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SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS**

1880 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS

CEDAR TOWNSHIP

Transcribed by Delaine Edwards

**William D. Laird** owned 38 acres of improved land and 89 acres of woodland
valued at $600. He had $20 worth of farm implements and $250 worth of livestock.
He had spent $35 for 6 weeks of farm labor and estimated his farm production at
$450. He had 1 horse, 1 ass or mule, 2 working oxen, 6 milch cows and 6 other
cattle. His cows had dropped 5 calves and 1 head of cattle had died, strayed or
was stolen and not recovered. Butter production was 350 pounds. He had 15 swine
and 15 poultry which had laid 30 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian Corn produced 300
bushels; 1 acre of oats produced 50 bushels; 10 acres of cotton produced 6 bales
and 1/8 acre of tobacco produced 50 pounds. 1 acre with 30 peach trees produced
75 bushels of fruit worth $20. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William M. Taylor** rented 25 acres of improved land and 55 acres of woodland
for which no value was listed. He had $12 worth of farm implements and $200 worth
of livestock. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $450. He owned 2 horses,
5 cows which had dropped 4 calves, and 6 other cattle. He had purchased 1 head
of cattle. Butter production was 200 pounds. He had 20 swine and 20 poultry which
had laid 40 dozen eggs. 10 acres of Indian Corn produced 300 bushels; 4 acres of
oats produced 100 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 6 bales. His bees had
provided 50 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Rufus King** owned 5 acres of improved land and 35 acres of unimproved land
valued at $200. He had $12 worth of farming tools and $200 worth of livestock.
He had spent $40 for 7 weeks of farm labor and his estimated farm production was
$500. He had 1 horse, 1 mule or ass, 4 cows which had dropped 2 calves and 6 other
cattle. He had sold 1 head of cattle and butter production was 150 pounds. He had
4 swine and 30 poultry which had produced 60 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn
produced 125 bushels; 2 acres of oats produced 20 bushels and 6 acres of cotton
produced 6 bales. ¼ acre of sweet potatoes produced 30 bushels and his bees had
provided 50 pounds of honey. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Simon C. Steel** owned 10 acres of improved land and 100 acres of woodland
worth $250. He had $10 worth of farm tools and $100 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production for the previous year was $200. He owned 1 horse and 2 milch cows.
He had slaughtered 1 head of cattle and 4 had died, strayed or were stolen and not
recovered. His family had churned 75 pounds of butter. He had 1 hog and 20 poultry
which had laid 40 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels and 6
acres of cotton produced 2 bales. ¼ acre of tobacco produced 60 pounds and he had
cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**James E. Smith** owned 40 acres of unimproved woodland valued at $100. He
had $3 worth of farm implements and $50 worth of livestock. Estimated farm
production was $29. He had 1 cow and 5 other cattle. He had purchased 4 head
of cattle and 2 had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. No butter
production was listed. He had 6 swine and 25 chickens or other poultry which
had produced 40 dozen eggs. No farm crops were listed and he had cut 20 cords
of wood valued at $25.
**James G. Sanders** owned 30 acres of improved land and 130 acres of unimproved
woodland valued at $1000. He had $25 worth of farm implements and $325 worth of
livestock. He had spent $35 for 6 weeks of farm labor and estimated farm production
for 1879 was $500. He had 2 horses, 1 mule or ass, 9 milch cows which had all calved
and 10 other cattle. He had sold 6 head of cattle, slaughtered 2 and 2 had died,
strayed or were stolen and not recovered. 500 pounds of butter had been produced.
He had 40 swine and 20 poultry which had laid 35 dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian Corn
produced 300 bushels; 4 acres of oats produced 50 bushels; 3 acres of wheat produced
9 bushels and 12 acres of cotton produced 9 bales. ¼ acre of sweet potatoes produced
50 bushels. Two acres consisting of 20 apple trees produced 100 bushels of fruit
valued at $50. He had cut 20 cords of firewood worth $25.
**William K. Sanders** owned 65 acres of improved land and 185 acres of woodland
worth $1000. He had $75 worth of farm implements and machinery and $200 worth of
livestock. Estimated farm production was $500. He owned 1 horse, 1 mule or ass, 10
cows and 15 other cattle. Five of his cows had calved and he had sold 4 head of cattle
and slaughtered 1. Butter production was 150 pounds. He had 30 swine and 20 poultry
which provided 40 dozen eggs. 15 acres of Indian Corn produced 300 bushels; 5 acres
of oats produced 150 bushels; 3 acres of wheat produced 9 bushels and 14 acres of
cotton produced 7 bales. 1/8 acres of Irish potatoes produced 10 bushels. 3 acres
containing 100 peach trees produced 300 bushels of fruit worth $100 and he cut
20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**John L. Worsham** owned 40 acres of improved land and 80 acres of woodland
valued at $1000. He had $50 worth of farming implements and livestock worth $200.
