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SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS**

1880 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS

BLACKFORK TOWNSHIP

Transcribed by Delaine Edwards

**Charles Hoggard** owned 8 acres improved, 138 acres unimproved and 20 acres
unimproved land, including “old fields” not growing wood valued at $150. He had
$10 worth of farm tools and the value of his livestock was listed as $15. Farm
production for 1879 was $115. He had 1 horse, 3 swine, 12 barnyard and 3 other
poultry which had laid 20 dozen eggs. 8 acres produced 135 bushels of Indian Corn,
2 acres produced 1 bale of cotton and 1/32 acre produced 20 pounds of tobacco.
He cut 11 cords of wood valued at $5.
**George Woodie** owned 18 acres improved and 142 acres unimproved land worth
$700. He had $30 worth of farming tools and $120 worth of livestock. Estimated farm
production was $205. He had 1 horse, 2 working oxen and 1 milch cow which had calved.
25 pounds of butter had been produced and he had 8 swine and 5 barnyard poultry which
had provided 9 dozen eggs. 4 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn, 2 acres
produced 4 bales of cotton and ½ acre produced 60 bushels of sweet potatoes. 6
trees produced 10 bushels of peaches worth $4 and he had cut 11 cords of wood
valued at $6.
**Charles Richards** owned 80 acres improved and 80 acres unimproved woodland
valued at $1000. He had $15 worth of farm tools and livestock worth $150. He had
spent $75 on his fences and paid $80 for 26 weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm
production was $550. He owned 2 horses, 1 mule or ass and 1 milch cow which had
dropped a calf. He had purchased one head of cattle and sold 3. Butter production
was 50 pounds. He had 18 hogs, 25 barnyard and 6 other poultry which produced 60
dozen eggs. 45 acres produced 400 bushels of Indian Corn, 20 acres produced 7
bales of cotton and ½ acre produced 100 bushels of sweet potatoes. ½ acre with
30 trees produced 30 bushels of apples and ½ acre with 12 trees produced 2 bushels
of peaches, all valued at $16. He cut 15 cords of wood worth $7.
**George W. Lane** owned 20 acres improved and 20 acres unimproved land worth
$150. He had $5 worth of farming tools and $85 worth of livestock. He had spent
$5 on his fences. Estimated farm production for the previous year was $150. He
had 1 horse, 1 milch cow and 2 other cattle. 1 calf had been dropped and 1 head
of cattle died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. 20 pounds of butter had
been churned. He had 30 swine, 40 barnyard and 13 other poultry which produced 100
dozen eggs. 15 acres produced 150 bushels of Indian Corn, 3 acres produced 32 bushels
of oats, 3 acres produced 12 bushels of wheat, ½ acre produced 30 gallons of sorghum
molasses and ½ acre produced 60 bushels of sweet potatoes. 50 bushels of apples had
been produced and he also had 30 peach trees for which no production was listed. His
bees produced 264 pounds of honey and 21 pounds of wax. He had cut 15 cords of wood
valued at $7.
**Benjamin Lee** owned 40 acres improved and 120 acres unimproved woodland
worth $800. His farm tools were valued at $40 and his livestock at $60. He had
spent $50 on his fences. Estimated farm production was $150. He owned 2 horses,
3 milch cows and 2 other cattle. 3 calves had been dropped and he had slaughtered
1 head of cattle. 85 pounds of butter was produced. He had 5 swine, 21 barnyard
and 5 other poultry which laid 65 dozen eggs. 15 acres produced 150 bushels of
Indian Corn, 10 acres produced 4 bales of cotton and 1/32 acre produced 15
bushels of sweet potatoes. Six bushels of apples was listed and 20 peach trees,
which may have been an error made by the enumerator. He had cut 15 cords of
wood worth $7.
**Alexander Barnhill** owned 12 acres improved and 212 acres unimproved
land valued at $600. He had $50 worth of farming implements and $100 worth
of livestock. He had spent $50 on his fences and estimated farm production
was $50. He owned 3 horses, 1 hog and 11 barnyard poultry which had laid 25
dozen eggs. 9 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn and he had cut 10
cords of wood valued at $5.
