Date Original

1819 October 13


This document is a deed of sale between Solomon Huitt and Benjamin Crowley for the sum of two hundred dollars for land and improvements along the Spring River about two miles above the mouth of Eleven Points.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Crowley is for whom Crowley's Ridge is named. After arriving in Arkansas, he and his sons settled on the ridge and soon were followed by many other relatives and friends from the east.


Know all men by these presents[sic] that I Solomon
Huitt of Lawrence County Arkansas Territory have
Granted bargained and sold unto Benjamin Crowley
for the Consideation of two hundred Dollars a
certain settlement and preemption right situate
on Spring river about two miles above the mouth
of Eleven points on the north side of said spring
river which said improvement was made by the
said Soloman Huitt and sold by him to the
said Crowly on which the said Crowly now lives
To have and to hold the said settkement
and improvement _ together with the right of
preemtion thereto[sic] to the said Benjamin Crowly
and his assigns _ with all the rights binefits[sic]
pr--d-gs and advantages therunto[sic] bulonging[sic]
or in any wise apper laming[claiming].
In witness whereof I have hirunto[sic]
seat[sic] my hand and seal this 12th day
of October 1819
Solomon Nuitt [his seal]
In presence of Richd.[Richard] Searcy
Territory of Arhansas[sic]
Lawrence County
On this 18th day of October AD 1819
the above Deed was filed for Record and is recorded in book
B folio 125 and 26
Richd. Searcy clk[clerk]

[sideways writing] Sol[Solomon] Huitt
Benj[Benjamin] Crowly
Filed October 13th 1819
recorded in Book B
folio 125 and 26
R Searcy clk
clk fee for Record $00 30
Certificate and seal .50
--- fee 50
(note the light thumbprint left under the writing)
Arkansas Territory
Lawrence County
Personally appeared before the undirsgind[undersigned]
a Justier[sic] of the peace in and for the County aforsaid[sic]
the within named Solomon Nuitt and acknowledged
that he signed sealed and delivered the within
Deed of Convyance for the --- and purpos[sic]
therein mentioned
Given under my hand this 13th day of
October AD 1819
Richd. Searcy JP[Justice of the Peace]

Physical Description

Document, 13" x 8"


Farms; Frontier and pioneer life; Land; Land use; Law


Solomon Huitt

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)




MSNE.0077, Box 1, Folder 1819, Item 1

Resource Type



Lawrence County (Ark.) land records, MS.0077


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Deed, Solomon Huitt to Benjamin Crowley, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.


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Deed, Solomon Huitt to Benjamin Crowley