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From: "janice reed" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Where the butter?
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 14:35:35 -0600
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Here is a website by Dale Hanks that will answer a lot of your questions.
www.couchgenweb.com/arkansas/izard/africans
If I find anymore I'll let you know. I would still like to know what they
did with all that butter! HA!
Love,
Janice Reed

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beth Cooper" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Where the butter?


> Boy, don't you wish we could properly identify those 196 slaves?
> We might really know who is buried in some of our cemeteries, huh?
> Brings to mind a question, you expert slave researchers what was the
> first census they were identified by name? I haven't been there in awhile
> but
> it seems I do remember 1850 USFed Cen having names, I think.
>
> Thanks for that, Janice
> Beth
>
> Another tidbit -
>
> IZARD - a county in the N. part of Arkansas; area, 880 square miles. It is
> intersected by White river. The surface is diversified; the soil is
> fertile, producing wheat, maize, oats, and excellent pasture. In 1850
> there were raised 173,479 bushels of Indian corn; 7054 of wheat; 12,090 of
> oats, and 46,779 pounds of butter were made. It contained 7 saw mills, 8
> churches, and 195 pupils attending public schools. The White river is
> navigable for boats. The county is ample supplied with water-power.
> Capital, Mount Olive. Pop., 3213, of whom 3017 were free, and 196 slaves.
>
> Taken from the 1854 U.S. Gazetter, J, p. 530
>
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