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SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS**

1880 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS

TATE TOWNSHIP

Transcribed by Delaine Edwards

**Francis M. Johnson** owned 5 acres of improved land and 75 acres of unimproved woodland
valued at $150. He had $5 worth of farming implements and $100 worth of livestock. Estimated
value of farm production for 1879 was $300. He owned 2 working oxen, 2 milch cows and 3 other
cattle. One of his cows had calved and he had purchased 2 head of cattle. Butter production was
100 pounds. He had 8 swine and 10 poultry which produced 15 dozen eggs. 10 acres of Indian Corn
produced 300 bushels and 3 acres of cotton had produced 3 bales. He had cut 40 cords of wood worth $50.
**Robert M. Johnson** owned 40 acres of improved land and 120 acres unimproved valued at $400.
He owned $75 worth of farming implements and machinery and livestock valued at $300. He had spent
$100 for 25 weeks of farm labor and the estimated value of his farm production for the previous
year was $400. He had 2 horses, 1 mule or ass, 4 cows which had all dropped calves and 10 other
cattle. His cows had provided 100 pounds of butter. He had 17 sheep which had dropped 14 lambs.
Five had been slaughtered and 17 had been killed by dogs. They had provided 24 fleeces weighing
75 pounds. He had 40 swine and 20 poultry which produced 75 dozen eggs. 16 acres of Indian Corn
produced 350 bushels; 15 acres of oats produced 200 bushels and 15 acres of wheat produced 96
bushels. One acre of sweet potatoes produced 125 bushels. One acre consisting of 22 apple trees
produced 100 bushels of fruit valued at $30. His bees provided 75 pounds of honey and he had cut
40 cords of wood worth $50.
**Nelson Osborne** owned 4 acres of improved land and 154 acres of woodland worth $350. His
farm implements were worth $5 and his livestock was listed at $158. He had spent $5 on his fences
and the estimated value of farm production was $230. He owned 1 horse, 3 cows which had dropped 4
calves and 1 other head of cattle. He had sold 4 head of cattle and his butter production was 150
pounds. He had 20 swine and 11 poultry which had laid 15 dozen eggs. Six acres of Indian Corn
produced 100 bushels and 8 acres of cotton produced 4 bales. He cut 20 cords of firewood worth $25.
**William L. Johnson** owned 22 acres of improved land and 138 acres of woodland valued at $250. He
had $6 worth of farming tools and $275 worth of livestock. He had spent $15 on his fences. The
estimated worth of his farm production for the previous year was $500. He had 2 horse and 2 mules
or asses; no cattle, swine or poultry was listed. 11 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels and
11 acres of cotton produced 7 bales. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**James Hughes** owned 3 acres of improved land and 157 acres of woodland valued at $100. He had
farming tools worth $3 and livestock worth $50. Estimated value of his farm production was $300. He
owned 2 working oxen, 4 swine and 10 poultry which had produced 10 dozen eggs. 6 acres of Indian
Corn produced 60 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. He cut 30 cords of wood worth $37.
**William Thompson** owned 30 acres of improved land and 125 acres of unimproved woodland worth
$320. He had $15 worth of farming implements and $300 worth of livestock. He had spent $5 on his
fences during the year and estimated his farm production at $500. He owned 2 horses, 3 milch cows
and 4 other cattle. Butter production was 365 pounds. He had 2 sheep, one of which had dropped a
lamb. He had purchased one sheep and one had been slaughtered. Two fleeces weighed 4 pounds. He
had 30 swine and 6 poultry which had provided 10 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian Corn produced 350
bushels; 3 acres of wheat produced 20 bushels and 9 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. He had cut
35 cords of wood valued at $40.
**Carson L. Dalton** owned 11 acres of improved land and 69 acres unimproved valued at $200. He
had $100 worth of farming implements and machinery and livestock worth $225. Estimated farm
production was $300. He owned 3 mules or asses, 3 cows and 2 other cattle. Two of his cows had
calved while they all three produced 200 pounds of butter. One head of cattle had died, strayed
or was stolen and not recovered. He had 1 sheep on hand on 1 June 1880 and 8 lambs had been dropped.