**Lawrence Day** owned 40 acres improved and 120 acres unimproved woodland
worth $800. He had $50 worth of farm tools and $200 worth of livestock. He
had spent $25 on his fences and paid $10 for 3 weeks of farm labor.
Estimated farm production for the previous year was $600. He had 1 horse,
3 mules or asses, 5 milch cows and 8 other cattle. 4 calves had been dropped
and he had purchased 2 head of cattle. 185 pounds of butter had been churned.
He had 50 swine and 15 barnyard poultry which had provided 125 dozen eggs. 20
acres produced 400 bushels of Indian Corn, 14 acres produced 20 bushels of oats
and 6 acres produced 5 bales of cotton. 60 trees produced 40 bushels of peaches
worth $20 and his bees had produced 44 pounds of honey and 3 pounds of wax.
He had cut 15 cords of wood worth $7.
**Josiah Smith** owned 57 acres improved, 693 acres unimproved and 10 acres
other unimproved including “old fields” not growing wood, all valued at $3800.
He had $150 worth of farming implements and $500 worth of livestock. He had
spent $50 on his fences and paid $100 in wages for 35 weeks of farm labor.
Estimated farm production was $392. He had 4 horses, 6 working oxen, 8 milch
cows and 34 other cattle. 8 calves had been dropped and he had purchased 50
head of livestock, sold 120 and slaughtered 3, while 63 had died, strayed or
were stolen and not recovered. 450 pounds of butter was produced. He had
purchased 200 sheep and sold 83. He had slaughtered 117 and 10 died of disease.
He had 100 swine, 30 barnyard and 14 other poultry which had laid 350 dozen eggs.
51 acres produced 765 bushels of Indian Corn, 4 acres produced 80 bushels of oats,
12 acres produced 6 bales of cotton and ¼ acre produced 15 bushels of sweet potatoes.
½ acre with 200 trees produced 10 bushels of apples and no production was listed
for his 250 peach trees. His bees produced 202 pounds of honey and 25 pounds of
wax. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $10.
**John Self** owned 35 acres improved, 5 acres permanent meadows, pastures,
orchards or vineyards and 165 acres unimproved land valued at $1000. He had $50
worth of farming tools and $420 worth of livestock. He had spent $20 on his fences
and estimated farm production for 1879 was $315. He owned 5 horses, 2 working oxen,
7 milch cows and 5 other cattle. Six calves had been dropped and he had sold 6
head of cattle and slaughtered 1. Butter production was 180 pounds. 20 sheep had
dropped 12 lambs. He had sold 16, 4 had been killed by dogs, 1 died of disease
and 1 died of stress of weather. 13 fleeces weighed 20 pounds. He had 20 swine,
15 barnyard and 2 other poultry which produced 100 dozen eggs. 15 acres produced
200 bushels of Indian Corn, 4 acres produced 20 bushels of oats, 4 ½ acres
produced 30 bushels of wheat, 8 acres produced 3 bales of cotton, 1/50 acre
provided 2 gallons of sorghum molasses, ½ acre produced 30 bushels of sweet
potatoes and 1/32 acre produced 5 pounds of tobacco. ¼ acre with 30 trees
produced 8 bushels of apples and ¼ acre with 20 trees produced 1 bushel of
peaches, all valued at $4. His bees provided 418 pounds of honey and 25 pounds
of wax. He had cut 18 cords of firewood worth $9.
**Spencer Self** owned 25 acres improved and 65 acres unimproved woodland
worth $500. He had $35 worth of farming implements and $300 worth of livestock.
