Old Post Masters of Van Buren County
Transcribed by Lynn Risener
From the files of the National Archives, "Record of Appointments of Postmasters 1832-1971"

Post Office Post Master Date Comments
Alread Thos B. Allread 7 Sep 1882 Discontinued, mail went to Liberty Springs 29 Sept 1884
  Thos B. Alread   Re-Established 23 Jan 1885
  Thomas S. Burris 21 Apr 1887  
  George G. Calihan 8 June 1888  
  Eli B. Colvin 19 Jan 1892  
       
Archey Willabey H. Hatchett 14 Sept 1886  
  Edmund T. Harris 10 Oct 1889 Re-located to Clinton 4 Dec 1889
  Jas K. Hatchett 28 Apr 1892 Re-established
       
Bee Branch William D. Neal 24 Nov 1860  Discontinued 22 June 1866
  William Johnson 8 Aug 1866 Re-established 8 Aug 1866
  Wm. Lankford 20 Dec 1869  
  James M. Holderfield 6 Nov 1871  
  Rufus R. Edwards 26 Jan 1875  
  Jonathan E. Rhea 25 Feby 1878  
  R.B. Edwards Mar 3, 1879  
  Nathanil Geen Apr 7, 1879  
  Jeremiah E. Scanlan 9 Feby 1880  
  Wm. M. French 16 May 1889  
       
Bloomington Nathl Dougherty 8 Apr 1840 Discontinued Mar 1842
       
Choctaw Lawson S. Horton 30 Jany 1882  
  James M. Williams 24 Feby 1887  
  Fielding  B. Stobaugh 18 Aug 1887  
  David Stobaugh 13 May 1889  
  Jas S. Jennings 29 July 1889  
       
Clinton Rufus Bates 20 Dec 1833  
  George Counts 6 Apr 1837  
  Davis Maddox 29 Dec 18?3  
  David Maddox 29 Dec 1843  
  George Counts 28 May 1840?  
  David Maddox 2 June 1849  
  John L. Sanders 16 Aug 1849  
  Thos W. Guthrie 6 Feb 1851  
  Thos J. Morrison 15 Apr 1852  
  George Counts 7 May 1852  
  Jonathan T. Bradley 19 Apr 1856  
  Jonathan T. Bradley 19 April 1857  
  Allen S. Lay 22 May 1866  
  Nathan A. Sanders 20 Dec 1869  
  James M. Holderfield 22 Apr 1870  
  Montford Rendell 2 Mar 1871  
  James W. Brown 4 Aug 1874  
  William T. Poe 31 Aug 1875  
  H.B. Brittan 31 Oct 1876  
  Andrew Q?. Brittin 12 Nov 1876  
  Wm L. Hargis 10 Dec 1877  
  Samuel W. Simpson 22 May 1878  
  Wm. T. Poe 23 June 1878  
  Wm M. Peel Mar 3 1879  
  Kimbrel H. Hutches 1 July 1880  
  William R. Greeson 14 Jan 1886  
  John W. Russell 17 Jun 1889  
       
Copeland Joab Copeland 6 Jul 1882  
  Tennessee B. Cooper 15 Oct 1891  
  Robert M. Emerson 24 May 1892  
       
Cumfort Wm B. Foster 15 Dec 1857 Discontinued 2 July 1866
       
Dardeville John W. Darden 2 July 1872 Discontinued 12 June 1873
       
Dennard James H. Buchanan 31 July 1886  
  Joshua H. Buchanon 19 Aug 1886  
       
Edge Nancy J. Blue 24 Dec 1883  
  Winnie Norman 4 Mch 1886  
  George A. Lovelace 25 Jan 1887  
       
Eglantine William K. Bradford 6 Dec 1866 Discontinued 24 Jany 1870
  William Byrum? 12 May 1870 Re-established
  James T. Jenkins 8 May 1871  
  Wm. M. Garner 15 Mar 1872  
  Wm. B. Gove 12 July 1878  
  Charles W. Witt 6 Mar 1882  
  Napoleon B. Daniels 20 Dec 188?  
  Jas C. Mills 13 May 1889  
  Jas M. Hine 30 Jan 1891  
       
Goff Wm T. Goff 24 Aug 1880  
  Robt Brewer 13 Oct 1880 changed to Waco 7 Jany 1881
       
Greasy Valley David Lewis 30 July 1877  
  T.T. Berryhill 6 Nov 1878 Discontinued April 10, 1879
       
Hanks Matthew E. Hanks 8 Apr 1886  
  Thos L. Burris 17 May 1889  
  Wm A. Freeman 14 May 1891  
       
Harimans Gap John W. Hariman 6 Jany 1880 Discontinued 18 Jany 1883
       
Heber Harvey B. Woods 3 Jany 1881 Discontinued 8 Aug 1881 - moved to Goff then Waco
  Wesley C. Watkins 18 Apr 1882  
  Hugh King 29 May 1883  
  G. Gray 25 June 1883 Now in Cleburne Co.
       
