Creator

Date Original

1898

Description

This collection contains chattel and crop mortgages from Sebastian County, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sebastian County was created on January 10, 1851. The Arkansas legislature named the county after William King Sebastian, a United State Senator. This county is on the western border of Arkansas, where the town of Greenwood, in the center of the county, served as county seat for the first three years. In 1854, Fort Smith became the county seat. Sebastian was divided into two judicial districts in 1861; both Greenwood and Fort Smith served as county seats thereafter. This collection contains chattel mortgages from Sebastian County. A chattel mortgage is a loan arrangement in which the object used to secure the loan is movable personal property. The lender holds a lien on the chattel until the loan has been paid.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Sebastian County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000674

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Sebastian County (Ark.) chattel mortgage collection, MS.000674

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Sebastian County (Ark.) chattel mortgage collection, 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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