Creator

Date Original

1808 March 31; 1808 April 4

Description

These two documents provide lists of debts owed to William Searcy.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Searcy, a relation of the second Lawrence County Circuit Clerk Richard Searcy, was an affluent land owner in Kentucky. He loaned money to several community members in 1808 then paid Moses Graham to go collect the debts. These lists contain the names and amounts of those who borrowed money from Searcy. Many of these individuals moved from Kentucky to Arkansas in search of better land and opportunities. This is a rare document showing the migration of several families further west.

Transcription

[Page 1] A List of accot.[accounts] put in the hands
of Moses Grayham[Graham] to collect
or get thn[the] notes April 4th. 1808
Ephraim Jons[Jones] . . $1.25
John Adams . . . . 1.00
Stephen Miller . . . . . 1 87 1/2
William Kenndy . . . . . 5 12 1/2
Spilman C. 13 rows . . . 6.25
John Williams . . . 2 62 1/2
Phes--th Axby . . . . . 11 78 1/2
Edward Mitchisar . . . 5 87 1/2
William Harris ______ 1.50
John Mudr _________ 4 50
William Henry ________ 7.00
William Stevenson Sec. ___ 5 50
James Kennedy _________ 4.00
Robert Smith ___________ 7.50
Elijah Stevenson . . 6.00
Sameul[Samuel] Anderson 11.69
Henry D---k-n__________2.79
John Jones _____________2 87 1/2
John Motgomery . _ _ 1.25
Wm[William] Robman _________ 6.50
Same[Samule] MElray _____ 2.66
John Phillips - - - _ . 11 . . 18
Morham Early . . . 2 73
Same Fortn . . . . . 2.50
John Miller ________ 12.00
Joseph Gilmore _____ 12.83
William Cmpbell . . 2.25
William Huggins . . 10.00
Wm[William] Stevinson . . 6.68
Steven Sullwant ___9.50
Jude Watson ______ 4 75
Michail Carmach 3 91
Isaac Brown . 2 00
$168.59
(back) L--y More _ ___ $5 87 1/2
Adam Parker _______ 3.00
Same Kneade _____ 7.17
John Mitchuon ____ 2 37 1/2
Jas[James] Milln ________ 6.19
Jas Huysins _____ 6.54
John Dalrnelsa ___ 14.81
Ingram Lucas ____ 9.00
Ja--- Taylor . 2 .00
Abso.[Absolone] Dennis ____ 5.25
David Mitchell ____ 5.95
John B. C---y . . __ . 0_00[3.57]
James Copland ______ 2 29
Jesse Parker______ _____ 5.25
Thos.[Thomas] Brown ____________ 1.00
David Hilhouse _______ 2.00
Robartus Love _______ 3 83
Mn. Love _____ 3.87 1/2
Thos. Clark _______ 5.75
Gilbert Watson ______ 9 67
Jacob Sow _____ 8.19
John Armstrong _____ 3 67
James Cook _______ 8.25
Math[Matthew] Stevenson ____ 7 69
James Stevenson _____ 1.00
El---- M Clain ___ 14 12 1/2
$ 144.83
168.59
313.42
(sideways)
Grayham Recte.[receipt]
168 59
144 83
313,42
[Page 2] March 31st 1808 Rud[Record/Recieved] of William
Searcy the following notes for Collectioc[sic]
Which I promise to Collect and pay the money
or return the notes
[left colunm] John Carpentor $11 50
James Bruff____ 3.00
Gasler[sic] Gowing _ 9.00
John Surdin . 3.43
Jesse Mayrows __ 1.56
Benja.[Benjamin] Simpson 10 08
Absom.[Absolome] Hardin 4 56
George Hilhouse . . 2.75
Jereh.[Jeremiah] Huysins . 1 12
John Morten. 11. 66
58 . 66
[right column] Brot[Brought] forward . $58 66
David Gilispn[sic] . 5 12 1/2
John Serratt 6.50
John Carsick 3.00
R Bullah 1.93
John Carpentor 1.73
Micheal Campbele 5.44
82.38 1/2
Moses Graham Csle

Physical Description

Document, 15.5" x 5"; 5.75" x 6.5"

Subjects

Collectors; Frontier and pioneer life; Law; Politics and government; Debt

Contributor

Moses Graham

Geographical Area

New Madrid County (Mo.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0070, Box 11, Folders 972-973

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) Circuit Court records, MSNE.0070

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Document, debts to William Searcy, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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