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Land grant collection

MS.000103


REPOSITORY: Arkansas State Archives
TITLE: Land grant collection
DATE: 1820-1848
QUANTITY: 5.25 Cubic feet
CALL NUMBER: MS.000103
LANGUAGE: Materials entirely in English.


Biographical/Historical Note

The United States Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office (GLO), transferred millions of acres of land from the federal government to private ownership between 1820 and 1908. Congress authorized disposal of these lands through various means and for various reasons, largely to encourage Americans to move west. Because of the tremendous amount of land that went into private ownership during the 1800s, the GLO developed quite a backlog in processing the paperwork. It was not unusual for several years to pass between the time an individual acquired land from the local land office and the time a patent for that tract was finally signed by the GLO in Washington, District of Columbia.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents transferring ownership of land in Arkansas from the federal government to private citizens.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Land Grant Collection, Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

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  • 1. Andrew Allen, Jr., 1834 November 1 (Box 1)

  • 2. Jonathan Allen, 1830 November 15

  • 3. James C. Anthony, 1842 September 5 2 items

  • 4. Chester Ashley

    • 1837 April 5, 3 items

    • 1837 August 21

    • Assignee of Lee Bankston, 1838 October 16

    • Assignee of Malcolm Gilcrist, 1838 October 16, 2 items

    • Assignee of Epaphroditus T. Kendall, 1838 October 16

    • Assignee of Mitchell Renville, 1838 October 16

  • 5. Robert Baggs, 1837 April 10

  • 6. Paul O. Barr, 1833 February 8

  • 7. Jesse Bean, 1835 November 16

  • 8. Malden Bean, 1838 August 2

  • 9. John W. Bebout, 1835 February 7

  • 10. James C. Bell, 1833 February 8

  • 11. George Bentley, 1824 January 10

  • 12. Michael Boren, 1827 December 10

  • 13. Nancy Boring, 1837 October 14

  • 14. Michael Bozeman

    • 1837 April 15, 4 items

    • 1837 August 1, 5 items

    • 1839 November 1

  • 15. Thomas Bradshaw, 1837 April 10, 2 items

  • 16. Robert Brazil, 1839 October 11

  • 17. Thomas G. Brent, 1830 April 28

  • 18. Emily Brown, 1830 December 1

  • 19. John M. Buress, 1838 July 28

  • 20. Pleasant H. Burton

    • 1833 November 1

    • 1834 February 10, 3 items

  • 21. Joshua Butcher, 1835 May 15

  • 22. Nicholas Butler, 1838 August 20

  • 23. Richard C. Byrd

    • 1838 June 18

    • Assignee of Peter C. Mesner, 1838 June 18

  • 24. James Byrnside, 1838 August 20

  • 25. Charles W. Campbell, 1837 June 15, 2 items

  • 26. John R. Campbell, 1838 July 28 (Box 2)

  • 27. Asa M. Carpenter, 1838 August 16

  • 28. William Capps, 1833 February 8

  • 29. Charlie Cavender, 1838 August 16

  • 30. Richard Chaney, 1833 June 4

  • 31. Isabelle H. Clark (Hanks), 1835 May 15

  • 32. James Clark, 1837 August 15, 2 items

  • 33. William Clark, 1839 November 1, 4 items

  • 34. Matthias Click, 1827 May 10

  • 35. Bird Condray

    • 1834 November 1, 2 items

    • 1838 August 16, 2 items

  • 36. James Sevier Conway

    • 1837 April 10, 6 items

    • 1837 Apri1 15, 2 items

  • 37. Robert Henry Conway, 1837 April 15, 2 items

  • 38. Samuel Copeland, 1833 June 1

  • 39. William Covey, 1833 February 8

  • 40. James Crabtree, 1837 April 10, 2 items

  • 41. Albert G. Craig

    • 1837 August 21, 6 items

    • 1838 July 28

  • 42. John Anderson Craig

    • 1837 April 10

    • 1837 August 21

  • 43. Silas Craig

    • 1833 November 1, 3 items

    • 1835 September 3, 2 items

    • 1836 January 5

    • 1837 April 10, 2 items

    • 1837 August 21

  • 44. Martin L. Crandall, 1820 November 27

  • 45. Marshall Crawford, 1830 November 15

  • 46. Sandy Wray Crawley, 1838 August 20

  • 47. Edward Cross, 1837 April 10

  • 48. James Crow, 1830 December 1

  • 49. John Cureton, 1830 December 1

  • 50. Henry Curren, 1836 June 23

  • 51. James DeBaun (Box 3)

