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SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS**

1880 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS

MOUNTAIN TOWNSHIP

Transcribed by Delaine Edwards

**Note: Questions #80 through #104 were filled in for only one family in this entire township.**
**M.M. Fisher** owned 30 acres improved and 130 acres unimproved woodland and forest valued at
$500. He had $35 worth of farming implements and livestock valued at $250. Estimated farm production
for 1879 was $175. He had 2 mules or asses, 2 milch cows and 4 other cattle. 2 calves had been
dropped during the year and 30 pounds of butter was produced. He owned 13 swine, 15 barnyard and
30 other poultry which had provided 30 dozen eggs. 11 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn,
9 acres produced 2 bales of cotton and 2 acres of sorghum had produced 40 gallons of molasses.
**L.J. Henson** owned 40 acres improved and 120 acres unimproved land worth $500. He had $100
worth of farming implements and machinery and $170 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production
was $140 and he owned 2 horses, 9 milch cows and 11 other cattle. 6 calves had been dropped and
4 head of cattle had been sold, 1 slaughtered and 1 died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered.
500 pounds of butter had been produced during the year. He had 20 swine, 12 barnyard and 10 other
poultry which had laid 40 dozen eggs. 4 acres produced 2 bales of cotton.
**S.W. Cry** owned 25 acres improved and 190 unimproved land worth $400. He had $15 worth of
farming tools and $200 worth of livestock. He had paid $50 in wages for farm labor and estimated
farm production was listed at $325. He had 3 horses, 1 mule or ass, 5 milch cows which had all
calved and 12 other cattle. He had purchased 3 head of cattle and sold 4, while slaughtering 2.
Butter production was 35 pounds and 5 pounds of cheese had been made on his farm in 1879. 1 lamb
was dropped and he had purchased 11 sheep and sold 10. 1 had been killed by dogs. He had 7 hogs,
25 barnyard and 50 other poultry which laid 50 dozen eggs. 20 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian
Corn, 3 acres produced 10 bushels of oats and 12 acres produced 6 bales of cotton.
**G.C. Bradburn** owned 17 acres improved and 65 acres unimproved woodland valued at $250.
He had $30 worth of farm implements and livestock valued at $100. He owned 2 mules or asses,
2 milch cows and 2 other cattle. 2 calves had been born and 4 head of cattle purchased. He had
5 swine and no poultry. 20 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn.
**G.W. Barnes** owned 25 acres improved and 155 acres unimproved land worth $210. He had $50
worth of farm tools and $120 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $200. He
had 1 horse, 1 mule or ass, 1 milch cow which had dropped a calf and 2 other cattle. He had purchased
2 head of cattle, sold 4, and 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. He had 66 barnyard
and 130 other poultry which had produced 120? (extremely faded) dozen eggs. 8 acres produced 50 bushels
of Indian Corn and 12 acres produced 3 bales of cotton.
**Richard Hale** owned 30 acres improved and 130 acres unimproved woodland worth $300. His livestock
was valued at $75. Estimated farm production for the previous year was $110. He had 1 horse, 25 swine,
30 barnyard and 37 other poultry which produced 20 dozen eggs. 40 acres produced 800 bushels of Indian Corn.
**N.J. Finney** was renting for a share of the products 4 acres. He had $60 worth of livestock and
estimated farm production was $125. He had 1 horse, 2 milch cows and 2 other cattle. 2 calves had been
dropped and 1 head of cattle had been sold. He had 20 hogs, 10 barnyard and 40 other poultry which
provided 20 dozen eggs. 4 acres produced 2 bales of cotton.
**G.W. Clark** owned 8 acres of improved land for which no value was listed. He had $75 worth of
livestock and had paid $20 in wages for farm labor. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $150.
He owned 6 horses, 2 mules or asses, had purchased 1 sheep and sold 9. He had 15 swine, 10 barnyard
and 12 other poultry. 20? (extremely faded) dozen eggs had been laid. 3 acres produced 100 bushels
of Indian Corn and 5 acres produced 2 bales of cotton.
