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This promissory note from H.M. Jacoway to W.D. Jacoway was for the benefit of the minor heirs of Martha J. Spivey.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henderson M. Jacoway, son of B.J. and Margaret Wilkinson Jacoway, was born in 1837 in Mississippi. The family moved to Yell County, Arkansas, when Henderson was still a young man. He and his wife Anjulia had several children including Janie Dine, Flora, Elizabeth, Henderson M., Jr., Wylie Dodge, and Duncan. In 1875, Jacoway served as alderman for the city of Dardanelle. He was a lawyer and was a member of the Arkansas Bar Association. In 1889, he was assigned to the United States Land Office in Dardanelle as Receiver. Around 1900, he, his wife, and some of his children moved to Arapahoe County, Colorado. William Dodge Jacoway (1835-1904) was also the son of B.J. and Margaret Wilkinson Jacoway. He married Elizabeth D. Parks in 1859, and they had several children, including Henderson M., who would become a six-term Congressman. W.D. was the judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit for many years. Martha J. Spivey was born March 7, 1834, in Kentucky. She married William H. Spivey, and they had three children that survived childhood: Mary S., Henry S., and Martha J. She was the sister of Elizabeth D. Parks, W.D. Jacoway's wife. Martha died June 30, 1864, and is buried in Yell County.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Kentucky; Mississippi; Colorado;





Resource Type



H.M. Jacoway record, SMC.009.013


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

H.M. Jacoway record, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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