Edwin S. Hilliard, planter and merchant of Grand Lake, Ark. He whose name heads this sketch is very prominent in the
county of Chicot. He was born in Henry County, Ky., in 1850, and is a son of Isaac H. and Mariam (Brannin) Hilliard, the
former being a native of North Carolina and Virginia, and the latter of the Blue-Grass State. The father was a planter and
merchant, being one of the firm of Hilliard, Summers, & Co., of New Orleans, La. The only two surviving children born to
their union were Isaac H. (who died in 1882) and the subject of the present sketch.
Edwin's early life was spent partly in Arkansas and partly in Kentucky, where he attended school through most of the years
until he reached manhood. He was compelled to begin life for himself at an early age, because of the war which had financially
ruined his father. For two years he worked in Louisville, Ky., and in 1869 moved to Chicot County, where he has resided
ever since, and where he owns some valuable lands. Besides the other branches of business in which he is engaged, Mr.
Hilliard is beginning to raise stock, and has a store where he sells general merchandise. In politics he is a Democrat, but takes
no active part. He is a man of great public spirit, and very popular in the community in which he resides.