**Mary McLane** owned 20 acres improved and 140 acres unimproved woodland valued at $500. She had
$20 worth of farming tools and $225 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production was $150. She had
3 horses, 1 mule or ass, 3 milch cows which all had dropped calves and 8 other cattle. She had sold
1 head of cattle and 2 had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. 100 pounds of butter had
been produced on her farm. 7 lambs were dropped and 2 sheep had been sold, 7 slaughtered, 3 killed
by dogs and 8 died of disease. 10 fleeces weighed 10 pounds. She had 10 swine, 20 barnyard and 74 other
poultry which produced 50 dozen eggs. 8 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn, 2 acres produced 20
bushels of oats and 4 acres produced 2 bales of cotton.
**A.J. Patrick** owned 85 acres improved and 75 acres unimproved land worth $1000. He had $600 worth
of livestock and had spent $25 on his fences. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $750. He had 1 horse,
2 mules or asses, 11 milch cows and 25 other cattle. 8 calves had been dropped. He had slaughtered 3 head
of cattle and 3 had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered. Butter production was 500 pounds. 11
lambs had been dropped and 25 fleeces were produced, weighing 50 pounds. He had 50 swine, 20 barnyard and
50 other poultry which provided 50 dozen eggs. 5 acres of oats produced 60 bushels and 25 acres produced 12
bales of cotton.
**F.M. Henson** owned 12 acres improved and 108 acres unimproved woodland valued at $300. He had $30
worth of farming implements and livestock valued at $120. He had spent $20 on his fences and estimated
his farm production for 1879 at $250. He had 1 horse, 2 working oxen, 4 milch cows and 6 other cattle.
3 calves had been dropped. He had purchased 4 head of cattle and sold 4, slaughtered 1. Butter production
was 100 pounds. He had 12 swine, 25 barnyard and 10 other poultry which had provided 20 dozen eggs. 15
acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn, 6 acres produced 13 bushels of wheat, 7 acres produced 4 bales
of cotton and 1 acre of sorghum provided 30 gallons of molasses. 1 acre produced 90 bushels of sweet potatoes.
**A.J. Simer** owned 28 acres of improved land and 108 acres of woodland worth $500. His farming tools
were valued at $40 and his livestock at $100. He had spent $60 on his fences and paid $50 in wages for farm
labor. Estimated farm production was $125. He had 2 horses and 1 milch cow. He had purchased 4 head of cattle
and sold 3. 35 acres produced 800 bushels of Indian Corn, 4 acres produced 20 bushels of oats, 5 acres
produced 30 bushels of wheat, 15 acres produced 6 bales of cotton and 1 acre of sorghum produced 48 gallons
of molasses.
**T.J. Logsdon** owned 50 acres of improved land valued at $100. His livestock was worth $40 and
estimated farm production for the previous year was not listed. No livestock was listed and his only
farm crop was listed as 40 gallons of sorghum molasses.
**T.D. Stephens** was farming 10? (extremely faded) improved and 100 acres unimproved woodland worth
$1500. His farm tools were worth $50 and his livestock $500. He had spent $50 on his fences and estimated
farm production for 1879 at $600. He had 2 horses, 1 mule or ass, 4 milch cows and 13 other cattle. 3
calves had been born and he had sold 1 head of cattle and 1 had died, strayed or was stolen and not
recovered. 45 pounds of butter had been produced. 2 lambs were dropped and he’d sold 6 sheep and slaughtered
3. 15 had been killed by dogs. His spring 1880 clip had produced 3 fleeces weighing 6 pounds. He had 6 swine,
20 barnyard and 10 other poultry which produced 20 dozen eggs. No farm crops were listed.
**L.U. Lightfoot** for whom no land was listed owned $50 worth of farming implements and $40 worth of
livestock. He had 1 horse and nothing else was listed for him.
