Creator

Date Original

1857

Description

This bill of sale is for the sale of one slave owned by Joel Harrell and sold to Isham Harrell, his son.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joel Harrell was born in 1801 in North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Carter, a Virginia native, at Fort Towson, Indian Territory, and they had four children, Isham, John, Thomas, and Samuel. They made their home at Fort Gibson until 1839, when they moved to Washington County, Arkansas, where Joel was a farmer. He was murdered in 1864 by a band of robbers. Elizabeth died in 1880. Isham Harrell married Mary Thomason in 1856, and they had six children. In 1864, he joined CaptainA.C. Baty's 2nd Cherokee Regiment and served through the end of the Civil War. He died January 17,1893.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; North Carolina; Oklahoma; Virginia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.008.016

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Joel Harrell bill of sale, SMC.008.016

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Joel Harrell bill of sale, 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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