    • 1837 April 15

    • 1837 July 28, 5 items

    • 1842 September 5

  • 52. Mary Dickson, 1823 December 5, 2 items

  • 53. Jessee Douglass

    • 1837 April 10

    • 1839 November 1

  • 54. John Douglass

    • 1825 July 20

    • 1826 December 1

  • 55. Zachariah Downs, 1837 August 15

  • 56. William B. Duncan

    • Assignee of John Kerr, Francis Surget, Stephen Duncan, 1839 October 1

    • 1839 October 1, 7 items

  • 57. James Madison Dunn, 1841 November 10

  • 58. Robert Caldwell Dunn, 1841 November 10

  • 59. Wiley Dunn, 1828 May 14

  • 60. Joseph H. Egner, 1838 August 16, 3 items

  • 61. Isaiah Elliot, 1821 May 14

  • 62. Wright W. Elliott

    • 1838 June 28, 5 items

    • Assignee of Joseph H. Mosby, 1837 June 5

  • 63. Wright W. Elliott and William Dobson

    • 1837 June 15

    • 1837 August 15

    • 1838 July 28, 2 items

    • 1838 August 20, 2 items

  • 64. James Erwin

    • 1838 July 28, 2 items

    • 1838 August 20

  • 65. Onesimus Evans, 1838 August 20, 2 items

  • 66. Sanford C. Faulkner

    • 1833 September 1

    • 1834 February 10

  • 67. John Fee, 1829 May 4

  • 68. George W. Ferebee

    • 1838 August 16, 2 items

    • 1838 August 20

    • 1835 September 3

  • 69. George W. Ferebee and Fleetwood Hanks, 1837 August 21, 4 items

  • 70. Horatio Nelson Ferguson

    • 1837 April 10

    • 1837 August 15

    • 1838 July 28, 6 items

    • 1837 August 21

    • 1838 July 28

    • 1838 August 20, 2 items

  • 71. William David Ferguson

    • 1837 June 15

    • Last assignee of James Pope, 1839 October 10

  • 72. William Field

    • 1834 February 10

    • 1843 March 3

  • 73. Thomas Fish, 1823 December 5

  • 74. Arnold Fisher, 1834 February 10

  • 75. James Fletcher, 1835 July 28

  • 76. Thomas Maezel Fletcher, 1837 April 10 (Box 4)

  • 77. Benjamin Foogy, 1827 May 28

  • 78. John H. Fowler

    • 1833 June 24

    • 1833 April 15

  • 79.William M. Fulkerson and John Varville, 1838 July 28

  • 80. Benjamin Fuller, 1837 April 15

  • 81. John Fulton, 1833 September 1

  • 82. August Woodford Gaines

    • 1835 September 3, 4 items

    • 1838 July 28

  • 83. Oliver W. Gaines and Robert Gaines (assignees of John W. Allen, P. Rankins, and John Rives), 1839 January 8

  • 84. William Haney Gaines

    • 1834 February 10

    • 1837 April 20, 12 items

    • 1837 June 15, 2 items

    • 1838 July 28, 8 items

    • 1838 July 30, 3 items

    • 1838 August 2, 11 items

    • 1838 August 20, 5 items

    • 1842 December 1, 5 items

  • 85. Wilford Garner, 1838 August 20

  • 86. Stephen Gaster

    • Assignee of James Williams and John Neghbargher, 1838 July 28

    • 1838 August 20, 10 items

  • 87. William Geiger, 1833 September 1, 2 items

  • 88. John Le Gervais, 1837 August 21, 2 items

  • 89. James Gibson, 1837 August 1, 2 items

  • 90. William S. Grooms, 1837 June 15

  • 91. Martin Guest (Box 5)