He had spent $30 on his fences and estimated his farm production at $600. He had 4
horses, 1 mule or ass, 6 milch cows which had all calved and 15 other cattle. He
had sold 5 head of cattle. Butter production was 300 pounds. He had 12 swine and
25 poultry which had produced 50 dozen eggs. 14 acres of Indian Corn produced 500
bushels; 8 acres of oats produced 100 bushels and 8 acres of cotton produced 6 bales.
1/8 acre of Irish potatoes produced 12 bushels and ¼ acre of sweet potatoes produced
40 bushels. His orchards consisted of 3 acres of apples with 100 bearing trees that
produced 200 bushels of fruit and 2 acres with 60 peach trees that produced 150
bushels all valued at $100. His bees produced 400 pounds of honey and he cut 20
cords of wood worth $25.
**Henry Holland** owned 13 acres of improved land worth $100? [faded and
almost illegible.] He had $10 worth of farm implements and $100 worth of
livestock. Estimated farm production was $300. He had 2 horses, 2 cows which
had both dropped calves and 4 other cattle. Butter production was 75 pounds.
He had 16 poultry which provided 25 dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian Corn produced
225 bushels; 4 acres of oats produced 20 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced
6 bales. He had cut no wood.
**William C. Carpenter** owned 12 acres of improved land and 148 acres of
woodland worth $150. He had $50 worth of livestock and no farm production estimate
for the previous year was listed. He had 30 swine and no poultry. No farm crops
nor wood were listed for him.
**Catherine Collinwood** owned 10 acres of improved land and 25 acres of
woodland valued at $200. She had $250 worth of farm implements and $175 worth
of cattle. She had spent $20 for 4 weeks of farm labor and estimated value of
farm production was $325. She had 4 horses and 5 cows. She had sold 4 head of
cattle during the year and her cows produced 200 pounds of butter. She had 7
swine and 18 poultry that had produced 35 dozen eggs. 16 acres of Indian Corn
produced 350 bushels; 8 acres of wheat produced 16 bushels and 8 acres of cotton
produced 3 bales. Her family had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Pleasant M. Edwards** owned 40 acres of improved land and 40 acres
unimproved valued at $800. He had $100 worth of farming implements and
livestock valued at $300. He had spent $25 on his fences and $50 for 16
weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $725. He had
2 mules or asses, 4 cows which had dropped 3 calves, and 11 other cattle.
He had purchased 4 head of cattle. Butter production was 300 pounds. He
had 12 swine and 25 poultry which had produced 50 dozen eggs. 12 acres of
Indian Corn produced 350 bushels; 4 acres of wheat produced 12 bushels and
17 acres of cotton produced 12 bales. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued
at $25.
**James J. Laird** owned 150 acres of improved land and 490 acres of
woodland valued at $5000. He had $300 worth of farm implements and machinery
and $1200 worth of livestock. He had spent $200 on his fences and $375 for
100 weeks of farm labor. Farm production was estimated at $1500. He owned
5 horses, 4 mules or asses, 2 working oxen, 14 milch cows and 50 other cattle.
His cows had dropped 10 calves and he had purchased 2 head of cattle and
slaughtered 4. Butter production was 600 pounds. He had 40 swine and 50 poultry
which had laid 100 dozen eggs. 30 acres of Indian Corn produced 1200 bushels,
5 acres of oats produced 100 bushels and 35 acres of cotton produced 35 bales.
He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Mary A. Holly** owned 30 acres of improved land and 130 acres of woodland
worth $400. She had $10 worth of farm implements and $580 worth of livestock.
Estimated farm production was $220. She had 6 horses, 6 cows and 14 other cattle.
She had slaughtered 1 head of cattle and 7 had died, strayed or were stolen and
not recovered. 200 pounds of butter had been churned. She had 20 swine and 30
chickens or other poultry which produced 50 dozen eggs. 15 acres of Indian Corn
produced 200 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. Her family had cut
20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**John H. Hubbard** owned 26 acres of improved land and 54 acres unimproved
valued at $400. He had $65 worth of farming tools and $50 worth of livestock.
