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SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS**

1880 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS

JAMES TOWNSHIP

Transcribed by Delaine Edwards

**James B. Henslee** owned 65 acres of improved land, 135 acres of permanent
meadows, pastures, orchards or vineyards and 135 acres of unimproved woodland
all valued at $3000. He had $25 worth of farming implements and $475 worth of
livestock. Estimated value of his farm production for 1879 was $1000. He had 2
horses, 4 mules or asses, 2 working oxen, 5 milch cows and 7 other cattle. Four
of his cows had calved and he had slaughtered 3 head of cattle. Butter production
was 400 pounds. He had 75 swine and 30 poultry that had laid 150 dozen eggs. 30
acres of Indian Corn produced 1000 bushels and 12 acres of cotton produced 7 bales.
One acre with 25 apple trees produced 125 bushels of fruit and 1 acre of peaches
with 50 trees produced 150 bushels, all valued at $150. His bees had provided 200
pounds of honey and he cut 30 cords of wood worth $40.
**James A. Blansett** who is not found on the population schedule (other than
the 10 month old son of Stephen R.) owned 3 acres of improved land and 77 acres
of unimproved woodland worth $100. He owned $6 worth of farming tools and $100
worth of livestock. Estimated farm production was $250. He had 2 horses, 1 cow
that had dropped a calf and 1 other cattle. His cow had produced 50 pounds of
butter. He had 20 swine and 15 poultry that had produced 60 dozen eggs. 8 acres
of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. He
had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Isaiah Brothers** owned 20 acres of improved land and 140 acres of woodland
valued at $300. He had $10 worth of farm implements and his livestock was valued
at $200. Estimated value of his farm production for the previous year was $375.
He owned 3 horses and 3 cows that had all calved during the year. He had purchased
one head of cattle and butter production was 150 pounds. He had 40 swine and 20
poultry that had provided 40 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn produced 250 bushels
and 10 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. ½ acre of sweet potatoes produced 75 bushels.
His 3 acre peach orchard contained 100 trees which produced 400 bushels of fruit worth
$100. His bees had provided 100 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood valued
at $25.
**George W. Morris** rented 15 acres of improved land and 105 acres of unimproved
farmland worth $250. He had $5 worth of farming implements and $50 worth of livestock.
His farm production was estimated at $200. He owned 2 working oxen and 2 milch cows.
No butter production was listed. He had two hogs and no poultry. 6 acres of Indian Corn
had produced 100 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. He had cut 20 cords of
firewood worth $25.
**Marion Jones** owned 12 acres of improved land and 28 acres of woodland valued at $100.
He had $10 worth of farm tools and his livestock was worth $150. He had spent $10 on his
fences and estimated his farm production the previous year at $200. He had 4 horses, 4
working oxen and 2 cows which had both dropped calves. He had two other cattle and had
sold one during the year. His cows provided 100 pounds of butter. He had 15 sheep which
had dropped 6 lambs. One was slaughtered and five were killed by dogs. Nine died of stress
of weather. His sheep had produced 9 fleeces weighing 12 pounds. (Information about the 9
dead sheep and the fleeces was all inadvertently written on the next line by the enumerator.)
No swine or poultry, unless it was also written on the wrong line. 10 acres of Indian Corn
produced 200 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood valued
at $25.
**Robert J. Adams** owned 12 acres of improved land and 148 acres of woodland worth $200.
He had $4 worth of farming implements and $60 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production
was $55. He had 1 horse and 30 swine and 9 poultry which produced 15 dozen eggs. No farm
crops were listed and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William B. Odell** owned 18 acres of improved land and 142 acres of unimproved land
worth $200. He had $75 worth of farming implements and machinery and $185 worth of livestock.
