Submitted by Leonard Damron AR-54 Fulton Co., Ark. Land Tract Book James F. Ferguson No date James F. Ferguson 1895 Robert L. Ferguson 1909,1916 William Ferguson 1860 William W. Ferguson 1872 Fulton Co., Ark. Records, 1890-1897 Fletcher Ferguson Justice Court Book 1884-1891 Fletcher s/o Champion & Rachel (Duckett) Ferguson. J.G. Ferguson Justice Court Book 1884-1891 J.G. Ferguson Personal J.K. Ferguson 1891 Delinquent Property, Strawberry Twp. (Gone to Izard Co., Ark.) J.P. Ferguson Justice Court Book 1884-1891 J.T. Ferguson Delinquent Personal Property 1890 Pleasant Ridge Twp. (Gone to Sharp Co.) J.W. Ferguson Delinquent Personal Property 1890 Mammoth Spring Twp. Kate Ferguson Indictment Record Book 1890-1897 L.C. Ferguson Voter Registration, Union Twp. 1893 Lewis C. Ferguson, s/o Champion & Rachel (Duckett) Ferguson S.C. Ferguson Delinquent Personal Property, Union Twp. (Gone to Izard Co., Ark.) T.G. Ferguson Indictment Record Book 1890-1897 W.T. Ferguson Voter Registration, Cleveland Twp. 1893 F. (Frank) M. O'Kelley Voter Registration 1893 Frank O'Kelley m. Susan M. Ferguson, d/o Champion J.L. O'Kelley Voter Registration 1893 John L. O'Kelley, s/o Frank & Susan L.T. O'Kelley Delinquent Personal Property, Union Twp. 1891 Lonzo T., s/o Frank & Susan (Gone to Texas) H. Keylon Voter Registration, Cleveland Twp. 1893 J.H. Keylon Voter Registration, Cleveland Twp. 1893 S.C. Keylon Delinquent Personal Property, Cleveland Twp. 1892. (Gone to Izard Co., Ark.) W.M. Keylon Voter Registration, Cleveland Twp. 1893 Izard Co., Ark. Tax Record John Ferguson 1859,1861,1863,1866 AR-55 Deeds, on land presently located in Logan Co., Ark. Joseph Cotner Sec 22 T 6 R 28 80 acres 12 Sep 1871 s/o Morrison Cotner Sr. Taken from Booneville Courthouse. John C. Cox SW NE Sec 19 T 6 R 28 40 acres 2 Mar 1868 This is a son of Aaron & Sarah Cox. Jasper B. Damron SW SE Sec 19 T 6 R 28 40 acres 21 Apr 1899 s/o Wm. T. Damron & Mary Jane Ferguson, d/o Wm. J. Ferguson. Wm. T. Damerson SW NE Sec 19 T 6 R 28 40 acres 10 Jan 1891 William T. Damron ESW Sec 22 T 6 R 28 160 acres 20 Oct 1882 William T. Damron ESW Sec 22 T 6 R 28 160 acres 5 Mar 1872 This & the foregoing in Sec 19, is Wm. Thomas Damron, s/o Wm. Damron and Susan Ferguson, she a dau. of Henry Wood Ferguson & Elizabeth Neil Davis. The last two entrys is obviously for the same land, even though dates do not agree. Some of this was researched at the Booneville Courthouse, and some taken from the Ark. Land Records. The dates shown in the Booneville records are all earlier than those shown in the Ark. Land records. Henry Wood Ferguson Sec 20 T 6 R 28 40 acres 6 Jan 1851 Henry Wood Ferguson Sec 20 T 6 R 28 80 acres 28 Mar 1850 Henry W. Ferguson SE NE Sec 20 T 6 R 28 40 acres 1 Mar 1855 s/o Henry Wood Ferguson Sr. See 1860 Franklin Co., Ark. This must be the same land as the first entry for Henry Wood Ferguson Jr., but the last entry is from the Ark. Land Records. James W. Ferguson NE NE Sec 20 T 6 R 28 40 acres 13 Oct 1857 James W. Ferguson NE NW Sec 20 T 6 R 28 40 acres 1 Mar 1860 s/o Henry Wood Ferguson & Elizabeth Neil Davis. See 1850 & 1860 census of Scott Co., Ark. John W. Ferguson Sec 20 T 6 R 28 120 acres 6 Jan 1888 s/o William Leyton & Abigail Ferguson. William L. Ferguson SENW Sec 21 T 6 R 28 80 acres 7 Jan 1869 William L. Ferguson SENW Sec 21 T 6 R 28 80 acres 1 Jun 1875 The foregoing two entrys must be of the same land, the earliest date is the courthouse date, the latest date from the Ark. Land Records. William L. Ferguson Sec 21 T 6 R 28 40 acres 14 Dec 1859 William L. Ferguson Sec 21 T 6 R 28 40 acres 7 Jan 1858 s/o Henry Wood Ferguson & Elizabeth Neil Davis. William D. Ferguson Sec 21 T 6 R 28 40 acres 19 Aug 1859 Think the script "L" was taken for a script "D", and this is William Leyton Ferguson. This from the Booneville Courthouse records. William S. Ferguson NWNW Sec 21 T 6 R 28 40 acres 1 May 1860 The sript L. has been mistaken for a script S, and this is William Leyton Ferguson, s/o Henry Wood Ferguson. Taken from the Ark. Land records, and will be one of the 40 acres