8 had been sold, 1 slaughtered and 16 killed by dogs. Three fleeces weighed 12 pounds. He had 30 swine
and 15 poultry which produced 20 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels; 3 acres of
oats produced 95 bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Felix Shackelford** owned 25 acres of improved land and 135 acres of woodland valued at $175. He
had $5 worth of farm implements and $500 worth of livestock. He estimated his farm production for 1879
at $200. He had 1 horse, 2 mules or asses, 5 head of cattle which had all calved and 3 other cattle. He
had purchased 2 head of cattle and sold 2 and 2 had been slaughtered. His cows produced 250 pounds of
butter. He had 18 swine and 6 poultry which had laid 10 dozen eggs during the year. 18 acres of Indian
Corn produced 400 bushels and was his only farm crop for the year. He had cut 40 cords of wood valued
at $50.
**William W. McCaslin** owned 50 acres of improved land, 2 acres of permanent meadows, pastures,
orchard or vineyards and 80 acres of woodland and forest worth $1000. He had $50 worth of farming
implements and $500 with of livestock. He had spent $30 on his fences and $40 for two weeks of farm
labor. Estimated farm production was $650. He owned 8 horses, 2 working oxen, 5 milch cows and 8 other
cattle. Three of his cows had dropped calves. He had purchased 10 head of cattle, sold 12 and 1 had
died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. Butter production was 300 pounds. He had 40 swine and
20 poultry that had laid 100 dozen eggs. 20 acres of Indian Corn produced 500 bushels and 20 acres of
cotton produced 10 bales. ¼ acre of Irish potatoes produced 50 bushels and ½ acre of sweet potatoes
produced 50 bushels. ½ acre of tobacco produced 150 pounds. One acre containing 75 apple trees produced
500 bushels of fruit and one acre with 50 peach trees produced 50 bushels, all worth $50. He cut 40
cords of wood worth $50.
**William R. Massey** owned 40 acres of improved land and 100 acres of woodland valued at $800. He
had $10 worth of farming tools and $150 worth of livestock. He had spent $25 on his fences and $25 for
3 weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $500. He owned 2 horses, 3 cows and 1
other cattle. His cows had dropped 4 calves and he had sold 6 head of cattle. His cows had provided
the family with 200 pounds of butter. He had 15 swine and 30 poultry which produced 100 dozen eggs.
16 acres of Indian Corn produced 300 bushels and 8 acres of cotton produced 4 bales. ½ acre of sweet
potatoes produced 50 bushels. His one acre apple orchard consisted of 6 trees which produced 20 bushels.
Two acres with 80 peach trees produced 50 bushels. Total value of fruit was listed as $20. His bees had
provided 100 pounds of honey and he had cut 40 cords of wood worth $50.
**Charles P. Massey** owned 10 acres of improved land and 124 acres of unimproved woodland valued
at $250. He had $10 worth of farm implements and $100 worth of livestock. He had spent $25 on fences
and $11 for 1 week of farm labor. His estimated farm production for the previous year was $250. He
had 3 horses, 2 milch cows and 3 other cattle. He had purchased 4 head of cattle and sold 4. The
family had churned 25 pounds of butter during the year and owned 24 swine and 13 poultry which laid
50 dozen eggs. 7 acres of Indian Corn produced 160 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales.
He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Minnie Caulk** owned 20 acres of improved land and 80 acres of woodland valued at $300. She
had $100 worth of livestock and estimated worth of her farm production for 1879 was $200. She owned
1 horse, 2 cows which had dropped 3 calves and 1 other cattle. She had sold 2 head of cattle and
her cows had produced 50 pounds of butter. She had 20 swine and 30 poultry which provided 75 dozen
eggs. 7 acres of Indian Corn produced 75 bushels and 10 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. Her family
had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Peter O’Neal** who is not found on the 1880 population schedule owned 40 acres of improved land
and 160 acres of woodland worth $1000. He had $35 worth of farm implements and $150 worth of livestock.
He had spent $50 on his fences and estimated farm production was $400. He had 2 mules or asses, 1 cow
which had dropped 2 calves. He had sold 2 head of cattle and no butter was produced. He had 30 swine
and 25 poultry which had produced 50 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian Corn produced 250 bushels; 7 acres
of oats produced 30 bushels; 12 acres of wheat produced 10 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 4
bales. He cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**John C. McCaslin** rented 15 acres of improved land and 65 acres of woodland valued at $250. He
owned $5 worth of farm implements and $125 worth of livestock. Estimated farm production for the previous
year was $150. He had 1 horse, 2 working oxen and 3 milch cows, with two of them calving during the year.