**J.A. Rose** owned 80 acres improved and 200 acres unimproved land valued at $2500. He had $500 worth
of farm implements and machinery and $575 worth of livestock. He had paid $60 in wages for farm labor and
estimated farm production for the previous year at $555. He had 2 horses, 3 mules or asses, 7 milch cows
and 13 other cattle. 6 calves were dropped and he had sold 13 head of cattle while 3 had died, strayed or
were stolen and not recovered. 500 pounds of butter had been produced on his farm. 37 lambs were dropped
and 7 sheep were killed by dogs. 13 fleeces weighed 25 pounds. He had 25 swine and 35 barnyard poultry
which had laid 50 dozen eggs. 25 acres produced 800 bushels of Indian Corn, 10 acres produced 150 bushels
of oats and 7 acres produced 6 bales of cotton.
**J.H. Blackwell** owned 20 acres improved and 60 acres unimproved woodland worth $400. He had $60 worth
of farming tools and livestock worth $150. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $300. He owned 2 mules
or asses, 2 milch cows and 2 other cattle. 1 calf was dropped during the year. 12 acres produced 300
bushels of Indian Corn, 2 acres produced 10 bushels of oats and 40 acres produced 3 bales of cotton.
**R.G. Logsdon** owned 15 acres improved and 145 acres unimproved land valued at $350. His farm tools
were worth $4 and his livestock valued at $50. Farm production for the previous year was estimated at $40.
He had 1 horse, 3 milch cows which had all calved and 3 other cattle. He owned 7 swine, 16 barnyard and 10
other poultry for which no egg production was listed. 5 acres produced 75 bushels of Indian Corn.
**K.M. Rogers** had no land listed but owned $85 worth of livestock. He had 1 mule or ass, 1 milch cow
and 1 other head of cattle.
**F.P. Gill** had no land listed and owned $30 worth of livestock which was listed as 2 milch cows and
2 other cattle. Two calves had been dropped during the year.
**F.M. Henson** is listed twice on this agricultural census. This second listing indicates he owned 12
acres of improved land valued at $500 and $11 worth of farm tools. Estimated farm production was listed at
$190. Nothing else was listed; perhaps Mr. Gist, the enumerator, had realized his error?
**McD. Sims** owned 30 acres improved and 50 acres unimproved woodland valued at $100. He had $100 worth
of livestock and estimated farm production was too faded to read. He owned 3 milch cows and 3 other cattle.
3 cows had dropped calves and he had sold 2 head of cattle. Butter production was 100 pounds. He had 40
barnyard and 40 other poultry which had laid 50 dozen eggs. 9 acres had produced 3 bales of cotton.
**J.P. Sims** owned 20 acres improved and 140 acres unimproved land worth $400. He had $210 worth of
livestock and had spent $20 on his fences during the year. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $250.
He had 1 horse, 1 milch cow which had calved and 6 other cattle. He had purchased 40 head of cattle and
sold 35. 5 had been slaughtered. 7 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn.
**E. Nance** owned no land but had $80 worth of livestock. He had 1 milch cow and 1 other head of
cattle and had purchased 2. No farm crops were listed.
**J. McElroy** owned no land but listed livestock valued at $30. No description was given of this livestock.
**Jordan Sims** owned 100 acres improved and 200 acres unimproved woodland valued at $2000. He had $200
worth of farming implements and machinery and $520 worth of livestock. He had spent $50 on his fences and
paid $60 in wages for farm labor. Estimated farm production for the previous year was $1500. He had 5 horses,
1 mule or ass, 10 milch cows and 20 other cattle. 3 calves had been dropped, 1 head of cattle was purchased
and 1 sold. He had slaughted 2 head of cattle while 3 had died, strayed or were stolen and not recovered.