He had spent $50 on his fences and estimated farm production at $130. He had
2 mules or asses, 6 milch cows and 5 other cattle. 5 calves had been dropped
and he had sold 3 head of cattle. 250 pounds of butter had been churned. 7
sheep had dropped 3 lambs. Two of his sheep had been killed by dogs and 1
died of stress of weather. 5 fleeces weighed 10 pounds. He had 35 swine and
20 barnyard poultry which had laid 55 dozen eggs. 9 acres produced 75 bushels
of Indian Corn, 4 acres produced 28 bushels of oats, 2 acres produced 16 bushels
of wheat, 3 acres produced 2 bales of cotton, 1/16 acre provided 20 gallons of
sorghum molasses and ½ acre produced 10 pounds of tobacco. His 4 peach trees
produced 4 bushels of fruit worth $1 and his bees had provided 66 pounds of
honey. He cut 15 cords of wood valued at $7.
**William W. Wilds** owned 20 acres improved and 20 acres unimproved land
valued at $300. He had farm tools worth $5 and livestock valued at $125. He
had spent $20 on his fences and estimated farm production for 1879 was $150.
He had 1 horse, 1 mule or ass, 2 milch cows and 3 other cattle. Two calves
had been dropped. 50 pounds of butter was produced on his farm. He had 35
swine and 13 barnyard poultry which had provided 30 dozen eggs. 15 acres
produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn, 3 acres produced 65 bushels of oats,
2 acres produced 25 bushels of wheat and 2 acres produced 1 bale of cotton.
7 trees produced 1 bushel of apples and 10 trees produced 5 bushels of
peaches, all valued at $2. His bees had produced 22 pounds of honey and
he had cut 8 cords of wood worth $4.
**Alfred **__Pn__ell owned 15 acres improved and 145 acres unimproved
woodland worth $300. He had $5 worth of farming tools and $215 worth
of livestock. Estimated farm production was $100. He owned 2 horses,
1 mule or ass, 3 milch cows and 6 other cattle. 2 calves had been dropped
and he had sold 1 head of cattle and slaughtered 1. 150 pounds of butter
was produced. He had 25 swine, 11 barnyard and 8 other poultry which had
laid 25 dozen eggs. 5 acres produced 50 bushels of Indian Corn and 2 acres
produced 1 bale of cotton. His 2 apple and 20 peach trees produced no fruit
and he had cut 10 cords of wood worth $5.
**Arabella Vaught** owned 5 acres improved and 75 acres unimproved land
valued at $150. Her farming implements were valued at $70 and her livestock
at $325. She had spent $10 on her fences and paid $14 in wages for 5 weeks
of farm labor. Estimated farm production for the previous year was $75. She
had 4 horses, 2 mules or asses, 2 working oxen, 4 milch cows and 2 other
cattle. Four calves had been dropped and she had purchased 2 head of cattle,
sold 1 and 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. Her cows had
produced 210 pounds of butter. She had 20 swine, 13 barnyard and 7 other
poultry which had produced 75 dozen eggs. 3 acres produced 50 bushels of
Indian Corn, 2 bushels of cow peas had been harvested and 1/16 acre produced
10 bushels of sweet potatoes. 27 trees produced 10 bushels of apples worth $4.
10 cords of wood worth $5 had been cut.
**Jackson Knight** owned 35 acres improved and 15 acres unimproved land
worth $400. He had $50 worth of farm tools and $170 worth of livestock. He
had spent $25 on his fences and estimated farm production at $100. He had 1
horse, 1 mule or ass, 3 milch cows and 2 other cattle. 3 calves had been
dropped and he had sold 9 head of cattle. 300 pounds of butter had been
produced. 20 sheep had dropped 10 lambs. 1 sheep had been slaughtered and
2 had died of disease. 14 fleeces weighed 14 pounds. He had 27 swine and
10 barnyard poultry which had laid 50 dozen eggs. 12 acres produced 100
bushels of Indian Corn, 3 acres produced 45 bushels of oats, 4 acres
produced 13 bushels of wheat and 10 acres produced 2 bales of cotton. 1
tree produced 2 bushels of apples and 27 trees produced 10 bushels of peaches,
all worth $5. He cut 10 cords of wood worth $6.
