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1828 April 25
This is a note from Dr. Peyton R. Pitman to the estate of Ellen Hardin, asking for expenses for medical care provided.
Ellen Hardin was a wealthy woman of early Lawrence County who became ill and died in 1828. Her relatives were among the first to settle in Lawrence County and many held county positions, like Sheriff Joseph Hardin. The doctor who attended Ellen, Peyton R. Pitman, also ran a well-known ferry called Pitman's Ferry. This is one of the few references to him as a doctor.
The Estate of Nelly Hardin dec,d[sic - deceased]
Aprils 25th 1828 } To Peyton R. Pitman Dr.
To Visit 31 miles and 48 hours attendance - - $ 20.00
5 - - -sticks and 2 Cathaticks - --- - 3.50
Febufuze[sic] Powders and - - - Racine - - - 1.50
James M Keykendall, being sworn states that
the services specified in the above a/c[sic] were
rendered by Dr Pitman; and the same being
considered reasonable is allowed agst[sic] the
Estate of Ellen Harden deceased.
Pho P Erheridge
Document, 8" x 8.5"
Probate law and practice; Estates; Medicine; Medical personnel; Pioneers; Law; Death and burial; Ferries
Dr. Peyton R. Pitman
Lawrence County (Ark.)
MSNE.0054, Box 11, F858
Lawrence County (Ark.) probate records, MSNE.0054
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Probate, doctor's receipt to Ellen Hardin estate, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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