Transcribed and contributed by Belinda Beldin.
COLLINS M. ROACHMy line of Family stems from Rilda Roach, shown as Arrilda age 13 born AR on the 1870 census of Scott Co., Hickman Twp., P.O. Waldron, #15/15:
Homestead Application No. 1015
Final Certificate No. 560
Homestead Application for Collins M. Roach
Land Office at Dardanelle,Ark.
January 8th, 1875
It is hereby certified , that pursuant to the provisions of the act of Congress approved May 20,1862, entitled "An Act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on public domain," Collins M. Roach has made payment in full for N.E. 1/4 of S.E. Section 2 and N.W. 1/4 of S.W. 1/4 of section No (1) one in township No. (3) three North of range No. (29) twenty nine west containing (80) eighty acres. Now, therefore, be it known that on presentation of this Certificate to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, the said Collins M. Roach shall be entitled to a patent for the tract of land above described. Signed Robert T. Naylor, register.
No 1015-Waldron , Scott Co., May 8th 1868
Collins M. Roach, a citizen of Scott Co., Arkansas, do hereby apply to enter under the provisions of an act of Congress approved May 20,1862, entitled "An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain," the North East 1/4 of the South east 1/4 of section no. 2 township No 3 North of range No 29 West and the northwest 1/4 of the south west 1/4 of section no 1, township No 3 North of range No 29 west containing 80 acres $1.25 Collins M. Roach (x) his mark
Proof required under Homestead Acts May 20,1862, and June 21,1866
We, Thomas W. Evatt & John T. Frazier do solemnly swear that we have known Collins M. Roach for 7 years last past; that he is the head of a family consisting of a wife and four children, a citizen of the United States; that he is an inhabitant of the NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec 2 & NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of section no 1 in the township No 3 N of Range no 29 W and that no other person resided upon the said land entitled to the right of Homestead or Pre-emption.
That the said Collins M. Roach entered upon and made settlement on said land on the 27th
day of May 1868 and has built a house and has lived in the said house and made it his
exclusive home from the 27th day of May 1868 to the present time, and that he has, since
said settlement, plowed, fenced , and cultivated about 20 acres of said land and has made
the following improvements thereon, to wit: dwelling house, smokehouse, corncrib.
Signed Thomas W. Evatt and John T. Frazier.
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