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SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS**

1880 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS

MILL CREEK TOWNSHIP

Transcribed by Delaine Edwards

**Note: In only one instance was any of the information for the last 24 questions, #80
through #104, filled in for this township. The listing for Mill Creek is found in the
middle of the listing for Blansett Township.**
**Wilburn Smith** owned 13 acres of improved land and 147 acres of unimproved woodland
valued at $600. He had $300 worth of farm implements and $250 worth of livestock. He had
spent $10 on wages for farm labor in 1879. Estimated farm production was $150. He owned 2
mules or asses, 2 working oxen, 6 milch cows which had dropped 3 calves and 12 other cattle.
He had sold 3 head of cattle and 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. The
family had churned 50 pounds of butter. He had 12 swine, 20 barnyard poultry and 40 other
poultry which had laid 15 dozen eggs. 10 acres of Indian Corn produced 220 bushels and
3 acres of cotton produced 1 bale.
**Leonard Jackson** owned 40 acres of improved land and 120 acres of woodland valued
at $1000. He had $400 worth of farming implements and $350 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production for 1879 was $350. He had 6 working oxen, 6 cows which had all calved and
8 other cattle. He had sold 2 head of cattle and butter production was 25 pounds. His sheep
had dropped 8 lambs and he owned 6 swine, 100 barnyard poultry and 60 other poultry which
had provided 25 dozen eggs. 25 acres of Indian Corn produced 500 bushels and 9 acres of
cotton produced 4 bales.
**R.R. Chester** rented 8 acres of improved land for which no value was listed. He had
$35 worth of farming tools and $60 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production was $180.
He had 4 horses, 2 mules or asses, 2 working oxen, 1 cow which had dropped a calf and 1
other cattle. He had sold 2 head of cattle and 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not
recovered. The family had churned 50 pounds of butter. His sheep had dropped 4 lambs.
1 of his sheep had been killed by dogs and another died of disease. 6 fleeces were
clipped, weighing 12 pounds. He had 3 hogs and no poultry. 6 acres of Indian Corn
produced 75 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 2 bales.
**W.H. Jackson** owned 30 acres of improved land and 130 acres of woodland worth
$800. He had $75 worth of farm implements and $230 worth of livestock. He had spent
$50 on his fences and $100 for farm labor during 1879. Estimated farm production was
$300. He had 3 horses, 5 working oxen and 12 other cattle. 4 calves had been dropped
and he had sold 12 head of cattle and slaughtered 2. Butter production was listed as
100 pounds. 4 lambs had been dropped and 1 sheep had died of disease. 9 fleeces weighed
16 pounds. He had 15 swine, 75 barnyard poultry and 50 other poultry which produced
30 dozen eggs. 18 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels; 10 acres of wheat produced
30 bushels and 12 acres of cotton produced 9 bales.
**G.M. Goodner** owned 16 acres of improved land and 64 acres of woodland valued
at $150. He had $40 worth of farming implements and $115 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production for 1879 was $175. He had 1 horse, 1 mule or ass, 1 milch cow which had
calved and 1 other cattle. He had sold 3 head of cattle and butter production was 50
pounds. He had 4 hogs, 13 barnyard poultry and 11 other poultry which had provided 10
dozen eggs. 5 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced
2 bales.
**M.A. Bradburn** owned 20 acres of improved land and 64 acres of woodland worth
$300. He had $20 worth of farm implements and livestock valued at $150. Farm production
was estimated at $200. He owned 1 horse, 2 cows which had both calved and 5 other cattle.
2 head of cattle had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. 100 pounds of butter
had been churned. He had 12 swine, 20 barnyard poultry and 10 other poultry which had
laid 20 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels; 8 acres of cotton
produced 3 bales and 1 acre of sorghum provided 40 gallons of molasses.
**B. Bradburn** owned 30 acres of improved land and 170 acres of unimproved woodland
valued at $1000. He had $75 worth of farming tools and $200 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production was $225. He had 2 horses, 3 milch cows which had all dropped calves and
1 other cattle. He had sold 3 head of cattle during the year and butter production was
listed as 200 pounds. 4 lambs had been dropped and he had slaughtered 5 sheep, while
2 had been killed by dogs and 2 had died of stress of weather. 9 fleeces had been clipped,
weighing 15 pounds. He had 15 swine, 7 barnyard poultry and 60 other poultry which
produced 20 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels.
**E. Jamison** owned 10 acres of improved land and 70 acres of woodland worth $200.
He had $100 worth of livestock and estimated farm production for 1879 was $110. He had
2 horses and 1 head of cattle, which had dropped a calf. He had sold 1 head of cattle
during the year. He had 29 swine, 7 barnyard poultry and 9 other poultry which had
laid 10 dozen eggs. 2 acres of cotton produced 2 bales.
**J. Adkinson** owned 25 acres of improved land and 135 acres of woodland valued
at $600. He had $60 worth of farm implements and $200 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production was $225. He had 3 horses, 3 milch cows which had all calved and 2
other cattle. Butter production was 100 pounds. He had 21 swine, 15 barnyard poultry
and 60 other poultry which had provided 30 dozen eggs. 10 acres of Indian Corn produced
