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From: "Wilma \(Younger\) Norton" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Where the butter?
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 14:52:31 -0600
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Most likely slathered it on cornbread and biscuits -- sounds yummy to me.

----- Original Message -----
From: "janice reed" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Where the butter?


> 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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