Farm production for 1879 was estimated at $225. He had 1 horse, 1 mule or ass
and 3 milch cows. He had sold 3 head of cattle and butter production was 100
pounds. He had no swine or poultry. 25 acres of Indian Corn produced 350 bushels
and 2 acres of cotton produced 1 bale. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William Arrington** owned 45 acres of improved land and 155 acres of woodland
valued at $600. He had $75 worth of farm implements and livestock valued at $325.
He had spent $15 on his fences and estimated his farm production at $550. He had
6 horses, 1 mule or ass, 2 working oxen, 6 cows and 24 other cattle. 5 of his cows
had calved and 1 head of cattle had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered.
Butter production was 400 pounds. He had 18 sheep which had dropped 9 lambs. 1 sheep
had been killed by dogs. 16 fleeces weighed 30 pounds. He had 15 swine and 14 poultry
which laid 25 dozen eggs. 15 acres of Indian Corn produced 450 bushels; 5 acres of
wheat produced 12 bushels; 6 acres of cotton produced 6 bales and 1 acre of sorghum
provided 40 gallons of molasses. ¼ acre of sweet potatoes produced 20 bushels and he
had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Samuel J. Hallman** owned 40 acres of improved land and 60 acres of woodland
valued at $500. He had $50 worth of farm implements and $300 worth of livestock.
He had spent $100 for 20 weeks of farm labor and estimated his 1879 farm production
at $600. He owned 1 horse, 2 mules or asses, 7 cows and 20 other cattle. Six of his
cows had calved and butter production was 200 pounds. He had purchased 20 sheep and
slaughtered 1. 20 fleeces weighed 40 pounds. He had 35 swine and 25 poultry which
produced 50 dozen eggs. 20 acres of Indian Corn produced 400 bushels and 18 acres of
cotton produced 9 bales. His bees had produced 100 pounds of honey and he cut 20 cords
of wood worth $25.
**William Griffith** owned 50 acres of improved and 200 acres unimproved land
valued at $700. He reported $15 worth of farm implements and $150 worth of livestock.
He had spent $20 for 4 weeks of farm labor and farm production was estimated at $300.
He had 3 horses, 5 cows of which 4 had calved and 1 other cattle. He had sold 6 head
of cattle. Butter production was 150 pounds and he had 13 swine and 20 poultry which
had laid 40 dozen eggs. 15 acres of Indian Corn produced 300 bushels; 2 acres of oats
produced 25 bushels; 6 acres of wheat produced 20 bushels and 9 acres of cotton produced
4 bales. His bees had produced 50 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of firewood
valued at $25.
**John Musgrove** owned 25 acres of improved land and 135 acres of woodland worth
$500. He had $50 worth of farm tools and $175 worth of livestock. Estimated farm
production was left blank. He had 3 horses and 1 cow. No butter production was listed.
He had 2 hogs and no poultry. No farm crops were listed and he had cut no wood.
**Samuel S. Barrett** owned 55 acres of improved land and 105 acres of woodland
worth $500. He had $80 worth of farm tools and $300 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production for 1879 was $150. He had 2 mules or asses, 6 cows and 13 other cattle.
His cows had dropped 5 calves and he had slaughtered one head of cattle. Butter
production was 175 pounds. He had 50 swine and 20 poultry which had laid 35 dozen
eggs. 11 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels; 12 acres of oats produced 175
bushels; 20 acres of wheat produced 70 bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced 2 bales.
He had cut no wood.
**James Markham** owned 25 acres of improved land and 135 acres of unimproved
land valued at $300. He had $15 worth of farm implements and livestock worth $100.
His estimated farm production was $225. He had 2 horses, 2 working oxen, 2 cows and
6 other cattle. His cows had dropped 4 calves and he had sold 6 head of cattle,
slaughtered 1 and 2 had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. Butter
production was 150 pounds. He had 19 swine and 6 poultry that had produced 10
dozen eggs. 5 acres of Indian Corn produced 250 bushels; 10 acres of wheat produced
14 bushels and 8 acres of cotton produced 1 bale. ½ acre of sweet potatoes produced
50 bushels and he had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**George W. Watler?** owned 10 acres of improved land and 70 acres of woodland
valued at $200. He had $5 worth of farming tools and $15 worth of livestock.
Estimated farm production was $150. He had 2 working oxen, 3 cows and 5 other
cattle. One cow had calved and he had purchased 4 head of cattle. No butter
production was listed. He had 10 swine and 15 poultry which produced 30 dozen
eggs. 5 acres of Indian Corn produced 40 bushels and 7 acres of cotton produced
4 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Louisa Allen** owned 3 acres of improved land and 77 acres of woodland worth
$100. She had $2 worth of farm tools and livestock worth $40. Estimated farm production
for 1879 was $60. She owned 1 horse, 1 cow and 1 other cattle. Butter production was
30 pounds. She had 1 hog and 9 chickens or other poultry which had provided 15 dozen
eggs. 2 acres of Indian Corn produced 60 bushels and her family had cut 20 cords of
wood valued at $25.