mentioned above. William H. Pruett SENE Sec 21 T 6 R 28 00 acres 15 Apr 1885 William Henry Pruett, s/o Hiram Pruett/Pruitt/Prewitt and Juda Ferguson, she a dau. of Henry Wood Ferguson Sr. William Henry Pruett m. Jemima Doolin, d/o Mack Doolin & half sister to Bill Doolin the outlaw. Taken from the Ark. Land Records. AR-56 W. H. Pruitt Sec 22 T 6 R 28 80 acres 15 Apr 1878 William Henry Pruitt, s/o Hiram Pruitt & Juda Ferguson, she d/o of Henry Wood Ferguson & Elizabeth Neil Davis. Taken from Booneville Courthouse Records. William T. Vinson Sec 22 T 6 R 28 80 acres 28 Feb 1864 Believe he m. Elizabeth Cox, d/o Aaron & Sarah Cox. Sebastian Co., Ark. Allen T. Duckett T 6 R 29 NW 40 of NE 160 Sec 32 1872 James E. Duckett T 6 R 29 NE p/o NW 160 Sec 33 1879 John O. Duckett T 6 R 29 NW p/o NW 160 Sec 32 1870 The foregoing is from research of A.J. Standiford, a descendant of John O. Duckett, none of these appear in the Ark. Land records however, and coupled with some other land entrys, makes it appear that the Ark. Land Records are not complete. In the following you will see land that is in the Ark. Land Records however. John G. Bell NENE Sec 32 T6 R29 80 acres 10 Apr 1875 John G. a son of Jeremiah Bell. In the 1870 census John O. Duckett is residing in the home of John G. Bell, and in 1870 Allen Turner Duckett m. Sarah Elizabeth Bell, sister to John G. Bell. See the Ark. marriages in this book. Henry W. Damron Sec 2 T6 R30 1871 This has to be Henry Wilson Damron, b/o William Thomas Damron. William M. Damrell Sec 19 T4 R32 1851 This is William Damron, s/o Wilson Nicholas Damron, and father of William Thomas and Henry Wilson Damron. This land should be located in Sugar Loaf Twp. Allen T. Duckett SESW Sec 32 T6 R29 154.9 acres 30 Jun 1876 Selma E. Duckett ENE Sec 30 T5 R30 00 acres 22 Apr 1901 Selma Era, s/o Allen Turner Duckett. This land located one Range west of Range 29, and one Twp south of Twp 6. Sarah D. Duckett SWNE Sec 9 T6 R30 00 acres 27 Jan 1904 Sarah Drucilla (Brock) Duckett, 2nd wife of Allen Turner Duckett. Sarah D. d/o Thomas Brock, s/o John Henry Brock, who was an uncle to Allen Turner Duckett. Sarah D. Duckett NNE Sec 9 T5 R30 00 acres 27 Jan 1904 Sarah D. Duckett NENW Sec 9 T6 R30 160 acres 27 Jan 1904 I can not explain why the number of acres are not shown in some of these records. Nancy L. Ferguson SWNW Sec 28 T6 R29 120 acres 20 Aug 1884 Nancy a dau. of William J. Ferguson & Nancy Jane Brock, she a sister to John Henry Brock & Malinda Brock, who married Alfred Hamilton Duckett, these the parents of Sarah Selina, Allen Turner, John O., James E. & China L. Duckett. Sarah Selina m. John Stewart, John O. m. Harriett Stewart, and China L. m. Jeremiah Stewart Jr., all children of Jeremiah Stewart Sr. William Ferguson SNE Sec 28 T6 R29 80 acres 20 Aug 1884 William J. Ferguson, s/o Hugh Ferguson & Mary Ann Higgins. I can not explain the date given here as William J. Ferguson was on this land long before the date shown. AR-57 Albert T. Stewart NNE Sec 20 T6 R29 00 acres 2 May 1905 Albert Turner Stewart, s/o John Stewart & Sarah Selina Duckett. Benton E. Stewart NWSE Sec 13 T6 R29 160 acres 10 Aug 1907 Benton E. s/o John Stewart & Sarah Selina Duckett. Jeremiah Stewart NESW Sec 27 T5 R29 40 acres 1 Mar 1855 Jeremiah Stewart SWSE Sec 27 T5 R29 40 acres 1 Mar 1855 Washington Co., Ark. Deed: 19 Aug 1875. Bk. Y pg 490. Wilson Dameron from G.W. Denton. Deed: 19 Aug 1875. Bk. Y pg 491. Henry W. Damron to Jesse Everett. This is Henry Wilson Damron, s/o Wm. Thomas Damron and Susan Ferguson, she d/o Henry Wood Ferguson. Wilson married in Washington Co., Ark., Harriett Mayfield Hickson, a widow. Look for this Wilson Damron in Logan, Scott counties Ark. and Shady Point Cemetery, this near Poteau, Okla. Henry Wilson Damron a brother to my grandfather, William Thomas Damron Jr. Wilson filed for pension (Civil War) in 1890, Indian Territory, this probably Poteau, Okla. Ark. Land Records do not show the foregoing deeds, however we know from examination of land records in Washington Co., Ark. that such deeds did exist. Wilson