He had spent $15 on his fences and $220 for 60 weeks of farm labor. Farm production for 1879
was estimated at $800. He owned 2 horses, 2 milch cows and one other cattle. He had purchased
one head of cattle and sold one and butter production was 150 pounds. He had 20 swine and 5
poultry which had produced 5 dozen eggs. 15 acres of Indian Corn produced 400 bushels and 20
acres of cotton produced 12 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Daniel C. Langley** owned 27 acres of improved land and 53 acres of woodland valued at
$400. He owned $6 worth of farming tools and $200 worth of livestock. Estimated value of his
farm production was $150. He had 1 horse, 2 working oxen, 2 cows and 2 other cattle. He had
sold 7 head of cattle during the year and butter production was 400 pounds. He had 16 swine
and 10 poultry which produced 25 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels; 2
acres of oats produced 15 bushels and 2 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. ½ acre of Irish
potatoes produced 10 bushels and he had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Andrew J. Adams** owned 4 acres of improved land and 156 acres of woodland valued at
$200. He had $4 worth of farm implements and $20 worth of livestock. He had spent $20 on
his fences the previous year and estimated his farm production at $50. He had 1 horse, 30
swine and 8 poultry which had laid 10 dozen eggs. 5 acres of Indian Corn produced 50 bushels
and 2 acres of cotton produced 1 bale. ½ acre of sorghum provided 5 pounds of sugar and
5 gallons of molasses. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Elisabeth Beason** owned 35 acres of improved land and 125 acres of unimproved woodland
worth $500. She had $10 worth of farming tools and livestock valued at $300. Estimated farm
production was $150. She owned 1 horse, 1 mule or ass, 2 working oxen, 4 cows and 10 other
cattle. Two of her cows had dropped calves and she had purchased two head of cattle. Two
cattle had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. Her cows had provided 500 pounds
of butter. She had 24 swine and 12 poultry which produced 40 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian
Corn produced 100 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. Her bees had provided 20
pounds of honey and the family had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Hesakiah A. Hutchison** rented 12 acres of improved land and 148 acres of woodland
valued at $200. He owned $3 worth of farm implements and $125 worth of livestock. Estimated
value of his farm production for 1879 was $125. He had 1 horse, 1 milch cow and 1 other
head of cattle and had sold 1. The family had churned 75 pounds of butter. He had 12 swine
and 30 poultry which produced 100 dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels
and 3 acres of cotton produced 1 bale. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Geo. W. Blansett** owned 20 acres of improved land and 140 acres of woodland worth
$300. He had $10 worth of farming tools and livestock valued at $200. Estimated farm
production was $300. He owned 1 horse and 3 cows which had produced 100 pounds of butter.
He had 20 swine and 25 poultry which had produced 75 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn
produced 200 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. He had cut 20 cords of wood
valued at $25.
**Preston H. Hale** owned 20 acres of improved land and 40 acres of woodland valued
at $300. He had $10 worth of farm implements and $125 worth of livestock. He had spent
$15 on his fences and estimated farm production for 1879 was $200. He owned 1 horse, 2
cows which had both calved and 2 other cattle. He had purchased 2 head of cattle and
sold 2. Butter production was 150 pounds. He had 13 swine and 20 chickens or other poultry
that provided 125 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 50 bushels; 7 acres of cotton
produced 4 bales and ¼ acre of sorghum produced 10 gallons of molasses. He cut 20 cords of
firewood worth $25.
