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Date Original

1829 January 2; 1828 August 26

Description

This probate includes a receipt for the coffin-maker and sale advertisement pertaining to the death and estate of Samuel Cupples. The receipt from Matthew McReynolds lists the cost of making a coffin and placing the coffin in the grave for the deceased, Samuel Cupples; it is addressed to William Looney who served as administrator for the estate. The second item is a receipt for James Kuykendall for "crying the sale" which involved going around to the community and telling them about the upcoming estate sale.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Cupples was an early settler in Lawrence County. He was a wealthy merchant and land owner who left behind a sizeable estate that was administrated by William Looney.

Transcription

[Page 1] The estate of Samuel Cupples decd [deceased]
To Matthew McReynolds D
1828
To making coffin ----------- $6.00
To parking in grave ----------- 4.00
$10.00
To William Looney admr [administrator] of Samuel Cupples decd[sic]
Sir take notice that I shall apply at the next term of the circuit court
for the County of Lawrence to be holdon[sic] at Dqavidsonville in the last Monday
of April next to have the above account allowed agt[against] said estate where
and when you may attend if you choose January 2nd 1829
Matthew McReynolds
I acknowledge the written notice
this 2 day of January 1829
Wm Looney administer of Samuel Cupples Ded[sic] [Page 2] Red [received] of William Looney administrator
of the estate of Samuel Cupples deseast[sic]
one Dollar for crying sail[sic] one Day
September the 26th 1828
JM Kuykendall
allowed
Tho.P. Erh---
Judge

Physical Description

Documents, 7.75" x 5.25"

Subjects

Frontier and pioneer life; Probate law and practice; Law; Inheritance and succession; Coffins; Graves; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Estates; Advertising

Contributor

Matthew McReynolds; James Kuykendall; William Looney

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0054, Box 7, Folder 515

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) probate records, MSNE.0054

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Probate, Samuel Cupples, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

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United States History

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