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SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS**

1880 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS

HUNT TOWNSHIP

Transcribed by Delaine Edwards

**Mary N. Miller** owned 20 acres of improved land and 60 acres of unimproved
woodland valued at $150. She had $5 worth of farm implements and livestock valued
at $150. Estimated farm production for the previous year was left blank. She owned
5 horses, 1 milch cow and one other cattle. No butter production was listed. She
had 12 poultry which had produced 50 dozen eggs. No farm crops were listed and her
family had cut 25 cords of wood valued at $40.
**Simeon Blakeny** owned 35 acres of improved and 145 acres of unimproved land
valued at $300. He had $10 worth of farming tools and $150 worth of livestock.
Estimated value of his farm production for 1879 was $250. He had 1 horse, 2
working oxen, 2 cows and 4 other cattle. He had slaughtered 1 head of cattle and
his cows had provided 150 pounds of butter. He had 4 swine and 6 poultry which had
laid 10 dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels and 8 acres of cotton
produced 3 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $20.
**Thomas W. Tate** owned 25 acres of improved land and 95 acres of woodland worth
$600. He had $25 worth of farm implements and $300 worth of livestock. Farm production
was estimated at $500. He had 2 horses, 3 cows which had all dropped calves and 5 other
cattle. He had sold 2 head of cattle and 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not
recovered. His cows produced 400 pounds of butter. He had 23 swine and 12 chickens
or other poultry which produced 60 dozen eggs. 11 acres of Indian Corn produced 400
bushels; 3 acres of oats produced 50 bushels; 5 acres of wheat produced 50 bushels
and 6 acres of cotton produced 4 bales. His orchards consisted of 1 acre each with
60 apple and 60 peach trees. 20 bushels of apples and 60 bushels of peaches were
valued at $30. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $20.
**Dennis Owens** owned 15 acres of improved and 65 acres unimproved land valued
at $350. He had $3 worth of farm implements and livestock valued at $65. Estimated
farm production for 1879 was $225. He owned 1 horse, 1 milch cow that had calved and
1 other cattle. His family had churned 75 pounds of butter during the year. He had 15
hogs and 3 poultry which had produced 10 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn produced
225 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. 1/8 acre of Irish potatoes
produced 25 bushels and he had 2 acres with 67 apple trees with no production listed.
He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Peter W. Williams** owned 14 acres of improved land and 106 acres of woodland
worth $300. He had $10 worth of farming tools and $110 worth of livestock. He had
spent $10 on his fences and estimated his farm production at $125. He had 1 mule or
ass, 2 cows that had both dropped calves and one other cattle. He had purchased 6
head of cattle and sold 6. His cows provided 100 pounds of butter. He owned 15 swine
and 14 poultry which had produced 40 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn produced 200
bushels and 2 acres of cotton produced 1 bale. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Thomas J. Parker** owned 25 acres of improved and 135 acres unimproved woodland worth
$400. He had $75 worth of farm implements and machinery and $250 worth of livestock. Farm
production for 1879 was estimated at $500. He owned 2 horses, 2 cows and one other cattle.
One of his cows had calved and he had sold 2 head of cattle. Butter production was 125 pounds.
He had 20 swine and 9 poultry which produced 15 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian Corn produced
300 bushels and 10 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. ¼ acre of Irish potatoes produced 50
bushels and his bees had produced 250 pounds of honey. He had cut 20 cords of firewood worth $25.
**Francis M. Parker** owned 25 acres of improved land and 175 acres of woodland valued at
$500. He had $60 worth of farming tools and $200 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production
was $250. He had 4 horses, 1 working oxen and 2 milch cows which had provided 90 pounds of butter.
He had 5 hogs and 20 poultry which produced 60 dozen eggs. 15 acres of Indian Corn produced 200
bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. ½ acre of Irish potatoes produced 50 bushels and
he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Jaired Owens** rented 12 acres of improved land with no value listed. He had $10 worth of
farm implements and $75 worth of livestock. Farm production for 1879 was estimated at $200. He
had 1 horse, 1 cow which had calved and 5 other cattle. Butter production was 75 pounds and he
owned 4 swine and 25 poultry which had provided 100 dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian Corn produced
200 bushels; 2 acres of oats produced 15 bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced 4 bales. He cut
20 cords of wood worth $25.