**John H. Hale** owned 20 acres of improved land and 140 acres of unimproved land worth
$400. He had $10 worth of farm tools and $150 worth of livestock. He had spent $25 on his
fences during the year and estimated his farm production at $200. He had 2 mules or asses,
2 cows which had both dropped calves and 2 other cattle. He had sold 7 head of cattle and
slaughtered one. His cows had produced 365 pounds of butter. He owned 20 swine and 13
poultry which had produced 60 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels
and 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Dolphus L. Brothers** owned 30 acres of improved land and 50 acres of woodland valued
at $400. He had $10 worth of farming implements and livestock worth $100. Estimated farm
production for the previous year was $100. He owned 1 mule or ass, 1 milch cow that had
calved and 2 other cattle. Butter production was 200 pounds. He had 8 hogs and 20 poultry
which had produced 100 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels and 6 acres
of cotton produced 2 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Isreal Brothers** owned 45 acres of improved land and 120 acres of unimproved woodland
worth $500. He had $12 worth of farming implements and $250 worth of livestock. He had spent
$30 on his fences and estimated farm production at $300. He had 4 horses, 1 cow and 1 other
cattle. He had purchased 2 head of cattle during the year and butter production was listed
as 200 pounds. He owned 15 swine and no poultry. 22 acres of Indian Corn produced 200
bushels; 15 acres of cotton produced 4 bales and 2 acres of sorghum yielded 100 gallons
of molasses. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Mary Brothers** owned 5 acres of improved land and 75 acres of unimproved land valued
at $200. She owned $220 worth of livestock and estimated her farm production for the previous
year at $105. She had 3 horses, 2 cows which had both calved and 1 other cattle. She had sold
2 head of cattle and her cows had produced 300 pounds of butter. She had 12 swine and 25
poultry which laid 200 dozen eggs. No farm crops were listed and her family had cut 20 cords
of wood worth $25.
**John L. Brothers** rented 7 acres of improved land valued at $100. He had $5 worth of
farming implements and $55 worth of livestock. Estimated value of farm production was $125.
He had 1 horse and 1 cow. Two calves had been dropped and he had sold 3 head of cattle.
Butter production was 100 pounds. He had 12 swine and 10 chickens or other poultry which
produced 40 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels and 3 acres of cotton
produced 1 bale. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**James Terry** owned 45 acres of improved land and 35 acres of woodland worth $600.
He had $5 worth of farm implements and $185 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production
for 1879 was $300. He had 5 horses, 2 cows and 3 other cattle. His cows had dropped 3
calves and he had purchased 1 head of cattle while selling 2. His cows produced 400 pounds
of butter. He had 20 hogs and 6 poultry which provided 10 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian
Corn produced 300 bushels; 3 acres of cotton produced 2 bales and 1 acre of sorghum
produced 20 gallons of molasses. ½ acre of Irish potatoes produced 25 bushels. Four
acres containing 300 peach trees produced 900 bushels of fruit. The value of this
fruit is faded and illegible. His bees provided 100 pounds of honey and he had cut
20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Daniel V. James** owned 35 acres of improved land and 45 acres unimproved land valued
at $500. His farming implements were valued at $10 and he had $140 worth of livestock.
Farm production was estimated at $250. He had 4 horses, 1 cow and 1 other cattle. 75
pounds of butter had been churned. He had 8 swine and 20 poultry which produced 30
dozen eggs. 15 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels; 6 acres of cotton produced
3 bales and 1 acre of sorghum produced 35 gallons of molasses. He cut 20 cords of
firewood valued at $25.
**Henry Payne** owned 7 acres of improved land and 113 acres of woodland valued
at $50. He owned $69 worth of livestock and had spent $25 on his fences. Estimated
farm production was $300. He had 1 horse and 1 cow which had produced 50 pounds of
butter. He had 2 hogs and 6 poultry which had laid 10 dozen eggs. 7 acres of Indian
Corn produced 110 bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. He had cut 20 cords
of wood worth $25.
**Jesse J. James** owned 80 acres of improved land and 40 acres of woodland worth
$1000. He had $100 worth of farming implements and livestock valued at $300. Farm
production for 1879 was estimated at $700. He had 7 horses, 1 mule or ass, 6 milch
cows and 2 other cattle. Five of his cows had calved and they had produced 500 pounds
of butter. He had 8 sheep that had dropped 10 lambs. 15 sheep had been killed by dogs
and 2 died of disease. 8 fleeces weighed 12 pounds. He had 35 swine and 30 poultry
which had produced 150 dozen eggs. 30 acres of Indian Corn produced 350 bushels; 15
acres of oats produced 200 bushels; 14 acres of cotton produced 8 bales and 2 acres
of sorghum provided 150 gallons of molasses. ¼ acre of Irish potatoes produced 15
bushels and 1/8 acre of sweet potatoes produced 11 bushels. His orchards consisted
of 3 acres with 60 apple trees that produced 50 bushels of fruit and 3 acres with
200 peach trees that produced 600 bushels for a total value of $100. He cut 50 cords
of wood valued at $62.