He had purchased one head of cattle and sold one. Butter production was 150 pounds. He had 15 swine and
10 poultry which produced 30 dozen eggs. 8 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels; 6 acres of cotton
produced 2 bales and ¼ acre of sorghum produced 36 gallons of molasses. His 25 apple trees produced 75
bushels and ½ acre with 65 peach trees produced 65 bushels, all worth $10. He cut 40 cords of wood worth $50.
**James A. Roberts** owned 30 acres of improved land and 93 acres of unimproved woodland worth $500. He
had $50 worth of farm implements and machinery and $200 worth of livestock. He had spent $10 on fences and
$50 on farm labor during the year. Estimated farm production was $400. He had 5 horses, 1 mule or ass, 3
cows which had all calved. He had purchased one head of cattle, sold 2 and slaughtered 1. No butter
production was listed. He had 40 swine and 50 poultry which had provided 150 dozen eggs. 12 acres of
Indian Corn produced 300 bushels; 4 acres of oats produced 30 bushels; 10 acres of wheat produced 14
bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced 4 bales. ¼ acre of Irish potatoes produced 40 bushels and his
bees had produced 100 pounds of honey. He had cut 40 cords of wood worth $50.
**Andrew B. Conner** owned 40 acres of improved land and 100 acres of unimproved land worth $1000. He
had $20 worth of farm tools and $100 worth of livestock. Farm production for the previous year was
listed as $15. He had one horse, 2 working oxen, 3 cows and 4 other cattle. No butter production was
listed and he owned 25 swine and 50 poultry which produced 125 dozen eggs. No farm crops nor wood cut
was listed.
**L. Greenwood** whose name is not found on the 1880 population schedule rented 15 acres of improved
land for which no value was listed. He had $10 worth of farm implements and $75 worth of livestock. Farm
production for the previous year was listed as $200. He owned 2 horses, 3 swine and 10 poultry. No egg
production given. 10 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales.
He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**J.M. Dickison** owned 50 acres of improved land and 110 acres of unimproved woodland valued at
$900. He had $40 worth of farming implements and $400 worth of livestock. He had spent $30 on his
fences and $50 for 12 weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm production was $600. He had 2 mules or asses,
2 working oxen, 4 cows which had all dropped calves and 9 other cattle. He had purchased 3 head of
cattle, sold 3 and slaughtered 1. His cows produced 100 pounds of butter. He had 40 swine and 24
poultry which had produced 100 dozen eggs. 20 acres of Indian Corn produced 400 bushels and 16 acres
of cotton produced 8 bales. ½ acre of sweet potatoes produced 70 bushels and he had cut 20 cords of
wood worth $25.
**Ira McCaslin** owned 20 acres of improved land and 140 acres unimproved land worth $250. He had
$10 worth of farming tools and $100 worth of livestock. Farm production for 1879 was estimated at $300.
He had 2 horses, 2 cows that had both calved and 4 other cattle. He had purchased one head of cattle
and sold one. Butter production was 40 pounds. He had 24 swine and 8 poultry which produced 20 dozen
eggs. 4 acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels and 8 acres of cotton produced 4 bales. He cut 30
cords of wood valued at $40.
**George McCaslin** rented 30 acres of improved land with no value listed. He had $50 worth of
livestock and estimated farm production for the previous year was $150. He had 1 horse. 28 acres of
Indian Corn produced 300 bushels and 2 acres of cotton produced 1 bale. He had cut 20 cords of wood
worth $25.
**Jno. F. Graham** rented 18 acres of improved land and 50 acres of unimproved woodland valued
at $100. He had $20 worth of farming implements and $125 worth of livestock. He had spent $20 for
8 weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm production was $300. He had 2 acres of mown pasture land that
had produced 4 tons of hay. He owned 1 horse, 2 milch cows which had both calved and 4 other cattle.
He had purchased one head of cattle and sold one. His family had churned 50 pounds of butter. He had
11 swine and 8 poultry which produced 10 dozen eggs. 4 acres of Indian Corn produced 60 bushels and
15 acres of cotton produced 5 bales. He cut 40 cords of wood valued at $50.
**Julia A. Pennington** owned 15 acres of improved land and 65 acres of woodland valued at $150.
She had $10 worth of farming tools and $75 worth of livestock. She had spent $10 on her fences and
$8 on 4 weeks of farm labor. Farm production for 1879 was estimated at $100. She had 1 horse, 2 cows
which had both dropped calves and 3 other cattle. She had sold one head of cattle and her cows had
provided 50 pounds of butter. She had 15 swine and 14 poultry which had produced 50 dozen eggs. 5
acres of Indian Corn produced 75 bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. Her family had cut
40 cords of wood worth $50.