    • 1837 April 10

    • 1838 August 20

  • 92. Robert Hamilton (assignee of Lorenzo Dow French), 1848 July 10

  • 93. Peter Hanger, 1837 June 15, 4 items

  • 94. James Hanks, 1837 August 21

  • 95. Millinder Hanks, 1837 April 10, 3 items

  • 96. Thomas C. Harlin, 1821 May 4

  • 97. Chrisly Harness, 1830 December 1

  • 98. William Harrison, 1838 July 28

  • 99. Joseph Hartgrove, 1833 February 8

  • 100. Avery B. Hayes, 1834 March 27

  • 101.Thomas Bradley Haynie, 1841 November 10

  • 102. Fleetwood Hernden

    • 1837 April 10, 2 items

    • Assignee of Jason H. Wilson, 1837 August 1

    • Assignee of James M. Wilson, 1837 August 10, 2 items

    • 1839 November 1

  • 103. William Hickman, 1828 June 28

  • 104. Arthur Hise, 1830 November 15

  • 105. James Holman, 1827 May 10

  • 106. Richard M. Hopkins and James E. Hopkins, 1835 May 15

  • 107. Joseph H. Hough, 1837 April 10, 4 items

  • 108. William Hulbert, 1837 April 10

  • 109. James Jenkens, 1832 May 28

  • 110. Charles Jenkins, 1821 May 7

  • 111. Abner Johnson

    • 1838 July 28, 4 items

    • 1838 August 20

  • 112. Benjamin Johnson

    • 1835 September 3

    • 1837 January 31, 2 items

  • 113. Benjamin Johnson and Barnett Williams, 1838 December 15, 2 items

  • 114. James Johnson, 1839 November 1

  • 115. Joel Johnson

    • 1837 April 10

    • 1838 May 22

  • 116. John Johnson, 1827 May 10, 2 items (Box 6)

  • 117. Lewis Johnson, 1838 August 2

  • 118. Robert Ward Johnson, 1837 May 17

  • 119. Isaac Jones

    • 1837 April 15

    • 1838 July 28

  • 120. John T. Jones

    • 1837 August 10, 2 items

    • Assignee of Richard F. Sullivan, 1837 August 10

    • 1838 July 28

  • 121. William Jones, 1838 July 28, 4 items

  • 122. Charles Kelly and William Ramsey, 1823 December 12

  • 123. Zachariah Killy, 1835 May 15

  • 124. Robert Larimar, 1834 October 1

  • 125. George Lawrence, 1833 February 8

  • 126. Joseph Legon, 1820 November 27

  • 127. William Lescod (Pescod), 1837 April 10

  • 128. Patsy Lester, 1833 February 8

  • 129. Charles Lewis and Washington Lewis, 1839 October 11

  • 130. Joshua J. Lewis, 1842 September 5

  • 131. Lucinda Lewis and Elizabeth Lewis, 1838 July 28

  • 132. William Lewis, 1829 March 16

  • 133. John Newton Linton

    • 1837 August 10

    • 1848 July 10

  • 134. John Magness, 1835 January 1

  • 135. William Marcus, 1828 July 13

  • 136. James H. Martin, 1825 July 20

  • 137. William Martin, 1839 November 1

  • 138. William Lewis Martin, 1837 April 10

  • 139. James Mattingly, 1843 March 1

  • 140. McArthur and Egnor, 1829 April 1

  • 141. Samuel McDonald

    • 1827 May 10

    • 1833 September 1

  • 142. John McGarrah

    • 1834 March 27

    • 1835 August 20

  • 143. William McGarrah, 1838 August 20, 2 items

  • 144. William McGarrah and John McGarrah, 1838 August 20

  • 145. Jacob G. McGonnegal, 1834 February 10

  • 146. Samuel McHenry, 1824 January 10 (Box 7)

