1818 December 28
This document is a notice posted by John L. Lafferty, stating he would be in court to settle the remaining accounts of his father, John Lafferty's estate.
The Lafferty family was active in the settlement of early Lawrence County. Their settlement on Poke Bayou helped led to the foundation of Batesville, an early hub in Arkansas society. John L. Lafferty served as the administrator of his father's estate and posted this notice to alert the community to the settlement of affairs. The courthouse or public square often served as a regional hub and notices such as these were posted for general dissemination. The holes in this paper indicate that it may have hung on such a notice board at one point.
Is here given to all heirs Creditors Legates
and all other persons Concived[sic] that I shall
attend at the next Circuit Cort[sic] for the
County of Lawrence to make settlement
of my accounO[account] of John Lafferty
Dieeed[deceased] december the 28th 1818
John L. Lafferty.
Document, 8.25" x 5"
Frontier and pioneer life; Law; Inheritance and succession; Probate law and practice; Bulletin boards
John L. Lafferty
Lawrence County (Ark.)
MSNE.0054, Box 16, Folder 1217
Lawrence County (Ark.) probate records, MSNE.0054
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Probate, notice to settle affairs, John Lafferty, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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