N. Damron SE Sec 20 T1 R10 OO acres 1 Dec 1830 Wilson N. Damron SW Sec 21 T1 R10 320 acres 1 Dec 1830 Wilson Nicholas Damron, grandfather to the foregoing Henry Wilson Damron, and also to my grandfather, William Thomas Damron. The land in question here was located just west of Springdale Ark., on the way to Fayetteville, Ark. It was located on Clear Creek, and Wilson N. Damron built a mill on this site. The land was sold in 1838, and in this deed we find the name of the mother of William Damron, her name was Jane, maiden name not given. It is from her that we get the Cherokee Indian, she being one of what is now known in Okla. as the "Old Settlers". The mill operated into the 1900's, but was covered by Lake Fayetteville when that lake was formed. I have a photo of this old mill, taken c1880. One should not confuse a Twp. used for surveying, these all being numbered Twps., with political Twps., which will have names. A political Twp. can also meander, and can contain any number of acres, while a numbered Twp. will always contain 36 sections, each section consisting of 640 acres or slightly less (do to grid lines coming closer together as one goes north). An example is Washburn Twp., which is in present day Logan Co., Ark. Washburn Twp. includes the land found in Twp. 6 N., Range 28 W., but it also contains land in other Ranges and Twps. AR-58 For the purposes here, this being land shown in these Ark. land deeds, Townships are numbered from South to North, starting at a Baseline passing east west just south of Little Rock. Ranges are numbered from East to West, starting from the 5th prime meridian, which is about even with the extreme southeast corner of Ark. To better understand the locations given here I will cite Twp. 6, Range 29. On a map of Ark. look for Hwy 10 between Greenwood, which is in Sebastian Co., and Booneville, which is in Logan Co. Hwy 10 runs through sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 of Twp 6 N., Range 29 W., and at the section line of sections 20 and 21, you will note the junction of Hwy 10 & Hwy 252. Hwy 252 goes south, generally following the section line until it turns toward the southwest in the northwest corner of section 28, and at that point it junctions with what is known as Old Hwy 10. It is at this junction where the old community of Washburn stood, this community not to be confused with the political Twp. of Washburn in Logan Co., Ark. AR-59 West of the 5th prime meridian, Ranges include the letter W., while east of that meridian they include the letter E. Much the same applies to Twps., north of the baseline they will contain the letter N., and south of that baseline the letter S. Twp 6 N, Range 29 W., Sebastian Co., Ark. _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ ________ | | | | FRANKLIN| COUNTY | ARK. |L | | | | | | |O | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 |G |_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|________|A | | | | | | |N | | | | | | | | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 |C N |_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|________|O | | | | | | | |U W-----E | | | | | | |N | | 18 | 17 | 16 | 15 | 14 | 13 |T S |_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|________|Y | | | | | | | | | | | | | |A | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 |R |_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|________|K | | | | | | |A | | | | | | |N | 30 | 29 | 28 | 27 | 26 | 25 |S |_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|________|A | | | | | | |S | | | | | | | | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | |_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|________| LOGAN COUNTY ARKANSAS Each block of sections in a Twp. and Range are numbered the same, so the foregoing graph will work for any Twp. and Range. I might note that sections 1, 2, and 3 in Twp. 6, Range 29, are in Franklin Co., Ark., and sections in Twp. 6, Range 28, the next block of sections to the east of Twp. 6 Range 29, are in Logan Co., Ark., as are all sections south of Twp. 6 Range 29.