Kinderhook Timothy Wells 12 Jany 1837  
  Thomas Cornwall 25 Jun 1838 Discontinued 19 Jany 1839.
  John O. Young 6 May 1840 Re-Established
  Luke Grimes 6 Jany 1845  
  William Cullum 9 April 1846  
  Hiram Allison 21 Apr 1849  
  Wm. Lockart 16 July 1850  
  John Thomson 4 Oct 1850  
  William Cullum 16 Feb 1852  
  Joseph M. Carden 16 Aug 1859  
  Isaac W. Stark 30 Nov 1866  
  Tenchle Morgan 29 Sept 1879  
  Wm A. Morgan 17 Mar 1880 Next entry in Cleburne Co.
       
Lehotain ? James T. Gorbess 12 Apr 1880  
  Wm H. Stobaugh 11 Nov 1880 Discontinued 1 Apr 1881
       
Liberty Springs Robert S. Norman 12 July 1853 Discontinued 9 July 1866
  Daniel A. Cainker 26 Feby 1869 Re-established
  Hodge Rabun 18 June 1872  
  Thomas P. Mills 29 Nov 1881  
  Nathan A. Sanders 23 Apr 1887  
  Hodge Rabim 2 Aug 1887  
  Nathan A. Sanders 20 Apr 1888 Changed to Edge 11 Dec 1890
       
Meadows Abner H. Smith 14 July 1851 Discontinued 29 Aug 1852
       
Middle Settlement Wm Gibson 6 Dec 1878 Discontinued, moved to Clinton 19 Oct 1888
       
Middleton Washington B. Sullivan 29 Sept 1843 Discontinued 19 Aug 1847
  John Gilbreath 9 Nov 1858 Discontinued 9 July 1866
       
Millers Point Christopher Miller 18 Oct 1860  
  John B. Miller 5 Dec 1860 Discontinued 9 July 1866
       
Morganton Fenner W. Richards ? ???? 1886  
  Jordon Woodward 10 Nov 1887  
  Frank Thomas 28 Apr 1891  
  James A. Neal 9 Mch 1892  
       
Municco? Leander West 28 May 1886 Discontinued, moved to Copeland 11 Nov 1886
      Re-established 21 ??, 1887
       
Oak Flat John Emment 10 Nov 1873  
  Jno A. Buckaman Aug 26 1878 Discontinued 27 Dec 1881
  H. Bradshaw 11 Jul 1882 Re-established
  Basdil B. Thomas 1 Aug 1882  
       
Purn? Willis B. Holland 2 Jun 1861 Discontinued 9 July 1866
       
Quitman Jesse Witt 14 Jan 1848  
  Elizabeth J. Witt 28 Dec 1866  
  Jesse Witt 16 May 1879  
  Wm. L. Lay 14 May 1880  
  Robt T. Willamson 31 May 188?  
  Jesse Witt 29 July 1880  
  John W. Sevils 15 July 1881  
  Wm. M. Garner 11 June 1883 Next one listed in Cleburne Co.5 July 1887
       
Little?  Red River T.J. Andrews Mar 17 1879  
  John W. Harmon 22 Nov 1879 changed to  Harimans Gap 6 Jany 1880
       
Round Point Zachainah T. Gogard 7 Mar 1872 Discontinued 23 April 1974
       
Scotland Reuben Hardy 1 July 1874  
  Allen G. Rowden 20 Feby 1877  
  J.D. Rhne 3 July 1877  
  James A. Thompson 27 Sept 1881  
  Robert J. Steele 9 Jan 1889  
  Jas W. Reynolds 15 Jan 1890  
       
Shiloh Adam R. Smith 7 Aug 1871  
  James M. Raytin? 7 Dec 1871  
  James R, Stark 3 June 1872  
  John S. Brewer 15 Oct 1873  
  C.C. Lyon 25 May 1877  
  Samuel D. Morton 10 Sept 1877  
  Elisha R. Sain Feb 14 1879  
  Riley F. Magee 27 Oct 1879  
  Stephen J. Morton 16 Jul 1882  
  Riley F. Magee 28 Sept 1882  
  John G. Philps 18 June 1883 Next listed in Cleburne Co
       
Valley  Springs John J. Jones 1 Aug 1854 Discontinued 3 Sept 1857
       
Waco Robt Brewer 7 Jany 1881 was Goff
  George C. Morton 4 May  1883 Now in Cleburne Co