  • 147. Alfred McKenney, 1837 August 15

  • 148. Elijah McKenney, 1824 March 26

  • 149. John McLaughlin, 1830 December 1

  • 150. William Meeks, 1830 December 1

  • 151. Nimrod Menefee, 1842 September 5, 2 items

  • 152. Richard Menifee, 1826 November 30

  • 153. Benjamin L. Miles

    • 1833 September 1, 2 items

    • 1834 February 10

  • 154. Benjamin Lawson Miles, 1837 June 15

  • 155. John Minnard, November 10, 1830

  • 156. James Moore heirs, 1825 July 20

  • 157. Thomas Moore, 1836 June 23

  • 158. William Moore

    • 1827 May 1

    • 1836 June 23, 2 items

  • 159. William F. Moore, 1834 February 10

  • 160. William Hopkins Morgan, 1837 April 15

  • 161. Amon Piburn Morris, 1838 August 16, 2 items

  • 162. William P. Morris

    • 1825 July 20

    • 1829 December 12

  • 163. Fergus S. Morrison

    • 1826 July 10, 2 items

    • 1830 November 10

  • 164. Joshua Morrison, 1833 September 1, 2 items

  • 165. Robert Morrow

    • 1827 May 10

    • 1828 April 1

  • 166. James Moss, 1827 May 10

  • 167. Eli Nobles, 1838 July 28

  • 168. Frederic Notrebe and William Cummins, 1835 September 3, 3 items

  • 169. Allen M. Oakley, 1837 August 11

  • 170. Benjamin F. Odle, 1834 February 10

  • 171. Alfred Oliver, 1839 February 27 (Box 8)

  • 172. James B. Palmer, 1838 August 16

  • 173. Jeremiah Pate

    • 1827 May 10

    • 1837 April 10

    • 1837 April 15

    • 1837 August 1, 4 items

  • 174. Gilmon Patterson, 1837 August 1

  • 175. John Patterson, 1835 September 3, 2 items

  • 176. John W. Peel, 1835 January 1

  • 177. John E. Pennington

    • 1837 April 15

    • 1839 October 11

  • 178. John Pettigrew, 1827 May 10, 2 items

  • 179. James Belton Pickitt and Thomas Taylor Williamson, 1837 August 1

  • 180. Josiah Pierce, 1833 February 8

  • 181. John C. Pike, 1820 November 27

  • 182. Jacob Pyeatt

    • 1824 January 10

    • 1826 August 19

    • 1842 June 23

  • 183. John Pyeatt, 1824 January 10, 2 items

  • 184. Nathan B. Quilling

    • 1835 September 3

    • 1837 April 15

  • 185. Charles and Ann B. Rapley, 1839 March 1

  • 186. George Redman (assignee of Margaret and William P. Cherry), 1838 July 28, 2 items

  • 187. James H. Reed, 1837 August 15

  • 188. Samuel Reed, 1837 April 10

  • 189. James M. Rogers, 1838 July 28

  • 190. David Rorer

    • 1832 February 15

    • 1834 August 8

  • 191. Jacob Rose, 1834 October 1

  • 192. Abraham Ruddell, Senior, 1834 November 1

  • 193. Solomon Rugle, 1837 August 1

  • 194. William Russell

    • 1824 August 9

    • 1827 May 28

  • 195. Archibald H. Rutherford, 1837 August 1, 4 items

  • 196. Samuel M. Rutherford, 1823 December 5 (Box 9)