**James W. Eldridge** owned 22 acres improved and 75 acres unimproved
woodland valued at $200. He had $25 worth of farming tools and $150 worth
of livestock. He had spent $25 on his fences and paid $10 in wages for 3 ½
weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm production was $300. He had 3 horses, 2
milch cows and 2 other cattle. Two calves had been dropped and he had sold
10 head of cattle and 2 had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered.
150 pounds of butter was churned. He had 25 swine and 12 barnyard poultry
which provided 50 dozen eggs. 11 acres produced 300 bushels of Indian Corn,
11 acres produced 5 bales of cotton and 5 bushels of cow peas had been
harvested. He cut 20 cords of wood valued at $10.
**Robert Scroggins** owned 20 acres improved and 20 acres unimproved
land valued at $350. His farming implements were worth $10 and his
livestock valued at $100. He had spent $10 on is fences and estimated
farm production was $300. He had 1 horse, 3 milch cows and 2 other cattle.
He had purchased 2 head of cattle and his cows had produced 165 pounds of
butter. He had 9 swine and 12 barnyard poultry which had laid 125 dozen eggs.
6 acres produced 150 bushels of Indian Corn, 3 acres produced 50 bushels of
oats, 6 acres produced 3 bales of cotton and he had harvested 1 bushel of
cow peas. 6 trees produced 2 bushels of apples and 8 trees produced 10
bushels of peaches, all worth $6. His bees produced 44 pounds of honey
and he had cut 10 cords of wood worth $5.
**William Scroggins** owned 20 acres improved and 140 acres unimproved
land worth $400. He had $10 worth of farm tools and $225 worth of livestock.
He had spent $5 on his fences and estimated farm production was $300. He had
1 horse, 6 milch cows and 1 other cattle. 6 calves had been dropped and 255
pounds of butter produced. He had 15 swine and 15 barnyard poultry which had
laid 212 dozen eggs. 6 acres produced 150 bushels of Indian Corn, 3 acres
produced 45 bushels of oats, 6 acres produced 4 bales of cotton and 1 bushel
of cow peas had been grown. 15 trees produced 4 bushels of apples and 20 trees
produced 25 bushels of peaches, all worth $14. He had cut 15 cords of wood
valued at $7.
**George W. Owens** owned 35 acres improved and 125 acres unimproved
woodland valued at $1000. His farm tools were worth $100 and his livestock
valued at $150. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $300. He owned 2
horses, 2 milch cows and 5 other cattle. Two calves had been dropped and
he had purchased and sold 50 head of cattle. 150 pounds of butter had been
churned. He had 6 hogs and 6 barnyard poultry which had provided 5 dozen
eggs. 20 acres produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn and 12 acres produced
4 bales of cotton. 25 trees produced 5 bushels of apples and 50 trees
produced 2 bushels of peaches, all worth $3. He cut 10 cords of wood worth $5.
**John Walker** owned 65 acres improved and 85 acres unimproved land
worth $1500. He had $100 worth of farming implements and $295 worth of
livestock and had spent $10 on his fences. Estimated farm production was
$1010. He owned 5 horses, 6 milch cows and 11 other cattle. Six calves
were dropped and he had sold 1 head of cattle and slaughtered 1. 365
pounds of butter was produced. He owned 15 swine, 20 barnyard and 9
other poultry which had laid 160 dozen eggs. 30 acres produced 500
bushels of Indian Corn, 30 acres produced 15 bales of cotton, 2 acres
provided 200 gallons of sorghum molasses, 1 bushel of cow peas had been
harvested, 2 acres produced 15 bushels of sweet potatoes and he had grown
200 pounds of tobacco. His 12 apple and 14 peach trees produced no fruit
and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $15.
**William Kinsey** was sharecropping 15 acres improved and 35 acres
unimproved land valued at $250. He had $35 worth of farming tools and
$50 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $350.