Butter production was 300 pounds. 5 lambs were dropped and 9 sheep had been purchased and 39 sold. 4 were
slaughtered. His sheep had produced 12 fleeces weighing 25 pounds. He had 25 swine, 50 barnyard and 30
other poultry which provided 30 dozen eggs. 52 acres produced 1000 bushels of Indian Corn and 6 acres
produced 2 bales of cotton.
**J.C. Hall** owned 40 acres of improved and 140 acres unimproved land valued at $1000. He had $100
worth of farm tools and $250 worth of livestock. He had spent $12 on his fences and estimated his farm
production at $345. He had 3 mules or asses, 4 milch cows and 16 other cattle. 5 calves were dropped and
he had purchased 1 head of cattle, sold 1 and slaughtered 1. 1 head of cattle had died, strayed or was
stolen and not recovered. No butter production was listed and he had 30 swine, 40 barnyard and 50 other
poultry which produced 30 dozen eggs. 15 acres produced 150 bushels of Indian Corn, 5 acres produced 50
bushels of wheat and 6 acres produced 5 bales of cotton.
**E.A. Henson** owned no land but reported $35 worth of livestock which was described as 1 horse.
**C.J. Henson** owned 27 acres improved and 35 acres unimproved woodland worth $500. He had farm tools
worth $15 and $350 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $200. He owned 3 horses,
5 milch cows and 8 other cattle. 5 calves had been born. He had sold 2 head of cattle and 1 had died,
strayed or was stolen and not recovered. No butter production was listed and he had 25 barnyard and 60
other poultry which produced 40 dozen eggs. No farm crops were listed.
**S.W. Waters** was renting in exchange for shares of the products 16 acres. He owned $100 worth of
livestock and reported $100? (extremely faded) estimated farm production for 1879. He had 18 swine and
his farm crops were reported as 12 acres which produced 175 bushels of Indian Corn and 4 acres producing
3 bales of cotton.
**Robert J. Henson** whose name was listed only as “Robert J.” on this agricultural census owned 26
acres improved and 22 acres unimproved land valued at $400. He had $10 worth of farm tools and livestock
worth $101. He had spent $15 on his fences during the year and estimated his farm production at $300.
He had 1 mule or ass, 2 working oxen, 2 milch cows that had both calved and 3 other cattle. He had
purchased 2 head of cattle and sold 2. No butter production was listed. He had 10 barnyard and 7 other
poultry which had laid 20 dozen eggs. 7 acres produced 150 bushels of Indian Corn and 4 acres produced
2 bales of cotton.
**Starlin Rose** owned 25 acres improved and 135 acres unimproved woodland valued at $500. He had
$15 worth of farm tools and livestock valued at $120. He had spent $25 on his fences and estimated
farm production for 1879 at $400. He owned 2 horses. 8 acres produced 400 bushels of Indian Corn and
6 acres produced 1 bale of cotton.
**Suzen A. Lovet** whose name is not found on the 1880 population census, though there was a Suzen A.
listed in the previous household of Starlin Rose, listed as Suzen A. Rose, age 38. Suzen owned 24 acres
improved and 56 acres unimproved land worth $125. She had $85 worth of livestock. Farm production for
the previous year was $200? (extremely faded.) She owned 3 horses, 2 milch cows and 5 other cattle.
She had purchased 4 head of cattle and sold 11. She had 12 barnyard and 60 other poultry for which
no egg production was listed. 15 acres produced 250 bushels of Indian Corn , 6 acres produced 2 bales
of cotton and 1 acre of sorghum produced 43 gallons of molasses.
**L. Johnson** was listed as renting land in exchange for a share of the products. He owned $60
worth of livestock and estimated farm production for 1879 at $160. He owned 1 horse, 1 milch cow and
1 other head of cattle. He had sold 2 head of cattle. 11 acres produced 75 bushels of Indian Corn and
5 acres produced 2 bales of cotton.
