Creator

Date Original

1817

Description

This is a justification submitted by Benjamin Crowley claiming that he is owed the entirety of his son, John Crowley's estate.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Crowley was an early settler of Lawrence County and the man for whom Crowley's Ridge is named. His son, John Crowley, died as a young man in Lawrence County. His father served as administrator and submitted this document as justification for retaining his son's entire estate. Essentially, Benjamin Crowley claimed that for the cost of raising his son and the three slaves he gave to his son as well as for miscellaneous business expenses, Benjamin was entitled to all of his sons's belongings. Considering that John had no heirs and was so young, it was not unusual for his father to absorb all of his possessions.

Transcription

My account against John Crowley
for living with mee[sic] he livd[sic] with mee seventeen year
and I found him his clotheing[sic] making mending and
woshing[sic] my account against him is sixty Dollars per year
for raising three young Negroes[sic] thirty dollars each year
to going to Kentucky on his bisness[sic] forty days one dollar per day
to the clerks fees thrree and three quorters[sic] twice to the
corthouse[sic] six days and dollars per day twice to Squir[sic]
Riddles fore[sic] days one dollar per day to one fee bill
two dollars and three quorters to his tax two dollars

Physical Description

Document, 8" x 11"

Subjects

Death; Children; Probate law and practice; Law; Pioneers; Family; Fathers

Contributor

Benjamin Crowley

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0054, Box 7, Folder 506

Resource Type

Text

Collection

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

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Probate, Benjamin Crowley's account against John Crowley, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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