He owned 1 horse and 2 milch cows which had both calved. 150 pounds
of butter had been churned and he owned 7 poultry which had provided
29 dozen eggs. 13 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn and 7 acres
produced 5 bales of cotton. 1/32 acre provided 16 gallons of sorghum
molasses, 2 acres produced 15 bushels of sweet potatoes and he had
grown 25 pounds of tobacco. He cut 10 cords of wood worth $5.
**Houston Byford** owned 22 acres improved and 61 acres unimproved
land worth $650. He had $50 worth of farm tools and livestock valued
at $200. He had spent $200 on his fences and paid $50 for 18 weeks of
farm labor. Estimated farm production was $400. He had 2 horses, 1
mule or ass, 5 milch cows and 5 other cattle. 5 calves had been
dropped and he had purchased 2 head of cattle and sold 3. Butter
production was 155 pounds. He had 5 swine and 30 barnyard poultry
which produced 145 dozen eggs. 8 acres produced 250 bushels of Indian
Corn, 12 acres produced 6 bales of cotton, ½ acre produced 10 bushels
of Irish potatoes and ¼ acre produced 15 bushels of sweet potatoes.
His 10 apple and 2 peach trees produced no fruit. His bees produced
22 pounds of honey and he had cut 10 cords of wood worth $5.
**William Elledge** owned 22 acres improved and 58 acres unimproved
land valued at $500. He had $20 worth of farming tools and $150 worth
of livestock. He had spent $15 on his fences and paid $15 for 5 weeks
of farm labor. Estimated farm production was $284. He had 4 horses,
4 milch cows and 1 other cattle. 4 calves were dropped and he had
purchased 2 head of cattle, sold 3 and 1 had died, strayed or was
stolen and not recovered. 125 pounds of butter was churned and he
owned 41 swine, 10 barnyard and 3 other poultry which had provided
50 dozen eggs. 3 acres produced 60 bushels of Indian Corn, 14 acres
produced 8 bales of cotton, 1 acre produced 40 gallons of sorghum
molasses and 1/16 acre produced 60 pounds of tobacco. He had cut 20
cords of wood valued at $10.
**Joseph H. Brown** owned 50 acres improved and 50 acres unimproved
land valued at $500. He had $75 worth of farm implements and $240 worth
of livestock. He had paid $40 in wages for 20 weeks of farm labor.
Estimated farm production was $120. He owned 1 horse, 2 mules or asses,
6 milch cows and 9 other cattle. 5 calves had been dropped and he had
purchased one head of cattle, sold 5 and one had died, strayed or was
stolen and not recovered. 200 pounds of butter had been produced on his
farm. His 14 sheep had dropped 6 lambs. He had slaughtered 1 sheep, two were
killed by dogs and 1 died of disease. 9 fleeces weighed 26 pounds. He had
20 swine, 20 barnyard and 24 other poultry produced 100 dozen eggs. 15
acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn, 10 acres produced 30 bushels of
wheat, 2 acres produced 1 bale of cotton and ½ acre produced 20 pounds of
tobacco. 100 trees produced 20 bushels of peaches worth $5. His bees
produced 176 pounds of honey and he had cut 15 cords of wood valued at $7.
**The next four entries are faded and difficult to read; may not be transcribed
accurately.**
**James W. Walker** owned 40 acres improved and 120 acres unimproved land
valued at $1000. He had $100 worth of farming implements and $200 worth of
livestock. He had spent $15 on his fences and paid $100 in wages for 6 weeks
of farm labor. Estimated farm production was $800. 3 acres produced 3 tons of
hay. He had 2 horses, 2 milch cows and 10 other cattle. 2 calves had been
dropped and he had purchased and sold 15 head of cattle, while 1 had died,
strayed or was stolen and not recovered. Butter production was 50 pounds.
He had 35 swine and 7 barnyard poultry which laid 25 dozen eggs. 30 acres
produced 250 bushels of Indian Corn and 4 acres produced 2 bales of cotton.
5 peach trees produced 3 bushels of fruit worth $1. His bees produced 25
pounds of honey and he cut 10 cords of wood worth $5.