**David Williams** owned 30 acres of improved land and 130 acres of unimproved
woodland or forest valued at $500. He had $25 worth of farming tools and $175 worth
of livestock. Estimated farm production was $350. He owned 2 horses, 1 mule or ass,
2 cows which had both calved and 5 other cattle. He had slaughtered 1 head of cattle
and his cows had produced 100 pounds of butter. He had 20 swine and 10 poultry which
had produced 20 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels; 10 acres of
cotton produced 5 bales and 1 acre of sorghum produced 60 gallons of molasses. He cut
20 cords of wood worth $25.
**George W. Cox** owned 35 acres of improved land and 125 acres of woodland worth $200.
He had $2 worth of farming tools and $20 worth of livestock. His estimated farm
production for the previous year was $150. He had 1 horse and 1 cow. He had purchased
1 head of cattle. Butter production was 50 pounds. He had 5 swine and 12 poultry which
had produced 15 dozen eggs. 10 acres of Indian Corn produced 75 bushels; 7 acres of
cotton produced 2 bales and an acre of sorghum provided 40 gallons of molasses. 1/8
acre of Irish potatoes produced 6 bushels and he had cut 30 cords of wood worth $40.
**Isaac Wilson** owned 22 acres of improved land and 58 acres of woodland valued
at $200. He had $5 worth of farming implements and $100 worth of livestock. He had
spent $40 on his fences. Estimated farm production was $200. He owned 2 cows which
had both dropped calves and 3 other cattle. He had purchased one head of cattle and
sold four. Butter production was 100 pounds. He had 12 swine and 20 poultry which
laid 30 dozen eggs. 10 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels and 5 acres of cotton
produced 3 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Jehu J. Wilson** owned 12 acres of improved land and 58 acres of woodland worth
$150. He had farming implements valued at $3 and livestock worth $75. Estimated farm
production was $200. He had 2 cows and 2 other cattle. He had sold one head of cattle
and his cows had produced 50 pounds of butter. He had 15 swine and 20 poultry which
had produced 40 dozen eggs. 7 acres of Indian Corn produced 125 bushels and 7 acres
of cotton produced 3 bales of cotton. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Attie H. Hudson** owned 35 acres of improved land and 45 acres of unimproved
woodland valued at $200. He had $10 worth of farm implements and $150 worth of
livestock. He had spent $25 on his fences and $30 for 6 weeks of farm labor.
Estimated farm production for 1879 was $250. He owned 1 horse, 1 mule or ass,
4 milch cows that had produced 125 pounds of butter and 3 other cattle. Three of
his cows had dropped calves and he had sold 3 head of cattle and slaughtered one.
He had 15 swine and 40 poultry which had produced 200 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian
Corn produced 200 bushels; 3 acres of oats produced 25 bushels and 5 acres of cotton
produced 3 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood valued at $20.
**George W. Terry** owned 25 acres of improved land and 45 acres of unimproved land
worth $500. He had $20 worth of farm tools and $250 worth of livestock. He had spent
$30 on his fences during the previous year and estimated his farm production at $450.
He had one horse, 2 working oxen, 2 cows which had both calved and one other cattle.