**George W. Butler** owned 12 acres of improved land and 68 acres of woodland valued at
$300. He had $5 worth of farm implements and $75 worth of livestock. Farm production was
estimated at $125. He owned 1 horse and 1 milch cow. He had purchased 1 head of cattle and
2 had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. The family had churned 25 pounds of
butter. He had 7 swine and 13 poultry which had laid 40 dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian Corn
produced 60 bushels; 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales and ¼ acre of sorghum produced 40
gallons of molasses. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**William A. Webb** rented 35 acres of improved and 45 acres of unimproved land worth
$600. He had $10 worth of farming tools and $175 worth of livestock. He had sent $20 on
fences and estimated his farm production at $225. He had 2 horses, 2 milch cows which had
dropped 3 calves and produced 350 pounds of butter. He had 4 other cattle and had sold 3
and slaughtered 1. He had 17 swine and 20 poultry which had provided 75 dozen eggs. 5 acres
of Indian Corn produced 160 bushels; 2 acres of oats produced 15 bushels; 5 acres of cotton
produced 3 bales and ¼ acre of sorghum produced 23 gallons of molasses. 1/8 acres of Irish
potatoes produced 10 bushels. One acre containing 18 apple trees produced 20 bushels of
fruit and one acre of peaches with 62 tress produced 185 bushels, all valued at $100. He
had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Jefferson Parker** owned 35 acres of improved land and 90 acres of woodland valued
at $500. He had $25 worth of farm implements and $500 worth of livestock. Estimated value
of his farm production for 1879 was $800. He owned 3 horses and 8 milch cows which had all
calved. He had sold one head of cattle and no butter production was listed. He had 24 sheep
which had dropped 12 lambs. Eleven of them had been killed by dogs and one died of disease.
They’d produced 11 fleeces weighing 24 pounds. He had 40 swine and 30 poultry which produced
200 dozen eggs. 25 acres of Indian Corn produced 1000 bushels; 3 acres of oats produced 25
bushels and 10 acres of cotton produced 6 bales. 1 acre of Irish potatoes produced 100 bushels;
1 acre of sweet potatoes produced 75 bushels. The acreage for his apple orchard is illegible
but he had 20 trees which produced 60 bushels of fruit for which no value was listed. His bees
had provided 125 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $20.
**Raphe Parker** owned 16 acres of improved land and 64 acres of woodland worth $200. He
had $10 worth of farming tools and $200 worth of livestock. His estimated farm production
was $175. He had 1 horse, 2 working oxen, 3 cows and 1 other cattle. One cow had dropped a
calf and he had sold 1 head of cattle. No butter production was listed. He had 5 hogs and 20
poultry which produced 60 dozen eggs. 7 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels and 4 acres
of cotton produced 2 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Mary Highfill** owned 40 acres of improved land and 80 acres of woodland valued at $300.
She had $20 worth of farm implements and livestock valued at $100.Estimated farm production
for the previous year was $150. She had 1 horse, 3 milch cows and had sold 2 head of cattle.
No butter production was listed. Her 10 chickens or other poultry had laid 20 dozen eggs. 10
acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. Her family
had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**William Wentworth** owned 20 acres of improved land and 60 acres of unimproved woodland
valued at $150. He had $2 worth of farm tools and $15 worth of livestock. Farm production was
estimated at $190. He had 1 cow with no butter production listed and 6 poultry which had
provided 10 dozen eggs. Ten acres of Indian Corn produced 300 bushels and 3 acres of tobacco
produced 2000 pounds. He cut 20 cords of firewood worth $25.
**William McVeigh** owned 7 acres of improved land and 153 acres unimproved worth $300.
He had $4 worth of farm implements and $65 worth of livestock and estimated his farm production
for 1879 at $100. No livestock was listed. 10 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels and
he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Miles H. Partin** owned 35 acres of improved land and 85 acres of woodland worth $800.
He had $100 worth of farm implements and machinery and $200 worth of livestock. He had spent
$50 on his fences and $100 for 25 weeks worth of farm labor during the previous year. Estimated
farm production was $300. He owned 2 horses, 2 working oxen, 3 cows and 6 other cattle. His cows
had dropped 5 calves. He had purchased 2 head of cattle, sold 8 and slaughtered one. No butter
production was listed. He had 16 swine and 32 poultry which produced 150 dozen eggs. 12 acres
of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels; 10 acres of cotton produced 3 bales and 1 acre of sorghum
produced 100 gallons of molasses. He had 3 acres containing 90 apple trees which produced 450
bushels and 2 acres with 60 peach trees which produced 250 bushels. The value of his fruit is
faded and illegible. His bees had provided 25 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood
worth $25.
