Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - O'Neill Family Papers, Mg.00452

John O’Neill and his family came to Arkansas in 1834 and settled on Ten Mile Creek, west of present-day Monticello. This was part of a large land grant in what is now  Drew and Bradley counties, given to O’Neill for his service in the War of 1812 as aide to General William Henry Harrison. At the start of the Civil War, John O’Neill sold the Drew County land and moved to Texas where he operated O’Neill Station on the Old Chisholm Trail. The family returned to Corinth, Bradley County, after the war.

The collection contains correspondence, family history, business and financial papers, legal documents, literary productions, military records and printed materials. 

Finding aid:

  • Family history
    • Newsclippings
      • 1. 1979 June 13: “Researchers Receive O’Neill Papers - Museum Obtains 1837 Ledger Sheet," the Advance Monticellonian
      • 2. 1964 November 17: Obituary, Cora O'Neill Kendall
      • 3. Undated: Report of award won by Cora O’Neill Kendall, Eagle Democrat, Warren, Arkansas
      • 4. 1965 February: Obituary, Cora O’Neill Kendall, Arkansas Methodist
    • Other
      • 5. Undated: History, Haugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone, copied from "Ireland History of the Ruling Class"
      • 6. O'Neill family genealogy, Cora O’Neill Kendall
      • 7. Page, O’Neill family Bible
      • 8. 1952: Family history information displayed with John O'Neill's shirt during Magnolia Centennial 1952
      • 9. Undated: Note, Cora O'Neill regarding great-grandfather's sword and grandfather's possessions
  • Correspondence
    • Personal
      • 10. 1849 May 12: Horatio Wallace, El Dorado, Arkansas, to J.M. “Jack” O’Neill, Montongo, Arkansas
      • 11. 1849 May 17: Unknown, Millersville, [?] County, to Unknown
      • 12. 1860 September 2: E. Daniel, Evergreen Grove, Arkansas, to John O’Neill
      • 13. 1862 October 4: Jasper S. O’Neill, Atlanta, Georgia, to John and Jane O’Neill
      • 14. 1864 April 2: Jasper S. O’Neill, O’Neill Station, Texas, to S.T. McDonald
      • 15. 1864 June 4: Jasper S. O’Neill, O’Neill Station, Texas, to S.T. McDonald, Decatur, Texas
      • 16. 1864 October 1: James Borland, Gainsville, Texas, to Jasper S. O’Neill, Camp, Texas
      • 17. 1864 October 15: L.J. Hickman, Camden, Arkansas, to M.E. Walker
      • 18. 1865 March 5: Jasper S. O’Neill, Victoria, to Mrs. S.T. O’Neill, O’Neill Station, Texas
      • 19. 1867 February 16: J.E. Dunlap, Monticello, Arkansas, to John O’Neill
      • 20. 1883 November 22: James N. Touchstone, Oswego, Kansas, to Maud O’Neill, Warren, Arkansas
      • 21. 1873 April 8: John C. Bratton, Warren, Arkansas, to Jasper S. O’Neill
      • 22. 1888 November 27: J.H. Council, Witcherville, Arkansas, to J.S. O’Neill
      • 23. 1889 October 14: F.M.N. Touchstone, Caldwell, Texas, to J.S. O’Neill
      • 24. 1890 January 18: H.W. O’Neill, Pennington, Texas, to J.S. O’Neill
      • 25. 1890 February 25: J.H. Council, Witcherville, Arkansas, to J.S. O’Neill
      • 26. 1890 March 2: J.H. Council, Witcherville, Arkansas, to J.S. O’Neill
      • 27. 1891 August 27: James N. Touchstone, Ida, Texas, to Cora O’Neill, Warren, Arkansas
      • 28. 1891 August 28: James N. Touchstone, Ida, Texas, to J.S. O’Neill
      • 29. 1897 February 24: Nancy Elisabeth Warren and Bettie Warren, Warren, Arkansas, to Bill O’Neill, Warren, Arkansas
      • 30. 1902 December 2: Hattie M[?], Warren, Arkansas, to Will O’Neal, Wilmar, Arkansas
      • 31. 1903 February 6: Hattie, Warren, Arkansas, to Will O’Neal, Wilmar, Arkansas
      • 32. 1908 August 20: Willy H. Enis, [Seanwick], Arkansas, to J.S. O’Neill
      • 33. 1910 March 9: Cousin Minnie, Rio Frio, Texas, to William H. O’Neill, Baxter, Arkansas
      • 34. 1910 April 10: Mitch, Baxter, Arkansas, to J.C. Bratton
      • 35. [?] March 16: Lucy Stinebaugh, Alexander, Texas, to J.S. O’Neill, Warren, Arkansas
      • 36. [?] December 2: [J.]E. Bright, Illinois, to Henry O’Neil
      • 37. [?] December 28: Unknown, Warren, Arkansas, to Lee Rhodes
      • 38. Undated: P.A. Cutler and Frank, Cherokee County, Texas, to Brother and Sister (Jep and P)
      • 39. Undated: Unknown to Cousin Anna