**J.N. Hawthorn** owned 25 acres improved and 135 acres unimproved land worth $400. He had farming
tools valued at $10 and $200 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production was $250. He owned 2 horses,
3 milch cows and 5 other cattle. 5 calves had been dropped and he had sold 2 head of cattle.100 pounds
of butter had been churned. 3 lambs were dropped and 4 fleeces weighing 6 pounds had been produced. He
had 6 swine, 20 barnyard and 6 other poultry which provided 20 dozen eggs. No farm crops were listed.
**F.H. Coble** owned 10 acres improved and 30 acres unimproved woodland valued at $200. Value of his
livestock was illegible due to faded handwriting. He had 1 mule or ass and the remainder of the items on
his listing were not filled out by the enumerator.
**J.J. Overton** owned 70 acres improved land and 170 acres unimproved woodland valued at $500. He
owned $100 worth of farming implements and $300 worth of livestock. He had spent $30 on his fences.
Estimated farm production for 1879 was $500. He had 2 horse, 2 mules or asses, 2 milch cows and 2 other
cattle. 2 calves had been dropped and 3 head of cattle had been sold. 200 pounds of butter had been
produced. He had 24 barnyard poultry which produced 20 dozen eggs. 10 acres produced 200 bushels of
Indian Corn and ½ acre of sorghum produced 50 gallons of molasses.
**J.M. Williams** owned 95 acres improved and 147 acres unimproved land worth $1500. He had $100
worth of farm tools and $600 worth of livestock. He had paid $150 in wages for farm labor and estimated
farm production for the previous year at $1050. He had 4 horses, 4 mules or asses, 4 milch cows which
had all calved and 7 other cattle. He had sold 20 head of cattle, slaughtered 1 and 4 had died, strayed,
or were stolen and not recovered. He had 11 barnyard and 20 other poultry for which no egg production was
listed. 65 acres produced 800 bushels of Indian Corn, 25 acres produced 13 bales of cotton and 1 acre of
sorghum produced 35 gallons of molasses.
**D. Ausmus** owned 65 acres of improved and 155 acres unimproved land valued at $1000. He had $100
worth of farming implements and $200 worth of livestock. He had paid $50 in wages for farm labor and
estimated his farm production for the year at $500. He owned 2 horses, 1 mule or ass, 3 milch cows and
6 other cattle. 3 calves had been dropped. He had sold 1 head of cattle and 1 died, strayed or was stolen
and not recovered. 100 pounds of butter had been produced. He had purchased 3 sheep and sold 3. 20 had
been killed by dogs. He had 20 “other” poultry which had laid 20 dozen eggs. 22 acres produced 300
bushels of Indian Corn, 14 acres produced 5 bales of cotton and 2 acres of sorghum provided 32 gallons
of molasses.
**C.G. Crump** owned 32 acres improved and 48 acres unimproved woodland worth $400. He had farming
tools worth $75 and livestock valued at $200. He had spent $79 on his fences and paid $50 in wages for
farm labor. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $500. He had 2 horses, 4 milch cows and 5 other
cattle. 3 calves were dropped during the preceding year. He had purchased 4 head of cattle, sold 4
and slaughtered 1. 50 pounds of butter had been churned on his farm. He had 10 barnyard and 50 other
poultry which provided 30 dozen eggs. 14 acres produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn, 15 acres produced
12 bales of cotton and 1 acre of sorghum produced 80 gallons of sorghum.
**W. Draper** owned 9 acres improved and 39 acres unimproved land valued at $100. He had $8 worth
of farm implements and livestock valued at $100. Estimated farm production was $270. He had 2 horses,
2 milch cows which had both calved and 4 other cattle. He had sold 4 head of cattle and his butter
production was 100 pounds. He owned 15 barnyard and 30 other poultry which had produced 10 dozen eggs.
12 acres produced 150 bushels of Indian Corn and 6 acres produced 4 bales of cotton.