**John J. McGiveny** owned 8 acres of improved land and 72 acres unimproved valued
at $250. He had $15 worth of farm implements and $80 worth of livestock. He had spent
$30 on his fences and estimated his farm production at $400. He had 2 horses, 2 milch
cows and 2 other cattle. His family had churned 50 pounds of butter and he owned 10
swine and 8 poultry which produced 12 dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian Corn produced 210
bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 6 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Jonathan C. Herrin** owned 100 acres of improved land and 190 acres of woodland
valued at $2000. He had $100 worth of farm implements and $250 worth of livestock.
He had spent $50 on his fences and $100 for 20 weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm
production for 1879 was $700. He had 4 horses, 2 working oxen, 4 cows and 10 other
cattle. His cows had dropped 3 calves and he had purchased 4 head of cattle,
slaughtered 1 and 1 had deed, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. Butter
production was 125 pounds. He had 50 swine and 40 poultry which produced 90 dozen
eggs. 20 acres of Indian Corn produced 600 bushels; 4 acres of wheat produced 20
bushels; 14 acres of cotton produced 12 bales; ¼ acre of sorghum provided 22 gallons
of molasses and ¼ acre of sweet potatoes produced 100 bushels. He had cut 20 cords
of wood valued at $25.
**Thomas D. Porter** rented 20 acres of improved land and 135 acres of unimproved
woodland worth $600. He had $25 worth of farm implements and livestock valued at $100.
Estimated farm production was $400. He owned 3 horses and 2 milch cows which had
provided 100 pounds of butter. He had 12 swine and 20 poultry which had laid 60
dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels; 2 acres of oats produced
30 bushels; 6 acres of cotton produced 4 bales and ¼ acre of Irish potatoes produced
40 bushels. He had cut 20 cords of firewood worth $25.
**Elizabeth Austin** owned 23 acres of improved land and 97 acres unimproved
valued at $650. She had $15 worth of farming tools and $250 worth of livestock.
Estimated farm production for the previous year was $550. She had 5 horses, 4 cows
and 8 other cattle. She had sold 2 head of cattle and slaughtered 1. Butter production
was 250 pounds. 4 sheep had dropped 3 lambs and 5 of her sheep had been killed by dogs.
Three fleeces weighed 6 pounds. She had 7 swine and 30 poultry which produced 20 dozen
eggs. 12 acres of Indian Corn produced 400 bushels; 2 acres of oats produced 25 bushels;
10 acres of cotton produced 7 bales and ½ acre of sweet potatoes produced 50 bushels.
The family had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Charles J. Laird** owned 15 acres of improved land and 145 acres of woodland valued
at $500. He had $25 worth of farm implements and $125 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production was $450 and he owned 2 horses, 2 cows and 2 other cattle. His cows
had dropped 1 calf and he had purchased 2 head of cattle, sold 12 and 1 had died,
strayed or was stolen and not recovered. 150 pounds of butter had been churned. He
had 32 chickens or other poultry that laid 100 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn
produced 300 bushels; 10 acres of cotton produced 6 bales and 1/8 acre of Irish
potatoes produced 20 bushels. 20 cords of wood worth $25 had been cut.
**Pleasant Allen** owned 15 acres of improved land and 105 acres unimproved
worth $500. He had $10 worth of farming tools and $100 worth of livestock. He
estimated his farm production for 1879 at $400. He had 2 horses, 5 cows which
had dropped 3 calves and 7 other cattle. 3 of his cattle had died, strayed or
were stolen and not recovered. Butter production was 250 pounds. He had 15 hogs
and 15 poultry which produced 40 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 300
bushels; 5 acres of oats produced 100 bushels; 10 acres of cotton produced 6 bales
and 1 acre of sweet potatoes produced 60 bushels. His bees had provided 100 pounds
of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Sally Wilson** owned 24 acres of improved land and 136 acres of woodland
valued at $1000. She had $15 worth of farm implements and livestock valued at
$150. Estimated farm production was $400. She had 3 horses, 1 cow and 1 other
cattle. She had sold 1 head of cattle and no butter production was listed. She
had 20 chickens or other poultry which had laid 50 dozen eggs. 14 acres of Indian
Corn produced 300 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 4 bales. No wood had been
cut.
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