**John W. Highfill** owned 13 acres of improved land and 147 acres of unimproved woodland
valued at $600. He had $45 worth of farming implements and $100 worth of livestock. He had
spent $25 for 7 weeks of farm labor and estimated farm production for 1879 at $250. He owned
1 horse, 2 working oxen, 2 milch cows and 2 other cattle. His cows had dropped 1 calf and he
had sold 4 head of cattle. During 1879 150 gallons of milk was sold or sent to butter and
cheese factories and his cows had produced 150 pounds of butter. He had 16 swine and 16 poultry
which had provided 100 dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels and 6 acres of
cotton produced 4 bales. His farm had produced 4 bushels of cow peas and ¼ acre of sweet potatoes
produced 38 bushels. Two acres with 100 peach trees produced 300 bushels of fruit worth $50. His
bees had provided 20 pounds of honey and he cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Washington A. Houck** owned 37 acres of improved land and 160 acres of woodland worth $690.
His farm implements were valued at $25 and he had $175 worth of livestock. He had spent $10 on his
fences and $215 on farm labor for 48 weeks. Estimated farm production for the previous year was $100.
He had 1 horse, 2 cows and 5 other cattle. He had purchased and sold 30 head of cattle and slaughtered
10. Butter production was 100 pounds. He had 8 swine and 16 poultry which laid 100 dozen eggs. 4 acres
of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels; 8 acres of wheat produced 6 bushels and 2 acres of cotton
produced 1 bale. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Elizabeth Willis** owned 35 acres of improved land and 90 acres of unimproved land valued at
$500. She had $25 worth of farming implements and $500 worth of livestock. Estimated value of farm
production for 1879 was $800. She had 5 horses, 8 cows which had all calved and 15 other cattle.
She had sold one head of cattle. No butter production was listed. She had 24 sheep which had
dropped 12 lambs. Ten sheep had been killed by dogs and 1 died of disease. 11 fleeces weighed
20 pounds. She had 40 swine and 30 poultry which had produced 200 dozen eggs. 25 acres of Indian
Corn produced 1000 bushels; 3 acres of oats produced 20 bushels and 10 acres of cotton produced
6 bales. One acre of Irish potatoes produced 100 bushels and 1 acre of sweet potatoes produced
75 bushels. She had 20 apple trees that produced 60 bushels of fruit with no value listed. Her
bees had provided 125 pounds of honey and the family had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Thomas W. Hunt** owned 18 acres of improved land and 35 acres unimproved worth $150.
He had $5 worth of farm implements and $100 worth of livestock. Estimated value for his 1879
crops was not listed. He had 2 horses, 1 cow which had dropped 2 calves and 1 other cattle.
He had sold 4 head of cattle and butter production was 75 pounds. He had 10 swine and 8 poultry
which produced 15 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels; 6 acres of cotton
produced 2 bales and 1 acre of sorghum produced 29 gallons of molasses. 1 acre with 70 peach
trees produced 200 bushels of fruit with no value listed. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued
at $25.
**James W. Houck** owned 25 acres of improved land and 45 acres of woodland valued at
$300. He had $10 worth of farming tools and $125 worth of livestock. He had spent $15 on
his fences and estimated value of his crops for 1879 was $27. He had 1 horse, 1 milch cow
and 1 other cattle. He had sold 2 head of cattle. No butter production was listed. He had
8 chickens or other poultry that produced 20 dozen eggs. No farm crops were listed and he
had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Joel Hunt** owned 30 acres of improved land and 50 acres of woodland valued at $400.
He had $5 worth of farm implements and $200 worth of livestock. He had spent $10 on his
fences and estimated his farm production at $500. He had 1 horse, 1 mule or ass, 3 cows
which had all calved and 10 other cattle. His cows had produced 300 pounds of butter. He
had 13 sheep which had dropped 6 lambs. He had sold 3 sheep and 2 had been killed by dogs.
25 fleeces weighed 30 pounds. He had 18 swine and 15 poultry which had provided 50 dozen
eggs. 16 acres of Indian Corn produced 300 bushels and 3 acres of cotton produced 3 bales.
He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**James M. Hill** rented 15 acres of improved land and 105 acres of woodland valued
at $350. He had $10 worth of farming implements and $200 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production for 1879 was $80. He had 1 horse, 2 working oxen and 2 other cattle. He
had purchased 1 head of cattle and sold 1. He had 7 poultry which had laid 10 dozen eggs.
15 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. He
had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William Garner** owned 9 acres of improved land and 71 acres of unimproved
woodland worth $160. He had $5 worth of farming tools and $100 worth of livestock.
