Creator

Date Original

1850

Description

This indenture was dated September 27, 1850, and signed at Wild Haws, Izard County, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

James D., Owen T., and William F. Watkins left their father's home near Franklin, Tennessee, and settled in the Wild Haws community of Izard County, Arkansas, in 1845. William F. Watkins was born July 3,1817. He worked as a steamboat clerk and sent money to his brothers to purchase land. Owen T. Watkins, a trained physician, was born January 4, 1822. James established a post office at Wild Haws in January1848 and became the postmaster. He also served as state senator from Izard County.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.023.019

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Watkins indenture [photocopy], SMC.023.019

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Watkins indenture [photocopy], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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