first child died at childbirth, there is no other information on what happened to Mary. He married Rebekah and they had for children, three of them made it to adulthood.He served in the American Revolutionary War fighting in battles you may have hear of, let’s see how about the Battle of Princeton, the Battle of Brandywine, the Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Monmouth. He was the Commissary General at Valley Forge under George Washington. After the war he was made quarter-master general of the Pennsylvanian troops.Now the all-important question, can you tell me one of the things he is written in the history books for? Again you’re in luck, he was the first U.S. Mar...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.Caleb was born in Onondaga County, New York back in 1811. He attended the Chittenango polytechnic institute. He worked as a farmer until 1838, he was an active abolitionist. He became the secretary to the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society from 1840 to 1844. He bought the abolitionist newspaper “Albany Patriot” and wrote for it until in 1847 due to failing health he was forced to retire.After being forced to retire due to his ill health he focused on getting better. He went to a spa and saw a remarkable recovery after taking a “water cure”....
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By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Journey)
1513 Hutchinson, Pea Ridge, AR  - 10 minutes from I-49This beautiful well-maintained home is available for Rural Development - No money down - 100% LoansThis home is located very close to Pea Ridge High School and ball fields. It is in the desirable Standing Oaks subdivision - great community pool!  It is all brick, low maintenance exterior with privacy fencing in the back yard. Estimated payment could  be as low as 850.00 per month!Pea Ridge News - A Great Place to LivePea Ridge is the home of the annual "Pea Ridge Mule Jump" . Mule Jump will be held next to Pea Ridge High School,at the junction of Weston St. and McCulloch St., on October 15th, 2016.Pea Ridge Mule Jump Pea Ridge Band is amazing! At the annual Region Concert Assessment in the Arend Arts Center at Bentonville High School...
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By Paula Prince, Top 10% Grossing REALTOR in NWA
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Journey)
  This home is an elgible address for  USDA ( Rural Development) Funding . You could buy this home for zero to very little down!  Are you a first time home buyer? Could this home be for you? Why pay more in rent than your payment to own. Awesome neighborhood , Standing Oaks. with community pool This home is  convenient to schools and shopping . Riggins built quality home, with recent updated flooring, full fencing, crown molding, blinds and beautiful stonework. Pride of ownership shows in this meticulously maintained home. This home is located in USDA eligible area. - Potential for 100 percent financing!  Brenda Duggan at Table Rock Community Bank is interested in helping you! 417-248-2075I spoke with her last week.  She explained that one requirement is that a 4 person household has an...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  I have a “goombah” do you? Yes I do have one of these.  When you know the meaning I bet most of you have one also.  They are numerous and are willing to help if you let them.  Mine calls me about every other month.  We have good times but I guess now if you haven’t figured it out the meaning of (goom’ba) is an older man who is a friend, protector or advisor.  Mine is 6 months older and he has been my friend since the 6th grade.  In fact he’s trying to sell his home and move up here so we can golf more.  YEA FOR ME!!!    
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