**Caliph P. Mott** who was listed as Caleb Mott on the population schedule owned 30 acres of
improved land and 90 acres of woodland valued at $500. He owned $10 worth of farm implements and
his livestock was valued at $150. He had spent $30 on his fences and $20 for 6 weeks of farm labor.
Estimated farm production for the previous year was $150. He had 3 horses, 2 mules or asses and 3
milch cows, 2 of which had calved. He had purchased 3 head of cattle, sold 5 and slaughtered one.
His cows produced 50 pounds of butter. He had 8 sheep which had produced 3 fleeces weighing 6 pounds.
He owned 20 swine and 10 poultry that produced 25 dozen eggs. 7 acres of Indian Corn produced
80 bushels, 9 acres of cotton produced 4 bales and 1 acre of sorghum provided 20 gallons of molasses.
He cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Asa Scroggin** owned 12 acres of improved land and 68 acres of unimproved woodland worth $150.
He had $10 worth of farm implements and $200 worth of livestock. He had spent $25 on his fences
and $10 for 2 weeks of farm labor. Farm production for 1879 was estimated at $150. He owned 3
horses, 2 cows and 2 other cattle. One of his cows had calved and he’d purchased one head of cattle
and sold 3. No butter production was listed. He had 15 swine and 10 barnyard poultry that had laid
20 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian Corn produced 150 bushels, 3 acres of cotton produced 2 bales and
1 acre of sorghum provided 15 gallons of molasses. He had cut 15 cords of firewood worth $20.
**Richmond L. Oliver** owned 16 acres of improved land and 109 acres of woodland valued at $500.
He owned $10 worth of farming tools and $200 worth of livestock. He had spent $10 on his fences and
estimated the value of his farm production at $100. He had 2 horses, 3 cows and 3 other cattle. Two
of his cows had dropped calves and he had purchased 2 head of cattle. Butter production was 50 pounds.
He had 19 hogs and 17 poultry which had laid 50 dozen eggs. 9 acres of Indian Corn produced 100
bushels, 25 acres of oats produced 125 bushels and 6 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. ½ acre of
sweet potatoes produced 20 bushels and ¼ acre of tobacco produced 100 pounds. He cut 20 cords of
wood worth $25.
**William Gibson** owned 4 acres of improved land and 123 acres of woodland worth $200. His
farming implements were valued at $10 and his livestock at $200. Estimated farm production for
the previous year was $150. He owned 1 horse, 2 milch cows and 3 other cattle. His cows had dropped
3 calves and he had purchased 6 head of cattle and one had died, strayed or was stolen and not
recovered. Butter production was 100 pounds. He had 27 sheep which had dropped 6 lambs. He had
slaughtered 2 and one had been killed by dogs. His sheep had produced 14 fleeces weighing 30
pounds. He had 75 poultry which had provided 100 dozen eggs. Four acres of cotton produced 3
bales and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Francis M. Cox** owned 10 acres of improved land and 110 acres of unimproved land worth
$150. He had $150 worth of livestock and had spent $15 on his fences and $40 for 4 weeks of
farm labor. Farm production for 1879 was estimated at $30. He had 1 horse, 2 working oxen, 2
cows and 2 other cattle. One cow had calved and he had purchased one head of cattle. His cows
had produced 50 pounds of butter. He owned 12 swine and 7 poultry. No egg production is listed.
Five acres of Indian Corn produced 60 bushels. His bees had produced 60 pounds of honey and 60
pounds of wax and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William J. Cox** owned 20 acres of improved land and 140 acres of woodland valued at $200.
He had $10 worth of farming implements and livestock worth $100. Estimated farm production for
the previous year was $95. He owned 2 horses, 2 working oxen, 3 cows and 2 other cattle. Two
of his cows had calved and he had purchased one head of cattle and sold one. The family had
churned 75 pounds of butter. He had 15 swine and 12 poultry which had laid 20 dozen eggs. 6
acres of Indian Corn produced 50 bushels and 2 acres of cotton produced 1 bale. His bees had
produced 75 pounds of honey and he had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**William A. Boney** owned 10 acres of improved land and 150 acres of unimproved woodland
worth $200. He had $10 worth of farm implements and $75 worth of livestock. He had spent $10
on his fences and $5 for two weeks of farm labor. His estimated farm production was $200. He
had 1 horse, 1 milch cow and 1 other cattle. No butter production was listed. He had 15 swine
and 7 poultry which had provided 10 dozen eggs. 10 acres of Indian Corn produced 200 bushels;
5 acres of oats produced 40 bushels and 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales. He cut 10 cords of
wood worth $15.
