Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - William Harrison Graham Papers, MS.000068

William Graham Harrison came to Conway County, Arkansas, with his father, Daniel, in 1832, settling near Lewisburg. William Harrison served as a minister of the Southern Methodist Church, ferryman on Cadron Creek and the Arkansas River, and as Conway County Sheriff from 1852 until his death in 1853. He was survived by his wife, Narcissa Wilbanks Harrison, and a son, Robert Weaver Harrison.

This collection consists of correspondence, deeds, indentures, land patents, legal records, tax receipts, photographs, publications, genealogical data, clippings, memorandum books, hymnal, and other material. 

Finding aid:

  • Books
    • 1. "Western Wilds and the Men Who Redeemed Them," by J.H. Beadle (Box 1)
    • 2. "The Great Red Dragon, or the Master Key to Popery," Anthony Gavin
    • 3. Autograph book, Andie Livingston, Perryville, Arkansas
    • 4. Memorandum book, Robert Weaver Harrison
    • 5. Account book, W.T. Hobbs
    • 6. Soldier's Hymn book, Andy A. Livingston
  • Newspaper clippings, advertisements
    • 7. 1955 September 30: Gifts to Museum of Natural History from Effie Harrison, Arkansas Gazette
    • 8. 1957 May 16: "Clinton Man Recalls Civil War Incident," Sampson Independent, Clinton, North Carolina
    • 9. 1888: Advertisements, Dr. Harter's iron tonic, with pictures of Jefferson Davis and daughter, Winnie Davis
  • Family information
    • 10. Undated: Family information cards
    • 11. Undated: Harrison family coat of arms information, lineage, obituary carbon copies
    • 12. 1881 September 9: Audie Livingston, valedictory speech, Professor Cryer's school at Perryville, also two pink ribbons
    • 13. 1849 June 6: Personal records of William G. and Robert W. Harrison, with excerpts copied out
    • 14. 1867-1927: Confederate 10-dollar bill facsimile, payment receipts, Bank of Plumerville deposit slips
  • 15. Undated: Confederate service records, John Hobbs (Box 2)
  • 16. 1875 August 31: Marriage License, Robert Weaver Harrison and M.P. Hobb
  • Tax receipts
    • 17. 1851 December 6-1870 February 18
    • 18. 1871 January 17-1901 March 2
    • 19. 1901 March 8-1921 November 9
    • 20. 1923 April 4-1943 April 10
  • Patents
    • 21.1838 September 1: William Russell, Batesville, Arkansas,
    • 22. 1843 March 3: Typewritten copies, William G. Harrison
    • 23. 1848 June 30: Charles Lucas, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • 24. 1886 March 10: V. Malone, C.S. Wilder, R.A. Willbanks, R.W. Harrison, A.J. Hogan, Thomas Green
  • Deeds and decrees
    • 25. 1823 April 30: Deed from Reuben I. and Lydia Blount to Richard Montgomery
    • 26. 1826 July 27: Deed from Richard and Darcus Montgomery to William Carlisle
    • 27. 1833 December 28: Indenture between Thomas Carlisle and Elias McCoy
    • 28. 1838 May 25: Deed from Stephen Carlisle and the State of Arkansas
    • 29. 1838 September 14: Deed from John and Martha Carlisle to Silas McCoy
    • 30. 1838 September 15: Deed from Mark and Mary Williams to Silas McCoy
    • 31. 1838 September 27: Deed from Silas and Betsy McCoy to Thomas Mathers
    • 32. 1853 September 5: Deed from State of Arkansas to Elijah Welborn
    • 33. 1855 February 15-17: Indentures between Craven W. Harrison and William L. Menifee
    • 34. 1855 February 26: Quit claim deed from Elijah Welborn to Craven W. Harrison
    • 35. 1855 September 11: Land payment receipt, R.W. Harrison
    • 36. 1855 September 13: Deed from Robert Carlisle to Craven W. Harrison
    • 37. 1856 July 2: Deed from George Benedict to H.A. Speck
    • 38. 1857 January: Deed from Russell Welborn to S.J. Stallings
    • 39. 1857 February 15: Indenture between Craven W. Harrison and Eli McHoss
    • 40. 1857 March 18: Indenture between John C. Powell and Nancy Harrison
    • 41. 1857 August 19: Deed from State of Arkansas to John Bartlett
    • 42. 1858 March 8: Deed from Hezikiah A. Speaks to Craven W. Harrison
    • 43. 1858 July 21: Deed from Calvin M. Thompson to Craven W. Harrison
    • 44.1859 February 16: Deed from State of Arkansas to Mary F. Harrison
    • 45. 1859 February 16: Deed from State of Arkansas to Nancy Harrison
    • 46. 1859 August 11: Deed from George Benedict to Craven W. Harrison
    • 47. 1860 January 3: Deed from Craven W. Harrison to James Hogan and Jackson Steele
    • 48. 1860 March 19: Deed from William Russell and the State of Missouri to Reuben I. Blount
    • 49. 1865 February 1: Deed from George C. Lucas to Craven W. Harrison
    • 50. 1867: Deed from John C. Powell to Nancy Harrison
    • 51. 1867 December 24: Deed from John C. Powell to Nancy Harrison
    • 52. 1873 February 3: Deed from Thomas B. and Susan Stout to N.J. Harrison
    • 53. 1873 February 8: Deed from Westley Phelps, Nancy F. Phelps, and George L. Rogers, to Nancy Harrison
    • 54.1875 September 17: Deed from J.R. Jones, M.J. Jones, B.A.P. Venable, and S.F. Venable to R.W. Harrison and M.P. Harrison
    • 55. 1878 March 1: Deed from A.B. Stell to R.W. Harrison
    • 56. 1879 June 17: Deed from John W. and Elizabeth H. Thomson to Adolphus Burns
    • 57. 1880 October 12: Deed from J.M. and Sophia E. Moose to Mathias Orgiech
    • 58. 1909 January 7: Indenture between R.W. Harrison and wife, and Colonial and United States Mortgage company
    • 59. 1909 January 7: Release of trust deed, to R.W. Harrison and Malinda P. Harrison, with receipts
    • 60. 1909 January 22: Abstract of title book, R.W. Harrison's land
  • Harrison family estate records
    • 61. 1853 January 31: Appointment of Craven W. Harrison, administer of William G. Harrison's estate
    • 62. 1853 March 2: Appointment of Craven W. Harrison, administer of Daniel Harrison's estate
    • 63. 1853: Estate of William G. Harrison, accounting what Joshua Moses was owed
    • 64. 1854 March 14: Appointment of Craven Harrison, administer to William G. Harrison's estate
    • 65. 1854 March 15: Petition of Craven Harrison to sell land
    • 66. 1865 July 10: Appointment of Jane Harrison, administer to Craven Harrison's estate
    • 67. 1865 November 28: Inventory, R.W. Harrison's estate, signed statement by Nancy Harrison, estate's administrator
    • 68. 1867 May 16: Court order, Nancy J. Harrison regarding claims by N.W. Moore
    • 69. 1868 January 7: Nancy Harrison, administratrix of W.G. Harrison's estate, account with Cornelius Marsh
  • Correspondence
    • 70. 1847 June 15: W.G. Harrison, Lewisburg, Arkansas, to G. and A. Harrison
    • 71. 1862 September 25: John R. H. Hobbs, Camp near Camden, Mississippi, to "Dear father and mother"
    • 72. 1872 August 16: William O. Griswood, Ellen, Louisiana, to Miss M.P. Hobbs

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