**Martin DHart** owned 150 acres of improved and 150 acres unimproved
land valued at $2500. He had $200 worth of farm tools and $1000 worth of
livestock. He had spent $25 on his fences and paid $10 in wages for 3
weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm production was $1000. He owned 16
horses, 45 milch cows and 10 other cattle. 45 calves had been dropped.
He had sold 32 head of cattle and slaughtered 6. 1050 pounds of butter
had been produced. He had 120 swine and 100 barnyard poultry which had
laid 950 dozen eggs. 50 acres produced 1000 bushels of Indian Corn and
50 acres produced 26 bales of cotton. 50 trees produced 5 bushels of
apples and 100 trees produced 25 bushels of peaches, all valued at $15.
95 cords of wood had been cut, valued at $25.
**John E. Spotswood** owned 20 acres improved and 160 acres unimproved
land worth $700. He had $50 worth of farm tools and $263 worth of livestock.
Estimated farm production was $200. He had 4 horses, 6 milch cows and 10
other cattle. Six calves had been dropped and he had slaughtered 1 head
of cattle. 300 pounds of butter had been churned. He had 50 swine and 28
poultry which produced 120 dozen eggs. 13 acres produced 50 bushels of
Indian Corn and 7 acres produced 3 bales of cotton. 8 trees produced 1
bushel of peaches worth $1. He had cut 10 cords of wood valued at $5.
**James Stuart** owned 13 acres improved, 175 acres unimproved and 12
acres unimproved land including “old fields” not growing wood, all valued
at $300. He had $25 worth of farm tools and livestock valued at $100.
Estimated farm production was $75. He had 2 horses, 3 milch cows and 4
other cattle. 3 calves had been dropped and he had purchased 6 head of
cattle. Butter production was 100 pounds. He had 12 swine and 7 poultry
which produced 35 dozen eggs. 3 acres produced 50 bushels of Indian Corn
and 2 acres produced 1 bale of cotton. 15 trees produced 4 bushels of apples
and 15 trees produced 2 bushels of peaches, all valued at $1. He had cut
12 cords of wood worth $6.
**William Harrell** owned 20 acres improved and 60 acres unimproved
land worth $300. He had $50 worth of farming tools and $117 worth of
livestock. He had spent $10 on his fences. Estimated farm production
for the previous year was $150. He had 1 horse, 2 working oxen and 3
milch cows. 3 calves had been dropped and 150 pounds of butter was
produced. He had 8 swine and 8 poultry which laid 25 dozen eggs. 18
acres produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn and 5 acres produced 2 bales
of cotton. 10 trees produced 2 bushels of peaches worth $7. He had
cut 11 cords of wood valued at $5.
__J__ackariah Davies owned 45 acres improved and 35 acres
unimproved land valued at $1000. He had $45 worth of farm tools and
livestock worth $337. He had spent $100 on his fences and paid $5 in
wages for 2 weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm production was $565.
He owned 3 horses, 2 mules or asses, 5 milch cows and 7 other cattle.
4 calves had been dropped. He had purchased 3 head of cattle, sold 2
and 2 had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. 182 pounds
of butter had been churned. He had 40 swine, 22 barnyard and 5 other
poultry which produced 95 dozen eggs. 20 acres produced 300 bushels
of Indian Corn, 2 acres produced 40 bushels of oats, 12 acres produced
6 bales of cotton, , ¼ acre produced 50 bushels of sweet potatoes and
¼ acre produced 10 pounds of tobacco. He had 1 acre with 70 peach
trees for which no production was listed. His bees produced 22 pounds
of honey and he had cut 50 cords of wood worth $25.
**John Cline** owned 8 acres improved and 72 acres unimproved land
worth $190. He had $5 worth of farm tools and $138 worth of livestock.
Estimated farm production for 1879 was $50. He had 3 horses and 2 milch
cows, both of which had calved. He had purchased 4 head of cattle and
sold 1. One head of cattle had died, strayed or was stolen and not
recovered. 56 pounds of butter was churned on his farm. He had 8 swine
and 2 barnyard poultry which had produced 10 dozen eggs. 10 acres produced
60 bushels of Indian Corn and he had cut 10 cords of wood worth $5.
