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1829 January 2; 1828 August 26
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.
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.
[Page 1] The estate of Samuel Cupples decd [deceased]
To Matthew McReynolds D
To making coffin ----------- $6.00
To parking in grave ----------- 4.00
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
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
Documents, 7.75" x 5.25"
Frontier and pioneer life; Probate law and practice; Law; Inheritance and succession; Coffins; Graves; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Estates; Advertising
Matthew McReynolds; James Kuykendall; William Looney
Lawrence County (Ark.)
MSNE.0054, Box 7, Folder 515
Lawrence County (Ark.) probate records, MSNE.0054
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Probate, Samuel Cupples, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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