He had spent $10 on his fences and estimated farm production for the previous year
was $100. He had 1 mule or ass, 1 milch cow and 1 other cattle. He had purchased 1
head of cattle during the year. He owned 10 swine and 20 poultry which produced 40
dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels and 4 acres of cotton
produced 1 bale. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**John Roope** owned 12 acres of improved land and 68 acres of woodland worth
$240. He had $3 worth of farm tools and $100 worth of livestock. Estimated farm
production for 1879 was $250. He had 1 horse, 4 cows and 2 other cattle. One of
his cattle had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. Butter production
was 250 pounds. He had 8 hogs and 15 chickens or other poultry which had laid 60
dozen eggs. 5 acres of cotton produced 3 bales and ¼ acre of sorghum provided 25
gallons of molasses. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William Hunt** rented 16 acres of improved land and 60 acres of unimproved
land valued at $200. He had $5 worth of farm implements and $125 worth of
livestock. He estimated his farm production at $200. He had 2 horses, 2 milch
cows which had dropped 3 calves and 6 other cattle. His cows had provided 200
pounds of butter. He had 12 swine and 6 poultry which provided 10 dozen eggs.
6 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels and he had cut 20 cords of wood
valued at $25.
**Obediah Vaughn** owned 12 acres of improved land and 68 acres of woodland
worth $200. His farm tools were worth $10 and his livestock valued at $150. Farm
production was estimated at $225. He had 3 horses, 3 cows which had dropped 2
calves and 10 other cattle. Two of his cattle had died, strayed or were stolen
and not recovered. Butter production was listed as 50 pounds. He had 6 sheep which
had dropped 5 lambs. He had slaughtered 1 sheep and 6 had been killed by dogs.
6 fleeces weighed 12 pounds. He had 50 swine and 10 poultry which had produced
40 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels; 6 acres of cotton
produced 3 bales and 1 acre of sorghum produced 130 gallons of molasses. His
bees produced 50 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of firewood worth $25.
**Jacob W. Rogers** owned 30 acres of improved land and 50 acres of woodland
valued at $500. He had $8 worth of farm implements and $200 worth of livestock.
He had spent $20 on his fences and $100 for 50 weeks of farm labor. Estimated
farm production for 1879 was $950. He owned 1 horse, 2 working oxen, 1 cow and
1 other cattle. He had purchased 1 head of cattle and slaughtered 2. No butter
production was listed. He had 25 swine and 20 poultry which provided 60 dozen eggs.
6 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels and 20 acres of cotton produced 12 bales.
He cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Thomas J. Tate** owned 4 acres of improved land and 56 acres of unimproved
woodland worth $150. He had $5 worth of farm tools and $50 worth of livestock.
He had spent $10 on his fences and estimated his farm production at $310. He had
1 horse and 2 cows which had both calved. He had sold 1 head of cattle and 2 had
died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. Butter production was 150 pounds.
He had no swine and 20 poultry which produced 60 dozen eggs. 5 acres of Indian Corn
produced 120 bushels and 9 acres of cotton produced 6 bales. He had cut 20 cords of
wood worth $25.
**William A. Morris** owned 30 acres of improved land and 24 acres of woodland
worth $500. He reported $10 worth of farming implements and $100 worth of livestock.
He had spent $10 on his fences. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $375. He had
1 horse, 1 working oxen and 3 milch cows. He had purchased 1 head of cattle and sold
3, slaughtered 1 and 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. His cows
had produced 250 pounds of butter. He had 12 swine and no poultry. 11 acres of
Indian Corn produced 250 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 4 bales. His bees
had produced 100 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Robert T. Highfill** rented 15 acres of improved land with no value listed.
He had $10 worth of farm tools and $240 worth of livestock. Estimated farm
production was $200. He owned 2 horses, 3 cows which had all calved and 6 other
cattle. He had sold 2 head of cattle and butter production was listed as 400
pounds. He had 13 swine and 14 poultry which produced 75 dozen eggs. 6 acres of
Indian Corn produced 125 bushels; 5 acres of cotton produced 3 bales and ¼ acre
of sorghum provided 34 gallons of molasses. ¼ acre of sweet potatoes produced 30
bushels and his bees had produced 75 pounds of honey. He cut 20 cords of wood
worth $25.
**Jonathan Hunt** owned 20 acres of improved land and 60 acres unimproved
valued at $800. He had $20 worth of farm implements and $150 worth of livestock.
