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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. acre of Irish potatoes produced 30 bushels and 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 hed 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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