**Samuel Davies** owned 14 acres improved and 66 acres unimproved land
valued at $150. He had $3 worth of farm tools and $115 worth of livestock.
He had spent $4 on his fences and paid $5 for 2 weeks of farm labor.
Estimated farm production was $65. He had 2 horses, 3 milch cows and 1
other cattle. Three calves were dropped and 125 pounds of butter produced.
He had 10 swine and 10 barnyard poultry which had laid 30 dozen eggs. 4
acres produced 75 bushels of Indian Corn and 2 acres produced 1 bale of
cotton. His bees had provided 22 pounds of honey and he cut 11 cords of
wood worth $5.
**Thomas Poole** was sharecropping 20 acres improved and 140 acres
unimproved land worth $500. He had $5 worth of farming tools and $73
worth of livestock. He had spent $5 on the fences and estimated farm
production at $125. He owned 1 horse and 1 milch cow which had calved.
He had slaughtered 1 head of cattle and 54 pounds of butter was produced.
He had 3 hogs and 7 barnyard poultry which laid 25 dozen eggs. 12 acres
produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn, 2 acres produced 20 bushels of oats
and 3 acres produced 1 bale of cotton. 15 trees produced 5 bushels of apples
and 20 trees produced 5 bushels of peaches, all worth $5. He had cut 11
cords of wood valued at $5.
**Jacob Wilds** owned 60 acres improved and 120 acres unimproved woodland
valued at $450. He had $30 worth of farm implements and livestock worth $276.
He had spent $5 on his fences. Estimated farm production was $300. He had 3
horses, 5 milch cows and 5 other cattle. 4 calves had been dropped and he had
purchased 2 head of cattle and sold 2. Butter production was 250 pounds. He had
50 swine, 18 barnyard and 12 other poultry which produced 90 dozen eggs. 16
acres produced 300 bushels of Indian Corn, 4 acres produced 80 bushels of oats
and he had harvested 4 bushels of cow peas and 1 bushel of dry beans. 12 trees
produced 2 bushels of apples and 50 trees produced 2 bushels of peaches worth $2.
He cut 15 cords of wood worth $7.
**Robert Claunts** was sharecropping 16 acres improved and 144 acres
unimproved land worth $300. He had $67 worth of livestock and had spent $5
on the fences. Estimated farm production was $100. 1 acre produced 3 tons of
hay. He had 1 horse, 1 mule or ass and 1 milch cow which had calved. 25 pounds
of butter had been churned. He had 1 hog and 7 barnyard poultry which had laid
25 dozen eggs. 8 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn, 4 acres produced 75
bushels of oats and 4 acres produced 2 bales of cotton. 30 trees produced 3 bushels
of apples and 30 trees produced 4 bushels of peaches, all worth $3. He had cut 10
cords of wood valued at $5.
**Martha Frost** owned 15 acres improved and 145 acres unimproved woodland
valued at $500. She had $15 worth of farming tools and livestock worth $140.
She had spent $5 on her fences and estimated farm production for the previous
year at $175. She had 2 horses, 2 working oxen, 2 milch cows and 1 other cattle.
Two calves had been dropped. She had sold 4 head of cattle and 1 had died,
strayed or was stolen and not recovered. 95 pounds of butter was churned. She
had 15 swine and 9 barnyard poultry that had laid 36 dozen eggs. 8 acres produced
140 bushels of Indian Corn, ½ acre produced 40 bushels of oats, 3 acres produced
1 ½ bales of cotton, 1/16 acre produced 15 bushels of Irish potatoes, 1/16 acre
produced 15 bushels of sweet potatoes while 2 bushels of cow peas and 1 bushel of
dry beans had been harvested. 30 trees produced 10 bushels of peaches valued at $5.
14 cords of wood worth $7 had been cut.
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