**John H. Brigance** owned 28 acres of improved land and 218 acres of woodland valued at
$300. He had $20 worth of farming implements and $200 worth of livestock. He had spent $100
on his fences and $20 for 6 weeks of farm labor. Farm production for 1879 was estimated at
$500. He owned 2 horses, 2 working oxen, 4 cows which had all calved and 14 other cattle. He
had purchased 6 head of cattle and one had died, strayed or was stolen and not recovered. His
cows had produced 100 pounds of butter. He had 35 sheep which had dropped 8 lambs. He had sold
2 and slaughtered 3, while 5 had been killed by dogs. 19 fleeces weighed 31 pounds. He had 20
swine and 40 chickens or other poultry which produced 100 dozen eggs. 12 acres of Indian Corn
produced 200 bushels, 10 acres of cotton produced 6 bales and an acre of sorghum produced 70
gallons of sorghum. He had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Alexander Holmes** owned 35 acres of improved land and 45 acres of woodland valued at
$200. He had $5 worth of farm tools and $375? worth of livestock. He reported he had spent
$350 on his fences. Estimated farm production was $350. He owned 2 horses, 2 working oxen,
5 cows and 9 other cattle. He had purchased one head of cattle and slaughtered one. His cows
had produced 75 pounds of butter. He had 4 sheep and had slaughtered one. Four fleeces
weighed 8 pounds. He had 45 swine and 30 poultry which had provided 200 dozen eggs. 11
acres of Indian Corn produced 100 bushels; 5 acres of wheat produced 40 bushels and 5 acres
of cotton produced 4 bales. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**William H. Holmes** owned 5 acres of improved land and 80 acres of woodland worth $180.
His livestock was valued at $84 and farm production estimated at $88. He had 1 horse, 16 swine
and 12 poultry which had laid 20 dozen eggs. 3 acres of Indian Corn produced 40 bushels; 2
acres of wheat produced 1 bushel and 2 acres of cotton produced 1 bale. He cut 20 cords of
wood valued at $25.
**Thomas H. Musgrove** owned 10 acres of improved land and 74 acres of unimproved woodland
valued at $100. He had $5 worth of farming implements and $100 worth of livestock. He had
spent $15 on his fences and $6 for 2 weeks of farm labor. Estimated farm production for 1879
was $150. He owned 2 horses, 2 working oxen, 2 milch cows which had both dropped calves and
4 other cattle. He had purchased one head of cattle. His cows had produced 60 pounds of butter.
He had 8 sheep which had dropped 3 lambs. One of his sheep had died of disease. 8 fleeces
weighed 15 pounds. He had 10 hogs and 12 poultry which had produced 20 dozen eggs. 6 acres
of Indian Corn produced 120 bushels; 4 acres of cotton produced 2 bales and an acre of sorghum
produced 24 gallons of molasses. He had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Charles T. Taylor** owned 9 acres of improved land and 71 acres of woodland valued at
$250. He had $5 worth of farm tools and $60 worth of livestock. He had spent $25 on his fences
and estimated his farm production at $84. He had 2 working oxen and one cow that had calved.
No butter production was listed. He owned 6 swine and 12 poultry which had produced 20 dozen
eggs. Six acres of Indian Corn produced 30 bushels and 5 acres of cotton produced 1 bale. He
cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
**Henry Taylor** owned 80 acres of unimproved woodland and forest valued at $150. He had $6
worth of farming implements and livestock worth $40. Estimated farm production for 1879 was $27.
He owned 2 working oxen, 6 swine and 12 chickens or other poultry which had provided 20 dozen
eggs. No farm crops were listed and he had cut 20 cords of wood worth $25.
**Becky Taylor** owned 20 acres of improved land and 140 acres of woodland worth $500. She
had $7 worth of farm tools and $200 worth of livestock. Her estimated farm production was $200.
She had 2 horses, 1 mule or ass, 4 milch cows and 3 other cattle. Her cows had dropped 3 calves
and produced 25 pounds of butter. She had 20 swine and 20 poultry which produced 50 dozen eggs.
7 acres of Indian Corn produced 75 bushels and 10 acres of cotton produced 3 bales. Her family
had cut 20 cords of wood valued at $25.
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