**W.J. McElroy** owned 25 acres improved and 75 acres unimproved land valued at $1000. He had $100
worth of farm tools and $150 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $225. He owned
2 horses, 2 milch cows and 3 other cattle. 2 calves had been dropped and he had sold 7 cattle and
slaughtered 1. 50 pounds of butter had been produced. He had 10 barnyard and 50 other poultry which
produced 100 dozen eggs. 11 acres produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn and 6 acres produced 4 bales
of cotton.
**J.C. Hunt** owned 14 acres improved and 16 acres unimproved woodland worth $300. He had $10 worth
of farming tools and $70 worth of livestock. Farm production for the previous year was estimated at $200.
He had 1 horse, 1 cow that had calved and 1 other head of cattle. He had purchased 2 cattle. He had 6
barnyard and 12 other poultry which provided 10 dozen eggs. 9 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn,
1 acre produced 20 bushels of oats and 4 acres produced 3 bales of cotton.
**W.A. Hollis** owned 20 acres improved and 60 acres unimproved land valued at $300. His farm tools
were valued at $40 and his livestock at $140. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $300. He had 3
horses, 2 milch cows and 2 other cattle. 2 calves had been dropped and he had sold 2 head of cattle.
100 pounds of butter had been churned. 18 acres produced 300 bushels of Indian Corn, 14 acres produced
5 bales of cotton and 1 acre of sorghum produced 70 gallons of molasses.
**E. House** whose name was listed on the population schedule as Elizabeth was sharecropping. She
reported $80 worth of livestock. Her estimated farm production for the previous year was $250. She
had 1 horse, 2 milch cows and 2 other cattle. 2 calves had been dropped. 15 acres produced 100 bushels
of Indian Corn and 6 acres produced 4 bales of cotton.
**J.C. Brown** owned 35 acres improved and 45 acres unimproved land worth $500. He had $75 worth of
livestock. Estimated farm production was $300. He owned 7 horses, 2 milch cows which had both dropped
calves and 4 other cattle. He had sold 8 head of cattle, slaughtered 3 and 5 had died, strayed or were
stolen and not recovered. 100 pounds of butter had been produced. 8 lambs had been dropped and 1 sheep
died of disease. 11 fleeces weighed 23 pounds. He had 23 swine and 30 barnyard poultry which had laid
100 dozen eggs. 10 acres produced 300 bushels of Indian Corn, 4 acres produced 30 bushels of oats, 7
acres produced 20 bushels of wheat, 5 acres produced 3 bales of cotton and 1 acre of sorghum produced
125 gallons of molasses.
**J.M. Guin** was sharecropping 20 acres of land. He owned $40 worth of livestock, consisting of 1
horse, 1 milch cow and 1 other head of cattle. He had purchased 2 head of cattle. No farm crops were
listed.
**Dis Clayton** whose name was listed on the population schedule as Clayton Dis (actual name was
Clayton DILS) owned 12 acres improved and 146 acres unimproved woodland valued at $100. He had $40
worth of farm tools and $80 worth of livestock. He had 1 horse, 2 milch cows and 4 other cattle. 2
calves had been dropped and he had sold 12 head of cattle. He had 15 barnyard and 25 other poultry
which produced 10 dozen eggs. 3 acres produced 30 bushels of oats.
**A.B. Hunt** whose name is found on the 1880 population schedule as B. AMAZEN owned 3 acres improved and
157 acres unimproved land worth $100. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $55. He owned 1 milch
cow and 1 other cattle. 1 calf had been dropped during the year and he had sold 2 head of cattle. He
had 12 barnyard and 8 other poultry for which no egg production was listed. 3 acres produced 1 bale
of cotton.
**R.R. Middleton** listed no land but reported $45 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production
for the previous year was $350. He had 2 milch cows and 2 other cattle. 2 calves had been dropped
and he had sold 1 head of cattle. 100 pounds of butter had been produced. He had 28 barnyard and
40 other poultry that had laid 30 dozen eggs. 12 acres produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn and 6
acres produced 3 bales of cotton.