      • 40. Undated: Cora O’Neill to Annie and Callie O’Neill
      • 41. Undated: L.V. Stoker to Jep [O’Neill]
      • 42. Undated: Sister [Cora O’Neill] to Pat
      • 43. Undated: [Ina Griffin] to unknown
      • 44. Undated: [Ina Griffin] to unknown
    • Business
      • 45. 1868-1885: O’Neill family, outgoing 1868-1885
      • 46. 1861-1908: O’Neill family, incoming 1861-1908
      • 47. 1871-1900: Other 1871-1900
  • Business and financial papers
    • Bills, invoices, statements of account
      • 48. 1830s
      • 49. 1840s
      • 50. 1850s
      • 51. 1860s
      • 52. 1870s
      • 53. 1880s
      • 54. 1890s
      • 55. 1900s
      • 56. 1910s
      • 57. Undated
    • 58. 1847-1912: Promissory notes 1847-1912
    • 59. 1839-1909: Receipts 1839-1909
    • 60. 1863-1908: Certificates 1863-1908
    • Tax receipts 1810s-1920s
      • 61. 1810s-1820s
      • 62. 1850s
      • 63. 1860s
      • 64. 1870s
      • 65. 1880s
      • 66. 1890s
      • 67. 1900s
      • 68. 1910s
      • 69. 1920s
    • 70. 1893-1912: Poll tax receipts 1893-1912
    • 71. 1863-1912: Personal property assessment lists 1863-1912
    • 72. 1853-1909: Checks 1853-1909
    • Ledgers, account books, et cetera
      • 73. 1850-1882: Day book 1850-1882
      • 74. 1845: Cotton account book 1845
      • 75. 1847: Cotton account book 1847
      • 76. Undated: Scratch pads
    • 77. Undated: Documents concerning slave girl Emaline
    • 78. Undated: Miscellaneous
  • Legal documents
    • 79. 1871-1905: Contracts 1871-1905
    • 80. 1860-1905: Land grants 1860-1905
    • 81. 1844-1893: Summons 1844-1893
    • 82. 1842-1863: Sworn statements 1842-1863
    • Mortgages
      • 83. 1866-1903: With power of sale and relinquishment of dower 1866-1903
      • 84. 1884-1903: Crop and/or chattel 1884-1903
    • 85. 1856 January 25: Will, John M. O’Neill
    • 86. 1861-1876: Bonds 1861-1876
    • Certificates
      • 87. 1868: Certificates of record, Bradley County circuit clerk's office 1868
      • 88. 1877: Donation, proof of improvement 1877
      • 89. 1921: Partnership interest 1921
    • Deeds
      • 90. 1859-1885
      • 91. 1867-1890: Quit-claim 1867-1890
      • Warranties
        • 92. 1860-1890: General 1860-1890
        • 93. 1891-1923: Timber 1891-1923
        • 94. 1860-1872: Swamp and overflowed lands 1860-1872
      • 95. Trust
      • 96. Redemption 1891
      • 97. Clerk’s deed on tax sale 1880
    • 98. Petitions
    • 99. Appointment notification 1864
  • Literary productions
    • 100. 1944 February 10: Cora O’Neill Kendall journal transcript, childhood remembrances
    • 101. Undated: “Country Fun of Long Ago,” Cora O’Neill Kendall, square dances
    • 102. Undated: Short story, Cora Kendall
    • 103. Undated: Miscellaneous religious writings
    • 104. Undated: How to Make Sole Leather
    • 105. Undated: Soap recipes
  • Military records
    • 106. 1861 June 1: List, officers and privates of O’Neills Frontier Guards, Montague County, Texas
    • 107. 1862 November 4: Pass, J. O’Neill
    • 108. 1862 November 20: Shotgun permit, Jasper O’Neill
    • 109. 1862 November 20: Soldier’s Discharge, Jasper S. O’Neill, afflicted with chronic rheumatism
    • 110. 1863 October 6: Orders, J.S. O’Neill
    • 111. 1864 June 29: Orders, J.S. O’Neill
    • 112. 1872 August 29: Document which accompanied declaration for pension
    • 113. 1873 February 11: War of 1812 survivor’s pension, John O’Neill
    • 114. 1881 December 12: 1812 service pension, widow's pension, Jane O'Neill
    • 115. 1882 September 8: Pension office notice, issue and fees to Jane O’Neill
    • 116. Undated: Orders, (Lieutenant) Major O’Neill
  • Printed materials
    • Campaign letters
      • 117. Undated: Open letter, D.A. Bradham, candidate for representative, to people of Bradley County
      • 118. 1876 April 26: W.F. Slemons, House of Representatives, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Clippings
      • 119. Undated: “In Mud a Treasure,” Cora O’Neill Kendall
    • 120. Cards
  • Miscellaneous
    • 122. Undated: Ballot
    • 123. Undated: Announcement, A.N. Bond to seek re-election to the Bradley County Clerk’s Office 1876

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