  • 197. John R. Sanford, 1837 August 15, 2 items

  • 198. James Scull, 1828 September 16

  • 199. Francis Secrest

    • 1836 July 1

    • 1839 October 11

  • 200. Jesse James Shell

    • 1835 September 3

    • 1837 April 10

    • 1837 June 15

  • 201. Jesse Shelton, 1837 August 1

  • 202. John Shook, 1837 August 1, 2 items

  • 203. James Moredock Skaggs, 1837 April 10

  • 204. Ann Smith, 1825 July 20, 2 items

  • 205. Harvey Young Smith, 1839 November 1

  • 206. Edward Caldwell Sneed, 1838 August 20

  • 207. Sebron Graham Sneed, 1838 August 20

  • 208. David Spurlock

    • 1837 April 10

    • 1838 July 28

    • 1838 August 20

  • 209. Matthew Spurlock, 1837 August 21

  • 210. John Stephenson

    • 1837 August 1, 2 items

    • 1827 May 10, 2 items

  • 211. George W. Stokes, 1837 April 5

  • 212. Wilkerson Stout, 1833 February 8

  • 213. William Strong

    • 1837 June 15

    • 1837 August 15, 2 items

    • 1838 July 28, 2 items

    • 1838 August 20

  • 214. Jacob Stroope, 1837 August 1

  • 215. Abram Stuart

  • 216. Joseph Stuart

    • 1828 April 1

    • 1837 Apri1 15

  • 217. Richard F. Sullivan, 1839 November 1

  • 218. Joseph Sweet, 1821 December 13

  • 219. Reuben Taylor, 1835 May 15

  • 220. Davis Thompson, 1837

  • 221. Abner E. Thomson, 1837 August 10 (Box 10)

  • 222. John Thorn, 1838 July 28

  • 223. Thomas Thorn

    • 1838 July 28, 5 items

    • 1838 August 2, 6 items

    • 1842 September 5

  • 224. Abner Echols Thornton

    • 1837 April 15, 2 items

    • 1837 August 1, 2 items

  • 225. Andrew Jackson Thornton, 1837 August 1

  • 226. Thomas Tramell, 1833 February 8

  • 227. John Varvil, 1836 June 23

  • 228. Jacob Waggoner, 1839 November 1

  • 229. John Waggoner

    • 1834 November 1

    • 1838 August 16

    • 1839 November 1, 2 items

  • 230. Alfred Wallace, 1838 August 20

  • 231. Mary Wallace and John Newman, 1848 July 10

  • 232. Robert S. Ward and Oliver W. Gaines

    • Assignee of Nancy Pierce, 1838 May 15

    • Assignee of Stephen Stewart, 1838 May 15, 2 items

    • Assignee of Stephen Stewart and James Stewart, 1838 May 15, 2 items

    • Assignee of William Stewart, 1838 May 15

    • Assignee of Absalom Wells, 1838 May 15

    • Assignee of Absalom Wells and William Stewart, 1838 May 15

  • 233. Robert A. Watkins

    • 1838 August 2

    • 1839 October 11

  • 234. Bennett Webb, 1831 September 16

  • 235. Jones Weems, 1837 December 9

  • 236. Francis Edwin Whitfield, 1837 April 10

  • 237. Daniel Elliott Williams, 1839 November 1

  • 238. Daniel Elliott Williams and Augusta Block

    • Assignees of Charles Bell, 1843 March 1

    • Assignees of Alison Sharp, 1843 March 1

  • 239. James Williams, assignee of Enoch Faier (Frier), 1841 November 10

  • 240. John Wilson Williams (Box 11)

    • 1837 April 10, 4 items

    • 1837 April 15, 3 items

    • 1837 August 1, 3 items

    • 1837 August 10

  • 241. Thomas Taylor Williamson, 1837 August 1

  • 242. John Wilson

    • 1823 December 5

    • 1827 May 10

  • 243. Thomas Witherspoon, 1835 May 15

  • 244. William E. Woodruff, 1838 August 2, 7 items

  • 245. William E. Woodruff and Daniel Randolph, 1837 April 15, 4 items

  • 246. Andrew Woods, 1825 August 31

  • 247. Travis G. Wright, 1825 May 15

  • 248. Richard H. Yeates, 1838 July 28

  • 249. Archibald Yell, 1838 May 11

  • 250. Maria Yell, 1838 May 7

  • 251. Joel Johnson and heirs, 1831

  • 252. Charles Refeld and heirs, 1824, 2 items

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