**W.B. Funderberg** owned 40 acres improved and 120 acres unimproved woodland valued at $400.
He had $40 worth of farming implements and $130 worth of livestock. He had spent $6 on his fences
and estimated his farm production for 1879 at $450. He had 2 horses and listed no cattle or poultry.
15 acres produced 300 bushels of Indian Corn and 5 acres produced 3 bales of cotton.
**W. Mankin** owned 40 acres improved and 120 acres unimproved land worth $600. He owned $1200
worth of farm implements and machinery and $200 worth of livestock. He had paid $45 in wages for
farm labor and estimated his 1879 farm production at $500. He had 2 mules or asses, 4 milch cows
which had all dropped calves and 6 other cattle. He had purchased 7 head of cattle and sold 10.
100 pounds of butter had been churned by his family during the year. He had 12 swine, 20 barnyard
and 20 other poultry which produced 30 dozen eggs. 10 acres produced 150 bushels of Indian Corn
and 13 acres produced 6 bales of cotton.
**A.M. Sims** owned 20 acres improved and 60 acres unimproved land worth $200. He had $50 worth
of farm tools and $150 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production was $250. He had 3 horses, 1
milch cow and 6 other cattle. 1 calf had been dropped and he had sold 2 head of cattle. 50 pounds
of butter had been produced and he had 50 barnyard poultry which produced 100 dozen eggs. 10 acres
produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn, 6 acres produced 3 bales of cotton and 1 acre of sorghum
produced 55 gallons of molasses.
**W.L. Tollerson** owned 40 acres improved and 120 acres unimproved woodland valued at $500.
He had farm tools worth $30 and livestock worth $140. Estimated farm production for the previous
year was $300. He had 1 mule or ass, 2 milch cows which had dropped 2 calves and 2 other cattle.
He had sold 2 head of cattle and butter production was 50 pounds. 30 barnyard poultry had laid 30
dozen eggs. 15 acres produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn.
**J.M. Sims** owned 16 acres of improved land valued at $100? (extremely faded.) He had livestock
valued at $75 and estimated farm production for 1879 at $350. He owned 3 horses, 2 milch cows and
2 other cattle and 1 calf had been dropped. He had purchased 1 head of cattle, sold 3 and
slaughtered 1. 7 acres produced 120 bushels of Indian Corn, 9 acres produced 6 bales of cotton
and 1 acre of sorghum produced 30 gallons of molasses.
**W.J. Sims** owned 30 acres improved and 50 acres unimproved land worth $500. He had $10 worth
of farm tools and $130 worth of livestock. He had spent $15 on his fences. Estimated farm production
for the previous year was $200. He had 1 mule or ass, 4 milch cows and 3 other cattle. 4 calves had
been dropped and he had sold 2 head of cattle. He had 6 barnyard and 12 other poultry that had laid
10 dozen eggs. 6 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn, 5 acres produced 3 bales of cotton and
1 acre of sorghum provided 25 gallons of molasses.
**J.H. Mitchell** had no land listed. He owned $50 worth of farming implements and $200 worth of
livestock. Estimated farm production was $150. He had 2 horses, 1 mule or ass, 3 milch cows and 3
other cattle. He had sold 6 head of cattle and slaughtered 1. He owned 12 barnyard and 36 other
poultry which had produced 30 dozen eggs. 10 acres produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn, 4 acres
produced 10 bushels of oats, 6 acres produced 3 bales of cotton and 2 acres of sorghum produced
30 gallons of molasses.
**G. McAlester** owned 20 acres improved and 25 acres unimproved woodland valued at $250. His
farm tools were valued at $60 and his livestock at $70. He had paid $60 for farm labor and his
estimated farm production for 1879 was $500. He owned 1 horse, 1 milch cow and 1 other head of
cattle. 1 calf had been dropped and he had sold 1 head of cattle. He had 19 barnyard and 30 other
poultry which provided 30 dozen eggs. 12 acres produced 200 bushels of Indian Corn, 4 acres
produced 2 bales of cotton and 80 acres of sorghum molasses had been produced.