He had spent $100 on his fences and the estimated value of his farm production
for 1879 was $225. He owned 3 horses, 2 cows which had both dropped calves and
2 other cattle. He had purchased one head of cattle and one had died, strayed
or was stolen and not recovered. Butter production was 200 pounds and he owned
15 swine and 3 poultry which had produced 4 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn
produced 150 bushels; 2 acres of oats produced 10 bushels; 8 acres of cotton
produced 5 bales and 1 acre of sorghum provided 69 gallons of molasses. His
farm had produced 10 bushels of Irish potatoes and 13 bushels of sweet potatoes.
His bees had provided 50 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood
valued at $25.
**Jeremiah J. Tate** owned 15 acres of improved land and 145 acres of
woodland valued at $400. He had $80 worth of farm implements and machinery
and $225 worth of livestock. He had spent $20 on his fences, $20 on fertilizers
and $50 on hiring 6 weeks of labor. Farm production was estimated at $450.
He had 2 mules or asses, 2 milch cows which had both calved and 2 other
cattle. He had sold 1 head of cattle and his butter production was listed
as 400 pounds. He had 11 swine, 11 barnyard poultry and 10 other poultry
which had produced 30 dozen eggs. 7 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels
and 12 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. ½ acre of Irish potatoes produced
30 bushels and 1 acre with 25 peach trees produced 75 bushels of fruit worth
$30. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**John A. Taylor** owned 25 acres of improved land and 50 acres
unimproved worth $400. He had $12 worth of farm implements and $80
worth of livestock. He had spent $20 on his fences and estimated his
farm production for 1879 at $310. He owned 1 horse, 1 cow which had
dropped a calf and 2 other cattle. He had purchased 2 head of cattle
and butter production was 100 pounds. He had 9 hogs and 15 poultry which
produced 50 dozen eggs. 5 acres of Indian Corn produced 125 bushels and
9 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. His bees provided 100 pounds of honey
and he had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Thomas J. Williams** owned 3 acres of improved land and 5 acres of
woodland valued at $100. He had $5 worth of farm implements and $60 worth
of livestock. He had spent $10 on his fences. Estimated farm production was
listed as $350. He had 1 horse, 1 cow that had calved and he had purchased
2 and sold 3 head of cattle. No butter production was listed. He had 12
swine and 25 poultry which had provided 75 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian
Corn produced 200 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. Bees
had provided 50 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Robert N. Millard** owned 30 acres of improved land and 180 acres of
woodland worth $450. He had $50 worth of farm implements and $500 worth of
livestock. He had spent $50 on his fences and $65 for 12 weeks of farm labor.
Estimated value of his farm production was $375. He owned 1 horse, 1 mule or
ass, 6 working oxen, 6 cows and 20 other cattle. Five of his cows had calved,
while producing 300 pounds of butter. He had purchased 6 head of cattle, sold
11 and slaughtered 4. He had 25 swine and 25 poultry which had laid 75 dozen
eggs. 20 acres of Indian Corn produced 250 bushels and 10 acres of cotton
produced 4 bales. His farm produced 10 bushels of Irish potatoes and 5
bushels of sweet potatoes and he cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Joseph Millard** owned 12 acres of improved land and 68 acres of
unimproved land valued at $400. He had $20 worth of farm tools and $150
worth of livestock. He had spent $15 on his fences and $50 for 12 weeks
of farm labor. Estimated farm production was listed as $220. He had 1
horse, 3 cows and 2 other cattle. Butter production was 150 pounds. He
had 7 sheep and 1 was killed by dogs. 5 fleeces were produced, weighing
10 pounds. He had 5 swine and 30 poultry which produced 100 dozen eggs.
1 acre of Indian Corn produced 40 bushels and 12 acres of cotton produced
4 bales. His bees produced 50 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of
firewood worth $25.
**C. Ann Millard** owned 36 acres of improved land and 75 acres
unimproved land valued at $800. She had $25 worth of farm implements
and $400 worth of livestock. She had spent $30 on fences and $80 for
16 weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm production was $450. She had 1
horse, 1 mule or ass, 6 working oxen, 5 cows which had dropped 4 calves,
and 2 other cattle. She had purchased 2 and sold 1 head of cattle. Butter
production was 200 pounds. She had 3 sheep and had sold 16 and
slaughtered one. Two fleeces weighed 4 pounds. She had 25 swine and
14 poultry which provided 60 dozen eggs. 16 acres of Indian Corn
produced 600 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. ¼ acre of
Irish potatoes produced 15 bushels and her family had cut 20 cords of
wood worth $25.