He had purchased 5 head of cattle and slaughtered 4. His cows produced 250 pounds of
butter. He had 20 swine and 25 poultry which produced 125 dozen eggs. 8 acres of
Indian Corn produced 200 bushels; 10 acres of oats produced 40 bushels; 8 acres of
cotton produced 6 bales and 4 acres of sorghum produced 30 gallons of molasses. ½
acre of Irish potatoes produced 30 bushels and ½ acre of sweet potatoes produced 30
bushels. His bees provided 150 pounds of honey and he cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**William P. James** owned 4 acres of improved land and 76 acres of woodland
worth $200. He had $3 worth of farming tools and $100 worth of livestock. He had
spent $10 on his fences and $4 for one week of farm labor. His estimated farm production
for 1879 was $175. He owned 2 working oxen, 1 milch cow which had calved and 2 other
cattle. He had slaughtered one head of cattle and his cows produced 75 pounds of butter.
He had 5 hogs and 15 chickens or other poultry which provided 30 dozen eggs. 6 acres of
Indian Corn produced 75 bushels; 5 acres of cotton produced 3 bales and 1 acre of sorghum
produced 20 gallons of molasses. He had cut 20 cords of firewood worth $25.
**Thomas Johnson** owned 12 acres of improved land with no value listed. No information
was given for his farm implements, livestock or crops the previous year. He owned 1 horse,
4 working oxen, 4 cows that had all dropped calves during the year and 3 other cattle.
He had sold 1 head of cattle and his family had churned 200 pounds of butter. He had 12
swine and 40 poultry; no egg production was listed. 11 acres of Indian Corn produced 300
bushels and 8 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**David A. Wilson** owned 24 acres of improved land and 96 acres of woodland valued
at $500. He had $10 worth of farm implements and $150 worth of livestock. He had spent
$10 on his fences. Estimated value of his farm production for the previous year was $300.
He had 1 mule or ass, 2 milch cows which had both calved and 5 other cattle. His cows had
provided 200 pounds of butter and he owned 1 hog and 50 poultry which had produced 200
dozen eggs. 4 acres of Indian Corn produced 80 bushels; 3 acres of oats produced 20
bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. 3 acres with 150 peach trees produced
450 bushels of fruit worth $100. He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Alfred Lovless** owned 19 acres of improved land and 61 acres of woodland worth
$350. He had $7 worth of farming tools and $137 worth of livestock. Estimated farm
production for 1879 was $225. He owned 2 mules or asses, 2 milch cows and 1 other
cattle. He had purchased 2 head of cattle during the year and his cows produced 200
pounds of butter. He had 12 swine and 21 poultry which produced 100 dozen eggs. 8
acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels ; 7 acres of cotton produced 3 bales and
1 acre of sorghum produced 77 gallons of molasses. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William R. Vaughn** owned 60 acres of improved land and 60 acres of woodland
valued at $90. He had $20 worth of farm implements and $900 worth of livestock. He
estimated his farm production the previous year at $800. He owned 9 horses, 4 working
oxen, 10 milch cows and 30 other cattle. His cows had dropped 7 calves and produced
400 pounds of butter. He had sold 2 head of cattle, slaughtered 2 and 5 head had died,
strayed or were stolen and not recovered. He had 6 sheep which had dropped 4 lambs.
Two of his sheep had died of disease and he’d clipped 6 fleeces weighing 12 pounds.
He had no swine but owned 15 chickens or other poultry which produced 30 dozen eggs.
30 acres of Indian Corn produced 600 bushels; 20 acres of cotton produced 9 bales.
His bees provided 25 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William Yandell** owned 35 acres of improved land and 25 acres of unimproved
woodland worth $500. He had $20 worth of farming implements and livestock worth $700.
Estimated farm production for 1879 was $700. He had 5 horses, 6 working oxen, 3 cows
which had dropped 4 calves and 13 other cattle. He had sold 10 head of cattle,
slaughtered one and one had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. His
cows provided 200 pounds of butter and he owned 14 swine and 35 poultry which
had produced 200 dozen eggs. 30 acres of Indian Corn produced 600 bushels and
13 acres of cotton produced 8 bales. He had cut no wood the previous year.
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