**Nancy Dooley** owned 30 acres improved and 125 acres unimproved land worth $800. She had
$8 worth of farming tools and $200 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production was $150. She
had 2 horses, 1 mule or ass, 3 milch cows which had all calved and 3 other cattle. She had sold
10 head of cattle and slaughtered 1. Butter production was 100 pounds. She had 12 barnyard and
20 other poultry which provided 30 dozen eggs. 10 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn and
7 acres produced 2 bales of cotton. She had 2 acres of sorghum for which no production of
molasses was listed.
**W.A. Sims** owned 40 acres improved and 80 acres unimproved land valued at $600. He had
farm tools valued at $8 and livestock worth $200. He had spent $20 on his fences and paid $100
in wages for farm labor. Estimated farm production was $300. He owned 5 horses, 1 mule or ass,
2 working oxen, 2 milch cows and 5 other cattle. 2 calves had been born and butter production
was 100 pounds. 2 lambs had been dropped and 7 fleeces weighed 10 pounds. He had 10 swine,
9 barnyard and 6 other poultry which laid 20 dozen eggs. 15 acres produced 200 bushels of Indian
Corn, 60 acres produced 60 bushels of oats, 9 acres produced 5 bales of cotton and 3 acres of
sorghum provided the family with 100 gallons of molasses.
**Alfred Lovet** owned 16 acres improved and 64 acres unimproved woodland worth $400. He had
$75 worth of farming implements and his livestock was worth $200. Estimated farm production for
the previous year was $275. He had 2 horses, 1 milch cow and 1 other head of cattle. 50 pounds
of butter had been churned. He had 7 barnyard and 16 other poultry which had laid 10 dozen eggs.
7 acres produced 75 bushels of Indian Corn and 5 acres produced 3 bales of cotton.
**T.S. Comer** sharecropped on 14 acres valued at $75. He had $75 worth of farm tools and
$250 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production was $180. He had 2 horses, 1 mule or ass,
2 milch cows and 3 other cattle. 2 calves had been dropped and he had sold purchased 15 head
of cattle and sold the same amount. He had slaughtered 5 and one had died, strayed or was stolen
and not recovered. 25 pounds of butter was produced. He had purchased and sold 20 sheep and
slaughtered 4 while 3 had been killed by dogs. He had 12 hogs, 14 barnyard poultry which produced
30 dozen eggs. 8 acres produced 100 bushels of Indian Corn, 2 acres produced 22 bushels of oats
and 4 acres produced 3 bales of cotton.
**C.C. Miller** owned 15 acres improved and 145 acres unimproved land valued at $250. He had
$25 worth of farming tools and $115 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production for 1879 was
$100. He owned 1 mule or ass, 2 working oxen, 1 milch cow which had dropped a calf and 2 other
cattle. Butter production was 40 pounds. He had 8 barnyard and 25 other poultry which provided
50 dozen eggs. 9 acres produced 60 bushels of Indian Corn and 2 acres produced 1 bale of cotton.
**A.T. Camel** owned 13 acres improved and 157 acres unimproved land valued at $100. His farm
implements were valued at $10 and his livestock at $150. Estimated farm production was $75. He
owned 3 horses, 2 milch cows and 2 other cattle. 2 calves had been dropped and 1 head of cattle
had died, strayed, or was stolen and not recovered. 40 pounds of butter had been churned. He had
12 barnyard and 1 other poultry which provided 40 dozen eggs. 10 acres produced 100 bushels of
Indian Corn and 7 acres produced 3 bales of cotton.
**Simeon Manes** had no land listed. He reported $95 worth of livestock which consisted of 2
horses. Nothing further was reported for him.
Return to 1880 Scott County Agricultural Census

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