**William Millard** owned 30 acres of improved land and 130 acres
of woodland worth $800. He had $75 worth of farm implements and livestock
valued at $250. He had spent $20 on his fences and $100 for 34 weeks of
farm labor. He estimated his farm production the previous year at $300.
He had 2 mules or asses, 3 cows which had all calved and 5 other cattle.
He had sold 2 head of cattle and slaughtered one. His cows produced 250
pounds of butter. He had 9 swine and 20 poultry which had laid 40 dozen
eggs. 20 acres of Indian Corn produced 400 bushels and 5 acres of cotton
produced 2 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Moses L. Belcher** owned 28 acres of improved land and 52 acres
unimproved worth $400. He had $20 worth of farming implements and $200
worth of livestock. He had spent $20 on his fences and $45 for 10 weeks
of farm labor. Estimated farm production was $250. He had 2 horses, 1
mule or ass, 3 milch cows and 3 other cattle. He had sold 3 head of
cattle and his cows produced 150 pounds of butter. He owned 15 swine
and 20 poultry which laid 40 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn produced
200 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. His bees had provided
200 pounds of honey and he cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Joseph Pruett** owned 28 acres of improved land and 100 acres of
woodland valued at $500. He had $10 worth of farm tools and $150 worth
of livestock. He had spent $50 on his fences and estimated value of farm
production at $250. He had 1 horse, 1 mule or ass, 2 working oxen, 3 milch
cows and 3 other cattle. His cows had dropped 1 calf and he had sold 3 head
of cattle and 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. Butter
production was 400 pounds. He had 9 swine and 18 poultry which produced 50
dozen eggs. 4 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels; 5 acres of wheat
produced 19 bushels and 8 acres of cotton produced 4 bales. 3 acres of peaches
containing 200 trees produced 600 bushels of fruit worth $100. He had cut 20
cords of wood worth $25.
**Martha J. Pruett** owned 30 acres of improved land and 80 acres
unimproved worth $400. She had $10 worth of livestock and estimated
her farm’s production for 1879 at $350. She had 2 swine and 12 poultry
which laid 40 dozen eggs. 18 acres of Indian Corn produced 400 bushels
and 8 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. She had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Thomas Millsaps** rented 15 acres of improved land valued at $150.
He had $5 worth of farm implements and $50 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production was $150. He owned 1 horse, 1 milch cow and 1 other cattle.
No butter production was listed. He had 3 swine and 12 poultry which produced
40 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels and 6 acres of
cotton produced 2 bales. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Frederic W. Pollard** owned 20 acres of improved land and 60 acres
of woodland valued at $400. He had $10 worth of farm implements and $150
worth of livestock. Estimated farm production was $300. He had 1 horse,
2 working oxen, 2 cows that had dropped 3 calves and 5 other cattle. He
had purchased 1 head of cattle and his cows produced 50 pounds of butter.
He had no swine or poultry. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels,
10 acres of cotton produced 4 bales and 1 acre of sorghum produced 67
gallons of molasses. He had sold $100 worth of produce from his market
garden and cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William Taylor** owned 11 acres of improved land and 49 acres of
unimproved land worth $200. He had $10 worth of farm implements and
livestock valued at $100. He had spent $30 on his fences. Farm
production for the previous year was estimated at $225. He owned 2
horses, 2 working oxen, 1 cow and 2 other cattle. His cow had dropped
2 calves and he had slaughtered 1 head of cattle. Butter production was
100 pounds and he had 18 swine and 4 poultry which produced 6 dozen eggs.
4 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced
3 bales. He had sold $50 worth of produce from his market garden and had
cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Isom T. Jones** owned 20 acres of improved land and 140 acres of
woodland worth $250. He had $10 worth of farming tools and $100 worth
of livestock. Estimated value of his farm production for 1879 was $350.
He had 2 horses, 2 working oxen, 3 milch cows and 3 other cattle. One of
his cows had calved and he had purchased 2 head of cattle and sold 2.
Butter production was 150 pounds. He had 10 swine and 25 poultry which
had laid 75 dozen eggs. 10 acres of Indian Corn produced 120 bushels and
10 acres of cotton produced 6 bales. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**William S. Wilcox** owned 13 acres of improved land and 147 acres
of woodland worth $250. He had $10 worth of farm implements and $40 worth
of livestock. Estimated farm production was $100. He had 1 horse and 1 cow.
No butter production was listed. He had 1 hog and no poultry. 15 acres of
Indian Corn produced 100 bushels and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
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