150 bushels and 9 acres of cotton produced 4 bales.
**W.H. Miller** owned 25 acres of improved land and 105 acres of woodland valued at
$500. He had $10 worth of farm implements and $185 worth of livestock. Estimated farm
production was $202. He had 4 horses, 1 mule or ass, 2 cows which had dropped 1 calf
and 4 other cattle. Butter production was 100 pounds. He had 5 hogs, 15 barnyard poultry
and 18 other poultry which had produced 40 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced
60 bushels; 3 acres of wheat produced 20 bushels; 5 acres of cotton produced 3 bales
and an acre of sorghum provided 40 gallons of molasses.
**J.W. Smith** owned 50 acres of improved land, 3 acres of permanent meadows or
pastures and 70 acres of woodland valued at $800. He had $500 worth of farming
implements and machinery and $575 worth of livestock. He had paid $10 for farm
labor and estimated farm production for the year was $400. He had 5 horses, 4 mules
or asses, 9 cows which had dropped 8 calves and 40 other cattle. He had sold 21
head of cattle and slaughtered 6. 400 pounds of butter had been produced. His
sheep had dropped 10 lambs and 1 of his sheep had died of disease. 29 fleeces
weighed 75 pounds. He had 75 swine, 60 barnyard poultry and 50 other poultry
which had laid 100 dozen eggs. 15 acres of Indian Corn produced 250 bushels
and 15 acres of cotton produced 7 bales.
**Green Griffith** rented 15 acres of improved land valued at $90. He had $177
worth of livestock and estimated farm production for 1879 at $122. He had 2 mules
or asses, 3 milch cows which had dropped 3 calves and 4 other cattle. He had
slaughtered 1 head of cattle and 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered.
The family had churned 25 pounds of butter. He had 20 barnyard poultry and 5 other
poultry which had provided 40 dozen eggs. 5 acres of Indian Corn produced 50 bushels
and 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales.
**T.A. Guinn** No information was provided about his land. He had $10 worth of
livestock. He had 1 horse. No farm crops were listed.
**Lee Durham** owned 32 acres of improved land and 108 acres of unimproved woodland
valued at $700. He had $100 worth of farm tools and $200 worth of livestock. He had paid
$10 in wages for farm labor. Estimated farm production was $475. He owned 2 horses, 2
mules or asses, 3 milch cows and 4 other cattle. 3 calves had been dropped. 200 pounds
of butter had been produced. No sheep were listed but 3 lambs had been dropped and he
had purchased 2 sheep. 2 fleeces weighed 5 pounds. He had 5 swine, 12 barnyard and 51
other poultry which had laid 50 dozen eggs. 15 acres produced 225 bushels of Indian
Corn, 9 acres produced 4 bales of cotton and 2 acres provided 185 gallons of sorghum
molasses. 3 acres with 150 trees produced 30 bushels of apples and 2 acres contained
100 peach trees for which no production was listed.
**J.T. Chism** for whom no information is recorded for the first 24 questions. He
had 3 milch cows and 4 other cattle. 3 calves had been dropped and 2 head of cattle
had been purchased. He had 12 swine and no further information is recorded for him.
**William Lyons** owned 30 acres improved and 250 acres unimproved land valued at
$700. He had $150 worth of farm tools and $1500 worth livestock. Estimated farm
production was $350. He had 3 horses, 1 mule or ass, 2 working oxen, 7 milch cows
and 23 other cattle. 8 calves had been dropped. He had purchased 9 head of cattle
and sold 9, while 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. 150 pounds
of butter was churned. He had 20 swine, 20 barnyard and 50 other poultry which
produced 50 dozen eggs. 12 acres produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn, 2 acres of
oats has no production listed and 14 acres produced 7 bales of cotton.
**Daniel Keeton** owned 4 acres improved and 76 acres unimproved land valued
at $160. He had $10 worth of farming tools and $50 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production for 1879 was $300. He had 1 horse and no further information is
recorded for him.
**Hugh McCall** owned 25 acres improved and 135 acres unimproved land worth
$900. He had $400 worth of farming implements and livestock valued at $200.
Estimated farm production was $150. He had 3 horses, 4 milch cows and 10 other
cattle. 4 calves had been dropped. He had sold 2 head of cattle and 1 had died,
strayed or was stolen and not recovered. 30 pounds of butter was churned. He had
50 barnyard and 60 other poultry which had produced 50 dozen eggs. 15 acres
produced 250 bushels of Indian Corn, 3 acres produced 30 bushels of oats, 2
acres produced 1 bale of cotton and 1 acre provided 60 gallons of sorghum molasses.
**W.W. Hargrove** was sharecropping 12 acres of improved land for which no value
was given. He had $80 worth of farm tools and $175 worth of livestock. Estimated
farm production was $225. He had 2 horses, 2 mules or asses, 4 milch cows and 5
other cattle. 4 calves had been dropped and he had sold 1 head of cattle and
slaughtered 1, while 2 had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. 100
pounds of butter was produced. He had 12 swine and no poultry. 6 acres produced
125 bushels of Indian Corn and 2 acres produced 2 bales of cotton.
**James Patrick** was sharecropping 15 acres of improved land with no value
listed. He had $275 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production for the previous
year was $275. He had 2 horses, 2 milch cows and 4 other cattle. 2 calves had been
dropped. He had 11 barnyard and 42 other poultry which provided 50 dozen eggs. 3
acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn and 7 acres produced 3 bales of cotton.
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